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02-24

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Starting Pitchers
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Scooter Hotz

02-24

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part II
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Mike Gianella

02-24

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The Adjuster: Starting Pitchers
by
Eric Roseberry

02-23

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The Quinton: Sending and Receiving Trade Offers, and the Focusing Illusion
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Jeff Quinton

02-23

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part I
by
Mike Gianella

02-23

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Welcome to Splitsville: Starting Pitchers
by
Tim Finnegan

02-23

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
by
George Bissell

02-22

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Fantasy Players to Target: Starting Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-22

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 95
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-22

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Early ADP Analysis: Starting Pitchers
by
Matt Collins

02-21

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Jackie Bradley vs. Joc Pederson
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Greg Wellemeyer

02-21

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Long-Term Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-21

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 125 Outfielders
by
Bret Sayre

02-20

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-20

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Outfielders
by
Mike Gianella

02-17

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Player Profile: Keon Broxton
by
Wilson Karaman

02-17

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4

Fantasy Players to Target: Long-Term Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Outfielders on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

02-17

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Player Profile: Odubel Herrera
by
Matt Collins

02-17

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8

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part II
by
Greg Wellemeyer

02-16

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4

Tale of the Tape: Andrew Benintendi vs. Nomar Mazara
by
Mark Barry

02-16

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7

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part One
by
Greg Wellemeyer

02-16

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5

The Quinton: Stolen Bases, Scarcity, and Magnitude Effects
by
Jeff Quinton

02-16

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders
by
Scooter Hotz

02-15

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The Adjuster: Outfielders
by
Eric Roseberry

02-15

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10

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part II
by
Mike Gianella

02-15

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Tale of the Tape: Jose Bautista vs. Michael Brantley
by
Bryan Joiner

02-15

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Get to Know: Outfield Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

02-15

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 94
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-14

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Tale of the Tape: Khris Davis vs. Miguel Sano
by
Alex Chamberlain

02-14

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part One
by
Mike Gianella

02-14

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Welcome to Splitsville: Outfielders
by
Tim Finnegan

02-13

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Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-13

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Player Profile: Michael Conforto
by
Tim Finnegan

02-13

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Early ADP Analysis: Outfielders
by
Matt Collins

02-13

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State of the Position: Outfield
by
George Bissell

02-03

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Third Base
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-03

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Third Basemen
by
Mike Gianella

02-03

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Player Profile: Evan Longoria
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Matt Collins

02-03

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 93
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-02

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Third Basemen on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

02-02

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Tale of the Tape: Joey Gallo vs. Jake Lamb
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Mark Barry

02-02

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

02-02

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Third Basemen
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Scooter Hotz

02-01

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Get to Know: Third Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

02-01

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Third Base
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Greg Wellemeyer

02-01

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Tale of the Tape: Adrian Beltre vs. Kyle Seager
by
Bryan Joiner

02-01

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The Adjuster: Third Base
by
Eric Roseberry

01-31

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Tale of the Tape: Nolan Arenado vs. Kris Bryant
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Alex Chamberlain

01-31

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Player Profile: Josh Donaldson
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Wilson Karaman

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February 21, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 125 Outfielders

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Bret Sayre

I've got my ranking shoes on and I'm ready to go.

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about outfielders for a while now (seven days and change to be exact, depending on when you are reading this) and the party continues to rage on. Yet before we rage, we shall calibrate—since rankings aren’t useful without knowing what you’re reading. The list you are about to read here presupposes a 16-team standard (read: 5x5 roto) dynasty format, in which there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever, and owners have minor-league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2016 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or -only formats.

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February 20, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring.

Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins
Sometimes I wish that real baseball could be a little more like MLB: The Show, and you could have the option to turn off injuries. In this alternate universe, how many homers would Stanton have had in the last four seasons, 175? 200? At one time Stanton flirted with the top three of fantasy drafts, and you could have talked yourself into taking him at number one if you were feeling frisky (or had a severe fish allergy). Unfortunately, his stock is tumbling, mostly due to injuries depriving him (and us) of being able to suit up for a full season.


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February 20, 2017 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: American League Outfielders

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Mike Gianella

Examining the menu of junior-circuit fantasy options at this position.

This will be the most in-depth article in this series of AL-only positional reviews, and with good reason. With a minimum of 60 American League outfielders populating rosters, and usually more when you factor in the DH slot, outfield is frequently where mono leagues are won or lost. There are only 45 AL starting outfielders, but unlike many other positions you can get solid production from outfield reserves or platoon players.

In 2016, four of the 10 most expensive AL-only hitters were outfielders. Three of the 10 highest earners in 2016 were outfielders. The three fantasy “expert” AL-only leagues (CBS, LABR, and Tout Wars) spent $814 on average in the outfield and picked up $790 worth of stats. This year, there was a significant drop in the CBS AL auction on money spent on outfielders, with only $696 allocated to the position. It is worth watching LABR AL next month to see if this is part of a trend or merely an anomaly.

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February 17, 2017 10:29 am

Player Profile: Keon Broxton

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Wilson Karaman

The fantasy-ceiling here is drool-worthy, but is it attainable?

Player Background

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February 17, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Long-Term Outfielders

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BP Fantasy Staff

Identifying players at this position who could be fine investments in keeper and dynasty formats.

Michael Conforto, New York Mets
The 2016 season started about as good as a season could start for Conforto. Through the first month, he was hitting .365/.442/.676 with a .311 ISO. He was ready to take the crown as the next “guy” in New York. The 2016 season ended about as badly as a season could end for Conforto.


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February 17, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Outfielders on the Ocean Floor

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Wilson Karaman

A deeper dive into the pool of future fantasy contributors at this position.

Bret just up and ranked the top 125 outfielders for dynasty league play, and those will be running at the beginning of next week. To wet your whistle in the meantime, we've got a whole bunch of guys who either didn't make his cut or have a good shot to next year. Before you jump in, a very important disclaimer, given the vast seas ahead of us in this series: there are probably like three dozen other potentially useful players I could’ve justified writing about here, but this column already pushes the boundaries of time, space, and our editorial staff, so eventually I just have to hang up the ol’ digital autopen. Happy to talk about anyone else in the comments. Previous pieces in this series can be found here:

Catchers

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February 17, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Odubel Herrera

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Matt Collins

Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Phillies center fielder.

Player Background

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February 17, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part II

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Greg Wellemeyer

Rounding out the fantasy assets at this position, based on their values through the end of the 2019 season.

In case you missed the infield positions or the first part of the outfield list, let’s get you caught up:

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February 16, 2017 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Andrew Benintendi vs. Nomar Mazara

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Mark Barry

Which of these exciting young outfielders is a better fantasy investment?

This one is fun. Any franchise would love to have either one of these guys, and there’s no wrong answer when picking between 21-year-old Nomar Mazara and 22-year-old Andrew Benintendi. That said, it is time for another rousing rendition of Dynasty Tale of the Tape, and making the tough decisions is what we do. Let’s dive in.

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February 16, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part One

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Greg Wellemeyer

The top 40 outfielders based on their values from now through the end of the 2019 season.

In case you missed the infield positions, let’s get you caught up:

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Catcher

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February 16, 2017 6:00 am

The Quinton: Stolen Bases, Scarcity, and Magnitude Effects

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Jeff Quinton

Helping you avoid fantasy pitfalls associated with the decrease in steals around the league in recent years.

Stolen bases and stolen base attempts are down over the past 10 years and are so particularly over the past five years. The graph below shows league-wide totals for stolen bases, caught stealing, and stolen base attempts from 2007 to 2016 by year.

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February 16, 2017 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders

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Scooter Hotz

Examining the senior-circuit menu of fantasy options at this position.

You’re going to spend a lot of money in the outfield. Granted, a lot of that is because standard leagues have more outfielders than any other positions. That’s not the only reason, though. The defensive requirements are a little more flexible than they are in the infield, so the player pool is more diverse, including players as different as Billy Hamilton and Kyle Schwarber.

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