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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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09-22

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 32: The DFA Pads-Cast
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-19

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 31: We're On Fire
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-14

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 30: The Cleveland Show
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-12

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 29: A (Longer) Pirate's Life For Me
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-06

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 28: The Eye Test
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-02

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 27: Justin Time!
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-29

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 26: Always Be Clobbering (Baseballs)
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-18

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 24: A Weaver Farewell
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R.J. Anderson, Zach Crizer and Shawn Brody

08-15

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 23: That's Clippie!
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-12

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 22: The One About The Mets
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Jarrett Seidler

08-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 21: The Deadline Was Just A Suggestion
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

07-30

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 19: Who Are Yu (Going To Be Traded To)?
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

07-27

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 18: Royal Buyers
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

07-01

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 15: R.J. Wants To Hunt Ghosts With Jon Gray
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

06-29

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 14: A Trade! We Have A Trade!
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

06-21

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 13: Pure Speculation
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

06-16

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 12: Somethin' Brewin'
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R.J. Anderson, Zach Crizer and Shawn Brody

05-31

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 10: West Coast Bias
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-26

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 9: Mullin' Moves
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-24

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging
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R.J. Anderson, Meg Rowley and Shawn Brody

05-16

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 6: One Up, One Down
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-11

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 5: Canha Tell You A Story
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 4: I Think We Shall Call Him Adam
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-05

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 3: Aces Low
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-02

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 2: Triggonometry
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

04-25

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 1: Added to the Roster
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

03-28

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Winter Is Leaving
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R.J. Anderson

03-21

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Winter Is Leaving
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R.J. Anderson

03-16

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Painting the Black: Fade to Black
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R.J. Anderson

03-14

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Transaction Analysis: Freese Dance
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R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick

03-07

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Winter Is Leaving
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R.J. Anderson

03-04

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Transaction Analysis: Fifty Million Cardinals Fans Can't be Wong
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R.J. Anderson and Matthew Trueblood

03-02

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Transaction Analysis: Extending Sal
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R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick

02-29

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Transaction Analysis: Ian the Texan
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

02-29

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Transaction Analysis: Will I Am
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R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick

02-26

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Transaction Analysis: Post-Hype or Most-Ripe?
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R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Nicolas Stellini

02-25

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Painting the Black: Finding Fits
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R.J. Anderson

02-23

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Transaction Analysis: Minor Moves
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R.J. Anderson

02-19

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Transaction Analysis: Joyce To The World
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R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick

02-18

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Painting the Black: PECOTA and Seeing Red(s)
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R.J. Anderson

02-16

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Transaction Analysis: Musical Bullpen Chairs
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R.J. Anderson

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: That's a Lot of Goggles
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R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood

02-10

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The NRI Watch
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R.J. Anderson

02-08

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Transaction Analysis: Floyd the Barber
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R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Ezra Wise

02-03

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Transaction Analysis: Torreyes or Not Torreyes
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R.J. Anderson

01-29

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Transaction Analysis: Elevation...Don't Go To My Head
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R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick, Adam McInturff, Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

01-29

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Transaction Analysis: It's a Fister! It's a Fister!
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R.J. Anderson and Matthew Trueblood

01-27

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Transaction Analysis: Hey Hey Hey! It's Maaaatt Albers!
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R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick

01-22

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Transaction Analysis: Arrows Pointing West
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R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: Logan's Run
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R.J. Anderson

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On the second episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. delve into the early wave of prospect talent coming up in Los Angeles; will Bellinger and Urias push the Dodgers to the top of the West? Also, the guys break down Oakland's Andrew Triggs and much more.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

On this episode, Bryan and R.J. discuss the newest additions to the Dodgers' 25-man roster: Cody Bellinger and Julio Urias. Will these top talents push the Dodgers past the surprising Diamondbacks and Rockies in the NL West, and what should we expect from these two this season? Then the guys examine a transaction in retrospect, looking at waiver-wire pickup Andrew Triggs, and how Oakland converted this reliever into a surprising starting pitching asset. Lastly, the batting prospect topics include the NL East's spate of devastating injuries (Noah Syndergaard, Adam Eaton, Yoenis Cespedes, and Aaron Nola), and a few back-of-the-bench utility infielders such as Chase d'Arnaud, Tim Beckham, and ... sigh ... Jurickson Profar.

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On the debut episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. discuss the New York Mets and how bad they are at using the new 10-day disabled list, Jerry Dipoto giving up on Leonys Martin, and the irreplacable starting pitchers heading to the DL!

It's the debut episode of BP's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

On the debut episode of the show, Bryan and R.J. discuss the New York Mets and how bad they are at using the new 10-day disabled list (very bad!). After that, they try to make sense of Jerry Dipoto's latest roster churn: Leonys Martin gets DFAed as the Mariners give up on him before May. And, to close it out, the guys take aim at Shawn's batting practice topics including Madison Bumgarner, Garrett Richards, Starling Marte, and ... perhaps most importantly ... the epic Ty Kelly trade.

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March 28, 2016 6:05 am

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No, really: At least Nolan Arenado is fun to watch.

The Rockies are a mess. They’ve finished fourth or fifth in each of the past five seasons; they’ve trailed the division winner by 20 or more games in all but one of those years (when they checked in 18 games back); and last July they traded their face-of-the-franchise shortstop for, among other (admittedly more important, promising) pieces, a veteran who is now suspended indefinitely following a domestic assault arrest. It’s been all downhill since their divisional-round exit in 2009, and provided you trust PECOTA’s 74-win projection, there’s little reason to believe their fortunes will change over the next seven months. You’d almost be justified in ignoring them. Almost.

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March 21, 2016 6:00 am

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No, really: The Reds have a young rotation.

Joey Votto is going to walk a lot.

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A note.

A little over five years ago, I wrote my first piece for Baseball Prospectus. It was an unmemorable, bad Unfiltered post about a long-forgotten transaction (Justin Duchscherer signing with the Orioles). Having wanted to write for BP since discovering the Annuals as a teenager, I relished the opportunity and hoped to stick around for a while. I’ve been fortunate to do so, and always figured that BP’s leadership and/or readership would push me out before I left on my own.

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The Pirates add some depth, the Orioles sign another all-or-nothing slugger, the Mariners pull another former future star into their black hole of catchers, and more.



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March 7, 2016 6:00 am

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No, really: Sonny Gray is probably getting traded.

The A’s never conform to expectations. With most teams, that statement would mean they never play like PECOTA predicts. While that’s true here—PECOTA has pegged them as an 82-to-84-win team in four of the last five seasons, the exception being the year it had them down for 72 wins (they won 94 and the division)—it’s a part of the larger mystique borne from their off-the-field unpredictability. Asserting that a team goes against the grain means there’s a clear pattern in play—a counterculture pattern, but still a pattern. Here? There isn’t one; the A’s zig and zag and cut and curve and perform unnamed movements around expectations, based on either their past or the league as a whole. If it all makes sense to anyone, it’s them and them alone.

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The Cardinals young second baseman gets himself his first fortune, and the Los Angeles-to-Seattle train has another customer.



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The Royals give some extra cash to one of their leaders and a few final minor league contracts handed out in February.



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The Rangers add to their outfield, in an unusual way.



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February 29, 2016 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Will I Am

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R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick

The Indians pull yet another outfielder from San Diego. Let's hope this one knows what he's putting into his body.



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Teams around the majors scramble to get their depth pieces in place before Spring Training games start up.



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