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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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04-18

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Painting the Black: Super Twoing
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R.J. Anderson

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: A Moran and a Wolf Walk Into a Bar
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-14

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Painting the Black: Portents for the Imports of Importance
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R.J. Anderson

04-10

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Painting the Black: (B.J.) Upton No Good
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R.J. Anderson

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel
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R.J. Anderson

04-04

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Painting the Black: Nathan Eovaldi and the Jarrod Saltalamacchia Effect
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R.J. Anderson

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Archer de Triomphe
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R.J. Anderson

03-31

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Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-31

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Transaction Analysis: Darling Starling Stands By Pittsburgh
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R.J. Anderson

03-28

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Wojciechowski

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild
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R.J. Anderson

03-24

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Painting the Black: Men at Work
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R.J. Anderson

03-21

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Painting the Black: The Predictive Power of the Hit By Pitch
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R.J. Anderson

03-19

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Painting the Black: Up and Adams
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R.J. Anderson

03-17

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Transaction Analysis: Benefits and Perkins
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R.J. Anderson

03-13

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Transaction Analysis: Santana Settles, Atlanta Settles
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

03-10

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Keep Carpenter, Cost Certainty
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
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R.J. Anderson

03-05

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles Sign Flimsy Johan
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R.J. Anderson

03-03

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Painting the Black: The Prospect Proximity Rankings
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R.J. Anderson

02-27

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Painting the Black: Lessons from the Top 50 Free Agents List
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R.J. Anderson

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: The Gardner Constant
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R.J. Anderson

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offer Helps Orioles, Hurts Nelson Cruz
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

02-20

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BP Unfiltered: The Greatly Exaggerated Demise of Free Agent Starters
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R.J. Anderson

02-19

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Painting the Black: Cash/Rizz Everything Around Me
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R.J. Anderson

02-17

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Transaction Analysis: Choosing the Brave Life
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R.J. Anderson

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a Ray
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R.J. Anderson and Steffan Segui

02-12

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Transaction Analysis: Don't Ya Need Him Brantley
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Reeling in Rodney
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

02-07

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Painting the Black: Slow Jams
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R.J. Anderson

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: The New Adventures of Freeman
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R.J. Anderson

02-03

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Transaction Analysis: Ain't Nothin' But Hammels
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

01-31

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Transaction Analysis: Mariners Sign Rusty Baker
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-29

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Painting the Black: Blistery Science Theater
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R.J. Anderson

01-24

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Transaction Analysis: Balfour Got Back
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R.J. Anderson and Alex Kantecki

01-23

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Transaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)
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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Steffan Segui

01-22

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Sign Tanaka
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

01-21

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Transaction Analysis: The Mark of the Reynolds
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Youngian Thing
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R.J. Anderson

01-14

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Painting the Black: Smyly Anticipated
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R.J. Anderson

01-13

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BP Unfiltered: John Axford Tips Well
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R.J. Anderson

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: The Sands of Time
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R.J. Anderson

01-02

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Transaction Analysis: Crain So Good Coulda Swore You Went to College
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

12-26

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Transaction Analysis: Colletti's All-Closer Bullpen
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R.J. Anderson

12-23

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Transaction Analysis: Rangers Choose Choo
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R.J. Anderson and

12-20

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Transaction Analysis: White Sox Sign Scott Downs, Complete Groundball Bullpen
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: The 13-Team TA
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh, Ethan Purser and BP Fantasy Staff

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Atlanta Inks Floyd, and Two Teams Sign Relievers
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Dodgers Win Your eBay Bidding
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Lone(y) Wolf
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

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February 19, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Cash/Rizz Everything Around Me

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R.J. Anderson

Forget Pineda/Montero. A more interesting swap of young talent that offseason has provided both clubs with something to hope for this year.

As easy as it is to forget, the Jesus Montero-Michael Pineda deal was not the only trade made during that month in which a young pitcher was moved for a young hitter. A week earlier, the Cubs and Padres exchanged Andrew Cashner for Anthony Rizzo as part of a four-player swap. Though not a challenge trade by the strictest definition—the two players did not man the same position—it nonetheless felt like one, in large part because of the executives who were involved.

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February 17, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Choosing the Brave Life

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R.J. Anderson

The Braves lock up two more young stars, Erik Bedard joins the Rays, and Emilio Bonifacio joins the Cubs.



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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a Ray

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R.J. Anderson and Steffan Segui

Jose Lobaton goes to Washington, and the Rays get a prospect.

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February 12, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Don't Ya Need Him Brantley

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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Indians extend Michael Brantley, and the Rangers sign Tommy Hanson.

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February 10, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Reeling in Rodney

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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

The Mariners get a closer, the Diamondbacks sign Bronson Arroyo, and Paul Maholm goes cheap.

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February 7, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Slow Jams

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R.J. Anderson

In a high-heat era, how do low-heat pitchers get the job done?

On Thursday, Robert Arthur provided a statistical look at how pitchers without velocity succeed. Arthur concluded that arsenal depth—although less predictive of success than velocity—was the key. It's an intuitive takeaway, yet an important one. The league has seen an influx in velocity in recent seasons (with more firepower on the way). Consider this nugget: the starting pitcher with the 50th-fastest average heater in 2009 checked in at 91.5 mph; in 2013, that spot belonged to a pitcher whose fastball averaged 92.2 mph. Pitchers as a population appear to be gaining velocity.

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February 5, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The New Adventures of Freeman

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The Braves ink their first baseman for a long time, the Astros sign Jerome Williams, and the A's are added to Sam Fuld's Wikipedia page.



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February 3, 2014 6:02 am

Transaction Analysis: Ain't Nothin' But Hammels

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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Cubs repeat a tactic used before, Wilson Betemit gets another shot, and Tony Sipp joins the San Diego bullpen battle.

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January 31, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Mariners Sign Rusty Baker

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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Angels add Carlos Pena and Brennan Boesch for depth, Pedro Figueroa keeps bouncing, Jose Mijares joins the champions and the Mariners add starting pitching depth.

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January 29, 2014 6:04 am

Painting the Black: Blistery Science Theater

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R.J. Anderson

What makes for a blister-prone pitcher?

When it comes to pitching injuries, none is easier to relate to than the blister. Almost everyone has had one, which is more than can be written about a torn elbow ligament or a frayed labrum. Yet the accessibility and commonness of the blister hasn't led to a sea of information; pertinent details—like why certain pitchers seem predisposed to suffering from repeat cases, and how those pitchers can be identified ahead of time—remain unknown.

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January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Balfour Got Back

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R.J. Anderson and Alex Kantecki

After the Orioles chose to hit him, the Rays pull up quick to get with him.

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January 23, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)

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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Steffan Segui

The Red Sox revive Grady Sizemore, the Phillies revive Bobby Abreu, and the Rays and Padres swap multitudes.

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