Effectively Wild: The Daily Baseball Prospectus Podcast-logo

Effectively Wild: The Daily Baseball Prospectus Podcast

Baseball >

BP authors and editors Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller review their observations about the previous night's baseball action and news.

BP authors and editors Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller review their observations about the previous night's baseball action and news.
More Information

Location:

New York, Ny

Description:

BP authors and editors Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller review their observations about the previous night's baseball action and news.

Twitter:

@baseballpro

Language:

English


Episodes

Effectively Wild Episode 1272: Take Money to Make Money?

9/20/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Trevor Story’s close call, then (9:04) bring on former MLB pitcher Michael Schwimer, the founder and CEO of Big League Advance, to talk about the mechanics and morality of giving money to minor leaguers in exchange for a percentage of their future earnings if they make the majors, […]

Duration:01:24:15

Effectively Wild Episode 1271: The Stretch Run

9/18/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo and Jacob deGrom (as usual), the perception of the Cubs vs. the reality of the Cubs, the dramatic, puzzling increase in infield shifting against Mike Trout, the checkered career of honest but pugnacious umpiring legend Tim Hurst, the future of two-way players, Joel Sherman’s column about […]

Duration:01:07:13

Effectively Wild Episode 1270: A Cup of Their Own

9/14/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo going viral again, a Shohei Ohtani fun fact, J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts, and how to gauge a player’s value to his teammates, the emergence of A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano, the impending ends to the careers of David Wright and Joe Mauer, a Kyle Freeland update, the […]

Duration:01:02:00

Effectively Wild Episode 1269: Best in the Business

9/13/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the unlikely championship season of the Northwest League’s Eugene Emeralds, Jacob deGrom’s latest hard-luck loss, and maintaining perspective about the Phillies’ late-season swoon, then answer listener emails about an MLB ballpark sleepover, whether making ballparks bigger would counter the three true outcomes, Chris Davis’s strikeouts vs. batting average […]

Duration:01:03:41

Effectively Wild Episode 1268: Replay, Reviewed

9/10/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo, Jeff’s ideal afterlife, Mike Trout’s future and what an extension for Trout might look like, the Tyler Flowers extension, Michael Kopech’s impending Tommy John surgery and the UCL scourge, how being Tampa Bay’s “bulk guy” is affecting Ryan Yarbrough’s WAR, Mallex Smith vs. Giancarlo Stanton, a […]

Duration:01:07:59

Effectively Wild Episode 1267: The Ohtani Elbow Inquest

9/6/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh, The Ringer’s Michael Baumann, and Tommy John surgery researcher Jon Roegele convene to discuss every aspect of the news that Shohei Ohtani will likely undergo Tommy John surgery, including how the Angels handled him and whether they bear any blame for the outcome, their recent rash of similar injuries and unusual treatments, Ohtani’s […]

Duration:00:56:04

Effectively Wild Episode 1266: Labor WAR

9/6/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Dee Gordon’s walk rate, Jonathan Villar’s daring baserunning, how much the “opener” has contributed to the Rays’ success, and Todd Frazier’s variation on the hidden-ball trick. Then they bring on FanGraphs writer Sheryl Ring (22:02) to discuss what the MLB Players Association hiring new lead negotiator Bruce Meyer […]

Duration:01:07:41

Effectively Wild Episode 1265: Home Runs Per Homestand

9/5/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Trevor Story’s improvement, Brady Feigl vs. Brady Feigl, Joe West vs. Austin Davis and an information card, a Carter Capps update, the Mariners’ clubhouse brawl, the continued dominance of Edwin Diaz, the disconcerting pitching return of Shohei Ohtani, and Kyle Schwaber’s lack of clutchness this season, then answer […]

Duration:01:12:48

Effectively Wild Episode 1264: Schrödinger’s Bunt Attempt

8/31/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Matt Chapman’s misleading error total, Tyler White and “cheap” home runs, Danny Hultzen, Aaron Nola, and the concept of “safe” players, the latest on Shohei Ohtani and Willians Astudillo, Jacob deGrom and the NL MVP race, a conditional trade followup, Magneuris Sierra and the woeful Marlins, Mike Foltynewicz’s […]

Duration:01:02:35

Effectively Wild Episode 1263: Around the Majors in 36 Days

8/29/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan have a possibly premature discussion of whether Shohei Ohtani lived up to the preseason hype, then answer listener emails about the Angels’ historic record in two-run games, the last player who’ll be older than them, using expected offensive stats instead of actual ones in WAR, and David Robertson’s far-fetched contract […]

Duration:01:28:30

Effectively Wild Episode 1262: Conquering Coors, with Kyle Freeland

8/28/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the surprising home run streak of Kendrys Morales, Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, and the fluctuating state of the White Sox rebuild, an unusual Yankees save streak and the changing distribution of saves across the majors, and the Rays-Pirates Chris Archer trade in retrospect. Then (25:41) they bring on […]

Duration:01:09:14

Effectively Wild Episode 1261: How Luck is Bailing Out Baseball

8/25/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the returns of Mike Trout and Willians Astudillo, Astudillo’s new hobby, Jose Ramirez’s power/speed combo, the NL Rookie of the Year race between Ronald Acuna, Juan Soto, Harrison Bader, and Brian Anderson, the decreasing incidence of stolen bases and sacrifice bunts, the Angels’ active offseason in retrospect, the […]

Duration:01:02:33

Effectively Wild Episode 1260: Waiver? I Hardly Know Her!

8/23/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a listener-created tool to determine the first big leaguer to be born after and the last big leaguer to be born before any given date, the waiver-claim process, the Nationals’ trades, disastrous season, and hazy outlook, the Cubs acquiring Daniel Murphy and the Rockies opting not to, the […]

Duration:01:12:43

Effectively Wild Episode 1259: I Will Follow You into the Park

8/20/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Clayton Kershaw’s resurgence and opt-out odds, the state of the playoff races, the Mariners’ balk-off weekend win, an unusual aspect of the 2008 CC Sabathia trade, the impending free agency of Nelson Cruz, and Ben’s article about the 1993 Athletics’ platoon-starter experiment, a precursor to the current Rays’ […]

Duration:01:31:30

Effectively Wild Episode 1258: Slow-Pitch Baseball

8/18/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Ben’s introduction to climbing, a Mets-Phillies blowout, Scott Kingery’s slow pitches, Jacob deGrom’s run support, Jose Ureña’s suspension and how to punish hit by pitches, the Rangers’ odd triple play and the 2002 debut of Ron Wright, Matt Kemp’s slump, and an umpire’s rapid reaction, then answer listener […]

Duration:01:01:24

Effectively Wild Episode 1257: Being Baseball Ambassadors

8/16/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh, Jeff Sullivan, and writer Rachael McDaniel banter about a Scott Boras quote about Bryce Harper, the hot streaks of Matt Carpenter and Ronald Acuña, an Ender Inciarte comment, aging in relation to baseball players, the cold streak of Luis Severino, and a possible old example of groundskeeping gamesmanship. Then (24:22) they bring on […]

Duration:01:25:31

Effectively Wild Episode 1256: Grounds Crew Questions

8/14/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Ben’s book activities, David Bote’s exciting grand slam, Ramon Laureano’s highlight throw, a few surprisingly (and not-so-surprisingly) streaking players, Taylor Ward’s call-up news, and a weird walk-off win in the minors. Then (26:10) they bring on Zach Ricketts, assistant head groundskeeper at the Oakland Coliseum, to talk about […]

Duration:01:11:29

Effectively Wild Episode 1255: Keep Your Eye on the Hidden Ball

8/10/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Felix Hernandez’s demotion to the bullpen, Willians Astudillo and the hidden-ball trick, former major leaguers who are still excelling internationally, an Augusta GreenJackets tweet, Dee Gordon’s walk rate, Javier Baez’s success, the state of the MVP races, Tyler Glasnow’s apparent reinvention and the staying power of coaching gurus, […]

Duration:00:55:40

Effectively Wild Episode 1254: Revenge of the Super-Nerds

8/9/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Jacoby Ellsbury’s latest injury, Jayson Werth’s anti-analytics rant, Luke Heimlich, and Shohei Ohtani, then answer listener emails about how defensive positioning is affecting positions themselves, throwing strikes to Jorge Alfaro, bringing “the wall” to baseball, why so many pitchers are throwing 100 mph, how the Orioles fit their […]

Duration:01:10:51

Effectively Wild Episode 1253: Executive-Producing Players

8/8/2018
More
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Ben’s excursion to a Helena Brewers game, Matt Davidson’s relief excellence, Juan Soto’s historic performance, Kole Calhoun’s resurgence, the A’s acquiring Mike Fiers, Mike Trout’s 27th birthday, and more, then (25:14) talk to former big leaguer (and former live guest) Fernando Perez about the 10th anniversary of the […]

Duration:01:28:32