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12-06

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Fantasy Team Preview: Toronto Blue Jays
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Ben Carsley

09-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: One-Category Saviors: Strikeouts, Wins
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Derek Carty

06-07

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Overthinking It: Slow and Steady Wins Some Races
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Ben Lindbergh

05-14

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BP Unfiltered: Brandon Morrow and Things That Happen
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Sam Miller

02-16

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Preseason Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 2/16/12
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Mike Petriello

01-26

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Transaction Analysis: AL on the Rise, and Extensions All Around
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Ben Lindbergh

10-06

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The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitchers for 10/6/11
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Mike Petriello

09-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Junkballin'
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Jay Jaffe

04-26

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Painting the Black: Pitching Backward
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R.J. Anderson

02-25

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Fantasy Focus: AL Starting Pitcher Rankings
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Marc Normandin

08-24

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Thrown a Changeup
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Jesse Behr

08-09

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Fantasy Beat: The Dominance of Brandon Morrow
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Craig Brown

07-02

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

06-30

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On the Beat: Wednesday Update
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John Perrotto

06-18

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

06-04

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

05-21

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

03-30

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Team Health Reports: Toronto Blue Jays
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Michael R. Lewis

01-07

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Transaction Action: AL Re-Gifting
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Christina Kahrl

12-28

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The Week in Quotes: December 21-27
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Alex Carnevale

09-14

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Transaction Action: AL West Moves
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Christina Kahrl

06-25

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Transaction Analysis: AL West Moves
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Christina Kahrl

02-10

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Team Health Reports: Seattle Mariners
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Brad Wochomurka

09-10

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

09-05

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

06-16

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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

06-13

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UTK Wrap: Sound and Fury... and Progress?
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Will Carroll

02-05

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Future Shock: Seattle Mariners Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

04-14

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Future Shock: Prospect Interview: Brandon Morrow
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Kevin Goldstein

03-13

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Future Shock: 2006 Draft Notebook
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Kevin Goldstein

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December 6, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

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Ben Carsley

Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion supply big-time power, but what else is there for fantasy owners to see north of the border?

The Blue Jays were crowned by many as the 2012-2013 offseason champions after emptying their farm system and adding four All-Star-caliber players to their roster last winter. As so often happens, the team that “won the offseason” underwhelmed during the regular season, and Toronto finished in last place in the AL East, winning just 74 games.

Injures—especially to the pitching staff—were partially to blame for Toronto’s collapse, with disappointing performances by some stars and young players contributing as well. But despite the bad taste that the 2013 Jays may have left in the collective mouths of fantasy players, there’s still plenty of talent in this organization, and that’s particularly true when it comes to hitting.

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September 20, 2012 9:03 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: One-Category Saviors: Strikeouts, Wins

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Derek Carty

If an extra two wins or an extra two dozen strikeouts will make a big difference in your standings, here's where to look.

Over the past week, I’ve discussed the importance of prioritizing categorical impact over raw value with the season nearing an end. At this point I think I’ve given the concept more press than Psy is getting, and while "Gangnam Style" becomes no less brilliant play after play, I fear me talking anymore about this would have the opposite effect.  So, I’ll simply point you towards my one-category contributor articles for saves and homers and steals and invisible horse dance my way onto the meat of today’s article...

Wins
The best strategy when chasing wins is to play the match-ups, if you have the luxury of doing so in leagues with daily transactions and/or deep-ish free agent pools.  Ideally, you’ll target pitchers with good skills and potent offenses who are facing weak offenses.  Mixing and matching is almost certain to be better than rolling with a single starter come hell or high water.  Still, if you need to for whatever reason, here are a few to consider.


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June 7, 2012 10:45 am

Overthinking It: Slow and Steady Wins Some Races

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Ben Lindbergh

Drops in fastball velocity usually lead to spikes in ERA, but a handful of pitchers have made slower fastballs work for them this year.

There’s more to being a major-league pitcher than throwing hard. Plenty of pitchers have had successful careers without making the mitt pop. On the whole, though, throwing hard helps. All else being equal, the harder a pitcher can throw, the more effective his offerings are, and the easier it is for him to get away with mistakes. It’s no coincidence that the team with the hardest-throwing staff this season, the Nationals, also boasts the big leagues’ best ERA.

In a 2010 study, PITCHf/x analyst Mike Fast found that starting pitchers from 2002-2009 allowed, on average, 0.28 fewer runs per nine innings for every mile per hour of velocity gained. Relievers, who tend to rely more heavily on their heaters, shaved 0.45 runs for every extra tick.

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Brandon Morrow can pitch from the stretch now

2010:

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February 16, 2012 3:00 am

Preseason Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 2/16/12

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Mike Petriello

Oswalt, Norris, Morrow, and Hanson all make the cut for the first SP Value Pick column of 2012

Baseball Prospectus Fantasy 2012 is GO. With PECOTA and the PFM now available for public consumption, we’re back for another season of fantasy analysis. Today, I follow the first two Mikes by kicking off my portion of the preseason series with a look at a few starting pitchers who may be undervalued in early drafts, plus a check in on the health of one of the most promising young starters in the game.

Roy Oswalt | SP | Free Agent
Mixed: $- | AL/NL-only: $- | PECOTA Rank: -- | ADP: 71st SP
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Assessing whether the AL got stronger this offseason, evaluating extensions for Tim Lincecum, Brandon Morrow, and Mike Morse, and tackling Toronto's moves for Francisco Cordero and Omar Vizquel.

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October 6, 2011 12:47 am

The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitchers for 10/6/11

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Mike Petriello

Examining five pitchers worth considering in your keeper league.

As we transition to the offseason, “Value Picks” has become “Keeper Reapers”, the full description of which you can check out in the preface to Rob McQuown’s column from Monday. The idea is that each week we’ll be looking at a few different players from each position who might be tough keeper choices in leagues of varying depth.

Obviously, you don’t need me to tell you that if you have Justin Verlander or Clayton Kershaw, you’re probably going to want to hang onto them. But what about the guys further down on the list? For the purposes of this conversation, we’ll use the auction prices currently shown at lastplayerpicked.com’s Roto Price Guide.

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September 15, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Junkballin'

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Jay Jaffe

While Tim Wakefield limped to his 200th win, Mariano Rivera continued his string of excellence.

Tuesday night was a momentous one as far as forty-something pitchers earning round-numbered career milestones of questionable significance go. In Boston, Tim Wakefield wobbled but didn't fall down, earning career win number 200. Hours later and about 2,500 miles away in Seattle, Mariano Rivera earned his 600th career save. Wakefield labored to become the 108th pitcher to reach his plateau, while Rivera looked almost effortless in becoming just the second pitcher to reach his, but neither accomplishment changes how those venerable hurlers should be viewed in the context of history.

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Which pitchers succeed by leading with their off-speed stuff and saving their heaters for later?

“Too many guys pitch backward. They throw their breaking ball so much that it’s almost like their fastball is their off-speed pitch.”—Tom Glavine

On a spring day in 1984, Jim Palmer began talking to Jay Howell. The conversation likely started with pleasantries—a comment about the Florida weather, or a crude remark directed toward a female in the stands—but it developed into a dissection of Howell’s approach on the mound. Palmer, the aging Oriole, instructed Howell, then a 28-year-old Yankee, to take advantage of his fastball velocity (90-to-92 miles per hour) and establish the pitch before using his breaking stuff against batters. 

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After the King, a deluge of middle-tier Junior Circuit starters.

These are the American League starting pitcher fantasy rankings for 2011. Check out our previous first base, second base, third base, shortstop, catcher, left fielder, center fielder, right fielder, and closer installments. NL starting pitcher will be published Monday.

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August 24, 2010 8:00 am

Thrown a Changeup

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Jesse Behr

The Brewers' first-round draft pick decided to forego pro ball for now after being diagnosed as a Type-1 diabetic.

Dylan Covey was out celebrating his birthday a day early at an amusement park. Covey wouldn’t receive his real birthday gift, though, until three days later, on August 16, when he planned to sign a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, the team that selected him in the first round, 14th overall, in the June draft following his senior year at Maranatha High School in Pasadena, California.

Covey got a phone call while at the park from his dad, Darrell, who told Dylan that he needed to go to the emergency room of a local hospital. The blood work had come back from Covey’s physical examination with the Brewers, and his blood sugar levels were extremely high. Neither the doctors in the emergency room nor the Brewers medical team were completely certain about what was wrong, but they had an idea of what was going on.

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August 9, 2010 12:16 pm

Fantasy Beat: The Dominance of Brandon Morrow

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Craig Brown

Brandon Morrow turned his 2010 season around a couple of months ago and delivered the start of the season on Sunday.

The top starting pitching performance of 2010 was turned in Sunday by Toronto’s Brandon Morrow, who came this close to throwing the sixth no-hitter of the season.  While that may sound strange, given this is the “Year of the Pitcher” and we have seen two perfect games, a near perfecto and three more no-hitters, but Morrow’s 17 strikeout, one hit shutout of the Rays earned the distinction of scoring a 100 on the Bill James Game Score meter.  Missing the no-hitter was disappointing, but the strikeout total was quite an accomplishment. (Even though the Rays are the American League's easiest team to whiff, going down on strikes an average of 7.9 times per game.)

Here are the top starts of 2010, based on Game Score:

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