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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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02-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 624: 2015 Season Preview Series: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 623: 2015 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 622: 2015 Season Preview Series: Milwaukee Brewers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-25

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Pebble Hunting: What the Heck, Tigers?
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Sam Miller

02-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 621: The Moncada Contract, Win Expectancy, and the High-Five Hypothetical
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-23

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BP Unfiltered: Does This Record Mean Anything?
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Sam Miller

02-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 620: 2015 Season Preview Series: Chicago White Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 619: 2015 Season Preview Series: Baltimore Orioles (And an Announcement)
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Special Status of the Last Man on a Prospect List
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Sam Miller

02-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 618: 2015 Season Preview Series: Houston Astros
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-18

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BP Unfiltered: Everybody Played Shortstop
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Sam Miller

02-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 617: Dangerous Dodgers, Spray Hitters, and a World Without Moneyball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-17

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BP Unfiltered: How Many Teams Does It Take to Beat the Dodgers?
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Sam Miller

02-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 616: 2015 Season Preview Series: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 615: 2015 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 614: 2015 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-13

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Pebble Hunting: Testing PECOTA's Memory
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Sam Miller

02-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 613: 2015 Season Preview Series: Colorado Rockies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 612: What Life After Rules Changes Would Look Like
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 611: 2015 Season Preview Series: Minnesota Twins
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 610: 2015 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 609: Kiley McDaniel on Yoan Moncada, Cuba, and Prospect Bias
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 608: Unsolved Mysteries of the Mailbag
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 607: The 2015 Minor League Free Agent Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 606: The Baseball-to-Cricket Conversion
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 605: Emails for the Asking
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 604: PECOTA's Surprising Pitcher Projections
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-26

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Pebble Hunting: What It Means To Have The Best Farm System In Baseball, Part Three
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Sam Miller

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

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Ben and Sam talk to international baseball and cricket coach Julien Fountain about his efforts to turn marginalized minor leaguers into well-compensated cricketers.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about a world without the minors, bigger bats, Ernie Banks, and more.

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Ben and Sam share their thoughts on some of PECOTA's most surprising pitcher projections.

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Last year it was the Twins. The year before, the Cardinals. This year, probably the Cubs. But what's it worth when your favorite team has the league's best farm system?

Two years ago, we did a year-by-year retrospective of the Brewers’ 2004 farm system, which had been the best in baseball at that time. Last year, we did the same for the Angels’ 2005 farm system, which had been the best in baseball at that time. The idea was to see how valuable such a farm system is over time, and, more interestingly, how long the value of such a farm system holds. Does it open a team’s competitive window for three years? Five? Ten? Beyond?

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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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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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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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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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