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03-11

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Platoon Options
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Bret Sayre

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Collect Qualls [UPDATED]
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore and Bret Sayre

08-31

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

08-05

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What You Need to Know: The Unsung Member of the Red Sox Rotation
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Daniel Rathman

08-02

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What You Need to Know: The AL Central Gap Grows
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Daniel Rathman

01-23

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/23/13
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Michael Street

08-18

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 17
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Larry Granillo

05-09

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 8 (or, The Josh Hamilton Show)
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Larry Granillo

05-08

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/8/12
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Michael Street

05-01

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/1/12
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Michael Street

04-17

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/16/12
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Michael Street

04-10

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/10/12
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Michael Street

03-20

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Preseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 3/20/12
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Michael Street

08-03

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 2
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Larry Granillo

04-08

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8

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

08-01

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9

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

04-06

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One-Hoppers: GAME STORY: Garrett Jones' big day
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John Perrotto

03-26

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Team Health Reports: Baltimore Orioles
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Will Carroll

03-24

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4

Transaction Action: More Prospect Wipeout!
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Christina Kahrl

01-18

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29

Transaction Action: NL Ketchup
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Christina Kahrl

12-11

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29

Fantasy Focus: Third Base Rankings Review
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Marc Normandin

07-22

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Transaction Action: The LaRoche Deal
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Christina Kahrl

02-16

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45

Fantasy Beat: Third Base
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Marc Normandin

09-12

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: Bankers Dozen
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Christina Kahrl

07-17

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On the Beat: The Two-Week Watch
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John Perrotto

05-30

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UTK Wrap: Pitch Counts and Usage Patterns
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Will Carroll

05-27

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Under The Knife: Sturm und Drang
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Will Carroll

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Rosters Review
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Christina Kahrl

01-10

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Schrodinger's Bat: Getting Shifty
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Dan Fox

12-05

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Practically Free Pitchers
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Bryan Smith

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: NL Pickups and Discards
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

03-01

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Schrodinger's Bat: Clutch Performers, 2006
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Dan Fox

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
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Keith Woolner

09-15

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Transaction Analysis: September 11-14, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

04-26

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-25
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Christina Kahrl

09-22

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Prospectus Notebook: Braves, Phillies, Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-27

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Breaking Balls: Fly Catching
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Derek Zumsteg

04-01

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Projected 1998 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: November 14-23
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Christina Kahrl

11-10

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1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results
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Greg Spira

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March 11, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Platoon Options

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Bret Sayre

Identifying the best late-round options for mixing and matching in your fantasy lineup.

One of the first articles I wrote here at Baseball Prospectus was a detailed look at how platoon splits, when deployed tactically and objectively, can create a surplus of value by taking two roster spots and turning them into one “super position player.” And the great thing about this concept is that you can keep using it from year to year, just with different names. There are always going to be players with flaws available later in the draft, but there’s a competitive advantage to being able to use certainly players in a way that optimizes their strengths and negates their weaknesses. Here’s what the original experiment looked like:

The exercises below show the benefits of using one of your bench spots specifically to platoon one of your final offensive players, using the 2012 season as the example. The guidelines of the exercises are simple. For each scenario, I took two players who were drafted outside the top 200 last pre-season and set a fixed schedule of when one would be in the lineup over the other—leaving no room for subjectivity. The only exceptions to this were when one of the players was not in the starting lineup (out) or one of the players was participating in a doubleheader (in). Then, I went back through the 2012 game logs to determine the actual statistics and value earned out of this “alternative arrangement.” But before we dive in, we have to set a baseline of value for the roster spots.

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December 9, 2013 11:26 am

Transaction Analysis: Collect Qualls [UPDATED]

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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore and Bret Sayre

The Astros and Marlins add veterans, with Houston bringing back Chad Qualls and the Marlins signing Garrett Jones.



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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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He has the least-famous name, but Felix Doubront has been Boston's most dependable starter.

The Weekend Takeaway
Ryan Dempster has struggled since an excellent April. Clay Buchholz has been sidelined since early June. John Lackey has a 5.49 ERA since the All-Star break. And Jon Lester has taken his team for a season-long rollercoaster ride.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington saw a club in need of rotation reinforcements last month, and he took action a day before the trade deadline, snagging Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-team deal that shipped Jose Iglesias to the Tigers. Peavy, whom Cherington lauded as a pitcher who “gives us a chance to win every time out,” tossed seven innings of two-run ball to help the Red Sox past the Diamondbacks in game two of three at Fenway Park.


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August 2, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The AL Central Gap Grows

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Daniel Rathman

The Tigers, Indians, and Royals have separated themselves from the Twins and White Sox, but which will emerge victorious?

The Thursday Takeaway
Were it not for the wholeheartedly rebuilding Astros, whose record is 36-70 but whose future gets a few watts brighter with every trade, no division would have a greater gap between first and last place than the American League Central, where the Tigers are at the top and the White Sox are at the bottom. That gap has grown wider in recent days, as the Tigers, Indians, and Royals have surged, leaving the Twins and White Sox in their dust.

The top three teams in the Central have won a combined 22 consecutive games—the Tigers five, the Indians eight, and the Royals nine. The bottom two have dropped 11 straight—the Twins four and the White Sox seven. Thus the Tigers are now two up on the Indians, who are 4 ½ up on the Royals, who are nine up on the Twins, who are 5 ½ half up on the White Sox. The gap from first to last is 21 games, exceeded only by the 26 ½-game chasm between the Athletics and Astros, but the margin between the contenders (generously counting the Royals, whose odds of reaching the playoffs are south of five percent) is as large as it is in any division, with the possible exception of the National League East, where the Nationals’ freefall has given the Braves a clear path to October.


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January 23, 2013 9:27 am

The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/23/13

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Michael Street

Michael looks at a breakout player past his prime, another before his prime, and a third who’s ready for prime time right now.

Manny Machado | Baltimore Orioles
Shallow (30 keepers): No
Medium (60 keepers): Yes
Deep (90 keepers): Yes
AL-only (60 keepers): Yes
Super Deep (200 keepers): Yes

It’s easy to get excited about Machado, who was chosen third overall in 2010 and immediately rose to the top of Kevin Goldstein’s rankings of the Orioles farm system. Days before he was promoted last August, Jason Parks ranked him sixth overall among all minor league prospects.






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The tater trots for August 17: Giancarlo Stanton crushes the ball in Coors Field, Bryce Harper returns to form.

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The tater trots for May 8 were dominated by Josh Hamilton's four home runs versus the Orioles in Baltimore.

The night was dominated by one ultra-rare occurrence that had only happened 15 times before: Cesar Izturis's home run for the Brewers, the 16th home run of his career. I suppose a few people were also talking about the four home runs Josh Hamilton put up against the Baltimore Orioles last night, too.

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May 8, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/8/12

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Michael Street

Looking for a replacement for your injured third baseman? Michael looks at plenty of hot-corner options this week, especially in Playing Pepper.

As Jason Collette and Paul Sporer covered in BP’s Towers of Power Fantasy Hour podcast this week, four front-line third-base qualifiers—Evan Longoria, Mat Gamel, Kevin Youkilis, and Pablo Sandoval—hit the DL this past week, leaving fantasy owners scrambling at an already-thin position. While many of the replacement players are marginal, sometimes a warm body is all you need to keep your fantasy squad afloat until more help arrives via an early-season callup. I’ll examine a few of those hot corner replacement options in this week’s column.

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May 1, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/1/12

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Michael Street

As the first month of the season closes, Michael’s Value Picks list only loses two players, although it won’t be long until the list graduates a few more members.

A compulsive lineup tinkerer, I have a rule with my fantasy teams to mess with them as little as possible the first month of the season, except in the case of injury or outright demotion. It’s too easy to overreact to small sample sizes, hot and cold streaks, or that tweet suggesting the manager’s secret man-crush on an obscure player in Double-A.

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April 17, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/16/12

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Michael Street

Michael graduates his first VP of the season, but he still points out plenty of undervalued corner infielders to be found on your league’s waiver wires.

For our nation’s scholars, graduation is just around the corner, but we start things early here at Value Picks, bidding adieu to our first departee. He leaves the list after quickly exceeding ownership thresholds, but I’ve got lots of other players ready to prove themselves to VP readers, including several bubble candidates in Playing Pepper.

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April 10, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/10/12

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Michael Street

Michael leads off the regular season Value Picks with a fresh slate of productive players you can find on the waiver wire, even in the deepest leagues.

The principle at Value Picks is simple: find valuable players with less than 20 percent ownership in most (preferably all) of the Big Three fantasy sites (Yahoo!, ESPN, and CBS). It’s not always easy to find players fitting this description, but in past seasons, I’ve called readers’ attention to then-undervalued players like Gaby Sanchez, David Freese, and Lucas Duda, who enjoy much higher ownership rates these days.

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