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07-25

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The Buyer's Guide: Second-Half Additions
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J.P. Breen

07-21

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Potential Impact Call-Ups: Pitchers
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07-18

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The Buyer's Guide: Wil Myers
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07-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: First-Half Awards
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07-11

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The Buyer's Guide: Brandon Belt
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J.P. Breen

07-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: World Team
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07-05

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The Buyer's Guide: Junior Guerra
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J.P. Breen

06-29

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Potential Impact Call-Ups: Position Players
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J.P. Breen

06-28

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The Call-Up: Lucas Giolito
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Jarrett Seidler and J.P. Breen

06-27

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The Buyer's Guide: Steven Wright
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J.P. Breen

06-22

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The Fantasy Verdict: Duvall You Believe?
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J.P. Breen

06-20

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The Buyer's Guide: DJ LeMahieu
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J.P. Breen

06-16

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The Buyer's Guide: Checking Progress
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J.P. Breen

06-13

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The Call-Up: Zach Eflin
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

06-13

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The Buyer's Guide: CC Sabathia
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J.P. Breen

06-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Building a Contender in TGDX
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J.P. Breen

06-07

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The Call-Up: Jameson Taillon
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Grant Jones and J.P. Breen

06-06

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The Buyer's Guide: Minor-League Edition
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J.P. Breen

06-02

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The Fantasy Verdict: The Price of Thor
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J.P. Breen

05-26

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The Fantasy Verdict: Gattis and Catcher Eligibility
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J.P. Breen

05-23

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The Buyer's Guide: Nick Castellanos
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J.P. Breen

05-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: New Managers and Stolen Bases
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J.P. Breen

05-18

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The Call-Up: Colin Moran
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Kit House and J.P. Breen

05-12

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The Fantasy Verdict: People Ain't Trustin' David Price
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J.P. Breen

05-09

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The Buyer's Guide: Stephen Strasburg
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J.P. Breen

05-05

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The Fantasy Verdict: Kenta Maeda or Matt Moore
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J.P. Breen

05-02

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The Buyer's Guide: Patrick Corbin
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J.P. Breen

04-29

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The Call-Up: Michael Fulmer
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Grant Jones and J.P. Breen

04-27

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The Fantasy Verdict: Is Storytime Over?
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J.P. Breen

04-25

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The Buyer's Guide: Derek Norris
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J.P. Breen

04-22

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The Call-Up: Blake Snell
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Steve Givarz and J.P. Breen

04-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Four
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J.P. Breen and Jeff Quinton

04-20

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The Things We Believe: Long-Shot Rookies, Power Surges, and an Emerging Strikeout Artist
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Greg Wellemeyer and J.P. Breen

04-18

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The Buyer's Guide: David Price
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J.P. Breen

04-14

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The Fantasy Verdict: Declaring Winners and Losers of Trades
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J.P. Breen

04-11

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The Buyer's Guide: Jean Segura
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J.P. Breen

04-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week One
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J.P. Breen and Jeff Quinton

04-04

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The Buyer's Guide: Martin Perez
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J.P. Breen

03-29

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My Model Portfolio: Follow Your Heart
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J.P. Breen

03-22

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Winter Is Leaving
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J.P. Breen

03-21

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Playing Time Battles: American League East
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J.P. Breen

03-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Analyzing ADP to Identify Bargains
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J.P. Breen

03-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Targeting Under-the-Radar Prospects for Rebuilds
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J.P. Breen

03-10

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Player Profile: Brad Ziegler
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J.P. Breen

03-08

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Relief Pitchers
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J.P. Breen

03-03

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Player Profile: Carlos Martinez
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J.P. Breen

03-01

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Player Profile: Nathan Eovaldi
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J.P. Breen

02-24

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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J.P. Breen

02-22

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Player Profile: Mookie Betts
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J.P. Breen

02-17

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part Two: 31-75
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July 25, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Second-Half Additions

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J.P. recommends a handful of widely available players who could help your fantasy squad down the stretch.

Here at The Buyer’s Guide, we routinely talk about established players, their fantasy trade value, and whether owners should buy, sell, or hold. As in-season trades die down in late July and early August, it’s perhaps more helpful to scour the waiver wire for help.

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July 21, 2016 6:00 am

Potential Impact Call-Ups: Pitchers

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A look at several young arms who could be knocking on the big-league door and ready to help your fantasy squad.

Jose De Leon, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
(Strikeouts, ERA, Wins)


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Very few players make the sort of progress that this Padre has at his age, but does that mean you shouldn't buy into his breakout?

The world had forgotten about Wil Myers because patience is notoriously non-existent in fantasy baseball. Owners throw away historically consistent producers for flash-in-the-pan hot streaks every year. I join a random ESPN public league each year—I also enjoy flipping the difficulty mode on FIFA16 from professional to beginner from time to time so I can win by a dozen-plus goals—and someone dropped David Price after his early struggles. That’s obviously an extreme example of what I’m talking about; however, any serious fantasy player will be well acquainted with the impulse to make knee-jerk decisions based solely upon hot streaks.

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July 13, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: First-Half Awards

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J.P. Breen

With the All-Star break upon us, J.P. dishes out some (figurative) hardware.

HITTERS

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July 11, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Brandon Belt

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The Giants first baseman does something less often than every qualified hitter, and it might help him sustain his first-half success.

Brandon Belt has been a fantasy darling for years, ever since he hit .289/.360/.481 with 17 homers for the San Francisco Giants in 2013. Injuries and a lack of premium power, perhaps due to his home park, have kept him from being a top-end fantasy first baseman. That’s even true this season—Belt is only the 16th-ranked first baseman in ESPN leagues—but it’s impossible to ignore his impressive .301/.406/.523 slash line and wonder if his true fantasy value exceeds what the normal algorithms indicate.

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July 6, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: World Team

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Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, and Jorge Mateo are among the players on the squad who might be future fantasy studs.

The BP Prospect Staff released scouting reports of the U.S. and World rosters for the upcoming Futures Game. Read them. Get to know them. Love them. That’s where you can find the real meat and potatoes of this dish. I am looking to translate those scouting reports into a usable fantasy context.

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July 5, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Junior Guerra

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Is it time to sell high on the 31-year-old rookie righty, or is it actually time to buy?

What does one do with a 31-year-old rookie hurler who boasts a 2.93 ERA over the course of 76 2/3 innings?

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June 29, 2016 6:00 am

Potential Impact Call-Ups: Position Players

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Examining minor leaguers who could make significant contributions to your fantasy squad down the stretch if they earn a promotion to The Show.

Trea Turner, SS/OF, Washington Nationals
(Average, Steals, Runs)


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It is prime time for the son of two actors.

The Situation: Nationals co-ace Stephen Strasburg is suffering from recurring back and rib problems. Washington has sputtered, bringing the Mets back into the National League East race, right as New York comes to town for a three-game set. Enter Lucas Giolito, the best right-handed pitching prospect baseball has seen since, well, Stephen Strasburg.

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June 27, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Steven Wright

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Knuckleballers are a fickle breed, but is there reason to believe Steven Wright can sustain his success?

Knuckleballers confuse the hell out of me. As far as I’m concerned, they may as well have strolled right out of Area 51 and onto the pitcher’s mound because I don’t know what to do with them. My strategy in the past—and by the past, I mean, when it has come to R.A. Dickey—has been to simply avoid knuckleballers because I don’t believe projection systems handle them very well.

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June 22, 2016 6:00 am

The Fantasy Verdict: Duvall You Believe?

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Court is in session as J.P. evaluates a few reader-submitted trades.

TRADE NUMBER ONE

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June 20, 2016 11:02 am

The Buyer's Guide: DJ LeMahieu

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Are the Rockies second baseman's drastic home-road splits cause to move on from him in fantasy?

Fantasy owners are used to playing matchups, whether they be based on platoon numbers or individual pitcher-types. It’s all about lineup optimization and accumulating every little advantage that’s possible. However, it’s also about recognizing which “matchups” are actually noteworthy enough to factor into fantasy decisions.

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