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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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02-12

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BP Unfiltered: Glenn Burke, Historically Significant Baserunner
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Sam Miller

02-12

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Pebble Hunting: I Read the Entire Collective Bargaining Agreement and Here's What I Learned
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Sam Miller

02-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 817: 2016 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jeffrey Paternostro

02-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 816: 2016 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jeffrey Paternostro

02-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 815: The Season-Previews Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 814: Why Don't the Best Free Agents Make Even More Money?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 813: Changing the Strike Zone Responsibly
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 811: 2016 Comeback Player Predictions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 810: The Empty Average Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 809: The 2016 Minor League Free Agent Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 808: The BP Annual Guessing Game
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 807: Daren Willman Previews Statcast Season Two
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 806: How Quickly Chemistry Can Change
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 805: How Much is That World Series in the Window?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 804: The Offseason Odds Movers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 803: Coin-Flip Friday
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 802: The Podcast We Put Away Wet
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 801: The Big-Contract Catch-Up
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-20

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Pebble Hunting: Flame of Thrown
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Sam Miller

01-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 800: Kieran Powell on Converting from Cricket
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 799: Andy McCullough Defends the Fourth Estate
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-18

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Internet Baseball Awards: Fin
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Sam Miller

01-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 798: The Baseball Amicus Brief
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 797: How to Have the Trout Talk
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 796: Podcasting Under Pressure
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 795: The State of the Central Address
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Scioscia About Face
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Sam Miller

01-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 794: Belated Barry Bonds Banter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 793: The Emergency Mailbag Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 792: What We Learned from This Year's Hall of Fame Voting
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 791: Brewster's Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 790: The Non-Hilarious Haren
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 789: Premature Takes on the Kenta Maeda Contract
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-31

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Best of BP 2015: Baseball's Seven Wonders: Rickey Henderson's OBP
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Sam Miller

12-29

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Best of BP 2015: Forty Minutes In Houston: ALDS Game 4
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Sam Miller

12-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 788: The Deepest Mailbag Dive
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-28

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Best of BP 2015: One Particular View of Kris Bryant's Home Run
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Sam Miller

12-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 787: He Knows if Your Hall of Fame Ballot Has Been Bad or Good
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 786: The Longest-Awaited Listener Email Answers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 785: The Tantalizing 2018 Free Agent Class
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-15

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BP Announcements: Sam Miller on Hang Up and Listen (podcast)
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Baseball Prospectus and Sam Miller

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 784: The Cubs Are Kinda Good
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 783: The Astros Get Giles, and a Heyward Hypothetical
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Piazza-but-not-Bagwell Voter
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12-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 782: Shelby Miller Madness, and a Zobrist-Castro Comparison
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 781: Are Teams Going Overboard in the Bullpen?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 780: Good Pitchers Go West
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 779: Meet Major League Hitters' Newest Nightmare
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 778: Your Best Emails, with a Special Surprise(d) Guest
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 777: The Pun-Free David Price Podcast
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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The view of those with the view.

With the year winding to a close, Baseball Prospectus is revisiting some of our favorite articles of the year. This was originally published on September 9, 2015.

On Sunday, Kris Bryant hit what might have been the longest home run of the year, at 495 feet. When we see one of these home runs on the internet, we have one of two experiences: 1) We see a ball hit out of our screen's frame with what appears to be considerable distance and trajectory; some combination of batter, pitcher or catcher body language provides a clue that it is far enough to avoid being caught; and then we cut to a ball landing, far away; or 2) Somebody shows you a video and says "this is an absurd home run," and you watch, sure in the knowledge that what follows will be a long home run. There is little suspense, and there is little in the way of a journey; as far as our perception goes, the ball might as well have teleported to its landing spot. The ball might as well have been filmed in two separate shots, like made baskets in the basketball episodes of Family Matters. In fact, I wouldn't call either of these "experiences." They're moments of storywatching, at best. Still fun, mind you. In fact, let's storywatch this right now!

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Ben and Sam talk to Ryan Thibodaux about what he's learned from his effort to track Hall of Fame ballots.

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Ben and Sam banter about a fictitious player from TV, then answer listener emails about Mike Trout, opt-ops, paying players not to play, persuading a parent to value Barry Bonds, and more.

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Ben and Sam discuss whether the awe-inspiring 2018 free agent class is something MLB teams should be planning for already.

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12/14/15

Sam Miller utters many insightful and brilliant words about baseball. Sam starts at the 25:17 mark.

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Ben and Sam discuss whether signing Jason Heyward makes the Cubs the best team in baseball.

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Ben and Sam banter about Serial and basketball, then discuss the Astros-Phillies trade and Jason Heyward.

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What one small decision might tell us about the people who make it.

Over at Fox Sports, I wrote about the patterns that show up in different HOF voter types. Like, people who vote for Bonds almost always also vote for Clemens. That’s the obvious one, but there are all sorts of other interesting ways you can predict who a voter will vote for based on who else they voted for. Go read The Three People You Meet In Hall of Fame Voting.

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Ben and Sam discuss the Shelby Miller trade between the Diamondbacks and Braves, and the Cubs' Starlin Castro trade and Ben Zobrist signing.

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Ben and Sam banter about Hall of Fame voting and David Price, then talk about the recent trend toward teams acquiring multiple elite late-inning relievers.

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Ben and Sam banter about David Price and Ryan Madson and discuss the Zack Greinke and Jeff Samardzija signings.

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Ben and Sam talk to BP author Chris Mosch about the newest innovation in defensive positioning: the outfield shift.

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