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08-09

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Transaction Analysis: Extending Utley (and Ryan Raburn)
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Sam Miller and Ben Lindbergh

01-22

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Transaction Analysis: Doing the Lindy Hop
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R.J. Anderson

11-27

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Out of Left Field: The Least Valuable Player
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Matthew Kory

08-08

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Punk Hits: The Worst of the Best
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Ian Miller

03-02

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Overthinking It: The Weakest Positions on 2012's Best Teams
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Ben Lindbergh

02-24

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Preseason Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 2/24/11
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Michael Jong

02-07

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The Lineup Card: 11 Times Small Sample Sizes Steered Us Wrong
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Baseball Prospectus

04-08

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

03-15

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44

Fantasy Beat: Expert Mock Draft Results
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Jason Collette

02-24

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Fantasy Focus: Right Fielder Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-22

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Fantasy Focus: Left Fielder Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-07

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Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

08-18

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

07-26

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Fantasy Beat: Missing Magglio (and Carlos)
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Craig Brown

07-21

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38

Transaction Action: ALtruisms
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Christina Kahrl

05-25

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
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Christina Kahrl

05-17

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Transaction Action: Changing their Stripes
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Christina Kahrl

10-07

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Prospectus Today: Who Can Say No to Twins?
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Joe Sheehan

06-28

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Prospectus Idol Entry: The Doldrums
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Ken Funck

04-10

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

05-23

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Future Shock: AL Central Roundup
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Kevin Goldstein

03-08

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Prospects, Wrap-up
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Nate Silver

02-22

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part Three
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Nate Silver

03-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 10-15, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

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August 9, 2013 7:43 am

Transaction Analysis: Extending Utley (and Ryan Raburn)

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Sam Miller and Ben Lindbergh

Two players get guaranteed two-year deals.



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January 22, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Doing the Lindy Hop

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R.J. Anderson

Yet another team gets to dance with Matt Lindstrom's big right arm.

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November 27, 2012 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: The Least Valuable Player

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Matthew Kory

Matthew goes looking for an award that won't be controversial.

Value is one of those things people love to argue about. “Yes!” say some. “No!” say others. “This isn’t really a yes or no kind of thing,” say others. (Different others.) In the end we agree to disagree to each other’s faces and say mean things about each other’s mothers behind each other’s back.

While the substance of the mother insults is likely less than fact-based in nature (except for what I said about that guy’s mom, the truth of which is only exceeded by its grossness), the MVP disagreements manifest mostly through statistics. The sticking point lies in which stats you choose to look at, because that informs how people think about, and vote on, the Most Valuable Player award. Pick the right stats (everything on BP’s stat pages minus RBI) and you end up with the right choice. Pick the wrong stats and you end up with not Mike Trout. The venerable BBWAA picked the wrong stats and thus the wrong player, the end result being that Trout, the consensus most valuable player, was not the consensus Most Valuable Player.

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August 8, 2012 5:00 am

Punk Hits: The Worst of the Best

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Ian Miller

Some very good baseball players are doing some very bad things this year.

Baseball Prospectus’ True Average report is endlessly fascinating. Matt Kemp’s .376 TAv is absurd, and Mike Trout, the just-turned-21-year-old rookie superstar, is right behind him with a gaudy .370. And how about David Ortiz in fifth place with a .342! Who saw that coming? The top of the list is an amazing mixture of quotidian greatness (Votto) and fantastic surprises (Jaso??).

But I’m equally fascinated by the bottom of the list. Change the pulldown to the right of TAv from DESC to ASC, set the min. PA to “200,” and hit View Data. (Alternately, you can just click here. At the top of that list are the very worst hitters in Major League Baseball. Just like with baseball’s best hitters, the bottom-dwellers run the gamut from “duh” (Yuniesky Betancourt at 25th-worst) to “huh?” (Ryan Raburn, worst in the majors).

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Pinpointing the positions with the worst projections on this season's likely contending clubs.

Every year, several teams finish out of the playoffs by a handful of games, close enough to taste October but just as ineligible for post-season play as the lowliest of last-place finishers. Last season, the Red Sox and Braves were both eliminated on the season’s final day after watching what had seemed to be safe leads evaporate. Since a one-game swing for either team would have meant a much different outcome, it was tempting to look back and wonder where in the lineup they could have eked out an extra victory.

As Jay Jaffe noted in January, right field proved to be a particular weak point for both teams. Braves right fielder Jason Heyward slumped to a .254 True Average (TAv) in an injury-plagued sophomore season, and his replacements—primarily Eric Hinske, Joe Mather, and Jose Constanza—hit only .252/.294/.346 in his absence. In Boston, J.D. Drew added a 60-day DL stint for a left shoulder impingement to his lengthy injury history and hit just .222/.315/.302 when active. His replacements—mainly Josh Reddick, Darnell McDonald, and Mike Cameron—made Heyward’s look good, mustering only a .234/.282/.377 line. As a result, Braves right fielders accumulated 0.6 WARP, and Red Sox right fielders checked in at 1.3 WARP. It’s reasonable to wonder whether both teams would have made the playoffs with even average (roughly 2.0 WARP) production in right.

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February 24, 2012 3:00 am

Preseason Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 2/24/11

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Michael Jong

Soto, Raburn, Cozart, and Kelly Johnson make this week's VP list

Geovany Soto | C | Chicago Cubs
Mixed: $11 | NL-only: $15 | PECOTA C Rank: 9 | C ADP: 12


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In advance of PECOTA's arrival, we'll be looking at the pitfalls of relying upon sample sizes that are too small

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Do early-season phenoms fade once the rest of the league learns to stop giving them pitches to hit?

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

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March 15, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Expert Mock Draft Results

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Jason Collette

Jason took part in a slow mock draft with other fantasy experts and is now here to share what he learned from the experience.

I recently had the pleasure of doing a slow—and I mean slow—mock draft over the past four weeks with a few of my friends and colleagues in the fantasy baseball industry. That group included most of the mlb.com folks, Fernando DiFino, and the legendary Joe Sheehan. The draft started on February 17 and survived a few lost weekends, DiFino’s nuptials (congrats!) and several copy and paste issues from some of us that are still using not-so-smartphones.

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Marc's CarGo cult continues, but there are plenty of four-star options available as well.

These are the right fielder fantasy rankings for 2011. Check out our previous first base, second base, third base, shortstopcatcher, left fielder, center fielder, and closer installments.

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February 22, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Left Fielder Rankings

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Marc Normandin

Some of your league's strongest offensive options may come out of left field.

These are the left fielder fantasy rankings for 2011. Check out our previous first base, second base, third base, shortstop, catcher, and closer installments.

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Rob McQuown gives more keeper tips and dives into draft preparation notes.

With many leagues having keepers due today, I'll be around to offer any commentary on keepers. One last-minute tip is to not forget about defense. Be sure to check out these resources:

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