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08-06

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6

In The Game
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Jordan Gorosh

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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7

Eyewitness Accounts: July 17, 2014
by
BP Prospect Staff

07-16

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18

Pebble Hunting: This Time, We Count
by
Sam Miller

07-16

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21

Staff Discussion
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BP Staff

07-16

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2

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
by
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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5

2014 Futures Game Preview
by
Ron Shah

07-10

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9

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
by
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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20

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

07-16

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19

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

07-16

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32

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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33

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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24

On the Beat: Picking the All-Stars
by
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
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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
by
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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10

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
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Marc Carig

01-12

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6

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

12-23

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16

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

10-27

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16

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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9

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

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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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Did the starters and relievers who worked in the Futures Game and the All-Star Game enjoy velocity bumps? Harry digs into the PITCHf/x data for the answer.

Pitching ruled the All-Star break. The Futures Game featured a gaggle of power arms and a grand total of six runs. And that was twice the output of the main event, where the National League's best failed to score a run. Mariano Rivera made an emotional appearance. And, in the Home Run Derby, Ron Harper showed off a cutter of his own.

I have a confession to make: I think the Futures Game is the best part of the All-Star break.

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July 17, 2013 5:00 am

What You Need to Know: The AL Comes Up Aces

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Daniel Rathman

American League pitching stifled National League bats in last night's Midsummer Classic.

The All-Star Game Takeaway
The ninth Midsummer Classic played in New York City began with a glimpse at the future of the host club, the Mets, and ended with a tribute to a legendary member of the cross-town Yankees.

Matt Harvey, who somehow retained a good deal of anonymity despite a first half that should have made him the toast of town, tossed two scoreless innings for the National League. But his efforts, and those of every other hurler who toed the rubber for senior circuit, were in vain. By the time Mariano Rivera got the ball in the top of the eighth, the American League was up, 3-0. And neither Rivera nor Joe Nathan—the top two closers on the active saves leaderboard with 638 and 328, respectively—gave Bruce Bochy’s squad an opening to climb back in the final two frames.


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Looking for the worst hitters to be in the Home Run Derby, and how they did afterward.

Friend of the podcast Chad Reno just emailed us:

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Ben and Sam talk about the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game, then discuss Chris Davis' comments about the home run record.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the best name for a future baseball player, no-trade clauses, RBI and wins, and a starter with Mariano Rivera's cutter. Cameo by a raccoon.

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Ben and Sam pick the worst players eligible for the All-Star Game, then discuss Josh Hamilton's smokeless tobacco use.

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Ben and Sam talk about a pair of All-Star candidates, then discuss Royals GM Dayton Moore's comments about Kauffman Stadium suppressing walks.

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An early look at All-Star voting.

We here at Baseball Prospectus take democracy very seriously. We're proud of our longstanding tradition of using witchcraft... erm, math to talk about all sorts of issues in baseball. And now it's election season again. In a few short weeks, the annual Midsummer Classic will take place in New York City, and your votes will determine the starters. And because this must be said before every election, "This is the most important election of our lifetimes." I can't wait for the first debate between Dustin Pedroia and Robinson Cano before the next Yankees-Red Sox series.

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With All-Star voting officially underway, Ben and Sam make their incredibly premature picks, with Jason Wojciechowski joining them to settle any disputes.



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February 21, 2013 5:00 am

In A Pickle: All-Stars Are Not All Stars

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Jason Wojciechowski

Jason looks at the worst players, by career WARP, to make multiple trips to the All-Star Game.

Last week, we looked at players who racked up large career WARP figures but for one reason or another (underappreciation, the league being incredibly stocked at their position, steady goodness rather than flashes of greatness) didn't make very many All-Star teams. This week, having sufficiently buried the lede, it's time to look at the players who inspired this investigation in the first place: the very worst players to make multiple All-Star Games. Caveats and notes:

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Ratings for the MLB All-Star Game were up this year, but does that really tell the whole story?

Television ratings are a funny thing. The spin that can come out of the numbers can drive reports in wildly divergent directions. In sports, ratings can be spun to say that the popularity of a given league or club is high or low, depending on those feeding the information. Of course, leagues and clubs love to tout growth, while detractors can spin numbers negatively. For Major League Baseball, ratings have been used to show that the game’s popularity is on the rise, while others have pounded keys to say that it’s a “dying sport.”

So, which one is it? As is often the case in data analysis, the truth can lie in the middle. Before we get started, let’s give a quick primer on what the ratings numbers mean.

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