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10-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: Revisiting BABIP for Fantasy
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Mike Gianella

08-08

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 8, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

09-02

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BP Unfiltered: The Justin Ruggiano Club
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R.J. Anderson

04-17

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/16/12
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Michael Street

12-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Beltran, the Bad, and the Backup Catcher
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Ben Lindbergh

04-08

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-07

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Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

08-19

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Changing Speeds: The Golden Generation
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Ken Funck

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day Rosters
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John Perrotto

06-23

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Fantasy Beat: Awful Regulars
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Marc Normandin

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

07-03

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Transaction Analysis Special
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Christina Kahrl

04-30

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-28, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

04-15

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Transaction Analysis: Opening Day to April 14, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Easts
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

04-02

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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

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: NL West and NL Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

01-31

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

07-17

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Transaction Analysis: July 13-16
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Christina Kahrl

05-30

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Prospectus Game of the Week: New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers, 5/29/2006
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Derek Jacques

03-14

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Transaction Analysis: March 10-13
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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

04-12

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

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-31

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

01-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 11-16, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests
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Christina Kahrl

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name
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Baseball Prospectus

06-10

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Transaction Analysis: June 6-8, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-30

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National League Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

12-10

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HACKING MASS Results
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Baseball Prospectus

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

07-12

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Prospectus Awards Balloting
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Baseball Prospectus

02-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: How the Sausage Was Made
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Baseball Prospectus

10-20

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Transaction Analysis: September 28-October 17, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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October 21, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Revisiting BABIP for Fantasy

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Mike Gianella

Mike reexamines how much you should factor in a player's BABIP this year when forecasting his performance for next year.

Every offseason, there is a hitter or two who is dubbed as a poor bet for next year because of an extremely high BABIP. While the warnings are usually valid, they are often vague and don’t give us enough information. Should we avoid a hitter entirely because of a high BABIP? Or are there circumstances where a strong BABIP hitter might be a decent investment the following season?

Table 1: Top 50 BABIPs 2008-2012

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August 8, 2013 6:16 am

What Scouts Are Saying: August 8, 2013

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Travis d'Arnaud, Chris Johnson, Mariano Rivera, Ian Kennedy, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

Major Leagues

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Miami's outfielder is attempting to accomplish a feat few others can claim.

Justin Ruggiano is having one of the league’s most surprising seasons. He entered Sunday with 245 plate appearances, a .324 batting average, and strikeouts in 25.3 percent of his plate appearances. Intuitively, we all know striking out more than a quarter of the time makes it tough to be a productive hitter, and nearly impossible to post a high average. Yet Ruggiano is angling to join an exclusive club of players with more than 250 plate appearances in a season, a strikeout rate above 25 percent, and a batting average of .300 or better:

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April 17, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/16/12

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Michael Street

Michael graduates his first VP of the season, but he still points out plenty of undervalued corner infielders to be found on your league’s waiver wires.

For our nation’s scholars, graduation is just around the corner, but we start things early here at Value Picks, bidding adieu to our first departee. He leaves the list after quickly exceeding ownership thresholds, but I’ve got lots of other players ready to prove themselves to VP readers, including several bubble candidates in Playing Pepper.

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The Cardinals sign Carlos Beltran to ease the pain of losing Pujols, and the Mets invite the worst player in baseball to spring training.

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Do early-season phenoms fade once the rest of the league learns to stop giving them pitches to hit?

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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Rob McQuown gives more keeper tips and dives into draft preparation notes.

With many leagues having keepers due today, I'll be around to offer any commentary on keepers. One last-minute tip is to not forget about defense. Be sure to check out these resources:

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August 19, 2010 8:00 am

Changing Speeds: The Golden Generation

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Ken Funck

The 2006 class is a tough one to beat among a strong recent group of rookie classes.

Earlier this week, the folks at Beloit College released their annual MindsetList, a document designed to explain the cultural differences between the incoming class of college freshmen and the older faculty hired to teach them. The idea is to highlight the small and large ways the world has changed in the last 20 years by mentioning things that were true during the life span of oldsters that were never true for those under 20, e.g., the existence of things like a telephone cord, a country called Czechoslovakia, and a baseball commissioner not named Bud. For me, a man who fervently hopes Jamie Moyer comes back next spring to ensure I won’t have to face being older than every major-league ballplayer, this is always a time to reflect on youth and age, both in life and in baseball—especially so this year, since the current Mindset List includes a reference to the term Annus Horribilus, which I happened to use in last year’s BP Annual, but which I now know dates me almost as much as saying “23 Skidoo.”

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National League projected rosters

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 16 National League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members. Keep in mind these are projected rosters and subject to change.  American League lineups are here.  You can also look at the fantasy depth charts at any time to see our latest updated projections.

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June 23, 2009 2:50 pm

Fantasy Beat: Awful Regulars

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Marc Normandin

The hapless aren't all necessarily hopeless, but picking which players can overcome bad starts takes some digging.

Much has been made about the struggles of Vernon Wells this year. It's hard not to notice when a guy signed to a lucrative long-term contract is hitting .248/.304/.383 almost three months into the season, but for those with memories that go back further than 2008, this shouldn't be that shocking. In 2007, Wells hit .245/.304/.383 over a full season, and his 25th percentile PECOTA forecast resembles his current line. He's not driving the ball, just like he struggled to do in 2007. His HR/FB and pop-up rates look similar to that year, which is also bad news for Jays fans and fantasy owners hoping for a rebound.

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It's Superior Circuit Transaction Action for all you fellow moves junkies.

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