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Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

In the last edition of the starting pitching countdown, I introduced a term that really isn’t all that new. I simply applied an official sounding term called “substitution value.” The whole idea behind substitution value is to look at a player’s value as not an absolute value (above replacement, average,

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Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

There is no more controversial fantasy position than on the rubber. At least starting pitchers are more consistent than relief pitchers. This doesn’t remove the fact that fantasy baseball is still dependent on three statistics that most sabermetricians have thrown out of the window. In particular, wins simply don’t matter

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Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

For those of you that saw the sneak peeks, this will be a bit of a review. Total Run Index is a statistical platform exclusive to TheFantasyFix.com. We took a look at the 2013 results, but did not forecast to 2014. This is what this series is all about. Of

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Fantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

The hot stove league breaks for no one. In the midst of Christmas parties and last minute Christmas shopping, the Texas Rangers gave themselves an early Christmas present by adding Shin-Soo Choo to an already potent lineup. It only cost them seven years and 130 million dollars. That comes out

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Fantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

“Cause I’m here in right field just watching the dandelions grow.” — Peter, Paul, and Mary Right field is an afterthought at almost every level of baseball competition. Of course, when one gets to college and the minor leagues, that whole philosophy gets thrown on its ear. Right fielders are

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

We’ve gotten ourselves pretty deep into these sneak peeks and some people are probably coming in fresh. As they say in the radio business, you have to reset your conversation every fifteen to twenty minutes because the audience often changes. It’s hard to say how often we should do this

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

Outfield is a unique problem for fantasy players. If you play in more than one fantasy league, chances are that one of them will consider outfielders generically and the other will have specific positions. We will consider the positions specifically for the time being, but TRI lends itself to overall

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Shortstop is easily the most glamorous position on the diamond. This is especially true as players are growing up and if players are coming from off the mainland. Of course, much of that prestige comes at the defensive end. Lay you odds that most of the “Web Gems” you see

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

Miguel Cabrera took his first steps toward the Hall of Fame when he won his second consecutive MVP award. There are only two players in baseball history that have won two MVP awards that did not get into the Hall of Fame. Odds are good that Cabrera will have a

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

The pivot might be the most underappreciated position on the diamond. Somehow, more is expected of second basemen offensively than at shortstop, but the fielding component is often as important. Difficulty is a relative term and most people would agree that short is a more difficult position to play. However,

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