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03-29

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 126: Tout Wars Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-28

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Expert League Auction Recap: 2017 Tout Wars Mixed
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Bret Sayre

03-24

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

03-15

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Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-10

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 83: Real-Time TINO Odds
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

03-09

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 75 Relievers
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Bret Sayre

03-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 122: AL LABR Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-02

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

03-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 121: Starting Pitcher Preview
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-27

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BP Job Postings: The BP Prospect Team Wants You
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Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and Jeffrey Paternostro

02-24

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 82: Top 101 Dynasty Prospects List
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

02-23

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2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects
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Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

02-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 120: Defending Andrew McCutchen
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-21

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 125 Outfielders
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Bret Sayre

02-18

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Polling Our Readers
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Bret Sayre

02-16

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 119: LABR Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-14

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Expert League Draft Recap: 2017 LABR Mixed
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Bret Sayre

02-09

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Shortstops
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Bret Sayre

02-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 118: It's Just Stupid
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-07

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Prospectus Feature: Using the PFM and BP's Fantasy Tools
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-02

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

02-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 117: A Game of Concern and Illusion
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-30

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Prospectus Feature: Choose Your Own Adventure: Padres Rotation
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Patrick Dubuque, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

01-28

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 80: Is That Wil Myers?
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

01-26

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 116: The Trea Turner Question
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-26

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-19

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 First Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-18

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 115: Animal Crackers
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-12

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 79: I'm Dying
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

01-12

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Catchers
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Bret Sayre

01-11

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 114: There’s No Desperation In Susac
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-05

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Dynasty Prospect Rankings
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Bret Sayre

12-29

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 78: There Was An Offseason
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

12-29

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Best of BP 2016: Measuring October Magic, Pt 1: Buidling a Metric
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Bret Sayre

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Career-Years and Old Upside
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Jeff Quinton, Wilson Karaman and Bret Sayre

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offers For Everyone!
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Bret Sayre, Dustin Palmateer and Bryan Grosnick

10-27

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 108: Expert League Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

10-04

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Measuring October Magic
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Bret Sayre

09-26

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 77: The Spirit of Enya
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

09-23

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Songs From The Chorus
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Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

09-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 104: The Trea Turner Zone
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-12

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 76: The Reverse Tebow
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

08-31

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 102: The One About Gary Sanchez
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 75: Municipal Bonds
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

08-19

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week of August 22, 2016
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Bret Sayre

08-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 101: You Know It When You See It
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 100: 30 Teams in 60 Minutes
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-25

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The Call-Up: Alex Bregman
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

07-21

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 98: The Dan Vogelbach One
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-15

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Prospectus Feature: Pleading For The Fifth
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Bret Sayre

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre recap the Tout Wars Mixed and NL-only auctions from New York City last weekend.

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On Saturday, Bret and 14 experts threw down for four hours in New York City. This is the true story of what happened.

It didn’t take long to figure out that this was going to be a pretty different auction than last year’s version. It only took about 10 players or so. Mike Trout and Paul Goldschmidt both broke the $50 barrier after the two top players from last year (Bryce Harper and Mike Trout) topped out at $48 and $46, respectively.

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March 15, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

The draft rankings you need for the upcoming fantasy season.

For those of you who do drafts instead of auctions, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find our Top 300 rankings. These rankings are for 15-team mixed leagues using standard Rotisserie scoring and rosters. This means two catcher rosters, so if you’re drafting in a one-catcher league, you will need to adjust accordingly. One change we have made this year is that we haven’t populated the table below with the “correct” number of catchers. A 15-team league has 345 active players, so many of the catchers who will be drafted fall below this 300 player threshold.

This is the first draft ranking of two that will be published this spring. The second update will be published shortly before Opening Day.

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There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

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March 9, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 75 Relievers

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Bret Sayre

Here come the closers to finish off the dynasty rankings. Stick around for the post-game fireworks.

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about closers, potential closers and middlemen for a while now (three days and change to be exact, depending on when you are reading this) and the party continues to rage on. Yet before we rage, we shall calibrate—since rankings aren’t useful without knowing what you’re reading. The list you are about to read here presupposes a 16-team standard (read: 5x5 roto) dynasty format, in which there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever, and owners have minor-league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2016 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or -only formats.

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus discuss injuries to David Price and David Dahl and recap Mike’s AL LABR auction from Arizona last weekend.

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March 2, 2017 8:15 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

This list of pitchers is so big. It's huge. Frankly, it's the biggest list to ever come up in this great country.

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about starting pitchers for a while now (seven days and change to be exact, depending on when you are reading this) and the party continues to rage on. Yet before we rage, we shall calibrate—since rankings aren’t useful without knowing what you’re reading. The list you are about to read here presupposes a 16-team standard (read: 5x5 roto) dynasty format, in which there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever, and owners have minor-league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2016 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or -only formats.

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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We are looking to bulk up our prospect coverage for the 2017 and are looking for reinforcements. Could you be who we are looking for?

Join Baseball Prospectus, be a part of the BP Prospect Team, and work with other members in support of 2017’s minor league coverage. The BP Prospect Team is looking for motivated individuals across the country who are capable of getting to ballparks in support of video and scouting projects. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work within a team structure while also tackling independent assignments and, most importantly, being eager to learn. The successful candidates will also be ready to spend the season in the field, with an eye toward contributing to overarching reports and prospect vehicles. Preference will be given to applicants capable of covering the following leagues and/or regions: Southern League, Carolina League, Midwest League, PNW.

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There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

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A new list for a new year. From Yoan Moncada to Anderson Tejeda, it's the cream of the crop in dynasty leagues in 2017.

We decided to do things a little differently this year.

For the past few seasons, we have published separate top-101 dynasty lists. Largely, these lists have been similar, with the exception of chunky first basemen ranking much higher on Bret’s iteration and Ben giving dramatic boosts to any middle infielder who can run even a little. For the 2017 list, we decided to balance those biases by creating separate rankings, compiling them and then debating minutia for like a month over gchat. Fantasy prospect rankings are nothing if not scientific.

This is an interesting year for said rankings. There’s less premium talent at the top, and even the top-20 gets pretty thin near the end. But there’s more depth than there was last year, with a solid, meaty middle chunk of the list that’s chock-full of OF4s, SP5s and the like. There might not be a ton of prospects who will win you a dynasty league in this year’s iteration, but there are plenty who can help you along the way. Another consequence of that lack of premium talent? We got a little aggressive in trying to predict who the next generation of dynasty studs will be, bumping up some players with extreme risk/reward profiles. If that’s not your thing, feel free to adjust down, but if you can get in on the next Victor Robles or Ronald Acuna, well, you’ll want to.

There are a few list-specific disclaimers to go over before we jump in. Again, these rankings are for fantasy purposes only, and do not directly take into account things like an outfielder’s ability to stick in center or a catcher’s pop time. Of course, these things do matter indirectly as they affect a player’s ability to either stay in the lineup or maintain eligibility. Additionally, home parks need to be factored in, just as when we are talking about a major-league player. We can’t pretend that these prospects operate in a vacuum, unaffected by park factors. Of course, there’s no guarantee that they will reach the majors with their current organization, so while it is not a heavy consideration, it is reflected. Most importantly, the intention of this list is to balance the upside, probability, and proximity of these players to an active fantasy lineup.

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