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Name: The RotoFeed
Description: The RotoFeed is an ad-free, totally free RSS service that aggregates all the best fantasy baseball blogs, columns and podcasts into a single, real-time feed. RotoFeed puts hundreds of news bites on rotisserie baseball on a single pane of glass.
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Date Added: 2007-04-07 13:46:34
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International Notes: Tejada, Ibanez, Kang

Longtime big leaguer Miguel Tejada, now 40, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mexican League’s Pericas de Puebla, E...

Marlins Designate Arquimedes Caminero

The Marlins have designated righty Arquimedes Caminero for assignment, according to the MLB.com transactions page. Caminero, 27, has been in the Miami organization since the then-Fl...

Players Avoiding Arbitration: Wednesday

Here are the day’s lower-cost arbitration settlements: The Mets have avoided arbitration with righty Jenrry Mejia for $2.595MM, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports

Minor Moves: Jeremy Horst

We’ll keep tabs on minor moves around the league here: The Dodgers have inked lefty Jeremy Horst to a minor league deal, his agency ONYX Sports Management

Angels Avoid Arbitration With David Freese

The Angels have avoided arbitration with third baseman David Freese, Mike Perchick of WAPT tweets. Freese will earn $6.425MM in his final season of arbitration eligibility, MLB.c...

Catcher Profile: Stephen Vogt

In 2014, Stephen Vogt hit 9 home runs in 269 at-bats. What can he do with more opportunity in 2015? Stephen Vogt had a decent .279/.321/.431 line in 2014, cracking 9 home runs in...

Braves Designate Jose Constanza For Assignment

The Braves have designated outfielder Jose Constanza for assignment, the club announced. His roster spot will go to Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano, whose signing was also announced today after being

David Montgomery Named Phillies' Chairman; Gillick Remains President

The Phillies announced this afternoon that David Montgomery will return as the Chairman of the team. Pat Gillick will continue to fill Montgomery’s former role as president (now with the temporary tag removed), while Bill Giles will serve ...

Finding Value At Third Base

The faces at third base have lost a rather big one, literally and figuratively, in a guy named Miggy. Miguel Cabrera was the consensus #1 or #2 overall pick in 2014 no doubt because of his awesomeness but also because his third base eligibility ma...

White Sox Sign Gordon Beckham, Designate Dayan Viciedo For Assignment

The White Sox announced that they have signed infielder Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $2MM contract and designated outfielder

2015 Fantasy Outlooks: Atlanta Braves

Atlanta deconstructed its roster over the offseason, but what's left for Fantasy purposes? Our Scott White takes a closer look at the Braves in 2015.

The Toronto Outfield: Will Pompey Erupt With Production?

It’s time for our Depth Chart Discussions to begin. In an effort to suss out every team, we’ve divided them into four parts (infield, outfield, bullpen, and rotation) and will begin breaking them down for you over the next few weeks. You can f...

Catcher Profile: Is Brian McCann in a steep physical decline?

Brian McCann's quality of contact plunged in 2014 With the move to Yankee Stadium last year, both professional scouts and projection systems predicted Brian McCann would see a strong rise in production. It makes sense; a pull heavy LHB m...

Mariners To Sign John Baker To Minor League Deal

The Mariners and veteran catcher John Baker have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (via Twi...

The Rangers Infield: Jokers to the Right

The infield is definitely the strength of the current roster the Rangers have assembled. We have them projected for 32.2 WAR, and their main infielders, counting projected platoons at catcher and second base, account for 14.9 in projected WAR. Tha...

2015 Minor League Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (15) | 2013 (22) | 2012 (5) | 2011 (4) | 2010 (19) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [83-79] AL East AAA: [77-66] International League - Buffalo AA: [66-76] Eastern League - N...

WAR Index for pitchers: 2014

There are three flavors of wins above replacement. Want a way to use them all together? Good news! The WAR Index is back! Earlier in the week, I rolled out the 

Top 10 Closers Likely To Lose Their Job: Honorable Mention: Papelbon & Betances

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) After last season’ closer merry-go-round we all are assuming that there’s going to be significant turnover among closers around the league once again.  Who are the most likely (at least of those...

AL Sleeper Hitters

This morning’s article about sleeper pitchers clearly means that I will cover the sleeper AL bats shortly after.  Like I mentioned in the previous article, the easy access of endless information makes it quite a bit easier to discover sleepers...

2015 Catcher Draft Strategy

Does it make sense to splurge on a high-end catcher in fantasy drafts? Mike Napoli caught 72 games in 2012, then zero in 2013 and 2014.

Joe Blanton Planning Comeback, Will Audition For Teams Next Week

Right-hander Joe Blanton is planning a comeback and will audition for teams on Feb. 4 in Nashville, Tenn., MLBTR has learned. Blanton will work out and throw a bullpen for those teams in attendance. Blanton has been on a throwing program in prep...

Nationals To Sign Casey Janssen

10:48am: Janssen’s mutual option is valued at $7MM, reports Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post (Twitter link). 9:41am: The Nationals and right-hander

A Couple of Players Steamer Hurts Because They Were Hurt

Steamer isn’t entirely to blame. I doubt he hurt them on purpose. I’m sure he’s a nice guy. He’s smart. He knows a lot about buckets of baseball players and learns more about them every year. I apologize, in fact, because I shouldn’t ass...

Player Profile #94: Alex Wood | SP | ATL

Alex Wood was a second round Amateur Draft pick of the Atlanta Braves just two years ago (2012 draft). Although he was considered the Braves number seven prospect at that time, he wasn’t exactly labeled a blue chip talent. Unlike many “can...

Aces and changeups

A few aces are using the change a bit differently but still achieving great results. A changeup is not a requirement for being an ace. Eno Sarris' piece on JABO

Zobrist and Harrison: Fantasy Swiss Army Knives

Injuries and unanticipated performance decline are the twin banes of fantasy owners. It’s one thing if you’re reaching to the waiver wire to replace Josh Reddick. It’s another thing entirely if it’s Paul Goldschmidt going d...

Pitching Notes: Shields, Albers, Cotts, Gee

In his latest piece on the market for James Shields, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports looks at the most recent sign...

Player Profile #95: Kris Bryant | 3B | CHC

Unlike most players in our Top 200 Countdown, I’ve never watched Kris Bryant play. In fact, Bryant may be the only player on our list that I’ve never seen play. I’ve seen clips, of course, but I’ve never sat down and watched a game in whic...

Methods section — Cluster analysis of ballparks: An exercise in failure and futility

Can you use park factors and cluster analysis to group ballparks into finer categories than just hitter's and pitcher's parks? Turns out you can't, but I gave it a good long try. When people talk about how different ballparks play, there a...

The xHR/FB Rate Overachievers

On Monday, I unveiled the xHR/FB rate equation I devised a year ago. Yesterday, I began my look back at 2014, discussing a selection of hitters whose xHR/FB rates suggest serious HR/FB rate upside this year. Today, I finish my look back, this time...

The -Only League Landscape: American League Third Basemen by Nick Shlain

Examining the junior-circuit options at the hot corner.

The Quinton: Third Base and Avoiding Result-Driven Strategy by Jeff Quinton

Why tweaking a sound plan because of last year's outcomes could be problematic going forward.

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Top 30 Third Basemen by J.P. Breen

Ranking the third sackers from now through the end of the 2017 season.

The Adjuster: Third Base by Wilson Karaman

A look at which hot-corner players move up or down if you play in OBP or points formats.

Player Profile #96: Ian Kinsler | 2B | DET

Doesn’t it feel like Ian Kinsler’s older than 32? A consistently productive player who’s arguably had just one down season in his nine-year career — 2010, and it wasn’t that down —  I just keep waiting for that fall-off-the-cliff yea...

AL Sleeper Pitchers

It seems like the most common fantasy baseball inquiry is, “Who are the best sleepers next year?”  In this day and age on the Internet, it is truly difficult to have fully hidden sleepers with the infinite wealth of information and databases...

Texas Rangers 2015 Top 10 Fantasy Prospects

The prospect staff at Fake Teams continues their fantasy prospect rankings and system reviews with an in-depth look at the Texas Rangers. Just like last year, the prospect staff here at Fake Teams will be taking an in-depth look at each ma...

Hello, I’m Paul Sporer

I’m here. I made it! I’m extremely excited to be joining the FanGraphs team under the RotoGraphs banner. I honestly can’t recall the last day I didn’t come to FanGraphs at least once 15 times. The player pages are enough to keep the Ripken...

So Teams Have Lots of New Data. Then What?

Over the past few years, every major league team has moved into analytics—trying to use sophisticated data and analysis to improve the organization’s performance. But that’s just a start. The question is how effectively this tool is...

Buy ‘Em or Deny ‘Em: Why Jason Kipnis Should Be Considered A Top 5 Second Baseman For ’15

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It is easy to have become disenchanted with the Indians’ Jason Kipnis, who is obviously coming off a disastrous campaign that saw him hit .240 with 6 HR, 41 RBI, 61 R and 22 SB over 500 AB. It’s

Player Profile #97: Matt Harvey | SP | NYM

When planning this player profile, I was unsure whether I wanted to spend my time dissecting Matt Harvey’s most recent season (2013) or addressing his health and usage outlook for 2015. Yes, I’ll touch on both, but which is more helpful? Ultim...

Top 20 Starters for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

The royal we already went over all the hitters for 2015 fantasy baseball rankings. That’s not the “royal we” as that term usually implies. It was me writing it alone while wearing a Burger King crown. I refuse to draft a top starter where...

Angels Open To Extensions With Street, Iannetta, Richards

The Angels are planning to discuss an extension with closer Huston Street in Spring Training and are also open to extensions with catcher

Orioles Acquire Travis Snider

8:23pm: Pirates GM Neal Huntington tells reporters, including Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Twitter link), that the player to be named later will be “similar” to Tarpley. It seems worth noting, then, that Dan Connolly of ...

Orioles Designate Michael Ohlman For Assignment

The Orioles announced that they have designated catcher Michael Ohlman for assignment in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the newly acquired

Latest On The Phillies' Papelbon Trade Talks

While trade talks between the Brewers and Phillies regarding Jonathan Papelbon have slowed, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki hears from two sources that the...

Yoan Moncada, Others May Be Nearing Free Agency

6:26pm: Badler adds (via Twitter) that should Major League Baseball end its previous policy of requiring a specific license, in addition to OFAC’s license, then not only would Moncada be eligible to sign, but second basemen

Catcher Profile: Sal Perez

Sometimes it’s just easy to like a good player. There are certain positons in fantasy that don't follow ordinary rules, catcher is one of them.  For example everyone's favorite catcher is always the catcher that doesn't catch anymore an...

Red Sox, Rangers Swap Anthony Ranaudo, Robbie Ross Jr.

Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake has announced, on Twitter, that Texas has acquired right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from the Red Sox in exchange for left-h...

Orioles, Pirates Closing In On Travis Snider Trade

5:06pm: The Orioles are attempting to acquire Snider for “less” than two minor leaguers at present, tweets Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. 4:47pm: Connolly adds, via

Pitching Notes: Johan, Shields, Twins

Most of the meat left on the free agent bone belongs to the pitching segment of the market. Indeed, five of the seven players who I listed this morning as intriguing free agents were right-handed pitchers. Here’s the latest on some arms fr...

Catcher Profile: Evan Gattis

Evan Gattis' move to Houston should benefit him in 2015. With Evan Gattis' trade to Houston this offseason, he may not play a single ...

NL Notes: Nats, D'Backs, Rockies

Former Nationals minor leaguer Justin Bloxom transitioned quickly from a stalled playing career to re-joining the organization as a scout,

MLBTR Live Chat

Click here to join this week’s live chat, hosted by MLBTR’s Steve Adams.

What to expect from Michael Brantley in 2015

Michael Brantley had the best year of his career in 2014, but despite some improvements in the power department, he may have already topped out. Beyond the Box Score recently introduced the ‘

Minor Moves: Frank Herrmann

Here are the day’s minor moves: The Angels announced the signing of righty Frank Herrmann to a minor league deal with a spring invite, via Twitter...

Player Profile #98: Sonny Gray | SP | OAK

Heading into last season I was very high on Sonny Gray. He made his debut in mid-2013 right before the All-Star break and pitched to some impressive ratios across 64 solid innings. Following up his notable rookie campaign, he was able to put up ...

Players Avoiding Arbitration: Tuesday

Here are the day’s arbitration settlements: The Royals have agreed to terms with outfielder Jarrod Dyson, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports on Tw...

Catcher Profile: How will Matt Wieters return this year?

The Baltimore catcher missed almost all of last year with surgery, after starting out hot. What can we expect in 2015? There's a thing about Joss Whedon that bothers some members of his audience. For him, there are no sacred cows. If he fe...

2015 Depth Chart Discussions

We’ll be filling these in over the next month! You can find this guide later by looking at the Draft Tools box on the right. AL WEST   AL CENTRAL   AL EAST   Angels Infield Indians Infield Blue Jays Infield   Outfield   Outfield   Outf...

The Boston Infield: Change is Here

It’s time for our Depth Chart Discussions to begin. In an effort to suss out every team, we’ve divided them into four parts (infield, outfield, bullpen, and rotation) and will begin breaking them down for you over the next few weeks. Y...

Razzball 2015 Projections & Fantasy Baseball Auction Values Now Available

The version 1 of our 2015 Steamer MLB hitter and pitcher projections are now available. As with last year, we project our own playing time (Games and Plate Appearances/At Bats for hitters, Games/Games Started/Innings Pitched for pitchers) as well...

Is Jake Arrieta's 2014 formula for success a sustainable one?

After breaking out with the Chicago Cubs in 2014, what are the chances Jake Arrieta can turn in another big year in 2015? The Chicago Cubs figure to be quite a bit better than seasons pa...

Houston Astros Pitchers: 2015 Team Preview

Do not let the table fool you.  Dallas Keuchel is the ace of this staff.  His SIERA of 3.09 highly correlates with excellent future performance.  The 3.09 SIERA ranked 14th in MLB, which is better than Jordan Zimmermann and Johnny Cueto in 201...

Dynasty League Rankings: Top 15 First Basemen

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) First base is not a position rich with top tier prospects. For as deep of a position as it is, the best options are generally already in the Majors. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t youngsters who cou...

2015 Loser Series: Dodgers Darwin Barney

I write about my ex-friend and all the way he has betrayed me and fantasy owners. Oh, Darwin.  We used to be friends.  Remember those days?  I would write about how amazing you were and how life would not be complete without you on the

AL East Notes: Monbouquette, A-Rod, Blue Jays, Orioles

Former Red Sox starter Bill Monbouquette passed away Sunday at age 78. The Massachusetts native tossed nearly 2,000 MLB frames, most of them with Boston, and notched a no-hitter in 1962. He was a three-time American League All-Star. MLBTR ext...

Player Profile #99: Christian Yelich | OF | MIA

Yelich is one of the youngest players in the major leagues at just 23, but since the Marlins drafted him in the first round of the 2010 Amateur Draft he’s done nothing but impress. Even during his first taste of the major leagues in 2013 he put ...

Jose Abreu is baseball's top fisherman

Jose Abreu was a revelation in his rookie season with the White Sox, but he fished for pitches in the dirt like no other. It's hard to know exactly what cliche to use when describing ...

The Tout Wars X 2015 Roster of Team Owners!

Ten new Tout Wars owners join the ranks for this year’s inaugural Tout Wars X league. They are: Andrea LaMont Bret Sayre Michael Beller Tim McCullough Patrick Mayo Stephania Bell Craig Mish Doug Anderson Jeff Boggis Jake Ciely Welcome aboard...

Prospect Profile: Blake Swihart

Brian Creagh profiles Boston Red Sox top prospect Blake Swihart and what his future fantasy value will hold. During each positional week, our prospect team is selecting one or two prospects that we are hopeful will make an impact in fantas...

The Open Market's Most Intriguing Remaining Names

As it always does, the free agent market contains some fairly noteworthy names entering the final month before Spring Training. A good portion of the value at the top of the leftover market lies in established names who have been reliable, healt...

2015 Fantasy Baseball: It’s Never Too Early — Right Fielders

Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America   We reach the end of the position player portion of the “it’s never too early” series. Right field is a little more stable than center field was, but we also have some instances where som...

The Old Ballgame: A Look at 2015’s Oldest Hitters

The Steroids Era has passed, and with that comes a return to the laws of physicality: when you approach your mid-to-late 30s, your athletic productivity takes a sharp downturn. Need any proof? Last year, just 13 players in their age-37 season or a...

Player Profile #100: Hisashi Iwakuma | SP | SEA

Hisashi Iwakuma began to gather significant accolades and notoriety from sports writers in August of last season. From July 1 through August 19, Iwakuma posted a 7-2 record with the second-best ERA (1.63) in the American League during that span. ...

Which starting pitchers stopped steals before they started?

A look at which qualified starting pitchers allowed the most stolen base attempts in 2014 and the relationship between handedness and controlling the running game. "That’s what speed do." – Winston Churchill

The Shift Episode 24: January 27, 2015 (w/ Jason Wojciechowski)

Jason Wojciechowski joins the show to talk Oakland baseball and the Baseball Prospectus 2015 Annual! Check it out! The official podcast of Beyond the Box Score is The Shift! Host Bryan Grosnick is talking to some of the most interesting fo...

The xHR/FB Rate Underachievers

Yesterday, I unveiled the xHR/FB rate equation I devised a year ago. So today I’ll begin my look back at 2014 and discuss a selection of hitters whose xHR/FB rates suggest serious HR/FB rate upside this year, assuming of course they sustain ...

Tale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. Carlos Santana by Matt Collins

Which of these power bats is a better fantasy bet this year?

Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects by Ben Carsley

Looking into the pipeline for future contributors at the hot corner.

Fantasy Infographic: Third Base by Mauricio Rubio

A visual ranking of the players at the hot corner and their projected statistical contributions.

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base by Craig Goldstein

Breaking down the position into fantasy-value-based bins.

Houston Astros Hitters: 2015 Team Preview

The Houston Astros have revamped their lineup when they acquired Luis Valbuena and Evan Gattis.  Now, the Astros have a pretty powered lineup with four hitters who have the chance to exceed 30 bombs this season. Also, it seems like the Opening D...

Top 15 Fantasy Catching Prospects for 2015

As a part of catcher rankings week, Jason Hunt takes a look at his top 15 fantasy catching prospects for the 2015 season. As you have already seen so far this week, we're taking a comprehensive look at one position each week in preparation...

Is Kris Bryant The Next Chris Davis? Or Maybe Adam Dunn?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It seems like everyone is simply assuming that Kris Bryant is going to hit the ground running, setting the baseball world on fire as he swats home run after home run.  While no one is going to say the

How Teams Can Get the Most Out of Analytics

Statistics and numbers have always permeated baseball. From its earliest days, observers of the sport have attempted to catalog the performance of the game in various ways using numbers. Those efforts have evolved from merely trying to describe o...

Player Profile #102: James Shields | SP | FA

Two years ago, how many people thought we’d look back on the James Shields-Wil Myers trade and say the Royals got a good deal? Probably not too many, and even though the book is probably closed on Shields in Kansas City while Myers and Jake Odor...

Top 100 Outfielders for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

Wanna know how dedicated I am to you? I have your name tattooed on my tramp stamp area. Yeah, your name. Wanna know how else I'm dedicated to you? I flipped guys in and out of this post, moved a few to the top 80 outfielders for 2015 fantasy b...

Astros Among Teams With Interest In Kevin Correia

The Astros are among the clubs “looking at” righty Kevin Correia, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (via Twitter). Houston is still looking to add depth to the b...

Central Notes: Ramirez, Shields, Reds

MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince takes a look at some folks around the league who are, in his view, facing make-or-break seasons. He includes some less obvious names, but two players stand out who could conceivably be All-Stars or become non-t...

Latest On Yoan Moncada

The international market provides opportunities to make (mostly) open-market purchases of the rights to the types of players who rarely can be acquired in that manner. Recent years have brought early-prime starters (Masahiro Tanaka,

Players Avoiding Arbitration: Monday

Here are the players who have avoided arbitration today: The Rockies have agreed to terms with righty Adam Ottavino, MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports

Mariners Sign Franklin Gutierrez

We’ll keep tabs on the day’s minor moves here: The Mariners have brought back outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on a minor league pact, the club announced. He will receive an invite to major league camp. Gutierrez

Blue Jays Announce One-Year Extension Of President/CEO Paul Beeston

The Blue Jays have officially announced that long-time president and CEO Paul Beeston has agreed to an extension that will keep him in his role for 2015. Reports had suggested that the team was searching for a new top executive. Orioles executiv...

Braves Sign John Buck To Minor League Deal

The Braves have inked veteran backstop John Buck to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp this spring, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports on Twitter. Buck is expected t...

Catcher Profile: Russell Martin

Despite a big increase in 2014 production, don't expect similar things from Martin in 2015 In 2014, at 31 years old, Russell Martin enjoyed the best season of his career. In 460 P...

Padres Sign Ramiro Pena To Minor League Deal

The Padres announced their list of non-roster invitees today, and among several previously reported names (e.g. Brett Wallace,

Orioles Avoid Arbitration With Bud Norris

Th Orioles have avoided arbitration with right-hander Bud Norris by agreeing to a one-year deal that is worth $8.8MM, reports Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter

Catcher Profile: Yasmani Grandal

Will Yasmani Grandal be the next catcher to break out? After 2007 first-round draft pick Devin Mesoraco launched 25 home runs to pace the catcher position in 2014, many will be ...

Sample Draft Prep (Part 1)

Over the last couple of weeks a few of my fellow writers here are FanGraphs have been going over some draft strategies. This week, I am going to step through my exact process for a draft. On Thursday night, I will be joining a few fantasy writers ...

Orioles Sign Chris Parmelee, Dane De La Rosa

The Orioles announced today that they have signed first baseman/outfielder Chris Parmelee and righties

The potential effects of a ban on the infield shift

Commissioner Manfred has stated that he is open to a ban on the infield shift in order to bring more offense into the game. Would such a ban accomplish this goal and if so, by what magnitude?

Reds Nearing Extension With Devin Mesoraco

The Reds are nearing a multiyear extension with catcher Devin Mesoraco, MLBTR has learned.  With three years and 28 days of Major League service, the 26-year-old backstop had been arbitration eligible for 2015 for the first time and had been und...

East Notes: Hoffman, Upton, Papelbon, De Aza, Yanks

The Orioles‘ reported asking price of right-hander Jeff Hoffman (and others) from the Blue Jays in exchange for executive vice president/GM Dan Duquette seemingly ended those negotiations, bu...

Fantasy Aftermath – Top July Pitchers

So, here's all that's happened since I began the Fantasy Aftermath - Top June Pitchers write up and the July write up. I worked, I tweeted, I played Daily Fantasy Football and made the Fantasy Football playoffs in seven of my eight seasonal league...

WAR Index for hitters: 2014

There are three flavors of wins above replacement. Want a way to use them all together? Good news! The WAR Index is back! For years, there have been several complaints levied against the most divisive of the new-school statistics: wins abo...

Fantasy Fallout: Is Tyler Clippard The Best Option To Replace Sean Doolittle?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) On Friday night the news broke that Sean Doolittle would miss the start of the 2015 season due to a slight tear in his rotator cuff.  The exact timeframe for his return is not yet known, but obviously the

Starting Pitcher Sleeper Candidates According to Steamer

Last week I ran the 2015 Steamer projections for starting pitchers through Zach Sanders’ Fantasy Value Above Replacement system and compared them to early NFBC ADP data to identify some possible bust candidates. Today we’ll loo...

Oakland A’s Pitchers: 2015 Team Preview

The pitchers on the Oakland A’s are looking a lot better than their batters.  The ace of the staff is the young righty, Sonny Gray, who is a top 20 SP in my eyes.  You would be obtaining a pitcher that should give you an ERA just above 3.00 a...

Player Profile #103: Matt Holliday | OF | STL

Matt Holiday’s career can be divided into two pieces. The first is as a member of the Colorado Rockies, and the second is as a St. Louis Cardinal (let’s just ignore those 93 games with Oakland). During that first portion of his career, playing...

Developing a predictive Bill James Game Score: Part one

Join me on the quest to predict a pitcher's Bill James Game Score against a specific lineup before it happens. Hailing from Canada (although I am from a part of the country that is actually further south than the

International Notes: Olivera, Fernandez

Last week, Cuban second baseman Hector Olivera had a showcase at the Giants’ facility in the Dominican Republic that reportedly had over 200 scouts in attendance.

Ottoneu Keeper Deadline Tactics

Next Saturday at 11:59 pm ET is the ottoneu keeper deadline. It’s time to complete your trades and trim the fat from your roster. If you’ve followed my advice, you haven’t cut anybody since the end of the season. You can start...

Brewers Talking With Francisco Rodriguez

The Brewers are currently talking with right-hander Francisco Rodriguez about a reunion, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney (

Player Profile #104: Yasmany Tomas | 3B/OF | ARI

Predicting what Cuban imports will do once they reach the big leagues is tricky business for a number of reasons.  Firstly, it’s tough to gauge the level of competition both in Cuba and in international competition, which can be inconsistent at...

Beyond the Box Score's rankings of the best players for 2015: 45-11

Our writers voted on the best players for the upcoming season. Here are the guys who missed the top ten. Last week, we introduced our "Best Players for 2015" ser...

The xHR/FB Rate Equation Unmasked

A year ago, I took our batted ball distance and HR/FB rate analysis to its final step. Armed with additional metrics from our in-house math ninja Jeff Zimmerman, I published an equation to predict a hitter’s home run per fly ball rate, which...

State of the Position: Third Base by Mike Gianella

Sizing up the position from a fantasy point of view.

Fantasy Players to Target: Third Basemen by BP Fantasy Staff

Keep these hot-corner players in mind in your drafts and auctions this spring

2015 Fantasy Baseball: It’s Never Too Early — Center Fielders

Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America As it turns out, there is no position as volatile as center field. A part of that volatility comes in the form of picking which outfield position in which to put some players. Nine times out o...

Current Steamer Fantasy Rankings and Auction Values

If you’ve been wishing current Steamer projections were turned into fantasy values, wish no more, as I have done the work for you. Below you’ll find the top 100 players for next year based on current Steamer projections, calculated us...

Oakland A’s Hitters: 2015 Team Preview

I really, really dislike what Billy Beane did this offseason when he traded away Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss.  I considered them the two best hitters in the A’s lineup.  Now, the Oakland A’s are a black hole for fantasy baseball. Brett ...

Player Profile #105: Joc Pederson | OF | LAD

In the offseason’s most expected move, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded an outfielder to free up room for rookie phenom Joc Pederson. Maybe we didn’t know said outfielder would be Matt Kemp, and maybe we didn’t know it would be to the Padres, ...

The 2015 Fantasy Landscape: Catcher

Buster Posey reigned king of the backstops in 2014. What's in store at the catcher position in 2015? Last season we saw Buster Posey reclaim the fantasy baseball catcher crown as...

2015 Fantasy Rankings: Top 15 Second Baseman

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The days of Robinson Cano as the lone elite second base option have come and gone, with Anthony Rendon and Jose Altuve joining him in the top tier (and you could argue a few others aren’t too far behind). 

Card Corner Plus: The Redemption of Lenny Randle

His life before and after give no clue why a well-liked player attacked his manager one spring day.

Player Profile #106: Hyun-jin Ryu | SP | LAD

Despite missing a half-dozen starts with a sore shoulder, which limited him to just 152 innings with an ERA that was 38 points higher that his seemingly stellar rookie season, I was very impressed with Hyun-jin Ryu last season. His strikeout and w...

Top 80 Outfielders for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

Today we go over the top 80 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball, which comes after we went over the top 60 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball, which came after the t...


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