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04-17

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Tim Beckham
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Aaron Gleeman

04-05

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Circle Change: Buster Posey, Remix Artist
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Zach Crizer

02-07

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Banjo Hitter: Age-Old Questions
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Aaron Gleeman

01-12

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Catchers
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Bret Sayre

01-10

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Player Profile: Buster Posey
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Scooter Hotz

10-12

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9

Baseball Therapy: Cy Young Catchers
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Russell A. Carleton

10-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Target Retrospective
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Wilson Karaman

03-31

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Winter Is Leaving
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Craig Goldstein

01-12

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Welcome to Splitsville: Catchers
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Doug Thorburn

08-19

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Daisy Cutter: Surpassing Not-So-Giant Expectations
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Sahadev Sharma

03-19

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The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Catchers
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Bret Sayre

01-17

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Catchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-16

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Catchers
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Paul Sporer

01-15

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Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco Giants
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Mike Gianella

01-14

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers
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Mike Gianella

01-13

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State of the Position: Catchers
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Bret Sayre

06-26

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Sporer Report: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part One
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Paul Sporer

06-12

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Fantasy Freestyle: Catcher Acquisition: A Mixed Bag
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Jason Collette

04-22

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BP Unfiltered: Two Barely Related Baseball GIFs
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Sam Miller

04-08

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Pebble Hunting: Shelby Miller Gets the Best of Buster Posey
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Sam Miller

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Extension Action
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

12-28

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In A Pickle: Slugger Off
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Jason Wojciechowski

11-14

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Internet Baseball Awards: National League
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Dave Pease

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series (and Postseason) Recap
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Sam Miller

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Recap: Giants Defeat the Reds
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Sam Miller

10-08

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BP Unfiltered: Differences in Mitt Placement
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R.J. Anderson

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Postseason Collateral Damage
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Corey Dawkins

09-17

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Pebble Hunting: Why We Shouldn't Be Shocked By Buster Posey
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Sam Miller

09-11

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, September 11
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Matthew Kory

06-25

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Pebble Hunting: Buster Posey and the Things Vin Scully Says
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Sam Miller

06-14

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Pebble Hunting: Matt Cain and Nerves
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Sam Miller

05-30

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Punk Hits: 2012 National League Upfronts
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Ian Miller

05-25

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BP Unfiltered: Buster Posey Was One Year Ago
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Sam Miller

05-18

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

04-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 30
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Matthew Kory

04-06

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What You Need to Know: Friday, April 6
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Daniel Rathman

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The no. 1 pick in the 2008 draft has not turned out as expected, yet very little has changed.

Tim Beckham played his 162nd major-league game Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a home run as the Rays’ starting shortstop.

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April 5, 2017 6:00 am

Circle Change: Buster Posey, Remix Artist

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Zach Crizer

Giants pitchers throw whatever Buster Posey tells them to, sometimes even dusting off pitches they haven't used in years.

Let’s start with three interconnected facts.

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PECOTA helps pick the best player in baseball for every age, from Julio Urias to Bartolo Colon and all the superstars in between.

I have a vivid memory from my little league days of sitting in the dugout after practice and listening intently as a teammate read Baseball America’s rankings of the best players in the country by age. The best player on our team, who later went on to play Division I ball, was annoyed by the notion of a 13-year-old somewhere else getting so much attention for what couldn’t possibly be (he figured) superior talent. The sixth-best player on our team, who later went on to write this article, found it fascinating that there was a 13-year-old so good at baseball that they were being written about in magazines.

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January 12, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Catchers

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Bret Sayre

A weak position gets weaker, and a bleak outlook gets bleaker.

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about catchers for a while now (three days and change to be exact, depending on when you are reading this) and the party continues to rage on. Yet before we rage, we shall calibrate—since rankings aren’t useful without knowing what you’re reading. The list you are about to read here presupposes a 16-team standard (read: 5x5 roto) dynasty format, in which there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever, and owners have minor-league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2016 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or -only formats. And if this list doesn't go deep enough for you (god bless your soul), Wilson Karaman has you covered with his Ocean's Floor column as well. We leave no stone unturned here.

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January 10, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Buster Posey

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Scooter Hotz

Can the position's standard-bearer hold on to his spot at the top?

Player Background

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October 12, 2016 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Cy Young Catchers

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Russell A. Carleton

It may seem crazy, but there might be an argument to be made for a catcher--yes, a catcher!--deserving Cy Young votes.

It’s been an interesting year in baseball and in general (and it’s not over!). Maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself, but I’m personally looking forward to seeing what happens in the voting in November. The Cy Young voting. (Is there another vote thing going on?)

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October 10, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: A Target Retrospective

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Wilson Karaman

Looking back on three targets from the pre-season. Wistfully.

One of our annual traditions I most look forward to here at BP is the Target/Avoid series we run as part of our pre-season positional coverage, as it allows us to get a little more in-depth with player recommendations and strategic examples that we feel particularly passionate about. The way the cards were dealt this year I ended up mildly unbalanced in my assignments, so we’ll start today with a look back at my “target” selections and then work our way through the “avoid” guys next week.

Shortstop to Target: Brad Miller, Tampa Bay Rays

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March 31, 2016 6:00 am

Winter Is Leaving

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Craig Goldstein

No, really: Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner are the Mike Trout, the Steph Curry, the Tesla battery of... batteries.

There are a lot of easy storylines when considering the coming season for San Francisco. It’s 2016, which is, by my calculation, an even year, so we could talk about their forthcoming championship season in that light. There’s the departure from previous norms in regards to spending as they’ve rebuilt their rotation from scratch. There’s the incredible amount of homegrown talent they feature, including their new-found ability to channel #CardinalsDevilMagic by churning out above-average bats from seemingly middling (offensive) talent (Crawford, Panik, Duffy). But there are a couple obvious reasons why the Giants are poised to challenge for a fourth championship in seven years, too. In the words of our dearly departed R.J. Anderson “we’ll spend a thousand words on Austin Hedges but can’t do the same for Buster Posey because he’s old.” Let's rectify.

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January 12, 2016 7:24 am

Welcome to Splitsville: Catchers

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Doug Thorburn

Looking for an advantage at the position in DFS and daily transaction leagues? Here are the splits you should know.

It's January. Fantasy football season is over. Playoff DFS for football is getting weird due to the short slates. It's that time of year when baseball junkies begin poring over stats and scenarios in preparation for the fantasy baseball season that lies ahead. The anticipation of Draft Day (aka Best Holiday of the Year) is unparalleled in the fantasy world, and the sheer volume of data that is generated each baseball season makes for the best off-season analysis in sports.

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August 19, 2015 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: Surpassing Not-So-Giant Expectations

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Sahadev Sharma

How do the Giants continue to produce major leaguers who outperform their perceived ceilings?

No matter how much baseball we watch, no matter how much we think we know, we’re always surprised by something. Whether it’s the underperformance or the ability to exceed expectations of a certain player or team, every new season always brings about something that makes one wonder how it’s happening. It seems as though the San Francisco Giants are able to repeatedly be that team, although they do seem to limit it to some sort of even-year magic.

Of course, the even- and odd-year stuff holds no water; this is a legitimately strong team. When they rebounded from a 3-9 start to get to 10 games over .500 in late May, I decided to take a look at what was going on with them this season. To my surprise, after years of seeing a dominant pitching staff carry the Giants into the playoffs, it was the offense that was the strength of this year’s team.

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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the hitters who could outperform their PECOTA projections in RBI.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer-shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. For the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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January 17, 2014 6:32 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Catchers

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Bret Sayre

From Buster Posey to Christian Bethancourt, this list is loaded with both big leaguers and high-upside prospects.

The Primer:
Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, in which there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever, and owners have minor-league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. Feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2014 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or league–only formats.

The catcher position is a tricky one, as there are a lot of players at or near the top of the list who may be playing another position in three or so years. That, plus with most leagues using one active catcher, prospects are featured a little more prominently due to both the major-league depth right now and the fact that there are diminishing returns to carrying too many backstops.


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