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03-24

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Player Profile: Coco Crisp
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Matt Collins

02-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 125 Outfielders
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Bret Sayre

02-17

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Outfielders
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Nick Shlain

02-13

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nomar Mazara vs. Raimel Tapia
by
J.P. Breen

02-13

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Outfielders
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Ian Lefkowitz and Jared Weiss

02-13

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14

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders
by
BP Fantasy Staff

02-12

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The Adjuster: Outfielders
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Wilson Karaman

02-12

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders
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Keith Cromer

02-12

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders (41-90)
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Craig Goldstein

02-11

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders (1-40)
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Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

02-11

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Tale of the Tape: A.J. Pollock vs. Alex Rios
by
Matt Collins

02-11

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders 31-60
by
Nick Shlain

02-11

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21

Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2016 and Beyond
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Ben Carsley

02-11

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Fantasy Infographic: Outfield
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Mauricio Rubio

02-10

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Tale of the Tape: Shin-Soo Choo vs. Yoenis Cespedes
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Ben Carsley

02-10

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Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2015
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Craig Goldstein

02-10

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Top 30 Outfielders
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J.P. Breen

02-09

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State of the Position: Outfield
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Mike Gianella

02-09

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Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

09-18

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They Hold No Quarter: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-24

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

02-21

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Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Outfielders
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Mauricio Rubio

02-21

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-21

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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
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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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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders
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Mike Gianella

02-17

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Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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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 Tiered 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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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: AL Outfielders
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Derek Carty

02-20

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Bizball: Inside the 2012 Salary Arbitration Class
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Maury Brown

11-22

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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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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
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Marc Normandin

02-25

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

10-06

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One-Hoppers: Front Six LDS Rosters
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Christina Kahrl

08-04

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Manufactured Runs: By Land, Sea, and Air
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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
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John Perrotto

12-31

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Outfielders
by
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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14

Ahead in the Count: Slugging on Balls in Play
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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
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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

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March 24, 2015 6:00 am

Player Profile: Coco Crisp

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Matt Collins

The A's outfielder isn't getting any younger, but does he still hold fantasy values?

Player Background

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February 17, 2015 9:38 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 125 Outfielders

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Bret Sayre

Stacking up the position for the long haul.

The Primer:

Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, where 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 2015 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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February 17, 2015 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: American League Outfielders

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Nick Shlain

A look at your options in the junior circuit.

While the National League has a robust and deep pool of outfielders, as Keith Cromer previewed in the NL-Only outfield landscape last week, the American League is a different story. Last year there were 23 outfielders who earned at least $20 in standard 5x5 NL-Only leagues, while there were just 16 outfielders to earn at least $20 in AL-Only. In NL-Only and especially mixed leagues, owners are afforded the comfort of the wealth of options available in the outfield. However, in AL-Only leagues, the outfield pool isn’t quite as deep.

As an avid AL-Only player myself, I’ve dealt with this outfield pool in recent years. In one of my home leagues last year, I went so far as to spend five of my first seven picks on outfielders. I was fortunate enough to have the first pick, selected Mike Trout, and grabbed Jose Bautista and Max Scherzer on the next turn. I followed that with Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Abreu, and then Kole Calhoun and Leonys Martin when it came back around. Rarely does something work out so neatly, and the trick of stacking your outfield is perhaps easier to execute in an auction, though it would take patience. The strategy was sound and remains so, as long as you trust yourself to fill out the rest of your team.

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February 13, 2015 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nomar Mazara vs. Raimel Tapia

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J.P. Breen

Is the future Ranger or the future Rockie a better bet in fantasy?

Throughout the positional coverage on Baseball Prospectus, the Tale of the Tape feature has pitted two closely ranked players in a head-to-head brawl to see which is superior. We’ve offered some big-league, as well as minor-league, bouts. This will be the latter variety, as we compare Raimel Tapia vs. Nomar Mazara to see which one should be valued higher (in a vacuum) in standard dynasty leagues.

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February 13, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Outfielders

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Ian Lefkowitz and Jared Weiss

Sizing up the position for Scoresheet formats.

Many Scoresheet leagues are on the precipice of making keeper decisions. For those who may have missed it earlier, we’ve put together a guide to keepers for your reference or dismissal, whichever you prefer.

As some public and private leagues do not require keeper lists to be submitted yet, we’ll be joining our fantasy compatriots across the positional ranks once again. Outfielders in Scoresheet have a tendency to be overvalued, as there are generally more good outfielders available in the middle or even towards the end of the draft than there are acceptable middle infielders. On the other hand, the position is stronger at the top than it’s been in years, and you may be looking to bundle some players together to trade up.

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February 13, 2015 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 year.

Previous articles in this series:

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February 12, 2015 6:00 am

The Adjuster: Outfielders

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Wilson Karaman

Examining the players at this position who see a bump or drop in value in OBP or points formats.

The state of the outfield is strong, my friends. As Mike Gianella pointed out in his look at the State of the Position on Monday, outfield accounted for nearly half of all hitting value in 2014, and the position features a strong batch of up-and-coming talent to reinforce its elite top shelf. The opportunity to run up a significant OBP cushion is of particular note in this positional grouping, as the position’s collective .321 OBP last season trailed only first basemen, and there are a lot more outfielders than there are first basemen. In an attempt to accommodate the depth of the position I’ve added a “runners up” list at the bottom of each section with some other notable names to keep in mind on top of the profiled hitters, and I’m happy to expand on any of them in the comments below.

In case you missed it, here are our tiered rankings for outfielders in standard leagues: Part I (The Top 30) and Part II (The Top 60).

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February 12, 2015 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders

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Keith Cromer

Describing your options and the optimal strategy in senior-circuit formats.

If there is one thing NL-Only fantasy owners should take away from last season as we prepare for our 2015 drafts, it is that there is no need to reach for any NL outfielder and extend past your sheet value. In a 2014 season that saw 23 NL outfielders surpass $20 in fantasy earnings in NL-Only 5x5 standard scoring formats, 2015 brings promise that total could rise with the addition of a couple of AL transplants, a handful of bounce-back candidates, as well as several young players looking to take the next step and fulfill their promise. When preparing your draft strategy in terms of constructing your offense, patience will be the key to filling out your OF spots. As we often see with this position, outfield is where most of the great fantasy value plays sit in the middle-to-late rounds for savvy players to pounce on. That should hold true yet again based on the landscape of the NL outfield pool this season.

Leading the way in earnings last year among NL outfielders were a trio of fantasy studs who brought profits in all five standard 5x5 scoring categories. Andrew McCutchen, Giancarlo Stanton, and Carlos Gomez all tallied $34 in those formats, and should be at the head of the class for targeted outfielders again in 2015. If not for late-season injuries to both McCutchen and Stanton, both had the potential to surpass $35 in earnings, a threshold no NL hitter reached last season. All three have an average NFBC ADP in the top 10, and of them, McCutchen is the surest bet to reach those earnings again.

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February 12, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders (41-90)

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Craig Goldstein

The best 50 of the rest, based on their expected fantasy value from now through the end of the 2017 season.

No sense in wasting time on an introduction, as you're here to see the ranks. This is the second half of the Three-Year Outfield Ranks that Jeff Quinton introduced yesterday:

41. Kole Calhoun
42. Dalton Pompey
43. Yasmany Tomas
44. Adam Eaton
45. Denard Span
46. A.J. Pollock
47. Charlie Blackmon
48. Lorenzo Cain
49. Avisail Garcia









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February 11, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders (1-40)

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Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

The first half of the list, stacking up the players at this position between now and the end of the 2017 season.

Previous articles in this series:

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February 11, 2015 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: A.J. Pollock vs. Alex Rios

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Matt Collins

The young Snake takes on the veteran first-year Royal.

After Ben Carsley kicked off the outfield Tale of the Tape series yesterday, I move on to the second part of the rankings, looking at a couple guys who will likely be deep league starters and standard league reserves. A.J. Pollock and Alex Rios are ranked 38 and 39, respectively, on our rankings. They are being taken in the high 100s or low 200s overall depending on your source of ADP. The former is coming off an injury-plagued season in which he only played half the year, and the latter is coming off one of the worst offensive years of his career. Feel the excitement.

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February 11, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders 31-60

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Nick Shlain

Rounding out the top 60.

The tiered rankings series continues with the second installment of our outfield rankings. This, of course, was a collaborative effort as J.P. Breen handled the top 30 outfielders yesterday.

Players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a “star” rating. Five-star players are the studs at their position. In general, they are the players who will be nabbed in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and they will fetch auction bids in excess of $30. Four-star players are a cut below the studs at the position. They will also be early-round selections, and they are 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. The positional tiers aren't simply a regurgitation of last year’s values but rather try to offer some insights into what we expect will happen in 2015.

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