The Chicago Cubs are far and away the best team in Major League Baseball thanks in large part to their healthy core of young talent. But roughly halfway through their most dominant season in over three decades, the club seems ready to start interrogating their newest release of top prospects.
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
View image | gettyimages.com The catcher position has been like the walking dead this season as several high profile catchers have either missed most or all of the season to date. The preseason rankings are virtually irrelevant at this point with as many as five top ten catchers either on
View image | gettyimages.com Why should I bother reading this? Most fantasy baseball fans would bypass this article the first time they see the word “fielding” in the headline. Why should I care about fielding as a fantasy baseball player? That’s an excellent question and it deserves a serious answer.
View image | gettyimages.com Everyone that studies baseball even in their spare time has pet projects and numbers they love to explore. For me, I love to explore different fielding metrics and plate discipline numbers. I’ve talked about fielding numbers on this site before, but that has a very limited
View image | gettyimages.com The calendar has finally flipped over to March. Spring Training games are beginning and fantasy drafts are finally taking place. Earlier this offseason I took a look at value over replacement player (VORP) and catchers. This time, I focusing on Yahoo rankings and adding a little
View image | gettyimages.com In years past, we’ve taken a look at my stat, total run index, and used it to forge our position rankings. Somewhere along the way I made a stark discovery: sometimes advanced mathematics and fantasy sports don’t mix. First, it was hard to make those figures
View image | gettyimages.com One of the more interesting debates in the fantasy sports world is the appropriate place for advanced metrics. I’ve tried relying on them before and they’ve landed me in last place. So, there are two keys to using advanced metrics. The first is to find the
Some publications are getting a head start on the competition. With the college football season coming to a close and the NFL headed to the playoffs, some of you are looking for things to do to fill your budgeted fantasy sports schedule. You might as well get the jump on
For most fantasy baseball players, the season is winding down. It is one of the few peculiarities in fantasy sports. The season still has a couple of months to go, but most fantasy leagues have a playoff system that lasts the full month of September. So, we are down to