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09-20

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Deep League Report: Week 25
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Scooter Hotz

09-13

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Deep League Report: Week 24
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09-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Late-Season Keeper-League Pickups
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09-06

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Deep League Report: Week 23
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08-30

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Deep League Report: Week 22
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08-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: How I Might Win My Deep AL-Only Fantasy League
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08-24

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Deep League Report: Week 21
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08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
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08-11

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Deep League Report: Week 19
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08-10

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The Call-Up: Rhys Hoskins
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Jarrett Seidler and Scooter Hotz

08-04

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Deep League Report: Week 18
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07-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: On Sustainability
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Scooter Hotz

07-26

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Deep League Report: Week 17
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Scooter Hotz

07-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Players Switching Leagues in Deep AL-Only and NL-Only Leagues
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Scooter Hotz

07-12

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Deep League Report: Week 15
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07-05

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Deep League Report: Week 14
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Scooter Hotz

06-30

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Fantasy Freestyle: Be True To Your League
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Scooter Hotz

06-28

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The Call-Up: Tyler Wade
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

06-28

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Deep League Report: Week 13
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Scooter Hotz

06-21

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Deep League Report: Week 12
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Scooter Hotz

06-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fighting The Last War
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Scooter Hotz

06-14

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Deep League Report: Week 11
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06-07

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Deep League Report: Week 10
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Scooter Hotz

05-31

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Updating the Tiers: Second Base
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Scooter Hotz

05-24

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Deep League Report: Week 8
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05-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Home League Temperature Check
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05-17

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Deep League Report: Week 7
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05-11

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Deep League Report: Week 6
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05-03

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Deep League Report: Week 5
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04-26

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The Call-Up: Cody Bellinger
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

04-26

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Deep League Report: Week 4
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Scooter Hotz

04-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: My Fantasy Investment Portfolio—Minor Leaguers I Own Across Multiple Leagues
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Scooter Hotz

04-19

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Deep League Report: Week 3
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04-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: My Fantasy Investment Portfolio: Major League Players I Own Across Multiple Leagues
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Scooter Hotz

04-13

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Deep League Report: Week Two
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Scooter Hotz

04-05

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Deep League Report: Week 1
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03-30

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My Model Portfolio: The Defending Champion
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Scooter Hotz

03-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: My First Auction of 2017
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Scooter Hotz

03-24

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Player Profile: Carlos Santana
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Scooter Hotz

03-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: My First Draft of 2017
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Scooter Hotz

03-15

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Five to Watch: National League Hitters
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Scooter Hotz

03-10

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Relief Pitchers
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Scooter Hotz

03-07

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Player Profile: Shawn Kelley
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Scooter Hotz

02-27

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Player Profile: Kevin Gausman
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Scooter Hotz

02-24

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Starting Pitchers
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Scooter Hotz

02-16

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders
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Scooter Hotz

02-09

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Shortstops
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Scooter Hotz

02-07

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Player Profile: Xander Bogaerts
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Scooter Hotz

02-02

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

01-26

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Second Basemen
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September 20, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 25

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If you need to accumulate innings, you will find some prime candidates here.

Picking the NL-only pitchers to feature in the Deep League Report this week was easy. I just went with the three guys I bought in my deep NL-only home league Sunday night in a possibly futile attempt to rack up enough innings to meet my league’s minimum. Whom did I grab? Keep reading.

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September 13, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 24

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Thirtysomethings (but not Lou Collins).

It doesn’t get any more Deep League Report than multiple thirty-something players who spent most of the season in the minors. No need to dawdle, let’s dive right in.

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September 8, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Late-Season Keeper-League Pickups

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Try sneaking one of these guys onto your roster heading into the offseason.

In keeper leagues, you try to balance your needs in the current season with your needs for upcoming seasons. That means that when you’re scanning the free agent pool, you’re not just looking for players who can help you this year. Of course, a lot depends on the specifics of your league: how deep it is, how much a player will cost as a keeper and how long you can keep him. Here are three guys to think about for next season.

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September 6, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 23

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Scooter Hotz

September brings a rush of new blood to the free-agent pool. Is it good blood, or just more blood? What's with all of this blood?

September roster expansions and call-ups put a lot more players in the free-agent pool in deep AL-only and NL-only leagues. These players aren’t necessarily going to be any better than the ones filling the pool earlier in the season, but there are more of them. In the AL this week, there’s a lot of speed while, in the NL, there are a lot of pitchers who can post big strikeout numbers. Welcome to the September call-up edition of the Deep League Report. Time to get going.

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August 30, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 22

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Lots of starting pitchers available—so take advantage now.

Starting pitchers are usually in short supply here at the Deep League Report, but not this week. Five of the six featured pitchers are starting pitchers and four of them are likely to be two-start pitchers next week. Granted, they’re not the most established group, but you can’t be too picky in deep leagues. If you need innings, especially in leagues with a minimum, this week is a good week to make some moves. On with the show.

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Scooter reviews the chances that his contending club in a 12-team, AL-only league has to win. It would be his first championship in 16 seasons. The keys include Corey Kluber, Byron Buxton and, probably, Kevin Kiermaier.

I have a shot at winning my deep AL-only league this year, something I haven’t managed to do in 15 previous seasons. I’m currently tied for second place, 8 ½ points behind the first-place team. I’m going to take a look at what needs to happen for me to win.

It’s an auction-style keeper league, $260 budget at auction which increases to $350 once the season starts, 12 teams, 24-player active roster (2 C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, CI, MI, 5 OF, 10 P), minimum of 1,100 innings pitched, old-school 4x4 roto scoring (HR, RBI, SB, AVG, W, SV, ERA, WHIP).

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August 24, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 21

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Let's meet some Mets!

Four of the six National League players profiled in this week’s Deep League Report either play for the Mets or have played for the Mets this season. I didn’t do it intentionally and I don’t think it’s meaningful, I just thought that it was odd once I noticed it. Let’s dive in.

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August 16, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 20

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Scooter puts skin in the game, acquiring three of the players he discusses here. So if he's wrong, it hurts.

I acquired two of the six AL-only players and one of the six NL-only players featured in this week’s Deep League Report in my home leagues. I don’t just talk the deep-league game, I live it. If you want to know which players I picked up and what I paid for them, ask me in the comments. On with the show.

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August 11, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 19

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Nicky Delmonico might get some ribbies with the White Sox, Matt Belisle might be saves for the Twins, and Drew Butera will get all of the playing time (for now) with the Royals.

The passing of the trade deadline means that the Deep League Report won’t be featuring many solid, well-established major leaguers for the rest of the year. Besides waiver trades, the best sources of production in the free agent pool in deep AL-only and NL-only leagues are late-season call-ups and newly minted closers. We have both in the column this week. Let’s get going.

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August 10, 2017 11:18 am

The Call-Up: Rhys Hoskins

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Jarrett Seidler and Scooter Hotz

Let's find out if the Phillies like the taste of Rhys' big cuts.

The Situation: The Phillies, as you might know, are not great at baseball. They’ve held overripe first base prospect Rhys Hoskins down at Triple-A all season in favor of so-so 26-year-old incumbent first baseman Tommy Joseph, a move right on the border of defensibility for a rebuilding club. Hoskins started taking reps in left field earlier this week after Aaron Altherr went on the DL, temporarily opening a spot in a previously crowded young outfield. It’s Hoskins’ first playing time in the outfield since he was a semi-regular in left as a college freshman, but it’s not like the next six weeks of Phillies outfield defense matters too much except to the back of Aaron Nola’s baseball card.

 

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August 4, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 18

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The trade deadline moves bring new blood.

Thanks to the trade deadline, the players in this week’s Deep League Report are a lot better than the usual crop of utility infielders and middle relievers. This week is when a disproportionately large amount of FAAB will and should be spent since players this good won’t end up in the free agent pool in deep AL-only and NL-only leagues again this year. If you’ve been saving your FAAB dollars, this is the week and these are the players you’ve been saving for. Go big and get the guys you want.

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July 28, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: On Sustainability

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Leagues offering daily transactions, instead of weekly, open themselves up to losing owners.

A few weeks ago, there was some talk on the message board in one of my leagues about moving from weekly transactions and lineups to daily. I’m firmly on Team Weekly because I prioritize sustainability.

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