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05-19

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TDGX Transactions: Week 7
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J.J. Jansons

05-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 7
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George Bissell

05-17

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The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer
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Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

05-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 7
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Mike Gianella

05-15

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The Buyer's Guide: Nate Karns
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Eric Roseberry

05-12

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Free Agent Watch: Week 6
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George Bissell

05-05

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Free Agent Watch: Week 5
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George Bissell

04-25

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 4
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Mike Gianella

04-21

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Free Agent Watch: Week 3
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George Bissell

04-18

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 3
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Mike Gianella

04-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Three Surprising Strikeout Surgers
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Matt Collins

04-14

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Free Agent Watch: Week 2
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George Bissell

04-13

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Deep League Report: Week Two
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Scooter Hotz

04-12

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Daily League Strategy: Week 2: Picking Pitchers
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Tim Finnegan

04-07

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Free Agent Watch: Week 1
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George Bissell

08-05

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

07-29

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Free Agent Watch: Week 18
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

07-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week 15
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

06-24

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Deep League Report: Week 12
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Scooter Hotz

06-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

06-17

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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

06-10

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

06-03

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Free Agent Watch: Week 10
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

05-27

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

05-20

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

05-06

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

04-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Four
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J.P. Breen and Jeff Quinton

11-06

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Painting the Black: The 2016 Free Agent 50
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R.J. Anderson

09-25

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Free Agent Watch: Week 26
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George Bissell and Keith Cromer

09-18

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Free Agent Watch: Week 25
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Mike Gianella and Keith Cromer

09-11

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Free Agent Watch: Week 24
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Mike Gianella and Keith Cromer

09-04

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Free Agent Watch: Week 22
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Mike Gianella and Keith Cromer

08-28

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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J.J. Jansons and Keith Cromer

08-21

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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J.J. Jansons and Keith Cromer

08-14

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Free Agent Watch: Week 19
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J.J. Jansons and Keith Cromer

08-07

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Free Agent Watch: Week 18
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J.J. Jansons and Keith Cromer

07-31

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Free Agent Watch: Week 17
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Jeff Quinton and Keith Cromer

07-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
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Jeff Quinton and Keith Cromer

07-17

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
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Greg Wellemeyer and Keith Cromer

07-10

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Free Agent Watch: Week 14
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Greg Wellemeyer and Keith Cromer

07-03

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
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Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

06-26

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
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Keith Cromer and Greg Wellemeyer

06-24

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Deep League Report: Week 12
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Keith Cromer

06-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
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Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

06-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 11
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Mike Gianella

06-12

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
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Keith Cromer and J.J. Jansons

06-05

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Free Agent Watch: Week Nine
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Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

05-29

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Free Agent Watch: Week Nine
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Keith Cromer and Nick Shlain

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Eight
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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

05-18

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Free Agent Watch: Week Seven
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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

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May 19, 2017 12:41 pm

TDGX Transactions: Week 7

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J.J. Jansons

Tommy Pham has legs. Do you know Yanio Perez? What's Max Scherzer's trade value?

The Dynasty Guru Experts League is a 20-team (40-man roster) 5x5 rotisserie dynasty league founded by BP managing editor Bret Sayre in 2014. It is intended to satisfy the deep-league needs of all, down to just the right amount of Alexi Amarista. We roster 23 starters (C/1B/2B/3B/SS/MI/CI, along with two additional utility hitters, five outfielders and nine pitchers). We also roster seven bench slots and have 10 spots designated for minor leaguers, although a quick scan of the league finds that most teams utilize most of their bench spots for additional prospects. That means that there are an additional 100-120 prospects that are rostered above the 200 spots reserved for them.

These write-ups are intended to pair nicely with Mike Gianella’s Expert FAAB Review, as we will look at each week’s TDGX free-agent acquisitions, as well as include thoughts on every major trade that occurs during the season. The yearly budget for free-agent transactions is $100, with $0 bids allowed for major leaguers and prospects.

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May 19, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 7

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George Bissell

Ian is here and he is hitting. Be a part of the Happening.

12-team mixed leagues (Must be available in at least 50 percent of ESPN, Yahoo, or CBS leagues)

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May 17, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer

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Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

A top prospect, Zimmer has a power-speed combo that has become increasingly rare in fantasy, and because of Cleveland's injury troubles in the outfield, is getting a chance to contribute now. What can we expect?

The Situation: The Indians outfield is in dire need of help due to the injuries to Abraham Almonte, Brandon Guyer and Austin Jackson. Also, while Michael Brantley has hit fairly well so far, his playing time is being managed cautiously given his recent injury history. They have addressed this situation by calling up Zimmer, one of their top prospects (No. 3 in our 2017 Indians organizational ranking).

Background: Cleveland selected Zimmer 21st overall in the 2014 amateur draft, and the start of his first full pro season could not have gone much better. After he slashed .308/.403/.493, hit 10 homers, and stole 32 bases in 335 plate appearances for High-A Lynchburg, he was named to the Carolina League All-Star team and participated in the Futures Game. However, he struggled with Double-A Akron in the second half of the season, in large part because he tried to play with a hairline fracture in his right foot. The 24-year-old’s stock fell in 2016 after striking out 115 times in just 407 plate appearances with Akron, and 56 times in 150 plate appearances for Triple-A Columbus. Zimmer got off to a better start with Columbus before his promotion, as he slashed .294/.371/.532, along with five homers, nine stolen bases, and “only” 43 strikeouts through 144 plate appearances.

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A flurry of Eddie Butler activity, and another shot for Jose Berrios to stick.

Welcome back to the FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free-agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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May 15, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Nate Karns

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Eric Roseberry

Karns is striking out more and walking fewer than ever for the Royals. Is it time to pick him up?

The Buyer’s Guide is a weekly column designed to help fantasy owners assess a player who sees an increased level of interest during a given week. This column focuses on players who generally have lower than 40 percent ownership rates across various leagues.

Every fantasy roster could always use another quality starting pitcher. Injuries already have taken their toll on several starters, and the frequency with which teams are using the 10-day disabled list has left fantasy owners scrambling. As you look to fill out your rotation for the coming week, is it possible that Nate Karns is now worthy of your attention?

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May 12, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 6

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George Bissell

Still don't believe in Yonder Alonso and Trevor Cahill? Pick 'em up anyway, if you can.

12-team mixed leagues (Must be available in at least 50 percent of ESPN, Yahoo, or CBS leagues)

Hitters

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May 5, 2017 7:48 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 5

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George Bissell

Kevin Pillar and Marwin Gonzalez are out there WAITING to give you statistics. Are you going to take them?

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What if Taylor Motter's season were set to showtunes? Is Chad too Kuhl for the room? Will they write songs about the guys filling in for the Dodgers injury brigade?

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free-agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL. As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

LABR Mixed
Trevor Rosenthal $11. Other bids: $4, $3, $1. Tout Auction: $99
Entering 2017, Seung Hwan Oh was considered one of the five or six “reliable” closing options in fantasy. His average ADP of 70th put him behind only Kenley Jansen, Aroldis Chapman, Zach Britton and Mark Melancon. On Opening Night, Oh blew a save in horrific fashion. It was against the Cubs, so no one thought much of it at the time, but ever since Oh hasn’t quite looked like his dominant self. The results have been solid after a rocky first week (in his past six outings, Oh has allowed one run in six innings with one walk, six strikeouts and five saves), but he also has had moments where he looked vulnerable, something we didn’t see much of with Oh in 2016.



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April 21, 2017 6:59 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 3

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George Bissell

Ryan Zimmerman is back—what are you waiting for?

12-Team Mixed Leagues (Must be available in at least 50 percent of ESPN, Yahoo, or CBS leagues)

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Sorting out the Texas Rangers bullpen might take all season, but chasing saves with a losing team can be a scary fantasy proposition. Melvin Upton Jr. will get a rebirth with the Giants soon—they just better hope he does better than he did with the Jays after being traded.

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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April 14, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Three Surprising Strikeout Surgers

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Matt Collins

Where did these whiffers come from?

J.A. Happ

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April 14, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 2

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George Bissell

Grab Asbrubal Cabrera and Michael Lorenzen while you still can. And how about the Ryan Zimmerman revival?

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