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01-29

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9

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-29

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15

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-28

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16

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

01-27

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13

Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-27

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52

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

01-23

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Player Profile: Arismendy Alcantara
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Nick Shlain

01-22

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25

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-22

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4

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

01-20

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11

Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

01-15

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24

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen
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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
by
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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3

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
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Craig Goldstein

01-06

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64

The Top 50 Dynasty League Signees
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Bret Sayre

12-12

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9

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

09-24

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10

Dynasty Dynamics: Jumping Ship
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

09-10

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24

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report Food Comps
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

08-27

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part Three
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

08-20

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Dynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 Talk
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

08-13

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27

Dynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-30

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6

Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-23

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Dynasty Dynamics: Players We're Buying at the Deadline
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-16

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Dynasty Dynamics: Top 50 Jumpers
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-14

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41

Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects
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Bret Sayre

07-09

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7

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part Two
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: Minor League Draft Pick Valuation
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Jeff Quinton

06-25

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USA
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Craig Goldstein

06-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Keeping Tabs on the Cubs' Top Prospects
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Mauricio Rubio

06-18

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: MLB Edition
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

06-11

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

06-11

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Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects
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Bret Sayre

06-06

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Day One Draft Recap
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Bret Sayre

06-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: Keeper League Purgatory
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Jeff Quinton

06-03

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Dynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock Draft
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Middle of the Road
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Wilson Karaman

05-13

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Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part One
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL East U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-22

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-01

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 Rankings
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-24

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

03-05

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Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley

03-04

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The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014
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Bret Sayre

03-03

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The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-26

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

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January 13, 2015 6:00 am

Get to Know: First Base Prospects

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Ben Carsley

A window into the fantasy future at this position.

For last week’s edition, follow the link below:
Get to Know: Catcher Prospects

Here’s a real look at how writing the intro for this sad, sad collection of players went:


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January 8, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Catchers

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Bret Sayre

Taking the long view on fantasy backstops.

The Primer:
Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, in which there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever, and owners have minor-league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2015 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or -only formats.

Catcher is a highly divergent position, and it leads to a slightly different ranking style than other positions—which we’ll get to over the course of this series. The fact that these rankings are designed for one-catcher leagues (those of you in two-catcher leagues can bump up any player either in the majors or who gets dinged for their defense) helps make the band of usefulness at the major league level smaller than a position where you could start a player at either a mash position (CI/MI) or at a utility spot. The low ceiling of the average fantasy catcher and the high floor of the average waiver wire catcher puts the focus more clearly on upside at the plate. Of course, it’s also mildly offset by the fact that catching prospects are often slow to develop both in the minor leagues and in their early careers.


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January 8, 2015 6:00 am

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

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Craig Goldstein

Choosing between the Jay and the Giant based on their projected statistics over the long haul.

As much as it pains me to say it, Matt Collins did an excellent job of introducing the 2015 Tale of the Tape series yesterday. I’m here with another installment, and a bit of a wrinkle. While last year’s (and yesterday’s) focused on the upcoming season, this year we’re bringing you the same template with an eye toward the future (and from a dynasty perspective). This doesn’t necessarily mean that the players in question will be prospects (as today’s are), but that they’re younger players that require more projection than an established regular. Of course, this also means that the conclusions drawn are a bit shakier, as projecting further out is a bit more hazardous. That doesn’t mean you can’t hold me to it though, when I’m inevitably, invariably, wrong. To kick off the dynasty portion of this series, let us look into the futures Blue Jays’ recent draftee Max Pentecost and Giants’ backstop Andrew Susac, who checked in at 24 and 25 on the Top 50 Catchers list, respectively.

Batting Average

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January 7, 2015 6:00 am

Get to Know: Catcher Prospects

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Craig Goldstein

These backstops need further seasoning, but they could hold fantasy value in the coming years.

Prospects are a tricky bag altogether, and while pitching prospects get the fancy acronyms (TINSTAAP), it’s worth noting just how hard it can be to accurately peg a future stud catcher, especially in fantasy. It’s a demanding position that saps strength, and makes it nigh impossible to be consistent offensive force. This makes what guys like Buster Posey and Jonathan Lucroy do year in and out all the more impressive.

It also makes investing in catching prospects extremely difficult. Remember when Matt Wieters was Mark Teixeira at catcher? Where did you have Yan Gomes ranked as a prospect? In fact, Ben Carsley made the case against investing in the position outside of deeper dynasty leagues in September. That is with the caveat that you can’t entirely ignore the position, and to that end we want you to be as informed as possible when you’re choosing who to ignore and who to target. We’ve broken the prospects you need to know into names for 2015 (immediate value) and 2016-and-beyond (long-term value). Still, there aren’t any catching prospects I’d be investing in as a fantasy starter for 2015 alone, a la Travid d’Arnaud last year.

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January 6, 2015 6:00 am

The Top 50 Dynasty League Signees

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Bret Sayre

A look at how the amateur and international players drafted and signed over the past year should stack up in your drafts this spring.

At this time of year, the focus in dynasty leagues is squarely on two things: the yearly draft and polishing off those last few keeper spots heading into the new season. Usually, these two are very intertwined, especially when it comes to off-season trading—and knowing both the depth and pressure points of the draft class can help you figure out the best course of action for your team. After all, not all draft picks or classes are created equally.

It’s easy to look back at last year’s class—specifically, last year’s list—and see that this is a great year to have multiple draft picks. We’ve known for quite a while that the 2014 class was extremely deep, but when you look at the last five or so names from last year’s list, it’s not exaggeration to say that those players (at this time last year) might have struggled to fit into a top-75 now. In fact, while three members of the J2 class from 2013 made that list, no member’s of last year’s made this one. Some of that may have been due to the talent of Rafael Devers, Eloy Jimenez, and Gleyber Torres, but then again, it’s not like Gilbert Lara, Adrian Rondon, and Juan De Leon are chumps either.

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December 12, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Shortening Your Dynasty Rebuild

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J.P. Breen

A look at some ways to get your team back in contention post haste.

Dynasty leagues with extensive minor-league rosters have become more popular in recent years. It’s one of the greatest ways to keep all owners engaged throughout the season, as the action never quits. However, such intensive and deep leagues can be intimidating for first-time owners. For example, I joined my first dynasty league in 2014, and it wasn’t with a bunch of amateurs. I jumped into the deep end and participated in TDGX—a 20-team, 40-man roster dynasty league with fantasy experts from across the internet baseball landscape.

It was my first dynasty draft and my first attempt at fielding my own team. Needless to say, it didn’t go smoothly. I made rookie mistakes in the draft. Grabbing elite prospects is important because the league includes a 10-man minor-league roster, but I erred and drafted prospects too early. That made my big-league roster far too shallow.

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September 24, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Jumping Ship

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Examining some veterans, prospects, and post-prospects you won't regret dropping.

“I will go down with this ship,” Dido sings so eloquently on her smash hit, White Flag. “I won’t put my hands up, and surrender.”

Dido was an idiot. Abandon the sinking vessels that these players represent in dynasty leagues. Get out while there’s still time.

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September 10, 2014 11:07 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report Food Comps

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Sandwich, anyone?

By now, you’re familiar with what we’re trying to accomplish in these progress reports: We want to go beyond a simple “stock up, stock down” approach to fantasy rankings. Fantasy stocks are easy enough to keep track of. If someone’s doing well, then his stock is high. If not, it goes the other direction.

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August 27, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part Three

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Checking in on the fantasy stocks of some intriguing minor leaguers.

When you’ve done rankings and mock drafts for two straight months, you kind of wonder… why would anyone write about anything else? Sure there are draft grades, but those aren’t nearly as applicable to fantasy.

Then it hits you like a ton of bricks. Something like a… a stock watch. No. Everyone does that. What if you just called it something else. Yes, now you’re cooking with gas. What about a Progress Report? Perfect.

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August 20, 2014 11:20 am

Dynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 Talk

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

After unveiling their prospect lists last week, Ben and Craig reveal those who just missed, plus dark horses, and surprising exclusions.

Last week, Craig and I each gave a breakdown of our top 50 dynasty prospects, doing our best Bret Sayre impressions as we looked for a cause to discuss where 2014 draftees should rank, how some recent injuries have impacted the dynasty landscape and more.

We have some of the reasoning behind our rankings in last week’s post, and we further discussed our feelings in last week’s episode of TINO, too. But there’s always more to talk about when it comes to rankings, and so Craig and I have decided to milk this subject for all it’s worth this week as well.

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August 13, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

The DD duo unveils its current prospect rankings and takes a few jabs at each other about them.

When Bret isn’t busy ruining our lives by creating the Bat Signal, he’s busy ranking things. Like, everything. I mean, look at this.


meme courtesy of @EricNeville

He actually made that ranking. It stunk.

Anyway, the Appels didn’t fall far from the tree (name humor) in this family, and sometimes we get the urge to rank things ourselves. Okay, fine, Ben gets the urge and I get a nervous breakdown. Nonetheless, what follows is at top 50 fantasy prospect ranking from each of us, and then an ensuing squabble about who did what wrong.

Enjoy.

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July 30, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

If one of your league-mates wants to buy high on any of these players, Ben and Craig would advice you to let him go.

Last week we brought you six players we’re buying in a dynasty format, so naturally, we thought it prudent to bring you another six-pack of players, this time focusing on who we’re selling, using the same long-term perspective.

Ben: Brock Holt, Everything, BOS
Brock Holt is a pretty decent baseball player. He can play both corner infield spots, both corner outfield spots and second base, and he can fake it in center or at short for a few games. He’s fast enough to be an occasional threat on the bases, he has a patient approach at the plate and he has the bat speed necessary to barrel up good velocity. There are lots of nice things you can say about Brock Holt (o/), and I think he’ll be a unique, valuable major leaguer for a long time.


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