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02-07

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Banjo Hitter: Age-Old Questions
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Aaron Gleeman

12-08

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Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

12-06

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Strikeouts
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George Bissell

11-18

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8

Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-14

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10

Prospectus Feature: The Cy Young and the Unfair Advantage of Defense
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Jonathan Judge

11-21

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Pitchers: The Top Tier
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Doug Thorburn

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chris Sale's Revenge
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Chris Mosch

06-13

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What You Need to Know: Scherzer's First Gem
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Chris Mosch

04-09

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16

Pebble Hunting: Max Scherzer and the Sabermetric Approach to Pitching to the Count
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Sam Miller

03-26

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18

The Darkhorses: WHIP
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-25

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The Darkhorses: ERA
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

12-03

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
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Paul Sporer

11-13

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Internet Baseball Awards: AL Pitcher of the Year
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Nick Bacarella

10-14

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24

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Recap: Red Sox 6, Tigers 5
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Zachary Levine

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Preview: Tigers at Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

09-30

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Regular Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-24

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 14: Scherzer at Harvey
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

09-04

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What You Need to Know: The Pittsburgh Pirates: No Longer a Losing Team
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Daniel Rathman

08-09

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What You Need to Know: Running Out of Races
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Daniel Rathman

08-08

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What You Need to Know: Harvey's First Shutout
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Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

07-08

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What You Need to Know: The NL East Gets Interesting
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Daniel Rathman

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Preview: Giants at Tigers
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Daniel Rathman

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Preview: Yankees at Tigers
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Matthew Kory

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Postseason Collateral Damage
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Corey Dawkins

09-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 41: The Brewers Are Back in Contention, Technically/Max Scherzer and the Tigers' 2009 Trade Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-22

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Starting Pitchers to Target
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Derek Carty

06-04

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Buying Alex Cobb
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Derek Carty

05-23

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Overthinking It: Gio Gonzalez and Max Scherzer are Striking Out Everyone
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Ben Lindbergh

05-08

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9

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 8
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Matthew Kory

02-15

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Pebble Hunting: Watching the Worst Game of 2011
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Sam Miller

12-09

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Prospectus Today: Strange Dealings in the Desert
by
Joe Sheehan

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PECOTA helps pick the best player in baseball for every age, from Julio Urias to Bartolo Colon and all the superstars in between.

I have a vivid memory from my little league days of sitting in the dugout after practice and listening intently as a teammate read Baseball America’s rankings of the best players in the country by age. The best player on our team, who later went on to play Division I ball, was annoyed by the notion of a 13-year-old somewhere else getting so much attention for what couldn’t possibly be (he figured) superior talent. The sixth-best player on our team, who later went on to write this article, found it fascinating that there was a 13-year-old so good at baseball that they were being written about in magazines.

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December 8, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Play without an ace at your own risk.

Welcome to my fourth annual look at retrospective player valuation at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of articles examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the sixth article in a series of six. The first four articles in the series focused on NL-only and AL-only leagues. The final two posts examine mixed leagues, with this article examining pitchers.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below. (If you have been reading along for the entire series, note that there are some changes for the mixed league articles).

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December 6, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Strikeouts

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George Bissell

We are in uncharted territory with this category, so let's make a plan.

Nearly a quarter of all major-league plate appearances (21.1 percent) ended with a strikeout last season. A decade ago, that number was just 17.1 percent. Isolated from broader historical context, those numbers don’t accurately reflect the scale of the league-wide rise in strikeout rate over the last decade. Pitchers struck out opposing batters at the highest rate in the modern era, which dates back to 1947 (according to Sam Miller on a recent episode of the Effectively Wild podcast), in each of the past nine seasons. Meanwhile, walk rates have remained relatively stagnant, ebbing and flowing between seven and nine percent, during the same period.

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November 18, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

It's the good stuff. Not like those imitation AL pitchers.

Welcome to my annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the fourth post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series looked at AL-only leagues, the next two shifted their focus to NL-only, and the final two posts will examine mixed leagues.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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Will Cy Young voters again be fooled by the Cubs' defense?

We’ve reached awards season, with the Cy Young—designated for the best pitcher in each league—due to be awarded this coming week.

In the National League, the named finalists are two Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester) and one National (Max Scherzer). Here is how they compare on various measures of pitcher quality:

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November 21, 2014 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Pitchers: The Top Tier

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Doug Thorburn

Significant money will be handed out to a trio of arms this offseason, so how their mechanics grade out is certainly of great interest.

There is a thick crop of free agent pitchers this offseason, including a trio of arms at the top of the class who will likely command nine-figure deals with commitments of at least five years apiece. Pitching mechanics take on greater importance in these cases, given the long-term timeframe and the heavy cost expenditure; the physical elements of the delivery play a role in a pitcher's ability to consistently execute his pitches, the reliability of his performance, his injury risk, and his long-term adaptability as stuff naturally wanes and these pitchers get further from their physical peak.

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July 10, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Chris Sale's Revenge

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Chris Mosch

The White Sox lefty tops All-Star Game skipper John Farrell's Red Sox, plus more from Wednesday and what to watch on Thursday.

The Wednesday Takeaway
When the rosters for next week’s All-Star Game were revealed on Sunday, arguably the most glaring omission from either side was the absence of Chris Sale. The lanky southpaw did miss a month of the season with a muscle strain in his pitching elbow, but on a start-by-start basis, he’s been one of the most dominant starting pitchers in baseball. The White Sox are well represented at the Midsummer Classic and Sale is still likely to make the trip to Target Field—he currently leads the American League Final Vote. But their skipper, Robin Ventura, still questioned how Sale’s gaudy numbers didn’t earn him an automatic ticket to the event.


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June 13, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Scherzer's First Gem

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Chris Mosch

The Tigers righty earns his first career complete game in a duel with Chris Sale, plus more from Thursday and previews for the weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
Thursday night’s clash between Chris Sale and Max Scherzer was so enticing that it inspired MLB.com to bring back #AceOff.

On a per-game basis, Sale has arguably been the best starting pitcher in baseball this season, but it was Scherzer who stole the show with a complete-game shutout to bust himself out of a string of shaky starts. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner had been knocked around in his previous four outings, serving up at least eights hits, a home run, and four runs in each of them.


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Does Max Scherzer have a secret skill, and if so, can it be taught to other pitchers?

Tuesday night, Tigers against the Dodgers, third inning, this sequence:

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March 26, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: WHIP

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BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew breaks down the pitchers they think could beat their PECOTA projections in WHIP.

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 25, 2014 9:35 am

The Darkhorses: ERA

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the pitchers the fantasy crew expects to outperform their PECOTA projections in ERA.

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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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.

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