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03-15

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14

Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-15

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4

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Los Angeles Angels
by
Matthew Trueblood

03-08

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Players Prefer Presentation: Mike Trout Hypotheticals
by
Meg Rowley

02-21

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8

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 125 Outfielders
by
Bret Sayre

02-07

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10

Banjo Hitter: Age-Old Questions
by
Aaron Gleeman

12-19

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4

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Runs/RBI
by
George Bissell

12-06

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6

Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Hitters
by
Mike Gianella

11-22

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The 300-300 Club
by
Rob Mains

11-09

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Retrospective Player Valuation: 2016 AL Hitters
by
Mike Gianella

09-26

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Prospectus Feature: The Comp-less Mike Trout
by
Henry Druschel

06-17

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9

Some Projection Left: Mike Trout Goes To College
by
Christopher Crawford

05-11

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Some Projection Left: Ask The Industry: Trading for Trout
by
Christopher Crawford

01-18

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13

Internet Baseball Awards: Fin
by
Sam Miller

11-19

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10

Rubbing Mud: Overlooking Trout
by
Matthew Trueblood

04-02

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My Model Portfolio: Find a Way to Get Trout
by
Bret Sayre

11-10

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Raising Aces: Partners in Crime: The Long Home Runs of 2014
by
Doug Thorburn

07-07

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9

Pebble Hunting: Why Do Teams Pitch to Trout?
by
Sam Miller

06-25

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What You Need to Know: Five Hours and Counting
by
Chris Mosch

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
by
Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: Mike Trout Striking Out, Albert Pujols Plantar Update
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-08

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16

Dynasty Dynamics: AL West U25 Lists
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-02

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11

Pebble Hunting: Bonds vs. Pedro, and More Fun with Batter-Pitcher Matchups
by
Sam Miller

03-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 417: Baseball Banter for Opening Day
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Yes, I Paid for Trout
by
Wilson Karaman

03-31

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Pebble Hunting: Mike Trout vs. Felix Hernandez
by
Sam Miller

03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Two Aces
by
Doug Thorburn

03-31

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The Week in Quotes: March 24-30
by
Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-31

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9

Transaction Analysis: Angels Sign Baseball's Best Player to One of Baseball's Best Deals
by
Ben Lindbergh

03-28

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9

My Model Portfolio: Stars and Scrubs
by
Mike Gianella

03-19

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9

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth
by
Mauricio Rubio

03-18

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4

The Darkhorses: Home Runs
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
by
Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

03-03

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Pebble Hunting: Mike Trout and the Meaning of $140 Million
by
Sam Miller

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Extending Trout
by
Daniel Rathman

02-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 386: Listener Emails/Ricky Smith on Losing His Date to Derek Jeter
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-14

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Rumor Roundup: Extensions Afoot?
by
Daniel Rathman

02-10

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22

Fantasy Experts Mock Draft
by
Paul Sporer

01-28

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Pebble Hunting: Who's Faster, Mike Trout or Peter Bourjos?
by
Sam Miller

01-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 364: The All-Hypothetical Podcast
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-18

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The Lineup Card: 13 Trade Offers for Mike Trout
by
Baseball Prospectus

12-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 348: Robot GMs, Bartolo at Bat, and Other Listener Emails
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-19

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9

Fantasy Bargains and Busts: American League Hitters
by
Mike Gianella

11-15

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BP Unfiltered: Weep, Mob, For the Downballot Snub
by
Sam Miller

11-14

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8

Internet Baseball Awards: AL Player of the Year
by
Nick Bacarella

11-14

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42

Skewed Left: Why Deserving MVPs Don't Win
by
Zachary Levine

11-08

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
by
Mike Gianella

10-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part Three
by
Paul Sporer

09-30

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Regular Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-27

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Pebble Hunting: The Hypotheses That Require Revisiting
by
Sam Miller

09-17

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BP Unfiltered: Valuing the "Contender" Component of MVP Voting
by
Russell A. Carleton

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March 15, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

The draft rankings you need for the upcoming fantasy season.

For those of you who do drafts instead of auctions, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find our Top 300 rankings. These rankings are for 15-team mixed leagues using standard Rotisserie scoring and rosters. This means two catcher rosters, so if you’re drafting in a one-catcher league, you will need to adjust accordingly. One change we have made this year is that we haven’t populated the table below with the “correct” number of catchers. A 15-team league has 345 active players, so many of the catchers who will be drafted fall below this 300 player threshold.

This is the first draft ranking of two that will be published this spring. The second update will be published shortly before Opening Day.

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Mike Trout, but what else?

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If Mike Trout wasn't the Mike Trout we know, which Mike Trout would he be? (And also spiders.)

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February 21, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 125 Outfielders

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Bret Sayre

I've got my ranking shoes on and I'm ready to go.

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about outfielders for a while now (seven days and change to be exact, depending on when you are reading this) and the party continues to rage on. Yet before we rage, we shall calibrate—since rankings aren’t useful without knowing what you’re reading. The list you are about to read here presupposes a 16-team standard (read: 5x5 roto) dynasty format, in which there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever, and owners have minor-league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2016 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or -only formats.

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PECOTA helps pick the best player in baseball for every age, from Julio Urias to Bartolo Colon and all the superstars in between.

I have a vivid memory from my little league days of sitting in the dugout after practice and listening intently as a teammate read Baseball America’s rankings of the best players in the country by age. The best player on our team, who later went on to play Division I ball, was annoyed by the notion of a 13-year-old somewhere else getting so much attention for what couldn’t possibly be (he figured) superior talent. The sixth-best player on our team, who later went on to write this article, found it fascinating that there was a 13-year-old so good at baseball that they were being written about in magazines.

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December 19, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Runs/RBI

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George Bissell

These counting stats don't draw as much attention as their flashier counterparts, but they're just as important.

If you’ve been following our Fantasy Categorical Breakdown series, you’re aware that the birth of the Rob Manfred era has catalyzed a high-octane offensive environment and dramatically reshaped the fantasy landscape over just a two-year span. As league-wide home run totals continue to skyrocket, nearly a quarter of all plate appearances now end in a strikeout, and stolen bases have declined to their lowest level in decades.

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December 6, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Hitters

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Mike Gianella

The speed merchants sat atop the mixed league valuations in 2016. Should we expect more of the same in 2017?

Welcome to my fourth annual look at retrospective player valuation at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of articles examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the fifth article in a series of six. The first four articles in the series focused on NL-only and AL-only leagues. The final two posts examine mixed leagues, with this article examining hitters.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below. (If you have been reading along for the entire series, note that there are some changes for the mixed league articles).

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November 22, 2016 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: The 300-300 Club

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Rob Mains

Mike Trout belongs to a club you probably didn't know about.

Effectively Wild episode 975 was a listener e-mail show. Listener Angus asked this question:

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November 9, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: 2016 AL Hitters

1

Mike Gianella

A look at how junior-circuit bats performed relative to their draft- and auction-day price tags.

Welcome to my annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the first post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series will focus on AL-only leagues, the next two will shift their focus to NL-only, and the final two posts will examine mixed leagues.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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What happens when a player is so good so young that there are no better versions against which to compare him?

Mike Trout is unique. The meaning of that word has expanded somewhat, so that it can mean either a) generically special or b) truly one-of-a-kind, without peer or comparison. Mike Trout is the latter definition.

Trout is closing out his age-24 season--his sixth year as a major leaguer and his fifth as a full-timer--and in doing so, is closing out the best stretch of baseball by a young player, ever. Not in the modern era, or with any other qualifiers attached, by but any player. During his time in the majors, he’s accumulated 48.3 WAR by Baseball Reference’s version of the metric, more than a win greater than Ty Cobb’s 46.7 in second place and nearly a full season above Mickey Mantle’s 40.9 in third.

WARP only extends back to 1950, but Trout’s 46.6 WARP is in first place among players in that period, leading Mantle by nearly four wins. And, just for completeness, Trout also leads using FanGraphs’ fWAR, with 47.4 to Cobb’s 47.2. Nor is it only a matter of playing time; to find a player with a higher WARP per plate appearance, you need to drop the minimum PA threshold to about half a season’s worth. By basically every measure we have, Mike Trout is the best player through age 24 baseball has ever seen.

If you Google “Mike Trout Mickey Mantle” you can see a real progression over time.

From 2014: "Trout Not Quite in Mantle’s League"; "Mike Trout: The Next Mickey Mantle… or Vada Pinson?"

From 2015: "Mike Trout looking like modern Mickey Mantle"; "Mike Trout vs. Mickey Mantle"

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What would it look like if Mike Trout had honored his commitment to ECU?

One of my favorite things is revisionist history, because it gives me a chance to revise history.

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Can anyone trade for Trout using only prospects?

There are three universal truths about the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim right now.

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