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01-28

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Third Basemen
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Nick Shlain

01-28

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The Quinton: Third Base and Avoiding Result-Driven Strategy
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Jeff Quinton

01-28

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The Adjuster: Third Base
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Wilson Karaman

01-28

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Top 30 Third Basemen
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J.P. Breen

01-27

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Tale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. Carlos Santana
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Matt Collins

01-27

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Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-27

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Fantasy Infographic: Third Base
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Mauricio Rubio

01-27

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base
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Craig Goldstein

01-27

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 1-2
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Bret Sayre

01-26

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State of the Position: Third Base
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Mike Gianella

01-26

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Fantasy Players to Target: Third Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-23

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Player Profile: Arismendy Alcantara
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Nick Shlain

01-23

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second Base
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-23

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Bonus Podcast: Mock Draft
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-23

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-22

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Second Basemen
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Keith Cromer

01-22

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-22

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nick Franklin vs. Marcus Semien
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Craig Goldstein

01-22

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Player Profile: Aaron Hill
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J.P. Breen

01-21

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The Adjuster: Second Base
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Wilson Karaman

01-21

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Base
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Ben Carsley

01-21

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Fantasy Infographic: Second Base
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Mauricio Rubio

01-21

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Second Basemen
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Nick Shlain

01-20

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Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

01-20

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Tale of the Tape: Brian Dozier vs. Ian Kinsler
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Matt Collins

01-20

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
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Mike Gianella

01-19

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The Quinton: Middle Infielders, Expectations, and Weaknesses
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Jeff Quinton

01-19

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Fantasy Players to Target: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-19

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State of the Position: Second Base
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J.P. Breen

01-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: Stop Looking for Sleepers, Start Looking for Value
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Mike Gianella

01-16

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Player Profile: Ike Davis
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Wilson Karaman

01-16

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: First Basemen
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-16

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: First Base
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-15

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The -Only League Landscape: National League First Basemen
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Keith Cromer

01-15

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-15

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Brandon Belt vs. Lucas Duda
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J.P. Breen

01-14

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The -Only League Landscape: American League First Basemen
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Nick Shlain

01-14

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The Adjuster: First Basemen
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Wilson Karaman

01-14

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: First Basemen
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Craig Goldstein

01-14

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Player Profile: Mike Napoli
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Jeff Quinton

01-13

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Get to Know: First Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-13

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: First Basemen
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Nick Shlain

01-13

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Fantasy Infographic: First Basemen
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Mauricio Rubio

01-13

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Tale of the Tape: Victor Martinez vs. Anthony Rizzo
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Matt Collins

01-12

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The Quinton: The Value of Having Options
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Jeff Quinton

01-12

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Fantasy Players to Target: First Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-12

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State of the Position: First Base
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Mike Gianella

01-09

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Catchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-09

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Player Profile: Devin Mesoraco
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Nick Shlain

01-09

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 36: Catchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second Base

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes stack up the keystone for Scoresheet leagues.

This week we tackle second basemen from a Scoresheet perspective. As a reminder, our rankings are based on a continuing 10-team, 13 hard keeper league with two crossovers. If you are in an NL league, you might want to keep some bleach on hand to spritz in your eyes after reading this list, because it gets very ugly very quickly. The junior circuit is a little better, but there's still a pretty significant drop after the first half-dozen players. Tune in to the podcast for a more in depth discussion, but if you don't have one of the few stud (or stud-ish)second basemen, there might be some merit to the strategy of aggressively cutting your 2Bs and using your keeper slots elsewhere, since so few of the players seem to have upside, and the ones that do can likely be taken a few rounds into the draft.

American League Keepers

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Bonus Podcast: Mock Draft

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes welcome John R. Mayne and Nate Stephens to discuss the recent mock draft.

In this special edition of the podcast, the Three True Outcomes are joined by John R. Mayne and Nate Stephens to talk about the recent Scoresheet Mock Draft, and many related topics.

Information about the mock draft, including links to the resources we mention, is available in the following locations:

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to veer away from these keystoners in your drafts and auctions this spring.

Previous articles in this series:

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January 22, 2015 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Second Basemen

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Keith Cromer

A closer look at the keystone options in the senior circuit.

We have explored the catching and first base landscapes in the National League the past two weeks, and this week we will take a deeper look at the state of the second base position.

If you are searching for power sources, you may struggle finding them from this player pool. Only two members of the current pool of second basemen hit more than 12 homers last season, as Neil Walker and Anthony Rendon led the field with 23 and 21 long flies, respectively. You will also not find a surplus of speed from this position, as only Dee Gordon (64 steals) and Kolten Wong (20 steals) cracked 20 swipes a season ago. While there are very few fantasy stars, there are several second- and middle-tier options at second base that may not produce jaw-dropping stats, but have shown consistency in recent years delivering production across multiple categories, which makes them quite valuable. As J.P. Breen wrote in his State of the Position article on Monday, the landscape of the second-base position is subtly changing but very deep, and this holds true in the NL.

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January 22, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Sizing up the second-sackers for the long haul.

The Primer:

Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, where there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever and owners have minor league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2014 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or only formats.

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January 22, 2015 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nick Franklin vs. Marcus Semien

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Craig Goldstein

The Ray takes on the A.

You know the drill by now. Two names that land back-to-back on Bret’s dynasty list for the position get thrown under the microscope—this time from a dynasty perspective. Today we’ll entertain quasi-starting options Marcus Semien and Nick Franklin. It’s worth noting that Semien will pick up shortstop eligibility relatively quickly, but for now he’s a second-sacker.

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January 22, 2015 6:00 am

Player Profile: Aaron Hill

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J.P. Breen

Is there reason to hope that the Snakes' keystoner could bounce back?

Player Background

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January 21, 2015 6:00 am

The Adjuster: Second Base

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Wilson Karaman

Looking at keystoners who see value bumps and drops in OBP and points leagues.

High-contact guys who don’t strike out or walk much—that’s what you get when you look through the ranks of second basemen. There’s some limited upside for the position as a whole in points league play, where low whiff rates matter, but even there a lot of the added value is knocked right back down on account of slugging limitations. In OBP leagues the landscape is pretty ugly. And regardless of format it’s a sharp, quick drop from the top of the second base list to the middle tiers and beyond, with no more than a handful of strong options and a whole bunch of mediocrity below. Let’s sift through the rubble and see if we can’t identify some much-needed targets for draft day.

In case you missed it, here are the Second-Base Tiers. Previous articles in this series: Catcher, First Base.

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January 21, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Base

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Ben Carsley

Sizing up the position between now and the end of the 2017 season.

Previous articles in this series:

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January 21, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Infographic: Second Base

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Mauricio Rubio

A visual breakdown of the statistical categories in which keystoners might help or hurt your team.

Graphics Primer

Second base is the first position we’ve covered that features variability in individual skill sets. There are some hitters who can hit 20-25 home runs, some players who can steal 30-plus bases, and some players who can provide a substantial amount of everything in standard 5x5 leagues. It creates for a variety of different shapes. Take these for example:

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January 21, 2015 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: American League Second Basemen

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Nick Shlain

A closer look at some keystoners available in the junior circuit.

While the depth at each position varies from year to year, second base has been one of the weaker positions in recent years. When preparing for the upcoming fantasy season, making adjustments based on positional depth or lack thereof can be crucial. How much more do you value getting a decent player at a shallow position? Are the elite players at the position worth the risk?

Let’s start with the “elites.” I’m sure you read the second-base tiers and noticed the absence of a five-star player. Jose Altuve, who earned $45 in AL-only last year, was the closest to five-star consideration and he’s the only one with a real argument. In terms of auction dollars, a five-star player is worth more than $30. While the tiered rankings are a collaborative effort around these parts, I’m of the opinion that Altuve is that kind of player, especially in “-only” leagues.

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January 20, 2015 6:00 am

Get to Know: Second Base Prospects

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Craig Goldstein

Looking into the pipeline for future contributors at the keystone.

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