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04-22

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Closer to Me: Week Four
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Mauricio Rubio

04-01

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Closer to Me: Week One
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Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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9

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Relief Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: Examining the Market
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Daniel Rathman

12-26

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Rumor Roundup: Tanaka Time
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Daniel Rathman

06-27

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13

Bullpen Report: Stuck in the Middle
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Mike Gianella

05-30

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Bullpen Report: Movin' on Up
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Mike Gianella

05-23

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Bullpen Report: Introducing Tiers
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Mike Gianella

05-16

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Bullpen Report: Diamondbacks Settle on Bell
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Mike Gianella

05-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fernando Rodney: Tapped Out?
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Jason Collette

03-18

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Painting the Black: Occam's Rubber, Part II
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R.J. Anderson

10-02

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BP Unfiltered: The Third-Best ERA in History
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Sam Miller

05-16

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28

Overthinking It: Brett Lawrie Was Framed
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Ben Lindbergh

05-14

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Resident Fantasy Genius: A Bad Month to Be, Or Own, a Closer
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Derek Carty

04-30

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10

Pebble Hunting: Jordan Walden and Small Samples
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Sam Miller

04-21

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Inside The Park Blog: Bullpen Woes
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Jason Collette

04-13

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

04-11

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BP Unfiltered: The Fernando Rodney Shift
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R.J. Anderson

01-05

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9

Transaction Analysis: A Trio of Signings
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R.J. Anderson

04-07

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Manufactured Runs: The Closer Quandary
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Colin Wyers

04-05

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Fantasy Beat: Walden In, Rodney Out in Anaheim
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Marc Normandin

06-17

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12

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Petriello

06-10

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Petriello

04-22

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Petriello

04-15

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief
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Mike Petriello

01-20

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On the Beat: Midweek Update
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John Perrotto

01-07

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Transaction Action: AL Re-Gifting
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Christina Kahrl

10-08

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Detroit Tigers
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Baseball Prospectus

03-17

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Team Health Reports: Detroit Tigers
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Will Carroll

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Game Four Diary
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Christina Kahrl

10-27

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Prospectus Today: Game Four
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Joe Sheehan

03-04

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Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers
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Baseball Prospectus

06-25

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Transaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

05-13

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Transaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-03

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Touring the Minors
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Keith Scherer

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April 22, 2014 6:00 am

Closer to Me: Week Four

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Mauricio Rubio

Updates on all of the notable ninth-inning situations around the league.

New York Mets
We’re all guilty of trying to hold on for too long at some point in our lives. Maybe it was a relationship that should have ended but instead lingered—even though we knew the process and personnel would yield obvious and painful results.

Enter the Mets and Jose Valverde, who finally lost his job after a particularly bad series of meltdowns that led Terry Collins to go in a different direction. I picked up Valverde in a few leagues, so I know the pain some of you are feeling. If we’re being honest, however, we all knew this was coming.


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April 1, 2014 6:30 am

Closer to Me: Week One

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Mauricio Rubio

Keeping an eye on the volatile closer situations around the league.

Relievers are a tough commodity to value in fantasy. Their volatility and main carrying stat, saves, make it difficult to project accurate value at the season’s outset. You never quite know where a big-time reliever season will come from in a given year. Koji Uehara was given the job after Andrew Bailey was felled by injury. Kevin Gregg emerged after Carlos Marmol was undone by the Upton brothers. So what I will be doing throughout the season is keeping an eye on the reliever situations around the league and offer my thoughts on guys who are worth targeting/keeping an eye on as the season progresses.

PADRES
Huston Street – This was pointed out on Twitter but Street’s strand rate last year was 99.5 percent. It goes a long way in explaining how Street was able to maintain a decent ERA despite giving up 12 HR in 56 2/3 innings. Street is effective when healthy, but the “when healthy” part is kind of the main concern with him. He’s made four DL trips since 2011, and he already had a groin issue in camp this year.


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March 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Relief Pitchers

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these closers in your leagues this spring.

At long last, our journey has come to an end.

Over the past two months, we've worked tirelessly (read: written two blurbs a week) to bring you a player to target and to avoid for each fantasy position. We hope our collective experience has helped you recoup some value and avoid some mistakes in your drafts this year, and we've enjoyed the debates that many of the names we've listed have spurred.

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February 6, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Examining the Market

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Daniel Rathman

Updates on likely landing spots for Stephen Drew, Fernando Rodney, Bronson Arroyo, and Jose Lobaton.

Three teams have “strong interest” in Fernando Rodney
All but one of the pitchers who spent the 2013 season as their teams’ closers know where they will be playing this year. The exception is Fernando Rodney, who appears certain to move on from the Rays—now that they’ve added Grant Balfour and Heath Bell—but does not yet know where free agency will take him.

The hard-throwing right-hander, who turns 37 on March 18, has secured only one multi-year deal to this point in his career: a two-year, $11 million contract that came back to bite the Angels before he moved on to Tampa Bay. Rodney earned $2 million in 2012 on a one-year pact with the Rays, who exercised a club option to retain him for $2.5 million last year.


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December 26, 2013 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Tanaka Time

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Daniel Rathman

The Masahiro Tanaka bidding begins, and both Baltimore and Grant Balfour move on from his near-signing with the O's.

Masahiro Tanaka officially posted by Rakuten
In a decision first reported by Japanese outlet Sponichi and translated by Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Rakuten Golden Eagles have decided to allow their ace right-hander to move to the majors.


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June 27, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Stuck in the Middle

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Mike Gianella

Mike explains why elite middle relievers haven't climbed his tiers, before revealing the latest edition of those tiers and the updated dollar values.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

Last week, one of my readers wanted to know why I didn’t have a middle reliever in the top tier. Although middle relievers are integral in some leagues, I have not been ranking them due to the fact that their value is vastly different depending upon each league’s rules. In leagues that use holds as a separate category, non-closers carry a great deal of value. In standard mixed leagues with no start limits, you might not feel the need to carry a middle reliever on your staff at all. My goal is to take a cursory look at a handful of valuable middle relief arms in a non-holds, deeper-league, standard Roto format.

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May 30, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Movin' on Up

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Mike Gianella

Two closers jump into the top tier, as Mike catches you up on the latest news and shuffling from the league's bullpens.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third-tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week, this factors into the ranking as well.

Tier 1: Money in the Bank

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May 23, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Introducing Tiers

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Mike Gianella

In this week's edition, Mike obliges multiple reader requests by adding tiers to the reliever rankings, to go with the regular news and notes.

For this installment of the Bullpen Report, I am adding rankings, by popular demand. Closers are rated in five tiers, from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third-tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week, this factors into the ranking as well.

Tier 1 – Money in the Bank

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May 16, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Diamondbacks Settle on Bell

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Mike Gianella

Mike brings you the latest fantasy news and notes from bullpens around the league, including a stop in the desert, where Heath Bell is working the ninth inning again.

Welcome to Baseball Prospectus’ Reliever Report: Fantasy Edition. This is a fairly standard article in the fantasy community, so a long, drawn-out introduction is unnecessary.  The focus every week will be on:

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May 8, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Fernando Rodney: Tapped Out?

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Jason Collette

The Rays closer is off to a rocky start, but could a mechanical fix bring back his dominant 2012 form?

This year’s player profile for Fernando Rodney closed with this note: “The Rays' 2013 option on Rodney pays him $2.5 million. If he's only half as good as he was last year, he'll still be a bargain.”

So far, the Rays, their fans (save your tired jokes), and fantasy owners wish he was even a fourth as good as he was last year. The Archer is struggling to hit his targets in 2013.

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March 18, 2013 5:00 am

Painting the Black: Occam's Rubber, Part II

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R.J. Anderson

Looking at another pitcher who found benefits in a small shift.

Last April I chronicled Fernando Rodney's shift on the mound and the potential ramifications. Though examining similar shifts bore no predictive fruit—pitching, as it turns out, is more complicated —it was a fun topic that showcased the creativity put forth by the league's pitching coaches. The new season will bring new changes to uncover and analyze. But before we forget about 2012 let's take one final look back at the year in shifts. 

Max Marchi was kind enough to assist me, as he did in the first piece, by providing the PITCHf/x data complete with his own ballpark adjustments. The top-10 shifters, as ranked by absolute difference in  horizontal release point from 2011 to 2012, are presented in the table below. This methodology benefits those who made one big shift from the first year to the second rather than those who made a number of small moves, which is to say fervent shifters like Francisco Liriano (who moves based on the batter's handedness) are absent from the list. Rodney is amusingly absent as well, since he failed to meet the playing time requirement of 1,000 pitches in both seasons. Rest assured, he would've finished at the top. 

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Meet Rob Murphy, the man on the all-time ERA leaderboard.

Fernando Rodney has passed Dennis Eckersley for the lowest ERA (minimum 50 innings) in forever history. At Hardball Talk, Aaron Gleeman has the all-time leaderboard: Rodney and Eckersley in the top two spots, a couple Deadball guys fourth and fifth. And third, Rob Murphy. A man who pitched entirely in my baseball-following lifetime and of whom I'd swear I've never heard. So who/how?

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