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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

I can’t think of a single position where there has been more advancement in sabermetrics than pitching over the past decade. A scant decade ago, we were still concerning ourselves with wins, losses, WHIP, and ERA. With the exception of losses, all of them are still staples in the fantasy

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

The best position is in the eye of the beholder, but there is no deeper position than right field. According to TRI, there are sixteenright fielders with TRI scores above ten (including one not in the top 20 in ADP). So, that could end up affecting your decision on draft

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

Inside and outside the game, there has been a huge debate the last couple of seasons between Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera. Those on the traditional side favor Cabrera because he offers the triple crown categories. After all, he won the triple crown in 2012 (become the first since Carl

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

Depending on the fantasy league, outfielders may be taken all lump sum or specifically by position. I prefer to look at outfielders by position just in case. Left field has had its fair share of changes in the past year. According to NFBC, Ryan Braun will be eligible in right

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

As we approach the end of the infield positions we see by far the weakest position on the diamond offensively. That being said, there are a number of young shortstops that are making the game exciting. Nearly twenty years ago it was Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra. The

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

A wise man once said that you should always go with the devil you know over the devil you don’t know. Apparently, the early drafters in fantasy baseball don’t agree at the second base position. We can see two players that have virtually no experience at the big league level

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Time flies when you are having fun, and contracts go berserk when you aren’t paying attention. The New York Yankees will pay Tanaka 155 million dollars over the next seven seasons, and it will cost them a combined 175 million after the posting fee. That is a combined 25 million

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Sunday that they have agreed to a contract with Matt Garza. The base deal is for four years and 52 million dollars, but early reports are that there is an option year that will kick in if he meets certain performance incentives. The signing marks

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

Anyone that has been paying attention to the two series on ADP (including Brett Talley’s series) already noticed the discrepancies between the two. His are based on what we would call projections. Some projections are more accurate than others, but all of them would agree that projections amount to speculation.

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

Last time, we took a look at how total run index (TRI) compares with the average draft position for catchers. Of course, what makes life harder is that the NFBC rules are not necessarily the rules you will play under. As we saw, a couple of players that likely will

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