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03-12

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Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers
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Craig Goldstein

02-10

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Rumor Roundup: Plenty of Arms Available
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Daniel Rathman

07-10

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Sporer Report: Home-Cooking Starters
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Paul Sporer

05-31

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Raising Aces: Splitting the Platoon: Lefty-philic Pitchers
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Doug Thorburn

05-31

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24

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10
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Paul Sporer

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: All Up Hill From Here?
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R.J. Anderson

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Preview: Orioles at Yankees
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Daniel Rathman

10-11

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Baseball Therapy: Is Joe Saunders a Double Play Machine?
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Russell A. Carleton

10-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 57: The Teams That Will Win a World Series in the Next Five Years/Are Beat Writers Becoming More or Less Important?/The O's Start Saunders
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-05

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Overthinking It: Baltimore's Best Bet to Beat Texas
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Ben Lindbergh

08-27

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Transaction Analysis: Baltimore Adds Average Joe
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R.J. Anderson

08-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 27: Revisiting the Dan Haren Trade/Derek Jeter Defies Dire Forecasts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-19

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Transaction Analysis: A Tale of Four Starters
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Ben Lindbergh

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Three: All's Gold in Phoenix
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Derek Carty

09-30

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Brewers vs. Diamondbacks
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Derek Carty

09-27

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: Is There a Draft in Here, or is that Just 2006?
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Geoff Young

07-26

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Transaction Action: Send Me Some Angels
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

02-02

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Transaction Action: Thome, Taveras, and 10,000
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Christina Kahrl

10-26

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49

Prospectus Today: Turning the Trick in Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-18

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Prospectus Today: Absent Without Leave
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Joe Sheehan

10-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Joe Saunders
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David Laurila

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus Angels LCS
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Eric Seidman

08-23

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On the Beat: Weekend Wrapup
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John Perrotto

08-12

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Transaction Action: AL West Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

10-06

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Prospectus Today: LDS Recap
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Joe Sheehan

09-22

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Under The Knife: Rotation Games
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Will Carroll

09-17

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Fantasy Beat: Starting Pitchers
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Marc Normandin

06-09

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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

02-03

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Every Given Sunday: Gearing Up For Pitchers and Catchers
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John Perrotto

10-23

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Defensive Snubstitutions
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Bryan Smith

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

06-06

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Transaction of the Day: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-22

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Transaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

07-17

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Transaction Analysis: July 13-16
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Christina Kahrl

07-07

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Prospectus Notebook: Angels, Braves, Rangers
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Baseball Prospectus

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: August 15-18
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IV
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Baseball Prospectus

03-31

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Projected 1998 American League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

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March 12, 2014 6:00 am

Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers

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Craig Goldstein

These junior-circuit hurlers had elevated BABIPs last year, but was it all because of bad luck?

As we learned in the NL iteration of this exercise, BABIP affects bad and good pitchers alike, but that doesn’t mean it is pure luck. Team defense, ground-ball rates and the ability to miss bats all factor in to a pitcher’s likelihood of retaining a low BABIP, decreasing a high BABIP or just producing consistent a consistent BABIP year-to-year.

Below are the top five BABIP affected pitchers in the American League from 2013. While one has since been sent to the National League, there’s reason to believe that four of the five have the ability to be better this year than they were last year. Then there’s Joe Saunders.


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February 10, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Plenty of Arms Available

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Daniel Rathman

The Orioles keep searching for a starter, A.J. Burnett and Ryan Madson remain available, and the Pirates look for first-base help.

Pirates dissatisfied with current first-base situation
If the season started today, the Pirates would have Gaby Sanchez splitting time with a left-handed first baseman, most likely either Andrew Lambo or Chris McGuiness. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, in the eyes of general manager Neal Huntington, that won’t do.

Cafardo wrote on Sunday that there is “mutual interest” between the Pirates and Kendrys Morales, who declined a qualifying offer from the Mariners and hasn’t found many (any?) suitors on the open market. Morales’ agent, Scott Boras, isn’t afraid to drag free agents into March—as he showed last offseason with Kyle Lohse—but the pressure could turn up as Opening Day nears, because the first baseman turned down $14.1 million on his agent’s advice.


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July 10, 2013 7:33 am

Sporer Report: Home-Cooking Starters

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Paul Sporer

Paul looks at five starting pitchers that could help your fantasy squad if you deploy them only when they take the mound at their home yards.

A couple of weeks ago, I started to take a look at the 2014 first round, discussing what we’ve learned so far in 2013 and how it might impact the early part of drafts next March. I also mentioned a second part next time out. The “Sporer Report” was off last week for the holidays, and though it’s obviously back this week, I’m tabling part two for a little while to cover a topic a bit more useful for the here and now as you charge toward your 2013 league pennants.

There is nothing new about streaming pitchers as it relates to fantasy baseball. It’s a viable strategy with known pros and cons. It is often a matchup-based decision, but today we are going to look at some guys who are useful candidates for the other primary factor when deciding on streamers: venue. Depending on their team’s ballparks, some pitchers perform markedly better at home or on the road. I have 10 such pitchers, five for each side, whom you can maximize by deploying them only on their plus side. Let’s start with the homebodies.

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How the pitchers who dominate lefties do it.

In last week's edition of Raising Aces, I covered those pitchers who have been especially vulnerable versus left-handed bats, noting the tendency for pitchers with large splits to share a mechanical trend toward a low arm slot. The list was naturally populated with right-handed pitchers, with the notable exception of Ricky Romero, and one would expect to see the reverse trend this week as we examine the other side of the platoon split and study pitchers who are exceptionally tough on left-handed batters.

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May 31, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10

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Paul Sporer

Paul helps you decide which two-start pitchers are worth using this week and which ones you should avoid.

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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February 11, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: All Up Hill From Here?

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R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks make a three-year commitment to Aaron Hill, the Mariners sign Joe Saunders, Chone Figgins finds a minor-league offer and the Indians pick up Matsuzaka and Giambi.

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October 11, 2012 1:26 pm

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Preview: Orioles at Yankees

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Daniel Rathman

PECOTA strongly favors the Yankees to put this series away. But Joe Saunders has upended PECOTA before, and recently.

Game Three was about Joe Girardi’s decision to pinch-hit Raul Ibanez, and Ibanez’s story was this: three pitches seen, two home runs hit, one victory delivered. The Yankees are a win away from bouncing the Orioles and advancing to the ALCS. Will they wrap up the series tonight? Here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Four:

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October 11, 2012 5:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Is Joe Saunders a Double Play Machine?

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Russell A. Carleton

Does Orioles Game Four starter Joe Saunders really possess the ability to induce double plays on command?

On last Friday's episode of Effectively Wild, the daily podcast from Baseball Prospectus, our own Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller (and guest Marc Normandin) discussed Buck Showalter's decision to start Joe Saunders in the AL wild card play-in game against the Texas Rangers. They noted that Saunders—who'll get the call again tonight in Game Four of the Yankees-Orioles ALDS—does not have amazing stuff and allows a lot of runners to reach base, and also that he does not have an exceedingly high groundball rate. Still, he seems to induce more groundballs at opportune times, and as a result, he gets a lot of double plays to bail him out of some major jams. Perhaps Saunders changes his approach with a runner on first and no one out in an intentional bid to get a groundball. It would make complete sense that he would do so.

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Ben and Sam are joined by Marc Normandin, formerly of Baseball Prospectus and currently of SB Nation, to discuss which teams will win a World Series in the next five years, the changing role of beat writers, and Joe Saunders, the Orioles' starter in tonight's play-in game.

Ben and Sam are joined by Marc Normandin, formerly of Baseball Prospectus and currently of SB Nation, to discuss which teams will win a World Series in the next five years, the changing role of beat writers, and Joe Saunders, the Orioles' starter in tonight's play-in game.

Episode 57: "The Teams That Will Win a World Series in the Next Five Years/Are Beat Writers Becoming More or Less Important?/The O's Start Saunders"

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October 5, 2012 12:00 am

Overthinking It: Baltimore's Best Bet to Beat Texas

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Ben Lindbergh

If the Orioles want to extend their surprise season beyond the wild-card game, they should make the most of what got them there.

An Orioles fan might put money on the O’s to win their wild-card play-in game against Texas tomorrow night, but a betting man wouldn’t, at least with even odds. Then again, by now the betting man may have already gone broke backing Baltimore’s opponents.

The Orioles have spent the whole season surprising people. First they flouted the expectation that they couldn’t compete in the AL East, then the near-certainty that they couldn’t sustain their early-season success (or, for that matter, their success later on in the season). To reach the Division Series, they’ll have to have one more surprise in store.

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August 27, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Baltimore Adds Average Joe

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R.J. Anderson

The Orioles add a no-frills starter for their stretch drive, and Matt Lindstrom is moving again.

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Ben and Sam revisit the trade that sent Dan Haren to the Angels in light of Haren's down year and Tyler Skaggs' debut for the Diamondbacks, then talk about how Derek Jeter has remained productive at age 38 and examine whether the Yankees are in any trouble in the AL East.

Ben and Sam revisit the trade that sent Dan Haren to the Angels in light of Haren's down year and Tyler Skaggs' debut for the Diamondbacks, then talk about how Derek Jeter has remained productive at age 38 and examine whether the Yankees are in any trouble in the AL East.

Effectively Wild Episode 27: "Revisiting the Dan Haren Trade/Derek Jeter Defies Dire Forecasts"

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