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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Every position on the diamond is different. When one delves into numbers you can go as shallow or as deep as you want. Finding the median is one thing, but you should always consider the distance from the median when making your picks. Putting together a fantasy team can be

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2017 Fantasy BaseballAndrew Miller

OFFSEASON OVERVIEW St. Louis had a quiet offseason with only one major move – picking up Dexter Fowler from the rival Chicago Cubs for five years and $82.5 million. Fowler’s set to leadoff for the Cardinals and should continue to put up quality numbers that fantasy owners have become accustomed

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

Everyone loves rankings this time of year. Valentines Day is the unofficial beginning of draft season for fantasy baseball. There are mock drafts galore on most of the major sites and preseason magazines are coming out with their picks. Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA projections are about the most accurate in the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

One of the many reasons why we use medians at every position is that there can be some unusual distance between the top players in any particular category and the bottom. We are looking at the top 24 players at each position. Second basemen shouldn’t be compared to catchers or

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

OFFSEASON OVERVIEW When given the option, I have a tendency to write about the Colorado Rockies. The franchise has only been to one World Series in their 23 years of existence and has never even won its own division; however, with the thin Colorado air contorting the numbers of every

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

For hardcore baseball fans, the Baseball Prospectus annual is like the bible. We wait with baited breath for the projections for the coming season. Naturally, projections are not written in stone. Often times, players don’t produce those numbers, but PECOTA is about as accurate as you can find. We’ve already

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

OFFSEASON OVERVIEW The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a pretty busy offseason thus far; but, when you’re coming off of four consecutive 90-plus-win seasons and four straight division titles, your offseason probably consists of a lot of housekeeping tasks. President of Baseball Ops, Andrew Friedman, and his front office team

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We’ve already done catcher rankings this offseason. As much as I love ranking guys 1 through 24, there really is no good way to do it. Some fans have shot back complaining how high or how low a guy is. Their criticism often is valid. So, we are taking a

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

OFFSEASON OVERVIEW The Red Sox unfortunately fell 11 wins shy of sending David Ortiz off into retirement with a World Series ring last season, but Boston’s championship hopes going forward did not leave the clubhouse with Big Papi. The Sox’s young position-player talent has long been the envy of the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We’ve already done our catcher rankings based on past numbers. Baseball Prospectus recently released their PECOTA projections. They tend to be the most accurate projections in the industry, but even then it’s often a crapshoot. However, the projections do give us an opportunity to revisit each position and rethink our

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