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02-21

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14

BP Unfiltered: Home Run Rates and Elbow Injuries UPDATED
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Corey Dawkins, Ben Lindbergh, Harry Pavlidis and Doug Thorburn

01-02

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Pebble Hunting: The Non-Pitching Value of Pitchers
by
Sam Miller

05-11

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15

Prospectus Hit and Run: Donnie Buntball
by
Jay Jaffe

02-23

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12

Inside The Park: Ode to a Terrible Stat
by
Bradford Doolittle

02-14

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7

Western Front: Dirk Hayhurst's Search for Sustainable Happiness
by
Geoff Young

02-03

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35

Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-13

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61

Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
by
Jonathan Bernhardt

11-22

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30

Spinning Yarn: How Does Quality of Contact Relate to BABIP?
by
Mike Fast

11-18

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15

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

11-16

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41

Spinning Yarn: Who Controls How Hard the Ball is Hit?
by
Mike Fast

10-27

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9

Manufactured Runs: Matchup Madness
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Colin Wyers

10-10

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Can Pitchers Control Their Consistency?
by
Derek Carty

09-24

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71

Spinning Yarn: Removing the Mask Encore Presentation
by
Mike Fast

09-14

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47

The Lineup Card: Commissioner for a Day
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Baseball Prospectus

08-26

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Do Pitchers Really Trade Speed for Command?
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Graham Goldbeck

08-04

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6

Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense
by
Mike Fast

05-24

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

04-13

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17

Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part II
by
David Laurila

03-17

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40

Fantasy Focus: Pre-season Fantasy Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-17

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15

The BP Wayback Machine: How Much Control Do Hurlers Have?
by
Voros McCracken

02-16

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59

Spinning Yarn: The Real Strike Zone
by
Mike Fast

11-11

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7

Spinning Yarn: Pitcher Release Points
by
Mike Fast

04-12

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14

Baseball Therapy: Credit Where It's Due, Part 2
by
Russell A. Carleton

04-04

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9

Fantasy Focus: Pre-season Fantasy Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-29

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Baseball Therapy: Credit Where It's Due, Part 1
by
Russell A. Carleton

03-15

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Baseball Therapy: The Unintended Consequences of The Strike One Cult
by
Russell A. Carleton

01-25

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63

Prospectus Roundtable: Analyzing RoboPitcher
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Baseball Prospectus

01-11

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16

Checking the Numbers: Side Effects on Pitchers' Hitting
by
Russell A. Carleton and Eric Seidman

08-28

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Checking the Numbers: Whiffing the Pitcher, Part One
by
Eric Seidman

06-21

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25

Prospectus Idol Entry: Do You Hate Pitchers' Won-Loss Record? Blame Your Grandfather
by
Matthew Knight

05-23

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Getting Hip with FIP
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Byron Lescroart

01-12

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Pitchers
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Jay Jaffe

05-29

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Lies, Damned Lies: Evaluating Pitcher Hitting
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Nate Silver

05-15

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?
by
Nate Silver

02-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Doug Thorburn
by
David Laurila

12-16

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Prospectus Q&A: John Farrell
by
David Laurila

11-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Josh Paul
by
David Laurila

05-08

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Career Path Choices
by
Bryan Smith

10-16

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Six
by
Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Future Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-14

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Four
by
Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason Pitching
by
Jim Baker

10-13

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Three
by
Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Prospectus Today: The Games Go On
by
Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Player Profile
by
Marc Normandin

10-11

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Remembering Buck O'Neil
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Alex Belth

10-11

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day One
by
Joe Sheehan

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
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Keith Woolner

10-09

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Six
by
Joe Sheehan

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In case you missed Mike Fast's extraordinary research into quantifying the heretofore hidden contributions of catchers, we're moving it back to the top of the list for the weekend.

I Was Framed
Catchers play a central role in the game of baseball through their involvement with every pitch that their pitchers throw. One of their key tasks is receiving borderline pitches without discouraging the umpire from calling strikes.


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What would the BP team do if they were appointed commissioner for a day?

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Taking an old piece of baseball advice to task with Sportvision's new COMMANDf/x system for tracking the catcher's glove.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Graham Goldbeck is a data analyst at Sportvision, the company behind PITCHf/x, HITf/x, COMMANDf/x, and FIELDf/x. In the past, Graham was a writer for the website Beyond the Boxscore and worked as a baseball operations intern for the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays.

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August 4, 2011 9:00 am

Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense

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Mike Fast

Dissecting Craig Counsell's 45-at-bat hitless streak

Craig Counsell has been in a bit of a slump lately. Okay, maybe that undersells it a little. Counsell is 0 for his last 45 at-bats. His last hit came a couple months back, on June 10. Another hitless at-bat will tie him with Bill Bergen of the 1909 Brooklyn Superbas for the longest known streak of hitless at-bats by a position player.

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Tom Tango returns to answer your first batch of questions from last week.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

You asked, he answered. Below are the first batch of responses to the questions BP readers submitted for sabermetrician Tom Tango. All questions are presented in their original form.

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April 13, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part II

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David Laurila

Continuing a look at the nitty-gritty in the rulebook, checking in on what constitutes a catch and a balk.

Most baseball fans feel they know the rules, but many of them are actually misunderstood, at least their nuances and technical definitions. Even you are fairly well-versed in the rulebook, a primer never hurts, so BP asked the MLB Umpiring Department about 10 of them. Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford, a 19-year major-league umpire, and Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Larry Young, a 23-year major-league umpire, provided the definitions and clarifications.

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March 17, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Pre-season Fantasy Predictions

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Baseball Prospectus

Looking for our fantasy staff's collective 2011 sleepers, breakouts, disappointments, and more? You've come to the right place.

Since we're the fantasy crew here at Baseball Prospectus, we wanted to give you some more fantasy-focused predictions for the upcoming year. This is the perfect opportunity for us to claim that the things we predicted that came true make us brilliant, and also gives us adequate time to come up with excuses for the things that did not turn out the way we planned. It's a flawless plot, and we hope that you take part with your own predictions in the comments. Here we are, in alphabetical order, which means poor old Bill Baer will be the first to be christened a visionary or insane:

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Over a decade after their advent sent shockwaves through the sabermetric world, we gaze back to the dawn of defense-independent pitching statistics.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Now that BABIP has long since hit the mainstream, join us in flashing back to the day when Voros changed how we thought about pitching and defense, just over ten years after his landmark article originally ran on January 23, 2001.

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Examining umpire calling and catcher framing leads to thought-provoking questions about the amorphous nature of the strike zone.

Ever since the PITCHf/x system debuted in the 2006 playoffs, people have been interested in what it says about the strike zone that the umpires call.

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PITCHf/x data can shed light on pitchers' throwing mechanics.

Pitcher Release Points

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April 12, 2010 11:15 pm

Baseball Therapy: Credit Where It's Due, Part 2

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Russell A. Carleton

Attempting to assign credit and blame around the diamond when the ball is put into play.

When last we met, we were playing the blame game, and specifically asking the question, when a batter strikes out, who is responsible? The batter? The pitcher? Random noise? It turns out that after some numerical gymnastics we find that, on a strikeout, a batter deserves about 56 percent of the blame (from his perspective anyway), while the pitcher gets about 43.3 percent. Background noise from the league takes up the remaining 0.7 percent. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the other (more complicated) events in baseball, but if you haven’t read part I (which lays out the methodology I’ll be using), now would be a good time to go back and do so.

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April 4, 2010 12:50 pm

Fantasy Focus: Pre-season Fantasy Predictions

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Baseball Prospectus

The guys you want at any price, the ones you'd buy for a dollar, and the ones you expect will break out or disappoint.

Since we're the fantasy crew here at Baseball Prospectus, we wanted to give you some more fantasy-focused predictions for the upcoming year. This is the perfect opportunity for us to claim that the things we predicted that came true make us brilliant, and also gives us adequate time to come up with excuses for the things that did not turn out the way we planned. It's a flawless plot, and we hope that you take part with your own predictions in the comments. Here we are, in alphabetical order, because alphabetical by height was too daunting a task:

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