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12-20

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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

01-22

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Sign Tanaka
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Youngian Thing
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R.J. Anderson

01-14

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Overthinking It: Will the 2014 Yankees Have the Oldest Offense Ever?
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Ben Lindbergh

01-14

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Rumor Roundup: Third Base Buzz
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Daniel Rathman

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Musical Closers
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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

12-16

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Fantasy Team Preview: New York Yankees
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Craig Goldstein

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November 11, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Cuddyer Quashes Qualifying Offer

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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

The Mets give up a draft pick to sign Michael Cuddyer, the Angels add another pitcher, and Chris Young the hitter re-ups in New York.



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"When at his best, he is spotting the fastball, cutter and sinker around the outside portions of each quadrant while mixing in the curveball."

Brandon McCarthy

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November 7, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: AFL Notes, Part 2

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Todd Gold

Eyes on Dalton Pompey, Josh Bell, Raul Mondesi and others.

This group includes players with near MLB-ready skill sets who are in the AFL to put the finishing touches on their profile as they get ready to compete for a big-league job in 2015.

RHP Francellis Montas (White Sox)
He's been a starter for almost his entire career, and if the White Sox are hell-bent on developing him into a major-league starter then he's still a long way off. But if they are willing to shift him to the bullpen his stuff is ready. He sat 97-99 and touched 100 mph several times in his start against Salt River. His 89-92 mph slider has obvious power and the 87-90 mph changeup is a solid change of pace. He lacks the command to be a starter in the short term and there is very little deception to the delivery. The White Sox have pushed their prospects as aggressively as any organization, and if they are willing to move him to the bullpen then Montas' stuff should be ready for the South Side on opening day this year. When he gets hit, he'll get hit hard, but he should be able to blow away a significant number of hitters, too, and has a three-true-outcomes type of profile.


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November 6, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: AFL Notes, Part 1

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Todd Gold

A look at the prospectiest prospects at this year's AFL, including Byron Buxton, Addison Russell, and Archie Bradley.

These players are well known for their loud tools. This section is mean to serve as an update on these prospects and their current location along the developmental timeline.

OF Byron Buxton (Twins)
The 2014 season wasn't Byron Buxton's year. He spent time on the disabled list with multiple wrist injuries and a concussion sustained in an outfield collision in his first game at Double-A. He went to the AFL looking to make up for lost time. While his AFL season was also cut short after he dislocated the middle finger on his left hand, he first proved that his elite tools were intact. More importantly, his potential impact to the Twins remains practically unchanged, other than a year delay in his timeline. The Twins enter the offseason with a murky outfield picture, but Buxton’s lost developmental year inhibits his ability to take advantage of the opportunity—though a premium athlete like Buxton could hold his own while taking his lumps and learning hard lessons at the major-league level. He was already expected to open 2015 in the minors, at least for financial reasons, but his loss of development time may necessitate spending the entire 2015 season there. The tools he showcased in the AFL were as advertised: plus-plus bat speed with a loose swing with a quick-twitch trigger; an 80 runner in center with a plus arm and plus accuracy. One of the highlights of the AFL was his stolen base off of Rays C Justin O'Connor, who popped a 1.84 attempting but couldn’t throw Buxton out. The takeaway from his brief AFL stint is that in spite of the injuries the tools remain intact—it's just a question of how well they'll play at the highest level of competition.


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The seven-time All-Star is calling it a career.

Few players have combined the speed, power and positional scarcity that the young Alfonso Soriano did; if nothing else, you'll remember him forever for that league you won (or lost) because of how incredible his fantasy production was. Soriano announced Tuesday that he will retire, so to honor the career of the only man ever traded for Brad Wilkerson, here are 15 years of Soriano's comments in the Baseball Prospectus Annual.

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"Late-innings mentality; short memory; showed poise and was successful replacing the greatest closer of all time."

David Robertson

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Aaron Judge has long arms. Hitters with long arms have swing-and-miss issues. Do two sentences make a destiny?

Few things scare scouts off a hitter more than high strikeout totals. We’re trained to look past the numbers and to see just the player, rather than be swayed by, for example, gaudy numbers in an extreme hitting environment or against inferior competition—or the reverse. But high strikeout totals are one number that can set off scouts’ alarms. Even the most successful minor-league hitters can, and usually will, struggle when they get to the majors if they have extreme swing-and-miss issues. As George Springer showed this year, a hitter with extreme strikeout tendencies can still be productive; that production might just come with a painfully low batting average.

A few weeks ago, I talked about how predetermined biases about a player can affect the evaluation process, especially with prospects for whom expectations play a large part. In the case of Yankees outfield prospect Aaron Judge, however, even if we can strip away all of the background information, forget about his success in college and forget that he was selected in the Yankees in the first round, we can’t ignore that he is a tremendously large human being. I mean, he’s just massive.

We know certain things that are generally pretty true about tall hitters. They typically hit for more power than their shorter counterparts, and at the same time, they generally swing and miss more. Part of that is due to the aforementioned propensity for power (as powerful swings tend to bring whiffs), but part is due to physics. Taller hitters have longer arms, and long arms make for long swings. The longer a swing, the more holes in it.

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These players and/or entities have been disappointing, absent, or in low esteem this year, but our staff sees bounce-back campaigns in store.

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August 2, 2014 1:00 am

Trade Deadline

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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

How much did each move yesterday affect the playoff picture? We let PECOTA and our playoff odds answer that.

We can write about the prospects who can’t locate glove-side, we can write about the fantasy implications of a fourth-outfielder logjam, we can write about the strengths and weaknesses of each player traded and we can give our best assessment of each team’s competitive windows. But what you really want to know is this:

Are the Brewers (or the A’s, or the Orioles, or name a team) any more likely to make the playoffs today than they were before they made the TA-worthy trade? Any by how much?

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The Yankees' rebuild of the infield is complete with the additions of Stephen Drew and Martin Prado.



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July 23, 2014 2:33 am

Transaction Analysis: Headley Chased

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Sam Miller, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

The Yankees land one of the era's most trade-rumored players, and the Padres' return is, in the end, bitterly small.



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July 18, 2014 6:00 am

Working the Count: The Tanaka Postmortem

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Noah Woodward

Can we find anything that should have been predictive in Masahiro Tanaka's pre-injury performance?

“I want to apologize to the Yankees organization, my teammates and our fans for not being able to help during this time.” —Masahiro Tanaka, 7/11/14

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