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June 2016

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Austin Hedges and Dan Vogelbach are raking in the Pacific Coast League causing fantasy owners to wonder: If it happens in El Paso or Iowa, does it stay there or translate to the major-league level?  It’s easy to forget about Austin Hedges. Especially considering he wasn’t a coveted fantasy prospect to

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When you have an underachieving hitter, you have one of two options, you either continue to start him and hope he turns around soon or you bench him for a presumably better option. After a week of strikeouts from Giancarlo Stanton I began benching him until I saw signs of

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There are a few “Golden Rules” when it comes to prospecting in dynasty leagues. Foremost is TINSTAAPP, or There Is No Such Thing As A Pitching Prospect. Next is probably Bret Sayre’s saying: “when you’re betting on distant arms, go stuff first, stuff second, and everything else third when assessing

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Even though we’re through a good portion of the baseball season, it’s hard to tell which statistics are noise and which are true indicators of what a pitcher is or has become. We all know how important strikeouts are—not only to a pitcher’s success, but for fantasy leagues as well.

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My former nerd-hero was Nate Silver, a statistical genius responsible for many advances in projecting baseball statistics and political outcomes based entirely on data. In the last year, a new contender has emerged. The creator of baseball savant, Daren Willman, has given fantasy owners an incredible toolbox with which to

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At this point, everyone knows about Lucas Giolito. He’s great. The same goes for Julio Urias, Alex Reyes and Blake Snell. And you definitely should have heard some things about Tyler Glasnow by now (If you haven’t yet, you should probably do that now. I’ll wait). There are a couple

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I previously wrote an article in which I described a method to identify future fantasy assets before they rise up prospects lists and become commonly known to other others using ISO, age, and draft position. Out of the six minor leaguers I identified, I believe that five have proven to

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In this pitcher’s era, it is important to make sacrifices (I’m not talking about bunts. #neverbunt) for offense. The days of well-rounded sluggers seem to have gone the way of the snap bracelet and fanny pack. Strikeouts have increased every year since 2005. That same year, the average big leaguer

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There’s a common phrase that says, “numbers don’t lie” – but in baseball, often times the exact opposite is true. Luck frequently comes into play, creating misleading numbers in small sample sizes, making bad players look great, and making great players look below-average. One of my favorite exercises throughout the season involves pinpointing

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It’s always challenging to tell when it’s time to trust a player’s numbers. There’s a fine line between small sample size and real performance, but figuring out which side a player lies can be crucial to player evaluation. Since there’s no golden rule for how long it takes until certain

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