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06-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 221: Astros Pro Scouting Coordinator Kevin Goldstein on the Amateur Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-12

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Pitcher Profile: A Pair of Astros
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Harry Pavlidis

03-01

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BP Unfiltered: Justice on the Astros
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R.J. Anderson

02-02

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Visits Minute Maid Park - May 11, 2013
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Joe Hamrahi

12-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 100: Astros Pro Scouting Coordinator Kevin Goldstein on Being Inside Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-18

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Wezen-Ball: Kevin Goldstein, Trendsetter
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Larry Granillo

08-09

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BP Announcements: The Call-Up 2012 UPDATED
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Joe Hamrahi

07-13

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BP Announcements: Special Events Announcement *Updated July 13*
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Joe Hamrahi

05-08

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/8/12
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Michael Street

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus Visits the Oakland Coliseum - May 12, 2012
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Joe Hamrahi

04-09

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Wezen-Ball: A Peek at My Scorecard
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Larry Granillo

03-21

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Transaction Analysis: Notable NRI: NL East
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R.J. Anderson

03-15

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Transaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL Central
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R.J. Anderson

03-09

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Transaction Analysis: Notable NRI: NL West
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R.J. Anderson

03-01

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Transaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL East
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R.J. Anderson

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Wrapping Up the Winter Meetings UPDATED TWICE
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R.J. Anderson, Kevin Goldstein and Ben Lindbergh

10-14

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 10/14/11
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Michael Street

09-29

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-07

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Adam Loewen Returns
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R.J. Anderson

08-10

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The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in Basebrawls
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Baseball Prospectus

08-01

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: Trade Deadline Reflections
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Michael Jong

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Bedard Off in Boston UPDATED
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Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

07-14

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Baseball Prospectus News: Announcing MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus
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Baseball Prospectus

07-01

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All-Star Selections
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Baseball Prospectus

06-09

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BP Podcast: Episode 53: Good Luck In Your World Of Dairy
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Kevin Goldstein

04-25

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Spitballing: Cracking the Scouting Code
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Jeremy Greenhouse

04-11

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Fantasy Focus: The NL's Rookie Outage
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Marc Normandin

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-25

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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Bill Baer

03-14

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BP Unfiltered: (Belated) SABR Day 2011 Recap...With Video!
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Joe Hamrahi

03-01

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Overthinking It: The Genuine Articles
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Ben Lindbergh

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus SABR Day Summit Official Program
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Joe Hamrahi

09-21

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Marc Normandin, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

06-21

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Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet: Draft Prep 1
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Rob McQuown

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-02

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Fantasy Beat: Spring Flings
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Craig Brown

02-18

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Under The Knife: Hitting the Floor
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Will Carroll

01-25

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Prospectus Roundtable: Analyzing RoboPitcher
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Baseball Prospectus

11-18

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Prospectus Today: Minor League Free Agents
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Joe Sheehan

07-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: Fluke or No Fluke?
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Baseball Prospectus

06-14

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Kila Ka'aihue
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Tim Kniker

06-08

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Prospectus Roundtable: Fixing the Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

05-17

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Jeremy Greenhouse's Initial Submission
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Jeremy Greenhouse

04-28

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Transaction Analysis: Updates from the Easts
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-24

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State of the Prospectus
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Nate Silver and Kevin Goldstein

02-05

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Triple Fix
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Baseball Prospectus

02-04

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Triple Fix
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Baseball Prospectus

11-10

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

11-06

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Transaction Analysis: AL Addenda
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Christina Kahrl

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We talk to Keith Law about the draft, we solve the beer temperature debate with a science guy, we talk about Bryce Harper and pitching prospects, and we do it all in under three hours. We hope you enjoy, and we hope you have free time.

We talk to Keith Law about the draft, we solve the beer temperature debate with a science guy, we talk about Bryce Harper and pitching prospects, and we do it all in under three hours. We hope you enjoy, and we hope you have free time.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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The mysterious art of scouting needn't defy analysis, as long as ratings are applied consistently.

Consistency: the word itself a food metaphor, irony dripping from it like ice cream from a half-melted cone. Despite the rhetoric, consistency doesn’t matter much in baseball. What matters is being good. In the process of evaluating ballplayers, however, consistency is all that matters.

Scouts grade prospects based on a 20-80 scale where 50 is average, and, according to one scout*, “one grade is a standard deviation. Think of it as a bell curve.”

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April 11, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Focus: The NL's Rookie Outage

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Marc Normandin

After the rookie greatness of 2010, this year's first-year National League class is Freeman and Belt and pray for gelt.

The 2010 season was an incredible one for National League rookies. Tyler Colvin hit .254/.316/.500 with 43 extra-base hits (20 of them homers) and still finished outside the top 10 in VORP for NL rookies. Logan Morrison (.283/.390/.447) and Jose Tabata (.299/.346/.400 with 19 steals) also missed making the top 10, as the NL produced a ridiculous amount of positional talent in one year. Jason Heyward, Buster Posey, Starlin Castro, Mike Stanton, and Pedro Alvarez lead this group, and all five of them are already capable of making an impact in both real and fantasy baseball.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member'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 with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

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 and Rookie 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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March 25, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

Spring training is almost over, and that means rotation spots are filling up.

For many young pitchers, spring training is more than stretching routines: it is a chance to earn a full-time job in the major leagues. Today, we will look at some of the pitchers who vied for starting rotation jobs, both the winners and losers.

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A recap of the January 29, 2011 Baseball Prospectus SABR Day event at Foley's NY.

Many of you have asked for a recap of the Baseball Prospectus SABR Day event, and believe me, we haven't forgotten. We've been waiting for the video from January 29th to be cut and edited, and now that we have a final product, it's time to share it with you.

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A look at our article aging curve and the most prolific authors of BP's past and present.

Baseball Prospectus rests on a foundation laid in large part by dissecting baseball numbers, but we’ve rarely turned the same inquisitive statistical eye inward. That’s as it should be, since despite our occasional delusions of grandeur, we know that you come here to consume the sausage, not to see it made (the sausage, in this case, being baseball writing). Still, in light of our recent roster additions and ongoing Wayback Machine series, I thought it might be fun to see how far we—and by "we," I mean the site, since I haven’t been around all that long—have come by looking back at our article publication trends and most prolific authors since our online incarnation went live in 1997.

All told, we’ve published 12,500 pieces of writing on the site—a number that will have been eclipsed by the time you read this sentence. The discrepancy between that total and the recent article ID numbers that show up in our URLs can be attributed almost entirely to unpublished drafts. (For those of you hoping for a Great Lost BP Album, forget it—most of them are blank.) At last count, 195 souls have gone far enough wrong somewhere in life to receive their own Baseball Prospectus bylines (most recently Alan M. Nathan, who by all accounts is quite a respectable fellow in other respects).

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SABR Day Program

As you all know by now, the January 29th SABR Day Summit is sold out.  For those of you who will be in attendance next Saturday, the official program is listed below.

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September 21, 2010 3:00 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Arizona Diamondbacks

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Marc Normandin, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

If the bullpen is better in 2011, the Diamondbacks could move up to the middle of the pack.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade—whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward an immediate 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

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June 21, 2010 2:00 pm

Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet: Draft Prep 1

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Rob McQuown

Rob McQuown's first installment of Scoresheet draft candidates for tomorrow's draft contains 20 names and some theory for smart drafting.

This author's introduction to Scoresheet baseball was charmed, taking over an abandoned team in the “NL 300” league last July which had the first pick in the June draft. For those who play Scoresheet, it's well-known that the draft which follows the MLB Rule 4 Draft is the strongest, as this is when the new talent is made available. Watching the league's first overall pick from last year, Stephen Strasburg, pitch, “charmed” may be understating things. For those unaccustomed to playing Scoresheet baseball, some background is required:

The aforementioned “NL 300” league purportedly contains only National League players (those players whose rights are owned by a National League MLB team). Scoresheet also offers AL and BL (both leagues) teams. The standard configuration is 12 teams in an NL league, which is what “NL 300” has. It's a strong league, having been around for many years, and the rules allow for 2 “crossover” players to be kept in addition to NL players. The standard configuration allows teams to keep many players from year-to-year, with no salary considerations. However, players with MLB experience (beyond “rookie” status) must be kept using one of the team's top 13 picks, while “rookies” can be safely protected using the latter picks. A hypothetical pre-2010 keeper list for a strong NL team might look like:

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member'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 with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's 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 and Rookie 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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April 2, 2010 2:46 pm

Fantasy Beat: Spring Flings

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Craig Brown

Meet some of the exhibition season league leaders.

We all know to take spring numbers with a grain of salt.  Still, as you prepare to set your roster ahead of the regular season, it can be fertile ground to find a useful fantasy player or two.  Just ahead of Opening Day, it's a good time to peruse the stats in search of some hidden gems. 

What follows are the hitters who sit atop the leaderboards in the traditional 5x5 statistics.

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