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03-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: My First Auction of 2017
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03-24

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Player Profile: Carlos Santana
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03-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: My First Draft of 2017
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03-15

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Five to Watch: National League Hitters
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03-10

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Relief Pitchers
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03-07

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Player Profile: Shawn Kelley
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02-27

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Player Profile: Kevin Gausman
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02-24

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Starting Pitchers
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02-16

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders
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02-09

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Shortstops
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02-07

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Player Profile: Xander Bogaerts
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02-02

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Third Basemen
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01-26

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Second Basemen
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01-24

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Player Profile: Matt Carpenter
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01-19

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The -Only League Landscape: National League First Basemen
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Scooter Hotz

01-13

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Catchers
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01-10

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Player Profile: Buster Posey
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01-05

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive: Wins
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12-23

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Drive: Runs/RBI
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12-16

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive: WHIP
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12-08

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Strikeouts: A Deeper Dive
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Scooter Hotz

12-07

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Transaction Analysis: Boston's Bullpen Bet
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Matthew Kory, Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 4 Preview
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Scooter Hotz

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLCS Game 5 Preview
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09-26

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Deep League Report: Week 26
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09-21

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Deep League Report: Week 25
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09-16

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
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09-12

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Deep League Report: Week 24
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09-09

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
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09-06

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The Call-Up: Gavin Cecchini
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Jarrett Seidler and Scooter Hotz

09-06

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Deep League Report: Week 23
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09-03

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The Call-Up: Jose De Leon
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Brendan Gawlowski and Scooter Hotz

09-02

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
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08-31

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The Call-Up: JaCoby Jones
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Mark Anderson and Scooter Hotz

08-29

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Deep League Report: Week 22
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Scooter Hotz

08-26

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21
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08-22

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Deep League Report: Week 21
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08-20

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The Call-Up: Jeff Hoffman
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James Fisher and Scooter Hotz

08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
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Scooter Hotz

08-09

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Deep League Report: Week 19
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08-05

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The Call-Up: Jake Thompson
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bruce Makes For a Crowded Metropolitan Area
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Bryan Grosnick, Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: In Charm City, Is Third Time a...
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Dustin Palmateer, Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

08-01

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The Call-Up: Joe Musgrove
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Brendan Gawlowski and Scooter Hotz

08-01

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Deep League Report: Week 18
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Scooter Hotz

07-25

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The Call-Up: Braden Shipley
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Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

07-25

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Deep League Report: Week 17
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Scooter Hotz

07-18

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The Call-Up: Reynaldo Lopez
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Christopher Crawford, Adam McInturff and Scooter Hotz

07-18

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Deep League Report: Week 16
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Scooter Hotz

07-18

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The Call-Up: Ryon Healy
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Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

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March 27, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: My First Auction of 2017

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Scooter recaps the results of his recent keeper-league auction.

Last night I had my first auction of the season. It’s my second season in the league, which is a more serious league than the one I wrote about last week. Like that league, though, a lot of the owners are more inclined towards fantasy football than fantasy baseball, which is why it’s a head-to-head league. Here are some other league settings for background:

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Carlos Santana

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Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Indians slugger.

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March 21, 2017 11:58 pm

Fantasy Freestyle: My First Draft of 2017

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Scooter breaks down his keepers and recaps his selections in his first draft of the spring.

Last night, I had my first draft or auction of the season. It’s my second season in the league, which is a fairly casual one with friends, a lot of whom are more inclined towards fantasy football than fantasy baseball. Here are some other league settings for background:

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March 15, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: National League Hitters

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A handful of senior-circuit bats who are worthy of your attention.

Earlier this week, George Bissell wrote about five NL starting pitchers to watch and Greg Wellemeyer wrote about five AL starting pitchers to watch. I’m going to perform the same trick for the NL hitter pool, picking five players who make interesting draft day value propositions.

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March 10, 2017 10:50 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Relief Pitchers

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Scanning the menu of senior-circuit options at this position.

Relievers: the most vexing part of just about any roto roster. They’re mostly on your roster to contribute in one category, and their ability to rack up stats in that category depend on a lot of luck as well as the whims of their manager. Talent and performance aren’t enough to get a guy the closer’s gig, either. These vagaries explain why saves are the most frequently punted category, and why many owners who don’t punt saves refuse to pay for them.

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March 7, 2017 10:36 am

Player Profile: Shawn Kelley

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The right-hander might have the inside track to the closer job in Washington, but is there reason to doubt he can handle it?

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February 27, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Kevin Gausman

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Now that he's assured of a rotation spot, what can fantasy owners expect from the Orioles righty?

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February 24, 2017 10:51 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Starting Pitchers

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Scanning the menu of senior-circuit fantasy rotation arms.

Ah, starting pitching. Poker players have their bad beat stories, fantasy baseball players have their stories about the aces they bought who failed spectacularly. Roto players who go cheap on pitching habitually are usually fighting the previous war, trying to avoid buying a big-ticket starter because they bought one at some point in the past, only to see that purchase sink their season.

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February 16, 2017 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders

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Examining the senior-circuit menu of fantasy options at this position.

You’re going to spend a lot of money in the outfield. Granted, a lot of that is because standard leagues have more outfielders than any other positions. That’s not the only reason, though. The defensive requirements are a little more flexible than they are in the infield, so the player pool is more diverse, including players as different as Billy Hamilton and Kyle Schwarber.

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Scanning the menu of six-spot fantasy options in the senior circuit.

Shortstop is supposed to be a shallow position in roto, especially in AL-only and NL-only leagues. You know, the kind of position where a couple of teams in your league have a really good player, a few more teams have someone halfway decent and the rest of the league has slick fielders who get the bat knocked out of their hands regularly.

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Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Red Sox' star shortstop.

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February 2, 2017 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Third Basemen

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Scanning the menu of hot-corner fantasy options in the senior circuit.

Third base was a pretty good place to spend your auction dollars in 2016. The two guys who went for $30+ earned $30+, and most of the rest of the ten most expensive players at the hot corner earned roughly as much as their price tag suggested they would.

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