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07-21

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The Week in Quotes: July 14-20, 2014
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Chris Mosch, Nick Wheatley-Schaller and Nick Bacarella

07-17

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 17, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

07-16

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Pebble Hunting: This Time, We Count
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Sam Miller

07-16

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21

Staff Discussion
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BP Staff

07-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: Being There
by
Derek Zumsteg

07-14

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8

Notes About Baseball, 7/14
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Rocco DeMaro

07-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 491: Improving All-Star Week
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-14

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16

Pebble Hunting: How to Gamble on the Home Run Derby
by
Sam Miller

07-11

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2014 Futures Game Preview
by
Ron Shah

07-10

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2014 Futures Game Preview
by
Ron Shah

07-09

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Skewed Left: What the CBA Says About the All-Star Game
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Zachary Levine

07-18

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

07-17

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Pitcher Profile: Speeding Up at the Break
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Harry Pavlidis

07-17

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6

What You Need to Know: The AL Comes Up Aces
by
Daniel Rathman

07-16

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8

BP Unfiltered: The LOL-Time Home Run Derby Team
by
Sam Miller

07-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 244: Thoughts on the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game/The Real Home Run Record
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 240: Several of the Finest Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 238: Picking the Worst-All Stars Possible/Josh Hamilton's Tobacco Turnaround
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 229: Derek Jeter, Yasiel Puig, and the All-Star Game/The Royals and Blaming the Ballpark
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-04

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BP Unfiltered: FourSixtyThree: The Baltimore Bounce
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Russell A. Carleton

05-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 197: Our Incredibly Premature All-Star Picks
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-21

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In A Pickle: All-Stars Are Not All Stars
by
Jason Wojciechowski

07-16

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Bizball: Playing the MLB All-Star Game Television Ratings Game
by
Maury Brown

07-16

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Out of Left Field: Not Fixing the All-Star Game
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Matthew Kory

07-12

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BP Unfiltered: MVPs Who Weren't All-Stars
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Ben Lindbergh

07-12

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On the Beat: The Great Trout vs. Harper Debate
by
John Perrotto

07-11

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The Platoon Advantage: Fixing the Worst Days of the Baseball Season
by
Michael Bates

07-11

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25

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Willie Mays’ House of Pancakes
by
Jason Parks

07-06

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The BP Wayback Machine: Ten Days, One Column
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Joe Sheehan

07-05

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The Lineup Card: Nine All-Star Snubs
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Baseball Prospectus

06-28

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On the Beat: Picking the All-Stars
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John Perrotto

03-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: Don Mincher, Part 2
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David Laurila

01-13

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Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
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Jonathan Bernhardt

01-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All
by
Jay Jaffe

11-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of Fame
by
Jay Jaffe

11-03

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The Lineup Card: 9 World Series Heroes: The Year After
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Baseball Prospectus

10-26

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The Lineup Card: 13 Bad Players Who Are (or Were) Still Fun to Watch and Root For
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Baseball Prospectus

07-13

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The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better Remembered
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Baseball Prospectus

07-13

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On the Beat: Straight from the Commissioner
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John Perrotto

07-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: State of the Game
by
Joe Sheehan

06-30

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The BP Wayback Machine: Un-Stars
by
James Click

06-08

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18

Clubhouse Confidential: Speaking from Experience
by
Marc Carig

01-12

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6

Prospectus Q&A: Don Mincher, Part II
by
David Laurila

12-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2011: Bagwell and Baggage
by
Jay Jaffe

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

09-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Darold Knowles
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David Laurila

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-14

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On the Beat: Remembering George Steinbrenner
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John Perrotto

07-14

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All-Star Game: McCann is The Man
by
John Perrotto

07-14

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Ahead in the Count: Three Eras of All-Star Voting
by
Matt Swartz

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Pipe Balls, the Home Run Derby Anti-Curse, and the craziest unwritten rule we've ever heard.

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Eyes on Dylan Bundy, Robert Stephenson, Vincent Velasquez, J.P. Crawford, Francisco Mejia, and Bradley Zimmer.

Dylan Bundy

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July 16, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: This Time, We Count

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Sam Miller

Putting the focus on the focus on Jeter, and other All-Star observations.

One of our writers, Craig Goldstein, had an idea for the All-Star game that we didn’t get to, though I thought it had some merit: Which All-Star games have “belonged” to which players? Last year’s “belonged” to Mariano Rivera, for instance. Cal Ripken’s final game “belonged” to Cal Ripken, and so on. This year’s belonged to Derek Jeter like nothing in baseball has ever belonged to anything else. Bud Selig’s retirement was limited to a two-question commercial-break interruption. Tony Gwynn’s death was not even mentioned, not once. Neither was the death of Ralph Kiner. There was no aside noting that Tim McCarver was enjoying retirement after calling more All-Star games with Joe Buck than any broadcast duo in history. This was all Jeter’s.

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July 16, 2014 6:00 am

Staff Discussion

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BP Staff

Today sucks. Do something about it. Somebody do something about it.

It used to be that there was a day of inactivity after the All-Star break. We complained and we moaned, but we understood that a day, one day, is tolerable. Now there are two days, which is great if you're an All-Star traveling to your next road trip but more silence than most of us are into. We, as a staff, discussed some possibilities to distract us on the Wednesday after the All-Star game.

1. Play the Futures Game.
Why/How: It was late afternoon this year, but some years, it overlaps with up to 14 different games, which means that an audience of 420,000ish fans who presumably watch baseball (because they're at a baseball game) can't watch. Also, it's competing against those teams' television audiences, which is very dumb. Making it the Sunday night game would be okay, but I like moving it to one of the blank nights so it can get the evening to itself. Bonus benefit: The marquee players would be able to remain with their minor-league teams for the weekend games, which in a lot of cities are the only games people attend.


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The eternal spectacle of a farewell All-Star appearance.

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 (and mostly free) 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.

On July 15, 2001, Baseball Prospectus published the following feature on the 2001 All-Star game. Derek Zumsteg wrote from the stands, where he saw another legendary, Hall of Fame-bound shortstop take a bow, doff his cap, and get a big hit against a suspiciously poorly located fastball from the opposing pitcher. Here's his account of Cal Ripken Jr.'s final All-Star game.

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July 14, 2014 1:29 pm

Notes About Baseball, 7/14

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Rocco DeMaro

A conversation with the Mets catcher, plus a tour of baseball's outliers and aberrations for the week

The quality of catching in the National League is kind of nuts right now.

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Ben and Sam talk to Zachary Levine about ways that Major League Baseball could make All-Star week better.

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You fool.

So you want to bet on the Home Run Derby. Some people would judge you for that. I’m one of those people. Totally judging over here. But I do plenty of things that I could be judged for, so I won’t judge you for being judged. We’re all a little judgeable.

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July 11, 2014 6:00 am

2014 Futures Game Preview

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Ron Shah

The U.S. Team includes power arms, toolsy outfielders and a dazzling collection of infielders.

Welcome to part two of a two-part series on scouting the players involved in this Sunday's Futures Game showcase of prospect talent. The International roster preview ran on Thursday.

Pitchers

Christian Binford, RHP, Royals (High-A Wilmington)
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Binford entered 2014 as a prospect on the rise in the Royals system, and his performance so far has earned him the chance to represent Kansas City in Minnesota for the Futures Game. Binford is more polish than projection, as neither the fastball nor slider projects to be a plus or better offering. Meanwhile, the changeup is lagging behind and will need to jump an entire grade before he can realistically profile in a rotation. Regardless, it appears Binford will provide the Royals with more than the expected value of a typical 30th round selection.



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July 10, 2014 6:00 am

2014 Futures Game Preview

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Ron Shah

Carlos Correa will not play, shifting the spotlight to Julio Urias, Javier Baez, Francisco Lindor and the rest of a talented, if somewhat raw, squad.

Welcome to part one of a two-part series on scouting the players involved in this Sunday's Futures Game showcase of prospect talent. The US roster preview will follow on Friday.

Pitchers

Alfonso Alcantara, RHP, Angels (Low-A Burlington)
Alcantara shows a three-pitch mix, with his bread and butter a mid-90s fastball that possesses movement anywhere from 93 to 96 mph. The slider and changeup are both well behind in development, with the slider showing some promise but the changeup looking unplayable too often.


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July 9, 2014 6:00 am

Skewed Left: What the CBA Says About the All-Star Game

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Zachary Levine

Even the All-Star Game gets collectively bargained.

We’re six days from the All-Star Game, an event that despite Major League Baseball’s best marketing efforts, you might think is kind of meaningless. We’re five days away from the Home Run Derby, an event that even when put next to the All-Star Game takes on the air of a sideshow, and rarely in a good way.

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July 18, 2013 12:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week

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Sam Miller

All-Star edition.

Welcome to another episode of GIFs and Words and Jokes and Nonsense. It's a special All-Star edition of GIFs and Words and Jokes and Nonsense, so enjoy the All-Star related GIFs, words, jokes, and nonsense.

3. Jose Fernandez's fastball

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