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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The importance of fielding can often be seen in the best and worst teams. Perhaps, it is even more obvious when we look at the disappointing teams. No team disappointed in 2016 as much as the Arizona Diamondbacks. It ended up getting the general manager fired. Two consecutive general managers

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Welcome to another weekend edition of the fantasy baseball recap. Not that anyone expected it anyway, but no one is going to break the 1988 Baltimore Orioles record of consecutive losses to begin a season. Supposedly, during that stretch, President Ronald Reagan called Frank Robinson (the Orioles manager) to console

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

2015 QUICK OVERVIEW The Mariners finished 76-86 on the 2015 season. A number of pundits had them picked as the front runner to win the 2015 AL West championship after signing slugger Nelson Cruz to join Robinson Cano in the everyday lineup. Unfortunately, the supporting cast let those guys down and

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com The catcher position has been like the walking dead this season as several high profile catchers have either missed most or all of the season to date. The preseason rankings are virtually irrelevant at this point with as many as five top ten catchers either on

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Because of the Memorial Day holiday, Major League Baseball has a week packed full of games, with Thursday being the only day where there isn’t a full slate. With this abundance of games, swapping hitters out of your lineups who are faced with bad matchups could

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Why should I bother reading this? Most fantasy baseball fans would bypass this article the first time they see the word “fielding” in the headline. Why should I care about fielding as a fantasy baseball player? That’s an excellent question and it deserves a serious answer.

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Everyone that studies baseball even in their spare time has pet projects and numbers they love to explore. For me, I love to explore different fielding metrics and plate discipline numbers. I’ve talked about fielding numbers on this site before, but that has a very limited

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

View image | gettyimages.com In years past, we’ve taken a look at my stat, total run index, and used it to forge our position rankings. Somewhere along the way I made a stark discovery: sometimes advanced mathematics and fantasy sports don’t mix. First, it was hard to make those figures

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com One of the more interesting debates in the fantasy sports world is the appropriate place for advanced metrics. I’ve tried relying on them before and they’ve landed me in last place. So, there are two keys to using advanced metrics. The first is to find the

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

There is and always will be a tension between fantasy baseball and real baseball. Real statistical analysts often ignore run producing statistics (runs and RBI) because they are largely what we may call opportunity statistics. They are dependent on the quality of the players around a particular player and not

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