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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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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

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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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June 16, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Checking Progress

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J.P. evaluates his recommendations to date.

It’s always good to check oneself when prognosticating about things and offering advice. That’s what I’m hoping to do in this space, to check how my recommendations in “The Buyer’s Guide” have checked out over the last three months.

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June 13, 2016 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Zach Eflin

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It's been a long road for the first-round pick, but he's finally reached the majors.

The Situation: One of the brightest stars of 2016 has been Vincent Velasquez. Because the universe hates us, he’s been put on the DL. In his place, we will get to see another interesting arm in the Phillies system: Right-hander Zach Eflin.

Background: Eflin was rated as one of the top prep pitchers in the 2012 MLB Draft out of Hagerty HS in Oviedo, Florida, and at one point was considered a top-ten selection. Bonus demands and an inconsistent season year caused him to slide, but the Padres scooped him up with the 29th pick that June. After two solid—if not awe-inspiring—seasons with San Diego, he was dealt to the Dodgers in the Matt Kemp trade. His stay in Los Angeles was short, however, as he was traded a short time later from Los Angeles to Philadelphia in the Jimmy Rollins deal. After a pedestrian year in Double-A Reading, Eflin appears to have turned a corner in 2016, posting a 2.90 ERA in Lehigh Valley and striking out 55 in just over 68 innings.

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June 13, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: CC Sabathia

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Can the Yankees' lefty sustain his apparent renaissance?

Professional baseball is a game of adjustments. Of adjusting to life on the road. Of adjusting to no longer being the alpha dog on the field. Of adjusting to the adjustments that teams make once they have a reliable scouting report. Of adjusting to one’s body over the course of a long career.

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June 9, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Building a Contender in TGDX

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J.P. recounts his process for going from the bottom fourth into the top tier of the TGDX experts dynatsy league.

Regular Baseball Prospectus readers are familiar with The Dynasty Guru Experts League (TDGX). It’s a 20-team, 40-man-roster dynasty league that’s run by our benevolent leader, Bret Sayre, and it includes experts from across the industry—from BP to CBSSports to FanGraphs to MLB.com and beyond. We chronicle the weekly transactions and occasionally have an in-depth article from a TDGX owner that digs into the nitty gritty of his roster and his past/future strategy.

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June 7, 2016 5:03 pm

The Call-Up: Jameson Taillon

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The second-overall pick in the 2010 draft has some catching up to do.

The Situation: The Pirates and Taillon had an interesting path to navigate because of an injury background that saw the last two seasons wasted due to Tommy John Surgery and a hernia, respectively. After building up his arm strength to start the year, Taillon is up to face off with the reigning NL Champion New York Mets.

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June 6, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Minor-League Edition

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A look at whether now's the time to buy or sell four notable prospects.

Normally, I focus on the majors in this space and try to offer some thoughts as to why fantasy owners should buy/sell different players. With dynasty leagues getting ever more popular, though, it’s seems valuable to cast our gaze to the young ‘uns and place “buy” or “sell” tags on them, too—as the savvy dynasty owners are focusing just as much on their minor-league rosters as on their major-league ones.

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June 2, 2016 10:53 am

The Fantasy Verdict: The Price of Thor

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Court is in session as J.P. evaluates trades involving Noah Syndergaard, Troy Tulowitzki, and more.

TRADE NUMBER ONE

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May 26, 2016 6:00 am

The Fantasy Verdict: Gattis and Catcher Eligibility

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Court is in session as J.P. evaluates a star-studded blockbuster and two other trades involving Sonny Gray and Evan Gattis.

TRADE NUMBER ONE

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May 23, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Nick Castellanos

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Is it time to sell high on the Tigers third baseman?

Nick Castellanos began the year being drafted outside the top-15 third baseman, behind guys like Danny Valencia. Almost two months into the season, though, the Tigers’ third baseman is hitting .340/.366/.582 with eight homers and 30 RBI. He’s a top-five fantasy third baseman, according to ESPN’s Player Rater.

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May 19, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: New Managers and Stolen Bases

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A look at how the first-year skippers have utilized the running game to this point in the season.

New managers don’t matter too much in terms of fantasy baseball. They won’t magically improve starting rotations or increase their team’s respective power production. The one exception, though, can be on the base paths. In other words, it’s important to ask: Is a manager running more or less than his predecessor did?

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May 18, 2016 6:07 am

The Call-Up: Colin Moran

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Kit House and J.P. Breen

The former sixth-overall pick is set to make his debut.

The Situation: The universal favorites to win the division discovered that the universe had other plans. After a slow start that is crippling postseason hopes, the Houston Astros are shaking up the roster by sending a small wave of players to the farm or DL, most notably Carlos Gomez. The newest deck chair on the Titanic is Colin Moran. The old deck chairs were Luis Valbuena and Marwin Gonzalez. Obviously the hot corner deck chairs were not a selling point in the travel brochures when this ship launched in April.

Background: A nephew of B.J. Surhoff, Moran was the ACC player of the year at UNC in 2013 before being selected sixth-overall by the Miami Marlins. After coming to the Astros in the Jarred Cosart deal, the Astros have kept him at Double-A Corpus Christi for the last two seasons and Triple-A Fresno for the beginning of 2016. Although his numbers this year have dropped off slightly, his good average/modest power production has otherwise been remarkably consistent across seasons and levels.

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