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02-03

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Fantasy Players to Target: Shortstops
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BP Fantasy Staff

11-06

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Fantasy Team Preview: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

10-25

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Sporer Report: Six Super Subs
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Paul Sporer

06-28

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The Call-Up: Brad Miller
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Jason Cole and Paul Sporer

12-21

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

04-09

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

01-23

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Pebble Hunting: Born to Be Twins
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Sam Miller

11-06

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Transaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-12

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Spitballing: The Future is Now
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Jeremy Greenhouse

11-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Marvin Miller and Pat Gillick
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Jay Jaffe

03-17

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Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, NL
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Kevin Goldstein

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

12-29

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Future Shock: Pirates Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-16

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Every Given Sunday: Seabiscuit, Salomon, and Skippers
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John Perrotto

11-06

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Transaction Analysis: AL Addenda
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Christina Kahrl

09-21

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Every Given Sunday: Winding Down
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John Perrotto

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: Bankers Dozen
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Christina Kahrl

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

02-11

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Spring Training Preview
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Joe Sheehan

11-11

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Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-30

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-28, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

04-18

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

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

03-05

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack, 3/5/07
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Kevin Goldstein

01-16

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Future Shock: Cleveland Indians Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

06-27

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox, June 23, 2006
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Derek Jacques

06-06

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Future Shock: 2006 Draft, First Round Recap
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Kevin Goldstein

06-06

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Future Shock: Pre-Draft Pandemonium
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Kevin Goldstein

05-09

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of May 7
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Jay Jaffe

05-04

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Future Shock: 2006 Draft Notebook, 5/4/06
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Kevin Goldstein

04-21

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Transaction Analysis: April 18-20
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Christina Kahrl

04-19

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Future Shock: Your Wednesday Draft Update
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Kevin Goldstein

03-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-16
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Christina Kahrl

02-24

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Fantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm System
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Jeff Erickson

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: November 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: July 8-14
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Christina Kahrl

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

06-08

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 6/5/05
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Jonah Keri

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

07-01

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Under The Knife: Stuck in the Middle
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Will Carroll

05-04

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Transaction Analysis: April 29-May 3, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-08

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Team Health Reports: Houston Astros
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Will Carroll

02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IV
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Baseball Prospectus

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February 3, 2014 6:04 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Shortstops

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BP Fantasy Staff

The best value picks at a position where offense can be hard to find.

Long renowned as one of fantasy’s most shallow positions, shortstop is about to get an infusion of talent like we haven’t see in many years. The influx of strong young performers will create an opportunity both to secure new cornerstones of your fantasy franchises, as well as capitalize on veterans who fall through the cracks as owners flock to what is shiny and new.

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New manager Lloyd McClendon's bunch boasts a couple of impact pitchers, but are there any bats to see here?

The Mariners have some financial flexibility and are expected to add to their offense this offseason. Maybe that means writing Jacoby Ellsbury a blank check. Maybe it means settling for another year of Raul Ibanez. Maybe we’ll see some middle ground with Curtis Granderson or Nelson Cruz.

But, as this lineup stands on November 6, there’s not a ton of reason for fantasy optimism. And, given Safeco’s depressing offensive environment and the lack of talent in this lineup, and counting stats will be even harder to come by.

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October 25, 2013 8:38 am

Sporer Report: Six Super Subs

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Paul Sporer

These part-time players could provide considerable fantasy value if given a full-time role in 2014.

Go to the leaderboard for any of your favorite baseball statistics sites and you are bound to get some useful information. However, you will almost always miss a particular subset of players: the unqualified. All leaderboards default to show only the hitters who qualified for the batting average title, which means they must have 3.1 PA per team game.

Almost all sites allow you to adjust the plate appearance threshold you want to look at, but the default keeps those below the batting title threshold out of sight. Today we are going to look at six guys who fell below the threshold, but did good work in their allotted time, suggesting that they could do some nice work with a full-time role in 2014.

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June 28, 2013 6:37 am

The Call-Up: Brad Miller

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Jason Cole and Paul Sporer

The Mariners look to Triple-A for some offensive help in the infield.

The Situation: With the Mariners’ offense once again struggling to score runs, Miller is being called up to replace incumbent shortstop Brendan Ryan. Although Ryan has flashed his usual fantastic glove, he’s hitting a punchless .196/.254/.252 in 67 contests. Seattle will look to play the hot hand with Miller, who’s currently riding a 22-game hitting streak while batting .356/.426/.596 in 26 Triple-A games.

Background: Miller was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft following an accomplished three-year career at Clemson University. The Orlando native has since produced at every level, quickly mashing his way up the minor-league ladder. While Miller didn’t rank in Baseball Prospectus’ top 10 Mariners prospects this past offseason, he’d certainly crack that list today. Entering this season, Jason Parks wrote that Miller didn’t “have an ideal profile for an everyday shortstop” but could be a “valuable utility player at the major-league level.” The prospect has since hit .319/.399/.521 between the Double- and Triple-A levels, proving that his breakout 2012 campaign wasn’t just a mirage. He’s looking more and more like a big-league regular in the middle infield.

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December 21, 2012 5:00 am

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects

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Jason Parks

The Mariners have a tremendous stock of young pitching, giving them a solid base to build around or trade from.

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April 9, 2012 8:12 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

A quick look at ten players with notable opening weekends in the minors.

Matt Adams, 1B, Cardinals (Triple-A Memphis)
Though he was last year's Texas League MVP, Adams still hasn't gotten a lot of love, as he was a 23rd round pick out of a small school in Pennsylvania and he looks more like a cleanup hitter for a 16-inch softball team than a professional baseball one. He gained more support from scouts with an impressive spring, and while he went 0-for-3 on Sunday, he's still off to one of the hotter starts around: after going deep in Thursday's opener, he hit another on Friday and just missed a third, and after initially getting an off day on Saturday, he ended up providing a pinch-hit three-run shot in the ninth inning. No prospect is going to make anybody forget Albert Pujols, but Adams could make the loss a little less painful for Cardinals fans in 2013, if not earlier.


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Minnesota Twins pitchers tend to be a lot like Brad Radke.

Last week, the Twins signed Brad Thompson to a minor-league contract. Two weeks earlier, Jason Marquis signed a major-league contract with the Twins. Jason Marquis pitches to contact, gets ground balls, strikes out few. Brad Thompson pitches to contact, gets ground balls, strikes out few. Some people are stars long before they get famous, and some people are artists long before they pick up a brush, and some people are Twins long before they become Twins.

Generally speaking, we all know what a Minnesota Twins pitcher looks like. He’s got a strikeout rate a tick below six per nine innings. (Even the movie Twins has 5.9 stars on IMDB.) He survives this limitation either by walking nobody—no-body—or by keeping the ball on the ground, but either way he’s not looking to coax a strike three out of anybody, and he’s not all that concerned about allowing a home run as long as there is nobody on base. He’s a veteran, and if he’s not a veteran, he’s just a future veteran in early but advanced development. He might be a lefty, but you don’t really think of him as a lefty. He’s a No. 4 starter with aspirations of being a No. 2.5 starter. He’s draftable only in the geekiest fantasy leagues. He once threw a ball 91 mph, but it was at one of those county-fair game booths and nobody believes him, even though he has a certificate of achievement that the booth operator gave him. If everything breaks right, he’s Brad Radke. If a few things break right, he’s Rick Reed. If things just break, he’s Boof Bonser.

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November 6, 2011 8:56 pm

Transaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002

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Christina Kahrl

Losing Manny Ramirez for a quarter of the season isn't automatically a death knell. Pedro Martinez has just one good start against a good opponent this year, but that's the scheduler's fault. I'm hardly off the hook for advancing the claim that he won't make it to ten starts, and if losing Martinez was one of my major theories about what would lay hope low in Beantown, losing Ramirez for a month and a half might make you think I'd peg this as the beginning of the end.

Placed OF-R Manny Ramirez on the 15-day DL (fractured finger); purchased the contract of UT-B Bry Nelson from Pawtucket. [5/14]

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Evaluating each pitcher who appeared in the Futures Game and identifying the most similar current major-league pitchers and pitches with the aid of PITCHf/x.

Sample size or apple pies? You can choose only one. Apple pies—that’s what I thought. A quick glimpse of a prospect might not tell us all we need to know, but it’s still plenty tempting to draw possibly premature conclusions. With that in mind, I decided to watch the Futures Game for the second straight year and make snap judgments on every single pitcher, even though none of them threw more than a couple dozen pitches. Last year, my main takeaway was that Zach Britton was the man. He still is. This year, I came to the conclusion that the only way to top a Bernie Williams rendition of the national anthem is to catch a Sal Fasano first-base coach sighting.

The following table lists every pitcher who appeared in the game, in order of appearance. I’ll tackle them one by one, offering comps to current major leaguers where applicable, as well as links to videos of similar pitches.

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November 16, 2010 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Marvin Miller and Pat Gillick

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Jay Jaffe

The former MLB Players Association executive director and former GM are up for selection to the Hall of Fame.

Last week, I took a swing at analyzing the eight players on the Expansion Era Hall of Fame ballot to be voted upon at next month's Winter Meetings, using JAWS to evaluate their fitness for Cooperstown. That tool's not available when tackling the four non-players on the ballot, namely Pat Gillick, Billy Martin, Marvin Miller, and George Steinbrenner, whose achievements must be evaluated more subjectively. Nonetheless, it's apparent that relative to their already-inducted peers, they certainly have strong arguments in their favor. Today I'll examine the cases of Miller and Gillick, saving those of the Yankees' odd couple, Steinbrenner and Martin, for a later installment.

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March 17, 2010 11:21 am

Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, NL

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Kevin Goldstein

A look back and a look ahead to who could the top prosects in the senior circuit next year.

One of the most frequent questions I get, be it via e-mail, chats, or the comment sections in the articles, is which player on (insert team here) has the best shot at moving into the Top 101. That's a much different question from who is the best prospect not in the Top 101, as the focus need to move solely to growth potential. Building on last year's "Future Top Dogs" series, let's keep that category in this year's version, while also taking an honest look at last year's prognostications.

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April 16, 2009 12:00 pm

Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

An all-around catching up that covers all the in-season action.

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