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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, 2015 and 2016 editions. He also co-hosts, with Ben Lindbergh, the Effectively Wild podcast, and is the co-author of The Only Rule Is It Has To Work, about his experience running baseball operations for an independent minor-league team.

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06-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 912: Three Teams on the Buy-or-Sell Bubble
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 911: Good Knuckleballs, Bad Ballpark Deals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-23

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BP Unfiltered: How to Read a Canadian Leaderboard
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Sam Miller

06-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 910: Mike Trout's Identical Twin
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 909: Vin Scully Meets Mount Rushmore
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 908: Remember the Rays?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 907: Root for the Home Team (To Lose By 5 or More Runs)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 906: Beware the Diamondbacks' Bench
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-16

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Pebble Hunting: Change The Minimum-Innings Threshold, Dangit
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Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Unfiltered: Clayton Kershaw Should Have, Like, Three Walks Allowed This Year
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Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 905: The Pitch-Clock Countdown Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 904: The Big Baseball Grab Bag
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 903: The Not-So-Surprising Standings
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-12

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Pebble Hunting: The State of the Closer
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Sam Miller

06-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 902: The Names to Know from Draft Day One
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 901: The Best Candidates for Weird Defense
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 900: The Salvy Won't Save You Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-07

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BP Unfiltered: You're the Ump!
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Sam Miller

06-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 899: The Padres' Points for Trying
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-07

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Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 'Mistakes', Chapter Two
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Sam Miller

06-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 898: The Expendable Ex-Superstars Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 897: Mark Simon on Fun Facts and The Yankees Index
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 896: Beware of Wearables?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 895: The Chain Letters Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 894: Lasers in the Outfield
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 893: Hello, Julio Urias
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 892: Carson Cistulli on Ranking Baseball's Broadcasts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 891: The Support Saberseminar Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 890: Ichiro, Kershaw, and Rich Hill's Contract Comparables
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 889: Three Aces in Distress
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 888: Meet the Minor Leagues' Latest Recruit
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 887: Sabermetrics Meets the Mexican League
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 886: Take My Pujols, Please
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 885: How We'd Question the Commissioner (Off the Record)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 884: The Rangers-Blue Jays Brawl Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-16

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Pebble Hunting: The 14 Heroes Of Sunday's Odor/Bautista Brawl
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Sam Miller

05-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 883: T.J. Quinn Explains the Latest PED Problems
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 882: Scherzer's Dominance, Described and Dissected
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-11

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BP Unfiltered: How Many Runs Could the Cubs Spot Their Opponents?
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Sam Miller

05-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 881: The Big Unit's Perplexing Punctuation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-11

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Pebble Hunting: The Disappearing Footnote
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Sam Miller

05-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 880: Extending Strasburg and Trading Trout
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 879: Bartolo, Bryce, and Goodbye Good Wife
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 878: Gender Imbalance in Baseball Operations
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 877: The Cubs' Crazy-Ridiculous Start
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 876: The Thanks for Buying Our Book Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 875: The Pedro-Kershaw Peak Comparison
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-03

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Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 28 'Mistakes' Last Month
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Sam Miller

05-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 874: The One-Month Winter-Move Mulligans
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 873: The Braves Are the Best (at Bilking Taxpayers)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam discuss their fatalistic feelings concerning Noah Syndergaard, banter about fun facts and Fernando Abad, and talk about impending trade-deadline decisions for the White Sox, Yankees, and Pirates.

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Ben and Sam talk to Professor Alan Nathan about the physics of knuckleballs, then talk to WFAA's Brett Shipp about his reporting on public funding for the Rangers' new ballpark.

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Translating the unrecognizable French abbreviations for baseball stats.

Was checking up on an old friend who is playing in the Can-Am League this season and ran into a little bit of trouble: French names for baseball statistics are apparently different enough that the abbreviations are unrecognizable! These are the team starts for the Quebec Capitales; let's see if we can sort this out.

MENEURS AU BÂTON

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Ben and Sam banter about Steven Wright and knuckleball physics, then answer listener emails about the least interesting inning, the one-baserunner leash, an all-or-nothing Ichiro, Mike Trout's hypothetical twin and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about Clayton Kershaw and clarify five-man infields, then discuss who would be on a baseball Mount Rushmore and dig through Sports Illustrated's archives to pinpoint what makes Vin Scully so great.

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Ben and Sam banter about Santos Saldivar and discuss Tim Lincecum's comeback, two player demotions, and the decline of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Ben and Sam talk to Warren Friss, the founder of GameHedge, a new ticket vendor that promises to issue 50 percent refunds when the home team loses by five or more runs.

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Ben and Sam discuss the Diamondbacks' bench (literally), Johnny Cueto's varied deliveries, Zack Cozart's incredible power, the demise of David Wright, Ichiro and Rose, and Kershaw's unjust walks.

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Pitcher roles change, but what we think of as (statistically) a full season hasn't. This is bad and wrong.

One hundred and sixty-two innings was as good a number as any. By design—"provided that the pitcher has pitched at least as many innings in league championship games as the number of games scheduled for each club in his club’s league that season (MLB Rule 9.22(b))"—the number had a pleasing symmetry with the number of games in a season, which is one of baseball’s three or four most significant figures. And it worked. In 1962, for instance, there were 118 pitchers who started at least 10 games. A majority—58 percent—reached 162 innings. A supermajority (70.1 percent) of pitchers who started at least 15 games did; 80 percent of pitchers who started at least 20 did. If you were a starter, the minimum-innings threshold recognized you.

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Clayton Kershaw has walked seven batters this year, which might be too many.

Clayton Kershaw just walked his seventh batter of the season:

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Ben and Sam banter about Dodgers injuries, home run derbies, and the new TV show Braindead, and answer listener emails about intimidation tactics, scouting trade targets, baseball's best commercial breaks, and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about a wide range of topics, including Ray Searage and the struggling Pirates pitching staff; the pitcher home run derby; rehabilitating Ben Cherington; the amazing Matt Shoemaker; Clayton Kershaw; crowd chants, and a bad fun fact.

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