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02-24

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-08

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Mike Gianella

08-16

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9

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21
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Paul Sporer

08-14

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What You Need to Know: Extra Innings Everywhere
by
Daniel Rathman

06-07

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
by
Paul Sporer

04-09

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BP Unfiltered: Angels Lose Weaver
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R.J. Anderson

03-20

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Pebble Hunting: Watching Jered Weaver
by
Sam Miller

09-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 24
by
Matthew Kory

09-18

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Out of Left Field: The Slowest Pitches Thrown This Year
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Matthew Kory

08-13

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Pebble Hunting: The Zack Greinke Parlour Game
by
Sam Miller

08-10

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BP Unfiltered: A PITCHf/x Companion Piece on Jered Weaver
by
Dan Brooks

08-10

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week (By Jered Weaver)
by
Sam Miller

07-27

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18

Raising Aces: Violent Trends
by
Doug Thorburn

06-14

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9

Future Shock: Picking Pitchers
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-21

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26

Pebble Hunting: Baseball and the F Word
by
Sam Miller

05-07

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8

What You Need to Know: Monday, May 7
by
Daniel Rathman

05-03

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 3
by
Matthew Kory

05-03

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, May 3
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Daniel Rathman

04-04

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Raising Aces: Pitchology 101
by
Doug Thorburn

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

08-25

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: The Jered Weaver Ripple Effect
by
Joey Matschulat

08-11

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Clubhouse Confidential: The King of Pop
by
Marc Carig

07-27

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Expanded Horizons: The Mystery of Jered Weaver
by
Tommy Bennett

07-01

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All-Star Selections
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Baseball Prospectus

07-07

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Checking the Numbers: Weaver's Soaring Strikeout Rate
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Eric Seidman

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

07-07

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Prospectus Notebook: Angels, Braves, Rangers
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Baseball Prospectus

05-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Jered Weaver
by
Jason Grady

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.

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November 8, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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Mike Gianella

There's no doubt that Mike Trout is the cream of the fantasy crop, but which other Halos could bolster your squad?

For the second year in a row, aggressive free agent spending led to high expectations that the Angels didn’t deliver on—both on the field and for their fantasy squads. The club’s 78-84 finish in 2013 led to the team’s worst record in 10 years. While there were some solid performances by a few key performers, the Angels were a victim of injuries to aging veterans and a lack of depth in the starting lineup. This wasn’t a fantasy black hole (no team with Mike Trout in the fold can be considered bereft of fantasy usefulness), but if you invested big in the Angels in 2013, there is a good chance you were disappointed.

Will 2014 be a transitional year for LA or will the Angels climb back into contention? Here is an early sneak peak at what we anticipate for the Angels next season.

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August 16, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21

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Paul Sporer

Paul helps you set your fantasy rotation for the coming week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

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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August 14, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Extra Innings Everywhere

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Daniel Rathman

Tuesday's baseball was #weird.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Anyone who’s a fan of free baseball—and hey, who isn’t?—got a week’s worth of it on Tuesday night.

As the clock neared midnight in the Eastern time zone, three games—White Sox vs. Tigers, Pirates vs. Cardinals, and Orioles vs. Diamondbacks—were knotted at three runs apiece, all either in extra innings already or on the cusp. And that’s not to mention the three 10-plus-frame contests that took place earlier in the evening, when the Red Sox edged the Blue Jays, the Reds downed the Cubs, and the Marlins outlasted the Royals in the 1-0 aftermath of a Jose Fernandez-Bruce Chen duel.


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June 7, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11

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Paul Sporer

Cole Hamels snapped a six-start losing streak, and he stays in the auto-start ranks as Paul looks ahead to next 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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How will the Angels fare without their ace?

Angels ace Jered Weaver will miss at least the next four weeks after fracturing the elbow in his glove arm during his most recent start, Sunday night in Texas, according to ESPN.

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Jered Weaver's arm slot might be back to where it was several years ago. What would that mean?

One of my plans for the 2013 season is to try to watch baseball like a scout would. Buy a thousand index cards, jot down notes on each player in each game, throw some numbers on the tools, and file them away. I figure the practice will give me more discipline, help me focus on the process in each play, and leave stronger impressions on my mind about what I watched.

Of course, I don’t have nearly the knowledge or technique to actually scout, but ideally this will be a start toward picking up things that I'd like to pick up. For example, it might have been nice to have noticed this:

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September 24, 2012 10:22 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 24

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Matthew Kory

Ten days to go, and 17 teams still have at least a thump in their playoff odds.

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Answering that question is not quite so simple as you'd think.

The last time I was at a Spring Training game, I tossed down a couple bucks for charity, threw dignity to the winds, and stepped into the radar gun tent.  I used the first two pitches to ramp it up before letting fly for reals on the third: 72 mph. I carried my beer left-handed for the rest of the day.

I bring that up because you should understand who is writing this, but mostly because speed is sexy. We all love to watch a 100 mph pitch because it’s amazing but also because it’s rare. Most major league pitchers, let alone internet writers, can’t throw that fast no matter how many times we embarrass ourselves in front of small children throws we make. When at a game, we count the number of pitches that break 100. For example, take a look at this Aroldis Chapman fastball:

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August 13, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Zack Greinke Parlour Game

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Sam Miller

Zack Greinke is famous for experimenting on the mound. How extraordinary is the range of his repertoire?

In 2005, Baseball Prospectus ran perhaps the giddiest, glowingest comment in BP Annual history. It was more than 500 words, and it was about a pitcher who, according to PECOTA, had a 0 percent collapse rate and a 63 percent improve rate:

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Jered Weaver has turned himself into a lefty-killer. Dan looks at how he has changed his approach.

In an article today, Sam Miller explored some of Jered Weaver’s best pitches. Sam noted how Weaver’s results have changed vs. left-handed hitters, and then showed some of Weaver’s best two-seam fastballs and curveballs from his recent start.

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Jered Weaver is way better than he used to be, but all his improvement has come against left-handed hitters. This is how he's done it.

I remember this Angels-Yankees game from 2009 because MLB.tv decided to let me watch it. I was in the blacked out area for Angels games, which was unfortunate, because I had just convinced my boss to pay for my MLB.tv so I could watch Angels games. And then this game played with no restrictions. I thought maybe it was where I was sitting in the building, that I had found a 10-square-foot pocket of Southern California that was somehow outside the law, like a tiny baseball Reservation. I tried for a month but never found it again. That’s why I remember this game. 

The Yankees’ lineup that day had Derek Jeter, followed by eight hitters who batted left-handed or switch-hit. This mattered because Jered Weaver was pitching, and everybody knew that Jered Weaver was lethal against righties but vulnerable to lefties, who hit .276/.335/.477 against Weaver that year. Against lefties that year, Weaver was a below-average pitcher. Against righties, he was an ace. Overall, he was not an ace.

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