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04-29

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Baseball Prospectus Announcement
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Bret Sayre

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

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

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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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The stories behind the Padres' starters of 2017.

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There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a daily Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league 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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January 26, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Second Basemen

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Bret Sayre

The position is stronger than its been in recent years. Just how deep is it?

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about keystoners 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 2017 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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January 19, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 First Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Stacking up the players at this position for the long haul.

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about cold corner inhabitants 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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There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

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