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07-11

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Overthinking It: Phil Hughes, Homer Bailey, and the Diverging Paths of Pitching Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh

03-26

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Overthinking It: Five Make-or-Break Contract Years
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Ben Lindbergh

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Preview: Orioles at Yankees
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Daniel Rathman

06-07

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 6/7/12
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Paul Sporer

04-16

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20

Overthinking It: Man in the Box
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Ben Lindbergh

03-01

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4

Preseason Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 3/1/12
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Mike Petriello

12-16

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On the Beat: Checking in on Pinstriped Pitching
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John Perrotto

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four: Yankees Even it Up
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Jay Jaffe

10-01

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One-Hoppers: ALDS: Door Ajar for Yankees' Hughes?
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Jay Jaffe

08-12

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Prospectus Hit and Run: WWWMW (What's Wrong With Mariano Week)
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Jay Jaffe

05-04

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Collateral Damage: Loose Lips Lead to DL Trips?
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

04-29

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Collateral Damage: Thoracic Park
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

04-27

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Collateral Damage: Where No Man Has Gone Before
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

04-20

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Divide and Conquer, AL East: The Week the O's Stopped Winning
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Ben Kabak

04-19

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Transaction Analysis: A Farewell to Arms
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Ben Lindbergh

04-15

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Yankees Place Hughes on The Disabled List
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R.J. Anderson

04-12

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Fantasy Beat: Tout Wars FAAB Update
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Jason Collette

04-04

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Collateral Damage: Checking into the Holliday Insides
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

02-25

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12

Fantasy Focus: AL Starting Pitcher Rankings
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Marc Normandin

11-29

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Contractual Matters: AL East Arbitration Forecast
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Jeff Euston

10-23

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8

One-Hoppers: ALCS Notebook: You've Never Been This Far Before
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Jay Jaffe

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Six Pitching Matchup
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Matt Swartz

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Notebook
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Jay Jaffe

10-14

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

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: Answering Questions, Dusting Brooms
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Jay Jaffe

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: Saturday LDS Projections
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Eric Seidman

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. Yankees
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Jay Jaffe

09-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Beasterly
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Jay Jaffe

08-10

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Prospectus Hit and Run: An Afternoon in the Bronx
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Jay Jaffe

03-23

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Team Health Reports: New York Yankees
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Will Carroll

03-12

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
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Jay Jaffe

10-23

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Prospectus Today: Speed Up for a Showdown
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Joe Sheehan

08-06

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Arms Race
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Jay Jaffe

07-06

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Under The Knife: Bombed Out
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Will Carroll

06-03

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Jobamarama
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Jay Jaffe

05-12

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Bleeding Bullpens
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Jay Jaffe

02-22

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Future Shock: Yankees Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Phil Hughes
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David Laurila

07-29

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Under The Knife: Broken
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Will Carroll

06-13

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UTK Wrap: Sound and Fury... and Progress?
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Will Carroll

03-06

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Team Health Reports: New York Yankees
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Will Carroll

07-20

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Under The Knife: Never Mind the Bollocks
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Will Carroll

05-10

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Schrodinger's Bat: Phil Hughes, Pitch by Pitch
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Dan Fox

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Checking in on two practically perfect pitching prospects, several seasons on.

On the night that Homer Bailey pitched his second career no-hitter, fanning nine Giants against only one walk, Phil Hughes was also in action. Hughes had a good outing, but hardly a historic one: he threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Twins, striking out three and walking two. Bailey’s start was the one that led SporsCenter, but it’s appropriate that the pair’s spots in their respective rotations were synched.

Bailey and Hughes have been linked for a long time. Both were hard-throwing, right-handed high schoolers selected in the first round of the 2004 draft. Hughes stands 6’5”; Bailey stands 6’4.” Hughes is less than two months younger. On our list of the top 100 prospects of 2007, Hughes placed second and Bailey ranked fourth, which made comparisons between them inevitable. Just breathe in the August, 2006-ness of this excerpt from Future Shock:

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March 26, 2013 5:00 am

Overthinking It: Five Make-or-Break Contract Years

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Ben Lindbergh

A closer look at the impending free agents who have the most riding on a return to form or a return to health in 2013.

Before last season, no one would have predicted that fragile White Sox starter Jake Peavy would earn a bigger contract at the end of the year than Angels workhorse Dan Haren. Peavy, entering his age-31 season, was coming off three injury-plagued and ineffective seasons in which he’d thrown a combined 320 1/3 innings with an above-league average ERA; Haren, also entering his age-31 season, was coming off his seventh consecutive 200-plus-inning campaign, having led the AL in starts and strikeout-to-walk ratio and finished seventh in Cy Young voting the season before.

But 2012 proved pivotal in determining the size of the contract that each impending free agent could command. Peavy picked the perfect time to find his form, avoiding the DL, topping 200 innings, and making the All-Star team for the first time since 2007. Haren had back problems and saw his sinker lose speed and his stats decline across the board. As a reward for his resurgence, Peavy got a two-year, $29 million extension from the Sox, while Haren had to settle for a one-year deal with the Nats at a slightly lower annual value.

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October 11, 2012 1:26 pm

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Preview: Orioles at Yankees

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Daniel Rathman

PECOTA strongly favors the Yankees to put this series away. But Joe Saunders has upended PECOTA before, and recently.

Game Three was about Joe Girardi’s decision to pinch-hit Raul Ibanez, and Ibanez’s story was this: three pitches seen, two home runs hit, one victory delivered. The Yankees are a win away from bouncing the Orioles and advancing to the ALCS. Will they wrap up the series tonight? Here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Four:

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June 7, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 6/7/12

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Paul Sporer

Hughes, Hutchison, and Leake bring the VP jelly to BP this week.

With a big wave of interleague on the horizon, pitcher values vary in a way we haven’t seen yet this year as they face new teams in new venues.  For example, the Angels and Athletics have featured some useful starting pitchers this year, the former more so than the latter, but as they each head into Coors Field to face the Rockies over the next week, there could be some trouble on the horizon.  This could be especially problemsome for Ervin Santana, Bartolo Colon, and Tom Milone given their home run rates.

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Ben reports from the ballpark on Saturday's Yankees-Angels game and explains how and why he stopped worrying about working for a team and learned to love writing about baseball.

Here’s a theory of mine that may or may not be true: you can get almost anywhere in a ballpark as long as you’re wearing a lanyard. If you want journalistic access to a team, you could work hard for years, turning in clean copy on time and impressing your superiors until somebody sponsors you for season credentials or the BBWAA. Or you could skip all that, put on a good-looking lanyard, and try to look like you know where you’re going. Most people assume that anyone wearing one inside a stadium is supposed to be there.

I have my credentials, so I don’t have to fly casual and fake my way in. But I’m on my way to do something I’ve never done before, so I’m displaying my lanyard prominently and willing guards to look at it and let me pass. It’s Saturday afternoon in the Bronx, I’m standing outside Yankee Stadium, and I’m about to attend my first game as a member of the BBWAA.

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March 1, 2012 3:00 am

Preseason Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 3/1/12

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Mike Petriello

Phil Hughes, Jamie Garcia, Chris Capuano, and Jake Peavy get the Preseason VP treatment this week

It’s March 1 as you’re reading this, and that is noteworthy if only because we’re finally into a month where there’s going to be real, live Major League Baseball that counts—even if the Japan-based series between the M’s and A’s will take place in the middle of the night for most of us. With the season fast approaching, fantasy drafts are really starting to heat up. Here are some thoughts on four pitchers who may or may not be on your radar for various reasons…

Phil Hughes | SP | New York Yankees
Mixed: $3 | AL-only: $10 |
PECOTA SP Rank: - | SP ADP: 67


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December 16, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Checking in on Pinstriped Pitching

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John Perrotto

Some see the Yankees' rotation as a weakness, but Joe Girardi doesn't see things that way.

It was seemingly the Yankees' biggest need at this time last year. It was seemingly the Yankees' biggest need at the beginning of spring training in February. It was seemingly the Yankees' biggest need on the night they were eliminated by the Tigers in the American League Division Series in October.

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October 5, 2011 9:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four: Yankees Even it Up

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Jay Jaffe

In which the Yankees avoid getting burned for starting Burnett.

If momentum is the next day's starting pitcher, as Earl Weaver liked to say, then the Yankees went into Game Four of the AL Division Series against the Tigers with a distinct lack of it. Down 2-1 in the series and fresh off a loss in which they played their ace, CC Sabathia, the best the $200 million juggernaut could offer in a potential elimination game was A.J. Burnett. Though he helped the Yankees win a World Championship in 2009, the enigmatic and often frustrating $82.5 million righty has put up ERAs above 5.00 in each of the past two seasons while tying for fifth in the majors with 13 disaster starts (more runs than innings pitched). This wasn't how Joe Giradi had drawn it up; his initial plan was to use just three starers, with Sabathia returning for Game Four on three days' rest. Friday's suspended game scuttled those plans, and so this start loomed as an inevitability for four cliché-filled days.

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With rain having scrambled his rotation plans, Joe Girardi is keeping his options open.

Sitting in on the press conferences of managers Jim Leyland and Joe Girardi for the third time in about 24 hours, one gets the sense that neither they nor their players are as fazed by the rain-induced schedule juggling as those of us covering the series. "This is not a crisis, this is postseason baseball," said Leyland on Saturday afternoon.

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It's that time of year again: The baseball community comes together to question whether this is the last dance for the heralded Yankees closer.

One pitch was all it took to know that the story wasn't going to die. Summoned into Thursday afternoon's game between the Yankees and the Angels with two on, one out, and a four-run lead in the ninth inning, Mariano Rivera caught a bit too much of the inside part of the strike zone with his first offering, a 91 mph cutter. That was the opening that pinch-hitter Russell Branyan needed. Despite having not swung a bat in a game situation since July 23, the slugger smashed Rivera's meatball into the right-center field stands with his signature uppercut for a three-run homer.

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May 4, 2011 9:00 am

Collateral Damage: Loose Lips Lead to DL Trips?

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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

Ryan Zimmerman starts healing, Phil Hughes goes back to the drawing board, Zach Braddock can't get to sleep, and David Freese becomes a metal man.

Athletes don't offer information about injuries to anyone, even their teams' medical staffs, unless they believe that their aches and pains are affecting their performance. Responsible medical staffs warn their young charges to inform them about any problems and not try to play through injuries, as they could easily damage themselves further and be forced to endure significantly longer recovery times.

Some athletes listen and start offering more information in hopes of avoiding significant downtime, but there are always others who try to push through the pain and end up in the clinic discussing surgical procedures with the doctors. Often the athletes who end up talking with the surgeons (reluctantly) do so not because their bodies are hurting, but because they have lost a few ticks on their fastball or slowed to 4.4 to first instead of 4.3. Unfortunately, this habit isn't automatically broken once a player turns 18.

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Phil Hughes faces the prospect of season-ending surgery, Marc DeRosa's wrist acts up again, Casey Blake's elbow is infected, and Darren O'Day finds that it's hip to have tears.

Phil Hughes, NYA (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)
As briefly discussed here, the Yankees finally put a name to the weakness and dead arm feeling that has limited Hughes so far this year. After almost eight hours of testing over two days, the medical staff believes that Hughes may be suffering from a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) rather than simple fatigue or weakness.

TOS is a clinical diagnosis drawing upon the entire spectrum of symptoms, rather than radiographs alone. It offers no “Oh, he has [condition] as evidenced by the X-ray, therefore he will have TOS” moment—if only it were that simple.


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