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Thursday, January 19

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.

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.

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?

Fantasy Article Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: First Basemen on the Ocean Floor

by Wilson Karaman

A deeper dive into the fantasy future at this position.

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.

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

by Rob Mains

Does better plate discipline for pitchers yield better results?

Wednesday, January 18

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 115: Animal Crackers

by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

Fantasy Article Get to Know: First Base Prospects

by Ben Carsley

A window into the fantasy future at the cold corner.

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?

Fantasy Article The Adjuster: First Base

by Eric Roseberry

Identifying players who see their values rise or fall in OBP and points formats.

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.

Premium Article 2017 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects

by Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff

I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight on a bed of California stars.

Cold Takes: Why Do Hall of Fame Voters Love Relievers?

by Patrick Dubuque

And it's not just about save totals.

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.

Outta Left Field: Cooperstown Changes

by Dustin Palmateer

Limitless ballots could make for Hall of Fame overkill, but maybe there's a simple solution.

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.

Tuesday, January 17

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.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Tiered Rankings: First Basemen

by Mike Gianella

Stacking up the players at this position by fantasy-value-based bins.

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?

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?

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?

Rubbing Mud: Flashback Friars

by Matthew Trueblood

How the Padres are reliving MLB's bad old days.

Cold Takes: Stan Javier Saves a No-Hitter

by Patrick Dubuque

What does college poetry have to do with Stan Javier? Everything.

Monday, January 16

Fantasy Article State of the Position: First Base

by George Bissell

The 30,000-foot-high view of the cold corner for fantasy purposes.

Fantasy Article The Quinton: First Basemen, Roto Categories, and Total vs. Complementary Production

by Jeff Quinton

Why the multitude of first-base options can result in suboptimal decisions, and how to avoid falling into the trap.

Fantasy Article Early ADP Analysis: First Base

by Matt Collins

A look at where the first-sackers have been selected in the first batch of drafts this year.

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.

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...

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

by Rob Mains

Does better plate discipline for hitters yield better results?

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.

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).

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