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06-24

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Player Profile: Zach Davies
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Jeff Quinton

03-10

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Player Profile: Jake McGee
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Scooter Hotz

03-10

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Player Profile: Brad Ziegler
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J.P. Breen

03-03

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Player Profile: Carlos Martinez
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03-01

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Player Profile: Nathan Eovaldi
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03-01

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Player Profile: Jake Odorizzi
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Matt Collins

02-22

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Player Profile: Mookie Betts
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J.P. Breen

02-18

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Player Profile: Adam Eaton
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J.J. Jansons

02-12

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Player Profile: Eugenio Suarez
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J.J. Jansons

02-05

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Player Profile: Matt Carpenter
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J.P. Breen

01-29

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Player Profile: Brian Dozier
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J.J. Jansons

01-28

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Player Profile: Devon Travis
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J.P. Breen

01-27

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Player Profile: Brett Lawrie
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George Bissell

01-21

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Player Profile: Miguel Sano
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J.P. Breen

01-15

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Player Profile: Francisco Cervelli
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J.J. Jansons

01-15

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Player Profile: Gary Sanchez
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George Bissell

01-14

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Player Profile: Derek Norris
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J.P. Breen

12-30

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Player Profile: David Peralta
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Matt Collins

11-18

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Player Profile: Season in Review
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Nick Shlain

11-05

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Player Profile: Kendrys Morales
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J.J. Jansons

11-03

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Player Profile: Travis d'Arnaud
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Matt Collins

10-29

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Player Profile: Lucas Duda
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Greg Wellemeyer

10-23

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Player Profile: Wilmer Flores
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Wilson Karaman

10-22

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Player Profile: Lorenzo Cain
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J.J. Jansons

10-15

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Player Profile: Noah Syndergaard
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Greg Wellemeyer

10-12

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Player Profile: Jhonny Peralta
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Matt Collins

10-09

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Player Profile: Drew Hutchison
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Wilson Karaman

10-08

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Player Profile: Adrian Beltre
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Nick Shlain

10-06

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Player Profile: Jacoby Ellsbury
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Matt Collins

09-21

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Player Profile: Adam Jones
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Jeff Quinton

09-03

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Player Profile: Brett Lawrie
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Jeff Quinton

09-03

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Player Profile: Marcus Stroman
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Nick Shlain

09-01

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Player Profile: Ivan Nova
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Nick Shlain

08-24

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Player Profile: Carlos Beltran
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Nick Shlain

08-20

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Player Profile: Franklin Gutierrez
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Nick Shlain

08-11

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Player Profile: Lucas Duda
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Nick Shlain

08-06

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Player Profile: Starlin Castro
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Nick Shlain

07-30

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Player Profile: Andrew Heaney
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Nick Shlain

07-22

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Player Profile: Aramis Ramirez
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Nick Shlain

07-15

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Player Profile: Yoenis Cespedes
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Nick Shlain

07-10

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Player Profile: Carlos Gomez
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Jeff Quinton

07-07

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Player Profile: Kendall Graveman
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Nick Shlain

06-30

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Player Profile: Jaime Garcia
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Nick Shlain

06-24

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Player Profile: Yasiel Puig
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Nick Shlain

06-17

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Player Profile: Ian Desmond
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Nick Shlain

06-11

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Player Profile: Yasmany Tomas
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Nick Shlain

03-26

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Player Profile: Jedd Gyorko
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Keith Cromer

03-24

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Player Profile: Coco Crisp
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Matt Collins

03-19

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Player Profile: Shane Greene
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Matt Collins

03-19

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Player Profile: Travis Snider
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Keith Cromer

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June 24, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Zach Davies

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Jeff Quinton

A look at whether the Brewers righty can sustain his first-half breakout.

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March 10, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Jake McGee

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Scooter Hotz

A closer look at the hard-throwing ex-Rays, now-Rockies lefty.

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March 10, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Brad Ziegler

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J.P. Breen

Can the Diamondbacks righty keep sidewinding his way to great success?

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March 3, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Carlos Martinez

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J.P. Breen

A closer, fantasy-lens look at the electric Cardinals right-hander.

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March 1, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Nathan Eovaldi

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Is #NastyNate ready to break through and become a highly valuable fantasy starter?

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March 1, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Jake Odorizzi

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Matt Collins

A mediocre second half might have fantasy players down on the Rays righty, but there's plenty of upside for him to tap into.

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Jake Odorizzi was selected by the Brewers in the supplemental round with a pick that was gained from the loss of Francisco Cordero. Taken out of high school, the then-18-year-old was described in his first Annual comment as “extremely athletic and projectable.” He made enough of a name for himself over the next couple of seasons to be included as part of the package that sent Zack Greinke to Milwaukee. Odorizzi continued his progress in the Royals’ system, finding himself on BP’s Top 101 prospect list in each of the four years after the trade, with one year in the top 50. Of course, he would eventually find his way out of the Royals’ system after yet another trade for an All-Star pitcher, this time being sent to Tampa Bay as part of the much-maligned James Shields swap. Fast-forward to present-day, and he’s no longer than young, projectable pitcher. He has two full seasons as a Ray under his belt, and enters this season being selected as the 43rd starting pitcher in NFBC drafts.


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February 22, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Mookie Betts

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J.P. Breen

Examining the fantasy feats of Mookie.

Mookie Betts has received ample attention from the baseball blogosphere in recent years, as he’s the embodiment of many sabermetric fantasies. He displays patience at the plate. He doesn’t strike out much. He hits for average. He hits for power at a premium defensive position. He is above average defensively. He’s also dangerous on the basepaths. All of that resulted in a five-win season as a 22-year-old.

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February 18, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Adam Eaton

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J.J. Jansons

The White Sox outfielder could be an underrated fantasy asset, particularly if his power gains are real.

Eaton was selected in the 19th round (571st overall) of the 2010 draft by the Diamondbacks out of Miami (OH) University. His ascent through the minors was rapid, as he hit .348/.448/.499 in 1,576 plate appearances, reaching the majors in 2012 and appearing in 22 games. In 2013, he suffered a left elbow strain in spring training that kept him out of action until July and limited him to 26 minor-league games and 66 major-league games. In his age-24 season, Eaton hit .252/.314/.360 with three home runs and five stolen bases in 277 plate appearances at the major-league level. The Diamondbacks apparently had seen enough of Eaton’s act, as they shipped him to the White Sox in December of 2013 as a part of the three-way deal that also included Tyler Skaggs being sent from Arizona (to the Angels) in exchange for Mark Trumbo. Eaton suffered a variety of leg ailments in 2014 that sent him to the disabled list in May and held him to 123 games of action. He was productive while healthy, hitting for a .300 AVG, getting on base at a .362 clip, and adding 15 stolen bases. Eaton’s .281 TAv equaled Yoenis Cespedes’ (among others) and placed him in a tie for 107th among hitters.

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February 12, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Eugenio Suarez

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J.J. Jansons

The Reds infielder's multi-position eligibility, including shortstop, could make him an underrated fantasy asset.

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Suarez was signed out of his native Venezuela by the Tigers in 2008, and spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons as a part of Detroit’s Venezuelan Summer League squads. He posted a .311/.389/.396 line in 261 plate appearances in 2010 before coming stateside to the Gulf Coast League to start the 2011 season, where he was moved up to the New York-Penn League after just 12 games. Playing his age-19 season in the NYPL, Suarez hit for a .749 OPS with five home runs and nine steals in 229 plate appearances, before being moved up to the Midwest League for the entirety of the 2012 season, where he put himself on the prospect map by hitting for a .288 AVG and showing strong on-base skills (.380 OBP), walking in just under 11 percent of his 603 plate appearances while adding six home runs and stealing 21 bases (in 30 attempts). His breakout campaign placed him at no. 9, in Jason Parks’ eyes, among a relatively barren Tigers system at the time. His 2013 season began in the Florida State League, but he only stuck around for 25 games, hitting for a .311 AVG before his promotion to Double-A Erie, where he spent the remainder of the year and the start of the 2014 season. In 153 games at the Double-A level, Suarez hit for a .261/.336/.417 line with 15 home runs and 16 stolen bases (in 29 attempts), while walking nine percent of the time. After his strong start at Erie in 2014, he moved up to Triple-A Toledo for 12 games and was promoted to Detroit after Jose Iglesias’ season-ending injury.


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Can the Redbirds third baseman put it all together to become an elite fantasy asset?

For the better part of three years, Matt Carpenter was saddled with the unfortunate label of being “more valuable in real life than in fantasy baseball.” This is one of many articles that utilized the phrase. He proved to be one of the premier hitters in Major League Baseball—in terms of plate discipline, approach, and batting average—but that didn’t necessarily translate to standard fantasy leagues because it didn’t come with average power production.

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January 29, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Brian Dozier

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J.J. Jansons

Can the Twins second baseman paper over his batting-average slide with solid work in the other four categories?

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January 28, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Devon Travis

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J.P. Breen

The Jays second sacker was terrific in his rookie campaign, but can he sustain the brilliance over a full season?

Devon Travis is a fantasy owner’s dream—guy who hit .304 in his rookie debut, who showed an ability to draw a walk, who posted an ISO near .200, and who stole a few bases. What many hardcore fantasy owners adore, though, is the fact that he did all this without ever ranking on a top-100 prospect list. He’s a dude who compiled impressive minor-league statistics without the prospect fanfare, yet could legitimately be an above-average second baseman at the major-league level—the kind of thing that validates “box-score watching” in the minors.

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