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Anthony Rizzo

Fantasy Baseball

We usually reboot the rankings every year when the Baseball Prospectus Annual comes out. It’s a good time for any number of reasons. For one, player movement usually has begun to slow down (this year being a notable exception). Secondly, it allows us to shift our thinking from what has

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Fantasy Baseball

It can be difficult to go back to a standard five category league after experiencing total points. There are so many things that those basic formats don’t encompass. Even adding walks (our sixth category) doesn’t quite tell the whole story. So, when you see these players ranked you have to

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Fantasy Baseball

Total points is taking over the fantasy baseball community and for those of us seamheads, it is isn’t a moment too soon. When you add points for all positive events and deduct for negative events you encompass more of the player and you cease to be a slave to single

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The head to head season is nearly over for most fantasy players, but the total points revolution has hit the sport. This is primarily because of the development of daily fantasy sports. Some would consider it gambling, but if you manage it responsibly it can add that little juice you

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

The non-waiver deadline starts the home stretch for fantasy baseball players. Even though there are seven weeks in the regular season left, there are only three weeks left for head to head fantasy players. So, while we usually wait for the offseason to assess players, we are getting a head

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Ranking players at this point in the season might seem like a fun exercise and it is, but there are real advantages to looking at the data. First, there is always the remote chance that one of these players might be available in your league. A reader last week noticed

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Live drafts and auctions have few things in common, but the main thing they have in common is that the winning players are able to find undervalued players and avoid overvalued players. So, we are taking one last look at the pre-auction values for players at every position to determine

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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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2016 Fantasy Baseball2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we continue with our first base series we have to address one of the problems with evaluating first base in general. First base happens to have the most designated hitters assigned to it and we will see an example right off the top of the bat. Some platforms relegate

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The National League Most Valuable Player race is more intriguing than the American League race in many ways. For one, the overall quality of the players in the league is not as good as the American League, so the players are more bunched together. Furthermore, the candidates are more traditional

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