Previously on Beyond the Box Score
The Most Unexpected Players of 2013 by Stephen Loftus | Beyond the Box Score
Stephen Loftus detailed the players who have most exceeded and fell well short of their projected performance.
Zack Wheeler Debuts With Mixed Reviews by Ryan Potter | Beyond the Box Score
I went inside the numbers of Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler's MLB Debut.
Zack Wheeler's Debut: The Scout's Perspective by Blake Murphy | Beyond the Box Score
Beyond the Box Score's Troll-in-Chief, Blake Murphy, wrote a satirical "scout's perspective" on Zack Wheeler's MLB Debut.
The Curious Case of Gerrit Cole by Andrew Shen | Beyond the Box Score
Andrew Shen looked into Gerrit Cole's strikeout rate, in comparison to the equally fastball-heavy Shelby Miller.
Around the Sabersphere
The Lineup Card: 8 Potential Buyers at the Trade Deadline | Baseball Prospectus
The staff Baseball Prospectus outlined the list of teams that might be buyers at the trade deadline and what the needs of those teams are.
Roy for ROY by Frank Jackson | The Hardball Times
Frank Jackson of The Hardball Times detailed the careers of past Rookie of the Year award winners.
Matt Harvey, Overwhelming by Jeff Sullivan | FanGraphs
Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs broke down Matt Harvey's impressive outing against the Braves.
Around SB Nation
Washington Nationals PDB: The Phillies' Cliff Lee, and an National League East Pitcher of Yore by Garrett Hooe | Federal Baseball
Garrett Hooe of Federal Baseball examined Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee, including a by the numbers comparison between Lee and Greg Maddux.
Ron Washington and the Jurickson Profar Decision Tree by Cee Angi | SB Nation
Cee Angi discussed the Rangers decision to play their top prospect, SS Jurickson Profar, in the outfield.
Sleeper Prospects for 2013 in Review, Part THREE by John Sickels | Minor League Ball
John Sickels of Minor League Ball continued his series on sleeper prospects to watch for this season.
Outside the Sabersphere
James Gandolfini on Inside The Actors Studio
I was saddened to learn of the passing of one of my favorite actors, James Gandolfini. Gandolfini cemented his place in America's cultural history as Tony Soprano in HBO's The Sopranos, which is, in my opinion, the greatest TV series ever made.