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Sam Miller 

Sam Miller

Sam Miller is the editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus. He has written for three Baseball Prospectus annuals and co-edited the 2014 edition. He also co-hosts, with Ben Lindbergh, the Effectively Wild podcast, and is a contributor to ESPN the Magazine.

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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

12-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 584: Is Billy Beane Bad for Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 583: What the Braves, Red Sox, and Dodgers are Doing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Negotiating Nick Markakis' Defense
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Sam Miller and Nick Shlain

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 582: Pablo Sandoval's Special Skill, Your Special Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Predictable Nelson Cruz Signing, the Predictable Nelson Cruz
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Sam Miller

12-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 581: The Mysterious Josh Donaldson Deal
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 580: Don't Leave Home Without Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Do Whatever They Want
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Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

11-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 579: Chase Headley, Pablo Sandoval, and the Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 578: The Free-Agent Contract Over/Under Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-21

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Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune
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Sam Miller

11-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 577: Backloaded Contracts and Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 576: Martin to Toronto and the Atlanta-St. Louis Swap
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement
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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

11-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 575: The Giancarlo Stanton Extension
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: When $325 Million Is An Easy Decision
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Sam Miller

11-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 574: The Cubs' Unparallelled Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-13

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BP Unfiltered: The First Thing I Will Look For When MVP Results Are Announced Today
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Sam Miller

11-13

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Baseball's Seven Wonders
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Sam Miller

11-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 573: Free Agents, Front-Office Surveys, and Other Incisive Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-11

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BP Unfiltered: Grading the 'MLB Executive' Predictions, 2012 and 2013
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Sam Miller

11-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 572: How the World Series Odds Will Look Different on Opening Day
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 571: Thoughts on a Thin Free-Agent Market
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 570: The Offseason's First Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-05

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Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different
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Sam Miller

11-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 569: The Yankees and Free Agency
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam banter about being blindsided by trades, then discuss Toronto's Russell Martin signing and the Jason Heyward-Shelby Miller deal.

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November 18, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement

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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

The Cardinals get one of the best young stars in the game, while the Braves add club-controlled pitching.

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Ben and Sam banter about non-revelatory rumors, replay-review revisions, and Barry Zito, then discuss the reported terms of the Marlins' historic Giancarlo Stanton extension.

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November 17, 2014 1:21 am

Transaction Analysis: When $325 Million Is An Easy Decision

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Sam Miller

The Marlins had no choice but to offer whatever Giancarlo Stanton wanted. Fortunately for them, he's worth it.



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Ben and Sam talk to BP prospect staffers Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen about the Cubs' top-ranked farm system.

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Will Chase Utley finally top his inferior teammate?

This will be the first time since Ryan Howard's partial rookie season that Chase Utley finishes ahead of him in MVP voting

Sam Miller (@SamMillerBP) May 24, 2014

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November 13, 2014 6:00 am

Baseball's Seven Wonders

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Sam Miller

The most wonderful season of Mike Trout's wonderful career was his first.

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Ben and Sam discuss Jerry Crasnick's executive survey, then answer listener emails about Max Scherzer, international spending, and more.

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GMs, as we all know, are getting smarter. Are they?

Two years ago, Jerry Crasnick released his annual Polling of the Execs, in which a couple dozen GMs and GM-types ("general managers, assistant GMs, player personnel people and scouts") answered that ol' impossible request: Predict Baseball. It's one of my favorite columns of the offseason, giving us insight into the way that people on the inside think baseball works. I used the occasion to look back at those GM-types' success rate over the previous nine seasons, and found that they were hardly better than random chance at predicting whether a player would be good ("I saw (Kaz) Matsui four years ago, and I thought he was a better player than Ichiro,") or where a player was going to be signed or whether a player was going to be traded or to whom. Don't mistake that for lack of value; just acknowledge that what we're getting is a particular type of insight from these answers, if not necessary a particularly bankable forecast.

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Ben and Sam size up the pre-offseason 2015 World Series odds and speculate about how they might change before next season.

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Ben and Sam banter about Fat Kershaw and GMs without playing experience, then talk about free agents who aren't getting their due.

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Ben and Sam banter about Joe Maddon, Michael Cuddyer, and more, then answer offseason-related listener emails.

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