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Sam Miller 

Sam Miller

Sam Miller is the editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus. He has written for two Baseball Prospectus annuals and co-edited the 2014 and 2015 editions. He also co-hosts, with Ben Lindbergh, the Effectively Wild podcast, and is a contributor to ESPN the Magazine.

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02-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 624: 2015 Season Preview Series: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 623: 2015 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 622: 2015 Season Preview Series: Milwaukee Brewers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-25

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Pebble Hunting: What the Heck, Tigers?
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Sam Miller

02-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 621: The Moncada Contract, Win Expectancy, and the High-Five Hypothetical
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-23

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BP Unfiltered: Does This Record Mean Anything?
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Sam Miller

02-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 620: 2015 Season Preview Series: Chicago White Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 619: 2015 Season Preview Series: Baltimore Orioles (And an Announcement)
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Special Status of the Last Man on a Prospect List
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Sam Miller

02-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 618: 2015 Season Preview Series: Houston Astros
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-18

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BP Unfiltered: Everybody Played Shortstop
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Sam Miller

02-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 617: Dangerous Dodgers, Spray Hitters, and a World Without Moneyball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-17

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BP Unfiltered: How Many Teams Does It Take to Beat the Dodgers?
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Sam Miller

02-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 616: 2015 Season Preview Series: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 615: 2015 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 614: 2015 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-13

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Pebble Hunting: Testing PECOTA's Memory
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Sam Miller

02-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 613: 2015 Season Preview Series: Colorado Rockies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 612: What Life After Rules Changes Would Look Like
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 611: 2015 Season Preview Series: Minnesota Twins
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 610: 2015 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 609: Kiley McDaniel on Yoan Moncada, Cuba, and Prospect Bias
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 608: Unsolved Mysteries of the Mailbag
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 607: The 2015 Minor League Free Agent Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 606: The Baseball-to-Cricket Conversion
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 605: Emails for the Asking
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 604: PECOTA's Surprising Pitcher Projections
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-26

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Pebble Hunting: What It Means To Have The Best Farm System In Baseball, Part Three
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Sam Miller

01-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 603: Dirk Hayhurst on Pace and the Batter-Pitcher Balance of Power
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-23

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Pebble Hunting: The Pitchers Who Changed PECOTA's Mind
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Sam Miller

01-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 602: These Emails Are Marked As Important
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 601: Why Washington Signed Scherzer
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Nationals Stare Into The Future
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Sam Miller and Mike Gianella

01-19

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Pebble Hunting: The Hitters Who Changed PECOTA's Mind
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Sam Miller

01-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 600: If You Love Your GM, Should You Set Him Free?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-16

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Pebble Hunting: The Gospel According to Baseball
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Sam Miller

01-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 599: Timeless Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 598: The A's, Rebuilding, and Ben Zobrist
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 597: Why Aren't Winning Teams Spending?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 594: The Year's Last Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 593: Reimagining the Manager
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 592: Listener Emails (The Holiday Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 591: How Did Preller's Padres Pull it Off?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 590: How Much Should Minor Leaguers Make?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 588: The Emails That the Winter Meetings Didn't Want You to Hear
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 587: Valuing Draft Picks Inappropriately, the Marlins' Sincerity, and Boston's Low-Strike Strategy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 586: The Winter Meetings Moves We Missed
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Santana and Morales, One Year Later
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Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 585: The Winter Meetings So Far
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: What's Plan A?
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Ben and Sam preview the Pirates' season with Sarah Sprague, and Sahadev talks to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pirates beat writer Travis Sawchik (at 23:22).

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Ben and Sam preview the Reds' season with R.J. Anderson, and Sahadev talks to Cincinnati Enquirer Reds beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans (at 25:34).

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Ben and Sam preview the Brewers' season with J.P. Breen, and Sahadev talks to Brewers play-by-play broadcaster Joe Block (at 24:16).

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February 25, 2015 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: What the Heck, Tigers?

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Making sense of why the Tigers didn't add a big-name arm to their bad bullpen this offseason.

Has there ever been a team that entered an offseason more obviously in need of bullpen improvements than the Tigers? They finished 13th in the AL in bullpen ERA, ahead of only the Astros and White Sox; 14th in WHIP, ahead of only the White Sox; and 28th in all of baseball in FRA, which is park- and league- and era- and luck-adjusted. Notably, they managed that while throwing the fewest innings in the American League, a reflection of their strong starting staff but also a boost to their overall relief numbers—if they’d had to scrounge up an additional hundred innings to match the Angels’ total, most of those extra 100 would have come from even worse options.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Yoan Moncada, sabermetric broadcasts, the replacement-level high-five rate, and more.

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Assessing the noteworthiness of a very rare achievement.

There are records that are very important and records that aren't important at all. Within each category are records that get lots of attention and records that get very little attention. Thusly:

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Ben and Sam preview the White Sox' season with Tim Marchman, and Sahadev talks to Dan Hayes, who covers the White Sox for CSN Chicago (at 36:52).

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Ben and Sam make an exciting announcement and preview the Orioles' season with Jeff Long, and Sahadev talks to MASNSports.com Orioles beat writer Roch Kubatko (at 32:04).

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Is the no. 100 prospect more loved than no. 99?

Over at Baseball America, John Manuel ran down all the No. 1 overall prospects Baseball America has ever chosen, from best (Alex Rodriguez) to worst (click over there). At the bottom of the post, he switches things up and talks about prospect no. 100:

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Ben and Sam preview the Astros' season with Ted Walker, and Sahadev talks to Houston Chronicle Astros beat writer Evan Drellich (at 34:30).

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Possession is nine-tenths of the law, except when it comes to shortstop.

There are phrases that get repeated in the BP Annual that we do our best as editors to avoid, like "at the highest level" or "advanced approach" or "command and control." Then there are the phrases that get repeated because they're so crucial to analysis that you simply can't avoid mentioning them often. Like whether the player who is manning shortstop in A-Ball is going to be able to man shortstop at the highest level in the majors. So I'd argue that this repetition is justified:

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Ben and Sam catch up on banter and answer listener emails about the Dodgers, the shift, Moneyball, and more.

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