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08-11

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 145: Process vs. Results
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-11

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The Call-Up: Dominic Smith
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Jarrett Seidler and Bret Sayre

08-04

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 92: Craig Concepcion
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

08-03

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 144: Trade Deadline Smorgasbord
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-14

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of Prospects
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

07-12

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 141: Midseason Valuations
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-12

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Dynasty Prospect Rankings
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Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

06-30

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The Call-Up: Nick Williams
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Jarrett Seidler and Bret Sayre

06-28

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 139: Enjoy The Fireworks
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 90: Boston Accent
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

06-15

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Dynasty Prospect Rankings
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Bret Sayre

06-09

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 89: Jim Callis on the 2017 MLB Draft
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

06-07

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 136: They're Completely Chill
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-04

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Baseball Prospectus Announcement
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Bret Sayre

06-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 135: Rankings Redux
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-01

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Updating the Tiers: Outfield
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Bret Sayre

05-27

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 88: We Covered Every Team
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

05-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 133: It's Happening
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-10

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 132: Risky Closers
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-10

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On A Jailbreak: The Worst of the Worst, and Chris Owings
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Bret Sayre

05-05

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 87: I’m Here For The Beefy Boys
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

04-28

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 86: Are You Mau Now?
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

04-26

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 130: I Feel Like The Guy From The Mighty Ducks
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-07

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 85: The BP Annual Drinking Game Returns
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

04-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 127: Treinen To Lose
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-01

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

03-30

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My Model Portfolio: Defending a Participation Trophy
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Bret Sayre

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

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus break down the first cycle of FAAB bidding in the Tout Wars and LABR expert leagues before taking an in-depth look at April lineup setting strategies.

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Three-hundred players. Ranked in a slightly different manner than two weeks ago.

Below is the second and final update for those readers who do drafts instead of auctions. This list is modeled for 15-team mixed leagues that use standard Rotisserie scoring and rosters. As noted in the previous update, this means that the list does not contain 30 catchers, so you will need to add a few catchers to the bottom of this list to make sure that you draft a second catcher.

Most of the rankings in this update remain unchanged, particularly in the Top 150 or so. Changes in this update are due to injury or change in roles, not value judgments based on a player’s Spring Training performance.

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March 30, 2017 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Defending a Participation Trophy

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After finishing fourth in this exercise a year ago, Bret looks to Mookie Betts, Yulieski Gurriel, and Co. to fare better in 2017.

As we’ve been doing for the last couple of seasons, this last week before the regular season begins, we are taking Mike Gianella’s bids and constructing as ideal of a fantasy lineup as possible. This is one of my favorite exercises of the year. You’ve seen a bunch of our writers build their own teams so far this week, and now I get to follow suit. According to Greg’s article last week, I finished fourth last year so I have a participation trophy to defend.

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

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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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