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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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02-12

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BP Unfiltered: Glenn Burke, Historically Significant Baserunner
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Sam Miller

02-12

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Pebble Hunting: I Read the Entire Collective Bargaining Agreement and Here's What I Learned
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Sam Miller

02-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 817: 2016 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jeffrey Paternostro

02-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 816: 2016 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jeffrey Paternostro

02-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 815: The Season-Previews Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 814: Why Don't the Best Free Agents Make Even More Money?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 813: Changing the Strike Zone Responsibly
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 811: 2016 Comeback Player Predictions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 810: The Empty Average Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 809: The 2016 Minor League Free Agent Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 808: The BP Annual Guessing Game
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 807: Daren Willman Previews Statcast Season Two
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 806: How Quickly Chemistry Can Change
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 805: How Much is That World Series in the Window?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 804: The Offseason Odds Movers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 803: Coin-Flip Friday
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 802: The Podcast We Put Away Wet
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 801: The Big-Contract Catch-Up
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-20

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Pebble Hunting: Flame of Thrown
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Sam Miller

01-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 800: Kieran Powell on Converting from Cricket
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 799: Andy McCullough Defends the Fourth Estate
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-18

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Internet Baseball Awards: Fin
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Sam Miller

01-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 798: The Baseball Amicus Brief
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 797: How to Have the Trout Talk
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 796: Podcasting Under Pressure
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 795: The State of the Central Address
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Scioscia About Face
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Sam Miller

01-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 794: Belated Barry Bonds Banter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 793: The Emergency Mailbag Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 792: What We Learned from This Year's Hall of Fame Voting
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 791: Brewster's Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 790: The Non-Hilarious Haren
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 789: Premature Takes on the Kenta Maeda Contract
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-31

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Best of BP 2015: Baseball's Seven Wonders: Rickey Henderson's OBP
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Sam Miller

12-29

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Best of BP 2015: Forty Minutes In Houston: ALDS Game 4
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Sam Miller

12-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 788: The Deepest Mailbag Dive
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-28

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Best of BP 2015: One Particular View of Kris Bryant's Home Run
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Sam Miller

12-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 787: He Knows if Your Hall of Fame Ballot Has Been Bad or Good
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 786: The Longest-Awaited Listener Email Answers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 785: The Tantalizing 2018 Free Agent Class
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-15

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BP Announcements: Sam Miller on Hang Up and Listen (podcast)
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Baseball Prospectus and Sam Miller

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 784: The Cubs Are Kinda Good
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 783: The Astros Get Giles, and a Heyward Hypothetical
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Piazza-but-not-Bagwell Voter
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Sam Miller

12-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 782: Shelby Miller Madness, and a Zobrist-Castro Comparison
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 781: Are Teams Going Overboard in the Bullpen?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 780: Good Pitchers Go West
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 779: Meet Major League Hitters' Newest Nightmare
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 778: Your Best Emails, with a Special Surprise(d) Guest
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 777: The Pun-Free David Price Podcast
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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On Glenn Burke's third claim to fame.

On Effectively Wild the other day, I attempted to find the worst pinch-runner of all-time. This is not to be confused with Michael Baumann’s search for the worst runners who made pinch-running appearances. Rather, I sought the worst pinch-runner of the subset of players who pinch-ran often enough that we’d consider pinch-running to be part of their value to a team, one of the skills listed on their resumes. Specifically, players in the top 500 all-time in pinch-running appearances.

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Finding the soul of the modern game in legalese.

It’s easy to underestimate how important baseball’s collective bargaining agreement is. I know how easy, because I’ve been doing it for years without even trying. The CBA has been mostly defined in my mind as “not a strike, yay.”

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Ben and Sam preview the Braves' season with Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Mark Bradley, and Jeff talks to Talking Chop prospect writer Garrett Spain (at 31:23)

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Ben and Sam preview the Phillies' season with Holly M. Wendt, and Jeff talks to News Journal Phillies beat writer Meghan Montemurro (at 23:50)

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Ben and Sam preview their fourth annual 30-team season-preview podcast series with preview partners Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell, then answer listener emails about prospect lists, talking to scouts, fantasy drafting, Ian Desmond, and Kenta Maeda.

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Ben and Sam discuss why teams don't pay a premium for elite free agents and why players who switch positions might not always do so smoothly.

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Ben and Sam banter about The Good Wife's Super Bowl spot and discuss some potential unintended consequences of raising/shrinking the strike zone.

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Ben and Sam banter about Alvaro Espinoza and Kenta Imamiya, then draft candidates for the 2016 Comeback Player of the Year Award(s).

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Howie Kendrick's contract, Scott Boras and the CBA, how teams hire analysts, young MVPs, and more.

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For the third consecutive year, Ben and Sam draft the 20 minor league free agents they hope will earn the most major league playing time in 2016.

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Ben and Sam banter about Billions, the amazing Willie Davis, and a strange Fox Sports article, then conduct a quiz show.

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Ben and Sam talk to the new Director of Baseball Research and Development for MLB Advanced Media, Daren Willman, about what's in store for Statcast in 2016 and beyond.

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