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01-16

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Rumor Roundup: Ain't Settling for Anything Less Than Everything
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Ashley Varela

01-16

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2017 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

01-16

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6

State of the Position: First Base
by
George Bissell

01-16

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7

Flu-Like Symptoms: New Year's Resolutions: Hitters' Plate Discipline
by
Rob Mains

01-16

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Fantasy Players to Target: First Basemen
by
BP Fantasy Staff

01-16

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4

Early ADP Analysis: First Base
by
Matt Collins

01-16

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The Quinton: First Basemen, Roto Categories, and Total vs. Complementary Production
by
Jeff Quinton

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: Dented Cans and Safety Nets
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Bryan Grosnick and Jared Wyllys

01-13

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Catchers
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Scooter Hotz

01-13

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Players Prefer Presentation: Baseball's Longest and Shortest Games
by
Meg Rowley

01-13

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6

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Catchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-13

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6

Tools of Ignorance: Cornered
by
Jeff Quinton

01-13

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Francisco Mejia vs. Chance Sisco
by
Greg Wellemeyer

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: Can't Stop, Won't Stop
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Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: Going Back To Cali
by
Aaron Gleeman

01-13

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Player Profile: Jonathan Lucroy
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Jeff Quinton

01-13

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1

Rumor Roundup: Trumbo Tumbles
by
Demetrius Bell

01-12

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4

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Yan Gomes vs. Devin Mesoraco
by
Mark Barry

01-12

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

01-12

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3

Flu-Like Symptoms: New Year’s Resolutions: Ground-ball Pitchers
by
Rob Mains

01-12

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Catchers
by
Mike Gianella

01-12

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22

2017 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

01-12

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10

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Catchers
by
Bret Sayre

01-11

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2

Tale of the Tape: Welington Castillo vs. Brian McCann
by
Alex Chamberlain

01-11

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The Adjuster: Catchers
by
Eric Roseberry

01-11

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10

Baseball Therapy: Grinding On Grounders
by
Russell A. Carleton

01-11

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4

Transaction Analysis: Mariners Move Deck Chairs
by
Bryan Grosnick

01-11

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2

Rumor Roundup: Dozier Dead, Bruce Bets, and Atlanta Aces
by
Emma Baccellieri

01-11

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Get to Know: Catcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-11

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6

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Catchers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

01-10

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12

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers
by
Mike Gianella

01-10

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2

Tale of the Tape: Russell Martin vs. Matt Wieters
by
Bryan Joiner

01-10

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Cold Takes: A Season Before Dying
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Patrick Dubuque

01-10

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11

2017 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

01-10

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Player Profile: Buster Posey
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Scooter Hotz

01-10

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3

Welcome to Splitsville: Catchers
by
Tim Finnegan

01-09

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Rumor Roundup: No, Atlanta
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Ashley Varela

01-09

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8

Fantasy Players to Target: Catchers
by
BP Fantasy Staff

01-09

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Prospectus Feature: Passed Balls and Wild Pitches (Again)
by
Jonathan Judge

01-09

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Flu-Like Symptoms: New Year’s Resolutions: Ground-ball Hitters
by
Rob Mains

01-09

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7

State of the Position: Catchers
by
George Bissell

01-09

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2

Early ADP Analysis: Catchers
by
Matt Collins

01-09

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14

Cold Takes: Murray Chass' Hall of Fame Ballot
by
Patrick Dubuque

01-09

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6

The Quinton: Catchers and Answers to Easier Questions
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Jeff Quinton

01-07

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4

Fantasy Freestyle: Twenty Questions For 2017
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-06

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive: OBP
by
Wilson Karaman

01-06

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6

Two-Strike Approach: Soler Power
by
Cat Garcia

01-06

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Transaction Analysis: Post-Christmas Shopping
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Matthew Trueblood, Jared Wyllys and Brendan Gawlowski

01-06

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4

Rubbing Mud: The Final Sunshine Season for Wrigley Field's Bullpens
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Matthew Trueblood

01-06

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Players Prefer Presentation: Who We Are When We're At Our Worst
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Meg Rowley

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January 11, 2017 6:00 am

The Adjuster: Catchers

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Eric Roseberry

Unearthing the backstops who could offer extra value in OBP and points formats.

Over the past two seasons, Wilson Karaman has done an excellent job in this space of helping fantasy owners understand player value changes when moving from a standard league to OBP or points format. I’ve been given the tall task of following in Wilson’s footsteps in this endeavor for the 2017 season. Each week I’ll try and help you understand the rise and fall in player value based on our tiered rankings depending on the format you are playing in. This week at BP our attention has been on catchers. So, if you find yourself in an OBP or points league, are there any players behind the plate worth giving some extra attention?

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January 11, 2017 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Grinding On Grounders

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Russell A. Carleton

Does the grind of the regular season cause fielders to get worse on ground balls?

Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer seem so far away. It’s been more than two months since the end of the baseball season and the most interesting thing to talk about in January is Hall of Fame voting. Pitchers and catchers don’t report for another month. We have reached the hungry season where even rumors of what some utility infielder might do next year counts as news. Baseball fandom is a cycle of saturation and deprivation.

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Seattle picks up Yovani Gallardo and Jarrod Dyson, Baltimore adds Seth Smith, and Kansas City brings in Nate Karns.

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Jay Bruce is still on the block, Brian Dozier may be staying up, and the Braves want more starting pitching.

Mets’ outfield remains a little too full

The Mets still have more corner outfielders than they need, and it’s reportedly holding them back from making other moves. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the club is under a mandate not to go after more relief pitching until they can unload some payroll—presumably in the form of trading away the contract of Jay Bruce or, if not him, Curtis Granderson.

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January 11, 2017 6:00 am

Get to Know: Catcher Prospects

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Ben Carsley

A glance at the future fantasy contributors in the squat.

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Get to Know series: a weekly post that will give you a high-level overview of every dynasty prospect who matters at every position. We’ll laugh. We’ll cry. We’ll yell at me for glaring typos and accidentally listing players under their old teams. It will be great.

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January 11, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Catchers

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Greg Wellemeyer

Stacking up the backstops based on their anticipated fantasy production through the end of the 2019 season.

If you were here last year, you already know that these rankings function best as something like a cross between keeper preferences and dynasty rankings for those whose window of contention is open in the immediate future. If you weren’t, well, now you know.

These rankings are mine alone. They no doubt vary from the opinions of other writers on this site and that’s okay. Good, even. This wouldn’t be much fun if we all thought the same thing about every player and couldn’t learn from each other in the cases where we diverge.

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January 10, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers

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Mike Gianella

Stacking up the backstops, broken down into fantasy-value-based bins.

Today, we kick off our positional tier rankings. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a star rating.

Five-star players are the studs at their position. In general, they are the players who will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and will fetch mixed-league auction bids over $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be early-round selections, and they are projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late-round sleepers and roster placeholders. The positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of last year's values but rather offer insight into what we expect will happen in 2017.

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January 10, 2017 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Russell Martin vs. Matt Wieters

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Bryan Joiner

Which of these veteran catchers should you have higher on your draft board this spring?

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Do the Mariners have one last push in them before the inevitable rebuild arrives?

It almost worked. Last offseason incoming Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto took over an aging roster full of heavy contracts and busted prospects, applied a slathering of industrial-grade spackle, and nearly assembled a playoff team. An instant teardown would have been acceptable, if not welcomed; certainly, Mariners fans had been through more than one. But the idea was that the team’s core of Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Nelson Cruz, and Robinson Cano was worth a shot. The Salts won 86 games and fell a weekend short of the postseason for the second time in three years.

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We wait in the summertime. We miss you in the summertime.

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January 10, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Buster Posey

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Scooter Hotz

Can the position's standard-bearer hold on to his spot at the top?

Player Background

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January 10, 2017 6:00 am

Welcome to Splitsville: Catchers

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Tim Finnegan

A look at how backstops performed against left- and right-handed pitchers to help you find optimal platoon matchups for your fantasy team.

Throughout the winter, we'll be doing our positional series, and I'll be examining splits at each position.

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