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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

07-08

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Dynasty Prospect Rankings
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Bret Sayre

07-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 97: Briefly
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-04

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 73: Future Austin Meadows References
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

06-23

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 96: I Want To Say Schrimpf
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-18

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 72: MLB Draft Fantasy Draft
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

06-16

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The Top 40 Dynasty League Prospects
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Bret Sayre

06-03

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 71: Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

05-27

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 92: The Bogaerts We Were Promised
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George Bissell and Bret Sayre

05-27

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

05-25

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Updating the Tiers: Relief Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

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

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February 21, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 125 Outfielders

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I've got my ranking shoes on and I'm ready to go.

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about outfielders 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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February 18, 2017 11:15 am

Polling Our Readers

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We're starting to plan our 2017 events at Baseball Prospectus, and we want to get feedback from you.

As Spring Training ramps up, so too does Baseball Prospectus, and part of our pre-season planning involves setting up our ballpark events for the upcoming season. We greatly enjoy having these events where we can interact with our readers, and we want to make them as successful as possible. So please consider this as a way to get your feedback on our events heard. We have a survey below that will help us align these events more with what you are all interested in, and we hope that you'll take it. You'll also notice that not every major-league ballpark is available to select in the first question of the survey—this is because a small, handful of stadiums are either too cost-prohibitive, don't have the space we would need for an event or it's a venue that doesn't work for our staff.

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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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Bret reviews his squad coming out of this year's League of Alternative Baseball Reality (LABR) draft.

Bret Sayre participated in the Mixed LABR (League of Alternative Baseball) draft on Monday night. It’s a 15-team, standard 5x5 rotisserie league, and he won this league with Mike Gianella in 2015. This year is his first year flying solo.

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Shortstops. So hot right now. Shortstops.

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about the six 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 take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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A primer on how the Player Forecast Manager and PECOTA projections can guide you before, during, and after drafts and auctions this spring.

Before the Auction

The advice below is designed primarily for mono league, auction formats. However, the same principles apply for mixed league formats as well.

For fantasy players, the unveiling of PECOTA means the simultaneous unveiling of the PFM, our Player Forecast Manager. One of the most versatile valuation tools in the industry, the PFM allows you to customize valuation based on your league’s format. This is particularly useful if you are not playing in a “standard” 5x5 Roto format, as most “expert” commentary (including mine) focuses almost entirely on 5x5, Rotisserie valuations.

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February 2, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Third Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Some much needed depth. Some much needed star power.

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about hot corner denizens 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 take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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