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09-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Few of My Favorite Dynasty League Targets
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Wilson Karaman

09-22

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
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Mark Barry

09-20

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Deep League Report: Week 25
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Scooter Hotz

09-18

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Closer Report: Week 25
by
Matt Collins

09-15

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
by
Mark Barry

09-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week 24
by
George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Other Out-of-Nowhere Power-Hitting Rookie
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Matt Collins

09-13

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Deep League Report: Week 24
by
Scooter Hotz

09-11

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Closer Report: Week 24
by
Matt Collins

09-08

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
by
Mark Barry

09-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week 23
by
George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Late-Season Keeper-League Pickups
by
Scooter Hotz

09-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Rules of the Road
by
Mike Gianella

09-06

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Deep League Report: Week 23
by
Scooter Hotz

09-05

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Closer Report: Week 23
by
Matt Collins

09-01

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
by
Mark Barry

09-01

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Free Agent Watch: Week 22
by
George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-01

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Fantasy Freestyle: Luis Severino's Giant Leap
by
Matt Collins

08-31

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The Stash List: 22nd Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

08-30

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Deep League Report: Week 22
by
Scooter Hotz

08-29

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Closer Report: Week 22
by
Matt Collins

08-25

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21
by
Mark Barry

08-25

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
by
George Bissell and Mark Barry

08-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Find Your Process
by
Mike Gianella

08-24

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The Stash List: 21st Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

08-24

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Deep League Report: Week 21
by
Scooter Hotz

08-22

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Closer Report: Week 21
by
Matt Collins

08-18

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20
by
Mark Barry

08-17

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The Stash List: 20th Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

08-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Quietly Valuable Lorenzo Cain
by
Matt Collins

08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
by
Scooter Hotz

08-15

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Closer Report: Week 20
by
Matt Collins

08-11

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
by
Mark Barry

08-11

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Deep League Report: Week 19
by
Scooter Hotz

08-11

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Fantasy Freestyle: Homer Happy
by
Mike Gianella

08-10

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Dynasty Dynamics: Four Prospects to Sell or Hold
by
Ben Carsley

08-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Re-Calibrating Danny Salazar
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Mark Barry

08-08

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Closer Report: Week 19
by
Matt Collins

08-04

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
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Mark Barry

08-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Closers of 2018
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Matt Collins

08-04

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Deep League Report: Week 18
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Scooter Hotz

08-04

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TDGX Transactions: Week 17
by
J.J. Jansons

08-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: My Trade Deadline
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Wilson Karaman

08-03

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The Stash List: 18th Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

08-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Valuations: 2017 Fourth Edition
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Mike Gianella

08-02

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The Buyer's Guide: Bradley Zimmer
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Eric Roseberry

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Fantasy Fallout
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BP Fantasy Staff

08-01

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Closer Report: Week 18
by
Matt Collins

07-28

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TDGX Transactions: Week 16
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J.J. Jansons

07-28

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17
by
Mark Barry

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August 9, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Re-Calibrating Danny Salazar

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Mark Barry

Salazar seems to be transforming from thrower to pitcher in his fourth full season.

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When our colleague Mike Gianella updated the starting pitcher tiers in early June, Danny Salazar barely clung to the bottom in the three-star tier. At the time of the ranking, it’s quite possible it was even a couple spots too high. The flame-throwing righty was striking everyone out, sure, but he also was giving up almost two homers and five walks per nine innings and had a 5.40 ERA. Not great. Salazar was coming off the first of two bullpen appearances, a measure the Indians hoped would help him get things straightened out. After his second outing from the pen, he made another move, this time to the DL. The 27-year-old came off the DL on July 22 and has been HOT FLAME EMOJIS ever since. In 20 innings, Salazar has fanned 28 batters, walked only five, and has surrendered only eight hits en route to a 1.35 ERA. As Paul Hollywood might say while standing over a perfectly baked Genoese sponge cake with raspberry jam, “I like that.”

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August 8, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 19

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Matt Collins

Go ahead and pick up Tyler Clippard—if you're into that

Welcome to the Trade Deadline Hangover Edition of the Closer Report. After all of the action we saw last week with plenty of movement around the league, things were pretty quiet in the time after. Teams are settling in with their new bullpen depth charts, and it’s likely going to be a little longer until we see some major changes. That being said, there are still some situations that could use a little clarity that we need to look at more closely this week. Before we get to that, just a reminder that you can keep up with the latest changes on the Closer Grid. Now, on to the good stuff.

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August 4, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18

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Mark Barry

Automatic "Go-2" guys include: Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber and Chris Sale.

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.

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August 4, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Closers of 2018

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Matt Collins

How about David Hernandez on Chicago's South Side, and Greg Holland with the North Siders?

We’ve flipped the calendar over to August, which means the MLB trade deadline has passed and player are, more or less, where they will be for the rest of the season. It also means that our fantasy trade deadlines are quickly approaching. This is obviously a busy time of year, particularly for those of us in longer-term leagues. If you’re the owner of a team that is not in contention this year, it’s time to start thinking of next year. With that in mind, I thought today I would attempt to predict the closer landscape for next year. Obviously, there are going to be events that I cannot predict, but it’s useful to know who could get saves in the following season and try now to get them on the cheap. So, with that in mind, here is a link to who I see closing for each team at the start of next season. Below is an explanation for teams that are seeing a change from who is closing right now.

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August 4, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 18

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Scooter Hotz

The trade deadline moves bring new blood.

Thanks to the trade deadline, the players in this week’s Deep League Report are a lot better than the usual crop of utility infielders and middle relievers. This week is when a disproportionately large amount of FAAB will and should be spent since players this good won’t end up in the free agent pool in deep AL-only and NL-only leagues again this year. If you’ve been saving your FAAB dollars, this is the week and these are the players you’ve been saving for. Go big and get the guys you want.

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August 4, 2017 6:00 am

TDGX Transactions: Week 17

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J.J. Jansons

Expert league transaction details

The Dynasty Guru Experts League is a 20-team (40-man roster) 5x5 rotisserie dynasty league founded by BP managing editor Bret Sayre in 2014. It is intended to satisfy the deep-league needs of all, down to just the right amount of Alexi Amarista. We roster 23 starters (C/1B/2B/3B/SS/MI/CI, along with two additional utility hitters, five outfielders and nine pitchers). We also roster seven bench slots and have 10 spots designated for minor leaguers, although a quick scan of the league finds that most teams utilize a majority of their bench spots for additional prospects. That means that there are an additional 100-120 prospects that are rostered above the 200 spots reserved for them.

These write-ups are intended to pair nicely with Mike Gianellas Expert FAAB Review, as we will look at each week’s TDGX free-agent acquisitions, as well as include thoughts on every major trade that occurs during the season. The yearly budget for free-agent transactions is $100, with $0 bids allowed for major leaguers and prospects.

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August 3, 2017 5:14 pm

Fantasy Freestyle: My Trade Deadline

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Wilson Karaman

Masahiro Tanaka, Jon Lester, Nelson Cruz, Mark Melancon and Dinelson Lamet are profiled.

Buoyed by the long, winding collective stroll through the charred aftermath of the fantasy landscape one day after the trade deadline, I figure I’ll use the pretense to talk about some of the players I acquired and fired in my own home league, in hopes that those of you playing in leagues with slightly later deadlines will be able to benefit from some insights on a few difficult-to-evaluate players. Let’s take a look at five on the move from one of my rosters.

Masahiro Tanaka (SP)—NYY: Tanaka is having one of the stranger seasons around, with all kinds of strange splits and, underlying everything, an insane home-run rate. His whiff and walk numbers are delicious, and he gets grounders at a good clip to boot. But, much like his fallen comrade Michael Pineda, the contact he does yield is hard contact. And that is, of course, particularly true in the air this year, where his average exit velocity rests around the 20th percentile and is home-run rate has pretty much single-handedly driven his avert-your-eyes ERA.

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August 3, 2017 6:00 am

The Stash List: 18th Edition

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Greg Wellemeyer

Cameron Maybin may be, should be, is, one of your top stash priorities. Also: So long (and yet, "welcome") Amed Rosario.

The Graduates: Amed Rosario (Previous Rank: 3), Shane Greene (9), Neil Walker (11), Keon Broxton (13), Ozzie Albies (14), Raimel Tapia (20), Jesse Winker (21)

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August 3, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Valuations: 2017 Fourth Edition

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Mike Gianella

So what are the top fantasy earners worth now?

“It is difficult to believe the 2017 Major League Baseball season is past the 100 game mark,” is the kind of thing people like to say in early August, even though time moves forward in the same way every year. Let’s move past this terrible segue and look at fantasy baseball valuation!

In the linked document, you will find values through games of Aug. 1 for:

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August 2, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Bradley Zimmer

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Eric Roseberry

Zimmer has been getting on base and running for the Indians, and fantasy owners are starting to notice.

Bradley Zimmer was called up by the Cleveland Indians in May to help solidify their outfield. He was one of the top prospects in Cleveland’s system. Baseball Prospectus had him ranked as the Indians third-best prospect this season. Zimmer brought impressive speed to Cleveland, but also concerns about his ability to handle major-league pitching. These worries made fantasy owners timid to heavily invest in Zimmer early in the year.

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August 2, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Fantasy Fallout

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BP Fantasy Staff

There were a dozen trades with fantasy implications in the days leading up to this year's trade deadline. These are the players affected.

With the ink now dry on the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline, we set out in search of those players whose fantasy values have been impacted by the moves of the last few days. And rather than spread this out among all of the various Transaction Analyses handled by the BP team writ large, we’ve decided to save you some clicks (against all of our better judgement) and just dump them all here. Happy reading, and hope your mono league isn’t doctranarian on crossovers.

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August 1, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 18

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Matt Collins

Choose one: The White Sox bullpen, or the sweet embrace of death.

Welcome to the post-trade deadline Closer Report, which is always the busiest Closer Report of the year. We’re just going to jump right into it today because there was obviously a lot of movement, but before we do just a quick reminder that you can keep track of all the action with the Closer Grid. Now, on to the news.

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