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04-09

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The Lineup Card: Seven Memorably Misleading April Performances
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Baseball Prospectus

04-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Move Along, Nothing to See Here (Probably)
by
Mike Gianella

04-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Springing Into Action
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Jason Collette

04-17

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Pebble Hunting: The Statistical Oddities of April
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Sam Miller

04-05

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The BP Wayback Machine: Simmer. Down. Now.
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Joe Sheehan

05-03

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The Lineup Card: 10 Things Learned in April
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Baseball Prospectus

05-03

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: A Tale of Two Aprils, or In Which the Padres and Rockies Swap Places
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Geoff Young

04-05

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The BP Wayback Machine: Snowbound Schedule
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Nate Silver

04-01

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Fantasy Beat: Three Tips for Surviving April
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Jason Collette

04-29

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Squawking Baseball: Early Attendance Patterns
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Shawn Hoffman

05-22

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Checking the Numbers: Going Streaking
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Eric Seidman

06-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Early-Season Scoring Levels and Love Larger Sample Sizes
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Jay Jaffe

03-28

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Prospectus Matchups: Opening Day Goodbyes
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Jim Baker

10-17

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Digging in the Hit List Sandbox
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Jay Jaffe

05-01

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Fight Money
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Bryan Smith

04-13

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Lies, Damned Lies: Snowbound Schedule
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Nate Silver

05-20

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Fantasy Focus: Keeping Your Cool with Cold Players, Part Two
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Erik Siegrist

05-12

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Crooked Numbers: Are 'Roids the Reason
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James Click

05-02

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Fantasy Focus: Fantasy Trends--The Easts
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Erik Siegrist

04-21

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Crooked Numbers: April Fools
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James Click

03-25

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Prospectus Matchups: Good Fridays Past
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Jim Baker

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Whether it's the lineup cards or even a few individual players, don't be surprised if you witness a few disappearing acts.

Don't Get Too Used to Your Opening Day Lineup

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October 17, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Digging in the Hit List Sandbox

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Jay Jaffe

With the Rockies in the World Series, what can we learn from their movement up and down the Hit List this year?

"What's the highest the Diamondbacks ranked on the Hit List this year?"

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May 1, 2007 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Fight Money

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Bryan Smith

Incentivizing performance is a controversial enough idea, but maybe it makes sense a rung or three down the ladder.

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April 13, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Snowbound Schedule

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Nate Silver

Nate tries to quantify the trade-off in scheduling cold weather games.

Let’s face it: we live in a society that is reactive rather than proactive. In spite of years of warning to the contrary, it took a storm of epic proportions to make us recognize that New Orleans was a disaster waiting to happen. Airport security seems preoccupied with the question of what the terrorists thought of last time, rather than what they’re going to think of next. Less importantly but closer to home, it was only when the All-Star game ended in a tie that we came to recognize that such an outcome was probably inevitable until the rules of the contest were revised.

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May 20, 2005 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Keeping Your Cool with Cold Players, Part Two

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Erik Siegrist

Erik Siegrist takes a closer at power hitters' slow starts, looking for trends to guide fantasy players.

This time around, I decided to use a sample of every player who hit 40 or more home runs between the years 1996-2003 (thanks, as always, to the fine folk at Retrosheet for the data). Those end points were chosen for a couple of reasons: It avoids the short-season strike years, but also cuts out the 2004 season, since we don't as yet know what those players did for an encore. There were 101 player seasons of 40+ home runs in that span, but one of them was Andres Galarraga's 1998. Since the Big Cat didn't play at all the following year due to his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, we'll remove it from the sample, leaving a nice round 100 data points--ranging from Alex Rodriguez's six-year march towards greatness, to one-hit wonders like Toni Basil...err, Tony Batista.

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May 12, 2005 12:00 am

Crooked Numbers: Are 'Roids the Reason

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James Click

You've seen the stories saying that home runs are down. But are steroids really to blame?

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate.
- William of Ockham

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May 2, 2005 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Fantasy Trends--The Easts

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Erik Siegrist

Wrapping up his series, Erik highlights the players you need to be targeting, and the ones you should swap to get them.

And if you are the owner of one of the closers I have seemingly cursed with this column, I do apologize. I swear I do not own an Armando Benitez voodoo doll.

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April 21, 2005 12:00 am

Crooked Numbers: April Fools

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James Click

While April performances have to be regarded with a dose of skepticism, they shouldn't be dismissed entirely.

As an exercise in restraint, here are the Best and Worst hitters on April 30, 2004 as ranked by MLVr (min 50 PAs in April and 300 on the year):

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March 25, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Matchups: Good Fridays Past

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Jim Baker

The day comes too early for the '05 season, but Good Fridays have been a good baseball day in recent years.

The first major-league games were not played on Good Friday until 1886. It was, not surprisingly, the upstart American Association that began the practice. Until that time, the National League did not get started until late April or early May, missing even the latest Good Friday by over a week. While some may not consider the league that featured Sunday baseball as an actual major league, they were Good Friday pioneers nonetheless and were back at it again on Good Friday in 1889.

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