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June 19, 2013

BP Unfiltered: Zack Wheeler and First-Start Jitters

by Ben Lindbergh

Do rookie starters struggle to find the strike zone in their first career starts?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 227: Julio Urias and Young Pitchers/Prospects Switching Positions/Jose Iglesias and High BABIPs/Goodbye Base Coaches

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about young pitchers, prospects switching positions, Jose Iglesias' high BABIP, and base coaches.

June 18, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Most Surprising Team Performances So Far

by Ben Lindbergh

The teams that have outhit and outpitched their projections, or fallen the farthest short.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 226: Predictions About Zack Wheeler/The Story of Signing Puig

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss their expectations for Zack Wheeler and other young pitchers, then talk about the true story behind the Dodgers signing Yasiel Puig.

June 17, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 225: Missing Out on Mariano Rivera/Scouting Scouts

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what Mariano Rivera's retirement might cost us, then talk about whether it's possible to evaluate scouts statistically.

June 15, 2013

Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/15

by Ben Lindbergh

The best and worst receivers of the week and season.

June 14, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Longest Plate Appearance of the Week, 6/14

by Ben Lindbergh

And of the season, so far.

BP Unfiltered: Gonzalez Germen and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Inning

by Ben Lindbergh

The history of allowing four home runs in an inning.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 224: The Evolution of On-Field Celebrations/The Home Run Derby Draft

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the evolution and future of on-field celebrations, then pick the players they'd most want to appear in the Home Run Derby.

June 13, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 223: Should College Pitchers Shut it Down After Being Drafted?/The Red Sox and Advance Scouting

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether college pitchers should stop pitching for their college teams after being drafted, then talk about the Red Sox and advance scouting.

June 12, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Ever-Underappreciated Gerardo Parra

by Ben Lindbergh

Why one of baseball's best young players doesn't get his due.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 222: Bloodlines and the Draft/Giving Up in Extras/Managers Telling the Truth/Moore, Molina, and Calling Pitches

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about baseball bloodlines, managers revealing too much, giving up in extras, calling games, and more.

June 11, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 221: Astros Pro Scouting Coordinator Kevin Goldstein on the Amateur Draft

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Kevin Goldstein about the amateur draft, his scouting assignments, the Astros' system, and more.

June 10, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 220: Sick Starters, The Value of Hitting Coaches, and The Most Disappointing Team of 2013

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss how impressive it is when players play sick, whether hitting coaches are more important than they'd previously thought, and the season's most disappointing teams.

June 8, 2013

Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/8

by Ben Lindbergh

The best and worst receivers of the week and season, plus a look at swing rates on borderline pitches.

June 7, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: One Small Step for Kansas City, One Giant Leap for Lineup Construction

by Ben Lindbergh

With the Royals struggling to score, Ned Yost looks to the stats for assistance.

BP Unfiltered: The Longest Plate Appearance of the Week, 6/7

by Ben Lindbergh

With an exciting conclusion.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 219: The Mock Draft Mystery/Joey Votto's Future/Scouts and Espionage/The New-Look Royals Lineup

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the mystery of mock drafts, how Joey Votto might age, the kinds of information scouts can trust, and the Royals' lineup evolution.

June 6, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Plate Discipline-Only Prospect

by Ben Lindbergh

He doesn't strike out, and he doesn't hit for power. Does Cardinals Double-A outfielder Mike O'Neill have a major league future?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 218: Paralysis by Biogenesis

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the latest developments in the Biogenesis saga.

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