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07-20

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Transaction Analysis: x
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Patrick Dubuque and Martin Alonso

07-19

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 17: Gotta Start Somewhere
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Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond and Shawn Brody

07-17

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Transaction Analysis: Our Long Nationals Nightmare Is Over
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Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond, Javier Barragan, Greg Goldstein and George Bissell

06-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Florida Glove Exchange
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Bryan Grosnick, Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Jarrett Seidler

06-26

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The Call-Up: Franklin Barreto
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

06-15

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The Call-Up: Matt Chapman
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Wilson Karaman

06-13

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Answer Man: A.J. Hinch
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David Brown

05-10

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Banjo Hitter: Beyond the 90th Percentile
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Aaron Gleeman

04-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five to Watch: Leadoff Surprises
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-28

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Short Relief: A Friendly Warning, A Friendly Pitcher, and Some Friendly Advice
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Matt Ellis, Emma Baccellieri and Kate Preusser

03-27

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Short Relief: Talking (And Not Talking) Baseball
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Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

03-23

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Has the Modern Bullpen Killed Late-Inning Comebacks? (Part Two)
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Rob Mains

03-20

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Has the Modern Bullpen Killed Late-Inning Comebacks? (Part One)
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Rob Mains

03-17

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Short Relief: Imaginary Players and Imaginary Victories
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Mary Craig, Jen Mac Ramos and Matt Sussman

03-16

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Oakland Athletics
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Patrick Dubuque

03-01

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Flu-Like Symptoms: In (Restrained) Praise of Dave Stewart
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Rob Mains

02-24

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

09-06

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The Call-Up: Jharel Cotton
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Wilson Karaman and George Bissell

08-29

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Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal Upgrades
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Richer Get Rich
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Sam Miller, Christopher Crawford, Patrick Dubuque, Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman

06-25

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The Call-Up: Dillon Overton
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Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

06-17

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What You Need to Know: The Improbable Frequently Fails To Happen
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Emma Baccellieri

06-10

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Transaction Analysis: Coghlan Comes Home
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Matthew Trueblood and Bryan Grosnick

06-02

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Prospectus Feature: The One Who Got Away
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Aaron Gleeman

05-23

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Prospectus Q&A: Rich Hill, Ace Pitcher
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Tim Britton

05-10

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What You Need to Know: Sonny Gray's Short-Lived Mound Shuffle
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Daniel Rathman

05-02

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Players Prefer Presentation: Upon Further Review, We Will Never Be Happy
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Meg Rowley

04-27

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Baseball Therapy: Can Teams Come Back From a Comeback?
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Russell A. Carleton

03-15

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Rumor Roundup: Keon Broxton, Front and Center
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Daniel Rathman

03-14

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Life at the Margins: Not Fade Away
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Rian Watt

03-07

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Winter Is Leaving
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R.J. Anderson

02-22

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Cold Takes: On PECOTA's Breakout Champ
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Patrick Dubuque

02-18

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BP Unfiltered: The Worldwide Takeover of 'We're Not Selling Jeans Here'
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Sam Miller

02-12

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BP Unfiltered: Glenn Burke, Historically Significant Baserunner
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Sam Miller

01-26

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Rumor Roundup: The Josh Reddick Extension Conversation
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Daniel Rathman

12-23

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Outta Left Field: Evan Scribner's Four Walks
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Dustin Palmateer

10-06

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Baseball Therapy: My Bad Baseball Predictions
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Russell A. Carleton

06-26

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Rubbing Mud: To Sell or Not to Sell, That A's the Question
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Matthew Trueblood

05-14

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What You Need to Know: Thwarted!
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Steven Jacobson

05-11

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Transaction Analysis: Nobody's Salt But Mine
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R.J. Anderson

05-07

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Release Points: Tyler Clippard's Split's the Difference
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Dan Rozenson

04-27

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Transaction Analysis: Done Zo
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R.J. Anderson

04-27

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Rubbing Mud: The Worst Holes On Contenders
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Matthew Trueblood

03-19

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Every Team's Moneyball: Oakland Athletics: There is No Moneyball
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Jason Wojciechowski

03-18

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Painting the Black: The Anti-Kershaw
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R.J. Anderson

03-02

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Transaction Analysis: It's the Latest Johan Santana Comeback
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R.J. Anderson

02-02

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2015 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects
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Tucker Blair and BP Prospect Staff

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: Clippard Shipped
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-14

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Daisy Cutter: The Depths, and Depth, of Adam Dunn's Career
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Sahadev Sharma

01-12

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Transaction Analysis: A's Deal A Zo Blow to Rays
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R.J. Anderson, Nick J. Faleris and Ben Carsley

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July 20, 2017 3:31 pm

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Patrick Dubuque and Martin Alonso

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Acquired RHP David Phelps from Miami Marlins in exchange for OF-R Brayan Hernandez, RHP Brandon Miller, RHP Pablo Lopez, and RHP Lukas Schiraldi. [7/20]

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On the 17th episode of the DFA Podcast, Bryan, special guest Ben Diamond, and Shawn Brody discuss three big deals that are helping shape the 2017 playoff push. The Yankees pick up three pieces, the Nationals grab two, and the Diamondbacks just get one; how did each team do?

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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Washington's mess of a bullpen gets major help in form of right-hander Ryan Madson and left-hander Sean Doolittle.

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Tampa Bay brings in Adeiny Hechavarria and his sterling defensive reputation, while the Brewers claim former All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the A's.

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Can the A's top prospect make regretting the Josh Donaldson trade a thing of the past?

The Situation: As infielder Chad Pinder heads to the disabled list with a hamstring strain, the A’s turn to their top prospect to help fill the void. Just days after calling up Matt Chapman, and as the team looks to retool in the second half of the season, Barreto has an opportunity to make an impression and stick around despite struggling at Triple-A so far this season.

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June 15, 2017 9:24 am

The Call-Up: Matt Chapman

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The A's rookie has a potent glove, but can he make enough contact at the plate?

The Situation: The Super-Two window has all but closed, and as they sit 17 games out of first the A’s have entered period of roster transition that has already seen youngsters Chad Pinder and Jaycob Brugman wrestle playing time away from veterans. With Trevor Plouffe scuffling on both sides of the ball and Ryon Healy really better served not subtracting value by trying to fake it at third, the timing is just right for Oakland to call up one of their top position prospects for a look at the hot corner.

The Background: A former 25th-overall pick out of College World Series-bound Cal State Fullerton, Chapman has progressed steadily through the minor leagues with consistent production at east step along the way over the past three seasons. The 24-year-old has averaged a homer every 15 at-bats in his professional career, pacing the Texas League last year and mashing 16 long balls to date in a truncated season in the Pacific Coast League. He appeared to dodge a bullet earlier this spring, when on a check swing he suffered what initially looked like a hamate fracture, but turned out to be a mere strain.

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The Astros manager and former major leaguer talks white balance, belt loops, brains, coffee, psychology, career tracks, showing up Kevin Mitchell, and draft negotiations.



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This season is old enough to know better, but some early hitting performances really stand out.

I know it’s still too early in the season to draw meaningful conclusions about much of anything because my beloved Twins have a winning record, but we are far enough along that only seven hitters with 100 or more plate appearances are beating their 90th percentile PECOTA projections by at least 200 points of OPS. Two of those seven, Bryce Harper and Freddie Freeman, are great hitters off to especially strong starts, leaving five genuine, out-of-nowhere surprises among full-time position players. By the end of the season they may all have turned back into pumpkins, but in the meantime my curiosity is piqued.

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April 3, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Five to Watch: Leadoff Surprises

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Greg Wellemeyer

There can be hidden value at the top of the lineup.

The importance of batting order position is often overstated, especially in shallow or medium depth mixed leagues. In deeper and mono contexts, where plate appearances come at a premium, a slot in the upper third of the lineup can make a difference. The same goes for formats that allow daily lineup changes, as the leadoff spot can be a popular place for hitters with a pronounced split. Provided you have a bench with a little depth, you can often build an excellent platoon on the cheap by leveraging these roles. With that in mind, here are five players whose Opening Day stock is up because of unexpected opportunity at the top of their clubs’ lineups.

Delino DeShields, Texas Rangers

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Matt transcribes a sample inning of Jose Canseco's broadcast debut, Emma finds the ideal athlete social media presence, and Kate encourages some GMs to engage in shower thoughts.

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A discussion of a forgotten set of 1989 baseball cards that contained audio recordings, and the their secrets.

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Tire-spinning, one inning at a time.

Note: This article, and the one that preceded it this week, is based on a presentation I made at the Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference in Phoenix this month. You can hear the audio here, and follow along with the slides here, should you desire. Fortunately, there is no video.

Part Two: The Legacy of the Modern Bullpen

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