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Jesse MacPherson

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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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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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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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A friend of mine, let’s call him Jake, came into this season hoping to compete for a fantasy title. He was buoyed by a fantastic offense led by Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, Justin Upton, and Jason Heyward. Uh, I mean led by Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Like many fantasy

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I’ve recently been contemplating a trade opportunity that would net me Nelson Cruz. I don’t need to do it, I’m well behind the first place team who seems poised to take his fifth first place finish in six years. I seem to be locked in a two-man battle for second.

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Every fantasy owner knows, that if a player – let’s call him Buster Posey –  is eligible at catcher and first base, it would behoove you to play him at catcher, the relative weaker position. Intuitively, most owners also have a sense of the general hierarchy with regard to positional

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The goal of most owners in a dynasty league is to build, well, a dynasty. What is more fun than building a dominant roster and watching it roll through the league year after year. I’m no different, in a recent post I laid out my three-year long rebuilding results, and

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One of my favorite fantasy baseball-related days of the year is when Bret Sayre comes out with an updated “top 500” list. The task of ranking 500 players must be overwhelming at times, with multiple factors to consider, especially when you start considering prospects. Ultimately, it’s impossible to come up

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In a deep dynasty league, the quality of your minor league roster can be nearly as important as the major league portion. There isn’t an easier way of improving your major-league team without losing any current contributors and the majority of future all-stars are rostered here.   In early 2013,

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Let’s play a guessing game. At the end of August a 23-year-old pitcher in his second full season had just finished a dominating month which saw his yearly ERA fall to a season best 2.69. His record stood at 15-4 with a WHIP of 1.12 and he had the fortune

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