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08-23

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The Buyer's Guide: Keon Broxton
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J.P. Breen

08-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Recent Top Performers: Pitchers and Outfielders
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08-15

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The Buyer's Guide: Justin Turner
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J.P. Breen

08-13

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 74: I Love Andrew Benintendi
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George Bissell, Craig Goldstein, J.P. Breen and Matt Collins

08-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Post-Mortem
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J.P. Breen

08-08

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The Buyer's Guide: Daniel Murphy
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J.P. Breen

08-02

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The Call-Up: Orlando Arcia
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Giants Make a Bet on Moore
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Patrick Dubuque, David Lee and J.P. Breen

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Rollin' to the Wild, Wild West
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J.P. Breen and David Lee

08-01

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The Buyer's Guide: J.A. Happ
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J.P. Breen

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Nats Pay for the Pitcher, Not the Velo
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Bryan Grosnick, Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

07-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: Four Things I Believe
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J.P. Breen

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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J.P. Breen

07-18

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The Buyer's Guide: Wil Myers
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J.P. Breen

07-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: First-Half Awards
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J.P. Breen

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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J.P. Breen

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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August 23, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Keon Broxton

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The Brewers outfielder has a 1.132 OPS since the All-Star break, but how much of that surge can he sustain?

Rebuilding teams are too often overlooked in fantasy leagues. Their competitive situation brings about inherent obstacles—such as low win totals for starting pitchers or lower-than-expected RBI totals—but their ineptitude also affords them the freedom to experiment with fringe players in hopes of uncovering an unexpected contributor for the following campaign.

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August 17, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Recent Top Performers: Pitchers and Outfielders

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A closer look at the players who've stood out on the bump and at the plate of late.

Fantasy baseball necessitates relying on small sample sizes for day-to-day or week-to-week decisions, despite the recognition that it’s not desirable. I’ve written about that phenomenon in this space before. It means fantasy owners must take a gamble that some short samples are real, as the strategy of fantasy baseball doesn’t allow long-term trends to develop before acting. Players simply aren’t available long enough for a wait-and-see approach.

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August 15, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Justin Turner

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The Dodgers third baseman has been sizzling at the plate after rediscovering his pull-side pop.

Despite the $250 million Opening Day payroll, it’s weird to assert that the Los Angeles Dodgers’ best hitter (in the non-Corey-Seager division) is a 31-year-old journeyman who was non-tendered by the Mets just three years ago.

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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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August 10, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Post-Mortem

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A look at how players' values have changed as a result of recent trades.

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August 8, 2016 11:11 am

The Buyer's Guide: Daniel Murphy

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Is there reason to believe that the Nats second sacker's offensive breakout might soon slow?

It’s impossible to watch enough baseball to be intimately familiar with all major-league hitters or major-league pitchers. Most of us have specific teams that we follow or players who we try to watch most nights, but Major League Baseball has umpteen dozen players with whom we’re familiar only through their stat line.

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Orlando Arcia sounds more like a destination resort than a baseball player but here we are.

The Situation: Milwaukee has gone from having one of the worst systems in baseball just a few short years ago to having one of the very best in baseball. On Tuesday, we’ll get to see one of the very best in that system: shortstop Orlando Arcia.

Background: The Brewers gave Arcia $95,000 in the fall of 2011 to procure his services out of Venezuela; a modest—but not insignificant—amount of money. The following year he impressed in the Dominican Summer League, but he didn’t get a chance to build on it after breaking his ankle in spring training, costing him all of the 2012 season. After two pedestrian offensive years in Low and High-A in 2013 and 2014, Arcia took a massive step forward in 2015, hitting .307/.347/.453 in Double-A Biloxi. The 2016 season hasn’t been as impressive, but he has hit a respectable .268/.320/.404 in the friendly confines of the PCL for Colorado Springs, and the Brewers believe he’s ready to show off his talents at the major league level.

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They paid a high price to get him, but what version of Matt Moore should the Giants expect to see?

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The Giants add a power lefty for the bullpen, while the Brewers get that starting catcher they've been lacking for about 20 minutes.



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August 1, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: J.A. Happ

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Can the Jays lefty remain a valuable fantasy starter down the stretch, or is it time to jump ship?

It’s been almost 12 months to the day since J.A. Happ joined the Pittsburgh Pirates and genuflected at the feet of pitching coach Ray Searage. The mythology surrounding Searage conveniently ignores the hurlers who weren’t fixed—or, perhaps, were too far gone—but it’s undeniable that Searage has worked a few miracles in his professional career.

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The Nationals get Mark Melancon, a reliever who has been as good as Aroldis Chapman.

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July 27, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Four Things I Believe

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J.P. Breen

J.P. offers his thoughts on four hot fantasy topics.

(1) Leagues that use holds + saves, rather than just saves, must expand the number of required reliever roster spots.

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