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Sam Miller 

Sam Miller

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

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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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Sam Miller

12-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 584: Is Billy Beane Bad for Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 583: What the Braves, Red Sox, and Dodgers are Doing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Negotiating Nick Markakis' Defense
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Sam Miller and Nick Shlain

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 582: Pablo Sandoval's Special Skill, Your Special Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Predictable Nelson Cruz Signing, the Predictable Nelson Cruz
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Sam Miller

12-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 581: The Mysterious Josh Donaldson Deal
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 580: Don't Leave Home Without Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Do Whatever They Want
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Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

11-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 579: Chase Headley, Pablo Sandoval, and the Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 578: The Free-Agent Contract Over/Under Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-21

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Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune
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Sam Miller

11-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 577: Backloaded Contracts and Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 576: Martin to Toronto and the Atlanta-St. Louis Swap
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement
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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

11-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 575: The Giancarlo Stanton Extension
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: When $325 Million Is An Easy Decision
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Sam Miller

11-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 574: The Cubs' Unparallelled Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-13

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BP Unfiltered: The First Thing I Will Look For When MVP Results Are Announced Today
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Sam Miller

11-13

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Baseball's Seven Wonders
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Sam Miller

11-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 573: Free Agents, Front-Office Surveys, and Other Incisive Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-11

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BP Unfiltered: Grading the 'MLB Executive' Predictions, 2012 and 2013
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Sam Miller

11-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 572: How the World Series Odds Will Look Different on Opening Day
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 571: Thoughts on a Thin Free-Agent Market
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 570: The Offseason's First Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-05

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Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different
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Sam Miller

11-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 569: The Yankees and Free Agency
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 568: Postseason Lessons and Legacies
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 567: Game 7, from Start to Finish
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam talk to former major leaguer Dirk Hayhurst about the player's perspective on MLB's efforts to speed up games.

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Pitchers Who Changed PECOTA's Mind

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Sam Miller

PECOTA likes a few pitchers quite a bit more than it did a year ago. What did those arms do to deserve better projections?

You know who had a really good year last year? Alfonso Alcantara. The guy obviously dedicated himself to the sport, got himself in great condition, learned a new trick or two, and/or was just darned focused like a great athlete should be. I have no idea who Alfonso Alcantara is.

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Ben and Sam banter about their favorite regular-season games, then answer listener emails about player relocation, bidding for top prospects, transaction crowdsourcing, and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about Nori Aoki's contract, then discuss the Nationals' signing of Max Scherzer.

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January 20, 2015 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: The Nationals Stare Into The Future

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Sam Miller and Mike Gianella

Washington signs the top free agent on this year's market, Max Scherzer.

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January 19, 2015 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Hitters Who Changed PECOTA's Mind

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Sam Miller

Whose 2014 season, good or bad, had enough of an impact to drastically change how PECOTA views them?

Last year, around this time, I wrote an article here about the players who had most changed PECOTA’s mind in the previous year. The premise of said piece was that it takes extraordinary circumstances for PECOTA to acknowledge that the player had changed. Players don’t usually change much, at least in a year. People don’t usually change much. Last year, around this time, I wrote that article, and right now I’m writing that article, because I don’t usually change much.

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Ben and Sam banter about Gabe Kapler and Chris Tillman, then discuss the Orioles' dilemma about whether to let GM Dan Duquette leave (with help from The Good Wife).

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Which Bible verses do baseball players gravitate to the most and why?

A few months ago, you might recall, Kolten Wong signed a baseball with a Bible verse that doesn’t exist. At least, somebody claimed to have a baseball signed by Kolten Wong (the signature looks right) under which a non-existent Bible verse is written in what looks plausibly like the hand of Kolten Wong. Psalms 3:16 doesn’t exist because the third Psalm has only eight verses.*

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Ben and Sam banter about the Diamondbacks' latest quote kerfluffle, then answer listener emails about timeless tickets, home-field disadvantages, and breakout players.

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Ben and Sam banter about Ryan Lavarnway and Billy Beane fan fiction, then discuss the Ben Zobrist trade.

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Ben and Sam attempt to solve the mystery of why losing teams have uncharacteristically snapped up so many free agents this winter.

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Ben and Sam end the year by answering listener emails about Barry Bonds, baseball in pop culture, Wil Myers, and more.

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