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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Admittedly, I took some flack last week for going with the obvious choices at first base. This feature creates an interesting conundrum. We can outthink ourselves by going for the under the radar choice when the obvious choice is well…obvious. On the other hand, if that player is owned in

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Second base is one of the deepest positions on the diamond. Every draft and auction is its own species, but we often find some similarities in how drafts and auctions treat certain players. Some players are overvalued and overhyped and some fly underneath the radar. For those playing in an

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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 BaseballFantasy Baseball

Offseason Overview They say it’s lonely at the top, but the difference between the Cubs and other past champions is that they legitimately were the best team in baseball. Usually, that’s debatable, but the Cubs led the majors in runs scored and runs allowed. They were the only 100+ game

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Now, we continue with the second half of the rankings for second basemen. We are ranking the second basemen in five and six category leagues over the course of three and five year averages for those categories. You will see the player’s rank under each format and composite numbers for

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we move through the diamond, we see more examples of a wide separation between where players were drafted and where players actually perform. At second base, there are some clear cut winners we could have identified on draft day, but we also find some others that surprised us along

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Baseball is at the one third mark as most teams have already played their 54th game of the season. Pitching has been the story over the past several seasons, but whether the ball is juiced or hitters are just plain better, hitting has become much more dominant. That is true

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

For those that watch baseball religiously, a lot has been made of the so-called five tools that scouts look to when evaluating players. While fielding and throwing are important, they typically don’t matter to fantasy players. Most fantasy players focus on the other three tools: hitting, hitting for power, and

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy 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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The Winter Meetings hadn’t even officially begun before the Chicago Cubs began wheeling and dealing. They officially signed starting pitcher John Lackey and now second baseman/left fielder Ben Zobrist. The Cubs were rumored to be involved with David Price for awhile, but when you look at the financials involved, they ended

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