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10-29

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Fantasy Team Preview: Minnesota Twins
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Mike Gianella

02-27

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13

Skewed Left: What it Means to Move Off Catcher
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Zachary Levine

01-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Catchers
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Bret Sayre

01-17

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Catchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-16

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20

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Catchers
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Paul Sporer

01-14

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Catchers
by
Mike Gianella

01-13

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7

Fantasy Players to Target: Catchers
by
BP Fantasy Staff

01-13

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State of the Position: Catchers
by
Bret Sayre

11-18

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Fantasy Team Preview: Minnesota Twins
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Ben Carsley

06-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 234: Byron Buxton, Joe Mauer, and the Twins/Dylan Bundy, Tommy John Surgery, and PRP
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-12

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Fantasy Freestyle: Catcher Acquisition: A Mixed Bag
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Jason Collette

05-06

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Pebble Hunting: What Scott Kazmir Looks Like Now
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Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson

04-25

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In A Pickle: Who'll Stop the Run?
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Jason Wojciechowski

04-23

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Painting the Black: Extraordinary Joe
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R.J. Anderson

12-28

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9

In A Pickle: Slugger Off
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Jason Wojciechowski

09-23

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BP Unfiltered: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Home Plate
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Ben Lindbergh

08-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 32: Joe Mauer and his Contract Clear Waivers/The Demise of Erik Bedard
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-30

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In A Pickle: Carlos Santana, and the Choice of a Generation
by
Jason Wojciechowski

08-21

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 21
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Matthew Kory

05-16

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Punk Hits: Running Hot and Cold
by
Ian Miller

04-13

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What You Need to Know: Friday, April 13
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Daniel Rathman

02-10

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

08-31

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Wezen-Ball: "Well played, Mauer"
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Larry Granillo

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-29

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The Week in Quotes: March 22-28
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Alex Carnevale

03-26

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Mauer and JAWS
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Jay Jaffe

03-23

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Expanded Horizons: Mauer Present Value
by
Tommy Bennett

03-22

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Transaction Action: Weekend Mayhem Edition
by
Christina Kahrl

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus Twins LDS
by
Joe Sheehan

09-18

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You Could Look It Up: Mauer's Tower of Accomplishment
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Steven Goldman

08-26

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Changing Speeds: The Slash Stat Triple Crown
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Ken Funck

08-10

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Changing Speeds: Twin City Triplets
by
Ken Funck

11-29

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Prospectus Matchups: Breakthrough
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Jim Baker

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-12

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins, September 10, 2006
by
Derek Jacques

06-15

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins, 6/13/06
by
Derek Jacques

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
by
Ryan Wilkins

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-23

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part III
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Baseball Prospectus

02-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part I
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Baseball Prospectus

01-31

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Prospectus Feature: Top 40 Prospects Roundtable
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Baseball Prospectus

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April 25, 2013 5:00 am

In A Pickle: Who'll Stop the Run?

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Jason Wojciechowski

Not the Twins.

Sometimes you think big. You have hypotheses or theories about how the game of baseball works in some fundamental way or you have a deep analysis of a player or a team or transaction that shines a light nobody has yet shined.

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April 23, 2013 5:00 am

Painting the Black: Extraordinary Joe

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R.J. Anderson

Don't sleep on Joe Mauer's mid-career awesomeness.

Joe Mauer turned 30 last week. He celebrated early with back-to-back four-hit games before his birthday. Ho hum. So it is with Mauer, who is one of the best hitters of his generation, and perhaps one not fully appreciated. Let's be clear: Mauer is not a superstar doing dogsbody tasks. The former no. 1 pick front-manned advertisement campaigns for video games, anti-dandruff shampoo, and Pepsi products in the past—practically the holy trinity for teenage males. People know who Mauer is. He's made All-Star Games, won Gold Gloves and Silver Sluggers, and took him the 2009 MVP trophy.

You remember Mauer's MVP credentials. He batted .365 and homered 28 times while catching in 109 games. In retrospect, that season set the bar too high. Mauer has hit .318 with 24 home runs since. Diminished numbers when compared to his best; dominant numbers when compared to most every other catcher's best. Mauer remains a top-notch offensive backstop—and yes, he remains a catcher. His approach at the plate is easy and impressive. So easy and natural it can go overlooked. 

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December 28, 2012 5:00 am

In A Pickle: Slugger Off

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Jason Wojciechowski

Silver Slugger awards shouldn't be controversial, but Jason finds a gap remains between advanced metrics and voters.

When you do an article search on this site for the phrase "Silver Slugger," you get 57 results, the first of which, by Gregg Pearlman, is apparently the 18th article ever written for Baseball Prospectus and the most recent of which is Geoff Young's piece about the Padres throwing their heft around the N.L. West this offseason. (That's #19056.) Young's Silver Slugger mention came because Jason Marquis won one. Pearlman was writing about Barry Bonds. (Or really about sportswriters' relationship with Bonds. This was October 1997. We were innocent once, and young.)

By contrast, when you search "Gold Glove," you see just a smidge over nine times the results. (The first of which, hilariously, is another Gregg Pearlman article -- this one includes a lamentation of the J.T. Snow trade—which is numbered "1" in our content system.)

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Jose Valverde practices the pull-out method of pitching.

With Joe Mauer at the plate in the 10th inning of Sunday's Twins-Tigers game, Jose Valverde practiced the pull-out method of pitching:

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Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he's worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard's stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who's always either good or injured goes bad.

Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he's worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard's stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who's always either good or injured goes bad.

Episode 32: "Joe Mauer and his Contract Clear Waivers/The Demise of Erik Bedard"

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This year's catchers are hitting like few catchers in history have hit. But will it continue?

At the risk of being branded some kind of weird catcher fetishist, I would like to point something out:

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August 21, 2012 10:32 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 21

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Matthew Kory

The Angels figured out a way to improve their playoff odds!

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Will the real Dodgers and Twins please stand up?

Today, Ian Miller joins our team. Ian previously wrote a ProGUESTus piece about minor-league baseball, and he blogs and podcasts as one half of Productive Outs. A Punk Hit, according to the Dickson Baseball Dictionary, refers to a base hit that is softly struck but placed well.  

We’re roughly 20 percent of the way through the 2012 baseball season, and I have to file a column for Wednesday. That means that it’s the perfect time to take a look at this year’s leading out-of-the-gate over- and underachievers!

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Zack Greinke's road woes continue, while the other M&M Boys team up to bash the Angels.

The Thursday Takeaway
Will the real Zack Greinke please stand up?

On April 7, in the Brewers’ second game of the season, Greinke dominated the Cardinals over seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits and no walks, and striking out seven. Yesterday, facing the Cubs’ decidedly less potent offense, Greinke was torched for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings—including a disastrous third-inning hit parade that enabled Chicago to bat around for the first time this year.


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February 10, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of Suck, Part I

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Jay Jaffe

Which men of misery prevented their teams from escaping the murky waters of suckitude?

My semiannual Replacement-Level Killers series spotlights the worst holes in contenders' lineups, as well as the possible remedies they might take to avoid letting such subpar production destroy their post-season chances the next time around. I make no claims for this companion series being so noble in purpose. Because bad baseball so often makes for good copy, it's more fun to hunt the fish at the bottom of the major-league barrel to find the positions where players' contributions could be considered the worst in the majors. What follows is an "all-star" team of players who have produced tornado-level disasters amid their lineups, often at salaries that represented far more than just a soft breeze running through their team's bank account. Once again, I present the Vortices of Suck.

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Joe Mauer's commercial filming schedule is not affecting his game, no matter how odd the setup is.

This past Sunday, ESPN'S Buster Olney tweeted this about Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer:

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

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 American and National Leagues. 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 with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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