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03-17

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The Darkhorses: Batting Average
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-17

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Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-07

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Fantasy Team Preview: St. Louis Cardinals
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Mike Gianella

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Recap: Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2
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Ben Lindbergh

08-23

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What You Need to Know: Braun Comes Clean(er)
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Will Woods

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Chris Davis is Strong, Too
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R.J. Anderson

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: About the Home Run Matt Holliday Hit Last Night
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Ben Lindbergh

01-17

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In A Pickle: The Disunited States of America
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Jason Wojciechowski

11-07

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BP Unfiltered: Jason Bay and Evaluating This Offseason's Deals
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Sam Miller

10-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 63: The Slide Heard 'Round the World/Why Does Everyone Hate the Cardinals?/Ryan Vogelsong Rewards Bruce Bochy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 2 Recap: Giants 7, Cardinals 1
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R.J. Anderson

08-28

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 28
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Matthew Kory

06-26

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Painting the Black: Why Does Everybody Go Inside On Matt Holliday?
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R.J. Anderson

06-21

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball News is Hard
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Ben Lindbergh

04-20

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 19
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Larry Granillo

04-04

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Transaction Analysis: Second-Sack Stopgaps, and Other Opening Day Shuffles
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Ben Lindbergh

02-04

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Ahead in the Count: Revising Player Contract Valuation, Part 3
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Matt Swartz

01-06

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Transaction Action: The Holliday Rush
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Christina Kahrl

07-24

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Transaction Action: It's a Holliday Weekend
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-12

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Transaction of the Day: Taking a Holliday in the East Bay
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Christina Kahrl

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Success at Altitude
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Bryan Smith

05-16

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Player Profile: Matt Holliday
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Marc Normandin

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In the debut edition of this series, the fantasy team looks at players who could outperform their PECOTA projections in batting average.

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 finish at the top of one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall just shy of the top 10 (in the 11 to 25 range) and one longer shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. To kick things off here is a bounty of hidden treasure in the batting average department:

OUTSIDE THE TOP 10

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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.

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February 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

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Mike Gianella

The defending National League champs are replete with fantasy assets on both sides of the ball.

At the risk of pummeling home an obvious point, teams that advance to the World Series typically provide plenty of fantasy value across the board. The St. Louis Cardinals were no exception in 2013. Fifteen players provided double-digit Roto value in NL-only last year. Carlos Beltran left to join the New York Yankees, but with Matt Adams and Allen Craig already in the fold, Oscar Taveras waiting in the wings, and a handful of shrewd acquisitions, the Cards won’t miss a beat in 2014, and will once again be a good place for most of your fantasy shopping needs.

Projected Lineup

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How the Cardinals got within one win of the World Series.

Matt Holliday hit a long home run on Tuesday night. According to Home Run Tracker, it traveled 423 feet, which made it the fourth-longest homer hit since the postseason started.

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August 23, 2013 7:47 am

What You Need to Know: Braun Comes Clean(er)

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Will Woods

The suspended slugger releases a statement.

Thursday Takeaway
In what must have felt like a rehab assignment to a man of his powers, Clayton Kershaw traveled to Florida and eviscerated a bunch of—you know what? Kershaw is good. You know this. Let’s do something else…

Braun Comes Clean
Last night, disgraced Brewers slugger Ryan Braun released a statement admitting he’d taken performance-enhancing drugs and apologizing for having done so. It wasn’t the apology we’re used to—a vague, cryptic, “I’m sorry for things in my past,” like someone talking to his grandchildren from his deathbed—and it includes the uncomfortably identifiable psychological process wherein he convinces himself he’d done nothing wrong.



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The O's first baseman goes oppo on a pitch off the plate.

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Ben Lindbergh showed us the strength of Matt Holliday. Some 17 hours later Chris Davis hit a home run that begged for an examination of his strength. Take a look at this baby. At first glance it might appear as nothing more than your standard opposite-field blast. Look a closer at the location of the pitch at the point of contact:

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The scoop on of the strangest home runs you'll see hit this season.

If, like me, you switched to Cardinals-Diamondbacks after the end of Yu Darvish’s almost-perfect game against the Astros on Tuesday night, you were immediately treated to the sight of something almost as interesting:

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Four hypothetical WBC teams, Jack Cust's favorite snack, and other stuff.

It's 2013, which, as you well know, means it's time for the World Baseball Classic, which in turn means that it's time to speculate about rosters and project results and ask just how much Italian blood you need to be eligible and complain about Team Canada's weird caps and be jealous of Team Mexico's sweet sweet sweet unis. More than all that, though, here's what I'm really interested in:

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The math of free-agent analysis is simple enough, but gets overwhelmed by the reality.

There weren't many defenders of the Jason Bay deal when it happened. Bay was a very good player, coming off a 5.9-WARP season, but to justify his four-year, $66 million contract he'd need to continue to produce about four wins per year. That seemed just a bit too much for a player who was an excellent hitter but (by most metrics) lousy on defense. Maybe three wins per year, but not quite four. That's why the Red Sox had refused to offer more than four years and $60 million. Those extra $6 million that the Mets offered sure looked like an overpay. 

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Ben and Sam discuss whether Matt Holliday's takeout slide at second was against the rules and why the Cardinals are so widely disliked, then talk about how Ryan Vogelsong has rewarded the Giants for their faith during a string of bad starts.

Ben and Sam discuss whether Matt Holliday's takeout slide at second was against the rules and why the Cardinals are so widely disliked, then talk about how Ryan Vogelsong has rewarded the Giants for their faith during a string of bad starts.

Episode 63: "The Slide Heard 'Round the World/Why Does Everyone Hate the Cardinals?/Ryan Vogelsong Rewards Bruce Bochy"

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October 16, 2012 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 2 Recap: Giants 7, Cardinals 1

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R.J. Anderson

A series finds its narrative.

There’s been a lot of talk about narratives lately, mostly concerning the Yankees and identifying reasons for their struggles. By comparison, the National League Championship Series seemed almost boring. Here you had two good teams playing for a chance to win their second world title in a two- or three-year span—nothing exciting about that whatsoever. In Monday night’s Game Two, the series-defining narrative arrived.

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August 28, 2012 9:38 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 28

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Matthew Kory

The Reds have reached 100 percent playoff odds. Thirteen teams are at zero.

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