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The firepower keeps coming in Colorado.

2017 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects

by Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff

My, look at the price. This could be nice. You’ve covered all your bases. > >

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Updated Players Prefer Presentation: Would You Like to Play a Game of Telephone?

by Meg Rowley

What would managers and catchers chat about if they had NFL-style headsets? . . . more | 3 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: Hunting Starters

by Demetrius Bell

Houston wants rotation help, Minnesota wants veterans, and Canada wants to turn back the clock. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Avoid: First Basemen

by BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article The -Only League Landscape: American League First Basemen

by Mike Gianella

An overview of the fantasy options at this position in the junior circuit. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Miguel Cabrera

by Matt Collins

Can the Tigers star keep on roaring in 2017? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: A.J. Reed vs. Dan Vogelbach

by George Bissell

Which of these two big boppers is the better long-term fantasy bet? . . . more | 0 comments

Thursday, January 19

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Extension Party

by Bryan Grosnick, Jared Wyllys and Matthew Trueblood

You get an extension. And you get an extension. And you get an extension. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Flu-Like Symptoms: New Year's Resolutions: Pitchers' Plate Discipline

by Rob Mains

Does better plate discipline for pitchers yield better results? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 First Basemen

by Bret Sayre

Stacking up the players at this position for the long haul. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article The -Only League Landscape: National League First Basemen

by Scooter Hotz

A look at the menu of options at this position in the senior circuit. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape: Brandon Belt vs. C.J. Cron

by Mark Barry

Which of these two alliterative West Coasters is the better bet for your fantasy team in 2017? . . . more | 5 unread comments

Wednesday, January 18

Rubbing Mud: Dozier and the Doyers

by Matthew Trueblood

Brian Dozier is still in Minnesota, but maybe the Dodgers and the Twins were right to balk at a deal. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Outta Left Field: Cooperstown Changes

by Dustin Palmateer

Limitless ballots could make for Hall of Fame overkill, but maybe there's a simple solution. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: Must-See TV

by Emma Baccellieri

Alex Rodriguez gets a TV show, the Tigers look for a center fielder, and the Rays add a former closer. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Three-Year Projections: First Base

by Greg Wellemeyer

Stacking up players at this position based on their projected fantasy values through the end of the 2019 season. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Adjuster: First Base

by Eric Roseberry

Identifying players who see their values rise or fall in OBP and points formats. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape: Tommy Joseph vs. Eric Thames

by Bryan Joiner

Is the second-year Phillie or the new, KBO-destroying Brewer a better fantasy bet in 2017? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Get to Know: First Base Prospects

by Ben Carsley

A window into the fantasy future at the cold corner. . . . more | 9 unread comments

Tuesday, January 17

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: What Does Batter/Pitcher Matchup Data Tell Us?

by Russell A. Carleton

Have we been too quick to dismiss the value of batter vs. pitcher histories? . . . more | 8 unread comments

Rubbing Mud: Flashback Friars

by Matthew Trueblood

How the Padres are reliving MLB's bad old days. . . . more | 9 unread comments

Cold Takes: Stan Javier Saves a No-Hitter

by Patrick Dubuque

What does college poetry have to do with Stan Javier? Everything. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Hanley Ramirez

by Wilson Karaman

A midyear mechanical change produced outstanding results for the Red Sox first-sacker in 2016, but can you expect more of the same to come? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Tiered Rankings: First Basemen

by Mike Gianella

Stacking up the players at this position by fantasy-value-based bins. . . . more | 15 unread comments

Fantasy Article Welcome to Splitsville: First Base

by Tim Finnegan

A look at how first-sackers fare based on the handedness of the opposing pitcher and other contextual factors. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape: Victor Martinez vs. Carlos Santana

by Alex Chamberlain

Which of these two ex-catchers is a better investment in redraft leagues this spring? . . . more | 3 unread comments

Monday, January 16

2017 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

And the Canterbury Tales will shoot up to the top of the best seller list and stay there for 27 weeks... . . . more | 16 unread comments

Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: New Year's Resolutions: Hitters' Plate Discipline

by Rob Mains

Does better plate discipline for hitters yield better results? . . . more | 9 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Dented Cans and Safety Nets

by Bryan Grosnick and Jared Wyllys

Texas takes a flier on Tyson Ross, Tampa Bay adds Colby Rasmus' power, and Colorado breaks the emergency glass. . . . more | 0 comments

Rumor Roundup: Ain't Settling for Anything Less Than Everything

by Ashley Varela

The Cardinals gear up for their first arbitration hearing in years, Craig Breslow schedules a pitching showcase, and Carl Crawford contemplates retirement (maybe). . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article State of the Position: First Base

by George Bissell

The 30,000-foot-high view of the cold corner for fantasy purposes. . . . more | 11 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Target: First Basemen

by BP Fantasy Staff

The staff identifies possible value plays at this position for the coming season. . . . more | 2 unread comments