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06-30

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30
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Daniel Rathman

03-17

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The Darkhorses: Batting Average
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-31

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11

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-27

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13

State of the Position: Second Basemen
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Paul Sporer

11-05

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Fantasy Team Preview: Houston Astros
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Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

08-12

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What You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare Hiccup
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Daniel Rathman

07-15

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The Week in Quotes: July 8-14
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-20

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 20, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-15

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 15, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-09

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In A Pickle: The Turn of the Two
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Jason Wojciechowski

05-07

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20

Punk Hits: The Record the Houston Astros Won't Break
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Ian Miller

05-04

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 4, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-26

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Fantasy Mailbag: Buy Low on Strasburg
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BP Fantasy Staff

04-08

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 8
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Matt Sussman

04-02

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25

Punk Hits: Accidentally Making a Case for Astros Fandom
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Ian Miller

01-28

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5

The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 1/28/13
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Josh Shepardson

09-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 24
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Matthew Kory

09-19

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Punk Hits: What the Hell Has Gotten Into the Astros?
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Ian Miller

09-05

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BP Unfiltered: The Correlation Between Height and Sacrifice Bunting
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Sam Miller

07-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 30
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Matthew Kory

06-12

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16

Overthinking It: Ten Reasons the Astros Aren't Historically Terrible
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Ben Lindbergh

05-17

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25

On the Beat: The Winning Formula
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John Perrotto

03-07

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Preseason Value Picks: Second, Short, and Third for 3/7/12
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Michael Jong

02-17

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26

Fantasy Beat: Expert Mocks vs. ADP
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Jason Collette

12-09

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27

Prospectus Perspective: A Fresh Start for the Astros
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Bradley Ankrom

10-18

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Detroit Tigers
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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-08

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

09-07

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 8/7/11
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Michael Jong

08-10

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Expanded Horizons: Anonymastros
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Tommy Bennett

08-09

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 8/9/11
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Michael Jong

08-02

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 8/2/11
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Michael Jong

07-19

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Keppinger To The Giants
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R.J. Anderson

07-11

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Future Shock: Futures Game Stars
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Kevin Goldstein

06-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Second Base
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Jason Parks

05-18

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BP Podcast: Episode 50: You Do Want To Be A Ferris Wheel!
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Kevin Goldstein

12-14

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Future Shock: Houston Astros Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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This week's mailbag includes a question about trading for Stephen Strasburg, among many other topics.

Writing to you all the way from Ghana, and although I have to watch games on tape delay and have ABSOLUTELY no one to talk ball, with there are some perks. For instance, I just picked up Jose Valverde on waivers right after Leyland said that he would be the closer as the rest of my fantasy league mates drifted of to a West Coast sleep. Always give me half a day where I know the rest of my league will be sound asleep, and I can pick apart the waiver wire in peace.

I am evaluating a trade right now and I need some advice. I have been injury-plagued this year, and my bulls--t commissioner only put 2 DL spots and two BN spots. I am in a 10-team mixed league, head-to-head, and I have Jason Heyward, Jose Reyes, Michael Bourn, Curtis Granderson, and Johnny Cueto on the DL. Sucks.
Bourn will be back soon, and will be added to my lineup of Yadier Molina, Ian Kinsler, Alcides Escobar, Allen Craig, Miguel Cabrera, Heyward, Josh Hamilton, B.J. Upton, Carlos Beltran, Norichika Aoki. I have a lot of underperformers, to say the least, which is why I am balking at what I think is a slam-dunk. This was just proposed to me:


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April 8, 2013 9:33 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 8

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Matt Sussman

This article is such a joke! Or, rather, a series of them.

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April 2, 2013 9:45 am

Punk Hits: Accidentally Making a Case for Astros Fandom

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Ian Miller

What the pundits mocking the Astros miss.

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but the 2013 Major League Baseball season is underway. It actually began on Sunday night in a contest that pitted the Texas Rangers against their newly minted division rivals, the Houston Astros. The game was broadcast on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball and logged a 1.5 Nielsen rating. That’s down pretty substantially from Opening Night 2012, when the Cardinals and the Marlins pulled a 1.8 rating. You can thank the Best Fans in Baseball for those extra .3 percent.

I saw quite a few people on Twitter and elsewhere complaining about Opening Night and claiming that only Opening Day is real. I call shenanigans on that. Highlighting one game on the night before Opening Day focuses national attention on a single matchup, making it feel special, like the single present your parents let you open on Christmas Eve.

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January 28, 2013 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 1/28/13

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Josh Shepardson

Jesus Montero, Jose Altuve, and Jimmy Rollins lead off for this week's Keeper Reaper.

Jesus Montero | Seattle Mariners
Shallow (30 Keepers): No
Medium (60 Keepers): Yes
Deep (90 Keepers): Yes
AL-Only (60 Keepers): Yes
Super Deep (200 Keepers): Yes

Some players are willing to accept a designated hitter role on a team, yet others see their production suffer (sometimes greatly) when they don't play the field. It's very early in Montero's career, but he appears to be in the latter camp. Montero received 321 plate appearances as a designated hitter and 230 plate appearances as a catcher last year, and the difference in his slash line was staggering. As a designated hitter, Montero hit a paltry .226/.265/.309 with five home runs. Conversely, he crushed the ball as a catcher, hitting .310/.343/.498 with 10 home runs.






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September 24, 2012 10:22 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 24

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Matthew Kory

Ten days to go, and 17 teams still have at least a thump in their playoff odds.

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September 19, 2012 5:00 am

Punk Hits: What the Hell Has Gotten Into the Astros?

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Ian Miller

No, the Astros aren't good. But if September was a salvage month, it has been a bit of a success. Here's why.

The Houston Astros topped at least one power-rankings list last week. The fact that it was my personal Power Rankings List that I keep in my journal is not germane; the once-lowly Disastros have gone 8-7 since the beginning of September. That’s better than .500 -- a winning record within these arbitrary endpoints! -- and the eight wins is as many games as Houston won in July and August combined (h/t @cantpredictball).

They also took three of four from the Phillies over this past weekend and all but ended that team’s Wild Card hopes. As this goes to press on Tuesday night, they open a three-game set against the Cardinals, and the Astros can play spoiler again against a St. Louis team that has lost seven of its last 10. If I were Mike Matheny, I’d be preparing for these games (and next week’s series in Houston) like each one was a one-game playoff. There’s nothing scarier than playing a team with nothing to lose, and the Astros are the nothing-to-losiest.

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Tall players hit more home runs. Short players bunt more. But wait there's more!

There are 499 baseball players (non-pitchers) who have at least 50 plate appearances this year. I sorted them by height. What follow are the correlations between height and various offensive statistical measures. Of course, correlation does not equal causation etc etc et cetera.

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July 30, 2012 9:58 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 30

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Matthew Kory

For all your Jose Altuve needs.

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The Astros aren't exactly a success, but they certainly aren't a failure. We bet you didn't see that coming.

Last season, the Twins won 63 games and were widely acknowledged to be a total disaster. But the Twins were baseball’s second-worst team. The Astros were on another level of awful. They won only 56 games, the lowest total of any team since the 2005 Royals. They were the NL’s worst pitching team and the NL’s worst defensive team, and they weren’t much good at offense, either.

That level of futility wasn’t foreseeable. In order to be as awful as they were last season, the Astros had to decline by a whopping 20 wins. In the 1982 Abstract, Bill James observed that a team that declines in one year is likely to improve the next. He called it the Plexiglas Principle.* In most cases, we’d expect a team that fell off by as much as the Astros to bounce back the following year. But the Astros weren’t most cases, and they weren’t supposed to bounce. They were supposed to break through the glass and fall even further.

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May 17, 2012 3:00 am

On the Beat: The Winning Formula

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John Perrotto

Ron Washington isn't ready to say his team is the best in the bigs, and a chat with Jose Altuve.

Ian Kinsler is not a sabermetrician, but he is a heckuva baseball player and a logical enough guy. So, it only seemed natural to ask the All-Star second baseman if he thinks his Rangers are the best team in baseball.

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March 7, 2012 3:00 am

Preseason Value Picks: Second, Short, and Third for 3/7/12

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Michael Jong

Espinosa, Altuve, Alcides, and Kipnis join Preseason VP this week

As we keep rolling along in the 2012 Preseason Value Picks season, the authors of VP will have their eye on injuries, position battles, and all the goings ons of spring training. Unfortunately, not much movement has happened up the middle, as many players are well established both with their real teams and in fantasy. Still, there are some names of interest to discuss. 

Danny Espinosa | Washington Nationals
Mixed: $12 | NL-only: $18 | PECOTA 2B Rank: 8 | 2B ADP: 12


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February 17, 2012 11:28 am

Fantasy Beat: Expert Mocks vs. ADP

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Jason Collette

A look at how the MLB.com Fantasy411 mock drafters strayed from ADP values and what that means

It started with Matt Kemp and ended with Chase Headley, but the regular phase of the Industry Mock Draft sponsored by our friends over at MLB.com’s Fantasy411 crew is finally over. It took 13 teams, 299 players, and what felt like 29 weeks, but the draft is completed.  While anyone can go to MockDraftCentral.com and pull up the most recent ADP reports that show aggregated results for nearly 800 mixed drafts, the expert drafts have appeal because, as one of my friends put it, “Experts don’t follow trends, they set them.”

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