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04-02

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Pebble Hunting: Bonds vs. Pedro, and More Fun with Batter-Pitcher Matchups
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Sam Miller

04-01

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Top Tools: Best Pitches
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BP Prospect Staff

01-18

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: A Few Days in the Dominican
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Jason Parks

12-14

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Overthinking It: The Prospects Who Get Traded
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Ben Lindbergh

11-09

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Raising Aces: The Good Old Days: Pedro Martinez
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Doug Thorburn

03-12

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The Process: How Much Do Early Pitcher Promotions Matter?
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Bradley Ankrom

12-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Beattie
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David Laurila

11-04

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Player Profile: Pedro Martinez
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Marc Normandin

10-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night to Remember
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Jay Jaffe

10-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: From One to the Other
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Jay Jaffe

08-14

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Checking the Numbers: Anatomy of a Good Problem
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Eric Seidman

08-11

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Checking the Numbers: Scouting the Cubs/Phillies Series
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Eric Seidman

07-17

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Fantasy Beat: The 'Predicting Pedro' Problem
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Marc Normandin

06-18

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Prospectus Today: A Pitch for Pedro
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Joe Sheehan

03-11

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Checking the Numbers: Pedro's Tank
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Eric Seidman

02-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Tandemonium
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Jay Jaffe

09-04

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Prospectus Today: Pedro's Return to Action
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Joe Sheehan

08-08

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Prospectus Game of the Week: New York Mets @ Florida Marlins, August 3, 2006
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Derek Jacques

04-06

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Prospectus Game of the Week: New York Mets @ Cincinnati Reds, 4/4/05
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Jonah Keri

09-15

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Breaking Balls: More on Greatness
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Derek Zumsteg

10-28

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

04-08

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Prospectus Today: Sox Fumble Pedro's Option Play
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Joe Sheehan

03-25

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Surveying the Authors
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Baseball Prospectus

01-17

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Under The Knife: Looking for the Next Best Thing
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Will Carroll

11-15

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From The Mailbag: Barry Bonds, the AFL, and Bob Klapisch Responds
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Baseball Prospectus

10-23

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Internet Baseball Awards: Pitcher of the Year
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Greg Spira

03-31

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American League Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

07-12

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Prospectus Awards Balloting
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Baseball Prospectus

08-11

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The Daily Prospectus: Game Scores
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Joe Sheehan

06-13

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Pitcher Abuse Points
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Rany Jazayerli and Keith Woolner

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus
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Joe Sheehan

07-27

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Pitcher Abuse Points: Midseason Update
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Rany Jazayerli and Keith Woolner

07-15

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Individual Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

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July 17, 2009 12:29 pm

Fantasy Beat: The 'Predicting Pedro' Problem

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Marc Normandin

What to expect from the newest Phillies hurler, and what that might mean for them as well as for you.

Rumors swirled for days and even continued through the All-Star break, but Pedro Martinez is now officially a Philadelphia Philly. It is to be seen just how much help he provides to their rotation, but, at the least, they picked up a pitcher at low cost financially. Whether or not the cost in production and run value will be as kind as that of the contract is something I want to look at today. Just like in real baseball, there never seems to be enough pitching in a fantasy league, so news that someone with Pedro's history was now available is big; will he be able to provide you with the quality innings you crave, or is Pedro's time as a useful pitcher over?

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The number of teams that could use an assist on their pitching staffs includes an unusual suspect.

For the seven of you who didn't get this news from Will Carroll yesterday, I've created a Twitter feed, @joe_sheehan. I have no real idea yet of how I'm going to use it, and in fact, I didn't expect to have this many "followers" so soon. Given all the time I'm spending at the park this year, I may send out messages from there. Or I might comment on games from home, or on something I read. Heck, I might just tell you where I stand in a Borgata Summer Open event. It's all new to me. For those of you who have asked... no, this doesn't mean I'm bending and getting a Facebook page. You can't make me.

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March 11, 2009 12:08 pm

Checking the Numbers: Pedro's Tank

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Eric Seidman

The future Hall of Famer is slinging for his supper in the WBC, but does he have something more left to offer?

When Pedro Martinez toed his home rubber to kick off the 1999 All-Star Game, fans across the globe knew they were in for a special performance. The game's best pitcher had breezed through the offense-heavy junior circuit in the first half, compiling a 2.10 ERA, 184/24 K:BB, and a Rafael Belliard-esque .213/.254/.292 opponent's line. On national television against some of the best hitters in the game, Pedro did not disappoint, fanning five of the six hitters he faced, and making each look foolish in the process. That image of Martinez is ingrained in our minds: a dominant and diminutive Dominican capable of shutting down and intimidating anyone who stepped into the box.

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February 7, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Tandemonium

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Jay Jaffe

The Mets' big move creates the question: Where does a Pedro/Johan pairing rank all-time?

In terms of its current ramifications, I don't have a ton to say about the Johan Santana deal that hasn't already been said by my BP colleagues. The one thing I find most shocking is that three of the four players the Twins acquired were pitchers. Given their core competency of generating mid- and back-rotation starters, why Minnesota would settle for a pair of back-enders like Philip Humber and Kevin Mulvey, guys who likely won't wind up better than the already on-hand Kevin Slowey and Boof Bonser, is beyond me.

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September 4, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Pedro's Return to Action

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Joe Sheehan

It might be a nice problem to have, but who's going to come out of the Mets' postseason rotation?

That was sure a lot of hype for a guy who gave up three runs in five innings and never once broke 90 on the gun.

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A Pedro-Dontrelle matchup makes for a bonus edition of the Game of the Week.

For the Mets, the season has turned into an exercise in avoiding complacency and injury. While a 13 game division lead in early August does not guarantee a playoff spot, it's pretty darned close. The Postseason Odds Report has the Metropolitans with a 99.49% chance of winning the division, 99.83% of making the playoffs. So the Mets are trying to avoid any more bad cab rides, at least until October.

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Game of the Week kicks off the regular season with a look at the traditional Opening Day game in Cincinnati, as the Reds battle the Mets.

Barely a minute into the broadcast, Morgan is in playoff form. First he takes the Reds to task for batting Ken Griffey Jr. second, saying he should be a middle-of-the-order hitter with his ability. OK, fine. And then: "Griffey's due for some good luck...I think you'll see Griffey hit 40 or 50 home runs this year." Uh, the same guy who tears his hamstrings if he so much as contemplates the works of Kant, the same Griffey who hit 41 homers...in the last three years combined? If you squint really hard, you can see a fruit basket by Morgan's side in the press box, with the inscription: "The check's in the mail, Your Old Pal, Ken Griffey, Sr."

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Yesterday, it was Barry Bonds. Today, Derek looks at the performance of another 40-year-old who just keeps getting better.

Author/recluse Rany Jazayerli noted that Johnson's having a ridiculous season. Check this out: Johnson has 257 strikeouts in his 31 starts so far, and has allowed just 41 walks. Fully 30% of the batters who step up to the plate against him whiff. One in 20 gets a free pass to first base. One in 50 hits a home run, and they better put their head down and run the bases, because while he's allowed 16 home runs, he's also hit ten batters.

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October 28, 2003 12:00 am

Internet Baseball Awards

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Ryan Wilkins

As many of our readers were submitting their ballots for the annual Internet Baseball Awards, 11 Baseball Prospectus authors went into the polling booths themselves, voicing their opinions on who should win the major baseball awards this year. Here are the results...

As many of our readers were submitting their ballots for the annual Internet Baseball Awards, 11 Baseball Prospectus authors went into the polling booths themselves, voicing their opinions on who should win the major baseball awards this year. Here are the results:

National League Player of the Year

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April 8, 2003 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Sox Fumble Pedro's Option Play

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Joe Sheehan

Monday, the Red Sox picked up the option on Pedro Martinez's contract. The move, which Martinez had been agitating for since last winter, guarantees Martinez $17.5 million in 2004. To understand just how far through the looking glass we are on this issue, consider the headline on ESPN.com's baseball page: "Red Sox finally pick up Pedro's 2004 option." Finally. An option with a deadline of November 5 gets picked up on April 7, and the word used to describe this is "finally"?

To understand just how far through the looking glass we are on this issue, consider the headline on ESPN.com's baseball page: "Red Sox finally pick up Pedro's 2004 option." Finally. An option with a deadline of November 5 gets picked up on April 7, and the word used to describe this is "finally"?

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Well, it's that time of year again--the time for Baseball Prospectus authors to emerge from out of their respective caves, and provide readers with further evidence that they know absolutely nothing about this game they call "base ball." In other words, it's time for the annual set of Preseason Predictions. For this survey, 13 members of the Baseball Prospectus staff submitted their predictions in time for publication, covering--among other things--divisional standings, postseason standings, and end-of-season awards. Later this week, a Roundtable discussion will run in this space, discussing the predictions seen below, and probably a bunch of other topics as well. Enjoy.

For this survey, 13 members of the Baseball Prospectus staff submitted their predictions in time for publication, covering--among other things--divisional standings, postseason standings, and end-of-season awards. Later this week, a Roundtable discussion will run in this space, discussing the predictions seen below, and probably a bunch of other topics as well. Enjoy.

National League

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Without getting off into a tangent on why the Reds backed off their plan to move to a four-man rotation, any Reds fan should be a bit concerned that so much is expected of Graves.

Every year about this time, baseball fans everywhere spend far too much time looking for the next this, the latest that, the hottest prospect, and the biggest sleeper. While it keeps us active and leads to interesting thinking, even the best are seldom accurate at much better than a guess rate. Why? Because most of these types of exercises are nothing more than guesses themselves - educated guesses, but nonetheless so fraught with variables that no amount of good writing surrounding it makes it much more than a guess.

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