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0 BP Unfiltered: Dissecting the Draft: Trey Ball (Player Report--Pitcher) by Nick J. Faleris
3 BP Unfiltered: Jeff Keppinger Finally Works a Walk, and a Disar Awards Update by Ben Lindbergh
4 BP Unfiltered: The Longest Plate Appearance of the Week, 5/17 by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Unfiltered: Hot Prospect Video: Kaleb Cowart by Jason Cole
2 BP Unfiltered: A Broken Bat That Did Not Seriously Injure Any Catchers by Sam Miller
2 BP Unfiltered: Mark Reynolds Gets Close To A Pop-Up by Sam Miller
1 BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, May 6-May 12 by Sam Miller
4 BP Unfiltered: Mark Reynolds and a Very Suspicious Break by Sam Miller
2 BP Unfiltered: Dissecting the Draft: Mark Appel (Player Report) by Nick J. Faleris
1 BP Unfiltered: The Longest Plate Appearance of the Week, 5/10 by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Unfiltered: Dissecting the Draft: Jonathan Gray (Player Report) by Nick J. Faleris
5 BP Unfiltered: Why The Angels, Blue Jays, and Dodgers Have Non-Zero Playoff Odds by Sam Miller
4 BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, April 29-May 5 by Sam Miller
18 BP Unfiltered: The Flimsy Case Against Clay Buchholz by Dan Rozenson
2 BP Unfiltered: Dissecting the Draft: Clint Frazier (Player Report) by Nick J. Faleris
3 BP Unfiltered: The Love Song Of P. Scott Proefrock by Colin Wyers
6 BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, April 22-April 28 by Sam Miller
2 BP Unfiltered: Starling Marte, Bryce Harper, and the Limits of WARP by Russell A. Carleton
19 BP Unfiltered: Pitcher BABIP and Age by Ben Lindbergh
3 BP Unfiltered: More on Shutouts by Jason Collette
4 BP Unfiltered: Should Players Get Preventative Appendectomies? by Russell A. Carleton
4 BP Unfiltered: Two Barely Related Baseball GIFs by Sam Miller
4 BP Unfiltered: Shutouts Galore by Jason Collette
2 BP Unfiltered: Desmond Jennings Doesn't Need Your Assistance by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Unfiltered: Who's on First, Jean Segura Edition by Colin Wyers
4 BP Unfiltered: The Startlingly Selective Yuniesky Betancourt by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Unfiltered: Why Pull J.D.? by R.J. Anderson
16 BP Unfiltered: 2013 Top Prospect Compilation - Version 14.1 (April 17, 2013) by Joe Hamrahi
4 BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain by Sam Miller
2 BP Unfiltered: Hot Prospect Video: Lewis Brinson by Jason Cole
2 BP Unfiltered: Running Down The Joe Maddon/Zooey Deschanel Newsworthiness Checklist by Sam Miller
2 BP Unfiltered: Morosi on the Blue Jays by R.J. Anderson
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0 BP Unfiltered: Science Confirms The Good Face by Sam Miller
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1 BP Unfiltered: A Conversation Between Houston's General Managers by Zachary Levine
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8 BP Unfiltered: Sergio Romo's Slider and the Farthest-Outside Swings by Ben Lindbergh
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7 BP Unfiltered: The Eight-Man Bullpen Comes Back to Bite the Brewers by Ben Lindbergh
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6 BP Unfiltered: Raising Aces: Da Pitching Code by Doug Thorburn
4 BP Unfiltered: Maholm Throws Utley a Curve (Literally) by Ben Lindbergh
4 BP Unfiltered: Chris Davis is Strong, Too by R.J. Anderson
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Player reports supplementing the 2013 Dissecting the Draft series.
Trey Ball | LHP | New Castle HS (New Castle, IN)
Ht/Wt: 6-5/185 | B/T: L/L | Age at Draft: 18y 11m Read the full article... The latest on the longest season-starting walkless streaks.
It’s appropriate that
’s first walk of 2013 was a game-winner. After 140 plate appearances without one—150 dating back to the end of last season—it would’ve been a shame if the walk we’d all been waiting for hadn’t helped the White Sox win. Jeff Keppinger Read the full article... Starling Marte makes Bobby Parnell throw 13 pitches.
Last Friday, I started a new series in which I'll be breaking down, marveling at, and ruminating on the longest plate appearance of the preceding week. This is the second installment of that series. The inaugural edition featured a 12-pitch showdown between
and Mike Moustakas that remains exactly as interesting as it was when it was published, so if you want to watch that plate appearance, Chris Sale click this link. If you’ve already seen it, or you’re interested only in the latest longest plate appearance, read on. Read the full article... Jason Cole catches up with the Angels' top prospect.
opened this season as the fourth-youngest player in the Double-A Texas League, and he’s currently experiencing the growing pains that often come with being a youngster in the upper levels. However, although the 20-year-old third baseman is hitting just .204/.271/.317 through 38 games, he has the highest ceiling of any position player in the Angels’ system. Kaleb Cowart Read the full article...
When you imagine the awful accident that will someday result from a broken bat, you probably think about the pitcher first, then maybe the baserunner coming down the third base line, then a corner infielder, and then maybe a fan. But, of course, the catcher is closer to that bat than all of them, and it actually only takes a little bit of imagination to see how a broken bat could theoretically endanger a catcher. Or, if you have no imagination, a GIF.
Read the full article... Albert Pujols has trouble running, because of the pain.
All in all, a very good week for
playing through pain. Not necessarily for Pujols, who appears to be in pain, and playing. But he was able to do things (presumably through pain) this week that he wasn’t able to do, because of pain, in previous weeks. Maybe he’s not in pain anymore, but probably he’s still in pain. Here’s pained he pained pain. Albert Pujols Read the full article... Mark Reynolds and seeing: Can he?
This GIF is called "a baseball is hit to
' right," or, alternately, it's called "Mark Reynolds goes to his left." Mark Reynolds Read the full article... Player scouting report to supplement Dissecting the Draft series.
| RHP | Stanford University Mark Appel
Ht/Wt: 6-5/215 | B/T: R/R | Age at Draft: 21y 11m Read the full article... Starting a new series with a 12-pitch battle between Mike Moustakas and Chris Sale.
I’ve always loved long plate appearances. If one of the best thing about baseball is the batter-pitcher matchup, and one of the other best things about baseball is that it has no clock or appointed time for anything to end, then it stands to reason (sort of) that double-digit-pitch batter-pitcher matchups would be the absolute best thing about baseball. So each Friday, I’m going to highlight the most extended sequence of the seven-day period from the previous Thursday-Wednesday. If there’s a tie, I’ll pick the most interesting plate appearance.
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Player report supplementing the 2013 Dissecting the Draft series.
I'm dumb, so when I see something like the Angels falling nine games out of first place after 31 games, I think "welp, that'll do it then." And then when I
look at the playoff odds and see that they're still 20 percent likely to make the playoffs, I'm surprised. I understand the mechanisms at work -- the Angels are probably a good team, and so the odds expect them to play like a good team going forward -- but it's impossible to imagine any team making up an 11-20 stretch. It's impossible to imagine it because I'm dumb. It shouldn't be that hard to imagine. Read the full article...