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07-15

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Player Profile: Yoenis Cespedes
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Nick Shlain

05-29

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West Coast By Us: Yo
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

04-08

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BP Unfiltered: Forever Young
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Sam Miller

02-10

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Tale of the Tape: Shin-Soo Choo vs. Yoenis Cespedes
by
Ben Carsley

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
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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
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Wilson Karaman

12-18

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More Moneyball
by
Andrew Koo

11-14

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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
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Sam Miller

11-28

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Pebble Hunting: The Year in Hustle
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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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BP Unfiltered: Nothing Can Be Uncontroversial (A Collection of Tweets)
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Sam Miller

10-01

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, October 1
by
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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Western Front: Céspedes Won't Be Leaving to Join Devo
by
Geoff Young

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

06-06

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

04-06

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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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June 14, 2013 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Yoenis Cespedes

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Sam Miller

In which last year's Rookie of the Year runner-up adjusts to his opponents' adjustment in his sophomore season.

Was going to watch Yoenis Cespedes for a week because he was hitting so poorly. Was going to start watching on Tuesday, June 4. He entered the day hitting .229/.302/.447. Yes, you can spot the hole where a better BABIP would provide a convenient fill, but there were plenty of signs that Cespedes was stalled: two steals in seven tries, for instance, after swiping 16 in 20 attempts last year; a .203/.241/.414 line against right-handers, whom he had handled well in 2012.

So that’s where Cespedes was when I sat down to watch a week of him. That was in the past. Now we’re in the future! Isn’t it marvelous? Look at my cellular phone, it has a camera! Also, Yoenis Cespedes is having a good year. Just like that, Cespedes went from having a bad sophomore season for me to write about to having a pretty good season (118 OPS+) for me to write about. What happened in those seven days, you might wonder. Mostly:

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November 28, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Year in Hustle

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Sam Miller

Determining what a hustle play looks like, and then watching the best ones.

Winfield's Dictionary defines hustle as 

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Four players voted against MIke Trout for ROY.

Mike Trout won the Sporting News Rookie of the Year award, which is voted on by players. There were 92 votes. Trout got...88 of them. Four players voted for somebody other than Trout for Rookie of the Year. 

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On Oakland's budget, a GM can't afford to spend $36 million and whiff. WIth Yoenis Cespedes, Billy Beane didn't.

Last night, in the first inning of Game 3 of the Oakland-Detroit American League Division Series, Yoenis Cespedes knocked in what would prove to be the winning run. In Game 2 of that series, Yoenis Cespedes led off the top of the eighth inning with a single. Then he stole second. And third, without drawing a throw. Then he scored the tying run on a wild pitch.1

Throughout that sequence, the A’s radio broadcasters (I believe Ray Fosse and Ken Korach) couldn’t stop invoking the name of St. Rickey. They talked about the Henderson-esque explosiveness of Cespedes’ steal of second and how Rickey would often swipe third without a throw.

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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

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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

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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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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

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Matthew Kory

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

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