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06-17

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Some Projection Left: Mike Trout Goes To College
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Christopher Crawford

05-11

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

01-18

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13

Internet Baseball Awards: Fin
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Sam Miller

11-19

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10

Rubbing Mud: Overlooking Trout
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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
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Doug Thorburn

07-07

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

06-25

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

06-18

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

04-28

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

04-08

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16

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

04-02

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

03-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 417: Baseball Banter for Opening Day
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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
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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
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-31

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

03-28

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9

My Model Portfolio: Stars and Scrubs
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Mike Gianella

03-19

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9

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth
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Mauricio Rubio

03-18

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The Darkhorses: Home Runs
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-07

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

03-03

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

02-24

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7

Rumor Roundup: Extending Trout
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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
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-14

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Rumor Roundup: Extensions Afoot?
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Daniel Rathman

02-10

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22

Fantasy Experts Mock Draft
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Paul Sporer

01-28

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

01-14

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

12-18

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

12-13

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

11-19

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Fantasy Bargains and Busts: American League Hitters
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Mike Gianella

11-15

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

11-14

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Internet Baseball Awards: AL Player of the Year
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Nick Bacarella

11-14

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42

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

11-08

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Mike Gianella

10-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part Three
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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
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Sam Miller

09-17

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15

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

09-13

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Baseball Therapy: My MVP Case for Miguel Cabrera
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Russell A. Carleton

09-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 282: Reassessing Trout vs. Harper/Top Pitchers Versus Top Position Players
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-06

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Pebble Hunting: Mike Trout vs. David Price
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Sam Miller

08-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 261: Mike Trout and Becoming the Best Ever/Chase Utley's Aging Outlook
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-17

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The Baseball Decathlon
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Bret Sayre

07-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 237: Stats That Won't Last/No-Hitters and No-Walkers/The Worst Shortstop Ever/A Pitcher Who Can Hit/The All-Bunting Team/Trading Top Prospects for Trout/Pint-Sized Power Hitters
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-10

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Sobsequy: Austin Jackson's Most Valuable Future
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Adam Sobsey

04-04

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BP Unfiltered: Mike Trout Fast
by
Sam Miller

03-18

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Pebble Hunting: Eight Predictions About Mike Trout
by
Sam Miller

03-05

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Out of Left Field: Cabrera, Trout, and the Baserunning Portion of WARP
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Matthew Kory

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Ben and Sam cover a range of topics, including Mike Trout, Hanley Ramirez, and who's hitting cleanup for the Marlins.

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Yes, I Paid for Trout

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Wilson Karaman

See how Wilson built his team after shelling out $46 for the best player in the game.

Mike Gianella recently released his latest mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Mike Trout vs. Felix Hernandez

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Sam Miller

Trout faces Felix on Opening Day. How has Hernandez attacked Trout, and how has Trout hit him so hard?

In 2011, when Mike Trout made his major-league debut, it was at home against the Seattle Mariners. In the final game of the series he had to face Felix Hernandez, and it didn’t go well. Twice he got ahead in the count but tapped back to the pitcher on 2-1 sliders. In his only other at-bat that day, he struck out looking on three consecutive pitches.

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Two Aces

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Doug Thorburn

Doug's attachment to arms shines through as he nabs David Price and Felix Hernandez to anchor his dream Roto staff.

Process:
I tend to go with something resembling the stars-and-scrubs approach, mostly because I think that it's possible to identify “scrubs” who will be productive. It's no secret that I have an attachment to arms, and I always make a point to secure a pair of aces in my fantasy leagues, whether draft or auction.

The knock against pitchers is that they always get hurt, which tends to depress their value, and the injury-risk makes it all the more important to have two top-end guys at the top of my fantasy rotation—if one gets hurt then my season is not necessarily down the drain, because ace no. 2 can carry the weight. So my staff is top-heavy, after which it's time to go dumpster-diving, and I take great joy each fantasy season in identifying the cheap pitchers who will ascend to the next level. Oh, and sucks to closers—they are way too volatile to trust in a league where rosters are locked on Opening Day, so I'll just go ahead and aim for victories in the counting stats of Ks and Ws while sacrificing saves. My calculator says that two 15s and a 1 supersede the worth of a sixth-place finish in three categories, and the draft-and-lock setup changes the game in this case.


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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

MIGUEL CABRERA NETS HUGE EXTENSION

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Sorry, other teams, he's taken: The Angels extend Mike Trout through age 28.



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March 28, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Stars and Scrubs

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Mike Gianella

Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, and...

On Friday, March 21, Mike Gianella released Version Four of his mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth

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Mauricio Rubio

The top four picks in redraft leagues are relatively clear-cut, but whom should you target if your selection is just outside that tier?

Depending on what you value, there’s a distinct separation in 12-team 5x5 draft formats when it comes to the fifth pick. Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt,and Andrew McCutchen all deserve to go in the no. 1-4 spots, and I don’t think there can be much debate on that. The big question facing owners picking fifth is a value-based one. I was handed the no. 5 pick in a home league, so let’s take a look at some of the names that I thought about taking there. (Note: I’m concentrating solely on 12-team leagues, so your mileage may vary).

Clayton Kershaw
Kershaw is a popular choice here judging by the ADPs across a few different sites. The reasons are obvious: Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball right now; he’s a good bet to help across four categories again this year; and there’s a decent amount of uncertainty with the position players who would also be the fifth-overall pick.


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March 18, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Home Runs

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the hitters who could outperform their PECOTA projections in the power department.

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 provide the top overall production in one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’ll take a look at offense this week and pitching next. Yesterday’s look at batting average is here. And, without further ado, here are some players capable of teaching Chris Davis a thing or two about hitting dingers this year:

OUTSIDE THE TOP 10

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March 7, 2014 9:26 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15

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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew tries to peg the top 15 picks and predict breakouts from later picks.

We know from Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster that since 2004, there is a 36 percent success rate in the ADP projecting the top 15. The most in any one year is seven of 15; the least is four. With that in mind, I challenged the fantasy team to try to guess the top 15. In addition to their stab at the top 15, I had them give their answers on the following:

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What the terms of Mike Trout's rumored extension tell us about Mike Trout.

Back in the summer of 2012, when it became clear that Mike Trout was doing something we had never seen from a player his age, the word of the day was “adjustments.” Yes, Trout was accomplishing amazing things, and there was little doubt that he would be a phenomenal player, probably a Hall of Famer. But his legacy—would he be a Hall of Famer like Willie Mays, or a Hall of Famer like Andre Dawson?—would come down to adjustments.

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February 24, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Extending Trout

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Daniel Rathman

The Angels try to keep Trout around, plus updates on Ervin Santana and Kendrys Morales.

Angels, Mike Trout in talks about six-year, $150 million extension
Earlier this winter, there was buzz that the Angels might approach Mike Trout about a long-term contract that would guarantee him more money up front, perhaps in exchange for an extra year or two in a Halos uniform. Now, Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan has given us a window into what such a contract might look like.


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