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10-01

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Raising Aces: Final Exam
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Doug Thorburn

09-29

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Players Prefer Presentation: Jose Fernandez and Our Year of Magical Thinking
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Meg Rowley

09-28

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Rubbing Mud: The Miami Ferns
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Matthew Trueblood

09-28

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Two-Strike Approach: Loving and Learning From Jose Fernandez
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Cat Garcia

09-26

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Prospectus Feature: The Song of Jose Fernandez
by
Mauricio Rubio

09-12

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Rubbing Mud: Jose Fernandez And The Modern Pitcher
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Matthew Trueblood

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
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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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21

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
by
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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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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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
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Jason Parks

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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.

Before I get started, here is a brief explanation of the data you will see in the charts below.

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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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September 20, 2013 6:55 am

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

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Doug Thorburn

A "helped his own cause" countdown.

By design, Raising Aces is pitcher-centric, using a multifaceted approach involving mechanics, stuff, and stats to study the game from the hill. But for the next two weeks, we are going to shift the focus from the pitcher's mound to the batter's box, taking a moment to pay homage to the under-appreciated art of pitcher offense.

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September 13, 2013 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Casting the Most Unconventional MVP Vote

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Sam Miller

Creative arguments in favor of several players whom the courageous writer can support.

If you’re one of the 60 writers who get to vote on the MVP award this year, then by all means, take it seriously and vote in good faith for the player you think was most valuable. If you’re one of the hundreds of writers who don’t: Man, I feel for you. This all over again.

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September 12, 2013 7:27 am

What You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez's Closing Argument

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Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch

With a strong outing versus the Braves and a home run at the plate, Jose Fernandez did his best to convince Rookie of the Year voters on Wednesday.

The Wednesday Takeaway
One of the questions Sam Miller proposed earlier this week was whether backstop Jeff Mathis has had any effect on Jose Fernandez’ increased curveball usage since the start of June. With the Marlins absent Mathis behind the plate on Wednesday due to a bruised thumb, the proposition was put to the test. Being paired with backstop Koyie Hill for the first time all season, Fernandez didn’t shy away from his curveball, relying on the offering for 36 of his 100 pitches. For the young Marlins hurler, it was his highest curveball rate in a start without Mathis behind the dish and just a tad less than his average with his veteran battery mate.


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Ben and Sam discuss whether 2013 was a success or failure for the Marlins relative to expectations, then talk about how the Yankees should approach Derek Jeter's age-40 season.

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Is Jose Fernandez' success just the latest example of Jeff Mathis' wizardry behind the plate?

Believe it or not, I think you can spot almost the exact moment that Jose Fernandez went from promising young pitcher to major-league ace. I’m not saying I can spot the day that his stats start getting better on a game log; that’s easy. I think I can spot the exact moment.

It was on June 1, in the fourth inning. Fernandez had danced around a few annoyances in the first four innings: a leadoff single in the first (stranded); a one-out walk in the second (caught stealing); a single in the third (stranded); and then another single in the fourth, a line drive on a 3-1 count to Lucas Duda. He had thrown 11 curveballs in the game, nine of them for balls, including the first pitch to Duda. And then this happened:

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August 20, 2013 6:41 am

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

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Daniel Rathman

Jose Fernandez put a damper on the Dodgers on Monday, but their recent performance is still historic.

The Monday Takeaway
When the Dodgers took the field last night, they did so nearly two months removed from their last string of consecutive defeats. They had logged seven separate winning streaks of four games or longer since their last losing streak. And over that 53-game span, they were 42-11.

Matched up against fellow first-year starter Hyun-jin Ryu, Jose Fernandez set out to do what the likes of Matt Cain, Cliff Lee, and Stephen Strasburg could not: prevent the Dodgers from rebounding immediately from a rare loss. The young right-hander needed 109 pitches to complete six innings, but he held Don Mattingly’s club to two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks, striking out eight along the way. With help from A.J. Ramos, Chad Qualls, and Steve Cishek, Fernandez came out on top in the “ace-off” and dealt the Dodgers their first two-plus-game skid since June 20-21.


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