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07-29

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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
by
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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9

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
by
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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4

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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29

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
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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
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Ben Lindbergh

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Preview: Dodgers at Cardinals
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Ben Carsley

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 310: ALCS Game 5/Leveraging Clayton Kershaw
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 302: The Diminished Miguel Cabrera/Clayton Kershaw and the Days-of-Rest Debate
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Recap: Dodgers 4, Braves 3
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Daniel Rathman

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Recap: Dodgers 6, Braves 1
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Daniel Rathman

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves
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Mike Gianella

09-30

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Regular Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

08-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 268: Clayton Kershaw and Cooperstown/Xander Bogaerts and Historic Years for Young Talent
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Price Wrong for the Red Sox
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-07

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
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Paul Sporer

05-31

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Raising Aces: Splitting the Platoon: Lefty-philic Pitchers
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Doug Thorburn

02-28

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Painting the Black: Count to 300
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R.J. Anderson

08-24

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Raising Aces: Throwdown: Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner
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Doug Thorburn

06-29

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

06-14

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9

Future Shock: Picking Pitchers
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Kevin Goldstein

05-11

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Donnie Buntball
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Jay Jaffe

04-18

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling Starts
by
Jay Jaffe

04-11

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The Lineup Card: 10 Players Who Should Receive Extensions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-10

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6

Western Front: It Only Seems Like the Suburbs
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Geoff Young

04-06

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15

Resident Fantasy Genius: 10 Bold Fantasy Predictions
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Derek Carty

04-04

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23

Raising Aces: Pitchology 101
by
Doug Thorburn

03-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Rattling SABRs in the Desert, Part I
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Jay Jaffe

02-09

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On the Beat: The Best of the Rest of the Free Agent Market
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John Perrotto

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth

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Mauricio Rubio

The top four picks in redraft leagues are relatively clear-cut, but whom should you target if your selection is just outside that tier?

Depending on what you value, there’s a distinct separation in 12-team 5x5 draft formats when it comes to the fifth pick. Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt,and Andrew McCutchen all deserve to go in the no. 1-4 spots, and I don’t think there can be much debate on that. The big question facing owners picking fifth is a value-based one. I was handed the no. 5 pick in a home league, so let’s take a look at some of the names that I thought about taking there. (Note: I’m concentrating solely on 12-team leagues, so your mileage may vary).

Clayton Kershaw
Kershaw is a popular choice here judging by the ADPs across a few different sites. The reasons are obvious: Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball right now; he’s a good bet to help across four categories again this year; and there’s a decent amount of uncertainty with the position players who would also be the fifth-overall pick.


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March 7, 2014 9:26 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15

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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew tries to peg the top 15 picks and predict breakouts from later picks.

We know from Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster that since 2004, there is a 36 percent success rate in the ADP projecting the top 15. The most in any one year is seven of 15; the least is four. With that in mind, I challenged the fantasy team to try to guess the top 15. In addition to their stab at the top 15, I had them give their answers on the following:

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February 28, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting Pitchers

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

Breaking down the starters for Scoresheet leagues, with a guest appearance from Bret Sayre.

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, good pitching beats good hitting, and vice versa. You may not, however, have thought about the implications of great pitching or terrible pitching on good hitting. We’ve got plenty to say on starting pitching in Scoresheet (so much so that this week is only the first half of our coverage of the position), but to summarize at the highest level, our advice is to maximize the great pitching on your team and to minimize the innings devoted to terrible pitching.

Sounds easy, but it can be quite hard in Scoresheet. So read on for our rankings and detailed thoughts on some players. And be sure to check out our podcast, linked at the bottom of this article, for even more advice on strategy and specific players.

We are also really excited to have the man/the legend Bret Sayre on the podcast for a special guest segment. Bret is trying out Scoresheet for the first time this year, and in this week’s segment, we talk through our thoughts on his keeper decisions in his soft keeper league.

Without further ado, here are our starting pitcher rankings in Scoresheet. Please note that for convenience, we are calling pitchers we rank 1-25 as no. 1 starters, those ranked 26 to 50 as no. 2 starters, etc.The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

Stacking up the rotation arms based on their long-term fantasy potential.

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Ranking starters based on their fantasy value from now through 2016.

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.

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January 22, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

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Craig Goldstein

The league's highest-payroll team is loaded with fantasy goodness.

The Dodgers rarely had their Opening Day lineup on the field throughout the entirety of last season. This was due, of course, to a confluence of major injury problems to several star players (Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez), as well as the emergence of perhaps the starriest player in Yasiel Puig. Add in the regular rest needed by Carl Crawford, and the pure force of will it must take to rest Puig, and it’s easy to see why that Opening Day lineup rarely materialized.

They’ll give it a go once more, in 2014, as they hope to avoid the injury bug that bit them so often last year. Still, given their outfield depth, there are going to be plenty of lineups that don’t resemble the Opening Day one, although they hope to have more stability at second and third base this season. The team is teeming with fantasy goodness, with power, speed, counting stats, and even the unknowns (Kemp, Guerrero) in the lineup, paired with dominance at the top of the rotation and quality innings in the middle of it. And let’s not ignore the top-three fantasy closer at the back end of the bullpen with another valuable piece in Wilson if your league counts holds. If you’re not a Dodgers fan already, there’s a good chance you will be during fantasy season, as you’re likely to roster at least a couple of their players.

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CLAYTON KERSHAW CASHES IN

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Ben and Sam discuss Clayton Kershaw's extension with the Dodgers.

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The Dodgers pay Clayton Kershaw more than any other player, and they still get a good deal.



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January 9, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: A First-Round Starting Pitcher? Maybe

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Paul Sporer

Most fantasy players prefer to invest their top pick in a star hitter, but this spring, one hurler might tempt those picking outside the top five.

I have always been vehemently against taking starting pitchers in the first round of a fantasy draft. The injury risk associated with pitchers is part of it, but honestly it has always been more because I trust myself to find better pitching later—so in a sense, arrogance. It’s just easier to pluck capable arms later than it is to find the out-of-nowhere bats like Josh Donaldson or Jean Segura. As we creep through the dead of winter and start to trickle into mock draft season, I’m warming to the idea of a first-round starting pitcher, or, more specifically, Clayton Kershaw. There are a handful of quality fantasy aces out there, but Kershaw is clearly a cut above the rest.

The top of the draft is relatively well established. Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout are the unquestioned top pair at this point, with a split camp on which of the two should go first. You can’t really go wrong with either, so having a top-two pick is a prime position this year. The next pair seems to be taking a foothold on the three and four spots in either order, too. Paul Goldschmidt is the easy three for me, but there is a real debate between him and Andrew McCutchen that I would at least listen to before selecting Goldy. Others may have it reversed, but I haven’t been in a mock draft this offseason that didn’t see these four go at the top of the draft.

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December 5, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Bargains and Busts: National League Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

A look at which senior-circuit arms proved worthy of their owners' fantasy investment and which came up short.

This is a continuation of my series on Rotisserie-style valuations from last year, with a look back at what happened, as well as my take on how this information may or may not impact what happens in 2014.

Before I get started, here is a brief explanation of the data you will see in the charts below.

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