BP Work This Week

A quick look at my work available over at Baseball Prospectus this week.

  • I was in the Lineup Card again this week, this time outlining how the Seattle Mariners could be contenders for the 2015 World Series. ¬†Pitching will lead the way if they are going to make a run. ¬†Taijuan Walker, Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and of course Felix Hernandez should they keep him around. ¬†Think 2010 San Francisco Giants for their blueprint. ¬†Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley will be their offense anchors with¬†Nick Franklin and 2012 1st rounder¬†Mike Zunino¬†on the way.
  • Next up was the Starting Pitcher Value Picks column that looks at some of the more widely available starters who should be getting more love. ¬†I discussed¬†A.J. Burnett yet again because I just don’t understand why he is still being overlooked and I also took a look at the recently called up¬†Kris Medlen who was being stretched out in the minors for the Braves.
  • The Weekly Planner will go live soon and it looks at the two-start pitchers worth trotting out in your leagues. ¬†There aren’t a ton of great choices this week who will likely be available on waiver wires, so those with the aces with a pair of starts will have an even bigger leg up over those who merely stream guys.
  • I did my first BP Unfiltered post this week comparing the 14 K perfect games of Sandy Koufax and¬†Matt Cain. ¬†
  • And finally, episode 8 is out for The Towers of Power Fantasy Hour, a BP Fantasy Podcast. ¬†We discussed tons of players ranging from Matt Cain, Troy Tulowitzki and Dustin Pedroia to Tony Campana, Gregor Blanco and Nate Eovaldi. ¬†We also anoint¬†Felix Doubront with a fantastic new nickname. ¬†The Tigers won yesterday afternoon before the pdocast, so no rant on my beloved team. ¬†By the way, I mentioned on the pod that I would be coming out with a Bryce Harper/Mike Trout-centric piece today, but I had to push it to Monday. ¬†It is coming, though.

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