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04-17

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 17, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-10

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Skewed Left: The Surprising Sameness of Justin Upton
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Zachary Levine

03-20

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The Darkhorses: Runs Scored
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-18

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The Darkhorses: Home Runs
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-07

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21

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

02-17

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Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED)
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Baseball Prospectus

08-06

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What You Need to Know: Atlanta All Alone
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Daniel Rathman

07-26

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What You Need to Know: Panic in Detroit?
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Daniel Rathman

06-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: Can (Domonic) Brown Do Enough for You?
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Jason Collette

04-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 191: The Significance of the Blue Jays' Slow Start/Justin Upton and Internet Gloating
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-18

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Skewed Left: The Uptons in April
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Zachary Levine

04-09

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, April 9
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Matt Sussman

02-01

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Overthinking It: If I Had My Brothers
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Ben Lindbergh

01-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 126: Justin Upton is Actually Traded
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: Justin Upton Trade-Rumor Era Ends With Justin Upton Trade
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

01-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 120: Quantifying PED Effects/Best Farm Systems in Baseball/Roleplaying Trade Talks
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 117: Justin Upton Update: Still Not Traded
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-20

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Overthinking It: Why Justin Upton is Always About to Be Traded
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Ben Lindbergh

10-29

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Wrong
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Derek Carty

08-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 23
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Matthew Kory

08-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Stars are Re-Signed
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R.J. Anderson

06-06

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BP Unfiltered: The Day It Rained In Seattle
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Sam Miller

05-30

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Punk Hits: 2012 National League Upfronts
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Ian Miller

04-24

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 23
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Larry Granillo

04-06

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Resident Fantasy Genius: 10 Bold Fantasy Predictions
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Derek Carty

04-02

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Common Players on my 2012 Fantasy Teams
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Derek Carty

02-06

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Age-27 Breakout Fallacy
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Derek Carty

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

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April 17, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: April 17, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Bryce Harper, Justin Upton, Courtney Hawkins, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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April 10, 2014 6:00 am

Skewed Left: The Surprising Sameness of Justin Upton

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Zachary Levine

Remember what we were thinking about Justin Upton a year ago?

“Ideally you’re judging a trade by what you know at the time, and if you want to be really strict about that, you stop judging the trade after it happens.” – Ben Lindbergh, Effectively Wild Episode 191

“I think probably it’s best that nobody who talks or writes about baseball for a living ever pats themselves on the back.” – Sam Miller, same episode

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March 20, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Runs Scored

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the players who could outperform their PECOTA projections when it comes to crossing the plate.

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 five-by-five 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 offense this week and pitching next. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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March 18, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Home Runs

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the hitters who could outperform their PECOTA projections in the power department.

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 five-by-five 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’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. Yesterday’s look at batting average is here. And, without further ado, here are some players capable of teaching Chris Davis a thing or two about hitting dingers this year:

OUTSIDE THE TOP 10

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March 7, 2014 9:26 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15

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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew tries to peg the top 15 picks and predict breakouts from later picks.

We know from Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster that since 2004, there is a 36 percent success rate in the ADP projecting the top 15. The most in any one year is seven of 15; the least is four. With that in mind, I challenged the fantasy team to try to guess the top 15. In addition to their stab at the top 15, I had them give their answers on the following:

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February 17, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at our staff's favorite value picks at this position.

For the earlier articles in this series, follow the links below:

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The BP Prospect Team bring you advanced scouting reports for the 2013 playoffs.

Throughout the past two weeks, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect team have been writing detailed reports on key players to enhance your enjoyment of the MLB playoffs. Below is every published report in a single post.

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August 6, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Atlanta All Alone

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Daniel Rathman

The return of Justin Upton's power has propelled the Braves to a sizzling hot streak.

The Monday Takeaway
Remember the Justin Upton who cranked five homers in his first five games of the 2013 season, then tacked on a sixth in game seven, ran his tally up to nine in game 13, and was on top of the league with a dozen through game 23? He was gone for a while, and he rarely called home. But if the past handful of days is any indication, he has returned.

Upton swatted his 13th big fly of the year on May 13, his 14th on May 17, his 15th on June 12, and his 16th on July 9. The counter stayed stuck on 16 for the rest of July. After hitting 12 homers in the first month, he hit only four over the next two-and-a-half. Upton’s OPS tumbled from 1.040 on May 13 to .791 on July 31. And though the Braves withstood the slump for a while, they scuffled to a 23-25 record between May 26 and July 25.


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July 26, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Panic in Detroit?

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Daniel Rathman

Justin Verlander has looked mortal lately, and on Thursday he was hit hard again by the AL's worst offense.

The Thursday Takeaway
The series finale between the White Sox and Tigers may have been the league’s main attraction yesterday afternoon, drawing fans of both teams and those eager to see the pitching matchup of Justin Verlander and Jake Peavy, as well as scouts evaluating the latter for prospective trade-deadline buyers.

Peavy held serve for those eyeing his services, tossing seven-plus innings of four-run ball, over which he permitted only four hits and two walks while striking out seven. The 32-year-old’s outing might have looked better had manager Robin Ventura turned to his bullpen to begin the eighth inning. But the skipper let Peavy—whose pitch count was well into the triple digits—return to the bump, and he promptly served up a home run by Brayan Pena, the third long ball authored against him on the afternoon. With 118 pitches, 74 of them strikes, on the counter, Ventura finally took the ball from his workhorse no. 2 starter and handed it to Matt Lindstrom, who combined with closer Addison Reed to protect the 7-4 lead.


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June 5, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Can (Domonic) Brown Do Enough for You?

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Jason Collette

After a terrific May, Jason explains why owners might be wise to sell high on the Phillies' left fielder instead of simply enjoying the ride.

In his last game in the month of April, Domonic Brown earned a walk. In his first game of June, Domonic Brown earned a walk. Brown did not earn a single walk in the month of May, but fantasy owners are not complaining. Brown won Player of the Month honors in the National League, as he hit .303 in the month with a .688 slugging percentage—an outburst very few saw coming.

It was not that long ago that some wondered if Brown could maintain success with the swing he brought to the major leagues. Harold Reynolds did an excellent job breaking down that swing in late 2011:

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Ben and Sam discuss how deep a hole the Blue Jays have dug, then talk about whether it's fair for people to gloat about the Diamondbacks' decision to trade Justin Upton based on what's happened so far this season.



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April 18, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: The Uptons in April

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Zachary Levine

B.J. Upton is off to a slow start, while Justin Upton is on fire. But are they really that different from 2012?

If baseball players really are just like us—hint: they’re not; they’re way more amused by remote control cars than any of us over age seven are—then the Upton family is just like the Levine family.

Not in the sense of anything related to baseball ability or the older brother’s badass initials, but in the way time works and an age gap that tends to be neutralized.

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