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Fantasy Baseball

Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA projections always come at a time of year where it is a good idea to reboot the rankings. The first round of rankings are based largely on past performance in the various formats. Past performance can be valuable, but sometimes it is inappropriate for the future. So,

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Fantasy Baseball

We’ve been running through the players in alphabetical order now for about the last year. We do this for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that while the past five seasons might give a player a certain ranking, and the rankings may vary based on five or six

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Fantasy Baseball

The offseason is beginning to heat up as we approach the Winter Meetings. The Winter Meetings are definitely the closest thing to Christmas for most baseball fans. Key free agents get signed and key players get traded. So, we have our last opportunity to rank players before some of them

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we move into September we move along with the total point series. Second base is a surprisingly deep position. It may not have the upper echelon talent that first base has, but they are certainly deep enough. Unlike standard head to head leagues, the total points revolution is taking

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We have brought you the catcher and first base positional rankings. Today we will bring you second base. The idea was to use a crude but unique statistic I like to call adjusted offensive value. It combines batting average with secondary average to emcompass everything a player does offensively. You

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Second base is one of the deepest positions on the diamond. Every draft and auction is its own species, but we often find some similarities in how drafts and auctions treat certain players. Some players are overvalued and overhyped and some fly underneath the radar. For those playing in an

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

One of the many reasons why we use medians at every position is that there can be some unusual distance between the top players in any particular category and the bottom. We are looking at the top 24 players at each position. Second basemen shouldn’t be compared to catchers or

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Offseason Overview Jerry Dipoto is a riverboat gambler. In the span of two offseason, he has almost remade the whole rosters, but he still has the core there from when he came into town. It is that core that is going to take them as far as they want to

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we continue through our offseason journey, we come to the rankings for the top 24 second basemen in the game. As we have said before, there are some young players ready to emerge that will likely supplant some of the players currently in the top 24. Also, there could

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we move through the diamond, we see more examples of a wide separation between where players were drafted and where players actually perform. At second base, there are some clear cut winners we could have identified on draft day, but we also find some others that surprised us along

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