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05-09

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The Buyer's Guide: Stephen Strasburg
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J.P. Breen

04-18

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The Things We Believe: Scary Sliders and Young Studs
by
George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

04-06

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8

Raising Aces: Out On A Limb
by
Doug Thorburn

06-10

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10

What You Need to Know: Chisenhall Messes With Texas
by
Chris Mosch

06-05

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What You Need to Know: The Rays Sink to the Bottom
by
Chris Mosch

04-29

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7

Dynasty Dynamics: NL East U25 Lists
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-29

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Baseball Therapy: Do Innings Limits Work?
by
Russell A. Carleton

04-16

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What You Need to Know: Please Send Starters
by
Daniel Rathman

04-11

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15

What You Need to Know: A Play at the Plate
by
Daniel Rathman

04-04

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Raising Aces: The Aces of Opening Day
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Doug Thorburn

03-28

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Raising Aces: Out on a Limb: 2014 Pitcher Predictions
by
Doug Thorburn

02-27

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34

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

02-27

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31

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

01-29

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23

Overthinking It: Polling the Industry: Masahiro Tanaka in 2014
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Ben Lindbergh

08-30

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5

What Makes a Good Changeup?
by
Harry Pavlidis

08-22

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 22, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

07-19

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 9: Erlin vs. Strasburg
by
Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

06-24

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Pebble Hunting: Matt Harvey Pitching to Pitchers
by
Sam Miller

04-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 192: Stephen Strasburg's New Injury Scare/The Underhyped Manny Machado
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-02

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, April 2
by
Matt Sussman

10-25

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5

In A Pickle: Sweep Out The Ashes in the Morning
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Jason Wojciechowski

10-22

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4

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Right
by
Derek Carty

10-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 60: Ibanez Pinch-Hits for A-Rod/The Strasburg Debate That Won't Die
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-01

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, October 1
by
Matthew Kory

09-17

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 17
by
Matthew Kory

09-12

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Manufactured Runs: Searching for Fatigue in Stephen Strasburg
by
Colin Wyers

09-07

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 7
by
Matthew Kory

08-30

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BP Unfiltered: Is Stephen Strasburg Wearing Down?
by
Dan Brooks

08-29

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29

Overthinking It: What Stephen Strasburg's Season Could Have Looked Like
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 31: Davey Johnson, How Much Managers Matter, and the Ideal GM-Manager Relationship
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-24

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The Stats Go Marching In: Do Pitchers Forget How to Hit in the Minors?
by
Max Marchi

08-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 23
by
Matthew Kory

08-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 23: Benching Bryce Harper/Why We Were Wrong About the White Sox
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-14

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 14
by
Matthew Kory

08-06

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 6
by
Matthew Kory

08-01

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 1
by
Matthew Kory

07-26

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, July 26
by
Matthew Kory

07-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 7: Duck
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-27

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Punk Hits: The Goblins & Gauntlets Monster Manual, MLB Expansion Pack: Pitchers, Vol. 1
by
Ian Miller

06-25

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What You Need to Know: Monday, June 25
by
Daniel Rathman

06-14

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9

Future Shock: Picking Pitchers
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-01

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 1
by
Matthew Kory

05-25

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9

Raising Aces: Stras Wars
by
Doug Thorburn

05-21

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 21
by
Matthew Kory

05-11

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 11
by
Matthew Kory

05-11

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 11
by
Daniel Rathman

04-21

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Overthinking It: Washington's Gas Policy
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-13

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31

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
by
Sam Miller

04-12

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The Prospectus Hit List: April 12, 2012
by
Matthew Kory

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Ranking starters based on their fantasy value from now through 2016.

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.

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How do industry insiders (and BP readers) view Tanaka relative to other right-handed starters?

In December of 2011, shortly after the Rangers submitted a winning $51.7 bid for exclusive rights to talk to Yu Darvish, then-BP prospect writer Kevin Goldstein surveyed 10 industry insiders to see how good they thought Darvish was going to be. Instead of asking for physical comps or statistical projections, Kevin stacked Darvish up against a selection of five other right-handed starters and asked for each insider’s one-on-one pitcher preference. In retrospect, some of the responses seem silly—three people took Ian Kennedy over Darvish—but the consensus wasn’t far from the mark: Darvish, the insiders said, would be worse than Justin Verlander, roughly as good as Zack Greinke, better than Matt Garza and Kennedy, and much better than Ricky Nolasco. Sounds about right.

Last week, the Yankees signed Masahiro Tanaka, the best Japanese starter to cross the Pacific since Darvish, to a seven year, $155 million deal (plus posting fee, luxury tax, and the priced-in expense of the opt-out clause) that will make him one of baseball’s 10 highest-paid players in 2014. The next question, naturally, is, “How good is the guy they just got?”

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Harry draws on a conversation with former big-leaguer Brian Bannister to extend his PITCHf/x research on changeups from earlier in the year.

A few months ago, I started a series on changeups focused on figuring out the qualities that make a good one. Click the following links to read part one and part two.

If there was a noteworthy finding in the early stages, it was that pitchers who succeed at coaxing ground balls with their changeups generally looked dissimilar from those who missed bats with theirs. The pitchers who can do both are the best. Stephen Strasburg topped that list, so the first waft of the sniff test was passed.

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August 22, 2013 7:56 am

What Scouts Are Saying: August 22, 2013

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Xander Bogaerts, Masahiro Tanaka, Carlos Correa, Addison Russell, 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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Paul & Doug discuss what is wrong with Jon Lester since mid-May and dive into Strasburg's season. Next GOTW: Francisco Liriano at Mike Leake

Stephen Strasburg gives the guys a very interesting start to discuss as he shows flashes of brilliance in a start that ended up rather mediocre statistically speaking. Robbie Erlin suffers a tough day, but the outlook isn't quite as grim.

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June 24, 2013 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Matt Harvey Pitching to Pitchers

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Sam Miller

One of baseball's most dominant pitchers versus baseball's worst batters.

PECOTA ran a bit more than 1,000 hitter projections for 2013. The worst line it forecast was a .177/.205/.245 line from Elier Hernandez, an 18-year-old who had just hit .208/.256/.280 in short-season ball. The next worst was for Gabriel Rosa, who had just hit .245/.314/.406 in the Arizona instructional league, and who was forecast to hit .171/.200/.251. The average pitcher this year has hit .133/.162/.180, well below either player’s forecast.

So let’s take PECOTA’s word for it, and accept that major-league pitchers are, generally, worse hitters than every hitter in the majors, and every hitter in the high minors, and if not every hitter in the low minors then most. Let’s say they’re worse than every hitter in Nippon Professional Baseball, and every hitter in the Mexican League. Let’s further assume that they’re worse than a large number of hitters who have washed out of the minors because, through positional inflexibility and unsexy ages and generally limited upside and utility, are no longer allowed to take up organizational space—all the Eddy Martinez Esteves out there. How many is that? Around 500 big leaguers, around 3,000 minor leaguers, no fewer than 1,000 players scattered around foreign professional leagues, certainly dozens if not more college kids, a handful of extremely advanced high schoolers, and the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Eddy Martinez-Esteve desaparicidos. Let’s say that your average pitcher is the 10,000th-best hitter in the world.

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Ben and Sam discuss the news about Stephen Strasburg's forearm and talk about why Manny Machado's performance this season hasn't gotten more attention.



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April 2, 2013 11:32 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, April 2

7

Matt Sussman

Red Sox on top! Padres on the bottom!

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October 25, 2012 5:00 am

In A Pickle: Sweep Out The Ashes in the Morning

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Jason Wojciechowski

Jason reviews some narrow aspects of the 2012 season.

Here you have an article which goes into some aspects of the surreal and, hopefully, inevitable. The year is over. There is no more year. It's all a figment of some maniac imagination.

Unpaid actors of the mystery

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October 22, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Right

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Derek Carty

Derek begins reviewing his pre-season predictions, starting with the ones that made him (and you) look good.

At the end of every season, I find it useful to go back and examine the predictions I made.  What did I get right, and where did I go wrong?  Today I’m going to look at some of my biggest hits. For each player, I’ve listed his mixed and AL/NL-only auction value in Tout Wars and LABR (only Tout has a mixed auction, but AL/NL-only values are an average of Tout and LABR) as well as his actual value for the 2012 season according to Last Player Picked. And of course, in the interest of fairness, I will be going through the same exercise for my worst predictions too.  Also take note that I’ve excluded most of the “value picks” from my preseason tier articles, as they’ll get their own review article.

Edwin Encarnacion
Mixed:
$9/$32
AL-only: $17.5/$35



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Ben and Sam discuss Game Three of the Yankees-Orioles ALDS, the decision to pinch-hit for Alex Rodriguez, and A-Rod's future in New York, then talk about why the Stephen Strasburg debate won't go away.

Ben and Sam discuss Game Three of the Yankees-Orioles ALDS, the decision to pinch-hit for Alex Rodriguez, and A-Rod's future in New York, then talk about why the Stephen Strasburg debate won't go away.

Episode 60: "Ibanez Pinch-Hits for A-Rod/The Strasburg Debate That Won't Die"

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