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08-21

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Baseball and Base 3
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Zachary Levine

12-21

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Spinning Yarn: Hit-and-Run Success is No Accident
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Mike Fast

08-04

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Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense
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Mike Fast

04-14

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Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part III
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David Laurila

04-13

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Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part II
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David Laurila

09-17

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Changing Speeds: A Situational Pitching Hotfix
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Ken Funck

11-10

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR, the Sequel
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Dan Fox

03-27

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Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR
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Dan Fox

03-05

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Fantasy Beat: The Infielders
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Marc Normandin

01-17

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Schrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of Completeness
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Dan Fox

11-07

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Transaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and Discards
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Christina Kahrl

03-29

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Price of Contentment
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Dan Fox

10-17

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Transaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

10-16

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Six
by
Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Future Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?
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Kevin Goldstein

10-14

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason Pitching
by
Jim Baker

10-13

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Three
by
Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Prospectus Today: The Games Go On
by
Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

10-11

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Remembering Buck O'Neil
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Alex Belth

10-11

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day One
by
Joe Sheehan

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
by
Keith Woolner

10-09

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-07

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Matchups: October Musings
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Jim Baker

10-05

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Two
by
Joe Sheehan

09-14

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Whole, the Sum, and the Parts
by
Dan Fox

08-24

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Schrodinger's Bat: Valuing the Running Game
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Dan Fox

07-13

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Schrodinger's Bat: Hit the Ground Running
by
Dan Fox

08-29

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Fantasy Focus: Changing of the Guard
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Erik Siegrist

08-18

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Lies, Damned Lies: Running down SOB
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Nate Silver

04-28

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Lies, Damned Lies: Making RBIs Useful
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Nate Silver

01-06

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The Class of 2004
by
Jay Jaffe

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: October 13-November 19
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Christina Kahrl

10-22

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Prospectus Today: Game Three
by
Joe Sheehan

02-21

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Japanese Baseball, Pt. 2
by
Clay Davenport

10-20

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Transaction Analysis: September 28-October 17, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

10-12

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Call It In The Air!
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Dave Pease

11-02

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Transaction Analysis: October 6-October 24, 1999
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Christina Kahrl

03-12

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What the 'R' Column Doesn't Tell You
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Michael Wolverton

11-11

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Transaction Analysis: October 6-November 11
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Dave Pease

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We think about almost everything but baseball in base 10, but the national pastime stubbornly insists on a base 3 system. It doesn't have to be this way.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Zachary Levine, who somehow tricked an accredited university into giving him a mathematics degree, is in his third season covering the Astros for the Houston Chronicle. This is his second endeavor for Baseball Prospectus, the first being a conversation with Kevin and the Professor about shooting guns in Texas on Episode 49 of the Up and In podcast.

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The hit-and-run is much maligned as a small-ball tactic, but it's a surprisingly successful strategy.

In this game you never know enough.”—Dale Mitchell

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August 4, 2011 9:00 am

Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense

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Mike Fast

Dissecting Craig Counsell's 45-at-bat hitless streak

Craig Counsell has been in a bit of a slump lately. Okay, maybe that undersells it a little. Counsell is 0 for his last 45 at-bats. His last hit came a couple months back, on June 10. Another hitless at-bat will tie him with Bill Bergen of the 1909 Brooklyn Superbas for the longest known streak of hitless at-bats by a position player.

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April 14, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part III

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David Laurila

Looking at boundary calls, hit-by-pitches, and how to safely reach first base.

Most baseball fans feel they know the rules, but many of them are actually misunderstood, at least their nuances and technical definitions. Even you are fairly well-versed in the rulebook, a primer never hurts, so BP asked the MLB Umpiring Department about 10 of them. Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford, a 19-year major-league umpire, and Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Larry Young, a 23-year major-league umpire, provided the definitions and clarifications.

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April 13, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part II

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David Laurila

Continuing a look at the nitty-gritty in the rulebook, checking in on what constitutes a catch and a balk.

Most baseball fans feel they know the rules, but many of them are actually misunderstood, at least their nuances and technical definitions. Even you are fairly well-versed in the rulebook, a primer never hurts, so BP asked the MLB Umpiring Department about 10 of them. Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford, a 19-year major-league umpire, and Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Larry Young, a 23-year major-league umpire, provided the definitions and clarifications.

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September 17, 2009 3:11 pm

Changing Speeds: A Situational Pitching Hotfix

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Ken Funck

Building on last week's work and reader feedback, an expansion on the subject of pitcher performance in double-play situations.

In last week's column, I took an initial look at the question of whether pitchers in general-or specific pitchers-are able to successfully tailor their approach to be more effective in certain game situations, or to be exact, during double-play (DP) situations and situations with a runner on third and fewer than two outs (R3). To do this, I performed some cursory analysis of pitching data for the 2005-09 seasons to see whether ground-ball, walk, and strikeout rates differ in these situations compared to the norm. The numbers I ran for the DP situation showed an increase in ground balls (which are often, but not always, good for the pitcher in double-play situations), a decrease in strikeouts (which are always good for the pitcher in any situation) and a decrease in walk rate. Lastly, I looked at individual pitchers to get some idea of which ones improved the most during the DP situation, based on a quick and dirty measure I called PRIDE, which summed the changes in ground-ball and K rates and subtracted the change in walk rate.

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November 10, 2008 5:37 pm

Transaction Analysis: NL Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

October activity and November notes from the senior circuit's shuffling of their rosters.

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April 3, 2008 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR, the Sequel

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Dan Fox

A continuing stroll through the defensive data of yesteryear with SFR, covering 1957-83.

"Aw, how could he lose the ball in the sun, he's from Mexico."
--Harry Caray, on a Jorge Orta feat in the field.

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March 27, 2008 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR

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Dan Fox

Unleashing Simple Fielding Runs on an eleven-year span, from 1988 to 1998.

"He (Ozzie Smith) plays like he's on a mini-trampoline or wearing helium kangaroo shorts."
--Andy Van Slyke

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March 5, 2008 12:00 am

Fantasy Beat: The Infielders

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Marc Normandin

From behind the plate to around the horn, the top ten fantasy picks.

For those who missed last week's outfield rankings, the explanation of how these lists were created can be found there. With five positions to cover this time around, this is a meaty piece, so it's time to dive right in.

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January 17, 2008 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of Completeness

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Dan Fox

Sorting and separating the best and worst baserunners from the rest.

"I don't really like to run, and that's why I didn't go out for track in high school. I ain't no fool, I see those dudes running around a track for a living. I wouldn't want to run against them. I wouldn't want to embarrass myself."
--Willie Wilson


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November 7, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and Discards

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Christina Kahrl

What's moving and shaking in the stronger circuit.

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