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09-23

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
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Greg Wellemeyer

09-21

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Deep League Report: Week 25
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Scooter Hotz

09-20

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Closer Report: Week 25
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Matt Collins

09-20

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 25
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Mike Gianella

09-19

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The Buyer's Guide: Ender Inciarte
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J.P. Breen

09-16

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
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Scooter Hotz

09-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: What I Learned This Year
by
Wilson Karaman

09-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy Backstops
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Ben Carsley

09-13

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Closer Report: Week 24
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Matt Collins

09-13

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 24
by
Mike Gianella

09-12

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Deep League Report: Week 24
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Scooter Hotz

09-12

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The Buyer's Guide: Deep Minor-League Grabs
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J.P. Breen

09-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Positioning Your Team for Success
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Mike Gianella

09-09

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
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Scooter Hotz

09-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Three Thoughts About 2016
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J.P. Breen

09-06

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Closer Report: Week 23
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Matt Collins

09-06

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Deep League Report: Week 23
by
Scooter Hotz

09-06

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 23
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Mike Gianella

09-02

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 92
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

09-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: 2016 In-Season Valuations: Third Edition
by
Mike Gianella

09-02

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
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Scooter Hotz

09-01

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6

Fantasy Freestyle: Five Low-Minors Prospects I Like
by
Wilson Karaman

08-31

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Fantasy Freestyle: Worrying About Innings Limits
by
J.P. Breen

08-30

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Closer Report: Week 22
by
Matt Collins

08-30

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 22
by
Mike Gianella

08-29

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The Buyer's Guide: Hernan Perez and Friends
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J.P. Breen

08-29

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Deep League Report: Week 22
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Scooter Hotz

08-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: DRA Do-Gooders
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Wilson Karaman

08-26

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21
by
Scooter Hotz

08-25

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Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition
by
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
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J.P. Breen

08-16

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Closer Report: Week 20
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Matt Collins

08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
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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
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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
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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
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J.P. Breen

08-05

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

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September 9, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Positioning Your Team for Success

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Mike Gianella

Examining player fantasy earnings by position to determine the optimal distribution for your team.

Last week, I put together my valuation update for AL- and NL-only leagues. A reader noticed that middle infielders seem to have earned more this year than they have in past seasons. With this in mind, I thought I would take a look at what players at each position have done the last three years and see if it is possible to glean any potential trends from these data (spoiler alert, it probably is not possible).

The values in these charts are from last week’s article for 2016 player valuations and from the season-end articles for 2014 and 2015. All values are for 5x5 mono leagues (NL or AL-only). Hitters are grouped in blocs of 12 since most standard mono leagues use 12 teams.

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September 9, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23

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Scooter Hotz

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

Welcome to the starting pitcher planner, where every Friday we’ll be taking a look at the pitchers slated for two turns in the upcoming week. The hope is that the planner can help guide lineup and FAAB decisions that need to be made over the weekend. Of course, my information isn’t perfect and I don’t have a crystal ball. Rain, injuries, and teams reshuffling between when we write and Monday’s first pitch will definitely happen. If new information comes to light after we publish, we’ll try to tackle it in the comments. Feel free to beat us to it if you have any info, and we’ll be glad to offer our opinion there if you want it.

Let’s get some ground rules out the way before getting started. The pitchers will be split by league and then by category. Here are some general thoughts about the categories:

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September 7, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Three Thoughts About 2016

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J.P. Breen

J.P. shares his reflections on three notable players and their fantasy prospect for next season.

(1) Zack Greinke has pitched much better than his 4.54 ERA would otherwise suggest.

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September 6, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 23

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to September. Closer news isn’t coming as quickly as it does earlier in the season, but with fantasy playoffs here finding hidden gems for relief spot is as important as ever. Even if you’re in a roto league and have no playoffs, September saves can be the difference between a payout and going home with nothing. As always, keep up with changes on the closer grid. Now, to the news.

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September 6, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 23

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

I hope you like September call-ups, because this edition of the Deep League Report has a lot of them. Are any of them worth a bid? There’s only one way to find out.

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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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September 2, 2016 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 92

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

In their final podcast of the season, the Outcomes welcome two Scoresheet experts to talk playoff lineups and much more.

The Three True Outcomes podcast wraps up the year with a phenomenal show, bringing on notable Scoresheet experts Nate Stephens and John R. Mayne. They join us as we take listener questions, we talk about playoff line up cards, especially on the pitching side, and finally we draft the first round of a hypothetical league starting with standard rules expected to be played indefinitely (also known as round 1 of the Mock Draft). You won’t want to miss this season finale!

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September 2, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: 2016 In-Season Valuations: Third Edition

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Mike Gianella

With the fantasy playoffs just around the corner, Mike looks at the players who've returned the most value this season.

There is only a month left in the season, but already many of you (well, a few of you) have been asking questions about player valuation for 2016. With this in mind, I thought I’d provide one final in-season valuation update before we close the door on this season.

In the linked document you will find values through games of Wednesday, August 31 for:

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September 2, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22

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Scooter Hotz

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

Welcome to the starting pitcher planner, where every Friday we’ll be taking a look at the pitchers slated for two turns in the upcoming week. The hope is that the planner can help guide lineup and FAAB decisions that need to be made over the weekend. Of course, my information isn’t perfect and I don’t have a crystal ball. Rain, injuries, and teams reshuffling between when we write and Monday’s first pitch will definitely happen. If new information comes to light after we publish, we’ll try to tackle it in the comments. Feel free to beat us to it if you have any info, and we’ll be glad to offer our opinion there if you want it.

Let’s get some ground rules out the way before getting started. The pitchers will be split by league and then by category. Here are some general thoughts about the categories:

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September 1, 2016 11:06 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Five Low-Minors Prospects I Like

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Wilson Karaman

These young'uns are way down the farm chain, but they could pay off big if you're patient with them.

Isan Diaz, MI, Milwaukee Brewers (Low-A Wisconsin)

If it wasn’t clear from Mauricio Rubio’s piece earlier this week entitled “Isan Diaz Is A Monster,” we’re collectively kind of high on Diaz at this point. I will refer you to that article and Mau’s accompanying scouting report for the nuts and bolts, but the punchline is that this is a quality bat-first keystone prospect, and those don’t grow on trees. One bit of warning, Diaz has thieved 11 bags this year against low-minors pitching, but that should not equate to you expecting a power-speed combo here. His efficiency rates have been poor already as a professional, and he’s likely to settle in as a pretty firmly below-average runner as he matures physically. Still, beneficial AVG and HR totals (and the R and RBI they generate) from your second baseman is where it’s at. He’ll most certainly crack our Dynasty 101 this winter, so get him now while the getting’s good.

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August 31, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Worrying About Innings Limits

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J.P. Breen

Keeping an eye on a few pitchers who are just about ready to call it a year.

The September fantasy climate can be turbulent. Many owners have long stopped paying attention to their teams, September call-ups flood rosters with many more players to track, and innings limits can erode starting rotations.

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August 30, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 22

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

It was a wildly quiet week on the closer front this week. Expect things to be mostly quiet for the rest of the year, as teams have mostly settled on their bullpen structure at this point in the season. Don’t worry, though, as injuries and unstable situations will still create situations that can be taken advantage of for those of you looking to make a strong push to finish out the fantasy season. As always, keep up with any changes on the closer grid. Now, on to the news.

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