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06-25

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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

05-06

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Fantasy Freestyle: We're Doing it Wrong
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Mike Gianella

05-05

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 89: Well Said
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-03

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Five
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Mike Gianella

04-26

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 88: That's Just Kendall Graveman
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

04-26

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The Call-Up: Jose Berrios
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Will Haines and Mike Gianella

04-26

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Four
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Mike Gianella

04-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Art of the Steal
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Mike Gianella

04-21

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 87: An Article For Your Ears
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-21

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The Things We Believe: A Cy Young Repeat and a Sophomore Slump
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-19

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Three
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Mike Gianella

04-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: It's Early, Calm Down
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Mike Gianella

04-13

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 86: The One About Puns
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Meg Rowley

04-12

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Two
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Mike Gianella

04-11

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The Call-Up: Mallex Smith
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

04-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Problem With the Rules in Standard Leagues
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Mike Gianella

04-07

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 85: Story Time
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-05

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Expert FAAB Review: Week One
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Mike Gianella

04-01

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Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2016
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Mike Gianella

03-31

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 84: The Model Portfolio
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

03-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Distributing Dollars
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Mike Gianella

03-25

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Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2016
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Mike Gianella

03-23

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Expert League Auction Recap: Tout Wars NL-Only
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Mike Gianella

03-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 83: Tout Wars Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-22

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Expert League Auction Recap: Tout Wars: General Impressions
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Mike Gianella

03-18

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Fantasy Auction Values: Fantasy Auction Values, Second Edition 2016
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Mike Gianella

03-17

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

03-10

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Relievers
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Mike Gianella

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May 27, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Updated Top 300

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

Mike and Bret revise their preseason rankings, incorporating early-season performance.

This is an updated list of the Top 300 players as ranked by Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella. This list is a consolidated ranking of the positional rankings from earlier this week, and assumes the same eligibility requirements as those articles.

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May 25, 2016 6:00 am

Updating the Tiers: Starting Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

It's been a rough start to the season for many of the top-50 starters, driving some changes in this midyear rerank.

Welcome, to Baseball Prospectus’ first (or at least first time in a long time) in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did during the preseason, players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a “star” rating. In addition, unlike with the preseason “star” ratings, these lists can also be viewed as a straight ranking.

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May 24, 2016 6:00 am

Updating the Tiers: Third Basemen

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Mike Gianella

Reranking the fantasy options at the hot corner, factoring in their performance to date.

Welcome, to Baseball Prospectus’ first (or at least first time in a long time) in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did during the preseason, players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a “star” rating. In addition, unlike with the preseason “star” ratings, these lists can also be viewed as a straight ranking.

Five-star players are the studs at their position. In general, they are the players who will provide first or second round draft value and will be worth $30 or more in auction formats. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will earn more than $20 in auction formats. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are the types of players who provide back end roster value. The positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of what has happened year-to-date but rather try to offer some insights into what we expect will happen the rest of 2016.

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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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May 23, 2016 6:00 am

Updating the Tiers: Catchers

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Mike Gianella

Reranking the backstops based on early-season performances, injuries, and the like.

Welcome, to Baseball Prospectus’ first (or at least first time in a long time) in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did during the preseason, players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a “star” rating. In addition, unlike with the preseason “star” ratings, these lists can also be viewed as a straight ranking.

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May 23, 2016 6:00 am

Updating the Tiers: Second Basemen

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Mike Gianella

Robbie Cano returns to the keystone's elite ranks, among other changes in this mid-season reranking.

Welcome, to Baseball Prospectus’ first (or at least first time in a long time) in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did during the preseason, players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a “star” rating. In addition, unlike with the preseason “star” ratings, these lists can also be viewed as a straight ranking.

Five-star players are the studs at their position. In general, they are the players who will provide first or second round draft value and will be worth $30 or more in auction formats. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will earn more than $20 in auction formats. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are the types of players who provide back end roster value. The positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of what has happened year-to-date but rather try to offer some insights into what we expect will happen the rest of 2016.

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre 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.

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May 13, 2016 6:00 am

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

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Mike Gianella

A look back at how the stars of April and May 2015 performed the rest of the way.

On average, we are now a little over 34 games into the regular season. Another way of phrasing this is a little over one-fifth of the season is behind us. We are at the stage of the season where we stop talking about small sample size flukes and start talking about sustainable performances.

The question is should we? A better way of phrasing this question is how much emphasis should we place on year-to-date performance?

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and special guest J.J. Jansons 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.

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May 6, 2016 8:49 am

Fantasy Freestyle: We're Doing it Wrong

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Mike Gianella

The perils of using small-sample data and what it means to be a baseball data scientist.

The genesis of this article was a simple reader question, the kind of question that fantasy writers get almost every day and answer by rote.

What’s wrong with Adam Wainwright?

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