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05-22

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Eight
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Wilson Karaman

05-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Back-End Breakouts
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Wilson Karaman

05-15

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Seven
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Wilson Karaman

05-08

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Six
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Wilson Karaman

05-01

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Five
by
Wilson Karaman

04-27

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7

The Buyer's Guide: Jimmy Nelson
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J.P. Breen

04-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Four
by
Wilson Karaman

04-17

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Three
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Mike Gianella

04-10

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Two
by
Wilson Karaman

03-25

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14

The Darkhorses: ERA and WHIP
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-23

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The Buyer's Guide: Kyle Hendricks
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J.P. Breen

03-16

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Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers
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Ben Carsley

03-12

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Player Profile: Danny Salazar
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Keith Cromer

03-12

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Five to Watch: National League Starting Pitchers
by
Wilson Karaman

02-27

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Fantasy Infographic: Starting Pitchers
by
Mauricio Rubio

02-27

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17

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Starting Pitchers
by
BP Fantasy Staff

02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

02-26

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Player Profile: Jesse Hahn
by
Wilson Karaman

02-25

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting PItchers, Part Two
by
Doug Thorburn

02-25

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Player Profile: Ian Kennedy
by
Jeff Quinton

02-25

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Starting Pitchers
by
Keith Cromer

02-24

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Player Profile: Hisashi Iwakuma
by
Wilson Karaman

02-24

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Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-24

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Starting Pitchers
by
Nick Shlain

02-23

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14

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-23

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part One
by
Doug Thorburn

02-23

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Player Profile: Kyle Gibson
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J.P. Breen

02-20

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part Two
by
J.P. Breen

02-20

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The Adjuster: Starting Pitchers
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Wilson Karaman

02-20

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

02-20

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Tale of the Tape: Drew Hutchison vs. Brandon McCarthy
by
Nick Shlain

02-19

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Tale of the Tape: Jeff Samardzija vs. James Shields
by
Matt Collins

02-19

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

02-18

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Fantasy Players to Target: Starting Pitchers
by
BP Fantasy Staff

12-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Undervalued NL Starting Pitchers
by
Keith Cromer

12-04

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Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed-League Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

09-19

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 26
by
Wilson Karaman

09-12

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
by
Wilson Karaman

09-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
by
Wilson Karaman

08-29

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
by
Wilson Karaman

08-22

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
by
Wilson Karaman

08-08

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20
by
Wilson Karaman

08-01

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
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Wilson Karaman

07-25

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
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Wilson Karaman

07-18

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17
by
Wilson Karaman

07-03

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15
by
Wilson Karaman

06-27

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
by
Wilson Karaman

06-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Checking in on Cinderella: Pitchers
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J.P. Breen

06-20

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
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Wilson Karaman

06-13

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12
by
Wilson Karaman

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May 22, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Eight

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

After a week of scarcity, this week our two-start cup runneth over. No clubs will play short schedules, which means a bump back up into the mid-40s for two-start options. American Leaguers will have significant advantages in both quality and quantity, while managers in NL-only leagues will be stuck pecking through a bunch of uncertain options after a shakier-than-you’d-like top five of startable hurlers. Personal pick of the week: Atlanta’s Williams Perez, whose nasty secondaries and bad-ass histrionics last week highlighted one of the more entertaining big-league starting debuts I can remember watching.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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May 20, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Back-End Breakouts

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Wilson Karaman

Can these three arms keep surpassing preseason expectations?

I play in a lot of deep (16 to 20-team) leagues, and one of the most important things you can do in a deep league is find yourself some pitching bargains late to fill out the back end of your rotation with consistent league-average production. Confidence in the ability to pull off that feat allows you to invest more heavily in bats during the middle stages of a draft and gives you that much more of a built-in advantage in roster construction. It’s not an easy thing to do, though, and one of the keys to pulling it off involves hitting on a few would-be streamers early who end up providing multi-week or even full-season value. Likewise, diagnosing when to cut bait on those guys is of paramount importance.

In that spirit, here are three guys in this mold who’ve produced outsized return value early in the season, with a look at whether or not the gravy train’s likely to continue on down the track or not.

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May 15, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Seven

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Week Seven’s a week of slim pickin’s for the two-start vultures among us. A full six teams will play only five games during the scoring period, and at least as of press time none of them seem inclined to skip any members of their respective rotations. The 39 two-start options on tap represent the fewest of any week thus far, and the two belonging to Colorado are shrouded in mystery. They haven’t named a starter for one of the slots as yet, and Jordan Lyles, the man scheduled to occupy the other, took a comebacker off his pitching hand two nights ago. Neither an if-healthy Lyles nor the mystery man project as usable options given the Rockies’ homestand, which means of the 39 guys, nearly a third—12 in total—are radioactive. Only five guys in the AL and six in the NL make for true no-doubters, meaning a whole bunch of uncertainty and one-start streaming across the land.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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May 8, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Six

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Maybe it’s just how the schedule has shaken out in the early going, but it sure feels like the American League has been a real wasteland of instability on the mound thus far. Once again junior circuit -only managers will be faced with a host of difficult decisions, high (low?)lighted by several starters who’ve pitched significantly above their peripherals to date. Only the Angels will take the field just five times this week, everyone else will have at least one two-start option. Keep an eye on the Dodgers and Rockies, however, as the weather in Denver this weekend portends the Apocalypse, and its entirely possible if not probable that one of both of Kershaw and Greinke end up seeing their two-start status bump to next week. The Nationals also still list Stephen Strasburg as being in line to take his next scheduled turn, and early word from his chiropractic session indeed indicates that he just might.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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May 1, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Five

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

For the second week in a row, the American League crop features a whole bunch of question marks and difficult decisions for –only managers. I rate a full 17 of the 21 AL two-start options as no better than an option to consider this week, though as I note below a handful of the top “consider” guys are there for schedule-related reasons.

The Mets are the only team who will play just five games and intends to keep their full rotation on schedule, so they’ll be without a two-start option next week. Arizona has not yet named a replacement for Archie Bradley in their rotation, but whoever it is will inherit a @COL, SDG schedule and subsequently won’t present much of a viable streaming option. The Cardinals have also not formally announced a fill-in for Adam Wainwright’s slot, though Mozeliak has indicated it’s likely to be either Tim Cooney, who pitched yesterday, or Tyler Lyons. Neither will make for a particularly intriguing two-start option, though draws against the Cubs and Pirates aren’t disqualifying from consideration in their own right.

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April 27, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Jimmy Nelson

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J.P. Breen

Has a new curveball propelled the Brewers righty to new heights?

“Yo, Breen! You just got a new four-top!”

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April 24, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Four

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Week Four is a glorious week for two-start pitching, as 13 of the top 21 drafted arms will take the bump twice. Beyond just the top end, every single team is currently scheduled to send at least one of its starters out for multiple turns, so there’s likely to be a deep bench of options available for your consideration on the waiver wire as well. Overall, the NL will feature a more balanced menu, with 16 of its 20 two-starters on the docket at least warranting some consideration. Things are a bit dicier in the junior circuit. On the one hand, there are more options (24). On the other, there are way more question marks and landmines. A particularly lengthy list of “considers” will force a whole bunch of not fun decisions for –only leaguers.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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April 17, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Three

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Mike Gianella

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! Normally, this is Wilson Karaman’s territory, but for this week only I’ll be running through next week’s two-start pitchers. You might say that I’m… spot starting for him.

(crickets chirping).

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April 10, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Two

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you start your fantasy rotation for the coming week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

And it begins. Welcome back to the Weekly Pitching Planner! For the uninitiated, every Friday of the season I’ll use this space to take you through the schedule of two-start pitchers for the coming week with a goal of helping identify streamers and inform those difficult decisions about which multi-start options to start and sit. Outside of the elites, two-start pitchers are often as much or more trouble than they’re worth, so we’ll aim to tread carefully through this potential minefield.

It’s a potential minefield, of course, because rare is the week in which the stars align to offer your starters not just one but two consecutive tasty matchups. As a result you’ll notice that sometimes the better starters will find themselves in the “consider” category, as they might have one good matchup but a second tough one. And similarly, less-talented hurlers might just meander their way into “start” territory from time to time on account of a plum schedule.

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March 25, 2015 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: ERA and WHIP

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BP Fantasy Staff

The staff picks potential surprise leaders in these two categories.

Previous articles in this series:

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March 23, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Kyle Hendricks

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J.P. Breen

A closer look at the intriguing Cubs righty.

For those diehards who religiously follow the minor leagues, devouring the wonderful BP top-10 prospect lists and Monday Ten Packs, we’re always cautioned to be careful of player comps. Such comps place unrealistic expectations on player development and don’t allow for minor leaguers to carve out their own niche. They categorize and label guys in a way that’s not always productive and is sometimes unfair.

I do believe statistical comps can be useful for fresh-faced major leaguers, though, in terms of fantasy baseball. Minor-league scouting reports paint a picture of what a player could become if everything clicks; however, it’s always important to take a step back from the painting and consider where it fits in the larger fantasy landscape. That is to say, statistically, what type of player could [Player X] become and what does that look like for fantasy owners.

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March 16, 2015 6:00 am

Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers

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Ben Carsley

A closer look at a handful of junior-circuit hurlers, including Kevin Gausman and Jesse Hahn.

In this sentence, I’m introducing the following internet fantasy baseball piece about five starting pitchers in the American League who are of personal interest to me at this moment, live from Arizona.

Kevin Gausman, BAL

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