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Welcome to Baseball Prospectus' Tuesday July 18, 2006 1:00 PM ET chat session with Dan Fox.

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Dan Fox is an author of Baseball Prospectus.

Dan Fox: Hey everybody, great to be with you this afternoon. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions early, that helps me to prepare and hopefully give you some good information. It's been a rough season for the Cubs to say the least, after a really dismal start the Royals started playing better but there's not much to cheer for there, and here on the Front Range the air seems to have come out of the Rockies. Otherwise things are good, how about you?

BT (MD): When did Kevin Goldstein start adding a decimal place to the printing of prospects' ages? In any case, what a coup that was. I bet it'll look gratuitous to some folks, but in a business where the "expected" age for a minor league level increments by about 1.0 per promotion, that kind of precision seems useful. Kudos to KG.

Dan Fox: You know, I don't know when he's referenced it previously but I first noticed it with his Position Breakdown columns and for what it's worth, I agree 100% that simply knowing a player is 22 doesn't tell you as much as knowing he's 22.1 or 22.9. But of course to me more numbers are always better so I may not be the right one to ask :)

Dan Fox: I'd like to thank everyone for your questions, I always learn more from the questions than you do from the answers. :) Take care. Eamus Catuli!.


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