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05-04

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Guarding The Lines: The Alec Hansen Revival
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Jarrett Seidler

04-27

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Guarding The Lines: Dr. Strangeglove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Second Base Prospects
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Jarrett Seidler

04-10

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Transaction Analysis: Howard's Last Ride
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Bryan Grosnick and Brice Paterik

03-29

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Short Relief: Spring Dismissals, Veteran Expletives, and JaCobies Jones
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James Fegan, Nathan Bishop and Patrick Dubuque

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension
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Bryan Grosnick

03-21

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Chicago White Sox
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Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer

02-24

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Rubbing Mud: Mr. Sale's Arithmetic Class
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Matthew Trueblood

02-24

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Adam Eaton, Underrated No More
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Jarrett Seidler, Adam McInturff, Mike Gianella and Matthew Trueblood

12-07

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Transaction Analysis: For Sale: Red Sox Prospects
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Ben Carsley, Adam McInturff, Jarrett Seidler, George Bissell and Wilson Karaman

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bourn Again
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Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

08-06

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Add Duke to Bullpen
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James Fegan and Christopher Crawford

07-24

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

07-23

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

07-16

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

07-15

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The Call-Up: Carson Fulmer
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

07-11

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Transaction Analysis: Dave Dombrowski is a Hustler, Baby
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Bryan Grosnick

06-27

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What You Need to Know: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Hit Seven Homers and Lose
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Ashley Varela

06-26

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BP South Side
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Ethan Spalding

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle
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Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-18

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Raising Aces: The Speed At Which Things Change
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Doug Thorburn

06-18

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

06-13

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Transaction Analysis: First Base Merry-Go-Round
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James Fegan, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-11

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BP South Side
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Frank Firke

06-09

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Prospectus Feature: First Base Is Dead
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Aaron Gleeman

06-09

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Rubbing Mud: The White Sox In A Nutshell
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Matthew Trueblood

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: Small Trade James
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James Fegan, Jeff Quinton, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-05

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

06-02

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What You Need to Know: Baseball Easy
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Demetrius Bell

05-28

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

05-25

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What You Need to Know: Chris Sale, Imperfect
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Emma Baccellieri

05-23

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

05-22

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

05-20

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Rubbing Mud: The Quarter-Pole Odds Changes
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Matthew Trueblood

05-14

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BP South Side
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Cat Garcia

05-02

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BP South Side
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Frank Firke

04-28

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What You Need to Know: The Braves Might Not Have a Floor
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Demetrius Bell

04-25

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What You Need to Know: FernandoMaedaia?
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Ashley Varela

04-18

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

04-13

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

04-06

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BP South Side
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Chris Lamberti

04-06

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Prospectus Feature: The Most Out-Of-Place Opening Day Player
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Rob Mains

03-21

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

03-18

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BP South Side
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Cat Garcia

03-18

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Prospectus Feature: Adam LaRoche's Potential Grievance
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Eugene Freedman

03-17

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: LaRoche Opts to See Son This Season
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Demetrius Bell

03-11

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Rubbing Mud: On the Slightly Winning White Sox
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Matthew Trueblood

03-11

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Life at the Margins: Catching Down
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Rian Watt

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May 4, 2017 6:00 am

Guarding The Lines: The Alec Hansen Revival

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Jarrett Seidler

After faltering during his Junior season, Alec Hansen has put himself back on the map in High-A.

Let’s rewind ourselves two years, back to the halcyon days of 2015. Not only had the Chicago Cubs not yet won the World Series, but they were still in the midst of their upward turn back to relevancy. Noah Syndergaard and Francisco Lindor were spending their second seasons in Triple-A and starting to show prospect fatigue. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw were still the best player and pitcher in baseball respectively by light years...well, that’s your constant, I suppose. And Alec Hansen, sophomore pitcher from the University of Oklahoma, was amongst the handful of most likely candidates to go first overall in the 2016 MLB Draft, along with Jason Groome and Riley Pint.

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Second sackers get a bad rap as prospects, but should they?

When watching the minors in person, occasionally a position player really pops out at you in a way you don’t quite expect. These are often enough the guys you end up writing a glowing report about after confirming your initial impressions. They aren’t always the top prospects on the team, just guys that make a strong positive initial impression. Last year, guys that stood out for me like this included Andrew Benintendi and Tyler Wade. The first guy that fit the bill for me this year is Daniel Brito, a 2014 six-figure July 2 prospect in the Phillies system. He’s an A-ball second baseman. I usually don’t like A-ball second basemen.

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April 10, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Howard's Last Ride

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Bryan Grosnick and Brice Paterik

Ryan Howard attempts a comeback with the Braves, the Giants add Melvin Upton and Drew Stubbs to their outfield, and Mike Pelfrey continues his AL Central tour.

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James breaks out the crack analysis to break down your manager ejection fantasy draft, Nathan smirks along with Chase Utley, and Patrick creates an an identity crisis.

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March 23, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension

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Bryan Grosnick

Carlos Martinez, Tim Anderson, and Kevin Kiermaier sign long-term deals, for different reasons.

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There's a big change of plans on the South Side.

Between now and Opening Day, we'll be previewing each team with a focus on answering the question: "How will this team be remembered?" For the full archive of each 2017 team preview, click here.

PECOTA White Sox Projections
Record: 76-86
Runs Scored: 708
Runs Allowed: 758
AVG/OBP/SLG (TAv): .253/.307/.402 (.252)
Total WARP: 17.9 (9.9 pitching, 8.0 non-pitching)






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February 24, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Mr. Sale's Arithmetic Class

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Matthew Trueblood

Will the Red Sox's new ace continue to trade strikeouts for fewer deep counts?

I think it's something close to common knowledge that Chris Sale pitched to contact last season. Sale talked about it. White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper talked about it. It showed up pretty plainly in the numbers, as Sale racked up a career-high in innings pitched and led the American League in complete games. The idea was a simple one: Sale is good enough to get batters out at an elite rate even without striking them out at an elite rate.

It was true, too. Sale fanned just a hair over a quarter of opposing hitters, instead of nearly a third of them. He posted the worst FIP of his career by a fair margin and gave up more home runs (27) than he ever had. Meanwhile, opposing batters reached base on balls in play at the lowest rate of Sale's starting career. All told, DRA and cFIP do indicate that Sale was slightly worse last season than in the two previous campaigns, but the extra innings he was able to pitch offset that and made him more valuable.

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Which young pitchers does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017?

“Breakout” can mean different things to different people. It can mean a prospect or untested young big leaguer establishing himself as a valuable regular. It can mean a relative unknown becoming an impact player. It can mean a well-known star making the leap to full-blown superstar, perhaps even following up a “breakout” one year with an even bigger “breakout” the next. Your own definition may vary, but in PECOTA’s case “breakout” is all about out-performing track records.

PECOTA assigns each player a “breakout rate” for the upcoming season based on their odds of beating their established level of recent performance by at least 20 percent, with historical player comps serving as an important factor. Because the entire system is based on regressed-to-the-mean, 50th percentile projections, breakout rate identifies the players most likely to leave that in the dust for their 70th, 80th, and 90th percentile upsides.

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Chicago restocks the farm system with another blockbuster, sending Adam Eaton to Washington for three pitching prospects.

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Dave Dombrowski swings for the fences, landing White Sox ace Chris Sale for a substantial prospect package headlined by Yoan Moncada.

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Baltimore goes dumpster diving, Cleveland brings Coco Crisp home, and the Jeff Francoeur tour adds another stop.

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August 6, 2016 11:27 am

BP South Side

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James Fegan

In a season of adjustments, Chris Sale has been only occasionally dominant. Wednesday was one of those occasions, but it still didn't look exactly right.

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