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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Second base provides its own unique opportunities for a platoon advantage. If you have been following the series you know we have a few rules of thumb that guide us throughout the draft process. If we can provide balanced good production then we avoid the platoon if we possibly can.

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

Those that have been following my index series will notice how I treat starting pitchers differently. We should note this before we move onto the “grand table” as I am want to call it. Pitching is the most difficult position to get a handle on in fantasy baseball and in

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

When one considers the platoon advantage, it pays to consider your roster the same as a typical general manager would. That is, you only have limited spots, so you must save your platoon bullets where they will do the most good. Therefore, the discerning fantasy player should consider the following

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

“That’s why I’m here in right field just watching the dandelions grow.” — Peter, Paul, and Mary It’s funny how right field changes from Little League to the big leagues. The right field in the infamous Peter, Paul, and Mary tune is the one we remember growing up. It was

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Leave it to our readers to give us the best article ideas. Someone read my article on the platoon advantage and reached out to me via Twitter. He asked if I had a listing of which players had the biggest splits. Of course, I didn’t because I hadn’t bothered with

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Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today. Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today. Look at me I can be center field.” — John Fogerty Center field might be the premium defensive position on the diamond (along with shortstop), so the offensive numbers in center field

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

In one of my previous articles, I mentioned Diamond Dollars by Vince Gennaro. One of the concepts he is famous for advancing is the idea of the “platoon advantage.” Like Moneyball before it, Diamond Dollars is a study (in part) on how a team can best use its financial resources.

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Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

I actually had to settle an internal debate with myself as to how to handle outfielders. Some leagues go with generic outfielders while others break them down by position. I chose the later. Mind you, when classifying these guys it was not an exact science. What I tried to do

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Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

Shortstop is the weakest position on the diamond in terms of fantasy baseball. Only about half of the 25 top shortstops are regularly above average offensively. In a 12 team league that might not be that much of a concern, but a lot of leagues carry a middle infielder in

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Fantasy Baseball

The hardest lesson for the casual baseball fan to learn is that baseball free agency does not have the same impact as football and basketball free agency. Lebron James can change teams (any team) and it will shake the delicate balance of power in the NBA. Drew Brees and Peyton

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