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06-15

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Meanwhile, Down on the Farm
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Rob Mains

05-25

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Guarding The Lines: The Grind
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Jarrett Seidler

05-15

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The View From Behind The Backstop: Six Ways of Thinking About Sixto
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Jeffrey Paternostro

05-11

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Liner Notes: The (Other) Thing That Made Ryan Howard Special
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Bryan Grosnick

04-27

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Guarding The Lines: Dr. Strangeglove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Second Base Prospects
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Jarrett Seidler

04-26

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The Call-Up: Nick Pivetta
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Chaz Fiorino and Mike Gianella

03-28

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Philadelphia Phillies
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Jarrett Seidler

03-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bourn on a Hill
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Matthew Trueblood and Patrick Dubuque

02-24

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

01-26

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Transaction Analysis: Need You To Need Me
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Bryan Grosnick

12-29

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Best of BP 2016: A Frankly Simple Explanation Of The Phillie Phanatic's Birthday Party
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Michael Baumann

12-22

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Transaction Analysis: Overstocked Red Sox Deal Buchholz
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Bryan Grosnick and Jarrett Seidler

11-15

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Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men
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Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men
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Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer

11-09

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Transaction Analysis: Houston Slings Neshek to Philly
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Matthew Trueblood

08-29

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

08-11

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What You Need to Know: Ryan Howard Laughs Last; Ryan Howard's Last Laugh?
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Demetrius Bell

07-26

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What You Need to Know: Give 'em Hell
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Daniel Rathman

07-25

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Prospectus Feature: Advanced Stats for the Masses
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Henry Druschel

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle
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Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-04

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Raising Aces: Instant Gratification
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Doug Thorburn

06-03

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Transaction Analysis: Just A Guy(s)
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Bryan Grosnick

05-27

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Rubbing Mud: All the Implications of Odubel Herrera
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Matthew Trueblood

05-05

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Life at the Margins: Nola Ascending
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Rian Watt

05-04

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Tools of Ignorance: The Somewhat Dubious Outlook For the Next Generation of Rebuilds
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Jeff Quinton

04-29

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What You Need to Know: Meet the Phillies
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Nicolas Stellini

04-28

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Prospectus Feature: Your Favorite Prospect Did Not Take Place
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Trevor Strunk

04-20

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What You Need to Know: Early-Season Perfections Fall Apart
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Emma Baccellieri

04-18

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Fifth Column: A Frankly Simple Explanation Of The Phillie Phanatic's Birthday Party
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Michael Baumann

04-15

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Pebble Hunting: So I Guess This Is Vince Velasquez Now
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Sam Miller

04-13

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What You Need to Know: When You Had a Taste of Paradise, Back on Earth Can Feel As Cold As Ice
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Emma Baccellieri

04-13

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Prospectus Feature: MLB Can't Beat the Weather
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Samuel Mann

04-13

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Outta Left Field: Three Ways of Thinking About Ken Giles, Non-Closer
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Dustin Palmateer

04-12

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What You Need to Know: The Year Of The Botched Infield Fly
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Daniel Rathman

04-08

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What You Need to Know: The One Unambiguous Evil In This World Is Kyle Schwarber Going Down In A Heap
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Nicolas Stellini

04-08

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Players Prefer Presentation: Cole Hamels, and The Win's Long Con
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Meg Rowley

03-31

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Fifth Column: Freedom Brown
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Michael Baumann

03-30

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Rumor Roundup: Who Will Save The Phillies' 55ish Wins This Year?
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Emma Baccellieri

03-29

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Rumor Roundup: The Two Most Exciting Fifth Starters Named
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Daniel Rathman

03-18

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Fifth Column: Davey Lopes, But His Players Run Like Crazy
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Michael Baumann

03-14

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Winter Is Leaving
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Michael Baumann

03-10

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Rumor Roundup: The Big Bad Beltre Extension
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Demetrius Bell

02-23

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Fifth Column: PECOTA Picks Philies to Win NL East
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Michael Baumann

02-10

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Fifth Column: Worst Runner Up
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Michael Baumann

01-28

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Fifth Column: On 'The Next Jimmy Rollins'
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Michael Baumann

05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Philly Games Franco
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R.J. Anderson

05-04

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Transaction Analysis: Baby Blue Jays Crash To Earth
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R.J. Anderson

04-15

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What You Need to Know: Matt Harvey's 'Weird' Return
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Daniel Rathman

04-07

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What You Need to Know: Baseball Happened, Will Continue To Happen
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Daniel Rathman

04-02

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Spring Training Notebook
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Jeff Moore

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Does losing in the majors and winning in the minors eventually lead to long-term success?

I was going to show you two lists of major-league teams, ranked highest to lowest. There are 30 teams, so that kind of list can run pretty long. Maybe you don’t like reading tables with 30 lines. So I’ll do you a favor. I’ll shorten the first list for you. It’ll still make my point, but you won’t have to plow through as many rows.

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May 25, 2017 6:00 am

Guarding The Lines: The Grind

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Jarrett Seidler

How much should we read into a slow start - relative to expectations - from a top overall pick?

I’ve often said that the hardest thing to evaluate in baseball is whether a player will hit. This is an inversion of an old Ted Williams line which is just as true for our purposes: the hardest thing to do in sports is to hit a baseball.

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There aren't many pitching prospects that would slot ahead of the Phillies' right-hander.

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What do Ryan Howard, Derek Jeter, Lou Whitaker, Dill Dickey, and Bobby Doerr have in common?

This week Ryan Howard was released by the Braves after 11 unspectacular games for their Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett. Some might consider this an inglorious, ignominious exit for a former MVP fallen on hard performance times, but I see it differently. I see it as a man so in love with baseball that he was willing to move on from the only franchise he’d ever played for, willing to toil away in Georgia for a Triple-A affiliate of a bad team with an All-World first baseman blocking him in the big leagues. It didn’t work out, but Howard’s story has (potentially) ended with him trying to do the thing he loved, and not for money or for glory. I like that about him.

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Second sackers get a bad rap as prospects, but should they?

When watching the minors in person, occasionally a position player really pops out at you in a way you don’t quite expect. These are often enough the guys you end up writing a glowing report about after confirming your initial impressions. They aren’t always the top prospects on the team, just guys that make a strong positive initial impression. Last year, guys that stood out for me like this included Andrew Benintendi and Tyler Wade. The first guy that fit the bill for me this year is Daniel Brito, a 2014 six-figure July 2 prospect in the Phillies system. He’s an A-ball second baseman. I usually don’t like A-ball second basemen.

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April 26, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Nick Pivetta

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Chaz Fiorino and Mike Gianella

The return for Jonathan Papelbon, Pivetta has gotten off to a hot start this year.

The Situation: Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola was placed on the 10-day DL as the result of a strained lower back. The Phillies were anticipating calling up 24-year old pitching prospect Nick Pivetta to start on Wednesday, but a rainout has pushed him back, potentially going on Sunday instead.

The Background: Pivetta was a 2013, fourth-round selection of the Washington Nationals out of New Mexico Junior College. He was then traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in July, 2015 for Jonathan Papelbon. Added to the 40-man roster following the 2016 season, Pivetta is off to one of the hottest starts in MiLB, throwing 19 innings, allowing only 12 hits, two earned runs, two walks, against 24 strikeouts, with an 0.95 era with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. His hot start combined with his scheduled turn in the rotation lines up perfectly for Pivetta as the logical choice to get this opportunity.

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Bad draft luck may have delayed the Phillies' rebuild, but they're close to putting things together.

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Chris Coghlan lands in Philadelphia, Michael Bourn returns to Baltimore, Aaron Hill gives San Francisco some depth, and Jorge De La Rosa tries to hang on in Arizona.

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Which young pitchers does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017?

“Breakout” can mean different things to different people. It can mean a prospect or untested young big leaguer establishing himself as a valuable regular. It can mean a relative unknown becoming an impact player. It can mean a well-known star making the leap to full-blown superstar, perhaps even following up a “breakout” one year with an even bigger “breakout” the next. Your own definition may vary, but in PECOTA’s case “breakout” is all about out-performing track records.

PECOTA assigns each player a “breakout rate” for the upcoming season based on their odds of beating their established level of recent performance by at least 20 percent, with historical player comps serving as an important factor. Because the entire system is based on regressed-to-the-mean, 50th percentile projections, breakout rate identifies the players most likely to leave that in the dust for their 70th, 80th, and 90th percentile upsides.

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January 26, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Need You To Need Me

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Bryan Grosnick

Luis Valbuena adds to the Angels' depth, Michael Saunders gives the Phillies some outfield pop, and Mikie Mahtook tries to find a role with the Tigers.

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If you're unsure what happened in Philadelphia this weekend, here's the takeaway: Anthropologists of the future will judge us.

With the year winding to a close, Baseball Prospectus is revisiting some of our favorite articles of the year. This was originally published on April 18, 2016.

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Boston needed to clear salary and a rotation logjam. Philadelphia needed veteran pitching help. And so Clay Buchholz is on the move.

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