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06-29

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Potential Impact Call-Ups: Position Players
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J.P. Breen

06-28

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Closer Report: Week 13
by
Matt Collins

06-27

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The Buyer's Guide: Steven Wright
by
J.P. Breen

06-24

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Deep League Report: Week 12
by
Scooter Hotz

06-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-24

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Player Profile: Zach Davies
by
Jeff Quinton

06-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Bargains and Busts, Midseason Edition
by
Mike Gianella

06-23

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The Stash List: 12th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

06-23

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4

Dynasty Dynamics: Six Dynasty Prospects to Stash or Flip
by
Ben Carsley

06-22

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TDGX Transactions: Throwing the Kitchen Sink
by
George Bissell

06-22

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The Fantasy Verdict: Duvall You Believe?
by
J.P. Breen

06-21

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Closer Report: Week 12
by
Matt Collins

06-21

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Five to Watch: Triple-A Hitters
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-21

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 12
by
Mike Gianella

06-20

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The Buyer's Guide: DJ LeMahieu
by
J.P. Breen

06-17

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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
by
George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

06-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: So What's Going on with Jose Abreu, Anyway?
by
Wilson Karaman

06-17

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The Quinton: In-Season Solutions, Missed
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Jeff Quinton

06-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: On Average, We'd Rather Not
by
Mike Gianella

06-17

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 87
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-16

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The Stash List: 11th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

06-16

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The Buyer's Guide: Checking Progress
by
J.P. Breen

06-16

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6

Deep League Report: Week 11
by
Scooter Hotz

06-16

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-14

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Closer Report: Week 11
by
Matt Collins

06-13

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The Buyer's Guide: CC Sabathia
by
J.P. Breen

06-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Keeper-League Trading: A Primer
by
Mike Gianella

06-10

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
by
George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

06-10

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-09

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The Stash List: 10th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

06-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Evaluating the California League All-Stars
by
Wilson Karaman

06-09

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Deep League Report: Week 10
by
Scooter Hotz

06-09

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6

Fantasy Freestyle: Building a Contender in TGDX
by
J.P. Breen

06-08

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4

Fantasy Freestyle: Mark Trumbo and Being Wrong
by
Jeff Quinton

06-07

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9

Closer Report: Week 10
by
Matt Collins

06-07

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Five to Watch: Double-A Hitters
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-06

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

06-03

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-03

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 86
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-03

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Free Agent Watch: Week 10
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

06-03

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4

In-Season Fantasy Valuations: First Edition, 2016
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Mike Gianella

06-02

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The Fantasy Verdict: The Price of Thor
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J.P. Breen

06-02

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The Stash List: Ninth Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

06-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: Yes, You Can Stream Jeff Locke, Except You Can't
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Wilson Karaman

06-02

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Deep League Report: Week Nine
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Scooter Hotz

06-01

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Dynasty Dynamics: Seven Prospects to Stash or Flip
by
Ben Carsley

06-01

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TDGX Transactions: CC Sabathia's Unforeseen Renaissance
by
George Bissell

05-31

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Closer Report: Week Nine
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Matt Collins

05-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: Batted-Ball Trajectory and BABIP Overachievers
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Wilson Karaman

05-27

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Nine
by
Greg Wellemeyer

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June 14, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 11

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

We’re now a little more than a third of the way through the season, and the closer action is finally starting to pick up. There were multiple changes over the last week, and as always you can keep up with these shifts on the closer grid. Now, on to the news.

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June 13, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: CC Sabathia

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J.P. Breen

Can the Yankees' lefty sustain his apparent renaissance?

Professional baseball is a game of adjustments. Of adjusting to life on the road. Of adjusting to no longer being the alpha dog on the field. Of adjusting to the adjustments that teams make once they have a reliable scouting report. Of adjusting to one’s body over the course of a long career.

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June 10, 2016 10:49 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Keeper-League Trading: A Primer

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Mike Gianella

Helping you get the most out of your swaps this summer.

Flags Fly Forever. Hey, that’s the name of the podcast I co-host weekly with Bret Sayre and producer George Bissell. So I know a thing or two about going for it at all costs, decimating my team’s future in pursuit of a title, and sacrificing the potential plum of back-to-back championships in favor of a “certain” win this year. As a rule of thumb, this is sage advice. If you are on the fence about a trade in a keeper or dynasty league because you are worried you are giving up too much value, odds are good that you should make the trade immediately and worry about 2017 and beyond later.

Yet there are cases where you can go too far and sacrifice too much future in exchange for the present. This seems to fly in the face of the advice that every fantasy expert has ever dispensed. But there are cases where it can happen.

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June 10, 2016 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 11

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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

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

12-TEAM MIXED LEAGUES

Jhonny Peralta, SS/3B, St. Louis Cardinals (Ownership: 41 percent CBS, 24 percent ESPN, 36 percent Yahoo!)

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June 10, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11

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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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June 9, 2016 11:15 am

The Stash List: 10th Edition, 2016

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J.J. Jansons

Trea Turner is back in the minors and back atop the list.

For a refresher on the four types of players that are eligible for inclusion on this list, please see the first edition of the year to find out why players like A.J. Pollock, Michael Brantley, Yasiel Puig, Raisel Iglesias, and Shin-Soo Choo are not listed below.

Last week’s Stash List can be found here.

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June 9, 2016 11:06 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Evaluating the California League All-Stars

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Wilson Karaman

Viewing the Cal League's first-half standouts through a fantasy lens.

Yesterday the California League All-Star roster was announced for the upcoming Cal-Carolina League All-Star Game at Lake Elsinore. On paper it’s the weakest crop by a good bit in the three years I’ve been covering the league, but there are certainly still plenty of fantasy-relevant names littering the roster that bare some discussion. Let’s take a look at some of them, and then I’ll follow it up with some notes on a few of the more notable non-All Stars from around the league as well.

Travis Demeritte, 2B, Texas Rangers (High Desert Mavericks) – Demeritte is a prototypical boom-or-bust fantasy prospect, with the latter the more likely outcome. He frequently loses his mechanics with wild swings from the heels, and after taking the Cal League by storm in April the book has gradually circulated on him and pitchers have been much more successful at keeping him in the yard and off the bases of late. He’s got a ton of strength and bat speed though, and the ability to provide a useful power-speed combination at a shallow position, though it’s likely to come with a low AVG. He’s in the conversation to be a top-150 dynasty prospect at this point, but it’s a high-risk profile and managers would do just as well to move Demeritte now if they’re able to before Double-A pitchers sink their teeth into him.

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June 9, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 10

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

We’ve reached the point in the season where a slew of minor leaguers make their debuts because enough time has passed to guarantee their teams an extra year of control they all successfully demonstrated that they developed that one aspect of their game that needed work. That means lots of new names in the free agent pool alongside the ones that have been there all season without attracting any attention. Prospects are never a sure thing, especially in their first exposure to the majors, but in deep leagues, prospect pickups can move the needle a lot more than most of the thoroughly mediocre options available. In deep keeper leagues, the right pickup could provide value at a bargain price for years to come. You have to hit on a few gambles to win a deep league against stiff competition, and June prospect promotions offer some of the best odds you’ll get all season.

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June 9, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Building a Contender in TGDX

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J.P. Breen

J.P. recounts his process for going from the bottom fourth into the top tier of the TGDX experts dynatsy league.

Regular Baseball Prospectus readers are familiar with The Dynasty Guru Experts League (TDGX). It’s a 20-team, 40-man-roster dynasty league that’s run by our benevolent leader, Bret Sayre, and it includes experts from across the industry—from BP to CBSSports to FanGraphs to MLB.com and beyond. We chronicle the weekly transactions and occasionally have an in-depth article from a TDGX owner that digs into the nitty gritty of his roster and his past/future strategy.

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June 8, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Mark Trumbo and Being Wrong

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Jeff Quinton

Examining why we might've whiffed on the O's slugger's breakout, and how to best avoid similar misses going forward.

Mark Trumbo has been very good at baseball this season and, because fielding and base-running are not a part of fantasy baseball, he has been even better as a fantasy baseball player. Per the first edition of Mike Gianella’s in-season fantasy rankings, Trumbo was the 19th-most-valuable hitter in the American League as of June 1st. Since then, he has roto-slashed .425/3/9/9/0 (AVG/HR/R/RBI/SB). It is thus safe to say that his 2016 production to date is safely within the top 15 among AL hitters and that he is likely flirting with top-ten AL hitter value. Not too shabby for a player with an NFBC ADP of 164.52.

The reasons as to why Trumbo has been good are no mystery—he has been healthy, he is taking a lot of at-bats in Camden Yards, he is hitting in the Baltimore Orioles’ lineup, and, as pointed out by Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs yesterday, Trumbo is doing his usual crushing of baseballs, while hitting more flyballs and fewer groundballs. Will he stay healthy? Probably; putting aside 2014, he has played a minimum of 142 each season. Will he continue to hit more flyballs? Maybe. I’d imagine the league will make some adjustment, but I’d also imagine that some of these gains are here to stay as he showed improvements toward the end of last season.

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June 7, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 10

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Somehow it’s already June, and it seems there is finally some actual action coming our way on the closer front. It still seems like a relatively quiet year in this regard, but there has been some moving and shaking this week. As always, you can check out the closer grid here, and the changes since last week are highlighted. Let’s get to it.

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June 7, 2016 6:00 am

Five to Watch: Double-A Hitters

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Greg Wellemeyer

Examining a handful of Eastern and Southern League prospects who are worthy of your attention.

Around this time last year, I started taking a look at prospects whose early-season performance had their dynasty stocks on the rise. While it’s awfully early to be diving into minor league stat lines, it’s not an exercise completely devoid of merit. You may well miss more than you hit, but last year’s early-June leaderboard mining revealed prospects such as Jacob Nottingham, Trey Mancini, and Cody Reed as prospects whose value was changing dramatically.

I hope it goes without saying that you should always try to pair stat line scouting with actual reports if you can find the information. To that end, you should definitely be reading the amazing work done by our prospect team: daily minor league updates, Monday morning ten packs, eyewitness accounts, notes from the field, chats, mailbag Q&As. It’s quite staggering how prolific they are as a unit, and how much my dynasty game has improved by soaking it all in.

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