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08-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade
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R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

08-01

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Daily League Strategy: Splurging on Bats
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Paul Sporer

07-29

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Daily League Strategy: Stacking Lefties
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Paul Sporer

07-25

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Daily League Strategy: (Alex) Wood is Good
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Paul Sporer

07-22

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Daily League Strategy: Two Servings of Flande
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Paul Sporer

07-08

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Daily League Strategy: Cutting to the Chase
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Paul Sporer

07-02

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Daily League Strategy: A Bargain First Baseman
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Paul Sporer

07-01

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Daily League Strategy: Leake and Locke
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Paul Sporer

06-27

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Daily League Strategy: All of the Brandons
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Paul Sporer

06-24

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Daily League Strategy: Going Cheap on the Mound
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Paul Sporer

06-20

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Daily League Strategy: Latent Latos
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Paul Sporer

06-18

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Daily League Strategy: Fave Three and Five
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Paul Sporer

06-13

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Daily League Strategy: Picking on Ubaldo
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Paul Sporer

06-10

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Daily League Strategy: Big Mike
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Paul Sporer

06-10

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The Call-Up: Gregory Polanco
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Ethan Purser and Paul Sporer

06-06

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Daily League Strategy: Just Joshin'
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Paul Sporer

06-03

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Daily League Strategy: Going Big at First Base
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Paul Sporer

05-30

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Daily League Strategy: Kluber Club
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Paul Sporer

05-27

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Daily League Strategy: Get Your Phil
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Paul Sporer

05-23

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Daily League Strategy: Affording a Super-Ace
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Paul Sporer

05-20

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Daily League Strategy: Two Stud Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

05-14

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Daily League Strategy: Paul's Picks for Wednesday
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Paul Sporer

05-09

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Daily League Strategy: Weekend Lineup Advice
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Paul Sporer

05-06

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Daily League Strategy: Rolling Rox
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Paul Sporer

05-02

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Daily League Strategy: May 2-4
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Paul Sporer

04-22

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Daily League Strategy: Riding Tigers
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Paul Sporer

04-18

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAP Episode 20: Sonny Gray v. Erasmo Ramirez
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

04-18

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Daily League Strategy: Bargain-Bin Starters
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Paul Sporer

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

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The guys deep-dive their top 25 SP prospect lists and discuss the differences, similarities, and guys that they love the most this year and beyond.

The guys delve into their top 25 pitching prospect lists, discuss some killer new technology headed to baseball, and read user emails! (Send your questions to pitchingpod@gmail.com)

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March 13, 2014 6:00 am

Sporer Report: My Tout Wars Team, Part One

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Paul Sporer

Paul had the 14th pick in this year's mixed-league Tout Wars auction; read about his strategy and see how he did in the first seven rounds.

Last year was my first experience in one of the big industry leagues, as I participated with Jason Collette in the LABR mixed-league draft—a league I’m in again this year with him. This year, I have the distinct honor of pulling a two-fer in the big industry leagues, adding a Tout Wars invitation to the docket, as well. Like LABR, it’s a 15-team mixed-league draft. And just as in LABR, I was given the 14th pick in the draft. How crazy is that? I’m sure someone here at BP, probably Russell Carleton, can calculate the odds of me getting a pair of 14th picks in two different drafts! One major difference here was that OBP would be used in place of AVG, which definitely changes the dynamic for a handful of players.

The rather brisk draft took place on Tuesday night with the following draft order of industry titans (and me):

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March 7, 2014 9:26 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15

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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew tries to peg the top 15 picks and predict breakouts from later picks.

We know from Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster that since 2004, there is a 36 percent success rate in the ADP projecting the top 15. The most in any one year is seven of 15; the least is four. With that in mind, I challenged the fantasy team to try to guess the top 15. In addition to their stab at the top 15, I had them give their answers on the following:

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March 4, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Relief Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Breaking down the position, from the top-shelf closers to the setup men who might be on the cusp.

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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.

Projected Lineup

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