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05-23

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8

Pebble Hunting: A Billy Hamilton/David Ortiz Race
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Sam Miller

05-15

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What You Need to Know: Odorizzi Blows Away the M's
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

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

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way
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Craig Goldstein

03-19

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The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-28

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Rumor Roundup: Extension Tension
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Daniel Rathman

01-23

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12

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-06

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8

Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 317: How World Series Game Five Was Won (and Lost)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-16

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Baseball Therapy: Did Big Papi’s Big Home Run Give Boston the Big Mo?
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Russell A. Carleton

10-16

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8

BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED)
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Baseball Prospectus

10-14

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24

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Recap: Red Sox 6, Tigers 5
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Zachary Levine

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two: Red Sox 7, Rays 4
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Zachary Levine

09-16

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Overthinking It: The Latest Attempts to Beat the Shift
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Ben Lindbergh

08-31

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013
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Clint Chisam

08-23

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Baseball Therapy: Ryan Dempster, Alex Rodriguez, and Waking the Monster
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Russell A. Carleton

08-12

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What You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare Hiccup
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Daniel Rathman

08-09

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What You Need to Know: Running Out of Races
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Daniel Rathman

04-23

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Out of Left Field: Boston Uncommon
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Matthew Kory

04-22

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Transaction Analysis: Ending Bradley
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R.J. Anderson

11-05

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Transaction Analysis: C-Notes By the Layers for Big Papi
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R.J. Anderson

11-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 75: The David Ortiz Decision and the Offseason Outlook for the Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-26

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Overthinking It: Predicting the First Offseason of Qualifying Offers
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Ben Lindbergh

07-10

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Overthinking It: The Brief Wondrous Life of a One-Year Deal
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Ben Lindbergh

06-26

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Painting the Black: Why Does Everybody Go Inside On Matt Holliday?
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R.J. Anderson

05-18

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Overthinking It: How Big Papi Got His Bat Back
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Ben Lindbergh

04-21

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 20
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Larry Granillo

04-15

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 14
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Larry Granillo

01-20

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Fantasy Beat: David Ortiz's Strikeout Improvement
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Jason Collette

12-30

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Baseball ProGUESTus: To Live and Die in Three Rivers Stadium, Or: The Face of Michael Cimino
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David Raposa and David Roth

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Boston Brings Back Ortiz
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Ben Lindbergh

09-01

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 31
by
Larry Granillo

08-09

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 8
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Larry Granillo

07-01

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All-Star Selections
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Baseball Prospectus

06-09

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Painting the Black: Big Papi on Parade
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R.J. Anderson

06-01

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Divide and Conquer, AL East: Designated Hitless
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Ben Kabak

08-27

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Ahead in the Count: The Clutch and The Shifted
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Matt Swartz

05-17

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Fantasy Beat: Is David Ortiz Back (Again)?
by
Marc Normandin

04-27

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Joe's Blog: Carpenter + Ortiz = Howard
by
Joe Sheehan

05-11

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Player Profile: David Ortiz
by
Marc Normandin, Will Carroll and Kevin Goldstein

10-20

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44

Prospectus Today: First Light from a New Ray
by
Joe Sheehan

10-17

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Prospectus Today: A Stathead Considers Chemistry
by
Joe Sheehan

05-09

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UTK Wrap: At the Races
by
Will Carroll

05-05

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Under The Knife: Welcome Back
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Will Carroll

04-14

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The Week in Quotes: April 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

04-03

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-25

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Projecting the World Series
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Clay Davenport

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

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May 23, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: A Billy Hamilton/David Ortiz Race

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Sam Miller

Which is worse for the pitcher: having Billy Hamilton on first, or David Ortiz on second?

On April 16th, Johnny Cueto singled against Francisco Liriano, which brought up Billy Hamilton, who grounded weakly to shortstop Jordy Mercer, which sets up a question we don’t ask very often but, in this case, must: Should Mercer have taken the out at second, or ignored Cueto and thrown Hamilton out at first?

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The young Ray's fine outing, a shutout by Masahiro Tanaka, David Ortiz's yardwork, plus more from Wednesday and previews for Thursday.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Entering last Friday’s start against the Indians, Jake Odorizzi owned a 6.83 ERA and 1.80 WHIP, and had made it out of the fifth inning in just three of his six starts. The Tampa Bay right-hander held the Indians scoreless during that outing and racked up 11 punchouts, but lasted just five innings and promptly watched his bullpen squander the lead. On Wednesday, Odorizzi carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and reminded Rays fans that he was more than just a throw-in that the club got in the James Shields-Wil Myers trade.

Odorizzi’s fastball worked particularly well against the Mariners, as the pitch generated 13 swinging strikes, nearly doubling his previous career high of seven (which came in his last start against Cleveland). After the game he told reporters, “It felt good coming out. The hitters tell you what your stuff is like. They didn't put any hard contact on it, so we kept going to it. Kept bringing it up higher and higher in the zone to see if they kept swinging at it, and a lot of them did.”


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May 12, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/12

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Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

Yu Darvish flirts with perfection again and Aroldis Chapman returns, plus more from a busy weekend and preview for Monday.

The Weekend Takeaway
In his first start of the 2013 season, Yu Darvish set the tone for his stellar sophomore campaign with 8 2/3 flawless innings against the Astros. When the 27th batter, Marwin Gonzalez, hit a grounder that turned into a single, the Texas right-hander threw his hands up and couldn’t help but crack a smile.


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March 26, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way

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Craig Goldstein

The Dodgers' ace is the priciest player on Craig's Roto dream team.

On Friday, Mike Gianella released his latest mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the hitters who could outperform their PECOTA projections in RBI.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer-shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. For the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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January 28, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Extension Tension

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Daniel Rathman

Jason Kipnis is open to staying in Cleveland, and David Ortiz seeks a multi-year deal.

Jason Kipnis is all ears if the Indians want to discuss an extension
For Indians general manager Chris Antonetti, the past few days have brought both good news and bad news on the extension front. Cleveland Plain-Dealer beat writer Paul Hoynes wrote on Monday that the team has given up, at least for the time being, on reaching a long-term agreement with its ace, Justin Masterson. But that report came on the heels of a promising statement from second baseman Jason Kipnis, who told reporters at Sunday’s fan fest that he is “absolutely” open to negotiating a multi-year hitch.


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January 23, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Paul Goldschmidt leads off this list of the best long-term assets at the position heading into 2014.

The Primer:
Because dynasty-league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, where 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 2014 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or only formats.

First base is the place you need to get offense these days if you want to compete, and after a strong first ten or so names, the rest of the options can get a little more dicey than you’d like to see. It’s not a particularly strong pipeline for prospects, but that’s not terribly uncommon for the position—the pipeline is often just as wide for players who have defensive deficiencies than it has been for strict first base prospects in the last decade or so. That won’t be any different in 2015, when Miguel Cabrera and Joe Mauer join the fold.


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January 6, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox

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Ben Carsley

The defending World Series champions are low on elite fantasy talent, but have numerous useful assets.

The Boston Red Sox won the World Series last year. They did so thanks in large part to bounce-back campaigns from many of their pitchers, career (or near-career) years from the likes of Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, full seasons from Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, and David Ortiz, and an out-of-nowhere dominant season from Koji Uehara.

Despite the deep and talented team in Boston, this roster isn’t quite the fantasy goldmine you might expect. There are a ton of fantasy-relevant players here to be sure, but only a handful profiles as top-100 options heading into next season.

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How the Red Sox sent the series back to Boston with a one-win lead.

This series has been compelling from the start, but it took until Game Five for it to look like a contest between two of the best teams in baseball. Game Five was the first without an error. It was mercifully free of egregiously bad baserunning, and it didn’t end with a debatable call. With the memory of Dana DeMuth's floating strike zone still fresh, it felt well-officiated behind home plate, aside from this third-inning strike three to Matt Carpenter.

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Ben and Sam discuss David Ortiz, Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright, and the latest questionable moves by Mike Matheny and John Farrell.

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About Mike Matheny's costly mistakes.

Throughout the World Series, we'll be providing two recaps of each game, one with a focus on the winner and the other devoting a longer look to the loser. This is the Cardinals entry for Game Four. The Red Sox edition is here.

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The BP Prospect Team bring you advanced scouting reports for the 2013 playoffs.

Throughout the past two weeks, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect team have been writing detailed reports on key players to enhance your enjoyment of the MLB playoffs. Below is every published report in a single post.

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