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BP Unfiltered: Cat-and-Mouse with Kevin Kiermaier
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Chris Mosch

06-27

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/27
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-20

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/20
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-13

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/13
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-06

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/16
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

05-30

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Overthinking It: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/30
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

05-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 453: The Continuing Effort to Counter the Shift
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-02

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Overthinking It: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/2
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Ben Lindbergh

04-25

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 4/25
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Ben Lindbergh

04-18

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 4/18
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Ben Lindbergh

04-11

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 4/11
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Ben Lindbergh

03-31

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What You Need to Know: Opening Night Action
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Daniel Rathman

10-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 311: The Postseason Mythbusters Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-08

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Baseball Therapy: What My Four-Year-Old Taught Me About Bunting
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Russell A. Carleton

08-13

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Manufactured Runs: SABR and the Importance of Preserving Sabermetric History
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Colin Wyers

09-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 36: How Not to Solve the Yankees' Problems/Bobby Valentine Says Some More Strange Things
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Ben Lindbergh and Jason Wojciechowski

05-11

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Donnie Buntball
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Jay Jaffe

03-05

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Out of Left Field: The Art of Enjoying Spring Training
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Matthew Kory

03-20

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Schrodinger's Bat: Clearing the Decks
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Dan Fox

07-19

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Schrodinger's Bat: Dropping One Down, Part Two
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Dan Fox

07-12

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Schrodinger's Bat: Dropping One Down
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Dan Fox

04-26

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Prospectus Today: Smart Ball
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Joe Sheehan

05-31

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Detroit Tigers @ Baltimore Orioles, 5/29/05
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Jonah Keri

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How have the Rays outfielder's opponents shifted against him with the bunt in mind?

At the end of May, I introduced the idea that some teams were going from playing nearly straightaway to using a full overshift once the count went to two strikes against certain pull-heavy lefties whom they deemed threats to bunt. The idea was that teams would probably prefer to implement a full overshift earlier in the count, but were hindered by the hitter’s ability to bunt for a base hit. This was inspired by the Orioles using a two-strike overshift numerous times against Michael Bourn, and the Pirates doing it a couple of times against both Denard Span and Danny Espinosa.

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This week's bunts (including the first attempt by a right-hander), plus a look at aggressive counter-adjustments by opposing defenses.

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This week's bunts (including three first-timers, two near-misses, and Joey Gallo), plus a look at counter-adjustments by opposing defenses.

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This week's bunts (including two big debuts), plus a look at counter-adjustments by opposing defenses.

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This week's bunts, plus a look at counter-adjustments by opposing defenses.

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This week's bunts, a chat with Chip Hale, and a new trend in defensive shifts. Plus: Ted Williams.

Last month I started a season-long series (continued here, here, here, here, and here) devoted to tracking bunts for base hits with the infield shift in effect; this is the seventh installment. To bring you up to speed on the series’ premise and methodology will take but two brief excerpts. Excerpt one:

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Ben and Sam banter about position player pitchers and Andrelton Simmons, then discuss batters' latest attempts to bunt to beat the shift.

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The latest exciting developments in the back-and-forth battle between batters/bunters and defenders.

Last month I started a season-long series (continued here and here) devoted to tracking bunts for base hits with the infield shift in effect; this is the third installment. To bring you up to speed on the series’ premise and methodology will take but two brief excerpts. Excerpt one:

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Are batters catching on?

Earlier this month I started a season-long series devoted to tracking bunts for base hits with the infield shift in effect; this is the third installment. To bring you up to speed on the series’ premise and methodology will take but two brief excerpts. Excerpt one:

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The second installment of a series designed to reveal whether batters are striking back against defensive shifts.

Last week I started a season-long series devoted to tracking bunts for base hits with the infield shift in effect; this is the second installment. To bring you up to speed on the series’ premise and methodology will take but two brief excerpts. Excerpt one:

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The start of a new series.

One of my obsessions this season is the defensive shift—specifically, what batters are going to do about it. I covered this subject at length last month, but here’s how I boiled it down in last week’s Lineup Card:

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Opening Night Action

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Daniel Rathman

How the Dodgers were defeated, and what to watch for today.

The Opening Night Takeaway
Last May, Jason Wojciechowski wrote about “Bunts That Lead to Big Things.” One of his takeaways: It makes sense to bunt “when you’re fast, and the pitcher isn’t so sure of anything he’s doing.”


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