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07-22

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BP Unfiltered: DRA and Groundball Bias
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Jonathan Judge

07-15

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BP Unfiltered: Hope Springs Eternal, Shouldn’t
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Rob Mains

07-03

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BP Unfiltered: Ladies and Gentlemen, It's the June 2016 Vogelsongs!
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Rob Mains

06-26

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BP Unfiltered: How To Celebrate A Walkoff Strikeout
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Sam Miller

06-23

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BP Unfiltered: How to Read a Canadian Leaderboard
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Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Unfiltered: Clayton Kershaw Should Have, Like, Three Walks Allowed This Year
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Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Unfiltered: Leading From Behind
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Rob Mains

06-07

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BP Unfiltered: You're the Ump!
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Sam Miller

06-01

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BP Unfiltered: The Oldest, Worst Baseball Video Game
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Patrick Dubuque

06-01

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BP Unfiltered: The May 2016 Vogelsongs
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Rob Mains

05-26

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BP Unfiltered: Shoo-Shoo, Krinkles and Gus: The Nicknames of 1965
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Patrick Dubuque

05-23

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BP Unfiltered: Art Discovered, Lost, Found
by
Rob Mains

05-11

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BP Unfiltered: How Many Runs Could the Cubs Spot Their Opponents?
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Sam Miller

05-10

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BP Unfiltered: Meg Rowley Talking Trout
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BP Staff

05-09

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BP Unfiltered: Ben and Sam Are Signing Books
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BP Staff

05-04

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BP Unfiltered: April's Vogelsong Awards
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Rob Mains

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: My Predicted Standings
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Sam Miller

04-19

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BP Unfiltered: A "Holiday" For Everyone
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Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

04-15

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BP Unfiltered: Our Generation’s Hall of Famers, Ranked By Subjective Trade Valuation of Mid-Career Baseball Cards In A Semi-Premium Early-1990s Set
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Sam Miller

04-15

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BP Unfiltered: The Wonderful Things That Vin Scully Might Lead You To Think About
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Meg Rowley

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: Mental Skills on the North Side: Seven Perspectives
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Rian Watt

03-17

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BP Unfiltered: A Short Story About The 2015 Baseball Season
by
Sam Miller

03-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Worst Possible Reshuffling of MLB Cities and MLB Team Names, Probably
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Sam Miller

02-18

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BP Unfiltered: The Worldwide Takeover of 'We're Not Selling Jeans Here'
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Sam Miller

02-15

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BP Unfiltered: LAST DAY to Vote for the SABR Analytics Research Awards
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BP Staff

02-15

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BP Unfiltered: 2016 Scoresheet Keeper Rankings
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Ben Murphy, Ian Lefkowitz and Jared Weiss

02-14

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BP Unfiltered: 2016 Scoresheet Keeper Rankings
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-12

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BP Unfiltered: Glenn Burke, Historically Significant Baserunner
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Sam Miller

02-11

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BP Unfiltered: 10 Things People Learned From the BP Annual (Updated)
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Craig Goldstein

02-09

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BP Unfiltered: Was Waylon Smithers A Good General Manager?
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Ryan Davis

02-01

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BP Unfiltered: Rooting Against Chaos, Rooting Against Ian Kennedy
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Patrick Dubuque

01-28

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BP Unfiltered: The Annie Savoy Exception
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Patrick Dubuque

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: How Greinke vs. Arrieta vs. Kershaw Played Out
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Tom Tango

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: Greg Spira Baseball Research Award Open for Nominations
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Baseball Prospectus

01-07

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BP Unfiltered: New BP Catcher Stats!
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Stephen Reichert

01-06

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BP Unfiltered: The Orioles Are Having a Baseball Analytics Hackathon
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BP Staff

12-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Piazza-but-not-Bagwell Voter
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Sam Miller

12-04

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BP Unfiltered: 'It's nearly useless'
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Jeff Long

11-02

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BP Unfiltered: Why The Broadcasters Hated Your Team
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Jeff Quinton

11-01

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BP Unfiltered: Navigating Notable Instances of Postseason Expression
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Ezra Wise

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: On PECOTA, the Royals, and 72 Wins
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: Suspect Staff Voting in the Internet Baseball Awards
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Ian Frazer

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: Donnie Baseball Was Never out of His Element
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Craig Goldstein

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: Everybody Gets A Stupid Outfield Thing!
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Kate Morrison

10-21

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BP Unfiltered: A Little More on Cubs' Issues Holding Runners
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Sahadev Sharma

10-21

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BP Unfiltered: We Got Kyle Schwarber To Say 'Man Parts'
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Rian Watt

10-13

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BP Unfiltered: Why Didn't The Royals Steal Home?
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Dustin Palmateer

10-05

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting Ichiro as a Pitcher
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Dan Rozenson

09-25

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BP Unfiltered: Classifying Park Factors for DRA
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Jonathan Judge

09-09

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BP Unfiltered: One Particular View of Kris Bryant's Home Run
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Sam Miller

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More inner-workings of DRA 2016.

A few weeks ago, BP author Rob Mains inquired about what he saw as a possible bias in Deserved Run Average (DRA) values in favor of fly-ball pitchers, and against groundball pitchers. Specifically, he observed that ground-ball pitchers were doing worse in DRA, on average, than they were in Runs Allowed per 9 innings (RA9).

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When it comes to the standings on the first day of the second half, what you see is *mostly* what you get.

Last year, the Cardinals had the best record in baseball, 100-62. The Pirates were second best, 98-64. This year, at the All-Star break, the teams find themselves looking up—looking pretty far up, in fact; 7.0 games for St. Louis and 7.5 for Pittsburgh—at the Cubs. Worse, they’re currently fourth and fifth, respectively, in the race for the two National League Wild Card slots, 1.0 and 1.5 games, respectively, behind the Mets and Marlins for the last spot. It’s leading fans of the two teams to ask, Are the Cubs really this good? and Are we really this bad? Cubs fans, by contrast, are looking at a team that was a ridiculous 39-15 record after play on June 10 but 14-20—third worst in the National League, tied for seventh worst in the majors—ever since.[1]

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Recognizing the best players who were non-going concerns during our last book-editing season.

This monthly award is named in honor of Ryan Vogelsong who, in 2011:

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What to do when the batter fails and the team succeeds?

Two years ago, I wrote one of my very favorite submissions to this website: How To Celebrate A Walkoff Error, in which I closely examined where the teammates on the bench chose to mob up after a batter in a huge spot did something bad (hit a routine out) only to end up accomplishing something great (runner scores walkoff run on botched defensive play). The tendency to congratulate the hitter, instead of the runner, baffled me, but ultimately I concluded that this was akin to the principle of felony murder.

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Translating the unrecognizable French abbreviations for baseball stats.

Was checking up on an old friend who is playing in the Can-Am League this season and ran into a little bit of trouble: French names for baseball statistics are apparently different enough that the abbreviations are unrecognizable! These are the team starts for the Quebec Capitales; let's see if we can sort this out.

MENEURS AU BÂTON

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Clayton Kershaw has walked seven batters this year, which might be too many.

Clayton Kershaw just walked his seventh batter of the season:

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The team leaders that led the least.

Friday night, BP writer Aaron Gleeman posted this at 9:04 PM Central time, proving that he doesn’t waste his Fridays clubbing:

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Let's play a little riddle.

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THE WORDS "BABE FLATHEAD" ARE BURNED INTO YOUR PSYCHE.

It’s difficult to imagine the barbarism of our own childhood: the technological advances we hadn’t yet learned to need, the inefficiencies of our young lives. For my generation, it was an era of World Book encyclopedias, of wall-mounted telephones and Adrienne Rich poetry and travel alarm clocks. One wonders how we survived.

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This month's edition of the best we missed.

This monthly award is named in honor of Ryan Vogelsong who, in 2011:

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How Catfish Hunter got his nickname, and more gold from contemporaneous sources.

It’s easy to forget, in the era of Retrosheet and the Play Index, that baseball statistics were once a precious thing. The daily box scores and leaderboards were as temporal as the newspaper they were printed on; the only way to appreciate a man’s career was to purchase an almanac, like the 1965 Sporting News Baseball Register. Dal Maxvill, longtime Cardinals shortstop, graces the cover mid-lunge/grunt, as well as a $5 price tag that equates to $37.98 today, or 100 packs of 1965 Topps baseball cards, which is worth perhaps somewhat more.

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On the "lost art" of the two-out RBI.

On Saturday night’s national FOX broadcast of the Nationals-Marlins game, announcer Cliff Floyd bemoaned what he called “the lost art of the two-out RBI.” Had you ever heard of that? Me neither. So I decided to check it out.

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