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07-18

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Circle Change: Manny Machado's Missing Hits
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Zach Crizer

04-28

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Rubbing Mud: Common Sense Beanball Control
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Matthew Trueblood

04-24

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Players Prefer Presentation: Manny Machado's Almost Beanball
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Meg Rowley

02-09

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Shortstops
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Bret Sayre

02-07

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Banjo Hitter: Age-Old Questions
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Aaron Gleeman

10-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Target Retrospective
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Wilson Karaman

07-10

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 10, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

06-22

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The Buyer's Guide: Manny Machado
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J.P. Breen

06-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 466: The Battle for Bay Area Supremacy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
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Daniel Rathman

05-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL East U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-17

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The Darkhorses: Batting Average
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-14

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Third Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

09-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 293: Manny Machado's Historical Comps/Ranking Playoff Rotations
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-24

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What You Need to Know: Monday in Playoff Implications
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Daniel Rathman

09-05

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Skewed Left: The Literal Rise of the Shortstops
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Zachary Levine

08-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: Ditch or Play Down the Stretch
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Mike Gianella

05-10

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Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Manny Machado
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Sam Miller

04-10

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Painting the Black: What's the Matter with Hicks and Machado?
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R.J. Anderson

02-28

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Baltimore Orioles
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Mike Ferrin

09-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 42: Breaking Down Baltimore's Latest Extra-Inning Win/Should Rafael Soriano Opt Out?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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The Platoon Advantage: The Year of Everything But the Shortstop
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Bill Parker

08-14

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, August 14
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Daniel Rathman

08-13

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What You Need to Know: Monday, August 13
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Daniel Rathman

08-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 17: Manny Comin'
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Rarified Air: The Top 10 Prospects in the Minors
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Jason Parks

04-26

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Baltimore Orioles
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Jason Parks

04-06

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Future Shock: Surprising Minor League Assignments
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Kevin Goldstein

11-15

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Future Shock: Baltimore Orioles Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-17

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Future Shock: Baltimore Orioles Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Third Basemen

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring.

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Ben and Sam discuss Manny Machado's injury and season, then talk about playoff rotations.

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September 24, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Monday in Playoff Implications

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Daniel Rathman

The Pirates and Reds clinch postseason appearances, Texas goes to town on the Astros, and the Orioles have an ugly night.

Defensive Play(s) of the Day
That’s right—we’re starting with the defensive play of the day, and it comes from the bottom of the ninth inning of the Pirates-Cubs game at Wrigley Field. With two away and Nate Schierholtz on first, representing the tying run, Ryan Sweeney singled to right field off of Jason Grilli. That should have put runners at the corners and brought Brian Bogusevic to the plate, but Marlon Byrd booted the ball.

Cubs third base coach David Bell saw the misplay in right-center field and decided to go all in on Schierholtz’s wheels versus Andrew McCutchen’s arm. That gamble, thanks to a fine throw from the center fielder and an outstanding relay by Justin Morneau, proved unwise.


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September 5, 2013 6:30 am

Skewed Left: The Literal Rise of the Shortstops

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Zachary Levine

Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts, and Carlos Correa could spearhead another growth spurt at a position where the players keep getting bigger.

If your Creator or your chromosomes or whatever combination of the two you deem responsible for such things didn’t make you short enough to play shortstop, then you just have to get that short yourself.

That’s Xander Bogaerts’ key to being a tall shortstop. The superb Red Sox prospect and rookie big leaguer is listed at 6’ 3”, claims 6’ 2”, and realizes that when he’s at the position, he has to act like he’s 5’ 9”.

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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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May 10, 2013 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Manny Machado

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Sam Miller

Visual confirmation that the Orioles' young third baseman is already good at baseball, and going to get better.

Last summer, when Ron Washington was asked about Mike Trout, he anticipated the questioner's tendency to overreact to hot young things: 

"He's not Willie Mays. No, he's not Willie Mays. He's a pretty good player. I think the comparisons, y'all got to stop. Let that kid play."

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Two bright, young players are struggling. Should we worry about each one to an equal extent?

Last weekend the Twins and Orioles met in Baltimore for a three-game set. Of the various subplots to come from the series—including the O's losing two more one-run games—the one with the most long-term impact could be the continued struggles of Manny Machado and Aaron Hicks, two young, gifted players with the potential to have long, glamorous careers but who are currently playing below their expectations.

Although technically no longer a rookie, Machado remains the youngest everyday player in the American League. His play last season—as a 20-year-old inserted into a postseason race—obscured this fact, save for a rough postseason. However, Machado's 6-for-30 start to the new year is bringing it back into focus. He's almost unfathomably young and that makes him a difficult player to evaluate during times of extreme play. Think of it as the Mike Trout corollary: highly skilled youth are capable of what their numbers say they are until they aren't. 

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The Orioles are confounding for projection season.

Adam Jones doesn’t like predictions. And really, if you were coming off a playoff berth, you wouldn’t like being told by someone that you’d finish last, either.

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Ben and Sam discuss the Orioles' exciting 14-inning victory over Tampa Bay, then break down Rafael Soriano's season and his upcoming opt-out decision.

Ben and Sam discuss the Orioles' exciting 14-inning victory over Tampa Bay, then break down Rafael Soriano's season and his upcoming opt-out decision.

Episode 42: "Breaking Down Baltimore's Latest Extra-Inning Win/Should Rafael Soriano Opt Out?"

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September 12, 2012 5:00 am

The Platoon Advantage: The Year of Everything But the Shortstop

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Bill Parker

Why are shortstops so bad this year, and does it mean anything for the future?

We know that positional strength comes and goes in cycles, like most other things in life. The early and mid-90s were great for first basemen and elite starting pitchers, the late 90s and early aughts for shortstops. The time since then has mostly been dominated by Albert Pujols, but it’s been pretty excellent for outfielders and second basemen, too. We can debate those classifications, I suppose, but you get the idea.

Over the last few years, though, I’d argue that the fates have shaken things out more or less evenly. In 2010, the MLB top 20 position players by WARP included at least one of every position but catcher (Joe Mauer came in at 22); in 2011, the top 12 had one at every position. The top 20 for 2012 includes 11 outfielders, three third basemen, three catchers, two second basemen, and, shockingly, just one first baseman. I’m pretty sure that each of the last three seasons has been branded the Year of the Pitcher at one point or another, but I’m not sure that’s totally justified, either; there are great pitchers, of course, but not so many or so dominant that they seem to dominate the sport.

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The Rangers and Giants will probably both be playoff teams, but two other virtual locks for October, the Yankees and Nationals, made them look bad last night.

The Monday Takeaway
According to the playoff odds as of Tuesday morning, the Rangers are virtually certain to (99.5 percent) be dancing in October, and the Giants have more than a puncher’s chance (58.4 percent). Twelve hours earlier, the Yankees and Nationals, respectively, made them look like bona fide pretenders.

In the Bronx, Ryan Dempster retired the first six Yankees he faced, allowing the Rangers offense to build a 2-0 lead. Then, someone moved batting practice to the bottom of the third inning, and Nick Swisher highlighted the five-run session with a four-run missile into the second deck. The grand slam was Swisher’s 200th career home run, but it had nothing on this 441-foot, sixth-inning blast off the bat of Eric Chavez. And, as if those two bombs weren’t enough, Derek Lowe—fresh off the scrap heap and straight into mop-up duty—needed only 44 pitches to cruise through four innings and earn his first save since 2001. A game Texas led 2-0 ended 8-2 the other way, and the Yankees surged a half-game ahead in the race for the American League’s number-one seed.


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Manny Machado has welcomed himself to the majors with huge offensive performances.

The Weekend Takeaway
Since 1970, only four players have kicked off their major-league careers by collecting at least one extra-base hit in each of their first four games. But before you start racking your brains for the answers to that bit of trivia, here’s a hint: Had I asked you the question in March, the only answer would have been Jason Bay.

During the past five months, three rookies have broken into a group that once was as exclusive as the 700-home run club. Between 1918 and Opening Day this year, only three players—Enos Slaughter (1938), Coco Laboy (1969), and Bay (2003)—accomplished the aforementioned feat. Yoenis Cespedes joined them in April. Will Middlebrooks, the only one since Slaughter to do it in five straight, got his membership card in May. And now, those five will have to make room for Manny Machado.


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