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03-19

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The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

12-11

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Paul Sporer

02-28

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Baltimore Orioles
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Mike Ferrin

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 35: Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-13

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Overthinking It: The Adam Jones Extension Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh

07-25

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, July 25
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Matthew Kory

06-01

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Overthinking It: Adam Jones' Unusual Breakout
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Ben Lindbergh

05-25

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Transaction Analysis: Adam Jones Gets a Nest Egg
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R.J. Anderson

05-15

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Fantasy Beat: Orange Crush(ers)
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Jason Collette

04-25

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Heartburn Hardball: Centerpiece in Center Field?
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Jonathan Bernhardt

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: More on Yoenis Cespedes and the A's
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Ben Lindbergh

04-08

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

01-07

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-10

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Transaction of the Day: Bedard for Five
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Christina Kahrl

01-15

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Future Shock: Braves Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-10

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Schrodinger's Bat: Getting Shifty
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Dan Fox

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: NL Pickups and Discards
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Christina Kahrl

02-05

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Future Shock: Seattle Mariners Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-21

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Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

06-30

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Future Shock: Adam Jones
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Kevin Goldstein

09-01

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Crooked Numbers: In Reverse
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James Click

05-10

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Houston Astros @ Atlanta Braves, 5/8/05
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Jonah Keri

12-15

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Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings
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James Click

11-07

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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In

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A look at the hitters who could outperform their PECOTA projections in RBI.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer-shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. For the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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March 7, 2014 9:26 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15

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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew tries to peg the top 15 picks and predict breakouts from later picks.

We know from Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster that since 2004, there is a 36 percent success rate in the ADP projecting the top 15. The most in any one year is seven of 15; the least is four. With that in mind, I challenged the fantasy team to try to guess the top 15. In addition to their stab at the top 15, I had them give their answers on the following:

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December 11, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles

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Paul Sporer

The best fantasy assets on Buck Showalter's roster are the power bats and potentially undervalued young pitchers.

An 85-win follow-up to their 93-win playoff surprise was quite respectable for the Orioles, especially as many pundits had them falling off entirely. They stayed aggressive with small, but useful in-season, moves though the Red Sox and Rays proved too difficult. They have already made some similar moves this offseason to shore up their weak spots, and they still have the flexibility to make some larger-impact moves this winter to ensure another quality effort in 2014.

As is they remain a bountiful fantasy team, particularly on offense with star power and strong names at scarce positions. The pitching should deliver some solid value in the rotation while everyone waits to see who ends up replacing Jim Johnson as the team’s closer.

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The Orioles are confounding for projection season.

Adam Jones doesn’t like predictions. And really, if you were coming off a playoff berth, you wouldn’t like being told by someone that you’d finish last, either.

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Ben and Sam consider whether the ballpark might be to blame for the Rockies' lackluster first two decades, then discuss the annual phenomenon of attendance shaming.

Ben and Sam consider whether the ballpark might be to blame for the Rockies' lackluster first two decades, then discuss the annual phenomenon of attendance shaming.

Episode 35: "Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?"

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August 13, 2012 9:00 am

Overthinking It: The Adam Jones Extension Revisited

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Ben Lindbergh

When the Orioles extended Adam Jones, he was hitting like a player possessed. Now that he's back to being the old Adam Jones, have the deal's detractors been proven right?

The Orioles went 29-18 through May 25th. Since then, they’re two games under .500. You know about the crazy record in one-run games (22-6!), the related crazy record in extra-inning games (12-2!), and the other fluky factors (Pedro Strop’s BABIP!) that have kept a team with a run differential of nearly negative 50 in contention with six weeks of regular season remaining. But for those first two months of the season, something a little less fluky, if equally fleeting, was keeping the Orioles afloat: Adam Jones was on fire.

Jones wasn’t literally on fire. Lighting fires under players is most effective when the flames are metaphorical. In the NBA Jam sense, though, Jones’ bat was burning up. Through the end of May, he hit .314/.365/.618, with 16 home runs. Only Josh Hamilton and Edwin Encarnacion hit more over the same span. Jones’ career high for homers was 25, and he was on pace to blow by that before the end of June. I mentioned the Orioles’ record through May 25th earlier, not just because it made for a convenient arbitrary endpoint, but because the following day, they signed Jones to a six-year, $85.5 million extension. That day, May 26th, was a good day to be an Orioles fan, which is not something you can say about very many days since, oh, 1997 or so. The O’s were in first place, Adam Jones was by far their best player, and he’d agreed to be in Baltimore until 2018. If you looked closely, there wasn’t a lot to like about the 2012 Orioles. But there was plenty to like about Jones.

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July 25, 2012 1:27 pm

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, July 25

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Matthew Kory

The Astros are last on our list, which we can probably just get used to for while.

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June 1, 2012 12:00 am

Overthinking It: Adam Jones' Unusual Breakout

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Ben Lindbergh

Adam Jones' power spike hasn't come with any newfound patience. Does this mean the Orioles will regret extending him by six years?

We know at least one thing for sure about the future of Orioles outfielder Adam Jones: whatever Jones does today, tomorrow, or in 2018, he won’t lack for meal money. Last week, the O’s signed the 26-year-old to a six-year, $85.5 million extension that includes a $2 million signing bonus and guarantees him an average annual salary of roughly $14 million over the next six seasons. If Jones plays poorly, he’ll still have more money in the bank at the end of the deal than most players ever make. If he plays well, he’ll be young enough to command another mega-contract when he finally becomes a free agent. Either way, his financial future is assured.

We can’t predict Jones’ on-field future with quite the same clarity. Jones is two months into what’s shaping up to be a breakout season, which probably prompted the Orioles to make a long-term commitment when they did. Even after an 0-for-2 performance on Wednesday night snapped a 20-game hitting streak, he boasts a .327 True Average (TAv), the fifth-best figures in the American League and a giant leap above both his .265 career TAv entering the season and the .282 mark he managed in 2011. If what we’re seeing now is Jones’ new true talent level, Baltimore could spot him several more million and still get a steal on the extension.

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In the midst of an offensive breakout, Adam Jones agrees to a six-year extension.

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May 15, 2012 4:12 am

Fantasy Beat: Orange Crush(ers)

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Jason Collette

A look at the surprising early season success of Baltimore's hitters

Your computer is not broken. The Baltimore Orioles do indeed lead all of baseball in home runs this season with 56. They were quietly the fourth-best team last year with 191 home runs, trailing only the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rangers.  Last season, the Orioles hit 1.18 home runs per game, but in 2012, that pace has spiked to 1.6 per contest… with essentially the same personnel as last year, no less. Nick Johnson—who anointed Joel Peralta his favorite pitcher this weekend when he took him deep twice—is the lone addition to the lineup.

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April 25, 2012 4:12 am

Heartburn Hardball: Centerpiece in Center Field?

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Jonathan Bernhardt

Is Adam Jones becoming the type of player the Orioles should build around?

At some point, in defiance of their past and themselves, they have to get good. That is the central premise. If that premise does not hold, then there's no point to even talking about whether or not the Baltimore Orioles should extend Adam Jones—it's all just deck chairs and sinking ships. So this week at Heartburn Hardball, we're going to try on optimism for a change.

Adam Jones will enter his third and final year of arbitration at the end of the 2012 season, assuming he is still an Oriole—at this point, there's no good reason to assume otherwise, as teams such as the Atlanta Braves were repeatedly told he was unavailable during the offseason, and there were indications that this dictum came from owner Peter Angelos, not Executive VP of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette. Things could change, yes, but as a general rule, when Angelos hitches the organization's star to a player, the Orioles are in for the long haul. Nick Markakis received a six-year deal to keep him in Baltimore, a deal that's made him somewhat immovable due to it paying him more than $15 million over each of the next two years and his production never quite matching his paycheck since 2008.

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How can we reconcile Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes signing with the team's latest rebuilding efforts and its surplus of Stepford outfielders?



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