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July 2016

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Batman and Robin. Peanut butter and Jelly. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant (Err, wait, bad example. Nevermind). It’s rare to get the opportunity to see two separate pieces grow together to form a dynamic duo. It’s probably even less likely to see in baseball, as teams rarely have both a

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This article is the second part of the “Splitting the First Half in Two” series. For simplicity’s sake, “first half”=April 1st to May 22nd, “second half”=May 22nd to July 14th. Disastrous first half, solid second half Russell Martin, .172/.180 vs. .273/.484 Seriously, a .180 slugging percentage? It’s almost hard to

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It’s not just drafting, pickups, and trades that make a dynasty league champion. It’s also the small week-to-week roster management decisions that add up over the course of the season. Beyond the must-start players, dynasty owners need to break down each player’s schedule, taking a look at how many games

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One of the more popular exercises after every season is to look at players with significant variance between their first and second halves. Given the sample sizes, this can be a very useful way to evaluate players, often better than looking at the season as a whole. Injury, luck, mechanical

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“We need a Ben Zobrist-type,” is a phrase uttered by countless front office executives and fantasy owners alike since Zobrist’s 8.6 WAR breakout campaign in 2009. Ultimately the phrase relates to teams targeting and developing players capable of fielding multiple positions, thus creating positional flexibility while using fewer position player

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In my real job as a teacher, and I imagine in most jobs, reflection is a useful if not necessary tool for self-improvement. In my first half-season writing about fantasy baseball I have made numerous predictions regarding the value or worth of various players ranging from resurgent former stars, slumping

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2016 Dynasty League RankingsDynasty BaseballUncategorized

Let’s start by stating the obvious. There’s a lot of young talent in the majors. The top of this list is littered with recent top prospects and players who are poised to be fantasy stars for the better part of the next decade. We’ve seen the emergence of Xander Bogaerts,

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