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The author takes a look at some of the names PECOTA comes up with as comparisons to certain players, from the odd to the interesting. . . . more | 2 unread comments

The Lineup Card: Eight Final Moves

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Staff members pick teams and explain the finishing touches they should make to their rosters before spring training. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Reds' Mes Around

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Cincinnati locks up its breakout catcher, while Jack Z retains his two old pairs of jeans. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Only Half Of These Rumors Concern Kevin Correia

by Daniel Rathman

The Indians are counting on more from one of their stars, while the Astros are talking to [quizzically stares at cue card for 15 seconds before saying] one of the best pitchers available. . . . more | 0 comments

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

by Nick Shlain

Examining the junior-circuit options at the hot corner. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article The Quinton: Third Base and Avoiding Result-Driven Strategy

by Jeff Quinton

Why tweaking a sound plan because of last year's outcomes could be problematic going forward. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Top 30 Third Basemen

by J.P. Breen

Ranking the third sackers from now through the end of the 2017 season. . . . more | 9 unread comments

Tuesday, January 27

Premium Article Before They Were Prospects: AL Central

by Patrick Ebert and David Rawnsley

A look back at some of the top prospects in the AL Central, including Kohl Stewart, Clint Frazier, and Kyle Zimmer. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Baseball Therapy: Why Saber-Savvy Teams Might Want a Shift Ban

by Russell A. Carleton

Maybe stathead teams don't love their favorite strategy as much as you'd think. . . . more | 11 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: The Dodgers + Yoan Moncada Is So Obvious

by Daniel Rathman

The Royals haven't ruled out bringing back their ace, but that's a far cry from bringing back their ace; the Brewers and K-Rod might be stuck with each other; and the Dodgers workout Moncada. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. Carlos Santana

by Matt Collins

Which of these power bats is a better fantasy bet this year? . . . more | 4 unread comments

The Week in Quotes: January 19-26, 2015

by Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

Running through the notable quotes from the week that was. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects

by Ben Carsley

Looking into the pipeline for future contributors at the hot corner. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Infographic: Third Base

by Mauricio Rubio

A visual ranking of the players at the hot corner and their projected statistical contributions. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base

by Craig Goldstein

Breaking down the position into fantasy-value-based bins. . . . more | 14 unread comments

Monday, January 26

Premium Article 2015 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects

by Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Strong drafts and international acquisitions keeps the Royals system strong despite development hiccups for some higher profile names. . . . more | 19 unread comments

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: What It Means To Have The Best Farm System In Baseball, Part Three

by Sam Miller

Last year it was the Twins. The year before, the Cardinals. This year, probably the Cubs. But what's it worth when your favorite team has the league's best farm system? . . . more | 15 unread comments

Premium Article Daisy Cutter: (A)nother (S)eason (T)hreatening (R)ecords (O)f (S)trikeouts

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PECOTA likes the Astros' chances of producing insane strikeout totals. Also, more importantly, it likes the Astros' chances of scoring copious runs. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Miami Ich

by R.J. Anderson

Geo Soto goes to the other side of Chicago, Jonny Gomes goes back to the NL, Vogelsong returns to SF and Ichiro is going to be a Marlin. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Papelbon Not Proven Closer To Milwaukee

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Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Target: Third Basemen

by BP Fantasy Staff

Keep these hot-corner players in mind in your drafts and auctions this spring . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article State of the Position: Third Base

by Mike Gianella

Sizing up the position from a fantasy point of view. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Friday, January 23

The Lineup Card: Eight Intriguing PECOTA Projections

by Baseball Prospectus

The staff is either surprised, excited or just amused by these outputs from PECOTA's crystal ball. . . . more | 14 unread comments

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Pitchers Who Changed PECOTA's Mind

by Sam Miller

PECOTA likes a few pitchers quite a bit more than it did a year ago. What did those arms do to deserve better projections? . . . more | 15 unread comments

Premium Article Raising Aces: Best and Worst Mechanics: NL East

by Doug Thorburn

The best and worst pitcher mechanics in the NL East are broken down. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man

by Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays might be interested in an infielder with legal troubles, while the Orioles might demand a substantial return if they let Dan Duquette go. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Arismendy Alcantara

by Nick Shlain

Is there reason to be patient with the Cubs utility man after a shaky debut in 2014? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second Base

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes stack up the keystone for Scoresheet leagues. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Bonus Podcast: Mock Draft

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes welcome John R. Mayne and Nate Stephens to discuss the recent mock draft. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen

by BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to veer away from these keystoners in your drafts and auctions this spring. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Thursday, January 22

Premium Article Moonshot: Forecasting With Fastball Frequency

by Robert Arthur

Can we improve on PECOTA's forecast for a hitter just by looking at which pitches the opposing catcher called? . . . more | 7 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Jonathan Singleton Is Probably Not the Breakout Candidate You're Looking For

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Singleton might be squeezed out of Houston's outfield, and Ryan Vogelsong might be squeezed into the Giants rotation. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Colby Rasmus is the Astros

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Houston signs a guy who'll strike out and hit some homers, the Rangers get a better backup catcher, and Kelly Johnson goes back to the other East. . . . more | 4 unread comments