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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Shortstops are the quarterbacks of baseball. Whether you are playing Little League in the United States or playing on the sandlots of the Dominican Republic (or anywhere in between), the best players are always shortstops. The same thing normally happens in the minors. Teams prioritize players that start in the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Traditionally, shortstop has been one of the weaker positions on the fantasy baseball landscape, but there have been a rush of dynamic prospects that have come through the sport in the last several years. Now, shortstop is one of the deepest positions on the diamond. The argument over who should

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2016 Fantasy Baseball2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

There are many ways to rank players. I don’t claim to have a monopoly on the truth, but I hope my methods balance analytics with common sense. The analytics part is probably the most involved. We take runs above replacement from the past three seasons according to three different sources

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

In the Week 21 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re appreciating Carlos Rodon, understanding Starling Marte, and running away from Ubaldo Jimenez. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here,

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com As we continue on with the real offensive value series, we reach another position where the numbers are more offensive. Shortstops make second baseman look like they are Charlie Gehringer and Rogers Hornsby. Of course, as usual we are getting ahead of ourselves. So, first, let

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Why should I read this article? I thought my draft had gone well. I drafted my man crush Ben Zobrist to be my starting shortstop and even added Jed Lowrie as insurance. Everything seemed right. Then, a month into the season I lost both of them

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com One of the great ironies in baseball is that positions often carry very different meanings at the big league level than they do in amateur baseball. No matter which country you are talking about, the best athletes were always pitchers and shortstops (often both). When you

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

  If you read only one thing….. Welcome to the Fantasy Baseball Nightly recap. It’s the second Friday night of the season and we had further reminder that patience is the order of the day. Most position players have between 600 and 700 plate appearances in a full season if

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com As we continue our journey through this VORP series, we get to maybe the most difficult position to pick on the diamond. Shortstop might be shallowest of all the positions on draft day, but that makes for good opportunities if you know more than your opponents.

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2015 Fantasy Baseball2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Since we are half way through the process of looking at three-year player averages position-by-position, there are some things that bear repeating. The per 150 game production numbers below have one primary advantage and two primary disadvantages. The advantage is that it shows the numbers that

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