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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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4

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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8

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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2

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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3

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
by
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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5

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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4

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?
by
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 22, 2017 6:00 am

The Stash List: 12th Edition

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Greg Wellemeyer

Julio Urias and Gleyber Torres limp off the list, while Tom Murphy and Cam Bedrosian graduate with their health.

The Graduates: Tom Murphy (Previous Rank: 5), Cam Bedrosian (Previous Rank: 13)

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June 22, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The Saddest Milestone

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Ben Carsley

Jesse Winker brings it all back for Ben's dynasty team.

Where were you Monday when Jesse Winker was called up to the majors in enough time for me to set my weekly roster for The Dynasty Guru Experts (#TDGX) dynasty league?

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June 22, 2017 6:00 am

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

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Mike Gianella

A Kafkaesque look at how to approach the trading season in fantasy baseball.

It’s that time of year: time for the fantasy scribes to put together their annual trading columns. More so than with auctioning, drafting or player analysis, trading is a difficult topic because there is so much variability from league to league and even from fantasy manager to fantasy manager. What works in my 12-team AL-only keeper league probably will not work in your 15-team mixed redraft league.

One constant that does exist across leagues is that you will have to interact with other people. “To write prescriptions is easy, but to come to an understanding with people is hard.” Franz Kafka wrote in A Country Doctor. Kafka died 56 years before Daniel Okrent’s fantasy baseball league had its initial auction at La Rotisserie Francaise in Manhattan in 1980, so we may never know what Kafka would have thought of fantasy baseball, but I suspect that he would have found the frustration with the difficulty of trading extremely relatable.

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June 21, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 12

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Scooter Hotz

Look! Decent starting pitchers! Grab 'em!

I’m not really sure what’s going on in the Deep League Report this week. Decent starting pitchers don’t show up here very often, but this week there’s one in each league. There might be some East Coast bias in play, too, since three of the six NL-only players featured this week are Mets. But enough with the prologue—on with the show.

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June 21, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Alex Wood: Elite Fantasy Performer?

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Eric Roseberry

Alex Wood has been an All-Star caliber performer for the Dodgers, putting it all together at age 26. Will he sustain his terrific start to 2017?

Just over a week ago, Mike Gianella released his updated In-Season Fantasy Valuations. There weren’t a ton of surprises in terms of who was providing the most fantasy value. However, on his National League starting pitcher list there was a name that stood out. Situated in eighth, behind fantasy stalwarts like Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, and Stephen Strasburg, was Alex Wood.

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June 20, 2017 4:42 pm

The Buyer's Guide: Mallex Smith

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Eric Roseberry

With malace toward none but stolen bases toward many, here's Mallex Smith.

“It is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere.”

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June 20, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 12

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Matt Collins

Did you know the Nationals are still feeling around in the dark for a closer?

Welcome back to the Closer Report. It wasn’t a busy week in Reliever Land but, despite that, there is still plenty to talk about with some strange performances, notable usage and returns from injury. Before we get into that, just a reminder that you can keep up with all changes during the week with the Closer Grid. Now, let’s get to the goods.

Cam Bedrosian is back in Los Angeles; Huston Street close behind

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June 19, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Evolution and Decline of Francisco Lindor

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George Bissell

His home runs are up, but what about his batting average and stolen bases? Lindor hasn't been nearly as valuable as in recent seasons, and it seems to stem from an early season power surge.

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June 16, 2017 8:29 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Fighting The Last War

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Scooter Hotz

In a new season, don't be haunted by old ghosts. Try fresh tactics.

There’s an old saying that “generals always fight the last war.” The origin of the saying is unclear, but the idea behind it is not. During their current engagements, people tend to do the things that has worked well and avoid the things that didn’t work well during their previous engagement, rather than choose their course of action based on the current circumstances. And it’s not limited to war—a variation on the statement insists that “economists always fight the last depression.”

In my deep AL-only league keeper league, I’ve had the same issue the past few times I’ve had a contending team. I didn’t trade away my prospects and/or cheep keepers to the teams that dumped early because I didn’t like the prices I was paying. Each time, I felt like the contenders who made those deals overpaid and that I would overtake them when I made subsequent deals at better exchange rates. Each time, I was wrong.

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June 16, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12

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Mark Barry

Corey Kluber is described as robot-like for several reasons, including his dependability. So start him twice. The same goes for Clayton Kershaw and Jon Lester.

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 16, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 11

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George Bissell

Cameron Maybin and Mallex Smith make for valuable speedsters in mixed leagues, while Matt Adams continues to show value filling in for Freddie Freeman. Meanwhile, it's time to talk Turley—Nik Turley—and to speak Franchy—Franchy Cordero.

12-team mixed leagues (must be available in at least 50 percent of ESPN, Yahoo, or CBS leagues)

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June 15, 2017 1:53 pm

Fantasy Freestyle: The Pitching Landscape Has Changed

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Mike Gianella

Middle relievers with big strikeout totals are gaining in value, which has fundamental implications for how fantasy baseball should be played.

A large portion of the conversation in fantasy circles has revolved around how the spike in home runs has altered the landscape—and with good reason. Home runs have increased from 4,186 in 2014 to 4,909 in 2015 to 5,610 in 2016. Entering action Wednesday, major-league hitters were on pace to hit 6,133 home runs in 2017. It is with good reason this has been analyzed ad infinitum. But since this fertile soil has been properly tilled, we can look at a different trend that is slipping under the radar somewhat.

Table 1: Major League Baseball Starting Pitchers, 2013-2017

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