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01-03

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/3/12
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Michael Street

07-10

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/10/12
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Michael Street

04-18

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Player/Executive Attributes
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Baseball Prospectus

01-06

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/6/12
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Michael Street

01-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All
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Jay Jaffe

11-02

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The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 11/2/11
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Michael Jong

07-12

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 7-12-11
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Michael Jong

07-06

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Value Picks: Outfield for 7/6/11
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Rob McQuown

05-17

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: U Got the Look: Hitters, Part II
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Jason Parks

02-08

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Prospectus Hit and Run: I Saw 'em When, Part 2
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Jay Jaffe

12-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2011: Bagwell and Baggage
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Jay Jaffe

11-30

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Future Shock: Cleveland Indians Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-10

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Future Shock: Monday Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

05-29

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Future Shock: 2008 Draft Review: NL
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Kevin Goldstein

05-12

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You Could Look It Up: The Importance of Being Paul Waner
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Steven Goldman

09-16

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

09-05

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Future Shock: Great Leaps Forward, American League
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Kevin Goldstein

07-12

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Fantasy Focus: The Ill-Stars
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Kenn Ruby

06-14

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

04-25

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

04-18

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Future Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?
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Kevin Goldstein

10-14

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason Pitching
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Jim Baker

10-13

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Prospectus Today: The Games Go On
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

10-11

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Remembering Buck O'Neil
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Alex Belth

10-11

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day One
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Joe Sheehan

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
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Keith Woolner

10-09

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-07

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Four
by
Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Matchups: October Musings
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Jim Baker

10-05

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Two
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Joe Sheehan

08-02

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Future Shock: Division Roundup, NL East
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Kevin Goldstein

04-18

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Future Shock: NL Central Roundup
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Kevin Goldstein

03-04

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Fantasy Focus: NL West Busts
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Jeff Erickson

10-25

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Playing The Right Cards
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Mitchel Lichtman

06-24

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Prospectus Today: Biased
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Joe Sheehan

01-26

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A Study in (Near) Perfection
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Blake Kirkman

05-07

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Lies, Damned Lies: Binomial Distribution (or What the Heck is Up with Miguel Tejada and Alex Gonzalez?)
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Nate Silver

10-12

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Call It In The Air!
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Dave Pease

03-27

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Prospect Report: AL West
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Gary Huckabay

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January 3, 2013 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/3/12

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Michael Street

As the mirrored baseball drops on a new year at Baseball Prospectus, Michael looks at whether fantasy owners should resolve to keep or drop four corner infielders

Todd Frazier | Cincinnati Reds
Shallow (30 keepers): No
Medium (60 keepers): No
Deep (90 Keepers): Yes
NL-only (60 Keepers): Yes
Super Deep (200 Keepers): Yes

A late start and slow fade kept Todd Frazier from doing better in the Rookie of the Year balloting, but the Reds’ third baseman still had a fine season, earning $13 in NL-only leagues and $2 in mixed leagues. From the start of May to the end of August, Frazier hit .290/.347/.540 with 18 homers in 369 plate appearances. Among players with at least 450 plate appearances for the season, his .225 overall ISO ranked him 27th overall and sixth among third base qualifiers.






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July 10, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/10/12

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Michael Street

Michael shakes the magic 8-ball for some VP answers this week.

If you want to make fantasy decisions, you could always consult your Magic 8-ball, but we’re a bit more scientific than that here at BP. Just as with this classic toy, however, there’s some amount of randomness in baseball, whether it’s the behavior of a ball in play or the chance that a fly ball will go over the fence.

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Which individual player tools are favorites of the BP staff?



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January 6, 2012 3:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/6/12

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Michael Street

In his continuing exploration of keeper options at the infield corners and designated hitter, Michael looks at two namesakes--Morse and Young--as well as Ryan Zimmerman and Andruw Jones.

This week was light on fantasy-relevant news, as general managers are still taking down their Christmas lights, putting the tree out on the curb, and waiting to see who can wrap Prince Fielder as a belated gift to their teams. But we at BP Fantasy can still start your New Year off right with a look at some under- and over-performing keeper options from 2011.

If you’d like to see someone else written up here, please leave your suggestions in the comments field—and if I’ve covered them before, I’ll point you towards the appropriate column.

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January 4, 2012 12:18 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All

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Jay Jaffe

Tim Raines has his case re-examined, and the remainder of the Hall ballot gets a look.

We all have our pet projects. With the graduations of Bert Blyleven and Ron Santo to the Hall of Fame, mine is now Tim Raines. During his 23-year major-league career, Raines combined the virtues of a keen batting eye, dazzling speed, and all-around athleticism with a cerebral approach that made him an electrifying performer and a dangerous offensive weapon. Yet in four years on the ballot, he's reached just 37.5 percent of the vote, exactly half of what he needs to reach Cooperstown.

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November 2, 2011 9:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 11/2/11

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Michael Jong

The Keeper Reaper tackles Han-Ram's value plus that of Zobrist, Wieters, Cozart, Mesoraco, and Salvador Perez

Hanley Ramirez | Florida Marlins
Shallow:
NO
Medium:
BORDERLINE
Deep:
YES
NL-only:
YES
Super Deep:
YES

Again, it is extremely difficult for this author to remain completely objective when it comes to Ramirez, who is perhaps the face of the (soon-to-be Miami) Marlins franchise. Ramirez's performance in 2010 was disconcerting but still well in the range of excellence for shortstops. Ramirez's 2011 performance, on the other hand, was an abject disaster. Not only did he post his worst batting line by far (.243/.333/.379), but he did so while suffering through his most injury-riddled year ever after going through two seasons of creeping minor injuries.






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July 12, 2011 9:00 am

Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 7-12-11

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Michael Jong

Heavy on catchers this week, Michael welcomes Wilson Ramos to VP and discusses Ramon Hernandez.

Departures

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July 6, 2011 9:00 am

Value Picks: Outfield for 7/6/11

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Rob McQuown

Rob welcomes an aging Tiger hitter and an intriguing Toronto power bat in this week's VP.

Listen my children and you shall hear

Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,

On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;

Hardly a man is now alive

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Examining what it means to have a hit tool, and a look at why it is so difficult to project power.

Because of my ego and this convenient link drop, I’m going to assume you read my previous article, which, at least on an academic level, attempted to set the table for what I look for when scouting a hitter. In the closing paragraph of that piece, I offered up this nugget of forced profundity: “While it’s true that the body and the mechanical profile start the process, the product is what ultimately makes the prospect.” Yes, I just quoted myself. I’ve become that guy. Please bring me a chilled Apollinaris with a lime wedge and a warm cloth. Jason needs to have some Jason time.

As we’ve discussed, hitting is the product of many components, ranging from the strength required to create bat speed, the hand-eye coordination required to make contact, and the comfort and fluidity in the mechanics that allow the other components to exist in sweet, blissful harmony. Let’s move away from the possibilities exposed in the batting cage and move forward to the realities that are on display in game action. Let’s break down how the hit tool is graded, how approach and maturity at the plate can influence the utility of the raw tools at play, what makes a power hitter a power hitter, and, finally, I’ll explain where babies come from.

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February 8, 2011 9:20 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: I Saw 'em When, Part 2

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Jay Jaffe

More memories from a childhood's worth of ballplayers in Utah and Walla Walla.

Today we pick up where I left off last week in covering some of my favorite minor leaguers I saw in Salt Lake City, Utah (where I grew up) and Walla Walla, Washington (where my grandparents lived) during the late '70s and '80s. Some went on to have notable major-league careers, and one even reached Cooperstown. Others would earn less distinction, though they retain my considerable affection.

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A look at the first basemen on this year's Hall of Fame ballot.

Having kicked off this year's JAWS series with the starting pitchers, today we turn our attention to the first basemen, a slate which includes the ballot's best newcomer as well as its most controversial first-timer, and a few holdovers who aren't going anywhere for entirely different reasons.

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November 30, 2010 9:00 am

Future Shock: Cleveland Indians Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Picking the best out of one of baseball's deepest farm systems.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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