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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
0 BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/16 by Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch
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
3 BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: James Jones by Sam Miller
2 BP Unfiltered: Overbay on the Mound by Dan Rozenson
0 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at Fox Sports: Safety in Pitching Prospects? by Sam Miller
3 BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/16 by Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch
0 BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/16 by Sam Miller
0 BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: New York Mets by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Unfiltered: Scouting Steve Tolleson as a Pitcher by Dan Rozenson
0 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at Fox Sports: Billy Hamilton's Effect on the Batter by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/9 by Sam Miller
5 BP Unfiltered: Brad Boxberger Makes History by R.J. Anderson
0 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at Fox Sports: The Statistical Impact of Instant Replay by Russell A. Carleton
2 BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/2 by Sam Miller
6 BP Unfiltered: Scouting Martin Maldonado as a Pitcher by Dan Rozenson
1 BP Unfiltered: Tim Hudson's Ankle, and a Possible Unexpected Blessing by Sam Miller
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 , and the Pirates doing it a couple of times against both Michael Bourn and Denard Span . Danny Espinosa Read the full article... The Rangers turned to a backup catcher to pitch in a blowout.
“ allowed a Rangers club record 13 runs, though only 11 of the runs were earned.” – Colby Lewis WFAA write-up Read the full article...
This week's bunts (including the first attempt by a right-hander), plus a look at aggressive counter-adjustments by opposing defenses. 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 ’s no-hitter and Clayton Kershaw ’s no-hitter, 400 miles away from each other. Tim Lincecum Here are the pictures to prove it, y'all skeptics. Just to reiterate, Anthony writes, Read the full article... 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
hit a two-run homer in the 16th inning to put Milwaukee away. Zimmerman, who had two other hits and Ryan Zimmerman this diving catch, claimed the headlines, but the game had another hero, albeit one slightly less sung: deposed starter , who Ross Detwiler held the Brewers scoreless from the 10th through the 14th. Read the full article... 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: Read the full article... 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
(whom the A’s signed over the offseason) and Scott Kazmir (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 Bartolo Colon , so thus far, advantage A’s. Perhaps with that in mind, manager ERA was in a good enough mood to Bob Melvin get a little lighthearted when discussing his team's approach against Colon: Read the full article...
This week's bunts (including three first-timers, two near-misses, and Joey Gallo), plus a look at counter-adjustments by opposing defenses. Six good fan videos of Clayton Kershaw's final out.
You might have noticed while watching
'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. Clayton Kershaw Read the full article...
Twins pitchers pay a price for rostering poor receivers. What did scouts say about Gwynn as an amateur?
today’s episode of Effectively Wild, Sam Miller and I responded to ’s Tony Gwynn untimely passing by discussing some of our favorite statistical fun facts from the Hall of Famer’s one-of-a-kind career. One of Sam’s was Gwynn’s 1981 batting average in 99 plate appearances at Double-A Amarillo: .462 (42-for-91). Yes, that’s a small sample, but consider the kicker that makes it even more impressive: The 21-year-old Gwynn was in his first professional season. Drafted in June, he’d hit .331/.406/.612 in 42 games for Walla Walla in the Low-A Northwest League before being bumped up to the Texas League. Read the full article...
A fond farewell to Tony Gwynn.