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08-23

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Pebble Hunting: Free Agent Alternate History
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Sam Miller

07-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half Risers and Fallers
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Mike Gianella

05-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 214: B.J. Upton and Fixing Mechanical Flaws/Scouting and the International Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-18

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Skewed Left: The Uptons in April
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Zachary Levine

02-27

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part One: 1-25
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Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

11-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 91: What Will the Braves Get from B.J. Upton?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-29

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Transaction Analysis: Upton Goes to A-Town
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R.J. Anderson

10-26

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Overthinking It: Predicting the First Offseason of Qualifying Offers
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Ben Lindbergh

09-02

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BP Unfiltered: The Justin Ruggiano Club
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R.J. Anderson

05-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 24
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Matthew Kory

04-20

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Collateral Damage Daily: Friday, April 20
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Corey Dawkins

04-11

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Collateral Damage Daily: Wednesday, April 11
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Corey Dawkins

04-10

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Collateral Damage Daily: Tuesday, April 10
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Corey Dawkins

04-09

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Collateral Damage Daily: Monday, April 9
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Corey Dawkins

03-30

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Collateral Damage: Let the Games Begin
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

03-26

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Team Health Reports: Tampa Bay Rays
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Brad Wochomurka

10-14

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On the Beat: Notes on ALCS Game Three
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John Perrotto

01-23

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Doctoring The Numbers: Marlins, White Sox, and Rays
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Rany Jazayerli

10-30

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Lies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL East
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Nate Silver

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

03-19

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Transaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4
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Christina Kahrl

03-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-16
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Christina Kahrl

03-14

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Transaction Analysis: March 10-13
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Christina Kahrl

03-01

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You Could Look It Up: When You Wish Upton a Star
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Steven Goldman

02-22

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part Three
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Nate Silver

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: December 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-30

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Can Of Corn: The Great Debate
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Dayn Perry

06-09

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Prospectus Q&A: B.J. Upton
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Ben Murphy

02-23

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part III
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Baseball Prospectus

02-22

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part II
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Baseball Prospectus

09-03

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

08-07

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Prospecting: B.J. Upton
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David Cameron

03-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 9-10, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

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August 23, 2013 6:42 am

Pebble Hunting: Free Agent Alternate History

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Sam Miller

Why timing is everything when it comes to buying big free agents.

You know what they say: The key to comedy is timing. Consider the following three jokes:

Joke 1. In December 2011, three men were wandering through the countryside in search of a place to sleep for the night. They came upon a large farm. The farmer said they were welcome to spend the night, so long as they didn’t touch his beautiful daughter. To make a long story short, one of them—the Angels—snuck out and signed Josh Hamilton for five years and $125 million, Hamilton went on to hit 43 home runs (including four in one game!) and drive in 128 for his new team, and he received multiple MVP votes after the season. The last four years didn’t work out as well after that, but that’s how these things go. The Angels, thanks to Hamilton’s contributions, made the postseason in 2012 for the first time in three years. The farmer's wife made pancakes for them all the next morning and the three men went on their way.

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July 17, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half Risers and Fallers

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Mike Gianella

A look at the players who should improve after the All-Star break and those who might go the other way.

Years ago, before analytics and baseball became acquainted, many analysts focused on first-half and second-half stats. For many good reasons that are too lengthy to go into here, this type of analysis has become dated and isn’t used in any type of serious study.

However, the All-Star break is still a good time in fantasy to take a step back, look at some poor first-half performers, and figure out who is due for a bounce back in the second half. Rather than analyze the types of players who “traditionally” hit well post-All-Star break, this is a look at players who have struggled so far but who should improve based either on underperforming their metrics or based on past historical performance, as well as players who either will slip or won’t bounce back despite a slow first half.

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Ben and Sam discuss B.J. Upton's slump and mechanical flaws, then talk about the impact an international draft would have on scouting.

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April 18, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: The Uptons in April

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Zachary Levine

B.J. Upton is off to a slow start, while Justin Upton is on fire. But are they really that different from 2012?

If baseball players really are just like us—hint: they’re not; they’re way more amused by remote control cars than any of us over age seven are—then the Upton family is just like the Levine family.

Not in the sense of anything related to baseball ability or the older brother’s badass initials, but in the way time works and an age gap that tends to be neutralized.

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Ryan Braun and Mike Trout top a list that is teeming with high-upside talent.

The Baseball Prospectus fantasy team has been rolling out its positional rankings over the past couple of weeks, and will conclude the process next week. Each team member assigned to cover a position will create an initial top 15 (more for outfielders and starting pitchers) on his own. He will then send that list to the rest of the team for discussion, at which point we will debate the rankings, both in terms of each player's specific placement and the merits on which he was included in the top 15. This back-and-forth debate will yield the final list, which will be presented by the original author with notes on the pertinent players. We encourage you to bring your opinions into the fray using the comment section below.

Today, we continue the rankings with a look at our top 25 outfielders. Comments on the outfielders ranked 26-50 will follow on Friday.

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Ben and Sam break down the Braves' signing of B.J. Upton and discuss the discrepancy between different appraisals of his value.

Ben and Sam break down the Braves' signing of B.J. Upton and discuss the discrepancy between different appraisals of his value.

Episode 91: "What Will the Braves Get from B.J. Upton?"

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November 29, 2012 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Upton Goes to A-Town

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R.J. Anderson

Atlanta takes on plenty of risk but gets Upton's upside.

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Teams will have more difficult decisions to make if they want free-agent compensation this year. Here's how it will likely go.

For the next several days, much of the baseball world will be watching the Tigers and Giants fight it out in the fall classic. But for the 28 teams whose seasons have already ended, the focus will be on what to do once the World Series is over and the winter’s work begins.

As soon as the Series ends, eligible players will become free agents. Under the new CBA, teams can still seek draft-pick compensation for departing free agents, but the old system of classifying free agents as “Type A” and “Type B” based on past performance has been abolished. Now, a team that wants to receive a compensatory pick at the end of the first round in the following year’s amateur draft has to make a “qualifying offer”: a one-year contract equal to the average of the top 125 salaries from the previous season (in this case, $13.3 million).

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Miami's outfielder is attempting to accomplish a feat few others can claim.

Justin Ruggiano is having one of the league’s most surprising seasons. He entered Sunday with 245 plate appearances, a .324 batting average, and strikeouts in 25.3 percent of his plate appearances. Intuitively, we all know striking out more than a quarter of the time makes it tough to be a productive hitter, and nearly impossible to post a high average. Yet Ruggiano is angling to join an exclusive club of players with more than 250 plate appearances in a season, a strikeout rate above 25 percent, and a batting average of .300 or better:

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May 24, 2012 9:08 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 24

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Matthew Kory

The Rangers are 99.2 percent likely to win the AL West.

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April 20, 2012 3:00 am

Collateral Damage Daily: Friday, April 20

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Corey Dawkins

The Cardinals lose Lance Berkman, but Skip Schumaker is on his way back.

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April 11, 2012 3:00 am

Collateral Damage Daily: Wednesday, April 11

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Corey Dawkins

Chipper Jones returns from the DL, while others progress in their rehab or see their season come to an end.

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