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05-09

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Baseball Therapy: Do Strikeouts Spread?
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Russell A. Carleton

03-29

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Circle Change: Daniel Murphy Raises the Ghost of an Idea
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Zach Crizer

01-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Twenty Questions For 2017
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BP Fantasy Staff

11-16

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Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Hitters
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Mike Gianella

08-08

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The Buyer's Guide: Daniel Murphy
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J.P. Breen

12-28

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Transaction Analysis: Murphy's Law
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R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Bret Sayre

10-26

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The Buyer's Guide: Daniel Murphy
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J.P. Breen

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: If You Can't Take the Heat: NLDS Game 5
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Chris Mosch

10-16

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Rubbing Mud: The Qualifying Offer Slows as it Grows
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Matthew Trueblood

02-18

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Fantasy Team Preview: New York Mets
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Bret Sayre

01-31

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

09-25

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Sporer Report: Under the Radar
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Paul Sporer

04-15

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Minor League Update: Games of April 12-14
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Zach Mortimer

04-12

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On the Beat: Who is the Great Unknown?
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John Perrotto

03-21

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Preseason Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 3/21/12
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Michael Jong

02-22

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

02-16

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On the Beat: Spring Position Battles
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John Perrotto

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

08-08

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The BP Broadside: If You Found Daniel Murphy Under Your Bed, Would You Pull Him Out or Put Him Back?
by
Steven Goldman

08-08

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Collateral Damage: Nicasio's Neck
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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

05-31

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

05-17

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

05-10

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Fantasy Beat: Tout Wars FAAB Update, 5/10
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Jason Collette

04-26

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Transaction Analysis: Return of the Busted Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh

03-08

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

02-17

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Fantasy Focus: Second Base Rankings
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Marc Normandin

01-20

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Left Field
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Marc Normandin

06-03

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Under The Knife: Thursday Update
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Will Carroll

04-02

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Under The Knife: Camp Casualties
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Will Carroll

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day Rosters
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John Perrotto

02-12

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Future Shock: Mets Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-27

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Prospectus Today: Metropolitan Inactivity
by
Joe Sheehan

12-16

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Future Shock: Mets Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-05

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Reviewing the '07 CWS Slate
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Bryan Smith

12-28

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Prospectus Today: My Ballot
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Joe Sheehan

08-07

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Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

03-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-16
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Christina Kahrl

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May 9, 2017 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Do Strikeouts Spread?

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Russell A. Carleton

Ryan Zimmerman credits Daniel Murphy with his comeback season, but can learning from teammates break bad too?

The big story of the Nationals' season so far (other than that guy who got a save the other day) has been the resuscitation of Ryan Zimmerman. Zimmerman, who has battled injuries for the past few years, reached double digits in home runs for the month of April. According to a story that should probably be called “apocryphal,” Zimmerman’s renaissance can be credited to deep, late-night conversations with teammate Daniel Murphy. Murphy had one weird trick that he suggested Zimmerman might try this year: swing up. Apparently, it worked.

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Can whatever got into Daniel Murphy get into Ryan Zimmerman and, maybe some day, Eric Hosmer?

The revelatory figure responsible for changing at least one player’s career first appeared in early August, 2015. It showed itself to an unsuspecting and inconspicuous soul—don’t they all?—who knew himself in concrete terms. Having accepted both the immense gifts that allowed him to ply his lucrative trade, and the limitations that grounded him on a certain level of it, this Daniel Murphy fellow was to be the protagonist of our tale, even if there was no way he could have known it at the time.

The first shock, of course, was seeing the translucent image of himself emerge from his equipment bag (on a decidedly upward trajectory). But, lacking the wherewithal to question this presumed hallucination about its nature and origin, the shock that Murphy remarked upon was its familiar but incongruous wardrobe.

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You asked, we answered.

Monday is the start of our positional series at Baseball Prospectus, and we’re going to give you a lot of information, opinions and strategy tips. In fact, we laid it all out for you here. But before we get into the nitty gritty, we thought we’d have a little fun with some quick-hit questions that we answered as a team. Some of these were questions we got from you, the readers. Some were just interesting discussion points. But here are 14 opinions on 20 questions:

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November 16, 2016 8:07 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Hitters

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Mike Gianella

Just as we thought heading into the season, it was the Villar and Murphy show in the junior circuit.

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 third post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series focused on AL-only leagues, the next two shift 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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August 8, 2016 11:11 am

The Buyer's Guide: Daniel Murphy

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J.P. Breen

Is there reason to believe that the Nats second sacker's offensive breakout might soon slow?

It’s impossible to watch enough baseball to be intimately familiar with all major-league hitters or major-league pitchers. Most of us have specific teams that we follow or players who we try to watch most nights, but Major League Baseball has umpteen dozen players with whom we’re familiar only through their stat line.

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The Mets' post-season hero changes NL East laundry and John Jaso gives the National League a whirl.

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October 26, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Daniel Murphy

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J.P. Breen

Can the Mets' postseason hero become a fantasy hero for your team?

Narrative breathes life into postseason baseball. Pundits often discuss things like momentum, clutch hitting, and leadership as if they’re crucial to winning the World Series. Granted, these terms are bantered about in the regular season, as well, but not with the same fervor or lasting impact. Right or wrong, teams and players establish legacies during October.

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The Mets finished off the Dodgers with a combination of sustained velocity and Daniel Murphy magic.

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October 16, 2015 8:13 am

Rubbing Mud: The Qualifying Offer Slows as it Grows

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Matthew Trueblood

Discussing the eleven players that make up the qualifying offer bubble.

In the excitement and immersion of the playoffs, some extraneous news tidbits can go fly under one’s radar for a while. Things affecting teams not playing on into October do continue to happen during the month; they just get less attention. So it was that Jon Heyman reported, a week ago now, that the qualifying offer (QO, from now on) teams will need to offer free agents hitting the market next month in order to get a draft pick if they sign elsewhere will be $15.8 million. I didn’t catch wind of that news until Thursday afternoon.

It’s interesting information, though, and it makes for some interesting analysis. Consider the progression of the QO since its first winter in 2012:

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February 18, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: New York Mets

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Bret Sayre

There aren't many high-end fantasy assets in Queens, but a youth movement could soon change that.

There hasn’t been much to get excited about in Queens over the past five or six seasons—unless you get joy out of watching the franchise greats take the field day in and day out. Of course, there was also the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner who captured the hearts and minds of those paying attention—though he was traded a couple of months after receiving the hardware. And then, when there is an exciting young attraction worth watching, of course he ends up undergoing Tommy John surgery before the end of his breakout season. However, the roster has been improved through trades and free agency, adding a little extra fantasy relevance to what has been a pretty stale roster in the recent past. Though, as you’ll see from the rest of this preview, high-end talent is still severely lacking.

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January 31, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these keystoners this spring.

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September 25, 2013 6:00 am

Sporer Report: Under the Radar

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Paul Sporer

You might have missed these 10 players' fine fantasy campaigns, but don't let them sneak up on you in 2014.

Are you running out the clock on a title run? Fighting off a team or two nipping at your heels to hold onto said title? Are you the nipper? Perhaps your season was over in August when a rash of injuries made that comeback just too far-fetched.

I certainly hope the majority of you are taking part in one of the first three scenarios, but regardless of where you fall on this spectrum, you likely missed some nice seasons in 2013. I don’t just mean those by players who weren’t on your fantasy team. You may have missed them altogether, because they weren’t on a competitor’s team or playing a lot of games against your hometown team. Here is a closer look at 10 solid fantasy seasons from sub-.500 clubs, which may have missed your radar in 2013.

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