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06-27

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In A Pickle: The Unlikeliest MVP candidates
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Jason Wojciechowski

06-17

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 17, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-12

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-10

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-09

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-07

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 7, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-05

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

06-04

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The Stash List: The Mystery of Super Two Status
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Bret Sayre

06-03

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 3, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-30

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 30, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-28

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The Stash List: Don Mattingly's Post-Realism
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Bret Sayre

05-27

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 27, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-26

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 26, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Eight
by
Josh Shepardson

05-21

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The Stash List: Jurickson Profar's Valedictorian Speech
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Bret Sayre

05-20

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 20th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-16

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Seven
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Josh Shepardson

05-15

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The Stash List: The Bad Teams With a Plan
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Bret Sayre

05-14

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 14th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-13

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 13, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-11

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 11, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Four Hot Hitters
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Josh Shepardson

05-09

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 9th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-08

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 8th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-07

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 7, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-07

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Six
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Josh Shepardson

05-06

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 6th, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-06

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Dissecting the Draft: Identifying Our Tiers
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Nick J. Faleris

05-03

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 3, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-02

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 2, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-01

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 1, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-30

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 30, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-29

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 29, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-29

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The Stash List: Seeing What You Want to See
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Bret Sayre

04-28

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 28, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-25

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 25, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-22

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The Stash List: First Edition
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Bret Sayre

04-18

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 18, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-17

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 17, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Beware of Young Catchers
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Paul Sporer

04-08

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Two
by
Josh Shepardson

04-08

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

04-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: 10 Bold Fantasy Predictions for 2013
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Paul Singman

03-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: Twenty Endgame Targets in Various Formats
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Bret Sayre

03-28

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Relief Pitchers
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Paul Singman

03-26

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: American League Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

03-21

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

03-19

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Catchers
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Josh Shepardson

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

03-05

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 80 Fantasy Starting Pitchers, Part One: 1-40
by
Paul Sporer

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June 27, 2013 5:00 am

In A Pickle: The Unlikeliest MVP candidates

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Jason Wojciechowski

Looking at the players who should be in the MVP conversation who have never been in the MVP conversation.

A thing I do is steal from my betters. Two of my betters, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller, spent some time a few months ago on Effectively Wild discussing the idea of unlikely MVPs. Now that we're halfway through the season, let's pick that up and bring in a quasi-formal definition that will get us a pool of interesting players to look at. What follows are the top five players by WARP in each league who have never received an MVP vote and (here's where some squish comes in) who are not very recently megaprospects. (The latter may be displeasing to some, especially Orioles fans, but if the point is "genuine surprise," then it would be weird to include Manny Machado, who was, after all, a no. 3 overall pick—that's the spot of Paul Molitor and Robin Yount and Matt Williams and Lonnie Smith. There's no pick from which you are "supposed" to get an MVP, but there are picks from which you are less surprised when you wind up with one.)

Alternating by league, then, from "bottom" to top:

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June 17, 2013 10:01 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 17, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 17, 2013.

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June 12, 2013 3:17 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 2, 2013.

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June 10, 2013 8:24 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 10, 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!

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June 9, 2013 7:32 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 9, 2013.

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June 7, 2013 4:53 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 7, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 7, 2013.

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June 5, 2013 7:18 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 5, 2013

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Clint Chisam

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

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June 4, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: The Mystery of Super Two Status

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Bret Sayre

Wil Myers, Zack Wheeler, and other top prospects might soon graduate from the list, as the projected Super Two cutoff could pass before the end of the week.

For all of the talk about Super Two status, as it relates to calling up prospects, there is still a ton of uncertainty about what this means in a tangible manner. Putting it simply, when a player finishes a season between two and three years of service time, he can qualify for an extra year of arbitration if he is within the top 22 percent of players in that range. This means that whether a player called up this season will qualify for Super Two status will not be known until after the 2015 season. Essentially, teams are just guessing (in an educated manner) what that deadline will be three years down the road.

Since this is going to be the second year of the new CBA, which moved the cut off from 17 percent to 22 percent, we only have one year of data to go off of in order to get an idea of the timing mechanism. On June 8, 2010, Stephen Strasburg and Giancarlo Stanton both made their major-league debuts and have accumulated service time every day since. Both superstars missed the Super Two cut-off by about a week of service time (they each had 2.118 years and the cutoff was 2.139 years). Which means that if the 2015 cutoff is the same as the one from 2012, guys like Wil Myers and Zack Wheeler could come up tomorrow without their teams having to worry about that pesky extra year of arbitration eligibility.

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June 3, 2013 6:21 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 3, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 3, 2013.

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May 30, 2013 4:26 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 30, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 30, 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! 

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May 28, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: Don Mattingly's Post-Realism

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Bret Sayre

The Dodgers skipper may be excited about the minor-league production of his organization's top prospects, but neither ranks among Bret's top 25.

I would be remiss not to talk about this past week’s strangest story, at least as far as potential call-ups from the minor leagues are concerned. On Wednesday, Don Mattingly said that the Dodgers had “internal conversations” about calling up top prospects Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson from Double-A Chattanooga.

The way I see it, there are a few different plausible ways this could have gone down. The first is that Mattingly forgot that these two prospects were outfielders and thought they could shore up the Dodgers’ tenuous (that’s being kind) infield situation. The second is that Mattingly brought their names up as a joke to lighten the mood after another Dodgers loss, and then poked a few holes in his Andre Ethier voodoo doll before muttering something under his breath about grit. The final option is that after watching Juan Uribe, Nick Punto, Luis Cruz, and Dee Gordon play for the last eight weeks, he’s just given up on the idea of a traditional infield and instead wanted to go with a five-man outfield.

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May 27, 2013 5:07 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 27, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 27, 2013.

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