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02-20

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Outfielders
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Mike Gianella

02-16

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 119: LABR Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-15

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part II
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Mike Gianella

02-14

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part One
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Mike Gianella

02-10

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Shortstops
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Mike Gianella

02-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 118: It's Just Stupid
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-07

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Shortstop
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Mike Gianella

02-07

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Prospectus Feature: Using the PFM and BP's Fantasy Tools
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-03

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Third Basemen
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Mike Gianella

02-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 117: A Game of Concern and Illusion
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-31

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base
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Mike Gianella

01-27

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Second Basemen
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Mike Gianella

01-26

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 116: The Trea Turner Question
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-24

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
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Mike Gianella

01-20

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The -Only League Landscape: American League First Basemen
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Mike Gianella

01-18

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 115: Animal Crackers
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-17

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: First Basemen
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Mike Gianella

01-12

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Catchers
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Mike Gianella

01-11

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 114: There’s No Desperation In Susac
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-10

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers
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Mike Gianella

01-03

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Fantasy Content Preview
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Mike Gianella

12-15

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 112: Mixed League Valuations
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

12-13

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Over/Underachievers: Batting Average
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Mike Gianella

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Adam Eaton, Underrated No More
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Jarrett Seidler, Adam McInturff, Mike Gianella and Matthew Trueblood

12-08

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Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

12-06

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Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Hitters
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Mike Gianella

12-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 110: Feeling Frosty
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

11-18

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Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 109: He's Still Mike Trout
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

11-16

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Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Hitters
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Mike Gianella

11-11

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Retrospective Player Valuation: AL Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-09

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Retrospective Player Valuation: 2016 AL Hitters
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Mike Gianella

10-27

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 108: Expert League Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 2 Preview
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Mike Gianella

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews
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Mike Gianella

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 1 Previews
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Mike Gianella

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Mets
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Mike Gianella

09-30

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Expert League Recap
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Mike Gianella

09-27

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 26
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Mike Gianella

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

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October 5, 2016 11:23 am

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Mets

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Mike Gianella

Madison Bumgarner and the Giants vs. Noah Syndergaard and the Mets, in New York.

The only time the Mets and Giants faced off in the postseason was 2000. New York beat San Francisco three games to one in a series that saw the Mets win two games in extra innings. This year, the Mets took the season series four games to three, including a series in August that was the beginning of the Mets' turnaround from a struggling 60-62 squad to an 87-75 Wild Card team. The Giants stumbled in the second half, but managed to hang on to find their way to their second Wild Card game in three years.

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September 30, 2016 10:57 am

Expert League Recap

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Mike Gianella

Mike reviews his attempt to go back-to-back in the senior-circuit edition of Tout Wars.

For those of you who don’t voraciously follow my exploits in all of my various fantasy leagues, Tout Wars is considered one of the two premier fantasy baseball “expert” leagues in existence (the other one is the League of Alternate Baseball Reality, or LABR). I have been in Tout Wars for seven years (in the NL only league) and last year I had the pleasure of winning my first title in Tout Wars. This year I was hoping to go back-to-back, joining a select group of fantasy experts who have done so.

But it was not to be.

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September 27, 2016 6:00 am

Expert FAAB Review: Week 26

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Mike Gianella

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues ahead of the final 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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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.

Read the full article...

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