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12-08

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Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

12-08

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Strikeouts: A Deeper Dive
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Scooter Hotz

12-07

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Over/Underachievers: Strikeouts
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Matt Collins

12-06

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Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Hitters
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Mike Gianella

12-06

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Strikeouts
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George Bissell

12-02

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive: Stolen Bases
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Greg Wellemeyer

11-30

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Stolen Base Over/Underachievers
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Wilson Karaman

11-29

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Stolen Bases
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George Bissell

11-28

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: A Deeper Dive
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Greg Wellemeyer

11-22

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The ERA Over/Underperformers
by
Wilson Karaman

11-21

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: ERA
by
George Bissell

11-18

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Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

11-17

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Home Runs: A Deeper Dive
by
Greg Wellemeyer

11-16

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Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Hitters
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Mike Gianella

11-15

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Home Runs: The Over/Under Achievers
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Wilson Karaman

11-14

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Home Runs: The Landscape
by
George Bissell

11-11

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Retrospective Player Valuation: AL Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

11-09

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Retrospective Player Valuation: 2016 AL Hitters
by
Mike Gianella

10-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: An Avoid Retrospective
by
Wilson Karaman

10-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Target Retrospective
by
Wilson Karaman

10-04

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8

Closer Report: It's Award Season!
by
Matt Collins

09-29

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

09-27

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Closer Report: Week 26
by
Matt Collins

09-26

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Deep League Report: Week 26
by
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
by
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
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J.P. Breen

09-16

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
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Scooter Hotz

09-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: What I Learned This Year
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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
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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
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Scooter Hotz

09-12

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

09-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Positioning Your Team for Success
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Mike Gianella

09-09

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
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Scooter Hotz

09-07

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

09-06

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Closer Report: Week 23
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Matt Collins

09-06

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Deep League Report: Week 23
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Scooter Hotz

09-02

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

09-02

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

09-02

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
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Scooter Hotz

09-01

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

08-31

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

08-29

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Deep League Report: Week 22
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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
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Scooter Hotz

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November 17, 2016 11:16 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Home Runs: A Deeper Dive

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Greg Wellemeyer

Can you count on this year's unexpected sluggers to produce in 2017?

Today we wrap the first categorical overview with a deeper dive into some players who posted unexpected home run totals in 2016. If you haven’t already, I highly suggest you read George Bissell’s summation of a season that saw more balls leave the yard than any save Y2K, as well as Wilson Karaman’s breakdown of some high profile over- and under-achievers.

The Risers

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November 16, 2016 8:07 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Hitters

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Mike Gianella

Just as we thought heading into the season, it was the Villar and Murphy show in the junior circuit.

Welcome to my annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the third post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series focused on AL-only leagues, the next two shift their focus to NL-only, and the final two posts will examine mixed leagues.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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November 15, 2016 8:27 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Home Runs: The Over/Under Achievers

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Wilson Karaman

The swings in swings that landed over the fence.

Yesterday George Bissell went deep into our brave new world of long-ball dominance, touching on all the pretty figures and shady conspiracy theories as to why big leaguers in 2016 hit more homeruns than any season in baseball history that didn’t end with Antonio Alfonseca leading the majors in Saves. Today we’ll look at some of the over- and under-achievers in the category, and what drove their production (or lack thereof).

The Over-Achievers

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November 14, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Home Runs: The Landscape

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George Bissell

2016 was the year of the home run revisited. How might this affect fantasy owners in 2017, and how should it?

With a baseball offseason filled with tense CBA negotiations, prospect lists injecting much-needed optimism, and the perpetual warmth of the sizzling hot stove transaction season underway, the fantasy team at Baseball Prospectus is launching its second annual “Fantasy Categorical Breakdown” series. This is the first installment of our category-by-category review, which will feature a look at the general landscape, over and under-achievers and a deeper dive, to provide fantasy owners with a distinct advantage heading into 2017.

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November 11, 2016 8:17 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: AL Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Injuries, ineffectiveness and plain old bad luck plagued the senior circuit's top arms this year.

Welcome to my annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the second post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series will focus on AL-only leagues, the next two will shift their focus to NL-only, and the final two posts will examine mixed leagues.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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November 9, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: 2016 AL Hitters

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Mike Gianella

A look at how junior-circuit bats performed relative to their draft- and auction-day price tags.

Welcome to my annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the first post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series will focus on AL-only leagues, the next two will shift their focus to NL-only, and the final two posts will examine mixed leagues.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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October 17, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: An Avoid Retrospective

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Wilson Karaman

Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin.

Last week I covered the players I had recommended you go out and get in our pre-season Target/Avoid series, and this week we turn to the players where I advocated steering clear.

Starting Pitcher to Avoid: Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

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October 10, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: A Target Retrospective

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Wilson Karaman

Looking back on three targets from the pre-season. Wistfully.

One of our annual traditions I most look forward to here at BP is the Target/Avoid series we run as part of our pre-season positional coverage, as it allows us to get a little more in-depth with player recommendations and strategic examples that we feel particularly passionate about. The way the cards were dealt this year I ended up mildly unbalanced in my assignments, so we’ll start today with a look back at my “target” selections and then work our way through the “avoid” guys next week.

Shortstop to Target: Brad Miller, Tampa Bay Rays

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October 4, 2016 8:30 am

Closer Report: It's Award Season!

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Matt Collins

Time to hand out the hardware for those who brought home the bacon, and other metaphors.

Well, the regular season is over and with it goes the fantasy season. Hopefully you were able to take home a championship or two, and hopefully my advice didn’t cost you too badly in the standings. Like last year, I’m finishing things up with a review of all things closer. I’ll hand out a handful of totally subjective awards that are voted on by a one-man panel.

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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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