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08-25

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Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition
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Ben Carsley

08-23

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The Buyer's Guide: Keon Broxton
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J.P. Breen

08-23

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Closer Report: Week 21
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Matt Collins

08-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 21
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Mike Gianella

08-22

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Deep League Report: Week 21
by
Scooter Hotz

08-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

08-19

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 91
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Unsung Heroes of the Shortstop Revolution
by
Wilson Karaman

08-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Recent Top Performers: Pitchers and Outfielders
by
J.P. Breen

08-16

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Closer Report: Week 20
by
Matt Collins

08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
by
Scooter Hotz

08-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 20
by
Mike Gianella

08-15

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The Buyer's Guide: Justin Turner
by
J.P. Breen

08-12

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The Stash List: 19th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

08-12

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
by
Greg Wellemeyer

08-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Post-Mortem
by
J.P. Breen

08-09

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 19
by
George Bissell

08-09

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Closer Report: Week 19
by
Matt Collins

08-09

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Deep League Report: Week 19
by
Scooter Hotz

08-08

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The Buyer's Guide: Daniel Murphy
by
J.P. Breen

08-05

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Free Agent Watch: Week 19
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

08-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
by
Greg Wellemeyer

08-05

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 90
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-04

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The Stash List: 18th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

08-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early Returns on the 2016 Draft Class
by
Wilson Karaman

08-02

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Closer Report: Week 18
by
Matt Collins

08-02

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 18
by
Mike Gianella

08-01

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Deep League Report: Week 18
by
Scooter Hotz

08-01

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The Buyer's Guide: J.A. Happ
by
J.P. Breen

07-29

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The Quinton: Searching for Trade Deadline Targets
by
Jeff Quinton

07-29

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-28

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The Stash List: 17th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

07-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: Four Things I Believe
by
J.P. Breen

07-26

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
by
Mike Gianella

07-26

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Closer Report: Week 17
by
Matt Collins

07-26

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Fantasy Trade Targets
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BP Fantasy Staff

07-25

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Deep League Report: Week 17
by
Scooter Hotz

07-25

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The Buyer's Guide: Second-Half Additions
by
J.P. Breen

07-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: Yasiel Puig's Missing Pop
by
Wilson Karaman

07-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week 17
by
George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

07-22

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-21

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 89
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-21

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The Stash List: 16th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

07-21

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Potential Impact Call-Ups: Pitchers
by
J.P. Breen

07-20

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TDGX Transactions: Let's Talk About Yulieski Gurriel
by
George Bissell

07-20

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The Quinton: Is There a Best Day (of the Week) to Trade?
by
Jeff Quinton

07-19

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Closer Report: Week 16
by
Matt Collins

07-19

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
by
Mike Gianella

07-18

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Deep League Report: Week 16
by
Scooter Hotz

07-18

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The Buyer's Guide: Wil Myers
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J.P. Breen

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August 25, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition

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Ben Carsley

These four junior-circuit players have risen from anonymity to prominence, but should we expect them to stay fantasy-relevant going forward?

The other day I watched a baseballing game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox. Brad Miller and Sandy Leon featured prominently in this affair, and it left me feeling confused. One thing led to another, and I decided to write this column in part to help shed some light on other players in the AL who have also astounded me with their performances this year. If they confuse you too, I hope this helps.

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August 23, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Keon Broxton

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J.P. Breen

The Brewers outfielder has a 1.132 OPS since the All-Star break, but how much of that surge can he sustain?

Rebuilding teams are too often overlooked in fantasy leagues. Their competitive situation brings about inherent obstacles—such as low win totals for starting pitchers or lower-than-expected RBI totals—but their ineptitude also affords them the freedom to experiment with fringe players in hopes of uncovering an unexpected contributor for the following campaign.

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August 23, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 21

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

It was something of a slow week in the closer world, with a couple of (former) closers returning from injury but not getting their jobs back. Besides that, the only storylines are clarifications (or a lack of clarity) in some of the most miserable bullpens in the league. Sounds fun! As always, you can keep up with the changes on the closer grid. Now, to the news!

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A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

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August 22, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 21

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

The Deep League Report featured a lot of big names over the last two weeks as high-end players switched leagues at the trade deadline. This week’s edition is a return to normal: minor leaguers who didn’t make any prospect lists prior to their promotions, middle relievers, and back-end starters. Let’s dive in.

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August 19, 2016 11:10 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 21

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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

If these players are available in your league, you might want to grab them off the wire.

12-Team Mixed Leagues

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August 19, 2016 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 91

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes answer myriad reader questions, talk last-minute Scoresheet deals, and much more.

This Week’s Podcast

This week, the Three True Outcomes took a couple of reader questions about trades, playoff rotations, and promoted prospects. We discuss the Scoresheet playoffs, setting your lineup cards, and making last minute deals that you may not have considered to maximize your chances of winning.

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August 18, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Unsung Heroes of the Shortstop Revolution

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Wilson Karaman

A pack of elite shortstops is behind the position's resurgence, but there are some very noteworthy contributors beyond the cream of the crop.

Thirteen shortstops currently rank among the top 100 players overall per Sportsline’s standard rankings, including 10 among the top 50 overall, and those numbers mark a significant leap forward in status for six-spotter fantasy performance. Just eight earned top-100 status per our valuations last year, with only Xander Bogaerts cracking the top 50. The position’s renaissance has been driven by some who were expected to usher in a new age of relevance for the position, to be sure; Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, and pleasant surprise of re-eligibility Manny Machado all pepper the ranks of double-digit overall value. But there has been an interesting second wave of guys who were decidedly not expected to provide that kind of value, who have stepped up and taken their games to new levels this year. A full six of those 13 shortstops—yes, almost half—have produced top-100 value by outperforming their average draft positions by at least 200 spots. That’s league-winning surplus value, right there. So let’s take a look at that crew and see if we can’t figure out whether their meteoric respective rises represent new normals, or whether managers who’ve reaped their rewards this year will be best off selling high before keeper deadlines this winter.

Jonathan Villar, Milwaukee Bewers (ADP: 317, Current Rank: 16)

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August 17, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Recent Top Performers: Pitchers and Outfielders

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J.P. Breen

A closer look at the players who've stood out on the bump and at the plate of late.

Fantasy baseball necessitates relying on small sample sizes for day-to-day or week-to-week decisions, despite the recognition that it’s not desirable. I’ve written about that phenomenon in this space before. It means fantasy owners must take a gamble that some short samples are real, as the strategy of fantasy baseball doesn’t allow long-term trends to develop before acting. Players simply aren’t available long enough for a wait-and-see approach.

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August 16, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 20

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Sort of a quiet week in Reliever Land, but the Closer Report never sleeps. Well, except in the offseason. The Closer Report hibernates, I guess. That’s all I got for an intro. As always, keep up with the action on the closer grid. Let’s get on with this.

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August 16, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 20

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

You’re in luck. It’s East Coast Bias week at the Deep League Report, which means an all-Yankee lineup in the AL-only position player section. Let’s dive in.

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A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

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