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01-29

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Checking in on Fantasy Deals
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Derek Carty

01-24

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Outfield and Rotation Rumbles
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Derek Carty

01-21

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Why AL-/NL-only Leagues are Superior to Mixed Leagues
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Derek Carty

01-17

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Losers Club
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Derek Carty

01-14

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Safeco’s Overstated Impact on Fantasy Production
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Derek Carty

01-10

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Voting Travesty
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Derek Carty

01-07

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Value Round-Up
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Derek Carty

01-03

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Shakeups
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Derek Carty

12-28

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Keep the Star, or Go for Value?
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Derek Carty

12-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fallout from Recent Moves
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Derek Carty

12-17

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Assessing Recent Pitching Moves
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Derek Carty

12-13

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Assessing Recent Deals
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Derek Carty

12-10

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Resident Fantasy Genius: A Manager's Impact on Steals
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Derek Carty

12-07

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Valuing Offensive Players in New Homes
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Derek Carty

12-05

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Impact of Changing Teams on Fantasy Value
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Derek Carty

11-30

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Closing in on Ninth-Inning Men
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Derek Carty

11-26

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Reviewing This Offseason's Moves
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Derek Carty

11-19

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Scouting Hyun-Jin Ryu
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Derek Carty

11-15

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Reviewing Our 10 Bold Fantasy Predictions
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Derek Carty

11-12

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Value Picks We Got Right
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Derek Carty

11-05

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Q&A with Brian Kenny
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Derek Carty

10-29

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Wrong
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Derek Carty

10-22

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Right
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Derek Carty

10-01

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The 2012 Fantasy Fantasy Awards
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Derek Carty

09-27

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Revisiting the Foreign Imports
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Derek Carty

09-24

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Low-Cost Saves for Your Keeper League
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Derek Carty

09-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: One-Category Saviors: Strikeouts, Wins
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Derek Carty

09-17

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Where to Find Last-Minute Steals, Homers
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Derek Carty

09-14

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Where to Find a Save (or Two)
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Derek Carty

09-10

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Using ISO to Legitimize High/Low BABIPs?
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Derek Carty

09-06

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Chasing Wins
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Derek Carty

08-30

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Avoiding the Late-Season Ratio Trap
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Derek Carty

08-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Six Starters for the Desperate Owner
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Derek Carty

08-16

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Resident Fantasy Genius: A Summer Success Story
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Derek Carty

08-13

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Resident Fantasy Genius: How to Handle 'Dump Trades'
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Derek Carty

08-09

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18

Resident Fantasy Genius: Improving Your Team, or Butting In?
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Derek Carty

08-06

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Winners, Losers of Trades That Didn't Happen
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Derek Carty

08-02

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Trade Deadline
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Derek Carty

07-30

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Weekend's Transactions
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Derek Carty

07-26

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Week's Trades
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Derek Carty

07-23

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Getting Aggressive With 10 Weeks To Go
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Derek Carty

07-19

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Time to Get Real Value
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Derek Carty

07-16

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Resident Fantasy Genius: To Platoon or Not to Platoon?
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Derek Carty

07-12

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Quit Wasting Your Depth
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Derek Carty

07-09

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Making the Most of Midseason Free Agents
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Derek Carty

07-05

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Thome Trade Tests AL-Only Managers
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Derek Carty

07-02

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Does the Knuckleball Discriminate?
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Derek Carty

06-25

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Potential League-Hoppers, AL-to-NL Edition
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Derek Carty

06-22

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Starting Pitchers to Target
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Derek Carty

06-18

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Seven Magnificent Player Recommendations
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Derek Carty

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January 29, 2013 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Checking in on Fantasy Deals

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Derek Carty

Looking through recent moves and checking in on fantasy player values.

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January 24, 2013 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Outfield and Rotation Rumbles

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Derek Carty

How have recent moves impacted players' fantasy values?

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A look into why mixed leagues lag behind AL- and NL-only leagues.

January is absolutely flying by, and we’re rapidly approaching draft season. If you don’t already have your leagues locked down, you’ll be doing so shortly. Tout Wars and LABR both set their league rosters this past week—of note to BP readers, I’ll be leaving Tout Wars NL and moving back to Mixed due to the Astros-related roster contraction while Jason Collette will be moving from LABR AL to Mixed, where he’ll team up with Paul Sporer. This expert league movement reminded me of a request I received from reader Robotey back in August that I was waiting until the preseason to address:

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January 17, 2013 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Losers Club

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Derek Carty

Yesterday's Mike Morse deal was bad news for many other players' fantasy values.

While just one notable name was moved in yesterday’s three-team trade—despite the usual flashy nature of these kinds of trades, this one can hardly be called a blockbuster—the trade has created a ripple effect to alter the values of several household names (at least in households that play in deep fantasy leagues).

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January 14, 2013 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Safeco’s Overstated Impact on Fantasy Production

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Derek Carty

While Safeco has a definite impact on hitters, will the new dimensions really have a significant impact on a player's fantasy value?

Back in October, the Seattle Mariners announced that they would be moving the fences in at Safeco Field—a notorious (justified or not) pitcher’s park. As a result, fantasy analysts and players are sure to be bumping Mariner hitters up their draft boards and Mariner pitchers down. And, in all likelihood, they’ll be overestimating how much to move those players.

The day after the change was announced, Colin Wyers ran a study to estimate how many additional home runs the change might create. He found that the Mariners and their opponents would likely combine for an additional 22 home runs. Seattle’s internal studies reportedly found that number to be somewhere between 30 and 40. That leaves us with a range of an additional 11 to 20 home runs that the Mariners, as a team, will hit in 2013. Over at the The Book Blog, MGL translated Colin’s numbers to estimate that Safeco’s home run park factor would change from 0.90 to 0.93 from the fence shift.

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January 10, 2013 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Voting Travesty

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Derek Carty

One player who defines a position was shut out of the Hall of Fame yesterday.

Yesterday, for just the sixth time in MLB history, the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to elect a single candidate to the Hall of Fame. While I certainly disagree with this result, there was one player in particular for whom this result was an absolute travesty. No, not Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens. While I don’t agree for a number of reasons I won’t bother getting into, I can see why many elected not to cast votes for these two. Their case is about more than performance. Looking strictly at the numbers, they would have been unanimous first-balloters, but the steroids issue prevented such an occurrence—and I’m more or less okay with it, if for no other reason than because there is a bigger fish to fry.

Mike Piazza was the best catcher in the history of baseball. There, I said it. But if you saw how the voting unfolded yesterday, you may think I’m crazy for it:

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January 7, 2013 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Value Round-Up

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Derek Carty

Which players have had their fantasy value impacted by recent moves?

After today, we should be all caught up on players moving teams this offseason. In case I missed anyone, just let me know in the comments and I’ll circle back to give my thoughts.

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January 3, 2013 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Shakeups

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Derek Carty

How have some recent moves affected players' value in fantasy leagues?

Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s catch up on some of this off-season’s moves and their fantasy ramifications.

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December 28, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Keep the Star, or Go for Value?

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Derek Carty

When playing in a fantasy league, do you aim to keep a top-tier star or go for the most value possible?

A couple weeks ago, a discussion arose in the comments section of Paul Singman’s Keeper Reaper article about the relative value of keepers in leagues that have a salary system. Given the polarity of the responses, I thought this deserved a thorough look in an article of its own. To catch you up, here’s how reader abskippers began the discussion:

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December 20, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fallout from Recent Moves

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Derek Carty

Did some recent deals and signings increase or decrease the fantasy value of the players involved?

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December 17, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Assessing Recent Pitching Moves

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Derek Carty

Did some recent deals and signings increase or decrease the players' fantasy value?

I spent Thursday catching up on the speedsters that were on the move this offseason. Today, I’ll put all the major pitching deals under the microscope.

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December 13, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Assessing Recent Deals

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Derek Carty

Did some recent deals and signings increase or decrease the players' fantasy value?

On Monday, I discussed the managers that have the greatest impact on stolen bases—an important topic for fantasy owners to understand. To keep with that theme, today I wanted to examine the major speedsters who have found new homes this offseason and how welcoming those homes stand to be. Spoiler alert: four of the five most passive managers in baseball have shiny new speedsters to play with (or, you know, not play with).

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