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04-04

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Raising Aces: The Aces of Opening Day
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Doug Thorburn

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

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

02-14

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Fantasy Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies
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Mike Gianella

10-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Sifting Through Second-Half FIPs
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Bret Sayre

09-17

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What You Need to Know: Almost Perfect
by
Daniel Rathman

09-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 24
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Matthew Kory

08-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 22
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Matthew Kory and Sam Miller

08-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 15: Cat Fight
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 6: Doorbell
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-06

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 6
by
Matthew Kory

05-21

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 21
by
Matthew Kory

04-24

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11

Western Front: Five Giant Themes
by
Geoff Young

04-19

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, April 19
by
Daniel Rathman

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-12

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: The Phillies' Cy Young Candidacy
by
Michael Jong

03-31

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42

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-18

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On the Beat: Life After Lee
by
John Perrotto

12-15

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28

Prospectus Perspective: Cliff Lee's Choice
by
Christina Kahrl

12-15

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35

Checking the Numbers: Ranking R2C2
by
Eric Seidman

10-27

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15

On the Beat: Back for More
by
John Perrotto

09-08

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Prospectus Perspective: Not Dead Yet
by
Christina Kahrl

12-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Don Wakamatsu
by
David Laurila

12-17

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23

Transaction Analysis: Threesome or Foursome?
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Christina Kahrl

12-17

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Ahead in the Count: Anatomy of a Blockbuster
by
Matt Swartz

08-11

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Checking the Numbers: Scouting the Cubs/Phillies Series
by
Eric Seidman

04-16

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Checking the Numbers: Keeping Rare Company
by
Eric Seidman

11-04

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The 2008 Internet Baseball Awards
by
Greg Spira

09-11

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Player Profile: Cliff Lee
by
Marc Normandin, Eric Seidman and Kevin Goldstein

05-18

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Every Given Sunday: Lightning in a Bottle, Thunder in the Bronx
by
John Perrotto

01-25

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

01-31

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Prospectus Feature: Top 40 Prospects Roundtable
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Baseball Prospectus

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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The Colon Trade
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Deric McKamey

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April 4, 2014 6:45 am

Raising Aces: The Aces of Opening Day

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Doug Thorburn

A close look at four aces in action in week one.

All of the great holidays are marked by high levels of anticipation. But Opening Day stands out among the more traditional observances because it is merely the beginning of the celebration to follow: seven months of 6-4-3 double plays, exploding sliders, and that sweet sound when lumber meets horsehide. It’s easy to fall pretty to the trap of overweighting observations made at the start of the regular season, and the rational observer will maintain perspective while enjoying the day's festivities. But that doesn't mean that there’s nothing to be learned from the first round of games. Early in the season, many pitchers are making real adjustments to elements of their mechanics, approach, and repertoire, and these alterations can be put under the microscope in order to get an idea of the player's developmental patterns.

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March 25, 2014 9:35 am

The Darkhorses: ERA

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the pitchers the fantasy crew expects to outperform their PECOTA projections in ERA.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer-shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’re taking a look at pitching this week, following our run on offense a week ago. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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March 24, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Wins

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the pitchers our fantasy crew believes can outperform their PECOTA projections in wins.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard 5x5 categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer-shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’re taking a look at pitching this week, following our run on offense a week ago. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.

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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

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Mike Gianella

This aging club has some intriguing players, but many of them carry significant injury risk.

It’s easy and fun to make jokes about how old the Phillies are, but the team’s advanced age curve does have an impact from a fantasy perspective. Nine players on the team’s projected Opening Day roster are 33 years of age or older. Post-peak players aren’t worthless and certainly can provide fantasy value. However, discounts have to be built in for potential injuries and breakdowns, especially in deeper leagues where good replacement level players are harder to find. The Phillies are becoming a Bermuda Triangle in fantasy: a lot of players are worth owning, but the risk factor here is high in many cases.

Projected Lineup

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October 29, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Sifting Through Second-Half FIPs

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Bret Sayre

A closer look at the 12 pitchers who fared best during the summer in the statistics they could directly control.

As the playoffs are coming to an end in a fashion that seems to get crazier and crazier by the game, we continue to use this opportunity to look back on the 2013 season to see what we can learn going forward. Two of the biggest areas to explore for uncovering undervalued assets are hidden improvements over the course of the previous season and digging beyond the raw stats to the more predictive ones. In this exercise, we’re going to combine the two to see if anything interesting is uncovered when using FIP to determine more of a true performance level after the dust cleared from the All-Star festivities in New York.

There were 12 pitchers who posted a FIP of 2.75 or lower in the second half of the 2013 season. Here they are in reverse order:

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September 17, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Almost Perfect

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Daniel Rathman

Andrew Cashner faces the minimum, Cliff Lee does it all, and the Royals win a big one.

The Monday Takeaway
Pennsylvania played host to two Herculean efforts from pitchers last night, but only one of them benefited a Keystone State team. Andrew Cashner earns the Takeaway slot for coming as close to a perfect game as any Padre ever has. Cliff Lee, who dominated the Marlins on both sides of the ball, gets his due in Quick Hits.


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September 24, 2012 10:22 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 24

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Matthew Kory

Ten days to go, and 17 teams still have at least a thump in their playoff odds.

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August 22, 2012 10:35 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 22

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Matthew Kory and Sam Miller

Within: Notes on baseball being interesting.

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Ben and Sam talk about the presents, futures, and contracts of two starters having interesting seasons: Cliff Lee and Ben Sheets.

Effectively Wild Episode 15: "Cat Fight"

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Ben and Sam discuss the fallout from the Ryan Dempster debacle and a fascinating factoid about the Phillies' staff.

Effectively Wild Episode 6: "Doorbell"

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June 6, 2012 9:11 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 6

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Matthew Kory

Tampa Bay Rays: NOT a sick joke

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