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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
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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 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
by
Derek Carty

02-20

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5

Bizball: Inside the 2012 Salary Arbitration Class
by
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?
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Steven Goldman

07-15

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14

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
by
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
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Christina Kahrl

08-04

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5

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
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
by
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
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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
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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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March 22, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: AL Outfielders

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Derek Carty

Who are the best guys to man the trio of outfield spots in the American League?

These are the American League outfielder rankings for 2012. Check out our previous closer, AL starting pitchers, NL starting pitchers, catcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, and NL outfielder 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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February 20, 2012 3:00 am

Bizball: Inside the 2012 Salary Arbitration Class

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Maury Brown

Taking a deeper look at the players who went through (or threatened to go through) the arbitration process this winter

Salary arbitration is a funny thing. In an era when club owners and COOs are more honed in on cost certainty with contracts than ever, few clubs fully know what player payroll for the upcoming season will be until approximately a month and a half before the season begins. Until each player has reached a contract or gone to hearing in the salary arbitration process, you don’t know what each player will ultimately be paid.

This year, I went diving deeper than ever before in salary arbitration, and for the time, I am making all my data for the 2012 salary arbitration season available for download. Here’s the details, plus an explanation as to why the increases, while large, shouldn’t be too surprising on a certain level.

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Mike continues his investigation of HITf/x data to glean more insights into whether pitchers can prevent hits on balls in play.

In the first part of this study, I used detailed batted ball speed information from HITf/x to examine the degree of skill that batters and pitchers had in quality of contact made or allowed. Here, I will look deeper into the question of why some batted balls fall for hits and others do not.

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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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A wave of talented 27-and-under arms has crested in the majors, suppressing run-scoring and prompting questions about where and how it originated.

The cry around the major leagues at the turn of the millennium and well into the beginning of the 2000s was that there was not enough quality pitching to fill 30 rosters. The lack of pitching, some people inside the game claimed, was as much the reason that scoring had risen to record levels as was the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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March 9, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Focus: My Beef With Andre

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Marc Normandin

Fantasy players who are drafting Andre Ethier early and often should be prepared for disappointment.

Andre Ethier is a fine player, one of the more productive outfielders in the game. But that's in the real world. 

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The PFM has gotten a serious overhaul. We tell you what's shiny, what's new, and why you should care.

Every spring since launching the Player Forecast Manager, we at Baseball Prospectus have tried to improve it to make it more useful for our subscribers. The PFM, for those who haven't tried it, is a tool that uses our Depth Chart projections to create player values for use in fantasy baseball drafts. It's popular among our users—enough that its use has occasionally bogged the entire site down in the past—but its potential has still not been fully realized.

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February 25, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet Draft Prep, BP Kings, and You

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Rob McQuown

Rob uses the recent direction of the BP Kings Scoresheet draft to discuss the value of outfielders and platoons.

 Making one pick every day and a half is, how shall I say, not exactly rollicking fun.

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The first half-dozen rosters for the LDS round.

Phillies Roster

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Looking at defense on the mound and in the outfield.

Last week, I began to lay out the foundations for evaluating a player’s defensive contributions without relying on subjective evaluations. Let’s try to move along and at least finish up with the basics, and maybe find some areas where we can improve upon later.

As a reminder—all leaderboards are being presented from 1952 onward. For players preceding the Retrosheet play-by-play era, this technique is sadly not usable. At a later date, we’ll look at adapting what this teaches us to a non play-by-play defensive metric.

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May 12, 2010 10:30 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield

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Rob McQuown

Rob McQuown looks at Value Pick outfielders with 3 newcomers this week replacing a graduation and two disappointments.

Welcome to the List: Not to say that drawing the Outfielders straw in this “Hot Spots” series is limiting, but in there are exactly 11 players rated in the outfield who have between 5% and 20% ownership in ESPN leagues. And it's sort of an odd situation, since CBS Sportsline shows players who are no-brainers at this point like Brett Gardner [ed - a reader pointed out a typo here] and Josh Willingham and Andruw Jones, as being owned in 80% or less of leagues. Just a heads up that there are likely to be more situational plays amongst Outfielders than for other positions, so reading the “fine print” is indicated.

Taking a cue from the Sportsline owners, AA slugger Mike Stanton joins the Value List this week. Obviously, if you don't have bench spots, he's not much use, but he seems to have compensated adequately for the high strikeout rate, and while reading Kevin Goldstein's take is indicated for more in-depth analysis, suffice it to say that he's going to hit homers at any level in any park. He's here in large part due to the struggles of the other Florida outfielders:

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April 12, 2010 6:34 am

On the Beat: The Strasburg Debut

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John Perrotto

The Nationals' top prospect and last year's No. 1 draft pick shows he is extremely talented but needs a little polish along with other notes from around the major leagues.

Randy Tomlin, with his boyish face and soft-spoken nature, might not conjure visions of a grizzled baseball man until he removes his cap to reveal a bald pate. The 43-year-old, though, pitched in the 1991 and 1992 National League Championship Series with the Pirates and has extensive experience as a college and professional pitching coach. As a lefty who got by with deception and a killer changeup in lieu of pure stuff, he is well qualified to teach pitching.

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