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Will Carroll is back with his industry-standard Team Health Reports. For eight years now, Will has kicked off the baseball season with a roster-by-roster evaluation of every regular in the majors, assigning them a color-coded grade based on his proprietary system for determining injury risk. Read by fantasy leaguers and major-league GMs alike, the Team Health Reports are the most comprehensive and well-researched look at injury risk you'll find, and they're exclusively at Baseball Prospectus.

Will Carroll is back with his industry-standard Team Health Reports. For eight years now, Will has kicked off the baseball season with a roster-by-roster evaluation of every regular in the majors, assigning them a color-coded grade based on his proprietary system for determining injury risk. Read by fantasy leaguers and major-league GMs alike, the Team Health Reports are the most comprehensive and well-researched look at injury risk you'll find, and they're exclusively at Baseball Prospectus.

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04-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: Searching for Value in Contract Clauses
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Mike Gianella

05-03

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4

Resident Fantasy Genius: Scouting the Twins' Closer Situation
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Derek Carty

01-26

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17

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Closer Carousel
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Derek Carty

12-30

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16

Fantasy Beat: Closers in Waiting
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Jason Collette

12-08

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11

Resident Fantasy Genius: New Fish in the Sea
by
Derek Carty

12-06

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4

Transaction Analysis: Cappsing Things Off
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R.J. Anderson

06-09

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9

Value Picks: Relievers
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Mike Petriello

04-21

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4

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
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Mike Petriello

04-14

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15

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
by
Mike Petriello

04-07

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
by
Mike Petriello

04-01

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2

On the Beat: Two Twins Are Better Than One
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John Perrotto

02-21

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21

Fantasy Focus: Closer Rankings
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Mike Petriello

02-03

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14

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
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Mike Petriello

10-06

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2

Playoff Prospectus: Home Sweet Dome No More
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Brandon Warne

10-05

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19

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. Yankees
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Jay Jaffe

07-30

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2

Transaction Action: The National Redistribution Effort
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-14

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All-Star Game: McCann is The Man
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John Perrotto

07-09

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11

All-Star Discontents
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Christina Kahrl

06-10

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Petriello

05-25

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6

Changing Speeds: Bounceback Pitchers
by
Ken Funck

04-01

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37

BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day Rosters
by
John Perrotto

03-21

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13

Fantasy Focus: Depth Chart/PFM Update, Part 2
by
Clay Davenport

03-18

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4

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
by
Lee Panas

03-16

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Transaction Action: Lefty-less and Zedliness
by
Christina Kahrl

02-08

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21

Team Health Reports: Washington Nationals
by
Will Carroll

01-06

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Transaction Action: The Holliday Rush
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Christina Kahrl

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: NL Action
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Christina Kahrl

12-14

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The Week in Quotes: December 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

03-16

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Fantasy Beat: Closers
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Marc Normandin

02-11

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Team Health Reports: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Brad Wochomurka

07-25

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Under The Knife: Not a Wrap
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Will Carroll

07-11

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Fantasy Focus: Closer Attrition
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Jeff Erickson

07-06

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Every Given Sunday: One Man's Teams
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John Perrotto

09-18

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Your 2010 Pirates
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Bryan Smith

05-24

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Schrodinger's Bat: Batter Versus Pitcher, Gameday Style
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Dan Fox

03-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-16
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Christina Kahrl

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Everyone wants to know whether or not phenom Stephen Strasburg will be able to avoid arm injuries.

The Summary: Washington is kind of the Evil Spock of consistency to Toronto's comparative randomness when it comes to injuries. That's because no team has been more injured than the Nats, despite being in different cities, stadiums, and training rooms, despite different GMs and front offices, and with a succession of trainers. The tide of DL days has broken past the sandbags every year, leaving the already short-handed team even more shorthanded. The Nats are also one of the only teams not to see any sort of positive bump from moving into a new stadium. Equipped with more money, better facilities, and starting to acquire talent, there should be a reduction, but it hasn't shown up yet. If the team stays at the bottom of the rankings for a fifth straight year, we're going to have to get a live chicken involved.

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January 6, 2010 8:12 pm

Transaction Action: The Holliday Rush

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Christina Kahrl

The big bird on the free-agent market returns to the coop and several notable deals are finalized.

ATLANTA BRAVES
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Signed 1B/3B-R Troy Glaus to a one-year, $1.75 million base contract. [1/5]

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December 15, 2009 2:24 pm

Transaction Analysis: NL Action

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Christina Kahrl

Trades, signings, and the results of the non-tender deadline have highlighted recent moves around the senior circuit.

IN THIS ISSUE

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart
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Agreed to terms with INF-S Augie Ojeda ($825,00) and RHP Blaine Boyer ($750,000) on one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration; non-tendered 1B-L Josh Whitesell. [12/12]

ATLANTA BRAVES
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Traded RHP Rafael Soriano to the Rays for RHP Jesse Chavez. [12/11]
Agreed to terms with OF-R Matt Diaz on a one-year, $2.55 million contract, avoiding arbitration; non-tendered 2B-L Kelly Johnson and OF-L Ryan Church. [12/12]

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The notable quotables from the week that was.

NOT THE FIRST OR THE LAST TIME JOSH BYRNES WILL MAKE THEO EPSTEIN CRY

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March 16, 2009 11:43 am

Fantasy Beat: Closers

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Marc Normandin

Late-inning stoppers can be one of the most high-risk positions you need to fill when building your team.

Now that we've finished with the starting pitchers and the positional players, it's time to rank the closers. There are a few teams that haven't finalized their closer role yet, and in those cases I took the candidate that is most likely to secure the job, rather than listing all of them. The number of saves a closer might get was obviously a big factor, but just as with starting pitchers, ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts have a great deal of influence on the rankings. Luckily, there seems to be a good number of closers this year who are capable of helping you on all fronts, based on PECOTA's projections.

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February 11, 2009 11:14 am

Team Health Reports: Pittsburgh Pirates

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Brad Wochomurka

Getting Gorzo going might be the biggest challenge, but the Pirates' training staff has a track record for turnarounds.

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July 25, 2008 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Not a Wrap

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Will Carroll

The Yankees wait and hope, the Cardinals are un-armed and desperate after a Brewer sweep, and Atlanta faces crunch time.

Normally on Friday we do the UTK Wrap, a review of the week's injuries that's published both here at BP.com and at SI.com, but with this week's Free Preview there's no real need for a review. Everything's been out in the open, letting subscribers and non-subscribers take a look at what we do all year long here at BP.com. So for a little bit of a change, we'll do a 'normal' UTK here, and take a look around the league at the injuries that are affecting your favorite teams, as well as your fantasy rosters. I'll toss Injury Cost in today, the Wrap's extra statistic, since the more I work with it, the more I feel like it's the most accurate description of value lost. I'd love to have a measure that worked in runs or wins rather than dollars, but while we have a system that works in retrospect, no one has yet developed one that works contemporaneously. On to the injuries:

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July 11, 2008 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Closer Attrition

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Jeff Erickson

Closers, closers everywhere, on your teams and in your hair!

Part of my recent conversation with Yahoo's Scott Pianowski centered on closers, and in particular on how, prior to the last week or two, there's seemingly been relatively little closer attrition this season. Usually we can count on 12 to 15 teams changing their closers in a given season, either due to injury or poor performance, and for many of those changes to become permanent. It's one of the ways we can justify discounting their price in our preseason dollar valuations, and at the draft table. If saves are a category that you can capture in part by being active on the waiver wire, then by all means, don't overpay for these one-trick ponies.

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July 6, 2008 12:00 am

Every Given Sunday: One Man's Teams

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John Perrotto

Picking all 64 All-Stars, plus news and notes from around the major leagues.

The All-Star Game is still nine days away, but this year's event is already on the verge of becoming the most-hyped Midsummer Classic ever. The game will be played at Yankee Stadium in the Yankees' last season in the venerable Bronx ballpark. Major League Baseball and the Yankees plan to boost the event's memorability factor by bringing in more than three dozen Hall of Famers for a dizzying array of events and ceremonies.

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September 18, 2007 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Your 2010 Pirates

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Bryan Smith

While some candidates are shying away from the mess in Pittsburgh, the open General Manager position is much more desirable than it appears.

In his most recent BP chat, Pirates beat writer John Perrotto noted that White Sox executive Rick Hahn opted against interviewing with the Pirates. I would guess Hahn is not alone in expressing this sentiment, and while we can't know any one person's reasons for passing on a job opportunity, it's impossible to imagine that the depressed health of baseball in Pittsburgh didn't have anything to do with Hahn's decision.

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Evaluating the strike zone, the umpires, and some large-scale issues with a tremendous new tool.

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
--Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, said by the King to the White Rabbit


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Teams continue to clean house, scattering Quad-A players in all directions in preparation for the stretch run of Spring Training.

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