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05-07

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14

Overthinking It: Evaluating Early-Season Experiments
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Ben Lindbergh

08-22

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20

Sobsequy: The Hidden Complexities of Baseball's Unwritten Rules
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Adam Sobsey

03-06

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24

Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-28

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13

Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-23

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19

Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-22

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28

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

02-20

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40

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-13

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61

Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
by
Jonathan Bernhardt

01-10

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33

Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-18

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15

Baseball ProGUESTus: Why Having a Quick Hook Helps
by
Mitchel Lichtman

10-31

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

10-19

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23

World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

09-30

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21

Baseball ProGUESTus: A New Take on Plate Discipline--Redefining the Zone
by
Matt Lentzner

08-17

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11

Spinning Yarn: Why are Batters Hit by Pitches?
by
Mike Fast

08-04

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8

The BP Wayback Machine: Beautiful Theories and Ugly Facts
by
Dan Fox

08-04

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1

The Asian Equation: Finding Relief from NPB
by
Michael Street

07-20

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14

Spinning Yarn: A Zone of Their Own
by
Mike Fast

03-29

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2

Fantasy Beat: Closer By Committee?
by
Jason Collette

03-18

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23

Baseball ProGUESTus: Looking at Pitches Through the Batter's Eyes
by
Matt Lentzner

02-22

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38

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-18

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68

Future Shock: New York Yankees Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-16

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59

Spinning Yarn: The Real Strike Zone
by
Mike Fast

02-08

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44

Future Shock: Atlanta Braves Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-03

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39

Future Shock: Texas Rangers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-27

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Prospectus Q&A: John Axford
by
David Laurila

01-18

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9

Fantasy Beat: Tampa Bay's Closer Options
by
Jason Collette

01-11

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41

Future Shock: Oakland Athletics Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-06

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38

Future Shock: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-04

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43

Future Shock: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-21

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33

Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-19

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62

Future Shock: Kansas City Royals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-08

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71

Future Shock: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-27

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16

World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

10-06

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8

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves
by
Tommy Bennett

08-29

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2

Between The Numbers: The PITCHf/x Summit Quasi-Liveblog
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Ben Lindbergh

07-26

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34

Transaction Action: Send Me Some Angels
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-02

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7

Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
by
Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?
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Christina Kahrl

06-09

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Changing Speeds: No Contact Allowed Redux
by
Ken Funck

05-25

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6

Changing Speeds: Bounceback Pitchers
by
Ken Funck

05-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Baldwin
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David Laurila

01-24

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23

Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-21

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53

Future Shock: Braves Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-08

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68

Future Shock: Rays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-04

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16

Future Shock: Angels Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-24

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22

Future Shock: Tigers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-17

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Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-13

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46

Prospectus Idol Entry: Balls and Strikes, Walks and Strikeouts
by
Brian Cartwright

05-06

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11

Zumaya's Zooming
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Ben Lindbergh

03-01

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Future Shock: Rays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

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May 7, 2013 11:27 am

Overthinking It: Evaluating Early-Season Experiments

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Ben Lindbergh

On five players attempting to do new things this season, and whether those things have worked.

Four teams asked five players to do things this season that they’d never done prior to 2013. This article is about how well those things have worked for the first six weeks, and whether they can continue.

1. Shin-Soo Choo: start in center field
It’s not that Choo has turned into a superb center fielder. That was never the plan. Starting Choo in center, a position he hadn’t played at all since 2009 and hadn’t played regularly since 2002 (as a 19-year-old in A-ball), was always going to be an exercise in extreme double-entry bookkeeping: Would the runs his bat added outnumber the runs his glove gave up? So far, the answer is an easy “yes.” Choo’s .347 TAv ranks 10th among players with at least 100 plate appearances, and he’s second only to Miguel Cabrera in VORP.


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August 22, 2012 5:00 am

Sobsequy: The Hidden Complexities of Baseball's Unwritten Rules

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Adam Sobsey

In some cases, baseball's on-field etiquette seems clear, but there is often more to the story than either we or the players know.

On August 11 in Toledo, the Durham Bulls’ Will Rhymes hit a second-inning, two-run home run off of Toledo Mud Hens starter Drew Smyly. (If you watch the video above, you’ll see a replay of Rhymes’ homer partway through.)

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March 6, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Despite recently graduating or trading many of their top prizes, the Texas system still has plenty of intriguing names left.

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February 28, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A weak Brewers system improved following the 2011 draft, but that might not be saying much

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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February 23, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The D'Backs system is loaded high-ceiling arms, which could stand to benefit a team weak in pitching

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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February 22, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

Roundtable discussion of the pressing questions facing the NL East teams as we approach the start of the season

1) After a disappointing sophomore campaign, what can we expect of Jason Heyward going forward?
MJ:
Jason Heyward had an injury-riddled sophomore season in Atlanta, but there is a lot to like about his chances at a rebound campaign in 2012. His offensive line was deflated by a .260 BABIP, but his peripherals were once again stellar. His 11.6 percent walk rate represented a regression from 2010 but cannot be considered poor, and his .162 ISO likewise dropped from the previous year but did not experience a precipitous fall.


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February 20, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Once the crown jewel of the franchise, the Rays system has fallen off quite a bit thanks to unsuccessful drafts

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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A writer who never saw Jack Morris pitch watches him in action for the first time and comes away even less convinced that the traditionalist case for his candidacy should earn him a call to Cooperstown.

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January 10, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A once-barren Mets system is beginning to look much better under Sandy Alderson

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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You might not know it from watching the World Series, but it often makes sense for a manager to pinch hit for his starter before the late innings.

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.

Mitchel Lichtman, or MGL, has been doing sabermetric research and writing for over 20 years. He is one of the authors of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball, and co-hosts The Book blog, www.insidethebook.com. He consulted for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2004 to 2006, as well as other major-league teams. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Nevada Boyd School of Law. Most of the time these days you can find him on the golf course.


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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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Sizing up every facet of each contender in this season's Fall Classic.

The Breakdown

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