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06-18

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 18, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-09

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-04

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The Stash List: The Mystery of Super Two Status
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Bret Sayre

06-01

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 1, 2013
by
Clint Chisam

05-31

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In A Pickle: The Bunts That Lead to Big Things
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Jason Wojciechowski

05-28

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The Stash List: Don Mattingly's Post-Realism
by
Bret Sayre

05-21

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The Stash List: Jurickson Profar's Valedictorian Speech
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Bret Sayre

05-15

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The Stash List: The Bad Teams With a Plan
by
Bret Sayre

05-07

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Six
by
Josh Shepardson

05-06

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21

The Stash List: Pitchers Versus Position Players
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Bret Sayre

04-29

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 29, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-29

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23

Bizball: Baseball's Marketing Problem Isn't Easy to Fix
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Maury Brown

04-29

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10

The Stash List: Seeing What You Want to See
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Bret Sayre

04-25

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 25, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-22

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46

The Stash List: First Edition
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Bret Sayre

04-17

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17

Fantasy Freestyle: Beware of Young Catchers
by
Paul Sporer

04-16

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6

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Three
by
Paul Singman

04-06

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 6, 2013
by
Clint Chisam and Joe Hamrahi

03-01

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part Two: 26-50
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Mike Gianella, Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

02-15

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10

Pitcher Profile: Milwaukee's Rotation Brew
by
Harry Pavlidis

01-30

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5

Wezen-Ball: The 1948 World Series, Game1: A Radio Diary
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Larry Granillo

01-22

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)
by
Jason Martinez

01-09

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Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Jack Morris
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Larry Granillo

11-19

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Bizball: Marlins Ownership and a History Lesson in Greed
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Maury Brown

11-13

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Bizball: Ranking 10 MLB Relocation and Expansion Markets Shows Why Either is Difficult
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Maury Brown

10-08

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Bizball: Inside 2012 MLB Attendance, Plus Postseason TV Ratings Update
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Maury Brown

09-11

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 9/11/12
by
Michael Street

08-31

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Wezen-Ball: Do You See Every Pitch of Every Game?
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Larry Granillo

08-09

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BP Announcements: The Call-Up 2012 UPDATED
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Joe Hamrahi

08-07

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/7/12
by
Michael Street

05-30

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Value Picks: Relief Pitchers for 5/30/12
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Dan Mennella

05-22

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/22/12
by
Michael Street

05-01

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/1/12
by
Michael Street

04-03

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/3/12
by
Michael Street

03-27

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Preseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 3/26/12
by
Michael Street

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
by
Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

02-28

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Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-23

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Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-22

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

02-20

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

02-10

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The Stats Go Marching In: What Are the Rays Expecting from Jose Molina?
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Max Marchi

02-07

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

01-24

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11

Overthinking It: The Player Popularity Test
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Ben Lindbergh

01-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Roger Abrams
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David Laurila

01-19

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On the Beat: The Arbitration Preview Edition
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John Perrotto

01-16

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27

Prospectus Roundtable: Can Anyone Close?
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Baseball Prospectus

01-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All-Stars, Part II
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Jay Jaffe

01-13

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Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
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Jonathan Bernhardt

01-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All
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Jay Jaffe

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April 29, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: Seeing What You Want to See

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Bret Sayre

Freshly promoted Rockie Nolan Arenado comes off the list, which welcomes Jhoulys Chacin and Cameron Maybin, among other newcomers.

One of the greatest things about baseball is that it provides a venue in which to be surprised by something new every day. And with that comes responsibility. Today, we live in a baseball age where there is so much information available—whether it’s statistical or visual. And, sure, we’ve gotten smarter about the game as we’ve had more available to us, but it’s on all of us to not let our pre-conceived notions dictate what we see on the field and in the box score.  

On Friday night, fellow BP Fantasy writer Mike Gianella and I attended a game between the Double-A affiliates of the Red Sox and Yankees in Trenton. I made the 75-minute trek down mostly to see two things: Xander Bogaerts hit and Matt Barnes pitch. We had a great time at the game, but as baseball is wont to do, the game showed us something we were not expecting to see. Even an act as simple as watching a minor-league game can end up staring down your expectations like Zack Greinke after hitting Carlos Quentin with a pitch. All you can do as an analyst or a fan is to take a step back and not just blindly charge the mound dripping with pre-conceived notions.

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April 25, 2013 7:46 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 25, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for April 25, 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! 

Probable Pitchers for April 25, 2013

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April 22, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: First Edition

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Bret Sayre

Jurickson Profar leads off the inaugural edition of Bret's look at little-owned players worthy of a spot on your bench.

If you’re a long-time rotisserie baseball player, you surely remember the days of just having an active lineup and nothing else. In fact, I’m sure some readers still play in leagues like that—my biggest home league is like that, and has been since it was formed back in 1984. However, as the game has expanded and developed, it has changed. It is now the norm to have multiple reserve/bench spots, and I play in leagues where that number ranges anywhere from three to eight. Those bench spots are valuable commodities and can be used in any number of ways.

Essentially, the choice of how you use your each of your bench spots comes down to the following question: Do I want to extract small pieces of value throughout the entire season or do I want to stash a high-upside player who may have potentially significant value down the line? More often than not, these bench spots are used on pitchers who can be plugged in as need be to boost your performance in pitching categories. But there are other options. In fact, I wrote back in February about the potential benefit to using the opportunity cost of a bench spot as part of a position player platoon. However, the ends of benches are best left for the potential fantasy gold mines—and that’s why this column exists.

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April 17, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Beware of Young Catchers

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Paul Sporer

Positional scarcity makes highly regarded backstop prospects attractive, but recent history offers a cautionary tale.

Matt Wieters is the reason that I comes before E except after C.”

“Matt Wieters beat cancer… literally, with his bat. There is no more cancer.”

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April 16, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Three

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Paul Singman

Two Athletics pitchers, one already in the majors and one knocking on the door, are among this list of 10 players worthy of your attention.

Maicer Izturis, IF, Toronto Blue Jays
Ownership:  ESPN: 3.6% Yahoo!: 5%  CBS: 8%
2013 Stats: 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB, .194 AVG

Jose Reyes’ ankle injury is causing all sorts of shuffling in the Toronto lineup. One positive side effect is Jose Bautista potentially gaining third-base eligibility, with two starts at the hot corner over the weekend. The speedy Rajai Davis also figures to receive more starts in the outfield as a result. At first glance, you might think the injury also opens significant playing time for Izturis, but that might not be the case.



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News and notes from around the league for April 6, 2013

As we begin the 2013 season, we introduce another new feature here at Baseball Prospectus. 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! (For the first full week of the new campaign, this feature will be completely free to all readers!)

And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription (http://www.mlbdepthcharts.com/2013/02/mlbdepthcharts-insider.html), which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past 7 games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 
 


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The second half of our outfield rankings takes you from Carl Crawford through Chris Davis.

The Baseball Prospectus fantasy team has been rolling out its positional rankings over the past couple of weeks, and will conclude the process next week. Each team member assigned to cover a position will create an initial top 15 (more for outfielders and starting pitchers) on his own. He will then send that list to the rest of the team for discussion, at which point we will debate the rankings, both in terms of each player’s specific placement and the merits on which he was included in the top 15. This back-and-forth debate will yield the final list, which will be presented by the original author with notes on the pertinent players. We encourage you to bring your opinions into the fray using the comment section below.

Today, we continue the rankings with the second half of our outfielders list, featuring the players ranked 26-50. We released our top 25 outfielders on Wednesday, and you can view that article here.

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A look at what the Brewers' rotation options offer from a stuff (and beer) perspective.

I like the old cliché, “You go as far as your starting pitching takes you.” It's best to have about seven to nine arms handy to get through the season, because pitchers often get hurt or fail to meet expectations.

Brewers fans may recall a recent season where they barely used six starters. Then, of course, there's last year, when they needed 11. Somewhere in between is normal. For the 2013 Brewers, the question is not if they will go deep into their rotation, but when. And as the summer nears, manager Ron Roenicke will be handing the ball to quite a few young arms.

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A running diary of the two-hour radio broadcast of game 1 of the 1948 World Series, featuring Bob Feller and Johnny Sain.

Last week, Ben Lindbergh let us all in on the secret treasure trove of 50- and 60-year old radio broadcasts that Craig Robinson at Flip Flop Fly Ballin' recently uncovered. It's a pretty fantastic find, with games ranging from the 1948 World Series to a late summer game between the White Sox and Red Sox in the Impossible Dream season.

While Ben had a few things to say about Game 5 of the 1948 World Series, I recently listened to the full two-hour broadcast of Game 1 of the same series, a tight pitcher's duel between Bob Feller and Johnny Sain. Even for a game played when Jackie Robinson was the reigning Rookie of the Year, the game, at one-hour and forty-two minutes long, was a speedy affair. By contrast, Game 1 of the 2012 World Series between Justin Verlander and Barry Zito lasted three-hours and 26-minutes.

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January 22, 2013 1:25 am

Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)

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Jason Martinez

Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL EAST)

When we talk about "impact" rookies, it's important to note that several rookies will be getting the call to the majors and failing to help their team in any way shape or form. Coming up with a few big hits or making a couple of quality starts, however, could make a big difference at the end of a 162-game season. Beginning in the NL East, I'll be taking a look at each team and picking out some rookies who I think will make an impact on their team's success in 2013. 

Atlanta Braves

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Looking at the controversial Hall of Fame candidate through contemporary accounts from his early career.

With the Hall of Fame announcement scheduled for this week, now is a good time to look back at the early careers of some of this year's most talked-about nominees. (And with the early exit polls looking as they do, it might be nice to remember just how great some of these players were.)

Jack Morris, longtime anchor of the Detroit Tigers pitching staff, winningest pitcher of the 1980s, and author of one of the most memorable World Series games of all-time, is now in his fourteenth year on the Hall of Fame ballot. Only three years ago, Morris was barely receiving 53% of the vote. Five years ago, it was merely 44%. Today, however, he sits on the verge of election, receiving 67% in the 2012 voting and returning to the ballot as the lead vote-getter. To be honest, the arguments over Morris's Hall worthiness have gone on so long now that it feels nearly impossible to even remember what he was like as a player. For both sides of the debate, "Jack Morris" has turned into a stone idol, representing all that is beautiful and romantic of old-school baseball on one side and all that is vile and oppressive of outdated thinking on the other. His year-to-year and day-to-day strengths and weaknesses have been mostly forgotten or ignored, except when useful in proving a point. Morris, more than any other candidate on the Hall of Fame ballot, may benefit most from a look back at contemporary accounts of his early career.

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November 19, 2012 5:00 am

Bizball: Marlins Ownership and a History Lesson in Greed

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Maury Brown

A look at Jeffrey Loria and Miami's current financial situation.

“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right; greed works.” —Gordon Gekko, Wall Street

I don’t know if Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria owns a copy of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. The movie, which came out at the height of the 1980s’ “excess is best” period would seem to play well with him. That now infamous speech by Gekko summed up everything that was wrong with not only Wall Street but also where America was headed. Loria, it seems, is still living in the 80s.

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