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08-31

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The Buyer's Guide: Ian Desmond
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J.P. Breen

08-27

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The Buyer's Guide: Wily Peralta
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J.P. Breen

08-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half Pitching Trainwrecks
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J.P. Breen

08-17

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

08-10

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The Buyer's Guide: Jose Quintana
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J.P. Breen

08-03

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The Call-Up: Jon Gray
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Brendan Gawlowski and J.P. Breen

08-03

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The Buyer's Guide: Yoenis Cespedes
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J.P. Breen

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Houston is Hip to Gomez
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J.P. Breen, Kate Morrison, Christopher Crawford, Brendan Gawlowski, Wilson Karaman and Mike Gianella

07-29

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The Buyer's Guide: Jose Reyes
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J.P. Breen

07-20

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

07-13

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

07-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Grading The Buyer's Guide, Part One
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J.P. Breen

07-06

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The Buyer's Guide: Brett Anderson
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J.P. Breen

06-29

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The Buyer's Guide: Jorge Soler
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J.P. Breen

06-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Injured Starter Market
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J.P. Breen

06-22

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The Buyer's Guide: Manny Machado
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J.P. Breen

06-15

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The Buyer's Guide: Billy Hamilton
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J.P. Breen

06-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: May/June Leaders
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J.P. Breen

06-08

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The Buyer's Guide: Adam Eaton
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J.P. Breen

06-01

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

05-26

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

05-18

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The Buyer's Guide: Christian Yelich
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J.P. Breen

05-18

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The Call-Up: Lance McCullers
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

05-11

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The Buyer's Guide: Brian Dozier
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J.P. Breen

05-06

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BP Ballpark Night
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J.P. Breen

05-04

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The Buyer's Guide: Ubaldo Jimenez
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J.P. Breen

05-04

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The Call-Up: Austin Hedges
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

04-30

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Fantasy Freestyle: Checking in on April Leaders
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J.P. Breen

04-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Daily Leagues and Strikeouts
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J.P. Breen

04-27

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The Buyer's Guide: Jimmy Nelson
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J.P. Breen

04-20

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The Buyer's Guide: Mike Moustakas
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J.P. Breen

04-16

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

04-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: Streaming Two-Start Pitchers
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J.P. Breen

04-13

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The Buyer's Guide: Shane Greene
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J.P. Breen

04-06

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The Buyer's Guide: Kevin Gausman
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J.P. Breen

04-01

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My Model Portfolio: Trust Your Instincts
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J.P. Breen

03-30

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The Buyer's Guide: Adam Lind
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J.P. Breen

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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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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August 31, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Ian Desmond

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Does the Nationals shortstop's recent hot streak mean he's back after a first-half slump?

Some players are notoriously slow starters, perennially spinning their wheels out of the gate, only to pick up steam in the second half. Savvy fantasy owners have long targeted these types of players after the first month or two of the season, capitalizing on their momentarily depressed value. I’m unsure if this is a statistically quantifiable phenomenon in baseball; however, it does seem to hold true for many players in the majors.

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August 27, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Wily Peralta

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J.P. Breen

Is there any reason to hope that the Brewers righty can regain his 2014 form?

The standard age-development curve for pitchers has traditionally held that hurlers enter their primes when they’re 26-28. Recently, some research suggests that the aging curve is transitioning slightly toward the younger side of the spectrum, but the overall statement is still that one’s prime as a pitcher comes sometime between ages 25-27.

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August 26, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half Pitching Trainwrecks

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J.P. Breen

These four hurlers have eroded badly under the summer sun.

Ubaldo Jimenez, BAL

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August 17, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Carlos Gonzalez

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Is the CarGo we know and love back for good?

First impressions rule the day, in life and in baseball. I wrote about this fact in a June article about Adam Eaton, explaining how fantasy owners had been slow to recognize his quality due to his horrendous start to the season. A couple of months later, Eaton is a top-40 fantasy outfielder and still has an ownership below 70 percent in ESPN leagues.

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August 10, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Jose Quintana

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J.P. Breen

Chris Sale isn't the only starter in the South Side of Chicago who demands your attention.

The South Side is perennially overlooked in Chicago. That is true in politics, in the media, in infrastructure, and in baseball.

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August 3, 2015 8:57 am

The Call-Up: Jon Gray

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"My development has been... unconventional."... "so show me."

The Situation: Mired in last place and committed to a rebuild, the Rockies have recalled their top farmhand, Jon Gray. Gray is replacing Kyle Kendrick in the rotation, after the latter was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

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August 3, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Yoenis Cespedes

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A look at how the move to Queens impacts the Cuban outfielder's fantasy value.

After their attempt to acquire Carlos Gomez fell apart in spectacular fashion and their pursuit of Jay Bruce never resulted in anything concrete, the New York Mets upgraded their outfield by trading a pair of prospects for Yoenis Cespedes. The Cuban native is hitting .291/.323/.501 with 18 home runs and three stolen bases. For a Mets outfield that featured Curtis Granderson, a pair of injured regulars (Michael Cuddyer and Juan Lagares), and an untested rookie, Cespedes represented significant improvement at the trade deadline—more so than for any other major-league club, outside of perhaps Houston or Kansas City.

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July 29, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Jose Reyes

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J.P. Breen

Is the move to Coors Field a boon for the shortstop's fantasy value?

In the aftermath of Troy Tulowitzki being traded to Toronto, many of the storylines focused on either the Blue Jays’ powerful offense or the Rockies’ unfortunate handling of the trade in relation to previous agreements made with Tulowitzki. Fantasy owners have flooded the Bat Signal with questions about Tulowitzki’s value in Toronto and whether it’s time to sell on right-hander Jeff Hoffman before he gets devoured by Coors Field.

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July 20, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Justin Upton

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J.P. Breen

Is it time to buy low on the Padres outfielder?

Over the All-Star break, I’ve been thinking a lot about my “go-to statistics” for identifying different skills for both hitters and pitchers. They’re different for everyone, as we all have different preferences in the types of pitchers we like to target for fantasy purposes, but I’ve also been thinking about false positives. That is to say, I’m intrigued by instances where a single statistic could conceivably put a player on a trade-target list but is negated by another statistic that erodes the meaning of the other.

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July 13, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Carlos Martinez

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J.P. Breen

Is the 23-year-old Cardinals righty worth a king's ransom in fantasy trades?

Baseball is about learning from one’s peers. I think that’s true for professional baseball players, as well as for baseball writers. Just as players talk shop in the bullpen or in the batting cages, my knowledge of the game and my writing abilities have both been augmented by the other writers at Baseball Prospectus, past and present. Despite the banter and jokes, we regularly come to one another for advice and to hash out new ideas.

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July 9, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Grading The Buyer's Guide, Part One

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J.P. Breen

A look at how well you've done if you followed some of J.P.'s preseason recommendations.

As we near the All-Star break, I thought it would be useful to critique myself and my fantasy advice throughout the year. This allows me to own up to mistaken guidance or faulty analysis, while also celebrating my own home runs. In other words, this article hopes to be the “accountability” for which people crave.

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