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06-24

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BP Kansas City
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06-09

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BP Kansas City
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04-27

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BP Kansas City
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04-20

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BP Kansas City
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03-23

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BP Kansas City
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03-04

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Winter Is Leaving
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05-02

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Prospectus Review: Out of the Park Baseball 13
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08-03

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Fantasy Beat: Review: Out of the Park Baseball 12 Sim
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07-22

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #16
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07-20

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Fantasy Beat: King of the Royal Rotation
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07-15

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #15
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07-08

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Fantasy Beat: Mr. Average
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07-01

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #14
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06-29

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Fantasy Beat: Stolen Base Opportunities
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06-24

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #13
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06-22

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Fantasy Beat: Opposite Field Power
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06-17

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #12
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06-10

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #11
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06-08

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Fantasy Beat: Bringing Them Home
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06-03

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #10
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06-01

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Fantasy Beat: Bringing Them Home
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05-27

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #9
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05-25

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Fantasy Beat: Justin Masterson's Breakout Season
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05-20

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #8
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05-18

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Fantasy Beat: Alex Rios, Enigma
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05-13

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #7
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05-11

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Fantasy Beat: Bud's Breakout
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05-06

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #6
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04-29

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #5
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04-27

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Fantasy Beat: BABIP Bugaboos
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04-22

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #4
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04-20

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Fantasy Beat: To Buy or Sell on Alex Gordon
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04-15

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #4
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04-13

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Fantasy Beat: A Plethora of Young Hurlers
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04-08

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #2
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04-06

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Fantasy Beat: Will Erik Bedard Be Valuable Again?
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04-04

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #1
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03-30

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Fantasy Beat: Spring Hurlers
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03-23

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Fantasy Beat: Spring Leaderboards
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03-16

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Fantasy Beat: Quentin's Falling Stock
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03-09

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Fantasy Beat: Draft Day Favorites
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03-02

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Fantasy Beat: Getting to Know Tsuyoshi Nishioka
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02-16

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Fantasy Beat: Teahen vs. Morel...Fight!
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02-09

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Fantasy Beat: Rickie Weeks' 2010 Breakout
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02-02

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Fantasy Beat: The Constant Gardner
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01-25

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Fantasy Beat: Grounding Out With Billy Butler
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01-18

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Fantasy Beat: Shifting On Carlos Pena
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10-01

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Fantasy Beat: Aaron Hill and His Ugly BABIP
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09-28

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Fantasy Beat: Zack Greinke and the Case of the Missing Strikeouts
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09-24

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #26
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Alex Rios is tough to figure out, and is struggling once again. What does Craig think of his chances to rebound?

After a miserable 2009 season that saw Alex Rios set personal worsts in several offensive categories, he seemed to have rebounded in 2010. His final line of .284/.334/.457 with a .275 TAv wasn’t anything outstanding, but it was a huge improvement from the previous season. And it provided reason to hope.

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May 13, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #7

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Interleague is here already, and Craig is here to tell you which pitchers should avoid the opposite circuit.

Interleague is coming! Interleague is coming!

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May 11, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Bud's Breakout

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Bud Norris is making good on the breakout that Craig predicted last August--find out why he has succeeded thus far in 2011

Last August I wrote about a potential breakout candidate for 2011: Bud Norris. I’m going to begin this article the same way I began last year’s, by listing the top five pitchers in the National League ranked by K/9:

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May 6, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #6

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Throwing a no-hitter doesn't get Francisco Liriano off of Craig's "Sit" list, injuries new and old force rotation shifts, and more

If you’re mining for two-start pitchers this week, the pickings on the waiver wire are slim. Aside from the obvious starters, there aren’t many “hidden” gems. As always, starters are tentative and subject to change. Those pitchers preceded by an * are owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN or Yahoo leagues. Those with a ^ are owned in less than 20 percent.

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April 29, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #5

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There are plenty of pitchers you are going to want to sit, according to Craig--take a look and see who might win or lose your week.

It’s a two start bonanza this week as a total of 41 pitchers will take to the mound a pair of times. There are bound to be some quality starters available in your league. Sometimes, the quantity makes the decision making process a little more difficult. Hopefully, this article will help you separate the strong from the weak.

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April 27, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: BABIP Bugaboos

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Jorge Posada and Chone Figgins are both struggling in the BABIP department, and for wildly different reasons.

A pair of American Leaguer hitters are scuffling at the plate in the early going, particularly when it comes to batting average in balls in play. Nothing sets off the alarm bells like an old catcher, shifting to a new role and struggling at the plate. In Jorge Posada’s case, this isn’t just any alarm: this is a five alarm inferno.

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April 22, 2011 7:44 am

Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #4

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Aces and bottom feeders are all that are getting the two-start nod this upcoming week

It’s the haves and the have-nots this week, as there isn’t a single pitcher who possesses between a 50 and 20 percent ownership rate in ESPN or Yahoo leagues. That discrepancy doesn’t make selecting a pitcher for a potential two-start week any easier. If you’re shopping in the bargain bins, you may want to start in the National League, as you’re more likely to find some bang for your buck.

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April 20, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: To Buy or Sell on Alex Gordon

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Gordon is off to the excellent start we've all waited years for, but is it legitimate?

He once carried so much fantasy promise. Former first round draft pick—and second overall selection—Alex Gordon was as can’t miss as they come. In his final season at Nebraska before joining the professional ranks, he swept the major collegiate player of the year awards. Upon playing his first full professional season in the Royals organization at Double-A Wichita, he won the Texas League Player of the Year Award and was tabbed the minor league player of the year by Baseball America. In our 2007 BP Annual, we were downright giddy with anticipation:

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April 15, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #4

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The American League has plenty of pitching options for you to consider, but the Senior Circuit is nearly bereft of useful starts next week.

Proceed with caution: most of the pitchers who will be available in your leagues (meaning those with less than 20 percent ownership in ESPN or Yahoo leagues, as noted with a ^) for a two-start week aren’t going to be worth your time. There are a couple of starters with potential to help your team, but because of the limited numbers, you better pounce quickly or you’ll be on the outside looking in.

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April 13, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: A Plethora of Young Hurlers

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The O's have a potential ace in the making, the Rangers have a reliever-turned-starter, and the Blue Jays are hopeful their rookie can produce. Can any of them help your team?

There’s been a little bit of bandwidth expended on the abilities of left-handed starter Zachary Britton. Allow me to join the chorus lined up to praise his talents.

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April 8, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #2

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Need to know whom to start next week? Craig has you covered for both AL- and NL-only formats.

We’re just in the second week of the season, but it feels like the fantasy year is in full swing. This week especially, given there is a plethora of two start pitchers for those looking to stock their roster.

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April 6, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Will Erik Bedard Be Valuable Again?

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It's just one start, but given the Mariner hurler's injury history and performance, will he be worth acquiring?

The Erik Bedard Comeback Show got off to a mediocre start on Monday against the Texas Rangers. In his first start since July 25 of 2009, the Bedard went five innings and gave up just four hits—although two of them left the yard. No one expected him to immediately return to the form that made him a top fantasy starting pitcher all those years ago in Baltimore, and even though it’s just the small sample size of one start, it’s not too early to see how far along the Mariners left-hander is on his road to recovery.

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