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04-11

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Wezen-Ball: The Froot Loop Summer
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Larry Granillo

08-21

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/21/12
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Michael Street

07-10

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Fantasy Beat: Shields' Plummeting Groundball Rate
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Jason Collette

05-22

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/22/12
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Michael Street

05-03

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The Lineup Card: 10 Things Learned in April
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Baseball Prospectus

03-09

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Fantasy Beat: The Case for B.J. Upton
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Jason Collette

02-07

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The Lineup Card: 11 Times Small Sample Sizes Steered Us Wrong
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Baseball Prospectus

12-19

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Future Shock: Exclusive First Look: Yoenis Cespedes Encore
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-22

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Fantasy Beat: Early Off-Season ADPs
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Jason Collette

11-21

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Internet Baseball Awards: National League
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Greg Spira

09-29

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-28

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Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team Entropy
by
Jay Jaffe

09-13

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Fantasy Beat: Late Season Observations
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Jason Collette

09-01

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Perils of Relying on Short-Term Memory
by
Jay Jaffe

08-29

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: The September Stretch
by
Michael Jong

08-25

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Future Shock: Second-Half Surges
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Kevin Goldstein

08-10

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The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in Basebrawls
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Baseball Prospectus

07-13

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The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better Remembered
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Baseball Prospectus

07-01

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: The Lone Rangers?
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Joey Matschulat

06-21

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: June Swoons
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Jay Jaffe

05-17

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: We Did Everything We Needed to Do, and Then We Didn't
by
Geoff Young

05-11

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The Asian Equation
by
Michael Street

05-02

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Bautista's Enduring Young Charms
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Jay Jaffe

05-02

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Parting with a Puma, Welcoming a Walrus
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Larry Granillo

03-17

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Overthinking It: Small Samplings of Spring, NL Edition
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Ben Lindbergh

02-18

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Never a Dull Moment with Gary Sheffield
by
Jay Jaffe

10-28

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Prospectus Perspective: The Young-Huff All-Stars, Part I
by
Steven Goldman

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

10-06

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Prospectus Hit List: The Finale
by
Jay Jaffe

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. Yankees
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Jay Jaffe

09-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Beasterly
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Jay Jaffe

09-24

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Prospectus Hit List: Crashing the Party
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Jay Jaffe

09-23

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Getting Sorted
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Jay Jaffe

09-16

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Do The Tighten Up
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Jay Jaffe

08-26

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Down The Stretch They Come
by
Jay Jaffe

08-19

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Transaction Action: The Lee Deal
by
Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Expanded Horizons: If July Were April
by
Tommy Bennett

07-23

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Prospectus Hit List: Snapping Out of It
by
Jay Jaffe

07-21

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On the Beat: Staying Positive in a Negative Situation
by
John Perrotto

07-14

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Prospectus Q&A: Chris Wertz
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David Laurila

07-12

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Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
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Christina Kahrl

07-08

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Zero to Nine and Beyond
by
Jay Jaffe

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
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Christina Kahrl

06-30

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Transaction Action: Disorderly Conduct
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Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?
by
Christina Kahrl

06-18

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Prospectus Hit List: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
by
Jay Jaffe

06-10

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
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Christina Kahrl

05-16

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One-Hoppers: Game Story: Twins at Yankees, May 15
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Jay Jaffe

05-07

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Transaction Analysis: A Tale of Three Shortstops
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Christina Kahrl

03-05

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Fantasy Focus: Draft Exercise
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Craig Brown

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An unconventional source of power was credited with Mickey Tettleton's surprising 1989 campaign.

There weren't many expectations for the 1989 Orioles. The year before, the club had set the bar for futility by losing the first 21 games of the season. They would end the year with a 54-107 record. In the offseason, management traded the golden gloved, silver slugging first baseman and perennial MVP candidate Eddie Murray to the Dodgers for Juan Bell, Brian Holton, and Ken Howell. It was hardly a steal for Baltimore and, what's more, the club suddenly had a 30 home run-sized hole in their already weak lineup. No one expected the O's to do anything but remain in the cellar for another year.

Then Mickey Tettleton came to the plate. Tettleton, a catcher, came up with the A's in 1984 at the age of 23. For four years, he acted as a serviceable backup, appearing in roughly half of Oakland's games. In 1986, he played in a then-career high 90 games, knocking out 10 home runs in 211 at-bats (to go along with his .204 batting average). Following Terry Steinbach's breakthrough 1987, Tettleton was cut from the team in spring training. He quickly signed on with Baltimore, where he took on a very similar role for the (dubious) record-setting club. He ended that memorable 1988 season with 11 home runs and a .261 average in 286 at-bats.

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August 21, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/21/12

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Michael Street

Michael graduates one Value Pick and welcomes another one back, while the rest of his list keeps delivering value to fantasy owners looking for corner infield help.

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Ownership rates for Todd Frazier (Yahoo! 40%, ESPN 62%, CBS 60%) are finally starting to match his 2012 production. He entered last week hitting .280/.339/.528 with 14 home runs and 28 RBI in 310 plate appearances. He burnished those credentials with 10 hits last week, including three home runs, and six RBI, for a .370/.379/.741 line that finally caught the eye of other fantasy owners—probably because of Wednesday’s monster blast to deep center field. Value Picks readers have been hearing about Frazier since May 15, so there’s no excuse for having missed out on this Rookie of the Year candidate.


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July 10, 2012 5:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Shields' Plummeting Groundball Rate

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Jason Collette

A look at how the changing defense behind James Shields may be affecting the way he's approaching hitters and the success he's achieving.

James Shields picked up in 2012 where he left off in 2011, winning five of his first six decisions while posting an ERA of 3.05.  The first month of the season even saw Shields do something better than he had ever done in the past: generate groundballs.

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May 22, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/22/12

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Michael Street

This season’s most significant corner infield call-up makes this week’s Value Picks list, along with an old, dependable, and much-maligned first baseman.

Though fantasy owners always try to anticipate the next big call-up, those decisions often have more to do with immediate roster needs than long-term concerns. As a wise man once said about life, promotion decisions are what happens when a team’s busy making other plans.

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What were the BP staff's major takeaways from the season's first month?

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March 9, 2012 12:45 pm

Fantasy Beat: The Case for B.J. Upton

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Jason Collette

Despite high prices in expert leagues, B.J. Upton may well be worth it

To have owned B.J. Upton in fantasy baseball is to have both loved him and loathed him. Consistency has never been a strong suit for Upton as both his career statistics and monthly statistics have taken fantasy owner on a wild roller-coaster ride since the start of the 2007 season.

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In advance of PECOTA's arrival, we'll be looking at the pitfalls of relying upon sample sizes that are too small

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The Cuban sensation is back with his next soon-to-be viral video.

Last month, the Yoenis Cespedes video took the world by storm, so imagine my excitement when Edgar Mercedes, the producer of the video and president of the Born To Play Academy in the Dominican Republic, e-mailed me this week to let me know that the sequel was finished and would be available soon. To be fair, Mercedes and his group have had a wonderful sense of humor about the video and the fallout, and he relayed some basic information to me in a phone call. The new video is 28 minutes, is more baseball-related, includes video from Cespedes' heavily-attended showcase, as well as some private workouts and “a surprise at the end.”

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November 22, 2011 10:30 am

Fantasy Beat: Early Off-Season ADPs

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Jason Collette

A look at how the early crop of mock drafts are shaping up

If only MVP voting was as straight forward as fantasy baseball drafts and projections. That way, we could all chuckle at seeing a guy that was the 12th highest dollar earner in 15-team 5x5 leagues get a 1st place vote from a writer. As we saw yesterday with the AL MVP vote, and could likely see in the NL vote later today, some agendas can come into play in putting together your top ten players because the voting process is terribly subjective and allows people to do things such as put Michael Young 1st or leave Justin Verlander off a ballot, but fantasy baseball is much more objective. The goal in compiling draft lists is to rank people in order of their projected output totals and who will earn the most money. It may be easy to pencil in Young 1st on a ballot, but the case to draft him over Mike Napoli or Adrian Beltre is much tougher to make.

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Kemp, Kershaw take home NL IBA lumber

For full results to this year's IBA voting, look here.

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September 29, 2011 2:33 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox

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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

A stench will linger from Boston's collapse, but the Sox will be elite again in 2012

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

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September 28, 2011 5:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team Entropy

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Jay Jaffe

The playoff races have been de-zombified, and Team Entropy was on the prowl, looking for meaningful baseball going into the final game.

Welcome to Team Entropy! Grab a seat on the couch, and here, have a beer. You've been invited to this party because after almost exactly six months and 160 games of regular-season baseball, you've suspended the need to root for a specific team and are working for the greater good, more interested in maximizing the amount of end-of-season chaos the remaining schedule can produce. The amount of season, even, if it comes to a 163rd game—or two.

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