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04-11

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Updating the Encyclopedias, One Baseball Card at a Time
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Tom Shieber

04-10

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Projected Roster Core Strengths for 2014
by
Jonathan Judge

02-06

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Entropy and the Eephus
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Robert Arthur

01-09

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Baseball ProGUESTus: What Percentage of Scouts Played Pro Ball?
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Conor Glassey

01-07

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The 2013 All-Out-of-Position Team
by
Andrew Mearns

01-28

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Rethinking Hall of Fame Standards in Expansion Eras
by
Kevin Whitaker

12-18

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The (Ad) Age of Heroes: Judging the 2014 Hall of Fame Candidates by Their Commercials
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Michael Clair

12-10

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Baseball ProGUESTus: What Happened to the Twins?
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Elliot Mann

12-06

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Explaining Mistake Splits
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Evan Petty

11-26

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Strongest (and Weakest) Roster Cores of 2013
by
Jonathan Judge

11-22

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Being Smart about Sits and Starts
by
Larry Schechter

11-15

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Pitch Types and the Times Through the Order Penalty
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Mitchel Lichtman

11-05

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Times Through the Order Penalty
by
Mitchel Lichtman

10-30

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Is Speed Enough?: A PITCHf/x Look at the Effect of Fastball Velocity and Movement
by
Jonathan Hale

09-24

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Was Joe DiMaggio Streaky?
by
Jim Albert

09-17

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Made in Japan
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Michael Clair

09-03

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Baseball ProGUESTus: A Closer Look at College Pitch Counts and Injuries
by
Dustin Palmateer

08-27

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Baseball's Biggest Coaching Bias
by
Gabe Kapler

08-20

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Giving Up the PED Guessing Game
by
Gabe Kapler

08-13

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Neuroanatomy of Hitting
by
Stuart Wallace

08-06

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Foundation of the Front Office
by
Gabe Kapler

07-31

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Trade WARP: Evaluating MLB General Managers
by
Tim Malone

07-24

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Living Strike Zone
by
Jon Roegele

07-16

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Secret History of Sabermetrics
by
Jack Moore

07-09

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Baseball ProGUESTus: How the Twins Can Fulfill Their Potential
by
Parker Hageman

07-02

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Baseball Writer's Biggest Sin
by
Peter Abraham

06-25

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Defensive Brilliance of Brendan Ryan
by
Ryan Divish

06-18

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Yankees' Post-Rivera Relief Corps
by
Josh Norris

06-11

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Does Declining to Sign Pay Off for Draftees?
by
Dustin Palmateer

06-04

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Chasing After the Wind: Win Probability Added, Art Shamsky, and the Oppressive Weirdness of Baseball
by
Michael Baumann

05-31

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Astros' Killer S's
by
Andrew Pentis

05-21

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Dollar Sign on the Glistening Muscle: Scouting Ballplayers in 1980s Playgirl
by
Michael Clair

05-17

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Baseball ProGUESTus: On the Origin of the Switch-Hitting Species
by
Alex Speier

05-09

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Baseball ProGUESTus: A Beat Writer Goes to the Ballpark
by
Andy McCullough

04-23

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Story Behind Baseball's Most Successful Slogan
by
Matthew Callan

04-17

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Baseball ProGUESTus: When Good Things Come in Three Years
by
Chad Finn

04-09

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Where the Crazy Closer Comes From
by
Matthew Callan

04-02

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Which Pitch Types Work Best at Coors Field?
by
Dan Rozenson

03-26

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Why Turning 30 is So Much Better if You Don't Play Baseball
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Brian MacPherson

03-19

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Roger Angell and The Benefits of Writing About Baseball
by
Tim Britton

03-12

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Tyranny of Acronyms
by
David Murphy

03-05

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Secret Life of the American Ballplayer
by
Michael Clair

02-26

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Surviving Professional Baseball in the Steroid Era
by
Eric Knott

02-19

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Paul Richards, Maker of Major-League Managers
by
Jonathan Bernstein

02-12

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Is This Man the Next R.A. Dickey?
by
Jonathan Zeller

02-05

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Many Days in the Life of a Minor League Baseball Broadcaster
by
Mike Curto

01-29

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Pete Rose, Perpetual Pitchman
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Michael Clair

01-22

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Future of Baseball Broadcasting
by
Dave Raymond

01-15

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Why Baseball Players Get Injured in Amazingly Weird Ways
by
John Paschal

01-08

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Baseball ProGUESTus: How Far Did That Fly Ball Travel?
by
Alan M. Nathan

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Solving baseball mysteries with the aid of an unlikely source.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Tom Shieber is Senior Curator at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, where he has worked since 1998. Shieber founded SABR's Pictorial History Committee in 1994, serving as chair of the committee until 2000, and served on the Board of Directors of SABR from 1997 to 2000. He blogs about baseball history and research at Baseball Researcher.

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Which teams figure to get the most out of their core contributors in 2014?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Jonathan Judge has a degree in piano performance but is now a product liability lawyer. He also blogs about the Brewers, and sometimes other teams, at Disciples of Uecker. Follow him on Twitter @bachlaw.


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Pitching and the value of variation.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Robert Arthur writes at No Little Plans about things sabermetric, cinematic, and scientific. You can follow him @No_Little_Plans.

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Are most scouts former professional players?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Conor Glassey spent the past five years covering the MLB Draft for Baseball America magazine. Now he writes for his personal website, ConorGlassey.com. You can follow him on Twitter @conorglassey.

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The best of the defensive spectacles you might've missed last season.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Andrew Mearns is an editor and writer at SB Nation's Yankees blog, Pinstripe Alley, where he also co-hosts a podcast. A 2012 graduate of Gettysburg College, he works in higher education and aspires to keep his value as a baseball writer higher than Andy Stankiewicz's value as a player. You can follow him on Twitter @MearnsPSA and @pinstripealley.

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Were the stats of 1990s stars inflated by expansion?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Kevin Whitaker never met a school assignment he couldn’t turn into something baseball-related. His research on the MLB Draft was published at the 2013 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and he writes about college basketball at Beanpot Hoops. Follow him on Twitter at @whitakk.

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A foolproof way to decide which players to put in Cooperstown.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Michael Clair writes Old Time Family Baseball and contributes to The Platoon Advantage. Follow him @clairbearattack.

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The Minnesota Twins were once a model of successful small-market baseball, but they have lost 90 games three years in a row. How they did get to the bottom?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Elliot Mann is a Minnesota native and freelancer writer who has worked for several daily newspapers and contributes to The Daily Gopher, SB Nation's Minnesota Golden Gophers site. You can follow him on Twitter @elliotmann.

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How much does a hitter's performance depend on the quality of pitches he sees?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Evan Petty is a 22-year-old lifelong student of the game who’s studying Magazine Journalism and Applied Statistics at Syracuse University. Raised on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Evan remains an ardent J.D. Drew defender.


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Which teams can count on controlling their productive 2013 players for years to come?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Jonathan Judge got a degree in piano performance, but then thought better of it and became a trial lawyer instead. His hobbies include the Brewers, proper roster construction, and thinking about BABIP (which are not all necessarily related). Follow him on Twitter at @bachlaw.

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A weekly lineup move primer.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Larry Schechter is a six-time winner of the renowned Tout Wars experts league and a winner of the USA Today-sponsored League of Alternative Baseball Reality (LABR). He is also a two-time winner of the CDM Sports national salary-cap challenge. In his new book, Winning Fantasy Baseball, Larry discloses the methods behind his success. The following is an excerpt from the In-Season Management chapter, and applies to all formats of fantasy baseball.

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How does a starter's repetoire affect his performance after the first trip through the lineup?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Mitchel Lichtman, or MGL, has been doing sabermetric research and writing for almost 25 years. He is one of the authors of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. He has consulted for several major-league teams over the years and has occasionally made a fool of himself on radio and TV. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Nevada. You can check him out on Twitter at @MitchelLichtman or on his blog at www.mglbaseball.org.

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