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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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4

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
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-21

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11

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

04-17

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8

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
by
Paul Sporer

03-18

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4

The Darkhorses: Home Runs
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-17

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4

The Darkhorses: Batting Average
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-07

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21

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
by
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
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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
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Doug Thorburn

04-22

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7

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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6

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

11-28

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7

Pebble Hunting: The Year in Hustle
by
Sam Miller

11-14

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4

Internet Baseball Awards: National League
by
Dave Pease

10-25

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5

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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7

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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2

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 28
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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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4

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

08-13

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4

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
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Sam Miller

06-06

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6

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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13

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

06-01

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32

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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6

BP Unfiltered: Google Bio Pictures and Baseball
by
Sam Miller

05-16

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15

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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January 9, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: A First-Round Starting Pitcher? Maybe

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Paul Sporer

Most fantasy players prefer to invest their top pick in a star hitter, but this spring, one hurler might tempt those picking outside the top five.

I have always been vehemently against taking starting pitchers in the first round of a fantasy draft. The injury risk associated with pitchers is part of it, but honestly it has always been more because I trust myself to find better pitching later—so in a sense, arrogance. It’s just easier to pluck capable arms later than it is to find the out-of-nowhere bats like Josh Donaldson or Jean Segura. As we creep through the dead of winter and start to trickle into mock draft season, I’m warming to the idea of a first-round starting pitcher, or, more specifically, Clayton Kershaw. There are a handful of quality fantasy aces out there, but Kershaw is clearly a cut above the rest.

The top of the draft is relatively well established. Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout are the unquestioned top pair at this point, with a split camp on which of the two should go first. You can’t really go wrong with either, so having a top-two pick is a prime position this year. The next pair seems to be taking a foothold on the three and four spots in either order, too. Paul Goldschmidt is the easy three for me, but there is a real debate between him and Andrew McCutchen that I would at least listen to before selecting Goldy. Others may have it reversed, but I haven’t been in a mock draft this offseason that didn’t see these four go at the top of the draft.

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Ben and Sam discuss (again) whether Mike Trout or Bryce Harper will have the better career, then talk about where they would rank today's top pitchers and position players for the future.

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July 17, 2013 5:00 am

The Baseball Decathlon

12

Bret Sayre

In an effort to spice up the All-Star break, Bret comes up with a new event—and puts two of the game's brightest young stars to the test.

There is a certain reverence that people who grew up watching the All-Star Games of yore hold, and somewhere between interleague play and the "This Time It Counts" campaign, it's begun to drift away. But instead of trying to fix the game, which is still both very popular and important to growing the brand of baseball both at home and abroad, itself, a different approach may be to surround the game with a more entertaining product. After all, how often do you get such a large representation of the game's collective star power together in one spot?

As it stands now, All-Star Weekend has essentially morphed into a representation of Justin Smoak's career (minus the recent resurgence, if you choose to even call it that). Everything is great on the minor-league side, as the Futures Game is one of the best additions that baseball has made in the last half-century. However, on the major-league side, it's more about lost opportunity. The Home Run Derby, while it is still fun in moderation, has almost become a caricature of itself and lasts nearly an hour too long. Beyond that, there’s not a single event that uses the crop of current All-Stars.

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Ben and Sam talk about how a player's willingness to crash into walls affects their expectations for him, then discuss whether Albert Pujols can improve if he keeps playing.



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Position players and pitching mechanics.

Bryce Harper's supernatural baseball gifts have been evident since before he could drive. Today he’s a 20-year-old super-freak who is slugging over .700 in the majors. His rare combination of competitive intensity, Las Vegas moxie, and otherworldly talent has set the stage for a legendary baseball career as the next lightning rod in the game. His raw power grades out as a pure 80 on the scouting ledger, and though such elite marks are extraordinarily rare, the legit five-tool player also has a throwing arm that ranks at the top of the 20-80 scale.

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April 22, 2013 5:04 am

Pebble Hunting: Matt Harvey vs. Bryce Harper

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Sam Miller

Dissecting three matchups between two of baseball's most must-watch players.

On Friday, the pitcher with the second-best ERA in the NL took on the batter with the second-most home runs in the NL. Neither player was old enough to drink remember the TV show California Dreams. Because of the first sentence, and because of the second sentence, the two players might be the most Flip to Their Game players in baseball right now. Who would win the three matchups between Bryce Harper and Matt Harvey? Please don’t say “all of us,” please don’t say “all of us,” please don’t say “all of us,” please don’t say “all o

Previous history
The two were drafted in the same first round, and the two debuted in the majors within a couple months of each other, so as you might imagine, they played in the same league a couple times as they moved up the ladder. Harper and Harvey both played in the Double-A Eastern League during the second half of 2011, and both played in the Triple-A International League to start the 2012 season. While they were in Triple-A, they faced off at least once, the video tells us. The super sexy conclusion:


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December 14, 2012 5:00 am

Skewed Left: The Company They Tweet

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Zachary Levine

You can learn a lot about a baseballer by the people he follows.

It can be hard to learn a lot from a ballplayer’s tweets, which are mostly 140-character treatises on what you want to hear. Luckily, there is a column right next to his tweets that can reveal a little bit more. People tweet what they’re supposed to tweet, but for the most part, they follow whom they want to follow. Their follows are a window to their interests, their reading lists, their playlists and their senses of humor.

For instance, if you were to look at a certain Baseball Prospectus writer’s list of follows, you’d find that he’s inappropriately attached to two cities where he no longer lives, he’s the only 27-year-old on the planet who gets instantaneous thoroughbred racing news, and the only parody account he finds funny is this one.

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December 6, 2012 9:34 am

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

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Jason Wojciechowski

Narrativizing baseball players through food.

Friends, winter has come. An entire set of Meetings in Nashville has been dedicated to ringing in the season. The air is cold, there is no baseball, and it is all we can do to keep ourselves occupied while trying not to be driven mad by the latest Ken Rosenthal rumor about Justin Upton, or Jon Heyman report on Zack Greinke. We are forgiven, then, for turning to food. After all, food is frequently warm, cooking it makes us busy, and it does not require the presence of baseballing men on our televisions or radios.

Which is not to say that food and baseball don't make a natural pair. A bite and a beer, both the eating and the acquiring, can ease the boredom of a slow fifth inning in a meaningless August blowout, particularly as the hot dogs in many ballparks have been supplemented by more upscale options and the available beers have expanded from the usual selection of Bud, Bud Light, Bud Lime, Bud Dark, Bud Plus, and Bud Unleaded. Still, when I say "upscale," I for the most part mean "hamburgers from Shake Shack instead of Carls Jr." As far as I know and have been able to Google, nobody's yet offering escargot in the mezzanine on the third-base side. What I would like to demonstrate for you, if you'll permit me, is that some classic dishes in French cuisine can provide a gateway to thinking about baseball and baseball players while simultaneously making you ravenous.

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November 28, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Year in Hustle

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Sam Miller

Determining what a hustle play looks like, and then watching the best ones.

Winfield's Dictionary defines hustle as 

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The NL results of the 21st-annual Internet Baseball Awards are in, and the winners include a few of the season's best stories.

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October 25, 2012 5:00 am

In A Pickle: Sweep Out The Ashes in the Morning

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Jason Wojciechowski

Jason reviews some narrow aspects of the 2012 season.

Here you have an article which goes into some aspects of the surreal and, hopefully, inevitable. The year is over. There is no more year. It's all a figment of some maniac imagination.

Unpaid actors of the mystery

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October 7, 2012 11:28 am

Playoff Prospectus: Cardinals-Nationals Division Series Preview

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R.J. Anderson

The National League's best offense takes on the National League's best record.

Fresh off winning the first-ever National League wild card game, the Cardinals have the honors of hosting the top-seeded Nationals for a best-of-five series.

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