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BP: Expanding The Zone: Harper, Machado, and Generational Free Agents

Last week, I wrote my first article for Baseball Prospectus: a comparison of Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and other elite hitters who’ve reached free agency in the past 28 years. The piece uses custom projections to rank generational free agents and assess the frequency at which they surface on baseball’s open market. This should be the first of more articles for BP, where I’ll be contributing as a regular under the Expanding the Zone column.

I also was fortunate enough to discuss the piece with Vince Gennaro last weekend on Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on MLB Network Radio. The audio from the interview is available below.