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Triple Play

Your senior dynasty analysts enter the second season of the Triple Play! The regular feature breaks down an arm, a bat, and a prospect within each organization for your reading pleasure! Listen to Adam (@TheStatCastEra), Keaton (@TheSpokenKeats), and Patrick (@TheGreenMagnus) on the Dynasty’s Child podcast and read their other analysis here

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Here’s some dynamite analysis: a pitcher’s statistics will look better if he doesn’t allow runners to score (Thank you. Looking forward to my trophy for Achievement in Baseball). Ideally, pitchers would probably prefer to not allow base runners. However that would lead to perfect games that go on for infinity,

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If you are laying eyes on this baseball article – or if you have a pulse – you probably know the Cubs won the World Series this year. It was said many times this past year that the Cubs are the best team in baseball. It was true on paper

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The fantasy landscape is changing dramatically at the shortstop position in dynasty leagues. If you blink, you might miss the changing of the guard. The dramatic overhaul at the top of the position is already underway with Chicago Cubs top prospect Addison Russell completing his meteoric rise to The Show earlier this

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Much has been made about the fact that Chicago Cubs 2014 first round draft pick Kyle Schwarber might not stick behind the plate and could ultimately be moved to outfield full time. How is this going to affect the slugger’s fantasy value? Should we move him down the rankings if he is

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Entering the 2013 season, the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo was perhaps the most hyped first baseman in all of (fantasy) baseball. Don’t believe me? Click here, here, or here. I, too, was guilty of piling on the hype after he posted a .285/.342/.463 slash line with 15 home runs in 368

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Starlin Castro had a down year. A really down year. Fantasy Pros’ No. 3 shortstop — and No. 36 player overall — in the 2013 preseason rankings was simply abysmal, slashing .245/.284/.347 with 10 home runs, 59 runs, 44 RBIs and nine steals in 705 plate appearances. The 23-year-old regressed in every major

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One of the more important positions to fill in your fantasy lineup is, of course, first base. We all know this. It’s an offense-first (and specifically a power-first) position, with 7 of the top 25 hitters in 2013 per ESPN’s player rater holding eligibility. In an era of declining offensive

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Mike Olt has had a really crappy 2013 season. After crushing Double-A pitching in 2012 and shooting through the minors to earn a cup of MLB coffee, Olt began this year as a victim of the Rangers’ offensive depth. Blocked at his natural position by Adrian Beltre and also behind

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The final month and a half is rather important for the Cubs Jeff Samardzija. The 28-year old hard thrower from Indiana is under club control through the fall of 2015, and it’s no secret that Theo Epstein and Co. will entertain inking Samardzija to a long-term extension once the season

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