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Fantasy Baseball

In that last edition we took a look at the top 20 fantasy outfielders according to the PECOTA projections. Naturally, when we start looking at 21-40 we start seeing far less separation. So, sometimes we have to apply our own instincts and we must define our terms. We are looking

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Fantasy Baseball

There are a number of ways to approach fantasy outfielders. Some platforms consider all outfielders one and the same. Analyzing outfielders in that world is easy enough. Still others consider them in their separate positions. I’ve always approached it with the thinking that is easier to consider them by position

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Most of the time, you want star players on your team. Stars obviously produce great numbers in their own right, but they also attract other players. Then, there is the marketing that goes along with those stars. Andrew McCutchen might or might not be a legitimate star, but he is

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Opening day is literally around the corner and your draft or auction is probably over, but it always pays to continue doing research. For instance, many of you may be participating in daily fantasy baseball. Looking at average auction values in comparison with projected performance can help you determine which

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

A lot of platforms treat all outfielders the same. At first blush, center fielders would seem to be the cream of the crop based on their overall reputations. A lot of that comes from defensive value. Obviously, that has nothing to do with fantasy baseball. We will reveal the medians

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Offseason Overview It’s been a quiet winter for the Pirates. Having had to watch divisional rivals break their curse, having to challenge the Cardinals to be the nearest competitors to the Cubs and throw in the dark horse Brewers to the mix, the Pirates should still have enough talent to

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We’ve discussed outfielders before and as usual we’ve discussed the debate between listing them by specific position and listing them generically as outfielders. I’ve always gone with the individual positions. It is easier to step away from specific positions then to add them retroactively. So, we begin our journey through

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we have discussed before, fantasy leagues split their treatment of outfielders into two separate groups. Some treat all outfielders the same while others go position specific. We will be going position specific here. Obviously, that will impact the rankings some as some of the outfield positions (right field) tend

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Like the Athletics, the Pirates are an organization that must rely on smarts in place of money for them to compete. They are in a slightly better position than Oakland because they have enough money to tie up some of their young stars. Andrew McCutchen signed such a deal a

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

For those that watch baseball religiously, a lot has been made of the so-called five tools that scouts look to when evaluating players. While fielding and throwing are important, they typically don’t matter to fantasy players. Most fantasy players focus on the other three tools: hitting, hitting for power, and

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