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07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chris Sale's Revenge
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Chris Mosch

05-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 451: Cueto, Greinke, and Green Lights
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-27

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Tale of the Tape: Matt Cain vs. Zack Greinke
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Alex Kantecki

02-27

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34

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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29

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

01-22

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Preview: Cardinals at Dodgers
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Mike Gianella

10-12

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 16: Zack Greinke at Joe Kelly
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game One Recap: Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2
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Ben Lindbergh

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves
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Mike Gianella

08-27

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What You Need to Know: The Other Way in Which Zack Greinke is Good
by
Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

08-23

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5

Pebble Hunting: Free Agent Alternate History
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Sam Miller

06-13

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10

Skewed Left: Bayes and the Hit By Pitch
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Zachary Levine

04-15

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Baseball Therapy: Boys Will Be Boys?: The Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke Story
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Russell A. Carleton

04-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 180: Carlos Quentin vs. Zack Greinke/Why Catcher Height Matters for Framing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-04

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Painting the Black: The 2013 Free Agents and Hidden Rationality
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R.J. Anderson

01-22

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32

Out of Left Field: Why You Should Quit Caring About Salaries
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Matthew Kory

12-14

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21

BP Unfiltered: Which WAR(P) Are You?
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Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 98: Zack Greinke and the Dodgers' Bottomless Bankroll
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: Dodgers Go Big for Greinke
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Sam Miller

12-07

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15

Overthinking It: Teams That Still Have Holes to Fill
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Ben Lindbergh

11-28

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Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28
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Daniel Rathman

11-13

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34

Out of Left Field: What $205 Million Buys on the Free Agent Market
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Matthew Kory

11-12

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Baseball Therapy: Assessing the Risk: Hamilton, Greinke, and Mental Health
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Russell A. Carleton

11-05

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42

Painting the Black: The 50 Best Free Agents
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R.J. Anderson

10-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 72: How Many Members of the Angels' Rotation Will Be Back?/Predicting the First- and Last-Place Teams of 2013
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-26

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 26
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Matthew Kory

09-25

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Painting the Black: What's Brewing in Milwaukee
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R.J. Anderson

08-13

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Pebble Hunting: The Zack Greinke Parlour Game
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Sam Miller

08-07

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Overthinking It: Measuring the Movement at This Year's Deadline
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Ben Lindbergh

08-03

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Raising Aces: Throwdown: Zack Greinke vs. Jeremy Hellickson
by
Doug Thorburn

07-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 30
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Matthew Kory

07-30

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Weekend's Transactions
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Derek Carty

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: Dipoto Adds Greinke to Ace Collection UPDATED
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, July 25
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Daniel Rathman

07-09

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Making the Most of Midseason Free Agents
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Derek Carty

07-05

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The Lineup Card: Nine All-Star Snubs
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Baseball Prospectus

06-28

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Top 10 Trade Targets
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R.J. Anderson and Derek Carty

06-13

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5

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 13
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Jason Wojciechowski

06-07

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, June 7
by
Matthew Kory

05-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 30
by
Matthew Kory

05-25

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 25
by
Matthew Kory

05-18

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
by
Sam Miller

04-27

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Overthinking It: The April Anomalies That Matter
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Ben Lindbergh

04-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: April 13, 2012
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Matthew Kory

04-13

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What You Need to Know: Friday, April 13
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Daniel Rathman

04-12

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Inside The Park Blog: An Unlikely Encounter
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Bradford Doolittle

03-02

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Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part II
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Stephani Bee and Larry Granillo

03-09

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Wezen-Ball: Greinke Isn't the Only One Playing Basketball
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Larry Granillo

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July 10, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Chris Sale's Revenge

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Chris Mosch

The White Sox lefty tops All-Star Game skipper John Farrell's Red Sox, plus more from Wednesday and what to watch on Thursday.

The Wednesday Takeaway
When the rosters for next week’s All-Star Game were revealed on Sunday, arguably the most glaring omission from either side was the absence of Chris Sale. The lanky southpaw did miss a month of the season with a muscle strain in his pitching elbow, but on a start-by-start basis, he’s been one of the most dominant starting pitchers in baseball. The White Sox are well represented at the Midsummer Classic and Sale is still likely to make the trip to Target Field—he currently leads the American League Final Vote. But their skipper, Robin Ventura, still questioned how Sale’s gaudy numbers didn’t earn him an automatic ticket to the event.


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Ben and Sam reach into the topic grab bag and discuss Johnny Cueto, Zack Greinke, when to give hitters green lights, and more.

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Matt Cain vs. Zack Greinke

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Alex Kantecki

A look at the relative fantasy merits of two National League West starters.

In today’s edition of “Tale of the Tape,” we dissect a pair of major-league starters from the National League West, the Giants’ Matt Cain and the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke. Both entered 2013 with “ace”-level expectations, but, after a down year from Cain, only Greinke exited the season with it still firmly attached. You’ll find both right-handers listed among Paul Sporer’s four-star tier in BP’s Positional Rankings, but last year’s performances have the pair trending in opposite directions. Greinke is going 41 picks ahead of Cain, according to the most recent NFBC ADP. Can Cain bounce back and make this a closer-than-expected showdown? Or will Greinke stay ahead of the curve?

ERA
In nine seasons, Cain has recorded a 3.35 ERA in 265 starts, including a 3.68 FIP and 4.16 xFIP. Last year, the right-hander posted a 4.00 ERA after a slow start (6.49 ERA in April), giving Cain his first ERA over four since 2006, his first full season in Major League Baseball. From 2009-2012, he recorded a 3.00-or-better ERA in three out of four years, and not a single one worse than 3.15. In 11 seasons, Greinke has recorded a 3.65 ERA in 259 starts, including a 3.43 FIP and 3.60 xFIP. Last year, he posted his lowest ERA (2.63) since winning the American League Cy Young award in 2009. Greinke’s ERA has fluctuated more wildly, from 2.16 in 2009 to 4.17 in 2010 (the year following his Cy Young). Cain’s had the privilege of pitching his entire career in the NL, while Greinke has spent the majority of his time in the AL. While the former is the more consistent pitcher and plays in the more favorable ballpark, the latter has enjoyed as much (if not more) success in the NL, with a 3.28 ERA in three seasons, compared to a 3.81 ERA in the AL. It’s impossible to ignore a difference of 137 points in earned run average between the two hurlers in 2013. For what it’s worth, PECOTA predicts a 3.02 ERA for Greinke and a 3.10 ERA for Cain.


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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

Stacking up the rotation arms based on their long-term fantasy potential.

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Ranking starters based on their fantasy value from now through 2016.

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.

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January 22, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

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Craig Goldstein

The league's highest-payroll team is loaded with fantasy goodness.

The Dodgers rarely had their Opening Day lineup on the field throughout the entirety of last season. This was due, of course, to a confluence of major injury problems to several star players (Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez), as well as the emergence of perhaps the starriest player in Yasiel Puig. Add in the regular rest needed by Carl Crawford, and the pure force of will it must take to rest Puig, and it’s easy to see why that Opening Day lineup rarely materialized.

They’ll give it a go once more, in 2014, as they hope to avoid the injury bug that bit them so often last year. Still, given their outfield depth, there are going to be plenty of lineups that don’t resemble the Opening Day one, although they hope to have more stability at second and third base this season. The team is teeming with fantasy goodness, with power, speed, counting stats, and even the unknowns (Kemp, Guerrero) in the lineup, paired with dominance at the top of the rotation and quality innings in the middle of it. And let’s not ignore the top-three fantasy closer at the back end of the bullpen with another valuable piece in Wilson if your league counts holds. If you’re not a Dodgers fan already, there’s a good chance you will be during fantasy season, as you’re likely to roster at least a couple of their players.

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Zack Greinke gets the ball for the Dodgers in the first Championship Series elimination game.

The Cardinals offense woke up just enough to give Lance Lynn the support he needed and took a commanding 3-1 series lead, putting the Dodgers backs to the wall in an elimination game today. Here is a look at the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for today’s game.

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October once again becomes the Beltran show, Greinke is great, and Mattingly makes mistakes.

Friday’s NLCS opener offered most of the qualities we want in a playoff game. An impressive pitching performance. Three big plays by a perennial postseason hero. A play at the plate to preserve a tie. Extra innings. A walk-off win. Ernie Johnson summed up Game One well when he called it “a top-step night,” even if it was more of a “lying in bed with my laptop” night where I was.

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October 4, 2013 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves

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Mike Gianella

After dropping Thursday's opener, the Braves look to Mike Minor to avoid leaving home down 2-0.

Last night, the Braves’ Kris Medlen proved to be no match for likely Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw in Game One. Here is a look at PECOTA odds and projected lineups for Game Two.

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He hits, too.

Monday Takeaway
Given his sterling 2.86 ERA after shutting down Chicago on Monday night, explaining the greatness of Dodgers starter Zack Greinke comes pretty easy. Even with declining velocity—his average fastball has dropped from 94 mph to 91.7 mph since 2007—few pitchers consistently contribute at the same level.

But in 2013, there’s an aspect of Greinke’s performance that cannot be ignored. After going 1-for-2 with a walk against the Cubs on Monday, the Dodgers starter is now hitting .340/.426/.383 this season. He’s not merely baseball’s only starting pitcher posting better-than-average hitting numbers, he’s leaps and bounds ahead of his peers.


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