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My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way
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Craig Goldstein

02-03

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Fantasy Team Preview: Cincinnati Reds
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Bret Sayre

01-29

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Overthinking It: Polling the Industry: Masahiro Tanaka in 2014
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Ben Lindbergh

06-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fast Starts and Slow Starts
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Mike Gianella

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Five Preview: Giants at Reds
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Daniel Rathman

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Recap: Giants 8, Reds 3
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Sam Miller

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Recap: Reds 5, Giants 2
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Sam Miller

06-22

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Starting Pitchers to Target
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Derek Carty

05-18

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Weekly Planner: Week Eight
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Paul Sporer

04-12

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, April 12
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Daniel Rathman

03-21

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Off-Season Moves
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Baseball Prospectus

03-01

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Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part I
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Stephani Bee and Larry Granillo

02-29

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The Lineup Card: 14 Choices for 2012 Breakout Players
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Baseball Prospectus

02-21

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Everyone's Perfect: Evaluating Risk
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Eriq Gardner

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Santa Comes Early for San Diego
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R.J. Anderson

12-19

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Winners and Losers
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Derek Carty

10-17

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Rumor Mill for 10/17/11
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Derek Carty

09-19

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego Padres
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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-08

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Under The Knife: Before there was Tommy John
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Will Carroll

07-05

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Fantasy Beat: Padres Taking It Slow With Latos
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Marc Normandin

01-16

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Future Shock: Padres Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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Which players do the BP staff expect to have breakout campaigns in the coming year?

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February 21, 2012 3:00 am

Everyone's Perfect: Evaluating Risk

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Eriq Gardner

A look at the fairly abstract concept of risk which informs our valuations on ballplayers but can often fool us

How do we arrive at an estimation of what a ballplayer is worth? It’s easy to say that we gather all the historical evidence, project our best estimate of what’s to come, and then sort. But obviously, it’s more complicated than that.

Time for a blind taste test. Here are two pitchers and PECOTA’s 2012 projection for each:

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December 19, 2011 9:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Santa Comes Early for San Diego

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R.J. Anderson

The Padres acquire Edinson Volquez and three top prospects from the Reds for Mat Latos

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December 19, 2011 9:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Winners and Losers

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Derek Carty

What are the fantasy implications of the latest roster rumbles?

This past week has been very active in terms of free-agent signings and trades, and now that some of the bigger names on the market are starting to go, we’re likely to see the rest follow suit rather quickly.

Josh Willingham | Minnesota Twins | OF | Signed as free agent
Willingham has remained on the outskirts of mainstream relevance for his entire career, beginning with the Marlins (before their ridiculous spending, media spotlight days), getting traded to the Nationals, then getting dealt to Oakland, and now finally signing with the Twins. For as little notoriety as he receives, he’s actually a pretty darn good player, both in the real world and fantasy. In fantasy, his biggest contribution is his power, despite playing most of his career in parks that have played toward pitchers or have been neutral. Target Field will continue that tradition, but because Willingham has been playing in similar parks, it won’t change his projections much; Oakland’s O.co Coliseum is actually slightly worse than Target.


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October 17, 2011 9:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Rumor Mill for 10/17/11

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Derek Carty

Checking in on C.J. Wilson, David Ortiz, Mat Latos, and more

One of the most exciting parts of the fantasy offseason is the rumor mill, hearing about who could be headed where and trying to figure out the ramifications of the rumored moves. For those in keeper leagues who are trying to sort out who deserves a spot on their roster for next season, speculating on what will happen to players and how different scenarios could play out can be a valuable exercise, especially in leagues where keeper decisions are due before spring training begins.

To that end, inspired by reader sgtvane's comment on Michael Street's article on Friday, I thought I'd make a habit of examining various rumors each week and what they would mean for the fantasy value of the player in question, as well as for the players who would be indirectly impacted. While I won't be able to tackle every rumor that makes its way onto our radar, if there's a particular one you're interested in that I haven't taken note of, feel free to let me know. I'm always open to suggestions.

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September 19, 2011 9:00 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego Padres

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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

With minimal payroll flexibility, the Padres need young players to improve quickly.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

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September 8, 2010 8:00 am

Under The Knife: Before there was Tommy John

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Will Carroll

Elbow surgery, rudimentary as it was, goes all the way back to Dazzy Vance's days.

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July 5, 2010 2:28 pm

Fantasy Beat: Padres Taking It Slow With Latos

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Marc Normandin

Mat Latos has been a stud, but he's about to get a lengthy rest.

Mat Latos has been a fantastic addition to fantasy staffs this year, but owners of him may need to formulate some kind of plan in the coming weeks to make up for his production. No, Latos isn't hurt, but he is 22-years old, and playoff race or not, is seen to be the most important pitcher in the San Diego Padres rotation for years to come. That's why general manager Jed Hoyer, in an interview with XX Sports Radio (via the ever-entertaining Gaslamp Ball) made a point of saying Latos would get an extended rest in 2010 in order to have him ready for September (and, as Padres fans are hoping, October baseball as well, though it's a bit early to start printing tickets for that).

Latos was one of our three-star pitchers heading into this year—the thinking was that he would be the ace of the Padres staff and come into his own in 2010, but he was a more important pitcher for 2011 and beyond, as far as being recognized as an ace across the league goes. While Latos struggled early thanks to giving up some home runs (he had a 6.20 ERA in April, with five homers allowed in 20 1/3 innings pitched) he has since pitched much better and, as anyone who has watched him pitch before and after can see, pitches with much more confidence in his secondary offerings now, one of the main reasons for his success. He throws offspeed and breaking pitches in fastball counts and keeps hitters off balance, and he's very efficient as well. Latos is averaging around 6 1/3 innings per start (despite  4 2/3 and 2 2/3 starts in April) and just over 98 pitches per game started.

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January 16, 2009 1:07 pm

Future Shock: Padres Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Pads will need to pray a little longer before their talent pool will begin to offer much hope.

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