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06-26

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What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

03-25

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The Darkhorses: ERA
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-24

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11

The Darkhorses: Wins
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-12

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10

Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers
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Craig Goldstein

02-25

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43

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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12

Fantasy Players to Target: Starting Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

12-27

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Sporer Report: Top 20 Risers
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Paul Sporer

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski's Puzzling Deal
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Ben Lindbergh, Josh Herzenberg and Paul Sporer

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 340: Attempting to Make Sense of the Doug Fister Deal
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Preview: Red Sox at Tigers
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Craig Goldstein

06-07

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Five to Watch: Checking in on the Holy Trinity
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Bret Sayre

06-07

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
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Paul Sporer

10-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 70: World Series Game Two/Protective Gear for Pitchers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap: Giants 2, Tigers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Preview: Tigers at Giants
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R.J. Anderson

10-18

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On the Beat: Making the Tigers Roar
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John Perrotto

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Preview: Athletics at Tigers
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Daniel Rathman

08-14

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, August 14
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Daniel Rathman

06-21

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 6/21/12
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Paul Sporer

05-25

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Weekly Planner: Week Nine
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Paul Sporer

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
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Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

10-18

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23

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Detroit Tigers
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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-08

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5

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Derek Carty

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: A Night for the 25th Man
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Jay Jaffe

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: The Left Turn Not Taken
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Jay Jaffe

09-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: AL Post-Season Rotation Ramble
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Jay Jaffe

08-12

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 8/12/11
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Bill Baer

08-10

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On the Beat: Taking Central Stage
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John Perrotto

08-05

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 8/5/11
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Bill Baer

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: The Fister-Furbush Exchange
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Jason Parks and R.J. Anderson

07-29

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 7/29/11
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Bill Baer

05-06

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Rotation
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Bill Baer

08-14

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Fantasy Beat: Johan Santana: Hot Potato?
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Bill Baer

06-23

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Fantasy Beat: Ailing Starters: Who to Watch
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Bill Baer

05-07

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

04-23

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

08-12

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Transaction Action: AL West Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

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June 26, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Garrett Richards, Dellin Betances, Braden Shipley, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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March 25, 2014 9:35 am

The Darkhorses: ERA

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the pitchers the fantasy crew expects to outperform their PECOTA projections in ERA.

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’re taking a look at pitching this week, following our run on offense a week ago. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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March 24, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Wins

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the pitchers our fantasy crew believes can outperform their PECOTA projections in wins.

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 5x5 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’re taking a look at pitching this week, following our run on offense a week ago. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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March 12, 2014 6:00 am

Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers

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Craig Goldstein

These junior-circuit hurlers had elevated BABIPs last year, but was it all because of bad luck?

As we learned in the NL iteration of this exercise, BABIP affects bad and good pitchers alike, but that doesn’t mean it is pure luck. Team defense, ground-ball rates and the ability to miss bats all factor in to a pitcher’s likelihood of retaining a low BABIP, decreasing a high BABIP or just producing consistent a consistent BABIP year-to-year.

Below are the top five BABIP affected pitchers in the American League from 2013. While one has since been sent to the National League, there’s reason to believe that four of the five have the ability to be better this year than they were last year. Then there’s Joe Saunders.


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February 25, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Two possible first-round picks give these rankings a distinct sixth tier.

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Starting Pitchers

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at seven starters who should provide good value on your draft-day investment this year.

You know how everyone waits on pitching in drafts every year? Don't feel the need to wait on these pitchers.

Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates
Seasoned fantasy players often avoid taking young arms early in drafts, and for good reason. Prospect hype can lead to inflated ADP and auction prices, and owners can get caught paying for perceived performance rather than likely results. I'm advocating for throwing caution to the wind with Cole, though, and I think his current aggregate ADP (courtesy fantasypros.com) of 103 is quite reasonable. Some people got bored with Cole in the minors as he ever put up huge stats, but he's an absolute horse who's fully capable of notching 200 strikeouts, 15-plus wins, and a sub-3.50 ERA as soon as this year. He may not be a bargain where he's being drafted right now, but you won't have to reach for him either and he's an excellent no. 2 fantasy starter with top-10 SP upside. The term "ace" gets overused a lot, but Cole could become one in short order. —Ben Carsley


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December 27, 2013 6:00 am

Sporer Report: Top 20 Risers

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Paul Sporer

A look at the mid-tier pitchers who could work their way into the elite ranks this season.

Last week I looked at a handful of guys in the 100-250 range of starting pitchers in 2013 who could jump into the top 90 for 2014. Once again using the ESPN Player Rater, today I’m looking at guys in the 30-90 range who can take that star leap into the top 20. There are some caveats with the selections, mostly just the fact that I refuse to pick a previous star who fell off a bit in 2013 so I’m not littering the list with David Price (32), Cole Hamels (35), and Justin Verlander (41), but rather guys who are on the rise and could make their first appearance in that upper crust.

I also eliminated the 21-29 guys from consideration because that just wouldn’t be much of a jump to make into the top 20. Even the early 30s isn’t a huge surge, but there is only one guy from that section of the pool. Speaking of the early 30s, I almost selected Alex Cobb (35), but he only missed the top 20 because of his time missed due to the comebacker he took to the head. The fact that he still finished 35th with 143 1/3 innings is quite impressive. He took his star turn, now he just has to do it for a full season.

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The Tigers trade Doug Fister to Washington, and the internet wonders why.



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Ben and Sam try to puzzle out the Tigers' motivation for making the Doug Fister trade.

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October 16, 2013 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Preview: Red Sox at Tigers

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Craig Goldstein

The Tigers look to Doug Fister in their bid to even the series.

Boston was able to snag a victory from Justin Verlander and the Tigers behind a phenomenal performance from John Lackey and a solo home run by Mike Napoli. Here are the projected lineups and PECOTA odds as Boston looks to put a stranglehold on the series with a win in Game Four:

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June 7, 2013 5:00 am

Five to Watch: Checking in on the Holy Trinity

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Bret Sayre

Bret looks at the quintet of hurlers that has met the strikeout, walk, and ground-ball benchmarks that generally ensure a pitcher's success.

About a month ago, Russell Carleton talked about pitcher stats and when they stabilize. And now that we’re two months into the season, the time has come where we can look at some of the high-ticket items my eyes drift toward on the stat page without worrying about being distracted by small sample sizes. These performances are real and whether or not they continue, we will always be able to look back upon them through sepia tones and Instagram filters.

If you’ve read my stuff from a previous life, you’ve undoubtedly heard me talk about the Holy Trinity as it comes to starting pitchers. It encompasses the three skills that are most important to the art of pitching: getting strikeouts, reducing walks, and keeping the ball on the ground. Any pitcher who does at least one of these things well can be a major leaguer. Just two of these qualities are enough to be a star, but the pitchers who can do all three are the ones who are special, because they have the largest amount of control over their downside risk.

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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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