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06-27

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Short Relief: Love Letters to the Past and Present
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Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Trevor Strunk

06-21

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Short Relief: Yank Utilitarianism, A Baseball Board Game Review, and a Song for Ackley
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Jason Wojciechowski, Matt Ellis and Nathan Bishop

06-19

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Rubbing Mud: Arbitrage Artists on Each Coast
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Matthew Trueblood

06-07

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Banjo Hitter: Albert Pujols, From 0 to 600
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Aaron Gleeman

06-02

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Rubbing Mud: One At-Bat, Turned Inside Out
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Matthew Trueblood

05-31

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 10: West Coast Bias
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-25

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Transaction Analysis: Putting the Fun in Fungible
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Bryan Grosnick

05-24

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Banjo Hitter: Mike Trout's First 50 WARP
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Aaron Gleeman

05-22

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Rubbing Mud: The Muscle Memory of Bunting
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Matthew Trueblood

05-12

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Circle Change: Reframing the Conversation on Framing
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Zach Crizer

04-06

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Deep, But Playable: Blind to the Present
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Craig Goldstein

03-15

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Los Angeles Angels
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Matthew Trueblood

03-08

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Players Prefer Presentation: Mike Trout Hypotheticals
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Meg Rowley

03-03

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Transaction Analysis: Major Minors
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Jared Wyllys and Aaron Gleeman

02-24

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

01-26

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Transaction Analysis: Need You To Need Me
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Bryan Grosnick

01-19

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Transaction Analysis: Extension Party
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Bryan Grosnick, Jared Wyllys and Matthew Trueblood

01-06

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Transaction Analysis: Post-Christmas Shopping
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Matthew Trueblood, Jared Wyllys and Brendan Gawlowski

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: Catcher Swap
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Nicholas Zettel

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Load Up On Infield D
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Matthew Trueblood, Kate Morrison and David Lee

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Oh Good, a Mike Trout Rumor
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Demetrius Bell

11-15

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Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men
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Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men
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Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer

09-26

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Prospectus Feature: The Comp-less Mike Trout
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Henry Druschel

08-06

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Raising Aces: All Aboard the Skaggswagon
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Doug Thorburn

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Twins, Angels Make Seller-To-Seller Swap
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Aaron Gleeman, Meg Rowley, Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

07-30

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Players Prefer Presentation: 12 Minutes Of The Slowest Baseball
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Meg Rowley

07-05

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, July 5
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Matt Sussman

07-04

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What You Need to Know: Rams 21, Patriots 2
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Ashley Varela

06-21

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Prospectus Feature: Goin' Down Slow
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Aaron Gleeman

06-20

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What You Need to Know: Big Time Timmy Jim Is Back, Big Time
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Ashley Varela

05-18

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Rubbing Mud: Babies, Bathwater, and the Pace Of Play Conundrum
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Matthew Trueblood

05-12

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Jerk's Guide to Being a Jerk
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Meg Rowley

05-09

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 9
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Matt Sussman

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Not Tonight, Sweet Papelbon, Not Tonight
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Nicolas Stellini

04-08

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What You Need to Know: The One Unambiguous Evil In This World Is Kyle Schwarber Going Down In A Heap
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Nicolas Stellini

03-24

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Rumor Roundup: Angels Out Of Their Depth
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Demetrius Bell

03-21

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Life at the Margins: Greatness, Nearby
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Rian Watt

03-14

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Pebble Hunting: Should Have Taken Trout
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Sam Miller

03-09

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Winter Is Leaving
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Dustin Palmateer

03-01

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Life at the Margins: Things Are Looking Upside
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Rian Watt

02-18

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Players Prefer Presentation: Finding and Fixing Baseball's Worst Positions
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Meg Rowley

02-17

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Prospectus Feature: The Way-Too-Early Baseball Awards Breakdown
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Bryan Grosnick

02-05

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Year's Most Literary Hit By Pitch
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Meg Rowley

01-22

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Internet Baseball Awards: The Jokester-Free AL Player of the Year
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Tom Tango

11-30

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Rubbing Mud: Mike Trout and the Two-Out Offense
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Matthew Trueblood

11-30

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Pebble Hunting: Everything Is Now Super, 2015
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Sam Miller

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Iannetta As Upgrade
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R.J. Anderson

10-05

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Rubbing Mud: How the Angels Failed Mike Trout
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Matthew Trueblood

07-23

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What You Need to Know: July 23, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

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If Mike Trout wasn't the Mike Trout we know, which Mike Trout would he be? (And also spiders.)

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Pedro Strop signs an extension with the Cubs and minor-league deals galore for Mat Latos, Gordon Beckham, and Yusmeiro Petit.

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Which young pitchers does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017?

“Breakout” can mean different things to different people. It can mean a prospect or untested young big leaguer establishing himself as a valuable regular. It can mean a relative unknown becoming an impact player. It can mean a well-known star making the leap to full-blown superstar, perhaps even following up a “breakout” one year with an even bigger “breakout” the next. Your own definition may vary, but in PECOTA’s case “breakout” is all about out-performing track records.

PECOTA assigns each player a “breakout rate” for the upcoming season based on their odds of beating their established level of recent performance by at least 20 percent, with historical player comps serving as an important factor. Because the entire system is based on regressed-to-the-mean, 50th percentile projections, breakout rate identifies the players most likely to leave that in the dust for their 70th, 80th, and 90th percentile upsides.

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January 26, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Need You To Need Me

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Bryan Grosnick

Luis Valbuena adds to the Angels' depth, Michael Saunders gives the Phillies some outfield pop, and Mikie Mahtook tries to find a role with the Tigers.

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January 19, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Extension Party

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Bryan Grosnick, Jared Wyllys and Matthew Trueblood

You get an extension. And you get an extension. And you get an extension.

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Drew Storen, Ben Revere, Peter O'Brien find new homes while Rajai Davis and Alex Avila return to old stomping grounds.

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December 14, 2016 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Catcher Swap

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Nicholas Zettel

Martin Maldonado joins the ever-changing Angels and the Brewers bet(t) on Jett.

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December 12, 2016 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Angels Load Up On Infield D

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Matthew Trueblood, Kate Morrison and David Lee

Danny Espinosa joins Team Trout, Tyrell Jenkins gets a fresh start in Texas, and Atlanta adds Luke Jackson to the bullpen.

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Mike Trout trade speculation, Boston going after Greg Holland, and Miami bidding on Kenley Jansen.

Red Sox “aggressively” pursuing Holland

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November 15, 2016 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men

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Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood

Atlanta adds a pair of geezers, Howie Kendrick goes to Philadelphia, and Toronto finds a slugging replacement.

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November 14, 2016 10:36 pm

Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men

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Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer

Atlanta adds a pair of geezers, Howie Kendrick goes to Philadelphia, and Toronto finds a slugging replacement.

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What happens when a player is so good so young that there are no better versions against which to compare him?

Mike Trout is unique. The meaning of that word has expanded somewhat, so that it can mean either a) generically special or b) truly one-of-a-kind, without peer or comparison. Mike Trout is the latter definition.

Trout is closing out his age-24 season--his sixth year as a major leaguer and his fifth as a full-timer--and in doing so, is closing out the best stretch of baseball by a young player, ever. Not in the modern era, or with any other qualifiers attached, by but any player. During his time in the majors, he’s accumulated 48.3 WAR by Baseball Reference’s version of the metric, more than a win greater than Ty Cobb’s 46.7 in second place and nearly a full season above Mickey Mantle’s 40.9 in third.

WARP only extends back to 1950, but Trout’s 46.6 WARP is in first place among players in that period, leading Mantle by nearly four wins. And, just for completeness, Trout also leads using FanGraphs’ fWAR, with 47.4 to Cobb’s 47.2. Nor is it only a matter of playing time; to find a player with a higher WARP per plate appearance, you need to drop the minimum PA threshold to about half a season’s worth. By basically every measure we have, Mike Trout is the best player through age 24 baseball has ever seen.

If you Google “Mike Trout Mickey Mantle” you can see a real progression over time.

From 2014: "Trout Not Quite in Mantle’s League"; "Mike Trout: The Next Mickey Mantle… or Vada Pinson?"

From 2015: "Mike Trout looking like modern Mickey Mantle"; "Mike Trout vs. Mickey Mantle"

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