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Scott Barzilla

Fantasy Baseball

We have finally come to the end of the starting pitching overview. Of course, if every team employs five starters, there are 150 total pitchers that serve as starters at any one time. So, you could probably rank through 100 and still have some decent pitchers to show for it.

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Fantasy Baseball

The Cubs pulled off the most significant free agent signing of the offseason when they signed the number one starting pitcher on the market, Yu Darvish, to a six year, 126 million dollar deal (can reach 150 million if he meets certain incentives). It has been a very slow offseason

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Fantasy Baseball

It’s been the slowest offseason in history as most of the top ten free agents are still on the board. The Super Bowl has passed and pitchers and catchers report in a week. That leaves us with our rankings. The rankings have taken a beating this offseason. I welcome the

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Fantasy Baseball

Continuing through the starting pitcher universe becomes increasingly tricky. We use five-year averages to get as much data as we can, but sometimes that hamstrings us. Some pitchers suddenly emerge and some suddenly regress. So, the rankings represents our best guessing game when we match up their total point data,

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Fantasy Baseball

Ranking pitchers is the most difficult task for any fantasy player. You have to juggle multiple platforms, past performance, future expectations, and the quality of the fielding, run support, and bullpen around the starting pitcher. What comes is our best guess as to the group of pitchers that would be

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Fantasy Baseball

Evaluating and ranking starting pitchers is difficult at best. Unlike their position player counterparts, pitchers are extremely reliant on the fielders behind him, the hitters for run support, and the bullpen to preserve their leads. Wins haven’t had the stranglehold on the game that they had in the past, but

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Fantasy Baseball

The BBWAA results for the Hall of Fame became official yesterday as the group added Jim Thome, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, and Trevor Hoffman to the Hall of Fame. Edgar Martinez was the closest to getting in as he fell 20 votes short of enshrinement. History demonstrates that every player

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Christian Yelich Fantasy Baseball
Fantasy Baseball

In an offseason where very little has gone on, the Brewers made two moves on Thursday that sent shockwaves through the industry. First, they traded Lewis Brinson, Isan Diaz, Monte Harrison, and Jordan Yamamoto for Christian Yelich. Nearly an hour later, they agreed to a five year, 80 million dollar

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Yasiel Puig
Fantasy Baseball

The rankings have taken a beating on the comment wire. However, the good news is that someone is paying attention. Rankings players across formats is hard and forecasting performance is nearly impossible. Analysts have to err on one side or another. You can be more aggressive and bet on the

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Fantasy Baseball

We come to our last position amongst hitters with right fielders and oddly enough this is the deepest position on the diamond. Right field has more studs and really good young players than any positions, so choosing a top ten was brutally difficult. The rankings this year have taken a

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