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09-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 104: The Trea Turner Zone
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-20

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 25
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Mike Gianella

09-13

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 24
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Mike Gianella

09-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Positioning Your Team for Success
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Mike Gianella

09-06

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 23
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Mike Gianella

09-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: 2016 In-Season Valuations: Third Edition
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Mike Gianella

08-31

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 102: The One About Gary Sanchez
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-30

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 22
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Mike Gianella

08-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 21
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Mike Gianella

08-23

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The Call-Up: Robert Gsellman
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mike Gianella

08-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 101: You Know It When You See It
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 20
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Mike Gianella

08-15

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The Call-Up: Aaron Judge
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Steve Givarz and Mike Gianella

08-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 100: 30 Teams in 60 Minutes
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-02

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 18
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Mike Gianella

07-28

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 99: We Don't Know
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Aroldis Chapman Takes The 105 To Wrigley
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Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella, Rian Watt, Adam McInturff and Nicolas Stellini

07-26

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
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Mike Gianella

07-21

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 98: The Dan Vogelbach One
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-19

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-15

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 15
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Mike Gianella

07-08

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The Call-Up: Josh Bell
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Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella

07-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half... Bounce Backs?
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Mike Gianella

07-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 97: Briefly
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-05

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 14
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Mike Gianella

07-01

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In-Season Fantasy Valuations: Second Edition, 2016
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Mike Gianella

06-28

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
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Mike Gianella

06-27

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The Call-Up: A.J. Reed
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Bargains and Busts, Midseason Edition
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Mike Gianella

06-23

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 96: I Want To Say Schrimpf
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-21

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 12
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Mike Gianella

06-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: On Average, We'd Rather Not
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Mike Gianella

06-16

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 95: Rudy Gamble's Expert Secrets
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

06-14

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 11
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Mike Gianella

06-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Keeper-League Trading: A Primer
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Mike Gianella

06-07

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 10
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Mike Gianella

06-03

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In-Season Fantasy Valuations: First Edition, 2016
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Mike Gianella

06-02

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 93: The Wright Answer
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

05-31

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Nine
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Mike Gianella

05-27

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Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Updated Top 300
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-25

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Updating the Tiers: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

05-24

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Updating the Tiers: Third Basemen
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Mike Gianella

05-24

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Eight
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Mike Gianella

05-23

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Updating the Tiers: Catchers
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Mike Gianella

05-23

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Updating the Tiers: Second Basemen
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Mike Gianella

05-19

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 91: Enjoy Every Moment With Rich Hill
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-17

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Seven
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Mike Gianella

05-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: What Happened to Last Year's Hot Starters
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Mike Gianella

05-12

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 90: J.J. Jansons
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and J.J. Jansons

05-10

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Six
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Mike Gianella

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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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September 20, 2016 6:00 am

Expert FAAB Review: Week 25

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Mike Gianella

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

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September 13, 2016 6:00 am

Expert FAAB Review: Week 24

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Mike Gianella

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

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September 9, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Positioning Your Team for Success

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Mike Gianella

Examining player fantasy earnings by position to determine the optimal distribution for your team.

Last week, I put together my valuation update for AL- and NL-only leagues. A reader noticed that middle infielders seem to have earned more this year than they have in past seasons. With this in mind, I thought I would take a look at what players at each position have done the last three years and see if it is possible to glean any potential trends from these data (spoiler alert, it probably is not possible).

The values in these charts are from last week’s article for 2016 player valuations and from the season-end articles for 2014 and 2015. All values are for 5x5 mono leagues (NL or AL-only). Hitters are grouped in blocs of 12 since most standard mono leagues use 12 teams.

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A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

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September 2, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: 2016 In-Season Valuations: Third Edition

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Mike Gianella

With the fantasy playoffs just around the corner, Mike looks at the players who've returned the most value this season.

There is only a month left in the season, but already many of you (well, a few of you) have been asking questions about player valuation for 2016. With this in mind, I thought I’d provide one final in-season valuation update before we close the door on this season.

In the linked document you will find values through games of Wednesday, August 31 for:

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

Read the full article...

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

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August 23, 2016 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Robert Gsellman

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mike Gianella

Robert Gs... Gsell...Gonna pitch out the bullpen so it doesn't really matter.

The Situation: The Mets face what amounts to a do-or-die three-game set with St. Louis, the second wild card leaders, this week. One of those games will be started by Jacob deGrom. That is good. The other two are scheduled to be started by Jon Niese and Seth Lugo. And now that Steven Matz is headed to the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, it isn't a huge surprise that they called up their best upper-level starting pitching prospect to...uh...well...pitch out of the bullpen?

The Background: Robert Gsellman was the Mets 13th-round pick in 2011 out of Westchester High School in Los Angeles. A multi-sport athlete, he was also only 17 when drafted and proceeded through the system slowly, spending a Summer at each of the organization's three short-season affiliates. He's been on prospect radars for a while but only cracked the Mets top ten for the first time this past offseason off a strong campaign between St. Lucie and Binghamton. Gsellman struggled to miss bats in his first taste of Double-A, but the addition of a slider this Spring has helped him find more success in the upper minors in 2016.

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

Read the full article...

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