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Behind the Numbers: Learning From Small Sample Sizes

The sample size is small, but can Dee Gordon reach 65 stolen bases and a .300 batting average this year?

Behind the Numbers: Is Brandon Belt's Power for Real?

The answer to that and more as this week's edition tackles some early season observations.

Behind the Numbers: Closer Roulette

With four new closers already crowned, where will the closer wheel land next? Colorado's Rex Brothers might be a good bet.

Behind the Numbers: Players Who are Hard to Value

No one questions Yasiel Puig's talent, but his fantasy value is hotly debated. Where should he go in drafts this spring?

Behind the Numbers: Wrapping Up the 2013 Season

Michael Wacha was one of a number of pitching prospects to grab headlines in 2013. Can we expect more in 2014?

Behind the Numbers: 2013 Awards, 2014 Top-10s

Is Max Scherzer worthy of the AL Cy Young award? Find out that and more as it's time to hand out awards for this season and make some top-10 lists for next season.

Behind the Numbers: 2013 Underachievers in 2014

Fantasy owners are starting to lose patience with Mike Moustakas, if they haven't already, but what do we do with him and other underachievers come 2014?

Behind the Numbers: 2013 Overachievers in 2014

Chris Davis is the poster boy for those who outperformed their draft stock this season. But can we expect these players to repeat their success next season?

Behind the Numbers: Stuff on My Mind

Dave Regan surveys the field and answers the important questions, like who's going to replace Matt Harvey?

Behind the Numbers: 30 Players for the Stretch Run

Gordon Beckham is having a nice season, and as his wrist heals, his power should pick up, making him a good addition in the stretch run.

Behind the Numbers: Winning with Non-Stars

Brian Dozier isn't a star, but the Twins infielder is having a year that can help fantasy owners win league titles.

Behind the Numbers: Surpises and Disappointments 2013

Jean Segura has outperformed most expectations this year, but how will the fallout from the Ryan Braun saga impact him next season?

Behind the Numbers: Questions for the Second Half

Is Chris Davis poised for a second-half slowdown? Or is he merely going through a dry spell with his power? Find out the answer to that and much more.

Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Sleepers for Deep Leagues

Even if Dee Gordon is called up to be a utility guy, the stolen-base potential alone makes him worth a look in a lot of formats.

Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Sleepers

Justin Upton a sleeper? Now's the time to roll the dice on the Braves outfielder after a lengthy struggle in the first half.

Behind the Numbers: Trending Up, Trending Down

Forget the home runs, it's Pedro Alvarez's average and on-base numbers that are really surprising. But can he keep up that pace in the second half?

Behind the Numbers: Likes and Dislikes

In which category does Jarrod Parker belong? An expected breakout hasn't happened yet for Parker, but can he turns things around in the second half?

Behind the Numbers: Ignore at Your Peril

Brian Dozier changed his approach at the plate and is seeing improved results, but he's still largely ignored in mixed leagues.

Behind the Numbers: All-Star Picks

Perhaps the fantasy MVP of the first half, Jean Segura is an easy All-Star pick. Not all choices are so easy, however. Who else should be an All-Star?

Behind the Numbers: Brewer Breakout

Jean Segura's breakout season has him positioned to be a top-20 fantasy pick next season. Assuming he can continue his current pace, of course. But can he?

Behind the Numbers: 10 Fearless Predictions

Yasiel Puig will be the best Dodgers outfielder the rest of the way, according to David Regan.

Behind the Numbers: Buy, Sell and Cut Bait

Scott Jenstad fills in for Dave Regan this week. Even though he's an A's fan, or maybe because he's an A's fan, Scott is cutting bait on Brett Anderson in his leagues.

Behind the Numbers: May Turnarounds, Duds & Surprises

Dexter Fowler's April looked like a long-awaited breakout, but he's come crashing back to earth in May. David Regan takes a closer look.

Behind the Numbers: Closer Scenarios Around the League

Addison Reed is locked in as White Sox closer, but not all end-game situations are so secure. Who's next in line to close? How about closer sleepers?

Behind the Numbers: Cain He Rebound?

A 5.57 ERA is not what owners had in mind when they drafted Matt Cain this spring, but does that make him a good buy-low candidate now? The answer to that question, and more, lies within.

Behind the Numbers: Is Weeks Just Weak?

Is Rickie Weeks the most frustrating player in fantasy baseball? Are his skills less than perceived? Is there any hope for his owners? Let's find out, and check others who are off to slow starts this season.

Behind the Numbers: April Heroes and Zeroes

April is usually Matt Kemp's favorite month, but this season is a different story. What's an owner to do?

Behind the Numbers: Looking Over Gattis' Shoulder

Brian McCann is on track for a late-April return from the disabled list. So what happens to Evan Gattis when McCann returns? That's but one of the many questions explored this week.,

Behind the Numbers: Will Davis Flame Out?

Chris Davis is off to a scorching-hot start, but is he destined to flame out for the Orioles

Behind the Numbers: Opening Day Headlines

Chase Utley's Opening Day performance served notice that fantasy owners would be wise not to write off the oft-injured slugger just yet.

Behind the Numbers: Spring Training Heroes

Eric Hosmer tore up spring training last year before a disappointing sophomore campaign. Dave Regan highlights spring performances that have grabbed his attention.

Behind the Numbers: Multiple Shares

Dave Regan examines the common links on the team's that he's drafted so far this spring, including Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown.

Behind the Numbers: Pitcher Rankings

Justin Verlander is at the top of Dave Regan's board as he shares his top-50 starting pitcher and top-30 reliever rankings.

Behind the Numbers: Positional Rankings: SS, 3B, OF

With the move into a loaded Toronto lineup, Jose Reyes tops Dave Regan's list of shortstops this season.

Behind the Numbers: Positional Rankings

Dave Regan explains what he's looking for and shares his rankings at catcher, first base and second for 2013.

Behind the Numbers: An Offseason Review