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Ross Detwiler threw 42 straight four-seamers or sinkers on Tuesday. Where does that put him on the consecutive fastball pantheon?

On Tuesday night, the Nationals and Brewers played baseball for well over five hours, calling it quits only after Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer in the 16th inning to put Milwaukee away. Zimmerman, who had two other hits and this diving catch, claimed the headlines, but the game had another hero, albeit one slightly less sung: deposed starter Ross Detwiler, who held the Brewers scoreless from the 10th through the 14th.

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February 25, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Remains of the Market

4

Daniel Rathman

A new team checks in on Ervin Santana, the Yankees pass on two Cuban players, three teams monitor the market for Johan Santana, and more.

Ross Detwiler expands his pitch menu
Right-handed hitters teed off on Ross Detwiler last season, regardless of what the southpaw threw them in his 13 major-league starts. They hit .346 off his sinker, .357 off his changeup, and .375 off his curveball; his fastball held them to a .241 average, but they still slugged .456, in large part because four of the five home runs they tallied came on heaters.


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Important updates on pitchers hitting and pitchers pitching to pitchers.

1. Ross Detwiler’s latest hits.
Two months ago, I wrote about Ross Detwiler, the most extremely low BABIP hitter in baseball, and the artist behind this spray chart:


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April 29, 2013 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Ross Detwiler and Baseball's Most Extreme BABIP

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Sam Miller

What can we learn about hitting from a pitcher with five career hits?

As you know, pitchers seem to demonstrate a small amount of control over their BABIPs, and hitters seem to demonstrate a larger amount of control over their BABIPs. Within reason, at least. No active player has a career BABIP below .244, and no active player has a career BABIP higher than .368, unless you lower the plate appearance threshold to something too low to be significant.

But if you lower the plate appearance threshold to something too low to be significant, then you get to include everybody, including pitchers. Your BABIP if you played baseball would likely be null, because you wouldn’t put any BIP. But if you did put some BIP, your BABIP would be something ridiculously low, like .098 or something absurd.

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September 20, 2012 9:03 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: One-Category Saviors: Strikeouts, Wins

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Derek Carty

If an extra two wins or an extra two dozen strikeouts will make a big difference in your standings, here's where to look.

Over the past week, I’ve discussed the importance of prioritizing categorical impact over raw value with the season nearing an end. At this point I think I’ve given the concept more press than Psy is getting, and while "Gangnam Style" becomes no less brilliant play after play, I fear me talking anymore about this would have the opposite effect.  So, I’ll simply point you towards my one-category contributor articles for saves and homers and steals and invisible horse dance my way onto the meat of today’s article...

Wins
The best strategy when chasing wins is to play the match-ups, if you have the luxury of doing so in leagues with daily transactions and/or deep-ish free agent pools.  Ideally, you’ll target pitchers with good skills and potent offenses who are facing weak offenses.  Mixing and matching is almost certain to be better than rolling with a single starter come hell or high water.  Still, if you need to for whatever reason, here are a few to consider.


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June 21, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 6/21/12

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Paul Sporer

Felipe Paulino, Michael Fiers, Justin Masterson, and Doug Fister find themselves amidst VPs this week

Plenty of new names in this week’s Value Picks as well as some returning names in some new categories.

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April 26, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 4/26/12

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Paul Sporer

Starting Pitching VP returns with Niemann, Burnett, Doubront, and Parker

Readers, today I am proud to introduce you to the newest member of the Baseball Prospectus Fantasy team, Paul Sporer. You may recognize Paul from Roto Hardball or from his own blog, Baseball by Paul. Paul will be writing the Starting Pitching edition of Value Picks as well as resurrecting the Weekly Planner. Welcome aboard, Paul! Derek Carty, Fantasy Manager

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April 21, 2012 9:23 am

Overthinking It: Washington's Gas Policy

3

Ben Lindbergh

The Nationals rotation throws harder than any staff in baseball has over the past few seasons, and that just might win them the NL East.

The Washington Nationals haven’t hit very well this season: their .252 TAv ranks ninth in the National League. They haven’t run very well, either: they rank third from last in the big leagues in Baserunning Runs (-2.2). Nonetheless, the Nats have an 11-4 record, good for first place in the National League East and the third-best record in baseball, behind only the 11-2 Rangers and the 11-3 Dodgers. In a tight division like the NL East, a quick start can improve a team’s playoff odds significantly. The Nats’ chances of making the playoffs have risen from 7.9 percent before their first game to 19.2 percent today.

How have the Nats succeeded, if not by outslugging their opponents or regularly taking the extra base? The source of the team’s success has been defense and pitching—starting pitching, in particular. Before Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in five innings against the Astros on Thursday night, no Nats starter had allowed more than four runs in an outing. Through the team’s first 13 games, the starting rotation produced nine quality starts with a 1.65 ERA and a 2.20 RA, by far the best marks in baseball.

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The National's top pick from the 2007 draft discusses bonuses, the grind of the minor leagues, and the idea of playing for his hometown team.

Ross Detwiler's resume remains one of untapped potential, but for the 23-year-old lefty, a spot in the Nationals rotation lurks enticingly around the corner. The third-ranked prospect in the system going into the 2009 season, Detwiler went just 1-6. 5.00 in 15 big league appearances last year, but his power arm promises much, much more. Taken as the sixth-overall pick of the 2007 draft, the Missouri State product is capable of dominating hitters, as evidenced by his having closed the season by allowing just one run over his last two starts. Detwiler sat down with BP in early September, days before rejoining the big league club from a stint in Triple-A Syracuse.

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January 23, 2009 12:01 pm

Future Shock: Nationals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Can the inhabitants of Nationals Park expect an infusion of new talent, or should modest expectations rule the day?

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February 27, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: Nationals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Good drafts in the past two years infused young talent into a once-barren system, perking up the team's rebuilding effort.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Chris Marrero, 1B
2. Ross Detwiler, LHP
Four-Star Prospects
3. Michael Burgess, OF
Three-Star Prospects
4. Josh Smoker, LHP
5. Justin Maxwell, OF
6. Jake McGeary, LHP
7. Collin Balester, RHP
Two-Star Prospects
8. Jordan Zimmerman, RHP
9. Jake Smolinski, OF
10. Colton Willems, RHP
11. Adam Carr, RHP















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April 10, 2007 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Looking at an Elite Eight in a New Way

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith joins the BP team, and starts out with a look at an octet of college hurlers you'll see picked in June.

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