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Digging for Diamonds

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This weekend will mark the 1/6th point of the MLB season. While it’s essential to stay on top of the waiver wire from the jump, taking fliers on hot starts both in the majors and in the minors, it’s also important to be patient with the players that you drafted

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty Dynamics

I know it’s early for some to be thinking about whether to phone it in for the year or go for the title but this series is going to span over a few weeks so I figured I’d start it now and then, as the title suggests, you can use

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty BaseballDynasty Dynamics

Some of us play in sensible, 15-team dynasty leagues. Others prefer to play deeper, bumping it up to 18 teams with extra roster spots, or 24 teams with a short roster. However, some of us prefer to take dynasty fantasy baseball to its most absurd. Enter the 24-team, deep roster

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Making sense of minor league statistics is hard. One has to be very familiar with historical performances in different leagues, and how performance evolves after leagues change, to form an intuitive expectation of how minor league performance translates to the MLB level. Major league equivalencies (MLEs) make interpreting minor league

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Bold PredictionsDigging for DiamondsDynasty BaseballWhat To Do About...

Hello, and welcome to Prediction Week at The Dynasty Guru! Because today is Opening Day(!), we thought it would be the perfect time to set some of our most bombastic last second takes in stone. Each day this week we have been featuring a different topic, and a band of

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Statcast is great. I love Statcast. Who doesn’t love Statcast? As I sit here in my hotter than the devils drawers of an apartment, I found myself perusing the Statcast leaderboards and some things caught my eye. I thought it would be fun to explore who Statcast thought performed better

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Geraldo Perdomo
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Last week, the 2019 Impact Prospects detailed lesser-known potential impact prospects. This week, I will explore lesser-known potential breakout prospects outside the top 200 in the 2019 Top 500 Fantasy Prospects.  In this context, a “breakout” simply means these prospects will greatly improve their fantasy stock over the next year. Some may

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Starting Pitcher Risers Jesus Luzardo, 21, AAA OAK The A’s lefty phenom is almost certainly on his way to the MLB team this year. After recovering from Tommy John, the youngster came out like gangbusters in 2018. Now touted as among the best pitching prospects in the game, Luzardo made

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Daniel Vogelbach
Digging for DiamondsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

On Friday, Keaton detailed his All-Breakout Squad, reviewing players he thinks will outperform their recent production. Admittedly, I am totally stealing his idea, detailing lesser-known potential impact prospects. While none of these prospects rank highly, each of these prospects could make significant noise in the majors this year. Catcher Eric Haase, Cleveland Indians

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Juan Soto
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Part one of this series summarized a novel twist on the delta method to understand player aging, with estimated missing seasons to correct for selection bias. Part two presented the main findings of the delta method: players peak between 26 and 29; they experience substantial growth over their careers in all

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