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03-27

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The Darkhorses: Strikeouts
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-16

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BP Unfiltered: RISPy Business
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Dan Brooks

12-06

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Fantasy Team Preview: Toronto Blue Jays
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Ben Carsley

10-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014
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Bret Sayre

08-06

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What You Need to Know: Atlanta All Alone
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Daniel Rathman

08-05

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What You Need to Know: The Unsung Member of the Red Sox Rotation
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Daniel Rathman

06-28

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
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Paul Sporer

05-07

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Overthinking It: Evaluating Early-Season Experiments
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Ben Lindbergh

05-05

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 5, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-05

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 4
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Zach Mortimer

03-25

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Minor League Update: Games of March 22-24
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Zach Mortimer

02-12

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Is This Man the Next R.A. Dickey?
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Jonathan Zeller

12-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 108: What Position Should Ian Kinsler Play?/How Do You Know When You Need a New GM?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 105: Will R.A. Dickey's Knuckleball Be Better in the Dome?/Do the Red Sox Have a Consistent Philosophy?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: The Mets Deal Dickey to Toronto? UPDATED
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Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 103: The R.A. Dickey Deal and Trading Top Prospects (With Jason Parks)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-06

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In A Pickle: Trout Au Vin, and Other Delicious Dishes
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Jason Wojciechowski

12-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 94: The Perplexing Trade Value of R.A. Dickey and Billy Butler
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-02

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Head Games: David Wright, R.A. Dickey, and What Smart Fans Really Want
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Will Woods

10-22

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Right
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Derek Carty

10-02

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Head Games: The Other Thing R.A. Dickey Does Well
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Will Woods

10-01

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The 2012 Fantasy Fantasy Awards
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Derek Carty

08-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 18: Popcorn Popping
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-20

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

07-02

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Does the Knuckleball Discriminate?
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Derek Carty

06-29

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Raising Aces: Dickey's Fine Malt Knuckler
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Doug Thorburn

06-21

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On the Beat: Who Wants to be the Next Skipper?
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John Perrotto

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: Knuckleballing to the Count
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Dan Brooks

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Monday, June 18
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Daniel Rathman

06-04

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The Week in Quotes: May 28-June 3
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

05-18

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Weekly Planner: Week Eight
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Paul Sporer

05-10

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 5/10/12
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Paul Sporer

12-09

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Sunset in Flushing
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Jonathan Bernhardt and Jarrett Seidler

08-10

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The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in Basebrawls
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Baseball Prospectus

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Angel in the Infield
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Ben Lindbergh

02-04

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Transaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, January 28-February 3
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Christina Kahrl

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: Votto's Extension and Being Young in New York
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Christina Kahrl

01-13

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Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-05

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Update
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Christina Kahrl

09-21

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Transaction Action: Braves, Marlins, Mets
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Action: NL East and Central
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Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?
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Christina Kahrl

06-09

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Transaction Action: Youthful Orient-ation
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Christina Kahrl

05-21

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #8
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Craig Brown

05-20

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Transaction Action: Senior Circuitry
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Christina Kahrl

04-30

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 29
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Kevin Goldstein

08-31

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Transaction Action: Waivers Deadline Dealing
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Christina Kahrl

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: California Scheming
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Christina Kahrl

08-09

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Transaction Action: Assorted AL Additions
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Christina Kahrl

07-28

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Changing Speeds: A Fox Screen Test
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Ken Funck

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March 27, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Strikeouts

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BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew runs down the starters it expects to beat their PECOTA projections in punchouts.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer-shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’re taking a look at pitching this week, following our run on offense a week ago. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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With the Pitch Usage tool on BrooksBaseball, you can see how certain pitchers vary their offerings depending on the situation.

I’m writing this blog post with the knowledge that a lot of people reading this, especially those who are “inside” baseball, will be shaking their heads at the monitor once they finish. We're used to dismissing RISP statistics because the sample sizes are too small. In this case, though, we appear to see real and meaningful differences.

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December 6, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

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Ben Carsley

Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion supply big-time power, but what else is there for fantasy owners to see north of the border?

The Blue Jays were crowned by many as the 2012-2013 offseason champions after emptying their farm system and adding four All-Star-caliber players to their roster last winter. As so often happens, the team that “won the offseason” underwhelmed during the regular season, and Toronto finished in last place in the AL East, winning just 74 games.

Injures—especially to the pitching staff—were partially to blame for Toronto’s collapse, with disappointing performances by some stars and young players contributing as well. But despite the bad taste that the 2013 Jays may have left in the collective mouths of fantasy players, there’s still plenty of talent in this organization, and that’s particularly true when it comes to hitting.

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October 24, 2013 6:23 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014

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Bret Sayre

Frontline fantasy pitchers come and go, so Bret looks at the hurlers who seem poised to make the leap next year.

Conventional fantasy wisdom has always suggested that pitching is more volatile from year-to-year than hitting. In this case, conventional wisdom is absolutely correct—and the 2013 season bore this out even more than usual. When you look at the top ten fantasy starters in both 2013 and 2012, one thing becomes very apparent: there’s a ton of turnover. In fact, there was only one pitcher (Clayton Kershaw) who made both lists. For further effect, here they are side-by-side:

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August 6, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Atlanta All Alone

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Daniel Rathman

The return of Justin Upton's power has propelled the Braves to a sizzling hot streak.

The Monday Takeaway
Remember the Justin Upton who cranked five homers in his first five games of the 2013 season, then tacked on a sixth in game seven, ran his tally up to nine in game 13, and was on top of the league with a dozen through game 23? He was gone for a while, and he rarely called home. But if the past handful of days is any indication, he has returned.

Upton swatted his 13th big fly of the year on May 13, his 14th on May 17, his 15th on June 12, and his 16th on July 9. The counter stayed stuck on 16 for the rest of July. After hitting 12 homers in the first month, he hit only four over the next two-and-a-half. Upton’s OPS tumbled from 1.040 on May 13 to .791 on July 31. And though the Braves withstood the slump for a while, they scuffled to a 23-25 record between May 26 and July 25.


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He has the least-famous name, but Felix Doubront has been Boston's most dependable starter.

The Weekend Takeaway
Ryan Dempster has struggled since an excellent April. Clay Buchholz has been sidelined since early June. John Lackey has a 5.49 ERA since the All-Star break. And Jon Lester has taken his team for a season-long rollercoaster ride.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington saw a club in need of rotation reinforcements last month, and he took action a day before the trade deadline, snagging Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-team deal that shipped Jose Iglesias to the Tigers. Peavy, whom Cherington lauded as a pitcher who “gives us a chance to win every time out,” tossed seven innings of two-run ball to help the Red Sox past the Diamondbacks in game two of three at Fenway Park.


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June 28, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14

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Paul Sporer

Paul helps you set your fantasy rotation for the coming week with a look at the two-start pitchers and their matchups.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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May 7, 2013 11:27 am

Overthinking It: Evaluating Early-Season Experiments

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Ben Lindbergh

On five players attempting to do new things this season, and whether those things have worked.

Four teams asked five players to do things this season that they’d never done prior to 2013. This article is about how well those things have worked for the first six weeks, and whether they can continue.

1. Shin-Soo Choo: start in center field
It’s not that Choo has turned into a superb center fielder. That was never the plan. Starting Choo in center, a position he hadn’t played at all since 2009 and hadn’t played regularly since 2002 (as a 19-year-old in A-ball), was always going to be an exercise in extreme double-entry bookkeeping: Would the runs his bat added outnumber the runs his glove gave up? So far, the answer is an easy “yes.” Choo’s .347 TAv ranks 10th among players with at least 100 plate appearances, and he’s second only to Miguel Cabrera in VORP.


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May 5, 2013 6:38 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 5, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 5, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for May 5, 2013

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April 5, 2013 2:49 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 4

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Zach Mortimer

After a 14-strikeout debut in Triple-A, Tony Cingrani could soon be ready for a rotation role with the Reds.

Prospect of the Day: Tony Cingrani, LHP, Reds (Triple-A Louisville): 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 14 K: The former Rice University closer uses a plus fastball and plus changeup as his primary strikeout pitches. He has good deception, and his pitchability will allow him to achieve success at the highest level. Cingrani will continue to develop at Triple-A Louisville until the Reds call on him to pitch meaningful innings at some point in 2013.

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March 25, 2013 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of March 22-24

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Zach Mortimer

Two Braves earn Prospect of the Day recognition, alongside Aaron Hicks, who has been named the Twins' Opening Day center fielder.

Games of Friday, March 22

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Meet Steven Wright.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

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