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06-28

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Cold Takes: The Need For (More Than) Speed
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Patrick Dubuque

04-19

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Cold Takes: How to Attack Baseball's Weakest Hitters
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Patrick Dubuque

11-29

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Stolen Bases
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George Bissell

06-15

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The Buyer's Guide: Billy Hamilton
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J.P. Breen

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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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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What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-15

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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
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Daniel Rathman

04-09

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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
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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
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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

02-20

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Top Tools: Best Speed/Makeup
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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
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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
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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
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Bret Sayre

04-05

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Top Tools: Top Tools: Best Speed, Baserunning, and Makeup
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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
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Jason Martinez

08-17

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Pebble Hunting: The Value of Billy Hamilton
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Sam Miller

08-07

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

07-16

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Tater Trot Tracker: Billy Hamilton Breaks the Tracker
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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

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Brian McCann lives his life 23.4 feet per second at a time.

Yesterday, Statcast released the comprehensive leaderboards for its newest metric: Sprint Speed, measured in terms of “feet per second in a player's fastest one-second window.”

These were derived by measuring when runners were likely to be heading at top speed, taking multiple bases (other than from second on an extra-base hit). The full list is available here for your perusal: there are a few surprises, like the proximity of John Jaso to Jonathan Villar, or the sad state of Troy Tulowitzki. But for the most part, it’s an intuitive ordering of names, what you’d want when measuring baseball players.

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Should pitchers be going up the ladder on low-power hitters or is that a danger zone?

The game of baseball moves like ivy, spreading upwards and outwards toward opportunity, consistent and chaotic. There are times in this growth where it tangles with itself, spins into contradictions. For years it drove managers to madness when their pitchers walked batters, and yet the batters themselves were encouraged by the same coaches to put the ball in play, show enough courage to take the bat off the shoulder. That seeming inequality grew as a consequence of a different priority, the valor of the productive out, available to the hitter and not his opponent.

As the culture of the game slowly grew to accept the walk and its benefits, another bias lingered: the idea that ground balls were beneficial to pitchers, while opposing hitters were often taught to swing downward on the ball and achieve that exact same result. The same cultural preference, of the ball in play (especially that vaunted achievement, the grounder to the right side with the runner on second), also promoted this strangely inconsistent set of philosophies. But batted-ball data and research has proven the benefits of not only swinging for line drives, but even putting the ball in the air compared to the grounder so long thought superior.

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November 29, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Stolen Bases

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George Bissell

Are fantasy owners finally running on empty?

While home run totals have experienced a meteoric rise over the past two seasons, stolen bases have followed an inverse trend, especially during the last five years. Here’s an oversimplification: After major-league teams swiped just 2,505 bases in 2015, the lowest single-season total since 1974, they managed just 2,537 thefts league-wide in 2016.

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June 15, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Billy Hamilton

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J.P. Breen

Is there reason to expect any offensive production besides steals from the Reds center fielder?

It’s an old adage in baseball that speed-centric players should keep the ball on the ground to best access the inherent advantage that speed provides a hitter. Plus-plus speed puts extreme pressure on the infield defense to quicken their fielding motions and their internal clocks, forcing miscues and free bases. Moreover, speed-centric players typically lack usable game power, so it’s a better strategy to put the baseball on the ground—either to find a hole or to leg-out an infield single—rather than hit a harmless flyball that completely negates the speed advantage.

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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.

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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.

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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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