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08-28

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11

Moonshot: On Regressing Defense
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Robert Arthur

08-15

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Painting the Black: Danny Duffy's Bestie
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R.J. Anderson

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: Royals' Struggling Offense Adds Struggling Offensive Player
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R.J. Anderson and CJ Wittmann

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Migration of the Backups
by
Sam Miller

07-10

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2

Painting the Black: Book Review: The Art of Scouting
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R.J. Anderson

06-24

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21

Moonshot: Dale Sveum and the Royals Remedy
by
Robert Arthur

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
by
Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

06-17

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What You Need to Know: The Royals Roll On
by
Daniel Rathman

05-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 460: Nelson Cruz, Ryan Braun, and the Post-PED Good Life
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-14

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Notes from the Field: Carolina League Notes: Wilmington vs. Myrtle Beach
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CJ Wittmann

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel
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R.J. Anderson

04-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 420: Yost, Replay, Porter, and PEDs
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-28

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/28
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Jason Parks and Jordan Gorosh

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: Drew to Detroit?
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Daniel Rathman

03-10

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12

Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

02-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 393: 2014 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-14

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6

Rumor Roundup: Extensions Afoot?
by
Daniel Rathman

02-07

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4

Painting the Black: Slow Jams
by
R.J. Anderson

01-21

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Transaction Analysis: The Mark of the Reynolds
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 352: The Day in Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-18

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Ervin Santana
by
Ryan Parker and Steffan Segui

12-16

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18

Transaction Analysis: Omar Comin'
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Make Trade That Even Internet Can't Criticize
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Ben Lindbergh and Mike Gianella

11-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

11-22

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Transaction Analysis: Viva Las Vargas
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R.J. Anderson

11-08

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One Move: American League Central
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Ben Carsley

11-01

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Kyle Zimmer
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Doug Thorburn

10-17

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Transaction Analysis: Sweeney Swings a Deal
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R.J. Anderson

10-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 299: Was the Royals' Season a Success?/October's Best Non-Kershaw Starter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-18

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What You Need to Know: Nothing Quiet on the Wild Card Front
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Daniel Rathman

09-17

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What You Need to Know: Almost Perfect
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Daniel Rathman

09-17

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The Call-Up: Yordano Ventura
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Jason Parks and Craig Goldstein

09-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 287: Preparing for Postseason Narrative-Building/Guerrero, Helton, and the Hall of Fame
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-09

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: The Prospects Who Disappointed
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

08-28

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Transaction Analysis: Pirates Get Patch
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

08-22

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What You Need to Know: The Royals Run Out of Runs
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Daniel Rathman

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: Infielders Up, Infielders Down
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Royals Add a Pretty Face
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R.J. Anderson

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: Mark Reynolds Wanders On
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R.J. Anderson

08-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 263: Jose Dariel Abreu and the Future of Cuban Baseball/The Unmade Wil Myers Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-02

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What You Need to Know: The AL Central Gap Grows
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Daniel Rathman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Distributed Elsewhere
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jason Parks

07-10

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Painting the Black: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Intervention
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R.J. Anderson

05-29

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Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Eric Hosmer
by
Sam Miller

05-04

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Fantasy Beat: Jeremy Guthrie and His New Success
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Paul Sporer

03-05

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MLBDepthCharts: Kansas City Royals
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Jason Martinez

02-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 134: 2013 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

08-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 21: Typewriter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 14: This is Gonna Be Ugly
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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March 28, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/28

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Jason Parks and Jordan Gorosh

Looks at Mark Appel, Miguel Almonte, and others on Jason's getaway day.

RHP Miguel Almonte: Limby righty with a very fast arm; from 3/4 slot, slings the ball, achieving above-average movement to his pitches; delivery requires a lot of coordination and balance, and is torque-heavy with a power generating letter-high frontside and hip rotation; struggles with opening up early and missing everything to the arm-side; started to lose his delivery later in the start and couldn’t find his release point; excellent extension when he finishes and stays over the ball.

Fastball is easy plus offering in the 92-94 range; can show both hard boring action into righties and heavy dive lower in the zone; command could eventually push this pitch above the plus distinction; changeup is money offering; solid-average to plus at present; 83-85 with excellent arm speed and heavy vertical action; pitch has both deception and movement and can be deployed in any count against any stick; slider is below-average at present; could get to average with more command and a sharper break; pitch in the upper 70s with some tilt, but its more slurvy and loose than tight, and it often starts to break too early on the arm-side and sweeps across the zone; low-70s curveball is actually tighter pitch with more bite but wasn’t utilized in the start.

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Part four in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

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March 17, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Drew to Detroit?

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Daniel Rathman

The Tigers and Stephen Drew could help each other out, and the Royals come close to picking a fifth starter.

Could the Tigers and Stephen Drew rescue each other?
News surfaced over the past couple of days that Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias could spend most of the 2014 season on the shelf with long-term injuries to both of his shins. Detroit’s only internal replacement is Hernan Perez, who turns 23 on March 26 and did little at the plate in a 71-plate-appearance sample last year.


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March 10, 2014 6:26 am

Notes from the Field: Spring Notes

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Sean Manaea, Robert Stephenson, Franchy Cordero and many more.

Royals/Reds/Padres (Jason Parks)

Sean Manaea (Royals): Multiple looks so far in camp; live batting practice session/two innings of live game action. Big, strong body; carries the size well; upright posture with straight/high leg lift; arm is slightly lower than standard 3/4 slot; works well; clean action and quick arm; creates good angle despite lower slot; stays over the ball; fastball has ghost qualities at any velocity; hard to square up/track; in game action, worked 93-94 in first inning; spotted east/west; best pitch was lefty-lefty with 93 on the outside black for called strike; second inning was mostly 92; some arm-side run; secondary stuff showed in live batting practice session; fastball was 89-90 (early in camp), slider was slurvy but effective; hard to track and square; changeup flashed high-end quality; could see a plus-plus future; fastball arm speed with heavy vertical life; limited look but no doubt an effective offering.

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Ben and Sam preview the Royals' season with Craig Brown, and Nick talks to Kansas City Star Royals beat writer Andy McCullough (at 25:35).

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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Extensions Afoot?

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Daniel Rathman

The Angels talk contract with Mike Trout, the Royals try to decide what to do with their bullpen, and Seattle reassesses its needs.

Royals could explore multi-year deal with Greg Holland
The Royals got on the same page with their closer on Wednesday, when the sides compromised on a $4.675 million salary for the 2014 season. Kansas City Star beat writer Andy McCullough wrote in the article summing up the agreement that a longer-term pact might be in the cards.

Holland turned in a third consecutive elite season last year, recording 47 saves in 50 tries to go with a shiny 1.21 ERA that meshed well with his 1.39 FIP. He struck out 103 batters, issued only 18 walks, and served up only three home runs in 67 innings. You could easily argue that the 28-year-old was the league’s best closer.


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February 7, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Slow Jams

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R.J. Anderson

In a high-heat era, how do low-heat pitchers get the job done?

On Thursday, Robert Arthur provided a statistical look at how pitchers without velocity succeed. Arthur concluded that arsenal depth—although less predictive of success than velocity—was the key. It's an intuitive takeaway, yet an important one. The league has seen an influx in velocity in recent seasons (with more firepower on the way). Consider this nugget: the starting pitcher with the 50th-fastest average heater in 2009 checked in at 91.5 mph; in 2013, that spot belonged to a pitcher whose fastball averaged 92.2 mph. Pitchers as a population appear to be gaining velocity.

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January 21, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Mark of the Reynolds

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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Brewers make a huge upgrade by signing a couple replacement-level first basemen, Nyjer Morgan is back on the continent, and the Royals pick up a Penny.



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Ben and Sam discuss moves made by the Royals, Rockies, Padres, and more.

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December 18, 2013 6:39 am

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Ervin Santana

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Ryan Parker and Steffan Segui

Dueling reports on perhaps the best free agent starter available.

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Omar Infante fixes the Royals' biggest flaw, bringing Kansas City one step closer to contention.



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The Royals add Norichika Aoki, sending Will Smith to Milwaukee.



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