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05-23

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Pebble Hunting: A Billy Hamilton/David Ortiz Race
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Sam Miller

05-16

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9

What You Need to Know: Cueto Fries the Friars
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Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

05-13

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at Fox Sports: Billy Hamilton's Effect on the Batter
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Ben Lindbergh

05-08

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Overthinking It: The Masters of the Manufactured Run
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Ben Lindbergh

05-01

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16

What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-15

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20

Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 425: The Costliest Injuries Suffered So Far
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-10

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What You Need to Know: Ervin Arrives
by
Daniel Rathman

04-09

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5

Fantasy Freestyle: Small-Sample Numbers That Matter
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Craig Goldstein

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: Well Played, Mauer
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Bret Sayre

03-28

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 27
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Jeff Moore

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: The Rare "Spend More on Offense" Strategy
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Ben Carsley

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way
by
Craig Goldstein

03-20

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 19
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Jeff Moore

03-20

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The Darkhorses: Runs Scored
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-12

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 11
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Jeff Moore

03-07

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Pebble Hunting: Billy Hamilton, Usain Bolt, and Whether 90 Feet is Still Enough
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Sam Miller

03-06

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 5
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Jeff Moore

03-03

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The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014
by
Bret Sayre

02-27

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of February 26
by
Jeff Moore

02-20

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63

Top Tools: Best Speed/Makeup
by
Mark Anderson and BP Prospect Staff

02-10

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Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL Central
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Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

11-26

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of November 26
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Jeff Moore

11-22

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games and 40-Man Roster Additions of November 21
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Jeff Moore

11-20

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of November 19
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Jeff Moore

11-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: AFL First Pitch Forums Draft
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Paul Sporer

09-26

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BP Unfiltered: More on Billy Hamilton's First Career Caught Stealing
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Ben Lindbergh

09-26

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What You Need to Know: Helton Leaves Home
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Daniel Rathman

09-19

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Overthinking It: Billy Hamilton and Getting Excited Responsibly
by
Ben Lindbergh

09-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 290: The Rays' Under-the-Radar Move/Hot AL Wild Card Talk
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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What Scouts Are Saying: September 5, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 280: Is Billy Hamilton Worth a Roster Spot?/Five Free Agents Finishing Make-or-Break Years
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-03

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The Call-Up: Billy Hamilton
by
Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

06-25

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The Stash List: Checking Back in on the Debut Debate
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Bret Sayre

06-18

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The Stash List: Moving Beyond the Super Two
by
Bret Sayre

04-05

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Top Tools: Top Tools: Best Speed, Baserunning, and Makeup
by
BP Prospect Staff

03-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-31

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL CENTRAL)
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Jason Martinez

12-12

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Minor League Update: Five Prospects Who Struggled In the 2011 Caribbean Winter Leagues
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Jason Martinez

11-05

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Minor League Update: Games of November 2-4
by
Jason Martinez

08-17

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Pebble Hunting: The Value of Billy Hamilton
by
Sam Miller

08-07

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BP Unfiltered: Billy Hamilton is Not Impressed by Usain Bolt
by
Hudson Belinsky

07-16

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Tater Trot Tracker: Billy Hamilton Breaks the Tracker
by
Larry Granillo

06-18

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

06-12

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Midseason Review: Boogie Nights Edition
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Jason Parks

06-06

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Punk Hits: The Most Interesting Man in the Minors
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Ian Miller

05-09

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 8 (or, The Josh Hamilton Show)
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Larry Granillo

05-03

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What Scouts Are Saying: Not Always the Cruelest Month
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Kevin Goldstein

04-30

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BP Unfiltered: Billy Hamilton is Very Fast
by
Sam Miller

04-30

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
by
Kevin Goldstein

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May 23, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: A Billy Hamilton/David Ortiz Race

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Sam Miller

Which is worse for the pitcher: having Billy Hamilton on first, or David Ortiz on second?

On April 16th, Johnny Cueto singled against Francisco Liriano, which brought up Billy Hamilton, who grounded weakly to shortstop Jordy Mercer, which sets up a question we don’t ask very often but, in this case, must: Should Mercer have taken the out at second, or ignored Cueto and thrown Hamilton out at first?

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May 16, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Cueto Fries the Friars

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Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

The Reds' ace tosses another shutout, the Mets use a brand-new starter for the second straight day, plus other recaps and previews for the weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
The Padres and Reds played two on Thursday, with the first matchup pitting Johnny Cueto and Ian Kennedy against each other in a matchup between baseball's ERA leader and its FRA leader.

Nick Bacarella mentioned in yesterday's WYNTK that Cueto entered Thursday as the first pitcher since Fernando Valenzuela to start a season with eight starts of at least seven innings pitched while allowing two or fewer runs. That streak continued after Cueto tossed his second shutout of the season on Thursday, and he is now the first starting pitcher since 1914 to start a season with nine such starts.


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Does having an aggressive runner like Billy Hamilton on base help or hinder the batter?

In the early stages of this season, one burning question about Billy Hamilton has been on many an Effectively Wild listener’s mind. Here is that question, as asked by listener Seth Wilde:

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May 8, 2014 6:00 am

Overthinking It: The Masters of the Manufactured Run

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Ben Lindbergh

On Billy Hamilton's ability to score without the Reds recording a hit, and how we're making it harder for him.

Like many posts and podcasts before it, this one began with a question from a member of the Effectively Wild Facebook Group:

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May 1, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Jose Abreu, Johnny Cueto, Billy Hamilton, Eddie Butler, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

Major Leagues

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April 15, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Find out how Gerrit Cole, Javier Baez, Oscar Taveras, Billy Hamilton, and co. stack up.

To read the earlier U25 editions in this series, click below:

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Ben and Sam discuss events from Wednesday's games, the new transfer rule, and the injuries that could cost teams playoff spots.

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April 10, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Ervin Arrives

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Daniel Rathman

Ervin Santana debutes for the Braves, plus more replay controversy, Hamilton and Harper, and what to watch today.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Strike, strike, strike, strike… okay, fine, I’ll spare you the next 16. But that’s how Ervin Santana began his Braves career: with 20 consecutive strikes, and 28 of them in his first 29 pitches.


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April 9, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Small-Sample Numbers That Matter

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Craig Goldstein

Despite what everyone says, some early performances do make a difference.

Pretty much every article you’ve read between Opening Day and today has started with the caveat that there’s no point in drawing meaning from the statistics that are about to be presented, but then going ahead and presenting them anyway. In the end, the articles either draw a meaningless conclusion (they warned you at the beginning though) or waffle on what, if anything, any of their contents mean (nothing, they told you up top).

While I can only concur that the statistics that have been accrued since opening day (Salvador Perez has a 25 percent walk rate in six games, despite a career 4.5 percent walk rate) are at this point meaningless in a data sense, they are meaningful in that they matter to managers. I’m not going to draw any conclusions about a player’s evolving skillset or change in approach, so much as I am highlighting players who have either bought themselves or potentially cost themselves some rope, in the eyes of their manager. This has a very tangible effect in the fantasy world, especially in deeper leagues, where players who merely rack up at-bats are worth something.

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March 28, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Well Played, Mauer

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Bret Sayre

Bret makes sure to get his top-ranked backstop to cement an offense led by Ryan Braun's power and Billy Hamilton's steals.

On Friday, March 21, Mike Gianella released Version Four of his mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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March 28, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 27

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty.

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March 28, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: The Rare "Spend More on Offense" Strategy

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Ben Carsley

Ben devotes more than 70 percent of his $260 budget to bats.

On Friday, March 21, Mike Gianella released Version Four of his mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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