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Polling Our Readers
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Bret Sayre

02-18

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BP Mets
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Jarrett Seidler

02-18

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BP Kansas City
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Clark Fosler

02-18

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BP Boston
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Brett Cowett

02-18

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BP South Side
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Mark Primiano

02-17

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Player Profile: Keon Broxton
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Wilson Karaman

02-17

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Rumor Roundup: Miami Rollercoaster
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Demetrius Bell

02-17

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4

Fantasy Players to Target: Long-Term Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Outfielders on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

02-17

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6

Players Prefer Presentation: Breaking Lind
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Meg Rowley

02-17

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The View From Behind The Backstop: Gabriel Ynoa Transaction Analysis
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Jeffrey Paternostro

02-17

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Player Profile: Odubel Herrera
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Matt Collins

02-17

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Liner Notes: NRI Watch: American League
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Bryan Grosnick

02-17

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part II
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Greg Wellemeyer

02-16

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4

Tale of the Tape: Andrew Benintendi vs. Nomar Mazara
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Mark Barry

02-16

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8

Flu-Like Symptoms: The Profitability Canard
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Rob Mains

02-16

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Rubbing Mud: Corey Dickerson is Weird
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Matthew Trueblood

02-16

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10

Banjo Hitter: PECOTA and the Twins, Sitting in a Tree
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Aaron Gleeman

02-16

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7

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part One
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Greg Wellemeyer

02-16

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5

The Quinton: Stolen Bases, Scarcity, and Magnitude Effects
by
Jeff Quinton

02-16

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders
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Scooter Hotz

02-15

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6

Rubbing Mud: A Day of Rest
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Matthew Trueblood

02-15

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4

Baseball Therapy: Taking the Weirdness Out of Baseball
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Russell A. Carleton

02-15

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The Adjuster: Outfielders
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Eric Roseberry

02-15

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9

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part II
by
Mike Gianella

02-15

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3

Tale of the Tape: Jose Bautista vs. Michael Brantley
by
Bryan Joiner

02-15

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7

Get to Know: Outfield Prospects
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Ben Carsley

02-15

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Liner Notes: NRI Watch: National League
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Bryan Grosnick

02-15

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Rumor Roundup: Curse of the BP 101
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Emma Baccellieri

02-15

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 94
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-14

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Tale of the Tape: Khris Davis vs. Miguel Sano
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Alex Chamberlain

02-14

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part One
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Mike Gianella

02-14

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Game I Didn't Have to Watch (But Did)
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Meg Rowley

02-14

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11

Cold Takes: Pace of Play Isn't Going Away
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Patrick Dubuque

02-14

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Liner Notes: Welcoming Instructional Design Into Player Development
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Bryan Grosnick

02-14

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2017 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects: Just Missed
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BP Prospect Staff

02-14

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Welcome to Splitsville: Outfielders
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Tim Finnegan

02-14

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Expert League Draft Recap: 2017 LABR Mixed
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Bret Sayre

02-13

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2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and Diced
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Rob McQuown

02-13

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Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-13

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Player Profile: Michael Conforto
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Tim Finnegan

02-13

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Early ADP Analysis: Outfielders
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Matt Collins

02-13

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State of the Position: Outfield
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George Bissell

02-13

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2017 Prospects: PECOTA Takes on The 101
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Wilson Karaman

02-13

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2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

02-13

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Rumor Roundup: Staring Out the Window, Waiting for Spring
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Ashley Varela

02-13

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Transaction Analysis: Old Second Basemen Never Die
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Bryan Grosnick and Jeffrey Paternostro

02-13

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Year of the Balk
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Rob Mains

02-11

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BP Toronto
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Kyle Matte

02-11

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

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Taking stock of the familiar veteran names, Quadruple-A standouts, and top prospects trying to earn Opening Day jobs in the American League.

It’s time. Trucks are on the move and pitchers and catchers report shortly, and that means it's time to prepare for spring training. Do you have the guts—and the free time—to familiarize yourself with all of the non-roster invitees? If not, don’t worry. Below we’ll quickly reviewing each team’s crop of NRIs, focusing on one noteworthy player. It could be because they’re likely to crack the 25-man roster or because they’re a top prospect or just because they’re a great story. Find out which minor move could be major in the American League (and check out my National League picks as well.)

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February 17, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part II

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Greg Wellemeyer

Rounding out the fantasy assets at this position, based on their values through the end of the 2019 season.

In case you missed the infield positions or the first part of the outfield list, let’s get you caught up:

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February 16, 2017 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Andrew Benintendi vs. Nomar Mazara

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Mark Barry

Which of these exciting young outfielders is a better fantasy investment?

This one is fun. Any franchise would love to have either one of these guys, and there’s no wrong answer when picking between 21-year-old Nomar Mazara and 22-year-old Andrew Benintendi. That said, it is time for another rousing rendition of Dynasty Tale of the Tape, and making the tough decisions is what we do. Let’s dive in.

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February 16, 2017 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: The Profitability Canard

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Rob Mains

How Jeffrey Loria undermines baseball ownership.

Jeffrey Loria, as you may have heard, is selling the Miami Marlins. Nothing’s finalized, but it appears that one of baseball’s most, um, notable owners is going to receive $1.6 billion for a team that cost him $158 million in 2002. (I know, it didn’t really cost him that. Hang on, I’m getting there.)

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What if a hitter swung at literally every pitch he saw?

No batter should swing at every pitch they see. That would be preposterous. Relatively few batters should swing even half the time. For most guys, patience and plate discipline are hard-won, valuable skills, the backbone of a successful approach. It would be so cool, though, if we could find a player who should swing at everything.

Imagine such a player. He’d have to be so prone to strikeouts that he could trade any chance of walks for the extra hacks and chances to make contact. He’d also need to have good power, to make up for his inevitably tepid on-base percentage. He’d also have to be unbelievably good at hitting pitchers’ pitches, even ones pretty far outside the strike zone, and hitting them hard—or at least, he’d need to be close to as good at that as he was at hitting pitches within the traditional hitting zone.

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PECOTA projects Minnesota to improve by an MLB-high 21 games. How?

Every year around this time Baseball Prospectus releases the full slate of PECOTA projections for players and teams. And every year around this time those projections upset a handful of fan bases that feel disrespected or overlooked by the numbers that were crunched. Some fan bases are briefly annoyed and then brush it off, while others—and especially those like the Orioles and Royals who’ve been through this same dance with PECOTA several times before—take serious offense. Such is the life of a system designed to predict (or at least project) the future.

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February 16, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part One

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Greg Wellemeyer

The top 40 outfielders based on their values from now through the end of the 2019 season.

In case you missed the infield positions, let’s get you caught up:

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Catcher

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February 16, 2017 6:00 am

The Quinton: Stolen Bases, Scarcity, and Magnitude Effects

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Jeff Quinton

Helping you avoid fantasy pitfalls associated with the decrease in steals around the league in recent years.

Stolen bases and stolen base attempts are down over the past 10 years and are so particularly over the past five years. The graph below shows league-wide totals for stolen bases, caught stealing, and stolen base attempts from 2007 to 2016 by year.

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February 16, 2017 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders

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Scooter Hotz

Examining the senior-circuit menu of fantasy options at this position.

You’re going to spend a lot of money in the outfield. Granted, a lot of that is because standard leagues have more outfielders than any other positions. That’s not the only reason, though. The defensive requirements are a little more flexible than they are in the infield, so the player pool is more diverse, including players as different as Billy Hamilton and Kyle Schwarber.

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February 15, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: A Day of Rest

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Matthew Trueblood

Fresher pitchers and faster games?

Word on the street is that Major League Baseball, in its infinite wisdom, and with its spotless track record of measured, smart reforms that anticipate the many possible consequences, is ready to make fairly radical changes to the game itself in the name of improving pace of play. Starting extra innings with a runner on second base is on the table. A change to the strike zone (specifically, a raising of it) is on the table. The four-toss intentional walk is all but doomed.

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February 15, 2017 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Taking the Weirdness Out of Baseball

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Russell A. Carleton

One little (proposed) rule changes and so many side effects.

Let me begin by laying my cards on the table. I have a soft spot in my heart for post-apocalyptic survivalist fiction. What would happen if it were really the end of the world as we knew it and we didn’t feel fine? What would happen if all of the phones and lights and motorcars on which we have come to rely were taken away suddenly and we had to survive off the land, Gilligan’s Island style? Now, I’d never want to actually live that way, but it’s fun to torture the edges of anything, including our notions of civilization.

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February 15, 2017 6:00 am

The Adjuster: Outfielders

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Eric Roseberry

A look at how the players at this position fare in OBP and points formats.

Perhaps no position in fantasy baseball offers the kind of variety that the outfield does. There are a handful of elite options, veterans who offer safe production, prospects who bring the promise of yet unrealized upside, and plenty run-of-the-mill options to fill out your roster. That doesn’t even factor in the one or two skill specialists who can help bolster deficient categories on your team.

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