“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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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