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04-15

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Daily League Strategy: Struggling Stars
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Paul Sporer

04-11

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Daily League Strategy: Sticking With Your Guys
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Paul Sporer

04-08

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Daily League Strategy: Underpriced Studs
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Paul Sporer

04-04

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Daily League Strategy: Navigating a 15-Game Slate
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Paul Sporer

03-31

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Daily League Strategy: Opening Day Lineup
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Paul Sporer

03-28

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Daily League Strategy: Managing Your Bankroll
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Paul Sporer

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: A Loaded Outfield
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Paul Sporer

03-25

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Daily League Strategy: Introduction
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Paul Sporer

03-13

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAP Episode 19: Prospects, Prospects, Prospects!!!
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

03-13

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Sporer Report: My Tout Wars Team, Part One
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Paul Sporer

03-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

03-04

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Relief Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-28

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAP Episode 18: Starting Pitching Guide
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

02-27

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-25

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Fantasy Team Preview: Atlanta Braves
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Paul Sporer

02-25

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-18

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State of the Position: Outfielders
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Paul Sporer

02-12

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Fantasy Team Preview: Miami Marlins
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Paul Sporer

02-10

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Fantasy Experts Mock Draft
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Paul Sporer

02-05

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Fantasy Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Paul Sporer

02-04

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Shortstops
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Paul Sporer

01-27

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State of the Position: Second Basemen
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Paul Sporer

01-22

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: First Basemen
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Paul Sporer

01-17

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Fantasy Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Paul Sporer

01-16

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAP Episode 17: Offseason Chatter
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

01-16

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Catchers
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Paul Sporer

01-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: A First-Round Starting Pitcher? Maybe
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Paul Sporer

01-03

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Sporer Report: Garbage Picking
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Paul Sporer

12-27

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Sporer Report: Top 20 Risers
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Paul Sporer

12-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Top 2014 Pitching Risers
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Paul Sporer

12-11

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Paul Sporer

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Granderson Takes the 4 to the 7 to $60 Million
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R.J. Anderson and Paul Sporer

12-03

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
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Paul Sporer

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski's Puzzling Deal
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Ben Lindbergh, Josh Herzenberg and Paul Sporer

11-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: Looking for 2014 Surprises
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Paul Sporer

11-25

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Fantasy Team Preview: Kansas City Royals
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Craig Goldstein and Paul Sporer

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Haren Makeup
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R.J. Anderson and Paul Sporer

11-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: AFL First Pitch Forums Draft, Part Two
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Paul Sporer

11-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: AFL First Pitch Forums Draft
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Paul Sporer

11-14

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Podcast Transcription
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Paul Sporer and Jason Collette

11-13

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Fantasy Team Preview: Texas Rangers
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Craig Goldstein and Paul Sporer

11-07

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Sporer Report: Is Big Erv Overvalued?
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Paul Sporer

11-01

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Sporer Report: Three Ways to Traverse the Baseball Offseason
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Paul Sporer

10-28

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 59 is Live!
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Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

10-25

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Sporer Report: Six Super Subs
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Paul Sporer

10-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part Three
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Paul Sporer

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Five Preview: Red Sox at Tigers
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Paul Sporer

10-12

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 16: Zack Greinke at Joe Kelly
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game One Preview: Tigers at Red Sox
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Paul Sporer

10-11

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 58 is Live!
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Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

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The guys are back to discuss their recently released 2014 Starting Pitcher Guide. They answer some emails, look back at some best/worst calls from the 2013 guide, deep-dive this year's guide, and get into how they feel about Pittsburgh's future aces, Gerrit Cole & Jameson Taillon.

The guys are back to discuss their recently released 2014 Starting Pitcher Guide. They answer some emails, look back at some best/worst calls from the 2013 guide, deep-dive this year's guide, and get into how they feel about Pittsburgh's future aces, Gerrit Cole & Jameson Taillon.

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Ranking starters based on their fantasy value from now through 2016.

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February 25, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Atlanta Braves

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Paul Sporer

Top-shelf bats, quality rotation arms, and the game's best closer make the Braves an excellent team from which to mine fantasy assets.

Last year’s NL East champion brings plenty of fantasy value to the table again in 2014, as the Braves try to defend their title against a surging Nats team. They have star-level hitting sure to be scooped up in the early rounds, three like-valued starting pitchers who will be near the top of many fantasy rotations, and the top closer in the game by any ranking.

Projected Lineup

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February 25, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Two possible first-round picks give these rankings a distinct sixth tier.

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February 18, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Outfielders

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Paul Sporer

The present talent pool at this position is deceptively shallow, but the future looks bright.

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February 12, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Miami Marlins

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Paul Sporer

Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez are the headliners in south Florida.

There isn’t a lot of fantasy value on this team, sure to be a bottom feeder again, but what they do have could be very high-impact.

Projected Lineup

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February 10, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Experts Mock Draft

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Paul Sporer

Our first snake-style mock of the spring, with 15 teams and 23 rounds.

On Thursday evening, we hosted our first mock draft with a 15-person group of industry folks going 23 rounds deep to fill out a standard roster of C, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, CI, MI, 5 OF, DH, and 9 P of any kind. Couch Managers hosted the event. I randomized the draft order just before game time and here’s how it came out:

Brent Hershey [Baseball HQ]

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February 5, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

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Paul Sporer

The defending NL MVP headlines the fantasy crop in the Steel City.

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February 4, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Shortstops

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Paul Sporer

Hanley Ramirez leads off a list that offers plenty of speed and might be deeper than you think.

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January 27, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Second Basemen

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Paul Sporer

A breakdown of the current and future depth at the keystone and the optimal fantasy strategy for this year.

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January 22, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: First Basemen

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Paul Sporer

A fantasy-based look at how this position stacks up through 2016.

Everyone in fantasy sports loves the look-ahead. Even in the throes of a pennant race, you can fire up a conversation about next year’s first round and it will go on for an hour. With that in mind, the BP fantasy team will be taking a long view look at every position this offseason with three-year rankings (composite value at the position over the next three seasons). We continue our way around the diamond with first basemen today! First base is the storage locker for bad defenders who can hit, especially in the NL where there is no DH. The position is almost always adding staff, but their value at the position is mitigated until they’re done qualifying elsewhere.

For example, you would be insane to use a primary-catcher first-base-eligible asset anywhere but catcher. In no circumstance are they worth more playing first base, and if you carry two such assets and put one at first base, you’re not only robbing the value of this asset, but you’re also putting yourself behind in the counting categories of first base to teams who have full-time first basemen in their lineup. At any other position (though predominantly 3B and OF), they are never more valuable at first base. You could use them there in a pinch, but just like with the catcher, you’re sapping the value of the asset.

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January 17, 2014 6:28 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

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Paul Sporer

The Snakes feature a new closer and a power-hitting first baseman with a case to be the no. 3 pick in drafts this spring.

The Diamondbacks’ moves the last two years have been a bit peculiar and yet seemingly despite their best efforts, they still have a rather formidable team. They have established star talent, quality veteran talent, and emerging young talent. It’s far from a flawless team, but it has the makings of a contender. Additionally—and more importantly—it is ripe with fantasy goodness.

Projected Lineup

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