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08-21

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Transaction Analysis: Clips and Hatch
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Bryan Grosnick

08-18

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Alex Bregman
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Aaron Gleeman

08-15

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 23: That's Clippie!
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-11

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Circle Change: How Many Rings are the Astros Trying to Win?
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Zach Crizer

08-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 21: The Deadline Was Just A Suggestion
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-08

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Transaction Analysis: Two Years in Four Acts
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Wilson Karaman, Bryan Grosnick, Jeffrey Paternostro and Greg Goldstein

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Liriano Learning on the Fly
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Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Gideon Turk

06-30

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Short Relief: Thoughts on Folic Acid, Carbohydrates, and Humanity
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Matt Sussman, Craig Goldstein and Mary Craig

06-15

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The Call-Up: Derek Fisher
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Scott Delp and Mark Barry

06-13

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Answer Man: A.J. Hinch
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David Brown

06-13

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Rubbing Mud: Brad Peacock Spreads His Feathers
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Matthew Trueblood

06-08

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The Call-Up: Francis Martes
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Wilson Karaman and Mark Barry

06-01

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Let It Eat: The June 2017 Panic Index
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Ben Carsley

05-26

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 9: Mullin' Moves
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

04-14

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Banjo Hitter: Jon Singleton, Suited Connector
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Aaron Gleeman

03-17

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Houston Astros
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Rob Mains

02-24

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

02-21

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Hitters
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Aaron Gleeman

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: This Is 40
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Bryan Grosnick

11-25

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Two-Strike Approach: The Gary Sanchez Era
by
Cat Garcia

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: Twins Pay For Stolen Strikes
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Aaron Gleeman

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Building, Yankees Rebuilding
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Matthew Trueblood, George Bissell and Mauricio Rubio

11-09

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Transaction Analysis: Houston Slings Neshek to Philly
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Matthew Trueblood

11-04

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Transaction Analysis: The Aoki Gambit
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Matthew Trueblood

10-13

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Prospectus Feature: Tal's Hill, the Performative Quirk
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Emma Baccellieri

08-24

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Transaction Analysis: Go-Go Goes to Texas
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Bryan Grosnick

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: Tigers Add Iglesias Insurance
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Bryan Grosnick and Christopher Crawford

08-10

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Pebble Hunting: Somebody Is About To Strike Out 25 Batters In Nine Innings
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Sam Miller

08-09

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Pebble Hunting: We're Boring About Ace Relief Performances
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Sam Miller

07-27

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Outta Left Field: Stealing Home Has Never Been Easier...
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Dustin Palmateer

07-25

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The Call-Up: Alex Bregman
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

07-20

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Transaction Analysis: Where Does Yuliesky Gurriel Fit?
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Bryan Grosnick

07-16

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Raising Aces: Passing of the Cy
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Doug Thorburn

06-30

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Rubbing Mud: Houston's Delayed Launch
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Matthew Trueblood

06-23

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What You Need to Know: Yankees/Rockies 2: The Beltran Rises
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Demetrius Bell

06-14

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Prospectus Feature: 365 Days of a Shortstop Revolution
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Aaron Gleeman

06-14

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Prospectus Feature: What the #StroPoll Results Got Wrong
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Rob Mains

06-12

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Pebble Hunting: The State of the Closer
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Sam Miller

06-02

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What You Need to Know: Baseball Easy
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Demetrius Bell

05-31

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What You Need to Know: So This Is Matt Harvey!
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Daniel Rathman

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Would You Believe It, A New Strikeout Record
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Daniel Rathman

05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Fredi, Blame, Fired
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Aaron Gleeman, Wilson Karaman and Matthew Trueblood

05-12

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Rubbing Mud: The Non-Pitcher Guide To Improving Your Pitching This Winter
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Matthew Trueblood

05-12

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What You Need to Know: Max Scherzer Is Our Greatest Active Historic-Start Pitcher
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Demetrius Bell

05-04

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Rubbing Mud: The Astros As Sellers
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Matthew Trueblood

05-04

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Tools of Ignorance: The Somewhat Dubious Outlook For the Next Generation of Rebuilds
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Jeff Quinton

05-03

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What You Need to Know: Nomar Mazara Makes Five Of Us Look Smart
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Daniel Rathman

04-27

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Baseball Therapy: Can Teams Come Back From a Comeback?
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Russell A. Carleton

04-15

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Outta Left Field: Finding the Next Superstar On My HACKING MASS Roster
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Dustin Palmateer

04-14

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Tools of the Trade
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Jeff Long

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Cubs fans are freaking out, but they aren't even at the top of the panic heap.

It’s been a busy four weeks.

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On the ninth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn close out the second month of baseball by reviewing those offseason transactions that shaped the start of this season. (Naturally, the Red Sox, Astros, Brewers, and Royals are all major topics of conversation.)

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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Maybe teams should be being even more aggressive signing prospects to long-term contracts.

Jon Singleton signed a long-term contract with the Astros before he’d even played a major-league game, inking a five-year, $10 million deal one day ahead of his June 3, 2014 debut. At the time Singleton was a 22-year-old consensus top prospect, cracking both the Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America top-100 lists in four consecutive seasons. Other prominent prospects—including Astros organization-mate George Springer—had turned down similar pre-debut offers, and some critics believed that Singleton was signing away his future too cheaply.

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Houston is a small-market team no more.

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Which young pitchers does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017?

“Breakout” can mean different things to different people. It can mean a prospect or untested young big leaguer establishing himself as a valuable regular. It can mean a relative unknown becoming an impact player. It can mean a well-known star making the leap to full-blown superstar, perhaps even following up a “breakout” one year with an even bigger “breakout” the next. Your own definition may vary, but in PECOTA’s case “breakout” is all about out-performing track records.

PECOTA assigns each player a “breakout rate” for the upcoming season based on their odds of beating their established level of recent performance by at least 20 percent, with historical player comps serving as an important factor. Because the entire system is based on regressed-to-the-mean, 50th percentile projections, breakout rate identifies the players most likely to leave that in the dust for their 70th, 80th, and 90th percentile upsides.

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Which young hitters does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017?

“Breakout” can mean different things to different people. It can mean a prospect or untested young big leaguer establishing himself as a valuable regular. It can mean a relative unknown becoming an impact player. It can mean a well-known star making the leap to full-blown superstar, perhaps even following up a “breakout” one year with an even bigger “breakout” the next. Your own definition may vary, but in PECOTA’s case “breakout” is all about out-performing track records.

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Houston adds another big bat, reuniting with 40-year-old Carlos Beltran.

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November 25, 2016 6:00 am

Two-Strike Approach: The Gary Sanchez Era

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In clearing the catcher job for Gary Sanchez the Yankees got good value in return for Brian McCann.

The New York Yankees. They’re 27-time champions, they’re home to some of the greatest names in baseball history, and they’ve been out of the heat of contention for an uncharacteristically long time now.

The Yankees have been lining up pieces for what they hope is a new era of Bronx dominance since they sold off the big parts of their bullpen, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, in July, leading baseball folks to wonder “what are they up to?” Well, now general manager Brian Cashman is making it clear.

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Minnesota landed its top free agent target, pitch-framing master Jason Castro.

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Houston got to work in a hurry, trading for Brian McCann and signing Josh Reddick and Charlie Morton.

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Death to Righties is on the move as the Phillies beef up their bullpen for a reasonable pricetag.

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Houston takes advantage of a unique contract situation, but will it even pay off?

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