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06-13

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What You Need to Know: Scherzer's First Gem
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Chris Mosch

03-24

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The Darkhorses: Wins
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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29

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

01-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 372: The Rays, The Red Sox, and Getting Hometown Discounts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-06

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Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Preview: Red Sox at Cardinals
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Mike Gianella

10-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014
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Bret Sayre

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
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Bret Sayre

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Preview: Rays vs. Red Sox
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Bret Sayre

08-30

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What Makes a Good Changeup?
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Harry Pavlidis

08-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 15, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

07-24

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What You Need to Know: Another Bad Night for the Blue Jays
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Daniel Rathman

07-23

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What You Need to Know: The Nats' New Hitting Coach
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Daniel Rathman

07-19

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 9: Erlin vs. Strasburg
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

06-07

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
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Paul Sporer

05-07

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 1 (Pilot): Lincecum v. Cashner
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Paul Sporer

04-30

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Raising Aces: There's Something About Farrell
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Doug Thorburn

04-02

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Painting the Black: The First 24 Hours
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R.J. Anderson

02-25

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Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Risers
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Ben Lindbergh

02-23

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Boston Red Sox
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Mike Ferrin

01-02

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Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

09-28

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Raising Aces: Four of a Kind: Diagnosing Disappointment
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Doug Thorburn

04-20

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Pebble Hunting: Lester's Long Inning
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Sam Miller

03-23

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The BP Wayback Machine: Jon Lester, Meet Mel Parnell
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Steven Goldman

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-13

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Player Profile: Jon Lester
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Marc Normandin and Eric Seidman

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June 13, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Scherzer's First Gem

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Chris Mosch

The Tigers righty earns his first career complete game in a duel with Chris Sale, plus more from Thursday and previews for the weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
Thursday night’s clash between Chris Sale and Max Scherzer was so enticing that it inspired MLB.com to bring back #AceOff.

On a per-game basis, Sale has arguably been the best starting pitcher in baseball this season, but it was Scherzer who stole the show with a complete-game shutout to bust himself out of a string of shaky starts. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner had been knocked around in his previous four outings, serving up at least eights hits, a home run, and four runs in each of them.


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March 24, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Wins

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the pitchers our fantasy crew believes can outperform their PECOTA projections in wins.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard 5x5 categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer-shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’re taking a look at pitching this week, following our run on offense a week ago. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

Stacking up the rotation arms based on their long-term fantasy potential.

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Ranking starters based on their fantasy value from now through 2016.

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.

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Ben and Sam discuss Jon Lester and whether the Rays and Red Sox have figured out how to make players reluctant to leave.

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January 6, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox

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Ben Carsley

The defending World Series champions are low on elite fantasy talent, but have numerous useful assets.

The Boston Red Sox won the World Series last year. They did so thanks in large part to bounce-back campaigns from many of their pitchers, career (or near-career) years from the likes of Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, full seasons from Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, and David Ortiz, and an out-of-nowhere dominant season from Koji Uehara.

Despite the deep and talented team in Boston, this roster isn’t quite the fantasy goldmine you might expect. There are a ton of fantasy-relevant players here to be sure, but only a handful profiles as top-100 options heading into next season.

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How the Red Sox sent the series back to Boston with a one-win lead.

This series has been compelling from the start, but it took until Game Five for it to look like a contest between two of the best teams in baseball. Game Five was the first without an error. It was mercifully free of egregiously bad baserunning, and it didn’t end with a debatable call. With the memory of Dana DeMuth's floating strike zone still fresh, it felt well-officiated behind home plate, aside from this third-inning strike three to Matt Carpenter.

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After a walkoff obstruction call and a walkoff pickoff, what does Game Five have in store?

While the end of Game Four wasn’t quite as wild as Game Three’s crazy conclusion, last night was the first time a postseason game ended on a base running play since Game Five of the 1936 World Series (according to Baseball Reference). Propelled by Jonny Gomes’ huge three run home run and a strong bullpen performance, the Red Sox evened the series 2-2 and at a minimum ensured the series will return to Boston. Here is a preview of Game Five of the 2013 World Series.

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October 24, 2013 6:23 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014

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Bret Sayre

Frontline fantasy pitchers come and go, so Bret looks at the hurlers who seem poised to make the leap next year.

Conventional fantasy wisdom has always suggested that pitching is more volatile from year-to-year than hitting. In this case, conventional wisdom is absolutely correct—and the 2013 season bore this out even more than usual. When you look at the top ten fantasy starters in both 2013 and 2012, one thing becomes very apparent: there’s a ton of turnover. In fact, there was only one pitcher (Clayton Kershaw) who made both lists. For further effect, here they are side-by-side:

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The Fall Classic gets underway with a battle of aces at Fenway.

I know it’s in season to congratulate the Red Sox and the Cardinals for making it to the Fall Classic—and they certainly deserve the accolades—but they are not the only groups worthy of weathering the journey. We, the general baseball following universe, deserve a congratulations. Sure, there were plenty of amazing games/moments, but here’s a quick list of things we (the baseball-consuming public) have had to endure this October thus far:

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October 4, 2013 11:26 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Preview: Rays vs. Red Sox

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Bret Sayre

The second game of a Division Series quadruple-header features a pair of lefty starters at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox and Rays took rather different paths to get to this American League Division Series. The Rays have won three consecutive elimination games and will be playing their fourth road game in four different cities in six days. Meanwhile, the Red Sox won the AL East by six games and actually organized an inter-squad game on Wednesday at Fenway Park just to stay sharp. Here is a look at the PECOTA odds and projected lineups for Game One.

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