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2018 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We have reached the moment where we have finally gotten to the best starting pitchers on the market. It shouldn’t be any surprise that most of these guys are clumped on teams that are destined to be there in October. The old adage goes that great pitching beats great hitting.

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Fantasy Baseball

Ranking pitchers is the most difficult task for any fantasy player. You have to juggle multiple platforms, past performance, future expectations, and the quality of the fielding, run support, and bullpen around the starting pitcher. What comes is our best guess as to the group of pitchers that would be

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Pitching is the hardest thing to gauge throughout the baseball season. So much of it is dependent on the work of teammates. A bad fielding team behind the pitcher can render him ineffective. A bad hitting team behind can render his good efforts as useless. The same is true of

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Evaluating pitchers is the hardest part of fantasy baseball because of what I like to call the three P’s. The three P’s in this case are performance, predictability, and portibility. In terms of performance we have what we would call performance data and what we would call process data. For

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2016 Fantasy Baseball

Christopher Morais A fantasy owner’s best friend is the waiver wire—where finding value can make the difference between a great week and a very disappointing one. Most pitchers see the mound once every seven days, but if you want to maximize the number of starts per week, it’s important to

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFix Audio

Welcome to the 46th episode of the Double Dong Fantasy Baseball Podcast hosted by Ryan Noonan and Broc Miller. Ryan and Broc will be brining the goods roughly five times per week, so be on the lookout here at TheFantasyFix.com as well as iTunes and Stitcher to get a daily breakdown of the MLB

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Parity has taken over the American League. With the exception of the Chicago White Sox, nobody in the league even has a .600 winning percentage. For fantasy baseball players, that means they have to pay attention to every team because every team is capable of going through spurts of good

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2016 Fantasy Baseball2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy BaseballFix Audio

Brett Talley of TheFantasyFix.com joins Alan Harrison on episode 11 to discuss the site’s starting pitcher rankings and draft/auction strategy. The guys share some thoughts on the chalk arms like Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke then venture off to discuss the likes of Jeff Samardzija, Masahiro Tanaka and Shelby Miller.

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2016 Fantasy Baseball2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

Rating the other positions was relatively easy. Runs above replacement tends to work pretty well and you only needed 20 players at each position. Grading out pitchers is considerably more difficult. Additionally, most teams carry at least five starters, and when you add in the standard 12- team league you

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers continued the arms race in the NL West by reaching an agreement with free agent right-hander Kenta Maeda. Now, the top three teams in the division have each added two arms to their rotation (although the Dodgers technically lost Zack Greinke, so they net one extra

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