The trade deadline brought more activity than normal because of the elimination of the waiver deadline on August 31st. Evaluating winners and losers takes time, but that won’t stop us from giving our immediate opinions on the night of the deadline. Of course, there are buyers and sellers and in
In that last edition we took a look at the top 20 fantasy outfielders according to the PECOTA projections. Naturally, when we start looking at 21-40 we start seeing far less separation. So, sometimes we have to apply our own instincts and we must define our terms. We are looking
There are less than two weeks remaining in the baseball season. We are getting to the point where we are ready to do a post mortem on the fantasy season. Most teams have been eliminated by now whether they are doing rotisserie style or head to head style. Of course,
Outfield projections can be challenging. Some platforms treat them all the same while others separate them by position. We will treat left fielders as left fielders, but we will include all three medians just in case you want to cross-reference the player with the other outfield positions. Some players are
We’ve discussed outfielders before and as usual we’ve discussed the debate between listing them by specific position and listing them generically as outfielders. I’ve always gone with the individual positions. It is easier to step away from specific positions then to add them retroactively. So, we begin our journey through
In the newest edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re discovering a new David Wright, correctly regressing Corey Dickerson, and getting honest about Eric Hosmer’s power. Thoughts, questions, whatever… you can always find me on Twitter.
Even when given the arbitrary Sunday off, Bryce Harper can’t seem to keep his name out of these Fantasy Baseball recaps. Harper came to the plate as a pinch hitter in the bottom half of the ninth inning with the Nationals down 4-3 to the Twins, and promptly launched a
The outfield is deep, and for that reason, it isn’t combined with another position in the Like Him Less, Like Him More series. At shortstop, I chose not to discuss the rankings disparity for Manny Machado as it appeared the result of some rankers not ranking him at that position.
It is often difficult to go against conventional wisdom. It leads you open to criticism and often ridicule. That being said, if there has been any move that has been universally panned this offseason, it has been the Colorado Rockies’ acquisition of Gerardo Parra. If the Rockies had simply moved
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