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09-13

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Deep League Report: Week 24
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Scooter Hotz

09-06

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Deep League Report: Week 23
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Scooter Hotz

08-30

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Deep League Report: Week 22
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Scooter Hotz

08-24

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Deep League Report: Week 21
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Scooter Hotz

08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
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Scooter Hotz

08-11

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Deep League Report: Week 19
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Scooter Hotz

08-04

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Deep League Report: Week 18
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Scooter Hotz

07-26

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Deep League Report: Week 17
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Scooter Hotz

07-19

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Deep League Report: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-12

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Deep League Report: Week 15
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Scooter Hotz

07-05

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Deep League Report: Week 14
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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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06-14

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Deep League Report: Week 11
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Scooter Hotz

06-07

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Deep League Report: Week 10
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Scooter Hotz

05-24

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Deep League Report: Week 8
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Scooter Hotz

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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Scooter Hotz

05-03

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Deep League Report: Week 5
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04-26

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Deep League Report: Week 4
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Scooter Hotz

04-19

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Deep League Report: Week 3
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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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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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09-12

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Deep League Report: Week 24
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09-06

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Deep League Report: Week 23
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08-29

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Deep League Report: Week 22
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08-22

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Deep League Report: Week 21
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Scooter Hotz

08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
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08-09

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Deep League Report: Week 19
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08-01

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Deep League Report: Week 18
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07-25

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Deep League Report: Week 17
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07-18

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Deep League Report: Week 16
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07-11

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Deep League Report: Week 15
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07-06

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Deep League Report: Week 14
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Deep League Report: Week 13
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06-24

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Deep League Report: Week 12
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06-16

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Deep League Report: Week 11
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06-09

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Deep League Report: Week 10
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06-02

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Deep League Report: Week Nine
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05-26

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Deep League Report: Week Eight
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Deep League Report: Week Seven
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05-12

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Deep League Report: Week Six
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Deep League Report: Week Five
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04-29

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Deep League Report: Week Four
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Deep League Report: Week Three
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04-14

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Deep League Report: Week Two
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04-08

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Deep League Report: Week One
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Scooter Hotz

09-23

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Deep League Report: Week 25
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Keith Cromer

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September 13, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 24

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Scooter Hotz

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 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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Scooter Hotz

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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August 24, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 21

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Scooter Hotz

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 Hotz

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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Scooter Hotz

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 4, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 18

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Scooter Hotz

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 26, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 17

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Scooter Hotz

Get a load of how many lefties that Cleveland's Brandon Guyer is slated to see next week.

Big thanks to Mike Gianella for putting together last week’s Deep League Report while I was on vacation in Ireland. I’m well rested and ready to go, so let’s get started and see if I still have my fastball.

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July 19, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 16

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Mike Gianella

The Nationals revamped bullpen offers a pair of high-end bidding opportunities.

Welcome back to The Deep League Report, the article that profiles the backup catchers, fourth outfielders, and middle relievers the other websites don’t have the guts to discuss. Scooter Hotz is on vacation this week. I’ll be filling his rather big shoes with knowledge…but also with love. Wow. This got really weird really fast. (All statistics in this article are through Monday night’s games)

AL-only position players

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July 12, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 15

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Scooter Hotz

Taking a deep dive to check out Ji-Man Choi, Alex Presley, Miguel Montero, Anibal Sanchez, Steve Cishek, Trevor Hildenberger, Miguel Gomez, Tommy La Stella, Chris Heisey, Jhoulys Chacin, Nick Wittgren, George Kontos.

It’s a short week in roto, with no games for four straight days. I suggest that you take advantage of the break and spend a few days thinking about things other baseball, reconnecting with friends and family and getting a little rest so you can come back to the game refreshed in a few days.

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July 5, 2017 7:47 am

Deep League Report: Week 14

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Scooter Hotz

Sam Dyson and Clint Frazier deserve much of your attention, along with your FAAB dollars.

Happy belated Fourth of July, everyone. America’s birthday also marks the halfway point of the fantasy baseball season, or close enough to it, anyway. The midway point is a good time to take a long look at your roster and figure out what you can feasibly do to improve your team. The dramatic additions will usually come from trades with other owners, but newly minted closers, players switching leagues and promoted prospects picked up from the free agent pool can make a huge impact, too. It’s not all about the big moves, though. You’re not going to win a deep AL-only league or a deep NL-only league if you make a few big moves but don’t put in the weekly work of managing your entire roster, including the back end of it. The Deep League Report mostly spends its time on players that will occupy the back end of deep-league rosters. There’s plenty of that this week, too, but there are also three guys worth a substantial chunk of your FAAB dollars. Big week for America, big week for the Deep League Report.

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June 28, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 13

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Scooter Hotz

Tylers, get your guys named Tyler here!

A few weeks ago, we finished a month-long market-research project here at Deep League Report headquarters. We figured out that the people love Yankees named Tyler and Cincinnati Reds starting pitchers, so we covered the hell out of those two beats. Pretty confident that we’ll triple our readership numbers this week working those angles. Plus, a no-name Angels reliever, since this column just isn’t itself without a no-name Angels reliever. Can’t ignore the regular readers while trying to draw in new ones. The Deep League Report: something for everyone, as long as “everyone” means “people in AL-only and NL-only leagues deep enough that non-closing relievers and guys on the bad side of a platoon are valuable.”

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