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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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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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Ben and Sam banter about batting around and Bryan Price's media meltdown, then check in on early-season statistical trends.

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Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla, Mike Benjamin, and a handful of tables that connect them all and allow us to point and gloat at A.J. Pierzynski.

Henry asks:

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Ben and Sam banter about Alex Rodriguez and discuss the three-day dispute about unwritten rules between the A's and the Royals.

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Ben and Sam talk to Mark Armour and Dan Levitt, the authors of In Pursuit of Pennants, about whether good GMs have to break rules, how long competitive advantages last, and how good teams go bad.

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