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03-27

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Texas Rangers
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Kate Morrison

01-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Twenty Questions For 2017
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BP Fantasy Staff

12-06

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Strikeouts
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George Bissell

10-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: An Avoid Retrospective
by
Wilson Karaman

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
by
Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

06-12

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What You Need to Know: Walking the Walk
by
Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

05-12

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/12
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Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

04-29

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What You Need to Know: Gray Matters
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Daniel Rathman

03-19

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9

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth
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Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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21

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

02-27

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34

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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31

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

01-24

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4

The BP Wayback Machine: Who Yu Gonna Call?
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Kevin Goldstein

01-16

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BP Unfiltered: RISPy Business
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Dan Brooks

09-30

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Regular Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

08-13

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What You Need to Know: Albers at it Again
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Daniel Rathman

08-12

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What You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare Hiccup
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Daniel Rathman

07-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 235: Alex Rios' Value/How the 2013 Pirates Were Built
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

04-08

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Skewed Left: Beating Yu Darvish
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Zachary Levine

04-03

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Dissecting Darvish's Opening Day
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Jason Cole, Zachary Levine, Ben Lindbergh and Harry Pavlidis

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: An Interesting Fact Yu Darvish Reminded Me About Last Night
by
Sam Miller

04-01

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Top Tools: Best Pitches
by
BP Prospect Staff

12-28

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Pebble Hunting: How to Pitch
by
Sam Miller

10-05

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Advance Scout
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Dan Brooks

10-05

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Overthinking It: Baltimore's Best Bet to Beat Texas
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Ben Lindbergh

10-03

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BP Unfiltered: Nothing Can Be Uncontroversial (A Collection of Tweets)
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Sam Miller

09-27

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Revisiting the Foreign Imports
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Derek Carty

09-12

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BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Yu Darvish Like it's 1949
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Ben Lindbergh

08-31

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week (Yu Darvish Edition)
by
Sam Miller

08-10

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 10
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Matthew Kory

08-09

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BP Unfiltered: Yu Darvish with Two Strikes
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Dan Brooks

08-07

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 7
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Matthew Kory

08-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 12: Sam Walks to His Honda
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-27

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Raising Aces: Violent Trends
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Doug Thorburn

06-27

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Punk Hits: The Goblins & Gauntlets Monster Manual, MLB Expansion Pack: Pitchers, Vol. 1
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Ian Miller

06-22

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Weekly Planner: Week 13
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Paul Sporer

05-24

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On the Beat: Wright on Track
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John Perrotto

05-22

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BP Unfiltered: Google Bio Pictures and Baseball
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Sam Miller

05-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 22
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Matthew Kory

05-17

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Catching Up With International Imports
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Derek Carty

04-27

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
by
Sam Miller

04-25

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BP Unfiltered: Does Darvish Throw a Shuuto?
by
Jason Parks

04-17

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5

Western Front: They Came from Across the Sea
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Geoff Young

04-12

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Raising Aces: Dissecting Darvish
by
Doug Thorburn

04-10

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, April 10
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Matthew Kory

04-10

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, April 10
by
Daniel Rathman

04-06

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15

Resident Fantasy Genius: 10 Bold Fantasy Predictions
by
Derek Carty

04-03

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Spring Training Diary: Last Entry
by
Jason Parks

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Flip that coin again.

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You asked, we answered.

Monday is the start of our positional series at Baseball Prospectus, and we’re going to give you a lot of information, opinions and strategy tips. In fact, we laid it all out for you here. But before we get into the nitty gritty, we thought we’d have a little fun with some quick-hit questions that we answered as a team. Some of these were questions we got from you, the readers. Some were just interesting discussion points. But here are 14 opinions on 20 questions:

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December 6, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Strikeouts

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George Bissell

We are in uncharted territory with this category, so let's make a plan.

Nearly a quarter of all major-league plate appearances (21.1 percent) ended with a strikeout last season. A decade ago, that number was just 17.1 percent. Isolated from broader historical context, those numbers don’t accurately reflect the scale of the league-wide rise in strikeout rate over the last decade. Pitchers struck out opposing batters at the highest rate in the modern era, which dates back to 1947 (according to Sam Miller on a recent episode of the Effectively Wild podcast), in each of the past nine seasons. Meanwhile, walk rates have remained relatively stagnant, ebbing and flowing between seven and nine percent, during the same period.

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October 17, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: An Avoid Retrospective

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Wilson Karaman

Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin.

Last week I covered the players I had recommended you go out and get in our pre-season Target/Avoid series, and this week we turn to the players where I advocated steering clear.

Starting Pitcher to Avoid: Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

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The Royals score 11 runs off a defending Cy Young winner for the second straight day, the A's continue to trouble Yu Darvish, and much more action from Tuesday.

The Tuesday Takeaway
For much of Angels starter Matt Shoemaker’s career, the odds have been stacked against him. Shoemaker went undrafted out of Eastern Michigan—where he had a 4.83 ERA and 1.36 strikeout-to-walk ratio in three seasons—and spent parts of the next seven years in the Angels’ minor league system before making his major league debut last September. On Tuesday night, Shoemaker toed the rubber against the Indians for what turned out to be the best outing of his short big league career, and he was well on his way to a complete game before a short rain delay in the ninth inning brought a premature end to his night.


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June 12, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Walking the Walk

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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

The Nationals move into first place, Cole Hamels and Tyson Ross duel in Philly, plus more from Wednesday and previews for today.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Nationals starting pitchers have issued four walks over their last 10 games. Combined. That’s four walks in 71 innings and just one in their last 54. Giants starter Matt Cain walked four Nats in the first inning of last night’s game alone, including the first three who stepped into the box.

That was out of character for Cain, of course, but it tied a season high for the right-hander and put the Giants halfway to their worst walk output as a staff this season. To make matters worse for the home team, three of those four walks turned into runs, two of them on this RBI single by Adam LaRoche and the third on this RBI ground out by Ryan Zimmerman.


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May 12, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/12

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Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

Yu Darvish flirts with perfection again and Aroldis Chapman returns, plus more from a busy weekend and preview for Monday.

The Weekend Takeaway
In his first start of the 2013 season, Yu Darvish set the tone for his stellar sophomore campaign with 8 2/3 flawless innings against the Astros. When the 27th batter, Marwin Gonzalez, hit a grounder that turned into a single, the Texas right-hander threw his hands up and couldn’t help but crack a smile.


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April 29, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Gray Matters

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Daniel Rathman

Sonny Gray, the Brewers bullpen, and other Monday stars, plus what to watch today.

The Monday Takeaway
First innings have been a bear for Athletics ace Sonny Gray this season. Coming into his start at Globe Life Park on Monday, Gray had issued six walks and recorded four strikeouts in the opening frame of his first four starts; his K:BB ratio thereafter was a solid 27-to-7.


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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth

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Mauricio Rubio

The top four picks in redraft leagues are relatively clear-cut, but whom should you target if your selection is just outside that tier?

Depending on what you value, there’s a distinct separation in 12-team 5x5 draft formats when it comes to the fifth pick. Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt,and Andrew McCutchen all deserve to go in the no. 1-4 spots, and I don’t think there can be much debate on that. The big question facing owners picking fifth is a value-based one. I was handed the no. 5 pick in a home league, so let’s take a look at some of the names that I thought about taking there. (Note: I’m concentrating solely on 12-team leagues, so your mileage may vary).

Clayton Kershaw
Kershaw is a popular choice here judging by the ADPs across a few different sites. The reasons are obvious: Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball right now; he’s a good bet to help across four categories again this year; and there’s a decent amount of uncertainty with the position players who would also be the fifth-overall pick.


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March 7, 2014 9:26 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15

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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew tries to peg the top 15 picks and predict breakouts from later picks.

We know from Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster that since 2004, there is a 36 percent success rate in the ADP projecting the top 15. The most in any one year is seven of 15; the least is four. With that in mind, I challenged the fantasy team to try to guess the top 15. In addition to their stab at the top 15, I had them give their answers on the following:

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

Stacking up the rotation arms based on their long-term fantasy potential.

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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Ranking starters based on their fantasy value from now through 2016.

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