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02-10

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Rumor Roundup: Plenty of Arms Available
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Daniel Rathman

06-11

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Sporer Report: The Fantasy Platoon Advantage, Part One
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Paul Sporer

05-01

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Five
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Josh Shepardson

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATED
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R.J. Anderson, Kevin Goldstein, Ben Lindbergh and Colin Wyers

10-28

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 10/28/11
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Michael Street

09-09

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Florida Marlins
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Kevin Goldstein, Jay Jaffe and ESPN Insider

07-24

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 23
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Larry Granillo

07-12

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Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 1
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R.J. Anderson

05-10

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Fantasy Beat: Tout Wars FAAB Update, 5/10
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Jason Collette

03-10

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Team Injury Projection: Florida Marlins
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

02-17

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Fantasy Focus: First Base Rankings
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Marc Normandin

11-16

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Prospectus Perspective: The Rookies of the Year
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Christina Kahrl

09-27

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Fantasy Beat: 2010 Rookie Roundup: NL Hitters
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Marc Normandin

09-27

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

06-07

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

05-10

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

04-26

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

04-19

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

04-12

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

03-22

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Transaction Action: Weekend Mayhem Edition
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Christina Kahrl

02-24

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Camp Battles: NL East
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Christina Kahrl

02-22

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Fantasy Focus: First Base Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-15

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Transaction Action: Feeling Clingy
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Christina Kahrl

09-10

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Transaction Action: NL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Transaction Action: Redemption?
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Christina Kahrl

03-20

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Fantasy Beat: Not Your Average League
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Marc Normandin

11-20

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Future Shock: Marlins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

05-09

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL East
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Kevin Goldstein

04-17

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

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February 10, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Plenty of Arms Available

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Daniel Rathman

The Orioles keep searching for a starter, A.J. Burnett and Ryan Madson remain available, and the Pirates look for first-base help.

Pirates dissatisfied with current first-base situation
If the season started today, the Pirates would have Gaby Sanchez splitting time with a left-handed first baseman, most likely either Andrew Lambo or Chris McGuiness. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, in the eyes of general manager Neal Huntington, that won’t do.

Cafardo wrote on Sunday that there is “mutual interest” between the Pirates and Kendrys Morales, who declined a qualifying offer from the Mariners and hasn’t found many (any?) suitors on the open market. Morales’ agent, Scott Boras, isn’t afraid to drag free agents into March—as he showed last offseason with Kyle Lohse—but the pressure could turn up as Opening Day nears, because the first baseman turned down $14.1 million on his agent’s advice.


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June 11, 2013 5:00 am

Sporer Report: The Fantasy Platoon Advantage, Part One

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Paul Sporer

Paul presents a few likely-available hitters whose platoon splits against left-handers could help bolster your fantasy lineup.

As injuries cut deeper into the player pool with each passing day, fantasy managers are left to fend for themselves, to pick up the pieces and push on with their ballclubs. There are obviously different ways teams can plug in the holes that are guaranteed to strike everyone at some point during the season. The most direct approach is, of course, via trade—trading from surplus to plug the hole. Hitting the waiver wire is the most readily available option for mixed leaguers, and it doesn’t cost any of your current talent. The freely available talent won’t be as good as what you could get by trading some assets… or will it?

Today’s piece is going to apply to the mixed-league crowd and specifically those of you in leagues of 12 teams or fewer. We are going to focus on split advantages and leveraging those to increase the probability of replacing your broken All-Star with near-All-Star production. Sorry, single leaguers, but your waiver wires are usually picked clean of the prime meat by May 1 and bone dry by Memorial Day. This will also play well for the daily fantasy crowd, as these guys will often be extremely cheap options who can deliver premium production in the right matchup.

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May 1, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Five

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Josh Shepardson

Owners in need of pitching help might want to look at Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano, who is one of eight names on this week's list.

Gaby Sanchez, 1B, Pittsburgh Pirates
Ownership: ESPN: 0.7% Yahoo!: 2% CBS: 5%
2013 Stats: 4 R, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 0 SB, .244 AVG

Sanchez might not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking about lefty-mashers, but he has hit southpaws quite well in his career. He has 465 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers, and in them, he has a triple -slash line of .295/.388/.505. His ability to hit lefties fits well on the Pirates roster, as manager Clint Hurdle routinely wisely sits Garrett Jones against left-handed pitching. Sanchez is making the most of his playing time against southpaws this year, and has already smacked two doubles and three homers in 25 plate appearances against them.



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The Pirates snag Gaby Sanchez, the Reds acquire Jonathan Broxton, and other assorted deals.



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October 28, 2011 8:46 pm

The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 10/28/11

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Michael Street

The enigmatic Adam Dunn leads the list of keeper questions in this week's column, along with hot rookie Freeman and the injured Ike Davis and Kevin Youkilis

Tough keeper decisions can come down to a number of concerns. Was the off-year due to aging, bad luck, or skill erosion? Can a player recover from injury? Will he continue to start or shift into a platoon? Is this young hitter for real? Sometimes, a more important question to ask is, “How will other owners assess his 2012 value?” Even when a player is expected to rebound, it might be wiser to cut him loose and rely on the short-sightedness of other owners to deflate his draft day price. Any gap between real and perceived value is worth exploiting, and I’ll look at all of those questions in this week’s column, headed by one of the biggest fantasy disappointments of 2011.

As always, please leave suggestions for other players you’d like to read about in the comments section.

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September 9, 2011 12:29 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Florida Marlins

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Kevin Goldstein, Jay Jaffe and ESPN Insider

A low payroll and thin farm system do not bode well for the opening of a new ballpark

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether 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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The tater trots for July 23: Utley's big day and Maybin's long trot.

We are one week away from August. How in the world did that happen? Well, at least that means we're getting to the trade deadline and the excitement of the late-season playoff push. It's something to keep our mind off this crazy summer heat, at least.

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Reviewing the best and worst first-half position players on each team.

In the numerical sense, the halfway point of the season arrived about a week ago. However, the All-Star break marks the arbitrary end point of the first half, bringing a few days of festivities and vacations to the forefront. That period of inactivity in games that matter offers a window into the frozen stats for each team, allowing us to see who is leading the charge and who is failing the team so far. 

In order to determine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, I’ll enlist the aid of the Wins Above Replacement metric. Next time, we’ll cover the pitchers, but for today, it’s all about the position players.

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May 10, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Tout Wars FAAB Update, 5/10

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Jason Collette

Top prospects getting the call and the usual injury replacements in this week's look at the Tout waiver wire

Baseball had an interesting week with two no-hitters, several near no-hitters, and two mega prospects called up earlier than expected. Gaby Sanchez had two home runs and ten runs batted in, Jacoby Ellsbury put his running shoes on and swiped five bases, and Ben Zobrist scored eight runs. Dan Haren owners were frustrated as he did not win either of his starts, but still struck out 18 over the week–a total that Cliff Lee nearly equaled in his only start of the week with 16 strikeouts in just seven innings pitched.

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March 10, 2011 9:30 am

Team Injury Projection: Florida Marlins

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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

Could this be the season that Hanley goes down for an extended period, taking the Marlins' hopes of contending with him?

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February 17, 2011 7:30 am

Fantasy Focus: First Base Rankings

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Marc Normandin

Marc kicks off BP's position-by-position fantasy ratings with the first sackers, led by you-know-who.

Today we kick off our annual fantasy rankings, starting with first basemen. Check back at noon Eastern today for the second base rankings!

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Examining the choices for the first bit of hardware presented by the BBWAA.

First, let me lead off with a disclaimer: this year, I was not an elector for Rookie of the Year. That said, this year's selections weren't much easier than last year's AL Rookie of the Year slate. So what I say here is based purely on my complete lack of responsibility for the outcomes of this year's voting.

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