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09-16

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Daily League Strategy: Easy Peavy
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Paul Sporer

09-16

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Transaction Analysis: Rays to the Top
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R.J. Anderson

09-16

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Prospectus Review: 'That Foul Tip Had Better Have Hit Your Testicles'
by
Miles Wray

09-16

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Deep Impact: Week 25
by
Ben Carsley

09-16

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What You Need to Know: September 16, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

09-16

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Baseball Therapy: Starving Young Royals, Battle-Tested Tigers, and an Unsquarable Circle
by
Russell A. Carleton

09-15

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 15
by
Matt Sussman

09-15

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The Week in Quotes: September 8-14
by
Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

09-15

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In A Pickle: How To Lose Lots of One-Run Games
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Jason Wojciechowski

09-15

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Interleague Report: Week 25
by
Jeff Quinton

09-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Other Guys, Part Two: National League
by
Mike Gianella

09-15

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Minor League Update: Games of September 12-14
by
Jeff Moore

09-15

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What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

09-15

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8

Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 15, 2014
by
BP Prospect Staff

09-12

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Daily League Strategy: Picking on Young Pitchers
by
Paul Sporer

09-12

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 12
by
Matthew Kory

09-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Defensive Game of August
by
Sam Miller

09-12

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13

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
by
Wilson Karaman

09-12

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9

Fantasy Freestyle: The Process of Analyzing Process: A Keeper League Example
by
Jeff Quinton

09-12

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Transaction Analysis: The September Shuffle
by
R.J. Anderson

09-12

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16

Notes About Baseball: Talking About Money
by
Rocco DeMaro

09-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 11
by
Jeff Moore

09-12

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Raising Aces: Angelic Arms
by
Doug Thorburn

09-12

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What You Need to Know: September 12, 2014
by
Chris Mosch

09-11

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 34
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

09-11

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Pebble Hunting: Pitchers Live For the Applause-plause
by
Sam Miller

09-11

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Free Agent Watch: Week 24
by
Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 10
by
Jeff Moore

09-11

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Deep Impact: Week 23
by
Ben Carsley

09-11

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8

Pitching Backward: The Dangerous Business of Comparing Stroman to Maddux
by
Jeff Long

09-11

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4

Going Yard: The Magical Swing of Giancarlo Stanton
by
Ryan Parker

09-11

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Skewed Left: It's Not a No-Hitter 'til _____
by
Zachary Levine

09-11

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What You Need to Know: September 11, 2014
by
Chris Mosch

09-10

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24

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report Food Comps
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

09-10

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 10
by
Matthew Kory

09-10

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The Lineup Card: Nine Comeback of the Year Candidates for 2015
by
Baseball Prospectus

09-10

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The Buyer's Guide: Lance Lynn
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J.P. Breen

09-10

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Painting the Black: Bless Da 40
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R.J. Anderson

09-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 9
by
Jeff Moore

09-10

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Prospect Profile: Francisco Mejia
by
Chris Mellen

09-10

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What You Need to Know: September 10, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

09-09

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Daily League Strategy: Kole Powered
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Paul Sporer

09-09

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The Week in Quotes: September 2-8, 2014
by
Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

09-09

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An Agent's Take: So Long, Scout
by
Joshua Kusnick

09-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, September 8
by
Jeff Moore

09-09

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8

The BP Wayback Machine: A Fan's Quandary/A New Low
by
Derek Zumsteg

09-09

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Moonshot: The Year In Zone Distance, and Next Year in Breakout Candidates
by
Robert Arthur

09-09

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 9, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

09-09

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Baseball Therapy: Poisoned by Losing?
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Russell A. Carleton

09-09

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What You Need to Know: September 9, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

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September 11, 2014 2:12 pm

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 34

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

From lessons learned to postseason predictions, this one's got it all.

This week in the podcast:
This week, Jared and Ian have returned from their road trip. As all of our Scoresheet decisions are done for the year, we talk about lessons learned, we look back on the year in the podcast, and we reflect a little bit too much. After Scoresheet business is out of the way, we wander through discussions about real baseball for a bit, including the playoff races in the American League. Some of us venture to guess who will make and win in the playoffs, and we all concede that this year’s team of destiny must be the Baltimore Orioles. We run a little long-winded, as we also got the chance to discuss the many adventures of Jared and Ian on their road trip and take a diversion through some other current events. This one’s got it all, and then some—Scoresheet, MLB, personality, and jokes on which we are trying too hard. Soak it up; this is our penultimate episode this season.


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September 11, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Pitchers Live For the Applause-plause

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Sam Miller

How to do good cheers when pitchers lose their no-hitters

On Wednesday, Wei-Yin Chen started building a possible perfect game, and from 3,000 miles away I could tell Bill Barnwell—who was at the game—was getting nervous. Once, Bill had said this:

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September 11, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 24

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

If these players are on the waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format of your league.

12-TEAM MIXED

Juan Lagares, OF, New York Mets
September fantasy baseball is all about positioning. And it seems only fitting that a player who is so great at it in the field has made himself awfully useful to those looking to make a push in stolen bases over the last two-and-a-half weeks of the season. Lagares has been better than anticipated all season at the plate and as good as advertised in the field—leading to a ridiculous season per some stats (he’s been worth 3.6 WARP and 5.6 rWAR). He’s been making it count down the stretch, though, as he’s hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games, hitting .338/.370/.456 with only eight strikeouts in 73 plate appearances in that time frame. However, the most interesting aspect of his performance has been how many liberties he’s been taking on the base paths. After only stealing four bases over the first four-and-a-half months, Lagares has heisted eight since the start of his hitting streak. With the Mets going nowhere, despite what math may say, Lagares may find himself with the green light as often as he wants it throughout September. That would turn him into a mixed-league play nearly across the board. —Bret Sayre


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September 11, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 10

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Corey Seager and Adalberto Mejia.

Jeimer Candelario, 3B, Cubs (Kane County, A-): 2-4. As if it weren’t tough enough to make a name for oneself in the Cubs system, Candelario laid an egg in the Florida State League to begin the year, then rebounded only slightly after being demoted back to Kane Country, performing on par with his previous stint in the league. The good news is that he’s only 20, so there’s plenty of time to take another hack at the FSL and move quickly, but the obstacles in between him and Wrigley seem a lot less surmountable than they did at this time last year, and Candelario didn’t make things any easier on himself with a disappointing season.

Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers (Chattanooga, AA): 2-4, HR, 2 K. Will he stick at shortstop or shift over to third base? That’s really the only question left for Seager, who has hit at every level and gives no indication that he will stop any time soon. It’s not just the home-run totals that are impressive, but the doubles power as well, which indicates a more balanced approach and the potential for even more power down the road.

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September 11, 2014 6:00 am

Deep Impact: Week 23

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Ben Carsley

Keeping tabs on players who could help your deep-league squad down the stretch.

Tell me why, ain’t nothin but an intro.

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We've already lost you. Come back: It makes sense!

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September 11, 2014 6:00 am

Going Yard: The Magical Swing of Giancarlo Stanton

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Ryan Parker

What makes Giancarlo Stanton so special isn't just his athleticism.

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September 11, 2014 6:00 am

Skewed Left: It's Not a No-Hitter 'til _____

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Zachary Levine

A guide to when to tune in to a no-hitter in progress.

There were some years in there, before he got busy and I got Twitter, that my brother and I would have this arrangement. He would text me or I would text him “turn on the Phillies game” or “turn on the ESPN game.” The rest would go untexted, not because either of us was necessarily all that superstitious, but just because the rest was assumed. Somebody had a no-hitter going.

When to send the message, though? Too early, and you’re wasting somebody’s time. Not that baseball is a waste of time, but if we weren’t watching the game, we were probably doing something better. Too late, and you’re depriving him of some of the more exciting innings.

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September 11, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 11, 2014

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Chris Mosch

All the action! All of it! It's here!

With the Tigers and Royals tied atop the American League Central, one of the squads would walk away with sole possession of the division by the end of last night’s series finale. However, the leader would have to be determined nearly an hour later than planned due to the downpour of rain that delayed the start of the game. The sky continued to open up throughout the night and at times led to tough playing conditions, but that didn’t stop James Shields from turning in an outstanding performance for the visitors.

Ian Kinsler led off the home half of the first with a single, but was erased by a stellar pickoff move from Shields. The Kansas City ace went on to retire the next 18 Tigers that stepped to the plate, with only two balls leaving the infield.

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September 10, 2014 11:07 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report Food Comps

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Sandwich, anyone?

By now, you’re familiar with what we’re trying to accomplish in these progress reports: We want to go beyond a simple “stock up, stock down” approach to fantasy rankings. Fantasy stocks are easy enough to keep track of. If someone’s doing well, then his stock is high. If not, it goes the other direction.

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September 10, 2014 9:54 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 10

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Matthew Kory

We ought to have called it the Mitt List. Just as many mitts in baseball as there are hits. Missed opportunity.

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These players and/or entities have been disappointing, absent, or in low esteem this year, but our staff sees bounce-back campaigns in store.

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