Offseason Overview The Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros have provided a blueprint. The goal is not to relentlessly suck per se. In reality, the goal is just not to try to overtly win. It is said that a team of replacement level players will win somewhere in the neighborhood of
Back in 1968, Denny McLain became the last pitcher to win 30 or more games in a season. There are a number of reasons why 30 wins will likely never happen again. For one, the advent of five man rotations (and occasional six man rotations) means that most starters don’t
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
In the Week 11 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re buying Trevor May, selling Addison Russell, and staying the course with Marcus Semien. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them.
Evaluating pitchers is much harder than evaluating position players. In many ways, the four main fantasy categories are completely inadequate in truly pinpointing quality in pitching. Sure, ERA and strikeouts are pretty good. WHIP is a little more elusive because of the fielding element. I think we would all agree
In the Week 17 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re snagging Joaquin Benoit, sticking with J.J. Hardy, and waiting for reality to set in for Casey McGehee. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This
It’s about that time for updated starting pitcher rankings. Below you’ll find my top 60 starters from here on out. To compile the rankings I calculated fantasy value above average by running the Steamer RoS projections through the Zach Sanders method for calculating fantasy value and looking at K-BB% for
A funny thing happened on the way to looking at the AL Central pitching market. When you have hard and fast rules at who belongs in what tier, you sometimes find some tiers underrepresented. As it turned out, only one pitcher qualified as a tier one starter in the AL