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04-18

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 4/18
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Ben Lindbergh

04-11

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 4/11
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Ben Lindbergh

04-11

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BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 4/11
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Sam Miller

04-08

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BP Unfiltered: Mark Appel: A PITCHf/x First Look
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Dan Brooks

04-07

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BP Unfiltered: Pineda is Back
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Harry Pavlidis

04-05

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BP Unfiltered: 2014 Top Prospects Compilation - Updated March 31, 2014
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Joe Hamrahi

04-04

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BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines
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Sam Miller

04-04

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BP Unfiltered: 32 Predictions Contest Response Summary
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Sky Kalkman

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: So What Was Daniel Murphy Doing in the Delivery Room?
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Russell A. Carleton

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: Houston Astros
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Ben Lindbergh

04-02

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BP Unfiltered: Do the Rays Have a Drug Problem?
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Ben Lindbergh

03-30

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BP Unfiltered: Beware of Bias in Predicted Team Win Totals
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Jeffrey A. Friedman

03-12

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BP Unfiltered: Bloomberg Sports is Hiring
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Baseball Prospectus

03-07

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BP Unfiltered: Your Attempts To Explain Baseball
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Zachary Levine

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Sabermetrics Goes MOOC
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Zachary Levine

02-20

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BP Unfiltered: The Greatly Exaggerated Demise of Free Agent Starters
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R.J. Anderson

02-19

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BP Unfiltered: 2013 32 Predictions Contest Results
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Sky Kalkman

02-12

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BP Unfiltered: T-Mac's Mechanics
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Doug Thorburn

02-05

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BP Unfiltered: Classifying Your Photos of Baseball Prospectus 2014
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Ben Lindbergh

02-02

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BP Unfiltered: Hall of Famously Weak Arguments Voting Results
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Ken Funck

01-28

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BP Unfiltered: Masahiro Tanaka: A Reader Poll
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Ben Lindbergh

01-27

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BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Annual is Out; Ebook Is Coming
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Sam Miller

01-16

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BP Unfiltered: RISPy Business
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Dan Brooks

01-13

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BP Unfiltered: John Axford Tips Well
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R.J. Anderson

01-12

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BP Unfiltered: Nominations Needed For The Hall Of Famously Weak Arguments
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Ken Funck

01-10

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 17. The Holes In Adam Dunn's Swing
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Sam Miller

01-09

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 16. Batting Average and Stablizing Stats
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Sam Miller

01-09

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BP Unfiltered: YCPB and You Never Could
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Sam Miller

01-07

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 15. Updated PECOTAs
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Sam Miller

01-02

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 14. Salaries and Ticket Prices
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Sam Miller

12-31

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BP Unfiltered: One Last GIF For 2013
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Sam Miller

12-24

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BP Unfiltered: Forgot About Dre Lyrics Replaced By Baseball Names
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Sam Miller

12-12

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BP Unfiltered: Stand Up to Cancer...and Fernando Valenzuela
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Russell A. Carleton

12-02

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 13. Pitch Counts
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Sam Miller

11-26

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 12. The Nate Doctrine
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Sam Miller

11-25

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 11. Paying Pedro
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Sam Miller

11-21

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 10. On The Future
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Sam Miller

11-20

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 9. Magazine Cover Indicator
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Sam Miller

11-18

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 8. Converting the Pitcher
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Sam Miller

11-15

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BP Unfiltered: Weep, Mob, For the Downballot Snub
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Sam Miller

11-15

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BP Unfiltered: Things the Hall of Fame is Not the Hall of, According to a Quick Search
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Ben Lindbergh

11-14

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 7. Day Men, Fighter Of The Night Men
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Sam Miller

11-13

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 6. Injury Nexus
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Sam Miller

11-07

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 4. Pitcher Breakouts
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Sam Miller

11-06

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 3. Breakouts
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Sam Miller

11-05

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 2. Collusion
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Sam Miller

11-04

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BP Unfiltered: Rereading Nate Silver: 1. GMs Getting Smarter
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Sam Miller

10-25

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting the Draft: Quick Hits - Kodi Medeiros in Jupiter
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Nick J. Faleris

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: One of These Things is Not Like the Others
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Mauricio Rubio and Craig Goldstein

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED)
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Baseball Prospectus

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The second installment of a series designed to reveal whether batters are striking back against defensive shifts.

Last week I started a season-long series devoted to tracking bunts for base hits with the infield shift in effect; this is the second installment. To bring you up to speed on the series’ premise and methodology will take but two brief excerpts. Excerpt one:

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The start of a new series.

One of my obsessions this season is the defensive shift—specifically, what batters are going to do about it. I covered this subject at length last month, but here’s how I boiled it down in last week’s Lineup Card:

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Stuff that had never happened happened, but did it happen if we don't notice it happening?

As was immediately identified by everybody with a Play Index subscription and/or common sense, Danny Salazar's 3.2/6/5/5/2/10 pitching line yesterday was a unique pitching line. Shoot, the bookends alone are brand new; all the hits, runs, and walks are irrelevant, as there has never been a 3.2 inning, 10-K start before. To this, the esteemed Zachary Levine suggested that

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2013 first overall pick Mark Appel made an exhibition start in Houston, and PITCHf/x was watching.

Earlier this week we got our first look from a pitch tracking system at Mark Appel, the first overall selection in the 2013 draft and one of Houston’s (and baseball’s) top prospects. The data come from a preseason exhibition contest that was played on the final day of spring training—but because it was played in Houston, and because the PITCHf/x cameras were operational and outputting information, we got some stats to supplement the scouting reports we’ve read.

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After two years on the shelf with a shoulder injury, Michael Pineda appears to have recovered his old stuff.

The Yankees got a major boost during the opening week when Michael Pineda took the mound for his first MLB game since 2011. When we last saw Pineda, he was wearing a Mariners uniform and facing a sudden dropoff in velocity, the first sign of the shoulder woes that have kept him out of the big leagues since his days in Seattle.

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BP teams up with again Fantasy Rundown to provide your 2014 top prospect compilations

Over the past several years, I've put together top prospect compilations from sources across the Internet. I have linked to the files below. The Excel workbooks contain tabs at the bottom representing each of the league’s divisions as well as a tab for top 100 lists and positional analysis.

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These games were quietly historic, just like everything else.

Two years ago, in one of my first articles for Baseball Prospectus, I wrote about pitching lines: the ones we see over and over, and the ones we’ve never seen. It went like this:

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All of the stats about your 32 prediction contest ballots.

This year’s 32 Predictions contest had almost the exactly the same number of entries as last year’s, with 686. Forty-nine entries left at least one question blank, and 11 of you decided not to name your entry. (At least we can never make fun of you for it.)

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Important things that happened when Daniel Murphy went away.

Congratulations go out to Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy and his wife on the birth of their first child, Noah on Monday night. Murphy left the Mets and went to Florida to be there for... well, let's see here... ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS THAT WILL EVER HAPPEN IN HIS LIFE. In doing so, Murphy invoked his right, under the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement, to a few days of paternity leave. The Mets were able to bring up Wilmer Flores to take Murphy's spot on the roster until Murphy returned to action on Thursday.

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Chipper vs. Mariano vs. Jeter.

Thanks to the well-timed retirements of Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter, we've been plagued by treated to back-to-back-to back retirement tours in 2012, 2013, and now 2014. Ostensibly, the most memorable aspect of these final laps around the league is the chance to get a last glimpse at an outgoing great, but we all know that what we really remember is each team’s choice of retirement gift. I don’t remember Jones’ ceremony in San Diego, but I do remember that the Padres gave him a surfboard. I don’t recall how the Rays recognized Rivera, but I’ll never be able to unsee the creepy golem-like sand structure they created for the occasion. And so on.

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Have the Rays really had a higher number of drug-related suspensions? And if so, should that be a cause for concern?

Last week, when I posted a link to our Tampa Bay Rays preview podcast in the Effectively Wild Facebook group, listener Allen Sarvinas left a comment with a couple questions:

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Are you overly optimistic about your favorite team?

Sam Miller and I recently interviewed 28 Baseball Prospectus 2014 authors as part of the Effectively Wild season preview podcast series. At the end of each episode, we asked our guest to predict the 2014 win total for the team we’d just talked about. Listener Jeffrey A. Friedman sent us the following unsolicited submission about bias in these predicted win totals, which we decided to publish with his permission. Beware of bias in your own predictions! —Ben Lindbergh

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