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03-20

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The Darkhorses: Runs Scored
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-17

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The Darkhorses: Batting Average
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-30

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-29

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Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Second Basemen
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Mauricio Rubio

01-29

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Basemen
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Ben Carsley

01-28

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Second Basemen
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Craig Goldstein

01-27

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State of the Position: Second Basemen
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Paul Sporer

01-06

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Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

02-25

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Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Risers
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Ben Lindbergh

02-07

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Out of Left Field: Shorting the Red Sox
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Matthew Kory

01-17

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In A Pickle: The Disunited States of America
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Jason Wojciechowski

01-02

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Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

09-26

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 26
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Matthew Kory

09-07

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 7
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Matthew Kory

08-20

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Out of Left Field: Bobby Valentine's Communications Problem
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Matthew Kory

08-02

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Out of Left Field: Tween Town
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Matthew Kory

05-07

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Out of Left Field: Scouting the Scout
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Matthew Kory

09-27

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles, Red Sox
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Christina Kahrl

11-23

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On the Beat: Short People Got Reason
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John Perrotto

11-04

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The 2008 Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

10-29

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Player Profile: Dustin Pedroia
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Marc Normandin

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Report
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John Perrotto

04-27

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Lies, Damned Lies: The PECOTA Top 100
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Nate Silver

02-13

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Second Base Prospects
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Nate Silver

04-03

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Future Shock: Prospect Interview: Dustin Pedroia
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Kevin Goldstein

02-22

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part Three
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Nate Silver

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March 20, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Runs Scored

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the players who could outperform their PECOTA projections when it comes to crossing the plate.

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 offense this week and pitching next. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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In the debut edition of this series, the fantasy team looks at players who could outperform their PECOTA projections in batting average.

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 finish at the top of one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall just shy of the top 10 (in the 11 to 25 range) and one longer shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. To kick things off here is a bounty of hidden treasure in the batting average department:

OUTSIDE THE TOP 10

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January 30, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen

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Bret Sayre

A look at how the players at the keystone stack up for the long haul.

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January 29, 2014 6:07 am

Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Second Basemen

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Mauricio Rubio

A visual breakdown of the tiers at the keystone and the areas in which each player could help or hurt your team.

For a primer on this series, click here.

My colleague Paul Sporer put it best in the opening paragraph of his “State of the Position” column regarding the depth at 2B. No, this is not a sexy position full of robust offensive options and guys who can hit 30 bombs. What the keystone has become in my mind is a position that keeps your team going. The average top-30 2B will hit around .262 with around 10 bombs, 10 SB, 54 R, and 47 RBI. There’s nothing spectacular about that 5x5 line, but what it showcases is a type of positional depth that’s difficult to appreciate.

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January 29, 2014 12:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Basemen

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Ben Carsley

Ranking the position based on how players are expected to perform between now and 2016.

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January 28, 2014 8:38 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Second Basemen

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Craig Goldstein

First-year Mariner Robinson Cano sits alone at the top in this year's breakdown of the top 25 at the position.

To read the previous editions of this series, follow the links below:

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Catchers
Fantasy Tier Rankings: First Base


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January 27, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Second Basemen

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Paul Sporer

A breakdown of the current and future depth at the keystone and the optimal fantasy strategy for this year.

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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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February 25, 2013 5:00 am

Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Risers

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Ben Lindbergh

Five hitters and five pitchers PECOTA expects to see big improvements from this year.

BP’s PECOTA projections arrived two weeks ago today, offering answers to two of the most common questions asked each spring: Which players are expected to make major improvements, and which are big risks to head downhill?

We’ll tackle five hitters and five pitchers whom PECOTA projects to make major gains today, then do the same for some of the biggest projected decliners tomorrow. One note: It doesn’t take PECOTA to tell you that a player like Troy Tulowitzki—who missed most of last season after left groin surgery—could be in line for a big bounceback with better health, so this list is restricted to people who played full seasons in 2012.

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February 7, 2013 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: Shorting the Red Sox

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Matthew Kory

After 2012, what should we unlearn about the Red Sox?

 

One of the difficult parts about fantasy baseball is dealing with perception. When a player hits a home run, it feels like that’s what they’ll always do. Put another way, do you take a guy who just homered out of your lineup? No, of course not. He just homered. Therefore he’ll continue to homer. That’s a good way to lose. I know because that’s what I do best in fantasy sports. The way to do it, so I’ve been told, is ignore that homer. Let your understanding of the player’s value over the course of the season dictate your decisions. A single event, in this case the homer, shouldn’t enter into it. Yet it always does and I always pay the price.

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Four hypothetical WBC teams, Jack Cust's favorite snack, and other stuff.

It's 2013, which, as you well know, means it's time for the World Baseball Classic, which in turn means that it's time to speculate about rosters and project results and ask just how much Italian blood you need to be eligible and complain about Team Canada's weird caps and be jealous of Team Mexico's sweet sweet sweet unis. More than all that, though, here's what I'm really interested in:

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January 2, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox

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Ben Carsley

John Farrell's club is low on fantasy superstars, but it has plenty of useful assets on both sides of the ball.

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 profile as top-100 options heading into next season.

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