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09-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch
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Wilson Karaman

09-27

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Closer Report: Week 26
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Matt Collins

09-26

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Deep League Report: Week 26
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Scooter Hotz

09-23

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
by
Greg Wellemeyer

09-21

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Deep League Report: Week 25
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Scooter Hotz

09-20

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Closer Report: Week 25
by
Matt Collins

09-19

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The Buyer's Guide: Ender Inciarte
by
J.P. Breen

09-16

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
by
Scooter Hotz

09-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: What I Learned This Year
by
Wilson Karaman

09-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy Backstops
by
Ben Carsley

09-13

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Closer Report: Week 24
by
Matt Collins

09-13

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 24
by
Mike Gianella

09-12

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Deep League Report: Week 24
by
Scooter Hotz

09-12

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The Buyer's Guide: Deep Minor-League Grabs
by
J.P. Breen

09-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Positioning Your Team for Success
by
Mike Gianella

09-09

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
by
Scooter Hotz

09-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Three Thoughts About 2016
by
J.P. Breen

09-06

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Closer Report: Week 23
by
Matt Collins

09-06

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Deep League Report: Week 23
by
Scooter Hotz

09-02

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 92
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

09-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: 2016 In-Season Valuations: Third Edition
by
Mike Gianella

09-02

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
by
Scooter Hotz

09-01

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Low-Minors Prospects I Like
by
Wilson Karaman

08-31

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Fantasy Freestyle: Worrying About Innings Limits
by
J.P. Breen

08-30

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Closer Report: Week 22
by
Matt Collins

08-29

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The Buyer's Guide: Hernan Perez and Friends
by
J.P. Breen

08-29

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Deep League Report: Week 22
by
Scooter Hotz

08-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: DRA Do-Gooders
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Wilson Karaman

08-26

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21
by
Scooter Hotz

08-25

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Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition
by
Ben Carsley

08-23

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The Buyer's Guide: Keon Broxton
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J.P. Breen

08-23

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Closer Report: Week 21
by
Matt Collins

08-22

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Deep League Report: Week 21
by
Scooter Hotz

08-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
by
George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

08-19

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week of August 22, 2016
by
Bret Sayre

08-19

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 91
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Unsung Heroes of the Shortstop Revolution
by
Wilson Karaman

08-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Recent Top Performers: Pitchers and Outfielders
by
J.P. Breen

08-16

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Closer Report: Week 20
by
Matt Collins

08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
by
Scooter Hotz

08-15

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The Buyer's Guide: Justin Turner
by
J.P. Breen

08-12

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
by
Greg Wellemeyer

08-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Post-Mortem
by
J.P. Breen

08-09

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Closer Report: Week 19
by
Matt Collins

08-09

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Deep League Report: Week 19
by
Scooter Hotz

08-08

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The Buyer's Guide: Daniel Murphy
by
J.P. Breen

08-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
by
Greg Wellemeyer

08-05

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 90
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-04

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The Stash List: 18th Edition, 2016
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J.J. Jansons

08-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early Returns on the 2016 Draft Class
by
Wilson Karaman

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September 29, 2016 11:01 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch

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Wilson Karaman

These bats are years from the majors, but they might be worth the wait.

Juan Soto, OF, Washington Nationals (Gulf Coast League)

Jeffrey Paternostro recently fired the opening salvo in what is likely to be a winter of Juan Soto feting, so it’s just as well you start getting used to seeing his name on these pages. He was a big bonus baby in 2015, receiving $1.5 million as one of the top hitting prospects in the class. The Nats were rewarded for their aggressiveness in pushing him stateside at the tender age of 17, as all he did was take down the MVP award in the GCL on the back of a .361/.410/.550 line, while flashing potentially plus hit and power tools. The swing has the ingredients you look for, with balance and fluidity into the zone, and the frame oozes with projectable present strength. In leagues where you can still make last-minute claims, he’s a guy on whom to burn a good chunk of your remaining FAAB.

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September 27, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 26

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league for the final time in 2016.

Welcome to the final regular season edition of the Closer Report for the 2016 season. Once again, it was a fun year for relievers, albeit incredibly frustrating at times. I’ll try to do a recap of the year in closers soon, but there are still some fantasy teams fighting for their season, whether it be in the playoffs or in roto. This one is for all of you, because even with just a week to go in the regular season there is still somehow some news. The Closer Carousel never ends.

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September 26, 2016 10:49 am

Deep League Report: Week 26

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

Lots of teams have clinched or are close to clinching, which means the backups on those teams will get more playing time than usual while the starters get some rest before the grind of the playoffs begins. Similarly, lots of teams have been eliminated from playoff contention or are close to it, which means that younger players will get a little more playing time as teams set their sights on 2017 and beyond. It’s the last week of the season. Let’s get this Deep League Report rolling.

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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25

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Greg Wellemeyer

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

Welcome to the starting pitcher planner, where every Friday I’ll be taking a look at the pitchers slated for two turns in the upcoming week. The hope is that the planner can help guide lineup and FAAB decisions that need to be made over the weekend. Of course, my information isn’t perfect and I don’t have a crystal ball. Rain, injuries, and teams reshuffling between when I write and Monday’s first pitch will definitely happen. If new information comes to light after we publish, I’ll try to tackle it in the comments. Feel free to beat me to it if you have any info, and I’ll be glad to offer my opinion there if you want it.

Let’s get some ground rules out the way before getting started. The pitchers will be split by league and then by category. Here are some general thoughts about the categories:

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September 21, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 25

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

Forget about value at this point of the season. Take a long, hard look at your categories and figure out what you need to do to optimize them over the remaining few weeks. Time to get this week’s Deep League Report started.

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September 20, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 25

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to the penultimate edition of the Closer Report. For those of you in head-to-head leagues, you are hopefully in the postseason right now. If you are in roto leagues, hopefully you are at least in the hunt for the title. Either way, there are a few situations that could pay off for fantasy owners even with such little time remaining on the schedule. The grid has stayed mostly the same over the last couple of weeks, but keep up with any possible changes by following this link. Anyway, on to the news.

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September 19, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Ender Inciarte

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J.P. Breen

A closer look at one of the heroes of the fantasy stretch run.

The Shelby Miller trade will forever be mocked as the Arizona Folly that sent potential superstar Dansby Swanson (and his beautiful hair) to Atlanta; however, the Braves somehow grabbed a controllable center fielder who has been worth 8.5 WARP in the exact same deal.

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September 16, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24

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Scooter Hotz

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

Welcome to the starting pitcher planner, where every Friday we’ll be taking a look at the pitchers slated for two turns in the upcoming week. The hope is that the planner can help guide lineup and FAAB decisions that need to be made over the weekend. Of course, my information isn’t perfect and I don’t have a crystal ball. Rain, injuries, and teams reshuffling between when we write and Monday’s first pitch will definitely happen. If new information comes to light after we publish, we’ll try to tackle it in the comments. Feel free to beat us to it if you have any info, and we’ll be glad to offer our opinion there if you want it.

Let’s get some ground rules out the way before getting started. The pitchers will be split by league and then by category. Here are some general thoughts about the categories:

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September 15, 2016 11:04 am

Fantasy Freestyle: What I Learned This Year

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Wilson Karaman

As the fantasy season winds down, Wilson shares his takeaways.

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September 15, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy Backstops

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Ben Carsley

TIps on how to navigate the depressing pool of options in the squat.

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September 13, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 24

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to week twenty four of the Closer Report. The fantasy season is just about over, and now is the time of year to look for any little push that can catapult you to the top of the standings. As always, you can keep up with any changes on the closer grid. Now, let’s get to the news.

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September 13, 2016 6:00 am

Expert FAAB Review: Week 24

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Mike Gianella

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

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