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08-03

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The Buyer's Guide: Yoenis Cespedes
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J.P. Breen

07-31

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Fantasy Rounders: Countdown to Launch
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Doug Thorburn

07-31

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
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Wilson Karaman

07-31

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 66
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-31

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Free Agent Watch: Week 17
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Jeff Quinton and Keith Cromer

07-30

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Fantasy Rounders: Alligator Blood
by
Doug Thorburn

07-30

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The Quinton: Fantasy Trade Deadline Guide
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Jeff Quinton

07-30

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Player Profile: Andrew Heaney
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Nick Shlain

07-30

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The Stash List: 15th Edition, 2015
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J.J. Jansons

07-29

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Fantasy Rounders: Muscle Melk
by
Doug Thorburn

07-29

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Deep League Report: Week 17
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Keith Cromer

07-29

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The Buyer's Guide: Jose Reyes
by
J.P. Breen

07-28

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Fantasy Rounders: Tempered Enthusiasm
by
Doug Thorburn

07-28

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
by
Mike Gianella

07-28

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9

Closer Report: Week 18
by
Matt Collins

07-27

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Fantasy Rounders: Watch Out for the Swinging Odor
by
Doug Thorburn

07-24

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Fantasy Rounders: Running Rox
by
Doug Thorburn

07-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17
by
Wilson Karaman

07-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
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Jeff Quinton and Keith Cromer

07-24

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 65
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-23

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Fantasy Rounders: Playing Slalom with Landmines
by
Doug Thorburn

07-23

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Five to Watch: Double-A Risers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-23

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9

Dynasty Dynamics: Rolling the Dice on High-Risk Players
by
Ben Carsley

07-23

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The Stash List: 14th Edition, 2015
by
J.J. Jansons

07-22

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Fantasy Rounders: Immune to the Platoon
by
Doug Thorburn

07-22

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Deep League Report: Week 16
by
Keith Cromer

07-22

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The Quinton: Barren Trade Markets, Creativity, and Siren Songs
by
Jeff Quinton

07-22

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Player Profile: Aramis Ramirez
by
Nick Shlain

07-21

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
by
Mike Gianella

07-21

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Closer Report: Trade Deadline Edition (Week 17)
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Matt Collins

07-20

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Fantasy Rounders: Twist of Cain
by
Doug Thorburn

07-20

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

07-17

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16
by
Wilson Karaman

07-17

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Fantasy Rounders: Country Breakfast with a Side of Grit
by
Doug Thorburn

07-17

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 64
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-17

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
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Greg Wellemeyer and Keith Cromer

07-16

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The Quinton: The Obstacles of a Lead
by
Jeff Quinton

07-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: Francisco Liriano: Back Among the Elite?
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-16

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PECOTA Day 2.0
by
Mike Gianella

07-15

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Player Profile: Yoenis Cespedes
by
Nick Shlain

07-15

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Deep League Report: Week 15
by
Keith Cromer

07-14

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Closer Report: Week 16
by
Matt Collins

07-13

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The Buyer's Guide: Carlos Martinez
by
J.P. Breen

07-10

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Fantasy Rounders: Make It Rain
by
Doug Thorburn

07-10

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Player Profile: Carlos Gomez
by
Jeff Quinton

07-10

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 63
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-10

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Free Agent Watch: Week 14
by
Greg Wellemeyer and Keith Cromer

07-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Is Taijuan Walker on the Cusp of Stardom?
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-09

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Fantasy Rounders: Sunshine On My Shoulders
by
Doug Thorburn

07-09

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Deep League Report: Week 14
by
Keith Cromer

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Choosing between conflicting indicators for a handful of players on today's DFS slate

The theme of today's breakdown is “tempered enthusiasm,” as a number of players have conflicting indicators which effectively cloud the decision of whether to roster them today in DFS.

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

Depending on how long you have been a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, welcome or welcome back to the Expert FAAB Review. Every week, I’m going to take a look at the players and the process behind the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I will provide insights behind the reasoning on some the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Tout Wars uses a Vickrey Auction system. A basic description of the Vickrey bidding system can be found here.

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July 28, 2015 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 18

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Clippard Traded to the Mets

In what has been inevitable for a while, Tyler Clippard has finally been traded, landing with the Mets. As I mentioned last week, the picture behind Clippard in Oakland is less than clear. I speculated that Drew Pomeranz could get some save chances, but it appears they’ll be looking at him as a starter again. I still believe Fernando Rodriguez is the best option. He’s been phenomenal this year, striking out more than 11 batters per nine innings while walking fewer than three. At 31 years old, this is a good time for the A’s to give him a spotlight and flip him in the offseason. With that being said, Edward Mujica and Eric O’Flaherty could be getting the first crack. If I had to pick someone for immediate saves, I’d choose Mujica. Rodriguez should get the most saves over the rest of the season, though.

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Weaving through weak arms to find a cornucopia of hitting gems in today's slate

Yesterday had a bounty of high-end performances that raised the profit bar, with four players having multi-homer games and 40-plus points in Draft Kings, bats that ranged in cost from the $3100 of Ben Paulsen to the $5000 of Mike Trout. The surge was helped by a day game in Colorado (note to self: stack Rox whenever they play at home on Sundays), a contest that featured 24 combined runs and two of the four lineup-defining performances. The extra padding thrown into player prices to account for the thin-air of Denver has been minimally discouraging, as players have learned that the Coors effect is strong enough to outpace the price adjustment.

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Parsing through options at high altitude, stacking Brewers, and taking advantage of the ultimate matchup

Platoons

Target: RHB's Ryan Braun OF ($4700, +156 OPS and +.068 ISO career vs. LHP), Carlos Gomez OF ($4700, +28 OPS and +.040 ISO vs. LHP) and Jonathan Lucroy C/1B ($3500, +119 OPS and +.070 ISO vs. LHP) against LHP Patrick Corbin ($5900, +85 OPS and +.066 ISO vs. RHB)

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July 24, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

There are a whole lot of options this week and very few surefire ones, which always makes for a muddled and messy period to plan for. Just four of our 45 options are of auto-start quality, though the NL has a relatively deep bench of nice options to run from the tier just below the elites. The AL continues what feels like a season-long trend of featuring mediocre options around its soft middle. A full 13 AL starters lump into the “consider” barrel for reasons ranging from poor matchups to poor talent, and the Red Sox’ mystery Monday night starter may just add to the confusion. We remain short the Rockies’ second option as well, and with two non-Coors starts, there’s the faintest of reasons for intrigue about who will get the call.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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July 24, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 16

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Jeff Quinton and Keith Cromer

If these players are available, they might be worth a look, depending on the format of your league.

12-Team Mixed

Patrick Corbin, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks

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July 24, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 65

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes answer reader questions and go over the best things they saw this week.

Join us as we set the mood for an episode somebody decided could be called “Questions at Midnight.” We’re taking reader questions and going over the best things we saw this week.

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The Thursday journal is back - this week, Doug reflects on the importance of choosing opponents in cash games

Back in my college days, a time when poker was nearly as much a way of life as baseball, I would take frequent treks to Las Vegas for the pure intent of playing cards. Living in San Diego, it was a quick four-hour jaunt up Interstate 15, and with hotel stays for $30 per night it was workable even for a starving college student. The goal of the trip – aside from winning money – was to log as many hours as possible at the tables in order to maximize profit potential.

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July 23, 2015 11:23 am

Five to Watch: Double-A Risers

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Greg Wellemeyer

These upper-minors standouts are worthy of your attention.

I previously wrote about prospects in the Sally League, the Midwest League, and some High-A All-Stars who are increasing their dynasty-league values with strong 2015 campaigns. This week, five Double-A players get their turn.

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July 23, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Rolling the Dice on High-Risk Players

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Ben Carsley

Why gambling on once-elite prospects might be your best bet when selling off assets in a dynasty rebuild.

There are lots of ways to go about rebuilding a non-competitive dynasty-league roster this time of year.

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July 23, 2015 6:00 am

The Stash List: 14th Edition, 2015

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J.J. Jansons

A pair of Dodgers infielders sits 1-2 on this week's top 25.

After a much needed rest, The Stash List returns from its All-Star hiatus to a bevy of promotions, so let’s jump right in…

The Graduates: (2) Kyle Schwarber, (4) Kevin Gausman, (7) Aaron Nola, (8) Brandon Beachy, (9) Martin Perez, (14) Joe Ross, (19) Stephen Piscotty

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