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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com One of the great ironies in baseball is that positions often carry very different meanings at the big league level than they do in amateur baseball. No matter which country you are talking about, the best athletes were always pitchers and shortstops (often both). When you

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

If you read only one thing….. Welcome to the Fantasy Baseball Nightly recap. On Friday, the stars came out to play. One of my favorite lines from literature sums up the night. On a long enough timeline, the survival rate drops to zero. Similarly, if you wait around long enough

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com I’m a proponent of ingesting as much information as possible when it comes to establishing my fantasy baseball rankings and valuations. Projections, ADP, consensus rankings, and opinions of people I trust all have their place in building my thoughts and opinions of players. When the dust

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com As we continue our journey through this VORP series, we get to maybe the most difficult position to pick on the diamond. Shortstop might be shallowest of all the positions on draft day, but that makes for good opportunities if you know more than your opponents.

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2015 Fantasy Baseball2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Since we are half way through the process of looking at three-year player averages position-by-position, there are some things that bear repeating. The per 150 game production numbers below have one primary advantage and two primary disadvantages. The advantage is that it shows the numbers that

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

  Depth is a huge issue at some positions and shortstop might be chief among those. Injuries have greatly zapped the value of guys on the top of the board as all of them have missed significant time in the last two seasons for one ailment or another. Finding a

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As the calendar flips to September we notice two things in fantasy baseball. First, most full season fantasy leagues are moving into the playoff portion of their seasons. By definition, this will eliminate most teams. So, in parlance, most fantasy owners are ready to go fishing. This brings us to

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Troy Tulowitzki Fantasy Baseball
2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The history of the shortstop position has been littered with light hitting mighty mice with quick feet and slick gloves. We could certainly point to certain players in history that have broken the mold, but it is a testament to the rarity of offensive prowess that got Derek Jeter his

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2014 Fantasy BaseballChris GarosiFantasy Baseball

For many players in season long roto leagues, you are beginning to make trades to fill holes in your squad. One of the joys of rotisserie scoring is that you can target one (or more) categories that will have the most significant impact on your point total. I like to

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

As we approach the end of the infield positions we see by far the weakest position on the diamond offensively. That being said, there are a number of young shortstops that are making the game exciting. Nearly twenty years ago it was Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra. The

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