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08-04

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Contours in Batter Comparisons
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Scott Spencer

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: Panda 2.0
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Patrick Dubuque, Brett Cowett, Aaron Gleeman, Martin Alonso and Mark Anderson

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Worst Base?
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Bryan Grosnick

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Spanning the World
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Rian Watt, Ryan Romano, George Bissell and Greg Wellemeyer

04-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week Four
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-13

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-09

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Skewed Left: The Astros' Whiff-Prone Ways
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Zachary Levine

03-08

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Overthinking It: Ready For Their Close-Ups?
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Ben Lindbergh

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: An Expensive Lowrie
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R.J. Anderson and Mark Anderson

02-05

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Fantasy Fallout
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Paul Singman

09-17

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Where to Find Last-Minute Steals, Homers
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Derek Carty

08-31

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Overthinking It: From Prospect to Project to Prominence
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Ben Lindbergh

08-17

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 17
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Matthew Kory

08-16

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In A Pickle: Oakland's Not-Too-Wild Wild Card Scenario
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Jason Wojciechowski

08-08

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Fantasy Beat: Chris Carter's Mechanical Remedy
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Jason Collette

01-23

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Scooting Between Teams
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Derek Carty

10-25

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: What are the Padres Getting in Josh Byrnes?
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Geoff Young

04-08

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

02-22

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Fantasy Focus: Left Fielder Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-07

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Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

01-11

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Future Shock: Oakland Athletics Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-20

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Transaction Analysis: Western Divisions Backfill
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Christina Kahrl

12-29

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Future Shock: A's Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-20

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Transaction Action: Roster Tweaks
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Christina Kahrl

02-25

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Future Shock: Athletics Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-19

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Transaction Analysis: AL East NRI Review
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Christina Kahrl

12-04

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Transaction Analysis Special
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Christina Kahrl

11-07

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Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-24

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Transaction of the Day: Micro Deals
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Christina Kahrl

07-06

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Future Shock: Position Breakdown: First Basemen
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Kevin Goldstein

02-15

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Transaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

12-10

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HACKING MASS Results
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Baseball Prospectus

03-24

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

03-31

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Projected 1998 American League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

12-01

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One Man's Take on the Blue Jays
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Daniel Rotenberg

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Using pitch-tunneling data to explore whiff probabilities.

Through the eyes of writer Roger Kahn, we’ve witnessed major-league pitchers working to fool batters for ages. Regarding one Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher:

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Pablo Sandoval heads back to San Francisco, the Twins add much-needed rotation help in Jaime Garcia, and the Mariners swap four minor leaguers for David Phelps.

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February 10, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Worst Base?

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Bryan Grosnick

Mike Napoli, Brandon Moss, Logan Morrison, and Chris Carter learn that it's a tough offseason to be a veteran bat.

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The Giants nab a new center fielder and the Brewers nab a new designated hitter.



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April 24, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Four

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

If these players are on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format in which you play.

Welcome back to our weekly walk through some of the players who may want to keep an extra eye on in your leagues. Mike and I will be tackling this topic on Thursdays again and focusing on a singular hitter and pitcher in four of the more popular formats: shallow mixed, deep mixed, NL-only and AL-only. These are certainly not the only players who are worth pickups, but it gives us a nice opportunity to write about players we have close tabs on in our leagues.

12-TEAM MIXED

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June 13, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 11

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

Mike and Bret debut a new-and-improved format, with advice better catered to your specific leagues.

Welcome to the revamped version of the Free Agent Watch. The staff at Baseball Prospectus read a number of comments on how to enhance this piece and made the following changes:

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April 9, 2013 9:56 am

Skewed Left: The Astros' Whiff-Prone Ways

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Zachary Levine

With 8.42 strikeouts per game through their first seven games, the Astros are on pace for a major-league record.

In our haste to dismiss the small-sample-size happenings of April, or in some cases be the loudest in a group of people loudly dismissing them, sometimes there’s a small something that we forget. Those things actually did happen. What I mean by that is that while these events may not tell us much about true talent, it’s important not to dismiss their impact as quickly as we dismiss their predictive value.

Take two teams that appear to have about .500-level talent. One gets off to a 5-1 start, while the other gets off to a 1-5 start. That means nothing, you say. It’s baseball, and teams have mid-season stretches like that all the time, without us paying much attention.

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March 8, 2013 11:40 am

Overthinking It: Ready For Their Close-Ups?

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Ben Lindbergh

Looking at some first-time starters in 2013 to see which ones will stick.

For every top talent like Bryce Harper or Manny Machado who claims a regular role from the moment he makes the majors, there’s a veteran who bounces around for years while he waits his turn for a chance to start somewhere. The following 10 players are looking to make the leap to full-time starter status this season. But do they have what it takes to succeed in their expanded roles, or will they be busted back to the bench?

Brandon Moss, Athletics, 1B
Moss’ power output was impressive last season, but it was partially a product of aggressive platooning by Bob Melvin, who limited him to only 62 PA against lefties. Chris Carter’s departure opens a path to more playing time for Moss (and speaks to Oakland’s confidence that he can repeat his success), but it will also make it more difficult to protect him against southpaws.
Can he stick? No. A’s batting coach Chili Davis worked closely with Moss to get him to embrace his pull power, so it’s possible that his pre-2012 stats are deceptive. But the 29-year-old’s projection isn’t pretty: .238/.301/.421 with subpar secondary skills, which wouldn’t come close to cutting it at first base.



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February 5, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: An Expensive Lowrie

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R.J. Anderson and Mark Anderson

The Reds sign Miguel Olivo and Manny Parra, the Mets get Brandon Lyon and Marlon Byrd, and the Astros and A's make a swap involving Jed Lowrie.

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February 5, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Fallout

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Paul Singman

Monday's trade could impact far more players than just the five who changed uniforms.

Yesterday’s trade, which sent Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez to the Athletics for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and Max Stassi, may seem relatively unimportant from a fantasy standpoint, but there are ripple effects that could impact numerous players on both the A’s and the Astros. Below, I examine the fallout for all of the players affected by the deal.

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September 17, 2012 9:43 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Where to Find Last-Minute Steals, Homers

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Derek Carty

Playing for one category might make sense this late in the season. Here are some limited players who might nonetheless pick up a point or two for you.

On Thursday, I discussed the importance of managing your categorical needs at this time of year.  By this point in the season, you could actually make a case for dropping certain would-be stars like Adam Dunn or Michael Bourn if their categories are no longer of use to you (and if you’re certain enough they won’t fall into the hands of a competitor that needs what they offer).  On the flip side, players that you might have turned your nose up at earlier in the year may now be incredibly appealing.  Because there is so little time left in the year, a couple of home runs or steals could mean a point or two in the standings.  And if this is the case, the crappy batting average that is likely to come with it probably doesn’t matter to you.  As I always say, it’s all about context.  So today I return with some more one-category wonders that are worth considering for a final championship push.

Home Runs
My Mitch Moreland obsession is far from a secret.  He was one of my preseason sleepers and I drafted him everywhere.  As little love as the guy gets outside of these pages, he has 25-homer power at worst.  Especially if you have the luxury of picking the days you play him (he sits against lefties), he could give you a couple of homers over the final weeks.


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August 31, 2012 6:27 am

Overthinking It: From Prospect to Project to Prominence

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Ben Lindbergh

Ten players who took the long route from top prospect to major-league contributor this year.

With over a month remaining in the regular season, Mike Trout’s campaign already looks like it might be remembered as the best ever recorded by a rookie. But Trout’s 2012 may have another lasting legacy: spoiling future rookie seasons for the rest of us. While watching Trout run roughshod over opposing AL pitchers, it’s easy to forget how rare it is for first-year players to be stars, let alone leading MVP candidates. However, it takes time for most young players (including Trout himself last season) to find their footing: only one other rookie, 26-year-old Yoenis Cespedes, has amassed even a third of the value of the Angels’ outfielder this year.

Even highly rated rookies usually struggle in their initial exposure to big-league pitching, and those who find success at first often suffer in their second trips around the league or in their sophomore seasons, as opponents start to exploit their weaknesses. Some of them recover quickly from these setbacks. Others take years to adjust, and many never put together the production that was expected of them.

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