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02-07

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10

Banjo Hitter: Age-Old Questions
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Aaron Gleeman

01-12

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10

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Catchers
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Bret Sayre

01-10

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Player Profile: Buster Posey
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Scooter Hotz

10-12

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9

Baseball Therapy: Cy Young Catchers
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Target Retrospective
by
Wilson Karaman

03-31

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5

Winter Is Leaving
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Craig Goldstein

01-12

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Welcome to Splitsville: Catchers
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Doug Thorburn

08-19

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9

Daisy Cutter: Surpassing Not-So-Giant Expectations
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Sahadev Sharma

03-19

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The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-17

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18

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Catchers
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Bret Sayre

01-17

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12

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Catchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-16

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20

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Catchers
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Paul Sporer

01-15

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Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco Giants
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Mike Gianella

01-14

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14

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers
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Mike Gianella

01-13

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13

State of the Position: Catchers
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Bret Sayre

06-26

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3

Sporer Report: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part One
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Paul Sporer

06-12

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2

Fantasy Freestyle: Catcher Acquisition: A Mixed Bag
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Jason Collette

04-22

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BP Unfiltered: Two Barely Related Baseball GIFs
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Sam Miller

04-08

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Pebble Hunting: Shelby Miller Gets the Best of Buster Posey
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Sam Miller

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Extension Action
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

12-28

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9

In A Pickle: Slugger Off
by
Jason Wojciechowski

11-14

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4

Internet Baseball Awards: National League
by
Dave Pease

10-29

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12

Playoff Prospectus: World Series (and Postseason) Recap
by
Sam Miller

10-12

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18

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Recap: Giants Defeat the Reds
by
Sam Miller

10-08

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BP Unfiltered: Differences in Mitt Placement
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R.J. Anderson

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Postseason Collateral Damage
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Corey Dawkins

09-17

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Pebble Hunting: Why We Shouldn't Be Shocked By Buster Posey
by
Sam Miller

09-11

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, September 11
by
Matthew Kory

06-25

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16

Pebble Hunting: Buster Posey and the Things Vin Scully Says
by
Sam Miller

06-14

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9

Pebble Hunting: Matt Cain and Nerves
by
Sam Miller

05-30

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9

Punk Hits: 2012 National League Upfronts
by
Ian Miller

05-25

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BP Unfiltered: Buster Posey Was One Year Ago
by
Sam Miller

05-18

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
by
Sam Miller

04-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 30
by
Matthew Kory

04-06

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What You Need to Know: Friday, April 6
by
Daniel Rathman

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January 15, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco Giants

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Mike Gianella

The pitchers are the headliners on Bruce Bochy's club, but there are several valuable bats in the lineup, too.

It was an odd-numbered year, so it only stands to reason that the San Francisco Giants didn’t win the World Series (like they did in 2010 and 2012). Instead, the Giants put up an underwhelming 76-86 record, good for a third-place tie in the NL West with the San Diego Padres. Michael Morse and Tim Hudson were brought in via free agency, but for the most part San Francisco is relying on a return to form and good health by a cast of steady and reliable veterans.

Projected Lineup

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Buster Posey and Joe Mauer headline a large group of high-end backstops, followed by thinner groupings below.

Today we kick off our positional tier rankings. For the second year in a row, we have made this into a collaborative effort. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be earl- round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late-round sleepers and roster placeholders. The positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of last year’s values but rather try to offer some insights into what we expect will happen in 2014.

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January 13, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Catchers

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Bret Sayre

A fantasy-oriented look at the present and future behind the dish.

The beginning of each week of pre-season positional coverage here at BP is going to kick off with a high-level view of that position before we start diving too deeply into rankings, individual players and the like. And as a reminder, here is what the rest of the week’s schedule will look like:

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June 26, 2013 5:00 am

Sporer Report: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part One

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Paul Sporer

Next year's draft season is still nine months away, but the lessons we've already learned this year could carry over.

We’re taking a break from my series on streaming hitters with sharp splits to discuss the future a bit. There is nothing in particular about this point in time that makes it worth discussing 2014 now. Most teams have played about 75 games, but I didn’t even know that before I planned this; again, the point in the season is irrelevant. It’s just something I like to do around the start of summer as the first check-in point.

As much as I love to enjoy the here and now of the season we’re in the throes of, I also like to look forward and see how the current season might be affecting the following spring’s drafts. We are about nine months from the 2014 draft season so a whole lot will change from now until then, but I guarantee that some of what we’ve seen thus far will stick and have a lasting impact on 2014. In fact, in part one of a two-part look at what we’ve learned (or think we’ve learned) thus far, we start with something that I’m certain will be true in March 2014.

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June 12, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Catcher Acquisition: A Mixed Bag

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Jason Collette

Both owners who splured on their fantasy backstops and those who went bargain hunting have seen mixed results so far this year.

Drafting catchers in fantasy baseball is treated like drafting kickers in fantasy football. A few owners recognize the value of having the best at the position and will spend money to acquire them. Some owners treat catchers like kickers and draft them in the final rounds. Some leagues have gone so far as to eliminate the second catcher on standard fantasy rosters and made the position a second utility player, an extra pitcher, or a flex position, allowing owners to juggle the spot on a weekly basis.

Personally, I do a mixture of the first two strategies, as I tend to draft one of the better catchers and then pair him with a $1 mate. Two seasons ago, I drafted Joe Mauer at $23 and Adam Moore for $1 in AL Tout Wars, and neither worked out. Last season, I went back to the Mauer well at $20 and paired him with a $2 Ryan Lavarnway. This season, determined not to spend $20 on a catcher, I saved money and spent $18 on Jesus Montero and $1 on Carlos Corporan. It took three seasons, but I finally made a great catcher selection—with my second catcher.

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About pain and sorrow and happiness and joy.

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April 8, 2013 5:07 am

Pebble Hunting: Shelby Miller Gets the Best of Buster Posey

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Sam Miller

How did the Cardinals' young starter approach the Giants' young catcher?

On Saturday, one of the most electric young arms in baseball faced one of the best in-his-prime hitters in baseball. Shelby Miller's Cardinals came out of it with a win over Buster Posey's Giants, but the matchups between Posey and Miller were more interesting than just an outcome. 

Pre-existing narratives
Posey, the 2012 MVP, received his award before the game Saturday. Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Jeff Kent, and Kevin Mitchell were in attendance to take part in the ceremony. Posey’s 172 OPS+ led the NL in 2012, and is the second-highest ever for a catcher.


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The Giants lock up Buster Posey for almost a decade, and the Diamondbacks give Paul Goldschmidt five more years.



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December 28, 2012 5:00 am

In A Pickle: Slugger Off

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Jason Wojciechowski

Silver Slugger awards shouldn't be controversial, but Jason finds a gap remains between advanced metrics and voters.

When you do an article search on this site for the phrase "Silver Slugger," you get 57 results, the first of which, by Gregg Pearlman, is apparently the 18th article ever written for Baseball Prospectus and the most recent of which is Geoff Young's piece about the Padres throwing their heft around the N.L. West this offseason. (That's #19056.) Young's Silver Slugger mention came because Jason Marquis won one. Pearlman was writing about Barry Bonds. (Or really about sportswriters' relationship with Bonds. This was October 1997. We were innocent once, and young.)

By contrast, when you search "Gold Glove," you see just a smidge over nine times the results. (The first of which, hilariously, is another Gregg Pearlman article -- this one includes a lamentation of the J.T. Snow trade—which is numbered "1" in our content system.)

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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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A review of all 37 games we just watched.

You could be forgiven for thinking this was a boring postseason. I believe I noted once or twice that few of the games lately have been close. The numbers confirm this. If we use the average leverage index of each game and then average all those games together, we find that the average leverage index of this year's postseason was but 0.97; last year's postseason games had an average leverage of 1.01. For the Giants, the difference between this year's championship path and the 2010 run is even starker: 1.12 two years ago, 0.78 this year. To put that into perspective, 0.78 is roughly the leverage for the batter who hits in the bottom of the eighth trailing by four, whereas 1.12 is roughly the leverage for the batter hitting in the top of the seventh of a tie game. 

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October 12, 2012 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Recap: Giants Defeat the Reds

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Sam Miller

The Giants didn't play their best five games, but it was good enough to beat a very good Cincinnati team to advance to the NLCS.

If you put enough gas in your spaceship and just keep flying, you’ll eventually get to a planet that looks just like this one. There’s a guy just like you and one just like me, and every letter the guy like you is reading was written exactly like the letters that I am actually writing. The only difference is that, on the other planet, Hideki Matsui was looking for a changeup, but Pedro Martinez threw him a fastball, and Matsui took it for a called strike three. The Red Sox kept their three-run lead. And it took eight years before Grady Little was ultimately scapegoated for a Boston loss and pushed out.

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