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02-24

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Starting Pitchers
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Scooter Hotz

02-24

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part II
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Mike Gianella

02-24

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The Adjuster: Starting Pitchers
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Eric Roseberry

02-23

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5

The Quinton: Sending and Receiving Trade Offers, and the Focusing Illusion
by
Jeff Quinton

02-23

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part I
by
Mike Gianella

02-23

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Welcome to Splitsville: Starting Pitchers
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Tim Finnegan

02-23

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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George Bissell

02-22

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Fantasy Players to Target: Starting Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-22

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 95
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-22

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Early ADP Analysis: Starting Pitchers
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Matt Collins

02-21

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Jackie Bradley vs. Joc Pederson
by
Greg Wellemeyer

02-21

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Long-Term Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-21

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 125 Outfielders
by
Bret Sayre

02-20

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-20

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Outfielders
by
Mike Gianella

02-17

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Player Profile: Keon Broxton
by
Wilson Karaman

02-17

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4

Fantasy Players to Target: Long-Term Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Outfielders on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

02-17

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Player Profile: Odubel Herrera
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Matt Collins

02-17

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8

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part II
by
Greg Wellemeyer

02-16

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4

Tale of the Tape: Andrew Benintendi vs. Nomar Mazara
by
Mark Barry

02-16

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7

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part One
by
Greg Wellemeyer

02-16

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The Quinton: Stolen Bases, Scarcity, and Magnitude Effects
by
Jeff Quinton

02-16

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders
by
Scooter Hotz

02-15

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The Adjuster: Outfielders
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Eric Roseberry

02-15

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part II
by
Mike Gianella

02-15

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Tale of the Tape: Jose Bautista vs. Michael Brantley
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Bryan Joiner

02-15

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Get to Know: Outfield Prospects
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Ben Carsley

02-15

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 94
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-14

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Tale of the Tape: Khris Davis vs. Miguel Sano
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Alex Chamberlain

02-14

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part One
by
Mike Gianella

02-14

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Welcome to Splitsville: Outfielders
by
Tim Finnegan

02-13

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Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-13

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Player Profile: Michael Conforto
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Tim Finnegan

02-13

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Early ADP Analysis: Outfielders
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Matt Collins

02-13

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State of the Position: Outfield
by
George Bissell

02-03

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Third Base
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-03

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Third Basemen
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Mike Gianella

02-03

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Player Profile: Evan Longoria
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Matt Collins

02-03

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 93
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-02

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Third Basemen on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

02-02

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Tale of the Tape: Joey Gallo vs. Jake Lamb
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Mark Barry

02-02

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

02-02

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Third Basemen
by
Scooter Hotz

02-01

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Get to Know: Third Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

02-01

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Third Base
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Greg Wellemeyer

02-01

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Tale of the Tape: Adrian Beltre vs. Kyle Seager
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Bryan Joiner

02-01

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The Adjuster: Third Base
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Eric Roseberry

01-31

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Tale of the Tape: Nolan Arenado vs. Kris Bryant
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Alex Chamberlain

01-31

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Player Profile: Josh Donaldson
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Wilson Karaman

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February 24, 2017 10:51 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Starting Pitchers

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Scooter Hotz

Scanning the menu of senior-circuit fantasy rotation arms.

Ah, starting pitching. Poker players have their bad beat stories, fantasy baseball players have their stories about the aces they bought who failed spectacularly. Roto players who go cheap on pitching habitually are usually fighting the previous war, trying to avoid buying a big-ticket starter because they bought one at some point in the past, only to see that purchase sink their season.

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February 24, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part II

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Mike Gianella

Rounding out our rotation-arm rankings with the bottom two tiers.

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February 24, 2017 6:00 am

The Adjuster: Starting Pitchers

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Eric Roseberry

A look at which hurlers see their values rise and fall in formats that count K-BB% or quality starts.

This week’s Adjuster turns its attention from position players, and focuses on starting pitchers in alternate fantasy formats. In particular, the focus of this article will be on changes in pitcher value in leagues that consider either K-BB% or Quality Starts. There are several other stats that can come in to play when dealing with starters, and I’d be happy to answer questions about those in the comments.

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February 23, 2017 6:00 am

The Quinton: Sending and Receiving Trade Offers, and the Focusing Illusion

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Jeff Quinton

Examining how to wield the power of the trade offer, both when sending and receiving, more effectively.

When it comes to trades and negotiation, we have already covered a wide array of topics, from anchoring to negotiation styles to the default effect to choice architecture. What we have not covered, though, is the effect of the focusing illusion on fantasy baseball trades. Daniel Kahneman coined the term, and in discussing the focusing illusion, he famously said, “Nothing in life is as important as you think it is when you are thinking about it.”

Our means of trading is the trade offer and the trade offer inherently causes us to focus on particular players (the player being offered or requested) or a particular type of trade (a pitcher for a hitter or an expiring asset for a long-term asset). As a result of this, the focusing illusion likely plays a large role in determining the trades that get made, but how so?

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February 23, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part I

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Mike Gianella

Stacking up the rotation arms in the top three tiers of our rankings for 2017.

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February 23, 2017 6:00 am

Welcome to Splitsville: Starting Pitchers

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Tim Finnegan

A look at the rotation arms who excel and struggle, depending on who holds the platoon advantage.

This is the starting pitcher edition of Welcome to Splitsville, where we discuss players at the position from both a daily and seasonal perspective. Here are the previous editions in this series for 2017:

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February 23, 2017 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

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George Bissell

A 30,000-foot-high survey of the fantasy landscape at this position.

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February 22, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Starting Pitchers

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BP Fantasy Staff

Our fantasy gang identifies value picks on the bump.

Rich Hill, Los Angeles Dodgers
With an early ADP of about 130, Rich Hill stands out to me as a guy that has a good shot to return value. Last year, Hill finished in the top 60 in Yahoo 5x5 scoring, the 16th most productive starting pitcher, in just 110 innings pitched. It’s a testament to how well he pitched in those innings. Hill had a 2.12 ERA and 2.39 FIP, with a strikeout rate just under 30%. He had the second best ERA among starting pitchers who threw at least 100 IP last year, with the fourth best FIP. Since making his return to the majors in late 2015, Hill has a 2.00 ERA, 2.37 FIP and 30.3% strikeout rate in 24 starts, spanning 550 batters faced.

I know the profile is weird, but I don’t think this was a fluke. Batters just can't seem to differentiate his pitches at all, and he’s great at playing his fastball and curveball off each other, hiding each one behind the other. Hill’s deception has helped him become elite at preventing batters from squaring him up. Via xStats.org, Hill’s Statcast derived exit velocity and batted-ball angle expected slugging last year was .307, the third lowest in baseball among pitchers with at least 100 IP. The only two ahead of him were Clayton Kershaw (.302) and Jose Fernandez (.303), and the MLB average is .417. Batters rarely make loud contact against Hill. Combining weak contact with his ability to miss bats at a high level is a huge recipe for success.


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February 22, 2017 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 95

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcoes take listener questions and discuss the factors they consider when preparing player lists for the Scoresheet draft.

The Three True Outcomes podcast is here with our third episode of 2017. We take some listener questions about playing players out of position, potential trades and about draft prep. We spent most of the time talking about preparing for the draft and the ways that we would build player lists and the factors we would consider. We wrap with the best things we saw this week and we look forward to some upcoming pop culture events as well.

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February 22, 2017 6:00 am

Early ADP Analysis: Starting Pitchers

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Matt Collins

A look at where rotation arms have been selected in drafts held to date.

We have now reached the starting pitching portion of our fantasy preview, and obviously this is the most comprehensive position on the fantasy landscape. A lot will change over spring training as injuries inevitably happen. For now, though, this is where we stand in terms of ADP. As always, this data comes from NFBC drafts and the average round reflects a 15-team league. This is a big one, so let’s jump right in.

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February 21, 2017 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Jackie Bradley vs. Joc Pederson

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Greg Wellemeyer

Which of these outfielders is the better long-term fantasy bet?

We’re more than a week into our coverage of the grass, and I’m here to help close it out with a Tale of the Tape between the Jackie Bradley and Joc Pederson, the 38th and 41st ranked players in Bret’s dynasty outfielder rankings.

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February 21, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Long-Term Outfielders

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BP Fantasy Staff

Our staff feels these players might be overvalued in dynasty formats this spring.

Manuel Margot, San Diego Padres
In terms of real baseball value, Manuel Margot is one of the more exciting outfield prospects in the game. He’s right on the verge of contributing in a meaningful way, and should do it in most areas of the game. He’ll hit a little, he’ll fly on the bases and his athleticism and defensive instincts will play well in San Diego’s spacious outfield. Unfortunately, much of that skill set doesn’t translate into fantasy value.


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