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11-24

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: A Deeper Dive
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George Bissell

11-23

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: Over/Underachievers
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J.P. Breen

11-20

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: The General Landscape
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Wilson Karaman

03-25

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The Darkhorses: ERA and WHIP
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BP Fantasy Staff

08-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: Adjusting for Era
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Craig Goldstein

07-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Useful Non-Closer Relievers
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J.P. Breen

03-25

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The Darkhorses: ERA
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-05

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 80 Fantasy Starting Pitchers, Part One: 1-40
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Paul Sporer

12-26

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Transaction Analysis: Leery of Liriano
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Ben Lindbergh

10-02

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Value Picks: Starting Pitching Review
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Paul Sporer

09-14

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Weekly Planner: Week 25
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Paul Sporer

01-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: Money Poorly Spent, Now and Then
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John Perrotto

01-13

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Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
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Jonathan Bernhardt

12-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Morris on the Ballot, Smith to Close
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Jay Jaffe

10-31

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Prospectus Hit and Run: A Weighty Matter
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Jay Jaffe

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

09-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Junkballin'
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Jay Jaffe

09-15

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The BP Wayback Machine: Sweet Relief
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Rany Jazayerli

09-09

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

09-07

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

08-04

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The Asian Equation: Finding Relief from NPB
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Michael Street

08-03

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Clubhouse Confidential: Be Like CC
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Marc Carig

07-25

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Manufactured Runs: Lost in the SIERA Madre
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Colin Wyers

07-21

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: Streaking in the Wild West
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Joey Matschulat

07-07

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The Asian Equation: The Decline of NPB Pitching Imports
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Michael Street

07-01

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #14
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Craig Brown

04-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Bad-Start Starter Six-Pack
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Jay Jaffe

03-17

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Overthinking It: Small Samplings of Spring, NL Edition
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Ben Lindbergh

03-15

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Overthinking It: Small Samplings of Spring, AL Edition
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Ben Lindbergh

03-11

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SIERA
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Marc Normandin

02-25

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Are You Experienced?
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Jay Jaffe

02-08

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Future Shock: Atlanta Braves Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-27

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Ahead in the Count: Testing SIERA
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Matt Swartz

12-20

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Ahead in the Count: A Pitch for Joe Blanton
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Matt Swartz

12-20

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting Pitchers
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Jay Jaffe

11-02

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Analyze This: How the Rangers were Acquired, Part II
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Jesse Behr

10-30

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Analyze This: How the Giants Were Acquired, Part II
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Jesse Behr

10-06

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Prospectus Hit List: The Finale
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Jay Jaffe

09-10

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Ahead in the Count: The Biggest ERA-SIERA Divides of 2010
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Matt Swartz

08-10

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Checking the Numbers: '90s Nine, Meet the '00s Ten
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Eric Seidman

07-14

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Ahead in the Count: Three Eras of All-Star Voting
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Matt Swartz

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: June 14 - June 20
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Geoff Young

06-02

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Checking the Numbers: Sneaky SIERA
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Eric Seidman and Matt Swartz

05-28

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #9
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Craig Brown

05-07

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Seidnotes: Livan La Vida Loca
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Eric Seidman

04-09

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Chugging Toward Cooperstown
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Jay Jaffe

02-24

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Checking the Numbers: The Crystal Orb of SIERA
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Eric Seidman

02-12

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Introducing SIERA
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Matt Swartz and Eric Seidman

02-11

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Introducing SIERA
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Matt Swartz and Eric Seidman

02-10

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Introducing SIERA
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Matt Swartz and Eric Seidman

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November 24, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: A Deeper Dive

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George Bissell

Which fantasy starters are poised to take a step forward in this category in 2016?

Over the last two days, Wilson Karaman took a comprehensive look at how the league-wide uptick in offense impacted the overall ERA landscape this past season, while J.P. Breen shed some light on 2015’s most prominent over/underachievers.

Predicting which non-elite, lower-tier (in some cases) fantasy starters will take a significant step forward in ERA exclusively is a tall order even for Nostradamus himself. However, that’s exactly what we will attempt to do with the final installment of the ERA portion of our categorical breakdown series. Without further delay, let’s dive into the pool of starting pitchers to uncover some arms with the potential to take a step forward next season.

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November 23, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: Over/Underachievers

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J.P. Breen

Examining hurlers who outperformed or fell short of expectations in this category.

If you missed Wilson Karaman’s introductory piece to our series on earned run average, be sure to give it a read here. The primary takeaways of the piece are as follows: (1) as offense has increased across the league, it makes sense that the league’s ERA has correspondingly jumped; and (2) the category has become more top-heavy with only nine qualified starters posting an ERA below 2.50. Of course, that doesn’t excuse you for not clicking on the aforementioned link and actually digesting the article in its entirety.

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November 20, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: The General Landscape

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Wilson Karaman

An uptick in offense means a corresponding hike in pitchers' ERAs.

We’ve now meandered through three categories’ worth of retrospective analysis, and if you haven’t caught the first few chapters I’d strongly encourage you to check them out. One of the persistent themes that has come up thus far, including earlier this week in our look at batting average, has been the rebound in offense this past year. The familiar storyline of a relatively linear decline over the past decade-plus in league-wide run scoring had been well-documented, but 2015 saw a jump in offensive production that was, naturally, reflected in an ERA spike:

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March 25, 2015 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: ERA and WHIP

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BP Fantasy Staff

The staff picks potential surprise leaders in these two categories.

Previous articles in this series:

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August 22, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Adjusting for Era

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Craig Goldstein

We all have our own idea of what constitutes a good ERA, FIP, or xFIP, but it's important to make sure that our benchmarks keep up with the times.

While some of us have come to use plus-or-minus stats that adjust to league average to make our determinations on where a player lands within his ranks, it’s clear that many people still use the standard ERA to evaluate a pitcher or batting average to evaluate a hitter. There’s no issue with that, especially when those are the relevant categories in a fantasy league—but there’s something of a collective benchmark that we have for what determines a good, great, or elite ERA or batting average. Even more advanced stats like FIP or xFIP fall prey to this collective benchmark and to our failure to adjust for context.

Focusing on the pitching side of the equation, based on the era I grew up in a 3.00 ERA was/is my benchmark for whether someone is a good pitcher. There are shades of gray of course—a mediocre pitcher can have a fluky season—but everything revolves around that 3.00. A 3.30 was pretty good and a 3.50 was solid. A 4.00 was fit for a fifth starter/long-man type. Reality, of course, is a different story. We all know that we’re in a down offensive period in baseball, but I do wonder if enough of us have adjusted to what that means on the pitching side of the equation. This is an effort to show just how dramatically things have changed over the last few years, so that we can recalibrate what an elite or good pitcher is, and then use that as a new frame of reference.

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July 23, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Useful Non-Closer Relievers

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J.P. Breen

These bullpen arms might not rack up saves, but they can help you pad other categories in Roto leagues.

In non-dynasty leagues, quality relievers who do not rack up saves are often overlooked. If employed correctly, though, they can be pseudo-saviors for two main types of squads: (1) teams who have an underperforming pitching staff and are striving to recover in specific categories in the second half of the season, and (2) leagues that have strict “games started” limits in order to keep teams from simply streaming starters all season.

Teams who have fallen behind in pitching categories can try to cobble together a trade or two, hoping to bolster their pitching staff for a second-half run. However, trades aren’t always possible. And even in the meantime, it can be useful to target specific relievers who can help in desired categories. This article will outline a few relievers who could be useful waiver-wire pickups to aid in WHIP/ERA or in strikeouts. I’m not including pitcher wins because that seems like a crapshoot.

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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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A fantastic foursome stands above the rest, but there are plenty of upside plays in the middle rounds.

The Baseball Prospectus fantasy team has been rolling out its positional rankings over the past couple of weeks, and will conclude the process next week. Each team member assigned to cover a position will create an initial top 15 (more for outfielders and starting pitchers) on his own. He will then send that list to the rest of the team for discussion, at which point we will debate the rankings, both in terms of each player’s specific placement and the merits on which he was included in the top 15. This back-and-forth debate will yield the final list, which will be presented by the original author with notes on the pertinent players. We encourage you to bring your opinions into the fray using the comment section below.

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December 26, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Leery of Liriano

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Ben Lindbergh

Does FIP tell the truth about Liriano, or is his ERA a better indication of his talent?

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October 2, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitching Review

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Paul Sporer

Paul closes out VP's season with his starting pitcher review.

It is review time at Value Picks. Since I wasn’t here writing the starting pitcher VP from the jump, I don’t have any preseason picks to review, so we’ll dive in around late-April when I signed on and break the season up into a few segments.

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September 14, 2012 9:04 pm

Weekly Planner: Week 25

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Paul Sporer

Rotations are in serious flux as teams juggle starters down the stretch, but Paul helps make sense of it all in this week's Planner.

Some teams are running six-man rotations and every team seemingly has their rotation in flux, but we’ll try to iron out the two-start pitchers for next week as we inch closer and closer to wrapping up yet another 162.

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Prince Fielder's new deal has albatross potential, but the Tigers hope it doesn't turn out like one of John's picks for the worst contracts of the free-agent era.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

As your mind reels at the size of Prince Fielder's payday, take a look at this list of 10 free-agent deals that didn't work out well for the teams that handed them out, which originally ran on February 20, 2007.

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