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The Hall of Fame IndexUncategorized

I’ve released a few Hall of Fame Index articles and hinted around the whole idea behind the index in the first place, but rather than talk in the abstract it usually more instructive to bring up a concrete example I call the “Bobby Grich test.” The old guard in the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We come to another edition of the weekly standard. There is a standard operating procedure in radio that assumes that the listening audience turns over every 15 minutes. We will do the same here and assume most of the people reading are new to the series. The idea is to

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We have brought you the catcher and first base positional rankings. Today we will bring you second base. The idea was to use a crude but unique statistic I like to call adjusted offensive value. It combines batting average with secondary average to emcompass everything a player does offensively. You

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Mike Zunino
2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

Everything old is new again and just in time as there have been some major changes to the catching landscape in fantasy baseball. Of course, major is probably an overstatement as two players were DFA’ed and one was sent back to the minors. Those players were long since dropped in

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We started the weekly standard series a month ago to highlight the very best position player, starting pitcher, and relief pitcher available. Of course, we installed a few parameters to keep us honest and to be more helpful to you. First, we limit the pool to players that are available

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Relief pitchers are the bane of everyone’s existence when it comes to fantasy. The save has become the end all be all statistic everyone craves and yet the save has never been less valuable than it has now. Most teams do not even employ their most effective relief pitcher there

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Ranking players at this point in the season might seem like a fun exercise and it is, but there are real advantages to looking at the data. First, there is always the remote chance that one of these players might be available in your league. A reader last week noticed

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

In the late aughts there was a commercial celebrating the players that made baseball great. They talked about remembering the time I saw this pitcher do this and this fielder do that and it concluded with, “I remember the time I saw Albert Pujols do everything.” So, when we use

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Pitching is the hardest thing to gauge throughout the baseball season. So much of it is dependent on the work of teammates. A bad fielding team behind the pitcher can render him ineffective. A bad hitting team behind can render his good efforts as useless. The same is true of

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The kids have all gone home for the summer and the NBA playoffs are finally over. Now, it is high time to start looking at the positional power rankings. We will start with catchers and slowly move our way through the diamond. We will use the five basic statistics, but

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