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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we move into September we move along with the total point series. Second base is a surprisingly deep position. It may not have the upper echelon talent that first base has, but they are certainly deep enough. Unlike standard head to head leagues, the total points revolution is taking

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We have brought you the catcher and first base positional rankings. Today we will bring you second base. The idea was to use a crude but unique statistic I like to call adjusted offensive value. It combines batting average with secondary average to emcompass everything a player does offensively. You

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Admittedly, I took some flack last week for going with the obvious choices at first base. This feature creates an interesting conundrum. We can outthink ourselves by going for the under the radar choice when the obvious choice is well…obvious. On the other hand, if that player is owned in

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Moneyball movie renewed some interest in Billy Beane and the Athletics. The movie caused some cognitive dissonance due to the dated material in the book. They seemed to eschew fielding and therefore some fans were confused. The truth is that the A’s (along with other teams) have altered their

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Obviously, when you get to this point of the season, it gets harder and harder to maintain your patience. Brian Dozier owners are certainly feeling that at this point. He’s hit under .200 for most of the season and has the predictable low totals across the board as of press

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

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

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Can you believe it’s now been one month since I began writing at The Fantasy Fix? Time certainly flies. During May, I covered lots of bumps, bruises and breaks. I also discussed Stephen Strasburg‘s trap injury, as well as Troy Tulowitzki‘s inevitable injuries (yes, I can

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Why should I read this article? I thought my draft had gone well. I drafted my man crush Ben Zobrist to be my starting shortstop and even added Jed Lowrie as insurance. Everything seemed right. Then, a month into the season I lost both of them

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com One of the great ironies in baseball is that positions often carry very different meanings at the big league level than they do in amateur baseball. No matter which country you are talking about, the best athletes were always pitchers and shortstops (often both). When you

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

In the Week 2 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re grabbing Drew Pomeranz, preaching patience for Clay Buchholz, and selling high on Adrian Gonzalez. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of

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