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Skewed Left: Explaining Chase Utley's Stolen Base Success
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Zachary Levine

04-04

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BP Unfiltered: Maholm Throws Utley a Curve (Literally)
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Ben Lindbergh

06-05

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BP Unfiltered: When a 13th Round Produces as Much as a First Round
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Sam Miller

04-16

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Out of Left Field: The Worst Baseball Discussions We Have
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Matthew Kory

03-30

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Overthinking It: Are the Phillies Too Old to Win?
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Ben Lindbergh

03-26

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Collateral Damage: The Tommy John Brotherhood
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

03-21

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Collateral Damage: Fillet o' Philly
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

03-20

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The BP First Take: Tuesday, March 20
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Daniel Rathman

12-28

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The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 12/28/11
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Michael Jong

07-27

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 26
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Larry Granillo

03-15

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Team Injury Projection: Philadelphia Phillies
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

07-20

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Under The Knife: A Case for Encyclopedia Brown
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Will Carroll

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-03

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Hot Stove U.: Maximizing Stolen Base Profits
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Tommy Bennett

11-03

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On the Beat: Mr. October 2.0
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John Perrotto

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
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Jay Jaffe

03-13

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Prospectus Q&A: John Dewan
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David Laurila

02-18

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Utley in the Middle
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Steven Goldman

10-23

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On the Beat: World Series Game One
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John Perrotto

09-02

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

05-04

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Every Given Sunday: Keystone Greatness in the Keystone State
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John Perrotto

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-04

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Player Profile: Chase Utley
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Marc Normandin

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

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Prospectus Feature: The Arizona Fall League
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Jonah Keri

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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February 3, 2010 12:05 pm

Hot Stove U.: Maximizing Stolen Base Profits

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Tommy Bennett

Why Chase Utley's high stolen base success rate doesn't mean he should steal more bases.

The Setup

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November 3, 2009 11:39 am

On the Beat: Mr. October 2.0

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John Perrotto

Chase Utley has been a critical element in the Phillies' success, but he does not get the attention of a superstar.

Two years ago, I had a vote for the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Topping my ballot was a Phillies' middle infielder. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins won, but he wasn't my pick.

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October 28, 2009 1:11 am

World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview

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Jay Jaffe

Will the Phillies establish a mini-dynasty, or will the Yankees add to their crowded trophy case with another title?

A year ago, the Phillies broke a 28-year-old title drought by winning the World Series, defeating the upstart Rays in five games. After winning 93 games in the regular season and tidily dispatching both the Rockies and the Dodgers in the first two rounds, they're back to defend their crown with a cast that's largely the same, save for summer acquisition Cliff Lee. They're the first NL team to repeat as pennant winners since the 1995-1996 Braves, and if they win the World Series, they'll be they first senior circuit club to do so since the 1975-1976 Reds.

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March 13, 2009 12:45 pm

Prospectus Q&A: John Dewan

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David Laurila

A post-conference conversation with the man behind the indispensable pair of volumes of The Fielding Bible.

It might be a stretch to say that "defense" is John Dewan's middle name, but then again it easily could be. The author of the highly acclaimed The Fielding Bible has delivered an even more impressive second volume, making Dewan the industry's most influential voice when it comes to defensive metrics. A co-owner of Baseball Info Solutions, Dewan moderated the Baseball Analytics panel at last weekend's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference. Afterwards, he sat down with Baseball Prospectus to talk about why Carlos Gomez is a better defensive outfielder than Nate McLouth, why shortstops love Justin Morneau, and what it means to be a Molina.

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February 18, 2009 12:24 pm

Utley in the Middle

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Steven Goldman

Whether or not the Phillies have their second baseman on hand at full strength makes all the difference to their title defense.

Chase Utley holds the Phillies' chances of repeating a pennant and world championship... well, not in his hand, but in his reconstructed hip pocket. With Utley at full strength, something he really hasn't been since last season's All-Star break at latest, the Phillies could likely count on another MVP-level performance from the player who averaged .305/.385/.541 from 2005 to 2007. However, November surgery on Utley's right hip has placed his readiness for the 2009 season in doubt, and even if he is ready to start the season, his ability to hit and field up to his previous high standards will remain an unknown.

Baseball Prospectus's PECOTA forecasting tool predicted a .295/.377/.522 season in close to full-time play. This would be roughly consistent with Utley's 2008 performance. Utley's is a rare case where PECOTA is not dealing with a full set of information, however; it does not "know" about Utley's surgery, an arthroscopic debridement of the labrum, nor the way that the hip injury affected the final tallies from Utley's 2008 season. Having hit .360 with 11 home runs in April, Utley cooled considerably thereafter. Though he was able to maintain his batting average despite his discomfort, his power began to ebb. Utley hit his 31st home run of the year on August 22. Though he would bat .317/.423/.439 in the 33 games remaining in his season, he would hit just two more round-trippers.

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October 23, 2008 11:39 am

On the Beat: World Series Game One

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John Perrotto

Chase Utley states his case by helping power the Phillies to an early lead in the World Series.

ST. PETERSBURG-When most people think of the Phillies, the first two players who come to mind are the guys who flank Chase Utley on the infield. First baseman Ryan Howard is the Phillies' megastar; he mashes tape-measure home runs, piles up lots of RBI, and was the National League's Rookie of the Year in 2005 and Most Valuable Player a year after that. He even stars in Subway commercials. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is considered the Phillies' heart and soul; he anchors the infield at shortstop, sends drives screaming into the gaps, steals bases, and succeeded Howard by winning the NL MVP in 2007.

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September 2, 2008 1:28 pm

Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Cycling in the desert, Big Z's big bat, bad blood in DC, and a top Mets prospect's debut.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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There's a star in Philadelphia who may still be flying under the radar, and a bunch of teams get serious about making trades.

Joe Morgan says many things in his role as an ESPN color analyst that make viewers shake their heads. Hence, the website www.firejoemorgan.com. However, the Hall of Fame second baseman did raise a rather interesting point two weeks ago while broadcasting the Sunday night game between the Mets and Phillies in Philadelphia. The subject of Chase Utley came up, and Morgan told broadcast partner Jon Miller that the Phillies star would eventually go down as the greatest offensive second baseman in baseball history. Offense-minded second basemen should be something Morgan knows about. He was one of the best of his era, hitting .271/.392/.427 in a 22-year career from 1962-84.

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As in the AL, the Central division is as tight as can be, while in the East two Mets are predicted to take home some hardware along with their division flag.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the National League, along with the staff picks in some fun miscellaneous categories.

Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting.

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April 4, 2007 12:00 am

Player Profile: Chase Utley

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Marc Normandin

He's a plus bat at a skill position, but can he carry the offensive load for the Phillies?

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Before all the IBA ballots are counted, staff picks give a hint as to what hands the awards may find themselves in.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Travis Hafner posted the highest OBP in the AL while nobody noticed, while Neifi Perez ended up getting playoff PT. The young guns had their day and then some. Jermaine Dye gave a lengthy spanking to his 90th percentile PECOTA projection (PECOTA's .288/.359/.516 versus an actual .315/.385/.622). The crop of AL rookies included a guy with a 0.92 ERA finishing third, and rooks like Jered Weaver (105:33 K:BB) and Francisco Liriano (144:32) threatening to be Johan Santana's biggest challengers in 2007. The National League featured tighter races, including a four-way brawl for the Pitcher of the Year and another impressive crop of newbies.

Eight staff members weighed in on the season that was, casting their ballots for the Internet Baseball Awards. We summarized their findings below, and then let them have their individual say.

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