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02-24

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

12-16

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Fantasy Team Preview: New York Yankees
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Craig Goldstein

09-12

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What Scouts Are Saying: September 12, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

08-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 273: The State of Seattle's Front Office/The Decline of CC Sabathia
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-09

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20
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Paul Sporer

08-05

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8

Fantasy Freestyle: Ditch or Play Down the Stretch
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Mike Gianella

08-02

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Raising Aces: What Happened to CC and JJ?
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Doug Thorburn

06-07

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12

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
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Paul Sporer

05-31

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Raising Aces: Splitting the Platoon: Lefty-philic Pitchers
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Doug Thorburn

04-02

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Painting the Black: The First 24 Hours
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R.J. Anderson

02-28

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13

Painting the Black: Count to 300
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R.J. Anderson

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 65: The Impact of the ALCS Rainout/The Strange Appearance of Hunter Pence/Do We Dislike Any Players or Teams?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Preview: Yankees at Tigers
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Matthew Kory

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Recap: Yankees Defeat Orioles
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Ben Lindbergh

10-13

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31

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Tigers and Yankees
by
Sam Miller

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Five Preview: Orioles at Yankees
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Daniel Rathman

08-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 13
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Matthew Kory

08-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 19: Scraping Ice
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-29

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Collateral Damage Daily: Friday, June 29
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Corey Dawkins

06-28

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Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, June 28
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Corey Dawkins

04-06

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9

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

10-31

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Prospectus Hit and Run: A Weighty Matter
by
Jay Jaffe

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

03-31

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42

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
by
Jay Jaffe

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-21

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Every Given Sunday: Hesitations, Retractions, and Rebuttals
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John Perrotto

10-05

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Every Given Sunday: Management Teams in the News
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John Perrotto

09-03

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On the Beat: Contenders and Pretenders
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John Perrotto

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.

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December 16, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: New York Yankees

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Craig Goldstein

Robinson Cano is gone, but the Yankees have added intriguing fantasy options in Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.

This preview’s first incarnation was dramatically different from its second, which in turn has been torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. The original draft came after the signing of Brian McCann, but before those of Jacoby Ellsbury and Kelly Johnson. Thanks to a change in schedule though, we’re coming back to you after the departure of Robinson Cano and with the additions of Carlos Beltran and Hiroki Kuroda. In this third iteration, there is plenty of fantasy goodness to be had.

While a greatly diminished Yankee lineup managed to produce a valiant playoff run, these recent reinforcements should make them more formidable going forward. There are still flaws with the Yankees, notably in the rotation, at second base and at third base, but these new signings will make plenty of noise (and fantasy value) all the same. While there will be a Cano-sized hole in this lineup, this will still be an explosive offense thanks to the additions of Beltran, Ellsbury, and McCann. Health is going to be the key ingredient to the Yankees season, as they continue to approach talent like a connoisseur approaches cheese or wine, where older is better.

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September 12, 2013 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: September 12, 2013

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' quotes on Carlos Ruiz, CC Sabathia, Zack Wheeler, Julio Urias, 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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Ben and Sam discuss Jack Zduriencik and the future of the Mariners, then talk about CC Sabathia's dismaying season.

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August 9, 2013 6:33 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20

17

Paul Sporer

A look ahead at the matchups for next week's two-start pitchers to help you set your fantasy rotation.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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August 5, 2013 6:18 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Ditch or Play Down the Stretch

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Mike Gianella

Mike runs down 10 players who have hurt their fantasy owners in recent weeks and explains whether you should ride out their ruts or cut bait.

If you’re in an NL- or AL-only league, your bed is made with all of the big-ticket items on your roster. Starlin Castro might be a disappointment, but at this point he’s your disappointment. You’re not going to cut him for a back-up middle infielder in the free agent pool who is going to get three to five at-bats a week.

In mixed leagues, however, these are the types of players you have to make choices on down the stretch. A number of mixed leaguers have already cut the cord with Castro. However, there are other players who might be worthy of tossing off of your roster, or at least keeping on reserve for the time being. Below are a handful of players who are slumping yet mostly owned in mixed leagues. Should you hang on or try to find better stats elsewhere?

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August 2, 2013 6:00 am

Raising Aces: What Happened to CC and JJ?

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Doug Thorburn

A deeper look into the recent struggles of CC Sabathia and Josh Johnson.

Last night we recorded episode 10 of TINSTAAPP, and perhaps my favorite segment of the podcast is the “homework” section, in which Paul Sporer and I assign take-home projects to one another that we discuss on the following episode. Typically, my assignments involve a deep-dive into the cases of pitchers who are performing outside of expectations, for better or for worse. To diagnose the symptoms of a struggling pitcher, I plunge into the stats, the PITCHf/x data, and the mechanical trends of the hurler in question. I believe that such an integrated approach is necessary to crawl through the biases that are inherent in each of these three tools, and a clearer picture emerges once we combine the objective data with the subjective experience of watching how those numbers were generated.

I enjoy these assignments so much that I decided to kick off a new series that is inspired by the ]TINSTAAPP homework, and the first two of pitchers under the microscope are both large humans with proven track records of success. CC Sabathia and Josh Johnson are both listed at 6-foot-7 and at least 250 pounds, with CC tipping the scales near three bills, giving them a biological advantage on the mound. However, the 2013 season has been the worst of each pitcher's career to date, and with more than half the season in the books, we have gone past the point where their struggles can be cast aside with excuses of small sample size.

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June 7, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11

12

Paul Sporer

Cole Hamels snapped a six-start losing streak, and he stays in the auto-start ranks as Paul looks ahead to next week.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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How the pitchers who dominate lefties do it.

In last week's edition of Raising Aces, I covered those pitchers who have been especially vulnerable versus left-handed bats, noting the tendency for pitchers with large splits to share a mechanical trend toward a low arm slot. The list was naturally populated with right-handed pitchers, with the notable exception of Ricky Romero, and one would expect to see the reverse trend this week as we examine the other side of the platoon split and study pitchers who are exceptionally tough on left-handed batters.

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April 2, 2013 5:00 am

Painting the Black: The First 24 Hours

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R.J. Anderson

Opening Day observations about James Shields, Jon Lester, Mike Moustakas and others.

Like many fans with MLB.tv access, I spent the first 24 hours of the new season binging on baseball. That meant taking in the Rangers-Astros, Red Sox-Yankees, and Royals-White Sox games. Along the way I wrote down some observations about a few players.

Jason Castro
PECOTA and I disagree on Castro's offensive outlook. The algorithm sees Castro hitting .238/.319/.351 with eight home runs this season in a hair fewer than 500 plate appearances. I'm more optimistic about the Stanford product and former first-round pick's chances of being an offensive asset independent of his position. Castro's problem to date has been an inability to hit same-handed pitching. He boasts a career True Average of .286 against righties and .113 against lefties—that's the difference between Jason Kubel and Lucas Harrell's 2012 offensive production. Castro did me no favors on Sunday night, going 0-for-4 against southpaws Matt Harrison and Joseph Ortiz. Still, I came away pleased with Castro's efforts behind the plate. 


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February 28, 2013 5:00 am

Painting the Black: Count to 300

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R.J. Anderson

Updating the Glavine Line and looking for the next immortal.

It's spring and that means feral optimism is available in bulk. Soon a barrage of articles proclaiming any and every team a potential surprise contender will surface, and so will pieces predicting big seasons out of players young and old alike. There will be articles like this one, too, which deals with the next 300-game winner. There's no real science to it. Pick a youngish pitcher with a track record of success and build him up. By the time that pitcher fails to win 300 nobody will remember anyhow. Still, pieces discussing the next 300-game winner can be fun. 

Take Mike Fast's debut article at Baseball Prospectus, from October 2010, in which he introduced the Glavine Line. Fast's creation was based on the idea that its namesake took the slacker's route to 300 wins by doing the minimum required and no more. The measure deals in simplicity instead of complexity and allows you to get a feel for a pitcher's pace relative to Glavine by comparing his actual wins with a crude projection (15.5 wins from his age-22 season onward). It's a clean, tidy, and ineffective way of identifying the next 300-game winner—as Fast admitted in the original piece.

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Ben and Sam discuss how the postponement of Game Four hurt the Yankees, talk about how terrible at baseball Hunter Pence appears to be and whether he's always looked like that, and conclude by revisiting the widespread anti-Cardinals sentiment among baseball fans and examining their own emotional allegiances.

Ben and Sam discuss how the postponement of Game Four hurt the Yankees, talk about how terrible at baseball Hunter Pence appears to be and whether he's always looked like that, and conclude by revisiting the widespread anti-Cardinals sentiment among baseball fans and examining their own emotional allegiances.

Episode 65: "The Impact of the ALCS Rainout/The Strange Appearance of Hunter Pence/Do We Dislike Any Players or Teams?"

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