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02-20

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 120 Outfielders
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Bret Sayre

02-19

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders
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Craig Goldstein

11-25

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Baseball Therapy: The Corner-Outfield Inefficiency
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Russell A. Carleton

03-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: NL Outfielders
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Derek Carty

02-15

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Minnesota Twins
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Jason Parks

02-03

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-01

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The BP Broadside: Heyward You Show the Braves the Way to the Playoffs?
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Steven Goldman

04-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Return of the Up-the-Middlemen
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Jay Jaffe

12-16

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Ahead in the Count: Home Runs, Fly Balls, and Popups
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Matt Swartz

09-17

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Ahead in the Count: High BABIPs and True Skill Level
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Matt Swartz

07-21

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Transaction Action: ALtruisms
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Christina Kahrl

04-07

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

03-31

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

03-25

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Ahead in the Count: Predicting BABIP, Part 3
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Matt Swartz

03-24

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Ahead in the Count: Predicting BABIP, Part 2
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Matt Swartz

03-23

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Ahead in the Count: Predicting BABIP, Part 1
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Matt Swartz

03-17

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

03-01

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Camp Battles: NL West
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Christina Kahrl

02-16

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Camp Battles: AL East
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Christina Kahrl

09-15

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Ahead in the Count: The BABIP Superstars
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Matt Swartz

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

02-12

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Wait 'Til Next Year: College Knowledge
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Bryan Smith

05-08

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Transaction Analysis: A Wee Quartet
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Christina Kahrl

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Rosters Review
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Christina Kahrl

02-21

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Schrodinger's Bat: Flashing Leather Down on the Farm
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Dan Fox

02-14

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Schrodinger's Bat: Wrapping it Up
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Dan Fox

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking in the New Year
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Christina Kahrl

08-08

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Player Profile: Kelly Johnson
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Marc Normandin

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

06-12

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Transaction Analysis: National League Moves
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Easts
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

04-26

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-25
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: July 8-14
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Christina Kahrl

06-23

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You Could Look It Up: Infinity Edition #4
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Steven Goldman

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 15-19
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Christina Kahrl

06-21

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Prospectus Today: Petco Party
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Joe Sheehan

08-27

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Transaction Analysis: August 19-24
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Christina Kahrl

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 7-20
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Christina Kahrl

04-24

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Breaking Balls: Impact of Outfield Defense
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Derek Zumsteg

04-17

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Breaking Balls: Infield Defense
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Derek Zumsteg

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Breaking Balls: A Closer Look at the Twins' Outfield Defense
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Derek Zumsteg

03-27

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Breaking Balls: Fly Catching
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Derek Zumsteg

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: May 16-19, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

05-13

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Transaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

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February 20, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 120 Outfielders

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Bret Sayre

A look at how the position stacks up for the long haul.

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February 19, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders

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Craig Goldstein

A look at how this position stacks up between now and 2016.

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Are teams passing up an advantage by not telling their corner outfielders to trade places based on the batter?

On Friday’s episode of Effectively Wild, listener Matt Trueblood emailed the show to ask Ben and Sam a fascinating question. Why is it that teams do not have their left and right fielders switch places more often, particularly if one of them is a better fielder than the other? We know that some players like to pull the ball, while others like to hit to the opposite field. Why not put the better fielder in the place where it’s more likely that the ball will be hit? It’s a fascinating question because there is no rule that prohibits it from happening. In the era of the infield shift, why hasn’t anyone tried this?

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March 20, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: NL Outfielders

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Derek Carty

Who should be manning the outfield slots on your fantasy team?

These are the National League outfielder rankings for 2012. Check out our previous closer, AL starting pitchers, NL starting pitchers, catcher, first base, second base, third base, and shortstop installments.

As a reminder, five-star players are generally going to be your star-level producers that will be selected within the first couple of rounds, usually worth upward of $30. Four-star players are the next step down, worth more than $20. Three stars are worth more than $10, two stars will be in the single digits, and one star will be roster-filler and late-round fliers. Of course, this is just a general guideline. While the rankings will generally follow PECOTA, I will deviate when I feel strongly that a player will over or underperform his PECOTA projection.

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After a miserable 2011 at the major-league level, will Minnesota at least see some happiness on the farm?

Prospect #1: 3B Miguel Sano
Background with Player: Industry sources
Who: Sano, who has soul-crushing power from the right-side, stands in very elite company when it comes to his raw slugging ability; scouts line up to throw 80s of the future of the tool. Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2009 for a robust $3.15 million, Sano might only have a short-season résumé, but the 18-year-old should be considered one of the top offensive prospects in the game.

In the field, Sano has very little chance of sticking on the left side of the infield. He has good athleticism for his present size and a strong arm, but the teenager is already a very large man and all signs point to him getter even larger during the maturation process. This will push his glove to right field or first base, though he has enough offensive potential to have value regardless of where or how he plays on the field.



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The future of the Giants' farm system will largely depend upon the team's most recent draft.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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How unusual is it to make the playoffs with a light-hitting outfield like that of the Braves, and have they taken the right steps to fix it?

The day the Braves reacquired outfielder Matt Diaz, pitcher Derek Lowe out-homered Atlanta’s outfielders 1-0. This was not at all a shocking development. Braves outfielders have been, as a group, among the worst in baseball this season.

Diaz, who hit .305/.353/.461 in five seasons with the Braves after being dismissed by the Rays and Royals organizations, has looked totally lost this year, hitting just .259/.303/.324 with no home runs in 100 games with the Pirates. A .335/.372/.538 hitter against southpaws with Atlanta, he has hit a mild .295/.342/.362 against them this season. League-wide, right-handed batters are slugging .406 against lefties, and have a .332 on-base percentage.

That association with the Pirates could cause any veteran to experience something resembling chronic fatigue syndrome can be taken for granted, but reeling in Diaz for the stretch drive must qualify as a desperation move; the outfielder has always been a defensive millstone, and when you have a 33-year-old bat-only player who only qualifies as offensive in the sense that the number of outs he has made causes the discerning observer to pinch his nose, he can hardly be called an upgrade—unless, that is, you’re talking about the marvel that is the Braves’ outfield.

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April 27, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Return of the Up-the-Middlemen

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Jay Jaffe

How important is a team's glove work up the middle when stacked against the offense provided?

Earlier this month, I examined the timeworn adage that a ballclub must be strong up the middle—at catcher, second base, shortstop, and center field—to win. What I found was that while the aforementioned positions are the most demanding ones defensively—they're the four at the right end of Bill James' defensive spectrum, which runs 1B-LF-RF-3B-CF-2B-SS-C—the collective defensive abilities of those players had a much lower correlation with team winning percentage than their collective offensive abilities. In other words, having good hitters up the middle is far more vital to the winning effort than having good fielders.

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Using DIPS Theory to understand a pitcher's skills.

I have always loved pitchers’ duels. One of my favorite childhood baseball memories is watching Curt Schilling throw a complete game shutout for the Phillies in a 2-0 win against the Blue Jays in Game Five of the 1993 World Series, with the Phillies facing elimination. I was only 12 years old at the time, and I did not know anything about sabermetrics, but Schilling appeared majestic as he pitched yet another brilliant start in what would become a magnificent playoff career. He only surrendered five singles that night and extended the series one more day.

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September 17, 2010 8:00 am

Ahead in the Count: High BABIPs and True Skill Level

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Matt Swartz

Look at which direction some hitters with high batting averages on balls in play are likely headed in 2011.

Last week, I discussed several pitchers who were pitching well in front of or well behind their peripherals using SIERA. This week, I will discuss several hitters who have particularly high BABIPs, and how much of that performance is skill versus luck.

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Lima Time as a standard for evaluation, reinforcing the Red Sox, the Tigers slip by an Inge, and more.

Using a pitcher's rate of SNLVAR, Kazmir's season has been a disaster of massive proportions, one that rates about 4.8 on the Keough scale, something that for the moment suits my purposes for describing starting pitcher inadequacy, using Matt Keough's appalling 1982 season as a baseline for starting pitcher-related terrors visited upon a team's unhappy fans over a full season. This isn't really especially fair of me, in that Keough doesn't hold the single-season low for a starter with 30 starts in a campaign, but 1982 was a horrifying disappointment, and the man was beaten with a regularity that made me think that he was the drum, and the entire American League was Keith Moon.

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April 7, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield

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Rob McQuown

Rob McQuown auditions for an invite into the Carlos Gonzalez Fan Club, and also breaks down the outfield situations in Oakland and Seattle for possible trade and waiver targets.

Today's review of Carlos Gonzalez may come across as a Dick Vitale-esque rave, and if so, it's due to the fact that today opened the eyes of this author as to how undervalued this fantasy monster is. Matt Schwartz may have his E-BABIP system projecting “Car-Go” to post a BABIP of just .301, but that's not going to happen. He's loaded with raw power, and benefits mightily by playing in the thin air of the Rocky Mountains, expect something more in line with his career rate of .331.

Even with this modest BABIP prediction, however, his top 10 PECOTA comparables are:

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