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Ben Lindbergh 

Ben Lindbergh

Ben Lindbergh was the Editor-in-Chief of Baseball Prospectus from 2012 to 2014. He now writes for Grantland, has written for four BP annuals and Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers, and served as assistant editor of Baseball Prospectus 2011 and editor of the two-volume Best of Baseball Prospectus collection. He formerly worked as a baseball analyst for Bloomberg Sports, and has interned for multiple MLB teams. He was inducted into the Baseball Writers' Association of America in December of 2011.

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07-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 500: The Somewhat Special 500th Episode
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 499: Yesterday, All Your Emails Were So Far Away
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 498: The Astros' Draft Postmortem
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 497: The Trade Deadline Desperation Index
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 496: The Q&A Episode
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 495: What We Would Put in Our Player Manuals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 494: Evan Drellich on the Astros' Aiken Pains
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Ben Lindbergh and Zachary Levine

07-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 493: Listener Emails for Your Off-Day
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 492: Revisiting April Aberrations
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 491: Improving All-Star Week
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-11

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Overthinking It: Forever Changes
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Ben Lindbergh

07-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 490: Announcements and Aces
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 489: Statcast's Impact on Player Evaluation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 488: Only the Finest Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 487: Ballplayers Say the Darndest Things
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 486: Jason Parks on the Top 50 Prospects in Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 485: Trading Within the Division
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Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

07-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 484: Kiley McDaniel Explains the International Signing Period
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Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

07-02

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Overthinking It: June in Catcher Framing
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Ben Lindbergh

07-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 483: Made Possible By Listeners Like You
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-01

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Overthinking It: The Nationals' Non-Problem
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Ben Lindbergh

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 482: The Astros' Leaked Trade Talks
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 481: The Next Unwritten Rules
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-27

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/27
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-27

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Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David Price
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Ben Lindbergh and Baseball Prospectus

06-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 480: The David Price Trading Game
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 479: A Move Each Contender Should Make
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-25

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BP Unfiltered: Ross Detwiler and the All-Fastball All-Stars
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Ben Lindbergh

06-25

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Overthinking It: Does Bill James' Game Score Still Work?
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Ben Lindbergh

06-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 478: All the Questions of a Thousand Dreams
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-24

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BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: How Do These Players Still Have Roster Spots?
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Ben Lindbergh

06-24

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BP Unfiltered: Bartolo on the Bases
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Ben Lindbergh

06-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 477: When Does a GM Deserve to Be Fired?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-23

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Overthinking It: Josh Byrnes Breaks Streak; Padres Face Uncertain Future
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Ben Lindbergh

06-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 476: How Far Should MLB Go to Protect Players?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-20

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/20
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 475: What Baseball Could Borrow from Soccer's Structure
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-19

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Overthinking It: The Players PECOTA Has Missed
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Ben Lindbergh

06-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 474: The Rest-of-Season Projections Test
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 473: Never Stop Asking Questions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-17

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BP Unfiltered: Glen Perkins Dislikes Losing Strikes
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Ben Lindbergh

06-17

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Overthinking It: Why That Stanton Homer Broke Your Brain
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Ben Lindbergh

06-17

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BP Unfiltered: When Tony Gwynn Had a Below-Average Hit Tool
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Ben Lindbergh

06-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 472: The Greatness of Gwynn
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 471: The All-MLB.TV Team
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-13

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/13
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-13

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Overthinking It: The Season of Super-Parity
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Ben Lindbergh

06-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 470: The Unprecedented Parity of 2014
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 469: Preserving Sabermetrics for Posterity
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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Overthinking It: The OTHER Way We Could Move the Mound
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Ben, Sam, Grant Brisbee, and Jeff Sullivan draft their favorite things about baseball.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about front-loaded contracts, qualifying offers, scouting umpires, pitcher command, and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about banning the shift, then discuss the way the Astros' draft deadline went down.

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Ben and Sam banter about Andrelton Simmons' defense and stars playing through injuries, then assess how willing each contender should be to make a major move.

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Ben and Sam banter about unwritten rules, then discuss the Angels-Padres trade, Oakland's ingeniousness, and a few other subjects.

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On the podcast's second anniversary, Ben and Sam banter about several subjects, then talk about what they would include in a team's instructional manual.

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Ben and Zachary talk to Houston Chronicle Astros beat writer Evan Drellich about the Astros' contentious negotiations with no. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken.

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Ben and Sam banter about the All-Star Game and answer listener emails about All-Stars vs. Snubs, overly long-term contracts, teaming up on Trout, and more.

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Ben and Sam revisit their discussion of early-season statistics to see whether potential trends held up.

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Ben and Sam talk to Zachary Levine about ways that Major League Baseball could make All-Star week better.

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Ben's time as a BP author and editor comes to a close.

I know where I was when I got the email: sitting in the Georgetown cafeteria between classes, eating lunch alone. It wasn’t the only time I soloed the delicious cuisine at Leo J. O’Donovan Dining Hall in the middle of the day during my senior year—not because I was bad company, but because I was the only one of my friends who was still paying for a meal plan (food preparation isn’t my strong suit). To pass the time (and to try to look less forlorn), I’d usually bury my face in a book, glancing up only occasionally to stare at the cafeteria worker who went by “Bone” and sometimes stormed around the room with a football helmet held under his arm, looking as if he was dodging invisible linemen. Lately, however, I’d had something besides books and Bone to distract me: a direct pipeline to Baseball Prospectus.

I’d been a BP research assistant the previous summer and had transitioned to intern when I went back to school, at which point I was added to “Chatter”—a now-defunct listserv that pinged everyone at BP, as well as some alumni and outsiders with ties to the staff. In late October of 2008, where our scene is set, I hadn’t been back at school long, and I still hadn’t acclimated to the idea that messages from writers I’d read and admired for years were ending up in my inbox, as if by some behind-the-scenes screw-up at the local NSA surveillance station. This was just before BP became BBWAA-certified, when the staff was still widely regarded as an assortment of “outsiders.” Still, I’d never felt closer to baseball’s beating heart. An email from work was a source of excitement. I willed my phone to flash.

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Ben and Sam discuss their new jobs and the future of the podcast, then talk about how ace starters are defined.

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