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08-12

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 8/12/11
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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 8/5/11
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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 7/29/11
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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 7/22/11
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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 7/15/11
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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 7/8/11
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06-24

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers
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06-17

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers
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06-10

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers
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06-03

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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05-27

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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05-20

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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05-13

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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05-06

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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04-29

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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04-27

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Fantasy Beat: Your Wolf Pack: Should It Grow By One?
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04-22

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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04-15

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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03-25

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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03-18

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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03-14

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Fantasy Beat: Know Your Enemy
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03-11

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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03-09

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Outfield
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03-04

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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02-25

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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02-22

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Fantasy Beat: Cain's Gains
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02-18

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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02-11

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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02-09

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Fantasy Beat: Donnybrook - Jimmy Rollins
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Mike Petriello and Bill Baer

02-04

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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01-28

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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01-21

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01-14

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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01-07

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12-10

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09-24

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08-27

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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08-20

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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08-14

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Fantasy Beat: Johan Santana: Hot Potato?
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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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May 13, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

A pair of newcomers to the list--one surprising--round out the already strong group assembled by Bill.

Newcomers

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May 6, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

On Oriole and a Mariner make their way on to the Value Picks list while Jeff Francis pitches his way right off of it.

Newcomers

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April 29, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

The selection might not be pretty, but if you need pitching help, Bill has your current set of usable options.

Newcomers

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April 27, 2011 9:35 am

Fantasy Beat: Your Wolf Pack: Should It Grow By One?

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Bill Baer

Is Randy Wolf's hot start for real, and is he worth a look in your fantasy league?

Randy Wolf is not a household name in fantasy baseball circles; he is all but forgotten about. In ESPN leagues, for example, he is the 73rd pitcher drafted on average, 228th overall. A quick scan of his career numbers reveals he is a boringly average player. He had that nice 2009 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but has usually been found with an ERA in the mid-4.00's. He has not won more than 13 games since 2003.

That makes his start to the 2011 season all the more surprising. He held the Houston Astros to one run in eight innings of work on Sunday. With a home run in the eighth, J.R. Towles ended Wolf's scoreless innings streak of 19 and two-thirds innings, which spanned three games. Wolf's popularity, as expected, has been skyrocketing. He is owned in 54 percent of ESPN leagues, over 37 percent of which has come in the last seven days. Yahoo! players are a bit slower, as Wolf is only owned in 34 percent of leagues there.

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April 22, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

Kyle Lohse might be back, Brandon McCarthy might be here for the first time, and Jeff Francis is happy to be at sea level.

Something New

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April 15, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

It hasn't taken long for young Cubs to lose their value, but some young Rockies and an Indian are establishing themselves just fine.

We, the fantasy baseball experts at Baseball Prospectus, will be keeping a rolling list with what we consider to be value picks in most leagues throughout the season. This week, we will be starting with a clean slate of starting pitchers.

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April 8, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

Early-season injuries have opened the door for many an inexperienced starter. Which ones should you roster in your fantasy rotation?

All it took was a week-and-a-half of baseball for injuries to open up multiple rotation spots across the league. Just because one of your pitchers went down doesn't mean you want to pick up his personal replacement, though: sometimes, it's best to just leave things as they are, or seek help elsewhere, as many of the names below will show you.

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April 1, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

Bill scours his personal waiver wire to find an arm worth rostering in this first week of the regular season.

I decided to cut down on my fantasy league participation this year due to time constraints. I am in only one league this year, the Crashburn Alley fantasy league. The league includes 14 owners with a roster size of 24, standard 5x5 roto scoring, and a serpentine draft. As I was perusing the remaining starters in the free agent pool, there were a few names that caught my attention—perhaps they are laying around in your league's free agent pool as well, and with the analysis that will follow, you have a clearer idea how to round out your roster.

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March 25, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

Spring training is almost over, and that means rotation spots are filling up.

For many young pitchers, spring training is more than stretching routines: it is a chance to earn a full-time job in the major leagues. Today, we will look at some of the pitchers who vied for starting rotation jobs, both the winners and losers.

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March 18, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

Bill checks out some names that aren't getting a ton of attention on draft day.

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March 14, 2011 1:48 pm

Fantasy Beat: Know Your Enemy

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Bill Baer

Why you need more than just numbers to get an edge in fantasy baseball.

SB Nation's The Good Phight, one of the most popular Phillies blogs around, recently posted the results of their fantasy baseball draft. There were 25 rounds with 18 players each, for a total of 450 players selected -- clearly one of the deeper leagues around. I was interested in comparing TGP's draft results, particularly those involving the Phillies, to the ESPN averages.

I went through and picked every Phillie out of TGP's draft and logged their place in the draft, and compared it to ESPN. Almost across the board, Phillies were taken more quickly than compared to drafts across ESPN's vast array of leagues. The following chart illustrates the matter concisely. (Click to enlarge)

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March 11, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation

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Bill Baer

Which of these surprise 2010 pitchers should you still pay attention to in 2011?

This week, we will be taking a look at some pitchers who came out of nowhere last year that may be relevant to you this year.

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