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01-03

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/3/12
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Michael Street

07-10

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/10/12
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Michael Street

04-18

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Player/Executive Attributes
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Baseball Prospectus

01-06

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/6/12
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Michael Street

01-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All
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Jay Jaffe

11-02

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The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 11/2/11
by
Michael Jong

07-12

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 7-12-11
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Michael Jong

07-06

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Value Picks: Outfield for 7/6/11
by
Rob McQuown

05-17

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: U Got the Look: Hitters, Part II
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Jason Parks

02-08

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Prospectus Hit and Run: I Saw 'em When, Part 2
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Jay Jaffe

12-23

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

11-30

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Future Shock: Cleveland Indians Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-10

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Future Shock: Monday Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

05-29

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Future Shock: 2008 Draft Review: NL
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Kevin Goldstein

05-12

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You Could Look It Up: The Importance of Being Paul Waner
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Steven Goldman

09-16

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

09-05

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Future Shock: Great Leaps Forward, American League
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Kevin Goldstein

07-12

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Fantasy Focus: The Ill-Stars
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Kenn Ruby

06-14

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

04-25

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

04-18

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

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
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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
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Jim Baker

10-13

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Three
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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
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Joe Sheehan

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
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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

08-02

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Future Shock: Division Roundup, NL East
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Kevin Goldstein

04-18

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Future Shock: NL Central Roundup
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Kevin Goldstein

03-04

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Fantasy Focus: NL West Busts
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Jeff Erickson

10-25

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Playing The Right Cards
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Mitchel Lichtman

06-24

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Prospectus Today: Biased
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Joe Sheehan

01-26

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A Study in (Near) Perfection
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Blake Kirkman

05-07

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Lies, Damned Lies: Binomial Distribution (or What the Heck is Up with Miguel Tejada and Alex Gonzalez?)
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Nate Silver

10-12

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Call It In The Air!
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Dave Pease

03-27

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Prospect Report: AL West
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Gary Huckabay

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August 10, 2009 1:09 pm

Future Shock: Monday Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

Two fistfuls of guys throwing strikes, raking, or coming on from among the ranks of prospectdom.

Tim Alderson, RHP, Pirates (Double-A Altoona)
A lot of people were surprised at the trade that sent Alderson to the Pirates for second baseman Freddy Sanchez. After all, Alderson was a guy pitching pretty well at Double-A as a 20-year-old after leading the California League in ERA the year before as a teenager. The problem is, the scouts aren't as crazy about him as the stats might suggest. He's the kind of guy who needs to be perfect with his command and his curveball to make up for his 86-89 mph heat, but the thing is, he often is, as evidenced by six no-hit innings on Friday in his second start for the organization. Scouts differ on what he winds up being in the end, with that range somewhere between a number-three starter and a fringy number five.


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May 29, 2009 12:46 pm

Future Shock: 2008 Draft Review: NL

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Kevin Goldstein

With this year's draft right around the corner, looking back at how the senior circuit fared in last June.

Having posted the 2008 American League draft review yesterday, let's move on to the National League.

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May 12, 2009 12:27 pm

You Could Look It Up: The Importance of Being Paul Waner

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Steven Goldman

Picking your poison doesn't necessarily make you a star, today or yesterday.

One of the best lines on performance-enhancing drugs-perhaps it is more accurate in this case to say "performance-altering drugs"-can be found in The Disney Films, by Leonard Maltin. It refers to Disney's 1940 picture Fantasia:

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September 16, 2008 12:52 pm

Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

The Red Sox and Rays battle over the high ground, the Braves ally themselves with the Mets, and Houston looks to regroup its rank.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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September 5, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Great Leaps Forward, American League

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Kevin Goldstein

Which players in AL farm systems most exceeded expectations this year?

Repeating a feature from last year, this four-part series will look at which players saw their stock rise or fall the most in each organization. We'll start today with the American League, and on the positive side of the ledger. These are not prospect rankings, nor are these the best players in the organization--they're just the players who most exceeded expectations.

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Fantasy disappointments, and what to expect from the underperformers.

Flash back to your 2007 draft day. You've consulted your cheat sheets, and you've bought your players. You've made a few gambles, both on old guys and on some rookies, but for the most part you're happy. Jermaine Dye and Richie Sexson are your big sluggers, and you have a host of other guys who could hit 20 homers. You projected Julio Lugo to get 30 stolen bases, so you're happy that you've got him. You like your young pitchers like Ervin Santana, Jeremy Sowers, and Fernando Rodney. You even snagged two closers--B.J. Ryan and Chris Ray--so you won't have to punt saves.

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June 14, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL Central

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin swings through the four full-season affiliates in the always-productive AL Central farm systems.

Chicago White Sox

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April 25, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL Central

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin scours the farm systems of the NL Central for sleepers and slow starters.

Triple-A Iowa (Pacific Coast League; 9-9)

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April 18, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL Central

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin checks in to see who has awoken early (and who's still in bed) as the sun rises on the farms of the American League Central.

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October 16, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin checks out the newsmakers in the winter leagues.

\nMathematically, leverage is based on the win expectancy work done by Keith Woolner in BP 2005, and is defined as the change in the probability of winning the game from scoring (or allowing) one additional run in the current game situation divided by the change in probability from scoring\n(or allowing) one run at the start of the game.'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_18 = 'Adjusted Pitcher Wins. Thorn and Palmers method for calculating a starters value in wins. Included for comparison with SNVA. APW values here calculated using runs instead of earned runs.'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_19 = 'Support Neutral Lineup-adjusted Value Added (SNVA adjusted for the MLVr of batters faced) per game pitched.'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_20 = 'The number of double play opportunities (defined as less than two outs with runner(s) on first, first and second, or first second and third).'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_21 = 'The percentage of double play opportunities turned into actual double plays by a pitcher or hitter.'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_22 = 'Winning percentage. For teams, Win% is determined by dividing wins by games played. For pitchers, Win% is determined by dividing wins by total decisions. '; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_23 = 'Expected winning percentage for the pitcher, based on how often\na pitcher with the same innings pitched and runs allowed in each individual\ngame earned a win or loss historically in the modern era (1972-present).'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_24 = 'Attrition Rate is the percent chance that a hitters plate appearances or a pitchers opposing batters faced will decrease by at least 50% relative to his Baseline playing time forecast. Although it is generally a good indicator of the risk of injury, Attrition Rate will also capture seasons in which his playing time decreases due to poor performance or managerial decisions. '; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_25 = 'Batting average (hitters) or batting average allowed (pitchers).'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_26 = 'Average number of pitches per start.'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_27 = 'Average Pitcher Abuse Points per game started.'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_28 = 'Singles or singles allowed.'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_29 = 'Batting average; hits divided by at-bats.'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_30 = 'Percentage of pitches thrown for balls.'; xxxpxxxxx1160988517_31 = 'The Baseline forecast, although it does not appear here, is a crucial intermediate step in creating a players forecast. The Baseline developed based on the players previous three seasons of performance. Both major league and (translated) minor league performances are considered.

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October 16, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Six

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Joe Sheehan

Our servers, like the Cardinals bullpen and the A's, crashed. Only two of those get to come back.

\nMathematically, leverage is based on the win expectancy work done by Keith Woolner in BP 2005, and is defined as the change in the probability of winning the game from scoring (or allowing) one additional run in the current game situation divided by the change in probability from scoring\n(or allowing) one run at the start of the game.'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_18 = 'Adjusted Pitcher Wins. Thorn and Palmers method for calculating a starters value in wins. Included for comparison with SNVA. APW values here calculated using runs instead of earned runs.'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_19 = 'Support Neutral Lineup-adjusted Value Added (SNVA adjusted for the MLVr of batters faced) per game pitched.'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_20 = 'The number of double play opportunities (defined as less than two outs with runner(s) on first, first and second, or first second and third).'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_21 = 'The percentage of double play opportunities turned into actual double plays by a pitcher or hitter.'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_22 = 'Winning percentage. For teams, Win% is determined by dividing wins by games played. For pitchers, Win% is determined by dividing wins by total decisions. '; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_23 = 'Expected winning percentage for the pitcher, based on how often\na pitcher with the same innings pitched and runs allowed in each individual\ngame earned a win or loss historically in the modern era (1972-present).'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_24 = 'Attrition Rate is the percent chance that a hitters plate appearances or a pitchers opposing batters faced will decrease by at least 50% relative to his Baseline playing time forecast. Although it is generally a good indicator of the risk of injury, Attrition Rate will also capture seasons in which his playing time decreases due to poor performance or managerial decisions. '; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_25 = 'Batting average (hitters) or batting average allowed (pitchers).'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_26 = 'Average number of pitches per start.'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_27 = 'Average Pitcher Abuse Points per game started.'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_28 = 'Singles or singles allowed.'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_29 = 'Batting average; hits divided by at-bats.'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_30 = 'Percentage of pitches thrown for balls.'; xxxpxxxxx1161098296_31 = 'The Baseline forecast, although it does not appear here, is a crucial intermediate step in creating a players forecast. The Baseline developed based on the players previous three seasons of performance. Both major league and (translated) minor league performances are considered.

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October 14, 2006 12:00 am

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

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Kevin Goldstein

Even Alexis Gomez came from somewhere (Kansas City). Kevin tells us how the Tigers and A's acquired the rest of their postseason difference-makers.

\nMathematically, leverage is based on the win expectancy work done by Keith Woolner in BP 2005, and is defined as the change in the probability of winning the game from scoring (or allowing) one additional run in the current game situation divided by the change in probability from scoring\n(or allowing) one run at the start of the game.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_18 = 'Adjusted Pitcher Wins. Thorn and Palmers method for calculating a starters value in wins. Included for comparison with SNVA. APW values here calculated using runs instead of earned runs.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_19 = 'Support Neutral Lineup-adjusted Value Added (SNVA adjusted for the MLVr of batters faced) per game pitched.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_20 = 'The number of double play opportunities (defined as less than two outs with runner(s) on first, first and second, or first second and third).'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_21 = 'The percentage of double play opportunities turned into actual double plays by a pitcher or hitter.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_22 = 'Winning percentage. For teams, Win% is determined by dividing wins by games played. For pitchers, Win% is determined by dividing wins by total decisions. '; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_23 = 'Expected winning percentage for the pitcher, based on how often\na pitcher with the same innings pitched and runs allowed in each individual\ngame earned a win or loss historically in the modern era (1972-present).'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_24 = 'Attrition Rate is the percent chance that a hitters plate appearances or a pitchers opposing batters faced will decrease by at least 50% relative to his Baseline playing time forecast. Although it is generally a good indicator of the risk of injury, Attrition Rate will also capture seasons in which his playing time decreases due to poor performance or managerial decisions. '; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_25 = 'Batting average (hitters) or batting average allowed (pitchers).'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_26 = 'Average number of pitches per start.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_27 = 'Average Pitcher Abuse Points per game started.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_28 = 'Singles or singles allowed.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_29 = 'Batting average; hits divided by at-bats.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_30 = 'Percentage of pitches thrown for balls.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_31 = 'The Baseline forecast, although it does not appear here, is a crucial intermediate step in creating a players forecast. The Baseline developed based on the players previous three seasons of performance. Both major league and (translated) minor league performances are considered.

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