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09-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Power Outage
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Craig Goldstein

07-10

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Does the Hit and Run Help?
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Pete Palmer

09-12

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Opponent Quality and the AL Cy Young Race
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Jay Jaffe

05-19

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Changing Speeds: Bounceback, Breakthrough, or Balderdash?
by
Ken Funck

04-06

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
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Michael Jong

04-05

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

03-29

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

03-24

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

03-22

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

10-28

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Changing Speeds: Smoltz, SOMA, and the Series
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Ken Funck

08-03

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Ahead in the Count: Runs Per Inning, and Why I Love the Long Ball
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Matt Swartz

06-21

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Prospectus Idol Entry: The Little Big Man Awards
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Ken Funck

08-07

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Minor League Leadoff Hitters, Ranked
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Bryan Smith

07-10

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Prospectus Toolbox: Small Samples and All-Star Berths
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Derek Jacques

05-05

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The Prince Is Dead
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Jonah Keri

04-13

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Irreducible Essence of Platoon Splits
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Dan Fox

03-29

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Future Shock: Spring Prospect Report, National League
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Kevin Goldstein

03-28

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Future Shock: Spring Prospect Report, American League
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-27

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Prospectus Notebook: White Sox, Reds
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Baseball Prospectus

05-05

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Crooked Numbers: Do Not Pass Go
by
James Click

02-24

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Crooked Numbers: More on the Lineup
by
James Click

01-31

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Prospectus Today: The Sabermetric Challenge
by
Joe Sheehan

01-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

09-14

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Breaking Balls: Barry, Barry Good
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Derek Zumsteg

08-18

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Doctoring The Numbers: Chasing Wes Ferrell
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Rany Jazayerli

05-14

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Taking One for the Team
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James Click

05-05

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Can Of Corn: Hidden Hitters, Continued
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Dayn Perry

02-19

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Baseball Prospectus Basics: Measuring Offense
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Dayn Perry

01-06

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The Class of 2004
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Jay Jaffe

08-06

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Can Of Corn: Minor League Power, Part II
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Dayn Perry

07-01

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Breaking Balls: Dissecting Melvin
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Derek Zumsteg

06-18

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Prospectus Today: Pitcher Workloads
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Joe Sheehan

02-21

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Japanese Baseball, Pt. 2
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Clay Davenport

04-14

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Not-in-Book Players
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Baseball Prospectus

02-23

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Two Point Four Five Million Dollars
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Clay Davenport

08-06

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Thunder in the Nine Spot
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Rany Jazayerli

02-01

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The Prospectus Projections Project
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David Cameron and Greg Spira

09-15

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Prospectus Notes - National League
by
Dave Pease

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August 7, 2007 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Minor League Leadoff Hitters, Ranked

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Bryan Smith

Which low-level table-setters have the requisite statistical profiles to be projected as successful major league leadoff men?

Every June, the minor leagues are flooded with a new group of small, fast, up-the-middle players. Scouting directors take flyers on leadoff types in droves annually, and all the players have one thing in common: speed. However, the success rate of these players is especially poor, so over two previous articles, I have explored the traits beyond speed that good leadoff hitters have shown most often in the minor leagues. The quick five:

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If you want fame, acclamation, and All-Star recognition, maybe playing time--more playing time--is the best way to judge.

Welcome to the latest edition of Prospectus Toolbox. We're back to conceptual topics this week-we're not going to talk about a specific statistic or report, but rather the factor that effects how statistics and performance are perceived. That factor is time, specifically playing time.

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May 5, 2006 12:00 am

The Prince Is Dead

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Jonah Keri

Jonah Keri checks in with some historical comparables for Albert Pujols.

But compare Albert Pujols’ performance in the first five years of his career to those of MLB’s other greats, and the name Prince starts to look inadequate. By the numbers, Pujols looks more like a king.

Pujols’ first five seasons rank among the top 10 performances in major league history by just about every advanced metric possible. BP’s Equivalent Average stat lets us compare hitters across all eras by adjusting for league and park effects and quality of competition. The result is then boiled down to a number that runs along the same scale as batting average. If a hitter nets a .350 EqA, he’s a superstar. If he puts up a .175, he shouldn't be in the big leagues.

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April 13, 2006 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: The Irreducible Essence of Platoon Splits

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Dan Fox

Dan takes a closer look at platoon splits, responding to some questions about why splits aren't taken more seriously in sabermetric circles.

That quote is from one of my favorite authors (himself a big baseball fan), and was appropriately used by Nate Silver when he introduced the PECOTA system in the 2003 Baseball Prospectus. The concepts embodied in the quote have been on my mind the past couple of weeks, ever since I mentioned Wily Mo Pena's platoon split in my inaugural column and received a healthy dose of reader feedback.

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Kevin moves over to the senior circuit, highlighting NL players who have seen their stock rise or fall in spring training.

With spring training close to wrapping up and most prospects without big league jobs already reassigned to minor league camp, it's not too early to take a look at the spring statistics to see which player's stocks are rising and falling. Spring stats should always be taken with a grain of salt, so here's some additional background of some of the National League's best and worst performances by prospects. Statistics are through games of March 27.

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March 28, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: Spring Prospect Report, American League

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin takes a look at some AL players who have seen their stock rise or fall this spring.

With spring training close to wrapping up, and most prospects without big league jobs already reassigned to minor league camp, it's not too early to take a look at the spring statistics to see which players' stocks are rising and falling. Spring stats should always be taken with a grain of salt, so here's some additional background of some of the American League's best and worst performances by prospects. Statistics are through games of March 26.

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We take a quick look at the White Sox' relationship to their PECOTAs, and investigate a curious finish in Cincinnati.

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May 5, 2005 12:00 am

Crooked Numbers: Do Not Pass Go

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James Click

James Click LOBs a few thoughts on teams struggling to knock in runs.

Box scores are disappearing. While we still find them in their traditional format in newspapers and across the Web, the ability to read several articles about each game, daily updated stat reports, and play-by-play logs largely nullify the need to manually keep track of how many home runs your favorite player has or to discern the events of each game from a very limited set of numbers. The days of trying to figure out how a player scored a run without an AB or why another player has one fewer plate appearance than everyone else despite being in the middle of the order are--for the most part--gone.

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February 24, 2005 12:00 am

Crooked Numbers: More on the Lineup

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James Click

Following up last week's column, James continues to explore optimal lineup construction.

One of the more interesting questions left unanswered last week was just how important sorting by OBP or SLG is. By using two lineups for each metric--one in ascending order and one in descending order--it was clear that players with higher OBP and SLG should be near the top of the order. Sorting by absolutely the wrong way only changed the lineup output by 26 runs at the OBP mean and 13 at the SLG mean. Considering the sample size and the standard deviations, the results were close to statistically significant, but the confidence was not high. Thus, we could only loosely conclude that OBP is more important than SLG when determining a lineup order when all other factors are equal.

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January 31, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: The Sabermetric Challenge

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Joe Sheehan

Carlos Beltran vs. Bernie Williams

The one that sticks in my head three weeks later? "Beltran or Bernie Williams at his peak?" I haven't wanted to call a time out on television too often, but if I could have paused the segment there to do some research, I would have. I ended up choosing Beltran at the time, for his defensive edge and the runs he creates on the bases, but it was a weak call. I just wasn't sure, and I guess that makes it a great question.

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It's prospect time, and each of these teams has strong candidates for BP's Top 50 Prospects list.

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September 14, 2004 12:00 am

Breaking Balls: Barry, Barry Good

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Derek Zumsteg

Derek Zumsteg tosses out some numbers and some insight on Barry Bonds, as the greatest hitter of all-time nears the 700-homer milestone.

After Davis, Bonds faces Jorge de la Rosa. My "pitching probables" page doesn't even want to speculate on who might be the unlucky kid who draws the short strand of spaghetti out of Ned Yost's hand Thursday when the Brewers report to the park.

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