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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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Today was the non-waiver deadline for trades. The deadline comes at 4 PM EST, but there are always trades that get announced after the deadline. This season’s trade deadline was unique for a number of reasons. First, there were more significant trades made this year than there have been in

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In the Week 17 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re hanging on to Hisashi Iwakuma, passing on Michael Conforto, and jumping on the Jung-Ho Kang hype train. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This

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View image | gettyimages.com Moving to third base from second, we see a return to normalcy in terms of offensive production. Mind you, the days are gone when every team seemingly had a superstar at every position. Fantasy players have to be more discriminating than they used to be, but

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View image | gettyimages.com Why should I read this article? With all of the great coverage on our site and throughout the internet, why should you bother yourself with this fielding mumbo-jumbo? I am not aware of any fantasy league that includes fielding numbers (although that would be interesting). However,

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View image | gettyimages.com We move forward with another edition of the plate discipline series. As we gain some steam we begin to see some patterns across positions. Obviously, we are concerned about individual players, but sometimes it makes sense to look at the aggregate. In this case, it might

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View image | gettyimages.com As we continue with our value over replacement player series, we come to a point where we should take a step back. Sometimes it helps to ask ourselves some basic questions before continuing with our endeavor. A number of sites have numbers similar to VORP. Essentially,

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Offseason Overview The St. Louis Cardinals made the NLCS for the fourth straight season in 2014, but for the third year in a row the Cards ended their season by losing three consecutive playoff games. If failing to reach the World Series wasn’t heartbreaking enough for the team, just over

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View image | gettyimages.com Third base is an interesting position within fantasy baseball. There are a number of players that have produced huge seasons in the past, so it has the appearance of being a deep position. But last season most of those players seemed to fall flat on their

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We get to the hot corner in our series of “it’s never too early.” Unfortunately, the hot corner hasn’t been too hot lately as it seems to be going through a period of transition. The established stars are getting a little long in the tooth. As we saw with the

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