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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We are coming to another edition of the plate discipline series. The second base edition demonstrates the fluid nature of this entire series. First basemen seemed to struggle to make contact as a group, but the opposite will be true here. It is likely because first base is more of

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

“On a long enough timeline, the survival rate drops to zero.” The above quote is one of my personal favorites and one I reference quite often. It serves as a reminder as to why I love looking at numbers so much. Without proper context, numbers are just numbers. So, I

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTeam Fix

Monday is a new day for me to play as Andrew normally covers this day for us. It’s an interesting day as the schedule normally turns over and new series begin. The Astros and White Sox are closing out a wrap around series, but otherwise we have a new slate

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Admittedly, plate discipline is only half of the offensive equation, but it is probably the most important half. With the advent of pitch f/x data, we have learned a whole lot more about plate discipline than we used to know. It used to be about strikeouts and walks, but those

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

It’s been a down time for yours truly playing the daily games. Sudden injuries and ineffective starts have put me in a down streak. It’s times like these that test our mettle. There are two things that will keep you going in a cold streak. First, pick a strategy and

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

There were some issues with my last lineup. Apparently, a couple of players went on the disabled list. So, let me offer a logical explanation. The Daily Fixes require some lead time, so I look at the matchups for Wednesday on Tuesday and I look on Wednesday for the Thursday

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Unofficially, this is a continuation of the total run series. However, using total runs when looking at relief pitchers presents a number of problems. It’s one thing to translate total runs into home runs, runs, and RBIs. It’s more difficult with starting pitchers, but the statistic usually translates into some

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Yesterday went a little better than the past several contests had gone, but anyone could say that after the two weeks I’ve had. Baseball has been rocked by some bigger news, but we’ll touch on that later. There is nothing like a little action to make you forget your troubles.

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

It’s been a down time for your’s truly on the Daily Fix. Those that follow me on twitter (@sbarzilla) know I’ve had weather issues several times during my prescribed days to play. In the last one, a Brandon McCarthy start was rained out. Judging by his performance the next day,

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Fantasy players can go blind tracking down all of the starting pitchers. I’m cutting off the mark at 60. I do this knowing full well that there are probably an additional 30 to 40 viable starting pitchers in fantasy terms. Some of them have limited numbers because of injury while

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