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Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA projections always come at a time of year where it is a good idea to reboot the rankings. The first round of rankings are based largely on past performance in the various formats. Past performance can be valuable, but sometimes it is inappropriate for the future. So,

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We’ve been running through the players in alphabetical order now for about the last year. We do this for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that while the past five seasons might give a player a certain ranking, and the rankings may vary based on five or six

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Fantasy Baseball

The offseason is beginning to heat up as we approach the Winter Meetings. The Winter Meetings are definitely the closest thing to Christmas for most baseball fans. Key free agents get signed and key players get traded. So, we have our last opportunity to rank players before some of them

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The AL MVP race is shaping up to be one of the closest races in history. It pits one of the bigger players (physically) and against one of the smallest players in history. Then, there are a few guys thrown in. Some bring power while others add defense, speed, and

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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

The all-star break is always a good time to take stock of where everything has gone. Usually there is some drama as to where the awards go and there has been drama this season, but it may not translate into the awards themselves. This season has seen some players come

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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

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

One of the many reasons why we use medians at every position is that there can be some unusual distance between the top players in any particular category and the bottom. We are looking at the top 24 players at each position. Second basemen shouldn’t be compared to catchers or

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Offseason Overview Sports Illustrated predicted the Astros would win the 2017 World Series a few years ago and the Astros seemed to treat this offseason as if it was a moral imperative for them to do so. They added Nori Aoki, Josh Reddick, Brian McCann, and Carlos Beltran to a

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