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01-27

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Rumor Roundup: The Dodgers + Yoan Moncada Is So Obvious
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Daniel Rathman

01-27

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Before They Were Prospects
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Patrick Ebert and David Rawnsley

01-27

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Tale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. Carlos Santana
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Matt Collins

01-27

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The Week in Quotes: January 19-26, 2015
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Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-27

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Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-27

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Fantasy Infographic: Third Base
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Mauricio Rubio

01-27

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Baseball Therapy: Why Saber-Savvy Teams Might Want a Shift Ban
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Russell A. Carleton

01-27

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base
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Craig Goldstein

01-27

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 1-2
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Bret Sayre

01-26

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Pebble Hunting: What It Means To Have The Best Farm System In Baseball, Part Three
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Sam Miller

01-26

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Transaction Analysis: Miami Ich
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R.J. Anderson

01-26

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State of the Position: Third Base
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Mike Gianella

01-26

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2015 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-26

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Daisy Cutter: (A)nother (S)eason (T)hreatening (R)ecords (O)f (S)trikeouts
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Sahadev Sharma

01-26

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Rumor Roundup: Papelbon Not Proven Closer To Milwaukee
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Chris Mosch

01-26

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Fantasy Players to Target: Third Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-23

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The Lineup Card: Eight Intriguing PECOTA Projections
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Baseball Prospectus

01-23

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Pebble Hunting: The Pitchers Who Changed PECOTA's Mind
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Sam Miller

01-23

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Player Profile: Arismendy Alcantara
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Nick Shlain

01-23

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13

Raising Aces: Best and Worst Mechanics: NL East
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Doug Thorburn

01-23

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10

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second Base
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-23

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Bonus Podcast: Mock Draft
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-23

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-23

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Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man
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Daniel Rathman

01-22

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Rumor Roundup: Jonathan Singleton Is Probably Not the Breakout Candidate You're Looking For
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Chris Mosch

01-22

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Second Basemen
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Keith Cromer

01-22

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-22

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Transaction Analysis: Colby Rasmus is the Astros
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R.J. Anderson

01-22

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Moonshot: Forecasting With Fastball Frequency
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Robert Arthur

01-22

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nick Franklin vs. Marcus Semien
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Craig Goldstein

01-22

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Pitching Backward: The Cost of Being on Baseball's Bad Side
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Jeff Long

01-22

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Player Profile: Aaron Hill
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J.P. Breen

01-21

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Prospectus Feature: Quantifying the Wobbly Chair
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Andrew Hopen

01-21

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The Adjuster: Second Base
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Wilson Karaman

01-21

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Base
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Ben Carsley

01-21

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Fantasy Infographic: Second Base
by
Mauricio Rubio

01-21

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Second Basemen
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Nick Shlain

01-21

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2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-21

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Daisy Cutter: Maddon Meets the Bleacher Bums
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Sahadev Sharma

01-21

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Rumor Roundup: The World Is Drunk On Burke Badenhop Rumors
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Daniel Rathman

01-20

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Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

01-20

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Tale of the Tape: Brian Dozier vs. Ian Kinsler
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Matt Collins

01-20

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
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Mike Gianella

01-20

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Prospect Mechanics
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Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker

01-20

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Baseball Therapy: Rick Ankiel's Third Act
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Russell A. Carleton

01-20

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Rumor Roundup: Brew Crew Clues True?
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Chris Mosch

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Cubs Get Raysy
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Sahadev Sharma and Craig Goldstein

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Rangers Get Durable
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson and J.P. Breen

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Nationals Stare Into The Future
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Sam Miller and Mike Gianella

01-19

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Pebble Hunting: The Hitters Who Changed PECOTA's Mind
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Sam Miller

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January 26, 2015 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Strong drafts and international acquisitions keeps the Royals system strong despite development hiccups for some higher profile names.

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PECOTA likes the Astros' chances of producing insane strikeout totals. Also, more importantly, it likes the Astros' chances of scoring copious runs.

If you were on baseball Twitter Sunday, you saw the uproar new commissioner Rob Manfred caused by throwing out the possibility of perhaps thinking about maybe banning the shift to increase offense. Yeah, it doesn’t take much to get baseball Twitter angry. But it did lead to strong discussions about other possible causes of baseball’s scoring problem (and boring problem), such as the enlarged strike zone.

This prompted Jeff Passan to tweet the following:

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January 26, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Papelbon Not Proven Closer To Milwaukee

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Chris Mosch

Trade talks with the Phillies have stalled, while Matt Dominguez faces new competition this year.

Papelbon-to-Milwaukee trade falls through
This offseason has signaled the start of a rebuild for the Phillies, who have gotten younger by trading away Jimmy Rollins and Marlon Byrd for prospects. While Cole Hamels trade talks have stalled due to the high bar Ruben Amaro has set for a return package, the discussion of flipping Hamels for younger talent is at least being had and is likely to gain momentum around the trade deadline. The next logical piece to be moved would be Jonathan Papelbon, who has popped up in several trade rumors for over a year—most recently on Thursday night when Jeff Passan of Yahoo! reported that the Brewers were in serious discussions to acquire the closer from the Phillies.

However, trade talks hit a snag over the weekend according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, who writes that the two clubs have not even engaged in any talks regarding Papelbon since Thursday. Haudricourt writes that the Brewers want the Phillies to sweeten the pot financially in any potential deal for Papelbon, who is owed $13 million next season and reportedly would require any team on his no-trade list (which includes Milwaukee) to guarantee his $13 million vesting option for 2016.


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January 26, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Third Basemen

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BP Fantasy Staff

Keep these hot-corner players in mind in your drafts and auctions this spring

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The staff is either surprised, excited or just amused by these outputs from PECOTA's crystal ball.

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Pitchers Who Changed PECOTA's Mind

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Sam Miller

PECOTA likes a few pitchers quite a bit more than it did a year ago. What did those arms do to deserve better projections?

You know who had a really good year last year? Alfonso Alcantara. The guy obviously dedicated himself to the sport, got himself in great condition, learned a new trick or two, and/or was just darned focused like a great athlete should be. I have no idea who Alfonso Alcantara is.

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

Player Profile: Arismendy Alcantara

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Nick Shlain

Is there reason to be patient with the Cubs utility man after a shaky debut in 2014?

Player Background

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Best and Worst Mechanics: NL East

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Doug Thorburn

The best and worst pitcher mechanics in the NL East are broken down.

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second Base

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes stack up the keystone for Scoresheet leagues.

This week we tackle second basemen from a Scoresheet perspective. As a reminder, our rankings are based on a continuing 10-team, 13 hard keeper league with two crossovers. If you are in an NL league, you might want to keep some bleach on hand to spritz in your eyes after reading this list, because it gets very ugly very quickly. The junior circuit is a little better, but there's still a pretty significant drop after the first half-dozen players. Tune in to the podcast for a more in depth discussion, but if you don't have one of the few stud (or stud-ish)second basemen, there might be some merit to the strategy of aggressively cutting your 2Bs and using your keeper slots elsewhere, since so few of the players seem to have upside, and the ones that do can likely be taken a few rounds into the draft.

American League Keepers

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Bonus Podcast: Mock Draft

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes welcome John R. Mayne and Nate Stephens to discuss the recent mock draft.

In this special edition of the podcast, the Three True Outcomes are joined by John R. Mayne and Nate Stephens to talk about the recent Scoresheet Mock Draft, and many related topics.

Information about the mock draft, including links to the resources we mention, is available in the following locations:

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to veer away from these keystoners in your drafts and auctions this spring.

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man

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Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays might be interested in an infielder with legal troubles, while the Orioles might demand a substantial return if they let Dan Duquette go.

Jays might look at Everth Cabrera to play second base
The Jays have a new catcher, a new third baseman, a new first baseman, a new left fielder, and possibly a new second baseman, if Devon Travis, who came over from the Tigers for Anthony Gose, wins the job out of spring training. For all of general manager Alex Anthopoulos’ efforts, though, the keystone might still come down to a competition between Ryan Goins, Maicer Izturis, and Steve Tolleson, if Travis—whose prospect stock varies depending on whose opinion you seek—fails to impress in Grapefruit League play.

Adding another veteran option with upside might thus be tempting. The Jays have some recent history of buying low on players with makeup concerns (Colby Rasmus) or performance-enhancing drug ties (Melky Cabrera), and CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman tweeted Thursday that they might be prepared to go bargain hunting in the same bin.


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