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09-01

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 22
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Mike Gianella

08-25

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 21
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Mike Gianella

08-24

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The Call-Up: Trea Turner
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

08-20

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 65: Grimm Is Good
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-18

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 20
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Mike Gianella

08-13

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The Call-Up: Greg Bird
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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

08-12

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 64: Unfiltered
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-11

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 19
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Mike Gianella

08-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 63: The FAAB One
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-04

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 18
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Mike Gianella

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

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yo Yo Yo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Mike Gianella, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Disturbance at the Haren House
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Sahadev Sharma, Matthew Trueblood, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella, George Bissell and Mark Anderson

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon – We're Heading To L.A.
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Craig Goldstein, Christopher Crawford, David Lee, Mike Gianella, R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Colin Young

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Oh, the Price You Pay
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMels
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Matthew Trueblood, Jeff Moore, Kate Morrison, Colin Young and Mike Gianella

07-28

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
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Mike Gianella

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Tulo, Eh?
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Matthew Trueblood, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Dayton Hammer
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Matthew Trueblood, Mike Gianella and Christopher Crawford

07-24

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The Call-Up: Michael Conforto
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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Houston, We Have a Kazmir
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Mike Gianella

07-23

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 62: FAABFEST
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

07-21

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The Call-Up: Stephen Piscotty
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

07-21

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-20

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The Call-Up: Aaron Nola
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

07-16

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 61: I Would Rather Have Sugar Ray
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

07-16

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PECOTA Day 2.0
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Mike Gianella

07-09

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 60: Who Is Pat Benatar?
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

07-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Predicting the Second Half Fallers
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Mike Gianella

07-07

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 14
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Mike Gianella

07-06

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Rotisserie-Style In-Season Valuations
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Mike Gianella

07-02

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 59: How Do You Say Week in French?
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

07-01

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Fantasy Freestyle: How We Got Here
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Mike Gianella

06-30

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
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Mike Gianella

06-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 12
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Mike Gianella

06-18

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 58: The Velasquez One
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

06-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 11
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Mike Gianella

06-15

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The Call-Up: Byron Buxton
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-11

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 57: Is It Time To Make The Big Trade?
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

06-09

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The Call-Up: Vincent Velasquez
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Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella

06-09

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 10
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Mike Gianella

06-08

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Rotisserie-Style In-Season Valuations
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Mike Gianella

06-08

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The Call-Up: Joe Ross
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Tucker Blair and Mike Gianella

06-05

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 56: Squeeze The Trade Orange
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

06-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: Hello Vickrey, My (Now) Old Friend
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Mike Gianella

06-04

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Transaction Analysis: Collecting Brute and Flipping Beef
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-02

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Nine
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Mike Gianella

05-28

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 55: For The Love Of Duda
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

05-26

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Eight
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Mike Gianella

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Eight
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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

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July 20, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Aaron Nola

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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

Aaron Nola has been billed as a major-league ready pitcher since the season started. Find out why he'll live up to the hype.

The situation: The Phillies are all but mathematically eliminated from the 2015 playoffs, possessing the worst record and run differential in all of baseball. The “positive” that comes from this is that Philadelphia can now see what their youngsters are capable of, and another piece of the rebuilding puzzle will make his debut on Tuesday in the form of Aaron Nola.

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

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July 16, 2015 6:00 am

PECOTA Day 2.0

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Mike Gianella

A look at the players our projection system sees doing better and worse down the stretch.

As the second half of the baseball season approaches, many fantasy owners like to take this time to reassess and attempt to figure out if they can hold on to their leads or make the charge past the leader into first place. Many Baseball Prospectus subscribers use PECOTA’s rest-of-the-season numbers to figure out how their team projects out the rest of the way in order to accomplish this goal.

I enjoy looking at projected rest-of-the-season numbers as much as the next fantasy player. However, one of the things I really like doing is examining the “fact or fiction” behind PECOTA’s projections the rest of the way. Will PECOTA’s projections hold up? Or should we be looking more at year-to-date numbers to determine how well a player will do?

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

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Want to buy low on someone? Don't make it a player on this list.

Years ago, before analytics and baseball became acquainted, many analysts focused on first-half and second-half stats. For many good reasons that are too lengthy to go into here, this type of analysis has become dated and isn’t used in any type of serious study.

However, the All-Star break is still a good time in fantasy to take a step back, look at some poor first-half performers, and figure out who is due for a bounce back in the second half. Rather than analyze the types of players who “traditionally” hit well post-All-Star break, this is a look at players who either will slip or won’t bounce back despite a slow first half.

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

Depending on how long you have been a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, welcome or welcome back to the Expert FAAB Review. Every week, I’m going to take a look at the players and the process behind the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I will provide insights behind the reasoning on some the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Tout Wars uses a Vickrey Auction system. A basic description of the Vickrey bidding system can be found here.

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July 6, 2015 6:00 am

Rotisserie-Style In-Season Valuations

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates the values based on players' outputs through the Independence Day weekend.

Welcome to the third installment of Baseball Prospectus’s in-season, Rotisserie-style valuations for American League and National League -only formats.

In the linked document below, you will find values through games of Sunday, July 5th for:

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

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An interview with two of fantasy baseball's pioneers, Alex Patton and Peter Kreutzer.

Long before this hobby became an industry, there were Alex Patton and Peter Kreutzer.

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

Depending on how long you have been a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, welcome or welcome back to the Expert FAAB Review. Every week, I’m going to take a look at the players and the process behind the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I will provide insights behind the reasoning on some the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Tout Wars uses a Vickrey Auction system. A basic description of the Vickrey bidding system can be found here.

Read the full article...

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

Depending on how long you have been a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, welcome or welcome back to the Expert FAAB Review. Every week, I’m going to take a look at the players and the process behind the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I will provide insights behind the reasoning on some the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Tout Wars uses a Vickrey Auction system. A basic description of the Vickrey bidding system can be found here.

Read the full article...

Mike Gianella and special guest Tim Heaney of USA Today Sports take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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