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03-21

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6

Five to Watch: National League Prospects
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-15

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26

Dynasty Dynamics: The Next 112
by
Ben Carsley

03-09

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2

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Relief Pitchers on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

03-06

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6

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: 2017 Rounds 1-2
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-03

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4

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Long-Term Starting Pitchers
by
Baseball Prospectus

03-02

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4

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Starting Pitchers on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

02-28

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12

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2018 and Beyond
by
Ben Carsley

02-27

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13

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part One
by
Greg Wellemeyer

02-27

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Fantasy Players to Target: Long-Term Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-27

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14

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017
by
Ben Carsley

02-21

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Jackie Bradley vs. Joc Pederson
by
Greg Wellemeyer

02-17

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4

Fantasy Players to Target: Long-Term Outfielders
by
BP Fantasy Staff

02-17

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8

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Outfielders on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

02-15

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7

Get to Know: Outfield Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

02-10

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2

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Javier Baez vs. Dansby Swanson
by
Greg Wellemeyer

02-09

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2

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Shortstops on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

02-09

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2

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Franklin Barreto vs. Gleyber Torres
by
Mark Barry

02-08

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4

Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

02-02

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Third Basemen on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

02-01

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5

Get to Know: Third Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-26

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Second Baseman on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

01-25

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9

Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-20

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2

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: A.J. Reed vs. Dan Vogelbach
by
George Bissell

01-19

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5

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: First Basemen on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

01-19

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5

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

01-18

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10

Get to Know: First Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-12

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4

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Yan Gomes vs. Devin Mesoraco
by
Mark Barry

01-12

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3

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Catchers on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

01-11

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Get to Know: Catcher Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-11

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7

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Catchers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

01-03

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10

Fantasy Content Preview
by
Mike Gianella

09-15

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6

Dynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy Backstops
by
Ben Carsley

09-12

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The Buyer's Guide: Deep Minor-League Grabs
by
J.P. Breen

09-01

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6

Fantasy Freestyle: Five Low-Minors Prospects I Like
by
Wilson Karaman

07-20

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TDGX Transactions: Let's Talk About Yulieski Gurriel
by
George Bissell

06-30

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3

Fantasy Freestyle: Dynasty Prospects: A Few of My Favorites
by
Wilson Karaman

06-23

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4

Dynasty Dynamics: Six Dynasty Prospects to Stash or Flip
by
Ben Carsley

06-22

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TDGX Transactions: Throwing the Kitchen Sink
by
George Bissell

06-16

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5

The Top 40 Dynasty League Prospects
by
Bret Sayre

06-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Evaluating the California League All-Stars
by
Wilson Karaman

06-09

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6

Fantasy Freestyle: Building a Contender in TGDX
by
J.P. Breen

06-09

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9

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 8th
by
Mark Anderson

06-08

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TDGX Transactions: Let's Trade Victor Robles Again
by
George Bissell

06-07

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Five to Watch: Double-A Hitters
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-06

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The Buyer's Guide: Minor-League Edition
by
J.P. Breen

06-01

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8

Dynasty Dynamics: Seven Prospects to Stash or Flip
by
Ben Carsley

06-01

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TDGX Transactions: CC Sabathia's Unforeseen Renaissance
by
George Bissell

05-25

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TDGX Transactions: Hello Newman
by
George Bissell

05-24

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Five to Watch: Low-A Hitters
by
Greg Wellemeyer

05-18

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2

TDGX Transactions: Investing for the Future
by
George Bissell

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February 17, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Outfielders on the Ocean Floor

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Wilson Karaman

A deeper dive into the pool of future fantasy contributors at this position.

Bret just up and ranked the top 125 outfielders for dynasty league play, and those will be running at the beginning of next week. To wet your whistle in the meantime, we've got a whole bunch of guys who either didn't make his cut or have a good shot to next year. Before you jump in, a very important disclaimer, given the vast seas ahead of us in this series: there are probably like three dozen other potentially useful players I could’ve justified writing about here, but this column already pushes the boundaries of time, space, and our editorial staff, so eventually I just have to hang up the ol’ digital autopen. Happy to talk about anyone else in the comments. Previous pieces in this series can be found here:

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February 15, 2017 6:00 am

Get to Know: Outfield Prospects

7

Ben Carsley

A glimpse into the fantasy future out on the pastures.

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Which of these highly regarded young infielders is the better long-term fantasy play?

Most of our dynasty coverage of the shortstops rolled out yesterday and I’m here to close it out with a Tale of the Tape between the Cubs’ utility dynamo Javier Baez and former Diamondback great Dansby Swanson. Each is a top-10 option according to Bret’s dynasty rankings, and your preference probably comes down to what kind of profile you value. You can see my answer below, or you can read the cases and decide for yourself.

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A deeper dive in search of future fantasy contributors at this position.

And now, we graduate into the real red meat sections of the series. This week’s look at shortstops, followed by upcoming digs into the outfield and starting pitcher mines, will produce limited space. The six spot draws the most elite athletes the low minors and amateur ranks have to offer, and the dynasty-relevant depths of the position extend accordingly well below some of the positions we’ve traversed so far. You can find the rest of the series here: catchers, first basemen, second basemen, and third basemen. And as always, before proceeding down low, be sure to check Bret’s Top 50 for the position.

There’s just an absurd amount of prospect talent floating around already at the position, and there’s a larger infusion coming in the next draft class. There’s some interesting depth to the college shortstop ranks entering the season, though no potentially elite players with separation from the rest of the class. The high school class, however, has a whole bunch of talent that at least currently occupies the position, and I’ve highlighted a couple potential first-rounders below.

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Bright futures await these two six-spotters, but which of them is the better long-term fantasy play?

Today we look at two super young shortstops oozing with tools and potential, both already on their second organization. Gleyber Torres came to the Bronx as part of the huge haul for a half season of Aroldis Chapman. Franklin Barreto was also acquired via trade, and has hopes of establishing himself as “Franklin Barreto” as opposed to “Not Josh Donaldson.” It’s Tale of the Tape time, let’s do this!

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A look at the (very bright) future of the six spot for fantasy purposes.

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A deeper dive into the fantasy future at this position.

Now we start to get to the good stuff. We’re getting far enough along on the defensive spectrum that we’re starting to see some depth below the deep. Whereas catchers are inherently shaky investments in dynasty leagues, and both first- and second-base ranks tend to swell later on with good bats that fail more demanding positions, third base has its share of lifers. The position boasts a fairly deep prospect pool right now, with notable strength in the last two draft classes. That’s where I’ve concentrated the bulk of the notes below, with another 25 names (plus Will Middlebrooks) beyond Bret’s Top 50 for the position. Here are the previous columns in this series for catchers, first basemen, and second basemen, along with last year’s article for the position.

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February 1, 2017 6:00 am

Get to Know: Third Base Prospects

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Ben Carsley

A peek into the fantasy future at the hot corner.

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A deeper dive in search of long-term fantasy contributors at the keystone.

Second base is another of the more difficult positions to predict future value at, as the cream of the prospect crop typically comes later on in the form of failed shortstops moving off the position. But there’s certainly a niche of bat-first types with weak arms that have begun to populate the early ranks with, dare I say, increasing frequency in more recent years, with a couple prep keystoners even landing in the top round of some recent drafts (Forrest Wall in 2014 and Jesmuel Valentin two years prior). Bret covered the best of the bunch today in his Dynasty Top 50 for the position, while the best of the rest are belong, along with some of the shining lights for your radar heading into the draft-eligible amateur season. In case you missed the first couple incarnations of this series you can find my deep-league look at catchers here and first basemen here.

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January 25, 2017 6:00 am

Get to Know: Second Base Prospects

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Ben Carsley

A window into the fantasy future at the keystone.

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January 20, 2017 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: A.J. Reed vs. Dan Vogelbach

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George Bissell

Which of these two big boppers is the better long-term fantasy bet?

A chasm deeper than the Mariana Trench has long existed between scouts and evaluators on opposite ends of the spectrum regarding A.J. Reed and Dan Vogelbach. Among the most polarizing power-hitting prospects in the game, there were those who regarded their raw hit tool, power, and superb selectivity at the dish as reasons to anoint them legit #dudes. On the other hand, there were those who still had their doubts. Whether it concerned their ability to hit left-handed pitching (completely fair) or their weight and conditioning (not really fair) is an entirely different matter.

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A deeper dive into the fantasy future at this position.

Predicting future first basemen of relevance can be a tricky endeavor, as the position tends to be a landing strip for failed defensive efforts elsewhere, and true-to-form first basemen face exceedingly high natural barriers to success. After we muddle through the veteran re-treads theoretically capable of making mixed-league runs and generating some modicum of 2017 value, we’ll moved on to some longer (and longer still) term discussion. There’s enough power among the veteran prospects who fell short of Bret’s Top 50 list to warrant some turned heads, with a couple of A-ball guys sitting under Shaw who I like for watch lists in even medium-depth leagues this year. Unfortunately, last year’s draft class was especially brutal for first-base talent, with all of two guys drafted as cold cornermen garnering so much as a $200,000 bonus. But then there are some intriguing names on down the 2017-and-beyond line, and organizational purview will of course add depth to this list as the season wears on and hope for more polished leather wears out.

Here is my look from last week at catchers, which includes an introduction to the series. And now, on to the depths of the first-base position for 2017.

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