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11-25

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26

Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Do Whatever They Want
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Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

11-25

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4

Fantasy Freestyle: Christian Yelich is Poised to Break Out
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Matt Collins

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and Responding to the Default Effect
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Jeff Quinton

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: 40-Man Additions to Know
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Craig Goldstein

11-25

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Before They Were Prospects
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Todd Gold, David Rawnsley, Patrick Ebert and Frankie Piliere

11-25

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3

Baseball Therapy: The Timeshare DH
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Russell A. Carleton

11-25

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2

Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately
by
Daniel Rathman

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Mariners Eager To Lock Up Mariner Seager
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R.J. Anderson

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam
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Sahadev Sharma and Mauricio Rubio

11-24

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
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Nick Shlain

11-24

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Rumor Roundup: If Step One Is Making Betances Closer, What's Step Two?
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Daniel Rathman

11-24

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27

2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-24

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The Week in Quotes: November 17-23, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

11-21

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Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune
by
Sam Miller

11-21

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26

2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-21

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5

Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Wilson Karaman

11-21

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8

Moonshot: A New View of Plate Discipline, Part 2
by
Robert Arthur

11-21

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Pitchers: The Top Tier
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Doug Thorburn

11-21

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Rumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly Rumor
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Daniel Rathman

11-20

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Skewed Left: Saving on Stanton?
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Zachary Levine

11-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and the Default Effect
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Jeff Quinton

11-20

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Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With
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Chris Mosch

11-20

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Retrospective Player Valuation: National League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-20

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Pitching Backward: The Guy Who Makes Scherzer (Slightly More) Expendable
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Jeff Long

11-20

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An Agent's Take: When the Smallest Transactions are the Biggest
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Joshua Kusnick

11-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-19

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Fantasy Team Preview: Kansas City Royals
by
Ben Carsley

11-19

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The Lineup Card: Seven of Our Favorite Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs
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Baseball Prospectus

11-19

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2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-19

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Marlins Stanton Pat?
by
Chris Mosch

11-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Internet Commenters Try to Trade for Giancarlo Stanton
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Ben Lindbergh

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Russell Martin Gets That McCann Cash
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

11-18

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Retrospective Player Valuation: National League Hitters
by
Mike Gianella

11-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Fantasy Busts
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J.P. Breen

11-18

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Baseball Therapy: Against the Grind
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Russell A. Carleton

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge?
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Daniel Rathman

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement
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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

11-17

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2015 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-17

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Fantasy Team Preview: Oakland Athletics
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Keith Cromer

11-17

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The Week in Quotes: November 10-16, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

11-17

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Daisy Cutter: How To Win
by
Sahadev Sharma

11-17

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Rumor Roundup: Will Cubs Rustle Martin?
by
Daniel Rathman

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Trade For Jeremy Hellickson
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: When $325 Million Is An Easy Decision
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Sam Miller

11-14

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Fantasy Team Preview: Seattle Mariners
by
Nick Shlain

11-14

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2015 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-14

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Pitching Backward: Designing A Bullpen Usage Critique
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Jeff Long

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November 25, 2014 4:48 pm

Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Do Whatever They Want

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Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

The Red Sox break character to sign Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to long deals. How to react?



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November 25, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Christian Yelich is Poised to Break Out

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Matt Collins

Giancarlo Stanton isn't the only name to know in the Miami lineup.

Giancarlo Stanton has always been the focal point in Miami, and that is even truer now that he has signed his massive 13-year, $325 million contract. He’s not their only exciting young player, though. They have a pitching staff that includes Jose Fernandez, Henderson Alvarez, Nathan Eovaldi, and Jarred Cosart. Their outfield, besides Stanton, boasts players like Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich. It’s that last name I want to focus on here. Yelich is a player who obviously has a lot of traction in dynasty and keeper leagues, as he’s been touted as a top throughout his professional career. Well, things are setting up for him to take a real step forward in 2015, making him an intriguing early pick in redraft leagues as well.

Whether you’re in a league that uses batting average or OBP, Yelich is going to be helpful. At a time when the average outfielder is hitting .259 with a .321 OBP, the Marlins’ center fielder just finished his first full season and put up a .284 average and a .362 OBP. This comes from a player who consistently hit in the high-.200s or low-.300s throughout his minor-league career, and hit a similar .288 in his 273 MLB plate appearances in 2013. To make matters better, he did this with very respectable peripherals. Yelich watched his strikeout rate fall to 20.8 percent last season, while his walk rate stayed at a well above-average clip of 10.6 percent. And he did all that while keeping his swinging-strike rate below the league average.

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November 25, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and Responding to the Default Effect

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Jeff Quinton

A follow-up to last week's piece, explaining how to take advantage of offseason trade-market inefficiencies.

Last week, we discussed the ways that the default effect influences our dynasty- and keeper-league offseason trade markets. Today we will take a look at some ways to deal with and take advantage of these market realities. These ways can be broken down into two categories:

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November 25, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: 40-Man Additions to Know

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Craig Goldstein

These prospects have cleared one hurdle keeping them from the majors, so they're worthy of your attention.

Late last week was the deadline for teams to add guys to their 40-man rosters, which is pretty much the only time anyone cares who is added to or taken off of a 40-man roster, which is why me bringing you fantasy takes on several of those players is perfect. No one cares what I have to say anyway. This is a look at guys that could matter in 2015, which means some of the more intriguing names that are still far away (Mauricio Cabrera, Brandon Drury etc) are being left off. Let’s get to the limited-upside prospects!

Jose Peraza - 2B - Atlanta
Not only did Tommy La Stella get shipped out of town, but Peraza got put on the 40-man, which means a relatively minor obstacle (but still an obstacle) is now out of his way. He’s performed well in a limited look at the upper levels, and has a good chance of contributing some time in the second half. He could make a case for reaching the major leagues earlier based on his defense (he’s a natural shortstop), but allowing his bat to mature isn’t the worst idea (or bad for fantasy owners) either. Even if he doesn’t hit, he’s a threat to contribute on the bases, so he’ll probably be worth adding no matter when he gets the call. His power comes from adding the extra base thanks to his speed, as he tends to just spin in place when he swings, without generating power by transferring his weight.


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A look back at some of the top prospects in the NL Central, including Kris Bryant, Reese McGuire, and Rob Kaminsky.

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold, Frankie Piliere, and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their own series.

We continue with a look at the National League Central. Be sure to read Baseball Prospectus' features on each of the five teams:

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November 25, 2014 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: The Timeshare DH

3

Russell A. Carleton

Should designated hitters be only loosely designated?

Let’s have a debate about the DH. No, not that debate. The debate that a few American League teams are having as they gather around to eat turkey and cranberries. Should we sign (or trade for) a guy to be our full-time designated hitter?

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November 25, 2014 4:38 am

Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately

2

Daniel Rathman

The Giants could get back at the Red Sox, who might also be in the mix for Cole Hamels. Meanwhile, John Jaso might soon have access to cheap prescription pills.

Could Giants pivot to Jon Lester?

Pablo Sandoval has shipped up to Boston, opening up both the third-base position in San Francisco and some $20 million in the club’s annual budget for 2015-2019. But according to San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Hank Schulman, the Giants might not use their newfound financial wiggle room to replace the Panda at the hot corner:

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November 25, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Mariners Eager To Lock Up Mariner Seager

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R.J. Anderson

Kyle Seager gets seven figures.

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

The 40-Man Additions

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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft.

Late last week, teams faced a deadline to add minor leaguers—or, at least, those who meet minimum professional experience requirements—to the 40-man roster or risk losing them in the Rule 5 draft in San Diego next month. The deadline forces teams to make decisions on which players are most likely to be taken, and which would hurt the most to lose. Some of the most significant additions:

AL East

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

The 40-Man Additions

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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft.

Late last week, teams faced a deadline to add minor leaguers—or, at least, those who meet minimum professional experience requirements—to the 40-man roster or risk losing them in the Rule 5 draft in San Diego next month. The deadline forces teams to make decisions on which players are most likely to be taken, and which would hurt the most to lose. Some of the most significant additions:

NL EAST

Atlanta Braves
Biggest Surprise: Yean Carlos Gil
Potential Impact: Kyle Kubitza



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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau

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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

The Dodgers and Rays each add relievers that should help, by getting relievers from the other.



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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam

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Sahadev Sharma and Mauricio Rubio

The White Sox continue to follow through on their vow to be aggressive this offseason, signing Adam LaRoche to bat in the middle of the order.



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