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The past week at Baseball Propectus.



 



Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 First Basemen by Bret Sayre

2017-01-19

Stacking up the players at this position for the long haul.



The -Only League Landscape: National League First Basemen by Scooter Hotz

2017-01-19

A look at the menu of options at this position in the senior circuit.



Tale of the Tape: Brandon Belt vs. C.J. Cron by Mark Barry

2017-01-19

Which of these two alliterative West Coasters is the better bet for your fantasy team in 2017?



Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: First Basemen on the Ocean Floor by Wilson Karaman

2017-01-19

A deeper dive into the fantasy future at this position.



Transaction Analysis: Extension Party by Bryan Grosnick, Jared Wyllys and Matthew Trueblood

2017-01-19

You get an extension. And you get an extension. And you get an extension.



Flu-Like Symptoms: New Year`s Resolutions: Pitchers` Plate Discipline by Rob Mains

2017-01-19

Does better plate discipline for pitchers yield better results?



Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 115: Animal Crackers by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

2017-01-18

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.



Get to Know: First Base Prospects by Ben Carsley

2017-01-18

A window into the fantasy future at the cold corner.



Tale of the Tape: Tommy Joseph vs. Eric Thames by Bryan Joiner

2017-01-18

Is the second-year Phillie or the new, KBO-destroying Brewer a better fantasy bet in 2017?



The Adjuster: First Base by Eric Roseberry

2017-01-18

Identifying players who see their values rise or fall in OBP and points formats.



Fantasy Three-Year Projections: First Base by Greg Wellemeyer

2017-01-18

Stacking up players at this position based on their projected fantasy values through the end of the 2019 season.



2017 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects by Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff

2017-01-18

I`d like to rest my heavy head tonight on a bed of California stars.



Cold Takes: Why Do Hall of Fame Voters Love Relievers? by Patrick Dubuque

2017-01-18

And it`s not just about save totals.



Rubbing Mud: Dozier and the Doyers by Matthew Trueblood

2017-01-18

Brian Dozier is still in Minnesota, but maybe the Dodgers and the Twins were right to balk at a deal.



Outta Left Field: Cooperstown Changes by Dustin Palmateer

2017-01-18

Limitless ballots could make for Hall of Fame overkill, but maybe there`s a simple solution.



Rumor Roundup: Must-See TV by Emma Baccellieri

2017-01-18

Alex Rodriguez gets a TV show, the Tigers look for a center fielder, and the Rays add a former closer.



Welcome to Splitsville: First Base by Tim Finnegan

2017-01-17

A look at how first-sackers fare based on the handedness of the opposing pitcher and other contextual factors.



Fantasy Tiered Rankings: First Basemen by Mike Gianella

2017-01-17

Stacking up the players at this position by fantasy-value-based bins.



Player Profile: Hanley Ramirez by Wilson Karaman

2017-01-17

A midyear mechanical change produced outstanding results for the Red Sox first-sacker in 2016, but can you expect more of the same to come?



Tale of the Tape: Victor Martinez vs. Carlos Santana by Alex Chamberlain

2017-01-17

Which of these two ex-catchers is a better investment in redraft leagues this spring?



Baseball Therapy: What Does Batter/Pitcher Matchup Data Tell Us? by Russell A. Carleton

2017-01-17

Have we been too quick to dismiss the value of batter vs. pitcher histories?



Rubbing Mud: Flashback Friars by Matthew Trueblood

2017-01-17

How the Padres are reliving MLB`s bad old days.



Cold Takes: Stan Javier Saves a No-Hitter by Patrick Dubuque

2017-01-17

What does college poetry have to do with Stan Javier? Everything.



State of the Position: First Base by George Bissell

2017-01-16

The 30,000-foot-high view of the cold corner for fantasy purposes.



The Quinton: First Basemen, Roto Categories, and Total vs. Complementary Production by Jeff Quinton

2017-01-16

Why the multitude of first-base options can result in suboptimal decisions, and how to avoid falling into the trap.



Early ADP Analysis: First Base by Matt Collins

2017-01-16

A look at where the first-sackers have been selected in the first batch of drafts this year.



Fantasy Players to Target: First Basemen by BP Fantasy Staff

2017-01-16

The staff identifies possible value plays at this position for the coming season.



2017 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

2017-01-16

And the Canterbury Tales will shoot up to the top of the best seller list and stay there for 27 weeks...



Flu-Like Symptoms: New Year`s Resolutions: Hitters` Plate Discipline by Rob Mains

2017-01-16

Does better plate discipline for hitters yield better results?



Transaction Analysis: Dented Cans and Safety Nets by Bryan Grosnick and Jared Wyllys

2017-01-16

Texas takes a flier on Tyson Ross, Tampa Bay adds Colby Rasmus` power, and Colorado breaks the emergency glass.



Rumor Roundup: Ain`t Settling for Anything Less Than Everything by Ashley Varela

2017-01-16

The Cardinals gear up for their first arbitration hearing in years, Craig Breslow schedules a pitching showcase, and Carl Crawford contemplates retirement (maybe).



The -Only League Landscape: National League Catchers by Scooter Hotz

2017-01-13

A look at the menu of backstop options in the senior circuit.



BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 1006: Sullivan`s Travels by Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan

2017-01-13

Ben and Jeff talk about the Mariners` moves while Jeff was away, then answer listener emails about Mike Trout, Barry Bonds, the home run spike, taking pitches, fans on the field, and more.



Player Profile: Jonathan Lucroy by Jeff Quinton

2017-01-13

After a change in his approach at the plate, what can we expect from the Brewer-turned-Ranger this season?



Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Francisco Mejia vs. Chance Sisco by Greg Wellemeyer

2017-01-13

Is the future Oriole or the future Indian a better long-term bet to help your fantasy team in the squat?



Fantasy Players to Avoid: Catchers by BP Fantasy Staff

2017-01-13

You might want to someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring.



Tools of Ignorance: Cornered by Jeff Quinton

2017-01-13

Is there an inefficiency to be exploited by taking so-so center fielders and playing them in a corner?



Players Prefer Presentation: Baseball`s Longest and Shortest Games by Meg Rowley

2017-01-13

Rain delays, mascot races, Rickie Weeks, civil wars, and dopes.



Transaction Analysis: Can`t Stop, Won`t Stop by Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

2017-01-13

Jerry Dipoto refuses to stop making trades, this time roping the Braves and Rays into his addiction.



Transaction Analysis: Going Back To Cali by Aaron Gleeman

2017-01-13

Trevor Plouffe finds a new home in Oakland and his former team adds veteran depth.



Rumor Roundup: Trumbo Tumbles by Demetrius Bell

2017-01-13

New York may keep Curtis Granderson, Baltimore is unlikely to keep Mark Trumbo, and Matt Wieters is looking for a deal.