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07-27

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

07-26

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
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Mike Gianella

07-26

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Closer Report: Week 17
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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
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Scooter Hotz

07-25

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The Buyer's Guide: Second-Half Additions
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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
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

07-22

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16
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Greg Wellemeyer

07-21

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 89
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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
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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
by
J.P. Breen

07-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
by
George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

07-15

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 15
by
Mike Gianella

07-14

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The Stash List: 15th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

07-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: First-Half Awards
by
J.P. Breen

07-12

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Closer Report: Week 15
by
Matt Collins

07-11

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The Buyer's Guide: Brandon Belt
by
J.P. Breen

07-11

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Deep League Report: Week 15
by
Scooter Hotz

07-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week 15
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

07-08

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: First Half in Review
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Greg Wellemeyer

07-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half... Bounce Backs?
by
Mike Gianella

07-07

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Player Profile: Matt Kemp
by
Jeff Quinton

07-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Gimme Some of That Sweet Ratio Love
by
Wilson Karaman

07-07

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The Stash List: 14th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

07-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: U.S. Team
by
Ben Carsley

07-06

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Deep League Report: Week 14
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Scooter Hotz

07-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: World Team
by
J.P. Breen

07-05

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Closer Report: Week 14
by
Matt Collins

07-05

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 14
by
Mike Gianella

07-05

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The Buyer's Guide: Junior Guerra
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J.P. Breen

07-01

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Deep League Report: Week 13
by
Scooter Hotz

07-01

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Free Agent Watch: Week 14
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

07-01

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In-Season Fantasy Valuations: Second Edition, 2016
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Mike Gianella

07-01

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
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Greg Wellemeyer

07-01

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 88
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-01

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The Quinton: Trading With or As the Leader
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Jeff Quinton

06-30

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The Stash List: 13th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

06-29

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Potential Impact Call-Ups: Position Players
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J.P. Breen

06-28

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Closer Report: Week 13
by
Matt Collins

06-28

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
by
Mike Gianella

06-27

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The Buyer's Guide: Steven Wright
by
J.P. Breen

06-24

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Deep League Report: Week 12
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Scooter Hotz

06-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
by
Greg Wellemeyer

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July 20, 2016 6:00 am

TDGX Transactions: Let's Talk About Yulieski Gurriel

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George Bissell

A look at the moves made by the experts in the TDGX dynasty league this week.

Welcome back to the latest installment of TDGX Transactions, BP’s weekly series providing fantasy owners with an inside look at The Dynasty Guru Experts League (TDGX), a 20-team (40-man roster) 5x5 rotisserie dynasty league. It is the literal embodiment of the phrase “deep dynasty.” It’s also populated by some of the most talented fantasy baseball analysts and competitors on the planet. In addition to taking an in-depth look at each week’s TDGX free agent acquisitions ($100 FAAB budget per team with zero dollar bids allowed) we will also break down every major trade, with perspectives from both sides of the deal.

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July 20, 2016 6:00 am

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

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Jeff Quinton

Why most barters occur on the day weekly transactions are processed, and how to take advantage of such trends.

Fantasy baseball trades, as we have discussed previously, tend to happen at certain times. They happen after the last of the big free agents sign in the offseason, right before the keeper deadline, and right before the league’s trading deadline. More than anything though, at least in the leagues in which I participate, trades happen on the day of weekly transaction. For many leagues, this day is Sunday. These days, especially at this time of the year in leagues with active trade markets, are fun days. If we’re lucky, the messages, emails, and texts are flying as we see what is out there and try to improve our team.

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July 19, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 16

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

We’re coming off a three-day week in the baseball world, but there was still plenty of closer news to unwrap. As always, you can keep up with the changes in real time with the closer grid. The recent changes are highlighted in yellow. Now, on 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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July 18, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 16

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

After a slow week due to the All-Star break, it’s a big week here at the Deep League Report thanks to a big move from the NL to the AL, a couple of notable call-ups, and a Cuban signee expected to be in the big leagues a few weeks from now. You can’t take those FAAB dollars with you if you have any left at the end of the season. It’s time to put them to work for your team.

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Very few players make the sort of progress that this Padre has at his age, but does that mean you shouldn't buy into his breakout?

The world had forgotten about Wil Myers because patience is notoriously non-existent in fantasy baseball. Owners throw away historically consistent producers for flash-in-the-pan hot streaks every year. I join a random ESPN public league each year—I also enjoy flipping the difficulty mode on FIFA16 from professional to beginner from time to time so I can win by a dozen-plus goals—and someone dropped David Price after his early struggles. That’s obviously an extreme example of what I’m talking about; however, any serious fantasy player will be well acquainted with the impulse to make knee-jerk decisions based solely upon hot streaks.

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July 15, 2016 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 16

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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

If these players are on your league's waiver wire, take a few minutes out of your Pokemon chasing and go get 'em.

12-Team Mixed Leagues

Dee Gordon, 2B, Miami Marlins (Ownership: 80 percent CBS, 63 percent ESPN, 76 percent Yahoo!)

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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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July 14, 2016 11:08 am

The Stash List: 15th Edition, 2016

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J.J. Jansons

Alex Bregman might not be coming up this weekend after all, but he gets to keep the no. 1 spot on the list as consolation.

For a refresher on the four types of players that are eligible for inclusion on this list, please see the first edition of the year to find out why players like A.J. Pollock, Michael Brantley, Yu Darvish, and Zack Greinke are not listed below.

Last week’s Stash List can be found here.

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July 13, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: First-Half Awards

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J.P. Breen

With the All-Star break upon us, J.P. dishes out some (figurative) hardware.

HITTERS

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July 12, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 15

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Baseball is taking its midsummer break this week, which means that fantasy will be on pause for a few days as well. That doesn’t mean there’s no closer news, though. There’s always closer news. You cannot escape the closer news no matter how hard you may try. This past week was just a tad busy, so we’ll get right to it. As always, keep up with the changes with the closer grid. The changes since last week are highlighted in yellow. Let’s go.

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July 11, 2016 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Brandon Belt

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J.P. Breen

The Giants first baseman does something less often than every qualified hitter, and it might help him sustain his first-half success.

Brandon Belt has been a fantasy darling for years, ever since he hit .289/.360/.481 with 17 homers for the San Francisco Giants in 2013. Injuries and a lack of premium power, perhaps due to his home park, have kept him from being a top-end fantasy first baseman. That’s even true this season—Belt is only the 16th-ranked first baseman in ESPN leagues—but it’s impossible to ignore his impressive .301/.406/.523 slash line and wonder if his true fantasy value exceeds what the normal algorithms indicate.

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