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06-26

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What You Need to Know: Lincecum Conquers Again
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Daniel Rathman

10-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 313: The Dodgers and Tigers in 2014/Tim Lincecum's Contract/Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 280: Is Billy Hamilton Worth a Roster Spot?/Five Free Agents Finishing Make-or-Break Years
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-30

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Baseball Therapy: Leave Me In, Coach!
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Russell A. Carleton

07-22

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Baseball Therapy: The High-Pitch-Count Hangover
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Russell A. Carleton

07-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 243: No-Hitters, Tim Lincecum, and Pitch Counts/Joe Blanton and ERA Estimators
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-15

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The Week in Quotes: July 8-14
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

07-15

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What You Need to Know: The Lincecum Before the Storm
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Daniel Rathman

06-28

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
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Paul Sporer

06-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 215: Does Money Still Make Teams Better?/Taking our Temperatures on Tim Lincecum and Chris Davis
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-05

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Pebble Hunting: The Price of a Personal Catcher
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Sam Miller

03-26

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Overthinking It: Five Make-or-Break Contract Years
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Ben Lindbergh

03-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 160: The Outlooks for Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-25

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Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Risers
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Ben Lindbergh

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 4 Recap: Cardinals 8, Giants 3
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Sam Miller

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Preview: Giants at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Recap: Giants 8, Reds 3
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Sam Miller

09-28

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BP Unfiltered: Tim Lincecum and the Worst Regular Seasons By Playoff Starters
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Ben Lindbergh

09-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 44: Sizing Up the Giants' Starters/Rooting for Run Differential
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, September 13
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Matthew Kory

08-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 27
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Matthew Kory

06-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 22
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Jason Wojciechowski

05-31

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 31
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Matthew Kory

05-22

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BP Unfiltered: Google Bio Pictures and Baseball
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Sam Miller

05-10

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 10
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Matthew Kory

05-03

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Raising Aces: Six Degrees of Supination
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Doug Thorburn

04-26

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Raising Aces: A Tale of Two Timmys
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Doug Thorburn

04-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, April 24
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Matthew Kory

04-24

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Western Front: Five Giant Themes
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Geoff Young

04-16

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The Prospectus Hit List: April 16, 2012
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Matthew Kory

04-16

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Not Time to Panic Over Lincecum
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Derek Carty

04-04

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Raising Aces: Pitchology 101
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Doug Thorburn

02-21

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The BP First Take: Tuesday, February 21
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Daniel Rathman

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-20

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Right-handed Pitching Prospects
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Nate Silver

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May 10, 2012 9:26 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 10

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Matthew Kory

Can the Astros break out of 0 percent playoff odds?

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A primer on how pitchers produce movement and vary velocity by gripping and releasing their pitches.

Pitching mechanics tend to dominate the word count here in Raising Aces, so it may surprise some readers to learn that my favorite element of pitching is “stuff.” Nothing lights me up like blazing heat, baffling change-ups, and exploding sliders that paint a catcher's target. Some pitches are so devastating as to take on a personality of their own, effectively defining a player's legacy, such as the cutter of Mariano Rivera or the change-up of Johan Santana. There are even pitches that are so legendary that their reputations have survived the passage of time, to be appreciated by people who never personally witnessed their glory, including Walter Johnson's eye-blink heater and Sandy Koufax's knee-buckling curve.

The quality of a pitcher's stuff is intertwined with his mechanics. Pitch velocity is determined by kinetic energy that is transferred through linear momentum, torque, and the rotational elements of the delivery. Pitch command is directly tied to the consistency of mechanical timing and sequencing, in addition to dynamic balance and posture. The key ingredient to pitch movement is also rooted in mechanics, and though a pitcher's grip on the baseball tends to steal the spotlight, the more critical determinant of pitch break is the angle of the pitcher's forearm at release point.

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April 26, 2012 11:00 am

Raising Aces: A Tale of Two Timmys

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Doug Thorburn

Is something physically or mechanically wrong with Tim Lincecum, or are his struggles to start the season something we've seen before?

Tim Lincecum is in the midst of one of the worst stretches of his career, laboring through the first month of the season and entering Monday's outing in New York with an ERA in the double digits. Many pitchers struggle to coordinate their delivery out of the gate, and we have seen the Freak lose his mojo before, though there have been only two calendar months in Lincecum's career in which he pitched to an ERA above 5.00. He had very similar issues back in August 2010, with diminished velocity and a weakened delivery that threatened to derail the Giants' title hopes, but Lincecum rediscovered his mechanics down the stretch and simply dominated into the playoffs.

The first frame of Monday's outing was encouraging, and though his timing was off with the first few deliveries, Lincecum spent the rest of the inning mixing low-90s fastballs with an assortment of breaking balls and splitters that found Buster Posey's targets. Giants announcer Mike Krukow gushed about the right-hander's newfound ability to reach his full extension at release point, an element that had eluded Lincecum in previous outings. His splitter was rolling off the table, and the early strikeout of Daniel Murphy (top) summoned memories of Timmy's better days, such as when he was striking out fourteen Braves in the 2010 NLDS (bottom).

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April 24, 2012 8:26 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, April 24

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Matthew Kory

In which the White Sox are higher than the Tigers.

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April 24, 2012 3:00 am

Western Front: Five Giant Themes

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Geoff Young

What do Bruce Bochy, Xavier Nady, Brandon Belt, Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito, Matt Cain, Mike Krukow, and Mark Grant have in common?

Nady, Bochy, Belt
My wife and I drove from San Diego to Emeryville last weekend to make an appearance at the final stop on the BP2012 book tour. The event was a blast because, really, what beats hanging out with friends, talking about baseball? Watching a game, I suppose. Or playing. If we'd had people sign waivers, maybe we could have gotten a wiffle ball game going. But probably not.

I had prepared trivia questions in case we ran out of things to discuss. We didn't, but since I've already written the questions, here are their answers. They all have a Bay Area theme:


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April 16, 2012 4:02 am

The Prospectus Hit List: April 16, 2012

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Matthew Kory

The things you thought were good are bad. The things you thought were bad are good.

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April 16, 2012 3:05 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Not Time to Panic Over Lincecum

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Derek Carty

Tim Lincecum's first two starts were ugly, but this could be an opportunity.

During my chat with BP readers last week, there were a number of questions right out of the gate from panicking Tim Lincecum owners and, on the other side of the coin, owners wondering whether they should take advantage of their league’s panicking Lincecum owner.  I gave a brief response, but I wanted to go into more detail today for those who asked during the chat and for those who didn’t have a chance to stop by.

 

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BP's new expert on pitcher mechanics debuts with a primer on the most important components of the pitching motion.

My name is Doug, and I am a baseball junkie.

It all started with an eight-year old kid and an innocent pack of Topps baseball cards. There must have been something laced into that stale piece of gum, because my formative years are nothing but a haze of cardboard stats, makeshift whiffleball fields, Mark McGwire moon shots, and heated Saberhagen-Valenzuela duels in RBI Baseball. By college I was on to the hard stuff, with fantasy baseball teams stretching as far as the eye could see, buoyed by the mass consumption of designer statistics like VORP, PAP, and EQA.

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The Giants have a lot of misplaced faith in the depth of their starting rotation.

Barry Zito is going through deliveries like frat houses go through 30-racks of beer. The latest version is supposed to add drop and drive to his delivery, giving him more momentum toward the plate, and perhaps putting some extra gas on his mediocre fastball.

Unfortunately for the Giants, their $126 million man is not an old dog up to new tricks. Zito has been using this trick—claiming he has altered his mechanics—for five years, giving fans futile hope that he might finally reinvent himself. It has not worked to date, and it probably will not work in 2012.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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April 6, 2009 3:36 pm

Preseason Predictions

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Baseball Prospectus

BP's dirty dozen makes their prognostications to generate the wisdom of at least one small crowd.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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Nate sorts fiction from reality, looking at the best young righties through PECOTA's eyes.

PECOTA versus Baseball America on pitching prospects was where we left off. Today righthanders get all the attention.

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