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11-19

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The Lineup Card: Seven of Our Favorite Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs
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Baseball Prospectus

11-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Three Players Looking for Bounce-Back Power
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Matt Collins

09-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Power Outage
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Craig Goldstein

03-18

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The Darkhorses: Home Runs
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BP Fantasy Staff

10-25

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Raising Aces: How Long Home Runs Happen
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Doug Thorburn

09-20

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Raising Aces: The Top 10 Homers Hit by Pitchers in 2013
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Doug Thorburn

09-05

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What You Need to Know: Night of the Long Flies
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Daniel Rathman

08-19

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Pebble Hunting: My Book Report on a Video of the Longest Home Runs Hit
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Sam Miller

08-19

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What You Need to Know: The C&D Boys
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Daniel Rathman

07-15

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BP Unfiltered: Betting on the Home Run Derby
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Andrew Koo

06-26

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 26, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-22

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 22, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-14

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BP Unfiltered: Gonzalez Germen and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Inning
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Ben Lindbergh

06-09

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BP Unfiltered: A List of Home Run Streak Artists
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Andrew Koo

06-06

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 6, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-31

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BP Unfiltered: The Royals and Two Weeks of Warning Track Power
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Ben Lindbergh

05-30

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 30, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-26

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 26, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-11

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 11, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-05

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 5, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-02

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 2, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-01

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 1, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-19

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 19, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-17

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 17, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-06

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 6, 2013
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Clint Chisam and Joe Hamrahi

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Chris Davis is Strong, Too
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R.J. Anderson

02-21

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BP Unfiltered: Home Run Rates and Elbow Injuries UPDATED
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Corey Dawkins, Ben Lindbergh, Harry Pavlidis and Doug Thorburn

12-21

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Overthinking It: The Mike Minor Mystery
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Ben Lindbergh

12-12

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Skewed Left: Giancarlo Stanton and Being Alone in the Lineup
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Zachary Levine

09-25

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH Review
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Michael Street

09-22

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BP Unfiltered: An Update on Curtis Granderson's Non-Home Run Hitting
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Ben Lindbergh

09-19

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BP Unfiltered: Is Marlins Park Too Big?
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Ben Lindbergh

09-13

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BP Unfiltered: Home Runs at Home, Redux
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Geoff Young

08-24

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Pebble Hunting: The Rockies and Real Home Run Hitters
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Sam Miller

08-18

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BP Unfiltered: The Longest Home Run Hit Since 2009
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Ben Lindbergh

08-16

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BP Unfiltered: Because No One Else Would Drive Them In
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Geoff Young

07-23

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Pebble Hunting: 30 Teams, 30 Home Run Calls
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Sam Miller

07-15

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BP Unfiltered: Andrew McCutchen and Grown-Man Strength
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R.J. Anderson

07-11

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Pebble Hunting: How Pitchers React to Home Runs
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Sam Miller

06-24

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BP Unfiltered: Home Runs Aren't Always Mistakes
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Ben Lindbergh

05-23

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 23
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Daniel Rathman

05-11

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Prospectus Game of the Week: A Strange Start in Baltimore
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Jonathan Bernhardt

05-03

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Overthinking It: Spoiling the Bunch
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Ben Lindbergh

04-23

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 22
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Larry Granillo

04-20

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 19
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Larry Granillo

04-19

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 18
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Larry Granillo

04-16

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 15
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Larry Granillo

04-10

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Overthinking It: Seven Things You Didn't See Last Season
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Ben Lindbergh

08-15

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Fantasy Beat: Victor's Missing Power
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Jason Collette

07-25

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Manufactured Runs: Lost in the SIERA Madre
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Colin Wyers

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Because Stanton long balls are the best long balls.

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November 4, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Three Players Looking for Bounce-Back Power

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Matt Collins

This trio saw its home run totals drop precipitously, but is there reason to hope for a rebound?

In any given year, you are going to be saddled with players who fail to come close to reasonable expectations. It’s frustrating, but it’s the nature of the game. The only upshot is finding the players who had a fluky down year, and those who are truly in the midst of a mid-career collapse. Last season, there were three players who stood out to me as disappointments, especially in the power department. Whether you’re in a dynasty league and trying to figure out how to view these players moving forward, or already looking for good buy-low players in re-draft leagues, the following players may be of some interest in 2015.

David Wright
There aren’t many good things to be said about Wright’s 2014. After entering the year as a top-25 pick, he finished with a dismal .269 batting average, just eight home runs, and 63 RBI. While the average was surely disappointing, what really killed his line was his utter lack of power. While he’s typically been a 25-plus-homer threat throughout his career, he finished this past season tied in ISO with Billy Hamilton. He had a career-low 5.1 percent HR:FB rate, and though that may sound like he suffered through some bad luck, it’s not that simple. For one thing, his average fly ball fell from 291 feet (right behind Edwin Encarnacion) in 2013 down to 261 (right being Nate Schierholtz) in 2014. The biggest reason for this dip could likely be his shoulder. He battled injuries to it throughout the season, costing him a total of 27 games, and it’s an injury that is notorious for sapping power. That injury is something to keep an eye on this winter, but if he’s fully recovered by Opening Day, he could see a big comeback, especially with the fences being moved in at Citi Field.


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September 19, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Power Outage

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Craig Goldstein

A fantasy-oriented look at the decline in pop across the league.

A few weeks ago, I took stock of the dramatic changes we’re seeing across the league in terms of ERA/FIP/xFIP. We knew that good pitching was trending upward, but my thought was that we weren’t accurate in our view of just how much good pitching there was.

Today, I want to look at the inverse, and take stock of how hitting is on the decline. While there are myriad ways of attacking this issue, I’m going to focus on hitting for power because in standard leagues, hitting for power carries the most weight, affecting three categories (HR, R, RBI). While this is going to be old hat for some, it’s my hope that looking at the dramatic changes in power production over the course of two seasons will help us properly evaluate those hitters who do provide power.

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March 18, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Home Runs

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the hitters who could outperform their PECOTA projections in the power department.

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’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. Yesterday’s look at batting average is here. And, without further ado, here are some players capable of teaching Chris Davis a thing or two about hitting dingers this year:

OUTSIDE THE TOP 10

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October 25, 2013 9:52 am

Raising Aces: How Long Home Runs Happen

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Doug Thorburn

What went wrong for the pitchers who surrendered the longest homers hit in 2013?

Two months ago, I introduced an article dubbed Elevator Action, which was inspired by the tendency for elevated pitches to leave the yard. The concept behind the piece was that it can often be more damaging to miss targets within the strike zone than is to sail pitches out of reach. Pitchers who pound the zone but lack the command to places pitches on its periphery will suffer the consequences.

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September 20, 2013 6:55 am

Raising Aces: The Top 10 Homers Hit by Pitchers in 2013

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Doug Thorburn

A "helped his own cause" countdown.

By design, Raising Aces is pitcher-centric, using a multifaceted approach involving mechanics, stuff, and stats to study the game from the hill. But for the next two weeks, we are going to shift the focus from the pitcher's mound to the batter's box, taking a moment to pay homage to the under-appreciated art of pitcher offense.

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September 5, 2013 6:30 am

What You Need to Know: Night of the Long Flies

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Daniel Rathman

Wednesday was marked by three impressive home run feats.

The Wednesday Takeaway
The 2012 Red Sox, eager to be put out of their misery and struggling to amass even a 7-19 record in September, hit only 16 homers during the entire month. The 2013 Red Sox, eager to secure the organization’s first East division title since 2007, produced half of that total in one night.

The rubber match between the Tigers and Red Sox was close for a while—tied 3-3 after three and 4-4 after four, and then 5-4 Boston after five. But in the next three frames, the home team plated 15 runs and the visitors earned none, turning the game into a 20-4 rout that flipped the run-differential tables and made all sorts of long-ball history.


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In which Sam is struck by the fact that these hitters hit these home runs far.

For my book report, I have chosen to do my book report on a video entitled (No Music) Longest Home Runs In MLB History. This video was created by Ryan Schwark and I found out about it from Jonah Keri. It was published in August 2013 and it is 18 minutes and five seconds long.

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August 19, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The C&D Boys

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Daniel Rathman

Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera continued their personal home run competition on Sunday.

The Weekend Takeaway
During the 1998 home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, there were 21 days on which both the Cardinals first baseman and the Cubs outfielder went yard. This year, with a little over three-fourths of the season in the books, Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera have traded long balls on 14 days, four of them this month and 13 since May 29.

The most recent of those days was Sunday, when the Tigers hosted the Royals at Comerica Park and the Orioles finished off their series with the Rockies at Camden Yards. Cabrera got his yard work out of the way early at the expense of Bruce Chen, slugging his 40th bomb of the season on the first pitch he saw in the first inning. Davis waited until the eighth inning to crank big fly no. 45, doing so on the first offering he saw from Edgmer Escalona. Cabrera’s shot gave Max Scherzer a 2-0 lead that the right-hander rode to his 18th victory of the season, a 6-3 decision. Davis’s homer, his fourth hit of the day, produced two insurance runs for the Orioles in their 7-2 win.


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How much would you have made if you bet every underdog?

In general, you shouldn’t bet on sports. But say you did.

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June 26, 2013 5:55 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 26, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 26, 2013.

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June 22, 2013 6:58 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 22, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 22, 2013.

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