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02-15

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18

Fantasy Freestyle: Mike Trout and Regression Obsession
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Mike Gianella

01-22

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8

Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)
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Jason Martinez

08-07

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/7/12
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Michael Street

06-06

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5

Wezen-Ball: Rookie Excitement
by
Larry Granillo

02-20

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Collateral Damage: The DL Kings: Nick Johnson
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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

02-06

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18

Prospectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling Payrolls
by
Jay Jaffe

01-13

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12

Fantasy Beat: The Risk of Rostering Rookies
by
Jason Collette

01-04

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11

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All
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Jay Jaffe

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

11-21

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9

Internet Baseball Awards: National League
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Greg Spira

11-18

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Internet Baseball Awards: American League
by
Greg Spira

11-18

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4

Wezen-Ball: Courtesy Votes for the Cy Young
by
Larry Granillo

10-07

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15

Kiss'Em Goodbye: New York Yankees
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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-28

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11

Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team Entropy
by
Jay Jaffe

09-09

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Prospectus Hit and Run: NL Post-Season Rotation Ramble
by
Jay Jaffe

08-11

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19

The BP Trading Post: Middle-Infield Mayhem
by
Derek Carty

08-10

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7

Prospectus Hit and Run: What the Halo?
by
Jay Jaffe

07-27

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On the Beat: The Angels Keep the Faith
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John Perrotto

07-20

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Cold Corner
by
Jay Jaffe

07-14

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15

Fantasy Beat: Innings Caps: Hidden Championship Killers
by
Mike Petriello

07-13

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48

The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better Remembered
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Baseball Prospectus

07-01

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7

Fantasy Beat: Tout Wars Halfway Point Update
by
Jason Collette

06-23

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17

Spitballing: Checks and Balances
by
Jeremy Greenhouse

05-18

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Royal Revolution
by
Mike Petriello

05-11

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28

The Asian Equation
by
Michael Street

04-29

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Fantasy Baseball's Founding Fathers
by
R. Emmet Sweeney

04-25

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
by
Kevin Goldstein

04-13

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11

The Asian Equation
by
Michael Street

04-11

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Fantasy Focus: The NL's Rookie Outage
by
Marc Normandin

04-08

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8

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
by
Brian Mills

04-05

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Prospectus Hit and Run: NL Bullpen Blowout
by
Jay Jaffe

03-23

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Contractual Matters: Six-Figure Blues
by
Jeff Euston

03-14

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Investigating the "Best Shape" Phenomenon
by
Rob Pettapiece

03-04

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54

The BP Broadside: The Most Disappointing Prospects of All Time, Part 3
by
Steven Goldman

02-25

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Are You Experienced?
by
Jay Jaffe

01-31

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36

The BP Broadside: Shirley a New Beginning
by
Steven Goldman

11-23

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Prospectus Q&A: Jane Leavy, Part II
by
David Laurila

11-16

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18

Prospectus Perspective: The Rookies of the Year
by
Christina Kahrl

11-05

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13

Changing Speeds: The BSAT Answer Key
by
Ken Funck

11-05

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8

On the Beat: Big Game Hunting
by
John Perrotto

10-29

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10

Warning Track Power
by
Chase Gharrity

10-21

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6

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Tampa Bay Rays
by
Marc Normandin, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-14

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15

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Atlanta Braves
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Marc Normandin, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-11

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16

Prospectus Perspective: LDS Day Five Roundup
by
John Perrotto

09-29

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8

On the Beat: Eyeing The Glass Slipper
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John Perrotto

09-22

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13

On the Beat: Something to Build On
by
John Perrotto

09-06

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Prospectus Perspective: The La Russa-Rasmus Feud
by
Steven Goldman

08-27

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16

On the Beat: Building Something Special
by
John Perrotto

08-25

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On the Beat: Playing from Behind
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John Perrotto

08-23

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On the Beat: Retooling on the Fly
by
John Perrotto

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February 15, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Mike Trout and Regression Obsession

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Mike Gianella

No matter how hard you try to discredit Trout, he stacks up as an elite fantasy option in 2013.

Like many fantasy players, I spend little if any time during the season worrying about what a player will earn the following year. Even in keeper formats, I don’t invest a significant amount of time trying to figure out future earnings.

While I didn’t have an exact dollar value assigned to Mike Trout for 2013 back in October, I assumed that I’d have him ranked first or second in AL-only formats and first, second, or third in mixed formats. Besides Ryan Braun and Miguel Cabrera, there were few players who seemed capable of putting up big enough fantasy numbers to come close to Trout.

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January 22, 2013 1:25 am

Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)

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Jason Martinez

Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL EAST)

When we talk about "impact" rookies, it's important to note that several rookies will be getting the call to the majors and failing to help their team in any way shape or form. Coming up with a few big hits or making a couple of quality starts, however, could make a big difference at the end of a 162-game season. Beginning in the NL East, I'll be taking a look at each team and picking out some rookies who I think will make an impact on their team's success in 2013. 

Atlanta Braves

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August 7, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/7/12

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Michael Street

Michael looks at the impact of some late-breaking deadline deals and those consummated after the deadline in this week’s column.

Some commentators worried that the additional Wild Card spot would dampen trading deadline deals, but it seemed to have the opposite effect, with lots of swaps affecting teams down the stretch. Only one new Value Pick resulted from these deals, but we should see more in the weeks to come as the ripple effects of some trades become clearer and fading teams call up prospects or make non-waiver deals like one that I look at in Playing Pepper.

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A look at just how excited people were about the 1986 rookie class at the time.

"This year is one of those that 15 years from now, a bunch of baseball people will be sitting around shaking their heads about because so much good talent came up all at once."

It's the goal of any general manager at the draft—maybe not in the collective sense, but certainly in each individual case—that, when their drafted talent finally makes it to the big leagues, baseball people will remember that time for years and decades to come. When multiple general managers reach their goal at the same time, it becomes a smorgasbord for baseball fans and quotes like the one above are uttered. Sure, they lack proper historical perspective at the time, but it certainly feels true to the speaker.

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February 20, 2012 5:34 am

Collateral Damage: The DL Kings: Nick Johnson

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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

As the sad tale of Nick Johnson shows, a high on-base percentage doesn't help unless you can stay in the lineup

One of the most difficult aspects of injury projection is deciding how to deal with acute injuries. Athletes often acquire a “bad luck” label that follows them over the course of a season or a career, even if their injuries haven’t followed a predictable pattern. It isn’t much of a surprise that out of all the hitters in the last decade, one such injury-prone player, Nick Johnson, has missed the most days on the disabled list and the third-most of any player.

The New York Yankees drafted Johnson in the third round of the 1996 draft. Like all of the other players on the DL Kings list, when Johnson has been healthy, he’s been a productive player. In his first season in the Sally League, he displayed power, speed, and a good eye, only to improve over the next two years. He also got his first taste of the injury bug in 1998 when he dove for a ball, tore his labrum, and underwent surgery. He missed six weeks.

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February 6, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling Payrolls

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Jay Jaffe

Does history give any clues as to how the Mets will perform with a lower payroll?

Late last month, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reported that the Mets are facing the largest one-year payroll cut in major-league history, at least in terms of total dollars. With owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz deprived of the profits they derived from decades of investing with Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, and struggling to find minority partners willing to provide a quick infusion of capital, the team is hemorrhaging money and facing a growing mountain of debt. According to general manager Sandy Alderson, the Mets lost $70 million last year, and made no real attempt to retain pending free agents Carlos Beltran (who was traded in midseason) or Jose Reyes (who departed for the Marlins in December). Barring even one additional midlevel signing, they could become the first team to drop $50 million in salary from one Opening Day to the next.

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January 13, 2012 11:06 am

Fantasy Beat: The Risk of Rostering Rookies

12

Jason Collette

A look at why getting too attached to the next big thing might not be smart

From a 2007 Future Shock report on a team’s top prospect:

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January 4, 2012 12:18 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All

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Jay Jaffe

Tim Raines has his case re-examined, and the remainder of the Hall ballot gets a look.

We all have our pet projects. With the graduations of Bert Blyleven and Ron Santo to the Hall of Fame, mine is now Tim Raines. During his 23-year major-league career, Raines combined the virtues of a keen batting eye, dazzling speed, and all-around athleticism with a cerebral approach that made him an electrifying performer and a dangerous offensive weapon. Yet in four years on the ballot, he's reached just 37.5 percent of the vote, exactly half of what he needs to reach Cooperstown.

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In the wake of the Matt Moore extension, revisit Nate's discussion of the perils of counting on pitching prospects and his remarks on the most promising southpaws.

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 (and mostly free) 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.

Last week, the Rays signed young lefty Matt Moore to an extension that should prove to be team-friendly if he stays healthy, but as Nate discussed in an article which originally ran as a "Lies, Damned Lies" column on April 12, 2007, it's never safe to assume that a young pitcher's arm will remain intact.


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Kemp, Kershaw take home NL IBA lumber

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A look at who took home the virtual hardware in the junior circuit.

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Finding some of the stranger names to appear on a Cy Young ballot in the last ten years.

Three of Major League Baseball's four major post-season awards were announced this week. On Monday, it was announced that pitchers Jeremy Hellickson and Craig Kimbrel were the leagues' top rookies, each beating out free-swinging sluggers in Mark Trumbo and Freddie Freeman for the title. Wednesday saw Arizona's Kirk Gibson and Tampa Bay's Joe Maddon win Manager of the Year awards for leading their teams to better-than-expected records; Milwaukee's Ron Roenicke and Detroit's Jim Leyland were the runners-up in that race. On the mound, Detroit's Justin Verlander won a unanimous Cy Young Award over the Angels' Jered Weaver and the Rays' James Shields. In the National League, it was 23-year-old Clayton Kershaw beating out Philadelphia two aces Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee for the honor. The Most Valuable Player awards will be announced next week.

Overall, it's pretty difficult to argue with the writers' winning picks in any of the categories. There are certainly cases to be made for other players in each of the awards, but each choice is defensible on more than a superficial level which is a nice change of pace. The runner-ups and other down-ballot candidates, however - that's a different story. Trumbo's .291 OBP was worth a second-place finish? Jose Valverde got how many second-place votes? Did the Giants really have four pitchers worthy of Cy Young votes? It's pretty standard stuff, really. There are strange names on the ballots every year.

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