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05-06

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Dissecting the Draft: Identifying Our Tiers
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Nick J. Faleris

01-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 122: PECOTA Projects Elite Draft Picks from the Past/Should Scouts Fear FIELDf/x?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 107: Edwin Jackson, the Cubs, and Qualifying Offers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 40: The Phillies' Return to 500/A Modest Bullpen Proposal
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-20

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BP Unfiltered: Alex Anthopoulos Always Checks His Math
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Ben Lindbergh

05-29

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Bizball: Inside the 2012-16 CBA: The Luxury Tax Meets the Draft
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Maury Brown

04-10

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The Process: Have Teams Used Extra Draft Picks Efficiently?
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Bradley Ankrom

02-28

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Sizing Up the CBA Again
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Dustin Palmateer

11-23

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On the Beat: What Price Labor Peace?
by
John Perrotto

10-14

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Doctoring The Numbers: Starting Them Young, Part Two
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Rany Jazayerli

10-13

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Doctoring The Numbers: Starting Them Young, Part One
by
Rany Jazayerli

08-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: Going Over Slot
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Kevin Goldstein

03-15

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44

Fantasy Beat: Expert Mock Draft Results
by
Jason Collette

03-14

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36

Ahead in the Count: Battle for the Beltway
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Matt Swartz

06-08

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You Could Look It Up: Is Losing This Pick Really Necessary?
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Steven Goldman

06-07

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Ahead in the Count: Production and the Draft
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Matt Swartz

04-23

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Ahead in the Count: Methodology of The New MORP
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Matt Swartz

10-05

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14

Tweaking the Talent System
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Kiley McDaniel

06-21

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11

Future Shock: NL Draft Wrap
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-17

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Future Shock: AL Draft Wrap
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-07

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Top Draft Picks: Where They Came From and Where They're Going
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Matt Swartz

02-23

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Prospectus Today: First-Round Picks!
by
Joe Sheehan

04-21

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BP Kings Preview
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Ben Murphy

03-04

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Prospectus Toolbox: Is Moneyball Dead?
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Derek Jacques

08-17

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Lies, Damned Lies: Slotto Bonanzas, Part One
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Nate Silver

08-07

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Future Shock: First Round Update
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-05

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Future Shock: Going Over Slot
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Kevin Goldstein

06-10

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Prospectus Q&A: Mike Radcliff
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David Laurila

06-08

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Draft Awards
by
Bryan Smith

05-29

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Wait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, AL East
by
Bryan Smith

05-27

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Wait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, NL Central
by
Bryan Smith

05-22

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Wait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, AL Central
by
Bryan Smith

05-15

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Wait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, AL West
by
Bryan Smith

04-11

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BP Kings Update
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Ben Murphy

01-31

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Hidden Market Boost
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Rany Jazayerli

11-01

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Future Shock: The CBA and the Draft
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-05

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part 12
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Rany Jazayerli

06-02

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part 11
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Rany Jazayerli

06-02

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Future Shock: NL Draft Preview
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Kevin Goldstein

05-11

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Ten
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Rany Jazayerli

03-27

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Future Shock: How Do Teams Draft?
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Kevin Goldstein

03-21

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Who Are the AL-Kings?
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Jonah Keri

03-07

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Eight
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Rany Jazayerli

12-23

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Should They Stay or Should They Go
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Bryan Smith

11-30

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The BP Guide To Transaction Rules
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Thomas Gorman

09-13

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Seven
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Rany Jazayerli

08-25

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Lies, Damned Lies: Valuing Draft Picks
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Nate Silver

08-02

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Six
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Rany Jazayerli

07-13

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Lies, Damned Lies: Book Review, Scout's Honor
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Nate Silver

06-09

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Five
by
Rany Jazayerli

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May 6, 2013 5:00 am

Dissecting the Draft: Identifying Our Tiers

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Nick J. Faleris

In the latest installment of this series, Nick breaks down the 14 candidates for his seventh-overall selection into three groups to help clarify the decision-making process.

Introduction

We left off in our last installment by identifying 14 targets to consider for selection with our first pick (seventh overall) in our shadow draft:

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Ben and Sam discuss PECOTA's projections for top draft picks from 2007 and talk about whether FIELDf/x and comparable technologies will ever pose a threat to scouts.



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Ben and Sam discuss Edwin Jackson and the rest of the Cubs' offseason signings and talk about how the specter of draft-pick compensation is affecting some free agents.



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Ben and Sam discuss whether the Phillies' recent run of success should affect our expectations for the team in 2013, then talk about a potential scheme to get drafted pitchers into big-league bullpens quickly.

Ben and Sam discuss whether the Phillies' recent run of success should affect our expectations for the team in 2013, then talk about a potential scheme to get drafted pitchers into big-league bullpens quickly.

Episode 40: "The Phillies' Return to 500/A Modest Bullpen Proposal"

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The Blue Jays came very close to exceeding their bonus allotment for amateur draft picks.

Under the terms of the new CBA, teams that exceed their annual allotment for amateur draft picks signing bonuses by more than five percent forfeit their first-round pick for the following year. That's a pretty harsh penalty. Up to five percent, though, they simply pay a 75 percent tax on the overage. That might come to a few hundred thousand dollars, which isn't insignificant, but it's nothing compared to the expected value of a first-round pick. So, to recap: going over by less than five percent: potentially costly. Going over by more than five percent: potentially really​ costly.

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Our first look inside the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series on the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement

On November 22 of last year, Major League Baseball and the MLBPA did something that the NFL and the NBA could not: reached a new labor agreement without a work stoppage. For those that follow baseball’s labor history, it has become a miraculous run. By the time the current five-year Basic Agreement (read here) expires on December 1, 2016, it will have been 21 years of uninterrupted labor peace.

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April 10, 2012 3:00 am

The Process: Have Teams Used Extra Draft Picks Efficiently?

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Bradley Ankrom

Exploring the relationship between the number of high draft picks a team has and the amount of value it receives.

Last June, the Tampa Bay Rays became only the third team in the draft era to have 10 or more picks before the start of the fourth round. Their 13 selections topped the previous record of 11 set by the Montreal Expos in 1990. The Rays’ 10 extra picks were their consolation prizes after outfielders Carl Crawford and Brad Hawpe and relievers Rafael Soriano, Grant Balfour, Joaquin Benoit, Randy Choate, and Chad Qualls departed via free agency.

Teams began receiving compensation draft picks shortly after the abolishment of the reserve clause in 1975. Free agent compensation was established as a way to maintain the balance of talent within the league. Generally speaking, when a player left one team to sign a free agent contract with another club, the player’s former club could receive the first- or second-round pick of his new club in the next draft, as well as additional supplementary—or “sandwich”—picks depending upon the quality of the player it had lost. The literary and cinematic success of Moneyball has contributed to rising interest in the draft, and recent iterations of baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement have added more compensation picks than ever, affording a considerable advantage to teams who are able to maximize their selections.

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Now that we've had some time to reflect on the new CBA's rules about the amateur draft, does it still seem like death to small-market teams?

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Dustin Palmateer once played division III junior college baseball, finishing with a career batting average below the Mendoza Line. He now writes about the game. You can reach him via email.

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The new CBA makes many changes, most of them positive, but small-market teams may find that it makes their chances of competing even slimmer.

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association unveiled the latest collective bargaining agreement yesterday afternoon, and it brings numerous changes, many of them major.

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In part two, Rany examines just how important age is for a draft pick.

Yesterday’s column made the claim that small differences in age among high school hitters can have a dramatic impact on their return as draft picks. Today, I intend to prove that claim.

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One of BP's co-founders returns to reveal an important amateur draft inefficiency.

Everyone missed on Mike Trout. Don’t get me wrong: Trout was a well-regarded player headed into the 2009 draft, a certain first-round talent. But he wasn’t—yet—a phenom. Everyone liked Trout; it’s just that no one loved him. Baseball America ranked him as the 22nd-best player in the draft. No one doubted his athleticism or his work ethic; a lot of people doubted the level of competition he faced as a high school player from rural New Jersey. The Angels drafted him with the 25th pick overall, and they’ll tell you today that they knew he was destined to be a special player. What they won’t tell you is that they had back-to-back picks at #24 and #25, and they announced Randal Grichuk’s name first.

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The signing deadline for amateur draftees passed last night, but concerns about the system remain.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

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