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R.J. Anderson 

R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson lives in Florida and joined Prospectus in 2011. In the past, Anderson's work has appeared on ESPN, SLAM, and Wired, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. His nightmares include an endless loop of Hank Blalock playing third base.

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07-02

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Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015: The Huggees
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R.J. Anderson

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: They're No Angels
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R.J. Anderson

06-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Sandberg Goeth
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

06-25

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Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015
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R.J. Anderson

06-22

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Transaction Analysis: How Much is That Touki in the Window?
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R.J. Anderson and Mark Anderson

06-22

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Transaction Analysis: Sour Chen Music
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R.J. Anderson

06-18

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Painting the Black: Mr. Burns Runs Afoul
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R.J. Anderson

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: Black is Blue
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R.J. Anderson

06-15

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Transaction Analysis: Bobby, Last Name Wilson
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R.J. Anderson

06-12

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Transaction Analysis: Jedd Gets Jerked
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

06-11

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Painting the Black: Throw, Throw, Throw
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R.J. Anderson

06-08

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Transaction Analysis: More Like Awesome-Handed Pitcher
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

06-05

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Transaction Analysis: Halt and Catch Frieri
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R.J. Anderson

06-04

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Transaction Analysis: Collecting Brute and Flipping Beef
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-04

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Painting the Black: A Pleasant Odorizzi
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R.J. Anderson

06-01

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Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Get Salty
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R.J. Anderson

05-28

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Painting the Black: Stealing Signs
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R.J. Anderson

05-28

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Heads East
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R.J. Anderson

05-26

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Transaction Analysis: Help Me, Rusney, Help, Help Me, Rusney
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R.J. Anderson

05-21

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Transaction Analysis: All's Well That Ends Wel
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

05-19

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Transaction Analysis: Marlins Do Odd Thing
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R.J. Anderson

05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Philly Games Franco
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R.J. Anderson

05-15

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Transaction Analysis: Easy Street
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R.J. Anderson

05-14

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Painting the Black: Why Taijuan Walker Has Thus Far Failed
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R.J. Anderson

05-11

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Transaction Analysis: Nobody's Salt But Mine
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R.J. Anderson

05-08

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Painting the Black: This Year's Eephus
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R.J. Anderson

05-07

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Transaction Analysis: A Chance In Counsell
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R.J. Anderson

05-04

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Transaction Analysis: Baby Blue Jays Crash To Earth
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R.J. Anderson

05-01

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Painting the Black: Truth-Testing TRAA
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R.J. Anderson

04-28

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Transaction Analysis: Hamilton Returns
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R.J. Anderson

04-27

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Transaction Analysis: Done Zo
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R.J. Anderson

04-24

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Painting the Black: No D In Desmond?
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R.J. Anderson

04-22

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Transaction Analysis: The Bad Luck Brewers
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R.J. Anderson

04-20

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Grant Balfour Farewell
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R.J. Anderson

04-17

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Painting the Black: Pedro Alvarez's Trip From Worst to First
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R.J. Anderson

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: Say Yas
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Jeff Quinton

04-15

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Transaction Analysis: Second-Week Subs
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R.J. Anderson

04-13

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Transaction Analysis: Sounds the Knuckleballer Alert
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R.J. Anderson

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: Harrison Scored
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R.J. Anderson

04-08

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Transaction Analysis: Buy High 'Cello
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R.J. Anderson

04-07

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Painting the Black: Who Are These Guys?
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R.J. Anderson

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Go On A Ventura
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Extend the Mets
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: Spring Shuffling
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R.J. Anderson

03-31

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Every Team's Moneyball: Atlanta Braves: Shortstop Instincts
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R.J. Anderson

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: It's Olivera Now, Baby Blue
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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Painting the Black: Getting Personal
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R.J. Anderson

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: Good Eaton
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R.J. Anderson

03-20

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Transaction Analysis: Marlins, and Yelich, Commit
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R.J. Anderson

03-18

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Painting the Black: The Anti-Kershaw
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R.J. Anderson

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June 5, 2015 7:16 am

Transaction Analysis: Halt and Catch Frieri

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R.J. Anderson

The Yankees get their ace back, the Rays exile another arm, the Brewers swap spare infielders, and more.

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The Mariners acquire yet another bat-first corner guy, while the Diamondbacks finally get a real catcher.

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June 4, 2015 6:00 am

Painting the Black: A Pleasant Odorizzi

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Jake Odorizzi made a leap last year and turned the corner this year -- how?

If Jake Odorizzi's 2014 established that a pitcher's fortune can change with his grip, then Odorizzi's 2015 is confirming improvement doesn't always arrive at once.

Odorizzi has been one of the game's best-performing starters through the season's first two months, according to BP's new pitcher WARP, derived from DRA. Odorizzi exited his most recent start ranked sixth in the majors, better than teammate Chris Archer, ex-teammate David Price, and Trevor Bauer—whom rumor holds the Rays were close to acquiring in a three-team trade for James Shields before later settling on the package that netted Odorizzi and ... well, you know.

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June 1, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Get Salty

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R.J. Anderson

Arizona calls Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the majors, Carlos Peguero joins the Red Sox, and other moves.

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May 28, 2015 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Stealing Signs

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Wil Myers had the Diamondbacks' signs; can you get them?

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May 28, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Heads East

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Juan Uribe moves to Atlanta and a whole lotta not much comes back to the Dodgers

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The Red Sox call up Rusney Castillo, Eury De La Rosa continues his Tour de Côte Ouest, and other teams make other moves.

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Welington Castillo heads north by northwest, while the Astros acquire international bonus slots for a minor prospects.

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May 19, 2015 12:37 am

Transaction Analysis: Marlins Do Odd Thing

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R.J. Anderson

Mike Redmond is out; the GM Dan Jennings is in. Will it settle the Marlins' permanently wobbly managerial chair?

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May 18, 2015 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Philly Games Franco

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Just in time to delay his free agency, Maikel Franco gets the call. Meanwhile, Joe Blanton resurfaces to eat innings in KC and Carlos Sanchez arrives to save the White Sox at the keystone.

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May 15, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Easy Street

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R.J. Anderson

The Angels extend their closer, Drew Smyly is sidelined, Wil Nieves is mentioned, etc.

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Two-pitch pitchers can succeed, but not when they work like Taijuan Walker has.

So far the Mariners have been one of the season's biggest disappointments. At 15-17, they sit closer to last place than first—a position echoed by their -13 run differential, the second worst in the division. Naturally, Seattle's roster houses numerous underachievers. Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz have been excellent, but haven't outweighed the slow starts of Robinson Cano, Austin Jackson, and Fernando Rodney, nor the struggles of Mike Zunino, Brad Miller, Kyle Seager, Dustin Ackley, James Paxton, and . . . well, just about every non-royal homegrown player on the roster.

Taijuan Walker's performance might be the least fulfilling of the drafted-and-developed bunch. After six turns through the rotation, Walker has the highest DRA among big-league starting pitchers. His Game Scores have been (in order): 7, 29, 60, 67, 12, and 49—or more bad than good, and more scattered than fixed. Old stats tell the same tale. Walker has not flourished like a cockatoo in a birdbath; instead he's languished to the point of allowing 27 runs and 39 hits in 27 2/3 innings.

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