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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Evaluating pitchers is easily the hardest thing to do in fantasy baseball. So much of what pitchers do is dependent on those around them. As researchers, scouts, and statisticians put their heads together, the more they realize how much fielding impacts pitching and pitchers’ numbers. Throw in the fantasy element

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Offseason Overview Of all the teams we have overviewed to this point, this team seems unfinished. They are on the hunt for more pitching and the reunion with Mike Napoli seems more obvious than any in the sport. Yet, here we are doing the dance waiting for eyes to lock.

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Everyone loves lists and the offseason is always the prime time for lists. Unfortunately, lists have their limitations. In the case of rotations, we look at the top five guys according to rosterresource.com and go from there. So, everyone should take these rankings in the spirit that they are intended. This

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

In college baseball, they have an expression known as the “Friday night starter.” The idea is that most college teams reserve their best pitchers for the first game of the series on Friday night. On Friday night, there were a number of marquee matchups. The biggest matchup might have been

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

A fantasy owner’s best friend is the waiver wire—where finding value can make the difference between a great week and a very disappointing week. Most pitchers see the mound once a week, but if you want to maximize the number of starts per week, it’s important to look for pitchers

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2016 Fantasy Baseball2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

2015 Quick Overview The Texas Rangers surprised everyone when they went from last place in 2014 to edge the Houston Astros by two games in the 2015 standings. Despite a seemingly mediocre 88-74 record, the Rangers came within one game of advancing to the ALCS. They took a two games

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2016 Fantasy Baseball2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

Rating the other positions was relatively easy. Runs above replacement tends to work pretty well and you only needed 20 players at each position. Grading out pitchers is considerably more difficult. Additionally, most teams carry at least five starters, and when you add in the standard 12- team league you

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Dr. Heimlich, paging Dr. Heimlich. I’m not sure if this is unique to baseball, but baseball fans are obsessed with failure. I suppose when someone can do something 30 percent of the time and be considered a success that’s a part of the equation. The Texas Rangers might have just

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

July trades are catch as catch can. There is no rhyme or reason to whether or not they work out or not. This is particularly true with rentals. The Nationals and Mets both brought in high profile rentals at the deadline. The Mets brought in Yoenis Cespedes while the Nationals

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

A fantasy owner’s best friend is the waiver wire—where finding value can make the difference between a great week and a very disappointing week. Most pitchers see the mound once a week, but if you want to maximize the number of starts per week, it’s important to look for pitchers

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