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06-19

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24

Fantasy Beat: The Magnificence of R.A. Dickey
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Jason Collette

04-19

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6

Research Mailbag: James McDonald, Professional Hitter
by
Bradley Ankrom

02-29

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12

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

12-21

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36

Spinning Yarn: Hit-and-Run Success is No Accident
by
Mike Fast

12-16

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5

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Men Behind the Men Behind the Plate
by
Jonathan Bernhardt

11-18

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15

Baseball ProGUESTus: Why Having a Quick Hook Helps
by
Mitchel Lichtman

10-31

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33

World Series Prospectus: A Card Fought Win
by
Jay Jaffe

10-28

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54

World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling
by
Jay Jaffe

10-19

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23

World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

10-13

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57

Doctoring The Numbers: Starting Them Young, Part One
by
Rany Jazayerli

09-14

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47

The Lineup Card: Commissioner for a Day
by
Baseball Prospectus

07-13

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48

The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better Remembered
by
Baseball Prospectus

05-24

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5

Baseball ProGUESTus: Answers from a Sabermetrician, Part 1
by
Tom Tango

05-19

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4

The BP Wayback Machine: Baseball in 1864
by
Clay Davenport

05-17

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22

Future Shock: Who's No. 1?
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-10

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12

Manufactured Runs: The Deconstruction of Falling Stars
by
Colin Wyers

02-24

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3

Purpose Pitches: NL NRIs of Note
by
Christina Kahrl

02-16

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38

Future Shock: Minnesota Twins Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-16

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6

Purpose Pitches: AL NRIs to Watch
by
Christina Kahrl

01-31

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2

Prospectus Q&A: Bill Monbouquette, Part One
by
David Laurila

12-30

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9

Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

12-22

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57

Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Jimmy Wynn
by
David Laurila

11-19

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7

On the Beat: The AL Winter Agenda
by
John Perrotto

11-19

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62

Future Shock: Kansas City Royals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-12

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Prospectus Q&A: Lyle Overbay
by
David Laurila

10-14

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17

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees
by
Jay Jaffe

08-13

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8

Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and Whitaker
by
David Laurila

08-01

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9

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-20

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13

Prospectus Q&A: C.J. Wilson
by
David Laurila

06-15

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2

Future Shock: Draft Wrap: NL Central
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-11

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9

Future Shock: Draft Wrap: AL East
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-01

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Another Look: A Six Pack of No-Hitters
by
Bob Hertzel

04-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Buck Showalter
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David Laurila

04-02

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11

Checking the Numbers: SHINO-myte!
by
Eric Seidman

03-23

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26

Ahead in the Count: Predicting BABIP, Part 1
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Matt Swartz

03-22

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28

Baseball Therapy: There Goes My Hero
by
Russell A. Carleton

03-08

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48

Baseball Therapy: Going Streaking
by
Russell A. Carleton

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
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David Laurila

01-26

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10

You Could Look It Up: The Statheads vs. Blondy Ryan
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Steven Goldman

01-19

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38

Future Shock: Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-13

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77

Prospectus Hit and Run: 10 Men Out
by
Jay Jaffe

01-10

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19

Prospectus Roundtable: BABIP and Line Drives
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Baseball Prospectus

12-23

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14

Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and Short
by
Jay Jaffe

12-04

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25

Transaction Action: The Fox and the Walking Man
by
Christina Kahrl

11-23

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24

Prospectus Today: Outfield and Catcher Free Agents Review
by
Joe Sheehan

11-22

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Prospectus Today: Infield Free Agents Review
by
Joe Sheehan

10-28

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25

World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
by
Jay Jaffe

10-22

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Checking the Numbers: Crossing Over
by
Eric Seidman

10-14

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42

Prospectus Today: A Triple Play of Division Series Post Mortems
by
Joe Sheehan

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November 19, 2010 9:00 am

Future Shock: Kansas City Royals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The best system in baseball is close to turning the franchise's fortunes around.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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November 12, 2010 11:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Lyle Overbay

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David Laurila

The free-agent first baseman discusses his journey to the majors, seizing opportunities, and his approach to the game.

Lyle Overbay isn’t one of the sexier names on this year’s free-agent list, but the 33-year-old former Blue Jay should attract the interest of teams desiring a solid left-handed bat and above-average defense at first base. A career .274/.358/.447 hitter, Overbay has averaged 38 doubles and 17 home runs over the past seven seasons. Originally an 18th-round pick by the Diamondbacks, Overbay went on to play two years in Milwaukee before spending the last five in Toronto. He talked about his career progression and free-agency expectations prior to a game in mid-September.

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October 14, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees

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Jay Jaffe

The Yankees look to get back to yet another World Series while the Rangers are in uncharted territory.

From 1996 through 1999, the Joe Torre-led Yankees and the Johnny Oates-piloted Rangers faced off in three American League Division Series, the first three times the latter franchise had ever reached the postseason. The Yankees won nine of those 10 games, holding the Rangers to a lone run apiece in their 1998 and 1999 sweeps. Times have changed, however, and while the Yankee machine has simply kept rolling, racking up four pennants and two world championships while missing the playoffs just once since their last meeting, the Rangers endured a dark decade before reemerging as AL West champions thanks to the shrewd deal making of general manager Jon Daniels and the fruits of their well-stocked farm system.

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Various people throughout baseball talk about the importance of the Tigers' long-running double play duo.

“Tram” and “Sweet Lou." The longest-running double-play combination in baseball history, Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker played 1,918 games together from 1977-95, the most ever for American League teammates.  During that time they combined for 11 All-Star berths, seven Gold Gloves, seven Silver Slugger awards, 4,734 hits, and 429 home runs.  They were, quite simply, the heart and soul of the Detroit Tigers for nearly two full decades.

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The Braves and Pirates make a flurry of moves, but they weren't the only ones wheeling and dealing on July 31.

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ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
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Traded RHP Chad Qualls to the Rays for a PTBNL; traded C-R Chris Snyder, SS-R Pedro Ciriaco, and $3 million to the Pirates for RHP D.J. Carrasco, INF-R Bobby Crosby, and OF-L Ryan Church; recalled C-R John Hester from Reno (Triple-A). [7/31]
Optioned OF-R Cole Gillespie to Reno. [8/1]

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The Rangers' starter discusses incorporating statistics, mechanics, and video into his pitching preparations.

C.J. Wilson has a unique approach to pitching. The Rangers’ southpaw is both “a math guy” and a student of biomechanics, and the melding of the two helps create a thought process that is as esoteric as it is analytical. There is certainly a method behind the madness, as the 29-year-old Loyola Marymount product has held opponents to a .206 BAA and a .306 SLG in his first season as a member of the Texas rotation. No American League starter has been better against left-handed hitters, who have gone just 9 for 97 against his slants. One negative is walks allowed, as his 60 free passes are the most in the league. Overall, Wilson is 8-5, with a 3.23 ERA in 19 starts.


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June 15, 2010 8:53 am

Future Shock: Draft Wrap: NL Central

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Kevin Goldstein

The Cubs pull a major first-round surprise along with breakdowns of the picks of the other teams in the division.

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June 11, 2010 9:24 am

Future Shock: Draft Wrap: AL East

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Kevin Goldstein

The Blue Jays had nine picks in the first three rounds but questions remain as to how well they re-stocked their farm system.

Baltimore Orioles
Day One Selections
3. Manny Machado, SS, Brito Private HS (FL)



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June 1, 2010 8:30 am

Another Look: A Six Pack of No-Hitters

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Bob Hertzel

Our resident veteran scribe has covered six no-nos in his career and all have had interesting back stories.

Sometimes, the wheel of fortune just seems to keep stopping on your number. Or not. For example, think of Marty Noble, the fine veteran baseball writer who covers the New York Mets these days for MLB.com and who spent years as that team’s beat writer at Newsday. The man has been covering baseball games since he weighed 180 pounds, and one look will tell you that was a long, long time ago. He's covered it all—except a no-hitter. It’s probably safe to say there are lot of veteran baseball writers who have not covered a no-hitter. That’s their loss, for there really is nothing quite like a no-hitter to cover. That was a lesson learned early in a baseball writing career. Real early.

In 1969, I took over the baseball beat at the Cincinnati Enquirer, not knowing what lay ahead, which was, of course, the birth of the Big Red Machine. But that was a year away and there was no way to know that I would cover six no-hitters or that they would come at me before I was ready for them.

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A conversation about analysis and the game with the former skipper and present-day talking head.

Buck Showalter is in many ways an old-school baseball man, but that doesn’t mean the former Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Rangers skipper doesn‘t value data -- or that he hasn’t for more than three decades. He unmistakably understands the mechanics of the game. Currently an analyst for ESPN, Showalter offered his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including how the game has (and hasn’t) changed, why Paul O’Neill could hit southpaws, why switch-sliders make good switch-hitters, and what makes the Twins the Twins.

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April 2, 2010 2:15 pm

Checking the Numbers: SHINO-myte!

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Eric Seidman

Those who switch-hit in name only make up a rare cadre all their own.

A few weeks ago I found myself engrossed in a Tommy Bennett article on the Braves and stumbled upon his usage of the term SHINO when describing Melky Cabrera. The acronym stands for Switch-Hitter-In-Name-Only, and refers to some hitters with 'S' or 'Both' under the Bats column on their player pages, and specifically the ones who might want to think about changing that status. They certainly switch, but they don’t offer much in the way of hitting. The term tickled my fancy, in part due to the fact that I’ve had an article on switch-hitters in my to-do queue for over a year now that was set to focus on those who consistently struggled from one side of the plate. Though the title of that shelved article involved Bobby Kielty and not this term; as we’ll see, maybe Kielty should have been included in the title.

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March 23, 2010 10:42 am

Ahead in the Count: Predicting BABIP, Part 1

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Matt Swartz

BABIP isn't as luck-driven as many suggest, not after you drill down into the numbers.

If you don’t put your bat on the ball, you’re not going to get a hit, and if you don’t hit the ball over the wall, someone might catch it. This series begins with what happens the rest of the time as I develop a model to predict a hitter’s Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP). In Part 2, I will explain some of the current BABIP superstars then some of the players where my system differs from PECOTA will be the topic of Part 3.

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