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
“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
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
“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today. Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today. Look at me I can be center field.” — John Fogerty Center field might be the premium defensive position on the diamond (along with shortstop), so the offensive numbers in center field
In one of my previous articles, I mentioned Diamond Dollars by Vince Gennaro. One of the concepts he is famous for advancing is the idea of the “platoon advantage.” Like Moneyball before it, Diamond Dollars is a study (in part) on how a team can best use its financial resources.