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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Moneyball movie renewed some interest in Billy Beane and the Athletics. The movie caused some cognitive dissonance due to the dated material in the book. They seemed to eschew fielding and therefore some fans were confused. The truth is that the A’s (along with other teams) have altered their

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We reach the end of the line for the AL lineup grades. Grading out lineups in January is often challenging because it is a lot like nailing jello on the wall. There aren’t a lot of major changes that happen at this point in the offseason, but the competitive balance

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We continue our trip through the third basemen as we get to the second half of the alphabet. This list may not have the heavy hitters on top of the rankings, but there are some good players on this list. Some of them have come out of nowhere it seems

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

When you get through the first month of the season you usually get to the point where you are ready to cut the cord on some underperforming veterans. At third base, Kyle Seager owners just aren’t as proud as they used to be. Granted, the power numbers are there, but

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

A stacked slate of 15 ballgames made up this second Saturday of the 2016 Major League Baseball season as action got underway around the one o’clock hour. After going winless throughout the majority of the first two weeks of the season, both the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves got off

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2016 Fantasy Baseball2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy 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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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Moving to third base from second, we see a return to normalcy in terms of offensive production. Mind you, the days are gone when every team seemingly had a superstar at every position. Fantasy players have to be more discriminating than they used to be, but

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Why should I read this article? With all of the great coverage on our site and throughout the internet, why should you bother yourself with this fielding mumbo-jumbo? I am not aware of any fantasy league that includes fielding numbers (although that would be interesting). However,

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com We move forward with another edition of the plate discipline series. As we gain some steam we begin to see some patterns across positions. Obviously, we are concerned about individual players, but sometimes it makes sense to look at the aggregate. In this case, it might

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Third base is an interesting position within fantasy baseball. There are a number of players that have produced huge seasons in the past, so it has the appearance of being a deep position. But last season most of those players seemed to fall flat on their

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