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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
by
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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16

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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18

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
by
Kevin Goldstein

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October 4, 2011 9:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 10/4/11

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Rob McQuown

BP's newest column examines which players are worth keeping in various fantasy formats

Welcome to the off-season here at Baseball Prospectus Fantasy! This week, you'll notice our writers transitioning from our in-season Value Picks column to The Keeper Reaper, which will likely run through October and November. While many owners who play in redraft fantasy baseball leagues take a breather over the next couple of months, we know that keeper league owners are active year-round and are always looking for advice.  As such, this column should be of great use to keeper league owners who are trying to decide which players are worth keeping for the 2012 season and which should be thrown back. The goal of keeping a player is to reap as much excess value as possible, and The Keeper Reaper will help you to do so.

If you happen to be one of the dedicated redraft leaguers who pays attention year-round, first, congratulations; you're a fantasy player after my own heart, and your team is going to benefit from your hard work. Second, these articles should still have a lot of utility for you since their aim is to discuss a player's potential (primarily for 2012) and where they rank among their peers—things that are important no matter what kind of league you're in.


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September 8, 2011 12:09 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: The Houston Astros

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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

There's hope in Houston, just not for next season (or the one after that)

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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August 1, 2011 11:30 pm

Divide and Conquer, NL East: Trade Deadline Reflections

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Michael Jong

Michael reflects on how each NL East team did in acquiring the pieces on their trade deadline wishlists.

A couple of weeks ago, we looked at the wishlists of the NL East teams as they headed into the 2011 trade deadline. Teams knew they had holes that they wanted filled, and a good number of the contenders went out and aggressively filled those holes with trades at or before the July 31 mark. How did these trades mesh with the wishlists of the teams entering one of the busiest deadlines of recent note? Let us revisit those team wishes and how those teams made those wishes come true.

Philadelphia Phillies: Right-handed hitting outfielder
Move: Acquired Hunter Pence from the Houston Astros
Mission Accomplished?: Yes

The Phillies perhaps saw that their West Coast rivals the San Francisco Giants get ahead of the bat-acquiring parade by picking up Carlos Beltran from the New York Mets and decided to act quickly. When Pence was made available this week, the Phillies had an offer on the table involving prospects Jarred Cosart and Jonathan Singleton, but it seems the Astros backed off at first. After a period where it seemed Houston was unwilling to make a deal, the two teams reentered negotiations and eventually made a deal involving those three prime parties.




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Did the Astros hunt down the best deal for their star outfielder, or was their haul tuppence a bag?

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The tater trots for May 9: Hunter Pence with an awkward trot, Victor Martinez takes a stroll to the countryside, and Mitch Moreland is unclockable.

I was at Miller Park for the home debut of Zack Greinke last night. It was a fantastic experience, with Greinke mowing down Padres like nobody's business and Rickie Weeks hitting a laser of a home run. But it was the defensive gem of Yuniesky Betancourt that really charged the crowd up. It sure was something (and Rickie Weeks' barehand catch was a huge part of it).

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April 27, 2011 9:34 am

Fantasy Beat: Running In Opposite Directions

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Michael Jong

Michael Bourn and Brett Gardner are two speedsters running in different directions, but is that recent trend the future for either?

Fantasy players all know about the “steal specialist” player type, the guy who is selected primarily for a high steals count and pretty much nothing else. Two names among that hated group that are having interesting seasons (for different reasons) are Michael Bourn and Brett Gardner—they are clearly going in opposite directions to begin the 2011 campaign. Bourn is hitting .304/.375/.418 with 17 runs scored and a league-leading nine steals in nine attempts. Gardner is on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, hitting a paltry .136/.190/.254 with just three steals in six attempts to his name.

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March 24, 2011 9:00 am

Team Injury Projection: Houston Astros

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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

Since health is a skill, we can't call the Astros completely untalented.

Team Injury Projections

The Team Injury Projections are here, driven by our brand new injury forecasting system, the Comprehensive Health Index [of] Pitchers [and] Players [with] Evaluative Results—or, more succinctly, CHIPPER. Thanks to work by Colin Wyers and Dan Turkenkopf and a database loaded with injuries dating back to the 2002 season—that's nearly 4,600 players and well over 400,000 days lost to injury—we now have a system that produces injury-risk assessments to three different degrees. CHIPPER projects ratings for players based on their injury history—these ratings measure the probability of a player missing one or more games, 15 or more games, or 30 or more games. CHIPPER will have additional features added to it throughout the spring and early season that will enhance the accuracy of our injury coverage.

These ratings are also available in the Player Forecast Manager (pfm.baseballprospectus.com), where they'll be sortable by league or position—you won’t have to wait for us to finish writing this series in order to see the health ratings for all of the players.

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February 24, 2011 1:30 pm

Overthinking It: The Worst of the Best

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Ben Lindbergh

Hunter Pence's payday inspires an argument on who comes in last among the ranks of teams' best players.

Earlier this week, Astros right fielder Hunter Pence won a precedent-setting arbitration case against his career-long club, earning a record $6.9 million award as a second-time-eligible position player. On the face of it, Pence’s payout might not seem surprising: the 27-year-old netted an All-Star nod in 2009, and offers an alluring combination of power and speed, having hit exactly 25 home runs to go along with at least 10 steals in each of the past three seasons.

The problem with Pence is that he’s at best a complementary player in a good lineup. Most clubs would be happy to have him audition for a supporting role, but he would be miscast as the leading man in a championship-caliber production. Any reference to Pence as a “star right fielder” owes more to the memory of his fluky 2007 debut and the conspicuous flaws of his talent-deprived teammates than his own on-field exploits. From 2008-10, NL right fielders as a group produced a .266/.341/.443 triple-slash line, comparable to Pence’s .278/.330/.466 performance, although the Astro’s unremarkable offense was bolstered by above-average work in the field and on the bases.

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September 23, 2009 2:01 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Houston Astros

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Baseball Prospectus

The anticipated crash leaves the Astros in the crater, but will their payroll commitments bury them even deeper?

Baseball Prospectus' Pre-season Projection: 70-92, fifth place
Current record: 70-80, fourth place


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Hunter Pence provided one of the only bright spots for the Houston Astros during a breakout rookie performance in 2007. Pence didn't quite match his output as a hitter in his follow-up act in 2008 but, with his defense, remained a valuable asset. The Houston right fielder has rebounded offensively this spring, playing well enough to enter the All-Star conversation at his position in the National League.

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February 5, 2009 12:24 pm

Fantasy Beat: Hitting Sleepers

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Marc Normandin

A review of a few hitters who've disappointed at the plate or through recent inactivity who might surprise you in 2009.

Next week, the fantasy rankings will start rolling in, but for now, here are a few players who caught my attention as I cruised through the PECOTA spreadsheet. These are players who PECOTA thinks will improve upon last season, and I feel they deserve to have a larger chunk of space devoted to them than I'll be able to provide in the already large ranking articles. Let's see why the forecasting system thinks the way it does, and how accurate those projections may be.

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Teams that are trying, getting brainy in Houston, Hankeriffic good times in Texas, and all the other notable quotables from the week that was.

WE'RE TRYING AS HARD AS WE CAN: WE'RE JUST FAILING REALLY BADLY

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