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03-27

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The Darkhorses: Strikeouts
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BP Fantasy Staff

10-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014
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Bret Sayre

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Three Preview: Cardinals at Pirates
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Ben Carsley

10-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 297: NL Wild Card Game Preview/Adam J. Morris on the Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-31

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013
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Clint Chisam

08-09

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Raising Aces: What Happened to Liriano and Masterson?
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Doug Thorburn

07-19

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 9: Erlin vs. Strasburg
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

12-26

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Transaction Analysis: Leery of Liriano
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Ben Lindbergh

12-11

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Western Front: Padres Break Bank, Won't Pay to Have it Fixed
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Geoff Young

12-11

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Rumor Roundup: Tuesday, December 11
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Daniel Rathman

12-10

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The Week in Quotes: December 3-9
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

12-10

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Resident Fantasy Genius: A Manager's Impact on Steals
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Derek Carty

12-07

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Prospect Push: Ranking the Traded Prospects
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Jason Churchill

09-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: One-Category Saviors: Strikeouts, Wins
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Derek Carty

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Liriano Heads to Rival White Sox
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Bradley Ankrom and Kevin Goldstein

07-25

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Pebble Hunting: Two Good Starts and a Trade
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Sam Miller

07-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 4: Harp
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-14

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BP Unfiltered: Francisco Liriano's Unconvincing Impression of a Minnesota Twin
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Ben Lindbergh

06-08

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

05-16

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Punk Hits: Running Hot and Cold
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Ian Miller

05-14

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Transaction Analysis: Vlad to Be There
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R.J. Anderson

04-24

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Overthinking It: The No-Hitters That Almost Weren't
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Ben Lindbergh

03-07

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The Platoon Advantage: The Terrible Twins of 2012?
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Bill Parker

02-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Francisco Liriano
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Jay Jaffe

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-15

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Under The Knife: Liriano Update
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Will Carroll

03-30

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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March 27, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Strikeouts

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BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew runs down the starters it expects to beat their PECOTA projections in punchouts.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer-shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’re taking a look at pitching this week, following our run on offense a week ago. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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October 24, 2013 6:23 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014

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Bret Sayre

Frontline fantasy pitchers come and go, so Bret looks at the hurlers who seem poised to make the leap next year.

Conventional fantasy wisdom has always suggested that pitching is more volatile from year-to-year than hitting. In this case, conventional wisdom is absolutely correct—and the 2013 season bore this out even more than usual. When you look at the top ten fantasy starters in both 2013 and 2012, one thing becomes very apparent: there’s a ton of turnover. In fact, there was only one pitcher (Clayton Kershaw) who made both lists. For further effect, here they are side-by-side:

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The Cardinals venture into enemy territory and take on a pitcher who posted a 1.47 ERA in his home yard this year.

Cardinals (Joe Kelly) vs. Pirates (Francisco Liriano)
PECOTA Odds of Winning: Pirates 55.6%, Cardinals 44.4%


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Ben and Sam preview the Reds-Pirates Wild Card game, then talk to Lone Star Ball's Adam J. Morris about the Rangers' season and tiebreak defeat.

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August 31, 2013 12:40 pm

Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 31, 2013.

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August 9, 2013 6:29 am

Raising Aces: What Happened to Liriano and Masterson?

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Doug Thorburn

Examining the stuff and mechanics of two pitchers who've taken steps forward in 2013.

Last week's edition of Raising Aces examined the stuff and mechanics of CC Sabathia and Josh Johnson—a couple of typically great pitchers who have fallen on hard times—in an effort to explain their struggles. This week we flip the script, studying a pair of pitchers who have greatly exceeded expectations in 2013 to find out whether each pitcher's success is sustainable. Under the microscope today: Francisco Liriano and Justin Masterson, both of whom could conceivably headline playoff rotations this fall.

Francisco Liriano
Liriano has been an enigma throughout his career. As a 22-year-old, the left-hander garnered comps to Minnesota teammate Johan Santana, recording 177 strikeouts against just 39 walks over his first 145 innings in the big leagues. The balloon burst when he underwent Tommy John Surgery following the 2006 season, after which he wasn’t the same. But Liriano has rediscovered his mojo this year, and through 100 frames he is invoking memories of the '06 breakout that originally put him on the national radar.


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Paul & Doug discuss what is wrong with Jon Lester since mid-May and dive into Strasburg's season. Next GOTW: Francisco Liriano at Mike Leake

Stephen Strasburg gives the guys a very interesting start to discuss as he shows flashes of brilliance in a start that ended up rather mediocre statistically speaking. Robbie Erlin suffers a tough day, but the outlook isn't quite as grim.

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December 26, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Leery of Liriano

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Ben Lindbergh

Does FIP tell the truth about Liriano, or is his ERA a better indication of his talent?

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December 11, 2012 5:00 am

Western Front: Padres Break Bank, Won't Pay to Have it Fixed

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Geoff Young

The San Diego Padres have been major players this offseason, and teams in the NL West have been put on notice.

The Padres have been huge players so far this offseason, acquiring Brandon Kloess, A.J. Kirby-Jones, Tyson Ross, and Wilfredo Boscan in trades, and signing free agents Travis Buck and Jason Marquis. This has the potential to upset the balance of power in the National League West.

Such are the problems when a new ownership group comes in and starts flinging money like there's an endless supply of the green stuff. Drop enough Lincolns and other teams reflexively recoil in fear. It is impossible to deny the intimidation factor that accompanies such brash spending. Opponents feel deflated and stop trying to compete. This is great for the Padres, but think of the poor Dodgers and Giants to the north. What will become of them?

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December 11, 2012 5:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Tuesday, December 11

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Daniel Rathman

The Phillies could add a bat soon, the Dodgers probably aren't done spending, and information about the lead-up to the Royals-Rays blockbuster is coming to light.

A busy weekend gave way to a lethargic Monday: Apart from the Twins reaching a two-year deal with Kevin Correia, the transactions wire was completely dormant. As we await more action, here’s a glance at two recent developments and a look back at the lead-up to the weekend’s most polarizing trade.

Phillies likely to land one of top three free-agent corner outfielders
Over the past seven days, the Phillies have acquired center fielder Ben Revere from Minnesota and third baseman Michael Young from Texas, in an effort to revamp their lineup, which lost Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino in midseason trades. But Revere and Young combined for just eight home runs in 2012, all of them hit by the former Ranger, and considering that manager Charlie Manuel’s power bats are riddled with question marks, the Phillies still need to add some thump.


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Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

A-ROD BRACES FOR SURGERY
“I am fully committed to a very hard road back. We've done it before in '09 and it was a great result, both on a personal level and on a team level, more importantly. I take it as a great challenge and I'm excited for the challenge.”
—Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who will have surgery on his left hip in January and could be out until the All-Star break. (ESPN.com)



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December 10, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: A Manager's Impact on Steals

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Derek Carty

How will a major-league team’s manager affect your fantasy team’s stolen-base totals?

Major League Baseball clubs often pride themselves on being aggressive on the basepaths. While the scope of this article isn’t to examine whether this strategy helps win ballgames, we can say with absolute certainty that being aggressive on the bases is the favored approach among fantasy owners. Stolen bases can be difficult to come by, so finding unexpected sources of steals can make a big difference for a team looking to win a championship.

One way to come across such bargains is to look at players who are changing teams, going from one with a passive organizational philosophy to one with an aggressive philosophy. Lots of teams claim to be aggressive, but as with most things in this game, you can’t always take people at their word or reputation.

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