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03-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: BP Rankings vs. ADP
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Wilson Karaman

01-27

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base
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Craig Goldstein

01-20

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
by
Mike Gianella

12-30

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Fantasy Freestyle: Consuming the Positional Series
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Jeff Quinton

02-12

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15

Pebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect Trajectories
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Sam Miller

10-09

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34

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

04-16

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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
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Larry Granillo

02-23

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Fantasy Beat: (Update) Combined Outfielder Rankings
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Marc Normandin

01-04

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: First Base
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Marc Normandin

12-11

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Fantasy Focus: Third Base Rankings Review
by
Marc Normandin

12-04

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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
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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
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Jay Jaffe

04-27

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Lies, Damned Lies: The PECOTA Top 100
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Nate Silver

02-01

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

02-24

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Fantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm System
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Jeff Erickson

06-17

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College World Series
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Boyd Nation

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November 20, 2009 1:10 pm

Fantasy Focus: First Base Rankings Review

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Marc Normandin

Looking back on the 2009 projections at first base, and seeing what takeaway lessons come of them.

We're handling the offseason's fantasy content a little differently this year, and with good reason. The plan is for me to go through all of the rankings I made in the preseason so that we can see what went right and what went wrong, and see what we, as a group, can learn about the process and how it should be improved for 2010's rankings. I think this kind of transparency will be healthy for the BP Fantasy Beat, as it will give me loads of time to think on my mistakes from 2009 and to judge them appropriately as legitimate errors in the process or see them for what they really were, which is something I, nor anyone else could not foresee-you know, the kind of stuff that happens in baseball hundreds of times a year, the kind of stuff that makes us love the game, but also screws up our fantasy teams.

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May 19, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

A resumption of infighting in the NL Central, the Rays and A's put old-timers in the shade, and answering why everyone likes going home again.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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Brian Bannister begins his quest to beat the odds, Rich Harden continues his to stay off the shelf, and two outstanding young righties square off in LA.

Today's Full Slate of Games, at MLB.com

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January 10, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: AL Top 11 Prospects Update

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Kevin Goldstein

After a busy winter's swapping in the junior circuit, a scoresheet of the changes down on the farm.

One of the great troubles with ranking prospects is that time doesn't stand still and rankings don't exist in a vacuum. Teams make moves, my inbox gets flooded, and rankings need to change. So instead of just leaving well enough alone, before I begin the National League let's go back to the American League and see what needs updating.

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Every winter involves some railing at the industry's wacky-pack free agent rankings--what gives?

Every year, one of the first steps in the free agent dance is the ranking of players who finished the year on major league rosters for purposes of compensation. Under baseball's Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), teams that lose a free agent may be entitled to additional picks in the next year's Rule 4 amateur draft, depending on how good the free agent is.

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October 17, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Digging in the Hit List Sandbox

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Jay Jaffe

With the Rockies in the World Series, what can we learn from their movement up and down the Hit List this year?

"What's the highest the Diamondbacks ranked on the Hit List this year?"

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Nate comes to the end of his prospect review by naming his Top 100 and combining his valuations with those of our own Kevin Goldstein.

This is my favorite column of the year to write, perhaps because there's relatively little actual writing involved. Let's bring the PECOTA Takes on Prospects series to its long overdue conclusion.

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Nate introduces this year's PECOTA-based look at ranking prospects. Today, he lays out the methodology, which includes a few key changes to how he approached this project last year.

Last year, we ran our first-ever series of PECOTA-based prospect rankings. This wasn’t necessarily intended to be an annual feature, but it proved to generate a lot of good discussion, so here we are again.

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February 24, 2006 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm System

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Jeff Erickson

Jeff wonders if fantasy owners should stock their farm system with young hitters or young pitchers.

Is the same true of a fantasy farm system? I've always believed so, and my experiences in keeper leagues have only reinforced that point of view. Take the RotoWire Staff League as an example. We now have three years under our belt, in an 18-team league where each team starts the year with a 10-man minor league roster. In those three years, I've drafted 19 minor leaguers (because some of those draftees were retained, I didn't have the full complement of 10 picks each season) and traded for three others:

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June 17, 2004 12:00 am

College World Series

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Boyd Nation

It's been an unusual postseason in NCAA baseball this year. Until 1998, the postseason tournament began with 48 teams playing in six-team, double-elimination brackets which were played over four days. This created a lot of drama, but it didn't create great baseball, as you frequently ended up with a freshman waterboy pitching on Sunday afternoon. Under this format, upsets were the norm, and the field that reached the College World Series in Omaha was usually a rather motley crew of survivors. In 1999, though, the NCAA moved to a 64-team field, adding a week to the postseason and switching from six-team regionals to four-team events in the first round. Under this format, the favorites flourished. Although upsets happened often enough to keep everyone on their toes, the fields in Omaha have been stronger from 1999 to 2003. This year, however, the apple cart has been overturned.

It's been an unusual postseason in NCAA baseball this year. Until 1998, the postseason tournament began with 48 teams playing in six-team, double-elimination brackets which were played over four days. This created a lot of drama, but it didn't create great baseball, as you frequently ended up with a freshman waterboy pitching on Sunday afternoon. Under this format, upsets were the norm, and the field that reached the College World Series in Omaha was usually a rather motley crew of survivors.

In 1999, though, the NCAA moved to a 64-team field, adding a week to the postseason and switching from six-team regionals to four-team events in the first round. Under this format, the favorites flourished. Although upsets happened often enough to keep everyone on their toes, the fields in Omaha have been stronger from 1999 to 2003. This year, however, the apple cart has been overturned.

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