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05-22

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 5/22/15
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Ian Frazer

05-15

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 5/15/15
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Ian Frazer

05-15

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BP Unfiltered: Saberseminar Tickets On Sale Now!
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Dan Brooks

05-10

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BP Unfiltered: Wandy Rodriguez Throws A Hidden Reverse Humber
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Kate Morrison

05-08

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 5/8/15
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Ian Frazer

05-01

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 5/1/15
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Ian Frazer

04-30

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BP Unfiltered: The Comeback
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Matthew Trueblood

04-29

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BP Unfiltered: Every Team's Emergency Catcher
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Sam Miller

04-24

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 4/24/15
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Ian Frazer

04-20

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BP Unfiltered: To Answer Your Question About Performance After Intentional Walks
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Sam Miller

04-17

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 4/17/15
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Ian Frazer

04-16

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BP Unfiltered: The Power of Seven?
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Russell A. Carleton

04-10

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 4/10/15
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Ian Frazer

04-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Best Part of the Twins Season So Far
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Zachary Levine

04-08

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BP Unfiltered: Forever Young
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Sam Miller

04-06

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BP Unfiltered: A Story About Baseball and a Father and Son I've Never Met
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Sam Miller

04-06

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BP Unfiltered: The 32 Predictions Contest 2015
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Sky Kalkman

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Every Team’s Moneyball, Literally Every Team, In One Post
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Andrew Koo

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 4/3/15
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Ian Frazer

03-27

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 3/27/15
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Ian Frazer

03-24

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BP Unfiltered: Which Position Would Win A Tournament of Positions?
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Sam Miller

03-22

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 3/20/15
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Ian Frazer

03-18

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BP Unfiltered: More On This Week's Play Index
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Sam Miller

03-17

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BP Unfiltered: Dreams of Fields
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Jeff Quinton

03-12

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BP Unfiltered: The Most Volatile Starting Rotations, the Least Volatile Starters
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Sam Miller

03-10

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BP Unfiltered: A Brief Introduction
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Jim Walsh

03-09

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BP Unfiltered: Probably My Favorite Clayton Kershaw Fun Fact
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Sam Miller

03-09

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BP Unfiltered: A Kershaw Day fun fact
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Zachary Levine

02-23

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BP Unfiltered: Does This Record Mean Anything?
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Sam Miller

02-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Special Status of the Last Man on a Prospect List
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Sam Miller

02-18

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BP Unfiltered: Everybody Played Shortstop
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Sam Miller

02-17

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BP Unfiltered: How Many Teams Does It Take to Beat the Dodgers?
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Sam Miller

02-13

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BP Unfiltered: SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards Finalists: Vote Now
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Baseball Prospectus

02-09

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BP Unfiltered: 2015 Three True Outcomes Scoresheet Keeper Rankings
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-05

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BP Unfiltered: On Baseball's New Marketing Agency And Appealing to the Masses
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Jeff Quinton

01-28

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BP Unfiltered: People Are Currently Reading The 2015 BP Annual And You Could Be Next
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Jason Wojciechowski

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: The 32 Predictions Contest Results
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Sky Kalkman

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: Get to Know: Concepts That Confuse BP Fantasy Readers
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Ben Carsley

11-19

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BP Unfiltered: Kansas City Royals Need Systems Architect/Developer
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Baseball Prospectus

11-13

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BP Unfiltered: The First Thing I Will Look For When MVP Results Are Announced Today
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Sam Miller

11-11

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BP Unfiltered: Grading the 'MLB Executive' Predictions, 2012 and 2013
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: The Reason Bumgarner Should Start (Even Though He Won't)
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: Why NOT to Start Madison Bumgarner
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Russell A. Carleton

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: There Will Be A Game Two
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Russell A. Carleton

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 16
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Craig Goldstein

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: If I Had $200 Million
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Russell A. Carleton

10-10

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 10
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Craig Goldstein

10-09

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 9
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Craig Goldstein

10-08

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BP Unfiltered: The Cardinals' Flickering Magic Lantern
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Russell A. Carleton

10-08

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 8
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Craig Goldstein

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On batting orders, batted-ball data, boosting pre-season projections and other, non-alliterative topics.

Hello, friends. I hope you're enjoying the first full week of games! Isn't it great to have all our suspicions and predictions from the offseason completely confirmed or disproved? (Wait, the season is how long?)

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...is a suspension.

Let’s say you’re a terrible baseball team. You’re the kind of team that could get swept in the Tigers in its opening series by an aggregate score of 22-1 and not have Baseball Twitter coming within a mile of defending you as small sample size victims.

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Felix Hernandez is so young.

This originally ran in August 2012; updated for Felix's birthday.

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Overanalyzing a father's beautiful book inscription.

Fifteen years ago, in a used book store in Madison, Andrew found a copy of Roger Angell's Late Innings. There was an inscription in it, addressed to Andy—which, at the time, is the name Andrew went by. He loved that inscription, and a few weeks ago he sent it to us. Let's read that inscription, and then let's talk for a minute:

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The best predictions contest, really.

This is the seventh year I’ve run this contest, and the third at Baseball Prospectus. (You can find the questions and results from the 2014 contest here.) I stole the idea from my college differential equations professor, Doug Drinen of Pro-Football-Reference, and heck, I might as well steal his directions, too (translated into baseball-speak):

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Reviewing all 30 Moneyball strategies.

Throughout Spring Training, we’ve previewed all 30 major-league teams by profiling one thing they do well. One Moneyball each, for 30 teams, making 30 strategies battling in the competitive economics of baseball. What one team pursues might leave them absent in another area, allowing other teams to rush that void until the advantage is no more. Ultimately, the goal is to capitalize on positive-expectation opportunities, and the multitude of markets and team-building methods permits every team, plausibly, to hammer their own Moneyball for value.

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On scouting blind spots, double-play avoidance, prospects who whiff, the sorry state of two-out hitting, and more.

Hey guys, how are you all doing? I'm pretty well, thanks. It's raining where I am, but it's also Friday, so that's good! And... oh, right, the MLB season starts on Sunday! Professional baseball, on our televisions and in our local stadiums, in just two days! Anyway, here's your weekly digest of baseball knowledge to help you fill up the ol' brain before the season starts. Knowledge is power, and I come bearing knowledge.

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What concussions do to hitters, how handedness effects outfield defense, how Tommy John recovery rates are inflated, and other additions to the stathead literature this week.

Hello, friends, and welcome to a new edition of Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, a tradition unlike any other. I've been on spring break this week, giving me plenty of time to Snapchat pictures of my cats (find me at "ianmcfrazer") and scour the Internet for enlightening baseball writing, so this week's roundup is more robust than ever before. Enjoy!

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You monsters have brought this on yourselves.

This week, for Effectively Wild, Ben and I were asked this by listener Steve:

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DIBS, the increasing effect of the count, the for the Tommy John season, and more.

Welcome to the first edition of a new feature at Baseball Prospectus: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week. So much interesting baseball analysis and research comes out each week that it can be difficult to keep track of everything and pick out what's really cool, so who better than a college student working two jobs and taking 15 credit hours to walk you all through it? I've picked out a selection of pieces, ranging from complicated mathematical analyses to broad-based examinations of trends in the game, to get you caught up on the week in the sabermetric community.

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Pitchers per start as a decent proxy for pitcher quality.

As Effectively Wild listeners know, each email episode includes a statistical query that I do using Baseball-Reference's Play Index tool. Sometimes the results are easier to see than to read, like this week's, so here's a companion article about the search. The question was: Who, since 2000, has thrown the fewest pitches per start in a season?

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A love story of one BP author and one career minor leaguer.

In the rare case you might not be familiar with the athlete, Matt Fields is on the left:

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