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March 22, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: AL Outfielders

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Derek Carty

Who are the best guys to man the trio of outfield spots in the American League?

These are the American League outfielder rankings for 2012. Check out our previous closer, AL starting pitchers, NL starting pitchers, catcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, and NL outfielder installments.

As a reminder, five-star players are generally going to be your star-level producers that will be selected within the first couple of rounds, usually worth upward of $30. Four-star players are the next step down, worth more than $20. Three stars are worth more than $10, two stars will be in the single digits, and one star will be roster-filler and late-round fliers. Of course, this is just a general guideline. While the rankings will generally follow PECOTA, I will deviate when I feel strongly that a player will over or underperform his PECOTA projection.

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March 20, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: NL Outfielders

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Derek Carty

Who should be manning the outfield slots on your fantasy team?

These are the National League outfielder rankings for 2012. Check out our previous closer, AL starting pitchers, NL starting pitchers, catcher, first base, second base, third base, and shortstop installments.

As a reminder, five-star players are generally going to be your star-level producers that will be selected within the first couple of rounds, usually worth upward of $30. Four-star players are the next step down, worth more than $20. Three stars are worth more than $10, two stars will be in the single digits, and one star will be roster-filler and late-round fliers. Of course, this is just a general guideline. While the rankings will generally follow PECOTA, I will deviate when I feel strongly that a player will over or underperform his PECOTA projection.

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February 27, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: Catchers

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Derek Carty

Who should you be aiming to draft as a backstop in your fantasy leagues?

These are the catcher fantasy rankings for 2012. Check out our previous closer installment here.

My pre-season fantasy rankings return this week, and the rest of the positions will be coming fast and furious over the next couple of weeks to help get you ready for draft day.

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October 3, 2011 11:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Questioning Fantasy Adages

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Jason Collette

A look at whether the top competitors in Tout Wars followed common fantasy advice this season

Fantasy baseball is anywhere from 30 to 50 years old depending on which game you subscribe to, but there are a lot of commandments in this game that people still swear by because they read it in a magazine or some fantasy expert they follow told them it is the way to go. A great personal example I like to relay is my first and only experience in the NFBC draft in 2009 out in Las Vegas.

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January 28, 2011 9:03 am

Fantasy Beat: Keeping Scoresheet

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Rob McQuown

Rob McQuown kicks off the Scoresheet Baseball season with some basic tips and help with keeper decisions.

Welcome to the kickoff of BP Scoresheet! The “cuts” deadline for most leagues is coming up soon, and the Scoresheet forums are buzzing with titles including the words “protect” and “keeper” and “draft”. And with only 13 keepers available in most leagues, these are some tough decisions.

But first, what is Scoresheet Baseball, why is it included under “BP Fantasy”, and how can insights into Scoresheet help in other fantasy baseball contexts?

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A trio of high-ceiling teenage arms highlight our first Top 11 of the offseason.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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April 21, 2008 12:00 am

BP Kings Preview

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Ben Murphy

BP's Fantasy Scoresheet League is back for another year. Today, the participants outline their strategies and draft results.

Despite that snafu, I'm pretty happy with the end result of my team. I have a better pitching staff than last year, and a number of good prospects getting closer to being able to help me. And since I'm not in Nate's division, I'll have an opportunity to contend.


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March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Toolbox: Tout Wars, Redux

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Derek Jacques

Derek drafts for two at this year's Tout Wars.

One of the staples of this website is the yearly Prospectus Today column in which Joe Sheehan discusses the expert fantasy leagues he participates in-the Rotowire Staff League and Tout Wars. Today, I find myself in the odd position of hijacking one of those discussions, mainly because of peculiar luck and a wonky wireless Internet connection. Last Friday, I was BP's on-site representative at the AL Tout Wars draft-yes, the one made famous by Sam Walker's bestseller, Fantasyland, as the ne plus ultra of fantasy leagues.

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April 11, 2007 12:00 am

BP Kings Update

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Ben Murphy

Everything you wanted to know about the BP Kings Charity Scoresheet Draft.

Peter Gammons' unfortunate incident focused the spotlight on cerebral aneurysms, but my connection is more personal. My mother had a cerebral aneurysm rupture way back in 1977 and was fortunate to survive. Draft Strategy: Be strong at scarce positions offensively, avoided the dreaded Pitcher-AAA as always, and work on building a better bullpen to compensate for the lack of early starting pitchers. I sort of strayed from that strategy by taking John Lackey relatively early, and I might have a problem at second base if Jose Lopez doesn't pan out. I wanted to build a good core under the age of 30, and I did a fairly decent job of that. One of my harder decisions was my first one--Grady Sizemore vs. Joe Mauer. The consensus seems to be that I went the wrong with Sizemore--the consensus could be right, but I get the idea that three years from now Mauer won't be catching as often, to preserve his knees. Maybe that's too far forward to look, but at the same token, I see Sizemore as basically being risk-free.

I participated in the Mock Draft in the Scoresheet newsgroup, and because of that I expected the draft to be a little more prospect-heavy early-on. With the notable exception of Nate Silver, it wasn't, which suits me fine. I'm happy to have Brignac and Adam Miller among my top prospects.


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Draft Strategy: Our only real strategy was to get big bats with the first few picks, then turn to pitching. Other than that, we basically reacted to the draft. We had the third pick, and in a league with an obvious top three, that made things easy. The one who's left is your guy, and that was Joe Mauer, whom we were happy to have. When Vernon Wells fell, we felt, to us at No. 22, we had our theme for the early part of the draft: Young, studly up-the-middle guys.


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March 14, 2007 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Where to Waste Your Precious Time

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Alex Carnevale

Befuddled by the myriad fantasy baseball options that exist in cyberspace? BP helps make the decision easier by breaking down the best providers.

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December 28, 2006 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Matsuzaka's Fantasy Value

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Matthew Kleine

Is Matsuzaka worth a top pick as the first wave of fantasy baseball drafts approaches? Matt looks at the issue from a statistical point of view.

Noting that "I don't think his previous numbers are all that relevant," ESPN's Eric Karabell guessed at a potential No. 3 starter, writing that "Matsuzaka finishes with a generous win total, like 15 or so, but an ERA of around 4, and 150 strikeouts" and cautioning fantasy players against his potential for injury. In contrast, Fox Sports fantasy analyst Roger Rotter sees Matsuzaka as a clear No. 1, suggesting that he will "be among the top two starting pitchers taken by teams in mixed leagues and a top pitcher taken by AL-only teams."

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