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12-19

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Raising Aces: Best and Worst Mechanics: NL West
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Doug Thorburn

04-25

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Raising Aces: Too Soon to Swoon?
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Doug Thorburn

12-27

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Sporer Report: Top 20 Risers
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Paul Sporer

10-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014
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Bret Sayre

09-19

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What Scouts Are Saying: September 19, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

09-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: Eight Surging Starters
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Paul Sporer

09-17

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What You Need to Know: Almost Perfect
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Daniel Rathman

08-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: Ditch or Play Down the Stretch
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Mike Gianella

04-24

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Four
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Josh Shepardson

06-29

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 29
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Matthew Kory

05-15

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Western Front: La Casa Sucia
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Geoff Young

01-26

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Closer Carousel
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Derek Carty

01-23

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Western Front: Perpetually Rebuilding the Padres
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Geoff Young

01-06

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Transaction Analysis: Sparing Cash(ner) for Rizzo
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Kevin Goldstein

04-08

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Collateral Damage: Cuffed Around
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

04-06

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Collateral Damage: Minor Threats
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

03-25

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Are the Cubs a Sleeper Team?
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Jay Jaffe

03-21

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BP Unfiltered: Andrew Cashner's Non-Day
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Christina Kahrl

03-16

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Purpose Pitches: Day Seven in Cactus Country
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Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Transaction Action: NL Central Update
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Christina Kahrl

04-15

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 14
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Kevin Goldstein

03-17

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Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, NL
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Kevin Goldstein

01-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Andrew Cashner
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David Laurila

01-24

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Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

04-08

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Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, NL
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Kevin Goldstein

11-11

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Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

06-04

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Future Shock: Mock Draft 2008
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Kevin Goldstein

05-01

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Wait 'Til Next Year: College Weekend Preview
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Bryan Smith

04-25

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Wait 'Til Next Year: College Weekend Preview
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Bryan Smith

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December 19, 2014 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Best and Worst Mechanics: NL West

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Doug Thorburn

The best and worst pitcher mechanics in the NL West are broken down.

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April 25, 2014 6:30 am

Raising Aces: Too Soon to Swoon?

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Doug Thorburn

Is Doug buying or selling three starters who've had success so far this season?

Evaluations of player performance during the first month of the season come with small-sample caveats, but we can try to separate the flukes from the real improvements by identifying meaningful changes in mechanics, approach, or repertoire. Some of the gains are legit, while others are merely a numerical mirage, so we must look beyond the stats in order to tell which players will continue to impress over the coming months of the season. Let's take a look at some of the more surprising April performances by pitchers and attempt to determine whether it's too soon to swoon over their skills.

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December 27, 2013 6:00 am

Sporer Report: Top 20 Risers

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Paul Sporer

A look at the mid-tier pitchers who could work their way into the elite ranks this season.

Last week I looked at a handful of guys in the 100-250 range of starting pitchers in 2013 who could jump into the top 90 for 2014. Once again using the ESPN Player Rater, today I’m looking at guys in the 30-90 range who can take that star leap into the top 20. There are some caveats with the selections, mostly just the fact that I refuse to pick a previous star who fell off a bit in 2013 so I’m not littering the list with David Price (32), Cole Hamels (35), and Justin Verlander (41), but rather guys who are on the rise and could make their first appearance in that upper crust.

I also eliminated the 21-29 guys from consideration because that just wouldn’t be much of a jump to make into the top 20. Even the early 30s isn’t a huge surge, but there is only one guy from that section of the pool. Speaking of the early 30s, I almost selected Alex Cobb (35), but he only missed the top 20 because of his time missed due to the comebacker he took to the head. The fact that he still finished 35th with 143 1/3 innings is quite impressive. He took his star turn, now he just has to do it for a full season.

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October 24, 2013 6:23 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014

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Bret Sayre

Frontline fantasy pitchers come and go, so Bret looks at the hurlers who seem poised to make the leap next year.

Conventional fantasy wisdom has always suggested that pitching is more volatile from year-to-year than hitting. In this case, conventional wisdom is absolutely correct—and the 2013 season bore this out even more than usual. When you look at the top ten fantasy starters in both 2013 and 2012, one thing becomes very apparent: there’s a ton of turnover. In fact, there was only one pitcher (Clayton Kershaw) who made both lists. For further effect, here they are side-by-side:

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September 19, 2013 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: September 19, 2013

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Andrew Cashner, Freddie Freeman, Burch Smith, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

Major Leagues

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September 18, 2013 7:30 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Eight Surging Starters

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Paul Sporer

As the season winds down, don't forget about these pitchers, who are worth both in the home stretch and for 2014.

As you scramble to lock down your titles, you might have missed these eight starters who have been on fire of late. Their composite numbers are likely obscuring the fact that they have been great the last month or so and need to be in your lineup. Most are these are guys likely sitting on someone’s bench, but a couple may even be on the waiver wire. If you’re not in contention, you might want to start looking deeper at these arms as potential keeper candidates for 2014.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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September 17, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Almost Perfect

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Daniel Rathman

Andrew Cashner faces the minimum, Cliff Lee does it all, and the Royals win a big one.

The Monday Takeaway
Pennsylvania played host to two Herculean efforts from pitchers last night, but only one of them benefited a Keystone State team. Andrew Cashner earns the Takeaway slot for coming as close to a perfect game as any Padre ever has. Cliff Lee, who dominated the Marlins on both sides of the ball, gets his due in Quick Hits.


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August 5, 2013 6:18 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Ditch or Play Down the Stretch

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Mike Gianella

Mike runs down 10 players who have hurt their fantasy owners in recent weeks and explains whether you should ride out their ruts or cut bait.

If you’re in an NL- or AL-only league, your bed is made with all of the big-ticket items on your roster. Starlin Castro might be a disappointment, but at this point he’s your disappointment. You’re not going to cut him for a back-up middle infielder in the free agent pool who is going to get three to five at-bats a week.

In mixed leagues, however, these are the types of players you have to make choices on down the stretch. A number of mixed leaguers have already cut the cord with Castro. However, there are other players who might be worthy of tossing off of your roster, or at least keeping on reserve for the time being. Below are a handful of players who are slumping yet mostly owned in mixed leagues. Should you hang on or try to find better stats elsewhere?

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April 24, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Four

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Josh Shepardson

Brandon Belt, who delivered a walkoff single on Monday and a game-tying homer on Tuesday, is among the seven players on this week's list.

Devin Mesoraco, C, Cincinnati Reds
Ownership: ESPN: 0.3% Yahoo!: 1% CBS: 10%
2013 Stats: 6 R, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB, .281 AVG

Often in the fickle world of fantasy baseball, yesterday's highly touted prospect is tossed aside for the newest shiny toy. In the case of Mesoraco, it is more understandable than in the case of many others. Mesoraco struggled last year, hitting just .212/.288/.352. Meanwhile, incumbent starter Ryan Hanigan was coming off a solid season where he held his own at the plate, largely due to his .365 OBP, but he was even more valuable to the Reds because he cut down 48 percent of attempting base stealers. Hanigan was placed on the disabled list on April 21, and according to Drew Silva of NBC Sports, he could miss about three weeks.



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June 29, 2012 9:48 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 29

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Matthew Kory

The top five teams are in the AL. Seven of the bottom eight teams are in the NL.

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May 15, 2012 3:00 am

Western Front: La Casa Sucia

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Geoff Young

The Padres are off to a horrible start, so a housecleaning might be forthcoming. Who stays and who goes?

The San Diego Padres, perhaps predictably, have gotten off to a miserable start in 2012. Although expectations were not high coming into the season, almost nothing has gone right for the club. Between injuries and ineffectiveness, not to mention ongoing ownership/television deal issues (I live 15 minutes from Petco Park and cannot watch the team on TV in my home, which might qualify as “charmingly retro” if it weren't so annoying), the Padres are staring at their worst-case scenario only a month into the campaign.

Last week, Kevin Goldstein suggested that a “housecleaning in San Diego could be coming.” Reader pobothecat wondered what such a housecleaning might look like, and so did I.

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January 26, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Closer Carousel

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Derek Carty

With all of the big-name free-agent closers off the market, how are things shaking out at the end of each team's bullpen?

Now that the Blue Jays have signed Francisco Cordero, all of the legitimate closer candidates are now off the free-agent market. As such, now makes for a good time to check out how things look now that the closer carousel has stopped spinning.

2011-2012 Off-Season Closer Carousel

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