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Doctoring The Numbers: Starting Them Young, Part Two
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Rany Jazayerli

10-13

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Doctoring The Numbers: Starting Them Young, Part One
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10-28

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Doctoring The Numbers: When the Rains Come
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04-05

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Doctoring The Numbers: Dodgers and Nationals
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03-25

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Doctoring The Numbers: Royals and Phillies
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03-12

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Brewers and Giants
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02-27

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Cubs and the Red Sox
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02-20

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Doctoring The Numbers: Mariners, Braves, and Diamondbacks
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02-13

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Doctoring The Numbers: Mets, Rangers, and Orioles
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02-06

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Doctoring The Numbers: Angels, Indians, and Reds
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01-23

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Doctoring The Numbers: Marlins, White Sox, and Rays
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01-13

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Doctoring The Numbers: Diving into Data
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04-05

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Doctoring The Numbers: Charlie Haeger
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03-23

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Doctoring The Numbers: Worst. Contract. Ever.
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01-31

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Hidden Market Boost
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08-08

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Doctoring The Numbers: Building the Best in Motor City, Part Two
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08-07

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Doctoring The Numbers: Building the Best in Motor City
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06-05

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part 12
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06-02

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part 11
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05-11

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Ten
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03-15

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Nine
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03-07

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Eight
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09-13

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Seven
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08-02

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Six
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06-09

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Five
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06-02

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Four
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05-25

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Three
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05-19

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Two
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05-13

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft
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03-17

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Doctoring The Numbers: A Star No One Sees
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08-18

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Doctoring The Numbers: Chasing Wes Ferrell
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08-16

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Doctoring The Numbers: Chasing Ron Herbel
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07-14

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Amazing Danny Kolb
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06-03

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Doctoring The Numbers: Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel
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05-06

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Doctoring The Numbers: Hot Starts, Part III
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04-28

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Doctoring The Numbers: Hot Starts, Part II
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04-22

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Doctoring The Numbers: Hot Starts (a.k.a. Should Royals Fans Get Excited Yet?)
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08-30

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Five-Man Rotation, Part 3
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08-20

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Five-Man Rotation, Part 2
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08-13

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Five-Man Rotation
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07-16

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Doctoring The Numbers: Defense in Colorado
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07-16

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Doctoring The Numbers: Defense in Colorado
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07-11

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Doctoring The Numbers: Offense in Colorado
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06-18

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Doctoring The Numbers: Doctoring the Numbers: Sweet Relief
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06-18

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Doctoring The Numbers: Sweet Relief
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05-14

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Doctoring The Numbers: Historic Walk Rates in Montreal
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05-14

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Doctoring The Numbers: Historic Walk Rates in Montreal
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03-06

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Doctoring The Numbers: Doctoring the Numbers: Improvement Ratio
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03-06

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Doctoring The Numbers: Improvement Ratio
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02-21

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Doctoring The Numbers: Do Lefties "Break Out" More Than Righties?
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In part two, Rany examines just how important age is for a draft pick.

Yesterday’s column made the claim that small differences in age among high school hitters can have a dramatic impact on their return as draft picks. Today, I intend to prove that claim.

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One of BP's co-founders returns to reveal an important amateur draft inefficiency.

Everyone missed on Mike Trout. Don’t get me wrong: Trout was a well-regarded player headed into the 2009 draft, a certain first-round talent. But he wasn’t—yet—a phenom. Everyone liked Trout; it’s just that no one loved him. Baseball America ranked him as the 22nd-best player in the draft. No one doubted his athleticism or his work ethic; a lot of people doubted the level of competition he faced as a high school player from rural New Jersey. The Angels drafted him with the 25th pick overall, and they’ll tell you today that they knew he was destined to be a special player. What they won’t tell you is that they had back-to-back picks at #24 and #25, and they announced Randal Grichuk’s name first.

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October 28, 2008 1:42 pm

Doctoring The Numbers: When the Rains Come

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Rany shares a few thoughts on baseball's antiquated rules involving suspending games due to inclement weather.

Editor's Note: Originally published on May 1, 2006, Rany's observations on how to handle rainouts seem particularly trenchant today.

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April 5, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Dodgers and Nationals

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Ryan Zimmerman's hitting doubles like nobody's business, while Matt Kemp's batting feats help make Joe Torre's decision-making easy.

Los Angeles Dodgers

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March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Royals and Phillies

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Zack Greinke shares an underrated ability with Curt Schilling, and NL MVP Jimmy Rollins set one more record than you may have realized last season.

Kansas City Royals

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March 12, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: The Brewers and Giants

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Ryan Braun and the glory of youth, and Dave Roberts' age-defying speed.

Milwaukee Brewers

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Two storied franchises, each boasts an especially singular star ballplayer.

Chicago Cubs

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February 20, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Mariners, Braves, and Diamondbacks

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The singular dominance of Ichiro Suzuki, and unusual counting-stat issues for two rising stars.

Seattle Mariners

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February 13, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Mets, Rangers, and Orioles

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Two shortstops are on their way towards breaking formidable records, while Daniel Cabrera has struggled in a historic manner to harness his talent.

New York Mets

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February 6, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Angels, Indians, and Reds

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A pair of current bullpen greats who've already made history, and the strange journey of Jeff Keppinger.

Los Angeles Angels

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Middle infield power combinations, the first true ROOGY, and moving on Upton.

Continuing our statistical tour around the major leagues

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January 13, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Diving into Data

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The good doctor returns with some interesting notes on Khalil Greene, Troy Percival and Mike Maroth.

Between now and Opening Day, I hope to mine the data of baseball statistics from last year to bring you at least one interesting nugget from each team. Some of this information will be genuinely useful to know, and some of it will be pure meaningless fun, so don't take it too seriously. I'm not trying to recreate the Elias Baseball Analyst here; I don't worship at the altar of the small sample size. But I hope these findings whet your appetite for the statistical smrgsbord that starts once again on March 25th. (Yes, March 25th. We must have been very good this year.)

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