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07-11

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Raising Aces: Breakout Breakdown: Corey Kluber and Garrett Richards
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Doug Thorburn

07-09

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Pitcher Profile: Jake Arrieta
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Harry Pavlidis

06-27

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Raising Aces: Houston, We Have Lift-Off
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Doug Thorburn

06-20

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Raising Aces: A Tale of Two Aces
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Doug Thorburn

07-26

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Raising Aces: There and Back Again
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Doug Thorburn

06-21

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Raising Aces: The Cain Madness and a Troubled Helix
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Doug Thorburn

05-24

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Raising Aces: Splitting the Platoon: Lefty-Phobic Pitchers
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Doug Thorburn

04-24

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Raising Aces: Now Pitching, Bryce Harper
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Doug Thorburn

04-19

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Raising Aces: Trending: National Grade
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Doug Thorburn

03-29

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Raising Aces: Against the Grain
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Doug Thorburn

04-12

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Raising Aces: Dissecting Darvish
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Doug Thorburn

02-22

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

12-15

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The BP Wayback Machine: PECOTA Takes on Pitching Prospects and Left-Handed Pitchers
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Nate Silver

03-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Andrew Miller
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David Laurila

10-28

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Overthinking It: Ex-Pitching Coach Managers
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Ben Lindbergh

04-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Buck Showalter
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David Laurila

03-30

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Long Tossing
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Gary Armida

12-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Don Wakamatsu
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David Laurila

05-03

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Prospectus Q&A: Ross Grimsley
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David Laurila

02-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Chris Hayes, Part One
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Rany Jazayerli

10-05

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Prospectus Q&A: Paul Byrd
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David Laurila

10-01

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Player Profile: Francisco Rodriguez
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Marc Normandin, Eric Seidman and Will Carroll

05-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Josh Outman
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David Laurila

02-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Doug Thorburn
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David Laurila

01-27

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Prospectus Q&A: Mike Pagliarulo
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David Laurila

10-31

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Future Shock: Orioles Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

04-20

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Right-handed Pitching Prospects
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Nate Silver

04-12

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Pitching Prospects and Left-Handed Pitchers
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Nate Silver

07-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Tom House
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Jason Grady

03-16

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Future Shock: Taking a Step Back, Part Three
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Kevin Goldstein

03-03

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Prospects, Part Four
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Nate Silver

02-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - Pitchers
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Baseball Prospectus

09-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Tom House, Part II
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Jonah Keri

04-08

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Prospectus Q&A: Carlos Gomez
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Jay Jaffe

02-23

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part III
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Baseball Prospectus

01-26

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Prospectus Q&A: Dr. Glenn Fleisig, Part II
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Jonah Keri

01-23

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Prospectus Q&A: Dr. Glenn Fleisig, Part I
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Jonah Keri

02-26

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The Injury Nexus
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Nate Silver and Will Carroll

02-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Rick Peterson
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Jonah Keri

08-08

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Prospectus Q&A
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Stuart Shea

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January 27, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Mike Pagliarulo

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David Laurila

Former big leaguer Mike Pagliarulo shares some ideas about consulting and information within MLB.

Mike Pagliarulo hit 32 home runs for the Yankees in 1987, and was a key contributor to the World Series champion Twins in 1991, but his impact on the game has arguably been greater since retiring. Successful, and sometimes controversial, "Pags" has been at the forefront of scouting Japanese baseball for the past 10 years, both advising and correctly predicting results on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. A third baseman during his playing days, Pagliarulo hit .241 with 134 home runs over 11 big league seasons with five teams.

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October 31, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Orioles Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

An improving system might help the Orioles shake off some of their second-class doldrums in the AL East.

Five-Star Prospects
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Nate sorts fiction from reality, looking at the best young righties through PECOTA's eyes.

PECOTA versus Baseball America on pitching prospects was where we left off. Today righthanders get all the attention.

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Nate talks about a Lost Generation of pitching prospects, and casts a critical eye on the way PECOTA values young hurlers.

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July 20, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Tom House

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Jason Grady

BP recently visited with Tom House at the National Pitching Association (NPA) lab in San Diego and observed him instructing some youngsters at his mini-camp.

Baseball Prospectus: You last spoke to BP a couple of years ago. Just to get started, what's new at NPA since then?

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March 16, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: Taking a Step Back, Part Three

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin finishes his scouting primer with a look at how pitchers are evaluated.

The Scouting Scale Returns:

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March 3, 2006 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Prospects, Part Four

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Nate Silver

Nate turns to PECOTA's analysis of young pitchers.

Starting Pitchers

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February 21, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - Pitchers

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Baseball Prospectus

Felix Hernandez is #1 by acclamation, but the discussion about who should slot in behind him is as contentious as any in the series.

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September 24, 2004 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Tom House, Part II

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Jonah Keri

Baseball Prospectus: You've worked with some interesting characters over the years. What lessons did you learn from Bobby Valentine when you worked with him in Texas? Tom House: He's a perfectionist. He helped me create a preparation base as a pitching coach. One time I'd planned the rotation out to a certain day. He'd say that's not enough, tell me out to this day; five presentations later he finally gave it his stamp of approval. It was never enough, he was never just satisfied with what he had. His search for perfection and a better way to do things are second to none. He made me a better pitching coach.

Baseball Prospectus: You've worked with some interesting characters over the years. What lessons did you learn from Bobby Valentine when you worked with him in Texas?

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April 8, 2004 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Carlos Gomez

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Jay Jaffe

Carlos Gomez is a work in progress. At 26 years old, the Puerto Rico native has only 60 innings of professional ball under his belt in baseball backwaters such as Canton, Ohio and Allentown, Pa. With a high school career hampered by injury and a college career marred by ineffectiveness and then a bout of "Ankielitis," envisioning any kind of professional career at all for Gomez seemed a stretch. But persistence and a willingness to experiment have allowed Gomez to cast off his pitching woes and remake himself as a sidearming reliever, and intellectual curiosity has spurred him to incorporate objective research into his pitching approach. His is the story of Moneyball writ small, one player searching for any advantage he can get in order to rise through the professional ranks.

Traveling under the handle "Chad Bradford Wannabe," Gomez began posting to Baseball Primer last fall. Our first encounter found him searching for a way to gauge the level of his independent-league competition using Equivalent Average, a query which brought him to the attention of Baseball Prospectus' writers. Since then, he's become a popular member of the online baseball community, chiming in several times this past off-season on his experiences playing winter ball, his own research, and his evolving approach to the game. Gomez is slated to pitch for the New Jersey Jackals of the Northeast League this year.

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February 23, 2004 12:00 am

Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part III

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Baseball Prospectus

Jeremy Reed had the best year of any player in the minors last year and has a very high probability of being an excellent player. I think a top-five ranking would be a just reward, and consistent with our emphasis on performance rather than tools. I absolutely do not understand why Reed would rank below Alexis Rios. He is Rios' equal in every attribute except for plate discipline, where he has a substantial advantage, and his PECOTA profile is considerably better. I don't think a couple of good weeks in Puerto Rico are enough to overcome that. Weeks is a stud and I think the objections to him are a bit overstated. I would like to get a scouting report or two on his defense, since his numbers were quite bad. I'm also not on board with the fear of ranking pitching prospects highly, though I'm sure there will be advocates for the opposite point of view. I think the *top* tier of pitching prospects is unusually good this year as compared with the top tier of hitting prospects, and I think we should make adjustments accordingly. If you want to get a bit more analytical about it, I don't think it's a matter of our overrating the risk associated with pitching prospects so much as it is our *underrating* the risk associated with offensive prospects, especially offensive prospects who have yet to reach Double-A. I like Marte a lot, and he has no real negatives, but placing him as high as #2 implies a scouting judgment of sorts; his numbers were good, but not overwhelming.

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January 26, 2004 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Dr. Glenn Fleisig, Part II

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Jonah Keri

The American Sports Medicine Institute kicks off its 22nd annual "Injuries in Baseball" course Jan. 29 in Orlando. Today we continue from Part I of our discussion with ASMI's Smith and Nephew Chair of Research, Dr. Glenn Fleisig.

Baseball Prospectus: Do teams tend to send more major league pitchers or minor leaguers? What are some of the differences between the two groups?

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