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04-02

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Pebble Hunting: Bonds vs. Pedro, and More Fun with Batter-Pitcher Matchups
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Sam Miller

03-31

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Pebble Hunting: Mike Trout vs. Felix Hernandez
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Sam Miller

03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Two Aces
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Doug Thorburn

03-27

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My Model Portfolio: The Wright Guys
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Alex Kantecki

02-27

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34

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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31

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

09-20

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Pebble Hunting: Attacking Andrew McCutchen
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Sam Miller

08-29

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What You Need to Know: An Ugly Outing for Felix
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Daniel Rathman

08-27

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 13: Hernandez vs. Perez
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

08-19

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 12: Mejia vs. Nolasco
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

07-17

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Pitcher Profile: Speeding Up at the Break
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Harry Pavlidis

07-01

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Pebble Hunting: Felix Hernandez, Lance Lynn, and a Peripherals Paradox
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Sam Miller

06-07

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10

Five to Watch: Checking in on the Holy Trinity
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Bret Sayre

02-08

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21

Transaction Analysis: Seattle Royale
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R.J. Anderson

01-04

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Raising Aces: Then and Now: It's Good to Be the King
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Doug Thorburn

08-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 28: Austin Jackson and Debating Defense/What Does the Mariners' Winning Streak Mean?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-17

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BP Unfiltered: The King of All Wild Things
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Ben Lindbergh

08-16

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 16
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Matthew Kory

08-16

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BP Unfiltered: Forever Young
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Sam Miller

08-04

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BP Unfiltered: Efficient Felix
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Ben Lindbergh

08-02

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The Process: The Mariners' Missed Opportunity
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Bradley Ankrom

07-03

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Western Front: Ready, Set, No!
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Geoff Young

05-22

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BP Unfiltered: Google Bio Pictures and Baseball
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Sam Miller

05-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 22
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Matthew Kory

04-04

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Raising Aces: Pitchology 101
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Doug Thorburn

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

06-14

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Science and Art of Building a Better Pitcher Profile
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Dan Fox

05-25

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Lies, Damned Lies: Is it Still Good to Be the King?
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Nate Silver

03-20

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2006--Setting the Stage
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Jonah Keri

08-15

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Prospectus Today: The King?
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Joe Sheehan

08-10

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Prospectus Game of the Week: King Felix Arrives
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Jonah Keri

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What would happen if several hitters and pitchers of interest faced each other for full seasons?

As we talked about on Monday, Mike Trout has hit Felix Hernandez very well. After his first-inning home run on Opening Day, Trout is now hitting .441/.447/.794 in 38 plate appearances against Hernandez since being called up to the majors for good in April 2012. The question for the day, then, is this: How well should Mike Trout do against Felix Hernandez?

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Mike Trout vs. Felix Hernandez

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Sam Miller

Trout faces Felix on Opening Day. How has Hernandez attacked Trout, and how has Trout hit him so hard?

In 2011, when Mike Trout made his major-league debut, it was at home against the Seattle Mariners. In the final game of the series he had to face Felix Hernandez, and it didn’t go well. Twice he got ahead in the count but tapped back to the pitcher on 2-1 sliders. In his only other at-bat that day, he struck out looking on three consecutive pitches.

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Two Aces

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Doug Thorburn

Doug's attachment to arms shines through as he nabs David Price and Felix Hernandez to anchor his dream Roto staff.

Process:
I tend to go with something resembling the stars-and-scrubs approach, mostly because I think that it's possible to identify “scrubs” who will be productive. It's no secret that I have an attachment to arms, and I always make a point to secure a pair of aces in my fantasy leagues, whether draft or auction.

The knock against pitchers is that they always get hurt, which tends to depress their value, and the injury-risk makes it all the more important to have two top-end guys at the top of my fantasy rotation—if one gets hurt then my season is not necessarily down the drain, because ace no. 2 can carry the weight. So my staff is top-heavy, after which it's time to go dumpster-diving, and I take great joy each fantasy season in identifying the cheap pitchers who will ascend to the next level. Oh, and sucks to closers—they are way too volatile to trust in a league where rosters are locked on Opening Day, so I'll just go ahead and aim for victories in the counting stats of Ks and Ws while sacrificing saves. My calculator says that two 15s and a 1 supersede the worth of a sixth-place finish in three categories, and the draft-and-lock setup changes the game in this case.


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March 27, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: The Wright Guys

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Alex Kantecki

David Wright and Jay Bruce anchor Alex's ideal Roto offense, while Felix Hernandez and Madison Bumgarner do the heavy lifting on the mound.

On Friday, Mike Gianella released his latest mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

Stacking up the rotation arms based on their long-term fantasy potential.

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Ranking starters based on their fantasy value from now through 2016.

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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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September 20, 2013 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Attacking Andrew McCutchen

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Sam Miller

Do pitchers target a tough opponent's weakness, or stick with their own strength?

Every hitter has a hole. Barry Bonds, during spring training, had given an interview with ESPN in which he as much as said, "if you make your pitch, you can get me out." The issue wasn't whether a hitter had a weakness, but where it was. Every pitcher in the big leagues knew that Giambi's hole was waist-high, on the inside corner of the plate. It was about the size of a pint of milk, two baseballs in height and one baseball in width. Which raised an obvious question: why don't the pitchers just aim for the milk pint? Moneyball, Chapter 7, "Giambi's Hole."

There seem to actually be two points in that paragraph, and they contradict each other. "Every pitcher in the big leagues" was saying that Giambi had a weakness, and that if you could throw him kryptonite it would get him out. But Bonds seemed to be saying something else: "If you make your pitch, you can get me out." Your pitch.

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August 29, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: An Ugly Outing for Felix

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Daniel Rathman

Two aces have off nights, a pair of young players excel for Kansas City, and more.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Even the best pitchers get shelled from time to time, and Felix Hernandez is no exception. The Mariners ace recorded only nine outs in yesterday afternoon’s meeting with the Rangers, who stranded two runners in the first inning and then unleashed a merciless coup that bumped King Felix off his throne.

Hernandez came within one out of leaving two more Texas runners on base in the second inning, but Leonys Martin would have none of that. The center fielder worked the count to 2-1, putting Hernandez into a fastball situation with two on and two away. The right-hander aimed for the outside corner, but his 89-mph sinker stayed elevated over the outer third, leaving him watching helplessly as Martin walloped the offering over the fence in the left-center field gap. Hernandez’s pitch was a mistake, but Martin—who was homer-less to that point in August—deserves a good deal of credit for capitalizing on it.


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August 27, 2013 11:17 am

TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 13: Hernandez vs. Perez

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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

The guys get one of Felix's worst starts of the season to break down as Texas unloads on him in the second inning. Plus Alex Wood's insanity and Doug goes to Boston!

Rundown:

0:00 – 8:40 -- [Intro]

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A quicker-than-usual episode that still packs a punch including a lot of reliever talk.

A shorter episode with Doug on the eve of a trip across the country, but the guys still pack plenty into their 2.5 hours (I know, in what world is 2.5 hours a short episode??). The GOTW was broken, but the guys adjusted and still discussed Mejia before what now appears to be a season-ending elbow injury.

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Did the starters and relievers who worked in the Futures Game and the All-Star Game enjoy velocity bumps? Harry digs into the PITCHf/x data for the answer.

Pitching ruled the All-Star break. The Futures Game featured a gaggle of power arms and a grand total of six runs. And that was twice the output of the main event, where the National League's best failed to score a run. Mariano Rivera made an emotional appearance. And, in the Home Run Derby, Ron Harper showed off a cutter of his own.

I have a confession to make: I think the Futures Game is the best part of the All-Star break.

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