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03-19

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The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-18

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The Darkhorses: Home Runs
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-13

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Tale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. David Wright
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Alex Kantecki

02-12

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Third Basemen
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Ben Carsley

12-20

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Fantasy Team Preview: Tampa Bay Rays
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Craig Goldstein

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED)
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Baseball Prospectus

11-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 89: The Evan Longoria Extension, the Rays, and Why Players Aren't Holding Out for More Money
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-26

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Go Longer On Longo
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R.J. Anderson

09-27

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Overthinking It: The Injuries That Decided Divisions
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Ben Lindbergh

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 35: Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-04

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, September 4
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Matthew Kory

08-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 24: The Rays Are Rolling/Assessing the Angels' Strange Season
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-09

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Transaction Analysis: Yuni to Get Out of Here Now
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R.J. Anderson

05-02

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Transaction Analysis: Rhymes With Longoria
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R.J. Anderson

04-02

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Pebble Hunting: Mike Trout and the 20-Year Contract
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Sam Miller

03-09

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Collateral Damage: Stairway to Heaven
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

03-02

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Collateral Damage: Socket to Him
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Corey Dawkins and Rebecca Glass

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-19

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Transaction of the Day: Evan Longoria
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the hitters who could outperform their PECOTA projections in RBI.

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’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. For the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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March 18, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Home Runs

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the hitters who could outperform their PECOTA projections in the power department.

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’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. Yesterday’s look at batting average is here. And, without further ado, here are some players capable of teaching Chris Davis a thing or two about hitting dingers this year:

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February 13, 2014 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. David Wright

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Alex Kantecki

This week's showdown features a couple of third basemen from our four-star tier.

In this week’s “Tale of the Tape,” we take a look at a pair of upper-echelon third basemen who have combined for 10 All-Star appearances and 384 home runs, Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria and New York’s David Wright. Longoria, 28, is a former AL Rookie of the Year award winner who once barehanded a foul ball to save the life of a reporter in a commercial for Gillette; Wright, 31, is a seven-time All-Star who once made a barehanded catch in fair territory to rob the Padres’ Brian Giles of a base hit. Both can be found in Mike Gianella’s four-star tier in the battle for next best after Miguel Cabrera, but only one can win this week’s “Tale of the Tape.”

Batting Average
Wright is the owner of a career .301 average. Excluding his rookie debut, the Mets third baseman has provided fantasy owners with a .300-or-better average in seven of nine seasons, including a high of .325 in 2007. Following an injury-plagued year that saw his average sink to a career-worst .254 in 2011, Wright has put up marks of .306 (2012) and .307 (2013). His batted-ball profile is as consistent as they come, and there’s no reason to doubt that another .300 average is coming. The same can’t be said for Longoria, whose batting average has fluctuated from .244 (2011) to .294 (2010). More recently, Longo has recorded averages of .289 (2012) and .269 (2013). Somewhere in-between is where I see Longoria finishing in 2014, but a strikeout increase of almost four percent and a batted-ball profile that included fewer line drives and more fly balls in 2013 could keep him in the .260s. Wright is the easy choice.


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February 12, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Third Basemen

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Ben Carsley

With Miguel Cabrera set to move across the diamond, Evan Longoria and David Wright usurp the top tier.

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There is plenty of attractive pitching on Joe Maddon's roster, but the closer role is up in the air.

Baseball is awash in money, with each team receiving a substantial bump in revenue thanks to new national television contracts that kick in for the upcoming season. With that in mind the Rays finally ventured into the free agent market, and even took on money in trades. So what did they get for all their free-spending ways? James Loney, Ryan Hanigan, and Heath Bell. I know, it might not seem like much, but given the revolving door* at first base they’ve had these last several years, this commitment to Loney is a big one (the biggest free agent contract in club history, no less). Let’s not forget last season’s late pickup of David DeJesus, who was signed to a three year deal as well. Add in Bell and Hanigan (acquired in Andrew Friedman’s long awaited first three team trade) and the Rays made shrewd moves to bolster key roster spots, all on the relative cheap. The new Rays are the same as the old Rays, eh?

*It’s worth noting that revolving door might have rejuvenating powers

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The BP Prospect Team bring you advanced scouting reports for the 2013 playoffs.

Throughout the past two weeks, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect team have been writing detailed reports on key players to enhance your enjoyment of the MLB playoffs. Below is every published report in a single post.

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Ben and Sam discuss Evan Longoria's second extension and why players aren't holding out for a bigger slice of the revenue pie.

Ben and Sam discuss Evan Longoria's second extension and why players aren't holding out for a bigger slice of the revenue pie.

Episode 89: "The Evan Longoria Extension, the Rays, and Why Players Aren't Holding Out for More Money"

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November 26, 2012 11:18 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays Go Longer On Longo

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R.J. Anderson

Baseball's team-friendliest deal may have just gotten friendlier.

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September 27, 2012 3:42 pm

Overthinking It: The Injuries That Decided Divisions

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Ben Lindbergh

Health can play a big part in which teams win and which go home. In the AL East and AL Central, lost WARP can help explain the standings.

Driven by deep data sets, sophisticated technology, and collaboration between skilled statistical and scouting staffs, major-league teams have become increasingly adept at projecting player performance. In some respects, assembling a roster is the easy part of building a winning team. The hard part is making sure that roster remains intact. Speaking at Internet Week in New York earlier this year, Athletics General Manager Billy Beane stressed the importance of predicting and preventing injuries:

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Ben and Sam consider whether the ballpark might be to blame for the Rockies' lackluster first two decades, then discuss the annual phenomenon of attendance shaming.

Ben and Sam consider whether the ballpark might be to blame for the Rockies' lackluster first two decades, then discuss the annual phenomenon of attendance shaming.

Episode 35: "Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?"

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September 4, 2012 9:26 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, September 4

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Matthew Kory

Two teams at 100 percent playoff odds, 14 at zero.

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The Rays demolished the Angels in a four-game weekend sweep, which gives Ben and Sam the idea to discuss the two teams' divergent directions since the deadline and reevaluate Anaheim's offseason approach.

The Rays demolished the Angels in a four-game weekend sweep, which gives Ben and Sam the idea to discuss the two teams' divergent directions since the deadline and reevaluate Anaheim's offseason approach.

Effectively Wild Episode 24: "The Rays Are Rolling/Assessing the Angels' Strange Season"

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