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05-01

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Painting the Black: Six Who Clicked
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R.J. Anderson

06-21

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 20
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Larry Granillo

03-21

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Preseason Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 3/21/12
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Michael Jong

09-24

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Spinning Yarn: Removing the Mask Encore Presentation
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Mike Fast

05-03

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

02-21

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Fantasy Focus: Catcher Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-10

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Purpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and Roenicke
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Christina Kahrl

01-05

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Update
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Christina Kahrl

11-30

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
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Michael Jong

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

08-24

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
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Michael Jong

03-30

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Team Health Reports: Toronto Blue Jays
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Michael R. Lewis

01-12

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Pitchers
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Jay Jaffe

08-11

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Transaction Analysis: Dunn Deal and Post-Deadline Detritus
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Christina Kahrl

12-31

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Transaction Analysis: December Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

05-23

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Player Profile: John Buck
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Marc Normandin

05-15

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Transaction Analysis: May 10-14, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

03-29

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Price of Contentment
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Dan Fox

03-22

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Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And More
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Dan Fox

01-30

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Future Shock: Oakland Athletics Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-13

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The Week in Quotes: November 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Five Diary
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Steven Goldman

10-11

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Remembering Buck O'Neil
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Alex Belth

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: August 5-9
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Christina Kahrl

07-14

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Prospectus Notebook: Thursday Edition
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Baseball Prospectus

05-24

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Prospectus Game of the Week: St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals, 5/22/05
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Jonah Keri

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-14

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LABR of Love
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Jonah Keri

02-23

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Prospectus Q&A: Jon Daniels
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Jonah Keri

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: August 3-8
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Christina Kahrl

06-30

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-27
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Christina Kahrl

06-26

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Transaction Analysis: June 21-24
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Christina Kahrl

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

02-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part I
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Baseball Prospectus

02-17

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Transaction Analysis: February 13-16, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests
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Christina Kahrl

11-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Arizona Fall League
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Jonah Keri

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

11-09

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2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

09-06

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Transaction Analysis: August 31-September 4, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

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A look at the surprising stars of April 2013.

While there were plenty of April surprises—good and bad—to fill a dozen pieces such as this one, here's a look at six hitters off to better-than-expected starts. 

John Buck, C, Mets
Buck played better than a perceived placeholder traded twice in one winter is supposed to play. Fueled by nine home runs—including a six-homer barrage over his first 40 plate appearances—Buck showed his raw strength in quantity and quality. The quantity may have been unexpected, but the geographical spread of the home runs jived with his past, as only three of the home runs qualified as true pull jobs; the other six landed beyond the left-center or right field walls. 


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The tater trots for June 20: John Buck tries to injure his way to the top of the list, Big Papi races him, and an inside-the-parker from Ryan Roberts.

In yesterday's post, I almost made a comment about the heat wave affecting so much of the country and how it didn't seem to be causing any more home runs. Boy, I should learn to keep my mental mouth shut. On Wednesday, when it seems the heat got worse for so many people, there were 42 home runs hit across the league. In three of the four early games—Braves at Yankees, Mariners at Diamondbacks, and Blue Jays at Brewers—there were a combined 22 home runs. The Marlins and Red Sox add six more in Boston.

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March 21, 2012 3:00 am

Preseason Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 3/21/12

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Michael Jong

Buck, Pierzynski, Murphy, and Furcal join the VP ranks this week

Last week, a number of readers pointed out that some of the PECOTA ranks for the Value Picks series did not match up well with the ADP listed based on the name “Value Picks.” It should be noted that we do not necessarily fully agree with PECOTA and do rate players higher or lower depending on their prospects for the 2012 season, including any bonus (or potentially lost) playing time in addition to their skill set. Having said that, this week we bring players whose PECOTA ranks are higher than their respective ADP, with the smallest difference being four ranks.

John Buck | Miami Marlins | C
Mixed: $9 | NL-only: $11 | PECOTA C Rank: 13 | C ADP: 26


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In case you missed Mike Fast's extraordinary research into quantifying the heretofore hidden contributions of catchers, we're moving it back to the top of the list for the weekend.

I Was Framed
Catchers play a central role in the game of baseball through their involvement with every pitch that their pitchers throw. One of their key tasks is receiving borderline pitches without discouraging the umpire from calling strikes.


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May 3, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

Two Royals graduate from the VP list, but a backstop from Florida and one from Washington step up to replace them.

 After last week's tumultuous Value Picks turnover, one week of baseball has passed and the VP portfolio has mostly remained steady, with a few changes. This week, a couple of middle infielders leave VP in favor of a plethora of catching options.

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February 21, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Catcher Rankings

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Marc Normandin

Catcher turns out to be the most depressing of all positions.

These are the catcher fantasy rankings for 2011. Check out our previous first base, second base, third base, shortstop, and closer installments.

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February 10, 2011 1:53 am

Purpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and Roenicke

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Christina Kahrl

Baseball's trio of dugout noobs have followed very different paths to their skippering slots, but what does the future hold?

Yesterday's column and my comments about the increasing importance of staff management are my cue to touch on what we do know about the three genuinely new skippers. The first of them is an ex-pitcher with no managerial experience, but someone who will be coming to the job with plenty of management experience.

Blue Jays: John Farrell

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January 5, 2011 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: NL East Update

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Christina Kahrl

The LaRoche and Uggla deals, plus the Marlins' spendy winter and a Phillies camp that figures to border on unnecessary.

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November 30, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

Hot Spots begins its offseason moves coverage with three Marlins-related names.

As fellow Hot Spotter Rob McQuown alluded to yesterday, Hot Spots is back in the offseason to cover some of the various moving parts of Hot Stove season and how they might affect your fantasy teams. Moving parts means more to fantasy players than just a new team name in front of their favorite stars. It also can bring more (or less) playing time, increased opportunities for success, and all sorts of other considerations that fantasy players should keep in mind. We hope that we can provide that for you this offseason.

It is fitting that the first three names discussed here are related to the Florida Marlins, as this author happens to spend a lot of time thinking about that team. But while each of these moves has a definite effect on the future of the Marlins, what will they mean for your fantasy teams?

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With the Fall Classic now upon us, the staff at Baseball Prospectus shares their most memorable World Series moments.

Every baseball fan has a special World Series memory, whether it's Willie Mays' catch, Bill Mazeroski's home run, Brooks Robinson's defense, Kirk Gibson's limp around the bases, or Derek Jeter becoming the first-ever Mr. November. With the World Series opening tonight at AT&T Park in San Francisco with the Giants facing the Texas Rangers, many of our writers, editors, and interns share their favorite memories of the Fall Classic.

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August 24, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

Value Picks graduates one player and drops another while welcoming a speedy prospect.

The Changes

Not much in the way of changes this week, as fantasy players begin finalizing rosters for their upcoming playoff runs. Dropping from the list J.P. Arencibia, the young Toronto catching prospect. Arencibia was not able to match his ridiculously hot opening game, and now it appears the Blue Jays will not be giving him an extended look over incumbent John Buck, who recently returned from the DL. Though Arencibia still warrants a hold in keeper leagues for his future power potential at a premium defensive position, he wil not do much stuck behind Buck and backup Jose Molina.

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March 30, 2010 4:11 am

Team Health Reports: Toronto Blue Jays

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Michael R. Lewis

A bevy of pitchers coming back from surgery will need to be handled with care.

 

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