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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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06-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 700: Sabermetrics, Australia-Style
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 699: Radio Producers, Cycles, and Dave Stewart Don't Make Sense
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 698: The Diamondbacks Do it Again
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 697: The David Price Trade Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 696: Listener Emails: The Hacking, Hanley, and Position Player Pitching Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 695: The Cardinals Face the Feds
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 694: Adjudicating an All-Royals All-Star Game
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 693: Dugout Etiquette, Warm-Up WAR, and Other Thrilling Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 692: The Year of Top Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 691: Chris Long on Analytics' Role in the Draft Room
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 690: Probably Premature Judgments About Offseason Trades, Part Two
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 689: Reluctantly Trashing the Twins
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 688: Success Without Strikeouts, Strange-Looking Lineups, and Other Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-02

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The BP Wayback Machine: What It Means to Have the Best Farm System in Baseball
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Sam Miller

06-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 687: Probably Premature Judgments About Offseason Trades
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 686: Catcher Game-Calling, Now Slightly Less Mysterious
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 685: A Couple Complaints About Replays and Appeals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 684: Pitchers and Pine Tar, the Meat of the Order, and Throwing Back Baseballs
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 683: The Almost Inexplicable Stephen Strasburg
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 682: How Bryce Harper Broke Out
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 681: Marlins Madness, Sabermetric Milestones, and Other Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 680: Travis Sawchik on the Pirates and Big Data Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-19

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Baseball's Seven Wonders
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Sam Miller

05-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 679: The Barry Bonds Collusion Case
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 678: Early Statcast Leaders, Laggards, and Lessons
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 677: Pulling Corey Kluber
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 676: Questions You Asked Us to Answer
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 675: The Ways Teams Could Cheat, and the Ways We Would Punish Them
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 674: Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, and Turning Corners
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 673: The Red Sox Pitching Coach Kerfuffle
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 672: How Real Are the Astros?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 671: Avenging Umpires, Adjustable Innings, and Other Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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

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Ben and Sam discuss their schedule and answer emails about rebellious players, pitching to contact, coaching catchers, and more.

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The worst team in baseball used to have the best farm system in baseball. Here's how it played out.

The Brewers have the worst record in baseball and appear to be at the bitter end of their contention cycle. Eleven years ago, it started with the best farm system in baseball. This piece originally ran on Feb. 8, 2013.

In three weeks or so, Jason Parks is going to publish his organizational rankings. Rankings like these, prospect writers will remind you, are a snapshot. They capture reality at a particular moment, the publication upon which that reality immediately shifts into something slightly different or significantly different. There’s no permanent truth for prospects.

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Ben and Sam banter about Sonoma Stompers Opening Day, then discuss the early returns from some of the winter's biggest blockbusters.

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Ben and Sam talk to BP Director of Technology Harry Pavlidis about his recent discoveries about game-calling and our new understanding of what catchers are worth.

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Ben and Sam banter about home runs and a Dan Jennings quote, then discuss some oddities of baseball's replay and appeal rules.

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Ben, Sam, and Dan Brooks banter about Saber Seminar, then answer listener emails about pine tar, the meaning of the middle of the order, and throwing back home runs.

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Ben and Sam banter about Dan Jennings, then attempt to explain Stephen Strasburg's perplexing season.

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Ben and Sam banter about earthquakes, Tim Lincecum, and baseball nightmares, then talk to Dan Rozenson about Bryce Harper.

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Ben and Sam banter about the Marlins' unorthodox managerial move, Play Index about doubles, and answer emails about innings counts, sabermetric milestones, and more.

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Ben and Sam talk to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pirates beat writer Travis Sawchik about his new book, Big Data Baseball.

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May 19, 2015 6:00 am

Baseball's Seven Wonders

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How Rickey Henderson stayed the best in the world at one crucial baseball skill, well into his 40s.

This is the fourth in an unknown-part series. Previously: Mariano Rivera’s postseason career, Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout game, and Mike Trout's age-20 season.

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Ben and Sam banter about Bryce Harper, then talk about what Barry Bonds could have contributed to or cost a baseball team in 2008.

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