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September 2012

Prospect TalkUncategorized

A few weeks ago I wrote a quick primer on a few general things to look for when analyzing minor league stats – and one of them was performance relative to league. Today, I’m going to go into how to view stats from each league in the minors with more

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Strategy SessionsUncategorized

Clearly, the initial trades are the most important part of this process, but it continues on with establishing a direction for your team and rooting out the players who don’t fit in. This is the most time consuming, and occasionally frustrating, part of the rebuilding process. In a dynasty league

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UncategorizedWhat To Do About...

Matt Harrison was one of my guys coming into the season. He was being valued well outside the top-75 starting pitchers in the pre-season (his ADP among SP in the pre-season hovered around 90). Of course, this seemed a little crazy to me because he was a well thought of

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Current EventsUncategorized

Some days I know exactly what I want to write about and some days I don’t. Today was going to fit into the latter category until I saw these eight magical words come across my Twitter timeline: “Dylan Bundy to be promoted from Double-A Bowie” Read those words again. I

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Strategy SessionsUncategorized

I’m going back and writing an addendum to The Opening Trades piece just to use what happened with this league as an example of an important point.  If you wait unnecessarily, you may find the window for your opening trades to be smaller than you originally thought — and this

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Prospect TalkUncategorized

It was entirely predictable. Once Mike Trout got the call to the majors on April 28th and decided to immediately become the best player in baseball, you could see the next question out of people’s mouths from a mile away. Who is going to be the next Mike Trout? The

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UncategorizedWhat To Do About...

Hold him tight and don’t let him go. How’s that for hard hitting analysis? Many of you who drafted Encarnacion with a late round pick in 2012 are being treated to playoff trips, and possibly even championships. After all, one player can only make so much of a difference, but

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Prospect TalkUncategorized

I always go back to what Kevin Goldstein (former BP writer, current Astros pro scouting coordinator) says about player comps – they’re generally a bad idea and can be much more disinformative than informative. However, a physical comp can be a good way for a baseball fan to get a

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Strategy SessionsUncategorized

It’s not easy to be a new owner in an existing league. Often times a number of the owners in a league will know each other from either other corners of the internet or from real life, so it’s not unusual to feel left out at the beginning. But if

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Strategy SessionsUncategorized

Minor league stats are great for what they are — a piece of the overall prospect evaluation puzzle. However, many dynasty league owners can be tempted by gaudy numbers, leading to value displacement. And when there is value displacement, you can take advantage. After all, minor league stats can be

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