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04-15

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Closer to Me: Week Three
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Mauricio Rubio

04-08

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Closer to Me: Attrition
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Mauricio Rubio

03-28

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The Darkhorses: Saves
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-03

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11

Fantasy Players to Target: Relief Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-23

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Fantasy Team Preview: Chicago Cubs
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Craig Goldstein

08-01

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Free Agent Watch: Week 18
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: The Tigers Fortify Their Bullpen
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R.J. Anderson and Mark Anderson

02-03

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The BP First Take: Friday, February 3
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Daniel Rathman

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: A Signing and Trade in the NL Central
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

10-18

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Winter League Preview
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Carlos J. Lugo

05-12

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Bleeding Bullpens
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Jay Jaffe

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 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

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 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

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: July 13-16, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

07-12

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Transaction Analysis: July 4-9, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

05-30

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Transaction Analysis: May 25-28, 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

12-29

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Transaction Analysis: December 17-27
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Christina Kahrl

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

07-14

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Transaction Analysis: July 6-11, 1999
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Christina Kahrl

03-22

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Transaction Analysis: March 8-21
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Christina Kahrl

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Projected 1998 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

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April 15, 2014 6:00 am

Closer to Me: Week Three

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Mauricio Rubio

Updates on the ninth-inning situations for the White Sox, A's, Cubs, and Astros.

White Sox
I’ve written about the White Sox a lot for two reasons: 1) I have access, and 2) their closer situation is tumultuous. Matt Lindstrom gave up another lead on Sunday. It wasn’t all Lindstrom’s fault—Jose Abreu made an error that started the rally—but Lindstrom’s profile doesn’t allow for many defensive mistakes behind him. Lindstrom’s stuff is contact-oriented for a reliever.

This all comes with the caveat that it’s early but Lindstrom has thrown a total of 91 pitches this year and has generated five swings-and-misses. For contrast, Daniel Webb has thrown 112 pitches and has generated a swing-and-miss 13 times. That doesn’t seem like a big difference in the raw, but essentially, Webb is doubling Lindstrom’s whiff rate. It fits both players’ profiles as well; Webb is a player who has swing-and-miss stuff, as he utilizes a mid-90s fastball and power slider to induce those empty swings that a high-leverage reliever needs when his defense makes an error behind him.


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April 8, 2014 6:00 am

Closer to Me: Attrition

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Mauricio Rubio

We're just one week into the season, and a host of teams already have ninth-inning concerns.

Reliever volatility is not a new concept. We’re all used to the closer carousel that sustains itself on poor performance and injury as it turns throughout the season. What happened this week, however, bordered on a league-wide implosion of closers. Let’s take a look at who is left standing after the week that was.

INJURIES

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March 28, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Saves

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BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew runs down the relievers it expects to beat their PECOTA projections in saves.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer-shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’re taking a look at pitching this week, following our run on offense a week ago. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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March 3, 2014 12:00 pm

Fantasy Players to Target: Relief Pitchers

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the best values to help your fantasy squad rack up saves.

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January 23, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Chicago Cubs

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Craig Goldstein

Rick Renteria's lineup has a few intriguing bats, but you'll probably have to look elsewhere for pitching.

Last year was yet another tough one for Cubs fans, even if the Epstein/Hoyer/McLeod-led front office continues to stockpile assets. The win-loss record is a nagging source of frustration for the fans, and the on-field lineup might just be as frustrating for fantasy owners. With the potential to sport a platoon in the outfield and a defensive specialist in the infield, as well as a patient front office that will keep its drool-worthy prospects at bay, this Cubs tree isn’t likely to bear much fruit in the early going.

Projected Lineup

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August 1, 2013 6:05 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 18

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

A special trade deadline edition of the watch list, in which Mike and Bret recap the fantasy impact of every salient deal.

Welcome to a very special episode of Baseball Prospectus Free Agent Watch. We have decided to don our tuxedos and tails and present a trade deadline edition for your general amusement and edification. So sit back, enjoy this brief montage of classic bloopers and exciting plays, and then join us on the other side as we take a look at the players traded at the deadline and the fantasy impact these trades will have on your league.

Oh, and arrows. Lots of arrows!

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July 30, 2013 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Tigers Fortify Their Bullpen

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R.J. Anderson and Mark Anderson

Detroit finally adds a late-inning reliever to set up for Joaquin Benoit while the Astros keep padding their farm system.



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Casey McGehee could prove to be a valuable pickup for the Pirates.

As spring training approaches, almost every player looking for a bounce-back season claims to be in the best shape of his life. Pirates infielder Casey McGehee is no exception; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Bill Brink tweeted on Thursday that the first-year Bucco has lost nearly 25 pounds and “cut [his] body fat in half.” The premise may be as clichéd as any in baseball, but there is reason to believe that McGehee is not whistlin’ Dixie.

The 29-year-old McGehee will begin the 2012 season with his third NL Central organization in the last five years. A 10th-round pick of the Cubs in 2003, he was claimed off waivers by the Brewers after a cup of coffee in 2008, and unexpectedly took off when handed the keys to the third-base job midway through the next season. McGehee hit .301/.360/.499 in his first year with Milwaukee, then followed that up with a .285/.337/.464 campaign in 2010, contributing 2.0 and 2.6 WARP in those seasons, respectively. But the wheels came off last year, and he was traded to the Pirates for reliever Jose Veras in December.

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Ben runs down Miwaukee's Aramis Ramirez acquisition and the Casey McGehee trade, while R.J. dishes the details on the Burke Badenhop blockbuster in the NL East

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October 18, 2009 2:38 am

Winter League Preview

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Carlos J. Lugo

A preview of the Dominican Winter League, taking a look at the teams, stadiums, managers, and players to watch for.

The "National Religion" came back on October 16th, as the Dominican League launched its 56th edition. Reliably praised as having the highest level of talent among the winter leagues, one should expect to watch another mix of highly ranked prospects, mid-level major leaguers, a few recognizable American players, veterans looking for another shot, and some major league stars between now and the end of the Caribbean Series in February. The league format has six teams playing a 50-game regular-season schedule, with the four best records advancing to a long 18-game round-robin playoff, and the two remaining best clubs play a best-of-nine final series to decide the league's champion. Without further ado, here's what this season will bring us:

Tigres del Licey (Licey Tigers)
Home: Santo Domingo
2008-09 record: 26-24, fourth place (tied) regular season; 12-6, first place round-robin; beat the Gigantes in the final series 5-0.
Ballpark: Estadio Quisqueya; strong pitcher's park, with a Park Factor of 92.




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May 12, 2009 12:15 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: Bleeding Bullpens

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Jay Jaffe

In today's episode of pairing up in threes, a dissection of the expected contenders' relief crews generating the most scoreboard gore.

In the wide world of Baseball Prospectus readers and writers, I'm fairly certain that nobody looks at our win expectancy-based team pitching stats (SNLVAR and WXRL) more often than I do. For some reason, we still don't have pre-programmed team pages for those the way we do for Defensive Efficiency or the Team Baserunning pages (a Johnny-come-lately on our Sortable Stats page), but I've got a customized page bookmarked, and I reference it dozens of times per week in the Hit List. Getting a picture of which end of the staff is shining and which might be failing to hold up its end of the deal always feels like a fairly critical piece of information to analyze, even this early in the season when a few bad outings can have a disproportionate effect.

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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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