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05-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 456: The Cost of Concealing Injuries
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-20

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Working the Count: Jose Fernandez Flirts with the Injury Zone
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Noah Woodward

05-16

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Raising Aces: The Injury Puzzle
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Doug Thorburn

05-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 450: Locking Up New Ligaments
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-14

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 19: Sad Songs About Mourning And Loss
by
Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

05-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 448: Why Can't We Have a Healthy Jose Fernandez?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-13

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Skewed Left: How Much Losing Jose Fernandez Hurts
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Zachary Levine

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez, All Over the Field
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Daniel Rathman

04-29

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL East U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-25

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 25, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Historic Tuesday
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Daniel Rathman

04-23

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BP Unfiltered: Jose Fernandez: Eight Innings, No Runs, Some Room for Improvement
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Dan Rozenson

04-04

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Raising Aces: The Aces of Opening Day
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Doug Thorburn

04-04

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13

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

02-27

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34

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

02-27

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31

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-25

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43

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

02-24

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Fantasy Players to Target: Starting Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: BP's Mixed LABR Draft
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Bret Sayre

02-12

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Fantasy Team Preview: Miami Marlins
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Paul Sporer

12-05

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Fantasy Bargains and Busts: National League Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

11-11

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Internet Baseball Awards: National League Top Rookie
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Chris Mosch

09-30

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Regular Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-20

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Raising Aces: The Top 10 Homers Hit by Pitchers in 2013
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Doug Thorburn

09-13

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Pebble Hunting: Casting the Most Unconventional MVP Vote
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Sam Miller

09-12

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What You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez's Closing Argument
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Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch

09-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 285: Was the Marlins' Season a Success?/Finessing Derek Jeter's Final(?) Season
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-09

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Pebble Hunting: The Jeff Mathis Effect on Jose Fernandez
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Sam Miller

08-20

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What You Need to Know: Recapping the Dodgers' Incredible Run
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Daniel Rathman

08-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 269: Revisiting the Jose Fernandez Call-Up/Handicapping Cano's Suitors
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-09

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 11: Jimenez v. Fernandez & Hughes v. Kennedy
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

08-08

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What You Need to Know: Harvey's First Shutout
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Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

05-31

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Overthinking It: The Longest Plate Appearance(s) of the Week, 5/31
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Ben Lindbergh

04-19

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Pitcher Profile: Rookie Rotation Arms
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Harry Pavlidis

04-12

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Raising Aces: Jose Fernandez, the Debut Ante
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Doug Thorburn

04-11

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Fantasy Freestyle: Should We Start Pitchers Making Their Major-League Debuts?
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Bret Sayre

04-08

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BP Unfiltered: A Quick Note on Jose Fernandez's Process
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Ben Lindbergh

04-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 176: Jose Fernandez and Service Time/Jose Bautista and Umpire Payback
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-05

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Top Tools: Top Tools: Best Speed, Baserunning, and Makeup
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BP Prospect Staff

04-04

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Pulling a Fernandez: 2014 Candidates
by
Jason Parks

03-31

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The Call-Up: Jose Fernandez
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

12-01

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Fernandez vs Yelich)
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Nick J. Faleris

11-26

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

01-03

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Future Shock: Miami Marlins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-06

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Caribbean Series
by
Derek Jacques

02-05

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Caribbean Series
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Derek Jacques

01-05

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Prospectus Today: My Hall of Fame Ballot
by
Joe Sheehan

12-13

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The Class of 2007
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Jay Jaffe

04-07

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

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April 4, 2014 6:45 am

Raising Aces: The Aces of Opening Day

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Doug Thorburn

A close look at four aces in action in week one.

All of the great holidays are marked by high levels of anticipation. But Opening Day stands out among the more traditional observances because it is merely the beginning of the celebration to follow: seven months of 6-4-3 double plays, exploding sliders, and that sweet sound when lumber meets horsehide. It’s easy to fall pretty to the trap of overweighting observations made at the start of the regular season, and the rational observer will maintain perspective while enjoying the day's festivities. But that doesn't mean that there’s nothing to be learned from the first round of games. Early in the season, many pitchers are making real adjustments to elements of their mechanics, approach, and repertoire, and these alterations can be put under the microscope in order to get an idea of the player's developmental patterns.

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April 4, 2014 6:30 am

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week

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Sam Miller

In all of their GIF-y glory.

Baseball's back, which means: PITCHES! Literally. Without the pitches, we'd still be waiting for the season to start. Thank heavens for pitches!

3. Jose Fernandez’s changeup
In his remarkable Opening Day start, Fernandez threw just seven changeups. This isn’t an entirely insignificant thing to note; late last year I tracked Fernandez’s emergence as an ace to Jeff Mathis’ emergence as his personal catcher. Mathis generally calls fewer changeups than his teammates, and Mathis often pocketed Fernandez’s changeup completely for entire starts at a time. Overall, Fernandez cut his changeup usage nearly in half as he worked with Mathis, and in his first start throwing to Jarrod Saltalamacchia he maintained the reduced changeup usage. By the way, this is what that changeup looked like on Monday, and what a batter swinging at that changeup looked like:


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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

Stacking up the rotation arms based on their long-term fantasy potential.

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Ranking starters based on their fantasy value from now through 2016.

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February 25, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Two possible first-round picks give these rankings a distinct sixth tier.

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Starting Pitchers

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at seven starters who should provide good value on your draft-day investment this year.

You know how everyone waits on pitching in drafts every year? Don't feel the need to wait on these pitchers.

Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates
Seasoned fantasy players often avoid taking young arms early in drafts, and for good reason. Prospect hype can lead to inflated ADP and auction prices, and owners can get caught paying for perceived performance rather than likely results. I'm advocating for throwing caution to the wind with Cole, though, and I think his current aggregate ADP (courtesy fantasypros.com) of 103 is quite reasonable. Some people got bored with Cole in the minors as he ever put up huge stats, but he's an absolute horse who's fully capable of notching 200 strikeouts, 15-plus wins, and a sub-3.50 ERA as soon as this year. He may not be a bargain where he's being drafted right now, but you won't have to reach for him either and he's an excellent no. 2 fantasy starter with top-10 SP upside. The term "ace" gets overused a lot, but Cole could become one in short order. —Ben Carsley


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Bret recaps the selections that he and Mike Gianella made in a mock draft held last week.

Last Tuesday night, Mike Gianella and I participated in the first prominent experts league draft of the season, the LABR (League of Alternative Baseball Reality) mixed league. For background, this is a 15-team snake draft and a standard 5x5 rotisserie format with two catchers and the standard roster designations everywhere else. Mike and I had many conversations about this draft leading up to Tuesday night, and what made this both comforting and easy was that we were very much in sync with our strategy and a lot of our valuations—making for a stress-free (at least between each other) evening.

If you want to see the full draft board for all participants, that is available here. We had the seventh pick in the draft, which had its benefits and its issues. In the first round, we did not think it was optimal, as there was a pretty clear top four and the next 10 picks or so really came down to preference. However, my view is that it’s always beneficial to be in the middle of the round so you don’t have to wait so long between picks in case the draft shifts on you quickly. There were a couple of times at which we may have been out of luck if we were positioned on an end (especially in the early going with starting pitching and the middle rounds with closers), but we used the spot to our advantage.

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February 12, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Miami Marlins

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Paul Sporer

Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez are the headliners in south Florida.

There isn’t a lot of fantasy value on this team, sure to be a bottom feeder again, but what they do have could be very high-impact.

Projected Lineup

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December 5, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Bargains and Busts: National League Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

A look at which senior-circuit arms proved worthy of their owners' fantasy investment and which came up short.

This is a continuation of my series on Rotisserie-style valuations from last year, with a look back at what happened, as well as my take on how this information may or may not impact what happens in 2014.

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Puig or Fernandez?

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The staff casts its ballots for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff choices for the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's choices may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results.

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, Rookie of the Year, and Manager 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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