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09-25

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Closer Report: Week 26
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Matt Collins

09-22

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
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Mark Barry

09-20

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Deep League Report: Week 25
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Scooter Hotz

09-19

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 25
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Mike Gianella

09-18

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Closer Report: Week 25
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Matt Collins

09-15

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
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Mark Barry

09-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week 24
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Other Out-of-Nowhere Power-Hitting Rookie
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Matt Collins

09-13

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Deep League Report: Week 24
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Scooter Hotz

09-12

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 24
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Mike Gianella

09-11

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Closer Report: Week 24
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Matt Collins

09-08

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
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Mark Barry

09-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week 23
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Late-Season Keeper-League Pickups
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Scooter Hotz

09-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Rules of the Road
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Mike Gianella

09-06

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Deep League Report: Week 23
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Scooter Hotz

09-05

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Closer Report: Week 23
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Matt Collins

09-05

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 23
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Mike Gianella

09-01

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
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Mark Barry

09-01

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Free Agent Watch: Week 22
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-01

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Fantasy Freestyle: Luis Severino's Giant Leap
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Matt Collins

08-31

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The Stash List: 22nd Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

08-30

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Deep League Report: Week 22
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Scooter Hotz

08-29

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Closer Report: Week 22
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Matt Collins

08-29

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 22
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Mike Gianella

08-25

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21
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Mark Barry

08-25

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

08-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: How I Might Win My Deep AL-Only Fantasy League
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Scooter Hotz

08-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Find Your Process
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Mike Gianella

08-24

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The Stash List: 21st Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

08-24

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Deep League Report: Week 21
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Scooter Hotz

08-22

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Closer Report: Week 21
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Matt Collins

08-22

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 21
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Mike Gianella

08-18

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20
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Mark Barry

08-17

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The Stash List: 20th Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

08-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Quietly Valuable Lorenzo Cain
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Matt Collins

08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
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Scooter Hotz

08-15

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Closer Report: Week 20
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Matt Collins

08-15

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 20
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George Bissell

08-11

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
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Mark Barry

08-11

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Deep League Report: Week 19
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Scooter Hotz

08-11

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Fantasy Freestyle: Homer Happy
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Mike Gianella

08-10

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Dynasty Dynamics: Four Prospects to Sell or Hold
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Ben Carsley

08-08

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Closer Report: Week 19
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Matt Collins

08-08

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 19
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Mike Gianella

08-04

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
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Mark Barry

08-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Closers of 2018
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Matt Collins

08-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: My Trade Deadline
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Wilson Karaman

08-03

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The Stash List: 18th Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

08-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Valuations: 2017 Fourth Edition
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Mike Gianella

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September 8, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23

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Mark Barry

Who gets two starts next week? Poor Nick Pivetta. Yay for Jacob deGrom.

Week 23

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September 8, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 23

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George Bissell and Mark Barry

What does Kevin Kiermaier have to do in order to get himself picked up around here?

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September 7, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Rules of the Road

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Mike Gianella

The quality of your fantasy league is only as good as its set of rules—and the character of its players.

The League of Alternative Baseball Reality, more commonly known as LABR, came into being in 1994. It is universally considered the first “expert” league (some bristle at the idea of “expert” leagues, so I’ll use the term “analyst” going forward). Other analyst leagues have been created since that time, most notably Tout Wars, but also include CBS and Yahoo’s Friends & Family.

“Home” leagues predate expert leagues by at least 14 years, with the founding of the original Rotisserie Baseball League in 1980. I am in one of these home leagues that predates LABR. The Billy Almon Brown Graduate league was founded in 1987 by a group of Brown University students who named the league after Bill Almon because he is the only player from Brown since 1941 to play in the majors. If WAR had existed in 1987, it might be the Bump Hadley Brown Graduate or Fred Tenney Brown Graduate league instead, which both sound cooler.

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September 6, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 23

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Scooter Hotz

September brings a rush of new blood to the free-agent pool. Is it good blood, or just more blood? What's with all of this blood?

September roster expansions and call-ups put a lot more players in the free-agent pool in deep AL-only and NL-only leagues. These players aren’t necessarily going to be any better than the ones filling the pool earlier in the season, but there are more of them. In the AL this week, there’s a lot of speed while, in the NL, there are a lot of pitchers who can post big strikeout numbers. Welcome to the September call-up edition of the Deep League Report. Time to get going.

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September 5, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 23

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Matt Collins

Blake Parker seems to be emerging in Anaheim. Nobody seems to be emerging in Arlington. Things are submurging in Kansas City.

We’re winding down to the end of the season, and it’s the most exciting time of the year for fantasy players. For those in head-to-head leagues, your playoffs are probably just about ready to start up, and those in roto leagues are fighting for every point you can get every day. Keeping up to date on everything, including bullpen happenings around the league, can go a long way. Obviously, there aren’t as many changes this time of year as there are earlier on, but there is still news to track. For that, keep an eye on the Closer Grid for any changes. Now, let’s get on to today’s news.

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Jaimer Candelario and Brian Anderson are interesting third-base prospects who will play in September. Jack Flaherty and Dillon Peters are NL pitching prospects with sone upside.

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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September 1, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22

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Mark Barry

"Go-Two Guys" include Jake Arrieta, Carlos Martinez, Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander

It's time to preview the hurlers scheduled for two starts in the upcoming week. As the old wrestling promoters would always say: “Card Subject to Change,” because injuries and tinkering managers can make this less than a science. Should new information present itself, we can go over it in the comments.

Most of these recommendations are based on a combination of ADP/auction price and PECOTA projections for opponent strength. As the season progresses and we get more concrete data points for how the pitchers and their opponents perform, the formula will evolve into a performance-based projection. For more information on some key terms—Auto-Start, Start, Consider and Sit—click here.

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September 1, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 22

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George Bissell and Mark Barry

The return of Shin-Soo Choo, the underrated value of Scott Schebler, Luis Valbuena and Wilmer Difo, and the promise of Andrew Heaney.

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September 1, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Luis Severino's Giant Leap

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Matt Collins

Yankees ace deserves a place among elite fantasy pitchers.

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Baseball is such a different beast than the other major sports, and as an extension fantasy baseball takes on different challenges. With pretty much every player playing pretty much every day, it’s so easy for trends and entire seasons to fly under the radar. Because of that, there are underrated stars in just about every season, and some can even manage to get less than their due for stretches of multiple years. I’ve spent much of this season highlighting some of these players, with perhaps the best being Anthony Rendon. It’s just an unavoidable side effect of baseball that players are going to fly under the radar, and one of the keys to being a good fantasy player is recognizing these kind of trends before everyone else in your league.

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August 31, 2017 6:00 am

The Stash List: 22nd Edition

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Greg Wellemeyer

Who else would like to see Yoan Moncada strike out a little less? How soon until Ronald Acuña? And what is up with Brett Honeywell?

The Graduates: Jayson Werth (Previous Rank: 8)

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August 30, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 22

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Scooter Hotz

Lots of starting pitchers available—so take advantage now.

Starting pitchers are usually in short supply here at the Deep League Report, but not this week. Five of the six featured pitchers are starting pitchers and four of them are likely to be two-start pitchers next week. Granted, they’re not the most established group, but you can’t be too picky in deep leagues. If you need innings, especially in leagues with a minimum, this week is a good week to make some moves. On with the show.

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August 29, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 22

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Matt Collins

September puts the $ in $aves!

We’re almost into September, meaning we are in the most important time of the year for fantasy baseball. Every boost in any category could mean the difference between a championship and a middle-of-the-pack season, and the bullpen can be the area in which most roster movement can happen. With that in mind, just a reminder you can keep up with the latest changes on the Closer Grid. Now let’s get on to the week in news.

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