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Fantasy Baseball

We have finally reached the end of our reboot on the rankings. One of the things you will notice about outfielders is that there is not a ton of separation between them. This is where we reach our concept of value. Some of these players might be better offensive players

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Fantasy Baseball

In that last edition we took a look at the top 20 fantasy outfielders according to the PECOTA projections. Naturally, when we start looking at 21-40 we start seeing far less separation. So, sometimes we have to apply our own instincts and we must define our terms. We are looking

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Fantasy Baseball

The rankings took a beating as they always seem to do. If there is anything universal, it is our need to trash others rankings. I’m happy to play along. The previous rankings were based primarily on past performance and not projections. So, we will reboot the rankings here based primarily

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Fantasy Baseball

The beginning of Spring Training is always a good opportunity to reboot the rankings at each position. Drafts are coming up next month and the rankings earlier in the offseason were based on players before they moved to new teams and on past performance. Baseball Prospectus has released their PECOTA

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Fantasy Baseball

Spring Training games are in the books. When that happens it is usually high time to reboot the rankings at every position. Players have changed uniforms later this offseason than most and the first round of rankings took a beating. They always do because they are usually based on past

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Fantasy Baseball

Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA projections always come at a time of year where it is a good idea to reboot the rankings. The first round of rankings are based largely on past performance in the various formats. Past performance can be valuable, but sometimes it is inappropriate for the future. So,

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Fantasy Baseball

We usually reboot the rankings every year when the Baseball Prospectus Annual comes out. It’s a good time for any number of reasons. For one, player movement usually has begun to slow down (this year being a notable exception). Secondly, it allows us to shift our thinking from what has

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Fantasy Baseball

The number one position player available on the offseason market just went off the board. It may have come a little late, but it was little surprise when the Red Sox agreed to sign J.D. Martinez for five years and 110 million dollars. Scott Boras has been in a staring

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Fantasy Baseball

The rankings this year and every year usually take a beating. They are based on a combination of past performance and future projections. They also cut across multiple platforms as we are expected to look at basic 5×5, six category, and total points universes. We have revisited rankings before, but

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Fantasy Baseball

The long tortured wait is over. At least’s it’s over for Eric Hosmer. Hosmer and his agent, Scott Boras, apparently won the Mexican standoff with the San Diego Padres and Kansas City Royals and got him his guaranteed eighth season. In this case, the Padres gave him 100 million over

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