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03-02

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17

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-07

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10

Banjo Hitter: Age-Old Questions
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Aaron Gleeman

12-21

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Deep, But Playable: Datum Kershaw
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Craig Goldstein

12-15

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: WHIP
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George Bissell

12-08

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Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-18

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Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: The Bold and The Beautiful
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Rian Watt

10-14

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6

Playoff Prospectus: Clayton Kershaw, Proven Closer
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Jarrett Seidler

05-04

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Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week Four
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Doug Thorburn

05-03

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Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 28 'Mistakes' Last Month
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Sam Miller

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: There Can Be Only One: NLDS Game 1
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Chris Mosch

03-09

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BP Unfiltered: Probably My Favorite Clayton Kershaw Fun Fact
by
Sam Miller

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Craig Goldstein

03-09

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Kershaw Day
by
Mauricio Rubio

03-09

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Kershaw Day
by
R.J. Anderson

03-09

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Kershaw Day
by
Ian Frazer

03-09

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Kershaw Day
by
Jon Shepherd

03-09

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5

Kershaw Day
by
Jeff Long

03-09

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6

Kershaw Day
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Sahadev Sharma

03-09

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The BP Wayback Machine: Throwdown: Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner
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Doug Thorburn

03-09

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The BP Wayback Machine: The 2007 Interview
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David Laurila

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Brendan Gawlowski

03-09

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Kershaw Day
by
Jeff Moore

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Zachary Levine

07-29

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10

Notes About Baseball: The Logistics of Human Trading
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Rocco DeMaro

06-30

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30
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Daniel Rathman

06-25

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Overthinking It: Does Bill James' Game Score Still Work?
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Ben Lindbergh

06-25

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What You Need to Know: Five Hours and Counting
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Chris Mosch

06-20

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Raising Aces: A Tale of Two Aces
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Doug Thorburn

06-20

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The View from the Loge Level: Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers Pitching Tradition
by
Daron Sutton

06-20

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14

Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw and the Fan In Black
by
Sam Miller

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Ballpark View of Kershaw's Final Out
by
Sam Miller

06-19

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What You Need to Know: Another No-No
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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

05-19

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What You Need to Know: The Rockies' Other Big Bat
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Daniel Rathman

05-07

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What You Need to Know: Kershaw Comes Back
by
Daniel Rathman

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way
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Craig Goldstein

03-19

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9

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth
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Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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21

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

02-28

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

02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

01-22

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

01-21

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The Week in Quotes: January 13-20
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 366: The Clayton Kershaw Contract
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: Clayton Kershaw Predictably Makes the Most Money
by
Ben Lindbergh

01-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: A First-Round Starting Pitcher? Maybe
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Paul Sporer

12-05

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Fantasy Bargains and Busts: National League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-13

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Internet Baseball Awards: NL Pitcher of the Year
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Chris Mosch

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Recap: Cardinals 9, Dodgers 0
by
Ben Lindbergh

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March 2, 2017 8:15 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

This list of pitchers is so big. It's huge. Frankly, it's the biggest list to ever come up in this great country.

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about starting pitchers for a while now (seven 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.

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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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What happens to Clayton Kershaw's shaky playoff reputation if we give him the benefit of the doubt (and better bullpen support)?

One can state that Clayton Kershaw is the most dominant pitcher of his era without receiving much pushback. He’s won three Cy Young awards (and that number could easily be five); he’s led the league in strikeouts three times; in ERA four times; and he’s never posted an ERA higher than 2.91 in a full season. He was said to be the next Sandy Koufax and he has somehow, some way, surpassed that albatross of an expectation.

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December 15, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: WHIP

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George Bissell

Allowing baserunners is a bad thing, and pitchers were consistently getting better at it. Until last year, that is.

If you’ve been following our Fantasy Categorical Breakdown series, you’re aware that the birth of the Rob Manfred era has catalyzed a high-octane offensive environment, and dramatically reshaped the fantasy landscape over just a two-year span. As league-wide home run totals continue to skyrocket, nearly a quarter of all plate appearances now end in a strikeout, and stolen bases have declined to their lowest level in decades. The primary aim of this series is to analyze the impact of these recent contextual trends and how fantasy owners should respond in 2017.

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December 8, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Play without an ace at your own risk.

Welcome to my fourth annual look at retrospective player valuation at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of articles examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the sixth article in a series of six. The first four articles in the series focused on NL-only and AL-only leagues. The final two posts examine mixed leagues, with this article examining pitchers.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below. (If you have been reading along for the entire series, note that there are some changes for the mixed league articles).

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November 18, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

It's the good stuff. Not like those imitation AL pitchers.

Welcome to my annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the fourth post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series looked at AL-only leagues, the next two shifted their focus to NL-only, and the final two posts will examine mixed leagues.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen shut down the Cubs, tying the NLCS at 1-1 heading to Los Angeles.

The last time two starting pitchers with ERAs this low faced off in a postseason game, New Coke was still but a twinkle in Don Draper’s eye, and Bobby Kennedy had been dead less than four months. That matchup, as it turned out—St. Louis’ Bob Gibson (1.12) versus Detroit’s Denny McLain (1.96) in the 1968 World Series—wasn’t quite as good as the one we saw last night. Clayton Kershaw (1.69) and Kyle Hendricks (2.13) both acquitted themselves admirably under Wrigley Field’s bright October lights, allowing just a run between them, and together kept this joyful run of remarkable postseason games alive.

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Modern bullpen usage be damned, Dave Roberts was determined to use his best pitchers in Game 5 and the Dodgers are moving on.

Dave Roberts wasn’t going home without using his best pitchers. And because he used them, he isn’t going home.

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May 4, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week Four

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Doug Thorburn

The best of the best shows why he's the best, the continued excellence of Rick Porcello, and more.

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May 3, 2016 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 28 'Mistakes' Last Month

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Sam Miller

On the pitches the best pitcher in baseball has thrown, by one way of measuring it, the worst--and why they didn't hurt him.

An English teacher once gave us a writing assignment: Describe the taste of the best chocolate you ever had, to somebody who has never had chocolate. Without the self-referential crutch (“It tastes like chocolate, but, like, really chocolaty”), how do you convey what makes chocolate good?

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October 10, 2015 8:33 am

Playoff Prospectus: There Can Be Only One: NLDS Game 1

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Chris Mosch

The battle between two of the National League's best pitchers lived up to expectations.

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Saying goodnight to Kershaw Day.

We hope you enjoyed Kershaw day, and if you haven't, there are 13 swell articles for you still to enjoy here. Now, I've thought a lot about Clayton Kershaw fun facts in the past week, and I think I've finally settled on my favorite:

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