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04-06

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 6, 2013
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Clint Chisam and Joe Hamrahi

09-25

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH Review
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Michael Street

08-18

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BP Unfiltered: The Longest Home Run Hit Since 2009
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Ben Lindbergh

07-11

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Pebble Hunting: How Pitchers React to Home Runs
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Sam Miller

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
by
Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

02-22

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Derek Carty and Michael Jong

02-14

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Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-26

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The Lineup Card: 13 Bad Players Who Are (or Were) Still Fun to Watch and Root For
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Baseball Prospectus

10-05

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The Lineup Card: 10 Players Whose Careers Were Defined by Big Postseason Moments
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Baseball Prospectus

07-20

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The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT Bad
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Baseball Prospectus

07-12

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Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 1
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R.J. Anderson

06-22

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Fantasy Beat: Opposite Field Power
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Craig Brown

06-06

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Winners' Weekend
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Larry Granillo

05-23

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Fantasy Beat: Power Trippin'
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Jason Collette

05-04

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Divide and Conquer, AL East: Homeward Bound
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Ben Kabak

02-25

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Home Runs and Humidors: Is There a Connection?
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Alan M. Nathan

02-14

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2011 Forecast
by
Steven Goldman

02-14

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29

Future Shock: San Francisco Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-07

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Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-23

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16

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2011: Bagwell and Baggage
by
Jay Jaffe

12-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Jimmy Wynn
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David Laurila

07-22

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Changing Speeds: Cold Fusion
by
Ken Funck

07-13

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All-Star Home Run Derby: Big Papi Takes The Crown
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Jesse Behr

03-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Dwyer
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David Laurila

02-11

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You Could Look It Up: Three Joes and Some Other Guys Named Overbay
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Steven Goldman

12-29

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Future Shock: A's Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-08

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Statman's Notebook
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Eric Seidman

03-30

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Fantasy Beat: To the Warning Track
by
Marc Normandin

11-07

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Future Shock: Braves Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-11

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Every Given Sunday: Chasing Four-Tenths
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John Perrotto

03-30

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Every Given Sunday: Opening (Sun)Day
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John Perrotto

09-25

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It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over Redux
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Baseball Prospectus

08-09

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Bonds Responses
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Baseball Prospectus

07-27

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Lies, Damned Lies: Fixing It
by
Nate Silver

04-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Dan Levitt
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David Laurila

12-13

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The Class of 2007
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Jay Jaffe

10-16

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Future Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?
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Kevin Goldstein

10-14

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason Pitching
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Jim Baker

10-13

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Three
by
Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Prospectus Today: The Games Go On
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

10-11

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Remembering Buck O'Neil
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Alex Belth

10-11

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day One
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Joe Sheehan

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
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Keith Woolner

10-09

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-07

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

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News and notes from around the league for April 6, 2013

As we begin the 2013 season, we introduce another new feature here at Baseball Prospectus. Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! (For the first full week of the new campaign, this feature will be completely free to all readers!)

And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription (http://www.mlbdepthcharts.com/2013/02/mlbdepthcharts-insider.html), which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past 7 games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 
 


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September 25, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH Review

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Michael Street

Michael looks at his best and worst Value Picks for the 2012 season.

As the season winds down, Value Picks takes a fond look back at our picks from the season, looking at the hits and misses we collected in our efforts to find value among the overlooked players on your league’s waiver wire. As with assessing fantasy players, the notion of “value” can be slippery to pin down, especially when looking at players who are largely castoffs from other fantasy squads.

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The longest home run hit in almost three years went out on Friday night. You know you want to watch it.

On Friday night, with the Marlins losing 5-4 to the Rockies in the top of the sixth and Josh Roenicke on the mound, Giancarlo Stanton hit an important home run. It wasn't important because it tied the game, although the Marlins would go on to win by one run. This was a matchup between two last-place teams, so the outcome was about as inconsequential as the outcomes of baseball games come. It was important because it looked like this:

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July 11, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: How Pitchers React to Home Runs

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Sam Miller

What do pitchers look like just after allowing one of the longest home runs of the season?

If we learned anything from the Home Run Derby, it's that people enjoy watching home runs go far. We didn't actually learn that from the Home Run Derby. We knew that all along! It is a pretty well-established thing about baseball. I suppose we could just as easily say if we learned anything from the Home Run Derby, it's that large physical bodies such as the earth create an attractive pull whereby things that are flung up in the air will be drawn back down, the distance of flight correlating to the force exerted on the object. If you knew nothing before the Home Run Derby, you learned about gravity, and you learned that people enjoy watching big home runs. This is an introductory paragraph, and it is complete.

There is one small subset of the population we might not expect would enjoy watching big home runs: the pitchers who allow those home runs. We might not expect them to enjoy watching big home runs, but maybe they do. Maybe they have perspective on the thing. Maybe they appreciate the aesthetics of a baseball soaring impossibly deep into the sky. Maybe they're fans, just like you. Maybe not. I honestly don't know. 

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Wrapping up our tour of the AL Central by discussing how good the Tigers can be, how close the Royals are to being competitive, and the sorry state of the Twins.

1) Will their defensive experiment work out?

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February 22, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

Roundtable discussion of the pressing questions facing the NL East teams as we approach the start of the season

1) After a disappointing sophomore campaign, what can we expect of Jason Heyward going forward?
MJ:
Jason Heyward had an injury-riddled sophomore season in Atlanta, but there is a lot to like about his chances at a rebound campaign in 2012. His offensive line was deflated by a .260 BABIP, but his peripherals were once again stellar. His 11.6 percent walk rate represented a regression from 2010 but cannot be considered poor, and his .162 ISO likewise dropped from the previous year but did not experience a precipitous fall.


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February 14, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

With lots of player movement over the past year, the Sox no longer boast many star-level prospects but have plenty of depth

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Despite being terrible at baseball, these players are (or were) enjoyable to watch

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10 players who, regardless of how well or poorly they played during the regular season, experienced career-defining moments in the playoffs

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In honor of Hall of Fame induction week, the Lineup Card visits the deservedly derided Veterans Committee to see what they did RIGHT.

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Reviewing the best and worst first-half position players on each team.

In the numerical sense, the halfway point of the season arrived about a week ago. However, the All-Star break marks the arbitrary end point of the first half, bringing a few days of festivities and vacations to the forefront. That period of inactivity in games that matter offers a window into the frozen stats for each team, allowing us to see who is leading the charge and who is failing the team so far. 

In order to determine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, I’ll enlist the aid of the Wins Above Replacement metric. Next time, we’ll cover the pitchers, but for today, it’s all about the position players.

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June 22, 2011 10:33 pm

Fantasy Beat: Opposite Field Power

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Craig Brown

Craig Brown looks at why the opposite field power of Drew Stubbs, Andrew McCutchen, and Alex Avila bodes well for their future home run totals.

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