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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

Of the three outfield positions, left field could be the strongest when you count Mike Trout relocating to left field this season. Ryan Braun and Trout could be the consensus top two picks in most drafts even if experts don’t necessarily agree on the order. Beyond that, you have heavyweights

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

This is one of those times when headlines really don’t tell the real story. Most of the players profiled in this chapter really aren’t rotters. They are more like teasers. The overwhelming amount of potential that is displayed here would lead many to think that at least some of these

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

Pitching is the most elusive of all the positions in baseball. Whether it be starters or relievers, performance from season to season seems to be more fickle than most positions. Yet, real general managers and fantasy baseball managers will spend more figurative money (if you are in an auction league)

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

Shortstop was the weakest position last year on the diamond last year. Several of the shortstops we are profiling were below average offensive performers last season. Obviously, some of them will rebound to put up positive numbers this year and some won’t rebound. Four of the six profiled shortstops will

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

Third base is a weak position in terms of rotters and sleepers. Last season, some strong sleepers woke up at third base. David Wright and Ryan Zimmerman awoke from their slumber to turn in some very strong campaigns. Obviously, they are no longer in the sleeper category. Even if he

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

In the last edition, we saw that total run index can help us predict which catchers would continue to struggle and which ones would bounce back. I said help because nothing is 100 percent fool proof. Nothing ever could be 100 percent because that would take all the fun out

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

We’ve only been making Scott Barzilla’s Total Run Index articles available to our premium subscibers, those who have the Front Office package. But we wanted to give everyone else a peek at Scott’s work. Check it out! And sign up for the Front Office package here. One of the things

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“On a long enough timeline, the survival rate drops to zero.” — Tyler Durden For those that have either read Fight Club or watched the movie, you are familiar with that quote. Of course, we are not talking about real death here, but we are talking about the¬†death of a

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As we come to a close with our platoon advantage series it pays to take a step back and look at the whole series in the big picture. What the platoon advantage really does is offer you another strategy in how to use your bench. There are a few major

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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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