CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Vote in the Internet Baseball Awards for a chance at a free copy of Dollar Sign on the Muscle
Voting ends in 3 days and 4 hours

Bret Sayre 

Search Articles by Bret Sayre

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

11-24

comment icon

4

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

11-21

comment icon

0

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

10-27

comment icon

0

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

10-04

comment icon

8

Measuring October Magic
by
Bret Sayre

09-26

comment icon

0

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

09-23

comment icon

2

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

09-22

comment icon

0

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

09-12

comment icon

0

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

08-31

comment icon

0

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

08-22

comment icon

0

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

08-19

comment icon

0

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

08-17

comment icon

0

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

08-08

comment icon

0

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

07-25

comment icon

0

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

07-21

comment icon

0

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

07-15

comment icon

2

Prospectus Feature: Pleading For The Fifth
by
Bret Sayre

07-08

comment icon

55

Dynasty Prospect Rankings
by
Bret Sayre

07-06

comment icon

0

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

07-04

comment icon

0

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

06-23

comment icon

0

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

06-18

comment icon

0

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

06-16

comment icon

5

The Top 40 Dynasty League Prospects
by
Bret Sayre

06-03

comment icon

0

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

05-27

comment icon

0

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

05-27

comment icon

8

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

05-25

comment icon

9

Updating the Tiers: Relief Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

05-24

comment icon

15

Updating the Tiers: Shortstops
by
Bret Sayre

05-24

comment icon

10

Updating the Tiers: Outfielders
by
Bret Sayre

05-23

comment icon

16

Updating the Tiers: First Basemen
by
Bret Sayre

05-21

comment icon

0

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 70: Pillsbury Throwboy
by
George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

05-19

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 91: Enjoy Every Moment With Rich Hill
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-12

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Jhoulys Chacin, You Don't Buy Him
by
Bryan Grosnick, Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

05-05

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 89: Well Said
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-29

comment icon

1

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: Nice
by
George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

04-21

comment icon

1

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 87: An Article For Your Ears
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-21

comment icon

1

The Things We Believe: A Cy Young Repeat and a Sophomore Slump
by
Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-19

comment icon

1

BP Unfiltered: A "Holiday" For Everyone
by
Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

04-15

comment icon

0

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 68: Craigcation
by
George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

04-11

comment icon

6

The Call-Up: Nomar Mazara
by
Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

04-07

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 85: Story Time
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-30

comment icon

0

My Model Portfolio: The 70/30 Split ... Almost
by
Bret Sayre

03-24

comment icon

10

Fantasy Freestyle: Endgame Targets
by
Bret Sayre

03-22

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 83: Tout Wars Recap
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-21

comment icon

6

Expert League Auction Recap: Tout Wars Mixed
by
Bret Sayre

03-17

comment icon

13

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

03-11

comment icon

0

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 66: No Springer Chicken
by
George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

03-10

comment icon

8

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 75 Relief Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

03-07

comment icon

2

BP Job Postings: The BP Prospect Team Wants You
by
Craig Goldstein, Chris Mellen and Bret Sayre

03-04

comment icon

0

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 65: Daddy Long Legs
by
George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

03-03

comment icon

16

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

<< Previous Author Entries Next Author Entries >>

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

Read the full article...

Monday is turning into a great day for prospect debuts, but this one is the most great.

The Situation: Houston is right in the thick of the playoff chase again, and with A.J. Reed struggling to get on base or hit for power upon his promotion, the Astros will instead call on the best prospect in their system, Alex Bregman.

Background: Bregman was a potential second-round selection coming into the 2012 draft out of Albuquerque, but it was clear that he was set on attending LSU, and attend LSU he did. He quickly established himself as one of the best players in college baseball, posting a .963 OPS in his freshman year and quickly became a legit candidate to be the top player taken in the 2015 draft. A so-so sophomore season saw his stock slide ever so slightly, but he hit .323/.412/.535 and was taken second overall by Houston that June. After an impressive first professional season, Bregman destroyed pitching this spring/summer, posting a 1.016 OPS, earning a trip to the Futures Game (where he nearly hit for the cycle), and becoming one of the best prospects in baseball.

Read the full article...

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

Read the full article...

Down the rabbit hole of just how good the fifth-best pitching prospect in baseball is, historically speaking.

There’s no more fun certainty on #BaseballTwitter than the certainty that exists about which prospects are going to be awesome. We’re all guilty of it at some point, myself included. It gets even worse when a fanbase brands a group of players together, like Generation K or the Killer B’s, so when one departs or fails, there’s an overwhelming sense of “hey you’re breaking up the band.” It starts earlier and earlier, with Boston’s “Big Four” the latest example. And with Anderson Espinoza heading across the country to meet up with the rest of his former Red Sox farmhands, there is now just a “Big Three.”

But rather than view Espinoza as the member of this future foursome who would transform the organization, let’s view him as part of a similarly arbitrary group to try to get a sense of the historical significance of what the Padres are getting and the Fightin’ Dombrowskis are losing. The right-handed fireballer was the fifth-best pitching prospect in baseball as of last week, when we released the mid-season top 50. And while some slight eligibility discrepancies exist between the mid-season list and The 101, they are mostly muted because the pitchers who have pitched fewer than 50 innings, but were in the majors at the time of publish, are both likely to lose their eligibility prior to the season’s end. So who have the fifth-best starting pitching prospects been in the 10 years we, at Baseball Prospectus, have been setting Top 101s ablaze into the ether? And how have they performed before hitting free agency? No, put your phone away.

2016: Tyler Glasnow (0.1 WARP; 4.05 DRA; all but one start left)
There’s almost nothing we can draw from Glasnow’s last six months that will leave us more or less confident about what he’ll be through the duration of his service time. So let’s just move on.


Read the full article...

Yesterday we ranked real prospects. Today we rank statistical amalgamations attributed to said real prospects. Wait, come back.

There’s a certain security in knowing that these prospect rankings (fantasy or otherwise) are just merely a snapshot of a moment in time. There’s nothing inherent in this moment right now that makes it any more important than one three days from now or one that happened two weeks ago. Yes, there’s a culmination of feedback both from the lovely fantasy and prospect staffs we have assembled here at Baseball Prospectus and external sources alike. And every piece of information, every game, every scout tidbit, every strong backing drives you closer and closer to what you believe is the truth. Yet, the truth only exists as long as this snapshot. Tomorrow, there will be new data that leads to a better truth. Or maybe it’s a worse truth. Either way:

Read the full article...

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

Read the full article...

There Is No Offseason, featuring Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre, is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

Read the full article...

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

Read the full article...

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

Read the full article...

You've read the rankings and mocks. Now here's the list that matters most for dynasty leaguers.

When it’s stated over and over again that the strength of a draft class is its prep pitching, you know as a dynasty leaguer that spells trouble. And when another highly regarded aspect is its catching depth, well, you can see where we’re going with this. If last year was a good year to acquire draft picks, especially in the second-third round range, this year is a good time to find those owners who were frustrated they didn’t get enough talent last year and try to sell them your picks this year.

Read the full article...

There Is No Offseason, featuring Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre, is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

Read the full article...

George Bissell and Bret Sayre take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

Read the full article...

<< Previous Author Entries Next Author Entries >>