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04-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Value Picks Paying Off
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Derek Carty

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

07-27

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The Lineup Card: 17 Favorite Midseason Trades
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Baseball Prospectus

05-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: How Do You Rate Relief?
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Nate Silver

03-01

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Overthinking It: The Genuine Articles
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Ben Lindbergh

02-25

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Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet Draft Prep, BP Kings, and You
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Rob McQuown

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

08-25

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On the Beat: Playing from Behind
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John Perrotto

08-03

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Fantasy Beat: Jon Jay and Scorching Line Drives
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Craig Brown

01-25

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Prospectus Q&A: John Walsh
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David Laurila

10-07

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You Could Look It Up: The Best-Worst Blue Jays versus the Best-Worst Pirates
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Steven Goldman

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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

04-11

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BP Kings Update
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Ben Murphy

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-19

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Transaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

10-23

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World Series Prospectus: The I [Heart] New York Matchup
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Jay Jaffe

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
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Keith Woolner

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4
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Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

09-01

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Crooked Numbers: In Reverse
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James Click

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

01-06

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Lies, Damned Lies: How Do You Rate Relief?
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Nate Silver

08-24

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Transaction Analysis: August 17-23, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: August 3-8
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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The Claussen Pickle
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Jay Jaffe

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

01-14

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The Class of 2004
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Jay Jaffe

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests
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Christina Kahrl

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name
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Baseball Prospectus

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

12-10

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HACKING MASS Results
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Baseball Prospectus

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus
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Christina Kahrl

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

04-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 23-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

03-24

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction Analysis: March 22-April 1
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Christina Kahrl

11-10

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1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results
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Greg Spira

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It's Superior Circuit Transaction Action for all you fellow moves junkies.

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Christina finally catches up and reviews the rosters in the two divisions that always seem to get the most attention.

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April 11, 2007 12:00 am

BP Kings Update

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Ben Murphy

Everything you wanted to know about the BP Kings Charity Scoresheet Draft.

Peter Gammons' unfortunate incident focused the spotlight on cerebral aneurysms, but my connection is more personal. My mother had a cerebral aneurysm rupture way back in 1977 and was fortunate to survive.

Draft Strategy: Be strong at scarce positions offensively, avoided the dreaded Pitcher-AAA as always, and work on building a better bullpen to compensate for the lack of early starting pitchers. I sort of strayed from that strategy by taking John Lackey relatively early, and I might have a problem at second base if Jose Lopez doesn't pan out. I wanted to build a good core under the age of 30, and I did a fairly decent job of that. One of my harder decisions was my first one--Grady Sizemore vs. Joe Mauer. The consensus seems to be that I went the wrong with Sizemore--the consensus could be right, but I get the idea that three years from now Mauer won't be catching as often, to preserve his knees. Maybe that's too far forward to look, but at the same token, I see Sizemore as basically being risk-free.

I participated in the Mock Draft in the Scoresheet newsgroup, and because of that I expected the draft to be a little more prospect-heavy early-on. With the notable exception of Nate Silver, it wasn't, which suits me fine. I'm happy to have Brignac and Adam Miller among my top prospects.


King Kaufman & Rob Granickback to top
Charity: Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
Draft Strategy: Our only real strategy was to get big bats with the first few picks, then turn to pitching. Other than that, we basically reacted to the draft. We had the third pick, and in a league with an obvious top three, that made things easy. The one who's left is your guy, and that was Joe Mauer, whom we were happy to have. When Vernon Wells fell, we felt, to us at No. 22, we had our theme for the early part of the draft: Young, studly up-the-middle guys.


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There's a rising favorite in the AL Central, as our experts weigh in on everything from division winners to Matsuzaka's line.

Our annual predictions arrive this year as our Hope and Faith series comes to an end. While the beauty of spring training is that every team can think it has a chance, somebody has to take the losses. For today, we concentrate on the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American League. Tomorrow we'll conclude with the National League predictions, along with the staff picks for the World Series.

Each author'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, plus the results of our preseason MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year voting. A slight shift at the bottom of the AL East rankings, a rising favorite in the AL Central, and anarchy in the AL West highlight our staff's guesses.

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March 19, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007

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Christina Kahrl

Some big-name prospects report to the farm for duty, the Fish search for a flycatcher, and the Nationals take their act off-Broadway in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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October 23, 2006 12:00 am

World Series Prospectus: The I [Heart] New York Matchup

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Jay Jaffe

Jay suffers the exquisite torture of a Jeff Weaver-Kenny Rogers duel in Game Two of the World Series. Go along for a sometimes rocky but always informative ride.

From the second inning through the eighth, Anthony Reyes faced just one hitter over the minimum (a seventh-inning single by Carlos Guillen), retiring 17 batters in order and finishing the frame in 10 pitches or less five times. Ten of those 22 plate appearances ran just one or two pitches, and overall, Tiger hitters saw just 3.14 pitches per plate appearance against him. That's not a recipe for a productive approach at the plate. A simple matter of rust, or a reversion to the team's hacktastic regular-season approach? Tonight should provide us with more insight into that. It also, of course, provides us with an even more compelling storyline, what this Yankee fan will call the I [Heart] NY matchup between two Bronx busts, Kenny Rogers and Jeff Weaver.

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Keith checks in with all kinds of fun facts from the completed season.

\nMathematically, leverage is based on the win expectancy work done by Keith Woolner in BP 2005, and is defined as the change in the probability of winning the game from scoring (or allowing) one additional run in the current game situation divided by the change in probability from scoring\n(or allowing) one run at the start of the game.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_18 = 'Adjusted Pitcher Wins. Thorn and Palmers method for calculating a starters value in wins. Included for comparison with SNVA. APW values here calculated using runs instead of earned runs.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_19 = 'Support Neutral Lineup-adjusted Value Added (SNVA adjusted for the MLVr of batters faced) per game pitched.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_20 = 'The number of double play opportunities (defined as less than two outs with runner(s) on first, first and second, or first second and third).'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_21 = 'The percentage of double play opportunities turned into actual double plays by a pitcher or hitter.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_22 = 'Winning percentage. For teams, Win% is determined by dividing wins by games played. For pitchers, Win% is determined by dividing wins by total decisions. '; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_23 = 'Expected winning percentage for the pitcher, based on how often\na pitcher with the same innings pitched and runs allowed in each individual\ngame earned a win or loss historically in the modern era (1972-present).'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_24 = 'Attrition Rate is the percent chance that a hitters plate appearances or a pitchers opposing batters faced will decrease by at least 50% relative to his Baseline playing time forecast. Although it is generally a good indicator of the risk of injury, Attrition Rate will also capture seasons in which his playing time decreases due to poor performance or managerial decisions. '; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_25 = 'Batting average (hitters) or batting average allowed (pitchers).'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_26 = 'Average number of pitches per start.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_27 = 'Average Pitcher Abuse Points per game started.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_28 = 'Singles or singles allowed.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_29 = 'Batting average; hits divided by at-bats.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_30 = 'Percentage of pitches thrown for balls.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_31 = 'The Baseline forecast, although it does not appear here, is a crucial intermediate step in creating a players forecast. The Baseline developed based on the players previous three seasons of performance. Both major league and (translated) minor league performances are considered.

The Baseline forecast is also significant in that it attempts to remove luck from a forecast line. For example, a player who hit .310, but with a poor batting eye and unimpressive speed indicators, is probably not really a .310 hitter. Its more likely that hes a .290 hitter who had a few balls bounce his way, and the Baseline attempts to correct for this.

\nSimilarly, a pitcher with an unusually low EqHR9 rate, but a high flyball rate, is likely to have achieved the low EqHR9 partly as a result of luck. In addition, the Baseline corrects for large disparities between a pitchers ERA and his PERA, and an unusually high or low hit rate on balls in play, which are highly subject to luck. '; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_32 = 'Approximate number of batting outs made while playing this position.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_33 = 'Batting average; hits divided by at-bats. In PECOTA, Batting Average is one of five primary production metrics used in identifying a hitters comparables. It is defined as H/AB. '; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_34 = 'Bases on Balls, or bases on balls allowed.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_35 = 'Bases on balls allowed per 9 innings pitched.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_36 = 'Batters faced pitching.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_37 = 'Balks. Not recorded 1876-1880.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_38 = 'Batting Runs Above Replacement. The number of runs better than a hitter with a .230 EQA and the same number of outs; EQR - 5 * OUT * .230^2.5.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_39 = 'Batting runs above a replacement at the same position. A replacement position player is one with an EQA equal to (230/260) times the average EqA for that position.'; xxxpxxxxx1160407218_40 = 'Breakout Rate is the percent chance that a hitters EqR/27 or a pitchers EqERA will improve by at least 20% relative to the weighted average of his EqR/27 in his three previous seasons of performance. High breakout rates are indicative of upside risk.

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April 6, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4

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Christina Kahrl

Christina runs down all of the American League moves from the past week, as teams are already needing to tweak their rosters after some unfortunate injuries and some unfortunate decisions.

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Christina Kahrl has a special baseball Valentine just for you: a wrap-up of the American League's offseason transactions.

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September 1, 2005 12:00 am

Crooked Numbers: In Reverse

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James Click

Our view of the season would be very different if it had played out exactly in reverse to reality. James rewinds the year, and shows us how.

The length of the baseball season can easily obscure some important trends that are developing. Teams like the A's get noticed because their rise from the depths has been so dramatic that it breaks free of the mass of information built before its arrival. But there are may other trends that can easily escape our eyes because so much of the season has already passed.

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July 21, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

The Red Sox make some minor moves, perhaps warming up for something bigger. The Braves get a lot healthier, as do the Padres. Plus, Al Leiter comes full circle.

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March 25, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.

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Christina Kahrl

Chris Kahrl closes out the offseason with a wrap-up of the Wests, plus a quick rundown of the rest of baseball.

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