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01-12

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

01-06

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive: OBP
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Wilson Karaman

12-22

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2017 Prospects: Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff

12-15

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Over/Underachievers: WHIP
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Wilson Karaman

12-07

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Transaction Analysis: For Sale: Red Sox Prospects
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Ben Carsley, Adam McInturff, Jarrett Seidler, George Bissell and Wilson Karaman

11-30

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Stolen Base Over/Underachievers
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Wilson Karaman

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Career-Years and Old Upside
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Jeff Quinton, Wilson Karaman and Bret Sayre

11-22

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The ERA Over/Underperformers
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Wilson Karaman

11-15

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Minor League Update: Games of November 14th
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Wilson Karaman

11-15

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Home Runs: The Over/Under Achievers
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Wilson Karaman

11-08

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Minor League Update: Games of November 7th
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Wilson Karaman

11-04

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Cheese in the Kitchen
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Wilson Karaman

11-01

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Minor League Update: Games of October 31st
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Wilson Karaman

10-25

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Minor League Update: Games of October 24th
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Wilson Karaman

10-24

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Prospect Profile: Yusniel Diaz
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Wilson Karaman

10-18

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Minor League Update: Games of October 17th
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Wilson Karaman

10-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: An Avoid Retrospective
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Wilson Karaman

10-12

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Peoria Javelinas
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Steve Givarz, Brendan Gawlowski and Wilson Karaman

10-11

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Surprise Saguaros
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Steve Givarz, Kate Morrison, Jarrett Seidler and Wilson Karaman

10-11

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Salt River Rafters
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Brendan Gawlowski, Steve Givarz, Mark Anderson and Wilson Karaman

10-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Target Retrospective
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Wilson Karaman

10-10

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Glendale Desert Dogs
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Wilson Karaman, Steve Givarz and Mauricio Rubio

10-10

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Scottsdale Scorpions
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Jarrett Seidler, Wilson Karaman and Steve Givarz

10-05

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 106: Wilson Karaman
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George Bissell and Wilson Karaman

10-05

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Notes from the Field: Cal League Wrap: The Pitchers
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Wilson Karaman

09-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch
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Wilson Karaman

09-27

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Notes from the Field: Cal League Wrap: The Hitters
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Wilson Karaman

09-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: What I Learned This Year
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Wilson Karaman

09-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 13th
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Wilson Karaman

09-07

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 6th
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Wilson Karaman

09-06

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The Call-Up: Jharel Cotton
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Wilson Karaman and George Bissell

09-02

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The Call-Up: Yohander Mendez
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Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman

09-01

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Low-Minors Prospects I Like
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Wilson Karaman

08-31

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 30th
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Wilson Karaman

08-29

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Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal Upgrades
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

08-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: DRA Do-Gooders
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Wilson Karaman

08-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 23rd
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Wilson Karaman

08-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Unsung Heroes of the Shortstop Revolution
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Wilson Karaman

08-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 16th
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Wilson Karaman

08-17

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The Call-Up: Dansby Swanson
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-12

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Notes from the Field: Cape Cod League
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Wilson Karaman

08-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 10th
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Wilson Karaman

08-05

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 4th
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Wilson Karaman

08-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early Returns on the 2016 Draft Class
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Wilson Karaman

08-03

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 2nd
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Wilson Karaman

08-02

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The Call-Up: Andrew Benintendi
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Richer Get Rich
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Sam Miller, Christopher Crawford, Patrick Dubuque, Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Twins, Angels Make Seller-To-Seller Swap
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Aaron Gleeman, Meg Rowley, Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Life of Miley
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Dustin Palmateer, Wilson Karaman and Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Reliever Swap, Starring Storen and Benoit
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

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November 1, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of October 31st

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Notes on Yoan Moncada, Brett Phillips, Kyle McGrath, Francis Martes, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Brett Phillips, CF, Milwaukee Brewers (AFL Salt River Rafters): 3-4, 2 BB, 3 R, 2B, 3 RBI, SB. Salt River put up 17 yesterday, and Phillips was right in the middle of it from the two-hole. His .229 average this season stole the headlines for statline scouters, but he drew walks at a 13 percent clip, and his .278 True Average was comfortably above average for the Southern League. He also continued to display an interesting power-and-speed toolset while young for Double-A. He’s continued to put together extremely patient at-bats during his time in the desert, logging 12 walks in 11 games, and profiles well as a solid top-of-the-order hitter.

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October 25, 2016 8:42 am

Minor League Update: Games of October 24th

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on Anthony Alford, Brent Honeywell, Nick Gordon, Lew Ford (!?) and, yes, Tim Tebow.

Hitter of the Day:

Anthony Alford, OF, Toronto Blue Jays (AFL Mesa Solar Sox): 2-3, BB, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI. Alford’s tantalizing tools were stuck in the garage for big chunks of this season, but he’s built quite the foundation in Arizona thus far. Seventy-grade speed and potentially plus defense in center set a nice floor for his profile, and his advanced approach for a player who is still relatively baseball-raw is encouraging given the physical gifts. He has the talent to emerge as one of the breakout stars of this year’s AFL if he can keep up anything close to his early pace.

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October 24, 2016 6:00 am

Prospect Profile: Yusniel Diaz

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This is what progress looks like.

It’s been about eleven months since the Dodgers plunked eight figures into Diaz’s then-19-year-old lap, and by season’s end things were really starting to come together for the kid. That signing bonus represented the third-largest ever given to a Cuban player subject to pool restrictions, and it paired him with right-hander Yadier Alvarez as the faces of Los Angeles’ massive international outlay during the 2015 signing period. Come spring time, the club made an aggressive decision to assign him to High-A after the briefest of cameos in Arizona. He spent the entire remainder of the season as the second-youngest regular in the California League.

That’s a lot to handle for any young player, let alone a kid coming to America for the first time and trying to learn a brand new language and set of cultural norms. The challenges he’d face certainly weren’t lost on those in the organization charged with helping him navigate them. “Baseball is all interconnected,” philosophizes Drew Saylor, Diaz’s precocious first-year manager at Rancho Cucamonga. “What we do off the field affects what we do on the field, and vice-a-versa. The primary growth opportunity at the beginning of the season was for him to get to be comfortable inside and out of the clubhouse.”

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October 18, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of October 17th

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Notes on Bradley Zimmer, Ryan McBroom, Austin Voth, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Ryan McBroom, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays (Mesa Solar Sox): 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, K. More like Ryan Mc-Boom, amiright? Eh? Eh? Eh. McBroom was one of just three hitters to cross the 20-homer threshold in the notoriously stingy Florida State League this year. That production’s a good and necessary thing for his big-league aspirations, as his well-below-average speed and outfield instincts leave him pinned to first, where his questionable hit tool makes him a fringier prospect.

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October 17, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: An Avoid Retrospective

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Wilson Karaman

Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin.

Last week I covered the players I had recommended you go out and get in our pre-season Target/Avoid series, and this week we turn to the players where I advocated steering clear.

Starting Pitcher to Avoid: Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

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Notes on the Peoria roster.

Peoria Javelinas- Orioles, Reds, Padres, Mariners, Rays

The Guys You Know

RHP Brent Honeywell, Tampa Bay Rays (#44 on Midseason Top 50)

The Guys You Don’t

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Notes on the Surprise roster.

Surprise Saguaros- Red Sox, Royals, Twins, Pirates, Rangers

The Guys You Know

Yoan Moncada, 2B/3B, Boston Red Sox - (#2 on Midseason Top 50) - Eyewitness Report

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Notes on the Salt River roster.

Salt River Rafters- Diamondbacks, Braves, Rockies, Tigers, Brewers

The Guys You Know

Brett Phillips, OF, Milwaukee Brewers - (#48 on Midseason Top 50) - Eyewitness Report

Ryan McMahon, 3B, Colorado Rockies - (#36 on Pre-Season 101) - Eyewitness Report

Jacob Nottingham, C, Milwaukee Brewers - (#66 on Pre-Season 101) - Eyewitness Report

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October 10, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: A Target Retrospective

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Wilson Karaman

Looking back on three targets from the pre-season. Wistfully.

One of our annual traditions I most look forward to here at BP is the Target/Avoid series we run as part of our pre-season positional coverage, as it allows us to get a little more in-depth with player recommendations and strategic examples that we feel particularly passionate about. The way the cards were dealt this year I ended up mildly unbalanced in my assignments, so we’ll start today with a look back at my “target” selections and then work our way through the “avoid” guys next week.

Shortstop to Target: Brad Miller, Tampa Bay Rays

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Notes on the Glendale roster.

Glendale Desert Dogs (Nationals, White Sox, Astros, Cardinals, Dodgers)

 

The Guys You Know

Francis Martes, RHP, Houston Astros -  (#33 on Midseason Top 50) - Eyewitness Report

 

The Guys You Don’t

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Notes on the Scottsdale roster.

Scottsdale Scorpions- Angels, Mets, Yankees, Phillies, Giants

 

The Guys You Know

 

Gleyber Torres, SS, New York Yankees - (#34 on Midseason Top 50)

 

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