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01-15

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Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco Giants
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Mike Gianella

09-16

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What You Need to Know: The A's Sweep Away Texas
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Daniel Rathman

03-01

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part Two: 26-50
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Mike Gianella, Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap: Giants 2, Tigers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 65: The Impact of the ALCS Rainout/The Strange Appearance of Hunter Pence/Do We Dislike Any Players or Teams?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-11

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Head Games: Mistake Swings and Forbidden Steals
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Will Woods

08-07

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Overthinking It: Measuring the Movement at This Year's Deadline
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Ben Lindbergh

08-02

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Trade Deadline
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Derek Carty

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Giants Counter Dodgers, Acquire Pence
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Kevin Goldstein and R.J. Anderson

05-26

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 25
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Larry Granillo

05-16

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Pebble Hunting: Kill This Nickname
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Sam Miller

10-10

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Philadelphia Phillies
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-04

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 10/4/11
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Rob McQuown

09-08

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: The Houston Astros
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-01

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: Trade Deadline Reflections
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Michael Jong

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: A Pocketful of Pence UPDATED
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Kevin Goldstein and R.J. Anderson

05-10

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 9
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Larry Granillo

04-27

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Fantasy Beat: Running In Opposite Directions
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Michael Jong

03-24

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Team Injury Projection: Houston Astros
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

02-24

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Overthinking It: The Worst of the Best
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Ben Lindbergh

09-23

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Houston Astros
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Baseball Prospectus

06-14

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Hunter Pence
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Tyler Hissey

02-05

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Fantasy Beat: Hitting Sleepers
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Marc Normandin

08-25

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The Week in Quotes: August 18-24
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Alex Carnevale

07-23

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Fantasy Beat: Mid-Season Retooling: Right Field
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Marc Normandin

02-24

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Every Given Sunday: A New Angel in the Outfield
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John Perrotto

04-30

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-28, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

03-23

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Corner Outfield Prospects
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Nate Silver

03-15

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Center Field Prospects
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Nate Silver

03-14

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Prospectus Today: Hard Choices for Houston
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Joe Sheehan

11-30

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Future Shock: Houston Astros Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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January 15, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco Giants

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Mike Gianella

The pitchers are the headliners on Bruce Bochy's club, but there are several valuable bats in the lineup, too.

It was an odd-numbered year, so it only stands to reason that the San Francisco Giants didn’t win the World Series (like they did in 2010 and 2012). Instead, the Giants put up an underwhelming 76-86 record, good for a third-place tie in the NL West with the San Diego Padres. Michael Morse and Tim Hudson were brought in via free agency, but for the most part San Francisco is relying on a return to form and good health by a cast of steady and reliable veterans.

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September 16, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The A's Sweep Away Texas

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Daniel Rathman

Plus Hunter Pence is hot, Wilson Ramos never rests, Carlos Gomez robs another homer, and what to watch on Monday.

The Weekend Takeaway
With a chance to complete a decisive sweep and pad a commanding lead in the American League West, the Athletics gave the Rangers a fighting chance.

Scheduled starter Jarrod Parker, unbeaten since May 22, was scratched with an illness. Tommy Milone, who entered with a 4.96 ERA in 14 road outings, and whom the Rangers thumped for six runs in 3 2/3 innings on August 2, took his place. Yoenis Cespedes, who opened the series with a three-run first-inning homer on Friday, was sidelined by a shoulder ailment. Nate Freiman, a much less powerful hitter, took his place as the DH.


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The second half of our outfield rankings takes you from Carl Crawford through Chris Davis.

The Baseball Prospectus fantasy team has been rolling out its positional rankings over the past couple of weeks, and will conclude the process next week. Each team member assigned to cover a position will create an initial top 15 (more for outfielders and starting pitchers) on his own. He will then send that list to the rest of the team for discussion, at which point we will debate the rankings, both in terms of each player’s specific placement and the merits on which he was included in the top 15. This back-and-forth debate will yield the final list, which will be presented by the original author with notes on the pertinent players. We encourage you to bring your opinions into the fray using the comment section below.

Today, we continue the rankings with the second half of our outfielders list, featuring the players ranked 26-50. We released our top 25 outfielders on Wednesday, and you can view that article here.

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Madison Bumgarner reprises his memorable 2010 World Series start, killing Detroit softly to take a 2-0 series lead.

In Game One, we got a blowout, which is another way of saying we got one half of a pitcher’s duel. In Game Two, we got the whole duel. Both starters got through their first six innings unscathed. Both starters' lines showed fewer baserunners allowed than innings pitched. Both starters watched Andy Pettitte when they were younger and decided to steal that thing he does with his glove before each pitch.

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Ben and Sam discuss how the postponement of Game Four hurt the Yankees, talk about how terrible at baseball Hunter Pence appears to be and whether he's always looked like that, and conclude by revisiting the widespread anti-Cardinals sentiment among baseball fans and examining their own emotional allegiances.

Ben and Sam discuss how the postponement of Game Four hurt the Yankees, talk about how terrible at baseball Hunter Pence appears to be and whether he's always looked like that, and conclude by revisiting the widespread anti-Cardinals sentiment among baseball fans and examining their own emotional allegiances.

Episode 65: "The Impact of the ALCS Rainout/The Strange Appearance of Hunter Pence/Do We Dislike Any Players or Teams?"

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Shining a spotlight on the minor mental mistakes and successes that often go overlooked.

There was an axiom tossed about when I was in college, one that I and my other bench-warming teammates were only too happy to co-opt, which held that the dumber you were, the better you played. In other words, the less intelligent a player was, and the less he had going on in his mind (colloquially, the less "in his own head" he was), the more focused he'd be on playing to the best of his abilities. Some rebutted that we spent too much free time during games coming up with theories about why we weren't playing, but you get the idea.

The big leaguers we see on TV have found a way to circumvent this problem, if it even exists. Nevertheless, there remains a mental aspect of the game that often goes ignored, both by sabermetricians (because it's nearly impossible to measure) and by the players themselves (because these mistakes are usually too small to affect their club's opinion of them). I don't mean visualization or Pedro Cerrano's Jobu doll or Turk Wendell's animal tooth necklace—I'm talking about the nuts-and-bolts logic of baseball that, when ignored, costs teams outs and runs, which eventually cost them games.

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Using PECOTA to figure out how much each of this year's moves affected the playoff odds.

Last week, in his post at Baseball Nation about the five best moves of the trade deadline, Grant Brisbee wrote, “If you don't pick the winners or losers of the trading deadline, a man comes to your door, stuffs you in a sack, and throws you in a trunk.” I’ve been afraid to open my door ever since. We’ve written a ton about transactions lately, both before and after the non-waiver trade deadline, but we haven’t really ranked the moves. We’re still susceptible to being stuffed in a sack.

That’s a shame, because it really might make more sense not to rank trades right after they happen. Some of the deals that went down at the deadline involved players who are signed beyond this season. Most of them included prospects who won’t make it to the majors for a while. Because of those and other factors, we won’t know who “won” the deals for several seasons. So for the moment, let’s not even speculate about which teams will have gotten the most surplus value by 2016. Every team that added talent and salary over the past few weeks is interested in making the playoffs in 2012, though some have hedged for the future to a greater extent than others. What we can say with a fair degree of confidence, without waiting to see what else happens, is how each midseason trade affected a given team’s chances of making the playoffs this season. So let’s pretend playing games in October 2012 is all anyone thought about in trade talks. We’re still picking winners, but we’ve made the victory conditions more manageable.

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August 2, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Trade Deadline

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Derek Carty

Derek considers how this week's trades affect the players that moved, and the players around them.

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The Phillies keep dealing outfielders, sending Hunter Pence to San Francisco.



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The tater trots for May 25 (and the previous two days: Hunter Pence bests the usual suspects, Todd Helton and Chris Davis have a race.

Apologies for the lack of Tater Trot Tracker updates the past couple of days. All home runs for Wednesday and Thursday are included in this post, along with the normal Friday trots.

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May 16, 2012 3:30 am

Pebble Hunting: Kill This Nickname

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Sam Miller

Bryce Harper is just the latest player to earn the most overused nickname in sports.

Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals starting lineup for Saturday night's game against the Reds. Besides stitches, Harper also got a new nickname out the the deal: "Bam Bam."The Nats Enquirer

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October 10, 2011 10:14 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Philadelphia Phillies

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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

The pitching depth of a champion is there, but the offensive firepower is not

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the 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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