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09-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: September 30, 2016
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Matthew Kory

09-30

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Expert League Recap
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Mike Gianella

09-30

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BP Wrigleyville
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Tom Hitchner

09-30

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BP Bronx
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Austin Yamada

09-30

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What You Need to Know: Theoretical Replay and Sister Kissing
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Nicolas Stellini

09-30

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Some Projection Left: No Projection Left
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Christopher Crawford

09-30

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Transaction Analysis: Good Infielders, Past and Present
by
Bryan Grosnick

09-30

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PITCHf/ox: The Interim
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Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler

09-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch
by
Wilson Karaman

09-29

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Players Prefer Presentation: Jose Fernandez and Our Year of Magical Thinking
by
Meg Rowley

09-29

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Transaction Analysis: Cubs Extend Theo and The Gang
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Rian Watt

09-29

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An Agent's Take: Watching a Client Debut
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Joshua Kusnick

09-29

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 29, 2016
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BP Prospect Staff

09-29

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What You Need to Know: Cycles and Walk-Offs
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Demetrius Bell

09-28

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What You Need to Know: The Dozens
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Emma Baccellieri

09-28

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Team Chemistry: Fast Pitch Follow-Up
by
John Choiniere

09-28

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Banjo Hitter: The Derek Falvey Era
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Aaron Gleeman

09-28

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Rubbing Mud: The Miami Ferns
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Matthew Trueblood

09-28

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Two-Strike Approach: Loving and Learning From Jose Fernandez
by
Cat Garcia

09-28

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Some Projection Left: 7 Make-or-Break Seasons for 2017
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Christopher Crawford

09-27

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What You Need to Know: Dee Gordon and the Marlins Honor Jose Fernandez
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Daniel Rathman

09-27

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Baseball Therapy: Bullpen Contagion
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Russell A. Carleton

09-27

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Pitching Backward: What We Know About Spin Rate
by
Jeff Long

09-27

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Closer Report: Week 26
by
Matt Collins

09-27

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 26
by
Mike Gianella

09-27

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Prospectus Feature: The Joy of Adrian Beltre
by
Kate Morrison

09-27

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Giant Collapse
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Rob Mains

09-27

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Liner Notes: Self-Sabotage Stars
by
Bryan Grosnick

09-27

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Notes from the Field: Cal League Wrap: The Hitters
by
Wilson Karaman

09-26

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The Prospectus Hit List: September 26, 2016
by
Matt Sussman

09-26

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Deep League Report: Week 26
by
Scooter Hotz

09-26

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Cold Takes: Steve Clevenger and the Media In Your Hand
by
Patrick Dubuque

09-26

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Prospectus Feature: The Comp-less Mike Trout
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Henry Druschel

09-26

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Raising Aces: Gray Matter
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Doug Thorburn

09-26

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What You Need to Know: How the West (and the East) Was Won
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Ashley Varela

09-26

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Positive Impressions
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BP Prospect Staff

09-26

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Prospectus Feature: The Song of Jose Fernandez
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Mauricio Rubio

09-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 23
by
Matthew Kory

09-23

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What You Need to Know: All Mets'd Up
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Nicolas Stellini

09-23

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The Best of Sam Miller
by
Sam Miller

09-23

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The Best of Sam Miller
by
Sam Miller

09-23

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The Best of Sam Miller
by
Sam Miller

09-23

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
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Greg Wellemeyer

09-23

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Retrospectus
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Ben Lindbergh

09-23

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Songs From The Chorus
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Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

09-23

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Pebble Hunting: That's The Way I Like It And I'll Never Get Bored
by
Sam Miller

09-23

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PITCHf/ox: Episode 1: Pilot
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Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler

09-22

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BP Boston
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Matt Collins

09-22

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What You Need to Know: The Wild Card Wilters
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Demetrius Bell

09-22

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Flu-Like Symptoms: A Matter of Luck, Pt. 2
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Rob Mains

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No one will forget Jose Fernandez, on or off the field.

There is a traditional Mexican folk song whose roots and history are woven deep into the Mexican culture and consciousness. It is a macabre song describing the wishes one person is leaving to another regarding how they want to be remembered in death. La Martiniana’s famous line is the following:

“No me llores, no, no me llores, no,
Porque si lloras yo peno,
En cambio si tú me cantas
Yo siempre vivo, yo nunca muero.”

Which roughly translates to:

“Don't cry for me, no, don't cry for me, no
Because if you cry, I will suffer
Instead, if you sing songs of my life
I will live forever and never die.”

Let me sing you the song of Jose Fernandez.

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Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.

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The Mets win a game and move ahead in the wild card race, and more from Thursday's action.

The Thursday Takeaway
For selfish reasons, I am happy that the Mets won last night. I am not a Mets fan, at least not consciously, although I do follow them somewhat closely due to having many friends in the writer community who can often be found wearing blue and orange hats.


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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

The Best of Sam Miller

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Sam Miller

Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands at the World Series this weekend.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on October 30, 2015.

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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

The Best of Sam Miller

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Sam Miller

Throwing paper airplanes is big at ballparks. Where did the planes come from, and what do they signify?

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on July 22, 2013.

Game story template: Clever juxtaposition, personal detail, pun, or fun fact; summary of what happened in the game (winner, key performance); nut graf putting larger significance of win/loss into context; quote from manager; transition into chronological description, over course of a few paragraphs, of game’s action, perhaps interspersed with quotes from relevant players; quote from pitcher/offensive hero/Torii Hunter; description of the paper airplanes in the stadium; conclusion.

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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

The Best of Sam Miller

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Sam Miller

Someday, somebody will suggest fixing baseball by putting a pit on the field, and we will be prepared.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on July 27, 2012.

It’s not a question of if Major League Baseball is going to add a pit to the field, but a question of where they should add a pit to the field. For maximum LOLs and so on. That’s what this is about. It’s about where the funniest place to put a pit would be, were you to decide to put a pit on the baseball field.

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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25

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Greg Wellemeyer

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the starting pitcher planner, where every Friday I’ll be taking a look at the pitchers slated for two turns in the upcoming week. The hope is that the planner can help guide lineup and FAAB decisions that need to be made over the weekend. Of course, my information isn’t perfect and I don’t have a crystal ball. Rain, injuries, and teams reshuffling between when I write and Monday’s first pitch will definitely happen. If new information comes to light after we publish, I’ll try to tackle it in the comments. Feel free to beat me to it if you have any info, and I’ll be glad to offer my opinion there if you want it.

Let’s get some ground rules out the way before getting started. The pitchers will be split by league and then by category. Here are some general thoughts about the categories:

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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospectus

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Ben Lindbergh

A story about Sam Miller and Ervin Santana.

Ben Lindbergh is a staff writer for The Ringer, a former editor in chief of Baseball Prospectus, and a frequent collaborator of Sam Miller’s. Hiring Sam was the best move he made at BP.

Sam Miller is amazing because he’s produced classic pieces in so many styles. Longform features; funny GIFs and screencaps; sabermetric stat dives; soulful observations about human nature, life, and death, masquerading as articles about baseball; actual sketches based on bad puns. Very few writers are as good at one of those things. Sam is as good as anyone at all of them. Reading his work makes other writers feel like hitters who just struck out looking because Rich Hill decided to drop down sidearm. He’s talented enough not to need another look, but because he can, he’ll break it out anyway. (Sam, if you haven’t heard, really likes Rich Hill.)

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On being grateful for surprises.

Baseball Prospectus’ playoff odds have traditionally been based on 50,000 simulations of the season, but this year we wanted to say we did one million, so we did one million. Out of those one million simulations, we pretty much had the whole world of possibilities covered: We had a simulation where the A’s won 107 games, and one where the Cubs won 58. We had a simulation where the Phillies, Reds, Rockies, Padres, and Nationals are repping the NL in the playoffs. We had simulations where your favorite team won 100 games, where they lost 100 games, where they won the division by one, where they lost the division by one, where they’re playing a Game 163 to break a tie, where the manager got fired in mid-May, where the manager is the Manager of the Year, where they got the first pick in the draft and where they got to ride through your favorite team’s city’s downtown wearing t-shirts that refer to whatever obnoxious inside-meme carried them through a magical October run. We had seasons where that obnoxious meme was the nonsensical slogan Call The Cows Home, and where that obnoxious meme was a viral Vine of a breakdancing rabbit, and where that obnoxious meme was the team’s shared affection for The Great British Bake Off, and where that obnoxious meme was a fat suit that the catcher would wear during post-game interviews. We had seasons where they didn’t wear meme-displaying t-shirts in the parade, but meme-displaying coveralls. We had seasons where the parade was interrupted by a plague of locusts, and seasons where the parade was interrupted by a plague of cicadas. We had a lot of seasons.

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Does Pitch pay off?

Last night, Fox debuted its much-hyped new drama Pitch. The basic conceit of the show is well known: The San Diego Padres call up the first woman in Major League Baseball’s history. Screwballs are thrown, words are exchanged, lessons are learned. Since the show is about baseball, and will hopefully ask some interesting questions about the game, we figured we’d review it for as long as the baseball and the drama stay interesting.

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September 22, 2016 10:58 am

BP Boston

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Matt Collins

As the Red Sox prepare to clinch the AL East crown, their shortstop's slump looms large in their October outlook.

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