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06-27

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Bullpen Report: Stuck in the Middle
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Mike Gianella

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and Diced
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Rob McQuown

02-05

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The Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 2/5/2013
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Dan Mennella

08-20

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BP Unfiltered: Fact-Checking the Chris Perez Profanity-Laced Tirade
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Ben Lindbergh

02-13

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Saves Sleeper That Isn’t
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Derek Carty

05-03

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Lee Panas

03-24

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Fantasy Beat: Cleveland's Plan B at Closer
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Craig Brown

01-10

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Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-14

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You Could Look It Up: Royal Pains
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Steven Goldman

06-29

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Transaction of the Day: The DeRosa Deal
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Christina Kahrl

03-10

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Team Health Reports: St. Louis Cardinals
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Brad Wochomurka

03-10

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39

Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

03-03

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Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffles
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Christina Kahrl

01-07

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

06-03

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Transaction of the Day: Pedro!
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Christina Kahrl

04-21

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BP Kings Preview
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Ben Murphy

03-25

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

02-19

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Rick Walls and Chris Eckes
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David Laurila

08-26

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Transaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up Edition
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-05

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Review of the Centrals
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Christina Kahrl

03-19

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Transaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

02-06

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Transaction Analysis: NL Central Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

12-21

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Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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10-21

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World Series Prospectus: Detroit Tigers versus St. Louis Cardinals
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Nate Silver

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: Diary of a Mad White Guy
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Kevin Goldstein

09-12

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins, September 10, 2006
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Derek Jacques

09-06

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals, September 3, 2006
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Derek Jacques

09-06

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-4
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Christina Kahrl

08-28

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-27
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Christina Kahrl

08-23

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Transaction Analysis: August 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

08-02

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 2nd
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Jay Jaffe

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: July 25-26, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

07-17

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Transaction Analysis: July 13-16
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Christina Kahrl

07-03

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Transaction Analysis: June 30-July 2
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Christina Kahrl

06-13

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Transaction Analysis: June 8-12, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

06-09

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Future Shock: NL Draft Notebook
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Kevin Goldstein

05-10

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Transaction Analysis: May 5-9
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Prospectus Hit List
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Jay Jaffe

03-27

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Fantasy Focus: NL Spring Job Battles
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Peter Schoenke

02-15

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

09-09

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Prospectus Notebook: CHN, PIT, STL
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Baseball Prospectus

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 26-31
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Christina Kahrl

08-23

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 21
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Jay Jaffe

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 9-15
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Christina Kahrl

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June 27, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Stuck in the Middle

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Mike Gianella

Mike explains why elite middle relievers haven't climbed his tiers, before revealing the latest edition of those tiers and the updated dollar values.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

Last week, one of my readers wanted to know why I didn’t have a middle reliever in the top tier. Although middle relievers are integral in some leagues, I have not been ranking them due to the fact that their value is vastly different depending upon each league’s rules. In leagues that use holds as a separate category, non-closers carry a great deal of value. In standard mixed leagues with no start limits, you might not feel the need to carry a middle reliever on your staff at all. My goal is to take a cursory look at a handful of valuable middle relief arms in a non-holds, deeper-league, standard Roto format.

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The Baseball Prospectus 2013 Top 101 Prospects, by Position, by Organization, and by Age

Yesterday, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect crew released our Top 101 Prospects of 2013, also newly available in printed form in the now-shipping Baseball Prospectus 2013 annual. The festivities were wild and raucous for all, perhaps tempered slightly for fans of the Chicago White Sox. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, and by prospect age. Enjoy!

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February 5, 2013 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 2/5/2013

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Dan Mennella

Dan breaks down the two right-handers who make up the back end of the Indians bullpen.

Chris Perez | Indians

Shallow (30 Keepers): No
Medium (60 Keepers): No
Deep (90 Keepers): No
AL-only (60 Keepers): Fringe
Super Deep (200 Keepers): Yes





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Chris Perez cursed out an A's fan. In between swear words, he said some things we can tell were either true or false.

Before Sunday's game, Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez took a break from shagging flies, ambled over to the right-field foul line, and cursed out an A's fan. You'd think Perez would've known that players rarely come out ahead in public player-fan confrontations. Then again, this is only his fifth major-league season, so maybe he's still getting the hang of the whole heckling thing. Here at BP, we don't condone cursing at fans, but we do place a lot of importance on evidence-based arguments. That's why we've decided to evaluate Perez's responses based not on whether he was wise to make them, or even on the quality of his cursing, but on whether his spittle-flecked statements were supported by facts.

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February 13, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Saves Sleeper That Isn’t

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Derek Carty

While you may be looking for fantasy sleepers for closers, don't let yourself be swayed by this side-armer...

Guys, it’s inevitable. Vinnie Pestano is going to be a trendy late-round draft pick this year as a potential saves sleeper. On the surface, it seems obvious why he would be. Cleveland’s closer entering 2012 will be Chris Perez, whose numbers were bad by middle-relief standards last season, much less by those of a closer:

Chris Perez – 2011 Season Stats

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May 3, 2010 4:56 pm

Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations

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Christina Kahrl

A crumbled Mauer could level the Twins, plus Royal amusements, a Sox swap, and more.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Activated C-R Ramon Castro from the 15-day DL; optioned C-R Donny Lucy to Charlotte (Triple-A). [5/3]

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April 1, 2010 8:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers

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Lee Panas

Lee Panas looks at the bullpen situations in Cleveland, Tampa Bay, and Texas.

With Kerry Wood out for six to eight weeks due to a strained muscle in his back, Chris Perez is the new Indians closer.  The rest of the bullpen will also take on a new shape from the set-up man down.  Jensen Lewis is a fly ball pitcher with a 1.2 HR/9 rate since 2007.  However, he also owns an 8.2 K/9 rate and has experience in high leverage situations having been the Indians closer in 2008.  Heater Indians writer Brian La Shier believes that Lewis will be the set-up man in Wood’s absence. 

Joe Smith has a 67% ground ball rate and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings since 2007.  However, he gets hit hard by left-handed batters making him unsuitable for a full-time set-up role. Southpaw Tony Sipp boasted a 2.92 ERA and struck out 48 batters in 40 innings as a rookie reliever for the Indians in 2009.  Sipp pitches equally well versus left-handed and right-handed batters but has struggled this spring as evidenced by his 2.29 WHIP.  Smith and Sipp will pitch in high impact situations versus right-handed and left-handed batters respectively when Lewis is unavailable.

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March 24, 2010 1:06 pm

Fantasy Beat: Cleveland's Plan B at Closer

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Craig Brown

With Kerry Wood heading to the DL, Chris Perez gets the opportunity to close for the Tribe.

The temptation is there to make some sort of joke about Kerry Wood and his relationship with the disabled list, but it’s just not all that funny anymore.  The Indians closer will open the year on the DL - his seventh visit in the last six years - after an MRI revealed a "moderate" right shoulder strain.  It’s just the latest in a long list of shoulder woes for Wood which will forever make him a risky option - no matter his role.  As such, if you already drafted Wood for your fantasy club, you absolutely should have developed a plan B.  The Indians Plan B is right-hander Chris Perez.  

Perez, a former first round draft choice (42nd pick in the 2006 draft) of the St. Louis Cardinals, joined Cleveland in last summer’s Mark DeRosa trade.  With his fastball/slider repertoire, Perez seems to be tailor-made for the ninth inning role.  As such, he received a late season audition as closer in 2008 with the Cards and was fairly effective.  Over the final two months of that season, he threw 18 innings, struck out 20 hitters and walked nine.  Perez did well missing bats in this stretch, inducing hitters to swing and miss at 11% of his offerings while holding opponents to a .200 batting average and posting a 2.50 ERA.  He collected seven saves in nine opportunities over those two months for St. Louis.  It was a solid showing by Perez despite the fact he limped to the finish line.  Perhaps he was just tired (he threw 67 innings in 87 appearances in 2008 between the majors and minors - both career highs) because in his final five appearances of the season when hitters put the ball in play, he enticed just a single grounder to go against 19 balls hit in the air.

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January 10, 2010 12:04 pm

Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Projectability and top tools in its prospects are among the things Texas does bigger than most.

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July 14, 2009 12:30 pm

You Could Look It Up: Royal Pains

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Steven Goldman

The worst-ever deals in KC history involve a couple of cringe-worthy classics.

Last week I was reading Joe Posnanski's reaction to the Royals' acquisition of Yuniesky Betancourt and was struck by this passage:

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June 29, 2009 6:02 pm

Transaction of the Day: The DeRosa Deal

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Christina Kahrl

Mark DeRosa is finally dealt, and more on the moves by the Cardinals and Indians.

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March 10, 2009 12:28 pm

Team Health Reports: St. Louis Cardinals

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Brad Wochomurka

Can Barry Weinberg's staff keep a veteran crew in working order after several long rehabs and repairs?

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