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05-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Table-Setting Thieves
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J.J. Jansons

05-28

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Five to Watch: South Atlantic League Hitters
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-27

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21

Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: American League Central
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-13

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Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: National League Central
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-29

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36

Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: American League East
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Stat Line Scouting
by
Wilson Karaman

04-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: National League East
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-31

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Dynasty Dynamics: TINO Does Arizona, 2015
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: 2014 Graduated Prospects, Part 2: 26-50
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Ben Carsley

03-12

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10
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Bret Sayre

03-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Different Dynasty Top 101 List
by
Ben Carsley

03-05

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nick Burdi vs. Derek Law
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J.P. Breen

03-05

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20

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Relief Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

03-04

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief Pitchers
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Ben Carsley

03-03

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46

Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects
by
Craig Goldstein

02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-26

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The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015
by
Bret Sayre

02-25

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting PItchers, Part Two
by
Doug Thorburn

02-25

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34

The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015
by
Bret Sayre

02-24

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43

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-23

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14

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 125 Outfielders
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Bret Sayre

02-13

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nomar Mazara vs. Raimel Tapia
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J.P. Breen

02-12

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders (41-90)
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Craig Goldstein

02-11

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders (1-40)
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Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

02-11

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Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2016 and Beyond
by
Ben Carsley

02-10

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Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2015
by
Craig Goldstein

02-05

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7

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7
by
Bret Sayre

02-05

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18

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Shortstops
by
Bret Sayre

02-05

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Tim Anderson vs. Francisco Lindor
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J.P. Breen

02-04

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Shortstop
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Ben Carsley

02-03

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Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

01-29

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4
by
Bret Sayre

01-29

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-28

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Top 30 Third Basemen
by
J.P. Breen

01-27

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13

Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-27

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 1-2
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Bret Sayre

01-23

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Player Profile: Arismendy Alcantara
by
Nick Shlain

01-22

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-22

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nick Franklin vs. Marcus Semien
by
Craig Goldstein

01-20

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Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
by
Craig Goldstein

01-15

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen
by
Bret Sayre

01-15

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Brandon Belt vs. Lucas Duda
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J.P. Breen

01-14

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20

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: First Basemen
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Craig Goldstein

01-13

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22

Get to Know: First Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-08

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27

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Catchers
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Bret Sayre

01-08

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Max Pentecost vs. Andrew Susac
by
Craig Goldstein

01-07

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14

Get to Know: Catcher Prospects
by
Craig Goldstein

01-06

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The Top 50 Dynasty League Signees
by
Bret Sayre

12-12

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Fantasy Freestyle: Shortening Your Dynasty Rebuild
by
J.P. Breen

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May 29, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Table-Setting Thieves

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J.J. Jansons

Dynasty league owners should be taking notice of these leadoff hitters for their future stolen-base potential.

As power numbers have dwindled in recent years, dynasty owners have been focused on adding speed to their rosters in any way possible. Billy Hamilton stole 56 stolen bases in 2014 and finished as a top-50 contributor in virtually all formats, despite hitting .250 and compiling a sub-.300 on-base percentage. Hamilton’s 72 runs scored were not good enough to rank him in the top 60 hitters overall, so the vast majority of his value was tied to one category. Fantasy overlord Bret Sayre ranked Hamilton the 16th-best outfield dynasty commodity this winter, outlining the value that a top-flight base-stealer can add to a dynasty league roster.

As a dynasty owner, finding speed in the minors is often a tricky proposition. A prospect like Garin Cecchini can swipe 51 bases in Low-A ball in 2012 but fail to surpass 15 steals in a season as he’s moved up the latter due to the more advanced ability of pitchers and catchers to control the running game. That’s why it’s always important to listen to the great BP Prospect team to have them tell you who has elite speed and who is feasting on poor battery combinations in the lower minors.

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May 28, 2015 6:00 am

Five to Watch: South Atlantic League Hitters

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Greg Wellemeyer

A handful of Low-A bats who are worthy of your attention.

If you read my first couple of articles here, you might think I’m a guy who spends way too much poring over the leaderboards and trying to spot trends using Pitchf/x data. And you’d be right. Having grown up in a city with a Carolina League team, I’m also someone who enjoys minor-league baseball immensely. Like many of you, I play in all manner of dynasty leagues and enjoy prospecting as much or more than I enjoy digging through major-league data. Today I’m going to get back to my roots and cover a few youngsters.

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May 27, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: American League Central

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Byron Buxton and Eric Hosmer lead the way.

Previous entries in this series:

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May 13, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: National League Central

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Cubs dominate the top 10 for both Ben and Craig.

Previous entries in this series:

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April 29, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: American League East

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Xander Bogaerts, Manny Machado, and Mookie Betts lead the way.

Remember this from last year? We do. That’s why we decided to do it again.

Here’s the intro from the 2014 round of U25 rankings:

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April 22, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Stat Line Scouting

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Wilson Karaman

Examining minor leaguers whose hot starts make them worth monitoring.

The full-season minor-league schedule has officially kicked off, and we’ve got a good week and a half’s worth of data to work off of now. And we all know what that means: it’s time to start adjusting our pre-season rankings to account for out-of-the-gate performance! Kidding, kidding. For the 52,472,832nd time, using minor-league stats lines for information on prospect status is a terrible, terrible idea. And using nine or 10 games worth of stats is a really terrible idea. Yet there’s still, somehow, a semblance of relevance here insofar as the early returns do affect our perceptions of players despite what we may tell ourselves. And when perception of a prospect changes, even in a small way and against our will, the trade and acquisition values we assign him in dynasty formats is affected. Over the next month as our assorted prospects for a run this season begin to formalize it’ll be these early season performances that inform our recency bias in evaluating prospects to target or sell.

So with caveats noted and demands for caution aired in full, let’s take a look at some interesting super-early performances, both from prospects already firmly on the radar and others who’ve shown some early signs off life from the depths of the prospect ocean.

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April 15, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: National League East

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Sizing up the best young players in the division.

Remember this from last year? We do. That’s why we decided to do it again.

Here’s the intro from the 2014 round of U25 rankings:

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March 31, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: TINO Does Arizona, 2015

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Player observations from the duo's trip to the desert.

Craig and I went to Arizona again this year. We drank beer and stared into Jeff Quinton’s eyes and watched baseball. Here’s how we feel about some players we saw, because #scouting:

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March 24, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: 2014 Graduated Prospects, Part 2: 26-50

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Ben Carsley

The second installment in the series looking at the future performance of last year's top promoted prospects.

Last week, I brought you the first installment in this series. This installment follows it, sequentially.

The disclaimer: Let’s take a look at all of the graduated prospects from Bret’s 2014 list, examine how they performed last year and what we can expect moving forward. For each player, I’ll simply render an “overvalued,” “properly valued” or “undervalued” verdict at the end of each writeup, based on current ADP (from FantasyPros.com) and to be used for the 2015 season only.

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Picks 106 to 150 take you from Rio Ruiz to Roman Quinn.

In all of our responsibilities, we make decisions and come up with ideas that are not our finest moments. It’s human nature. It’s what drives us to do better. When I came up with the idea to create a mock prospect draft for dynasty leagues years ago, it was one that frankly I wasn’t sure would be super helpful or entertaining—but it has turned into one of my favorite exercises of the off-season. And it’s only become more fun as the participants have gotten stronger. This year we added names from CBS, BaseballHQ and Rotoworld—along with many of our household-name-in-the-fantasy-community participants form last year.

Just like we did last year (and the year before that), we first must examine the parameters. There are always parameters. These were the instructions for the participants of this draft, straight from the email I sent out prior to kickoff:

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March 10, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: A Different Dynasty Top 101 List

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Ben Carsley

Ben takes on Bret with a competing ranking of the best fantasy-relevant talents in the minors.

Fun fact: I used to "compete" with Bret Sayre when it came to this stuff.

Before the days of Craig Goldstein and I joining the fantasy team, I considered Bret to be something of a rival in the niche world of dynasty fantasy writing. We both published top-100 lists every year. We both wrote extensively about minor leaguers. Neither of us were very good at Twitter. We were on a collision course.

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March 5, 2015 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nick Burdi vs. Derek Law

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J.P. Breen

Two right-handed flamethrowers square off, but does the Twin or the Giant have the edge?

At times, we all participate in something that causes us to (1) realize that life has no greater purpose, and (2) accept that our tolerance for pain is much greater than we previously ever imagined. Welcome to the Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition, for relievers. We’re placing Nick Burdi alongside Derek Law and trying to determine a winner.

Spoiler Alert: There are no winners in life. We’re all relief prospects at heart—people who flash sporadic greatness, but lack either the luck or the consistency to make it big. A precious few reach their full potential, teasing us with a glimpse of the promised land. The delusion is thinking that the closer’s role is the promised land, though, isn’t it?

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