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Sloan Reaction: The Automated Prospect Model

Every spring, prospect experts compile top-100 rankings by exhausting their industry contacts. Would using an automated system actually improve these rankings?

When do prospects break out?

By what age should you expect a prospect to have broken out? Is it too late for Justin Smoak, or your favorite missed prospect?

An Alternative To The 3000 Hit Club

Joining the 3000 Hit Club, and base hits overall, is a widely celebrated accomplishment for a player, but it caters to a specific style of hitter. How would these records look using Times on Base?

What could a full Manny Machado season look like?

While Baltimore is projected to regress, O's fans are hoping that their young star will keep that from happening. What could we see from Machado in his first full season?

Secret ballots = Terrible votes

There is no greater threat to Cooperstown's integrity than the BBWAA's use of secret ballots.

R.A. Dickey can't do this forever, right?

How long can R.A. Dickey maintain such a high level of success? Let's take a look.

Which pitches lead to Tommy John Surgery?

A look at pitch mix of pitchers in years immediately preceding Tommy John surgery as compared to the league average pitcher.

Dirk Hayhurst: Sabermetric Broadcaster?

We interviewed author, analyst and retired pitcher Dirk Hayhurst -- discussing sabermetrics in broadcasting among other topics which may or may not include Dungeons & Dragons and pro wrestling.

Is Encarnacion's power for real? Maybe!

Edwin Encarnacion smashed a career high 42 home runs in 2012. Will this lethal power continue next season? Let's take a look at five aspects of his power game in an effort to bring light to this question.

Simulated Trade Talks: Profar-d'Arnaud rumors

Spencer and Blake face off in an Ultimate Showdown of hypothetical trade negotiation!

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