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04-22

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

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: The Rare "Spend More on Offense" Strategy
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Ben Carsley

03-27

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My Model Portfolio: Hopefully, No Scrubs
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Jeff Quinton

03-19

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The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-17

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The Darkhorses: Batting Average
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-23

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Tale of the Tape: Freddie Freeman vs. Eric Hosmer
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Wilson Karaman

01-23

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Fantasy Players to Target: First Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-21

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: First Basemen
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Mike Gianella

11-25

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Fantasy Team Preview: Kansas City Royals
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Craig Goldstein and Paul Sporer

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower
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Daniel Rathman

05-29

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Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Eric Hosmer
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Sam Miller

05-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Lineup Movers
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Paul Singman

04-10

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Chat Accountability 2013
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Jason Parks

10-22

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Right
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Derek Carty

05-02

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Worse Than Pujols, AL Edition
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Jay Jaffe

04-11

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The Lineup Card: 10 Players Who Should Receive Extensions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-09

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 9
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Matthew Kory

03-09

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Everyone's Perfect: The Relativity of Value
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Eriq Gardner

03-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Spring Training Diary, Days 8 and 9
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Jason Parks

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

05-12

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Future Shock: Second Thoughts on Hosmer
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Kevin Goldstein

12-01

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Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-12

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Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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April 10, 2013 5:00 am

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Chat Accountability 2013

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Jason Parks

Looking back at last year's April answers.

As is customary, I recently returned from a lengthy spring training odyssey and sat down for a lengthy online chat, where hours rolled into hours and the questions flowed forth in a never-ending supply. Aside from the backfield games in March, the post-spring training chat is my favorite part of the process, a detox of sorts from the grind of camp. My latest installment ran a robust eight hours and featured over 300 answers, although at least a quarter of the responses were sententious at best and esoteric to a fault at worst. But when it comes to the baseball opinions, I tried to answer with thought and honesty, and I stand by the statements on their merits, without a hedge or a statesman-like wiggle to avoid accountability in the face of ignorance or mistake.

It’s easy to let your fingers do the work of your lips, spouting off rhymes without much reason in an environment where failed prophecies hide in the shadows and successful prognostications get to live on the mantle in the family room for all guests to admire. If you are going to champion your scouting wins, it’s equally important to stand next to your scouting loses, and I’d rather present a responsible product that I take ownership of than play politician in order to maintain a high-gloss on an expert badge this particular platform pins to my chest. I don’t mind being wrong. I expect to be wrong. But I want to learn from those mistakes and misjudgments, and I don’t find much comfort in the binary outcomes of the process.

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October 22, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Right

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Derek Carty

Derek begins reviewing his pre-season predictions, starting with the ones that made him (and you) look good.

At the end of every season, I find it useful to go back and examine the predictions I made.  What did I get right, and where did I go wrong?  Today I’m going to look at some of my biggest hits. For each player, I’ve listed his mixed and AL/NL-only auction value in Tout Wars and LABR (only Tout has a mixed auction, but AL/NL-only values are an average of Tout and LABR) as well as his actual value for the 2012 season according to Last Player Picked. And of course, in the interest of fairness, I will be going through the same exercise for my worst predictions too.  Also take note that I’ve excluded most of the “value picks” from my preseason tier articles, as they’ll get their own review article.

Edwin Encarnacion
Mixed:
$9/$32
AL-only: $17.5/$35



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May 2, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Worse Than Pujols, AL Edition

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Jay Jaffe

Albert Pujols may be struggling, but there are major-league regulars doing even worse.

Albert Pujols you know about. The $240 million man has yet to get untracked for the Angels and ended the month of April hitting a paltry .217/.265/.304 without a homer. He's hardly the only hitter who has begun 2012 in a funk, though. In fact, 41 other hitters came into Tuesday with True Averages lower than or equal to that of Pujols' .225 in at least 65 plate appearances, i.e., enough to qualify for the batting title. Sure, those are small samples sizes, but we're 14 percent of the way through the season, with one page of the calendar wadded up into a ball, so it's not like we can't at least gawk at the outliers. What follows is a look at a half-dozen AL hitters—none of them as good as Pujols to begin with, admittedly—who are struggling to an even greater degree than the Angels slugger, and where they and their teams might go from here.

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Which players should teams be looking to lock up long-term?



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April 9, 2012 3:00 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 9

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Matthew Kory

Motor City is fighting again.

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March 9, 2012 3:00 am

Everyone's Perfect: The Relativity of Value

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Eriq Gardner

A look at why there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to valuing a player

In the game of baseball, environment often plays a role in determining a player’s worth. For example, a pitcher who is skilled at inducing groundballs may be more valuable than his flyball-prone counterpart in a home-run-happy ballpark like Coors Field. This same pitcher will be less valuable, though, if he plays on a team like the Detroit Tigers that has a porous infield defense. Or consider a position player who is gifted with the bat but has a poor glove. This player isn’t much of a problem in the American League because of the DH rule, but in the National League, a player with fielding deficiencies often has nowhere to play (just look at Jim Thome this year).

In other words, value is often about context. The same holds true in fantasy baseball, although it’s a factor that’s considered less frequently. Often, we pretend we’re all playing the same game. We’re not.

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While lot of what Jason sees in Arizona doesn't matter, and some of it's just shadows, there's still a lot to report from Surprise.

Day 8: 10:40 PM
It’s late, Patricia, and I’m sorry for not putting fingers to these keys earlier. The sun was magnificent today, like a big, glowing ball of headaches, disorientation, and fire. My eyes starting stinging early, and by noon I realized I was nearing collapse. After the morning workouts and the 1PM game at the big boy stadium–which I will tell you about in a minute–I bypassed a late lunch in order to cool my thoughts in a long shower. I rushed through step three of the showering process because the symptoms of heat stroke were still present and I didn’t feel confident standing in a slippery basin with my eyes closed while negotiating bouts of dizziness. It’s important to avoid cracking your head open. 

Day 8: 11:00 PM
I had to drink a glass of flat water with a slice of cucumber gently floating on top. I would have preferred sparkling, but I’ve become particular about my sparkling water and I’m not about to rush into a sloppy water consumption decision just because the selection is limited and my body needs to fight off dehydration. It’s important to stay hydrated, with style when possible. I watched the Royals earlier today, as I tend to do out here in Surprise, and one player in particular caught my eye, as he has every spring since he was drafted. I sat in the scout section behind home plate, allowing the waves of Americana blasting from the stadium P.A. system to crash into my eardrums, waiting to have my eyes opened by a spectacular play or a spectacular player, when from the sky a heroic figure emerged and slowly lowered his human form onto the playing field and picked up a baseball bat. It was Eric Hosmer, and his face was bronze, and his body draped with the cloth of kings, and his skin was wet with the tears of innumerable virgins. His swing was delicious, with a robust finish that was assertive and aggressive, yet tender and passionate.



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Now that the regular season has wrapped up, here's a look at who BP staffers think should win the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff choices for the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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May 12, 2011 9:00 am

Future Shock: Second Thoughts on Hosmer

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Kevin Goldstein

The Royals called up slugger Eric Hosmer last week, but after lauding the move early on, could a certain prospect guru be changing his mind?

If you are a prospect hound, the last week has made some sort of live baseball package a must. On Thursday, the Royals called up Eric Hosmer, arguably the best hitting prospect at the upper levels. On Saturday, the Braves called up Julio Teheran, arguably the best pitching prospect at the upper levels. On Sunday, the Red Sox promoted Jose Iglesias, the best defensive shortstop in the minors.

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December 1, 2009 2:54 pm

Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Royals' depth in pitching talent bodes well, but will they produce enough position players to plate runs for them?

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February 12, 2009 11:29 am

Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

GM Dayton Moore's watch has involved the slow assembly of premium talent, but how soon until it changes the KC's fortunes on the field?

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