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0 BP Unfiltered: Buy Premium, get Dollar Sign Free by Dave Pease
1 BP Unfiltered: Michael Jordan, September 1994 (Week 2) by Sam Miller
0 BP Unfiltered: BP At Fox Sports: The Impact of the Evolving Strike Zone by Robert Arthur
9 BP Unfiltered: Michael Jordan, September 1994 (Part 1) by Sam Miller
7 BP Unfiltered: Playing Favorites by Russell A. Carleton
2 BP Unfiltered: Sveum's Unheard Guide to Fixing Royals' Offense by Robert Arthur
20 BP Unfiltered: Professional Courtesy, and How August Works by Sam Miller
2 BP Unfiltered: From the Road: Up Close, Batting Practice at 2014 MLB Futures Game by Nick J. Faleris
4 BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread by BP Staff
15 BP Unfiltered: The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Rarities by Russell A. Carleton
6 BP Unfiltered: Every Yu/You Headline On MLB.com Game Stories by Sam Miller
6 BP Unfiltered: The Battered Bastards of Baseball is Not Good by Sam Miller
6 BP Unfiltered: The Baseball Fan's Guide to the Summer of New Yorker by Sam Miller
10 BP Unfiltered: Your Team MVP Bingo Ballot by Sam Miller
1 BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: Odrisamer Despaigne by Sam Miller
3 BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Anthony Rizzo and the Making of An All-Star by Robert Arthur
1 BP Unfiltered: The Long-Forgotten Mets Way by Sam Miller
0 BP Unfiltered: Cat-and-Mouse with Kevin Kiermaier by Chris Mosch
0 BP Unfiltered: Scouting Chris Gimenez as a Pitcher by Dan Rozenson
4 BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/27 by Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch
4 BP Unfiltered: On Seeing Two No-Hitters in Person in One Week by Sam Miller
0 BP Unfiltered: Ross Detwiler and the All-Fastball All-Stars by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: How Do These Players Still Have Roster Spots? by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Unfiltered: Bartolo on the Bases by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/20 by Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch
2 BP Unfiltered: The Ballpark View of Kershaw's Final Out by Sam Miller
3 BP Unfiltered: Glen Perkins Dislikes Losing Strikes by Ben Lindbergh
5 BP Unfiltered: When Tony Gwynn Had a Below-Average Hit Tool by Ben Lindbergh
4 BP Unfiltered: Goodbye, No. 19 by Geoff Young
0 BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/13 by Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch
0 BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Verlander by Sam Miller
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1 BP Unfiltered: 2014 Draft Index by Nick J. Faleris
1 BP Unfiltered: 2014 MLB Draft Video Library by Nick J. Faleris
2 BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Which Teams Drafted the Most (and Best) Current Major Leaguers? by Ben Lindbergh
1 BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/30 by Sam Miller
1 BP Unfiltered: Erick Aybar is a Fox by R.J. Anderson
1 BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/23 by Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch
2 BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/23 by Sam Miller
3 BP Unfiltered: Explaining the Position Player Pitcher Parade by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Unfiltered: Scouting Danny Worth as a Pitcher by Dan Rozenson
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0 BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: New York Mets by Ben Lindbergh
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September 17, 2014 1:58 pm
Throughout the 2014 playoffs, you'll get a free copy of the Dollar Sign on the Muscle e-book when you buy a yearly Premium subscription.
It's coming up on a year since the Baseball Prospectus edition of Kevin Kerrane's classic book on scouting,
was released. , Dollar Sign on the Muscle We predicted around that time that Dollar Sign would become our best-selling self-published book. Read the full article...
September 12, 2014 3:06 pm
Using PECOTA to explore what Michael Jordan would have done as a September call-up.
September 9, 2014 4:14 pm
The bigger strike zone has caused more than just increased strikeouts.
Recent analysis from
Jon Roegele and Brian Mills (among others) has shown that the strike zone is changing. Specifically, the lower edge of the zone has dropped several inches in the last few years, opening up a new area for pitchers to attack. Responding to the deeper zone, pitchers have peppered this region with strikes and sinkers. Read the full article...
September 5, 2014 3:06 pm
Part 1: Michael Jordan gets to play.
When the strike halted the 1994 season, it cancelled any possibility that would be a September call-up for the White Sox that year. We'll never know whether he would have been called up, and we'll never know how he would have done if he had been. Michael Jordan , on the other hand, knows everything. We ran PECOTA to find out what Jordan might have done in September that year. We will play out that month, using PECOTA as a guide. Here's part 1, covering Sept. 1 through Sept. 6. PECOTA Read the full article... What does it take to be more than 50 percent likely to win the World Series?
I do love me some
Wednesday e-mail show Effectively Wild. Today, someone asked a fantastic question about the playoffs. How good would a team have to be in the regular season to, before the first pitch of the playoffs is thrown, be considered the mathematical favorite to win the World Series versus the field. There will be ten teams that make the playoffs this year (OK, fine, lest we defile the sanctity of the Wild Card, there will be eight). One of them will have the best chances of the eight/ten, and would theoretically be the favorite, but its chances might be somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 percent to be taking a champagne championship shower in late October. That means that the best team has an 80 percent chance of winning a participant trophy instead. Read the full article... Examining whether Sveum fixed the swing height problem with the Royals' offense.
In late June, I
wrote about the Royals’ hiring of as their new hitting coach. I noted at the time that Sveum gave an unusually specific critique of the Royals’ hitters: Dale Sveum Read the full article... Why did teams pass on Adrian Gonzalez if he (and his contract) are so valuable?
As the waiver-trade period begins, I thought it might be useful to bring this back up, as a refresher on why good players somehow don't get claimed in August. Originally ran in 2012, the day the Dodgers claimed . Adrian Gonzalez Read the full article... View from the turtle during batting practice at this year's MLB Futures Game during All Star Weekend.
The Baseball Prospectus prospect team is constantly on the road, getting eyes on the top talent throughout baseball -- from the amateur ranks up through the majors. Moving forward I'll be working to bring you inside my travels (hopefully with contributions from others on the prospect team), including pictures and video. There will be a lot of baseball and some broader travel stuff if I think you might find it interesting.
Read the full article... Covering all trades through the deadline.
At Baseball Prospectus, we'll be bringing you analysis of every trade and transaction up through Thursday's 4 PM ET non-waiver trade deadline. Check back here for the latest links to our coverage, in chronological order.
Read the full article... What's more likely, a five-homer game or a five-strikeout inning? Gory math!
of Wednesday's episode Effectively Wild, sponsored by the Baseball Reference Play Index and featuring BP's own Editor-in-Chief and some other guy who now works for Disney and is therefore dead to us, a listener asked one of those questions that means nothing in the grand scheme of things, but... can't... resist... answering. Sam Miller Read the full article...
Yu (You) probably see where this is going. The Netflix documentary will tempt you to watch it, but the story it tells is unconvincing and the story it missed would have been better.
There’s a movie called
Slap Shot. You’ve heard of it, you’ve seen it, you love it. It’s about a small-town minor-league hockey team that, faced with its recession-related shuttering, reinvents itself as a bunch of thugs on ice. The team’s new rebelliousness draws fans, and it leads to victories. It works as two movies: the scrappy underdog story, and the men behaving badly story. Read the full article...