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Edwin Encarnacion

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

As we continue on with the 3x3x3 saga we move to first base where things are really moving and shaking. The key is to know which category to put guys into. Sometimes you may drop a guy that is simply slumping. Sometimes you may add a guy that is simply

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We must be nuts to look at fielding on a fantasy site, but fielding has a bigger impact on the fantasy side of the game than we realize. First, it directly impacts the success or failure that pitchers have. Secondly, it can even impact offense in an indirect way. Successful

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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 Baseball

For hardcore baseball fans, the Baseball Prospectus annual is like the bible. We wait with baited breath for the projections for the coming season. Naturally, projections are not written in stone. Often times, players don’t produce those numbers, but PECOTA is about as accurate as you can find. We’ve already

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Edwin Encarnacion Fantasy Baseball
2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Fantasy baseball is more or less an individual sport and baseball tends to be a one on one game, but there is a certain synergy that comes from being a part of a team. Players on a good team tend to perform better than players on a bad team. Furthermore,

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The biggest remaining free agent went off the board on Thursday when the Cleveland Indians agreed to a three year, 65 million dollar contract with first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. The deal technically pays him 20 million per season for three years and offers a fourth year option at the

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The fantasy draft is the single most important event in fantasy sports. The trajectory of your team is set on that day and there is no getting around that. However, that doesn’t mean that leagues are won or lost on draft day. As we have passed the non-waiver deadline and

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

There is an entire cottage industry around generating hype around numbers. The MLB At Bat App sends messages at least once a day surrounding some accomplishment from someone. This guy is the first left handed hitter with freckles to hit three doubles on a Tuesday. Obviously, that’s an exaggeration, but

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Finding breakout players isn’t all that difficult. We are looking for players that were drafted outside of the top ten at their position and are currently performing amongst the best at their position. Before we do that, we are going to look at the top five guys that were drafted

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