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01-29

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33

Prospectus Feature: The PECOTA Release
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Mike Gianella and Rob McQuown

01-29

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2

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Maikel Franco vs. D.J. Peterson
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Ben Carsley

01-29

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

01-29

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9

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4
by
BP Fantasy Staff

01-29

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15

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-29

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2

The BP Wayback Machine: The Science of Forecasting
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Nate Silver

01-29

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5

Rumor Roundup: Aaron Sanchez Is This Close To Saving 38 Games and Winning Rookie of the Year
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Chris Mosch

01-29

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Why College Bats Disappeared From the Top of the Draft
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Christopher Crawford

01-28

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6

The Lineup Card: Eight Final Moves
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Baseball Prospectus

01-28

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2

Transaction Analysis: Reds' Mes Around
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R.J. Anderson

01-28

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14

Skewed Left: Favorite PECOTA Comps
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Zachary Levine

01-28

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2

The -Only League Landscape: American League Third Basemen
by
Nick Shlain

01-28

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The Quinton: Third Base and Avoiding Result-Driven Strategy
by
Jeff Quinton

01-28

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2

The Adjuster: Third Base
by
Wilson Karaman

01-28

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16

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Top 30 Third Basemen
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J.P. Breen

01-28

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21

2015 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-28

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Rumor Roundup: Only Half Of These Rumors Concern Kevin Correia
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Daniel Rathman

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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2

Before They Were Prospects
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Patrick Ebert and David Rawnsley

01-27

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4

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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13

Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-27

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8

Fantasy Infographic: Third Base
by
Mauricio Rubio

01-27

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12

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

01-27

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16

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base
by
Craig Goldstein

01-27

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50

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

01-26

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15

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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2

Transaction Analysis: Miami Ich
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R.J. Anderson

01-26

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2

State of the Position: Third Base
by
Mike Gianella

01-26

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19

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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2

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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14

The Lineup Card: Eight Intriguing PECOTA Projections
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Baseball Prospectus

01-23

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15

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

01-23

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Player Profile: Arismendy Alcantara
by
Nick Shlain

01-23

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13

Raising Aces: Best and Worst Mechanics: NL East
by
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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3

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-23

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3

Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man
by
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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4

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

01-22

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25

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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7

Moonshot: Forecasting With Fastball Frequency
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Robert Arthur

01-22

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4

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

01-22

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13

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

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January 27, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base

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Craig Goldstein

Breaking down the position into fantasy-value-based bins.

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The top 30 names come off the board.

In all of our responsibilities, we make decisions and come up with ideas that are not our finest moments. It’s human nature. It’s what drives us to do better. When I came up with the idea to create a mock prospect draft for dynasty leagues years ago, it was one that frankly I wasn’t sure would be super helpful or entertaining—but it has turned into one of my favorite exercises of the off-season. And it’s only become more fun as the participants have gotten stronger. This year we added names from CBS, BaseballHQ, and Rotoworld—along with many of our household-name-in-the-fantasy-community participants form last year.

Just like we did last year (and the year before that), we first must examine the parameters. There are always parameters. These were the instructions for the participants of this draft, straight from the email I sent out prior to kickoff:

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Last year it was the Twins. The year before, the Cardinals. This year, probably the Cubs. But what's it worth when your favorite team has the league's best farm system?

Two years ago, we did a year-by-year retrospective of the Brewers’ 2004 farm system, which had been the best in baseball at that time. Last year, we did the same for the Angels’ 2005 farm system, which had been the best in baseball at that time. The idea was to see how valuable such a farm system is over time, and, more interestingly, how long the value of such a farm system holds. Does it open a team’s competitive window for three years? Five? Ten? Beyond?

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January 26, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Miami Ich

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R.J. Anderson

Geo Soto goes to the other side of Chicago, Jonny Gomes goes back to the NL, Vogelsong returns to SF and Ichiro is going to be a Marlin.

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January 26, 2015 6:00 am

State of the Position: Third Base

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Mike Gianella

Sizing up the position from a fantasy point of view.

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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?

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