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05-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 8
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Mike Gianella

05-19

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TDGX Transactions: Week 7
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J.J. Jansons

05-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 7
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George Bissell

05-17

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The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer
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Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

05-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 7
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Mike Gianella

05-12

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 7
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Mark Barry

05-11

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Deep League Report: Week 6
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Scooter Hotz

05-09

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 6
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Mike Gianella

05-05

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Free Agent Watch: Week 5
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George Bissell

05-05

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Fantasy Valuations
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Mike Gianella

05-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 6
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Mark Barry

05-04

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TDGX Transactions: Week 6
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J.J. Jansons

05-02

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 5
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Mike Gianella

04-28

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 5
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Mark Barry

04-28

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TDGX Transactions: Week 5
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J.J. Jansons

04-20

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TDGX Transactions: Week 3
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J.J. Jansons

04-18

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 3
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Mike Gianella

04-11

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 2
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Mike Gianella

04-06

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TDGX Transactions: First & Second FAAB plus first big trade
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J.J. Jansons

09-27

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 26
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Mike Gianella

09-20

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 25
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Mike Gianella

09-13

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 24
by
Mike Gianella

09-06

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 23
by
Mike Gianella

08-30

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 22
by
Mike Gianella

08-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 21
by
Mike Gianella

08-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 20
by
Mike Gianella

08-09

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 19
by
George Bissell

08-02

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 18
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Mike Gianella

07-26

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
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Mike Gianella

07-19

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-15

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 15
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Mike Gianella

07-05

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 14
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Mike Gianella

06-28

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
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Mike Gianella

06-21

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 12
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Mike Gianella

06-14

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 11
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Mike Gianella

06-07

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 10
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Mike Gianella

05-31

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Nine
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Mike Gianella

05-24

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Eight
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Mike Gianella

05-17

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Seven
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Mike Gianella

05-10

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Six
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Mike Gianella

05-03

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Five
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Mike Gianella

04-26

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Four
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Mike Gianella

04-19

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Three
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Mike Gianella

04-12

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Two
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Mike Gianella

04-05

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Expert FAAB Review: Week One
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Mike Gianella

12-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: 2015 Endgame and Waiver-Wire Recap: NL-Only Pitchers
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Keith Cromer

10-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Endgame and Waiver-Wire Recap: AL-Only Hitters
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Keith Cromer

09-29

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 26
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Mike Gianella

09-25

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Free Agent Watch: Week 26
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George Bissell and Keith Cromer

09-23

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Deep League Report: Week 25
by
Keith Cromer

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May 23, 2017 6:00 am

Expert FAAB Review: Week 8

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Mike Gianella

Ian Happ finds playing time in Chicago. Bradley Zimmer is given a chance in Cleveland. Matt Adams finds a lifeline (for a while) Atlanta. Don't look now at Whit Merrifield. Just don't. His name is Rio and the bid is $82.

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at free-agent bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free-agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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May 19, 2017 12:41 pm

TDGX Transactions: Week 7

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J.J. Jansons

Tommy Pham has legs. Do you know Yanio Perez? What's Max Scherzer's trade value?

The Dynasty Guru Experts League is a 20-team (40-man roster) 5x5 rotisserie dynasty league founded by BP managing editor Bret Sayre in 2014. It is intended to satisfy the deep-league needs of all, down to just the right amount of Alexi Amarista. We roster 23 starters (C/1B/2B/3B/SS/MI/CI, along with two additional utility hitters, five outfielders and nine pitchers). We also roster seven bench slots and have 10 spots designated for minor leaguers, although a quick scan of the league finds that most teams utilize most of their bench spots for additional prospects. That means that there are an additional 100-120 prospects that are rostered above the 200 spots reserved for them.

These write-ups are intended to pair nicely with Mike Gianella’s Expert FAAB Review, as we will look at each week’s TDGX free-agent acquisitions, as well as include thoughts on every major trade that occurs during the season. The yearly budget for free-agent transactions is $100, with $0 bids allowed for major leaguers and prospects.

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May 19, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 7

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George Bissell

Ian is here and he is hitting. Be a part of the Happening.

12-team mixed leagues (Must be available in at least 50 percent of ESPN, Yahoo, or CBS leagues)

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May 17, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer

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Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

A top prospect, Zimmer has a power-speed combo that has become increasingly rare in fantasy, and because of Cleveland's injury troubles in the outfield, is getting a chance to contribute now. What can we expect?

The Situation: The Indians outfield is in dire need of help due to the injuries to Abraham Almonte, Brandon Guyer and Austin Jackson. Also, while Michael Brantley has hit fairly well so far, his playing time is being managed cautiously given his recent injury history. They have addressed this situation by calling up Zimmer, one of their top prospects (No. 3 in our 2017 Indians organizational ranking).

Background: Cleveland selected Zimmer 21st overall in the 2014 amateur draft, and the start of his first full pro season could not have gone much better. After he slashed .308/.403/.493, hit 10 homers, and stole 32 bases in 335 plate appearances for High-A Lynchburg, he was named to the Carolina League All-Star team and participated in the Futures Game. However, he struggled with Double-A Akron in the second half of the season, in large part because he tried to play with a hairline fracture in his right foot. The 24-year-old’s stock fell in 2016 after striking out 115 times in just 407 plate appearances with Akron, and 56 times in 150 plate appearances for Triple-A Columbus. Zimmer got off to a better start with Columbus before his promotion, as he slashed .294/.371/.532, along with five homers, nine stolen bases, and “only” 43 strikeouts through 144 plate appearances.

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A flurry of Eddie Butler activity, and another shot for Jose Berrios to stick.

Welcome back to the FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free-agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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May 12, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 7

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Mark Barry

You might be uncertain as to whom to start, but Dirty Harry, Zack Morris, Pete Campbell and Slim Shady know.

On Fridays, we preview the hurlers scheduled for two starts in the upcoming week. Hopefully that gives enough insight to make educated lineup decisions and FAAB decisions over the weekend. As the old wrestling promoters would always say “Card Subject to Change"—because lots can happen between the time this post goes up and first pitch. Unfortunately, weather, injuries, and tinkering managers make this less than a science. I’ll do my best, though, and should new information present itself after this gets posted, we can go over it in the comments. We’ll crowdsource it as well, so if you hear anything, feel free to comment and we all can offer our takes, hot or not.

Here’s how this works. The pitchers will be split by league using these categories:

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May 11, 2017 6:22 am

Deep League Report: Week 6

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Scooter Hotz

Slim Pickens was a great character actor, but is not what you want in the world of fantasy free agency.

Some weeks, a few of the players profiled in the Deep League Report will be interesting in shallower leagues, too. This is not one of those weeks. It’s ugly out there in deep AL-only and NL-only leagues. Be careful.

AL-only position players

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The Tigers are primed for a changing of the guard at closer. What do you stand to win by winning a bid for Marwin Gonzalez? What would Gregor Blanco be worth to you?

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at free-agent bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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May 5, 2017 7:48 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 5

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George Bissell

Kevin Pillar and Marwin Gonzalez are out there WAITING to give you statistics. Are you going to take them?

12-Team Mixed Leagues (Must be available in at least 50 percent of ESPN, Yahoo, or CBS leagues)

Hitters

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May 5, 2017 7:40 am

Fantasy Valuations

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Mike Gianella

What are your favorite roto players on track to earn in 2017?

Welcome to the first installment of Baseball Prospectus’ in-season, rotisserie-style valuations for American League and National League-only formats for 2017.

In the linked document below, you will find values through games of Wednesday, May 6 for:

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May 5, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 6

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Mark Barry

Jacob deGrom, Carlos Martinez and Max Scherzer qualify as must-starts in the NL, with Carlos Carrasco Justin Verlander joining them in AL. Conversely, do everything you can to sit AJ. Griffin and Wily Peralta.

Every Friday we preview the hurlers scheduled for two starts in the upcoming week. Hopefully that will give enough insight to make educated lineup moves and FAAB decisions over the weekend. As the old wrestling promoters would always say “Card Subject to Change," because lots can happen between the time this goes up and first pitch. Unfortunately, weather, injuries and tinkering managers make this less than a science. I’ll do my best, though, and should new information present itself after this posts, we can go over it in the comments. We’ll crowdsource this as well, so if you hear anything, feel free to comment and we all can offer our takes, hot or not.

Here’s how this works. The pitchers will be split by league using these categories:

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May 4, 2017 9:23 pm

TDGX Transactions: Week 6

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J.J. Jansons

Phillies prospect Roman Quinn and Padres lifer Corey Spangenberg were coveted figures.

The Dynasty Guru Experts League is a 20-team (40-man roster) 5x5 rotisserie dynasty league founded by BP managing editor Bret Sayre in 2014. It is intended to satisfy the deep-league needs of all, down to just the right amount of Alexi Amarista. We roster 23 starters (C/1B/2B/3B/SS/MI/CI, along with two additional utility hitters, five outfielders and nine pitchers). We also roster seven bench slots and have 10 spots designated for minor leaguers, although a quick scan of the league finds that most teams utilize a majority of their bench spots for additional prospects. That means that there are an additional 100-120 prospects that are rostered above the 200 spots reserved for them.

These write-ups are intended to pair nicely with Mike Gianella’s Expert FAAB Review, as we will look at the TDGX free-agent acquisitions each week, as well as include thoughts on every major trade that occurs during the season. The yearly budget for free-agent transactions is $100, with $0 bids allowed for major leaguers and prospects.

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