Post Archive

June 2015

GeneralUncategorized

The “elite power is becoming scarce” narrative has been greatly exaggerated by the fantasy community in the last calendar year simply because the data strongly supports the theory. What about stolen bases? We don’t talk about speed at great length in the offseason because it’s “always available on the waiver

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GeneralUncategorized

Last week I took a look at some data from the first 10 rounds of the 2014 MLB draft, making observations about players’ signing bonuses versus their slot value, team patterns with respect to position players versus pitchers and college versus high school, and the state where drafted players came

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Current EventsGeneralUncategorized

We are getting close to the halfway point of the baseball season and there are several pitchers having great years despite low pre-season rankings. All of the pitchers below are currently ranked in the top 25 starting pitchers in baseball in 5×5 leagues. Are they flukes or can we expect

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GeneralUncategorized

Every year the MLB Draft happens always with little fanfare in comparison to its contemporaries the NFL and NBA.   There is no month long hype train on major outlets and rather than have the first round picks stats barrage you nonstop until draft day, a la Marcus Mariota and Jameis

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Digging for DiamondsGeneralProspect TalkUncategorized

First base prospects are often tricky propositions in dynasty leagues. Some owners won’t bother investing in first base prospects because of the sheer volume of them that fail to hit enough to hold down a regular job in the big leagues- if they do even reach the majors. Justin Smoak, Yonder

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GeneralUncategorized

Happy draft day everyone! With the 2015 draft sent to get underway this evening, now’s a good time to revisit last year’s version before we forget all about it. I’m halfway decent with words but I spend a good chunk of my real world life analyzing numbers and data sets

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GeneralProspect TalkUncategorized

Three of the game’s most feared sluggers are from Las Vegas. The astonishing Kris Bryant, the otherworldly Bryce Harper, and the future of the Texas Rangers, Joey Gallo. These ball mashers are well-known in the baseball world. These baseball monsters playing their way into sports section headlines. These guys are can’t-miss

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GeneralTrader's CornerUncategorized

Lots of trades were sent in for us to vote on.  There are some interesting league setups this week that we don’t often see. Let’s get right to it. Vote for the group of players you would rather have. Use the form just above the comments section at the bottom

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GeneralUncategorized

If you’ve spent anytime looking at Baseball Prospectus new pitching metric Deserved Run Average (DRA) leader board, it can give you a pretty solid indication of a pitchers performance compared to the rest of the league. It should come as no surprise, given all of the factors that DRA takes

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty DynamicsGeneralProspect TalkStrategy SessionsUncategorizedUp the Middle

Shortstop is certainly one of the most important positions to keep stocked as a dynasty league owner. I love shortstop prospects, almost to a fault. Other owners in leagues that I play in have joked that I should look into joining an all SS dynasty league because of my roster being

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