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March 26, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way

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Craig Goldstein

The Dodgers' ace is the priciest player on Craig's Roto dream team.

On Friday, Mike Gianella released his latest mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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February 17, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Team That Cried Free Agent

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Daniel Rathman

The Orioles are still in the market for a starter, and Milwaukee might talk to Jean Segura about an extension.

Orioles willing to cough up a draft pick to sign a top free agent
Memo to the representatives for the free agents who declined qualifying offers and have not yet signed: call Dan Duquette. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Orioles are willing to cough up their first-round pick.


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February 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Shortstops

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else pick or buy these players at your drafts and auctions this spring.

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February 5, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Shortstops

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Craig Goldstein

Sizing up the position from now through the end of the 2016 season.

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January 29, 2014 6:05 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

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Ben Carsley

The Brew Crew might be a flawed club, but it also has plenty of excellent fantasy assets.

There is a lot of fantasy talent on the 2014 Milwaukee Brewers roster. Their tumultuous 2013 season and consensus ranking of “fringe contender” for next season have made the Brewers somewhat anonymous nationally, but that shouldn’t be the case. They have batters who can hit for power and run. They have pitchers who are better than you think. And even their bullpen has a few high-strikeout options of note. It’s a flawed team, to be sure, but one that could produce some fantasy steals this year.

Projected Starting Lineup

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November 27, 2013 8:25 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Looking for 2014 Surprises

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Paul Sporer

An early search for the players who could take the fantasy world by storm next year, the way Matt Carpenter and Jean Segura did in 2013.

Every new season offers another batch of surprises on both ends of the spectrum. Some players will drastically underperform their draft-day cost or auction value while several others will exceed a previous baseline and help you patch over the aforementioned mistakes. Obviously finding the latter is more fun, but of course all of your leaguemates are out on the prowl for these guys so even when you think you have a bead on someone, he might be the apple of everyone else’s eye, too. Matt Carpenter seemed to be that guy for me last year.

I will pat myself on the back for having checked, starred, and highlighted him on my list, but I was never the only one, so I will take back the back-patting kudos because I continually balked at what I thought was too high a price. I was going dollar-for-dollar with the eventual winner in my NL-only league, but eventually shrugged and let him go for a $15 dollar price tag that I believed to be just a little too high. I honestly hoped to get him somewhere around $11 in our 11-team OBP league, but I didn’t mind going a few bucks higher to secure a favorite target. Turns out we were both several dollars off on the eventual fantasy star.

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October 10, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: 10 Bold Predictions

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Bret Sayre

Bret went out on 10 limbs based on small samples from April; it's time to find out how he did.

April is a time of goldmines and landmines for fantasy players. The annals of rotisserie leagues are filled with owners who jumped in head first on a player who could not maintain a small-sample stretch. And we see it every year. Using 2013 as an example, let’s take a look back at the 10 players who hit eight or more homers in April (see if you can spot the two players who actually hit more than 15 homers from May 1 on):

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July 24, 2013 6:00 am

Sporer Report: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part Two

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Paul Sporer

Lessons learned over the season's first three-and-a-half months, and a look ahead to the first round of 2014 drafts.

It was almost a month ago now that I began looking at some of what we learned and how it applies to the 2014 season. I’ve wanted to get part two out, but I had a few other topics that I thought were more helpful for the here and now, so I gave them precedence ahead of this piece. Of course, with an extra month, we’ve seen that much more action and things have evolved even more now. Monday’s bombshell about Ryan Braun mixes things up a bit, too. Let’s cover a few more areas of what we’ve learned before I unveil my first crack at a top 12 for next year.

Shortstop Remains a Wasteland
The top two shortstops by ESPN’s Player Rater have been revelations this year, as San Diego’s Everth Cabrera has utilized his speed and plate discipline to turn himself into a premier asset. He drastically upped his contact rate, garnering even more use of his speed en route to a .289 AVG and .386 OBP, which have subsequently yielded 34 stolen bases. That puts him on pace to lead the NL again. And yet he’s nowhere near a first-rounder, as he remains a complete non-factor in home runs and RBI while the ineptitude of his teammates has left his 39 percent on-base rate underused, as he paces toward just 75 runs scored.


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April 30, 2013 5:00 am

Painting the Black: Segura and Sound

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R.J. Anderson

The Brewers' young shortstop deserves to be talked about.

Is it news when a general manager calls one of his players underrated? Should it be? Brewers GM Doug Melvin voiced concerns to Jayson Stark last week about the national coverage of Jean Segura. "I see people talk about the [Jurickson] Profars and even the Dee Gordons," Melvin said. "But they never talk about him. He's an exciting player." Putting aside Melvin's obvious vested interest in Segura, let's give the man what he wants by highlighting his shortstop.

Segura is indeed an exciting player. The 23-year-old is the youngest standout on a surprisingly fun Milwaukee roster. His .349/.386/.470 line entering play on Monday translated into the fifth-best True Average amongst shortstops with 50-plus plate appearances, and his stellar play is one of the causes behind the Brewers' recent surge. Why then is Segura overlooked in favor of the world's supply of Profars and even the Gordons? Presumably due to a combination of three reasons: 1) He plays in Milwaukee; 2) He lacks the elite ceiling of Profar; and 3) He lacks an elite tool, unlike Gordon. What Segura has—a wide and deep skill set—is more than enough to make up for those perceived flaws.

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The better question is why.

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November 20, 2012 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of November 19

2

Jason Martinez

Notes from the WBC, DWL, and VWL.

Only a few baseball games going on around the world on Monday so some of the prospects on this list are fringier than usual. The most interesting game was in the World Baseball Classic qualifying round as Brazil knocked off Panama, a team with major leaguers Carlos LeeCarlos Ruiz, and Ruben Tejada, and former big leaguers Ruben Rivera and Ramiro Mendoza. Twenty-six year-old Rafael Fernandes, who allowed 10 ER in 12.2 innings with nine walks and four strikeouts for the Yakult Swallows in Japan last season, tossed two-hit ball over six shutout innings for the Brazilians while their lone big leaguer, Yan Gomes, knocked in Royals minor leaguer Paulo Orlando with an RBI single to account for the only run scored in the 1-0 victory. One other note of importance -- Brazil is being managed by Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin. Who says baseball season is over?

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November 1, 2012 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of October 31

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Jason Martinez

Jason Martinez of MLBDepthCharts makes his Minor League Update debut ...

I'm new here, so let me introduce myself. My name is Jason, and I'm kind of obsessed with baseball, especially when it comes to prospects and how they fit into an organization's depth chart. If you're familiar with MLBDepthCharts.com, you know what I mean. I'll be doing these updates regularly, so you're stuck with me for awhile. Be sure to leave feedback in the comments section and let me know your preferences for this feature. You can also find me on Twitter @mlbdepthcharts.

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