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Alex Wood: Atlanta's annoyingly secret weapon

The young left-hander has been Atlanta's best starting pitcher this year, but no one else seems to know. How has he achieved his success?

Alex Wood: Atlanta's annoyingly secret weapon

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The young left-hander has been Atlanta's best starting pitcher this year, but no one else seems to know. How has he achieved his success?

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Jason Hammel is not having a wonderful time

Hammel has had a rough go of his time in Oakland. Is there anything we can point to?

Jason Hammel is not having a wonderful time

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Hammel has had a rough go of his time in Oakland. Is there anything we can point to?

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Starlin Castro: Error on the basepaths?

Starlin Castro made two big base running mistakes in the past week. Is this representative of how he runs the bases?

Starlin Castro: Error on the basepaths?

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Starlin Castro made two big base running mistakes in the past week. Is this representative of how he runs the bases?

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What's happened to Justin Masterson?

Justin Masterson went from an All-Star and a contract extension candidate, to a struggling below-average pitcher.

What's happened to Justin Masterson?

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Justin Masterson went from an All-Star and a contract extension candidate, to a struggling below-average pitcher.

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Ubaldo Jimenez, ineffectively wild

Due to his drop in fastball velocity, ineffective breaking pitches, and worse-than-usual control, Jimenez has not been the pitcher the Orioles had hoped to sign.

Ubaldo Jimenez, ineffectively wild

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Due to his drop in fastball velocity, ineffective breaking pitches, and worse-than-usual control, Jimenez has not been the pitcher the Orioles had hoped to sign.

Wade Miley's junior-year improvements

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In his third full season in the show, the Arizona southpaw might have turned the corner. This doesn't compensate for the team's horrid 2014, but it could mean that he'll help them in the future.

Aroldis Chapman just isn't fair

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Aroldis Chapman has always been an elite reliever, but in 2014 he's taken it to another level.

How to get a hit off Clayton Kershaw

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Clayton Kershaw is MLB's best pitcher, but there's a way to approach at bats against him that will help you get a hit off the Dodgers' ace. Here's a guide to approaching an at bat against him.

Jake Odorizzi is not who he used to be

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The Rays right-hander is a far different—and better—pitcher than the one who debuted for Tampa Bay last season.

The Bank's longest home run in HitTracker era

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"I felt like I was throwing a golf ball out there and he had a driver" - Cole Hamels

Detailing Ryan Braun's hand injury

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Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun has been battling a nerve injury in his hand, sapping him of much of his prodigious power this season. In this article, we will detail the anatomy involved and their...

Teams affected by negative-WAR position players

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Some teams have given away more than five wins so far this season with below-replacement players, like the Rangers, D-backs and Phillies; some have really limited that damage, like the Athletics,...

Is Giancarlo Stanton the best hitter in baseball?

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Nobody hits a baseball quite like Giancarlo.

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Jorge Soler: Next in long line of Cubs prospects

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Another week, another Cubs prospect is brought up to the majors. This week's selection is Jorge Soler.

Tracking Playoff Odds Across the Season

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Playoff odds projections are a great tool for assessing a team's chances of making the playoffs. Here we look at how they have fluctuated across the season.

Is Boston a bounce back candidate for 2015?

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After winning the World Series in 2013 the Boston Red Sox find themselves in an all-too-familiar spot: last place in the AL East and among the worst clubs in baseball. Is another historic rebound...

The most extreme release points in baseball

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The highest, the lowest, the farthest right, and the farthest left release points in the game.

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The completely predictable Yoenis Cespedes

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You may think you know about the slugger, but there's one part of his game that you've probably missed.

Inside Edge and the Orioles' outfielders

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Why has the Orioles outfield been so much better than last year on balls in play?

Bullpen bright spots in Philadelphia

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The Phillies haven't had much go well for them this season, but two bullpen arms might be saving their future.

Your guide to Clayton Kershaw's insane 2014 season

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In which I explain: why Kershaw's 2014 is unprecedented for him; how it's unprecedented for anyone; and how he's done it.

Does more time between pitches work?

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The time between pitches is increasing -- does it lead to better performance?

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