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03-14

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Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition
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Mike Gianella

10-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: 10 Bold Predictions
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Bret Sayre

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves
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Mike Gianella

08-05

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8

Fantasy Freestyle: Ditch or Play Down the Stretch
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Mike Gianella

07-02

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The Stash List: Remembering the Medlen Effect
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Bret Sayre

05-31

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24

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10
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Paul Sporer

12-21

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The Keeper Reaper: Starters for 12/21/12
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Paul Sporer

12-13

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5

In A Pickle: Winners and Losers of Winning and Losing
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Jason Wojciechowski

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap: Cardinals 6, Braves 3
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R.J. Anderson

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: National League Wild Card Game (UPDATED)
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R.J. Anderson

08-29

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29

Overthinking It: What Stephen Strasburg's Season Could Have Looked Like
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Ben Lindbergh

06-21

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, June 21
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Daniel Rathman

03-14

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Team Injury Projection: Atlanta Braves
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

02-08

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44

Future Shock: Atlanta Braves Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-02

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

06-25

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

06-18

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

06-11

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

06-04

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

05-28

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

11-07

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Future Shock: Braves Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-22

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Future Shock: Monday Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

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March 14, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition

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Mike Gianella

In advance of his foray into Tout Wars, Mike explains how he'd adjust his values for OBP leagues and unveils this week's update.

In eight days, I’ll be participating in my fifth Tout Wars expert league auction (on the National League side of the fence). However, this will be the first year we will be using on-base percentage—instead of batting average—as a category.

The attached spreadsheet offers my adjusted bid values for on base percentage leagues. More than the changes, what will probably jump out to readers is how few players’ values changed in both leagues. Forty-five NL hitters saw a change in value, while 38 AL hitters were moved up or down. Given that 125 AL hitters and 118 NL hitters saw a value change of $1 or more in 2013, shouldn’t there be more fluctuation in my bid limits for OBP?

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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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October 3, 2013 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves

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Mike Gianella

Clayton Kershaw had a 1.83 ERA for the season, but Kris Medlen had a 1.00 ERA in September; those two are set to duel in the opener at Turner Field.

The Braves and Dodgers both cruised to division titles in the NL East and NL West, respectively, and will square off in this year’s National League Division Series. Here is a look at the PECOTA odds and projected lineups for Game One.

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August 5, 2013 6:18 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Ditch or Play Down the Stretch

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Mike Gianella

Mike runs down 10 players who have hurt their fantasy owners in recent weeks and explains whether you should ride out their ruts or cut bait.

If you’re in an NL- or AL-only league, your bed is made with all of the big-ticket items on your roster. Starlin Castro might be a disappointment, but at this point he’s your disappointment. You’re not going to cut him for a back-up middle infielder in the free agent pool who is going to get three to five at-bats a week.

In mixed leagues, however, these are the types of players you have to make choices on down the stretch. A number of mixed leaguers have already cut the cord with Castro. However, there are other players who might be worthy of tossing off of your roster, or at least keeping on reserve for the time being. Below are a handful of players who are slumping yet mostly owned in mixed leagues. Should you hang on or try to find better stats elsewhere?

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July 2, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: Remembering the Medlen Effect

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Bret Sayre

If you have any doubts about the merits of stashing players this late in the season, just think back to Kris Medlen's run last summer and read on for the latest rankings.

We’re halfway through the season now, and the Stash List has gone through a large transformation since it began two-and-a-half months ago. Gone are the elite prospects who were awaiting roster spots and/or the Super Two deadline to pass. Gone are most of the players who began the season on the disabled list—either because they have come back and been successful, like early Stash List favorite Francisco Liriano, or they are one of the seemingly many players unable to make it back onto the field, like Corey Hart or Ryan Madson.

But if you think that stashing has become a feeble exercise at this point in the season, it only takes a very short memory to see why there is plenty of incentive to do so. At this point in 2012, Kris Medlen was still lingering in the Braves’ bullpen awaiting a chance to move back into the starting rotation. In fact, he wouldn’t make his first start for Atlanta until the last day of July—and I don’t need to remind you how that story ends.

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May 31, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10

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Paul Sporer

Paul helps you decide which two-start pitchers are worth using this week and which ones you should avoid.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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December 21, 2012 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Starters for 12/21/12

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Paul Sporer

Surprises and disappointments from 2012 are covered in this week's Reaper.

Kris Medlen | Atlanta Braves
Shallow (30 keepers): No
Medium (60 keepers): No
Deep (90 keepers): Fringe
NL-only (60 keepers): Yes
Super Deep (200 keepers): Yes

Let’s focus for a minute. We are talking about 12 starts. At least with breakout stars like Chris Sale and Wade Miley it was a full season of work; both topped 190 innings. Medlen threw 138 in all, just 84 of which came as a starter. Mind you, they were an elite 84 innings, but that doesn’t mean you start relying on him as you would a Jake Peavy or James Shields, let alone a Justin Verlander or Clayton Kershaw. The equation changes when we get into auction leagues because he is almost assuredly a cheap asset, but for the purposes of our exercise here, we’re talking straight draft where there aren’t differing costs.






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December 13, 2012 9:16 am

In A Pickle: Winners and Losers of Winning and Losing

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Jason Wojciechowski

Jason looks at a particular class of outliers among this year's pitchers.

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The first play-in game ever will be remembered more for the umpires than for who won.

In an unfortunate turn of events, the first-ever Wild Card Game, and official 2012 postseason opener, will be known for an umpire’s call rather than the competitive and exciting play between two good teams.

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October 5, 2012 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: National League Wild Card Game (UPDATED)

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R.J. Anderson

The Cardinals play the Braves in Atlanta for a spot in the Division Series

The last time the Cardinals met the Braves in the postseason, in 2000, St. Louis swept a three-game series by outscoring Atlanta 24-10. Only six players from that series remain active and two, Rafael Furcal and Chipper Jones, will attend this one. Fresher on the minds of both squads and their fans is what happened last year, when the Cardinals made a late-season surge and stole away the Braves’ postseason ticket on the season’s final night. Consider this Atlanta’s opportunity for revenge.

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If the Nationals had handled their ace's innings limit a little more like the Braves massaged Kris Medlen's, they might not be facing a Strasless October.

WARNING: Here there be hindsight.

We can’t say Mike Rizzo didn’t warn us. “There’s not going to be a whole lot of tinkering done,” he said. “We’re going to run him out there until his innings are done.” That was on February 20th, the earliest reference by Rizzo I can find to any specific plan for limiting Stephen Strasburg’s workload. We knew then that the Nats weren’t going to get creative: they were going to pitch Strasburg like any other starter until he was fresh out of innings. What we didn’t know then (and what we still don’t really know now), is when that would be. For months, everyone assumed Strasburg would go into storage after 160 innings. Why 160? As far as I can tell, the 160 meme began innocently enough, with this sentence from an mlb.com article by Bill Ladson on February 19th: “He is expected to throw 160 innings, the same number his teammate Jordan Zimmermann threw last year after coming off elbow reconstruction.” Expected by whom? The article didn’t say. Certainly not by the Nationals. But before long, 160 was ubiquitous, and usually attributed to the team. By the time Rizzo denied the number had come from him in an article at BP in April, it was already accepted as fact.

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Brandon Beachy's impending Tommy John surgery is the latest reminder that a team can never have enough pitching.

The Wednesday Takeaway
In the latest reminder that you can never have too much pitching depth, the Braves have lost Brandon Beachy for the rest of the 2012 season, after a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews revealed that the righty will need Tommy John surgery.

Fredi Gonzalez began the year with a strong group of starters—even with Tim Hudson on the disabled list—and plenty of possible reinforcements. When Jair Jurrjens coughed up five home runs and 10 walks in his first four starts, Atlanta had the luxury of sending him down, because Hudson was finally healthy and Randall Delgado was emerging as a reliable rotation piece.


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