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2017 Fantasy Baseball

2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We’ve passed the halfway point of Spring Training and rosters are starting to sort themselves out. Managers are beginning to finalize their opening day lineups and rotations; while keeping everything crossed that they don’t have to deal with any more injuries. But for us fantasy players, there’s still some intriguing

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

So it’s late in the draft. You’ve got a team you’re happy with. But there’s something lacking. You feel you’re just a bit short on the pitching side of things. Most of the categories you have covered nicely, but one is lacking. You need one more pitcher to help tip

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We reach the end of our PECOTA series and it has been a lovely ride. Pitchers are easily the most challenging group to project, and you will notice some commonalities with the PECOTA projections. The primary similarity is that wins are depressed for all of the pitchers. This is likely

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Most fantasy players play in mixed leagues. The occasional hardcore fan will play in an AL or NL only league, but those are becoming fewer and further between. Yet, the question is always raised about why we would separate NL and AL pitchers in our profile. The answer is really

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Evaluating pitchers is easily the hardest thing to do in fantasy baseball. So much of what pitchers do is dependent on those around them. As researchers, scouts, and statisticians put their heads together, the more they realize how much fielding impacts pitching and pitchers’ numbers. Throw in the fantasy element

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We come to the end of the PECOTA series for position players. Right field is likely the deepest position on the diamond in terms of fantasy production. That can be seen through the median numbers, but also through the number of players that come close to the median. For instance,

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

“Cause I’m here in right field just watching the dandelions grow.” — Peter, Paul, and Mary I spent many a game in right field in my youth. I could postulate that it was about my strong throwing arm, but it was really about the same thing as the song above.

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A lot of platforms treat all outfielders the same. At first blush, center fielders would seem to be the cream of the crop based on their overall reputations. A lot of that comes from defensive value. Obviously, that has nothing to do with fantasy baseball. We will reveal the medians

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“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today. Look at me I can be center field.” — John Fogerty It would be an interesting battle between shortstop and center field as to which is the premier position on the diamond. Suffice it to say, the superior athletes are playing

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Left field is a deep position in fantasy baseball. The median certainly indicates that across the board, but the number of players that approach the median on the downside is another really good indication. That depth can help you on draft day. You can punt the position and plug in

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