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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
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Mike Gianella

07-24

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The Buyer's Guide: Gerardo Parra
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Eric Roseberry

07-18

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Players Switching Leagues in Deep AL-Only and NL-Only Leagues
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Scooter Hotz

07-10

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The Buyer's Guide: Orlando Arcia
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Eric Roseberry

07-03

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The Buyer's Guide: Michael A. Taylor
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Eric Roseberry

06-30

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TDGX Transactions: Week 12
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J.J. Jansons

06-27

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
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Mike Gianella

06-16

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
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George Bissell

06-12

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The Buyer's Guide: Rockies righty Jeff Hoffman
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Eric Roseberry

06-09

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Free Agent Watch: Week 10
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George Bissell

06-06

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 10
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Mike Gianella

06-02

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The Stash List: Ninth Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-30

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 9
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Mike Gianella

05-26

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TDGX Transactions: Week 8
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J.J. Jansons

05-26

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Free Agent Watch: Week 8
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George Bissell

05-19

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TDGX Transactions: Week 7
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J.J. Jansons

05-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 7
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George Bissell

05-17

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The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer
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Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

05-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 7
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Mike Gianella

05-09

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 6
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Mike Gianella

05-05

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Free Agent Watch: Week 5
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George Bissell

05-05

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Fantasy Valuations
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Mike Gianella

05-04

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TDGX Transactions: Week 6
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J.J. Jansons

05-02

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 5
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Mike Gianella

04-28

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TDGX Transactions: Week 5
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J.J. Jansons

04-25

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 4
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Mike Gianella

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 2
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Mike Gianella

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J.D. Martinez's arrival in the National League opens up the auction floodgates.

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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July 24, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Gerardo Parra

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Eric Roseberry

Parra is hotter than Georgia asphalt (only in Colorado) right now. But how long will it last, and what will he offer the fantasy player from here to October?

Over the course of his nine-year career, Gerardo Parra hasn’t really been a hot commodity for fantasy purposes. He was unable to provide at least league-average production in six of his eight previous seasons. Before this year, there were questions whether Parra would be able to find regular playing time given the shape of Colorado’s roster.

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Zack Granite—real person, or Flintstones character?

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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Jose Quintana moving from the AL to the NL is the rare case when players in an -only league discover "found money" in FAAB free agency. Those who saved can prosper. All-too-frequently however, it can be shrewder to use FAAB money earlier, incrementally, because "big-fish" free agents simply never come.

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July 10, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Orlando Arcia

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Eric Roseberry

Does a recently high batting average bode well for Arcia's immediate fantasy future?

Orlando Arcia made his major-league debut in 2016. Initially, his fantasy value was thought to be limited because his defense was his most valuable asset. Over the course of those 55 games, Arcia hit .219/.273/.358 with four home runs, 21 runs scored, 17 RBIs and eight stolen bases. His fantasy stock wasn’t high coming into 2017. Arcia did rate as a two-star player in Mike Gianella’s initial shortstop rankings, but Mike admitted this was “a speculative pick based on stats from a year ago.”

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July 3, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Michael A. Taylor

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Eric Roseberry

He's running with an opportunity to play—but how long can Taylor keep up this kind of production?

Michael Taylor entered the season with limited fantasy value. The addition of Adam Eaton made Taylor the odd-man out in Washington’s outfield. However, injuries to several players (Eaton and Jayson Werth) have made playing time available. The 26-year-old is running with the opportunity, and he started to draw serious interest from fantasy owners.

Taylor saw the biggest change in ownership rate at CBS (19 percent to 48 percent) over the past week. Similarly, he saw the largest increase at ESPN (4.5 percent to 39.3 percent). In Yahoo’s latest “Transaction Trends,” Taylor was a top-10 addition in the outfield. He’s currently a top-50 outfielder by ESPN’s player rater, and he’s been providing owners with positive values in every standard fantasy category.

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June 30, 2017 8:36 am

TDGX Transactions: Week 12

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J.J. Jansons

Let's start to get caught up.

After the minor life events (wedding, honeymoon, etc.) that have taken place in my life over the past few weeks, the TDGX Transactions column is back after a brief hiatus!

OK, OK, some would say “lengthy” hiatus, and apparently I missed quite a bit in the baseball universe because now I’m left to contemplate lineups in one similarly-sized league that could feature Yonder Alonso at first, Anthony Rizzo at second and Freddie Freeman at third—just like I thought was going to be in play headed into the season, right?

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Tyler Austin is back on the radar. Should we just ignore him? Also, what does the future of Stephen Vogt hold in Milwaukee? And while it's true that Flags Fly Forever, is the same true for Cameron Perkins?

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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June 16, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 11

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George Bissell

Cameron Maybin and Mallex Smith make for valuable speedsters in mixed leagues, while Matt Adams continues to show value filling in for Freddie Freeman. Meanwhile, it's time to talk Turley—Nik Turley—and to speak Franchy—Franchy Cordero.

12-team mixed leagues (must be available in at least 50 percent of ESPN, Yahoo, or CBS leagues)

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June 12, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Rockies righty Jeff Hoffman

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Eric Roseberry

Jeff Hoffman has been a great help to the Colorado Rockies so far. But there are indicators that his dominating ride might be hitting turbulance soon.

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June 9, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 10

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George Bissell

Domingo Santana, Ryon Healy, Alex Avila, Jimmy Nelson and Chris Taylor continue to be effective—and available.

12-team mixed leagues (must be available in at least 50 percent of ESPN, Yahoo, or CBS leagues)

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Eric Young Jr. will haunt your dreams after Mike's mini-biography.

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at free-agent bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday's games.

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