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10-18

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On the Beat: Making the Tigers Roar
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John Perrotto

02-03

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-13

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Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
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Jonathan Bernhardt

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

08-17

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Spinning Yarn: Why are Batters Hit by Pitches?
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Mike Fast

06-15

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Spinning Yarn: Vogelsong Poetry
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Mike Fast

03-02

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Spinning Yarn: How Accurate is PitchTrax?
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Mike Fast

02-16

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Spinning Yarn: The Real Strike Zone
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Mike Fast

02-03

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Overthinking It: A Little Bit Softer Now
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Ben Lindbergh

11-12

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On the Beat: The Second Annual All-MLB Team
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John Perrotto

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

05-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Baldwin
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David Laurila

04-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Buck Showalter
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David Laurila

03-31

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One-Hoppers: Switch-Pitcher in Pinstripes
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Jay Jaffe

02-08

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Baseball Therapy: Why Not Two Pitchers?
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Russell A. Carleton

01-25

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Prospectus Roundtable: Analyzing RoboPitcher
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Baseball Prospectus

12-27

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Fine Penmanship
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Tim Kniker

12-06

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On the Beat: Pre-Winter Meetings Shopping Lists
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John Perrotto

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Rockies LDS
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Eric Seidman

05-08

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Checking the Numbers: LOOGYing Around
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Eric Seidman

04-12

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On the Beat: Week One Wrap
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John Perrotto

02-11

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You Could Look It Up: Going South?
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Steven Goldman

12-07

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Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings Preview
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John Perrotto

11-02

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Every Given Sunday: Off-season Moves
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John Perrotto

07-27

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Every Given Sunday: All Busy-ness 'Round the Major League Table
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John Perrotto

07-27

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Prospectus Q&A: Aaron Laffey
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David Laurila

07-17

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On the Beat: The Two-Week Watch
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John Perrotto

06-03

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Future Shock: The Top 50 Talents
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Kevin Goldstein

04-13

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Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

03-25

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Doctoring The Numbers: Royals and Phillies
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Rany Jazayerli

01-23

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Doctoring The Numbers: Marlins, White Sox, and Rays
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Rany Jazayerli

01-10

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Schrodinger's Bat: Getting Shifty
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Dan Fox

12-16

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Prospectus Q&A: John Farrell
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David Laurila

12-02

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On the Beat: Grand Ole Opry
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John Perrotto

09-22

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Future Shock: Hawaiian Winter Baseball Preview
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Kevin Goldstein and Mike Plugh

08-16

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Schrodinger's Bat: Putting the Pedal to the Metal
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Dan Fox

07-11

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Looking Ahead
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John Perrotto

06-28

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Schrodinger's Bat: Playing Favorites
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Dan Fox

06-14

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Science and Art of Building a Better Pitcher Profile
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Dan Fox

05-08

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Career Path Choices
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Bryan Smith

12-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Craig Breslow
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David Laurila

10-18

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Prospectus Today: Decisions
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Joe Sheehan

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
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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

10-14

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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

10-13

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Prospectus Today: The Games Go On
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

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A conversation about analysis and the game with the former skipper and present-day talking head.

Buck Showalter is in many ways an old-school baseball man, but that doesn’t mean the former Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Rangers skipper doesn‘t value data -- or that he hasn’t for more than three decades. He unmistakably understands the mechanics of the game. Currently an analyst for ESPN, Showalter offered his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including how the game has (and hasn’t) changed, why Paul O’Neill could hit southpaws, why switch-sliders make good switch-hitters, and what makes the Twins the Twins.

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Pat Venditte's Grapefruit League debut prompted a romp through the archives

It was only one inning and change in an exhibition game, but on Tuesday the Yankees finally got a good look at Pat Venditte, the ambidextrous reliever who has pitched for three of their lower minor league affiliates over the last two years. Drafted out of Creighton in the 20th round in 2008, Venditte has been regarded by the media simply as a curiosity, and even his own organization has treated him more as a suspect than a prospect. Nonetheless, He's done nothing but deliver the goods when asked, compiling dominating numbers — 1.53 ERA, 11.6 strikeouts per nine and 6.1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, against just 6.7 hits per nine — in an even 100 innings. Intrigued, manager Joe Girardi requested that the Yankees bring him along to the Braves camp for a command performance in a split-squad game. "I've wanted to see it all spring," said the Yankee skipper.

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February 8, 2010 11:46 am

Baseball Therapy: Why Not Two Pitchers?

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Russell A. Carleton

Alternating left-handed and right-handed relievers by temporarily shifting them to the outfield is an old strategy to reconsider.

It was the second game of a doubleheader last July 12, and the Cardinals were visiting Wrigley Field. In the top of the ninth inning, the Cards held a 4-2 lead, and the wheels were moving in the head of Cubs manager Lou Piniella. Piniella had brought lefty Sean Marshall into the game with runners on first and second and no one out to face the announced left-handed hitting Cardinals pinch hitter Chris Duncan (Tony La Russa countered by using Nick Stavinoha to pinch-hit). Marshall walked Stavinoha, and Piniella popped out of the dugout and called to his bullpen. In came the right-handed Aaron Heilman to face Brendan Ryan, and Marshall was dismissed from the mound to left field. It was Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano who was headed for the showers, rather than Marshall. Piniella apparently wanted to keep Marshall in the game to face Skip Schumaker and Colby Rasmus, the next two hitters due up after Ryan. Piniella's strategy worked. Heilman struck Ryan out. Marshall then returned to the mound. He ended up striking out Jaret Hoffpauir (pinch hitting for Schumaker) and getting Rasmus to fly to left field, where Marshall's replacement, Reed Johnson, made a fine catch.

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An exercise in thinking theoretically about player value.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion among the Baseball Prospectus team about a hypothetical pitcher capable of delivering a guaranteed performance.

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December 27, 2009 1:09 pm

Fine Penmanship

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Tim Kniker

Which managers did the best at understanding leverage in their handling of the bullpen?

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world"-Archimedes

There seems to be one baseball topic where there is agreement between the "old school" and the "new school" bullpen management. Frequently, former players-those who haven't played in 20 or more years-or color commentators talk about the demise of the fireman and the rise of the closer, and bemoan the fact that you don't see the likes of a Rich Gossage or Dan Quisenberry coming into the game at a critical juncture in the seventh inning any more, or only occasionally in the eighth. Similarly, the sabermetric community has shown mathematically (see Keith Woolner's piece in Baseball Between the Numbers), that a manager willing to break from the current mold could garner a few more wins per year by bringing in his "closer" in crucial seventh- and eighth-inning situations.

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December 6, 2009 12:38 pm

On the Beat: Pre-Winter Meetings Shopping Lists

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John Perrotto

'Tis the season for who needs what at what price, and poor-mouthing high and low, as the industry heads for Indy.

INDIANAPOLIS-Since it's the time of year to make a list and check it twice, all 30 major-league general managers are in the spirit. Not the spirit of the holidays, but the spirit of baseball's annual Winter Meetings, which begin here Monday. As GMs begin to converge on Indy today, all of them have wish lists, some longer than others. In order to fill those lists, though, they might have to give something up in return. With that in mind, here is a look at where all 30 teams stand on the eve of the winter meetings:

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October 7, 2009 11:41 am

Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Rockies LDS

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Eric Seidman

A rematch from the '07 postseason makes for a great showdown of two teams with very different virtues.

Well, here we are again, with the Phillies and Rockies set to battle one another in the National League Division Series for the second time in three seasons. Just as it was in 2007, the Phillies enter the fray with a division title while the Rockies used an incredibly strong second half to win the NL Wild Card. Unlike that entertaining 2007 season, however, in which the Phillies ousted the Mets from the top spot of the NL East on the final day of the season, only to have their spotlight stolen soon thereafter by a Rockies team that won a controversial play-in game, this year's Phillies controlled their division practically all season. In addition, the Rockies' second-half surge proved so strong that they actually gave the division-leading Dodgers a run for their money in the final week. A good chunk of the 2007 cast of characters remains intact for each team, but enough has changed to merit a new writeup instead of a recycled version of the prior Phillies/Rockies preview.

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May 8, 2009 12:11 pm

Checking the Numbers: LOOGYing Around

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Eric Seidman

Sorting out who's been good and who's been great in situational roles.

Over the last several decades, with the platoon effect becoming more widely understood and exploitable, a flood of pitchers with otherwise weak skills in the broad strokes have found employment in the major leagues. No aspect of the sport has undergone as thoroughgoing a transformation as bullpen usage, and while the idea of a structured relief corps may in fact be inefficient in terms of roster management, it has certainly paved the way for the rise to prominence of a number specialist relievers. Those referred to as LOOGYs-courtesy of John Sickels, who coined the catch-all term for Lefty One-Out GuYs-comprise the vast majority of this new group, entering into the latter stages of a game to try to face a same-handed hitter or two. Pitchers assigned to the role generally dominate lefty batters; approximately three-quarters of the pitches that a batter will see over the course of a season are thrown by right-handers, and a pitch delivered from a southpaw to a left-handed batter can be thrown from a more deceptive angle, altering the perception of the hitter.

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April 12, 2009 11:26 am

On the Beat: Week One Wrap

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John Perrotto

Better than a 7-Eleven, the Twins' outfield runneth over, Kastens sings "Come On Over to My House Baby," plus news and views from around the game.

Every season without fail, there are names on Opening Day rosters that only the most avid of baseball fans would recognize, guys who have never been in the major leagues, who aren't considered prospects, and who have maybe had a lineout in BP's annual. Some, like Chris Jakubauskas, may have even taken an off-season job as a sales clerk.

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February 11, 2009 1:03 pm

You Could Look It Up: Going South?

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Steven Goldman

Responding to a reader's concern about lineups that lean heavily to the left and whether they help or hurt a team.

It's reader request week here at YCLIU. Thanks to subscriber Shaun, we'll start with the Phillies, but we'll end up traveling all around time and space. Earlier this week, Shaun wrote in to observe this:

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Each team's got a list and is checking it twice, but not everybody gets everything they want this time of year.

As has been well-documented, the free-agent market has been extremely slow to develop; to date only 11 of the 171 players who filed for free agency have signed contracts. There is no word yet if Donald Fehr has asked Congress for a bailout.

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November 2, 2008 10:05 am

Every Given Sunday: Off-season Moves

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John Perrotto

Opening the Hot Stove League with a team-by-team look at wants and needs, plus news from around the big leagues.

Baseball is officially into the offseason now that the Phillies sit atop the sport after beating the Rays in a five-game World Series this past week, but everyone knows that there is really no such thing as an offseason. The champagne had barely begun to dry on the carpet in the Phillies' clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park following their 4-3 win in Game Five when the first trade of the winter was consummated with the Marlins shipping first baseman Mike Jacobs to the Royals for reliever Leo Nunez.

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