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01-19

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Rumor Roundup: Diamondbacks Will Make Pollock Prove It
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Daniel Rathman

01-19

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Baseball Therapy: Let's Figure Out What a Scouting Department's Entire Product is Worth
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Russell A. Carleton

01-05

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Rubbing Mud: Kyle Gibson's Encouraging Comp, and Kyle Gibson's Really Encouraging Comp
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Matthew Trueblood

12-29

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Best of BP 2015: Forty Minutes In Houston: ALDS Game 4
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Sam Miller

12-16

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Baseball Therapy: Have We Been Underpricing Relievers?
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Russell A. Carleton

12-04

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Ducks on the Pond: The Houston Astros and the Outfield Creep
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Chris Mosch

11-19

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Baseball Therapy: What Should the QO Number Be?
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Russell A. Carleton

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: Colby Qualifies
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Matthew Trueblood

10-20

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Baseball Therapy: Say You'll Remember Me
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Russell A. Carleton

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: Forty Minutes In Houston: ALDS Game 4
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Sam Miller

10-13

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BP Unfiltered: Why Didn't The Royals Steal Home?
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Dustin Palmateer

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: The Story of Two Pitchers Left In: ALDS Game 3
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Matthew Trueblood

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Into Science: ALDS Game 2
by
Sam Miller

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: The Royals' Unforced Error: ALDS Game 1
by
Matthew Trueblood

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Astros vs. Royals
by
Sam Miller

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: WC Recap: A Game of Hinch's
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R.J. Anderson

10-06

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Raising Aces: Dallas Keuchel vs. Masahiro Tanaka
by
Doug Thorburn

10-06

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Baseball Therapy: My Bad Baseball Predictions
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Russell A. Carleton

10-05

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What You Need to Know: Fin
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Ian Frazer and Daniel Rathman

10-05

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Transaction Analysis: How The Wild Card Winners Were Built
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BP Staff

10-02

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What You Need to Know: Wild!
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Chris Mosch

06-12

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Daisy Cutter: Building an Ace From the Ground Up
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Sahadev Sharma

05-21

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Transaction Analysis: All's Well That Ends Wel
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

05-18

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The Call-Up: Lance McCullers
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

05-08

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What You Need to Know: Smoked!
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Daniel Rathman

05-06

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Beating the Shift
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Chris Mosch

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Jake!
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Ian Frazer

04-27

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What You Need to Know: Nuts To Strasburg!
by
Ian Frazer

04-07

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What You Need to Know: Baseball Happened, Will Continue To Happen
by
Daniel Rathman

04-01

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Some Projection Left: The Moran Mystery
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Christopher Crawford

03-27

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Prospectus Feature: How the Astros do Spring Training
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Howard Megdal

03-18

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Every Team's Moneyball: Houston Astros: Luhnow Life Financial
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Zachary Levine

03-03

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Rumor Roundup: Shift Happenings
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Chris Mosch

02-19

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Painting the Black: The Last Shall Be First
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R.J. Anderson

02-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Major-League Relievers Signing Minor-League Deals
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R.J. Anderson

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: How Many Trades Would it Take to Makes Shields a Cub?
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Daniel Rathman

01-28

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Rumor Roundup: Only Half Of These Rumors Concern Kevin Correia
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Daniel Rathman

01-26

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Daisy Cutter: (A)nother (S)eason (T)hreatening (R)ecords (O)f (S)trikeouts
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Sahadev Sharma

01-26

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Rumor Roundup: Papelbon Not Proven Closer To Milwaukee
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Chris Mosch

01-22

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Rumor Roundup: Jonathan Singleton Is Probably Not the Breakout Candidate You're Looking For
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Chris Mosch

01-22

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Transaction Analysis: Colby Rasmus is the Astros
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R.J. Anderson

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Get Evan
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley, Jordan Gorosh and Jeff Moore

01-07

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Skewed Left: An Astro for the Ages
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Zachary Levine

01-06

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Ninety Percent Mental: Fortune Favors The Bold
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Lewie Pollis

01-06

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Moonshot: The Changing Hall of Fame Criteria
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Robert Arthur

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Headley Weapon
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: League-Worst Bullpen No More
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R.J. Anderson

11-07

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Transaction Analysis: The Congering
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R.J. Anderson and Mauricio Rubio

10-31

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Fantasy Team Preview: Houston Astros
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Keith Cromer

10-01

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Transaction Analysis: Playing a Hinch
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R.J. Anderson

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The Royals even the series, which remains very even.

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Lineup decisions rarely matter much, but this one might.

Alex Gordon batted eighth for the Royals in Game 1 of the ALDS, which is insane. There’s no way around that. Alcides Escobar batted first, which we all more or less knew would happen, but which remains insane. Perhaps more criminally, though, Ned Yost put Salvador Perez in front of Gordon in the lineup, batting seventh, which accomplished two things:

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October 8, 2015 12:10 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Astros vs. Royals

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Sam Miller

The two teams that made #process famous square off in a battle of #product.

Last year, while the Royals and Tigers were battling for the AL Central crown, Russell Carleton noted a bit of doublethink that many of us successfully maintain: The veteran Tigers had the advantage because they’d been there, because they had age and wisdom and leadership and experience; or the Royals did, because they were young, loose, didn’t know enough to be scared. The piece got to a truth that is particularly applicable to this series, in which one team hits homers while the other hits singles; in which one avoids whiffs while the other wears them like teardrop tattoos; in which one club is run by unmanned computers while the other is run by a farmer sending his orders in by telegram; in which one platoons and the other hot-glues its players into the lineup; in which one is young and loose and doesn’t know enough to be scared, while the other has been there, has age and wisdom and leadership and experience.

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October 7, 2015 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: WC Recap: A Game of Hinch's

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R.J. Anderson

The Astros manager makes three big pitching decisions, and they all work out.

Heading into this year's edition of the American League Wild Card Game, you had to appreciate that the upstart Astros' first postseason opponents were the Yankees, the team that for much of the past two decades has served as the American League's gatekeeper; the narratives about new versus old spread themselves. Another contrast you had to appreciate was the out-of-style starting-pitcher matchup. On the eve of Jake Arrieta and Gerrit Cole trading flame-emoji heaters, the Astros and Yankees started two pitchers who in the game combined for one pitch clocked above 95 mph, according to PITCHf/x data.

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October 6, 2015 11:38 am

Raising Aces: Dallas Keuchel vs. Masahiro Tanaka

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Doug Thorburn

Breaking down the two most important players in tonight's game.

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October 6, 2015 6:01 am

Baseball Therapy: My Bad Baseball Predictions

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Russell A. Carleton

What we learn from our mistakes.

Hi, my name is Russell and I’m an expert.

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October 5, 2015 9:42 am

What You Need to Know: Fin

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Ian Frazer and Daniel Rathman

The season comes to an end, Kershaw reaches a milestone, and Max Scherzer throws about the greatest start in history.

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All the transactions we analyzed.

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October 2, 2015 6:01 am

What You Need to Know: Wild!

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Chris Mosch

The last playoff battle is a good one, and got tighter still on Thursday.

The Thursday Takeaway
The 2015 season has been filled with unpredictability. The Nationals collapsed. The Mets clinched the NL East with a week and a half to go in the season. The Blue Jays became a super team. The Royals defied the projections and have had the AL Central in the bag for a couple of months. The Twins are still playing meaningful games!


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June 12, 2015 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: Building an Ace From the Ground Up

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Sahadev Sharma

Groundballs may not be as sexy as strikeouts, but that hasn't gotten in the way of Dallas Keuchel's development.

What turns you on? No, not in that way; I’m talking metaphorically. What gets you going when watching a pitcher dominate? It’s likely a nasty slider or upper-90s heat or some other diabolical swing-and-miss pitch. But every once in a while, you’ll run into someone who likes it a little different.

“Strikeouts are definitely sexy,” Dallas Keuchel recently told me. “The baseball gurus love strikeouts and rightfully so. It’s nice to have a game where you strike out more hitters than innings pitched. But I’m trying to throw complete games. I want to look back on my career and see a lot of complete games. The strikeouts will come, but if I see complete games, that’s what turns me on, I guess.”

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Welington Castillo heads north by northwest, while the Astros acquire international bonus slots for a minor prospects.

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May 18, 2015 12:09 am

The Call-Up: Lance McCullers

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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

The Astros call up a prospect who has dominated in Double-A.

The situation: The Astros sit in first place but have received dreadful numbers from their fifth starters. They will look to maintain the former while fixing the latter with the call-up of McCullers to make his big-league debut Monday.

Background: The son of former big-leaguer Lance “Baby Goose” McCullers, McCullers Jr. was one of the best known prospects heading into the 2012 draft. His stock fluctuated over the “draft season” as inconsistent results saw him go from a lock to go in the top 10, to a good bet to go to the University of Florida, to a first-round talent with signing bonus concerns, all in a short period of time. The Astros selected McCullers and were able to give the right-hander double the allocated slot bonus by using the money they saved picking Carlos Correa. In his time in the system, McCullers has slowly but surely become one of their best pitching prospects, ranking seventh in the BP Astros’ top 10 this February. He appears to have taken a major step forward this spring, posting a 0.62 ERA at Double-A Corpus Christi with 43 strikeouts in 29 innings.

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