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04-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Move Along, Nothing to See Here (Probably)
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Mike Gianella

11-05

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Transaction Analysis: C-Notes By the Layers for Big Papi
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R.J. Anderson

10-22

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason in October
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R.J. Anderson

04-25

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The Platoon Advantage: What Valentine Brings to Boston
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Cee Angi

09-21

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 9/21/11
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Michael Jong

05-18

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On the Beat: The Incumbent
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John Perrotto

05-03

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
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Michael Jong

04-26

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
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Michael Jong

04-08

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

03-22

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

03-15

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Fantasy Beat: Expert Mock Draft Results
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Jason Collette

03-10

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Purpose Pitches: Day One at HoHoKam
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Christina Kahrl

02-16

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Purpose Pitches: AL NRIs to Watch
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Christina Kahrl

06-22

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
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Michael Jong

05-11

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9

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
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Michael Jong

04-13

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Transaction Action: Captive, O Captive!
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day Rosters
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John Perrotto

09-23

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Transaction Action: AL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-11

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Transaction of the Day: Double Deals
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Christina Kahrl

07-05

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Kniker Interview Transcript
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Tim Kniker

04-10

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

11-04

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The 2008 Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

11-02

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Transaction of the Day: The Jacobs Deal
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Christina Kahrl

08-09

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Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

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February 16, 2011 6:33 am

Purpose Pitches: AL NRIs to Watch

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Christina Kahrl

An assemblage of prospects, vagabonds, and tough-luck stories, but some are sure to stick.

Come the opening of every camp, there's always going to be some wiggle room for a non-roster player or two to make the club. But who has the best shot as we just get started, and/or who's worth noting for his own sake? Starting with the AL, let's look at the names you might want to note in the inevitable spring training boxscores and the equally inevitable camp rumors to come.

Baltimore Orioles
Pitcher(s): Opportunities already existed in the bullpen, but there may be more than one job to be won, especially with Alfredo Simon on the wrong side of the law and still locked up in the Dominican on an involuntary manslaughter charge. The pen could also use a second lefty better than Pedro Viola, while the rotation might need a long-relief helpmate until questions about Justin Duchscherer and Jake Arrieta are resolved (not to mention a slimmed-down Jason Berken). From among the NRIs, for situational duties Rangers castoff Clay Rapada could wind up getting taken seriously, while swing sponge Mark Hendrickson was born to absorb middle innings in lost causes or after quick hooks.


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June 22, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

A Value Picks graduate makes a return visit.

The Changes

Another week and another singular change in the Value Picks portfolio. This week, Sean Rodriguez and his hot June graduate from Value Picks, and an alumni in Mike Aviles returns to the portfolio. Rodriguez had an off week (.095/.095/.143 in 21 PA) but that did not stop ESPN owners from picking him up off the waiver wires, as his ownership skyrocketed to 41.3% of ESPN mixed leagues. However, don't think that off week was some aberration; Rodriguez AVG is due for some regression. What he can hopefully do to make up for it is take some more walks (right now, he's walking in just 3.2% of his PA) and hit for more power, two things PECOTA expects a lot of. If he is available and you need the middle infield help, he is still a solid pickup, provided you can handle the low AVG.

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May 11, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

Two players graduate and one player gets demoted from Value Picks. Michael Jong covers the new replacements.

This week, Value Picks graduates two players and demotes one, all while bringing in three fresh names in completely different situations. Cliff Pennington's usage shot up in ESPN mixed leagues, as he is now owned in 33 percent of leagues, up 17 percent from last week. As it is, he's no longer undervalued, and why should he be? His unexpected hot star finally caught fantasy players' eyes, but note that he has been in decline for the last few weeks, especially in the power categories. Chris Snyder only spent a week in this space, and it was not a pretty one. Snyder hit .154/.421/.154 during that week, with only two hits. Still, he too saw his ownership jump up to 22 percent of ESPN leagues. With Miguel Montero still not available, Snyder should provide pop and playing time at the catcher position for a little while longer. If either of these players are still available in your deeper leagues, go ahead and snatch them up. The one demotion is John Baker, who slumped through a .125/.192/.208 line in his two weeks in the Value Picks portfolio. Baker can and should regress to his norms in due time, but with limited upside in terms of both talent and playing time, Baker should take a back seat in your search for a catcher.

Entering the portfolio are two catchers in completely different scenarios. Value Picks may be a bit late to the John Jaso party, but better late than never. Jaso took the starting role for Tampa Bay when Kelly Shoppach went down with injury and has not looked back since. While that .314/.479/.486 line Jaso put up in 48 PA is a mirage, it's certainly a hot one. Jaso has been good in the minors at avoiding strikeouts (minor league career strikeout rate of 12.2 percent in eight seasons), so he will certainly strike out more than in 4.1 percent of his plate appearances. With the increase in strikeouts, that batting average will fall, though PECOTA projects an above average contact rate of 83 percent that should help keep the AVG afloat. Jaso has never shown much power, but in the Rays lineup, you do not need a whole lot of power to drive in runs. His solid, patient approach at the plate should get him on base to score runs as well, even near the bottom of the lineup. Jaso's skill set compares favorably with Shoppach, with less power and more contact ability, but the results should be similar. With the lion's share of playing time, he's a good player to have on AL-only leagues and leagues with two-catcher requirements.

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April 13, 2010 3:47 am

Transaction Action: Captive, O Captive!

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Christina Kahrl

What's the nature of this new Red menace, a KC masterpiece, and the O's get un-Bob'd.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed 2B-S Brian Roberts on the 15-day DL (abdominal strain), retroactive to 4/10; recalled 2B-R Justin Turner from Norfolk (Triple-A). [4/12]

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AL Projected Rosters

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 14 American League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members.  National League lineups are here. You can also look at the fantasy depth charts at any time to see our latest updated projections.

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September 23, 2009 8:17 pm

Transaction Action: AL Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Wrapping up a trip around the junior circuit and checking in on one of the only teams left in a playoff chase.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Released RHP Bartolo Colon. [9/16]
Activated RHP Jake Peavy from the 15-day DL. [9/19]

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July 11, 2009 11:54 am

Transaction of the Day: Double Deals

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Christina Kahrl

Don't get Frenchy with me, and if you're going to Betancourt, just take it Vegas and lose already.

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Mike Ferrin talks with Tim Kniker in a special edition of Baseball Prospectus Radio. Click to download the mp3.

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April 10, 2009 10:37 am

Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Plus the Rockies, because they got themselves an AL pitcher for their troubles.

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With the votes in, the junior circuit's slate brings us four first-time winners.

Click here for the full results of the voting.

It's time to announce the winners of the 17th annual Internet Baseball Awards. More than 1,400 baseball fans from cyberspace participated in this effort to honor those players and managers whose performance in 2008 were most deserving.

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November 2, 2008 3:04 pm

Transaction of the Day: The Jacobs Deal

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Christina Kahrl

Trading down for what you really don't need.

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August 9, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Dan Meyer and his so-called life, the Mets toss Fish on the dock, and the Bosox watch the Chisox starter duck and cover.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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