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August 7, 2013 7:19 am

Sporer Report: Seven Starting Pitchers on the Rise

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Paul Sporer

Does your fantasy team need rotation help? These hurlers might provide a nice upgrade down the stretch.

Can you believe the season is four months old? As excited as I am to see how the races play out both in the MLB standings and in my fantasy leagues, I’m definitely a little bummed that we only have two months of regular seasons games left. Enough bellyaching, though, we have pennants to chase down.

We just finished another great month that saw all sorts of interesting performances, and I want to highlight seven pitchers who were particularly sharp during the month-plus*, as you may have missed their recent surges, especially if you are only looking at their season-long numbers. They need to be on your radar whether you’re entering the trade market or scanning the free-agent pool in a shallower league. They are ranked in order of how much I like them the rest of the way.

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He has the least-famous name, but Felix Doubront has been Boston's most dependable starter.

The Weekend Takeaway
Ryan Dempster has struggled since an excellent April. Clay Buchholz has been sidelined since early June. John Lackey has a 5.49 ERA since the All-Star break. And Jon Lester has taken his team for a season-long rollercoaster ride.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington saw a club in need of rotation reinforcements last month, and he took action a day before the trade deadline, snagging Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-team deal that shipped Jose Iglesias to the Tigers. Peavy, whom Cherington lauded as a pitcher who “gives us a chance to win every time out,” tossed seven innings of two-run ball to help the Red Sox past the Diamondbacks in game two of three at Fenway Park.


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January 2, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox

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Ben Carsley

John Farrell's club is low on fantasy superstars, but it has plenty of useful assets on both sides of the ball.

The Boston Red Sox won the World Series last year. They did so thanks in large part to bounce-back campaigns from many of their pitchers, career (or near-career) years from the likes of Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, full seasons from Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, and David Ortiz, and an out-of-nowhere dominant season from Koji Uehara.

Despite the deep and talented team in Boston, this roster isn’t quite the fantasy goldmine you might expect. There are a ton of fantasy-relevant players here to be sure, but only a handful profile as top-100 options heading into next season.

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Weekly Planner returns after an All-Star break induced week off.

Those in NL-only leagues will see plenty of two-start options to choose from, while AL-only players are quite limited when it comes to trustworthy options for the upcoming week.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Auto-Starts: Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Roy Halladay, R.A. Dickey, Gio Gonzalez, and Josh Johnson


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June 14, 2012 11:54 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitching for 6/14/12

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Paul Sporer

Paul looks at rotation-based Value Picks following a great night for pitching.

Wednesday was banner night for fine pitching performances, capped off by Matt Cain’s perfect game, while several of the gems came from guys who were Value Picks earlier this season.

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April 26, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 4/26/12

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Paul Sporer

Starting Pitching VP returns with Niemann, Burnett, Doubront, and Parker

Readers, today I am proud to introduce you to the newest member of the Baseball Prospectus Fantasy team, Paul Sporer. You may recognize Paul from Roto Hardball or from his own blog, Baseball by Paul. Paul will be writing the Starting Pitching edition of Value Picks as well as resurrecting the Weekly Planner. Welcome aboard, Paul! Derek Carty, Fantasy Manager

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January 28, 2011 12:00 pm

Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Adrian Gonzalez trade depleted the best of the Red Sox' already emptying farm system.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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July 16, 2010 12:17 pm

Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumble

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Christina Kahrl

Catching up on the American League's moves, with setbacks in the White Sox rotation and the Tiger bullpen affecting a tight AL Central race.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
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Activated OF-L Felix Pie from the 60-day DL; placed RHP Kevin Millwood on the 15-day DL (strained forearm); released 1B-R Garrett Atkins. [7/6]
Optioned 3B-S Josh Bell to Norfolk; recalled RHP Chris Tillman from Norfolk. [7/10]
Placed C-S Matt Wieters on the 15-day DL (strained hamstring), retroactive to 7/10. [7/15]

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July 5, 2010 7:15 pm

Transaction Action: Drama Division Drama

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Christina Kahrl

All five have been live as far as activity on their rosters, with the Rays dumping, the Red Sox retrenching, and more.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
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Placed DH-L Luke Scott on the 15-day DL (strained hamstring); recalled 3B-S Josh Bell from Norfolk (Triple-A). [7/1]

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