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02-05

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Third Basemen on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

02-02

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The Adjuster: Third Base
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Wilson Karaman

01-28

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Second Basemen on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

01-26

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The Adjuster: Second Base
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Wilson Karaman

01-21

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: First Basemen on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

01-19

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The Adjuster: First Basemen
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Wilson Karaman

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: Innings, Innings, Innings
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J.P. Breen and Wilson Karaman

01-14

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Catchers on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: The Southpaw to South Beach
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

01-12

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The Adjuster: Catchers
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Wilson Karaman

01-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Look at Preliminary ADP Data
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Wilson Karaman

01-06

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Minor League Update: Games of January 4-5, 2016
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Wilson Karaman

12-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Recommendation Retrospective
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Wilson Karaman

12-23

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Minor League Update: Games of December 21-22
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Wilson Karaman

12-18

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: OBP: A Deeper Dive
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Wilson Karaman

12-18

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Minor League Update: Games of December 16-17
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Wilson Karaman

12-11

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: WHIP: The General Landscape
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Wilson Karaman

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: Giles From Nowhere
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R.J. Anderson, Kenny Ducey, Mark Anderson, George Bissell and Wilson Karaman

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: Mets Add New Fielder's Choice Combination
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

12-09

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Minor League Update: Games of December 7-8
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Wilson Karaman

12-07

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Transaction Analysis: The Pelf On The Shelf
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R.J. Anderson, Rian Watt, Wilson Karaman and Christopher Crawford

12-04

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Over/Underachievers
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Wilson Karaman

12-02

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Minor League Update: Games of November 30-December 1
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Wilson Karaman

11-30

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Transaction Analysis: It's All Happ-ening, Man
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Matthew Trueblood, Rian Watt, George Bissell and Wilson Karaman

11-25

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Minor League Update: Games of November 23-24
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Wilson Karaman

11-20

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: The General Landscape
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Wilson Karaman

11-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, November 18th
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Wilson Karaman

11-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, November 16th
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Wilson Karaman

11-13

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Strikeouts: Over/Underachievers
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Wilson Karaman

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: Andrelton Goes to Disneyland
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Mike Gianella

11-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, November 11th
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Wilson Karaman

11-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, November 9th
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Wilson Karaman

11-06

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Fantasy Freestyle: Players to Avoid: A Retrospective
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Wilson Karaman

11-05

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, November 4th
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Wilson Karaman

11-02

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Minor League Update: Games of October 30 - November 1, 2015
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Wilson Karaman

10-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 28th
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Wilson Karaman

10-27

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Minor League Update: AFL Games of Monday, October 26th
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Wilson Karaman

10-23

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Player Profile: Wilmer Flores
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Wilson Karaman

10-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 21st
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Wilson Karaman

10-20

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 19th
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Wilson Karaman

10-14

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Minor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 13th
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Wilson Karaman

10-09

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Player Profile: Drew Hutchison
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Wilson Karaman

10-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: Pitchers Who Put 'Em Away
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Wilson Karaman

09-25

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 26
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Wilson Karaman

09-18

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
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Wilson Karaman

09-11

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
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Wilson Karaman

09-10

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 10, 2015
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Wilson Karaman and Colin Young

09-04

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
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Wilson Karaman

09-02

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The 2015 Arizona Fall League
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Mark Anderson and Wilson Karaman

09-02

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Notes from the Field: September 2, 2015
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Wilson Karaman and Brendan Gawlowski

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December 24, 2015 8:26 am

Fantasy Freestyle: A Recommendation Retrospective

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One final look back before the end of the year.

Last month I took a look back at the players I recommended to avoid as draft day approached last off-season, and overall I think I did some solid work there. Three out of four of those recommendations bore out, and while the one that didn’t was a spectacularly failure by result, I still feel good about the process that went into identifying the player. Can’t win ‘em all, right? So now today we’ll flip the script and talk about the players I recommended for targeting on draft day.

First Baseman to Target: Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals

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December 23, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of December 21-22

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Notes on prospects who stood out in winter league play, including Adalberto Mejia and Teoscar Hernandez.

Monday, December 21st

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December 18, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: OBP: A Deeper Dive

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Identifying under-the-radar fantasy targets to help your squad in this category.

Finally, we’ve arrived at the part of our Fantasy Categorical Breakdown series tailored to the more discerning tastes of those of you who play in an OBP-based league. Greg Wellemeyer gave us the 30,000-foot view on Wednesday, while J.J. Jansons momentarily relaxed his restrictions on E-A-T-I-N-G in his classroom to dive into some of 2015’s over- and under-achievers in the category yesterday. Today we’re going to take a look at some otherwise off-the-board types who have far less relevance in standard leagues than they do in deeper OBP formats.

Mike Napoli, 1B, Indians
Boy, was Napoli frustrating last year. Woof! I wrote nice things about him in last winter’s Adjuster column for first basemen, and he promptly responded with a .207/.307/.386 turd sandwich of a first half before crushing it in a part-time role with Texas in the second half. But! Note the OBP even in spite of his overall struggles. Mike Napoli can get on base, and even with the circumstantial evidence of opposing pitcher attack patterns pointing squarely in the direction of him losing a click or three of bat speed, he’s still very much a name for CI target lists in OBP formats.


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December 18, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of December 16-17

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Notes on prospects who stood out in winter league play, including Joey Rickard, Justin Williams, and Juniel Querecuto.

Wednesday, December 16th

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December 11, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: WHIP: The General Landscape

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Run scoring was up around the league in 2015, so as you might expect, walks and hits were, too.

If you’ve been paying attention to our Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns series thus far (which you should, because there’s a lot of really helpful insight written on those there pages), you’re familiar enough with the general plot that 2015 saw an overall spike in offense amid what has otherwise been a relatively consistent and steep decline over the past decade. George Bissell touched on this last week in his introduction to Runs and RBI, and I previously discussed the topic at some length in my look at ERA a couple of weeks ago.

Today we turn our attention to WHIP, and it should surprise no one that WHIPs around the league jumped correspondingly as the run-scoring environment increased last season:

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The Astros pony up for a closer and the Phillies replace him with someone who used to be good, and the Yankees also trade a reliever to restock the system.

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The Mets reload with a pair of veteran middle infielders, who won't solve all their infield-defense woes but will hit, at least.

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December 9, 2015 12:28 pm

Minor League Update: Games of December 7-8

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Notes on prospects (and 44-year-olds) who stood out over the past two days, including Jorge Alfaro and Javier Baez.

Monday, December 7th

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The Tigers make a few small moves, Utley stays put in LA, and more.

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December 4, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Over/Underachievers

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Wilson Karaman

Examining the pitchers who exceeded or fell short of expectations in the W department last season.

As the Baseball Prospectus Fantasy Team boldly pushes forward in our Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns series, be sure to catch up with previous installments over the past couple of weeks. I was tempted to just submit the shrugging emoji as my column here, but there probably is some value in looking back at how certain pitchers got to their Win totals in 2015. Before we do, please make sure to take a look at J.J. Jansonsexcellent intro piece that aired yesterday. And then be sure to tune in on Monday when J.P. Breen will take a look at some deep league options who may or may not generate outsized Win totals in 2016 depending on how much rum Jobu has in his cup come April.

Underachievers

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December 2, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of November 30-December 1

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Notes on prospects who stood out over the past two days, including Tyler White, and Patrick Kivlehan.

Monday, November 30th

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The Blue Jays and Athletics bring one of their own back into the fold.

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