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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Millions of people bought Moneyball and millions of others watched the movie. Many of them came away with the idea that the revolution in analytics was all about on base percentage. They were wrong. If you even generalized that to looking at offense differently you would still be wrong. The

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Unfortunately, the rules involving outfielders changes with the platform your league is set up through. Some major websites break them down into their individual outfield positions while others categorize them as generic outfielders. I have broken them up into separate positions because it easier to backtrack from the specific to

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

I hate closers. Okay, maybe that is a bit extreme. It’s not like I send hate mail to Craig Kimbrel and Mariano Rivera. I hate the idea of closers. Of course, my hatred for closers probably shouldn’t have much to do with your draft strategy as it pertains to closers.

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we continue through our platoon advantage series, it pays to keep in mind a few simple rules of thumb when using this information to build roster. First and foremost, it is information. I am often surprised myself when I look up the information on all of these players. Bill

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

There is a governing rule in the radio business that your listening audience turns over every ten to fifteen minutes. Some people get in the car and some people get out of the car. So, you have to reset your conversation every now and then just to keep the new

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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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