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07-21

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BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: Odrisamer Despaigne
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Sam Miller

07-18

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BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Anthony Rizzo and the Making of An All-Star
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Robert Arthur

07-17

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BP Unfiltered: The Long-Forgotten Mets Way
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Sam Miller

07-11

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BP Unfiltered: Cat-and-Mouse with Kevin Kiermaier
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Chris Mosch

07-11

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting Chris Gimenez as a Pitcher
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Dan Rozenson

06-27

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/27
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-26

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BP Unfiltered: On Seeing Two No-Hitters in Person in One Week
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Sam Miller

06-25

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BP Unfiltered: Ross Detwiler and the All-Fastball All-Stars
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Ben Lindbergh

06-24

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BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: How Do These Players Still Have Roster Spots?
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Ben Lindbergh

06-24

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BP Unfiltered: Bartolo on the Bases
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Ben Lindbergh

06-20

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/20
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Ballpark View of Kershaw's Final Out
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Sam Miller

06-17

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BP Unfiltered: Glen Perkins Dislikes Losing Strikes
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Ben Lindbergh

06-17

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BP Unfiltered: When Tony Gwynn Had a Below-Average Hit Tool
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Ben Lindbergh

06-16

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BP Unfiltered: Goodbye, No. 19
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Geoff Young

06-13

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/13
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-10

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BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Verlander
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Sam Miller

06-06

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/16
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-05

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BP Unfiltered: 2014 Draft Index
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Nick J. Faleris

06-05

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BP Unfiltered: 2014 MLB Draft Video Library
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Nick J. Faleris

06-03

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BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Which Teams Drafted the Most (and Best) Current Major Leaguers?
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Ben Lindbergh

05-30

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BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/30
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Sam Miller

05-30

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BP Unfiltered: Erick Aybar is a Fox
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R.J. Anderson

05-23

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/23
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

05-23

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BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/23
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Sam Miller

05-23

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BP Unfiltered: Explaining the Position Player Pitcher Parade
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Ben Lindbergh

05-23

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting Danny Worth as a Pitcher
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Dan Rozenson

05-21

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BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: James Jones
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Sam Miller

05-21

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BP Unfiltered: Overbay on the Mound
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Dan Rozenson

05-20

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at Fox Sports: Safety in Pitching Prospects?
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Sam Miller

05-16

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/16
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

05-16

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BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/16
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Sam Miller

05-16

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BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: New York Mets
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Ben Lindbergh

05-15

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting Steve Tolleson as a Pitcher
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Dan Rozenson

05-13

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at Fox Sports: Billy Hamilton's Effect on the Batter
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Ben Lindbergh

05-09

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BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/9
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Sam Miller

05-08

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BP Unfiltered: Brad Boxberger Makes History
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R.J. Anderson

05-07

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at Fox Sports: The Statistical Impact of Instant Replay
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Russell A. Carleton

05-02

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BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/2
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Sam Miller

05-02

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting Martin Maldonado as a Pitcher
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Dan Rozenson

05-01

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BP Unfiltered: Tim Hudson's Ankle, and a Possible Unexpected Blessing
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Sam Miller

05-01

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at Fox Sports (April Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: Mike Trout Striking Out, Albert Pujols Plantar Update
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Ben Lindbergh

04-25

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 4/25
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Ben Lindbergh

04-25

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting Mike Carp
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Dan Rozenson

04-25

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BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 4/25
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Sam Miller

04-23

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BP Unfiltered: Jose Fernandez: Eight Innings, No Runs, Some Room for Improvement
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Dan Rozenson

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

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Looking at a player who wasn't in the BP Annual but is contributing this year.

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How Anthony Rizzo Became an All-Star

Despite Anthony Rizzo’s ignominious strikeout in the All-Star game, a look at BP’s leaderboards reveals he’s having a monster year—good for the 11th highest BWARP in MLB. So while Rizzo’s performance this year has been nothing short of exceptional, his breakout came a year too late, as I write in this week’s BP on Fox article.

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The Mets wanted to have a Way, but might never have found it.

When we reviewed every team's Way a couple weeks ago, we found a reference to a Way by every team but one: The Mets. No Mets Way. No Met Way. Just no Way.

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How have the Rays outfielder's opponents shifted against him with the bunt in mind?

At the end of May, I introduced the idea that some teams were going from playing nearly straightaway to using a full overshift once the count went to two strikes against certain pull-heavy lefties whom they deemed threats to bunt. The idea was that teams would probably prefer to implement a full overshift earlier in the count, but were hindered by the hitter’s ability to bunt for a base hit. This was inspired by the Orioles using a two-strike overshift numerous times against Michael Bourn, and the Pirates doing it a couple of times against both Denard Span and Danny Espinosa.

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The Rangers turned to a backup catcher to pitch in a blowout.

Colby Lewis allowed a Rangers club record 13 runs, though only 11 of the runs were earned.” –WFAA write-up

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This week's bunts (including the first attempt by a right-hander), plus a look at aggressive counter-adjustments by opposing defenses.

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How rare is Anthony Rinaldi's experience, you figure?

One of our Effectively Wild listeners, Anthony Rinaldi, lives in Pennsylvania. He decided to go to California for the first time in his life, by himself, and while he was here he managed to stumble into both Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter and Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter, 400 miles away from each other. Here are the pictures to prove it, y'all skeptics. Just to reiterate, Anthony writes,

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Ross Detwiler threw 42 straight four-seamers or sinkers on Tuesday. Where does that put him on the consecutive fastball pantheon?

On Tuesday night, the Nationals and Brewers played baseball for well over five hours, calling it quits only after Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer in the 16th inning to put Milwaukee away. Zimmerman, who had two other hits and this diving catch, claimed the headlines, but the game had another hero, albeit one slightly less sung: deposed starter Ross Detwiler, who held the Brewers scoreless from the 10th through the 14th.

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A look at the most lightly used major leaguers: the roster-spot survivors.

I just received an email from Effectively Wild listener Nick, who asked:

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Does Bartolo Colon's pitching performance suffer immediately after he's been on base?

This afternoon in Oakland, the A’s face off against the Mets in a storyline-rich matchup of Scott Kazmir (whom the A’s signed over the offseason) and Bartolo Colon (whom the A’s allowed to leave because they’d signed Kazmir instead). Colon hasn’t been bad—he leads the American League in walk rate—but Kazmir leads the AL in ERA, so thus far, advantage A’s. Perhaps with that in mind, manager Bob Melvin was in a good enough mood to get a little lighthearted when discussing his team's approach against Colon:

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This week's bunts (including three first-timers, two near-misses, and Joey Gallo), plus a look at counter-adjustments by opposing defenses.

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Six good fan videos of Clayton Kershaw's final out.

You might have noticed while watching Clayton Kershaw's final out last night that, in between shots of Kershaw's wife, there were shots of fan after fan after fan after fan holding up a cell phone. All those videos had to go somewhere, and these are five of them, shot from various parts of the ballpark, all posted to YouTube since last night and all giving you a pretty non-nauseating sense of what it was like in the stands last night.

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