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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

06-19

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Prospectus Feature: The Allure Of The First-Act Narrative
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Trevor Strunk

06-10

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Prospectus Feature: It's June 10th, and July 2 Deals Are Happening
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Trevor Strunk

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Bad Braves Snap Pitiful Streak
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Demetrius Bell

06-09

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Transaction Analysis: Kelly Johnson and the Mets, Together Again
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Bryan Grosnick and Jarrett Seidler

06-09

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Rubbing Mud: The White Sox In A Nutshell
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Matthew Trueblood

06-07

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Prospectus Feature: Do Pathetic, Embarrassing, Miserable Failures Breed Success?
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Rob Mains

06-06

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Night at Turner Field - July 16, 2016
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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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June 9, 2017 11:35 am

The Call-Up: Sean Newcomb

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

No one can ever really fill a Bartolo-sized hole, but Newcomb will try, at least for a spot start.

The Situation: Atlanta has an injured Bartolo Colon and a doubleheader this weekend, so they’ve decided to call up their closest pitching prospect, and a pretty good one at that, in Sean Newcomb.

The Background: Newcomb was selected 15th overall by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2014 draft out of the University of Hartford. He was the first player picked from Hartford in a decade and the highest overall pick in school history, besting Jeff Bagwell by almost 100 spots. In his first short season assignment that Summer, he established a pattern of performance that has repeated at every level— overpowering stuff, but troubles keeping it in the zone. Nevertheless, he got to Double-A in 2015 during his first full professional season. That winter he was dealt to the Braves for Andrelton Simmons. He spent all of 2016 back in Double-A as he tried to iron out his control issues with limited success. His 2017 campaign in the International League has gone much the same, striking out well over a batter an inning, but also walking over 13% of the batters he’s faced.

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May 26, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Big City, Georgia

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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

Atlanta ditches James Loney for Matt Adams as Freddie Freeman's replacement and the Padres mercifully put Jered Weaver on hold.

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On the eighth episode of DFA, R.J. gets his revenge and kicks Bryan to the curb in favor of BP's Meg Rowley. They discuss the Cardinals trading Matt Adams to the Braves, the Angels signing Doug Fister, and of course a little Mariners talk. Plus much, 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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It's musical utility men, as Michael Martinez, Danny Santana, Christian Colon, and others find new homes.

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April 10, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Howard's Last Ride

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Bryan Grosnick and Brice Paterik

Ryan Howard attempts a comeback with the Braves, the Giants add Melvin Upton and Drew Stubbs to their outfield, and Mike Pelfrey continues his AL Central tour.

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Crying and baseball, Allen Iverson, Braves spokesperson, and Zack Greinke vs. Madison Bumgarner.

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Freddie Freeman Takes the Zone for Himself

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Matthew Trueblood

Freeman's approach is approaching perfection.

Playing for a voluntarily terrible team makes it hard to cash in star-caliber performance for the full star treatment a player deserves. That’s why, if you failed to look closely enough, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman might have slipped his graduation into true superstardom right under your nose last season. Don’t feel bad; he even has PECOTA fooled.

Freddie Freeman's TAv By Season

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