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09-19

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14

Fantasy Freestyle: Power Outage
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Craig Goldstein

03-18

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The Darkhorses: Home Runs
by
BP Fantasy Staff

10-25

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Raising Aces: How Long Home Runs Happen
by
Doug Thorburn

09-20

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

09-05

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

08-19

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

08-19

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

07-15

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BP Unfiltered: Betting on the Home Run Derby
by
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
by
Ben Lindbergh

06-09

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

06-06

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

05-31

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BP Unfiltered: The Royals and Two Weeks of Warning Track Power
by
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
by
R.J. Anderson

02-21

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

12-21

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7

Overthinking It: The Mike Minor Mystery
by
Ben Lindbergh

12-12

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

09-25

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

09-22

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

09-19

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BP Unfiltered: Is Marlins Park Too Big?
by
Ben Lindbergh

09-13

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BP Unfiltered: Home Runs at Home, Redux
by
Geoff Young

08-24

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Pebble Hunting: The Rockies and Real Home Run Hitters
by
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
by
Geoff Young

07-23

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35

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

07-15

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

07-11

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Pebble Hunting: How Pitchers React to Home Runs
by
Sam Miller

06-24

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

05-23

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

05-11

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11

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

05-03

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23

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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29

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
by
Jason Collette

07-25

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Manufactured Runs: Lost in the SIERA Madre
by
Colin Wyers

07-20

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22

The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT Bad
by
Baseball Prospectus

07-12

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Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 1
by
R.J. Anderson

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Why do pitchers who allow fewer home runs hurt their elbows more often?

If you haven't read Russell A. Carleton's article from Monday on the factors that really predict pitcher injuries, go do that now. Then listen to his subsequent tour of the baseball podcast circuit, from Buster Olney's Baseball Tonight to Ian Miller's and Riley Breckenridge's Prodcast. I'll wait.

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December 21, 2012 5:00 am

Overthinking It: The Mike Minor Mystery

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Ben Lindbergh

How can we tell whether a player's performance improved because he did something different or because he had better luck?

Through his first four starts and 26 1/3 innings of 2012, Braves starter Mike Minor allowed one home run, striking out 21 and walking five. He had a 3.42 ERA, and the Braves were 3-1 when he pitched.

Then came his next six starts. In those six starts (four of which Atlanta lost) and 31 2/3 innings, Minor still struck out 30, but he walked 16 and gave up 12 home runs—as many as Tim Hudson allowed all season. Minor’s outings got so ugly that on May 21st, after the fifth of those sixth starts, Fredi Gonzalez defended him—sort of—by saying, “he only gave up four solo home runs.”

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December 12, 2012 5:00 am

Skewed Left: Giancarlo Stanton and Being Alone in the Lineup

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Zachary Levine

Where do you bat a player who's his team's only home run threat?

The heavyweight of the 818 is pissed. So said Giancarlo Stanton’s Twitter feed after most of his remaining brothers from what was still a pretty bash-less offense were taken away from him in the Marlins-Blue Jays swap.

Lonely in the offense last year despite the presence of Jose Reyes and John Buck plus partial seasons of Omar Infante and Hanley Ramirez, Stanton became even lonelier after the trade. His extreme power in a poor lineup and a difficult home run ballpark for normal human beings will give him an outside shot at the highest percentage of a team’s home runs hit by one player in the expansion era.

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September 25, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH Review

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Michael Street

Michael looks at his best and worst Value Picks for the 2012 season.

As the season winds down, Value Picks takes a fond look back at our picks from the season, looking at the hits and misses we collected in our efforts to find value among the overlooked players on your league’s waiver wire. As with assessing fantasy players, the notion of “value” can be slippery to pin down, especially when looking at players who are largely castoffs from other fantasy squads.

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Curtis Granderson says he's not a home-run hitter. The stats say otherwise.

"On Saturday night, Granderson insisted that he’s not a home run hitter."—ESPN New York, 5/22/11

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The Marlins' position players are fed up by their ballpark's dimensions, and Ozzie Guillen is fed up with them. Who's making the most sense

After my last Bill Veeck blowout, I planned to leave my copy of Veeck as in Wreck alone for a while, but current events keep making me pull it back off the shelf. This time, the impetus was Ozzie Guillen's recent complaints about his players' complaints about the dimensions of Marlins Park.

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Has a player ever hit more homers in his ballpark than an entire team has in theirs over the course of a season?

Last week in this space, we observed that two players (Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Braun) had hit more home runs in their home ballparks at that time than the San Francisco Giants had hit in theirs. It was good for a chuckle or three but also got me wondering: Has a player ever hit more homers in his ballpark than an entire team has in theirs?

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August 24, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Rockies and Real Home Run Hitters

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Sam Miller

Giancarlo Stanton's recent rampage against the Rockies inspires two questions: Have the Rockies ever had a "real" power hitter? And if not, why the heck haven't they?

We'll start as soon as Giancarlo Stanton's home run in Coors Field from last Friday night lands.

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The longest home run hit in almost three years went out on Friday night. You know you want to watch it.

On Friday night, with the Marlins losing 5-4 to the Rockies in the top of the sixth and Josh Roenicke on the mound, Giancarlo Stanton hit an important home run. It wasn't important because it tied the game, although the Marlins would go on to win by one run. This was a matchup between two last-place teams, so the outcome was about as inconsequential as the outcomes of baseball games come. It was important because it looked like this:

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If these guys didn't hit the ball out of the park, they probably weren't scoring.

In our earlier look at players who were immune to scoring runs, reader blocher asked about guys who hit a lot of home runs but otherwise didn't score much. He mentioned Andre Dawson's 1987 campaign, in which Dawson hit 49 homers but scored only 90 runs.

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July 23, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: 30 Teams, 30 Home Run Calls

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Sam Miller

Every team has a different TV announcer, and every TV announcer calls home runs differently. This is an attempt to classify all of those calls.

Every so often you’ll hear some stupid fact about genetic similarities between humans and, like, pigs. Did you know that humans and pigs share 90 percent of DNA, according to unreliable sources on the Internet? See, you just heard a stupid fact about genetic similarities between humans and pigs. It happens every so often, if you hang around me.

Broadcasters are like that. They all share most of the same DNA. They say mostly the same words, and they say them with mostly the same inflection, and they know mostly the same things. It’s those few percent that differ that separate them, and those few percent that differ make a very big difference.

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Is the Pirates center fielder getting even better?

Andrew McCutchen entered Sunday leading the National League in batting average and slugging percentage. He also ranked third in on-base percentage and second in home runs.

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