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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com As we continue our plate discipline series we will pause for a station break so that those that are just joining us can catch up. I do this series once a year because it helps identify some sleepers you can add on the waiver wire. It

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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 BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com Fantasy baseball players often base their selections on two things: the average draft position for the player and preseason rankings from the particular site they are using. Funny, but those average draft positions (ADP) are based mostly on the preseason rankings. It all comes down to

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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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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The trade deadline is rapidly approaching. One could go to MLB Trade Rumors every 15 minutes to check out the rumors, but most of the deadline deals are about common sense. Which teams are in the playoff hunt and which teams are clearly out of the playoff hunt. From there

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Last time, we looked at the youngster shortstops that have been left undrafted. Today, we will look at the older shortstops in the same situation. Some of these folks are still relatively young (two are 27 and one 28), so calling them veterans is a bit of a misnomer. Some

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we move closer to the regular season (the real regular season anyway) our thought process begins to change. Many of you have already had your drafts, so the players you tend to look at are the ones on the waiver wire. We will continue to look at rotters and

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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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Fantasy Baseball

Fielding analysis and fantasy sports don’t mix. At least, they don’t mix yet. A scant decade ago, fielding analysis and sabermetrics didn’t mix either and sabermetrics has always been on the sharp edge on the spear of thinking in the sport. Sabermetricians have always been about value. Simply put, they

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront Office

I generally hate self-promotion, but I did a series of articles on the new process of voting for Gold Gloves over at bigleaguesmag.com. I mention that because there are a lot of concepts that bleed over between evaluating fielding and fantasy baseball. The main one is that while the WAR

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