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06-12

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Physics of a Truly Amazing Throw
by
Alan M. Nathan

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: A Loaded Outfield
by
Paul Sporer

03-19

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The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-18

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The Darkhorses: Home Runs
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-20

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Tale of the Tape: Yoenis Cespedes vs. Wil Myers
by
Wilson Karaman

12-18

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35

More Moneyball
by
Andrew Koo

11-14

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4

Fantasy Team Preview: Oakland Athletics
by
Ben Carsley

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED)
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Baseball Prospectus

06-14

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Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Yoenis Cespedes
by
Sam Miller

11-28

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Pebble Hunting: The Year in Hustle
by
Sam Miller

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: The Four Who Voted Against Trout for ROY
by
Sam Miller

10-10

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Punk Hits: A Cespedes for the Rest of Us
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Ian Miller

10-03

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8

BP Unfiltered: Nothing Can Be Uncontroversial (A Collection of Tweets)
by
Sam Miller

10-01

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9

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, October 1
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Matthew Kory

10-01

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What You Need to Know: Monday, October 1
by
Daniel Rathman

09-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, September 27
by
Matthew Kory

09-27

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Revisiting the Foreign Imports
by
Derek Carty

09-11

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6

Western Front: Céspedes Won't Be Leaving to Join Devo
by
Geoff Young

08-16

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BP Unfiltered: Forever Young
by
Sam Miller

08-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 13: TIE Fighter
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-24

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7

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, July 24
by
Matthew Kory

06-06

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23

The Platoon Advantage: Oakland is Just Terrible (No Offense)
by
Jason Wojciechowski

05-17

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Catching Up With International Imports
by
Derek Carty

05-14

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Transaction Analysis: Vlad to Be There
by
R.J. Anderson

04-26

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

04-17

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5

Western Front: They Came from Across the Sea
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Geoff Young

04-12

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

04-10

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29

Overthinking It: Seven Things You Didn't See Last Season
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-06

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15

Resident Fantasy Genius: 10 Bold Fantasy Predictions
by
Derek Carty

03-28

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Pebble Hunting: The Burden of Batting Fourth
by
Sam Miller

02-14

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The BP First Take: Tuesday, February 14
by
Daniel Rathman

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: More on Yoenis Cespedes and the A's
by
Ben Lindbergh

12-19

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Future Shock: Exclusive First Look: Yoenis Cespedes Encore
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-07

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Future Shock: Yoenis Cespedes: The Showcase
by
Kevin Goldstein

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There are people who believe Mike Trout doesn't deserve any awards this year.

More than anything, and I'm not totally sure why, these people reminded me of this.

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October 1, 2012 9:58 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, October 1

9

Matthew Kory

No team's playoff odds are between 5 percent and 95 percent. We're almost there, folks.

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Both Yoenis Cespedes and the A's have surpassed all expectations for 2012.

The Weekend Takeaway
Yoenis Cespedes made a name for himself months before the Athletics signed him to a four-year, $36 million deal this past offseason. His workout video took care of that. But the 26-year-old rookie didn’t just want to be known—he wanted to be remembered. And, on Sunday, in the 126th game of his major-league career, Cespedes began etching his name in franchise lore.

The A’s went 4-6 on their recent 10-game road trip through Detroit, New York, and Arlington, doing just enough to avoid putting their hold on the American League’s second wild-card berth in jeopardy. They beat the Mariners in the first two games of a six-game, season-ending homestand, inching closer to a postseason spot that just months ago seemed unfathomable. But on Sunday, after the Rays had defeated the White Sox and the Angels had taken the first game of their doubleheader with the Rangers, the A’s came into the eighth inning of their series finale against Seattle in a 2-2 tie.


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September 27, 2012 10:22 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, September 27

2

Matthew Kory

The Angels (18.3 percent playoff odds) and Dodgers (3.4 percent) are still hanging in it.

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September 27, 2012 9:24 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Revisiting the Foreign Imports

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Derek Carty

Earlier this year, Derek wrote about what to expect from the most-hyped foreign players. Did the players comply?

Prior to the season, I spoke with a number of scouts and talent evaluators to try to get a read on the various international imports fantasy players would have to make decisions on in their drafts. Today, I wanted to take a look back and see how well we were able to predict their performance here in the United States.

Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | SP
Darvish was the most hyped international product to make the jump to Major League Baseball in years, and for the most part, I advised optimism in regard to his chances for success, and I even wound up drafting him on one team. As I summarized when I did my midseason check-in, my preseason Darvish sentiment boiled down to three main points: “1) He has ridiculous stuff and upside, 2) He has just average command, and 3) He has terrific makeup, which should help with the multi-faceted, often-difficult transition to MLB.”


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September 11, 2012 5:00 am

Western Front: Céspedes Won't Be Leaving to Join Devo

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Geoff Young

Despite his current late-season swoon, Yoenis Cespedes has exceeded expectations and hit well in Oakland's ballpark.

It has been a while since I've thought about Yoenis Céspedes. That isn't entirely true. I think about him quite often, in a purely platonic way, but it has been a while since I've put those thoughts into words. The last time came toward the end of July, while marveling at Oakland's ability to win games at the last possible moment. Included in that piece was the tale of a Céspedes walk-off homer against the Dodgers on June 21.

I also wrote about him back in April, when we all still wondered why the A's would sign a 26-year-old outfielder from Cuba to a four-year, $36 million deal. Between those two articles, Céspedes displayed his abundant talents and made it apparent that Billy Beane—backlash in the wake of being portrayed by Brad Pitt in Moneyball notwithstanding—might know a thing or 52 about baseball.

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Felix Hernandez is so young.

2005: Felix Hernandez debuts, pitches 84 innings, loses rookie eligiblity.

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Ben and Sam discuss two outfielders in the news: Yoenis Cespedes and Jayson Werth.

Effectively Wild Episode 13: "TIE Fighter"

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July 24, 2012 9:20 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, July 24

7

Matthew Kory

Six of the top seven teams are in the American League.

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Is it too soon to write the obituary for the 2012 Oakland A's?

As an A's blogger, I've considered it a point of honor, my sacred duty, really, to avoid writing in this space about the Oaklands. At this point, though, even after a 12-1 whipping of the best team in baseball on Monday, a whipping that included Jarrod Parker carrying a no-hitter into the eighth inning, the team is so bad that I feel compelled to put my misery on display.

As I write this, in the evening on Tuesday, June 5th, the team with the 11th pick in the ongoing draft sits at 24-31, the third-worst record in the American League and the sixth-worst in baseball. That's bad, but probably not bad enough to justify an essay on a general-interest website of this caliber about their badness. The Cubs still exist, after all.

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May 17, 2012 8:55 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Catching Up With International Imports

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Derek Carty

How have the winter's top foreign imports done in their first months in the majors?

Over the offseason, I spent a good deal of time writing about what to expect from the various international players Major League Baseball would be importing.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen so many imports with the potential to have fantasy value come over in one offseason, so there was a lot to be excited about.  Let’s check in on how these players are doing in the early goings, compared to our winter expectations for them.

Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | SP
The discussion of newly-Americanized prospects can’t begin anywhere but with Darvish.  The prize of the offseason (aside from Albert Pujols), Darvish came with quite a bit of hype, but there was also some skepticism given the high failure rate of Japanese starting pitchers (case in point: Daisuke Matsuzaka).  I spoke with several scouts who’d seen Darvish pitch and watched some video myself over the offseason, and the final conclusion boiled down to three points: 1) He has ridiculous stuff and upside, 2) He has just average command, and 3) He has terrific makeup, which should help with the multi-faceted, often-difficult transition to MLB.


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May 14, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Vlad to Be There

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R.J. Anderson

Blue Jays sign Vladimir Guerrero, Twins send Liriano to the bullpen.

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