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12 Prospectus Feature: Using the PFM and BP's Fantasy Tools by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre
8 BP Announcements: Join DraftKings for $20 & Get a Free 1-Year BP Subscription! by Bret Sayre
0 BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Globe Life Park - April 12, 2014 (Last Day to Purchase Tickets is March 30) by Joe Hamrahi
1 BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Nationals Park - June 21, 2014 by Joe Hamrahi
0 BP Announcements: BP and ICA Announce 4th Annual Celebrity Bartending Night in Scottsdale, Arizona by Joe Hamrahi
0 BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Kauffman Stadium - June 28, 2014 by Joe Hamrahi
0 BP Announcements: 9th Annual Sutton's Strokes for Little Folks Golf Tournament by Daron Sutton
4 BP Announcements: Prospects and Pizza - February 8, 2014 at Foley's NY by Joe Hamrahi
2 BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Night at Busch Stadium - August 2, 2014 by Joe Hamrahi
6 BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Night at Miller Park - May 9, 2014 by Joe Hamrahi
0 BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Dodger Stadium - April 26, 2014 by Joe Hamrahi
2 Fantasy Freestyle: Dumping Targets, a Look Back by Mike Gianella
4 BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Visits Minute Maid Park - May 11, 2013 by Joe Hamrahi
4 Baseball Prospectus, Perfect Game Align Forces by Joe Hamrahi
5 BP Unfiltered: A Brief History of BP by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Announcements: Important Account Information - Please Read by Dave Pease
17 BP Announcements: BP2012 App Now Available by Joe Hamrahi
3 BP Unfiltered: Brooks Baseball Joins Forces with Baseball Prospectus by Joe Hamrahi
0 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus & The Newberg Report Night at Rangers Ballpark- June 24, 2012 by Joe Hamrahi
3 Inside The Park Blog: Robin Ventura, Ace Manager by Bradford Doolittle
10 Prospectus Hit and Run: Rattling SABRs in the Desert, Part II by Jay Jaffe
7 BP Job Postings: 2012 Internships Available by Ben Lindbergh
12 Inside The Park: Ode to a Terrible Stat by Bradford Doolittle
37 Baseball Prospectus Book News: Baseball Prospectus 2012 Update by Dave Pease
80 Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the BP Advisory Board by Joe Hamrahi
16 Remembering Greg Spira by Dave Pease
5 BP Unfiltered: Best of Baseball Prospectus Christmas Contest by Dave Pease
89 Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing Best of Baseball Prospectus: 1996-2011 by Ben Lindbergh
13 The Lineup Card: BP Holiday Gift Guide by Baseball Prospectus
4 Baseball ProGUESTus: Adventures in Sabermetrics 101 by Andy Andres
17 BP Feature: Reviewing "Behind the Seams: The Stat Story" by Derek Carty
16 Kiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals by Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider
29 Baseball Prospectus News: Announcing MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus by Baseball Prospectus
48 The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better Remembered by Baseball Prospectus
32 Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Finding a Little Future at the Futures Game by Jason Parks
6 BP Unfiltered: Spend a Day with Baseball Prospectus and the Tampa Bay Rays by Joe Hamrahi
5 The BP Wayback Machine: Baseball's Hilbert Problems by Keith Woolner
50 Prospectus Hit and Run: I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement by Jay Jaffe
7 BP Unfiltered: (Belated) SABR Day 2011 Recap...With Video! by Joe Hamrahi
10 BP Unfiltered: 2011 Internships Available by Dave Pease
27 Overthinking It: The Genuine Articles by Ben Lindbergh
7 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus SABR Day Summit Official Program by Joe Hamrahi
23 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus SABR Day Summit by Joe Hamrahi
42 Reintroducing PECOTA: What A Long, Strange Trip It Has Been by Dave Pease
3 One-Hoppers: See You in Atlanta? by Christina Kahrl
265 State of the Prospectus by Kevin Goldstein
5 Kiss'Em Goodbye: New York Yankees by Baseball Prospectus
8 Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim by Baseball Prospectus
2 Player Profile: Kendry Morales by Marc Normandin
34 Kiss'Em Goodbye: Minnesota Twins by Baseball Prospectus
A primer on how the Player Forecast Manager and PECOTA projections can guide you before, during, and after drafts and auctions this spring.
Before the Auction
The advice below is designed primarily for mono league, auction formats. However, the same principles apply for mixed league formats as well.
For fantasy players, the unveiling of
means the simultaneous unveiling of the PECOTA PFM, our Player Forecast Manager. One of the most versatile valuation tools in the industry, the PFM allows you to customize valuation based on your league’s format. This is particularly useful if you are not playing in a “standard” 5x5 Roto format, as most “expert” commentary (including mine) focuses almost entirely on 5x5, Rotisserie valuations.
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Have you tried playing daily fantasy baseball before? If not, have you been waiting for an opportunity to try it that is just too good to pass up? Congratulations, you're now in luck.
Regardless of whether or not you are a current Baseball Prospectus subscriber or not, a $20 first-time deposit at DraftKings will get you a free year of a Premium BP membership. So essentially, you pay $20 for a full year of all the things you love (or will love) about Baseball Prospectus and the chance to try out daily fantasy and pocket some additional cash at DraftKings. If that's not a win-win situation, then I don't think I know what that means. Read the full article... BP Visits Arlington to kick off the 2014 ballpark tour
Baseball Prospectus and the
Texas Rangers invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, April 12 at Globe Life Park.Thanks to the fine folks in the Rangers front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following: Read the full article... BP storms the nation's capital
Baseball Prospectus and the
invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, June 21 at Nationals Park. Thanks to the fine folks in the Nationals front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following: Washington Nationals Read the full article...
Baseball Prospectus and Issues Concerning Athletes to host Celebrity Bartending Night to benefit Amyloidosis Support Groups.
February 22, 2014 12:05 am
BP makes its annual stop at the K
Baseball Prospectus and the
invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, June 28 at Kauffman Stadium. Thanks to the fine folks in the Royals front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following: Kansas City Royals Read the full article...
February 15, 2014 10:30 am
Golf Tournament benefits Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center The BP prospect team descends on Foley's to discuss the 2014 top 101 prospects
For those of you who will be in the New York area next weekend, Baseball Prospectus will be hosting a two hour event on Saturday, February 8 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Foley's Pub and Restaurant to discuss the 2014 top 101 prospect list.
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January 31, 2014 12:20 pm
Join Baseball Prospectus for a great night of baseball with the 2013 National League champs
Baseball Prospectus and the
invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, August 2 at Busch Stadium. Thanks to the fine folks in the Cardinals front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following: St. Louis Cardinals Read the full article...
January 28, 2014 11:30 pm
BP makes a long overdue trip to Milwaukee
Baseball Prospectus and the
invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Friday, May 9 at Miller Park.Thanks to the fine folks in the Brewers front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following: Milwaukee Brewers Read the full article...
January 15, 2014 12:20 am
Baseball Prospectus Loves LA!
Baseball Prospectus and the
invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, April 26 at Dodger Stadium. Thanks to the fine folks in the Dodgers front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following: Los Angeles Dodgers Read the full article...
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May 13, 2013 5:00 am
Mike uses evidence from 2008 top-prospect lists to evaluate the merits of targeting minor leaguers in "dump" trades.
Most fantasy web sites and other resources do little if any analysis on playing for next year, or what is known less elegantly as “dumping.” Some analysts refuse to even acknowledge that it is part of the game and advise that it is always best to trade with this year in mind and worry about future consequences next year.
In reality, if you’re in a keeper league, you will probably have to give up and play for next year sooner or later. If other teams are building rosters for 2014 around cheap players such as
, Bryce Harper , and Matt Harvey , and you are sitting back while your team languishes in seventh place with little hope of winning, you are not doing yourself any favors. Shelby Miller