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07-03

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4

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
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Wilson Karaman

07-03

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1

Free Agent Watch: Week 13
by
Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

07-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Evolution of Rubby De La Rosa
by
George Bissell

07-02

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7

The Stash List: 12th Edition, 2015
by
J.J. Jansons

07-02

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1

Five to Watch: Pitcher Batted-Ball Exit Velocities
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-01

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5

Deep League Report: Week 13
by
Keith Cromer

06-30

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10

Closer Report: Week 14
by
Matt Collins

06-30

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Player Profile: Jaime Garcia
by
Nick Shlain

06-29

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3

The Buyer's Guide: Jorge Soler
by
J.P. Breen

06-26

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 61
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-26

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4

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
by
Wilson Karaman

06-26

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
by
Keith Cromer and Greg Wellemeyer

06-25

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4

Five to Watch: Your High-A All Stars
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-25

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19

The Stash List: 11th Edition, 2015
by
J.J. Jansons

06-24

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Player Profile: Yasiel Puig
by
Nick Shlain

06-24

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The Quinton: Improving Trade Routes
by
Jeff Quinton

06-24

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Deep League Report: Week 12
by
Keith Cromer

06-24

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8

Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: American League West
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

06-24

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11

Fantasy Freestyle: The Injured Starter Market
by
J.P. Breen

06-23

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4

Fantasy Freestyle: What Can We Learn From Mookie Betts Exit Velocity?
by
George Bissell

06-23

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12

The Top 40 Dynasty League Prospects
by
Bret Sayre

06-23

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1

Closer Report: Week 13
by
Matt Collins

06-22

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5

The Buyer's Guide: Manny Machado
by
J.P. Breen

06-19

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3

Free Agent Watch: Week 12
by
Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

06-19

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2

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12
by
Wilson Karaman

06-19

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3

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 60
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: Desert Ray
by
George Bissell

06-18

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The Stash List: 10th Edition, 2015
by
J.J. Jansons

06-18

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Five to Watch: 3-2-1 Contact!, Pitcher Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-17

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Player Profile: Ian Desmond
by
Nick Shlain

06-17

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6

The Quinton: Trade Season: What Matters?
by
Jeff Quinton

06-17

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Deep League Report: Week 11
by
Keith Cromer

06-16

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7

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting Buy-Low and Sell-High Pitchers by cFIP and DRA-
by
Wilson Karaman

06-16

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4

Closer Report: Week 12
by
Matt Collins

06-15

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The Buyer's Guide: Billy Hamilton
by
J.P. Breen

06-12

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4

Fantasy Freestyle: Dynasty League Risers: Pitchers
by
J.J. Jansons

06-12

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17

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
by
Wilson Karaman

06-12

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4

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 59
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-12

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
by
Keith Cromer and J.J. Jansons

06-11

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4

Five to Watch: 3, 2, 1, Contact!
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-11

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11

The Stash List: Ninth Edition, 2015
by
J.J. Jansons

06-11

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Player Profile: Yasmany Tomas
by
Nick Shlain

06-10

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The Quinton: Intuition and Decisions About the Future
by
Jeff Quinton

06-10

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Deep League Report: Week 10
by
Keith Cromer

06-10

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10

Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: National League West
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

06-10

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4

Fantasy Freestyle: May/June Leaders
by
J.P. Breen

06-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Jesse Chavez Is Better Than You Think
by
George Bissell

06-09

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4

Closer Report: Week 11
by
Matt Collins

06-08

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The Buyer's Guide: Adam Eaton
by
J.P. Breen

06-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10
by
Wilson Karaman

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July 3, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Down the stretch (to the All-Star break) they come! It’s fittingly another tale of two leagues for the first half’s final scoring period, as the NL is flush with options while the AL sees a huge logjam of mediocre starters piled up in the “consider” bin. Forty options in all are spread across the table for you this week, with three squads (ARI, BOS, and TEX) playing just five games and running no two-start options, while the Mets continue to work off a six-man rotation.

It’s important to note that this week’s schedule is one of the most fluid of the season and very much subject to change, as teams will invariably shift things around to give guys additional rest heading into the break. Keep your eyes and ears open before setting your lineup for the week!

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July 3, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 13

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Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

If these players are available, they might be worth a look, depending on the format of your league.

MIXED LEAGUES

Francisco Cervelli, C, Pittsburgh Pirates

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July 2, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Evolution of Rubby De La Rosa

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George Bissell

How the D'backs righty has begun to overcome his struggles versus left-handed hitters and emerge as a strikeout artist.

Progress isn’t linear. It’s never been a question of talent with Rubby De La Rosa, but rather doubts about whether he could make the necessary adjustments to remain a major-league starter, without which he’d ultimately be destined to move to the bullpen. It’s been extraordinarily difficult to exercise patience over the last few years with De La Rosa, who has struggled mightily at times. However, the wait for him to unlock his immense potential might finally be over, thanks to a subtle adjustment to his arsenal against left-handed batters and the addition of catcher Welington Castillo.

The De La Rosa project played out like the Star Wars saga in Boston last year. He was flat-out dominant, a true sensation right out of the gate (Original Trilogy), firing seven innings and allowing one earned run or less in six of his first 11 starts. Unfortunately, he failed to reach the seventh inning in each of his final seven outings (Phantom Menace). A slew of lackluster performances (7.11 ERA last September) ultimately got him shipped out of Boston in the offseason.

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July 2, 2015 6:00 am

The Stash List: 12th Edition, 2015

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J.J. Jansons

A slew of promotions and ownership-rate graduates means big changes in the top 25.

With nearly one-fourth of last week’s list moving on, let’s jump right in to another busy edition of The Stash List

The Graduates: (1) Matt Moore, (2) Steven Matz, (9) Jon Singleton, (13) Roberto Osuna, (18) Manny Banuelos, (22) Miguel Sano

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July 2, 2015 6:00 am

Five to Watch: Pitcher Batted-Ball Exit Velocities

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Greg Wellemeyer

These hurlers are worth monitoring because of the pace at which their offerings leave opponents' bats.

Exit velocity is a common topic of discussion this year, with Statcast data becoming part of MLB's Gameday presentation and subsequently available via the indispensable Baseball Savant. Witnessing a Giancarlo Stanton home run in today’s environment means not just watching the physical spectacle of it but being instantly able to quantify how far out of the stadium he hit it and how much faster than Jayson Werth’s preferred driving speed the ball came off his bat. As though Carlos Correa’s .287/.309/.543 line as a 20-year-old isn’t impressive enough, our appreciation is enhanced by knowing that his average batted-ball velocity sits between those of a resurgent Albert Pujols and potential home-run king Todd Frazier.

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July 1, 2015 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 13

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Keith Cromer

Examining players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

As a friendly reminder, the Free Agent Watch article, which appears every Friday, will cover any midweek transactions that might impact your interest in available players in -only leagues. For now, here’s what we have to pique our interest from a free agent perspective to this point in week 13.

AL-ONLY

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June 30, 2015 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 14

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

What’s Happening in Seattle?

Many happy steps were danced around the country when it appeared that young Carson Smith would finally be taking over the ninth inning for the Mariners in place of Fernando Rodney. Shame on you for thinking good things can happen. Things got dicey for Smith owners on Friday when Rodney got the nod in the ninth inning after Smith pitched the eighth. To Lloyd McClendon’s credit, he explained that Smith was used because the meat of the Angels’ order was coming up, and he wanted to use his best reliever in the biggest spot. With that being said, Seattle’s manager has made it very clear that he never anointed Smith as the new closer, and he obviously wants to see Rodney retake the job at some point. I’d still expect Smith to hold down the job for the next week or so, but if Rodney can put together a strong run of outings as a setup man, look for him to take the job back sooner rather than later. This is why we can’t have nice things.

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June 30, 2015 6:00 am

Player Profile: Jaime Garcia

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Nick Shlain

Finally back to full strength, can the Cardinals lefty sustain his excellent performance to date?

Player Background

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June 29, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Jorge Soler

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J.P. Breen

As he returns from the DL, can the young Cub more closely resemble his 2014 form than his disappointing early-2015 version?

Almost exactly 10 months ago, the Chicago Cubs promoted Jorge Soler to the major leagues. I wrote the following:

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June 26, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 61

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes discuss players you ought to buy and sell in trades based on your Scoresheet roster needs.

On the Podcast:
We’re revisiting another one of our monthly topics: trade candidates. We cover both leagues, giving you several ideas for which guys to buy and sell—and, more importantly, we walk through the reasons why we pick each player so you can apply those to your roster.


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June 26, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Forty-one total options will toe the rubber this week, with the edge—at least in terms of volume—going to the AL. Within the 22 junior-circuit options, however, six are non-starters with a full 12 more piled into a clown car for consideration. We’re still waiting on the Royals to announce their second potential two-start option for meetings with Houston and Minnesota, but odds are that dude’ll make for a baker’s dozen in the “consider” bag. The NL outlook is slightly rosier, though the quality of options deteriorates rapidly in the middle of that “consider” stack.

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June 26, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 13

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Keith Cromer and Greg Wellemeyer

If these players are available, they might be worth a look, depending on the format of your league.

12-TEAM MIXED

Randal Grichuk, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

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