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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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05-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 670: Xander Bogaerts vs. Mookie Betts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 669: The 2015 Under-25 Starters Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 668: The No-Strikeout Streak, The Double DH, and the Overgrown Infield
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 667: The New Frontier in Pitching Statistics
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-29

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BP Unfiltered: Every Team's Emergency Catcher
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Sam Miller

04-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 666: The Josh Hamilton Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 665: The A-Rod Breakout Breakdown
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: Retaliation, and Pitchers Hitting Pitchers
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Sam Miller

04-27

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Pebble Hunting: Scott Boras Has Baseball's Most Accurate Projection System
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Sam Miller

04-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 664: The Brawling Royals and the Remarkable Mets
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 663: Your Mostly Excellent Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 662: Michael Schur on Metacommentary 10 Years After Fire Joe Morgan's First Post
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 661: How Different is Baseball in 2015?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-20

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BP Unfiltered: To Answer Your Question About Performance After Intentional Walks
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Sam Miller

04-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 660: The Weekend-Long A's-Royals Rumble
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 659: The Making of the Modern General Manager
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 658: Playoff Odds Changes and the Meaning in Small Samples
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 657: The Switching Cities, Dealing Draft Picks, and Trading Divisions Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 656: How to Pick Breakout Players
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 655: Lester vs. Hamilton: The Pickoff Culmination
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 654: How to Talk About Offense in 2015
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 653: The First Sign of Statcast
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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Pebble Hunting: Every Team Gets One Do-Over
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Sam Miller

04-08

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BP Unfiltered: Forever Young
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Sam Miller

04-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 652: Revenue, Run Differential, and Ways to Win Now
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 651: How Extensions Lost Their Intrigue
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-06

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BP Unfiltered: A Story About Baseball and a Father and Son I've Never Met
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Sam Miller

04-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 650: Hamilton, Lester, and Preller's Latest Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 649: Our Most-Anticipated Storylines of 2015
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-03

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Pebble Hunting: Watching The Worst Game of 2014
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Sam Miller

04-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 648: The No-Tommy-John Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-02

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Every Team's Moneyball: Los Angeles Angels: Ask First, Pitch Later
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Sam Miller

04-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 647: The Baseball Ethics Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild: One Post, 30 Team Preview Podcasts
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 646: 2015 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-31

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Pebble Hunting: The Case For Shaming the Cubs
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Sam Miller

03-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 645: 2015 Season Preview Series: Washington Nationals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 644: 2015 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-27

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Every Team's Moneyball: Arizona Diamondbacks: Hidden Snakes
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Sam Miller

03-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 643: 2015 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 642: The Gambling, Brackets, and Bonds Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-24

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BP Unfiltered: Which Position Would Win A Tournament of Positions?
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Sam Miller

03-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 641: 2015 Season Preview Series: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 640: 2015 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 639: 2015 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 638: 2015 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 637: The Interviews, Ejections, and Injuries Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-18

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BP Unfiltered: More On This Week's Play Index
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Sam Miller

03-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 636: 2015 Season Preview Series: Oakland Athletics
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-17

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Pebble Hunting: Would Pedro Martinez Have Gone Undefeated?
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Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam talk to Ben Carsley about Boston's talented 22-year-olds, Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts.

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Ben and Sam banter about the weekend in baseball and draft starting pitchers under age 25.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about DH alternatives, baseball without the grounds crew, the most exciting starters, and more.

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Ben and Sam talk to Jonathan Judge about BP's new pitching metrics and the challenges and opportunities ahead of statisticians who are still trying to uncover new truths about baseball.

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Just growing a list of every team's emergency catcher.

Help us crowd-source this. If you know one, leave it in the comments, email me by clicking the button at the bottom of this post, or tweet me @sammillerbp. Citations preferred, but not necessary. Current emergency catchers only, please.

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Ben and Sam banter about Salvador Perez, Erik Kratz, and emergency catchers and then discuss Josh Hamilton's return to Texas.

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Ben and Sam banter about the NL DH and then discuss A-Rod's newfound patience and oldfound power.

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Would Yordano Ventura act this way if he pitched in the NL?

As many a pundit has pointed out this week, Yordano Ventura might not have so much fightin' spirit if he pitched in the NL and knew he had to bat. But does retaliation against pitchers really exist? Two years ago we looked at that question. This piece originally ran on March 15, 2013.

An accepted piece of baseball wisdom that I understood growing up is that a pitcher is less likely to go headhunting if he has to step into the box himself. As J.C. Bradbury and Douglas J. Drinen wrote in the 2007 article “Crime and punishment in Major League Baseball: the case of the designated hitter and hit batters,”

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In 2000, when Alex Rodriguez was a free agent, Scott Boras did something amazing that we just don't appreciate enough.

On Sunday, Darren Rovell tweeted a handful of pages from the free agent binder that Scott Boras put together for a 25-year-old Alex Rodriguez. As most of us around here tend to be projections junkies, surely you’ll find this page particularly interesting:

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Ben, Sam, and Will Woods talk about the Royals' latest dust-up, the Mets' 11-game winning streak, and Giancarlo Stanton's almost physics-defying home runs.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about defining team success, four-man outfields, pitcher offensive futility, baseball's Star Wars trailer moments, and more.

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On the 10th anniversary of Fire Joe Morgan's first post, Ben and Sam talk to Michael Schur about FJM, sports-media sins in the age of Twitter and, oddly enough, The O.C.

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