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01-22

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Moonshot: Forecasting With Fastball Frequency
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Robert Arthur

01-13

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Prospectus Feature: The 2014 All Out-of-Position Team
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Andrew Mearns

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Fancy Drew
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R.J. Anderson and Jeff Quinton

01-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Byrd Has Landed
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-01

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Transaction Analysis: Yanks Fancy Drew
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R.J. Anderson

12-31

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Take A Cab
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Nick Shlain

12-22

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Transaction Analysis: Martin in Miami, Nate to New York
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

12-19

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Pitching Backward: Brandon McCarthy and the Outlier Curveball
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Jeff Long

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Headley Weapon
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Brian Cashman's High-Leverage Leverage
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R.J. Anderson and Mauricio Rubio

12-08

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2015 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Replacing a Legend
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein, Mike Gianella, Andrew Koo and Jordan Gorosh

12-05

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Prospectus Feature: The Yankees and the Toothless International Spending Limits
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Dustin Palmateer

12-04

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Pitching Backward: Best. Reliever Season. Ever.
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Jeff Long

11-24

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Rumor Roundup: If Step One Is Making Betances Closer, What's Step Two?
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Daniel Rathman

11-13

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Baseball's Seven Wonders
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Sam Miller

11-11

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Fantasy Team Preview: New York Yankees
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Bret Sayre

11-11

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Transaction Analysis: Cuddyer Quashes Qualifying Offer
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

11-07

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Brandon McCarthy
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Tucker Blair

11-07

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Notes from the Field: AFL Notes, Part 2
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Todd Gold

11-06

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Notes from the Field: AFL Notes, Part 1
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Todd Gold

11-05

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The BP Wayback Machine: Farewell, Alfonso Soriano
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BP Staff

11-05

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: David Robertson
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Ethan Purser

10-08

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Prospectus Feature: Aaron Judge and the Question of Long-Armed Hitting Prospects
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Jeff Moore

09-10

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The Lineup Card: Nine Comeback of the Year Candidates for 2015
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Baseball Prospectus

08-02

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Trade Deadline
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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Get a Proper Infield
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Daniel Rathman, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Headley Chased
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Sam Miller, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-18

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Working the Count: The Tanaka Postmortem
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Noah Woodward

07-16

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Pebble Hunting: This Time, We Count
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Sam Miller

07-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: Being There
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Derek Zumsteg

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Good Old New York
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R.J. Anderson and Ron Shah

07-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 484: Kiley McDaniel Explains the International Signing Period
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Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

06-30

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Painting the Black: The Trade Deadline Preview
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R.J. Anderson

05-14

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Transaction Analysis: Marmol Misses, Down and Away
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R.J. Anderson

05-05

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

04-14

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Painting the Black: Portents for the Imports of Importance
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R.J. Anderson

04-08

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What You Need to Know: The New Class of Shift Candidate
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Daniel Rathman

04-07

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BP Unfiltered: Pineda is Back
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Harry Pavlidis

03-31

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Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

03-13

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Rumor Roundup: Competition in Coors
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Daniel Rathman

03-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 400: 2014 Season Preview Series: New York Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-27

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Rumor Roundup: An Infield Fix for the Yankees?
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Daniel Rathman

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: The Gardner Constant
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R.J. Anderson

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offer Helps Orioles, Hurts Nelson Cruz
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

02-12

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Overthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the Most
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Ben Lindbergh

01-23

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Overthinking It: Several Stray Thoughts About the Masahiro Tanaka Signing
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Ben Lindbergh

01-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 370: Musings on Masahiro Tanaka
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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January 22, 2015 6:00 am

Moonshot: Forecasting With Fastball Frequency

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Robert Arthur

Can we improve on PECOTA's forecast for a hitter just by looking at which pitches the opposing catcher called?

The fastball is the meat and potatoes of the batter-pitcher contest. Variations in fastball[1] velocity and movement explain a lot of the differences between pitchers, and a good heater can set up a whole arsenal of other pitches to boot. Fastballs are the most commonly thrown pitch by a wide margin, and so they determine to a great extent the results of any given matchup.

It’s no surprise then that pitchers tend to vary how much they use their fastballs on a hitter-by-hitter basis. Some hitters see fastballs rarely, others overwhelmingly, and the difference between hitters tells us something about their power (as well as their proficiency against fastballs). Being that they are the main offering of most pitchers, fastballs are the easiest to tee off against, and so they are thrown more rarely against powerful hitters.

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The players who played where players like them should not play.

Baseball certainly had its share of wacky storylines in 2014. From the mystery woman in the Giants’ dugout during the wild card game to the Great Wall of Dodgers to, well, the Royals’ entire playoff run, baseball maintained its heritage of bizarre occurrences. (Ben Revere even homered! Twice!) Most importantly, the longstanding tradition of Weirdball with people playing out of position continued. Last year, I wrote about the 2013 All Out-of-Position Team, a collection of players who spent time on defense in places where they were about as appropriate as Jose Canseco on The 700 Club.

Raul Ibanez never did get to center field as I had hoped, but there was definitely an impressive showing of major-league players who simply should not be associated with the positions they played. However, every appearance they made there was a treasure, truly demonstrating the strange depths baseball can occasionally reach.

Pitcher: Adam Dunn
After 462 homers in just 14 seasons, the big lefty surprisingly decided to call it a career early, just a month before his 35th birthday. While it is a bit disappointing that fans won’t get to see Dunn moonshots anymore, he at least gave them one thrill they likely never expected to see: one inning on the mound.


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January 8, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Yankees Fancy Drew

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R.J. Anderson and Jeff Quinton

The Yankees and White Sox fill their keystones, and the Phillies nab a cheap starter.

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January 5, 2015 12:06 am

Transaction Analysis: The Byrd Has Landed

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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

Marlon Byrd flies to Cincinnati, the Rockies upgrade defensively at catcher, the Cubs add an outfielder, and Manny Banuelos lands in Atlanta after six years in the Yankees system.

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January 1, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Yanks Fancy Drew

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R.J. Anderson

Aaron Harang, Buddy Carlyle, Emilio Bonifacio, Nick Punto, Stephen Drew and a handful of others are off the board.

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December 31, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays Take A Cab

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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Nick Shlain

Ben Zobrist seems likely to be moved now, while the Dodgers sign Sergio Santos and the Padres pick up a buy-low reliever.

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December 22, 2014 1:04 am

Transaction Analysis: Martin in Miami, Nate to New York

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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

The Yankees get a power arm and left-handed bat, the Marlins get scrappy, and the Pirates add a bat looking to bounce back.



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December 19, 2014 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: Brandon McCarthy and the Outlier Curveball

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Jeff Long

Brandon McCarthy's breaker did different things last year, and so did Brandon McCarthy.

Brandon McCarthy had an interesting season in 2014. He began the year pitching for Arizona, and traditional stats—the 5.01 ERA—implied that he struggled. But his 3.82 FIP suggested his ERA wasn’t telling the whole story. Fast forward to McCarthy’s 90-inning tenure in New York, and analysts around baseball were coming up with explanations for why McCarthy was so improved. After all, he posted a 2.89 ERA in 14 starts while wearing pinstripes. McCarthy’s FIP with New York wasn’t all that much better than it was in the first half, though, as he posted a 3.22 FIP as a Yankee.

The interesting thing about McCarthy is that his peripherals suggest that some of these ups and downs are simply a function of factors beyond his control. After all, his FIPs over the past three seasons are 3.76, 3.75, and 3.55. Those are much more consistent than his ERAs over that same time period (which should surprise nobody), and they indicate that McCarthy is a pretty consistent pitcher, at least as far as the things he controls go.

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December 17, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound

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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

The Royals add another aging bat, the Marlins hope a move to first keeps Morse healthy, the Rockies add bench depth, the Yankees keep some rotation depth, the Cubs and Orioles build pen depth, and a low-risk, but possibly not-so-high-reward arm, lands in San Diego.



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December 16, 2014 12:04 am

Transaction Analysis: The Headley Weapon

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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Yankees re-sign Chase Headley, the Astros get a hitter to play shortstop, and Brett Anderson has incentives.

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Andrew Miller finds his Cashman, while the Rays get their man, Cash.

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December 8, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

The system isn't ready to produce much yet, but at the lower levels something is happening.

Last year's Yankees list

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