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06-29

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
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Bret Sayre

06-21

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
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Bret Sayre

06-15

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
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Bret Sayre

06-07

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
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Bret Sayre

06-01

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
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Bret Sayre

05-24

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
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Bret Sayre

05-17

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
by
Bret Sayre

05-10

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3

Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
by
Bret Sayre

05-04

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Fantasy Beat: Jeremy Guthrie and His New Success
by
Paul Sporer

05-03

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
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Bret Sayre

04-26

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
by
Bret Sayre

04-23

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4

Fantasy Beat: Hisashi Iwakuma and Better Stats
by
Paul Sporer

04-18

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
by
Bret Sayre

04-15

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4

Fantasy Beat: Down Goes Donaldson
by
Paul Sporer

04-12

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday Update
by
Bret Sayre

03-30

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8

Fantasy Beat: My Razzball Expert League Team
by
Paul Singman

06-25

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Fantasy Beat: Compete Against Resident Fantasy Genius Derek Carty for Cash
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Derek Carty

04-27

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Fantasy Beat: Your Wolf Pack: Should It Grow By One?
by
Bill Baer

04-05

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Fantasy Beat: Walden In, Rodney Out in Anaheim
by
Marc Normandin

04-05

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8

Fantasy Beat: Donnybrook - Mike Stanton
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Michael Jong and Michael Street

03-26

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33

Fantasy Beat: Improved SS/SIM for 2011
by
Ben Murphy

03-14

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9

Fantasy Beat: Know Your Enemy
by
Bill Baer

03-01

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21

Fantasy Beat: 2011 Projected Average Roto Values by Position
by
Michael Jong

02-25

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Fantasy Beat: Donnybrook - Carlos Gomez
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Mike Petriello and Jason Collette

02-23

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9

Fantasy Beat: (Update) Combined Outfielder Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-18

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13

Fantasy Beat: Donnybrook - Corey Hart
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Michael Jong and Michael Street

02-16

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Fantasy Beat: How Not to Offend Me With a Scoresheet Trade Offer
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Sky Kalkman

02-09

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9

Fantasy Beat: Donnybrook - Jimmy Rollins
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Mike Petriello and Bill Baer

02-07

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12

Fantasy Beat: Donnybrook - Carl Crawford
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Rob McQuown and Jason Collette

01-28

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19

Fantasy Beat: Reviewing the First Expert Draft
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Jason Collette

01-28

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24

Fantasy Beat: Keeping Scoresheet
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Rob McQuown

01-28

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
by
Bill Baer

01-27

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13

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
by
Mike Petriello

01-26

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Center Field
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Marc Normandin

01-26

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, Designated Hitter, and Outfield
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Rob McQuown

01-25

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Fantasy Beat: Grounding Out With Billy Butler
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Craig Brown

01-25

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Fantasy Beat: Toronto's Backstop Situation
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Jason Collette

01-25

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

01-24

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5

Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Right Field
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Marc Normandin

01-24

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9

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, Designated Hitter, and Outfield
by
Rob McQuown

01-21

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13

Fantasy Beat: The Chad Qualls Situation
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Jason Collette

01-21

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
by
Bill Baer

01-20

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Left Field
by
Marc Normandin

01-20

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
by
Mike Petriello

01-19

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13

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, Designated Hitter, and Outfield
by
Rob McQuown

01-18

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Fantasy Beat: Tampa Bay's Closer Options
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Jason Collette

01-18

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Fantasy Beat: Shifting On Carlos Pena
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Craig Brown

01-18

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

01-17

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, Designated Hitter, and Outfield
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Rob McQuown

01-14

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Fantasy Beat: Starting Pitcher Underachievers
by
Jason Collette

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Bret takes a look through this past week's streamer picks and looks at where he went right (and wrong).

For those of you unfamiliar with the #streameroftheday process, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. And this Friday post is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. I ran a longer introduction in my first post of the season, explaining why my ownership limit is much lower than most others out there, but essentially it's to be helpful in deeper mixed leagues. If you want to read the whole thing, the link is here. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's jump into the action.

Here were the details for the last seven days:

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Bret takes a look through this past week's streamer picks and looks at where he went right (and wrong).

For those of you unfamiliar with the #streameroftheday process, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. And this Friday post is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. I ran a longer introduction in my first post of the season, explaining why my ownership limit is much lower than most others out there, but essentially it's to be helpful in deeper mixed leagues. If you want to read the whole thing, the link is here. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's jump into the action.

Here were the details for the last seven days:

Read the full article...

Bret takes a look through this past week's streamer picks and looks at where he went right (and wrong).

For those of you unfamiliar with the #streameroftheday process, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. And this Friday post is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. I ran a longer introduction in my first post of the season, explaining why my ownership limit is much lower than most others out there, but essentially it's to be helpful in deeper mixed leagues. If you want to read the whole thing, the link is here. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's jump into the action.

Here were the details for the last seven days:

Read the full article...

Bret takes a look through this past week's streamer picks and looks at where he went right (and wrong).

For those of you unfamiliar with the #streameroftheday process, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. And this Friday post is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. I ran a longer introduction in my first post of the season, explaining why my ownership limit is much lower than most others out there, but essentially it's to be helpful in deeper mixed leagues. If you want to read the whole thing, the link is here. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's jump into the action.

Here were the details for the last seven days:

Read the full article...

Bret takes a look through this past week's streamer picks and looks at where he went right (and wrong).

For those of you unfamiliar with the #streameroftheday process, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. And this Friday post is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. I ran a longer introduction in my first post of the season, explaining why my ownership limit is much lower than most others out there, but essentially it's to be helpful in deeper mixed leagues. If you want to read the whole thing, the link is here. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's jump into the action.

Here were the details for the last seven days:

Read the full article...

Bret takes a look through this past week's streamer picks and looks at where he went right (and wrong).

For those of you unfamiliar with the #streameroftheday process, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. And this Friday post is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. I ran a longer introduction in my first post of the season, explaining why my ownership limit is much lower than most others out there, but essentially it's to be helpful in deeper mixed leagues. If you want to read the whole thing, the link is here. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's jump into the action.

Here were the details for the last seven days:

Read the full article...

Bret takes a look through this past week's streamer picks and looks at where he went right (and wrong).

For those of you unfamiliar with the #streameroftheday process, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. And this Friday post is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. I ran a longer introduction in my first post of the season, explaining why my ownership limit is much lower than most others out there, but essentially it's to be helpful in deeper mixed leagues. If you want to read the whole thing, the link is here. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's jump into the action.

Here were the details for the last seven days:

Read the full article...

Bret takes a look through this past week's streamer picks and looks at where he went right (and wrong).

For those of you unfamiliar with the #streameroftheday process, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. And this Friday post is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. I ran a longer introduction in my first post of the season, explaining why my ownership limit is much lower than most others out there, but essentially it's to be helpful in deeper mixed leagues. If you want to read the whole thing, the link is here. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's jump into the action.

Here were the details for the last seven days:

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Guthrie appears to have taken a step forward since becoming a Royal yet there is nothing especially different about him.

Jeremy Guthrie has a 3.06 ERA through five starts which looks like a continuation of his post-trade work with the Royals from last season when he had a 3.16 ERA in 91 innings over 14 starts. All told, he had a 3.14 ERA in 123 2/3 innings with 1.10 WHIP. He is blasting the zone resulting in a minuscule 5.8 percent walk rate – a marked improvement over his 6.9 percent career rate. His strikeout rate is at 16 percent as a Royal, up from a 14.3 career mark. Everything seems to suggest he has found a new level of production in his early-30s with his new club.

That strikes me as odd, though.

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Bret takes a look through this past week's streamer picks and looks at where he went right (and wrong).

For those of you unfamiliar with the #streameroftheday process, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. And this Friday post is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. I ran a longer introduction in my first post of the season, explaining why my ownership limit is much lower than most others out there, but essentially it's to be helpful in deeper mixed leagues. If you want to read the whole thing, the link is here. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's jump into the action.

Here were the details for the last seven days:

Read the full article...

Bret takes a look through this past week's streamer picks and looks at where he went right (and wrong).

For those of you unfamiliar with the #streameroftheday process, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. And this Friday post is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. I ran a longer introduction in my first post of the season, explaining why my ownership limit is much lower than most others out there, but essentially it's to be helpful in deeper mixed leagues. If you want to read the whole thing, the link is here. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's jump into the action.

Here were the details for the last seven days:

Read the full article...

What can Hisashi Iwakuma's early season work teach us about using the most effective stats available?

Hisashi Iwakuma had the odd occurrence in his 2012 season where he was actually better as a starter. Most pitchers are not only better in short bursts out of the bullpen, but markedly so. Iwakuma spent 30 1/3 in the bullpen pitching to a 4.75 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with an 18 percent strikeout rate and 12 percent walk rate. He took off once he become a starter, posting a 2.65 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 95 innings with a 20 percent strikeout rate and seven percent walk rate.

His 2013 season is off to an even better start as he has managed a 1.69 ERA and 0.53 WHIP in 26 2/3 innings through his first four starts. The only impediment to his success so far has been a blister issue, though something tells me his 100 percent left on base rate and .119 BABIP are set to rise. I have noticed that his batted ball mix is different from 2012 as his flyball rate climbed dramatically from 27 percent to 42 percent, including a 13 percent infield flyball rate.

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