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03-26

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15

Fantasy Freestyle: My Favorite Endgame Targets
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Bret Sayre

03-10

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Five to Watch: National League Pitchers With Elevated BABIPs
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Craig Goldstein

08-27

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12

Five to Watch: Positive Regression Candidates
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Craig Goldstein

12-21

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Transaction Analysis: Transaction Jackson Settles In
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R.J. Anderson

12-13

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5

In A Pickle: Winners and Losers of Winning and Losing
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Jason Wojciechowski

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Three Preview: Cardinals at Nationals
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Daniel Rathman

06-07

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 6/7/12
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Paul Sporer

05-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 30
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Matthew Kory

05-18

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 18
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Matthew Kory

05-17

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 5/17/12
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Paul Sporer

04-24

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Overthinking It: The No-Hitters That Almost Weren't
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Ben Lindbergh

04-21

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Overthinking It: Washington's Gas Policy
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Ben Lindbergh

02-02

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Future Shock Blog: Edwin Jackson and the Fall of 2003
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Kevin Goldstein

01-13

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Painting the Black: Consistently Less Consistent
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R.J. Anderson

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Rasmus-Jackson Shuffle UPDATED
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

09-03

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On the Beat: No Worse for the Wear
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John Perrotto

07-30

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Transaction Action: The Edwin Jackson Trade
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Christina Kahrl

06-30

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15

Checking the Numbers: A No-No
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Eric Seidman

06-02

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Checking the Numbers: Sneaky SIERA
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Eric Seidman and Matt Swartz

04-04

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29

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-17

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Team Health Reports: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Will Carroll

03-16

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Expanded Horizons: Don't Count Out The Diamondbacks
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Tommy Bennett

12-09

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Prospectus Today: Strange Dealings in the Desert
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Joe Sheehan

12-08

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Transaction Action: Three-Way Fun
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-15

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

02-23

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part III
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Baseball Prospectus

02-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part I
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Baseball Prospectus

12-11

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Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings
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Rany Jazayerli

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March 26, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: My Favorite Endgame Targets

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Bret Sayre

As the offseason winds down, Bret shares some of his late-draft sleepers for various league sizes and formats.

With spring training reaching peak twilight and the biggest drafting weekend of the year approaching, it’s time for my final marker post column of the preseason.

We’ve been doing rankings and analysis here for the last three months and hopefully they’ve been helpful to you as you sort through all of the information that lead to your most important draft decisions. And to top it off, as we get to the endgame of draft season, it seems only natural to focus on the endgame of drafts. It’s the most interesting, and often most important segment of your draft. Sure, if you miss on your first round pick or get $5 in value from your $25 player, you’re in a hole that can be very difficult to climb out of. As I’ve said many times, closing out your draft strong is a must if you want to win your league.

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March 10, 2014 6:00 am

Five to Watch: National League Pitchers With Elevated BABIPs

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Craig Goldstein

These five starters saw a lot of the balls hit against them land for hits, but was it bad luck or a sign of things to come?

A lot of the time, batting average on balls in play (BABIP) is used as a shorthand for luck, and while that can be the case, it’s not necessarily the case. Today I’m going to look at the top five BABIP pitchers in the National League with a minimum of 150 innings pitched to see what, if anything, connects them, and if that means there is hidden value in these players.

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August 27, 2013 6:00 am

Five to Watch: Positive Regression Candidates

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Craig Goldstein

A look at five scuffling pitchers whose luck might turn next year, and who could be fantasy bargains with better results.

When it comes to starting pitching, my philosophy has long been “it’s always available.” Even when it comes to deep/dynasty leagues where the talent is scarce, finding pitching depth isn’t as difficult as it might seem. With that in mind, we turn our spotlight to five pitchers who have struggled—to varying extents—in 2013, but who have the ability, history, and peripheral statistics to pique our interest. Note that, unsurprisingly, two of these pitchers appeared in the Starting Pitchers section of BP’s Mid-Season Outliers, which should be a good source if you’re looking for anyone beyond the five mentioned in this article.

Jeremy Hellickson, Rays
It’s been a rough season for pitchers who have made a habit of outperforming their FIP, and Hellickson has been chief among those types. He’s also been chief among those having a rough season, including last night’s putrid performance (2 2/3 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K). The interesting part though, is that unlike some of the others listed, Hellickson is actually producing better peripherals than he ever has, so instead of just relying on past performance, we can say that he’s actively getting better.


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December 21, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Transaction Jackson Settles In

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R.J. Anderson

The Cubs complete their rotation, the Marlins ink Placido Polanco, and A.J. Pierzynski's career year lands him in Texas.

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December 13, 2012 9:16 am

In A Pickle: Winners and Losers of Winning and Losing

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Jason Wojciechowski

Jason looks at a particular class of outliers among this year's pitchers.

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Washington turns to Edwin Jackson to try to take the series lead over Chris Carpenter and the Cards.

For all the rumors of organizational discontent with Game Two starter Jaime Garcia, who lasted only two innings on Monday, the Cardinals routed the Nationals 12-4 despite the southpaw’s apparently ill-advised appearance, pulling even at one game apiece. Which team will get the upper hand this afternoon? Here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Three:

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June 7, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 6/7/12

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Paul Sporer

Hughes, Hutchison, and Leake bring the VP jelly to BP this week.

With a big wave of interleague on the horizon, pitcher values vary in a way we haven’t seen yet this year as they face new teams in new venues.  For example, the Angels and Athletics have featured some useful starting pitchers this year, the former more so than the latter, but as they each head into Coors Field to face the Rockies over the next week, there could be some trouble on the horizon.  This could be especially problemsome for Ervin Santana, Bartolo Colon, and Tom Milone given their home run rates.

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May 30, 2012 9:07 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 30

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Matthew Kory

There are signs of life in the AL West.

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May 18, 2012 3:19 pm

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 18

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Matthew Kory

The Nationals' worst pitcher might be your team's best pitcher.

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May 17, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 5/17/12

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Paul Sporer

Friedrich and Milone headline this week's VP list

Pitchers are starting to drop to like flies, making Value Picks even more important as they move from luxuries to necessities as replacements.  Cory Luebke has a partially torn UCL, Jeff Niemann suffered a broken leg and hit the 60-day disabled list, Danny Duffy is likely set for Tommy John surgery, Vance Worley joined the DL ranks with elbow inflammation, and Joe Wieland (hardly a mixed league stalwart five minutes into his career), went down earlier this month with an elbow injury of his own. 

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April 24, 2012 8:00 am

Overthinking It: The No-Hitters That Almost Weren't

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Ben Lindbergh

Philip Humber's perfect game ended with a controversial call, but close plays to preserve no-hitters are the norm, not the exception.

Since the start of the 2009 season, 12 nine-inning no-hitters have been pitched. Over the same span, 24 nine-inning one-hitters have been pitched. The former will be remembered. The latter will not, except by Anibal Sanchez, who threw three of them. (Don’t feel too bad for Anibal Sanchez, since he already had a no-hitter. Anibal Sanchez: pretty good at pitching.)

The difference between a no-hitter and a one-hitter is—wait for it—one hit. But it’s too simple to say that, really. A hit can be a long home run or a hard line drive that lands somewhere on the field. It can also be an infield dribbler, a well-placed pop-up, or a routine fly that would have been caught by literally anyone but Raul Ibanez. This is a hit:

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April 21, 2012 9:23 am

Overthinking It: Washington's Gas Policy

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Ben Lindbergh

The Nationals rotation throws harder than any staff in baseball has over the past few seasons, and that just might win them the NL East.

The Washington Nationals haven’t hit very well this season: their .252 TAv ranks ninth in the National League. They haven’t run very well, either: they rank third from last in the big leagues in Baserunning Runs (-2.2). Nonetheless, the Nats have an 11-4 record, good for first place in the National League East and the third-best record in baseball, behind only the 11-2 Rangers and the 11-3 Dodgers. In a tight division like the NL East, a quick start can improve a team’s playoff odds significantly. The Nats’ chances of making the playoffs have risen from 7.9 percent before their first game to 19.2 percent today.

How have the Nats succeeded, if not by outslugging their opponents or regularly taking the extra base? The source of the team’s success has been defense and pitching—starting pitching, in particular. Before Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in five innings against the Astros on Thursday night, no Nats starter had allowed more than four runs in an outing. Through the team’s first 13 games, the starting rotation produced nine quality starts with a 1.65 ERA and a 2.20 RA, by far the best marks in baseball.

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