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08-16

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Banjo Hitter: Eddie Rosario, Reformed Hacker
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Aaron Gleeman

08-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Twins GM Thad Levine
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Aaron Gleeman

08-10

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Banjo Hitter: Quadruple-A All-Stars
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Aaron Gleeman

08-08

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Transaction Analysis: Yonder 2.0 for Boog 2.0
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Bryan Grosnick and Aaron Gleeman

08-01

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 20: DFA Deadline Extravaganza
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Bryan Grosnick, Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, Aaron Gleeman and Shawn Brody

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Rizzo's Relief
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Aaron Gleeman and Greg Goldstein

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Jaime Garcia, Flipped
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Aaron Gleeman, Jarrett Seidler and Javier Barragan

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Altitude Frisbee
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Aaron Gleeman, Zack Moser, Greg Goldstein, Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Anderson

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: Panda 2.0
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Patrick Dubuque, Brett Cowett, Aaron Gleeman, Martin Alonso and Mark Anderson

07-19

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Banjo Hitter: Trade Deadline Guide to Starting Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

07-18

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Transaction Analysis: Stearns Goes Bargain Shopping
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Colin Anderle, Aaron Gleeman, Jarrett Seidler and Nicholas Zettel

07-14

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Banjo Hitter: Aaron Judge is Out of Control
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Aaron Gleeman

07-10

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Transaction Analysis: Big Sexy's Last Call
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Aaron Gleeman

06-26

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Trea Turner
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Aaron Gleeman

06-20

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Banjo Hitter: Minnesota's Mess
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Aaron Gleeman

06-07

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Banjo Hitter: Albert Pujols, From 0 to 600
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Aaron Gleeman

05-31

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Max Kepler
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Aaron Gleeman

05-24

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Banjo Hitter: Mike Trout's First 50 WARP
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Aaron Gleeman

05-19

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Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Rising Odds
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Aaron Gleeman

05-18

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Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Vanishing Odds
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Aaron Gleeman

05-10

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Banjo Hitter: Beyond the 90th Percentile
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Aaron Gleeman

05-04

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Byron Buxton
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Aaron Gleeman

04-25

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Banjo Hitter: Mr. April
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Aaron Gleeman

04-17

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Tim Beckham
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Aaron Gleeman

04-14

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Banjo Hitter: Jon Singleton, Suited Connector
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Aaron Gleeman

03-29

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Minnesota Twins
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Aaron Gleeman

03-24

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Banjo Hitter: Sticking at Shortstop
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Aaron Gleeman

03-08

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Banjo Hitter: The Lost Outfielders
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Aaron Gleeman

03-03

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Transaction Analysis: Major Minors
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Jared Wyllys and Aaron Gleeman

03-02

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA vs. Vegas
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Aaron Gleeman

02-24

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

02-21

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Hitters
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Aaron Gleeman

02-16

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA and the Twins, Sitting in a Tree
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Aaron Gleeman

02-07

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Banjo Hitter: Age-Old Questions
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Aaron Gleeman

01-24

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Banjo Hitter: Best of the Rest
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Aaron Gleeman

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: Going Back To Cali
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Aaron Gleeman

12-30

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Best of BP 2016: The Fall of the Ryan Empire
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Aaron Gleeman

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Colorado Chronometer
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Kenny Ducey, Aaron Gleeman, Patrick Dubuque and Jared Wyllys

12-09

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Internet Baseball Awards: The Polls Are Open!
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Aaron Gleeman

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: Twins Pay For Stolen Strikes
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Aaron Gleeman

11-03

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Playoff Prospectus: After 108 Years, Cubs Win the Marathon and the Sprint
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Aaron Gleeman

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 6 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 5 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: Wrigley Goes Silent as Indians See the Finish Line
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Aaron Gleeman

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 3 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Cubs vs. Indians
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Aaron Gleeman

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLCS Game 6 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews
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Aaron Gleeman

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Dodgers vs. Cubs
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Aaron Gleeman

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 5 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

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After years of swinging at everything and frustrating everyone, Rosario may have had an epiphany.

Paul Molitor has always been a believer in Eddie Rosario’s swing. As a roving hitting instructor, Molitor worked with Rosario in the minors as far back as 2010, saying later that the left-handed hitter’s “ability to square up the ball” immediately caught his eye. Molitor replaced Ron Gardenhire as Twins manager in 2015, and during his first spring training at the helm he praised Rosario’s hitting ability on a daily basis. At the time Rosario was 23 years old and coming off a disappointing Double-A season in which he hit just .243/.286/.387 and was suspended 50 games for marijuana use, but Molitor believed.

Early that May the Twins needed outfield reinforcements and at Molitor’s urging they bypassed Aaron Hicks to call up Rosario, who was hitting just .242/.280/.379 with a 17/5 K/BB ratio in 23 games at Triple-A. For all the talk about his upside, Rosario had a sub-.700 OPS above Single-A for his career and it had been around 18 months since he was a productive hitter at any level, but as Molitor explained: “I wanted to give Eddie an opportunity to get up here. I’ve been around him enough to know that for that kid, it’s just been a matter of him learning to apply himself a little bit more consistently, and I think he’s been doing that.”

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Thad Levine talked deadline deals, Tinder, analytics, and lots more at Baseball Prospectus Night in Minnesota.

As part of Baseball Prospectus Night at Target Field on August 5, Minnesota Twins general manager Thad Levine joined us for an interview and audience Q&A. The following is a transcript of his interview with me, which has been edited for clarity and brevity, as the entire session lasted more than an hour and was over 10,000 words when transcribed. You can listen to the unedited, hour-plus Levine audio, including the audience Q&A, on the "Gleeman and The Geek" podcast.

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They're too good for the minors, but haven't stuck in the majors yet.

We have articles every day analyzing major leaguers and our prospect team does a fantastic job covering actual prospects, but there’s a player type that inevitably falls through the cracks. They’re too old to be considered prospects and have been deemed too flawed to be regulars in the majors, at least right now, but they’re also too good for the minors. Call them Quadruple-A guys or stat-head favorites or any number of other things. You know the type. In decades past BP championed the causes of hitters like Roberto Petagine and Erubiel Durazo, and before that Bill James (but definitely not Frank Costanza) had Ken Phelps.

Every once in awhile I get curious about those guys, if only because someone ought to be checking in on them. In looking over the current candidates I’m not sure that anyone warrants a full-blown “FREE HIM!” campaign like the old days—perhaps teams have just gotten better about giving them opportunities?—but plenty of intriguing names are having big seasons mostly out of sight. Below is my attempt to build the best lineup from Triple-A hitters who are at least 25 years old and have spent most or all of this season in the minors, with a focus on players I think could actually be assets to major-league teams.

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August 8, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Yonder 2.0 for Boog 2.0

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Bryan Grosnick and Aaron Gleeman

Seattle makes a modest bet on Yonder Alonso's breakout being for real.

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On the 20th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan hosts an all-star collection of BP writers in our first live episode! Listen in as Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, and Aaron Gleeman all share their thoughts on the major and minor moves as the deadline comes and goes. It's a must-listen!

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA!

(Welcome to the club, Stolen Signs!)

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Washington adds another veteran late-inning reliever, snagging All-Star closer Brandon Kintzler from Minnesota.

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Jaime Garcia is on the move for the second time in a week, going from Minnesota to New York.

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Colorado picks up bullpen help in Pat Neshek, Washington calls up Andrew Stevenson, and Minnesota unloads one of the old regime's mistakes.

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Pablo Sandoval heads back to San Francisco, the Twins add much-needed rotation help in Jaime Garcia, and the Mariners swap four minor leaguers for David Phelps.

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Every contender needs rotation help and there are plenty of big-name starters potentially available.

If your favorite team is at or above .500, odds are you think they should add starting pitching help before the trade deadline. And they probably agree. As part of the Cubs’ surprisingly difficult fight to rise above .500 and properly defend their title, they kicked off the festivities by acquiring left-hander Jose Quintana (and his team-friendly contract) from the White Sox for a four-prospect package led by Single-A slugger Eloy Jimenez. Which other rotation-boosting arms may be on the move? Here’s my best guess at the top starters who could realistically be available before the trade deadline, and the pros and cons of each.

Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics

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Milwaukee adds a pair of relievers, New York picks up yet another first baseman, and the international signing bonus slot just can't seem to find a home.

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Judge has flown past his 90th percentile projections and into rarefied air.

Back on May 10, with a little more than one month of the season in the books, I wrote about the seven hitters—five of them big surprises—who had out-produced their 90th percentile PECOTA projections by at least 200 points of OPS. They were—along with the less surprising Bryce Harper and Freddie Freeman duo—Ryan Zimmerman, Eric Thames, Aaron Judge, Yonder Alonso, and Zack Cozart.

A few interesting things have happened to that group since then.

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