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Scott Barzilla

Fantasy Baseball

Fielding analysis and fantasy sports don’t mix. At least, they don’t mix yet. A scant decade ago, fielding analysis and sabermetrics didn’t mix either and sabermetrics has always been on the sharp edge on the spear of thinking in the sport. Sabermetricians have always been about value. Simply put, they

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

It must be the all-star break if we are talking about fielding on a fantasy baseball website. Well, I must admit that I am a sucker for deep fielding analysis, and while really getting into the fielding numbers isn’t necessary to fantasy success, paying some attention can only help you

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

It happens seemingly on a monthly basis these days. Some new pitcher gets called up and takes the world by storm. Perhaps it is the fact that pitching seems to be making a comeback after a couple of decades where hitters seemed to dominate. Perhaps, it is because teams can’t

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Fantasy Baseball

We reach the end of the plate discipline series today. Of course, this is always something that can be revisited later, but when we see the results here we see how important plate discipline really is. There is a larger separation between the good, bad, and ugly in right field

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTeam Fix

Officially, the votes for the final all-star game spot will be decided today. You get the ultimate philosophical question between Freddie Freeman and Yasiel Puig. Puig has taken the baseball world by storm much the same way that Mike Trout did a year ago. Yet, he has only been doing

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTeam Fix

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks in the household. We’ve been moving and for anyone that knows, that’s not something that gets completely done over a weekend. We’ll probably still have unopened boxes for the next couple of months. The game of baseball marches on until the all-star break.

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

It’s certainly been awhile since we saw an edition of the plate discipline series. As John Lennon said, life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. It was a longer break for me and just in time as the sport comes to its predetermined halfway point.

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTeam Fix

Thursday is sometimes a difficult day to play on. It’s quite common for Draftkings to split their contests into early, normal, and late game contests. When you have only nine games on the schedule to begin with, it can be really challenging to put a schedule together using the daily

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We’ve gone through a majority of the positions and profiled certain players on the positive and negative lists for each position. For left fielders we are going to do something a little different. In this case, we will look at some of the commonalities for players on either side of

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTeam Fix

Before we move onto the daily lineups I should put forth a bit of a disclaimer. I will be deviating from my normal methodology today and trying something else. It has little to do with lack of success lately (although that is a pleasant side effect) and more to do

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