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06-22

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5

The Stash List: 12th Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-22

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3

Dynasty Dynamics: The Saddest Milestone
by
Ben Carsley

06-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Art of the Deal: Transforming a No into a Yes
by
Mike Gianella

06-21

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2

Deep League Report: Week 12
by
Scooter Hotz

06-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: Alex Wood: Elite Fantasy Performer?
by
Eric Roseberry

06-20

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The Buyer's Guide: Mallex Smith
by
Eric Roseberry

06-20

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Closer Report: Week 12
by
Matt Collins

06-19

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7

Fantasy Freestyle: The Evolution and Decline of Francisco Lindor
by
George Bissell

06-16

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2

Fantasy Freestyle: Fighting The Last War
by
Scooter Hotz

06-16

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2

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12
by
Mark Barry

06-16

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
by
George Bissell

06-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Pitching Landscape Has Changed
by
Mike Gianella

06-15

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10

The Stash List: 11th Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-14

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: The 2017 MLB Draft: A Scoresheet Perspective
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Stash List Supplemental
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-14

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Deep League Report: Week 11
by
Scooter Hotz

06-14

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2

Dynasty Dynamics: 11-player update
by
Ben Carsley

06-13

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Closer Report: Week 11
by
Matt Collins

06-12

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Fantasy Freestyle: David Price: Checking In
by
Mark Barry

06-12

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The Buyer's Guide: Rockies righty Jeff Hoffman
by
Eric Roseberry

06-12

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1

In-Season Fantasy Valuations: Second Edition—2017
by
Mike Gianella

06-09

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10

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
by
Mark Barry

06-09

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6

Free Agent Watch: Week 10
by
George Bissell

06-09

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3

Fantasy Freestyle: The Next Five Relievers
by
Matt Collins

06-08

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13

The Stash List: The 10th Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: I Believe In Andrelton Simmons
by
Eric Roseberry

06-07

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8

Deep League Report: Week 10
by
Scooter Hotz

06-06

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Closer Report: Week 10
by
Matt Collins

06-05

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The Buyer's Guide: Steven Souza
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Eric Roseberry

06-02

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The Stash List: Ninth Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-02

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11

Updating the Tiers: Starting Pitcher
by
Mike Gianella

06-02

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10
by
Mark Barry

06-02

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2

Updating the Tiers: Relief Pitcher
by
Matt Collins

06-01

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4

Updating the Tiers: Third Base
by
Wilson Karaman

06-01

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12

Updating the Tiers: Shortstop
by
Eric Roseberry

06-01

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19

Updating the Tiers: Outfield
by
Bret Sayre

05-31

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5

The Buyer's Guide: Dinelson Lamet
by
Tim Finnegan

05-31

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18

Updating the Tiers: Second Base
by
Scooter Hotz

05-31

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Updating the Tiers: First Base
by
George Bissell

05-31

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5

Updating the Tiers: Catcher
by
Mark Barry

05-30

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The Buyer's Guide: Jed Lowrie
by
Eric Roseberry

05-30

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6

Closer Report: Week 9
by
Matt Collins

05-26

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TDGX Transactions: Week 8
by
J.J. Jansons

05-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: So About That Nick Castellanos Breakout
by
Wilson Karaman

05-26

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 9
by
Mark Barry

05-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Miggy's Decline?
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Matt Collins

05-26

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Free Agent Watch: Week 8
by
George Bissell

05-26

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8

The Stash List: Eighth Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

05-24

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Dynasty Dynamics: Checking on Some Prospect Sleepers
by
Ben Carsley

05-24

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2

Deep League Report: Week 8
by
Scooter Hotz

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June 8, 2017 6:00 am

The Stash List: The 10th Edition

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Greg Wellemeyer

Hunter Pence, Jacob Faria and Sean Newcomb say hello to active major-league duty and good-bye to the List. A.J. Reed also bids adios, but it's because there's seemingly no way for him to reach the majors right now.

The Graduates: Hunter Pence (Previous Rank: 4), Jacob Faria (22), Sean Newcomb (23)

Pence returned to the Giants lineup Sunday.

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June 7, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: I Believe In Andrelton Simmons

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Eric Roseberry

Andrelton Simmons has been getting results—and showing other signs—that he's having a career season in fantasy.

For years, baseball fans have been in awe of Andrelton Simmons’ defensive ability at shortstop. However, for fantasy purposes, there never were many reasons to pay attention to him given his production at the plate. Hardly anyone came into this season expecting Simmons to be an option for their fantasy roster. Baseball Prospectus didn't even list Simmons on its initial “Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Shortstop,” and he went undrafted in most leagues.

As we sit here in the first week of June, something interesting has been happening with Simmons. He’s been a fringe top-15 shortstop, and he’s slowly raising his fantasy profile. Simmons is providing owners with positive value, if minimal, in every standard fantasy category.

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June 7, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 10

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Scooter Hotz

Eric Young is getting old, but he remains fast—so he's worth your time.

Last week, the Deep League Report was on hiatus due to the positional re-rankings that my Baseball Prospectus fantasy team colleagues and I completed. It makes its triumphant return this week, satisfying your cravings for platoon outfielders and non-closing relievers. I’m sure you missed it terribly. I missed you, too.

AL-only position players

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June 6, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 10

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Matt Collins

Koda Glover fumbles an opportunity, but it's not time for his owners to panic until the Nats get heavy into trade talks for a new closer. Sean Doolittle soon will be lurking again in the Oakland bullpen. Cam Bedrosian is back with the Angels, but does that mean Bud Norris loses his place in line?

Welcome back to another edition of the Closer Report. It was another relatively quiet week in the land of relievers, and with it comes a shorter post than you might be used to, one which leans more on quick hits than longer profiles. Before we get into that, however, just a reminder that the Closer Grid is available to keep up with any changes in real time. Now, let’s get into the news.

Cam Bedrosian is back in L.A.—is he going to close again, too?

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June 5, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Steven Souza

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Eric Roseberry

Steven Souza has been on the more productive outfielders in 2017, but will this trend continue—or should owners move him while his value is at its highest?

The Buyer’s Guide is a weekly column designed to help fantasy owners assess a player who sees an increased level of interest during a given week. This column focuses on players who generally have lower than 40 percent ownership rates across various leagues.

Since May 24, Steven Souza has been one of the most productive outfielders in baseball. He’s hit .342/.444/.789 with five home runs, 10 RBIs, and nine runs scored over that stretch. That’s the kind of production any fantasy roster would be happy to have, and this recent run of success has raised Souza’s profile in the fantasy community.

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June 2, 2017 9:28 am

The Stash List: Ninth Edition

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Greg Wellemeyer

Yoan Moncada and Julio Urias lead the way—but for how much longer?

The Graduate: Jharel Cotton (Previous Rank: 14)

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June 2, 2017 8:46 am

Updating the Tiers: Starting Pitcher

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Mike Gianella

Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Chris Sale are the elites among the five-star pitchers.

Welcome to the Baseball Prospectus in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did before Opening Day, players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a “star” rating. In addition, unlike with the preseason “star” ratings, these lists can also be viewed as a straight ranking.

If you are wondering why a specific player isn’t listed, please note that in many cases players in the one-star tier and players who are not ranked are interchangeable.

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June 2, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10

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Mark Barry

Carlos Martinez, Max Scherzer, Chris Archer and Justin Verlander (yes, even him)—your table is ready.

It's time to preview the hurlers scheduled for two starts in the upcoming week. As the old wrestling promoters would always say: “Card Subject to Change,” because injuries and tinkering managers can make this less than a science. Should new information present itself, we can go over it in the comments.

Most of these recommendations are based on a combination of ADP/auction price and PECOTA projections for opponent strength. As the season progresses and we get more concrete data points for how the pitchers and their opponents perform, the formula will evolve into a performance-based projection. For more information on some key terms—Auto-Start, Start, Consider and Sit—click here.

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June 2, 2017 6:00 am

Updating the Tiers: Relief Pitcher

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Matt Collins

Only Kenley Jansen, Craig Kimbrel and Wade Davis are the elite—the best of the best. But David Robertson is pretty good, too, doggone it.

Welcome to Baseball Prospectus in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did before Opening Day, players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a star” rating. In addition, unlike with the preseason star” ratings, these lists can also be viewed as a straight ranking.

If you are wondering why a specific player isn’t listed, please note that in many cases players in the one-star tier and players who are not ranked are interchangeable.

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June 1, 2017 7:13 am

Updating the Tiers: Third Base

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Wilson Karaman

Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado lead the way as expected, even if they haven't produced quite as much as hoped. Joey Gallo continues to crank home runs despite warning signs, and Nick Castellanos owners wait patiently by the box score for signs of a big rebound.

Welcome to the Baseball Prospectus in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did before Opening Day, players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a “star” rating. In addition, unlike with the preseason “star” ratings, these lists can also be viewed as a straight ranking. Here's how to define the stars:

Five-star players are the studs at their position. In general, they are the players who will provide first or second round draft value and will be worth $30 or more in auction formats. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will earn more than $20 in auction formats. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are the types of players who provide back end roster value. The positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of what has happened year-to-date but rather try to offer some insights into what we expect will happen the rest of 2017.

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June 1, 2017 6:00 am

Updating the Tiers: Shortstop

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Eric Roseberry

Manny Machado has too much of a track record to be dropped from the five stars—even if he's not hitting like an elite SS.

Welcome to the Baseball Prospectus in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did before Opening Day, players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a “star” rating. In addition, unlike with the preseason “star” ratings, these lists can also be viewed as a straight ranking.

If you are wondering why a specific player isn’t listed, please note that in many cases players in the one-star tier and players who are not ranked are interchangeable.

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June 1, 2017 6:00 am

Updating the Tiers: Outfield

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Bret Sayre

J.D. Martinez got off to a late start, but is traveling five star from here to 162. Mike Trout, out for a while, must make more pedestrian accomodations.

Welcome to Baseball Prospectus in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did before Opening Day, players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a “star” rating. In addition, unlike with the preseason “star” ratings, these lists can also be viewed as a straight ranking.

If you are wondering why a specific player isn’t listed, please note that in many cases players in the one-star tier and players who are not ranked are interchangeable.

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