Newsletter: Thursday, June 27, 2013
BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2013 FUTURES GUIDE IS HERE
"This game is all about informed decision making and the Baseball Prospectus
Futures Guide is packed with useful information. We can use it to supplement
what our scouts have seen or fill in the blanks where our own information may
be lacking. It's a great resource."
-- Michael Girsch, Assistant General Manager, St. Louis Cardinals
278 page full-size paperback for around $10.00 shipped: http://bbp.cx/fg/
DRM-free multi-format e-book for $5.00 at http://bbp.cx/fg/ebook/
Immediate Kindle availability for $5.00 at http://bbp.cx/fg/kindle/
"Fantastic book at a great price---just a little over $10 with shipping
included. You can not go wrong. I ordered this book thru Amazon and it came
quickly (less than a week). I am very pleased!"
-- Larry, reviewer at Amazon.com ( http://bbp.cx/fg/ ) -- thanks Larry!
Detailed write-ups by Jason Parks and company on 481 of the top players in the
minors. Includes the Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects of 2013, The Top 10
Prospects for each minor league orgnization, BP's 2013 Org Rankings, and the
fantasy team's Top 100 dynasty league prospects.
"Baseball Prospectus continues to provide unique insight into player
evaluation. Its foray into the world of prospects does not disappoint."
-- John Coppolella, Assistant General Manager, Atlanta Braves
Get it today!
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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT
Prospects Will Break Your Heart
Gettin' Down With the Futures Game Rosters
by Jason Parks
With rosters for the Futures Game released, Jason looks at the players he's
most excited to see on a big stage.
by Jason Cole and Bret Sayre
With Alfredo Figaro on the DL, the Brewers bring up a 6-foot-9 flamethrower.
On the Beat
Old-School Thought, Old-School Success
by John Perrotto
The RBI might be an old-fashioned stat, but it's still a measure of success in
Detroit. Our beat man also checks in on Mariano Rivera, Justin Verlander,
Munenori Kawasaki, and with scouts.
What You Need to Know
LA Dodges a Giant Bullet
by Daniel Rathman
Last night, the Dodgers again took advantage of the rival Giants' roster holes
to complete a three-game sweep. Tonight, Phil Hughes will battle Adrian Beltre
and the Rangers for the right to stay in the Yankees' rotation.
Searching for Baseball's Brandon Jennings
by Zachary Levine
Is there a way for high school draftees to gain greater leverage?
In A Pickle
The Unlikeliest MVP candidates
by Jason Wojciechowski
Looking at the players who should be in the MVP conversation who have never
been in the MVP conversation.
Minor League Update
Games of Wednesday, June 26
by Zach Mortimer
Things went well for Keyvius Sampson and Max Stassi, and not so well for
Patrick Wisdom, in yesterday's action.
Around the League: June 27, 2013
by Clint Chisam
News and notes from around the league for June 27, 2013.
The Rays' Changeup Revolution
by Ben Lindbergh
There are certain rules about changeup usage. The Rays, unsurprisingly, aren't
beholden to those rules.
Minor League Update
Games of Tuesday, June 25
by Zach Mortimer
Miguel Almonte had himself a day, as did Mason Williams.
NEW FANTASY CONTENT
Stuck in the Middle
by Mike Gianella
Mike explains why elite middle relievers haven't climbed his tiers, before
revealing the latest edition of those tiers and the updated dollar values.
Free Agent Watch
by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre
Astros righty Jordan Lyles could be a sneaky option for those in need of
rotation help, and he's among the featured players on this week's list.
NEW BASIC CONTENT
by Colin Wyers
A walkthrough of all the info available on BP's player cards.
Fringe Average Podcast
Fringe Average: Episode 11
by Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin
This week we test drive Midsize American Sedans, and give you our picks for
the safest, sportiest, and best in class.
Never Mind What I Wrote About the Royals
by Ben Lindbergh
Ned Yost, Alcides Escobar, and the Royals retrace their steps.
Intrepid Inspections: Bringing the same high level thought & processes to
insurance inspections that Baseball Prospectus brings to baseball. Visit
www.intrepidinspections.com for our BP Subscriber Special.
EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 231: REVISITING SEVERAL
THINGS WE'VE SAID
FRINGE AVERAGE: EPISODE 10
BP FANTASY PODCAST: EPISODE 48
TINSTAAPP: EPISODE 7
EFFECTIVELY WILD SEASON PREVIEWS, ALL IN ONE PLACE
If you missed any of Ben and Sam's team-by-team podcast previews, or want a
refresher, you can now find all of them by following the link below. On that
page, you'll also find the BP author who joined Ben and Sam and the insider
who was interviewed by Pete Barrett noted next to each team.
Have you tried Thuuz yet? It might be the last sports app you'll ever need. It
integrates your fantasy teams and you'll never miss an exciting sports moment
again. Check it out: http://yoz.io/r/cLrqB
DOLLAR SIGN ON THE MUSCLE RIDES AGAIN
Last month, Sam Miller wrote a blog post about the baseball men recorded in
the nonfiction book Dollar Sign on the Muscle, which was ranked as one of the
top five baseball books by the Wall Street Journal. That inspired us to try to
bring back the out-of-print work by Kevin Kerrane, and now, we've come to an
agreement with the author to do just that. For more information, see Dave
Pease's blog post linked below.
MLB ROUNDTRIP WITH BASEBALL PROSPECTUS IS BACK
We are thrilled to announce that MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus
returned to SiriusXM Radio on Sunday, March 17, and will air every Sunday
night throughout the season. The show is sponsored this year by Perfect Game
USA, and your hosts are Mike Ferrin, Daron Sutton, and our own Joe Hamrahi.
TOP 10 PROSPECT LISTS ARCHIVE
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team have completed their top-10 lists. For a
complete archive of the lists, go to:
For our list of the top 101 prospects across all teams, go to:
BALLPARK EVENTS SERIES PLANS COMING TOGETHER
Many of your favorite BP authors will soon descend on a major-league ballpark
near you. For information on all of our ballpark events for this season, visit
the page linked below. You can find out more about each individual event and
purchase tickets by following the links on that page. We hope to see you
PLAYOFF ODDS AVAILABLE DAILY
The season is underway, and our playoff odds report is now updated to account
for the double wild card. Check it out here:
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