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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

Second base is one of the deepest positions on the diamond. Every draft and auction is its own species, but we often find some similarities in how drafts and auctions treat certain players. Some players are overvalued and overhyped and some fly underneath the radar. For those playing in an

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Every position on the diamond is different. When one delves into numbers you can go as shallow or as deep as you want. Finding the median is one thing, but you should always consider the distance from the median when making your picks. Putting together a fantasy team can be

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Now, we continue with the second half of the rankings for second basemen. We are ranking the second basemen in five and six category leagues over the course of three and five year averages for those categories. You will see the player’s rank under each format and composite numbers for

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Sometimes teams don’t give you a lot of options when it comes to breakout candidates. The Giants are one of those teams. This isn’t to say that the Giants are a bad team. Obviously, you don’t win three World Series titles in the decade when you are a bad team.

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2016 Fantasy Baseball2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

2015 Season in Review The San Francisco Giants hung in the  playoff hunt for the majority of the 2015 season but ultimately could not overcome their injuries and ended up finishing eight games back of the first place Dodgers. Key everyday contributors Hunter Pence and Joe Panik both missed a

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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 Sometimes you get numbers so out of whack that you have to rethink what you’re doing. That happened when I tracked the 22 second basemen that have had enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title. According to baseball-reference.com (as of June 10th), the major

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

In the last edition, a reader wrote in and asked about Buster Posey’s ranking among first basemen. As it turns out, a number of players are eligible at multiple positions. Choosing which position to list them at can be a tricky proposition. Most of the time they are listed where

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

A look at the second group of second basemen reveals why there might be a lot of movement at the position around the trade deadline. Second base might be the weakest position on the diamond for fantasy baseball teams, Some teams want to move beyond an absolute hole and into

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