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03-25

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The Darkhorses: ERA
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-24

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The Darkhorses: Wins
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-28

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Starting Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Preview: Tigers at Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Preview: Red Sox at Rays
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Bret Sayre

09-11

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What You Need to Know: Boston Gets Buchholz Back
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Daniel Rathman

05-07

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 1 (Pilot): Lincecum v. Cashner
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Paul Sporer

05-03

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BP Unfiltered: The Flimsy Case Against Clay Buchholz
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Dan Rozenson

04-30

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Raising Aces: There's Something About Farrell
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Doug Thorburn

04-23

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Out of Left Field: Boston Uncommon
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Matthew Kory

04-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: Believing in Buchholz
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Jason Collette

08-17

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BP Unfiltered: Clay Buchholz Does the Splits
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Dan Brooks

06-22

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Starting Pitchers to Target
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Derek Carty

06-01

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15

Raising Aces: Four of a Kind: Slot Machines
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Doug Thorburn

05-10

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 10
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Matthew Kory

04-17

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox, April 14
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Adam Sobsey

09-10

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19

Ahead in the Count: The Biggest ERA-SIERA Divides of 2010
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Matt Swartz

07-18

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Transaction Action: Bits and Pieces
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Christina Kahrl

08-21

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Red Sox Rotation Frenzy
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Jay Jaffe

04-03

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-02

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Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-04

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Prospectus Matchups: Causation, Grit, and Imperfection
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Jim Baker

01-09

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Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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Clay Buchholz is known for throwing a nasty changeup, but he's added a new off-speed pitch to his arsenal in 2012.

Clay Buchholz has added a splitter this year to go with his well-known (and devastating) changeup. We first noticed this back when he was throwing one or two per game, but now it’s not unusual to see him throw a nice cluster of splitters in each start. A comparison between his pre-splitter and post-splitter pitch graphs is shown below:

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June 22, 2012 9:14 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Starting Pitchers to Target

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Derek Carty

If the perception in your league is that these guys are ERA-killers, now's the time to swoop.

When it comes to making trades in fantasy baseball, impressions are everything.  It doesn’t matter if R.A. Dickey throws 41 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings and two straight one-hitters; if his owner thinks Dickey’s knuckler is being guided by a ghost named Thaddeus who stormed off after Dickey’s last start, upset that Dickey hasn’t credited him for his help yet and swearing he’ll never help Dickey again, well, that owner is going to be selling Dickey mighty low before the pitcher takes the mound again.  Perception is everything.

While you’ll be hard-pressed to find an owner who believes Dickey is being helped by a potentially egotistical ghost named Thaddeus (and has a cynical view of friendship and forgiveness to boot), there are other forms of perception that can impact a player’s trade value.  One of the biggest ones I like to be on the lookout for is slow starters who have begun to turn a corner.

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June 1, 2012 8:00 am

Raising Aces: Four of a Kind: Slot Machines

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Doug Thorburn

Doug issues Mechanics Report Cards for four pitchers who throw from high arm slots: Clay Buchholz, James McDonald, Johnny Cueto, and Joe Wieland.

I maintain a list of pitchers to analyze, comprised of equal parts self-indulgence and reader suggestion. The list grows longer by the day, with names being added much more quickly than they can be crossed off, so I figure that I am overdue for a multi-player piece that puts a dent in the pitcher queue.

The idea behind “Four of a Kind” is to select a quartet of pitchers who share a common bond, to break down each player's in-game mechanics, and to grade each one on the six subjects of the Mechanics Report Card (patent pending). The report cards represent single-game snapshots, with the recognition that pitching mechanics are dynamic throughout the season.

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May 10, 2012 9:26 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 10

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Matthew Kory

Can the Astros break out of 0 percent playoff odds?

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Jeremy Hellickson gets hit hard and Clay Buchholz impresses in the game of the week, plus thoughts about Tampa Bay's pitching and Bobby Valentine's way with words.

The night before Saturday’s game, the Red Sox scored eight runs against the Rays to turn a relatively normal game into a 12-2 laugher. Actually, there was something abnormal about it, even before the offensive explosion: Rays starter David Price lasted only three innings. He gave up three runs on four hits and three walks while running up an 83-pitch tab. Josh Beckett, meanwhile, suffocated Tampa Bay for eight innings, allowing just one run on five hits.

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September 10, 2010 8:00 am

Ahead in the Count: The Biggest ERA-SIERA Divides of 2010

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Matt Swartz

A look at some pitchers who have had good luck this season and some who haven't.

When Eric Seidman and I introduced SIERA in February, we were very careful to show that it predicts future ERA better than current ERA does. While Defense Independent Pitching Statistics are not a foolproof way to measure pitchers, using them as a guide to dig further into the numbers can be very helpful. Last October, I spent a couple articles analyzing Cole Hamels’ performance, and I highlighted how little was different between his 2008 and 2009 season, and how I expected his performance to improve as his luck neutralized. Sure enough, Hamels has seen his ERA fall back toward 2008 levels in 2010. In June, I disappointed Rockies fans by explaining the luck that had led to Ubaldo Jimenez’s 1.16 ERA at that time. Sure enough, he has a 4.36 ERA since that article was posted. Eric and I wrote on the Diamondbacks’ starters, stressing the bad luck that Dan Haren had seen to that point in the season. He had a 5.35 ERA, but it has been 3.59 since that article was posed and Haren has also been traded to the Angels. My point is not to cherry pick successes, but to prove that this type of analysis works. I certainly cannot be right every time I say a pitcher’s ERA is likely to fall or rise, because luck plays a role in pitching to a very large degree and luck by its very nature can reoccur. However, this type of analysis will prove prophetic more often than not.

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July 18, 2009 4:30 pm

Transaction Action: Bits and Pieces

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Christina Kahrl

Moves made by the Cubs, Red Sox, and more.

BOSTON RED SOX
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Activated 3B-R Mike Lowell from the 15-day DL; optioned 1B-R Aaron Bates to Pawtucket (Triple-A); designated SS-R Julio Lugo for assignment; recalled RHP Clay Buchholz from Pawtucket. [7/17]
Optioned RHP Clay Buchholz to Pawtucket; recalled SS-S Jed Lowrie from Pawtucket. [7/18]

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August 21, 2008 12:35 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: Red Sox Rotation Frenzy

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Jay Jaffe

Faster, Francona-cat, kill, kill!

I don't live in New England, so I don't know the answer to this for certain. Perhaps someone in the sizable contingent of Red Sox fans amid our readership can tell me: has Justin Masterson started appearing on milk cartons yet?

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The AL Central will be a dead heat, according to the BP staff, with the East and West showing more separation.

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 League. The National League predictions will follow, 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 preseason MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting.

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November 2, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The game's best team also has reason to believe it's the game's best organization, with both ready-now and high-upside talent on the way up.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Clay Buchholz, RHP
2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Four-Star Prospects
3. Justin Masterson, RHP
4. Jed Lowrie, SS
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September 4, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Matchups: Causation, Grit, and Imperfection

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Jim Baker

Three different research tangents come from an extended weekend's worth of diamond excitement.

Best Matchup (opponents with best combined Prospectus Hit List rankings): Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays

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January 9, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top Ten Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

After dealing away last year's NL Rookie of the Year and a pitcher who threw a no-hitter, you can bet the Red Sox will be slower to part with the remaining jewels in their farm system.

Excellent Prospects
1. Clay Buchholz, rhp
Very Good Prospects
2. Jacoby Ellsbury, cf
3. Michael Bowden, rhp
Good Prospects
4. Jason Place, cf
5. Daniel Bard, rhp
6. Bryce Cox, rhp
Average Prospects
7. Dustin Pedroia, 2b
8. Craig Hansen, rhp
9. Kris Johnson, lhp
10. Justin Masterson, rhp














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