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07-25

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The Call-Up: Braden Shipley
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Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

06-28

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Rubbing Mud: The State of the Diamondbacks
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Matthew Trueblood

02-01

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Transaction Analysis: Segura-phobia
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Rian Watt, Ryan Romano, Christopher Crawford, Adam McInturff and Bret Sayre

10-23

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The BP Wayback Machine: Goodbye, Dan Haren
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Baseball Prospectus

06-12

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Overthinking It: The Ever-Underappreciated Gerardo Parra
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Ben Lindbergh

05-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 207: Reevaluating Patrick Corbin/Baseball and Redheads
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 191: The Significance of the Blue Jays' Slow Start/Justin Upton and Internet Gloating
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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BP Unfiltered: Hot Prospect Video: Archie Bradley
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Jason Cole

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Extension Action
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Legit Contenders
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Sam Miller and Adam Sobsey

03-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 154: 2013 Season Preview Series: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-21

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Skewed Left: Arizona's Extreme Strikeout Makeover
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Zachary Levine

01-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 126: Justin Upton is Actually Traded
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 120: Quantifying PED Effects/Best Farm Systems in Baseball/Roleplaying Trade Talks
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 117: Justin Upton Update: Still Not Traded
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-20

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Overthinking It: Why Justin Upton is Always About to Be Traded
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Ben Lindbergh

09-18

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Agony of Rational Rooting
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Nick Piecoro

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: The A's Acquire Stephen Drew *UPDATED*
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

07-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 9: Homer and Marge
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-27

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What the Contenders Need
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Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

09-06

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: Beating the Weak and Powerless
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Geoff Young

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-20

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On the Beat: Being Part of the Solution
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John Perrotto

07-30

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Ahead in the Count: The Poor Return on Dan Haren
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Matt Swartz

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Diamondbacks versus Rockies
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Joe Sheehan

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: Cubs versus Diamondbacks
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Nate Silver

08-16

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Prospectus Today: The Snakes' Progress
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Joe Sheehan

09-23

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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals
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Baseball Prospectus

08-26

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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals
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Baseball Prospectus

07-28

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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals
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Baseball Prospectus

03-30

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National League Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-16

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Projected 1999 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, in the standings and for the major awards.

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 and National Leagues. 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 with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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As in the AL, the Central division is as tight as can be, while in the East two Mets are predicted to take home some hardware along with their division flag.

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 National League, 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 pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting.

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Two NL West teams, two 1990s expansion teams, two teams long on youth and short on experience.

It may not play well on the Upper East Side, on Newbury Street, or the Main Line, but this National League Championship Series has the makings of a great series. The Rockies and Diamondbacks are evenly matched teams with comparable strengths and weaknesses, and each has a number of young stars or stars-in-waiting well worth watching. Both swept more experienced opponents in the first round, striking a blow against the notion that experience is a determinant of postseason fate. This is simply a terrific series ahead of us, one that despite the locations-both teams' home parks are among the better hitters' parks in the game-could feature more low-scoring games than its AL counterpart.

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The league's best-record playoff team against its worst, but you might be surprised who the favorite really should be.

Who would have thunk that we'd see the Diamondbacks playing the Cubs in a postseason series? Well, you'd might have thunk it if you'd done been reading PECOTA, which predicted both of these mild surprises. That not withstanding, this is not the even matchup that you might expect from two teams that took until the last weekend of the season to confirm their date at the prom. One of these clubs, if fact, has no excuse for losing.

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August 16, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: The Snakes' Progress

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Joe Sheehan

Despite some really uneven results in run scoring and run prevention, Arizona's the team to beat in the NL West down the stretch.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have the second-best record-just shy of the best-in the National League.

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The Diamondbacks are going the way of old teams, just faster than most, while the Tigers and Royals can find silver linings in their under-.500 seasons.

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For three teams mediocre or worse, there are some bright spots to be savored. Unless you're the Diamondbacks, in which case life is just a five-week march to oblivion.

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The Diamondbacks need to get good value for Randy Johnson and Steve Finley. The Tigers could market Jason Johnson as a cheaper Kris Benson. The Royals could test the waters with Joe Randa, Scott Sullivan and others. These and other trade deadline-oriented news and notes out of Arizona, Detroit and Kansas City in today's Prospectus Triple Play.

  • Rarely does a team's future hang in the balance at the trading deadline quite like the Diamondbacks' this week. They are the worst team in baseball, yet have two of the most tantalizing veterans available in Randy Johnson and Steve Finley. Compounding the uncertainty is the power both Johnson and Finley wield in the form of no-trade clauses.
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    NL East | NL Central | NL West

    Welcome to Baseball Prospectus' predictions for 1999. We'll go division by division and each of our staff members will tell you what they think about the races. Remember, there's a reason we don't print this stuff in the book; there is no good way we know of to predict what a team will do before the season begins. Consider these teamwide WFGs, take them with a grain of salt, and enjoy.

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