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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
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Kevin Whitaker

05-23

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Fantasy Gets Impersonal
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Tony Horwitz

05-22

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Baseball ProGUESTus: An Ode to the Double Play Pivot
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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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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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16

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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19

Baseball ProGUESTus: What Happened to the Twins?
by
Elliot Mann

12-06

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11

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
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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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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
by
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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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
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Peter Abraham

06-25

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Defensive Brilliance of Brendan Ryan
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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
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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
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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
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Eric Knott

02-19

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

02-12

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

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Safe for work, if your workplace permits nearly nude baseball players in tastefully draped towels.

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 is a writer and comic. His baseball writing can be found at Old Time Family Baseball and The Platoon Advantage. Find him on Twitter @clairbearattack
 


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Does switch-hitting make sense from an evolutionary perspective?

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.

Alex Speier covers the Red Sox for WEEI.com. His playing career reached its zenith when he started a game-winning rally by getting beaned. He rarely sleeps, has many questions, and ventures few answers, while demonstrating proclivities towards sesquipedalianism, circumlocution, and the unintentional misuse of foreign languages. Though he is terrified of 140-character communiques, you can follow him on Twitter @alexspeier
 


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What it's like to sit in the stands after a few seasons in the press box.

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.

Andy McCullough is in his first season covering the New York Yankees for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J. He covered the Mets from 2010 to 2012 after graduating from Syracuse University in 2009. He once tripled in an intramural softball game, but that’s mostly because no one was standing in right field at the time. You can follow him on Twitter at @McCulloughSL.
 


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Where "Catch the Fever" came from.

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.

Matthew Callan writes about the New York Mets for Amazin' Avenue and has written about everything else elsewhere. He is also the host of Replacement Players, a new podcast about old games. Catch him on Twitter at @scratchbomb.
 


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Three of the best rapid talent influxes of the past few 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.

Chad Finn is a sports columnist for Boston.com and the sports media columnist for The Boston Globe. He lives in Wells, Maine, with his wife, two children, and a cat named after Otis Nixon who is older than Mike Trout. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeChadFinn.
 


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Both Brian Wilson's beard and Fernando Rodney's bow and arrow can trace their origins to the same 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.

Matthew Callan writes about the New York Mets for Amazin' Avenue and has written about everything else elsewhere. He is also the host of Replacement Players, a new podcast about old games. Catch him on Twitter at @scratchbomb.
 


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A PITCHf/x look at the type of arsenal that fares well at altitude.

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.

Dan Rozenson writes about PITCHf/x and sabermetrics for Beyond the Box Score and Big Leagues Mag. Follow him on Twitter @SixToolPlayer.
 


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And why we find it so difficult to remember how quickly the end can come for professional athletes.

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.

Brian MacPherson is in his fifth season covering the Red Sox, the last four of which have been for the Providence Journal. His career highlight as a player was accidentally stealing home on what he thought was a bases-loaded walk but actually was not. His career highlight as a sportswriter was the time in college when Roy Williams burst through the door to interrupt his interview with Dean Smith. You can follow him on Twitter at @brianmacp.
 


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Springtime with Roger Angell, who doesn't feel bad about writing about baseball.

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 Britton is entering his third season as a Red Sox beat writer for the Providence Journal. He is a native of New Jersey, a graduate of Duke, and a career .220 Little League hitter. He has never hit a home run. You can follow him on Twitter @TimBritton.

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Is the dispute between statheads and those who prefer traditional metrics mostly a matter of semantics?

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.

David Murphy covers the Phillies for the Philadelphia Daily News at High Cheese. You can follow him on Twitter @HighCheese.
 


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What the backs of old baseball cards reveal about some players' off-season hobbies.

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 is a writer and comic. His baseball writing can be found at Old Time Family Baseball and The Platoon Advantage. Find him on Twitter @clairbearattack

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Former fringe major leaguer Eric Knott dishes on his difficult decisions about PED use during his time as a professional player.

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.

Eric Knott is a former big-league pitcher who threw a combined 24 innings in the majors for the 2001 Diamondbacks and the 2003 Expos. While he was there, he struck out Chipper and Andruw Jones, Luis Gonzalez, Scott Rolen, Jim Thome, Chase Utley, and Miguel Cabrera (twice). He had an 11-year minor-league career from 1997-2007, pitching for four MLB organizations, as well as the Pericos de Puebla of the Mexican League. You can follow him on Twitter @eknott11.
 


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