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06-12

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Physics of a Truly Amazing Throw
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Alan M. Nathan

06-05

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Riding Top Prospects' Coattails in the MLB Draft
by
Kevin Whitaker

05-23

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Fantasy Gets Impersonal
by
Tony Horwitz

05-22

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Baseball ProGUESTus: An Ode to the Double Play Pivot
by
Rocco DeMaro

04-25

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Book Excerpt: Dry Land
by
Charlie Wilmoth

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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14

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?
by
Conor Glassey

01-07

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16

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

01-28

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14

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
by
Michael Clair

12-10

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19

Baseball ProGUESTus: What Happened to the Twins?
by
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
by
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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16

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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18

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

08-20

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28

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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15

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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12

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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7

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
by
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

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Hitting a baseball is hard. What brain structures and processes allow big-league batters to do it?

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.

Stuart Wallace is a contributor at Beyond the Box Score and Camden Depot. A former pitcher turned neuroscientist, he currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. You can follow him on Twitter at @TClippardsSpecs.

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What baseball's highest-paid personnel can learn from its lowest.

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.

Gabe Kapler spent parts of 12 years in the major leagues from 1998-2010, playing for the Tigers (1998-99), Rangers (2000-02), Rockies (2002-03), Red Sox (2003-06 – with a brief interlude in Japan), Brewers (2008) and Rays (2009-10). He also spent a year managing the Red Sox’ Single-A affiliate in Greenville. Follow him on Twitter @gabekapler, and listen to his recent discussion of advanced stats on Effectively Wild with Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller here.

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A WARP-based look at the GMs who've had the most and least success on the trade market over the past two decades.

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.

Tim Malone is an ex-engineer/ex-Angeleno with degrees from UCLA and UW in Bioengineering and Biostatistics who lives in the Seattle area with his family. His likes include coconut, peanut butter, tools, and conversations with strangers. His dislikes include runny eggs, bad champagne, mindless repetition, and conversations with strangers. The return of Major League Baseball to Seattle warms his soul.

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Which factors affect the size and shape of the called strike zone?

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.

Jon Roegele is a columnist at Beyond the Box Score. He currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. You can follow him on Twitter at @MLBPlayerAnalys.

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Is the second golden age of sabermetrics over? And if so, where do we go from here?

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.

Jack Moore can be seen at Sports on Earth, CBSSports.com, and wherever else the internet will have him. He owns a set of Russell Wilson Gastonia Grizzlies baseball cards.

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The Twins have baseball's best collection of minor league talent. Now they have to make sure that talent makes it to Minnesota.

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.

Parker Hageman is one of four founders of TwinsDaily.com and has covered the Twins since 2006. He provides stat analysis, interviews and GIF breakdowns. Follow him on Twitter at @OverTheBaggy, where you’ll come for the baseball but stay for the dysfunction.

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Baseball writers can't ask for autographs, but they might end up with some anyway.

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.

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A Mariners beat writer explains why Ryan is the most interesting Mariner he's covered.

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.

Ryan Divish is in his seventh season of covering baseball and the Seattle Mariners for the Tacoma News Tribune. He played baseball collegiately at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota, where he was recruited as a second baseman and ate himself into the starting catching position. Even now, he’s still better defensively and much faster than Jesus Montero. He is a drinker of Crown Royal and Maker’s Mark and a reader of Steinbeck. You can read his writing at The News Tribune and the News Tribune’s Mariners Insider blog and follow his snarky blatherings on Twitter @RyanDivish.

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The Yankees haven't produced many successful homegrown starters, but they have been churning out a wave of cheap relief arms.

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.

Josh Norris has covered the Trenton Thunder and the Yankees farm system for The Trentonian for the last six seasons and spends his free time filming prospects in plush locales like Scranton, Allentown, Wilmington, Lakewood and Staten Island. Previously, he covered the Eugene Emeralds for Scout.com and Oregon club baseball (before NCAA baseball returned) for the Oregon Daily Emerald.

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It did for Mark Appel, but is he the norm?

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.

Dustin Palmateer once played division III junior college baseball, finishing with a career batting average below the Mendoza Line. He now writes about the game. You can reach him via email.

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Remembering one of baseball's most improbable performances.

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 Baumann is a writer for Grantland's Triangle Blog and Crashburn Alley of ESPN's SweetSpot Network. You can find him on Twitter at @mj_baumann.
 


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The Astros' rebuilding effort hinges heavily on the development of Jonathan Singleton and George Springer.

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 Pentis spent the past four years covering baseball in some manner for MLB.com: as an associate reporter with the Giants in 2009 (a year before they won the World Series) and the D-backs in 2010 (a year before they were any good again) then becoming an editorial producer on the prospects beat in 2011. He is now a free agent living in New York. Search for him on Twitter @AndrewPentis, or drop him a line at apentis@gmail.com.
 


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