Posts Tagged

Yonder Alonso

2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The head to head season is nearly over for most fantasy players, but the total points revolution has hit the sport. This is primarily because of the development of daily fantasy sports. Some would consider it gambling, but if you manage it responsibly it can add that little juice you

Read More
2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

The non-waiver deadline starts the home stretch for fantasy baseball players. Even though there are seven weeks in the regular season left, there are only three weeks left for head to head fantasy players. So, while we usually wait for the offseason to assess players, we are getting a head

Read More
2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Mariners made the first significant trade of the post-deadline season when they acquired all-star first baseman Yonder Alonso for minor league outfielder Boog Powell. For many fantasy fans, they assumed the trading season was over, but occasionally a blockbuster will go down and we will be here to cover

Read More
2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Ranking players at this point in the season might seem like a fun exercise and it is, but there are real advantages to looking at the data. First, there is always the remote chance that one of these players might be available in your league. A reader last week noticed

Read More
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

Read More
2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

Last time we took a look at the substitution values for the catchers. But it couldn’t be more different than looking at first basemen. When you look at the median score for the first basemen, you see the highest median value of any position. This is particularly true when you

Read More
2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The end of Spring Training is a hectic time for every team. When teams finalize their rosters they have to expose some players on waivers. Every other team has to decide if their 24th and 25th guy is better than what is available on the waiver wire. In a similar

Read More