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10-23

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The Lineup Card: Nine Unlikely Postseason Heroes
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10-15

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The Lineup Card: Eight of the Best Defensive Plays of 2014
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10-09

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The Lineup Card: Nine of the Worst Postseason Managerial Decisions
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10-01

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The Lineup Card: Awards We Wish We Could Give Out
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09-30

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Voting Is Now
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Baseball Prospectus

09-29

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The BP Wayback Machine: So long Abreu; Farewell, Willingham
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09-24

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The Lineup Card: Best Baseball Player Idiosyncrasies, 2014 Edition
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09-17

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The Lineup Card: Eight Memorable Final-Week Storylines
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09-10

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The Lineup Card: Nine Comeback of the Year Candidates for 2015
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09-04

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The Lineup Card: Nine Comeback Player of the Year Candidates
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08-27

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The Lineup Card: Seven September Call-ups We're Excited to See
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Baseball Prospectus

08-27

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They Hold No Quarter: Third Basemen
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Baseball Prospectus

08-20

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The Lineup Card: Seven Epitaphs for Bud Selig's Reign
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08-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 15, 2014
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08-13

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The Lineup Card: Nine Memorable Extra-Inning Games
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08-07

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BP Announcements: Job Opening: Milwaukee Brewers Sr. Account Executive, Ticket Sales
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Baseball Prospectus

08-06

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The Lineup Card: 8 of Our Favorite Broadcasters (Non-Vin Scully Edition)
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Baseball Prospectus

07-30

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The Lineup Card: Nine Last-Minute Trades
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Baseball Prospectus

07-24

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The Lineup Card: Seven Unsigned Top Draft Picks
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Baseball Prospectus

07-18

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 17, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

07-17

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The Lineup Card: Nine Second-Half Improvement Candidates
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07-11

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BP Announcements: Job Opening: Minnesota Twins Developer
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07-09

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The Lineup Card: Eight Second-Half Decline Candidates
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07-08

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The 2010 Redraft
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Baseball Prospectus

07-03

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The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our Childhoods
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07-02

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The 2011 Redraft
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Baseball Prospectus

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

06-26

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The Lineup Card: Eight Things Contenders Need
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Baseball Prospectus

06-26

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What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

06-18

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The Lineup Card: Seven Small-World Baseball Stories
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06-17

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The 2012 Redraft
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Baseball Prospectus

06-13

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What Scouts Are Saying: June 13, 2014
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06-12

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The Lineup Card: 9 Unexpected Storylines of the Season to Date
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06-10

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The 2013 Redraft
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Ron Shah and Baseball Prospectus

06-04

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The Lineup Card: 11 Draft Day What-Ifs
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Baseball Prospectus

06-03

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Baseball Prospectus News: Dan Brooks Joins BP as a Data Scientist
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05-30

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 30, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

05-28

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The Lineup Card: 13 Pitcher Injuries We Wish We Could Undo
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Baseball Prospectus

05-21

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The Lineup Card: 10 Dominant Early-Season Relievers
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05-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

05-14

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The Lineup Card: 10 Ways We'd Improve Umpiring or Replay
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Baseball Prospectus

05-07

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The Lineup Card: 10 Items on Our Baseball Wishlists
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05-01

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014
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04-30

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The Lineup Card: 10 Things We Learned in April
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Baseball Prospectus

04-28

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BP Announcements: Bloomberg Sports Analyst Position Available
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04-25

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 25, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-23

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The Lineup Card: 10 of Our Favorite Pitches
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Baseball Prospectus

04-17

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 17, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-16

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BP Announcements: Saberseminar Tickets on Sale Now
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Baseball Prospectus

04-16

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The Lineup Card: Eight Notable Early-Season Injuries
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The staff reminisces about barters that we still remember from when we were growing up.

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How would the first round of the 2011 draft go down with the benefit of hindsight?

It's been just over three years since the deep 2011 draft, and we've gotten a good look at how that crop of highly touted amateurs has has performed in the pros. To see how much perceptions of those players have changed, we decided to do the draft over again, just as we did with the 2013 draft and the 2012 draft. We assigned 32 picks to BP authors and re-drafted from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were drafted and signed in 2011 and ignoring team need. Here's how the first-round redraft shook out.

1:1 Pittsburgh Pirates
Actual Selection: Gerrit Cole, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Jose Fernandez, SP, Miami Marlins (2011 no. 14 pick)
Draft Position Change: +13
Explanation: Fernandez's arsenal is downright nasty, and his pitchability is as advanced as his rapid ascent to the majors would suggest. There are always concerns about rehab from Tommy John surgery, but given his makeup I'd expect him to return to form and be one of the best arms in baseball into the next decade. —Chris Mellen





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Let the no. 1 starter sweepstakes begin.

Judging by research Baseball Prospectus published in January, we know what internet commenters are willing to trade for David Price: not much, because that’s what many of them think it would take to get a deal done. Of course, it’s much easier to mock the uninformed, biased evaluations that lead to proposals like “Price for Ivan Nova and Zoilo Almonte” than it is to put together a package that might make professional trade partners perk up. As BP commenter mblthd quite reasonably observed at the time:

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The staff looks at holes that some teams in the running for playoff spots might need to plug.

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June 26, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014

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Scouts' takes on Garrett Richards, Dellin Betances, Braden Shipley, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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The staff shares times when life unexpectedly brought them big-league connections.

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Who won, who lost, and who got left behind in the 2012 draft? Let's redraft and find out.

It's been just over two years since the 2012 draft, and we've gotten a good look at how that crop of highly touted amateurs has has performed in the pros. To see how much perceptions of those players have changed, we decided to do the draft over again (just as we did with the 2013 draft last week), assigning 30 picks to BP authors and re-drafting from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were picked last year. Here's how the first-round re-draft shook out.

1:1 Houston Astros
Actual Selection: Carlos Correa, SS
Re-Draft Selection: Mike Zunino, C, Mariners (2012 no. 3 pick)
Draft Position Change: +2
Explanation: He's not only made the big leagues, but he's the Mariners’ no. 1 catcher. We've discovered that Zunino has special framing and blocking abilities, so he's already an impact player. If his on-base skills develop, he could be one of the hidden elite players in baseball, like Jonathan Lucroy or Brian McCann. —Harry Pavlidis





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June 13, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: June 13, 2014

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Scouts' takes on Andrew McCutchen, George Springer, Robert Stephenson, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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The staff runs down some team and player news it didn't see coming this spring.

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Who won, who lost, and who got left behind in the 2013 draft? Let's redraft and find out.

It's been a year since the 2013 draft, and we've gotten a good look at how the last crop of highly touted amateurs has has performed in the pros. To see how much perceptions of those players have changed, we decided to do the draft over again, assigning 27 picks to BP authors and re-drafting from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were picked last year. Here's how the first-round re-draft shook out.

1:1 Houston Astros
Actual Selection: Mark Appel
Re-Draft Selection: Kris Bryant (2013 no. 2 pick)
Reason:
What has Bryant done in pro ball? Rake. In his first full season, Bryant has a slash line of .346/.453/.682 with 19 HR, plenty of strikeouts but also plenty of walks. His stock has risen because he's proven he's simply the best player from the draft by hitting for average, power and even stolen some bases. As long as Bryant continues to rake I'll continue my love for him, as will everyone else. – CJ Wittmann
Analysis: Bryant moves up one spot from where he was actually taken, claiming the coveted no. 1 overall selection. The 22-year-old is terrorizing minor-league pitching and looks to be a cut above the rest of his peers from the 2013 draft class.





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Our staff imagines what might have been if certain drafts had unfolded differently.

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Dan Brooks assumes an expanded role at BP.

Dan Brooks, a long-time friend of Baseball Prospectus and creator of the website BrooksBaseball.net, as well as BP utilities such as the PITCHf/x Leaderboards, the PITCHf/x Matchups Tool, and the Bullpen (Mis)management Tool, is taking on an expanded role at Prospectus. Along with continuing to run BrooksBaseball.net, Dan will be contributing to BP as a Data Scientist, helping to develop new ways to explore baseball data.

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