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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The 2016 Texas Rangers were a statistical anomaly. Their Pythagorean record came in at a paltry 82-80, but they finished at 95-67. That is plus 13 wins for the math impaired. They were plus five games the season before. This is where your perspective dictates how we move forward. Positive

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Live drafts and auctions have few things in common, but the main thing they have in common is that the winning players are able to find undervalued players and avoid overvalued players. So, we are taking one last look at the pre-auction values for players at every position to determine

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

Everyone loves rankings this time of year. Valentines Day is the unofficial beginning of draft season for fantasy baseball. There are mock drafts galore on most of the major sites and preseason magazines are coming out with their picks. Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA projections are about the most accurate in the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The biggest remaining free agent went off the board on Thursday when the Cleveland Indians agreed to a three year, 65 million dollar contract with first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. The deal technically pays him 20 million per season for three years and offers a fourth year option at the

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2016 Fantasy Baseball2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we continue with our first base series we have to address one of the problems with evaluating first base in general. First base happens to have the most designated hitters assigned to it and we will see an example right off the top of the bat. Some platforms relegate

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The fantasy draft is the single most important event in fantasy sports. The trajectory of your team is set on that day and there is no getting around that. However, that doesn’t mean that leagues are won or lost on draft day. As we have passed the non-waiver deadline and

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The non-waiver trade deadline came this past Monday and there were plenty of high profile players to change teams. In the hustle and bustle of our coverage we missed Jay Bruce going to the Mets and Matt Moore going to the Giants. Those moves could have a dramatic impact on

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2016 Fantasy Baseball

It’s still very early in the fantasy season, but we all get itchy trigger fingers sometimes. That key player you were counting on has gotten off to a slow start. At first base, we can see a number of players that aren’t living up to the advanced billing. Of course,

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The AL Central is certainly not the best division in baseball, but it may be the most interesting in baseball in 2016. The Kansas City Royals certainly made moves, but they lost both Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist. Meanwhile, the other teams in the division all made moves to get

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

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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