In an offseason where very little has gone on, the Brewers made two moves on Thursday that sent shockwaves through the industry. First, they traded Lewis Brinson, Isan Diaz, Monte Harrison, and Jordan Yamamoto for Christian Yelich. Nearly an hour later, they agreed to a five year, 80 million dollar
Center field is as deep a position as there is in baseball. Defense isn’t a consideration in fantasy baseball circles, but it plays a considerable impact in who plays center field. Of course, this is where we get into some murky areas. Some players play enough games in center field
As we go through the final week of the regular season, so the total points standings can look a lot more like the MVP standings at some positions. Center field is one of the deeper positions on the diamond in terms of fantasy production. Unlike the basic 5×5 leagues, total
Fans and teams alike are learning more and more about fielding every year. Teams use fielding numbers to decide who to play and to decide what types of pitchers to add to their team. Fantasy fans use fielding numbers also to determine which pitchers to add to their fantasy rosters.
“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today. Look at me I can be center field.” — John Fogerty It would be an interesting battle between shortstop and center field as to which is the premier position on the diamond. Suffice it to say, the superior athletes are playing
As we approach the end of the series for ranking hitters it becomes important to reiterate that these rankings are all about what has been and not necessarily what will be in every instance. I’m a big believer in the idea that past is prologue. However, there are occasional instances
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.
Just because I have a player listed above another player in the same tier doesn’t 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
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
As we saw in our last edition, the fantasy baseball regular seaaon is coming to a close for most players, so it is actually a good time to take a look at MVP races. At the time of this writing, there are only four weeks of baseball left, so most