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Touch Em’ All: TDG’s Weekly Roundup

As TDG gears up for a new baseball season, we are providing a weekly feature promoting the most interesting and informative baseball articles from across the internet.  These pieces will not be limited to dynasty formats or fantasy baseball.  In addition, we will provide a brief synopsis of the articles and – if you’re lucky – our hot take on the article.  However, our primary goal is to grow your interest in all facets of baseball in an effort to aid decisions related to your fantasy team.

Also, one of our fearless update members – comprised of Patrick Brennan, Johnathan Merkel, Patrick Magnus – will provide a monthly feature challenging the ideas and opinions of our selected articles.  Too often the echo chamber mentality can be prevalent in fantasy baseball sites.  We want to provide you – the reader – a different mindset as you navigate the waiver wire and trade offers.

Do not hesitate to comment if there’s an article we missed, a piece for us to challenge, or a site we should include.

Baseball News

Podcasts of the Week

  • Flags Fly Forever
    George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus banter about the various fantasy implications.
  • Effectively Wild Episode 1166
    Ben Lindbergh, Jeff Sullivan, and ESPN’s Sam Miller conduct the fifth annual Effectively Wild Minor League Free Agent Draft, selecting 10 minor league free agents each and competing to see whose roster will accumulate the most combined major league playing time in 2018.

Data Driven Fantasy Analysis

  • Finding LOB% Overachievers and Underachievers
    “No matter what the season-to-season correlation is as a whole, LOB% and xLOB% are stats that can be used to identify prime regression and progression candidates.” – Patrick Brennan

Player Write Up’s

  • Scouting the Talented, Frustrating Conner Greene
    “Greene is coming off a maddening statistical season at Double-A New Hampshire, where he accumulated a 5.29 ERA in 132.2 innings. He experienced some success till the beginning of summer, entering July with a 3.23 ERA despite erratic command, but started getting shelled as the season continued.”
    Eric Logenhagen
  • Manny, Manny, Manny Can’t We See? 
    As I was scrolling through the FantasyPros rankings, looking for someone to write about, I started getting despondent. There was no one to write about because the stable of great writers at Razzball seemingly touched on everyone! But, like a good little grasshopper, I kept mining for the Bitcoin. Then, I found him: Manuel Margot.
    Son

Fantasy Strategy/Draft Strategy

Rankings/Projections

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Adam Lawler

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