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01-31

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base
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Mike Gianella

01-24

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17

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
by
Mike Gianella

01-10

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13

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers
by
Mike Gianella

01-05

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26

Dynasty Prospect Rankings
by
Bret Sayre

05-27

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8

Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Updated Top 300
by
Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-26

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8

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part Two
by
Mike Gianella

02-25

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9

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part One: 1-55
by
Mike Gianella

01-26

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14

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
by
Mike Gianella

01-12

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18

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers
by
Mike Gianella

03-27

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5

Fantasy Freestyle: BP Rankings vs. ADP
by
Wilson Karaman

01-27

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21

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base
by
Craig Goldstein

01-20

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16

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
by
Mike Gianella

12-30

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2

Fantasy Freestyle: Consuming the Positional Series
by
Jeff Quinton

02-12

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15

Pebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect Trajectories
by
Sam Miller

10-09

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34

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: I’ve Been Thinking About...
by
Jason Parks

04-16

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30

BP Unfiltered: Tracking 2012's Top Prospects
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Bradley Ankrom

11-02

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Wezen-Ball: Player Rankings for Type A/B Calculations, 1982-1984
by
Larry Granillo

02-23

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9

Fantasy Beat: (Update) Combined Outfielder Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

01-04

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10

Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: First Base
by
Marc Normandin

12-11

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29

Fantasy Focus: Third Base Rankings Review
by
Marc Normandin

12-04

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23

Fantasy Focus: Second Base Rankings Review
by
Marc Normandin

11-20

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37

Fantasy Focus: First Base Rankings Review
by
Marc Normandin

05-19

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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

04-02

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

01-10

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Future Shock: AL Top 11 Prospects Update
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-06

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Prospectus Toolbox: Free Agent Compensation Rankings
by
Derek Jacques

10-17

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Digging in the Hit List Sandbox
by
Jay Jaffe

04-27

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Lies, Damned Lies: The PECOTA Top 100
by
Nate Silver

02-01

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Prospects, Introduction
by
Nate Silver

02-24

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Fantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm System
by
Jeff Erickson

06-17

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College World Series
by
Boyd Nation

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January 31, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base

34

Mike Gianella

Breaking down the third-sackers into fantasy value-based bins.

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January 24, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base

17

Mike Gianella

Breaking down the second sackers into fantasy-value-based bins.

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers

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January 10, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers

13

Mike Gianella

Stacking up the backstops, broken down into fantasy-value-based bins.

Today, we kick off our positional tier rankings. 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 will fetch mixed-league auction bids over $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 offer insight into what we expect will happen in 2017.

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A list of names you should be familiar with for your first-year dynasty drafts this winter.

As we peel out from the holiday season and into draft season, it’s a good time to reflect on what we got. Maybe you got that PS4 you really wanted. Maybe you got a really nice bottle of wine. Maybe you got clothes. There’s nothing inherently wrong with getting clothes as a present. You need clothes. They literally prevent you from being arrested when you leave your house. Yet they are also extremely fickle. Sure, that sweater is looks really nice but it gets a little bunchy in the shoulders and it just doesn’t look right. Or worse yet, it does look great but then it shrinks in the dryer after the second time you wear it. It could always be worse; you could have gotten socks. You know you’d never actually spend $15 on a pair of socks, but the level of comfort over the 5/$20 pairs you already own is still noticeable—even if you can’t really figure out what makes socks comfortable.

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May 27, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Updated Top 300

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

Mike and Bret revise their preseason rankings, incorporating early-season performance.

This is an updated list of the Top 300 players as ranked by Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella. This list is a consolidated ranking of the positional rankings from earlier this week, and assumes the same eligibility requirements as those articles.

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February 26, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part Two

8

Mike Gianella

Breaking down the remaining rotation options into fantasy-value-based bins.

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February 25, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part One: 1-55

9

Mike Gianella

From Clayton Kershaw to Luis Severino, the top three tiers of our rotation-arm rankings.

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January 26, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base

14

Mike Gianella

Breaking down the second sackers into fantasy-value-based bins.

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January 12, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers

18

Mike Gianella

Breaking down this year's backstop group into fantasy-value-based bins.

Today, we kick off our positional tier rankings. For the fifth year in a row, we have made this into a collaborative effort. 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 mixed-league 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 2016.

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March 27, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: BP Rankings vs. ADP

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Wilson Karaman

Comparing when the fantasy staff would advise you to take players to when they're actually being selected.

This article took shape thanks to the comments and suggestions of BP readers Tuck and TroJim. The former noted that a column elaborating on some of the larger discrepancies between Mike Gianella’s Top 300 list and current ADP numbers might be a helpful exercise in helping drafters determine value, and I agree. And then in a response to questions about the utility of our Darkhorses series focusing on generally known and highly drafted players, TroJim made the following excellent point: “Like the stock market... some people try to get rich on penny stocks and others find success in discerning which blue chips will perform the best.”

And lo, a column was born. I’m going to focus this article on the players with the largest gaps between our own ranking and ADP from the top 84 names on Mike’s list, as that cutoff represents the top six rounds of a standard 14-team league. I don’t think I’m breaking much ground with this declaration, but the top six rounds of a draft are extremely important rounds. These are your blue chip players, the foundation upon which your team is built. It’s possible to win with an underwhelming start, but it’s awfully difficult.

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January 27, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base

21

Craig Goldstein

Breaking down the position into fantasy-value-based bins.

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January 20, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base

16

Mike Gianella

Breaking down the position into value-based bins.

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