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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Shortstops are the quarterbacks of baseball. Whether you are playing Little League in the United States or playing on the sandlots of the Dominican Republic (or anywhere in between), the best players are always shortstops. The same thing normally happens in the minors. Teams prioritize players that start in the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we saw in the last edition, third base could be the deepest fantasy position on the diamond. For those that want to have quality at as many positions as possible, that means you can punt third base and reasonably expect to have a quality bat there later in the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Third base is the deepest position going in fantasy baseball. That is reflected in the median statistics we will see in a moment, but there is also more star power than at any other position. That will definitely affect how you approach draft day. Keep in mind, when looking at

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Every position on the diamond is different. When one delves into numbers you can go as shallow or as deep as you want. Finding the median is one thing, but you should always consider the distance from the median when making your picks. Putting together a fantasy team can be

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

Everyone loves rankings this time of year. Valentines Day is the unofficial beginning of draft season for fantasy baseball. There are mock drafts galore on most of the major sites and preseason magazines are coming out with their picks. Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA projections are about the most accurate in the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

One of the many reasons why we use medians at every position is that there can be some unusual distance between the top players in any particular category and the bottom. We are looking at the top 24 players at each position. Second basemen shouldn’t be compared to catchers or

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

For hardcore baseball fans, the Baseball Prospectus annual is like the bible. We wait with baited breath for the projections for the coming season. Naturally, projections are not written in stone. Often times, players don’t produce those numbers, but PECOTA is about as accurate as you can find. We’ve already

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We’ve already done catcher rankings this offseason. As much as I love ranking guys 1 through 24, there really is no good way to do it. Some fans have shot back complaining how high or how low a guy is. Their criticism often is valid. So, we are taking a

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We’ve already done our catcher rankings based on past numbers. Baseball Prospectus recently released their PECOTA projections. They tend to be the most accurate projections in the industry, but even then it’s often a crapshoot. However, the projections do give us an opportunity to revisit each position and rethink our

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Offseason Overview Of all the teams we have overviewed to this point, this team seems unfinished. They are on the hunt for more pitching and the reunion with Mike Napoli seems more obvious than any in the sport. Yet, here we are doing the dance waiting for eyes to lock.

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