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03-23

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The Buyer's Guide: Kyle Hendricks
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J.P. Breen

03-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: Spring Training Battles to Watch
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J.P. Breen

03-16

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The Buyer's Guide: Michael Pineda
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J.P. Breen

03-10

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Five to Watch: NL Post-Prospects
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J.P. Breen

03-05

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nick Burdi vs. Derek Law
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J.P. Breen

03-02

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State of the Position: Relief Pitcher
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J.P. Breen

02-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Bad Bullpen Teams Get A Little Less Bad
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

02-23

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Player Profile: Kyle Gibson
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J.P. Breen

02-20

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15

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part Two
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J.P. Breen

02-13

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nomar Mazara vs. Raimel Tapia
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J.P. Breen

02-10

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Top 30 Outfielders
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J.P. Breen

02-05

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Tim Anderson vs. Francisco Lindor
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J.P. Breen

02-02

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State of the Position: Shortstop
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J.P. Breen

01-28

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Top 30 Third Basemen
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J.P. Breen

01-22

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Player Profile: Aaron Hill
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J.P. Breen

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Rangers Get Durable
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson and J.P. Breen

01-19

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State of the Position: Second Base
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J.P. Breen

01-15

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Brandon Belt vs. Lucas Duda
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J.P. Breen

01-08

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Player Profile: Jonathan Lucroy
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J.P. Breen

01-05

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State of the Position: Catchers
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J.P. Breen

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: What the Rays and Nationals Got
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Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Chris Rodriguez and J.P. Breen

12-17

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Fantasy Team Preview: Milwaukee Brewers
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J.P. Breen

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: All the Fantasy Angles
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J.P. Breen, Mike Gianella, Wilson Karaman, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-12

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Fantasy Freestyle: Shortening Your Dynasty Rebuild
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J.P. Breen

12-04

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Fantasy Team Preview: Colorado Rockies
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J.P. Breen

11-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Fantasy Busts
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J.P. Breen

11-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Fantasy MVPs of 2014
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J.P. Breen

11-11

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Transaction Analysis: Cuddyer Quashes Qualifying Offer
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

11-05

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Fantasy Team Preview: Chicago White Sox
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J.P. Breen

10-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: Madison Bumgarner for Cy Young
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J.P. Breen

10-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Lorenzo Cain
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J.P. Breen

10-06

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Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Sergio Romo
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J.P. Breen

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: A Royal Shocker
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J.P. Breen

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game Previews
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Sahadev Sharma, Jeff Quinton, Mike Gianella, Doug Thorburn and J.P. Breen

10-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: Are Elite Pitchers Becoming More Numerous?
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J.P. Breen

09-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: Circling Back to The Holy Trinity
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J.P. Breen

09-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Streaming Strikeouts
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J.P. Breen

09-10

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The Buyer's Guide: Lance Lynn
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J.P. Breen

08-27

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The Call-Up: Jorge Soler
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J.P. Breen and Mauricio Rubio

08-25

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The Buyer's Guide: Carlos Carrasco
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J.P. Breen

08-21

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 31: J.P.! You Made It
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella, J.P. Breen and Mauricio Rubio

08-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Being Wrong About Yovani Gallardo
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J.P. Breen

08-18

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The Buyer's Guide: Jonathan Lucroy
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J.P. Breen

08-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: Setting Expectations on Superstars
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J.P. Breen

08-11

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The Buyer's Guide: Josh Harrison
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J.P. Breen

08-11

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The Call-Up: Michael Taylor
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Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

08-04

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The Buyer's Guide: Lucas Duda
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J.P. Breen

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade
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R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Astros, Marlins, Swap Sell-Low Guys
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Zachary Levine, Jeff Moore, J.P. Breen and Jason Parks

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Goes to Baltimore
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

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March 23, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Kyle Hendricks

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A closer look at the intriguing Cubs righty.

For those diehards who religiously follow the minor leagues, devouring the wonderful BP top-10 prospect lists and Monday Ten Packs, we’re always cautioned to be careful of player comps. Such comps place unrealistic expectations on player development and don’t allow for minor leaguers to carve out their own niche. They categorize and label guys in a way that’s not always productive and is sometimes unfair.

I do believe statistical comps can be useful for fresh-faced major leaguers, though, in terms of fantasy baseball. Minor-league scouting reports paint a picture of what a player could become if everything clicks; however, it’s always important to take a step back from the painting and consider where it fits in the larger fantasy landscape. That is to say, statistically, what type of player could [Player X] become and what does that look like for fantasy owners.

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March 18, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Spring Training Battles to Watch

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A few job competitions to keep an eye on in Cactus and Grapefruit League play.

Though many fantasy baseball leagues have already completed their drafts, many leagues are still holding out to ensure injuries have time to occur and spring training battles have largely been sorted out. After all, it becomes tricky in late-round situations, if you’re trying to guess whether Pitcher X or Pitcher Y will secure the fifth-starter spot—as the other guy gets sent to Triple-A and is a fantasy non-factor.

Which spring training roster battles should you be tracking over the next couple weeks? Here are a trio of competitions that could affect late-round draft strategy:

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March 16, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Michael Pineda

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Can the big Yankee build on a promising 2014 comeback from shoulder trouble?

The offseason has officially ended with spring training in full force, which can only mean that the BP Fantasy Team is returning to our in-season writing schedule. That means the return of my weekly column, The Buyer’s Guide, which profiles a specific player each week in hopes of dishing out some buy-hold-or-sell advice to fantasy owners.

Here’s how this works:

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March 10, 2015 6:00 am

Five to Watch: NL Post-Prospects

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Examining a handful of senior-circuit youngsters whose initial shine has worn off.

Fantasy analysts often focus on post-hype players—guys like Brett Lawrie, who entered the league as future stars, but haven’t yet lived up to their potential. Post-prospects are the young players who no longer have rookie status and who were never highly hyped prospects. Players who may have been top-10 prospects in their respective orgs, but were never seen as program-changers like post-hype prospects.

We’re focusing on the National League today. Here are five post-prospects to watch as we cruise into fantasy draft season:

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March 5, 2015 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nick Burdi vs. Derek Law

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Two right-handed flamethrowers square off, but does the Twin or the Giant have the edge?

At times, we all participate in something that causes us to (1) realize that life has no greater purpose, and (2) accept that our tolerance for pain is much greater than we previously ever imagined. Welcome to the Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition, for relievers. We’re placing Nick Burdi alongside Derek Law and trying to determine a winner.

Spoiler Alert: There are no winners in life. We’re all relief prospects at heart—people who flash sporadic greatness, but lack either the luck or the consistency to make it big. A precious few reach their full potential, teasing us with a glimpse of the promised land. The delusion is thinking that the closer’s role is the promised land, though, isn’t it?

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March 2, 2015 6:00 am

State of the Position: Relief Pitcher

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J.P. Breen

An overview of the ninth-inning men and those who'll set them up.

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Joba Chamberlain and Francisco Rodriguez are off the board, at last.

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February 23, 2015 6:00 am

Player Profile: Kyle Gibson

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J.P. Breen

Are more strikeouts lurking beneath the surface for the Twins righty?

Player Background

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February 20, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part Two

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J.P. Breen

Stacking up the rest of the rotation arms.

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February 13, 2015 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nomar Mazara vs. Raimel Tapia

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Is the future Ranger or the future Rockie a better bet in fantasy?

Throughout the positional coverage on Baseball Prospectus, the Tale of the Tape feature has pitted two closely ranked players in a head-to-head brawl to see which is superior. We’ve offered some big-league, as well as minor-league, bouts. This will be the latter variety, as we compare Raimel Tapia vs. Nomar Mazara to see which one should be valued higher (in a vacuum) in standard dynasty leagues.

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February 10, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Top 30 Outfielders

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The first half of the tiers for this position, from five stars to three.

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Which one of these future AL Central shortstops should you choose for the long haul?

If you’ve been following the fantasy team’s positional coverage, you’re well aware of what we do in this space. For those new to the series, however, the Tale of the Tape is a feature in which we pluck two closely rated players and place them in a head-to-head matchup to see which one is superior. We’ve done both big-league and prospect versions, but today we’re treating you to a minor-league clash between a couple prized shortstop prospects: Francisco Lindor and Tim Anderson.

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