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08-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 22
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Matt Sussman

08-22

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What You Need to Know: August 22, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 520: Garrett Richards and the Most Pivotal Pain of 2014
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-22

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The View from the Loge Level: You Gotta Have Raw
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Daron Sutton

08-22

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Raising Aces: Police and Thieves
by
Doug Thorburn

08-21

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 31: J.P.! You Made It
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella, J.P. Breen and Mauricio Rubio

08-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 519: The Crack of the Bat and Other Research
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-21

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 21, 2014
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Tucker Blair

08-21

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Skewed Left: Saber Seminar One Year From Now
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Zachary Levine

08-21

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What You Need to Know: August 21, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-21

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5

Pebble Hunting: You Lie!
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Sam Miller

08-20

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 20
by
Matthew Kory

08-20

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Moonshot: The Analytic Value of the Crack of the Bat
by
Robert Arthur

08-20

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What You Need to Know: August 20, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

08-19

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Moonshot: h
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Sam Miller

08-19

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Daily League Strategy: The Melky Way
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Paul Sporer

08-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 517: The MVP Conversation Conversation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-19

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Baseball Therapy: Becoming An Adult f/x
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Russell A. Carleton

08-19

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Going Yard: Four Impressive High School Hitters
by
Ryan Parker

08-19

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What You Need to Know: August 19, 2014
by
Chris Mosch

08-18

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Pebble Hunting: h
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Sam Miller

08-18

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 18
by
Matt Sussman

08-18

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 18, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

08-18

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What You Need to Know: August 18, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

08-16

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 27: Health Injuries
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

08-15

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21
by
Wilson Karaman

08-15

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 15
by
Matthew Kory

08-15

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Daily League Strategy: Rollin' on Ross
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Paul Sporer

08-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 515: Jeff Passan on How the Commissioner Got Made
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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Pebble Hunting: Arizona's Pitching Problems
by
Sam Miller

08-15

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Painting the Black: Danny Duffy's Bestie
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 15, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

08-15

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Raising Aces: Have Pitch Counts Gone Too Far?
by
Doug Thorburn

08-15

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What You Need to Know: August 15, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

08-14

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Free Agent Watch: Week 20
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-14

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Skewed Left: Where Have All The Suspensions Gone?
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Zachary Levine

08-14

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What You Need to Know: August 14, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

08-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 513: The 1994 Strike Season Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 13
by
Matt Sussman

08-13

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What You Need to Know: August 13, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

08-13

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 30: Responsible Adults
by
Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

08-13

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In The Game
by
Leo Martinic

08-12

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Daily League Strategy: Up Latos
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Paul Sporer

08-12

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BP Unfiltered: Sveum's Unheard Guide to Fixing Royals' Offense
by
Robert Arthur

08-12

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What You Need to Know: August 12, 2014
by
Chris Mosch

08-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Unlikeliest Part of the Rangers' Collapse
by
Sam Miller

08-12

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Notes About Baseball: Hit By Pitches: On Accidents, Revenge, and Headshots
by
Rocco DeMaro

08-12

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Baseball Therapy: I Believe In Clutch Hitting
by
Russell A. Carleton

08-11

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 11th
by
Matthew Kory

08-11

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Interleague Report: Week 20
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Jeff Quinton

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August 22, 2014 11:31 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 22

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Matt Sussman

Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes after ... wards. I don't want this Hit List to end.

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August 22, 2014 9:46 am

What You Need to Know: August 22, 2014

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Chris Mosch

The exceptional-pitching-in-a-loss edition.


The Thursday Takeaway
When David Price takes the mound, the Rays know better than any team the dominance of which the hard-throwing left-hander is capable. Price turned in countless such outings over his six-plus seasons in Tampa Bay, but on Thursday his former teammates were on the other end of one of his best starts. Fortunately for the Rays, they caught an early break and got a stellar outing from their new ace to ruin Price’s homecoming at Tropicana Field.



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Ben and Sam discuss the Angels' loss of Garrett Richards and the other costliest injuries of 2014.

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August 22, 2014 6:00 am

The View from the Loge Level: You Gotta Have Raw

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Daron Sutton

Preston Wilson recounts his development as a raw prospect with a lot of power.

As of August 21st, MLB’s leaguewide slugging percentage in 2014 sits at .385. The last time the league slugged at that level was in 1992, when .377 was the number. Just for perspective, the peak came in 2000 at .437 and the valley occurred in 1968 at .340. Quick math shows where on the continuum we reside today; therefore, amateur power is at a premium. Whether it’s a polished, explosive bat like that of Florida prep shortstop Brendan Rodgers—ranked the no. 2 overall player in the United States by Perfect Game—or the raw slug ability of Luken Baker—who, despite being the no. 3 right-handed pitcher in Texas according to PG, has gained arguably more attention by winning several home run derbies on a large stages this summer—power gets noticed.

So it seems likely that more truly unpolished big bats could soon enter the pro ranks, simply based on their rare and coveted skill. So I thought I’d connect with a former player who fit the mold of “raw” early in his career, and get inside his head about the growth he experienced and the pitfalls he encountered.

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August 22, 2014 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Police and Thieves

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Doug Thorburn

An examination of the deliveries of the best and worst right-handers at controlling the running game

The pitcher is only partly responsible for preventing the stolen base, as the process also involves the catcher, the infielders, and the baserunner himself. This reality is a major part of my personal disdain for the slide step, given the importance of pitcher timing and how that is disrupted when a pitcher compromises his delivery in an attempt to thwart the running game. That said, there is certainly an ability to limit opposing base-thieves that varies from pitcher to pitcher, including one's pace to the plate and the quality of a pitcher's pickoff move. These differences are better understood by examining those players who are at the extreme ends of the stolen-base spectrum.

We will be looking only at right-handed pitchers for the purpose of this analysis, as to avoid the additional variables that come into play with a southpaw on the mound. Let's start with the worst pitchers in the game with respect to policing the basepaths this season before we move onto those hurlers who keep runners handcuffed to first.

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Bret and Mike take some deeper dives into important fantasy topics of the week.

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Ben and Sam talk to Robert Arthur about the analytical significance of the crack of the bat and his other original sabermetric research.

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Eyes on Gary Sanchez, Branden Kline, Dylan Baker, Jacob Lindgren, Reynaldo Lopez, Mason Williams, and Tyler Austin. Lopez stands out.

Branden Kline

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August 21, 2014 6:00 am

Skewed Left: Saber Seminar One Year From Now

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Zachary Levine

What are the major topics of conversation among the analytically minded going to be come 2015?

My favorite question of the entire 2014 Saber Seminar came in extra innings.

The two-day 9-to-5 event had blown past 5 p.m. on getaway day, but everyone seemed to be having fun. So Effectively Wild co-host and Grantland writer Ben Lindbergh and FanGraphs’ Dave Cameron continued on with their valedictory Q&A. One of the final questions came from an attendee named Phil DiPirro, who asked a natural going-away question. What did the two writers think would be the big topics when everybody reconvenes in Boston for the 2015 edition of the seminar on “Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball?”

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August 21, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: August 21, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

Gerrit Cole is back and hitting 100.3 mph, which makes baseball just that much better.

The Wednesday Takeaway
The Braves had the misfortune of running into Gerrit Cole, rested and refreshed after a 45-day stay on the disabled list with a lat strain.


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August 21, 2014 12:20 am

Pebble Hunting: You Lie!

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Sam Miller

Has replay killed lying in baseball?

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August 20, 2014 12:02 pm

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 20

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Matthew Kory

My anaconda don't want none unless you got puns hun.

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