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10-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Shelby Miller
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Wilson Karaman

05-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Two Aces
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Doug Thorburn

02-07

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Fantasy Team Preview: St. Louis Cardinals
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Mike Gianella

10-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014
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Bret Sayre

08-09

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20
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Paul Sporer

07-12

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Raising Aces: How the Mighty Have Fallen
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Doug Thorburn

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower
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Daniel Rathman

05-15

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 3: Hamels v. Corbin
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

04-08

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Pebble Hunting: Shelby Miller Gets the Best of Buster Posey
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Sam Miller

02-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-31

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL CENTRAL)
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Jason Martinez

01-03

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Minor League Update: Ten NL Prospects Who Could Start the Season in the Majors
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Jason Martinez

12-13

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In A Pickle: Winners and Losers of Winning and Losing
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Jason Wojciechowski

11-16

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal
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Doug Thorburn

06-18

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

05-31

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: St. Louis Cardinals
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Jason Parks

04-19

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 18
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Kevin Goldstein

02-10

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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October 10, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Shelby Miller

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Wilson Karaman

After he held his own against Clayton Kershaw in the deciding game of the NLDS, is the righty's arrow pointing upward for 2015?

And on we march to the LCS! Unfortunately, one of the teams making that claim this year yet again is the Cardinals, who dispatched my Dodgers to the golf courses of Southern California for the second straight year. And one of the guys who helped set up their 412th-straight NLCS clash with the Giants was 23-year-old Shelby Miller, who pitched 5 2/3 reasonably strong innings in the Division Series clincher.

Now, if you rewind just two months to the beginning of August, this highlight would’ve been an improbable one to predict. At the time, Miller was staggering his way through a terribly disappointing sophomore campaign. His 4.14 ERA and 1.39 WHIP through July were paired with ugly strikeout and walk rates, resulting in a brief demotion from the rotation and an ownership rate that cratered at 67 percent in Sportsline leagues after the All-Star break. Hope for the breakout that many envisioned pre-season looked to be as fleeting as Miller’s command, and those with long-term dynasty league investments in the talented right-hander were exploring options to ship him for cents on the dollar as trading deadlines approached.

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May 15, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal, Julio Urias, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

Major Leagues

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April 15, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Find out how Gerrit Cole, Javier Baez, Oscar Taveras, Billy Hamilton, and co. stack up.

To read the earlier U25 editions in this series, click below:

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Two Aces

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Doug Thorburn

Doug's attachment to arms shines through as he nabs David Price and Felix Hernandez to anchor his dream Roto staff.

Process:
I tend to go with something resembling the stars-and-scrubs approach, mostly because I think that it's possible to identify “scrubs” who will be productive. It's no secret that I have an attachment to arms, and I always make a point to secure a pair of aces in my fantasy leagues, whether draft or auction.

The knock against pitchers is that they always get hurt, which tends to depress their value, and the injury-risk makes it all the more important to have two top-end guys at the top of my fantasy rotation—if one gets hurt then my season is not necessarily down the drain, because ace no. 2 can carry the weight. So my staff is top-heavy, after which it's time to go dumpster-diving, and I take great joy each fantasy season in identifying the cheap pitchers who will ascend to the next level. Oh, and sucks to closers—they are way too volatile to trust in a league where rosters are locked on Opening Day, so I'll just go ahead and aim for victories in the counting stats of Ks and Ws while sacrificing saves. My calculator says that two 15s and a 1 supersede the worth of a sixth-place finish in three categories, and the draft-and-lock setup changes the game in this case.


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February 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

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Mike Gianella

The defending National League champs are replete with fantasy assets on both sides of the ball.

At the risk of pummeling home an obvious point, teams that advance to the World Series typically provide plenty of fantasy value across the board. The St. Louis Cardinals were no exception in 2013. Fifteen players provided double-digit Roto value in NL-only last year. Carlos Beltran left to join the New York Yankees, but with Matt Adams and Allen Craig already in the fold, Oscar Taveras waiting in the wings, and a handful of shrewd acquisitions, the Cards won’t miss a beat in 2014, and will once again be a good place for most of your fantasy shopping needs.

Projected Lineup

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October 24, 2013 6:23 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014

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Bret Sayre

Frontline fantasy pitchers come and go, so Bret looks at the hurlers who seem poised to make the leap next year.

Conventional fantasy wisdom has always suggested that pitching is more volatile from year-to-year than hitting. In this case, conventional wisdom is absolutely correct—and the 2013 season bore this out even more than usual. When you look at the top ten fantasy starters in both 2013 and 2012, one thing becomes very apparent: there’s a ton of turnover. In fact, there was only one pitcher (Clayton Kershaw) who made both lists. For further effect, here they are side-by-side:

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August 9, 2013 6:33 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20

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Paul Sporer

A look ahead at the matchups for next week's two-start pitchers to help you set your fantasy rotation.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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July 12, 2013 7:06 am

Raising Aces: How the Mighty Have Fallen

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Doug Thorburn

Can mechanics help explain why Shelby Miller and Hisashi Iwakuma haven't maintained their early-season performance?

A couple of pitchers enjoyed breakout performances during the first two months of the season, only to wake up from the dream once the calendar flipped to June. Our inner statistician can easily wave these trends aside as the inevitable magnetism of regression to the mean, but I’ve found that reality often follows a more intricate path, with much to be learned through the analysis of outlier performances and small sample size.

Let's examine a couple of players who have fallen off from their early-season dominance in search of explanations that go beyond luck. In these cases, the “before” and “after” stats are split based on the arbitrary calendar date of June 1st.

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July 10, 2013 7:51 am

What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower

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Daniel Rathman

For one night, the White Sox look like the team to beat in the AL Central.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The White Sox entered last night’s matchup with Justin Verlander with a .237 team TAv, the second-worst mark in baseball. Only the Marlins, at .231, had been less potent at the plate as a group, and Mike Redmond’s bunch did not have the benefit of a designated hitter. Among junior-circuit clubs, the Yankees, 11 points ahead of the White Sox at .248, were the next-worst squad.

The American League’s least productive lineup, one with only two starters toting on-base percentages higher than .310, is not supposed to collect 23 hits in a game against Verlander. But on Tuesday, the White Sox did.


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Paul and Doug have one of their best Games of the Week as both see some interesting things in a struggling Hamels and Paul tries to sell Doug on the surging Corbin.

 

In arguably their best Game of the Week yet, the guys dig deep into the struggles of Cole Hamels while trying to diagnose the long-term sustainability of the surging Patrick Corbin

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April 8, 2013 5:07 am

Pebble Hunting: Shelby Miller Gets the Best of Buster Posey

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Sam Miller

How did the Cardinals' young starter approach the Giants' young catcher?

On Saturday, one of the most electric young arms in baseball faced one of the best in-his-prime hitters in baseball. Shelby Miller's Cardinals came out of it with a win over Buster Posey's Giants, but the matchups between Posey and Miller were more interesting than just an outcome. 

Pre-existing narratives
Posey, the 2012 MVP, received his award before the game Saturday. Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Jeff Kent, and Kevin Mitchell were in attendance to take part in the ceremony. Posey’s 172 OPS+ led the NL in 2012, and is the second-highest ever for a catcher.


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