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05-28

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 28, 2013
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Clint Chisam

09-14

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Weekly Planner: Week 25
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Paul Sporer

09-07

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The Stats Go Marching In: Four Questions for the Stretch Run
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Max Marchi

08-21

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/21/12
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Michael Street

07-27

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Wezen-Ball: Milwaukee's Nightmare Everlasting
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Larry Granillo

06-28

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 6/28/12
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Paul Sporer

02-23

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Inside The Park: Ode to a Terrible Stat
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Bradford Doolittle

02-20

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

12-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Morris on the Ballot, Smith to Close
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Jay Jaffe

11-03

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The Lineup Card: 9 World Series Heroes: The Year After
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Baseball Prospectus

10-31

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out Save
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Kevin Baker

09-29

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One-Hoppers: The Team Entropy All-Stars
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Jay Jaffe

09-21

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Incredibly Strange Races That Stopped Stagnating and Became Mixed-Up Zombies
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Jay Jaffe

09-13

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Fantasy Beat: Late Season Observations
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Jason Collette

07-27

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Fantasy Beat: Expectations and Disappointments
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Jason Collette

07-14

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Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2
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R.J. Anderson

07-14

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: The High-Flying Halos
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Joey Matschulat

07-08

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Chasing the Chase
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Jay Jaffe

07-01

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #14
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Craig Brown

06-20

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Prospectus Hit List: AL: Sox Hanging On
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Tommy Bennett

06-13

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: Cole Hamels is the Whole Camel, and Other Tales of a Desultory Divisional Race
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Michael Jong

06-07

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Something Brewin'
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Jay Jaffe

05-31

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: The Valdez Non-Disaster
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Jay Jaffe

05-24

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Prospectus Hit List: St. Louis Supreme
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Tommy Bennett

05-10

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Prospectus Hit List: Beasts of the East
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Tommy Bennett

04-25

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Prospectus Hit List: A Return to Normalcy
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Jay Jaffe

03-31

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Tater Trot Tracker: Williams, Appling, Oh and Bo
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Larry Granillo

01-19

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Manufactured Runs: The Twilight of the Gods
by
Colin Wyers

10-28

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Prospectus Perspective: The Young-Huff All-Stars, Part I
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Steven Goldman

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

10-06

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Prospectus Hit List: The Finale
by
Jay Jaffe

09-23

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Getting Sorted
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Jay Jaffe

09-21

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Prospectus Perspective: September Song
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Jay Jaffe

08-23

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On the Beat: Retooling on the Fly
by
John Perrotto

08-19

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Transaction Action: The Lee Deal
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Christina Kahrl

08-05

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Prospectus Hit List: Swaptacular
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Jay Jaffe

07-29

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Prospectus Hit List: Coming or Going
by
Jay Jaffe

07-08

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Zero to Nine and Beyond
by
Jay Jaffe

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
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Christina Kahrl

06-15

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Expanded Horizons: In the Red
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Tommy Bennett

06-10

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Tapping Into the V-Energy
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Jay Jaffe

05-21

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Prospectus Hit List: Bombs Away
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Jay Jaffe

05-20

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Prospectus Hit List: Tightening Up
by
Jay Jaffe

10-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: From One to the Other
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Jay Jaffe

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
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Jay Jaffe

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers vs. Phillies LCS
by
Jay Jaffe

10-09

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42

Prospectus Today: Second Day Roundup
by
Joe Sheehan

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Cardinals LDS
by
Jay Jaffe

09-30

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Prospectus Today: Selection Bias
by
Joe Sheehan

09-17

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Changing Speeds: A Situational Pitching Hotfix
by
Ken Funck

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May 28, 2013 5:50 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 28, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 28, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

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September 14, 2012 9:04 pm

Weekly Planner: Week 25

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Paul Sporer

Rotations are in serious flux as teams juggle starters down the stretch, but Paul helps make sense of it all in this week's Planner.

Some teams are running six-man rotations and every team seemingly has their rotation in flux, but we’ll try to iron out the two-start pitchers for next week as we inch closer and closer to wrapping up yet another 162.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Auto-Starts: Max Scherzer and Doug Fister


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September 7, 2012 5:00 am

The Stats Go Marching In: Four Questions for the Stretch Run

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Max Marchi

Some strategic questions have different answers in September than they do during the rest of the regular season.

During the first four or five months of the season, I don’t care which teams are playing, as long as there is at least one day game I can watch from my location six time zones ahead of the East Coast. But when September arrives, I often find myself looking at the schedule in disgust when I learn that the only game played at 1 PM features two teams already out of contention.

September also brings a different kind of baseball, as rosters expand and teams pull out all the stops to make the playoffs. Given the altered nature of the game in the final month of the regular season, the men in charge of pushing the buttons should know the answers to a few questions that either do not arise or are not really relevant earlier in the season. Let’s have a look at a few of them.

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August 21, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/21/12

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Michael Street

Michael graduates one Value Pick and welcomes another one back, while the rest of his list keeps delivering value to fantasy owners looking for corner infield help.

Departure
Ownership rates for Todd Frazier (Yahoo! 40%, ESPN 62%, CBS 60%) are finally starting to match his 2012 production. He entered last week hitting .280/.339/.528 with 14 home runs and 28 RBI in 310 plate appearances. He burnished those credentials with 10 hits last week, including three home runs, and six RBI, for a .370/.379/.741 line that finally caught the eye of other fantasy owners—probably because of Wednesday’s monster blast to deep center field. Value Picks readers have been hearing about Frazier since May 15, so there’s no excuse for having missed out on this Rookie of the Year candidate.


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The Brewers seem to be living a horror movie staple this month.

There's a fantastic scene in the horror classic "An American Werewolf in London". In it, David, our hero, is spending an idyllic evening with his family in front of the television. Suddenly, the night is interrupted by a murderous group of mutant Nazi soldiers bursting through the door. They kill his family, burn the house down and, eventually, cut David's throat. As David bleeds out, the scene shifts suddenly and we learn that it was all a nightmare, with David bolting upright in his hospital bed, breathing heavily and sweating profusely. What a relief. David's nurse, the kindly Alex (who apparently has not yet turned 30), tells him everything is alright and walks over to the windows to let some sun into the small room. As she opens the curtains, one of the mutant Nazi soldiers jumps through the window and stabs Alex to death.

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June 28, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 6/28/12

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Paul Sporer

The much-anticipated debut of Trevor Bauer highlights this week's SP VP.

I’m sorry if you cut someone of value to get the jump on Felipe Paulino last week.  The news of his setback came out after I recommended him.  He finally starts putting together a breakout season, and now he can’t stay on the field.  I hope he doesn’t suffer Brandon McCarthy syndrome, another favorite of mine who has had health issues keeping him from great seasons.

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We all know wins aren't a good way to judge pitchers, but we'd miss them if they went away.

"My choice for the front-runner is Welch, but I know a lot of people say Clemens. I know what Clemens has done for Boston, but now is not the time to change the rules. The guys who won it the last three years won the most games and had good stats. If Bob Welch continues to win at this pace, and he doesn't get it, something is terribly wrong with the judging."
| A's pitcher Dave Stewart, in a 1990 Sports Illustrated story on that season's Cy Young voting

Bob Welch had just won his 20th game when his Oakland teammate was asked about the voting, and it was just Aug. 17. It was his 13th season and the first and last time that the 33-year-old Welch would win 20 games.


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February 20, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

Roundtable discussion of the most pressing issues facing each AL East team entering Spring Training

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 72-90
Team WARP: 21.0
Team TAv: .264
Runs Scored: 701
Runs Allowed: 798
Team FRAA: -11.4







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December 30, 2011 3:23 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Morris on the Ballot, Smith to Close

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Jay Jaffe

Jay Jaffe and JAWS examine the starting pitchers on this year's Hall of Fame BBWAA ballot, starting with the inevitable Jack Morris.

After delivering the JAWS piece on first basemen earlier this week, I had planned to tackle the outfielders—Tim Raines, Bernie Williams et al—next. The sad news of Greg Spira's untimely passing on Wednesday presented me with a reason to change course, however. In the service of working on a chapter on Jack Morris’s Hall of Fame case for Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers in November, I had called upon the Internet Wayback Machine to unearth Greg's seminal research piece questioning whether Morris "pitched to the score." a piece that was published in Baseball Prospectus 1997, predating Morris’s arrival on the BBWAA ballot by a three years and Joe Sheehan's own outstanding Morris research by five years. I suggested to Dave Pease that we republish it on our site to run alongside yesterday’s article in tribute to our fallen colleague and friend, a fine example of his intellectual curiosity and dogged research efforts, particularly as the work dated to a time when Retrosheet was in its infancy and the relevant data not easily compiled. This piece is dedicated to his memory.

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A look at how World Series icons performed after their October heroics

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Is Goose Gossage right to say that Mariano Rivera has it "easy?"

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.

Kevin Baker is a novelist and historian who is currently at work on a social history of New York City baseball, to be published by Pantheon.


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A tribute to the players whose successes and failures made the season's final days so memorable.

In retrospect, I peaked too early. As memorable and riveting a night for baseball as Tuesday night was, with one barnburner and two other come-from-behind victories that collectively tied up both leagues' Wild Card races heading into the final day of the season, Wednesday was even moreso. My schedule and sanity didn't allow me to chronicle another night of quadro-entropic action in the same minute detail, but with a TV, a laptop, an iPad, and an iPhone, I caught all of the relevant action, including the Braves' agonizing 13-inning loss, the Red Sox ninth-inning collapse, and the Rays' amazing comeback from 7-0 against the Yankees with just six outs remaining (via Twitter and the #teamentropy hashtag, I caught a great deal fo the snark as well). The five or 10 minute span which saw Boston lose and Tampa Bay win may be the most shocking stretch of baseball I've witnessed since — we'll go easy on Bill Buckner and Sox fans — the Steve Bartman game.

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