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06-27

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6

In A Pickle: The Unlikeliest MVP candidates
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Jason Wojciechowski

05-28

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8

Minor League Update: Games of May 24-27
by
Zach Mortimer

05-21

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3

Sporer Report: Has Coors Gone Light?
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Paul Sporer

05-06

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29

Bizball: The Marlins' Sinking Attendance
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Maury Brown

04-15

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11

Minor League Update: Games of April 12-14
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Zach Mortimer

04-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 8
by
Zach Mortimer

04-08

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10

Minor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7
by
Zach Mortimer

03-28

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10

Fantasy Freestyle: Twenty Endgame Targets in Various Formats
by
Bret Sayre

03-26

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19

Fantasy Tier Rankings: American League Starting Pitchers
by
Paul Sporer

03-18

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Five to Watch: The Top Prospect Edition
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Bret Sayre

03-08

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 80 Fantasy Starting Pitchers, Part Two: 41-80
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Paul Sporer and Jason Collette

03-01

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part Two: 26-50
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Mike Gianella, Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

02-27

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part One: 1-25
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Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

02-15

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10

Pitcher Profile: Milwaukee's Rotation Brew
by
Harry Pavlidis

02-05

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12

Fantasy Fallout
by
Paul Singman

01-30

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/30/13
by
Michael Street

01-22

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8

Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)
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Jason Martinez

01-03

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/3/12
by
Michael Street

12-13

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 12/13/12
by
Michael Street

11-15

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7

Scouting the Draft: College Outfielders
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Nick J. Faleris

08-08

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Fantasy Beat: Chris Carter's Mechanical Remedy
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Jason Collette

07-16

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19

Bizball: Playing the MLB All-Star Game Television Ratings Game
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Maury Brown

06-04

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Bizball: Inside the 2012-16 MLB CBA: Minimum Salaries, the Luxury Tax
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Maury Brown

05-25

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Wezen-Ball: The Yankees' Fictional Sale
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Larry Granillo

05-08

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Fantasy Beat: Moore's Mess
by
Jason Collette

03-28

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The Lineup Card: 10 Headlines for 2012
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Baseball Prospectus

03-08

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Painting the Black: The Show Review
by
R.J. Anderson

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

02-28

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Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-24

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Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-21

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Preseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 2/21/12
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Michael Street

02-20

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

02-14

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Preseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 2/14/12
by
Michael Street

02-14

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24

Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-07

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Future Shock: Atlanta Braves Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-06

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling Payrolls
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Jay Jaffe

01-31

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Los Angeles Angels
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Jason Parks

01-26

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Seattle Mariners
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Jason Parks

01-24

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Latest in Baseball Lingo
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Cecilia M. Tan

01-24

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Future Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-19

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Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-17

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Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-10

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Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-03

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Oakland Athletics
by
Jason Parks

01-03

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Future Shock: Miami Marlins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-29

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The Lineup Card: 9 New Year's Resolutions for Players, Managers, GMs, and Teams
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Baseball Prospectus

12-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: My Own Prognostications (Part 2)
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Jason Parks

12-16

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Future Shock: Pirates Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-02

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Resetting the Standard
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Jay Jaffe

11-22

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Spinning Yarn: How Does Quality of Contact Relate to BABIP?
by
Mike Fast

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Ryan Braun and Mike Trout top a list that is teeming with high-upside talent.

The Baseball Prospectus fantasy team has been rolling out its positional rankings over the past couple of weeks, and will conclude the process next week. Each team member assigned to cover a position will create an initial top 15 (more for outfielders and starting pitchers) on his own. He will then send that list to the rest of the team for discussion, at which point we will debate the rankings, both in terms of each player's specific placement and the merits on which he was included in the top 15. This back-and-forth debate will yield the final list, which will be presented by the original author with notes on the pertinent players. We encourage you to bring your opinions into the fray using the comment section below.

Today, we continue the rankings with a look at our top 25 outfielders. Comments on the outfielders ranked 26-50 will follow on Friday.

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A look at what the Brewers' rotation options offer from a stuff (and beer) perspective.

I like the old cliché, “You go as far as your starting pitching takes you.” It's best to have about seven to nine arms handy to get through the season, because pitchers often get hurt or fail to meet expectations.

Brewers fans may recall a recent season where they barely used six starters. Then, of course, there's last year, when they needed 11. Somewhere in between is normal. For the 2013 Brewers, the question is not if they will go deep into their rotation, but when. And as the summer nears, manager Ron Roenicke will be handing the ball to quite a few young arms.

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February 5, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Fallout

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Paul Singman

Monday's trade could impact far more players than just the five who changed uniforms.

Yesterday’s trade, which sent Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez to the Athletics for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and Max Stassi, may seem relatively unimportant from a fantasy standpoint, but there are ripple effects that could impact numerous players on both the A’s and the Astros. Below, I examine the fallout for all of the players affected by the deal.

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January 30, 2013 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/30/13

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Michael Street

Will Lind ever become Toronto’s hitman again? Will Plouffe’s 2012 season go poof? Will A-Gon’s value be all gone in Los Angeles? Michael answers these keeper questions in this week’s column.

Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays
Shallow (30 keepers):
No
Medium (60 keepers): No
Deep (90 keepers): No
AL-only (60 keepers): No
Super Deep (200 keepers): Yes

Adam Lind is fantasy’s version of Michael Corleone in Godfather Part III: just when you think he’s out, he pulls himself back in. Lind has bounced in and out of fantasy relevance—and the minor leagues—tantalizing with just enough (occasional) productivity to keep him in a big league uniform (well, that, and the misbegotten four-year, $18 million deal he signed after his breakout 2009 season). It would be easy to call BABIP his Joey Zasa, the nemesis who keeps him down, since Lind’s seasons since 2009 are paralleled by diminishing BABIP returns, but there’s more to the story than that:






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January 22, 2013 1:25 am

Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)

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Jason Martinez

Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL EAST)

When we talk about "impact" rookies, it's important to note that several rookies will be getting the call to the majors and failing to help their team in any way shape or form. Coming up with a few big hits or making a couple of quality starts, however, could make a big difference at the end of a 162-game season. Beginning in the NL East, I'll be taking a look at each team and picking out some rookies who I think will make an impact on their team's success in 2013. 

Atlanta Braves

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January 3, 2013 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/3/12

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Michael Street

As the mirrored baseball drops on a new year at Baseball Prospectus, Michael looks at whether fantasy owners should resolve to keep or drop four corner infielders

Todd Frazier | Cincinnati Reds
Shallow (30 keepers): No
Medium (60 keepers): No
Deep (90 Keepers): Yes
NL-only (60 Keepers): Yes
Super Deep (200 Keepers): Yes

A late start and slow fade kept Todd Frazier from doing better in the Rookie of the Year balloting, but the Reds’ third baseman still had a fine season, earning $13 in NL-only leagues and $2 in mixed leagues. From the start of May to the end of August, Frazier hit .290/.347/.540 with 18 homers in 369 plate appearances. Among players with at least 450 plate appearances for the season, his .225 overall ISO ranked him 27th overall and sixth among third base qualifiers.






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December 13, 2012 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 12/13/12

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Michael Street

Michael kicks off his keeper analysis with a look at corner infielders involved in notable offseason deals, including the redoubtable David Wright and the eminently doubtable James Loney.

With the Winter Meetings in the rearview mirror, the Hot Stove League continues to crank up, and big deals seem to appear every day in Transaction Analysis. To start our own Hot Stove League, I’m playing Keeper Reaper catch-up by looking at some of the bigger deals that went down during our postseason fantasy hiatus. Each of the keeper league designations is linked to a PFM page with 2012 dollar values for that size league.

If you’re interested in hearing about a corner infielder or designated hitter, please leave a suggestion in the comments section.

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November 15, 2012 5:00 am

Scouting the Draft: College Outfielders

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Nick J. Faleris

Our 2013 draft preview continues with a look at some of the more interesting collegiate outfield bats.

Today’s installment of Scouting the Draft looks at five collegiate outfielders with the chance to come off the board in the early rounds next June. As a reminder, the goal of this series is not to cover every name worth knowing for next June; we have plenty of time to bring you full reports on the top draft-eligible players for 2013 over the next seven months. This is meant to serve as an introduction to the draft class for those who have not yet begun to follow the action and to pool in one place a rundown of some of the top performances in the months leading up to the draft before we start parsing the class in more detail.

Phil Ervin | OF | Samford University

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August 8, 2012 5:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Chris Carter's Mechanical Remedy

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Jason Collette

A look at how Chris Carter has revitalized his career with some important mechanical adjustments.

There is an old adage about the Red Sox needing 25 cabs for 25 players since the team could not get along. That phrase may need to be updated to reflect the 2012 Oakland Athletics, who may need 25 stories for 25 players; there are just so many fascinating stories in Oakland these days. Spiderman Reddick, the surprise young pitching staff, Yoenis Cespedes showing how his core strength translates at the major league level, Coco Crisp becoming Mr. Walk-Off, and Chris Carter hitting everything out of the ballpark since his umpteenth recall from Sacramento. Carter’s 2012 campaign is just one of many fascinating story lines in the successful season the Oakland Athletics have had thus far in 2012.

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Ratings for the MLB All-Star Game were up this year, but does that really tell the whole story?

Television ratings are a funny thing. The spin that can come out of the numbers can drive reports in wildly divergent directions. In sports, ratings can be spun to say that the popularity of a given league or club is high or low, depending on those feeding the information. Of course, leagues and clubs love to tout growth, while detractors can spin numbers negatively. For Major League Baseball, ratings have been used to show that the game’s popularity is on the rise, while others have pounded keys to say that it’s a “dying sport.”

So, which one is it? As is often the case in data analysis, the truth can lie in the middle. Before we get started, let’s give a quick primer on what the ratings numbers mean.

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Digging deeper into the new CBA.

In Part One of this series on MLB’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the focus was on the changes to the draft system. Today, we look at changes to minimum salaries and the soft-cap via a luxury tax on total player payroll.

Each time a new labor agreement is reached in professional sports, there is invariably the question of, “Who came out on top?” You might be able to say the needle swung slightly one way or the other, but in the end the only real winner is “compromise.”

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Hal Steinbrenner tells us that the rumors about his family selling the team are a "complete fiction". Here, then, are 15 fictional characters who might be able to buy the club.

The New York Daily News made waves on Thursday, when they cited unnamed sources in publishing a story stating that the Steinbrenners were "exploring the possibility of selling the Yankees." With the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers recently, the Daily News reported that "experts estimate [the club] could be worth up to a stunning $3 billion." If you ask Hal Steinbrenner, however, he'd say that the newspaper was trying their hand at speculative fiction:

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