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09-20

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Banjo Hitter: Randy, Rickey, and Teams on the Rise
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Aaron Gleeman

09-06

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The Call-Up: Luiz Gohara
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

08-08

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Transaction Analysis: Two Years in Four Acts
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Wilson Karaman, Bryan Grosnick, Jeffrey Paternostro and Greg Goldstein

08-07

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The Call-Up: Max Fried
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David Lee and Mike Gianella

08-03

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Transaction Analysis: The Sims: Lucas
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John Eshleman and Martin Alonso

08-01

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The Call-Up: Ozzie Albies
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

07-30

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 19: Who Are Yu (Going To Be Traded To)?
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

07-27

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 18: Royal Buyers
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: Panda 2.0
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Patrick Dubuque, Brett Cowett, Aaron Gleeman, Martin Alonso and Mark Anderson

07-21

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Guarding The Lines: A Song About Velocity
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Jarrett Seidler

07-10

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Transaction Analysis: Big Sexy's Last Call
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Aaron Gleeman

06-28

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Circle Change: Freddie Freeman's Blank Lotto Ticket
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Zach Crizer

06-09

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The Call-Up: Sean Newcomb
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

05-26

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Transaction Analysis: Big City, Georgia
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

05-24

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging
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R.J. Anderson, Meg Rowley and Shawn Brody

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel
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Bryan Grosnick

04-10

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Transaction Analysis: Howard's Last Ride
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Bryan Grosnick and Brice Paterik

04-05

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Short Relief: Sunday Night Vespers, Parking, and Greinke Thinking
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Nathan Bishop, James Fegan and Jason Wojciechowski

03-24

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Rubbing Mud: Freddie Freeman Takes the Zone for Himself
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Matthew Trueblood

03-23

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Atlanta Braves
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Mike Gianella

03-22

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Short Relief: L'Essene du Danks / The Last Show
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Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque

02-21

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Hitters
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Aaron Gleeman

02-13

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Transaction Analysis: Old Second Basemen Never Die
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Bryan Grosnick and Jeffrey Paternostro

02-03

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Transaction Analysis: We Are (Still) Tuffy Gosewisch
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Patrick Dubuque

02-01

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Transaction Analysis: Shoddy Carpenters Aren't the Only Bad Framers
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Bryan Grosnick

01-24

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Deep, But Playable: Ventura and Marte
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Craig Goldstein

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: Can't Stop, Won't Stop
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Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

01-03

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Transaction Analysis: The Center Fielder Extension Mold
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Bryan Grosnick

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Load Up On Infield D
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Matthew Trueblood, Kate Morrison and David Lee

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: Atlanta's Old-Fashioned Rebuild
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Matthew Trueblood

11-28

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Transaction Analysis: Vesatility, Depth, and Scenery
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Bryan Grosnick and Rob Mains

11-22

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Transaction Analysis: We Are Tuffy Gosewisch
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Patrick Dubuque

11-16

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Transaction Analysis: Seattle Swag
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Dustin Palmateer, Meg Rowley, Jared Wyllys and Kenny Ducey

11-15

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Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men
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Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men
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Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer

11-08

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2017 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

10-21

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Retro Transaction Analysis: Tex-Sized Blockbuster
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Bryan Grosnick

09-12

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Prospect Profile: Austin Riley
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David Lee

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: Tigers Add Iglesias Insurance
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Bryan Grosnick and Christopher Crawford

08-16

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BP Unfiltered: Meet the Guy Who Struck Out 25 in Nine Innings, Sort Of
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Sam Miller

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: Switch-Pitchers and Triple-Digit Heat
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Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

08-04

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Two-Strike Approach: Buy High, Shel Low
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Cat Garcia

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Take My Contract, Please
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Bryan Grosnick and Ben Carsley

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Reliever Swap, Starring Storen and Benoit
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

07-28

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The GM Trade Game!
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Ben Carsley and BP Staff

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Made For Joaquin
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Bryan Grosnick

07-11

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Transaction Analysis: Dave Dombrowski is a Hustler, Baby
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Bryan Grosnick

07-01

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Transaction Analysis: Rodney Takes His Quiver To Miami
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Bryan Grosnick, Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Christopher Crawford

06-29

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An Agent's Take: A Sense of Where You Are
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Joshua Kusnick

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle
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Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

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What kind of teams improve by 25-plus games and what happens to those teams the next season?

PECOTA projected the Twins for 78 wins this season, which seemed so optimistic and caused so many “huh?!” responses coming off a disastrous 59-103 season that I felt the need to write an entire article explaining the number. (The projection was even higher initially, but dropped from 80 to 78 following Trevor May’s second-ending elbow injury.) I expressed skepticism, going step-by-step through the individual projections and pegging the Twins more in the range of 75 wins, but then concluded my “PECOTA and the Twins, Sitting in a Tree” article from mid-February by writing:

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September 6, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Luiz Gohara

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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

The hefty lefty makes his MLB debut.

The Situation: September is also the time that teams like to audition their young arms for potential roles in next year’s starting rotation. Luiz Gohara is the next in the seemingly endless pipeline of Braves pitching prospects to get a shot.

The Background: Gohara was signed out of Brazil by the Mariners in 2012 for $880,000. He came appeared in the Appalachian League the following Summer, and the 16-year-old southpaw struck out better than a batter per in his brief stateside debut. The road got bumpier from there as he spent parts of the next three seasons in the Northwest League and struggled with mechanical inconsistency despite continuing to generate whiffs. He started to figure it out in 2016, putting together ten very nice second-half starts in the Midwest League followed by a dominant cameo in the AFL. The Mariners dealt him that offseason to the Braves for Mallex Smith. Gohara broke out this year, carving up three levels of the minors.

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Sean Rodriguez returns to Pittsburgh in style, J.D. Davis arrives in Houston, and Baltimore sells off more international spending room.

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August 7, 2017 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Max Fried

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David Lee and Mike Gianella

The 2012 first-round pick has finally reached the majors.

The Situation: It seems like forever ago when Fried was traded to the Atlanta Braves as the prospect centerpiece in the Justin Upton deal with the San Diego Padres. It was 2015, Fried was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and in the midst of a long, rough journey back to pitching. He's now getting his first major league call, something that was far from a guarantee during those rehab days.

The Background: High school teammates with Lucas Giolito at Harvard-Westlake, Fried was popped nine picks earlier at seventh-overall in 2012. He's struggled with control throughout his time in the minors, a matter that wasn't helped when he missed the first three months of the 2014 season with left forearm soreness, making five starts before requiring Tommy John surgery in August. He was traded to Atlanta in the offseason while still recovering from surgery, as part of the package that sent Justin Upton to San Diego. Fried missed the entirety of the 2015 season before making 20 starts last season. He's missed bats whenever he's been on the mound, but he's continued to miss the zone as well.

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August 3, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Sims: Lucas

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John Eshleman and Martin Alonso

Lucas Sims joins the Braves' rotation and the Diamondbacks add some veteran infield depth.

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August 1, 2017 2:51 pm

The Call-Up: Ozzie Albies

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

I'm just a dreamer / I dream my life away / I'm just a dreamer / Who dreams of better days

The Situation: The Braves first-choice 2017 shortstop—top prospect Dansby Swanson—scuffled for the first half of the season, so the Braves are turning to another high-end infield prospect to take up-the-middle reps for the dog days of summer.

The Background: Ozzie Albies signed out of Curacao in July 2013 for $350,000. He was aggressively moved though the Braves system, coming stateside as a 17-year-old, heading to full-season ball as an 18-year-old, skipping Advanced-A as a 19-year-old, and spending his entire age-20 season so far in the International League. Albies has hit at every level, posting a career line in the minors of .304/.365/.424, while splitting time between second base and shortstop.

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On the 19th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. hit the big questions, both literally and figuratively. Did the Mets get enough in return for man-mountain Lucas Duda? And where is Rangers ace Yu Darvish going to pitch in August? All that and much more!

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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On the 18th episode of the DFA podcast, it's time to talk about all those medium-sized deals that are part and parcel of deadline season. The Padres and Royals swap intriguing pitchers, Jaime Garcia (finally) heads to Minnesota, and the Red Sox add two third basemen: one from within and one from without.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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Pablo Sandoval heads back to San Francisco, the Twins add much-needed rotation help in Jaime Garcia, and the Mariners swap four minor leaguers for David Phelps.

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July 21, 2017 6:00 am

Guarding The Lines: A Song About Velocity

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Jarrett Seidler

Evaluating velocity alone is easy, interpreting it has gotten a little harder.

In a strict sense, evaluating fastball velocity is the single, easiest thing for a prospect analyst to do. You find a reliable gun (read: a dude that has a Stalker) and start recording numbers. The gun tells you everything you need to know, and unlike even a stopwatch, there really isn’t anything the end user can screw up (outside of reading off a crappy gun). Grading it is easy: you just follow the chart that tells you what velo equals what grade.

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Released by the Braves, 44-year-old Bartolo Colon will try to make it back to the majors with the Twins.

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See that coconut over there?

Back in 1975, Joe Torre played out his last season as a third baseman, Pedro Guerrero toiled in the Dodgers’ farm system, and a researcher named Ellen J. Langer published a study that would become a staple of the as-yet-unpopularized field of behavioral economics.

In the study, researchers allotted one group of participants lottery tickets with pre-assigned numbers. They gave another group blank tickets, asking them to fill in the numbers themselves. Then, they attempted to buy the tickets back. The result, since replicated and disseminated in more readable forms by the work of Daniel Kahneman, revealed an illogical human bias: The participants who wrote down their own numbers were more reluctant to sell back their tickets—exhibiting far greater confidence in their choice (despite the absence of any reason to feel that way) and far more motivation to see it through than those who had their numbers handed down.

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