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07-01

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10

Overthinking It: The Nationals' Non-Problem
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Ben Lindbergh

04-29

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Overthinking It: Three National Leaguers in the News
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Ben Lindbergh

04-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 438: Bryce Harper, Hustle, and Health
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-29

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7

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

04-21

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11

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 4/21
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

04-17

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 17, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-10

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9

What You Need to Know: Ervin Arrives
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Daniel Rathman

03-26

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3

My Model Portfolio: High Risk, High Reward
by
Mauricio Rubio

03-26

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8

My Model Portfolio: A Loaded Outfield
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Paul Sporer

03-18

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The Darkhorses: Home Runs
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-17

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The Darkhorses: Batting Average
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-07

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21

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

01-09

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4

Fantasy Freestyle: A First-Round Starting Pitcher? Maybe
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Paul Sporer

09-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 282: Reassessing Trout vs. Harper/Top Pitchers Versus Top Position Players
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-17

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12

The Baseball Decathlon
by
Bret Sayre

05-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 202: Bryce Harper Hits the Wall/Albert Pujols' Pain
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-24

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Raising Aces: Now Pitching, Bryce Harper
by
Doug Thorburn

04-22

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Pebble Hunting: Matt Harvey vs. Bryce Harper
by
Sam Miller

12-14

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10

Skewed Left: The Company They Tweet
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Zachary Levine

12-06

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In A Pickle: Trout Au Vin, and Other Delicious Dishes
by
Jason Wojciechowski

11-28

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Pebble Hunting: The Year in Hustle
by
Sam Miller

11-14

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Internet Baseball Awards: National League
by
Dave Pease

10-25

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In A Pickle: Sweep Out The Ashes in the Morning
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Jason Wojciechowski

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Cardinals-Nationals Division Series Preview
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R.J. Anderson

10-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 56: A Very Special Simulpodcast with FanGraphs Audio
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-28

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 28
by
Matthew Kory

09-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, September 27
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Matthew Kory

08-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 30
by
Jason Wojciechowski

08-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 27
by
Matthew Kory

08-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 23: Benching Bryce Harper/Why We Were Wrong About the White Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-14

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Western Front: Pick the Collie, or Maybe the Weimaraner
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Geoff Young

08-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 13
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Matthew Kory

08-08

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 8
by
Matthew Kory

07-12

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On the Beat: The Great Trout vs. Harper Debate
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John Perrotto

07-06

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, July 6
by
Matthew Kory

07-03

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, July 3
by
Matthew Kory

06-16

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BP Unfiltered: How to Get Bryce Harper Out Every Time
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Ben Lindbergh

06-07

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, June 7
by
Daniel Rathman

06-06

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5

BP Unfiltered: This is a Bryce Harper Highlight
by
Sam Miller

06-06

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BP Unfiltered: The Left Fielder with Nothing to Lose
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Ben Lindbergh

06-06

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Pebble Hunting: Bryce Harper and the Disappearing Phiten Necklace
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Sam Miller

06-06

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, June 6
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Daniel Rathman

06-04

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball is Predictable, Unpredictable
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Ben Lindbergh

06-04

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Pebble Hunting: Bryce Harper's Toughest At-Bats
by
Sam Miller

06-01

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Overthinking It: Bryce Harper's Brain is a Neural Net Processor
by
Ben Lindbergh

05-29

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, May 29
by
Daniel Rathman

05-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 23
by
Matthew Kory

05-22

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BP Unfiltered: Google Bio Pictures and Baseball
by
Sam Miller

05-16

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Pebble Hunting: Kill This Nickname
by
Sam Miller

05-15

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, May 15
by
Daniel Rathman

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July 1, 2014 7:45 am

Overthinking It: The Nationals' Non-Problem

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Ben Lindbergh

Time heals all wounds, but in Washington's case, it will also inflict them.

You’d think Bryce Harper’s comeback from his latest long-term injury would be cause for unbridled celebration, and in some contexts, it has been (see the standing ovation Harper received from the fans at Nationals Park before his first plate appearance on Monday). However, the 21-year-old outfielder’s return also been cause for consternation. Harper’s presence, coupled with Ryan Zimmerman’s throwing problems from third, have given the Nats more qualified position players than they have open positions, which has made everyone around the team wonder: Where will they put their surplus player(s)?

Most teams suffer from the opposite issue—too few productive players—so the Nationals’ quandary is an example of the proverbial “good problem to have.” Still, it seems as though there’s no easy answer, and so the discussion has staying power. Twice last month, two weeks apart, I appeared on MLB Network’s MLB Now; both times, Washington’s positional logjam was a featured topic, and both times, the panel was split over what manager Matt Williams should do. The discourse in print hasn’t been much more decisive.

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April 29, 2014 11:40 am

Overthinking It: Three National Leaguers in the News

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Ben Lindbergh

Talking about today's most topical 21-year-old, 22-year-old, and 23-year-old: Bryce Harper, Gregory Polanco, and Kolten Wong.

Thoughts on three young National Leaguers in the news today, plus a bonus item about the Blue Jays:

Pittsburgh’s Gregory Polanco Promotion Watch
As Daniel Rathman pointed out in today’s What You Need to Know, the Pirates—whose shutout loss to St. Louis on Sunday dropped them to 10-16 and (now) nine games back in the NL Central—aren’t hitting. A big part of Pittsburgh’s problems at the plate has been the team’s lack of production from right field, where Travis Snider, trade chip Jose Tabata, and Josh Harrison (for one plate appearance) have combined for a .221/.289/.279 triple-slash line. As Dan also observed, the Pirates’ top healthy prospect, Gregory Polanco, plays right field for Triple-A Indianapolis, where he’s hitting .400/.460/.644. It doesn’t take Branch Rickey to connect the dots and conclude that the team’s greatest minor-league strength could be the solution to one of its major-league weaknesses.


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Ben and Sam discuss Bryce Harper's latest injury and their thoughts on when hustle becomes counterproductive.

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April 29, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: NL East U25 Lists

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Bryce Harper and Jose Fernandez lead the way.

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

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Tyson Ross baffles the Giants, the benches clear at PNC Park, plus other recaps from the weekend and previews of today's action.

In the past, Tyson Ross has been viewed as a player with the raw talent to be a successful big-league pitcher, but one unable to put his skills toward sustainable success at the big-league level.

However, after an excellent outing on Friday against the Giants, Ross looks like a very good big-league pitcher. He completed eight innings with nine strikeouts, four hits, one walk, and no runs. This comes directly after another strong showing against the Tigers, in which he threw seven innings with seven strikeouts, six hits, one walk, and one run. Obviously, a two-game sample does not define the greatness of a big-league pitcher, but it is certainly a promising start. On the season, he owns a 2.13 ERA, a 2.95 FIP, and 25 strikeouts. Considering that he had a very solid second half of last season as well (2.93 ERA, 85 K in 80 IP), he may be hitting his stride.


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April 17, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: April 17, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Bryce Harper, Justin Upton, Courtney Hawkins, 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 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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March 26, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: High Risk, High Reward

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Mauricio Rubio

Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton give Mauricio's ideal Roto squad big-time power potential if they stay healthy.

On Friday, Mike Gianella released his latest 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 26, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: A Loaded Outfield

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Paul Sporer

Paul bets on rebounds from Jason Heyward and Yoenis Cespedes, and spends no more than $14 on each of his pitchers.

On Friday, Mike Gianella released his latest 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 18, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Home Runs

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the hitters who could outperform their PECOTA projections in the power department.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. Yesterday’s look at batting average is here. And, without further ado, here are some players capable of teaching Chris Davis a thing or two about hitting dingers this year:

OUTSIDE THE TOP 10

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In the debut edition of this series, the fantasy team looks at players who could outperform their PECOTA projections in batting average.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and finish at the top of one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall just shy of the top 10 (in the 11 to 25 range) and one longer shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. To kick things off here is a bounty of hidden treasure in the batting average department:

OUTSIDE THE TOP 10

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March 7, 2014 9:26 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15

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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew tries to peg the top 15 picks and predict breakouts from later picks.

We know from Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster that since 2004, there is a 36 percent success rate in the ADP projecting the top 15. The most in any one year is seven of 15; the least is four. With that in mind, I challenged the fantasy team to try to guess the top 15. In addition to their stab at the top 15, I had them give their answers on the following:

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