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06-27

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
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Mike Gianella

06-06

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 10
by
Mike Gianella

06-02

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The Stash List: Ninth Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

05-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: So About That Nick Castellanos Breakout
by
Wilson Karaman

05-19

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Prospectus Feature: It Finally Clicks for Aaron Hicks
by
David Brown

04-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: I’m Very Nervous
by
Mike Gianella

04-29

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Baseball Therapy: On the Evolution of the Patient Hitter
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Russell A. Carleton

04-25

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Skewed Left: The New, Just-as-Good Joey Votto
by
Zachary Levine

04-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Startlingly Selective Yuniesky Betancourt
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Ben Lindbergh

10-23

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BP Unfiltered: Dominican Players and Plate Discipline: Additional Data
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Ben Lindbergh

10-23

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Finding a Way to Walk off the Island
by
Jorge Arangure Jr.

07-03

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/3/12
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Michael Street

05-11

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Pebble Hunting: No Fastballs for Emilio
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Sam Miller

04-12

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Inside The Park Blog: An Unlikely Encounter
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Bradford Doolittle

04-01

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Fantasy Beat: Three Tips for Surviving April
by
Jason Collette

02-02

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Fantasy Beat: The Constant Gardner
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Craig Brown

07-12

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

10-16

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Player Profile: Kendry Morales
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Marc Normandin

09-18

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Player Profile: Nelson Cruz
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Marc Normandin

02-23

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Fantasy Beat: Catchers
by
Marc Normandin

11-14

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Player Profile: Carlos Quentin
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Marc Normandin and Eric Seidman

09-23

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Player Profile: Ryan Howard
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Marc Normandin and Eric Seidman

01-22

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Wait 'Til Next Year: The College All-Talent Team
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Bryan Smith

10-16

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Wait 'Til Next Year: On the Cusp of a Decision
by
Bryan Smith

08-07

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Minor League Leadoff Hitters, Ranked
by
Bryan Smith

05-23

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Player Profile: John Buck
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Marc Normandin

04-26

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Fantasy Focus: Cutting Bait
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Jeff Erickson

02-22

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The Blue Jays' Lineup
by
John Brattain

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May 11, 2012 4:05 am

Pebble Hunting: No Fastballs for Emilio

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Sam Miller

If Emilio Bonifacio can't hit for power, why are pitchers walking him so often?

On Wednesday, Albert Pujols Emilio Bonifacio finally got his first extra-base hit of the season. It was his 138th plate appearance, which is fortunate, in that it kept him from matching Juan Pierre (144 plate appearances, 2010) for the longest such streak to start a season during this century.

Reporter: Did you know you just matched a record set by Pierre?
Bonifacio: Wow! Awesome!
Bonifacio: Oh, Juan Pierre?
Bonifacio: Oh ok
Bonifacio: This is a trick, right?
Reporter: Yes.
Bonifacio: Juan Pierre.







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On teaching patience, a nice old lady and a hilarious inning to a near-gem.

CHICAGO—One-four-four-five-four-one. No, that's not a Tommy Tutone update, it's the game-by-game run totals for the Cubs in their first six outings of the season. They broke out with eight runs off Milwaukee ace Zack Greinke on Thursday, but questions still abound about Chicago's offense.

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April 1, 2011 9:58 am

Fantasy Beat: Three Tips for Surviving April

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Jason Collette

How to get through the season's first month without panicking.

Albert Pujols is on pace to hit into 486 double plays in 2011. This would shatter the record of 36 double plays that Jim Rice grounded into in 1984. Meanwhile, Robinson Cano is going to have problems hitting over .300 again, as he is on pace to strike out 324 times this season.

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February 2, 2011 10:00 am

Fantasy Beat: The Constant Gardner

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Craig Brown

To be patient is to endure, but should your team endure this outfielder's patience?

Brett Gardner has a plan. It’s a simple one, and it was rather effective for him in 2010. The plan is this: he waits until he gets a pitch to hit. Hey, I told you it was simple. Last year he swung at the first pitch he saw in just seven percent of all plate appearances. No batter in baseball watched the first pitch go by more often than Gardner. The top five in that regard, as well as the league average that Gardner was miles away from, are below:

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July 12, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter

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Michael Street

Michael Street swaps Indians teammates on the VP list and looks at some undervalued options for the season's second half.

Heading into the All-Star Break, we'll split our attention between the VP list and some undervalued second-half possibilities. The VPs had an underwhelming week overall, and in the World Cup spirit, a few players receive yellow cards, warning them to improve their play or find themselves on the sidelines.

Travis Hafner gets the only red card, since his BA and OBP haven't balanced his low-power ways. Last week was his strongest performance in a while, picking up four singles in 19 PAs. But he also whiffed 7 times and walked twice; those two walks represent half of his free passes in the past four weeks. He's struck out 20 times over the same 62-PA span, for a limp .236/.323/.345 slash line, not strong enough to hold onto a VP spot.

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October 16, 2009 12:43 pm

Player Profile: Kendry Morales

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Marc Normandin

The big Cuban came up big in 2009 for the Halos, but were his improvements at the plate a sign of things to come?

Everyone knew the Angels planned on using Kendry Morales at first base to replace Mark Teixeira this year, but the number of people who thought it would be a good move was much, much lower. Morales had put up great numbers in the minors, and was highly regarded when he first came to the United States from Cuba, but his talent had not translated into major league production. But finally given his opportunity to play every day this year, he came around, turning in one of the Angels' most productive seasons. How did Morales get to that point, and what does his future hold for him?

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September 18, 2009 12:49 pm

Player Profile: Nelson Cruz

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Marc Normandin

The Rangers' right fielder's long road to The Show, and the lesson it provides.

It seems like it took forever for it to happen, but Nelson Cruz has proven himself to be a fine major league hitter over the past year. It took multiple organizations and a lot of time in the minors, but Cruz has turned himself into an important and productive member of the Rangers as they attempt to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1999, and for just the fourth time in their nearly 50-year history. What changed for Cruz over the past year or so that turned him into the hitter many thought he could be when he was tearing apart the minors?

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February 23, 2009 12:56 pm

Fantasy Beat: Catchers

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Marc Normandin

When it comes to backstops, the level of talent available appears to be rising.

To complete our run through the infield rankings, this week we'll take a look at catchers. The top ten backstops make up a solid list of players ranging from some of the most productive in the game to guys worth two wins with the bat, while numbers 11 through 20 focus more on some solid players who aren't expected to log as many plate appearances. Things aren't as bad as they are at the middle infield positions though, and you should still be able to find worthwhile catchers floating around at the end of your draft.

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November 14, 2008 4:17 pm

Player Profile: Carlos Quentin

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Marc Normandin and Eric Seidman

The White Sox outfielder has finally arrived, but can he be expected to stay?

It seems as if Carlos Quentin had been a disappointing player for a long time, but that may just have been how positive the initial impressions of him were when he first arrived on the scene. In reality, we haven't been waiting all that long for Quentin to excel, and it appears he may have finally realized his potential in his first year with the White Sox. Today we will take a look at how Quentin got to where he is now, and whether his post-Arizona production is something we can expect more of in the future, or just a one-year aberration.

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September 23, 2008 12:03 pm

Player Profile: Ryan Howard

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Marc Normandin and Eric Seidman

The sandwich salesman sizzles down the stretch, but it has been a down year for the Phillies slugger. What's amiss?

Ryan Howard has had himself quite the September, helping to boost a season line that had been a lot lower than what we're used to seeing from the Philadelphia slugger. In spite of the recent hot streak, his age-28 season has been the least productive of his career thus far, which brings up the question: What happened to Howard in 2008, and what can we expect from him going forward?

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January 22, 2008 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: The College All-Talent Team

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Bryan Smith

Reviewing the best catches in the college talent pool, from which tomorrow's stars will be picked this June.

Now that we've made our way around to understanding the college game, it's time to start getting you focused on the players and programs primed to shine in 2008. The talent pool currently in college baseball is very deep, and the 2008 draft class is loaded at a few positions, particularly first base and shortstop. As we continue to preview the 2008 season, I wanted to give you a list of the most talented juniors in the country by position, the players who really should be the best in the nation this year. We'll be hitting on a lot more players before the college baseball season starts in a month, but through my conversations with people in the game, these are the players mentioned most often.

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October 16, 2007 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: On the Cusp of a Decision

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Bryan Smith

Onto a 40-man, or waiting on the Rule 5 Draft? A number of AFL players are about to find out if they're either.

In his two-part preview of the Arizona Fall League, Kevin Goldstein covered the gamut of top prospects playing this season. However, while the AFL is perennially the premier winter league for the game's best young players, organizations also use the league for another purpose-as a last-ditch tool for evaluating and anticipating the shape of their 40-man rosters, and thus, it ranks as baseball's biggest windows into who may or may not become available in the Rule 5 Draft. Last season, after a 8.58 ERA in the AFL, the Twins decided they could better use a 40-man roster spot on someone else rather than Kevin Cameron. However, in that same performance, the Padres saw something in Cameron, and made him a Rule 5 pick, resulting in one of the draft's best choices.

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