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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 35
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

09-11

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 34
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-28

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Checking in on a Scoresheet Rookie
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Ben Murphy

08-21

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 32
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-14

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-07

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

07-31

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big Leaguers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-24

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: All About Failure
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-17

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: All-Star Week
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Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-03

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Maximizing Value in Midseason Trades
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-27

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Chatting With Brian Dewberry-Jones
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-29

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental Draft
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-22

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Running a Scoresheet Auction League
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-09

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Finding Trade Targets
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

04-18

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: A Mock Supplemental Draft
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-17

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

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May 22, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Running a Scoresheet Auction League

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The Outcomes interview Scoresheet veteran Nate Stephens about implementing an auction format.

We know that running a Scoresheet team isn’t for everyone. Many baseball fans and even hardcore fantasy players are perfectly content with a traditional fantasy format, where you don’t need to keep track of the Mets’ middle relievers to nearly the same degree. But for some who stumble across this format, with its labyrinthine draft and rich simulation engine, it feels like the perfect fit. Of course, there’s the occasional person, who when faced with the same constraints, may remark, “I wish there was something even more complicated.” Dear reader, these are their stories.

Scoresheet’s private leagues have many variants of play. This week, our Scoresheet podcast team interviewed Nate Stephens. Not only is Nate a longtime Scoresheet owner, a former contributor to Rotoworld and current participant in the Scoresheet Talk and annual Mock Draft forums, and a general mensch, he is also the co-founder of a couple of leagues that use an auction format. The concept was born from a Scoresheet league that used to conduct a live auction, which ended up taking about a day and a half. As fun as that can be, it’s hard to carve out enough time in many players’ schedule to devote to a player-by-player auction that accommodates Scoresheet’s unusually deep rosters. A new system was built and refined over time.

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May 9, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Finding Trade Targets

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes help you identify players worth acquiring, answer listener emails, and offer start-sit advice for next week.

Now that we’ve progressed past the point in the season where most owners’ initial reluctance to tinker with their teams has melted away, it is time to begin searching for value in the trade market. As we looked for specific players to target, we identified four general themes which may prove profitable, if properly exploited.

BABIP Regression
A first step in identifying players who are likely to increase in value could be to sort a list of players by BABIP. There’s no need to sell out for the metric, but hitters with an absurdly low BABIP have a good chance to positively regress, just like pitchers with a ridiculously high BABIP, and owners who only focus on traditional statistics may simply chalk these players up as being broken.


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April 18, 2014 6:12 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: A Mock Supplemental Draft

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

Advice on how to approach your league's supplemental draft, plus matchup-based start/sit decisions for the coming week.

In Scoresheet baseball, the first supplemental draft is a time when the dreams of spring training are dashed against the rocks of designated for assignment statuses and hamstring strains. For all but the most active/desperate traders, this is your first chance to reshape your team, if even slightly, to cover up for some of the inevitable strains against your depth chart.

To help prepare you for the upcoming draft, we podcasted what may be the first-ever mock Scoresheet supplemental draft, a feat for which we are duly proud and ashamed. In order to determine who was eligible for the draft, we randomly selected 25 public continuing Scoresheet leagues, both American and National format, and found whether the players were available in that league. Players who were available in 60 percent or more of these index leagues were listed as available.

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In the debut edition of the Three True Outcomes podcast, our fantasy crew looks at catchers for Scoresheet leagues.

Welcome to BP’s take on Scoresheet fantasy baseball. Scoresheet, for those unfamiliar, is a type of fantasy baseball in which your drafted team plays simulated games each week against other teams in your league, with your players’ performance depending on how they played in real life that week—but not entirely, unlike in a roto or head-to-head league. Other differences from most roto leagues include the importance of real-life fielding ability and a tendency for rosters to be rather deep. While many Scoresheet leagues have their own unique quirky rules, most allow players to be kept for an indefinite number of years, and allow rookies to be kept very cheaply. For non-Scoresheet players in deep or dynasty leagues, we urge you to check out BP’s new TINO podcast, but after you listen to that, we think we will be able to provide some supplementary value as well. Or, better yet, sign up for a Scoresheet team to explore a whole new world of fantasy baseball.

We want to thank BP for this chance to contribute to their suite of fantasy baseball offerings. Our goal is for the weekly column and podcast to complement each other. Both will cover similar ground and maybe even the same jokes. But we believe reading the article will make the podcast more meaningful. And vice versa. In upcoming weeks we look forward to joining in the BP Fantasy fun by taking a position-by-position look at the upcoming season, starting with catcher this week. We’ve got lots more planned after that, but if there’s anything you’d like us to tackle, please feel free to contact us @TTOScoresheet on Twitter or at scoresheet@threetrueoutcomes.com

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