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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We must be nuts to look at fielding on a fantasy site, but fielding has a bigger impact on the fantasy side of the game than we realize. First, it directly impacts the success or failure that pitchers have. Secondly, it can even impact offense in an indirect way. Successful

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Anyone writing commentary sometimes has to try hard to avoid the overuse of snark. This usually happens when covering a team like the White Sox. The industry has discovered a link between fielding and pitching and the fantasy player would do well to pick up on that link. So, while

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Admittedly, breaking down fielding numbers is a guilty pleasure, but it isn’t simply an idle hobby when it comes to fantasy baseball. Sure, fielding numbers don’t count in the official standings, but some teams are getting wise to the interaction between fielding and pitching. They not only are breaking down

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Yasiel Puig
2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Opening day is rapidly approaching. Your draft or auction is in the rearview mirror. So, why are we dredging up these auction values again? Simply put, your research shouldn’t stop the moment the draft or auction is done. There are always waiver wire claims to make and for those playing

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Opening day is literally around the corner and your draft or auction is probably over, but it always pays to continue doing research. For instance, many of you may be participating in daily fantasy baseball. Looking at average auction values in comparison with projected performance can help you determine which

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Many of you have already completed your draft or auction, but research shouldn’t end when your draft or auction are finished. Many of you play daily fantasy sports (if your state allows you) and if you do then these results are paramount. They are excellent predictors as to the price

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Shortstops are dominating the game today, but we don’t necessarily see that with the prices for them in current auctions. Most of you have completed your drafts and auctions by now, but that doesn’t mean that your research is done. Many of you will play daily fantasy baseball. We will

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Second base is one of the deepest positions on the diamond. Every draft and auction is its own species, but we often find some similarities in how drafts and auctions treat certain players. Some players are overvalued and overhyped and some fly underneath the radar. For those playing in an

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

One of the favorite pastimes of the fantasy writer is to take their readers through their draft processes and to brag about who they got on their team. I’ve usually tried to avoid doing that because it involves a little vanity and I’ve spent a lifetime being a kind of

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Live drafts and auctions have few things in common, but the main thing they have in common is that the winning players are able to find undervalued players and avoid overvalued players. So, we are taking one last look at the pre-auction values for players at every position to determine

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