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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 talk to Matt Trueblood about the teams that have hurt or improved their odds the most, and the aspects of performance that are significant in small samples.

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Ben and Sam banter about Mike Trout and answer listener emails about trading draft picks and divisions, saving failing franchises, limiting pitchers, and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about Jon Lester and then talk to the entire TINO (There Is No Offseason) podcast crew about their breakout-player beliefs.

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Ben and Sam banter about the weekend's best plays and Mike Trout's hidden hobby, then discuss the potential pickoff showdown between Jon Lester and Billy Hamilton.

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Ben and Sam talk about how we should talk about baseball's latest decline in scoring.

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Ben and Sam banter about time of game and Jon Lester, then discuss what to do with the first release of Statcast data.

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April 9, 2015 11:30 am

Pebble Hunting: Every Team Gets One Do-Over

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What if every team could undo one move? If baseball teams were different, how different would they be?

This is a long article to set up another article six months from now to try to answer the question of how often a pennant race turns on one move.

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Felix Hernandez is so young.

This originally ran in August 2012; updated for Felix's birthday.

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Ben and Sam banter about Doug Melvin's extension talks and then answer listener emails about run differential, the players' portion of revenue, Kris Bryant, and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about pace and time of game and then discuss why the structures of player extensions haven't evolved.

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Overanalyzing a father's beautiful book inscription.

Fifteen years ago, in a used book store in Madison, Andrew found a copy of Roger Angell's Late Innings. There was an inscription in it, addressed to Andy—which, at the time, is the name Andrew went by. He loved that inscription, and a few weeks ago he sent it to us. Let's read that inscription, and then let's talk for a minute:

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Ben and Sam have an all-banter episode for Opening Day, discussing Jon Lester's lack of pickoff attempts, the Angels' statements about Josh Hamilton, and the Padres-Braves Craig Kimbrel trade.

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