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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

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Mike Gianella

This aging club has some intriguing players, but many of them carry significant injury risk.

It’s easy and fun to make jokes about how old the Phillies are, but the team’s advanced age curve does have an impact from a fantasy perspective. Nine players on the team’s projected Opening Day roster are 33 years of age or older. Post-peak players aren’t worthless and certainly can provide fantasy value. However, discounts have to be built in for potential injuries and breakdowns, especially in deeper leagues where good replacement level players are harder to find. The Phillies are becoming a Bermuda Triangle in fantasy: a lot of players are worth owning, but the risk factor here is high in many cases.

Projected Lineup

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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 3, 2014 9:05 am

State of the Position: Shortstops

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Mike Gianella

This position has a reputation for being light on fantasy options, but that's not the case now—and it might not be the case in the near future.

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Ben and Sam slum it with a bunch of bad teams from baseball's underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins' benching and how much running out a popup really matters.

​Ben and Sam slum it  with a bunch of bad teams from baseball's underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins' benching and ​how much running out a popup really matters.

Episode 33​: "​The Least Likely Team to Win a World Series In the Next 10 Years/Does it Matter if Jimmy Rollins Jogs?"

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March 30, 2012 12:00 pm

Overthinking It: Are the Phillies Too Old to Win?

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Ben Lindbergh

The defending NL East champs should gather their titles while they may, since the same Phillies that flower today tomorrow will be dying.

It’s been six seasons since the Phillies finished anywhere other than first in the National League East. Last year, they led the major leagues with 102 wins, their highest total during their recent run of success. Over the winter, they signed Jonathan Papelbon, the top closer available on the free agent market, and saw their jilted former closer, Ryan Madson, blow out his elbow before he could throw a meaningful pitch for a competitor. Their starting rotation will be headlined by Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels, who project to be three of the 15 most valuable pitchers in baseball. Their lineup will be bolstered by a full season from Hunter Pence. On the surface, most signs point to continued success. But the Phillies’ competitive window may be closing quickly.

There are four Phillies ranked between 51 and 100 on ESPN’s list of the top 500 players for 2012: Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and Shane Victorino. It’s conceivable that none of those four will be both ranked in that range and in uniform for the Phillies in 2013. Howard was worth less than two wins in each of the past two seasons and finished 12th on his team in WARP last season, so he’s already out of place that high on the leaderboard. This could be the season his reputation starts to reflect his recent performance: Even after he recovers from the ruptured and subsequently infected Achilles tendon that could cost him the first two months, his on-field decline will likely accelerate at age 32.

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October 12, 2011 9:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 10/12/11

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Michael Jong

Jason Kipnis and Jimmy Rollins highlight this week's Keeper Reaper

The Keaper Reaper continues this week with more options for your middle infield and catcher positions. As you may have noticed from the last few editions, we have added a “Super Deep” category to satisfy you players with keeper leagues loaded with keeper possibilities. Once again, here are the categories we will be considering.

Shallow: 10-team mixed leagues with 3 keepers (30 total keepers)
Medium: 12-team mixed leagues with 5 keepers (60 total keepers)
Deep: 
15-team mixed leagues with 6 keepers (90 total keepers)
AL/NL-only
 12-team with 5 keepers (120 effective keepers)
Super Deep: 20-team mixed leagues with 10 keepers (200 total keepers)





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Is Jimmy Rollins finished, or was 2010 just a very large bump in the road?

We just started this series on Monday, so you're forgiven if you missed the first. But the plan is to have a pair of our fantasy authors answer varying questions, in order to give you multiple angles on relevant topics. Today's question: "Is Jimmy Rollins finished?"

Mike Petriello: "Finished" is something of a relative term. Is Jimmy Rollins the player he once was?  It's hard to look at three consecutive years of declining OPS (culminating in last year's .694) from a shortstop who's on the wrong side of 30 and think that he's getting back to his 2007 MVP form anytime soon. Even more troubling, his 2010 was interrupted by multiple injuries to his right leg, which combined to cost him 84 days of the season, and when he was able to play over the second half of the year, his OBP was just .302. This is one of those situations where I don't look at the career-low BABIP as a factor of luck, but an indicator that a traditionally speedy player is no longer able to beat out the hits he once could. While there's an argument to be made that he can still recover from those leg injuries and regain some of that value, let's not forget that he was coming off a healthier 2009 in which he had 725 plate appearances and still only got on base at a clip of .296.

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Geoff Young recently used a BP Unfiltered post to come clean about his unrequited man crush on David Eckstein, setting off a wonderful comment thread in which readers described the players that they consider "guilty pleasures" - those that may not be stars, but are fun to watch nonetheless. Reading through the comments, I was struck by the many different types of players that can catch a fan's fancy, but one variety seemed to be particularly popular: The Little Guy. Maybe it's the David vs. Goliath matchup of the smaller batter versus the hulking pitcher that appeals to us; maybe we just identify with a more normal-seeming scale of player; in any case, shorter players seem to have some level of curb appeal that can't be explained by their stats.

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June 1, 2009 1:38 pm

Player Profile: Jimmy Rollins

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Marc Normandin and John Perrotto

Something's amiss with the Phillies' slugging shortstop, but what might cure what's ailing him?

Performance Analysis: Many people thought Jimmy Rollins' 2008 season was disappointing, but little did they know that he was capable of falling even further from the production levels he had set during his peak years. Now Rollins is hitting all of .232/.276/.345 this year, a far cry from last season's "disappointing" .277/.349/.437. What exactly has caused Rollins to see such a massive dip in his production for two years in a row?

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March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Royals and Phillies

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Rany Jazayerli

Zack Greinke shares an underrated ability with Curt Schilling, and NL MVP Jimmy Rollins set one more record than you may have realized last season.

Kansas City Royals

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November 20, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: NL MVP

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Joe Sheehan

Whoever the electorate chooses, Joe's given this thought, and has his answer for who should win.

Who is the National League Most Valuable Player?

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November 7, 2001 12:00 am

Staff Ballots

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