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Ian Desmond

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We have finally reached the end of our reboot on the rankings. One of the things you will notice about outfielders is that there is not a ton of separation between them. This is where we reach our concept of value. Some of these players might be better offensive players

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Fantasy Baseball

Left field is a deep position even if the top end is not as good as the other outfield positions. Some leagues employ five outfielders and some fantasy players use outfielders to fill their utility slot. Players that play in generic leagues should pay attention to their aggregate numbers and

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Sometimes the best laid plans go awry through no fault of our own. Sometimes, there are poorly laid plans that go awry and we end up benefitting in the process. The Rockies offseason plan was less than optimal for many reasons. This was particularly true on the fielding end of

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

OFFSEASON OVERVIEW When given the option, I have a tendency to write about the Colorado Rockies. The franchise has only been to one World Series in their 23 years of existence and has never even won its own division; however, with the thin Colorado air contorting the numbers of every

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we finish the lineup series we are reminded that data is a complex thing. The averages we see for the teams come over a three year period where many of the players were playing somewhere else at some point in the three years. So, putting them together doesn’t necessarily

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Center field is a premium position in baseball. The skills needed to be a good all around center fielder far outweigh the skills needed to be a good left fielder. Most teams hide a weak defender in left field. It often requires less arm strength and less range to play.

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2016 Fantasy BaseballAndrew MillerFantasy Baseball

If I have a player listed above another player in the same tier it doesn’t necessarily mean I rank that player higher than the player below him. The reason for using tiers is because the wide variety of leagues (roto, categories, points) and sizes. The tiers give you a better idea

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Baseball fans turned their attention towards the annual amateur draft last night. MLB has been doing a better job of advertising and promoting the draft in recent seasons. The MLB Network has televised the first round of the draft over the past several seasons and casual fans are beginning to

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Rangers were able to exact some revenge against the Toronto Blue Jays today in more ways than one. Texas lost a heated ALDS series in five games last season, which was capped off by Jose Bautista’s bat-flip heard round the world, and the team had lost four of six

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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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