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02-22

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Kauffman Stadium - June 28, 2014
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Joe Hamrahi

07-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 235: Alex Rios' Value/How the 2013 Pirates Were Built
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-26

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BP Unfiltered: Never Mind What I Wrote About the Royals
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Ben Lindbergh

06-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 229: Derek Jeter, Yasiel Puig, and the All-Star Game/The Royals and Blaming the Ballpark
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-07

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Overthinking It: One Small Step for Kansas City, One Giant Leap for Lineup Construction
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Ben Lindbergh

06-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 219: The Mock Draft Mystery/Joey Votto's Future/Scouts and Espionage/The New-Look Royals Lineup
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-31

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BP Unfiltered: The Royals and Two Weeks of Warning Track Power
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Ben Lindbergh

05-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 213: The Royals and Not Hitting Homers/The Physical Signs of Scouting
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-29

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Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Eric Hosmer
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Sam Miller

04-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 179: Extending Barry Zito/The First-Place Royals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-29

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Bottom of the Barrel
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Russell A. Carleton and Ian Miller

03-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 165: The Worst Team to Work For/Baseball Without Outfield Fences/When to Give Up on Top Draft Picks/Would Mariano Rivera Make an All-Time Team?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-13

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BP Unfiltered: Hochevar Heads to the Bullpen
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R.J. Anderson

02-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 134: 2013 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-11

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Overthinking It: The Royals, the Rays, and the Problem with Windows
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Ben Lindbergh

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 99: Two More Reactions to the Rays-Royals Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: The Shields/Myers Blockbuster
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 88: Wil Myers, the Royals, and Rumors About Trading Top Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 74: The Ervin Santana Trade, the Royals' Rotation, and the Pitching Market/Rick Hahn and the Future of Front Offices
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-21

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BP Unfiltered: The Call-Up: Jake Odorizzi
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Chris Mellen

09-13

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Head Games: Salvador Perez and the Art of Setting Up
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Will Woods

08-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 21: Typewriter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 14: This is Gonna Be Ugly
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-30

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BP Announcements: Kansas City All-Star Weekend Meetup - July 8, 2012
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Joe Hamrahi

05-09

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Sobsequy: The Art of Losing
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Adam Sobsey

03-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Spring Training Diary, Days 8 and 9
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Jason Parks

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
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Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

09-16

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-18

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Royals Extend Francoeur
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R.J. Anderson

05-18

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On the Beat: The Incumbent
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John Perrotto

05-17

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Clubhouse Confidential: The Royals Embrace Better Living Through Baserunning
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Marc Carig

05-06

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Expanded Horizons: Get it While it's Hot
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Tommy Bennett

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royal Re-Gearing
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Christina Kahrl

12-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Greinke Trade
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Christina Kahrl

09-16

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals
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Tommy Bennett, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-13

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Contractual Matters: Opening Act
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Jeff Euston

07-23

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Seidnotes: We Can Hit but We Just Can't Score
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Eric Seidman

05-26

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Checking the Numbers: Royal Pains
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Eric Seidman

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-20

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals
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Baseball Prospectus

07-14

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You Could Look It Up: Royal Pains
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Steven Goldman

06-28

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On the Beat: Weekend Wrap
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John Perrotto

06-14

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Kila Ka'aihue
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Tim Kniker

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-12

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Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-02

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Transaction of the Day: The Jacobs Deal
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

06-13

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Royal Rebound
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John Perrotto

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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BP makes its annual stop at the K

Baseball Prospectus and the Kansas City Royals invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, June 28 at Kauffman Stadium. Thanks to the fine folks in the Royals front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

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Ben and Sam discuss their technical difficulties, Alex Rios' trade value, and the origins of the surprisingly successful Pirates.

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Ned Yost, Alcides Escobar, and the Royals retrace their steps.

Earlier this month, I wrote an article about Ned Yost’s decision to ask his front office for help in constructing a more productive lineup. That request had a happy result: a lineup that looked a lot more sensible than the one the Royals had been running out before.

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Ben and Sam talk about a pair of All-Star candidates, then discuss Royals GM Dayton Moore's comments about Kauffman Stadium suppressing walks.

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With the Royals struggling to score, Ned Yost looks to the stats for assistance.

"Innovation in baseball almost never accompanies talent. Innovations in baseball usually arise from those 75- to 85-win teams that are desperately trying to find a way to scratch out two more wins. We all know what wins baseball games is good baseball players. When you have the players, you're going to stick to proven strategies because you're more afraid of screwing it up than you are anxious to gain a small advantage."—Bill James, The Bill James Gold Mine 2008

On Wednesday, Sam Miller wrote about how lineup construction in baseball tends to change very slowly, if at all. Managers mostly fill out their lineup cards according to the same principles that governed their predecessors’ decisions decades ago, with little regard for more recent research that’s revealed some of those decisions to be suboptimal. For example, although Sam found some circumstantial evidence that this might be beginning to change, the no. 2 hitter still tend to be a team’s best bat-control guy, not its best, well, batter.

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Ben and Sam discuss the mystery of mock drafts, how Joey Votto might age, the kinds of information scouts can trust, and the Royals' lineup evolution.

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A fence too far.

warning-track power: “The ability of a batter who has enough strength to hit a ball to the warning track but not enough to hit a home run.” —The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, Third Edition

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Ben and Sam discuss the Royals' power outage and the comments made by their hitting coach, then talk about surprising physical signs that scouts study.

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May 29, 2013 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Eric Hosmer

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Is the Royals' first baseman coming out of his slump, or still struggling?

On Sunday, a baseball broadcaster informed me (and you and everyone we know) that a player on the Kansas City Royals entered the game 10 for his previous 28. “That’s a .357 average, so he’s coming,” I was told.

Eric Hosmer hasn’t done much this year, and his inability to take the great leap forward is a big reason why Kansas City’s go-for-it plan has disappointed thus far. But a .357 average, that’s pretty high, and if he’s coming, maybe the Royals would have something. It’s easy to buy into Eric Hosmer’s .357 average. It’s just easy to buy into Eric Hosmer, all the time, despite how long it’s been since he was good. He used to be so good, after all. And .357! Maybe that .357 means something.

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Ben and Sam discuss the situation surrounding Barry Zito's contract for 2014, and the Royals' hot, small-sample start.



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The final installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the worst odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the worst team to work for, what baseball would look like without outfield fences, when it's okay to give up on high draft picks, and how Mariano Rivera compares to top starting pitchers.



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