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06-03

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Baseball Prospectus News: Dan Brooks Joins BP as a Data Scientist
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Baseball Prospectus

04-28

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Baseball Prospectus News: Lindbergh Receives 2014 Greg Spira Baseball Research Award
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Joe Hamrahi and Dave Pease

04-18

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Baseball Prospectus News: New Stat Reports and Site Upgrades
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Rob McQuown

04-01

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing Mongolian Yak Racing Prospectus
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Russell A. Carleton

03-24

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Baseball Prospectus News: DraftStreet Partnership
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Bret Sayre

03-21

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Baseball Prospectus News: Futures Guide 2014 is Coming Soon
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Geoff Young

03-18

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Baseball Prospectus News: MLB.TV Discount Available to BP Premium Subscribers
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Rob McQuown and Ben Lindbergh

03-12

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Baseball Prospectus News: 10-Year Projections, UPSIDE, Percentiles, and Comparables
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Rob McQuown

02-17

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Baseball Prospectus News: The New Pricing Plans: Now Available!
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Ben Lindbergh

02-04

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Baseball Prospectus News: Reintroducing PECOTA, the Depth Charts, PFM, and DraftAid
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Rob McQuown

12-19

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Baseball Prospectus News: A New Direction for Stats at BP
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Harry Pavlidis

11-22

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Baseball Prospectus News: A Commencement of Sorts
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Jason Parks

10-16

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Baseball Prospectus News: Internet Baseball Awards Are Here
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Dave Pease

10-01

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Baseball Prospectus News: Dollar Sign on the Muscle Returns in October
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Dave Pease

09-05

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Baseball Prospectus News: Baseball Prospectus Announces Multi-Year Partnership with MLBAM
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Baseball Prospectus

05-11

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Baseball Prospectus News: UPDATED: The Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2013.
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Dave Pease and Jason Parks

03-27

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Baseball Prospectus News: MLB Depth Charts Team Pages Now at Baseball Prospectus
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Jason Martinez

03-21

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Baseball Prospectus News: Dollar Sign On The Muscle Rides Again
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Dave Pease

03-18

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Baseball Prospectus News: Replacement Level and 10-Year Projections
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Joe Hamrahi

03-01

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the BP Bullpen (Mis)management Tool
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Ben Lindbergh

02-18

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Baseball Prospectus News: The New Reality for BP Fantasy
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Joe Hamrahi

02-15

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the 2013 Playoff Odds Report
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Colin Wyers

02-11

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Baseball Prospectus News: Now Arriving: PECOTA, Depth Charts, and the PFM
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Colin Wyers and Rob McQuown

09-27

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Baseball Prospectus News: Announcing the PITCHf/x Matchup Analysis Tool
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Dan Brooks

09-20

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the BP Prospect Team
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Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks

09-14

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing Pitch Sequence Visualizations
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Daniel Mack and Dan Brooks

09-04

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Baseball Prospectus News: Changing of the Guard
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Jason Parks

08-31

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Baseball Prospectus News: Goodbye to the Internet
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Kevin Goldstein

07-12

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the BP Pitcher Profiles
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Dan Brooks and Harry Pavlidis

07-09

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the BP Hitter Profiles
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Dan Brooks and Harry Pavlidis

05-21

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Baseball Prospectus News: Improving the Odds
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Colin Wyers

05-01

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the Revamped Baseball Prospectus Glossary
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R.J. Anderson

04-09

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing BP's Daily Content for 2012
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Ben Lindbergh

04-05

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Baseball Prospectus News: Opening Day Roundtable
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Ben Lindbergh

03-23

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Baseball Prospectus News: BP2012 Update Now Available
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Dave Pease

03-20

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Baseball Prospectus News: Welcoming BP's New Bylines
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Ben Lindbergh

01-02

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the BP Advisory Board
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Joe Hamrahi

12-23

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the Transactions Browser
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Bradley Ankrom

12-15

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Baseball Prospectus News: Best of Baseball Prospectus Books Now Available
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Ben Lindbergh

12-02

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing Best of Baseball Prospectus: 1996-2011
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Ben Lindbergh

09-13

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Baseball Prospectus News: Announcing Integration of Minor-League Statistics
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Rob McQuown

07-14

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Baseball Prospectus News: Announcing MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus
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You can now cast your ballot in the 22nd annual Internet Baseball Awards.

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The legendary book on baseball scouting returns to print in late October.

I'm happy to announce that Dollar Sign on the Muscle will be available in e-book and paperback formats in late October.

Dollar Sign on the Muscle is Kevin Kerrane's groundbreaking book on the world of baseball scouting. Long out of print and available only for a lot of money in the secondary market, Dollar Sign was named one of the 100 Best Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated. For the Baseball Prospectus edition, Kerrane spent much of 2013 visiting ballparks and talking to scouts, assaying the changes in the scouting landscape. He covers his findings in a wide-ranging, brand-new chapter of the book. You'll also find extensive updates to the whereabouts of the important characters from the original Dollar Sign, and a Foreword by Houston Astros Pro Scouting Coordinator Kevin Goldstein.

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Announcing a multi-year partnership to share data and analysis for new and exciting features coming to MLB.com and BaseballProspectus.com.

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Our first prospect guide is now available as an e-book and paperback. Here's what you need to know.

UPDATE 05-11: We're happy to announce that the paperback edition of the BP Futures Guide 2013 is now available from amazon.com. My copy smells like toner and looks like this:

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MLBDC Moves to Baseball Prospectus.

The in-depth organizational depth charts formerly available at mlbdepthcharts.com have now officially transitioned to Baseball Prospectus! Not everything has moved, but the most important feature, the team pages, has.

Click here to access the MLBDC homepage at Baseball Prospectus. You can access this page from anywhere at BP by mousing over the "Depth Charts" button on the navbar at the top of the site, then clicking on "MLBDepthCharts Home." (Please note that the depth charts containing the playing time projections that power PECOTA are still alive and well on their own homepage, which is accessible through the same dropdown menu. I maintain both sets of depth charts, so they should match up at the major-league level.)

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The groundbreaking book about the world of baseball scouting returns to print this year.

It started with Sam Miller's blog post Names of Baseball Men as Recorded In Dollar Sign On The Muscle, published earlier this month. For years, I've been wanting to get my hands on a copy of Dollar Sign On The Muscle, Kevin Kerrane's seminal 1984 book about the world of baseball scouting, which was named one of the five best baseball books by the The Wall Street Journal. My partners and friends at Baseball Prospectus have long said nothing but good things about it while lamenting how difficult it was to obtain, as Ben Lindbergh did last April. The book was long out of print, the secondary market was a little hot for my pocketbook, and I'm a chronic underutilizer of the library system (which was often short of copies itself, depending on the area).

But after the most recent wave of positive comments about the book that Sam's blog post inspired, rather than mope over the secondary market listings one more time, I decided to investigate why a book that sells for $50 used has been out of print for so long. Through the magic of the Internets, we were able to get in touch with author Kevin Kerrane, and I'm happy to announce that Prospectus Entertainment Ventures has reached an agreement with Kerrane to bring a revised, updated edition of Dollar Sign on the Muscle to bookshelves, e-readers, and computers everywhere in 2013. We'll have more news about its availability, as well as more background on the book, in the coming weeks. But for now, we hope you'll be as excited about the new edition's impending arrival as we are.

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A few announcements about fixes for and changes to our statistical offerings.

From time to time—if not at all times—organizations must examine their own operations and ask some difficult questions.

The answers often reveal a range of things done right and things done wrong. Healthy organizations can handle those answers in more than one way—there are many routes to success, but even more to failure—but one hallmark of organizational integrity, to borrow from James Collins, is looking in the mirror when assigning blame and out the window when giving praise.

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Providing every team's bullpen picture at a glance.

Bullpen management: it’s one of the areas in which a major-league manager can make the most difference, and it’s also one of the areas in which we’re least likely to be satisfied with his work. But before we can pass judgment on a manager’s use of his bullpen, we have to know how he used it, and not just on an anecdotal level (although we agree that he made a mistake that one time your team lost a tie game on the road without using its rested ace reliever). On our Manager Pitching report, you can see how many relievers each manager used, and how many of those relief outings ended without a run being allowed. But that report won’t tell you who those relievers were, or when they were used.

That’s where BP’s new Bullpen Mis(management) Tool comes in. The BPM, which was inspired by this article, is the latest cool toy produced by Dan Brooks, the mind behind Brooks Baseball who also brought us the PITCHf/x Pitcher and Hitter Profiles, the PITCHfx Matchups Tool, and the PITCHf/x Leaderboards. It allows us to see the average Leverage Index when entering the game for all members of each team’s bullpen, both for a full season and over time.

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BP rolls out its expanded and enhanced fantasy coverage for 2013.

Last week we kicked off another season of fantasy baseball coverage here at Baseball Prospectus. We rolled out all the usual highly anticipated products, such as PECOTA, PFM, and updated Depth Charts. And later in the week, Rob McQuown’s brainchild, the Scoresheet Draft Aid, made its appearance for a second season here at BP. But that wasn’t all. We also introduced our preseason positional rankings series and saw debut articles from two new fantasy writers here at Baseball Prospectus. It was a good start to the new season, but it was just that, a start.

In 2013 we plan to expand and enhance our fantasy coverage to include a number of new writers, guests, and features. Jason Collette, Paul Sporer, Josh Shepardson, Rob McQuown, and Paul Singman all return to the team from last year, while Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre begin their first year at BP, bringing plenty of fantasy baseball experience with them.

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Now with new features, including each team's odds of advancing to the Division Series and winning the World Series.

Today, we’re launching the first iteration of our Playoff Odds Report for 2013.

Before we get underway, some notes. PECOTA does not hate your favorite team. PECOTA is a collection of algorithms, written in computer code and run by an unfeeling machine. It cannot hate, or love. It can do only what it is told to do, nothing more or less.

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BP begins to roll out its projections and fantasy tools for the 2013 season.

Welcome to the initial launch of this year’s PECOTA forecasts. We hope you find them enlightening, useful, and predictive.

Let’s start with the business aspects of things. In order to access the PECOTA forecasts, you need to be a subscriber to Baseball Prospectus. Monthly subscribers will have access to certain PECOTA features but will not have access to downloads like the PECOTA spreadsheets.  The best value we offer is a yearly subscription, which not only gives you access to the full PECOTA product offering, but also unrestricted access to our extensive prospect coverage, R.J. Anderson’s Transaction Analysis, in-depth analysis from the likes of Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and more, and the latest in baseball research from the likes of Russell Carleton and myself. If you feel you can pass on that, we offer our lower-priced Fantasy subscription, which give you full access to the PECOTA products and all fantasy-focused articles on the site.

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A new way to visualize and analyze every batter-pitcher matchup from the PITCHf/x era.

Just in time for the playoffs, we’re bringing you a way to get detailed information on every batter-pitcher matchup via our new Matchup Analysis Tool, found here and also accessible through the “PITCHf/x Matchups” dropdown link on the “Statistics” tab of the navbar at the top of the page.

The Matchup Analysis Tool allows you to select a particular pitcher and batter and visualize every time they’ve faced each other during the PITCHf/x era (partial 2007, complete 2008-2012). As an example, let’s take Prince Fielder vs. CC Sabathia.

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