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09-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch
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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
by
J.P. Breen

09-16

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
by
Scooter Hotz

09-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: What I Learned This Year
by
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
by
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
by
Scooter Hotz

09-12

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

09-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Positioning Your Team for Success
by
Mike Gianella

09-09

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13

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
by
Scooter Hotz

09-07

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

09-06

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Closer Report: Week 23
by
Matt Collins

09-06

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Deep League Report: Week 23
by
Scooter Hotz

09-02

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

09-02

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

09-02

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
by
Scooter Hotz

09-01

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6

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

08-31

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

08-29

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Deep League Report: Week 22
by
Scooter Hotz

08-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: DRA Do-Gooders
by
Wilson Karaman

08-26

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21
by
Scooter Hotz

08-25

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Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition
by
Ben Carsley

08-23

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6

The Buyer's Guide: Keon Broxton
by
J.P. Breen

08-23

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Closer Report: Week 21
by
Matt Collins

08-22

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Deep League Report: Week 21
by
Scooter Hotz

08-19

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10

Free Agent Watch: Week 21
by
George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

08-19

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week of August 22, 2016
by
Bret Sayre

08-19

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 91
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Unsung Heroes of the Shortstop Revolution
by
Wilson Karaman

08-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Recent Top Performers: Pitchers and Outfielders
by
J.P. Breen

08-16

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Closer Report: Week 20
by
Matt Collins

08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
by
Scooter Hotz

08-15

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The Buyer's Guide: Justin Turner
by
J.P. Breen

08-12

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7

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
by
Greg Wellemeyer

08-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Post-Mortem
by
J.P. Breen

08-09

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11

Closer Report: Week 19
by
Matt Collins

08-09

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Deep League Report: Week 19
by
Scooter Hotz

08-08

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The Buyer's Guide: Daniel Murphy
by
J.P. Breen

08-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
by
Greg Wellemeyer

08-05

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 90
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-04

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The Stash List: 18th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

08-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early Returns on the 2016 Draft Class
by
Wilson Karaman

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August 18, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Unsung Heroes of the Shortstop Revolution

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Wilson Karaman

A pack of elite shortstops is behind the position's resurgence, but there are some very noteworthy contributors beyond the cream of the crop.

Thirteen shortstops currently rank among the top 100 players overall per Sportsline’s standard rankings, including 10 among the top 50 overall, and those numbers mark a significant leap forward in status for six-spotter fantasy performance. Just eight earned top-100 status per our valuations last year, with only Xander Bogaerts cracking the top 50. The position’s renaissance has been driven by some who were expected to usher in a new age of relevance for the position, to be sure; Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, and pleasant surprise of re-eligibility Manny Machado all pepper the ranks of double-digit overall value. But there has been an interesting second wave of guys who were decidedly not expected to provide that kind of value, who have stepped up and taken their games to new levels this year. A full six of those 13 shortstops—yes, almost half—have produced top-100 value by outperforming their average draft positions by at least 200 spots. That’s league-winning surplus value, right there. So let’s take a look at that crew and see if we can’t figure out whether their meteoric respective rises represent new normals, or whether managers who’ve reaped their rewards this year will be best off selling high before keeper deadlines this winter.

Jonathan Villar, Milwaukee Bewers (ADP: 317, Current Rank: 16)

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August 17, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Recent Top Performers: Pitchers and Outfielders

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J.P. Breen

A closer look at the players who've stood out on the bump and at the plate of late.

Fantasy baseball necessitates relying on small sample sizes for day-to-day or week-to-week decisions, despite the recognition that it’s not desirable. I’ve written about that phenomenon in this space before. It means fantasy owners must take a gamble that some short samples are real, as the strategy of fantasy baseball doesn’t allow long-term trends to develop before acting. Players simply aren’t available long enough for a wait-and-see approach.

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August 16, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 20

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Sort of a quiet week in Reliever Land, but the Closer Report never sleeps. Well, except in the offseason. The Closer Report hibernates, I guess. That’s all I got for an intro. As always, keep up with the action on the closer grid. Let’s get on with this.

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August 16, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 20

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

You’re in luck. It’s East Coast Bias week at the Deep League Report, which means an all-Yankee lineup in the AL-only position player section. Let’s dive in.

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August 15, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Justin Turner

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J.P. Breen

The Dodgers third baseman has been sizzling at the plate after rediscovering his pull-side pop.

Despite the $250 million Opening Day payroll, it’s weird to assert that the Los Angeles Dodgers’ best hitter (in the non-Corey-Seager division) is a 31-year-old journeyman who was non-tendered by the Mets just three years ago.

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August 12, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19

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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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August 10, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Post-Mortem

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J.P. Breen

A look at how players' values have changed as a result of recent trades.

TRENDING UP

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August 9, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 19

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to the first post-trade deadline Closer Report. This one is a bit of a let down after the last few, as there were no deals made involving ninth inning arms. Don’t you worry, though, as there was still news. Unsurprisingly, some of that news even came hours after the last edition of this post was published. Who could’ve seen that coming? Anyway, let’s get right into it, and all wonder what will happen in the next six hours that is relevant to fantasy owners. As always, keep up with everything with the closer grid.

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August 9, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 19

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

This week’s Deep League Report features the big-name guys who switched leagues during the last 24 hours prior to the trading deadline alongside the players normally featured in this space: utility players, swingmen, and marginal prospects. Let’s get going.

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August 8, 2016 11:11 am

The Buyer's Guide: Daniel Murphy

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J.P. Breen

Is there reason to believe that the Nats second sacker's offensive breakout might soon slow?

It’s impossible to watch enough baseball to be intimately familiar with all major-league hitters or major-league pitchers. Most of us have specific teams that we follow or players who we try to watch most nights, but Major League Baseball has umpteen dozen players with whom we’re familiar only through their stat line.

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August 5, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18

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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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August 5, 2016 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 90

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes discuss the MLB trade deadline, offer advice on Scoresheet deadline deals, and much more.

This Week’s Podcast

This week, the Three True Outcomes talk about the trade deadlines, both MLB and Scoresheet. We go through the most notable MLB deals, mention our favorites both good and bad, and then we talk about the kinds of trades that Scoresheet teams should be looking to make between now and the deadline. We venture into some new ideas with ways to improve a contending team and ways to continue the rebuild for those out of contention.

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