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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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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

For many, the fantasy baseball season has been marred by injuries. Some of the game’s biggest stars are either on the shelf or have spent time on the shelf this season. The weekly standard looks at the best position player, starting pitcher, and relief pitcher available. Availability is defined as

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

“I have come here to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” – William Shakespeare The wisest thing the Hall of Fame ever did was insert the mandatory five year waiting period. Otherwise, Hall of Famers would get in due to the mob mentality that overcomes fans when their favorite legends

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Most platforms treat outfielders as a group, so we will also treat them as a group. However, we will include the individual positions where they are eligible to help you out in case your league treats each position individually. As you have seen, choosing players to add is difficult. You

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Back in 2010, Iuniverse was gracious enough to publish The Hall of Fame Index. The Hall of Fame has been a labor of love of mine for nearly two decades. So, even though the book has long been published, we soldier on and makes all the updates we can. Primarily,

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Here we are in week two of the weekly standard. The goal of the weekly standard is to highlight the best position player, starting pitcher, and relief pitcher available on the market. Availability is defined as any player owned in fewer than 50 percent of ESPN and Yahoo leagues. Of

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Sometimes it seems if half of your roster is on the disabled list. Believe it or not, those perceptions are more correct than you think. More players have been placed on the disabled list than in season’s past and the three to keep and three to drop are littered with

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We’ve reached the end of the line on the fielding chronicles for another season. I often enjoy this series because it helps explain teams like the Nationals. They are a very good team and yet over time they have underachieved. You look at their starting pitching and their hitting talent

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Earlier this season we re-released the 3x3x3 series where we focused on each position individually. We are still doing that series, but we have been getting questions about who the top players are overall. That gets to be a difficult question because we have to then establish some ground rules.

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