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2017 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

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Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: New Year's Resolutions: Hitters' Plate Discipline

by Rob Mains

Does better plate discipline for hitters yield better results? . . . more | 7 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Dented Cans and Safety Nets

by Bryan Grosnick and Jared Wyllys

Texas takes a flier on Tyson Ross, Tampa Bay adds Colby Rasmus' power, and Colorado breaks the emergency glass. . . . more | 0 comments

Rumor Roundup: Ain't Settling for Anything Less Than Everything

by Ashley Varela

The Cardinals gear up for their first arbitration hearing in years, Craig Breslow schedules a pitching showcase, and Carl Crawford contemplates retirement (maybe). . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article State of the Position: First Base

by George Bissell

The 30,000-foot-high view of the cold corner for fantasy purposes. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Target: First Basemen

by BP Fantasy Staff

The staff identifies possible value plays at this position for the coming season. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Early ADP Analysis: First Base

by Matt Collins

A look at where the first-sackers have been selected in the first batch of drafts this year. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Quinton: First Basemen, Roto Categories, and Total vs. Complementary Production

by Jeff Quinton

Why the multitude of first-base options can result in suboptimal decisions, and how to avoid falling into the trap. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Friday, January 13

Premium Article Tools of Ignorance: Cornered

by Jeff Quinton

Is there an inefficiency to be exploited by taking so-so center fielders and playing them in a corner? . . . more | 6 unread comments

Players Prefer Presentation: Baseball's Longest and Shortest Games

by Meg Rowley

Rain delays, mascot races, Rickie Weeks, civil wars, and dopes. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

by Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

Jerry Dipoto refuses to stop making trades, this time roping the Braves and Rays into his addiction. . . . more | 0 comments

Transaction Analysis: Going Back To Cali

by Aaron Gleeman

Trevor Plouffe finds a new home in Oakland and his former team adds veteran depth. . . . more | 0 comments

Rumor Roundup: Trumbo Tumbles

by Demetrius Bell

New York may keep Curtis Granderson, Baltimore is unlikely to keep Mark Trumbo, and Matt Wieters is looking for a deal. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article The -Only League Landscape: National League Catchers

by Scooter Hotz

A look at the menu of backstop options in the senior circuit. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Avoid: Catchers

by BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Francisco Mejia vs. Chance Sisco

by Greg Wellemeyer

Is the future Oriole or the future Indian a better long-term bet to help your fantasy team in the squat? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Jonathan Lucroy

by Jeff Quinton

After a change in his approach at the plate, what can we expect from the Brewer-turned-Ranger this season? . . . more | 0 comments

Thursday, January 12

Premium Article 2017 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects

by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

Baseballs travel further when you watch them fly. Apples fatten on the trees when you walk by. . . . more | 22 unread comments

Fantasy Article Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Catchers

by Bret Sayre

A weak position gets weaker, and a bleak outlook gets bleaker. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Yan Gomes vs. Devin Mesoraco

by Mark Barry

Which of these Buckeye State backstops is a better long-term bet for fantasy owners? . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article The -Only League Landscape: American League Catchers

by Mike Gianella

A look at the menu of backstop options in the junior circuit. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Wednesday, January 11

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Grinding On Grounders

by Russell A. Carleton

Does the grind of the regular season cause fielders to get worse on ground balls? . . . more | 10 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Mariners Move Deck Chairs

by Bryan Grosnick

Seattle picks up Yovani Gallardo and Jarrod Dyson, Baltimore adds Seth Smith, and Kansas City brings in Nate Karns. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: Dozier Dead, Bruce Bets, and Atlanta Aces

by Emma Baccellieri

Jay Bruce is still on the block, Brian Dozier may be staying up, and the Braves want more starting pitching. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape: Welington Castillo vs. Brian McCann

by Alex Chamberlain

Should you choose the new Oriole or the new Astro to don the tools of ignorance for your fantasy squad this year? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Adjuster: Catchers

by Eric Roseberry

Unearthing the backstops who could offer extra value in OBP and points formats. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Get to Know: Catcher Prospects

by Ben Carsley

A glance at the future fantasy contributors in the squat. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Catchers

by Greg Wellemeyer

Stacking up the backstops based on their anticipated fantasy production through the end of the 2019 season. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Tuesday, January 10

Cold Takes: A Season Before Dying

by Patrick Dubuque

Do the Mariners have one last push in them before the inevitable rebuild arrives? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers

by Mike Gianella

Stacking up the backstops, broken down into fantasy-value-based bins. . . . more | 12 unread comments

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape: Russell Martin vs. Matt Wieters

by Bryan Joiner

Which of these veteran catchers should you have higher on your draft board this spring? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Buster Posey

by Scooter Hotz

Can the position's standard-bearer hold on to his spot at the top? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Welcome to Splitsville: Catchers

by Tim Finnegan

A look at how backstops performed against left- and right-handed pitchers to help you find optimal platoon matchups for your fantasy team. . . . more | 3 unread comments