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07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 930: Dave Cameron's Semi-Responsible Trade Speculation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-22

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BP Bronx
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Ben Diamond

07-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, July 22
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Matthew Kory

07-21

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 98: The Dan Vogelbach One
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-21

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BP Boston
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Matt Collins

07-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 929: You Want it This Way
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-20

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Team Chemistry: Fringe Effects on Called Strikes
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John Choiniere

07-20

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BP Milwaukee
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Seth Victor

07-20

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Team Chemistry: Fringe Effects on Called Strikes
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John Choiniere

07-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 928: The Evolution of Umpire-Manager Arguments
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-19

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What You Need to Know: J-Fer Effort
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Emma Baccellieri

07-19

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BP Bronx
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Kenny Ducey

07-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 927: The Twins Without Terry Ryan
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-18

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

07-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 926: Dealin' Dombrowski and the State of the Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-15

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

07-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 925: Position Players the Projections Missed
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-14

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BP Wrigleyville
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Cat Garcia

07-14

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Prospectus Feature: Francisco Liriano, Chase Rates, and Global Trade
by
Rob Mains

07-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 924: Abducting the All-Stars
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-12

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

07-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 923: The Jerry Dipoto Report Card
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-11

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 11
by
Matt Sussman

07-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 922: What's a Wild Card Worth?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-09

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BP Boston
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Dustin Palmateer

07-09

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BP Wrigleyville
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Cat Garcia

07-08

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, July 8
by
Matthew Kory

07-08

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Life at the Margins: Countering the Modern Ace
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Rian Watt

07-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 921: Bow Before Shohei Otani
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 920: Home Runs Have More Than Bounced Back
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-07

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What You Need to Know: Giancarlo Stanton Hits a Bunch of Dongers
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Demetrius Bell

07-07

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An Agent's Take: Three 2016 Draft Stories
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Joshua Kusnick

07-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 919: All-Star Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 97: Briefly
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-06

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BP Wrigleyville
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Matthew Trueblood

07-06

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Pebble Hunting: The Baseball In Steamy Novels
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Sam Miller

07-05

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BP South Side
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Collin Whitchurch

07-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 918: One Word: Plastics
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Craig Goldstein and Sam Miller

07-04

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BP Toronto
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Mike Sonne

07-04

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 73: Future Austin Meadows References
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

07-03

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BP Unfiltered: Ladies and Gentlemen, It's the June 2016 Vogelsongs!
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Rob Mains

07-01

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, July 1
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Matthew Kory

07-01

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BP Wrigleyville
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Matthew Trueblood

07-01

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What You Need to Know: Madison Bumgarner, Designated Hitter
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Nicolas Stellini

07-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 917: State of the Standings: AL East
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Ben Lindbergh

06-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 916: State of the Standings: AL West
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Ben Lindbergh

06-30

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Prospectus Feature: Bloom's Taxonomy and the Domains of Baseball Learning
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Bryan Grosnick

06-30

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Tools of Ignorance: Is Now the Time to Sell?
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Jeff Quinton

06-30

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Prospectus Feature: Baseball Brexit
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Trevor Strunk

06-30

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What You Need to Know: Baltimore Bombs
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Demetrius Bell

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Ben and Sam talk to FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron about his probably-not-entirely-inaccurate predictions for the upcoming non-waiver trade deadline.

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July 22, 2016 11:54 am

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Ben Diamond

How bad can things get for Alex Rodriguez before the Yankees say enough is enough?

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[Slow warbling from a bat-smashed record player, left to die in a scorched desert] ...gotta get down on Friday...

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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July 21, 2016 10:28 am

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Matt Collins

As if Mookie Betts wasn't good enough already, now he's crushing the ball more than anyone expected.

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Ben and Sam banter about Ben's new job at The Ringer, a distressing Jose Altuve video, and Clayton Kershaw, then answer listener emails about dugout pranks, contracts and the Hall of Fame, tattoos of players, how to manage managers, and more.

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Seventeen inches across, from the “hollow of the knee” to the midpoint between the belt line and the shoulder. Despite the potential ambiguity introduced in setting the lower boundary at something called a “hollow,” the rulebook strike zone is a fairly straightforward thing. Fans of the game know, though, that the defined zone doesn’t always have that much to do with the zone as called. Lefty hitters have a different effective zone than righties; it’s easier to get a called strike on 3-0 than on 0-2; the effective zone has been expanding downward for years now. Every season sees calls for #RobotUmpsNow; there are countless Twitter bots posting information about whether a particular strike/ball call helps or hurt a team of interest. Thinking about the strike zone in preparation for this article has lead me to sympathize a lot with BP E-I-C Sam Miller’s proposed definition of a strike: “A ball, delivered by the pitcher while standing wholly within the lines of his position and facing the batsman, that, so delivered, is determined by the umpire to be a fair pitch.” Still, I don’t think the game is all that close to adopting Sam’s idea, so we’re left to try to evaluate the strike zone as best as we can.

The current model for called strikes here at BP produces a stat called Called Strikes Above Average. It’s built from a mixed model that accounts for, among other things, the pitcher, umpire, batter, and current score. Before it’s CSAA, it’s straightforward called strike probability, which is a proprietary model from PitchInfo that reflects PI’s pitch classifications and adjusted PITCHf/x data. With that in mind, I set out to find an answer to a very specific question: All else being equal (pitch type, amount of movement, etc.), does a pitcher’s release point have an effect on whether a pitch is called a strike? In researching the topic, I found that yes, it does (though minimally); I also found that pitch type continues to play a role in the “above average” part of the equation (so to speak), even after being accounted for in the initial calculation.

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July 20, 2016 12:20 pm

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Seth Victor

Should the Brewers' rebuild include trying to find a taker for Ryan Braun's big bat and bigger contract?

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Wondering whether release point effects the likelihood of getting a favorable (or unfavorable) call, and so on.

Seventeen inches across, from the “hollow of the knee” to the midpoint between the belt line and the shoulder. Despite the potential ambiguity introduced in setting the lower boundary at something called a “hollow,” the rulebook strike zone is a fairly straightforward thing. Fans of the game know, though, that the defined zone doesn’t always have that much to do with the zone as called. Lefty hitters have a different effective zone than righties; it’s easier to get a called strike on 3-0 than on 0-2; the effective zone has been expanding downward for years now. Every season sees calls for #RobotUmpsNow; there are countless Twitter bots posting information about whether a particular strike/ball call helps or hurt a team of interest. Thinking about the strike zone in preparation for this article has lead me to sympathize a lot with BP E-I-C Sam Miller’s proposed definition of a strike: “A ball, delivered by the pitcher while standing wholly within the lines of his position and facing the batsman, that, so delivered, is determined by the umpire to be a fair pitch.” Still, I don’t think the game is all that close to adopting Sam’s idea, so we’re left to try to evaluate the strike zone as best as we can.

The current model for called strikes here at BP produces a stat called Called Strikes Above Average. It’s built from a mixed model that accounts for, among other things, the pitcher, umpire, batter, and current score. CSAA, in turn, builds upon called strike probability, estimated from a proprietary PitchInfo model that reflects PI’s pitch classifications and adjusted PITCHf/x data. With that in mind, I set out to find an answer to a very specific question: All else being equal (pitch type, amount of movement, etc.), does a pitcher’s release point have an effect on whether a pitch is called a strike? In researching the topic, I found that yes, it does (though minimally); I also found that pitch type continues to play a role in the “above average” part of the equation (so to speak), even after being accounted for in the initial calculation.

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Ben and Sam banter about Joe DiMaggio's breath and Yan Gomes's sacrifice, then discuss the latest wrinkle in umpire-manager fights.

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Two young studs get into a pitchers duel, while bullpens cost a couple of older studs.

The Monday Takeaway

Jose Fernandez’s night didn’t get off to a particularly auspicious start—an Odubel Herrera double, later driven in for a run to put the Marlins in a 1-0 first inning hole.

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July 19, 2016 10:41 am

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Kenny Ducey

Aroldis Chapman threw 105 miles per hour, twice. But how long will he stay with the Yankees?

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