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05-08

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8

Fantasy Freestyle: Ask the Experts
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Mike Gianella

05-03

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5

Fantasy Mailbag: Playing the Waiting Game
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BP Fantasy Staff

04-08

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16

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Two
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Josh Shepardson

02-15

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10

Pitcher Profile: Milwaukee's Rotation Brew
by
Harry Pavlidis

07-01

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4

BP Unfiltered: Just Forget About Match-Up Stats
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Ben Lindbergh

03-09

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20

Future Shock: Phillies Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-29

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12

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

01-31

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25

Overthinking It: Managing Expectations: Baseball's Next Big Inefficiency
by
Ben Lindbergh

01-26

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12

Transaction Analysis: AL on the Rise, and Extensions All Around
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Ben Lindbergh

01-16

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23

Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-16

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27

Prospectus Roundtable: Can Anyone Close?
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Baseball Prospectus

01-13

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61

Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
by
Jonathan Bernhardt

01-10

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33

Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-06

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75

Future Shock: Athletics Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-04

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19

Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-20

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15

Overthinking It: Keeping Up with the Friedmans
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Ben Lindbergh

12-13

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47

Future Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-19

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23

World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

10-10

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4

Resident Fantasy Genius: Can Pitchers Control Their Consistency?
by
Derek Carty

09-07

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5

Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 8/7/11
by
Michael Jong

04-29

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9

Baseball ProGUESTus: Fantasy Baseball's Founding Fathers
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R. Emmet Sweeney

03-22

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50

Prospectus Hit and Run: I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement
by
Jay Jaffe

02-18

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68

Future Shock: New York Yankees Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-07

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21

Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-01

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Future Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-28

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24

Fantasy Beat: Keeping Scoresheet
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Rob McQuown

01-21

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34

Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-04

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43

Future Shock: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-30

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41

Future Shock: Cleveland Indians Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-10

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60

Future Shock: Seattle Mariners Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-29

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2

Between The Numbers: The PITCHf/x Summit Quasi-Liveblog
by
Ben Lindbergh

06-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Brian Fuentes
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David Laurila

05-31

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29

Under The Knife: Monday Update
by
Will Carroll

05-14

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Prospectus Q&A: Manny Acta
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David Laurila

04-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Buck Showalter
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David Laurila

02-28

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25

Fantasy Focus: Catcher rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-25

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43

Fantasy Focus: Third Base Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-25

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52

Future Shock: Padres Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-24

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14

Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-08

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40

Future Shock: Dodgers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-26

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33

Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-25

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63

Prospectus Roundtable: Analyzing RoboPitcher
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Baseball Prospectus

01-24

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23

Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-10

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19

Prospectus Roundtable: BABIP and Line Drives
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Baseball Prospectus

12-31

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The Year in Quotes
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Alex Carnevale

12-11

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29

Fantasy Focus: Third Base Rankings Review
by
Marc Normandin

12-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Beattie
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David Laurila

11-20

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34

Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-17

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48

Changing Speeds: Behind the Screen at Fox
by
Ken Funck

07-28

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Changing Speeds: A Fox Screen Test
by
Ken Funck

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May 8, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Ask the Experts

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Mike Gianella

Mike explains how to utilize experts' advice to become the best fantasy player you can be.

In Kurt Vonnegut’s Hocus Pocus, Eugene Debs Hartke spends the latter half of the novel teaching inmates in a prison in upstate New York. While he was able to teach some of his students successfully, some were merely interested in using Hartke as a walking encyclopedia.

(some of the inmates) used me as an ambulatory Guinness Book of World Records, asking me who the oldest person in the world was, the richest one, the woman who had had the most babies, and so on.

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May 3, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Mailbag: Playing the Waiting Game

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BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew urges owners who drafted Ryan Madson to hold on to the Angels' righty until he returns, among other advice this week.

Question: How long do I wait for Alejandro De Aza? I don’t see anything that will improve (BABIP, K%). Okay to drop him for Matt Joyce? Love Coors and the matchup coming up. 

Answer: What round did you draft him in? Subtract that from 23 and that's how long you have to keep him. That is also known as the Cory Schwartz rule.

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April 8, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Two

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Josh Shepardson

Owners hunting for saves should have a couple of NL Central flamethrowers on their radars.

Each week, two members of the BP fantasy team will provide a rundown of potentially valuable players that are available as free agents in most fantasy formats across the major platforms. We will run one column on the National League and one on the American League each week, with Josh Shepardson tackling the senior circuit on Mondays and Paul Singman focusing on the junior circuit on Tuesdays.

Evan Gattis, C, Atlanta Braves
Ownership: ESPN: 2.4% Yahoo!: 2% CBS: 18%
2013 Stats: 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB, .364 AVG



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A look at what the Brewers' rotation options offer from a stuff (and beer) perspective.

I like the old cliché, “You go as far as your starting pitching takes you.” It's best to have about seven to nine arms handy to get through the season, because pitchers often get hurt or fail to meet expectations.

Brewers fans may recall a recent season where they barely used six starters. Then, of course, there's last year, when they needed 11. Somewhere in between is normal. For the 2013 Brewers, the question is not if they will go deep into their rotation, but when. And as the summer nears, manager Ron Roenicke will be handing the ball to quite a few young arms.

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Robinson Cano can't hit Gavin Floyd. Or can he?

In the first inning of Sunday's Yankees-White Sox game, Robinson Cano grounded into a double play off Gavin Floyd. In the third inning, he worked his way into a 3-1 count. Here's what happened then:

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March 9, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Phillies Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Good thing the Phillies are built to win right now, because there's not much immediate help on the way from the farm.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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February 29, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview

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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

The two Jasons dissect the pressing questions facing the Rangers, Angels, A's, and Mariners this season.

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 89-73
Team WARP: 45.7
Runs Scored: 719
Runs Allowed: 648​
Team FRAA: 37.6






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Why the next big step for baseball teams might not be learning something new, but making better use of the information they already have.

“The management and analysis of data, whether it be scouting reports, statistics, medical information or video, is a critical component of our operation. We look forward to developing a customized program that utilizes the most advanced and efficient technology available in the marketplace today to facilitate quicker, easier and more accurate access to all the sources of information we use to make baseball decisions.”—Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, January 2012

“[Statistical analysis] helps but doesn’t tell the whole story of the game. There is a lot of gut feeling you got to make. If you have a stat and see a flashing number and you see that this guy is doing very good against this other guy, you can use that in a game during a key situation. Yes. But we cannot just depend on stats alone. You got to depend on many other things… I don’t like to become a fantasy manager. The goal for a good manager is to have players who are able to manage themselves on the field.”—Unsuccessful Cubs managerial candidate Sandy Alomar Jr., November 2011

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Assessing whether the AL got stronger this offseason, evaluating extensions for Tim Lincecum, Brandon Morrow, and Mike Morse, and tackling Toronto's moves for Francisco Cordero and Omar Vizquel.

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January 16, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

There aren't a whole lot of nice things to say about this unhappy system.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Is there such a thing as a "closer mentality," or can any effective setup man handle the closer role? The BP staff tries to get to the bottom of the matter.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion that took place among the Baseball Prospectus staff when one of our number solicited examples of unsupportable baseball arguments for an upcoming article. After Kevin proposed "Anyone can close," the thread took off in a new direction.

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A writer who never saw Jack Morris pitch watches him in action for the first time and comes away even less convinced that the traditionalist case for his candidacy should earn him a call to Cooperstown.

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