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06-25

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BP Unfiltered: The AL Wins Interleague Again
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Ben Lindbergh

01-26

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Transaction Analysis: AL on the Rise, and Extensions All Around
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Ben Lindbergh

07-14

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Mixed-League Mayhem
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Derek Carty

07-11

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: Pitching Dominance
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Michael Jong

03-31

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42

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-01

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7

Fantasy Focus: Catcher Rankings Review
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Marc Normandin

01-26

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Center Field
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Marc Normandin

01-24

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Right Field
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Marc Normandin

01-20

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Left Field
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Marc Normandin

01-13

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Shortstop
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Marc Normandin

01-12

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Third Base
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Marc Normandin

06-04

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Ahead in the Count: No Turnover Standings Breakdown
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Matt Swartz

04-04

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29

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-03

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Lay of the Land
by
Jay Jaffe

04-06

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28

Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-07

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5

Prospectus Hit and Run: Divisionology
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Jay Jaffe

07-15

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Prospectus Preview: Today's Game to Watch, the All-Star Game
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Caleb Peiffer

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-07

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Toughest of Them All?
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Dan Fox

11-01

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The 2007 Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

10-05

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6-4-3: Weighin' in at 19 Stone, Part Two
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Gary Huckabay

10-04

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Schrodinger's Bat: A Rocky Mountain Retrospective
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Dan Fox

09-25

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6-4-3: Weighin' in at 19 Stone, Part One of Two
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Gary Huckabay

09-25

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Prospectus Toolbox: Doubled Up
by
Derek Jacques

06-28

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Lies, Damned Lies: All-Star Balloting
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Nate Silver

06-27

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Year Ten
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John Perrotto

04-02

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-15

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Schrodinger's Bat: Age Before Beauty
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Dan Fox

01-11

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Schrodinger's Bat: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
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Dan Fox

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

07-12

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 9
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Jay Jaffe

05-18

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Moral Hazards of the Hit Batsmen
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Dan Fox

03-31

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-01

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Crooked Numbers: In Reverse
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James Click

08-17

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Can Of Corn: The Even Newer and More Improved Triple Crown
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Dayn Perry

07-28

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Crooked Numbers: Stopped Short
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James Click

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-29

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Projects the NL
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Nate Silver

11-11

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Lies, Damned Lies: Superstars, All-Stars and Busts
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Nate Silver

09-21

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Prospectus Today: The Wild Card
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Joe Sheehan

08-21

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Rational Exuberance: A Better Way to Build a Baseball Team
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Jonah Keri

08-17

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From the Desk of Vex Peters
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Jim Baker

08-10

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Murderer's Row
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Chaim Bloom and Keith Woolner

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

07-15

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

04-21

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WWII Difficulty
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Clay Davenport

04-09

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The Great Slide Backwards
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Mark Armour

04-02

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The Great Leap Forward
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Mark Armour

11-21

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Aim For The Head: Are Balanced Lineups Better?
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Keith Woolner and Rodger A. Payne

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

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Once again, the battle between the leagues goes to the AL in convincing fashion.

After 252 interleague games, we have a final tally for 2012: AL 142, NL 110. That's a .563 winning percentage for the AL, which translates to a 91-win pace over a 162-game season. The AL has now taken the NL's lunch money in interleague play for nine consecutive seasons.

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Assessing whether the AL got stronger this offseason, evaluating extensions for Tim Lincecum, Brandon Morrow, and Mike Morse, and tackling Toronto's moves for Francisco Cordero and Omar Vizquel.

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July 14, 2011 1:00 pm

Resident Fantasy Genius: Mixed-League Mayhem

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Derek Carty

Derek examines the differences between mixed leagues and AL/NL-only leagues through the lens of expert leagues Tout Wars, LABR, and CardRunners.

Over the past week, Jason Collette has been taking turns examining each of the three Tout Wars leagues: AL-only, NL-only, and mixed. Yesterday, he examined the mixed league, which I participate in. Unfortunately, I’m not having the best year, currently in 12th out of 15. Interestingly, though, I am third in two other high-profile expert leagues—LABR (the League of Alternate Baseball Reality) and CardRunners—priming myself for a run at the championship.

What I find particularly interesting is that LABR is an NL-only league and CardRunners is an AL-only league. Despite doing well in leagues that draw from either league pool, in the league that combines them, I’m flailing. I also struggled in Tout Mixed last year, finishing middle-of-the-pack, but I won a LABR NL championship the year before. What gives?

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July 11, 2011 9:54 pm

Divide and Conquer, NL East: Pitching Dominance

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Michael Jong

Michael tests conventional wisdom and examines whether the pitching in the NL East is superior to the Central and West.

In last week's edition of Divide and Conquer, there was some controversy when Derek Lowe's name was brought up among the league leaders in WARP this season. This line of thinking got me examining the WARP totals for all of the division's finest pitchers. Dubious as the Lowe-for-WARP-leader campaign may be, it turns out (rather unsurprisingly) that the NL East as a whole is running out some of the best starting rotations in all of baseball, even when viewed through different lenses.
 

The NL East Starters
Here is how the NL East's five teams stack up in terms of three pitching statistics of interest: ERA, SIERA, and Baseball Prospectus's Fair Run Average (FRA), explained here. The five pitchers who have made the most starts for each team were selected and these are their results:



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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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February 1, 2011 11:08 am

Fantasy Focus: Catcher Rankings Review

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Marc Normandin

Marc's postmortem of his 2010 fantasy value predictions continues, this time with backstops.

This is a review of my 2010 catcher rankings. This time around, not only will we use auction values for mixed leagues, but also the dollar value for AL- and NL-only leagues. These dollar values come from Graphical Player 2011, and I think these will do a good job illustrating how much I missed by on the players I missed—though, broken record style, the why is more important than the result when it comes to these rankings. All PECOTA projections, dollar values, and other statistics in the parentheses are for 2010.

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January 26, 2011 11:33 am

Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Center Field

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Marc Normandin

A review of Marc's 2010 center field rankings.

This is a review of my 2010 center field rankings. This time around, not only will we use auction values for mixed leagues, but also the dollar value for AL- and NL-only leagues. These dollar values come from Graphical Player 2011, and I think these will do a good job illustrating how much I missed by on the players I missed, though, broken record style, the why is more important than the result when it comes to these rankings. All PECOTA projections, dollar values and statistics in the parentheses are from 2010.

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January 24, 2011 12:42 pm

Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Right Field

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Marc Normandin

A review of Marc's 2010 right field rankings.

This is a review of my 2010 right field rankings. This time around, not only will we use auction values for mixed leagues, but also the dollar value for AL- and NL-only leagues. These dollar values come from Graphical Player 2011, and I think these will do a good job illustrating how much I missed by on the players I missed, though, broken record style, the why is more important than the result when it comes to these rankings. All PECOTA projections, dollar values and statistics in the parentheses are from 2010.

Five Stars

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January 20, 2011 4:23 pm

Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Left Field

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Marc Normandin

A review of Marc's 2010 left fielder rankings.

This is a review of my 2010 left field rankings. This time around, not only will we use auction values for mixed leagues, but also the dollar value for AL- and NL-only leagues. These dollar values come from Graphical Player 2011, and I think these will do a good job illustrating how much I missed by on the players I missed, though, broken record style, the why is more important than the result when it comes to these rankings. All PECOTA projections, dollar values and statistics in the parentheses are from 2010.

Five Stars

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January 13, 2011 3:10 pm

Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Shortstop

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Marc Normandin

Marc reviews his 2010 shortstop rankings.

This is a review of my 2010 shortstop rankings. This time around, not only will we use auction values for mixed leagues, but also the dollar value for AL- and NL-only leagues. These dollar values come from Graphical Player 2011, and I think these will do a good job illustrating how much I missed by on the players I missed, though, broken record style, the why is more important than the result when it comes to these rankings. All PECOTA projections, dollar values and statistics in the parentheses are from 2010.

Five Stars

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January 12, 2011 2:03 pm

Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Third Base

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Marc Normandin

A review of Marc's 2010 third base fantasy rankings.

This is a review of my 2010 third base rankings. This time around, not only will we use auction values for mixed leagues, but also the dollar value for AL- and NL-only leagues. These dollar values come from Graphical Player 2011, and I think these will do a good job illustrating how much I missed by on the players I missed, though, broken record style, the why is more important than the result when it comes to these rankings. All PECOTA projections, dollar values and statistics in the parentheses are from 2010.

Five Stars

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June 4, 2010 9:00 am

Ahead in the Count: No Turnover Standings Breakdown

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Matt Swartz

Putting every major-league player back with his original team in an alternative universe can tell us a lot about team building.

In March, I introduced The No Turnover Standings which measured what teams’ records would have been if Major League Baseball did not allow any player movement and all players had provided the same production for the team that originally drafted or signed them as amateurs.  As I described in that article:

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