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02-20

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Transaction Analysis: Snakes Get Legs
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R.J. Anderson

01-31

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In A Pickle: Four Sentences About Strikeouts
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Jason Wojciechowski

06-12

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BP Unfiltered: Russell Branyan, Jack Cust, and a TTO Dream Come True
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Ben Lindbergh

03-14

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The Platoon Advantage: Why You Should Watch the Non-Contenders
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Jason Wojciechowski

02-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of Suck, Part II
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Jay Jaffe

01-24

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/24/12
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Michael Street

08-16

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Transaction Analysis: Catching Up with NL Contenders
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Ben Lindbergh

05-27

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Fantasy Beat: The DH Conundrum
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Jason Collette

04-04

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH
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Michael Street

12-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Short Stack
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Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Russell Branyan
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David Laurila

06-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Andrew Bailey
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David Laurila

06-07

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Between The Numbers: Dead Men Walking
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Ben Lindbergh

04-06

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Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup
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Christina Kahrl

01-08

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31

Transaction Action: Buckling Up a Beltre
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Christina Kahrl

12-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Don Wakamatsu
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David Laurila

05-14

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-14

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Schrodinger's Bat: Wrapping it Up
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Dan Fox

01-13

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Doctoring The Numbers: Diving into Data
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Rany Jazayerli

12-17

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6-4-3: Value Over Jack Cust
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Gary Huckabay

09-13

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Return of the Fish Eye
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Dan Fox

06-07

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Schrodinger's Bat: Gameday Triple Play
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Dan Fox

04-16

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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

08-27

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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 11-16, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

02-05

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From The Mailbag: BP2002, Revenue Sharing, and Jack Morris
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Baseball Prospectus

07-18

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Touring the Minors
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Keith Scherer

04-18

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Top 40 Prospects In Review: Part Seven
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Rany Jazayerli

03-27

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Top 40 Prospects In Review: Part Four
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Rany Jazayerli

02-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: How the Sausage Was Made
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Baseball Prospectus

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Which players this season have been hits, without recording any?

What’s a baseball fan to do when The Day After Ubaldo coincides with Strasburg Eve? If you answered, “Watch and chat about the draft,” well, you can take that kind of attitude elsewhere, mister (or ma’am). As the baseball world passes the time until 7 PM Eastern, let’s explore a statistical oddity, and see what (if anything) we can uncover.

My buddy Craig Glaser tweeted an interesting factoid  on Saturday: Brewers catcher George Kottaras is one of only three players with at least 75 PA this season to have more walks to his name than hits. The other two are somewhat more accomplished: Nick Johnson, and presumptive Hall of Famer Chipper Jones. Rather than devote my energies to a pursuit that might leave the world a better place than I found it, I decided to take a quick look into what makes these players tick. From 2000 to 2009, 28 players (in 35 player seasons, since some players were repeat offenders) managed to accumulate at least 75 PA in a single season while maintaining a higher walk total than hit total. Of those 28, 6 were pitchers, whom I’m removing from the sample on the grounds that they shouldn’t have been batting in the first place (yeah, I went there).  That leaves us with the following 22 players (and 29 player seasons), whom I’m dubbing the Perambulator Posse:

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April 6, 2010 2:13 pm

Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup

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Christina Kahrl

A rundown on all the Opening Day decisions in the junior circuit.

ANAHEIM ANGELS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Purchased the contract of 4C-R Robb Quinlan from Salt Lake (Triple-A); placed LHP Scott Kazmir on the 15-day DL (hamstring), retroactive to 3/31; placed RHP Anthony Ortega (triceps) and OF-S Reggie Willits (hamstring) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to 3/30; placed OF-R Chris Pettit on the 15-day DL (labrum), retroactive to 3/26; optioned C-R Ryan Budde and CF-R Peter Bourjos to Salt Lake. [4/3]
Designated C-R Ryan Budde for assignment. [4/5]

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January 8, 2010 4:50 pm

Transaction Action: Buckling Up a Beltre

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Christina Kahrl

The Red Sox continue to invest in defense, a non-tender returns, and a questionable trade by the Mariners.

At long last the Beltre/Kotchman wheel spins. I know I've been Tweeting (@ChristinaKahrl) about the eventual publication of this article for days, but as the non-trade of Mike Lowell reflected, there's a benefit to waiting to evaluate a deal involving players with injury histories until after they have their physicals. Beltre passed his, so voila, there's finally something to talk about.


BOSTON RED SOX
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Signed 3B-R Adrian Beltre to a one-year, $9 million contract, with a $5 million base player option for 2011; traded 1B-L Casey Kotchman to the Mariners for UT-R Bill Hall, a PTBNL, and cash. [1/7]

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The Mariners' skipper on his relationship with GM Jack Zduriencik, the expectations on his club for 2010, and the acquisitions of Cliff Lee and Chone Figgins.

There are some loud tremors emanating from the Pacific Northwest this offseason, and nobody feels and hears them more than Don Wakamatsu. The Mariners skipper isn't quite quaking with excitement, but with the recent acquisitions of Chone Figgins and Cliff Lee, there is clearly an extra bounce to his step. There may also be an elevated heart rate, as Mount Rainier-sized expectations are already beginning to cascade down upon a team that won 85 games in Wakamatsu's first year at the helm. The 46-year-old skipper talked to Baseball Prospectus via phone-a conversation briefly interrupted by a call from GM Jack Zduriencik-to discuss the season that was, and the future of what clearly seems to be an organization moving in the right direction.

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Bass-ackwardness in pinstripes, Phillies penmanship, and multiple reasons to mention Rob Deer.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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As in the AL, the Central division is as tight as can be, while in the East two Mets are predicted to take home some hardware along with their division flag.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the National League, along with the staff picks in some fun miscellaneous categories.

Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting.

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February 14, 2008 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: Wrapping it Up

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Dan Fox

Putting the finishing touches on the better (fielding) mousetrap.

"Baseball is Darwinian in its results but Newtonian in its processes. With rigorous empiricism fielders built up a solid foundation of knowledge through generations of trials and thousands of errors. Their peer-reviewed results quickly became standard operating procedures."
--Cait Murphy, describing the evolution of defensive play in Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History


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January 13, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Diving into Data

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Rany Jazayerli

The good doctor returns with some interesting notes on Khalil Greene, Troy Percival and Mike Maroth.

Between now and Opening Day, I hope to mine the data of baseball statistics from last year to bring you at least one interesting nugget from each team. Some of this information will be genuinely useful to know, and some of it will be pure meaningless fun, so don't take it too seriously. I'm not trying to recreate the Elias Baseball Analyst here; I don't worship at the altar of the small sample size. But I hope these findings whet your appetite for the statistical smrgsbord that starts once again on March 25th. (Yes, March 25th. We must have been very good this year.)

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December 17, 2007 12:00 am

6-4-3: Value Over Jack Cust

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Gary Huckabay

Replacement Value isn't something quite so fixed and abstract as some might posit.

There's a process to writing these pieces. I can't generally do things as quickly as most of the other writers here at BP; I used to be able to, but that's not a skill I managed to retain over time. However, one of the benefits of having a longer process in place is that I get a lot more feedback before the piece is published than I did previously; it's nice to have a few people who serve as crap detectors in the loop. If I'm overinflating something--as I'm wont to do to make a point--I find that out before it gets wide exposure. Similarly, if I'm making my most common error, which is failing to explain how I got from Point A to Point B, I hear that as well. But it's kind of like asking engineering to vet marketing copy. You might ask them just to review the technical specs to make sure everything's kosher, but they inevitably comment on other stuff, like the ad creative, or the overall communication strategy. In my experience, the worlds of these two groups don't mesh well together. Most technical people aren't really certain about what marketing people actually do, and most marketing people would prefer the technical folks stick to the technical stuff, and leave the marketing to those who know how to do it.

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September 13, 2007 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: The Return of the Fish Eye

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Dan Fox

Building off of his look at Wily Mo Pena, Dan revisits his work in visualizing and quantifying plate discipline.

"They both [statistics & bikinis] show a lot, but not everything."
--Infielder Toby Harrah


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How different ballparks affect velocity, whether pitchers use the fastball more early in games, and the challenge of quantifying plate discipline.

"Plate discipline though is difficult to measure. Good plate discipline can mean swinging at the first pitch, fouling off the fifth, taking the tenth; it's about hitting when it's possible to do so and walking when not. If it's possible to hit, a walk is a relative failure. Ultimately though, because information as to just how many juicy pitches players swing at and how many unhittable ones they take is non-existent, though walks are an imperfect measure, they will have to do."
--John Hill writing for The Cub Reporter weblog in 2005


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John Maine has the right STUFF for the Orioles. The Rockies experiment with Wilson and Walker on the shelf. The Mets shuffle through the bottom of their rotation. These and other news and notes out of Baltimore, Colorado, and New York in today's Prospectus Triple Play.

  • #@#%$!: Go figure. In 1973, the American League makes a position perfectly suited for a guy like Jack Cust, and 31 years later, the Orioles still don't realize that, preferring to focus on what Cust can't do, rather than on what he can.
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