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03-24

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Five to Watch: NL Post-Hype Pitchers
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Wilson Karaman

03-24

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Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2017
by
Mike Gianella

03-24

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Player Profile: Carlos Santana
by
Scooter Hotz

03-24

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 97
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

03-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Auction Prep: Auction Podcast Takeaways
by
Jeff Quinton

03-23

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Player Profile: Marcell Ozuna
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Mark Barry

03-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Reviewing the 2016 Model Portfolios
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-22

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Player Profile: Lorenzo Cain
by
Eric Roseberry

03-22

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Five to Watch: American League Post-Hype Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

03-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: My First Draft of 2017
by
Scooter Hotz

03-21

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Five to Watch: National League Prospects
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-21

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Player Profile: Alex Bregman
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Tim Finnegan

03-20

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Five to Watch: American League Prospects
by
George Bissell

03-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Adjusting for Smaller Leagues
by
Mike Gianella

03-17

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The Quinton: Selecting Relievers and Anticipated Discounts vs. Realized Discounts
by
Jeff Quinton

03-17

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Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2017
by
Mike Gianella

03-17

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Position Battles: American League East
by
Matt Collins

03-16

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Five to Watch: American League Hitters
by
Wilson Karaman

03-16

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Position Battles: American League West
by
Mark Barry

03-16

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Position Battles: National League West
by
George Bissell

03-15

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14

Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017
by
Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-15

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4

Five to Watch: National League Hitters
by
Scooter Hotz

03-15

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Position Battles: National League Central
by
Eric Roseberry

03-15

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26

Dynasty Dynamics: The Next 112
by
Ben Carsley

03-14

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Position Battles: National League East
by
Tim Finnegan

03-14

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Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: An All-Post-Hype Team
by
Matt Collins

03-13

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Five to Watch: National League Pitchers
by
George Bissell

03-10

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Relief Pitchers
by
Scooter Hotz

03-10

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

03-10

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Relief Pitchers
by
Alex Chamberlain

03-10

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Fantasy Auction Values: Second Edition, 2017
by
Mike Gianella

03-09

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 75 Relievers
by
Bret Sayre

03-09

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Tale of the Tape: Dellin Betances vs. Raisel Iglesias
by
Mark Barry

03-09

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Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

03-09

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

03-08

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief Pitchers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-08

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The Adjuster: Relief Pitchers
by
Eric Roseberry

03-07

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Player Profile: Shawn Kelley
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Scooter Hotz

03-07

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12

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Relief Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

03-07

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State of the Position: Relief Pitchers
by
George Bissell

03-06

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Fantasy Players to Target: Relief Pitchers
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-06

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Player Profile: Addison Reed
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Tim Finnegan

03-06

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Early ADP Analysis: Relief Pitchers
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Matt Collins

03-03

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Starting Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-03

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Long-Term Starting Pitchers
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Baseball Prospectus

03-03

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Starting Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

03-03

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Player Profile: Jerad Eickhoff
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Matt Collins

03-03

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Fantasy Auction Values: First Edition, 2017
by
Mike Gianella

03-02

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

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March 20, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: American League Prospects

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George Bissell

A look at a handful of minor-leaguers who are worthy of your attention.

We’re less than two weeks away from Opening Day and fantasy baseball draft season is in full swing. It’s time to get excited. The primary focus of this article is to highlight American League prospects that are on the cusp of making a significant fantasy impact in the major leagues this upcoming season.

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March 20, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Adjusting for Smaller Leagues

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Mike Gianella

Mike explains how to tweak his auction values when playing in leagues with fewer than 12 teams.

For those of you who use my bid limit articles, one of the most common requests I get is “how do I adjust these bid limits for smaller leagues?” This is a more common question for mono leagues, where even those souls brave enough to participate in AL or NL-only often play in eight or 10-team formats. My bid limits in mono leagues are designed for the old school, “traditional” 12-team mono leagues.

I used to play in a 10-team NL-only and came up with a rough but useful calculation to adjust my bids. I’ll use the hitter population as an example, but the same calculation can easily be used for pitchers as well. I’ll list the three steps below and explain each one in detail.

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Helping you craft a better strategy for drafting your fantasy bullpen.

Selecting Relievers and Anticipated Discounts versus Realized Discounts

Nine weeks ago we began the positional series with the goal of preparing for upcoming drafts and auctions. My fellow writers have provided us with insights about decisions teams might make, how players will likely perform, and how valuable those performances will likely be. Over here at The Quinton, we have been working on trying to better act on those aforementioned insights. This being a week after reliever week (it was intended for reliever week—sorry Bret and Mike), we have come to the end of our journey; and while relievers, outside of catchers, tend to be the lowest earning position, they tend to have a great impact on the decisions we make. How so?

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March 17, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2017

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news and happenings around the league.

Below is my third bid limit update. There aren’t too many changes this week. Once again, any changes of two dollars in either direction will be listed below for players with significant value. Mixed league bids will reflect the same valuation change unless otherwise noted.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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March 17, 2017 6:00 am

Position Battles: American League East

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Matt Collins

A look at the spots up for grabs in this division and the fantasy impacts the winners could have.

Baltimore Orioles

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March 16, 2017 10:45 am

Five to Watch: American League Hitters

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Wilson Karaman

A handful of junior-circuit bats who warrant your attention.

Nick Castellanos, 3B, Detroit TigersIt feels a little like cheating to include Castellanos in this piece, as all signs were pointing squarely in the direction of full-throated breakout last year before his hand bone connected to a fastball and shattered in August. I wrote nice things in advocating for Castellanos to be the third baseman you target a couple months back, and since then his ADP has barely budged, even in spite of signals that he’s primed to hit second in front of Miguel Cabrera and Justin Upton.

Castellanos is and always has been a line drive machine, and while that continued last year he also posted a second straight year with a three percentage point jump in fly-ball rate, and he pulled more of those fly balls. The result was a guy who finished 26th out of over 600 registered big-league hitters in Adjusted Exit Velocity-based Predicted Runs (that’s Kris Bryant/Freddie Freeman territory, for reference). You marry an excellent pure hitter with a mature 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame and a more pull-happy, fly ball-oriented contact profile, and you’ve got yourself a real interesting hitter there, don’t you?

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March 16, 2017 6:00 am

Position Battles: American League West

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Mark Barry

A look at the spots up for grabs in this division, and the fantasy impacts this winners could have.

Houston Astros

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March 16, 2017 6:00 am

Position Battles: National League West

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George Bissell

Back-end starters for Arizona and L.A., left fielders for Colorado, and other spots up for grabs in this division.

Colorado Rockies

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March 15, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

The draft rankings you need for the upcoming fantasy season.

For those of you who do drafts instead of auctions, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find our Top 300 rankings. These rankings are for 15-team mixed leagues using standard Rotisserie scoring and rosters. This means two catcher rosters, so if you’re drafting in a one-catcher league, you will need to adjust accordingly. One change we have made this year is that we haven’t populated the table below with the “correct” number of catchers. A 15-team league has 345 active players, so many of the catchers who will be drafted fall below this 300 player threshold.

This is the first draft ranking of two that will be published this spring. The second update will be published shortly before Opening Day.

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March 15, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: National League Hitters

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Scooter Hotz

A handful of senior-circuit bats who are worthy of your attention.

Earlier this week, George Bissell wrote about five NL starting pitchers to watch and Greg Wellemeyer wrote about five AL starting pitchers to watch. I’m going to perform the same trick for the NL hitter pool, picking five players who make interesting draft day value propositions.

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March 15, 2017 6:00 am

Position Battles: National League Central

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Eric Roseberry

A look at the spots up for grabs in this division and the fantasy impacts the winners might have.

Chicago Cubs

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March 15, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The Next 112

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Ben Carsley

Why stop at 101 prospects when you can rank 213?

101 is an arbitrary number. Every year, the Baseball Prospectus Fantasy Team puts out a top-101 prospects list, and then Bret Sayre and I follow suit with top-101 dynasty prospect lists of our own. It’s a slight deviation on the industry-standard “top-100” you see around the web, but the truth is it often makes little sense to stop (or to extend to) a nice round number.

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