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06-12

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-09

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 9th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-08

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 8th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-23

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 23, 2013
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Clint Chisam

08-23

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In A Pickle: A.J. Pierzynski and the Last Thing You Expected
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Jason Wojciechowski

03-21

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Preseason Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 3/21/12
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Michael Jong

01-16

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Prospectus Roundtable: Can Anyone Close?
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Baseball Prospectus

03-24

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Painting the Black: The Unwalkables
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R.J. Anderson

02-14

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Prospectus Hit List: Winning the Winter, AL Edition
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Jay Jaffe

02-07

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Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

11-19

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On the Beat: The AL Winter Agenda
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John Perrotto

11-08

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GM for a Day: Chicago White Sox
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Ben Lindbergh

09-29

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Transaction Analysis: White Sox, Indians
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Christina Kahrl

09-03

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On the Beat: No Worse for the Wear
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John Perrotto

09-01

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On the Beat: Manny Being Manny with a SAP Button
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John Perrotto

08-25

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Prospectus Perspective: A Trip to Target Field
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Jay Jaffe

06-18

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Transaction Action: Waterloo's 195th Anniversary Edition
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Christina Kahrl

06-14

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Game Story: For the Nonce
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Christina Kahrl

05-03

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
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Christina Kahrl

12-18

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Transaction Action: Godzilla, Pierre, and the Beantown Duo
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Christina Kahrl

12-13

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Transaction Analysis: AL Action
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Christina Kahrl

11-17

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Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-01

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Transaction Action: Final Answers
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Christina Kahrl

06-21

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Future Shock: NL Draft Wrap
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Kevin Goldstein

06-15

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Prospectus Roundtable: Windy City Showdown Edition
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Baseball Prospectus

04-28

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Replacement-Level Killers 2009
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Ben Lindbergh

10-07

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Playoff Diary
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Christina Kahrl

10-06

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Playoff Diary
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Christina Kahrl

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: White Sox versus Rays
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Nate Silver

09-07

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Every Given Sunday: Scoops of all Sizes from Around the Major Leagues
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John Perrotto

07-06

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Every Given Sunday: One Man's Teams
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John Perrotto

11-07

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Transaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and Discards
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Christina Kahrl

09-13

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Return of the Fish Eye
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Dan Fox

06-07

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Schrodinger's Bat: Gameday Triple Play
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Dan Fox

05-29

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Transaction Analysis: AL-brand Catsup
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Christina Kahrl

05-25

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Prospectus Hit List: Busting Out from Below
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Jay Jaffe

10-04

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of October 2
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Jay Jaffe

09-12

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 10
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Jay Jaffe

08-29

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 28
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Marc Normandin

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 22-24, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

06-27

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox, June 23, 2006
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Derek Jacques

06-20

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 18th
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Jay Jaffe

06-20

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Fantasy Focus: The RotoWire ROI 100
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Erik Siegrist

05-30

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of 5/28
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Marc Normandin

05-23

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of May 21
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Jay Jaffe

05-01

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The Week in Quotes: April 24-30
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John Erhardt

03-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-16
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Christina Kahrl

03-02

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Future Shock: State of the Systems: AL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

12-27

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The Year in Quotes
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John Erhardt

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June 12, 2013 3:17 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 2, 2013.

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May 9, 2013 7:00 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 9th, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 9, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for May 8, 2013

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May 8, 2013 6:14 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 8th, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 8, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for May 8, 2013

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April 23, 2013 7:00 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 23, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for April 23, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for April 23, 2013

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A.J. Pierzynski seems to be doing something unprecedented. Guess what: He is doing something unprecedented.

Sometime last week on the Effectively Wild podcast, either Sam Miller or Ben Lindbergh mentioned the great year that A.J. Pierzynski was having, and how interesting it was that he was having such a year at 35, and how further interesting it was that he was having such a year at 35 after never having hit even remotely like this in his major-league life. "Jason, old bean," I said to myself, "Jason, that sounds like a topic that the good readers of Baseball Prospectus, especially the ones who don't listen to podcasts, might want to hear about. Or about which they might want to hear. Either way, they're interested."

Now, if I believe in anything, I believe in a clear and readable structure, so the first fact to establish is that Pierzynski, who prior to this year was mostly noted as a rabblerouser, a part-time playoff announcer who hews closer to Eric Byrnes than Orel Hershiser, and the one-time object of Brian Sabean's early-century fetishes, is in fact having a fantastic year. Here are some numbers: Pierzynski has a .298/.347/.544 batting line that translates to a .306 True Average; he has accumulated 27.2 VORP (which, you'll recall, includes all the stuff you find in WARP except for FRAA, and is expressed in runs above replacement); and 23 homers in 393 plate appearances. (All stats are through Monday night's games.)

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March 21, 2012 3:00 am

Preseason Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 3/21/12

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Michael Jong

Buck, Pierzynski, Murphy, and Furcal join the VP ranks this week

Last week, a number of readers pointed out that some of the PECOTA ranks for the Value Picks series did not match up well with the ADP listed based on the name “Value Picks.” It should be noted that we do not necessarily fully agree with PECOTA and do rate players higher or lower depending on their prospects for the 2012 season, including any bonus (or potentially lost) playing time in addition to their skill set. Having said that, this week we bring players whose PECOTA ranks are higher than their respective ADP, with the smallest difference being four ranks.

John Buck | Miami Marlins | C
Mixed: $9 | NL-only: $11 | PECOTA C Rank: 13 | C ADP: 26


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Is there such a thing as a "closer mentality," or can any effective setup man handle the closer role? The BP staff tries to get to the bottom of the matter.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion that took place among the Baseball Prospectus staff when one of our number solicited examples of unsupportable baseball arguments for an upcoming article. After Kevin proposed "Anyone can close," the thread took off in a new direction.

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March 24, 2011 9:00 am

Painting the Black: The Unwalkables

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R.J. Anderson

Some hitters are just begging for pitchers to take the bat out of their hands, yet somehow those hackers occasionally find themselves trotting toward first base.

Certain questions can pound away at a curious baseball fan’s mind at bedtime, keeping the frazzled fan up until—where has the time gone?—it’s time to go to work or school. Arguably the most prominent of these questions is whether Babe Ruth really called his shot, but the new age thought might be where the Yankees’ farm system would rank if they had signed Gerrit Cole and held onto Arodys Vizcaino. However, one question that doesn’t get asked until there are no games on slate is “Who walks the unwalkable?” A player like Yuniesky Betancourt, who at times shares the capacity of a jellyfish to flop to first base, still averages about 20 bases on balls per season.

While most of the pitching population enables these batters without walk genes, a select few put their foot down—or, in this case, their pitches—wide of the mark. Who are these folks? To find the answer, let’s examine the five batters with the lowest walk rates during the 2010 season: Jose Lopez, John Buck, Josh Wilson, Pedro Feliz, and A.J. Pierzynski. Simply naming the pitchers may humble and embarrass those involved, but doing so leaves other questions unanswered, like the length of the struggle and the intent behind the pitches thrown.  

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February 14, 2011 10:49 am

Prospectus Hit List: Winning the Winter, AL Edition

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Jay Jaffe

The Blue Jays may not be pennant favorites, but they top the list of Junior Circuit teams' off-season moves.

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Rob McQuown gives more keeper tips and dives into draft preparation notes.

With many leagues having keepers due today, I'll be around to offer any commentary on keepers. One last-minute tip is to not forget about defense. Be sure to check out these resources:

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November 19, 2010 9:00 am

On the Beat: The AL Winter Agenda

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John Perrotto

A look at the course of action teams from the junior circuit are considering this offseason, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

The hot stove season really began to heat up this week during the general manager's meetings in Orlando and figures to only get warmer by the time executives return to the Magic Kingdom on December 6 for the winter meetings. Here is a look at what each of the American League teams might do between now and the start of spring training:

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November 8, 2010 8:00 am

GM for a Day: Chicago White Sox

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Ben Lindbergh

The Sox remain just a few moves away from striking distance in a perennially winnable AL Central.

Kenny Williams hasn’t always seen eye to eye with either PECOTA or his human counterparts, but the White Sox GM has managed to maintain his position for a full decade, experiencing considerable success along the way. The collection of talent he assembled last season finished with the sixth-best record in the AL, which left the Sox six games behind the Twins in what seems to be a perennially winnable Central division. Chicago’s third-order record backed up its status as the second-best the Central had to offer.

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