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08-13

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Raising Aces: Astro Joe
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Doug Thorburn

08-01

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The Buyer's Guide: J.A. Happ
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J.P. Breen

03-10

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BP Toronto
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Dave Church

11-30

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Transaction Analysis: It's All Happ-ening, Man
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Matthew Trueblood, Rian Watt, George Bissell and Wilson Karaman

06-26

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

06-21

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 21, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-18

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 18, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-08

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 8, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-31

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In A Pickle: The Bunts That Lead to Big Things
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Jason Wojciechowski

05-25

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 25, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-10

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 10th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-09

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 9th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-08

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 8th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-28

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 28, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-23

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 23, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-19

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14

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Four
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Paul Sporer

04-18

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 18, 2013
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Clint Chisam

03-29

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Transaction Analysis: Five Years For Wainwright
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R.J. Anderson

09-19

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10

Overthinking It: The Surprisingly Hard-to-Hit Pitches of 2012
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-31

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Weekly Planner: Week 23
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Paul Sporer

05-24

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15

Value Picks: Starting Pitching for 5/24/12
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Paul Sporer

09-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Junkballin'
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Jay Jaffe

08-07

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Braves, Rays Make Rotation Moves
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R.J. Anderson

05-31

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Transaction Analysis: Calling for the Cavalry
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Ben Lindbergh

03-24

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Team Injury Projection: Houston Astros
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

02-07

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Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

10-06

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Prospectus Hit List: The Finale
by
Jay Jaffe

09-10

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Fantasy Beat: The Recent Happenings of J.A. Happ
by
Marc Normandin

08-27

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #22
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Craig Brown

08-17

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Ahead in the Count: Only Two Games Worse
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Matt Swartz and Eric Seidman

08-12

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Prospectus Hit List: All Chipper'd Out?
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Jay Jaffe

07-30

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Fantasy Beat: Rotation Promotions
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Bill Baer

07-29

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Fantasy Beat: Pre-Deadline Trade Roundup
by
Marc Normandin

07-29

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Transaction Action: Texas Fold 'Em
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-27

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Transaction Action: NL East and Central
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Christina Kahrl

07-12

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Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
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Christina Kahrl

07-05

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On the Beat: Monday Update
by
John Perrotto

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
by
Christina Kahrl

06-23

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Fantasy Beat: Ailing Starters: Who to Watch
by
Bill Baer

06-11

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Under The Knife: Friday Update
by
Will Carroll

05-03

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
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Christina Kahrl

05-03

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Under The Knife: A Case of the Mondays
by
Will Carroll

04-23

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Transaction Action: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-23

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Under The Knife: Checking Out Aroldis Chapman
by
Will Carroll

04-19

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Under The Knife: Abusing The Closer
by
Will Carroll

01-31

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18

On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

01-22

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Transaction Action: Overpaying Pineiro and Little Sarge's Big Apple Adventure
by
Christina Kahrl

12-06

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25

Prospectus Today: NL Shopping Lists
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Joe Sheehan

11-06

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Prospectus Today: Looking Both Forwards and Back
by
Joe Sheehan

11-06

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Philadelphia Phillies
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Baseball Prospectus

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May 8, 2013 6:14 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 8th, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 8, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for May 8, 2013

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April 28, 2013 8:45 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 28, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for April 28, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for April 28, 2013

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April 23, 2013 7:00 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 23, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for April 23, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for April 23, 2013

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April 19, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Four

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Paul Sporer

Paul tells you which starters are worth using and which ones to avoid in your fantasy leagues this week.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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April 18, 2013 8:00 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 18, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for April 18, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for April 18, 2013

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The Cardinals extend Adam Wainwright, the Blue Jays extend J.A. Happ, and the Yankees let Juan Rivera go.

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September 19, 2012 11:15 am

Overthinking It: The Surprisingly Hard-to-Hit Pitches of 2012

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Ben Lindbergh

Having a great pitch doesn't make you a great pitcher, as the PITCHf/x leaderboards show.

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for PITCHf/x leaderboards filled with info from Brooks Baseball for a while. And now that you have them—again, if you’re like me—you’re compelled to keep sorting columns in descending order, in every possible permutation, just to see what will rise to the top. Sometimes what rises to the top is a name you don’t expect to see. This is an article about a few of those names, and the pitches that plucked them out of obscurity and took them to the top of a leaderboard where no one would have expected them to be.

There are many ways to gauge the effectiveness of a particular pitch. One way is to see how often batters fail to hit the pitch when they attempt to. This leaves out a lot of information—how often they attempt to hit it, how well they do when they succeed, how well the pitch sets up a subsequent offering—but it is a quick-and-dirty way to assess unhittability. The most unhittable pitches—by this definition of “unhittable”—are pretty predictable. Cole Hamels has the most unhittable changeup. Zack Greinke (or Edwin Jackson, depending on your minimums) has the most unhittable slider. A.J. Burnett has the most unhittable curve. (That one might seem slightly less predictable, but even during his disappointing seasons, Burnett’s curve was always hard to hit.) Among relievers, if you set the thresholds low enough, Aroldis Chapman has the most unhittable fastball and the most unhittable slider. Aroldis Chapman is really hard to hit.

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August 31, 2012 5:00 am

Weekly Planner: Week 23

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Paul Sporer

Paul returns to this week to help you decide which two-start pitchers are worth your time.

Back at it again, but a big thanks is in order to Derek Carty for filling in on both of my columns last week.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Auto-Starts:
CC Sabathia and James Shields


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May 24, 2012 3:12 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitching for 5/24/12

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Paul Sporer

A.J. Burnett, Jake Arrieta, and Alex Cobb for the crux of this week's VP rotation

Last Chance: Time to get on board with these arms before they are snapped up in your league.  These entries are becoming less available with each passing start and find themselves on rosters in 30-plus percent of the leagues at two of the three outlets and over 50 percent at one or more of them. We won’t necessarily have options in this field each week.

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September 15, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Junkballin'

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Jay Jaffe

While Tim Wakefield limped to his 200th win, Mariano Rivera continued his string of excellence.

Tuesday night was a momentous one as far as forty-something pitchers earning round-numbered career milestones of questionable significance go. In Boston, Tim Wakefield wobbled but didn't fall down, earning career win number 200. Hours later and about 2,500 miles away in Seattle, Mariano Rivera earned his 600th career save. Wakefield labored to become the 108th pitcher to reach his plateau, while Rivera looked almost effortless in becoming just the second pitcher to reach his, but neither accomplishment changes how those venerable hurlers should be viewed in the context of history.

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Injuries strike the two southeastern teams with the most starting pitching depth.

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Brandon Belt and Andrew Oliver get second shots at launching their MLB careers, Jordan Lyles arrives ahead of schedule, and Chris Stewart and Brandon Crawford become the latest Giants offensive filler.

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