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03-24

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Five to Watch: NL Post-Hype Pitchers
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Wilson Karaman

03-24

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Cold Takes: Always Tell Me the Odds
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Patrick Dubuque

03-24

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Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2017
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Mike Gianella

03-24

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Seattle Mariners
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Nathan Bishop

03-24

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Cincinnati Reds
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Eric Roseberry

03-24

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Rumor Roundup: Drag Race
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Demetrius Bell

03-24

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Banjo Hitter: Sticking at Shortstop
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Aaron Gleeman

03-24

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Player Profile: Carlos Santana
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Scooter Hotz

03-24

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Short Relief: Puttin' On The Reds / Historical Unwritten Rules
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Matt Sussman and Mary Craig

03-24

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Rubbing Mud: Freddie Freeman Takes the Zone for Himself
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Matthew Trueblood

03-24

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 97
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

03-23

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: New York Yankees
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Jarrett Seidler

03-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Auction Prep: Auction Podcast Takeaways
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Jeff Quinton

03-23

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Atlanta Braves
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Mike Gianella

03-23

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Has the Modern Bullpen Killed Late-Inning Comebacks? (Part Two)
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Rob Mains

03-23

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Player Profile: Marcell Ozuna
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Mark Barry

03-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Reviewing the 2016 Model Portfolios
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension
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Bryan Grosnick

03-23

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Guarding The Lines: When It's Different But Still Great
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Jarrett Seidler

03-23

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Short Relief: Playing the Right Way, Baserunning the Wrong Way, and Pitching the Rockies Way
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David Temple, Mo Bjonski and Zack Moser

03-22

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Rumor Roundup: My Toothpick for a Closer
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Emma Baccellieri

03-22

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Baseball Therapy: The Secret Powers of the Foul Ball
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Russell A. Carleton

03-22

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Baltimore Orioles
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Craig Goldstein

03-22

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Colorado Rockies
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Wilson Karaman

03-22

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Player Profile: Lorenzo Cain
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Eric Roseberry

03-22

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Five to Watch: American League Post-Hype Prospects
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Ben Carsley

03-22

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Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, March 22
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Steve Givarz

03-22

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Short Relief: L'Essene du Danks / The Last Show
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Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque

03-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: My First Draft of 2017
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Scooter Hotz

03-21

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Five to Watch: National League Prospects
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-21

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Rubbing Mud: Lift Yourself Up By Your Launch Angle
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Matthew Trueblood

03-21

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Player Profile: Alex Bregman
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Tim Finnegan

03-21

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

03-21

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Chicago White Sox
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Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer

03-21

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Short Relief: Fielding as Metaphor, Teams as Monsters, and Sumo Suits as Disguises
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Patrick Dubuque, Bryan Grosnick and Emma Baccellieri

03-20

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Tampa Bay Rays
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Matthew Trueblood

03-20

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Rumor Roundup: The Waiting Game
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Ashley Varela

03-20

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Has the Modern Bullpen Killed Late-Inning Comebacks? (Part One)
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Rob Mains

03-20

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Short Relief: Spring Gimmickry, Intranational Exceptionalism, and Baseball's Hockey Player
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Trevor Strunk, Matthew Provenzano and Holly Wendt

03-20

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Five to Watch: American League Prospects
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George Bissell

03-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Adjusting for Smaller Leagues
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Mike Gianella

03-18

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BP Bronx
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Stacey Gotsulias

03-18

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BP Mets
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Scott Simon

03-18

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BP Mets
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Jarrett Seidler

03-18

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BP Milwaukee
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Jack Moore

03-18

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BP South Side
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Collin Whitchurch

03-18

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BP Toronto
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Kyle Matte

03-18

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BP Toronto
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Elie Waitzer

03-17

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The Quinton: Selecting Relievers and Anticipated Discounts vs. Realized Discounts
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Jeff Quinton

03-17

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Toronto Blue Jays
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Joshua Howsam and Matt Gwin

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: NL Post-Hype Pitchers

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Wilson Karaman

The prospect shine might've worn off these arms, but they're still worthy of your attention.

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, Atlanta Braves (ADP: 85th SP, 312th Overall)

It might be a touch early to label Foltynewicz a post-hype guy, but the former 19th overall pick has logged nearly 230 innings across parts of the last three seasons in the big leagues with a 5.46 DRA, so I’m going to assume there are enough skeptics in the room to warrant some discussion here.

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Cold Takes: Always Tell Me the Odds

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Patrick Dubuque

Maybe televised baseball can learn something from televised poker.

It seems like forever ago—it arrived, in fact, the year of Brandon Webb’s rookie season—that America fell in love with the game of poker. The 2003 World Series of Poker, broadcast on ESPN, was a ratings hit, and every evening somewhere along the dial you were liable to stumble upon a screen like this:

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2017

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news and happenings around the league.

Below is my fourth bid limit update. As we get closer to Opening Day, the amount of individual bid updates will increase. This update is tied entirely to news and information about Spring Training. Next week’s update is the fifth and final bid limit update and will be chock full of changes based on breaking news as well as on what I saw at the Tout Wars expert auctions, which take place this coming weekend.

Changes of two dollars in either direction will be listed below for players with significant value. Mixed league bids will reflect the same valuation change unless otherwise noted.

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Jerry, Jesus, and Jim.

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For every Scott Feldman, there is a Joey Votto. And lots of running.

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Jose Quintana is still on the block, Luis Valbuena is hurt, and the WBC is thriving.

Quintana rumors drag on

One of the longest-enduring storylines of the offseason has been the White Sox and the saga surrounding left-hander Jose Quintana. He’s been at the center of trade rumors for months, and while there was a bit of a lull when spring training started that doesn’t mean that things have completely died down when it comes to trade talks.

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How many top-ranked shortstop prospects actually go on to play shortstop in the majors?

Last weekend the Twins announced that their top prospect Nick Gordon, the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft, would cease playing exclusively shortstop and begin spending some time at second base as well. Positional versatility is not a bad thing, but Gordon’s draft stock was based on the belief that he was a shortstop, period, so the fact that there’s uncertainty about his ability to stick there before he even got to Double-A is discouraging. As a rail-thin 21-year-old with a poor walk rate and just five home runs in 293 games as a pro, Gordon will likely need to have significant defensive value to be a big-league asset.

Gordon’s older brother, Dee Gordon, was also a top prospect as a shortstop who later moved to second base. Dee, who cracked BP’s top 101 prospects list in 2010 and 2011, remained a shortstop long enough to log 147 major-league starts there in 2011-2013, but then shifted to second base full time in 2014 and hasn’t played shortstop since. When talk of little brother Nick possibly moving off shortstop got louder a couple weeks ago, Dee spoke up, telling Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: “I’m not their front office, but my brother is a shortstop and it’s going to be tough for him to play second.”

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Carlos Santana

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Scooter Hotz

Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Indians slugger.

Player Background

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Matt recounts how history was made on a bad Reds team in 1998, while Mary does some social archaeology through customs of baseball past.

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Freddie Freeman Takes the Zone for Himself

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Matthew Trueblood

Freeman's approach is approaching perfection.

Playing for a voluntarily terrible team makes it hard to cash in star-caliber performance for the full star treatment a player deserves. That’s why, if you failed to look closely enough, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman might have slipped his graduation into true superstardom right under your nose last season. Don’t feel bad; he even has PECOTA fooled.

Freddie Freeman's TAv By Season

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 97

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes take listener questions, discuss some of "their guys," and talk WBC.

The Three True Outcomes podcast is back with our fifth episode of 2017. We take some listener questions about soft versus hard and whether we’d want Mookie Betts on our team. We go through a list of our guys (aka, players you should avoid). Finally, we share our love of the WBC. And both puzzle and dragons.

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They've collected some of the best young talent in the game, but are the Yankees capable of making noise in 2017?

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