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06-29

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Prospectus Feature: The Road Ahead in Arlington
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Cat Garcia

11-25

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Raising Aces: Under the Gun 4.0, Part 2
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Doug Thorburn

08-31

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11

Rubbing Mud: Don't Mess With Texas
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Matthew Trueblood

08-25

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Cold Takes: Taking the Hit Out of the Hit By Pitch
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Patrick Dubuque

06-27

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What You Need to Know: The Killer Cs
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Chris Mosch

06-12

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What You Need to Know: Walking the Walk
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

05-19

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

05-12

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/12
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Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

03-25

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The Darkhorses: ERA
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

02-14

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Fantasy Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies
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Mike Gianella

10-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Sifting Through Second-Half FIPs
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Bret Sayre

08-08

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What You Need to Know: Harvey's First Shutout
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Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower
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Daniel Rathman

07-09

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3

What You Need to Know: Tigers Back on Top
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Daniel Rathman

06-19

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28

Fantasy Freestyle: Time for a Change
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Jason Collette

06-07

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12

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
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Paul Sporer

07-25

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12

Transaction Analysis: Hamels Extends Stay in Philly UPDATED
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Daniel Rathman and R.J. Anderson

07-09

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Making the Most of Midseason Free Agents
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Derek Carty

06-13

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15

BP Unfiltered: This Post is Not Kosher
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Ben Lindbergh

06-11

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6

Resident Fantasy Genius: Speculating on Mid-Season League Switches
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Derek Carty

05-18

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20

Raising Aces: All About Injuries
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Doug Thorburn

05-17

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49

The Process: Fixing the Phillies
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Bradley Ankrom

05-07

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 7
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Matthew Kory

05-07

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39

Overthinking It: Bryce Harper Takes the High Road
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Ben Lindbergh

05-02

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 2
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Matthew Kory

05-01

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 1
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Matthew Kory

04-18

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Player/Executive Attributes
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Baseball Prospectus

04-11

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

04-04

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Raising Aces: Pitchology 101
by
Doug Thorburn

11-09

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Ahead in the Count: Cole Being Cole?
by
Matt Swartz

10-21

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Ahead in the Count: What Happened to Cole Hamels?
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Matt Swartz

10-02

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On the Beat: Game One Report, Brewers versus Phillies
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John Perrotto

07-31

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Prospecting: Cole Hamels
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David Cameron

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August 8, 2013 6:24 am

What You Need to Know: Harvey's First Shutout

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Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

The Mets' ace improved his pacing and stamina to blank the Rockies on Wednesday night.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Matt Harvey has enjoyed a rather spectacular first year in the majors, but somehow, the Mets ace had never shut out a team before Wednesday night (though he did throw nine scoreless on May 7 in a game it took the Mets 10 innings to win). He emphatically ended that drought against the Rockies, puzzling hitters throughout nine innings as New York earned a 5-0 victory. Though the National League’s current strikeout leader didn’t put up his usually gaudy total in that category, fanning just six batters, this performance was a real gem.

The right-hander never looked uncomfortable as the Rockies struggled to muster anything offensively, failing to get a runner into scoring position until the ninth inning. Harvey can be excused for that, too, considering the only reason Charlie Blackmon got to second base was fielder’s indifference prior to the game’s final out. Needing to get that last batter to complete the shutout, Harvey forced Troy Tulowitzki to pop up to second base.


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July 10, 2013 7:51 am

What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower

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Daniel Rathman

For one night, the White Sox look like the team to beat in the AL Central.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The White Sox entered last night’s matchup with Justin Verlander with a .237 team TAv, the second-worst mark in baseball. Only the Marlins, at .231, had been less potent at the plate as a group, and Mike Redmond’s bunch did not have the benefit of a designated hitter. Among junior-circuit clubs, the Yankees, 11 points ahead of the White Sox at .248, were the next-worst squad.

The American League’s least productive lineup, one with only two starters toting on-base percentages higher than .310, is not supposed to collect 23 hits in a game against Verlander. But on Tuesday, the White Sox did.


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July 9, 2013 7:29 am

What You Need to Know: Tigers Back on Top

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Daniel Rathman

Detroit reasserts its dominance in the AL Central.

The Monday Takeaway
Two days before their scheduled return home to welcome the Tigers, the Indians earned a 6-5, series-opening victory over the Royals to move into first place in the American League Central, a perch they had not held since May 23. The Tribe snuck up on a scuffling Tigers squad that had lost six of seven, bouncing all the way back from its own eight-game skid in early June.

Over the last four days, though, Jim Leyland’s club has reasserted its strength, ensuring that the Indians’ stay atop the standings would be a short one. The Tigers won the first two games of the four-game set at Progressive Field, running the home team’s losing streak to four contests and their own winning streak to five. A 9-6 victory on Sunday gave the Indians a chance to salvage a series split on Monday night, which would have left them just 1 ½ games behind first-place Detroit.


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June 19, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Time for a Change

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Jason Collette

Jason looks at the pitchers who benefit most in leagues that count quality starts instead of wins and calls for commissioners to make the switch.

Earlier this season, Brian Kenny and Harold Reynolds infamously debated the value of pitcher wins.

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June 7, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11

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Paul Sporer

Cole Hamels snapped a six-start losing streak, and he stays in the auto-start ranks as Paul looks ahead to next week.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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The Phillies have reportedly agreed to complete another big-money, long-term extension, this time with Cole Hamels.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has reported that the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to extend Cole Hamels to a six-year extension in excess of $137.5 million. However, the deal and the amount of money involved have not yet been confirmed. If and when the extension is announced and/or the contract details are finalized, we'll update this post.

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July 9, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Making the Most of Midseason Free Agents

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Derek Carty

If you're in the middle of the pack when it comes to free agent acquisition budget, you're in a great position to improve your team this month.

Welcome to the All-Star break, fantasy players.  If you’re reading this right now, chances are you still have a pretty good chance of winning your league, so congratulations!  Today, I wanted to talk about a good value proposition that usually presents itself around this time of year.

If you’ve followed my early-season advice of being aggressive with your FAAB budget, chances are you’re sitting somewhere in the middle of the pack in terms of FAAB remaining.  You’ve made a few buys, many of which have hopefully worked out, but several of your competitors have been pinching pennies in anticipation of MLB’s trade deadline while a few others have blown their stakes early.  In Tout Wars and LABR, I find myself in this exact position:

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Ham-headed is the new ham-fisted.

Sometimes I write about serious things. Today, for instance, I wrote about umpires. Umpires are usually pretty serious, because they know that if they smile they might look vulnerable, and then someone might throw a helmet at them. And yesterday, I wrote about the Astros, who are more serious than we thought they’d be.

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June 11, 2012 8:35 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Speculating on Mid-Season League Switches

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Derek Carty

Derek takes a look at top players who might become available in AL-only leagues.

Of all the leagues I play in, one of my favorite rule quirks is in the Draft Day AL-only league (formerly CardRunners).  In Draft Day, owners are allowed to pick up any player in any baseball universe.  If the player winds up playing in the American League, you get his stats.  This applies not only to more common fair-game pickups like minor leaguers but also to National League players, allowing owners to speculate on potential mid-season trade candidates.  Presently, there are seven National Leaguers owned in the league, so I wanted to take a look at each and see why.

Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | OF
In just nine games since coming off the disabled list, Quentin has already blasted five home runs for the Pads while triple-slashing .484/.543/1.097.  The Friars aren’t going anywhere this season, currently sitting in the basement of the NL West, 19 games out of first.  PECOTA has written them off entirely at this point, giving them a 0.0 percent chance of making the playoffs.  Quentin is a free agent at the end of the year, and rumors are already circulating about potential trades with the Blue Jays mentioned as a specific possibility.  The Padres are also talking about extending him, although that could just be to keep his value high.


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May 18, 2012 3:00 am

Raising Aces: All About Injuries

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Doug Thorburn

What are the real mechanical precursors of pitcher injury? And what is the real lesson of Mark Prior's injury history?

Pitching mechanics are a bit like long-snappers in football, in the sense that we hear about them only when something goes horribly wrong. Mechanics rarely enter the discussion until a pitcher gets hurt, but when an ace succumbs to injury, the village folk grab their torches and pitchforks to go on the hunt for blame.

Experience has taught me that there is rarely an isolated cause for a pitcher's injury, with confounding variables that include mechanics, conditioning, workloads, genetics, and plain old luck. The pitching delivery is a high-performance machine, with a multitude of moving parts that must work efficiently in concert for the system to perform at peak levels, and any weak link in the system can lead to a breakdown.

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May 17, 2012 3:00 am

The Process: Fixing the Phillies

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Bradley Ankrom

Are the Phillies doomed to enter a lengthy period of losing, or can they make a quick return to the top by selling their expiring assets now?

As Ben Lindbergh noted in April, the Phillies have maintained one of baseball’s oldest rosters in recent years, and 2012 has proven to be more of the same. The only everyday players on the roster born in the 1980s are Freddy Galvis, Hunter Pence, and Shane Victorino, and Galvis wouldn’t be playing regularly if 33-year-old second baseman Chase Utley were healthy.

Percentage of Plate Appearances by Age Group

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May 7, 2012 9:43 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 7

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Matthew Kory

Rangers' playoff odds drop to 94 percent.

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