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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Most of the opening day fantasy shortstops have gotten off to a decent start, but a few have struggled coming out of the gate. Coming into Saturday’s action, Troy Tulowitzki was hitting .163 with five home runs and 13 RBI. The power numbers are certainly pretty good, but no one

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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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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

One of the more fun things about the offseason is watching the game of musical chairs evolve. There are 30 starting spots at each position and when one team improves at a spot, then that guy might end up landing somewhere else. The Padres were the latest recipient of the shuffling

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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 If You Only Read One Thing… Bryce Harper continues to rake for the Washington Nationals. In his past three games, Harper has homered six times while driving in 12 runs, including a walk-off two run home run to beat the Braves Saturday night. Harper is now

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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

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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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

  Depth is a huge issue at some positions and shortstop might be chief among those. Injuries have greatly zapped the value of guys on the top of the board as all of them have missed significant time in the last two seasons for one ailment or another. Finding a

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