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05-23

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Bullpen Report: Introducing Tiers
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Mike Gianella

03-28

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18

Fantasy Tier Rankings: National League Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

03-28

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9

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Relief Pitchers
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Paul Singman

03-26

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19

Fantasy Tier Rankings: American League Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

03-25

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12

Fantasy Tier Rankings: American League Outfielders
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Mike Gianella

03-25

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7

Fantasy Tier Rankings: National League Outfielders
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Mike Gianella

03-22

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17

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Shortstops
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Paul Singman

03-21

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20

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

03-20

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31

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

03-01

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part Two: 26-50
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Mike Gianella, Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

03-14

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: AL Starting Pitchers
by
Derek Carty

03-13

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: NL Starting Pitchers
by
Derek Carty

03-12

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: Shortstops
by
Derek Carty

02-16

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: Closers
by
Derek Carty

03-04

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77

Fantasy Focus: A Tour of the 2011 Player Forecast Manager
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Marc Normandin

02-28

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21

Fantasy Focus: NL Starting Pitcher Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-25

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12

Fantasy Focus: AL Starting Pitcher Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-24

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29

Fantasy Focus: Right Fielder Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-23

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9

Fantasy Beat: (Update) Combined Outfielder Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-23

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32

Fantasy Focus: Center Fielder Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-22

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9

Fantasy Focus: Left Fielder Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-21

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11

Fantasy Focus: Catcher Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-21

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21

Fantasy Focus: Closer Rankings
by
Mike Petriello

02-18

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14

Fantasy Focus: Shortstop Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-18

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32

Fantasy Focus: Third Base Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-17

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11

Fantasy Focus: Second Base Rankings
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Marc Normandin

01-26

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Center Field
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Marc Normandin

01-21

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34

Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-04

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: First Base
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Marc Normandin

03-09

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Fantasy Focus: NL Starting Pitchers
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Marc Normandin

03-08

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39

Fantasy Focus: AL Starting Pitchers
by
Marc Normandin

03-02

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51

Fantasy Focus: Left Fielder Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-26

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40

Fantasy Focus: Shortstop Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-25

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43

Fantasy Focus: Third Base Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-23

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Fantasy Focus: Second Base Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-22

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Fantasy Focus: First Base Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

11-20

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37

Fantasy Focus: First Base Rankings Review
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Marc Normandin

08-22

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Ultimate Fantasy Draft (Part 2)
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Nate Silver

03-12

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Fantasy Beat: Starting Pitchers
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Marc Normandin

03-14

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Fantasy Focus: Where to Waste Your Precious Time
by
Alex Carnevale

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May 23, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Introducing Tiers

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Mike Gianella

In this week's edition, Mike obliges multiple reader requests by adding tiers to the reliever rankings, to go with the regular news and notes.

For this installment of the Bullpen Report, I am adding rankings, by popular demand. Closers are rated in five tiers, from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third-tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week, this factors into the ranking as well.

Tier 1 – Money in the Bank

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March 28, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: National League Starting Pitchers

18

Paul Sporer

The 2011 Cy Young Award winner leads an exceptionally deep crop of senior-circuit starters.

Today we wrap up our positional tier rankings. Last offseason, Derek Carty tackled the tiers by himself; this spring, we've decided to attack them as a team. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their respective position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be early-round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late round sleepers and roster placeholders. As was the case with our positional rankings series, the positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of the projected PECOTA values.

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March 28, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Relief Pitchers

9

Paul Singman

Craig Kimbrel stands alone at the top, with Jonathan Papelbon and Aroldis Chapman nipping at his heels.

Today we wrap up our positional tier rankings. Last offseason, Derek Carty tackled the tiers by himself; this spring, we've decided to attack them as a team. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their respective position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be earl- round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late round sleepers and roster placeholders. As was the case with our positional rankings series, the positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of the projected PECOTA values.

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March 26, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: American League Starting Pitchers

19

Paul Sporer

The past three Cy Young Award winners make up the top tier, while the Angels land three-fifths of their rotation in the one-star level.

Today we continue our positional tier rankings. Last offseason, Derek Carty tackled the tiers by himself; this spring, we've decided to attack them as a team. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their respective position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be early-round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late round sleepers and roster placeholders. As was the case with our positional rankings series, the positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of the projected PECOTA values.

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March 25, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: American League Outfielders

12

Mike Gianella

Mike Trout stands alone at the top, and two White Sox appear in the group of value picks.

Today we continue our positional tier rankings. Last offseason, Derek Carty tackled the tiers by himself; this spring, we've decided to attack them as a team. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their respective position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be earl- round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late round sleepers and roster placeholders. As was the case with our positional rankings series, the positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of the projected PECOTA values.

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March 25, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: National League Outfielders

7

Mike Gianella

A three-man top tier stands a cut above the rest, but there are five-category contributors as low as tier three.

Today we continue our positional tier rankings. Last offseason, Derek Carty tackled the tiers by himself; this spring, we've decided to attack them as a team. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their respective position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be earl- round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late round sleepers and roster placeholders. As was the case with our positional rankings series, the positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of the projected PECOTA values.

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March 22, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Shortstops

17

Paul Singman

This position has an obvious one-two punch at the top, but there are plenty of counting-stat bargains available late in drafts.

Today we continue our positional tier rankings. Last offseason, Derek Carty tackled the tiers by himself; this spring, we've decided to attack them as a team. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their respective position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be earl- round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late round sleepers and roster placeholders. As was the case with our positional rankings series, the positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of the projected PECOTA values.

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March 21, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Third Basemen

20

Bret Sayre

The defending Triple Crown winner earns his own perch at the top, and the party might be over after tier three.

Today we continue our positional tier rankings. Last offseason, Derek Carty tackled the tiers by himself; this spring, we've decided to attack them as a team. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their respective position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be earl- round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late round sleepers and roster placeholders. As was the case with our positional rankings series, the positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of the projected PECOTA values.

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March 20, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Second Basemen

31

Bret Sayre

What once was a big three is now a lone star and two lesser studs; beyond that, the keystone pickings get slim in a hurry.

Today we continue our positional tier rankings. Last offseason, Derek Carty tackled the tiers by himself; this spring, we've decided to attack them as a team. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their respective position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be earl- round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late round sleepers and roster placeholders. As was the case with our positional rankings series, the positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of the projected PECOTA values.

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The second half of our outfield rankings takes you from Carl Crawford through Chris Davis.

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.

Today, we continue the rankings with the second half of our outfielders list, featuring the players ranked 26-50. We released our top 25 outfielders on Wednesday, and you can view that article here.

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March 14, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: AL Starting Pitchers

19

Derek Carty

Who should you look to fill out your starting rotation in fantasy baseball?

These are the American League starting pitcher rankings for 2012. Check out our previous closer, NL starting pitcher, 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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March 13, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: NL Starting Pitchers

19

Derek Carty

Who are the best rotation horses in the National League for your fantasy team?

These are the National League starting pitcher rankings for 2012. Check out our previous closer, 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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