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09-19

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Pebble Hunting: Cueto's Quirks
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Sam Miller

09-12

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Transaction Analysis: The September Shuffle
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R.J. Anderson

09-03

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 3
by
Matthew Kory

08-18

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Transaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation Season
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R.J. Anderson

05-05

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14

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-25

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18

Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
by
Ken Funck and Harry Pavlidis

03-10

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12

Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 402: 2014 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-18

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Transaction Analysis: What We Would Say About a Homer Bailey Extension
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Sam Miller

02-03

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-21

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Rumor Roundup: Bringing Back Bailey
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Daniel Rathman

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher Defense
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads North
by
R.J. Anderson and Rob McQuown

11-22

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6

Raising Aces: Bush League: Robert Stephenson
by
Doug Thorburn

11-11

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28

One Move: National League Central
by
Craig Goldstein

10-23

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Transaction Analysis: Le Freak, C'est Chic
by
R.J. Anderson

10-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: Brandon Phillips' Gradually Sudden Decline
by
Craig Goldstein

10-07

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Overthinking It: Dusty Baker and the Modern Manager's Survival Manual
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Ben Lindbergh

10-02

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9

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap: Pirates 6, Reds 2
by
Colin Wyers

10-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 297: NL Wild Card Game Preview/Adam J. Morris on the Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-01

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11

Advance Scouting Series: Shin-Soo Choo
by
Ron Shah

09-26

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What You Need to Know: Helton Leaves Home
by
Daniel Rathman

09-24

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What You Need to Know: Monday in Playoff Implications
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Daniel Rathman

09-23

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What You Need to Know: The Weekend's Playoff Developments
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Daniel Rathman

09-19

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Overthinking It: Billy Hamilton and Getting Excited Responsibly
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Ben Lindbergh

09-19

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What You Need to Know: Weirdest Baseball
by
Daniel Rathman

09-12

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Skewed Left: Three Narratives About the NL Central's Crowded Playoff Picture
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Zachary Levine

09-09

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What You Need to Know: A Weekend of Almosts
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Daniel Rathman

09-06

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What You Need to Know: Thursday's Wild Card Contender Drama
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Daniel Rathman

09-03

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The Call-Up: Billy Hamilton
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

08-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 277: C. Trent Rosecrans on Sabermetrics, the Reds, and the Hazards of Beat Writing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-14

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Sporer Report: September Scheduling
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Paul Sporer

06-10

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Pebble Hunting: The Worst a Team Ever Did in the Draft
by
Sam Miller

03-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: Cincinnati Reds
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Jason Martinez

02-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 147: 2013 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

09-11

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Baseball ProGUESTus: What the Insiders Say Makes a Good Manager
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C. Trent Rosecrans

07-26

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11

BP Unfiltered: The Best Trade Rumor Yet
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Two Teams Without Any Rookies
by
Ben Lindbergh

06-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Hate List, Part III
by
Jay Jaffe

06-20

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, June 20
by
Daniel Rathman

06-19

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Overthinking It: The Cincinnati Reds and the Benefits of Being Homegrown
by
Ben Lindbergh

06-08

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What You Need to Know: Friday, June 8
by
Daniel Rathman

05-31

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On the Beat: Fireballer in the Hole
by
John Perrotto

05-25

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 25
by
Daniel Rathman

05-23

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 23
by
Daniel Rathman

05-04

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14

Prospectus Hit and Run: Worse Than Pujols, NL Edition
by
Jay Jaffe

04-30

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BP Unfiltered: Billy Hamilton is Very Fast
by
Sam Miller

04-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Hate List, Part II
by
Jay Jaffe

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September 23, 2013 6:17 am

What You Need to Know: The Weekend's Playoff Developments

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Daniel Rathman

The Indians pull off the sweep, the Reds edge Pittsburgh, the Royals take a close one from Texas, and more.

The Weekend Takeaway
It’s not easy to sweep a four-game series, even against the 2013 Astros. The A’s, Angels, Blue Jays, Rays, Rockies, and White Sox all tried to do that, and all of them came up with three wins or fewer. The Indians, though, would not be denied.

Terry Francona’s club smelled blood with the Astros coming to town and the second wild card spot within reach. And they did what contenders are supposed to do in September: they took care of business, holding the visitors to two runs on Sunday and one run in each of the first three.


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Billy Hamilton's first start showed us how good he can be, but is it reasonable to expect continued success this season?

The Astros and Reds played 13 innings of ugly, beautiful baseball last night. Daniel Rathman chronicled the lapses in judgment, failures to execute, and tactical mistakes that prolonged the contest between the two teams in today’s What You Need to Know, so you can go read about those there. Ultimately, though, the crimes against baseball that were Brandon Phillips bunting, Dusty Baker saving Aroldis Chapman for a save situation, and Jose Altuve’s TOOTBLAN will be forgiven, forgotten, or lumped in with other managerial mistakes and baserunning blunders. Billy Hamilton will be what we remember.

Hamilton, making his first career start and batting ninth, went 3-for-4 with two walks and four stolen bases. The steals were the most eye-catching part of his performance. As I wrote in today’s Lineup Card, Hamilton’s instincts on the bases aren’t unparalleled, but his speed and the inevitability of his attempts set him apart from other thieves. Each of his appearances on base is an event, because everyone watching knows he’s going to go; as Buster Olney wrote recently, Hamilton’s pinch-running appearances should be preceded by an entrance song, since they’re at least as exciting and game-altering as a closer coming in. Hamilton has failed to attempt a steal in only one of his 10 times on base, and then only because Shin-Soo Choo singled him home almost immediately.

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September 19, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weirdest Baseball

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Daniel Rathman

The Astros and Reds make many mistakes, Josh Hamilton is hitting, and Chris Davis delivers a big blow.

The Wednesday Takeaway
For all the grief we give big-league managers and players, most MLB games, even those with a couple of fielding errors or a small army stranded on base, can teach valuable lessons to Little Leaguers and young baseball minds. Every once in a while, though, a game sets the sport back so far that the only saving graces are sheer athletic prowess and a finish so late that the most impressionable fans are long in bed.

Last night’s meeting between the Reds and Astros was precisely that sort of debacle, but it wasn't until the ninth inning that the game truly began to devolve. Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar misplayed a popup that led to a Reds run in the top of the sixth, but those things happen—they’re a part of the game.


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How can we explain the fact that the NL Central is almost certain to send three teams to October?

At the start of the season, we had a simple narrative to explain how three teams from the same division might make the postseason in 2013.

The Angels would avoid the terrible start that left one of the best teams in baseball out of the playoffs last year, bulk up with Josh Hamilton, and join the Athletics and Rangers in the postseason. Of course, they would get plenty of help from the addition of the Astros and their 19 easy matchups to the division, and the continued haplessness of the Mariners, too.

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September 9, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: A Weekend of Almosts

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Daniel Rathman

Yusmeiro Petit comes close to perfection, the Pirates stay stuck on 81 wins, the Red Sox nearly sweep the Yankees, and more.

The Weekend Takeaway
Yu Darvish and Yusmeiro Petit don’t have a whole lot in common, apart from the first two letters of their first names. One throws a blazing fastball, the other barely touches 90 mph with his heater. One thrives on pure stuff, the other requires deception and command to miss barrels. One has the talent to win multiple Cy Young Awards, the other faces an uphill battle every March just to earn a big-league roster spot.


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September 6, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Thursday's Wild Card Contender Drama

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Daniel Rathman

Tony Cingrani shows off his wheels, the Red Sox win a wild one in the Bronx, and Greg Holland delivers a strange sequence.

The Thursday Takeaway
According to general manager Walt Jocketty, when Johnny Cueto—who has been on the disabled list since June 29 while recovering from an aggravated lat strain—is ready to return to the Reds, he will do so as a reliever. Jocketty’s rationale for that plan, which could span the rest of the season, is that there aren’t any active minor-league affiliates with which Cueto could complete a step-by-step rehab assignment, stretching out his arm from start to start.

That puts the onus on the Reds’ five current starters, who have held down the fort for much of the summer. One of them, Tony Cingrani, spent two weeks on the shelf with a lower back strain, but returned to face the Cardinals in the series finale last night. He looked no worse for the wear—on the mound, at the plate, and on the base paths.


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September 3, 2013 12:00 am

The Call-Up: Billy Hamilton

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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

As the calendar flips to September and the rosters expand, the Reds bring up an outfielder with game-changing speed and the steals to prove it.

The Situation: With September upon us, a wave of young talent will be sampling the major-league level for the first time. With catalytic speed on both sides of the ball, Hamilton was a safe bet to get the call from the Reds. And as Sam Miller pointed out around this time last year, his speed could make a marginal difference over the last month of the regular season.

Background: Hamilton was a second-round pick in the 2009 draft, choosing baseball over his other athletic interests, which included both football and basketball. Hamilton was viewed by most as a raw athlete with remarkable speed, but his baseball skills were questioned after a disappointing professional debut in the Gulf Coast League. While the sample was small, the bat looked very light, a concern given the fact that Hamilton’s physical prowess closely resembled that of a high school track star rather than a professional baseball player.

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Ben and Sam talk to Cincinnati Enquirer reporter C. Trent Rosecrans about the Reds, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, and the trials and travails of beat writing.

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August 14, 2013 6:00 am

Sporer Report: September Scheduling

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Paul Sporer

Paul looks ahead to next month to help identify pitchers who might be worth targeting to bolster your squad.

We have just a month and a half left in the season, so teams have between 40 and 45 games left. As the sand in the hourglass that is the season drains, our ability to gain an edge drains with it. One area I believe remains exploitable, at least for a marginal edge, is scheduling—particularly in September. This can have value in all formats, too. What I did was look at every team’s schedule to find those with the most favorable setups as it relates to pitching so these teams will be facing the weakest offensive teams in high volumes. If you want to take advantage of this you can either trade for the front-liners on these teams or plan to scoop the backend guys as streaming options. I’ve got five teams to target.

ATLANTA BRAVES
Much has been made of their light schedule from the All-Star break on, with Buster Olney the first I can recall jumping on the point. A pair of series against the Cardinals is really the extent of their tough battles throughout the entire second half (“half,” as it were, just being a point of demarcation for the All-Star break, and while it’s never split at 81 games, this year wasn’t even close).


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June 10, 2013 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Worst a Team Ever Did in the Draft

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Sam Miller

The time a team had nothing to show for its selections.

If you were trying to find the worst draft ever, where would you start? “Bad” we could probably agree on, but “worst” would certainly lead to an argument. You might, for instance, argue that the 1968 Washington Senators (later Texas Rangers) had the worst draft ever. This is a sterling position to have. The Senators that year managed to draft -6.9 WARP, which is not only the worst draft class ever by cumulative career WARP, but it’s a) two wins worse than the second-worst class, a giant margin in an otherwise tightly packed trailerboard; and b) it came in 1968, the same year that the Los Angeles Dodgers managed a draft class that put together an incredible 192 career WARP, the most ever by any team in any single year (though it took both June and January drafts for the Dodgers to reach such peaks, just as it took Washington both June and January drafts to dig such deficits).

But those Senators were only two or six wins worse than a whole slew of other teams that were below replacement level. Why not make the case that the Giants had the worst draft ever in 1982, because their failure cost them dozens of WARP? That year, their first-round pick (11th overall) was a college first baseman who would manage to bat just .188 in 16 career at-bats. And their second-round pick (39th overall) was a high school outfielder, a local kid, who would go on to hit 762 home runs in the majors—but who, because of a failed post-draft negotiation, hit 176 of them with the Pirates, who drafted and signed him three years later. Plenty of great players get drafted, don’t sign, and end up on in another team’s history—but the Giants were sooooo close. According to columnist Glenn Dickey,

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The Reds have some impact talents prepared to join a strong under-25 core.

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March 4, 2013 3:55 pm

MLBDepthCharts: Cincinnati Reds

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Jason Martinez

Cincinnati Reds

Quick links to Depth Charts for all teams:

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