1. Carlos Beltran Goes Under the Knife: Is 2010 Over Before it Begins?

    Find the original article at Baseball Professor. New York Mets’ OF Carlos Beltran had surgery on his problematic knee this past Wednesday. He is expected to miss Opening Day, which really hurts his fantasy value...

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  2. Is Boston Winning The AL East Arms Race?

    On October 17, 2004, Dave Roberts took his ninth inning lead in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. New York was clinging to a 4-3 lead that was about to put them back in the World ...

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  3. Top Fantasy Baseball Questions Entering 2010, Part 3

    In Part 1 and Part 2 of my analysis of ESPN’s 2010 preview, we looked at some open-ended questions like “Who will win the AL Cy Young?” and “Who is the second-best catcher?” Today, ...

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  4. Reaction To ESPN's Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Rankings For 2010

    For the original article, check out Baseball Professor . Tristan H. Cockcroft of espn.com recently published his early top 200 rankings for 2010. He based his rankings on a 10 team league using Rotisserie 5X5 scoring...

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  5. Top Fantasy Baseball Questions Entering 2010, Part 2

    The other day, ESPN released some of their fantasy experts’ predictions for 2010. We recapped a few of these projections in Part 1 of this mini-series, and today we pick it back up with Part 2...

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  6. Jason Bartlett, Marco Scutaro, J.J. Hardy: Was Last Year For Real?

    In the fourth installment of the series, I will be taking a look at the shortstop position. While shortstop remained a relatively weak position last year, there were some interesting player developments...

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  7. Top Fantasy Baseball Questions Entering 2010

    ESPN released some 2010 predictions for both football and baseball today, and I’ve been reading them over for a little while...

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  8. Citi Field Is NOT Where HR Go To Die

    For more baseball analysis, check out Baseball Professor. Much has been made of the Mets’ new home and with good reason. We saw the usually power prolific sluggers from Queens struggle all season with Daniel Murphy leading the entire team in HR with 12..

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  9. Aaron Hill and Ben Zobrist Surprised, But Are They Legit?

    Last year’s second basemen were not your father’s (older brother’s?) second basemen. If you were in a 10 team league chances are you ended up with a highly productive second baseman on your hands...

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  10. Ryan Braun Surpasses Slumping Grady Sizemore As Baseball's Best OF

    Article courtesy of BaseballProf.com. We wrap up the year 2009 today, and not coincidentally we finish up our recap of all batters from the 2009 baseball season today as well...

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  11. David Wright Struggles In 2009, But Is His 2010 Bright?

    As it turns out, I was on the road all day yesterday picking up my car which had broken down in New Jersey last week. Merry Christmas to me...

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  12. The Curious Case Of Nick Markakis

    Last offseason, the Baltimore Orioles signed Nick Markakis, who was coming off a career year, to a six year, $66 million contract...

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  13. Lance Berkman Broke Down In 2009 But Will He Rebound?

    Yesterday I looked at the catcher position and identified players whose past year deviated from their career averages.  Today I will do the same for first basemen and determine if last year’s stats are the start of a new trend or merely an anomaly...

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  14. Jason Bay Signs With The New York Mets

    The New York Mets have reached an agreement (pending physical) with free agent outfielder Jason Bay, as reported by MLB Trade Rumors. Yesterday, we at Baseball Professor wrote an article predicting his stats for the various teams interested in Bay...

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  15. Hanley Ramirez Headlines a Top-Heavy SS Position

    Recapping two positions in one day? I must be a madman! No, well maybe, but I’m just really excited about the upcoming baseball season...

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  16. Chase Utley Leads the Way Among Second Basemen, But Not Without Competition

    Surprise seasons snuck into the top 5 at second base with Aaron Hill and Ben Zobrist providing extra depth atop draft boards, but who else emerged as viable fantasy options and who faded faster ...

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  17. Where Will Jason Bay Land?

    The market is still wide open for Jason Bay, who most analysts agree is one of the top three free agents available this offseason. Surprisingly, he has not been highly sought after and has only received two known offers from the Red Sox and the Mets...

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  18. Deviation From Career Norms: Catchers

    There is a certain amount of comfort in fantasy baseball. Although we don’t know exactly what a player’s stats will be at the end of the year, we generally have an idea of how a player will perform...

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  19. Kelvim Escobar: Low Risk/High Reward

    The New York Mets have recently reached an agreement with pitcher Kelvim Escobar. It has been reported that he will likely work out of the bullpen as a setup man for Francisco Rodriguez. The contract is incentive-laden, with Escobar earning a $1...

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  20. Mr. MVP: Albert Pujols The Best Again

    For this article and more, take a peak at Baseball Professor. We change pace today as we continue our recap of the 2009 season, switching from the light-hitting catcher position to focus on the behemoth’s of the fantasy world, first basemen...

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  21. Predicting Javier Vazquez's Second Stint In New York

    Read this whole article and more at Baseball Professor. Earlier this week, the Yankees made a trade with the Braves sending Melky Cabrera and prospects Mike Dunn and Arodys Vizcaino to Atlanta for Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan...

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  22. Fantasy Baseball Catcher Analysis: 3-Year Averages and Trends

    (Don’t forget to check out the 2009 Review of Catchers.) In an attempt to analyze the direction the position is heading, I decided to take a look at the last three years of averages for ...

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  23. 2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Analyzing Catchers

    Read this whole article, with graphs included, and more at Baseball Professor. “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it...

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  24. The Next Zack Greinke?

    Read the whole article and more at Baseball Professor. Brad Pinkerton of The Sporting News writes in a recent article about identifying aces that breakout stars Zack Greinke, Josh Johnson, and ...

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