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  1. MLB - How the Los Angeles Angels are overperforming again

    Carson Cistulli

    FanGraphs examines how the Los Angeles Angels are once again outperforming their Pythagorean win percentage and what it means.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2011
  2. MLB: Philadelphia Phillies defense doesn't make errors, but still...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec explains why errors and fielding percentage don't tell you much about defense.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2011
  3. MLB: Filling some first-base holes

    Jonah Keri

    Many clubs are getting little offense from first base, but it doesn't have to be that way. Jonah Keri of FanGraphs offers some solutions.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  4. MLB: The importance of being strong up the middle

    Jay Jaffe

    Conventional wisdom says you have to be strong up the middle, and Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus puts that theory to the test.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2011
  5. MLB: Projecting long-term deals for Jason Heyward, Buster Posey, ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at eight young stars -- Jason Heyward, Buster Posey, Tommy Hanson and more -- and determines what their long-term market value should look like, based on projections. Heyward, for one, could shatter the bank.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2011
  6. MLB -- Search for modern-day Rickey Henderson is futile, but Tamp...

    Jay Jaffe

    There likely will never be another player like Rickey Henderson statistically. Baseball Prospectus looks at the current game and finds that no one is really close, but names such as Brian Roberts, B.J. Upton and Johnny Damon fall into the discussion.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2009
  7. Insider -- Baseball Prospectus - Breaking the mold

    Kevin Goldstein

    Baseball has its own peerless prodigies, players who are so unique on either a physical or ability level that projections become quite difficult.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2009
  8. Insider -- Baseball Prospectus - These spring stats might be the ...

    Marc Normandin

    Spring training numbers always are tricky. Here are some hot or cold ones to pay attention to.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2009
  9. Insider -- Baseball Prospectus - Beware the spring flings

    Marc Normandin

    Spring training numbers always are tricky. Here are some hot or cold ones to ignore.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2009
  10. Baseball Prospectus: The Ruben Rivera All-Stars

    Christina Kahrl

    Spring training box scores are resplendent with so-called "4-A" guys -- Triple-A quality, but not quite good enough to thrive in the majors. Or maybe they just haven't had enough of a chance.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2009
  11. Baseball Prospectus: What players will break out at age 27?

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball fans like their rules of thumb simple and focusing on hitters about to enter their age-27 seasons is particularly popular in the fantasy realm.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2009
  12. Grey Matter: Post-All-Star-break leaders

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey takes a category-by-category look at the hitting and pitching leaders since the All-Star break, then offers his perspective.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2008
  13. Playing with the numbers: SECA splits

    David Srinivasan

    David Srinivasan examines secondary batting averages pre- and post-All-Star break.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2007
  14. Playing with the Numbers: Grading Starts

    David Srinivasan

    David Srinivasan offers a new system to grade a starting pitcher's performance.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2007
  15. Webb vs. Carpenter for NL Cy Young

    Rob Neyer

    Who will win the NL Cy Young Award? It'll be a race to the finish between Brandon Webb and Chris Carpenter.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2006
  16. Clemens thriving with the splitter

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer isn't sure if Roger Clemens is throwing his splitter more often, but this is certain: It's the key to his middle-aged success.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2006