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01-23

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Pebble Hunting: Born to Be Twins
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Sam Miller

03-17

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The BP Wayback Machine: How Much Control Do Hurlers Have?
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Voros McCracken

02-08

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Spring Training Preview
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Joe Sheehan

08-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Home Cooking and the Combo Platter
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Jay Jaffe

04-12

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Easts
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Christina Kahrl

07-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Tom House
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Jason Grady

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: May 19-21
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Christina Kahrl

05-10

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Transaction Analysis: May 5-9
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Christina Kahrl

02-15

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Transaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: August 5-9
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Christina Kahrl

08-05

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Transaction Analysis: August 1-4
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Christina Kahrl

07-05

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Texas Rangers @ Seattle Mariners, 7/1/05
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Jonah Keri

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

06-30

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-27
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Christina Kahrl

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: June 8-13, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 30-31
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Christina Kahrl

06-19

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Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers
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Baseball Prospectus

05-09

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Transaction Analysis: May 1-7, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

08-08

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Prospectus Feature: Breaking Balls: Unbalanced
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Derek Zumsteg

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-01

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The Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Angelic
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Joe Sheehan

03-01

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The Daily Prospectus: Angelic
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Joe Sheehan

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus
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Joe Sheehan

01-23

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Pitching and Defense
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Voros McCracken

03-25

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AL West Notebook
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Jeff Bower

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Transaction Analysis: October 21-November 6
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Keith Law

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Minnesota Twins pitchers tend to be a lot like Brad Radke.

Last week, the Twins signed Brad Thompson to a minor-league contract. Two weeks earlier, Jason Marquis signed a major-league contract with the Twins. Jason Marquis pitches to contact, gets ground balls, strikes out few. Brad Thompson pitches to contact, gets ground balls, strikes out few. Some people are stars long before they get famous, and some people are artists long before they pick up a brush, and some people are Twins long before they become Twins.

Generally speaking, we all know what a Minnesota Twins pitcher looks like. He’s got a strikeout rate a tick below six per nine innings. (Even the movie Twins has 5.9 stars on IMDB.) He survives this limitation either by walking nobody—no-body—or by keeping the ball on the ground, but either way he’s not looking to coax a strike three out of anybody, and he’s not all that concerned about allowing a home run as long as there is nobody on base. He’s a veteran, and if he’s not a veteran, he’s just a future veteran in early but advanced development. He might be a lefty, but you don’t really think of him as a lefty. He’s a No. 4 starter with aspirations of being a No. 2.5 starter. He’s draftable only in the geekiest fantasy leagues. He once threw a ball 91 mph, but it was at one of those county-fair game booths and nobody believes him, even though he has a certificate of achievement that the booth operator gave him. If everything breaks right, he’s Brad Radke. If a few things break right, he’s Rick Reed. If things just break, he’s Boof Bonser.

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Over a decade after their advent sent shockwaves through the sabermetric world, we gaze back to the dawn of defense-independent pitching statistics.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Now that BABIP has long since hit the mainstream, join us in flashing back to the day when Voros changed how we thought about pitching and defense, just over ten years after his landmark article originally ran on January 23, 2001.

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February 8, 2008 12:00 am

Spring Training Preview

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Joe Sheehan

Adding Johan Santana puts the Mets ahead of the pack in the division and the league.

We move to the NL East, which features the best team in a much-improved league.

Atlanta Braves

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August 7, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Home Cooking and the Combo Platter

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Jay Jaffe

Frying up some interesting splits on the all-time home run leaderboard and team pitching performances.

Home Cooking

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Christina finally catches up and reviews the rosters in the two divisions that always seem to get the most attention.

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July 20, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Tom House

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Jason Grady

BP recently visited with Tom House at the National Pitching Association (NPA) lab in San Diego and observed him instructing some youngsters at his mini-camp.

Baseball Prospectus: You last spoke to BP a couple of years ago. Just to get started, what's new at NPA since then?

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May 22, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: May 19-21

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Christina Kahrl

Another weekend, another series of transactions in Kansas City and Washington that don't make sense.

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May 10, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: May 5-9

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Christina Kahrl

Christina rides on the Angels' positional merry-go-round, scrutinizes the upcoming debut of a young knuckleballer, and offers her take on what to do with the Mets' pitching staff.

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Today Christina wraps up the offseason transactions by focusing on the National League.

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August 10, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 5-9

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Christina Kahrl

Waiver deals are just getting started, as are the contract extensions for next year and beyond. Chris has the details on all the latest transactions.

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August 5, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 1-4

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Christina Kahrl

With the trade deadline come and gone with few significant pickups, teams now start getting their emergency rosters ready.

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Jonah enlists former BPer Derek Zumsteg to help him find choice seating at Safeco Field. Oh, and the Mariners lost again.

DH David Dellucci SS Michael Young 1B Mark Teixeira 3B Hank Blalock 2B Alfonso Soriano LF Kevin Mench CF Laynce Nix RF Richard Hidalgo C Rod Barajas The Rangers rank third in the majors in runs scored per game, just behind the Yankees and Red Sox. Yes, Ameriquest Field's batter's park factor of 111 is the most hitter-friendly in the AL, 2nd in MLB. But that fact can't obscure the great seasons being forged by several Rangers hitters. According to Baseball Prospectus' new Sortable Stats feature, six of the top 30 hitters in the AL as ranked by VORP are Rangers. While you might expect big seasons out of corner infield stars Hank Blalock and Mark Teixeira, the emergence of Kevin Mench (.309 EqA) and the out-of-nowhere explosion of David Dellucci (.333 EqA) have supercharged what already looked like a formidable lineup heading into the '05 season. It's Dellucci that gets the party started for Texas on this night, crushing the second pitch of the game from Aaron Sele for a near upper-deck homer.

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