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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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Fantasy Baseball

The Arizona Diamondbacks are all in for 2016. After breaking the bank to sign starting pitcher Zack Greinke to a record deal worth $206.5 million in total and over $34 million annually for the next six years, the D-Backs made another high profile move in what was the first true

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Fantasy Baseball

First basemen and utility players are clearly the glamour position in fantasy baseball. There are more good ones than at any other position. This makes it difficult to plan for a draft. You can go one of two roads on draft day. You can simply pick the best players regardless

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We are getting to the end of the regular season for fantasy baseball. A number of leagues have already begun their playoffs or will begin their playoffs within the next week or so. Some may think it is a bit too early to look at the awards because most teams

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com You can’t get any more different in fantasy circles than catchers and first basemen. Still, there are some things that are similar at all of the positions. Some players have surprised and outperformed expectations and some players have not met expectations. With one third of the

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Josh Hamilton Fantasy Baseball
2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

If you read only one thing….. American sports fans are a unique bunch. We love dominant teams and most fans could be called bandwagon fans, but there is the other side. The Cubs have been called the loveable losers and the Dodgers were the Boys of Summer in the 1950s

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Why should I bother reading this? Catchers are one thing, but first base is the dumping ground for guys that can’t handle the glove. At least that’s the general consensus. With catchers we looked at all of the current regulars with at least 2000 innings. Since

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com We are continuing the plate discipline series with first basemen, but for some of you this will be your introduction to the series. Before we dive into the numbers we should pause and discuss the various numbers you are viewing and why they are important. We

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com As some of you may know, Chris Garosi and I participated in a recent fantasy draft. I shared my VORP findings with him to assist with the drafting process. He made a couple of suggestions to make the system better and we will incorporate those as

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