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09-23

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
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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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5

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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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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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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The Buyer's Guide: Keon Broxton
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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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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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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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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
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J.J. Jansons

08-04

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

08-02

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Closer Report: Week 18
by
Matt Collins

08-01

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Deep League Report: Week 18
by
Scooter Hotz

08-01

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The Buyer's Guide: J.A. Happ
by
J.P. Breen

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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25

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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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September 21, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 25

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

Forget about value at this point of the season. Take a long, hard look at your categories and figure out what you need to do to optimize them over the remaining few weeks. Time to get this week’s Deep League Report started.

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September 20, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 25

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to the penultimate edition of the Closer Report. For those of you in head-to-head leagues, you are hopefully in the postseason right now. If you are in roto leagues, hopefully you are at least in the hunt for the title. Either way, there are a few situations that could pay off for fantasy owners even with such little time remaining on the schedule. The grid has stayed mostly the same over the last couple of weeks, but keep up with any possible changes by following this link. Anyway, on to the news.

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September 19, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Ender Inciarte

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J.P. Breen

A closer look at one of the heroes of the fantasy stretch run.

The Shelby Miller trade will forever be mocked as the Arizona Folly that sent potential superstar Dansby Swanson (and his beautiful hair) to Atlanta; however, the Braves somehow grabbed a controllable center fielder who has been worth 8.5 WARP in the exact same deal.

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September 16, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24

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Scooter Hotz

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 we’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 we write and Monday’s first pitch will definitely happen. If new information comes to light after we publish, we’ll try to tackle it in the comments. Feel free to beat us to it if you have any info, and we’ll be glad to offer our 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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September 15, 2016 11:04 am

Fantasy Freestyle: What I Learned This Year

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Wilson Karaman

As the fantasy season winds down, Wilson shares his takeaways.

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September 15, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy Backstops

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Ben Carsley

TIps on how to navigate the depressing pool of options in the squat.

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September 13, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 24

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to week twenty four of the Closer Report. The fantasy season is just about over, and now is the time of year to look for any little push that can catapult you to the top of the standings. As always, you can keep up with any changes on the closer grid. Now, let’s get to the news.

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September 13, 2016 6:00 am

Expert FAAB Review: Week 24

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Mike Gianella

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

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September 12, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 24

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

There are only a few weeks left in the season. For some roto owners, that means fine-tuning their roster to optimize their performance across their league’s categories. For others, it means acquiring assets at prices that make them profitable keepers for next year and beyond. This week’s Deep League Report splits its attention between players who can help you in the standings this year and players who might be a bargain for you next year. Here we go.

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September 12, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Deep Minor-League Grabs

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J.P. Breen

These prospects might be worth adding to your squad now in anticipation of big payoffs to come.

With the season drawing to a close, it’s not too helpful to place buy/sell tags on big leaguers at this point. The trade deadline has passed and, at least in most leagues, the amount of movement in the standings will be minimal. Sure, it’s worth scouring the waiver wire for a late-season gem. For dynasty league owners, though, the final few weeks serve as an underutilized opportunity to snap up a prospect keeper.

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September 9, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Positioning Your Team for Success

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Mike Gianella

Examining player fantasy earnings by position to determine the optimal distribution for your team.

Last week, I put together my valuation update for AL- and NL-only leagues. A reader noticed that middle infielders seem to have earned more this year than they have in past seasons. With this in mind, I thought I would take a look at what players at each position have done the last three years and see if it is possible to glean any potential trends from these data (spoiler alert, it probably is not possible).

The values in these charts are from last week’s article for 2016 player valuations and from the season-end articles for 2014 and 2015. All values are for 5x5 mono leagues (NL or AL-only). Hitters are grouped in blocs of 12 since most standard mono leagues use 12 teams.

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