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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

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

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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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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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Bret Sayre

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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Bret Sayre

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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