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02-27

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part One: 1-25
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Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

12-28

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 12/28/12
by
Paul Singman

05-01

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Western Front: As a Manager, He Makes a Good Right Fielder
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Geoff Young

02-22

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28

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Derek Carty and Michael Jong

01-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All
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Jay Jaffe

12-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: Can We Just Stick Edgar in the Corner?
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Jay Jaffe

05-09

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Prospectus Hit List: The Hitless Parade
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Jay Jaffe

12-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2011: Bagwell and Baggage
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Jay Jaffe

10-06

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Prospectus Hit List: The Finale
by
Jay Jaffe

06-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Jacktastic!
by
Jay Jaffe

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: June 14 - June 20
by
Geoff Young

06-11

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: June 7 - June 13
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Geoff Young

03-12

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28

Prospectus Hit and Run: Nomar and the Trinity
by
Jay Jaffe

12-31

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Outfielders
by
Jay Jaffe

12-21

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Alomar, the Crime Dog, the Big Cat and Big Mac
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Jay Jaffe

08-07

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Prospectus Hit List: The Post-Shuffle Shuffle
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Jay Jaffe

06-16

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Player Profile: Raul Ibanez
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Baseball Prospectus

06-05

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Prospectus Hit List: The Rising
by
Jay Jaffe

05-29

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Prospectus Hit List: Going Places
by
Marc Normandin

04-17

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Prospectus Hit List: Small Sample Version
by
Jay Jaffe

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Brewers
by
Jay Jaffe

12-20

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The Class of 2008
by
Jay Jaffe

06-08

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Prospectus Hit List: Padres Riding High
by
Jay Jaffe

04-05

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Doctoring The Numbers: Charlie Haeger
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Rany Jazayerli

03-14

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Switching Leagues
by
John Perrotto

01-08

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The Class of 2007
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Jay Jaffe

10-04

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of October 2
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Jay Jaffe

09-26

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 26
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Jay Jaffe

09-12

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 10
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Jay Jaffe

12-12

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The Class of 2006
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Jay Jaffe

12-16

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The Class of 2005
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Jay Jaffe

02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IV
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Baseball Prospectus

01-06

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The Class of 2004
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Jay Jaffe

07-26

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Doctoring The Numbers: More Homers than Walks
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Rany Jazayerli

09-20

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Doctoring The Numbers
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Rany Jazayerli

12-13

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The Greatest Home Run Hitters of All Time
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James Kushner

03-04

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Flashback: Last Year's Surprise Players
by
Greg Spira and Keith Law

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Ryan Braun and Mike Trout top a list that is teeming with high-upside talent.

The Baseball Prospectus fantasy team has been rolling out its positional rankings over the past couple of weeks, and will conclude the process next week. Each team member assigned to cover a position will create an initial top 15 (more for outfielders and starting pitchers) on his own. He will then send that list to the rest of the team for discussion, at which point we will debate the rankings, both in terms of each player's specific placement and the merits on which he was included in the top 15. This back-and-forth debate will yield the final list, which will be presented by the original author with notes on the pertinent players. We encourage you to bring your opinions into the fray using the comment section below.

Today, we continue the rankings with a look at our top 25 outfielders. Comments on the outfielders ranked 26-50 will follow on Friday.

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December 28, 2012 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 12/28/12

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Paul Singman

How worthy of your keeper slots are Jason Kubel, Corey Hart, and Coco Crisp?

Jason Kubel | Arizona Diamondbacks
Shallow (30 Keepers):
No
Medium (60 Keepers): No
Deep (90 Keepers): No
NL-only (60 Keepers): No
Super Deep (200 Keepers): Yes

Owning Jason Kubel last year was a lot like being the aptly named (since this is a baseball article) Tom Hanson from 500 Days of Summer. If you jump between different days of his season, one day you’re running gleefully through IKEA but on the next you discover the sink is broken, all your sinks are broken. Moving from plumbing back to baseball, for Kubel this means his season was very bipolar. The week of July 15 he was the hottest hitter in the game while swatting five homers, yet in August and September he couldn’t manage to hit above .200.






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Torii Hunter's suggestion that Mike Scioscia should have had the Angels bunt does not make sense.

After the Angels lost at Tampa Bay last Wednesday, right fielder Torii Hunter suggested that his manager, Mike Scioscia, had not done everything possible to put the team in a position to win. This is the sort of problem that arises when you enter a season with astronomical expectations and then stumble badly out of the gate.

After losing on a walk-off homer by Oakland castoff Brandon Allen the following afternoon and on a walk-off single by Asdrubal Cabrera in Cleveland the next night, the Angels found themselves nine games behind AL West-leading Texas, the largest deficit of any team in baseball. The off-season signings of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson were supposed to take last year's 86-win team to the proverbial next level. Instead, the Angels have skidded in the opposite direction, leading some folks to panic.

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February 22, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

Roundtable discussion of the pressing questions facing the NL East teams as we approach the start of the season

1) After a disappointing sophomore campaign, what can we expect of Jason Heyward going forward?
MJ:
Jason Heyward had an injury-riddled sophomore season in Atlanta, but there is a lot to like about his chances at a rebound campaign in 2012. His offensive line was deflated by a .260 BABIP, but his peripherals were once again stellar. His 11.6 percent walk rate represented a regression from 2010 but cannot be considered poor, and his .162 ISO likewise dropped from the previous year but did not experience a precipitous fall.


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January 4, 2012 12:18 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All

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Jay Jaffe

Tim Raines has his case re-examined, and the remainder of the Hall ballot gets a look.

We all have our pet projects. With the graduations of Bert Blyleven and Ron Santo to the Hall of Fame, mine is now Tim Raines. During his 23-year major-league career, Raines combined the virtues of a keen batting eye, dazzling speed, and all-around athleticism with a cerebral approach that made him an electrifying performer and a dangerous offensive weapon. Yet in four years on the ballot, he's reached just 37.5 percent of the vote, exactly half of what he needs to reach Cooperstown.

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Continuing a jaunt through the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot with the help of the revamped JAWS, a certain DH goes under the microscope.

It's been nearly 40 years since the designated hitter was introduced to Major League Baseball, and in that time, only one player who spent the plurality—not even the majority—of his time at the position has made it into the Hall of Fame. That was Paul Molitor, who spent 1,171 of his 2,683 career games riding the pine between plate appearances. When I reviewed Molitor's Hall of Fame case—in what was actually my Baseball Prospectus debut, at a point when the system hadn’t even been named JAWS—I considered him as a third baseman, because he had played 788 games there, and the majority of his games playing somewhere in the infield. He had generated real defensive value (26 FRAA according to the measure of the time, 22 FRAA according to our most recent batch), strengthening a case that was virtually automatic anyway by dint of his membership in the 3,000-hit club.

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May 9, 2011 9:43 am

Prospectus Hit List: The Hitless Parade

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Jay Jaffe

Francisco Liriano and Justin Verlander's no-hitters highlight a week of cold bats across the AL.

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A look at the first basemen on this year's Hall of Fame ballot.

Having kicked off this year's JAWS series with the starting pitchers, today we turn our attention to the first basemen, a slate which includes the ballot's best newcomer as well as its most controversial first-timer, and a few holdovers who aren't going anywhere for entirely different reasons.

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October 6, 2010 12:30 pm

Prospectus Hit List: The Finale

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Jay Jaffe

One last ranking of all 30 major league teams in 2010, from the Yankees to the Pirates.

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June 30, 2010 8:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Jacktastic!

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Jay Jaffe

How Jamie Moyer learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.

On May 6, Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts passed away. Many nice things were said upon his shuffling off this mortal coil—staff leader of the 1950 "Whiz Kids," active in the formation of the players' union, all-around stand-up guy. But the most distinctive number attached to his 19-year big-league career was his 505 home runs allowed, the all-time record. Those dingers didn't stop Roberts from racking up 286 wins with a 3.41 ERA, a 113 ERA+, and 82.0 WARP, good enough to earn him a bronze plaque in Cooperstown in relatively short order.

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This week's installment includes the pro debuts of Mickey Mantle and Barry Bonds, no-hitters by Jim Palmer and Vida Blue, and a boatload of other good stuff.

Once again, we crack open The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball to relive past glories. Not yours, or mine, but someone's...

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This week's installment includes a team called the Microbes, a Hall of Fame quarterback, and the ubiquitous more.

In our previous installment, I marvelled at the fun minor-league team names that pop up throughout history. Because you cannot have too much fun, I humbly submit the following: Ft. Dodge Gypsumites, Waterloo Microbes, San Jose Prune Pickers, Muncie Fruit Jars, Petaluma Incubators, Vincennes Alices, Holland Wooden Shoes, Kirksville Osteopaths, Lincoln Abes. With reality like that, who needs fiction?

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