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05-22

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Deep League Report: Week Seven
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Keith Cromer

05-15

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Deep League Report: Week Six
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Keith Cromer

05-08

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Deep League Report: Week Five
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Keith Cromer

05-01

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Deep League Report: Week Four
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Keith Cromer

04-24

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Deep League Report: Week Three
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Keith Cromer

04-17

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Deep League Report: Week Two
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Keith Cromer

04-10

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Deep League Report: Week One
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Keith Cromer

12-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Moderate Rebuild
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Craig Goldstein

09-16

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Deep Impact: Week 25
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Ben Carsley

09-11

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Deep Impact: Week 23
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Ben Carsley

09-03

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Deep Impact: Week 22
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Ben Carsley

08-26

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Deep Impact: Week 21
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Ben Carsley

08-19

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Deep Impact: Week 20
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Ben Carsley

08-12

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Deep Impact: Week 19
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Ben Carsley

08-05

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Deep Impact: Week 18
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Ben Carsley

07-29

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Deep Impact: Week 17
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Ben Carsley

07-22

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Deep Impact: Week 16
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Ben Carsley

07-15

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Deep Impact: Week 15
by
Ben Carsley

07-08

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Deep Impact: Week 14
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Ben Carsley

07-01

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Deep Impact: Week 13
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Ben Carsley

06-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Deeper Look at FAAB in Deeper Leagues
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Mike Gianella

06-17

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Deep Impact: Week 11
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Ben Carsley

06-10

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Deep Impact: Week 10
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Ben Carsley

06-04

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Deep Impact: Week Nine
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Ben Carsley

05-28

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Deep Impact: Week Eight
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Ben Carsley

05-21

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Deep Impact: Week Seven
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Ben Carsley

05-07

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Deep Impact: Week Five
by
Ben Carsley

04-30

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Deep Impact: Week Four
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Ben Carsley

04-23

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Deep Impact: Week Three
by
Ben Carsley

04-16

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Deep Impact: Week Two
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Ben Carsley

04-02

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Deep Impact: Introduction
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Ben Carsley

03-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Two Deep-League Lessons From the Preseason
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Ben Carsley

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May 22, 2015 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week Seven

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Keith Cromer

Examining players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

We are making a change going forward, and The Deep League Report article will appear on Wednesdays starting next week; the Free Agent Watch will take its place on Fridays, beginning today, and will cover any midweek transactions that might impact your interest in available players.

With that out of the way, here are the players who might pique your interest this week:

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May 15, 2015 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week Six

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Keith Cromer

Examining player who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

Well, it was a solid five-week run in terms of having multiple viable waiver-wire options across both leagues, but admittedly, this week is quite thin. It is very common to see the waiver wire talent pool have a large variance from week to week in deep -only leagues, so for those of us that compete in such formats, we have come to expect dry spells from an available free agent perspective.

While not exciting, some of these names will land on fantasy teams after the next FAAB period, and our purpose here is to help out our fellow deep-league owners. We have had a pretty good track record thus far with providing serviceable players off the waiver wire, and we think there are a few gems in the latest mix, too.

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May 8, 2015 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week Five

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Keith Cromer

Notes on players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

Week five of the major-league season is upon us already, and now is when we typically will see a lull in viable waiver-wire choices. These limited options make for tough decisions of whether to go with a dead spot rather than spend any more valuable FAAB on a so-so player. As a grizzled veteran of AL- and NL-Only leagues, I have always been of the belief that you need to spend your FAAB when the opportunity arises, and not wait for future uncertainties of inter-league trades or late-season call-ups by big league clubs.

That said, the continued injuries and slow starts by several players have brought us fantasy owners a weekly cornucopia of potential saviors to our respective fantasy seasons. This week offers up some more interesting players, so without further ado, here is the latest installment of The Deep League Report.

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May 1, 2015 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week Four

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Keith Cromer

Examining players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

While it’s an unfortunate part of the game we love, injuries happen often in baseball, and when they do fantasy owners need to be ready to pounce on that next player who can amass some AB’s for a short period of time, or a spot starter who might be able to parlay a good outing into an extended look in a team’s rotation. Based on the recent slew of DL stints across MLB, week four’s waiver wire has its share of injury replacements looking to make the most of their respective playing opportunities.

One of the decisions we are forced to make in deep -only leagues is how to manage our FAAB when looking to fill dead spots on offense. In general, and even more so in 5x5 leagues, it’s always better to have a player who will get at-bats in any given week than to stick with a dead spot. That said, while getting no production from a position player for a week is not the preferred option, you also do not want to spend too much of your free agent budget on a MI who is going to put up an 0-for-7 with zero RBI during that weekly scoring period. As such, I only include players in this weekly piece who should provide some value, and not just warm bodies to occupy holes.

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April 24, 2015 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week Three

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Keith Cromer

Examining players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

As we all know, some FAAB weeks are chock full of exciting options, and some weeks, well, not so much. This week falls in the second bucket, but that does not mean there aren’t a few players sitting on the waiver wire who are worth bidding on. In weeks like this, where the free agent pool is admittedly thin, it’s not a bad idea to pull the trigger on some spec plays, if you have an open roster spot and can afford to take a low-risk gamble.

While there are some repeat appearances of names this week (in combination with the Free Agent Watch article that runs every Monday), at least the information provided here each Friday is somewhat on the mark since I have not had to recycle many player capsules after the first three weeks. Again, the audience here knows the challenges of finding serviceable fantasy options week in and week out on the waiver wire, so I feel confident you will not chuckle to heartily at the names I am throwing out below.

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April 17, 2015 6:25 am

Deep League Report: Week Two

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Keith Cromer

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

For the audience of this weekly piece, we all know the fantasy baseball season is a marathon and not a sprint, so it is never a good idea to panic after the first week. If your fantasy squad is underachieving and hovering in the second division of your league’s standings in early April, breathe deep… it will be okay. Lord knows, as an owner who drafted Hisashi Iwakuma, Kendall Graveman, Derek Holland, Taijuan Walker, Mike Napoli, C.J. Cron, Albert Pujols, and Alexei Ramirez in the AL-only CBS Analyst League, my first week’s results were laughable. While I don’t recommend taking drastic measures in terms of roster management a week into the season, it is never too early to scour the waiver wire for potential gems who can turn profits for possibly an entire season. Hey, I picked up Alfredo Simon and Aaron Harang last year during the first waiver wire period in one of my NL-only leagues and kept them both for the entire year. The end result was 25 combined wins along with a decent ERA and K numbers, which assisted in netting me a second-place finish—for a team that was pitching deficient after the auction.

The message here is to take gambles in the early season with your FAAB—the risk is low but the reward can be, well, big. In competitive only keeper leagues, it’s fine to be a little aggressive in the early going. In my old school AL-only 4x4 keeper league, the owner who was a little aggressive last April in FAAB’ing J.D. Martinez not only was the beneficiary of a $31 AL-only 4x4 season, but was also able to keep him for a $10 salary this year. That’s a game changer—and these FAAB finds happen in the early season each year.

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April 10, 2015 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week One

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Keith Cromer

Examining players who might hold value in deeper -only formats.

If you have been reading our fantasy content since the beginning of the year, you have noticed articles focused on AL- and NL-only leagues, because we know many of BP’s loyal readers participate in these old school, deep-league formats. Nick Shlain and I began The Only League Landscape series back in January giving our weekly summaries at each position, as well as detailed player analysis, hoping to provide the grizzled veterans of these formats advice to prepare for their auctions/drafts.

Now that the season has begun (hallelujah!), we felt it was important to continue to provide in-season fantasy information to those who participate in -only leagues, and, as such, we will be bringing this article to you every Friday, offering up players who may not have relevance in mixed leagues, but could provide value in only formats. Ben Carsley had the courage to tackle this article for 25 weeks last year, and he has my devout admiration for writing weekly about the likes of Reed Johnson, Seth Maness, and Chris Capuano, and providing compelling reasons why they were worth rostering in deeper leagues. I certainly have some big shoes to fill taking this series over this year from Ben, but I am looking forward to writing this weekly piece over the course of the 2015 season.

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December 5, 2014 10:58 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Moderate Rebuild

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Craig Goldstein

Might retooling on the fly be a better plan than tearing it down and starting over?

Author’s Note: This column is intended for deep leagues only

It’s become increasingly clear in the last few years that fans of baseball, fantasy baseball owners included as a subset, are tolerant of essentially two modes of thought when it comes to their team and how it’s built. There’s the contending team, that makes itself known to be attempting contention for a wild card spot, if not a division crown, and the rebuilding team that isn’t competing that year so is all about future assets and long-term growth. These are accepted styles of competition in which one is either competing at the top or dwelling at the bottom with the idea of competing at the top down the line. What’s less accepted is mediocrity, or stagnancy. Move up or move down, or at least make your motives known.

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September 16, 2014 6:00 am

Deep Impact: Week 25

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Ben Carsley

Examining a handful of players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

This is my final edition of Deep Impact for the year. It’s been real, deep leaguers. I admire your courage, question your sanity, and appreciate your camaraderie. See you on the other side in 2015.

Rusney Castillo, OF, Red Sox
Our long (err, three-week) wait is over: The Red Sox will promote Castillo to the major leagues on Tuesday, after a whirlwind minor-league tour that saw the 27-year-old win GCL and International League titles in the same two weeks. Castillo’s minor-league stint didn’t tell us much about him, of course, but he remains an intriguing addition for deep leaguers who need speed over the final two weeks. I’d expect Castillo to start the majority of the Red Sox’s game from here on out, and while he may not acclimate to MLB pitching right away, there’s also little reason for Boston to restrict his attempts on the basepaths. If you’re desperate for steals and need a high-upside play, Castillo is a nice choice.


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September 11, 2014 6:00 am

Deep Impact: Week 23

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Ben Carsley

Keeping tabs on players who could help your deep-league squad down the stretch.

Tell me why, ain’t nothin but an intro.

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September 3, 2014 6:00 am

Deep Impact: Week 22

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Ben Carsley

Examining a handful of players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

Out, out, brief intro!

Andrew Heaney, SP, Marlins
Remember Heaney? One of the better left-handed pitching prospects in the game, the 23-year-old had a rough introduction to life in the majors earlier this season. He allowed 15 earned runs across 20 2/3 innings and four starts and was relegated back to the minor leagues in early July. Heaney’s been decent if unspectacular in Triple-A ever since, and now finds himself back in the major leagues as rosters are expanding. With Henderson Alvarez possibly in line to miss some starts, that makes Heaney relevant for our purposes once again.


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August 26, 2014 6:00 am

Deep Impact: Week 21

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Ben Carsley

Examining a handful of players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

That’s me in the intro. That’s me in the spotlight.

Rusney Castillo, OF, Red Sox
In last week’s Deep Impact, I talked up Mookie Betts, assuring owners that he’d see the majority of playing time in center field for the rest of the season now that Jackie Bradley Jr. has been relegated to the minor leagues. Whoops.


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