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05-26

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Transaction Analysis: Big City, Georgia
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

05-24

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging
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R.J. Anderson, Meg Rowley and Shawn Brody

03-30

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: San Diego Padres
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Meg Rowley

03-09

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Transaction Analysis: Slow Motion in San Diego
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Bryan Grosnick

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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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
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Daniel Rathman

06-07

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
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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
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Sam Miller

09-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 24
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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
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Sam Miller

08-10

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

08-10

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

07-27

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Raising Aces: Violent Trends
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Doug Thorburn

06-14

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Future Shock: Picking Pitchers
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Kevin Goldstein

05-21

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Pebble Hunting: Baseball and the F Word
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Sam Miller

05-07

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

05-03

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 3
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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
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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
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Joey Matschulat

08-11

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Clubhouse Confidential: The King of Pop
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Marc Carig

07-27

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Expanded Horizons: The Mystery of Jered Weaver
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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
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Jason Grady

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August 25, 2011 11:52 am

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

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Joey Matschulat

How Jered Weaver's contract extension will affect C.J. Wilson's impending free agency.

One week ago, I labeled Jered Weaver's looming post-2012 eligibility for free agency as one of several key threats to the Angels' five-year competitive window. Turns out it took only a couple of days for that threat to end up completely neutralized because Weaver (much to the dismay of the AL West's other denizens) will play out each of his next five seasons in an Angels uniform, having consented to a five-year, $85 million deal that most neutral observers seem to regard as a win-win pact for player and team alike. Ben Lindbergh already analyzed the direct implications of the contract in exhaustive detail, and I can't think of much to add on that front that wouldn't be redundant, so this obviously isn't going to be an article dedicated solely to Jered Weaver.

My only addition would be this: since the deal's announcement, Weaver's drawn great praise from some circles for choosing comfort and loyalty to the Angels organization over the largest guaranteed dollar amount. I appreciate that, and I do find his choice and willingness to eschew the extraction of every last possible dollar at least somewhat commendable. But at the same time, I've stumbled upon some comments from people in those same circles who have used the Weaver extension as a jumping-off point to snipe at those professional athletes who do gun for deals promising the most money.

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August 11, 2011 10:06 am

Clubhouse Confidential: The King of Pop

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Marc Carig

Jered Weaver's ability to induce pop-ups is one of his greatest strengths, but opinions differ as to how he does it.

NEW YORK—Jered Weaver insists that he doesn't have an answer. For starters, he isn't even trying, at least not consciously. Pop-ups, he said earlier this week, just happen.

He gets more of them than any other starting pitcher in the game, and throughout his career, he's consistently been among the game's leading purveyors of this underappreciated batted-ball type. But at no point has the Angels ace thrown a pitch specifically to induce a pop-up.

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July 27, 2011 9:54 am

Expanded Horizons: The Mystery of Jered Weaver

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Tommy Bennett

A look at Jered Weaver's outstanding 2011 season, his perpetually great ERA, and his propensity for pop-ups.

On July 21, Jered Weaver recorded his 13th win of the season. His box score recorded his seven innings, two walks, and six strikeouts to go with his zero runs and seven hits. His box score even recorded his 122 pitches—the sixth time this year he has thrown 120 pitches or more. Next to his box score, Weaver sits atop the leaderboard for ERA. But Weaver’s box scores do not tell the whole story.

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With All-Star selection around the corner, the BP staff fills out their ballots for who deserves to start in the Midsummer Classic.

It’s July, and that means another All-Star Game, one which—we might as well get this out of the way now—won’t be as exciting as those wonderful old All-Star Games  when important things happened, like Ted Williams breaking his elbow and Dizzy Dean breaking a toe (Williams said he was never the same hitter; Dean destroyed his arm with altered mechanics) and Ray Fosse getting run over because damn it, Pete Rose just had to win an exhibition game.

(It is at times like these that I like to recall Mickey Mantle’s immortal words on the subject of Rose: “If I had played my career hitting singles like Pete, I’d wear a dress.”)

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July 7, 2010 8:00 am

Checking the Numbers: Weaver's Soaring Strikeout Rate

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Eric Seidman

It appears Jered Weaver's mastery of a relatively new pitch has allowed him to punch out hitters like never before.

When Jered Weaver made his major-league debut on May 27, 2006, the Angels were 20-28, in last place in the American League West, and five games behind the division-leading Rangers. After the mega-prospect blanked the Orioles over seven strong innings to the tune of a 75 game score, Angels fans were more than enthused that their rotation had been vastly improved by his addition. Weaver would finish the season with a 2.56 ERA in 123 innings with an impressive 3.18 K/BB ratio and 1.03 WHIP. He walked few, proved stingy with allowing hits, and recorded his fair share of strikeouts. Though his rookie numbers were impressive, many would agree that Weaver’s lack of progress since then has been disheartening.

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Before all the IBA ballots are counted, staff picks give a hint as to what hands the awards may find themselves in.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Travis Hafner posted the highest OBP in the AL while nobody noticed, while Neifi Perez ended up getting playoff PT. The young guns had their day and then some. Jermaine Dye gave a lengthy spanking to his 90th percentile PECOTA projection (PECOTA's .288/.359/.516 versus an actual .315/.385/.622). The crop of AL rookies included a guy with a 0.92 ERA finishing third, and rooks like Jered Weaver (105:33 K:BB) and Francisco Liriano (144:32) threatening to be Johan Santana's biggest challengers in 2007. The National League featured tighter races, including a four-way brawl for the Pitcher of the Year and another impressive crop of newbies.

Eight staff members weighed in on the season that was, casting their ballots for the Internet Baseball Awards. We summarized their findings below, and then let them have their individual say.

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We have quick looks at some optimsm in Atlanta, a Weaver swap in LA, and the performances of two unlikely heroes in Texas.

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May 20, 2004 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Jered Weaver

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Jason Grady

Simi Valley, Calif. native and Long Beach State (No. 5) RHP Jered Weaver sat down with BP to discuss Team USA, superstitions and how he dominates hitters. Jered is a six-time 2004 National Player of the Week, seven-time Big West Player of the Week, a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy awarded to the top player in collegiate baseball and a potential #1 overall pick in the upcoming June draft. His 2004 line: W-L ERA IP H R ER BB SO 14-0 1.27 113.1 55 19 16 14 171

W-L ERA IP H R ER BB SO 14-0 1.27 113.1 55 19 16 14 171

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