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3 BP Unfiltered: The Baseball Fan's Guide to the Summer of New Yorker by Sam Miller
7 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
4 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at Fox Sports (April Edition) by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Unfiltered: Mike Trout Striking Out, Albert Pujols Plantar Update by Ben Lindbergh
4 BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 4/25 by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Unfiltered: Scouting Mike Carp by Dan Rozenson
2 BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 4/25 by Sam Miller
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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. 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.
This week's bunts (including two big debuts), plus a look at counter-adjustments by opposing defenses. On the avoidable mistake the Tigers made.
Hi friends! What would you say if I told you that the
extension was just as big a mistake as the Justin Verlander extension? Would you call me an idiot and never listen to me again? Good, because I would never say that. Never. However, the Tigers did make one mistake that was similar to Ruben Amaro Jr.'s, and it looks increasingly likely that they'll pay for it. Ryan Howard At Fox Sports, I went over Verlander's early-season struggles, why they're different than last year's, and why the two years a club has to wait and see might be its most valuable, if often overlooked, asset. Block quote time! Read the full article...
This week's bunts, plus a look at counter-adjustments by opposing defenses. All of our pre-draft coverage, featuring hundreds of scouting reports, as well as mock drafts, player updates, case studies, the video library and more.
Below you will find links to our amateur content from this spring, including notes and video of the top prospects in this year’s draft class. It was a meaty spring on the draft content side, and we expect it to grow even more next year. Thanks for following us throughout the last four months, and we hope you’ll enjoy the 2014 draft content still to come!
Read the full article... Continually updated video library of 2014 First-Year Player Draft prospects.
Welcome to the 2014 MLB Draft Video Library -- this space will feature periodic uploads of videos of 2014 MLB draft prospects from now through June. It will be updated every single day and the new videos for a particular week will be featured at the top of this page with the archived videos directly below. Chances are if you are looking for a draft prospect you will find some video of him on this page between now and June.
Read the full article... A look at which teams have had the most hits and misses in recent drafts.
What you'd probably like to know during amateur draft week is which teams will get the most production out of the 2014 draft. Unfortunately, that's a question that we won't be able to answer for a while. So as a substitute, would you accept an examination of which teams have drafted the most (and best) major leaguers in recent years? As part of BP's
partnership with Fox Sports, I attempted to answer that question (and others) in an article up today at the Fox Sports MLB page. Here's a teaser: Read the full article... For the final time: History made!
Well this will be the end for this feature. So, in our last week of new pitching lines, let's see what we've learned. Below are the 50 most recent pitching lines that starters have produced, all of Wednesday's and Thursday's starts. Think you can guess which ones are new? I'm going to guess. Go ahead and guess! I have no idea how many are going to be new, but based on our typical averages, five to seven is a good estimate.
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