Jim Melichar
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Jim Melichar

Born and raised in southern Wisconsin - a tragically supportive Brewers fan. You can find my nerdy baseball data projects on Twitter @Melicharts.

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I’m sorry to be the one to break it to you, but Jed Lowrie’s .346/.404/.605 triple-slash line is, in fact, a mirage. Yes, he’s a terrific little power player, but this is nothing other than a small sample-size excursion where he’s barreling up more balls, giving him a homerun-to-flyball excursion

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Gregory Polanco
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Part of the April ritual for fantasy baseball owners is to jump on early season breakouts and then hope and pray that the statistics you’re seeing (which I call “the symptoms”) are real. While our community at large has gotten much better at diagnosing the root cause of the symptoms,

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I’m afraid the Joey Lucchesi hype machine will be quite operational by the time this fresh take hits the press. However, I was able to watch his first start (against my beloved Brewers) in real time, and took the time to watch back his last two starts. I’d like to

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Lorenzo Cain is among my favorite baseball and fantasy baseball players. This offseason, when I made a list of players I’d hoped the Brewers would be able to sign, Cain topped the list. Therefore you can imagine my joy when the Brewers went out and signed him. In fantasy baseball

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Nicky Delmonico White Sox
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Nicky Delmonico has a badass 80-grade name. He’s my guilty pleasure this year for deeper formats, and I’ll also be monitering his progression to see if he’s worth adding in shallower formats. I plan to monitor him in a couple ways: first and foremost, I’m going to watch his various

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Greg Bird Sleeper
2018 Dynasty Baseball Rankings

As the resident high-man on Greg Bird, I find myself compelled to remind our readers that while there are many outcomes for the oft-injured slugger, the outcomes you should care about are the full-season 50th or 75th percentile outcomes. I won’t bore you with run-rate outcomes based on his prior

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2018 Dynasty Baseball Rankings

It’s been a slow off-season. Like, a really slow off-season. With the hot stove frigid, fantasy baseball players haven’t had many ways to quench their thirst, unless they’ve thrown themselves head-first into football, basketball, or hockey. January, February and March can be some of the darkest months of the year

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2018 Dynasty Baseball Rankings2018 Dynasty Basketball Rankings

It’s been a slow off-season. Like, a really slow off-season. With the hot stove frigid, fantasy baseball players haven’t had many ways to quench their thirst, unless they’ve thrown themselves head-first into football, basketball, or hockey. January and February can be some of the darkest months of the year (figuratively

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2018 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty Baseball

It’s been a slow off-season. Like, a really slow off-season. With the hot stove frigid, fantasy baseball players haven’t had many ways to quench their thirst, unless they’ve thrown themselves head-first into football, basketball, or hockey. January and February can be some of the darkest months of the year (figuratively

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2018 Dynasty Baseball Rankings2018 Dynasty Basketball Rankings

It’s been a slow off-season. Like, a really slow off-season. With the hot stove frigid, fantasy baseball players haven’t had many ways to quench their thirst, unless they’ve thrown themselves head-first into football, basketball, or hockey. January and February can be some of the darkest months of the year (figuratively

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