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09-18

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They Hold No Quarter: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-24

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22

Fantasy Freestyle: Two Deep-League Lessons From the Preseason
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Ben Carsley

02-21

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19

Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Outfielders
by
Mauricio Rubio

02-21

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20

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders
by
BP Fantasy Staff

02-21

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7

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Outfielders
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-20

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Tale of the Tape: Yoenis Cespedes vs. Wil Myers
by
Wilson Karaman

02-18

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State of the Position: Outfielders
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Paul Sporer

02-18

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24

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Outfielders
by
Mike Gianella

02-17

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Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
by
BP Fantasy Staff

07-18

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Mid-Season Outliers
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Baseball Prospectus

03-25

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: National League Outfielders
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Mike Gianella

03-01

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part Two: 26-50
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Mike Gianella, Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

03-22

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18

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

02-20

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5

Bizball: Inside the 2012 Salary Arbitration Class
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Maury Brown

11-22

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30

Spinning Yarn: How Does Quality of Contact Relate to BABIP?
by
Mike Fast

09-01

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

07-15

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On the Beat: Invasion of the Young Arms
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John Perrotto

03-09

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15

Fantasy Focus: My Beef With Andre
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Marc Normandin

03-04

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Fantasy Focus: A Tour of the 2011 Player Forecast Manager
by
Marc Normandin

02-25

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7

Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet Draft Prep, BP Kings, and You
by
Rob McQuown

10-06

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One-Hoppers: Front Six LDS Rosters
by
Christina Kahrl

08-04

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5

Manufactured Runs: By Land, Sea, and Air
by
Colin Wyers

05-12

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

04-12

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On the Beat: The Strasburg Debut
by
John Perrotto

12-31

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Outfielders
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Jay Jaffe

11-23

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Prospectus Today: Outfield and Catcher Free Agents Review
by
Joe Sheehan

09-23

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Ahead in the Count: Slugging on Balls in Play
by
Matt Swartz

05-17

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20

Prospectus Idol Entry: Jeff Euston's Initial Entry
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Jeff Euston

12-17

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12

On the Beat: Degree of Difficulties
by
John Perrotto

11-02

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Every Given Sunday: Off-season Moves
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John Perrotto

04-18

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Fantasy Focus: Changes of Scenery, Revisited
by
Jeff Erickson

03-05

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Future Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 2
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Kevin Goldstein

02-21

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

01-31

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Schrodinger's Bat: Back to the Drawing Board
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Dan Fox

12-20

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Issue of the Day, and Ranging into the Outfield
by
Dan Fox

12-06

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Schrodinger's Bat: Defense and Alphabet Soup
by
Dan Fox

12-02

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On the Beat: Grand Ole Opry
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John Perrotto

01-08

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The Class of 2007
by
Jay Jaffe

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Roster Reviews
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Christina Kahrl

06-02

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Future Shock: NL Draft Preview
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Kevin Goldstein

03-15

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Nine
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Rany Jazayerli

03-15

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Future Shock: Taking A Step Back, Part Two
by
Kevin Goldstein

09-21

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Transaction Analysis: September 14-20
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Christina Kahrl

03-30

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Teams: A Critical Guide: Preseason Edition
by
Steven Goldman

01-06

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The Class of 2004
by
Jay Jaffe

03-27

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Breaking Balls: Fly Catching
by
Derek Zumsteg

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: May 16-19, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-08

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Larry Walker and the Hall of Fame
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John Brattain

07-18

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Burroughs Hypothesis
by
Rany Jazayerli

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September 18, 2014 9:51 am

They Hold No Quarter: Outfielders

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BP Fantasy Staff

These players aren't widely owned, but they might be useful fliers for keeper-league owners looking ahead to 2015.

If there’s anything we love more than baseball around here on the fantasy staff, it’s collaborating with each other. So, at the behest of myself, we’re going to be doing one final group series of the year to close out the last seven weeks of the season. For this series, we will each select one player who is below 25 percent owned in either ESPN or Yahoo! leagues who could be someone to consider grabbing before the end of the season with an eye towards a keeper spot. Now, given the depth we’re dealing with here, these recommendations are not for owners who can keep five or seven players from season-to-season—it’s more for those of you who play in leagues where keepers take up more than half of your roster (and possibly more, in the case of some recommendations contained within). —Bret

Oswaldo Arcia, Minnesota Twins
“Arcia’s slash line doesn’t look pretty, but it belies two important factors: (1) He owns a .249/.324/.520 slash line against righties with a .271 ISO, and (2) only three hitters have connected with as many home runs as Arcia, 13, in the second half of the season. Furthermore, to illustrate his legit power, his average batted-ball distance ranks 50th in baseball. He has limitations to his overall profile, but if you’re a fantasy owner who can utilize the platoon advantage, he’s a great source for power. Also, I’m not convinced he’s useless against lefties. He just hasn’t shown it to this point and needs to develop that part of his game. I was huge on Arcia coming into the 2014 season. That will continue heading into the 2015 campaign.” —J.P. Breen


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March 24, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Two Deep-League Lessons From the Preseason

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Ben Carsley

With several deep-league drafts under his belt, Ben shares a couple of the things he's learned so far this spring.

Ah, deep leagues. They test your knowledge and patience, your ability to follow a draft strategy and your sanity, as injuries always tend to ebb away at the weakest spot of your rosters. As 18- and 20-team leagues continue to become more popular, it's worth looking at some unique strategies that don't apply to shallower leagues, but can give you a decided advantage when you're in a league that goes 500-800 players deep.

I'm lucky/stupid enough to participate in several uber-deep leagues of both the redraft and keeper variety, and the more I play in said leagues, the more I grow to appreciate them over their shallower counterparts. The deeper the rosters go the more knowledge is required to succeed and the more victory has to do with skill and not luck.

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February 21, 2014 6:00 am

Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Outfielders

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Mauricio Rubio

A visual breakdown of the stat categories in which the players at this position can help your team.

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February 21, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring.

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February 21, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Outfielders

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

Ranking the players at this position for Scoresheet leagues.

It is outfield week here at BP, so we are chiming in with a look at the position from a Scoresheet perspective. In this article you’ll find our rankings along with thoughts on strategy for the position and deeper dives into specific players. Don’t miss the podcast for more thoughts on the position. And, as always, feel free to contact us via email, Twitter, or comments on this article for any questions you might have.

Here are our rankings:

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February 20, 2014 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Yoenis Cespedes vs. Wil Myers

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Wilson Karaman

Which of these two high-ceiling outfielders should you target this spring?

In today’s “Tale of the Tape,” we’ll take a gander at a couple of American League sluggers and see if we can shed some light on what looks to be a very tough decision for fantasy owners. Should you be more willing to invest in a bounce-back season by 2012’s would-be AL Rookie of the Year (non-Mike Trout division), Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes? Or is it a better bet to bank on a breakout first full season from the current reigning AL Rookie of the Year, Tampa Bay’s Wil Myers?

Cespedes burst onto the scene in his stateside debut two years ago with a scorching .311 TAv as an already-in-his-prime rookie, flashing 30/20 potential and solid on-base skills despite some issues with nagging injuries. Last season was a different story, though, as nearly everything in his offensive profile took several steps in the wrong direction and he again battled the injury bug, declining to a .275 TAv that returned just the 43rd-highest value among outfielders. Meanwhile, Tampa was quick to enjoy the spoils of last off-season’s infamous trade of James Shields that netted them the BP 101’s no. 7 prospect in all of baseball from Kansas City. Following a mid-June promotion Myers raked to the tune of a .296 TAv, and he looks poised to anchor the middle of the Rays lineup alongside Evan Longoria for a very, very long time. Both rate as three star options for 2014 according to Mike Gianella’s impressively exhaustive look at the outfield position, with Myers holding a nominal seven-spot advantage on the list. The two are currently going back-to-back in the middle of the fifth round of standard NFBC drafts (67th and 68th overall), and PECOTA projects nearly identical lines for the two (.260/.326/.454 for Myers vs. .261/.322/.457 for Cespedes). So let’s check these guys out and see if there might be a lil’ bit more upside with one of them for fantasy owners to gamble on.

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February 18, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Outfielders

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Paul Sporer

The present talent pool at this position is deceptively shallow, but the future looks bright.

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February 18, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Outfielders

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Mike Gianella

Mike Trout is head and shoulders above the competition, but he's not alone in our top tier.

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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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July 18, 2013 6:06 am

Mid-Season Outliers

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Baseball Prospectus

Summing up the seasons of some of the outfielders who've surprised so far.

Over the All-Star break, we'll be highlighting some of the players who've overperformed or underperformed their projections during the first half by imagining what we might write about them if the Baseball Prospectus annual were updated today.

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March 25, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: National League Outfielders

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Mike Gianella

A three-man top tier stands a cut above the rest, but there are five-category contributors as low as tier three.

Today we continue our positional tier rankings. Last offseason, Derek Carty tackled the tiers by himself; this spring, we've decided to attack them as a team. Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by the number of stars.

Five-star players are the studs at their respective position. In general, they are the players that will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they'll fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be earl- round selections, and they're projected to be worth more than $20 in most cases. Three-star players are the last tier in which players are projected to provide double-digit dollar value in auctions, and two-star players are projected to earn single digits in dollar value in auctions. One-star players are late round sleepers and roster placeholders. As was the case with our positional rankings series, the positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of the projected PECOTA values.

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The second half of our outfield rankings takes you from Carl Crawford through Chris Davis.

The Baseball Prospectus fantasy team has been rolling out its positional rankings over the past couple of weeks, and will conclude the process next week. Each team member assigned to cover a position will create an initial top 15 (more for outfielders and starting pitchers) on his own. He will then send that list to the rest of the team for discussion, at which point we will debate the rankings, both in terms of each player’s specific placement and the merits on which he was included in the top 15. This back-and-forth debate will yield the final list, which will be presented by the original author with notes on the pertinent players. We encourage you to bring your opinions into the fray using the comment section below.

Today, we continue the rankings with the second half of our outfielders list, featuring the players ranked 26-50. We released our top 25 outfielders on Wednesday, and you can view that article here.

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