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06-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: JAWS Chews on Some Cooked Outfielders
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Jay Jaffe

04-20

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Pudge Retires
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Jay Jaffe

01-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All-Stars, Part II
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Jay Jaffe

01-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All Stars, Part I
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Jay Jaffe

01-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All
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Jay Jaffe

12-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Morris on the Ballot, Smith to Close
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Jay Jaffe

12-28

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The First Basemen
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Jay Jaffe

12-19

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: Middle Infielders
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Jay Jaffe

12-02

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Resetting the Standard
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Jay Jaffe

11-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of Fame
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Jay Jaffe

01-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Trevor Hoffman and the Coming Wave
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Jay Jaffe

01-03

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Don't Stop The Rock
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Jay Jaffe

12-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2011: Bagwell and Baggage
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Jay Jaffe

12-20

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting Pitchers
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Jay Jaffe

01-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: 10 Men Out
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Jay Jaffe

01-06

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Pitchers
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Jay Jaffe

12-31

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Outfielders
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Jay Jaffe

12-21

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Alomar, the Crime Dog, the Big Cat and Big Mac
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Jay Jaffe

08-19

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Vlad and the Right Fielders
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Jay Jaffe

01-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Jeff Kent
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Jay Jaffe

01-12

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Pitchers
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Jay Jaffe

01-11

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Infielders
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Jay Jaffe

12-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Oh Rickey, You're So Fine
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Jay Jaffe

12-09

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Bleeding Edge of a Whole New Hall Game
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Jay Jaffe

04-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown Cases
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Jay Jaffe

01-03

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The Class of 2008
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Jay Jaffe

12-20

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The Class of 2008
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Jay Jaffe

12-12

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The Class of 2008
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Jay Jaffe

05-21

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JAWS Returns
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Jay Jaffe

02-26

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Grumpy Old Men
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Jay Jaffe

01-09

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The Class of 2007
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Jay Jaffe

12-13

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The Class of 2007
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Jay Jaffe

03-30

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2006--Setting the Stage
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Jay Jaffe

01-30

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JAWS 2006
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Jay Jaffe

12-20

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Class of 2006
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Jay Jaffe

12-16

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The Class of 2006
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Jay Jaffe

12-12

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The Class of 2006
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Jay Jaffe

03-02

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The Veterans Committee Ballot
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Jay Jaffe

12-20

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The Class of 2005
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Jay Jaffe

12-16

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The Class of 2005
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Jay Jaffe

10-04

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One Man is an Island
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Jay Jaffe

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A look at the first basemen on this year's Hall of Fame ballot.

Having kicked off this year's JAWS series with the starting pitchers, today we turn our attention to the first basemen, a slate which includes the ballot's best newcomer as well as its most controversial first-timer, and a few holdovers who aren't going anywhere for entirely different reasons.

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December 20, 2010 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting Pitchers

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Jay Jaffe

Bert Blyleven, in his final year of eligibility, makes his last stand for Cooperstown.

It's fair to say that in these quarters, the 2011 Hall of Fame ballot is the most hotly anticipated one in the eight seasons since I began covering the Cooperstown beat for Baseball Prospectus. That's because when the 2010 ballot results were announced back on January 6, Bert Blyleven fell just five votes short of enshrinement, receiving 74.2 percent of the necessary 75 percent. As disappointing as his close-but-no-cigar showing in his 13th year on the ballot might have been, Blyleven's tally represented a significant surge from the 62.7 percent he received the year before. After a long, hard climb from his having receiving less than 20 percent in each of his first three years on the ballot, his election is so close that the pitcher and all of those who have supported him over the years can practically taste it.

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January 13, 2010 12:17 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: 10 Men Out

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Jay Jaffe

A review of the best candidates at every position among the eligibles for the BBWAA and the Veterans Committee ballots.

One of the great things about having an intelligent and inquisitive readership here at Baseball Prospectus is that interacting with our readers often yields strong ideas for articles. Case in point: during last week's chat in which I discussed JAWS and the Hall of Fame voting results, loyal reader and long-suffering Orioles fan TGisriel lobbed an article idea right into my wheelhouse:

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Is this the year for Bert Blyleven or Jack Morris? And what of Lee Smith?

In a tradition as old as my Hall of Fame ballot analysis series itself predating even the JAWS acronym, we come to the pitchers on the BBWAA ballot for the Hall of Fame mere hours ahead of the announcement of the voting results. As with last year, it's a short list, featuring three holdovers and four newcomers. Among this group, Bert Blyleven remains the standout. Now in his 13th year on the ballot, he's polled above 60 percent in each of the past two years. While the work done by statheads here and elsewhere to boost his candidacy has gotten through to the voters, he's running out of time.

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December 31, 2009 8:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Outfielders

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Jay Jaffe

Are Rock and Hawk Hall locks? The JAWS breakdown on which outfielders deserve to be busted.

Having addressed the hitters on the left and right sides of the infield in my previous two JAWS pieces, today it's time to tackle the outfielders on the 2010 Hall of Fame ballot.

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The cases to make for the best on the ballot at first and second base.

The BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot has been out for a few weeks, and by now just about everybody who's got an opinion on the subject of which candidates are worthy of election has beaten the Christmas rush by weighing in on Rock, Hawk, Rik Aalbert, and friends. While the cabal which sent Jim Rice to Cooperstown last year might like to believe that I've told my spreadsheet to shut up, the reality-deadlines for this year's annual impeding my progress-is much more mundane. There's still time to beat the Christmas rush, however, so away we go.

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August 19, 2009 1:10 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: Vlad and the Right Fielders

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Jay Jaffe

Has the Impaler done enough that JAWS says the Hall of Fame will snap him up?

On August 4, Vladimir Guerrero came off of the disabled list after a four-week stay due to assorted leg woes. At the time he was sidelined, he was hitting a thin .290/.319/.415 with four homers, well below his career norms. Since returning, he's caught fire, going 20-for-51 with six homers, including the 400th bomb of his career, a milestone which started plenty of talk about his Hall of Fame chances.

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January 27, 2009 11:43 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Jeff Kent

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Jay Jaffe

The argument for Kent's election to the Hall of Fame has its merits, but also its mysteries.

There's no crying in baseball, which may or may not explain why Jeff Kent's stoic facade crumbled during the press conference in which he announced his retirement last week. A notoriously gruff and prickly personality, Kent had spent the better part of two decades distancing himself from his teammates and the media as much as possible. Thus the sight of him fighting back the tears was surprising, even shocking, given his apparent lack of emotional range. As the legendary sportswriter Frank Graham once wrote of Yankees outfielder Bob Meusel, "He's learning to say hello when it's time to say goodbye."

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January 12, 2009 10:23 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Pitchers

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Jay Jaffe

Wrapping up the JAWS rankings for this year's Hall of Fame eligibles.

Finally, we come to the pitchers on the BBWAA ballot for the Hall of Fame, a mercifully short list this time around, featuring four holdovers and three newcomers. Among this group, Bert Blyleven is the standout, and while he's certainly no lock to gain election this time around, he jumped to nearly 62 percent in last year's vote, suggesting that the work done by statheads here and elsewhere to boost his candidacy is finally getting through to the voters.

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January 11, 2009 2:00 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Infielders

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Jay Jaffe

Alan Trammell and Mark McGwire are both deserving of plaques in the halls of Cooperstown.

With the announcement of the BBWAA vote bearing down upon us, we continue taking the express route through the rest of the hitters on the ballot. Four new infielders join three holdovers, and while there are a pair of players whom the JAWS system flags as Hall-worthy here, we shouldn't expect either to get the call from Cooperstown on Monday.

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December 15, 2008 12:05 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: Oh Rickey, You're So Fine

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Jay Jaffe

Before reviewing the full Class of 2009 for the Hall of Fame vote, there's little doubt who's at its head.

Last week, I discussed the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee ballot results, and previewed Clay Davenport's revisions of the Wins Above Replacement Player system, the underlying currency of my JAWS Hall of Fame analysis system. Today, I begin tackling the 2009 Baseball Writers Association of America ballot.

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December 9, 2008 1:39 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Bleeding Edge of a Whole New Hall Game

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Jay Jaffe

Evaluating the recent candidates for addition to the Hall of Fame by experimentally employing a new standard.

The Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2008 Veterans Committee voting results, and for the first time since 2001, the VC-which has changed constitutions several times since then-elected a new member to the Hall. Alas, that player was not longtime Cubs third baseman Ron Santo, who has long been stumped for in this space and elsewhere. Instead, it was Joe Gordon getting the call, the second baseman for the Yankees (1938-1943, 1946) and Indians (1947-1950).

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