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[FREE] Most fantasy players realize that hitters are more reliable than pitchers. But depending on your needs and options, being able to identify good young pitching prospects can be a rebuilder's fast track back to competitiveness.
Feb 21 2012 12:01am
It's human nature. By mid-season, owners that are clearly out of contention start to lapse in their attention to their teams. Here, we'll cover some potential rules changes you can make that might help keep them interested for the entire season, making your league (hopefully) more competitive.
Feb 20 2012 12:01am
The hype surrounding names like Matt Moore, Julio Teheran and Addison Reed makes it near-impossible to acquire them in your keeper league without returning an arm or a leg. But if you have a three-year horizon, we’ve identified five under-scrutinized young pitchers that are worth rostering now.
Feb 18 2012 12:01am
As we move towards spring training, owners in Roto keeper leagues are starting to look at their rosters, weighing which players to keep and which to throw back...
Feb 17 2012 12:00am
[free] The NFBC's Average Draft Position list could be the road map to your success in 2012. Check out the NFBC's Top 100 here:
Feb 17 2012 12:00am
The player universe is a vast place, full of endless possibilities. In head-to-head formats, the player universe can also create some exciting opportunities, not only for strategy, but also for improving the overall gaming experience.
Feb 16 2012 12:01am
One of the features of simulation leagues is that many formats make use of batter/pitcher platoon splits in some fashion. In Scoresheet, a platoon split factor is computed for every offensive player, based on how the player has performed against both RHP and LHP over the past two seasons. The list is here, and these factors are applied for every at-bat in the upcoming Scoresheet season, depending on the handedness of the opposing pitcher.
Feb 15 2012 12:01am
If you are reading this column, chances are you already know all the players that will go in the first few rounds or the guys that go for $20-$40 in your fantasy auctions, but seldom do they win fanalytic championships. Who does? "Sleepers." "Black Swans." "Under the Radar" players. Whatever you call them, all fantasy baseball owners are looking for players that are going to contribute to their fanalytic teams at a rate higher than their purchase price. Here are 40 names to keep on your cheat sheet.
Feb 14 2012 12:01am
Houston, the AL has landed! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you are aware that the Houston Astros will be playing in the American League in 2013. But fantasy leaguers the world over want to know how this will impact their team in 2012. This article will detail fantasy impacts and strategies to consider in 2012 under various scenarios.
Feb 13 2012 12:01am
[FREE] One of the hardest chores of putting together a winning fantasy baseball team is finding two serviceable—not good, but serviceable—catchers. Every year we all curse the Founding Fathers of Rotisserie Baseball for creating a game that requires you to not only carry, but start two catchers for the entire season. Damn you Daniel Okrent! Damn you Glenn Waggoner! Why, oh why, did you have to add that wrinkle to this challenging pastime of ours?
Feb 12 2012 12:01am
[FREE] If you choose—or are forced—to draw power from the likes of Adam Dunn or Mark Reynolds, pay attention to some of these ADP-challenged and undervalued names for BA help. But are they really keepers, and over what timeline?
Feb 10 2012 12:01am
[FREE] Most fantasy players realize that hitters are more reliable than pitchers. But depending on your needs and options, being able to identify good young pitching prospects can be a rebuilder's fast track back to competitiveness.
Feb 21 2012 12:01am
It's human nature. By mid-season, owners that are clearly out of contention start to lapse in their attention to their teams. Here, we'll cover some potential rules changes you can make that might help keep them interested for the entire season, making your league (hopefully) more competitive.
Feb 20 2012 12:01am
The hype surrounding names like Matt Moore, Julio Teheran and Addison Reed makes it near-impossible to acquire them in your keeper league without returning an arm or a leg. But if you have a three-year horizon, we’ve identified five under-scrutinized young pitchers that are worth rostering now.
Feb 18 2012 12:01am
As we move towards spring training, owners in Roto keeper leagues are starting to look at their rosters, weighing which players to keep and which to throw back...
Feb 17 2012 12:00am
[free] The NFBC's Average Draft Position list could be the road map to your success in 2012. Check out the NFBC's Top 100 here:
Feb 17 2012 12:00am
The player universe is a vast place, full of endless possibilities. In head-to-head formats, the player universe can also create some exciting opportunities, not only for strategy, but also for improving the overall gaming experience.
Feb 16 2012 12:01am
One of the features of simulation leagues is that many formats make use of batter/pitcher platoon splits in some fashion. In Scoresheet, a platoon split factor is computed for every offensive player, based on how the player has performed against both RHP and LHP over the past two seasons. The list is here, and these factors are applied for every at-bat in the upcoming Scoresheet season, depending on the handedness of the opposing pitcher.
Feb 15 2012 12:01am
If you are reading this column, chances are you already know all the players that will go in the first few rounds or the guys that go for $20-$40 in your fantasy auctions, but seldom do they win fanalytic championships. Who does? "Sleepers." "Black Swans." "Under the Radar" players. Whatever you call them, all fantasy baseball owners are looking for players that are going to contribute to their fanalytic teams at a rate higher than their purchase price. Here are 40 names to keep on your cheat sheet.
Feb 14 2012 12:01am
Houston, the AL has landed! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you are aware that the Houston Astros will be playing in the American League in 2013. But fantasy leaguers the world over want to know how this will impact their team in 2012. This article will detail fantasy impacts and strategies to consider in 2012 under various scenarios.
Feb 13 2012 12:01am
[FREE] One of the hardest chores of putting together a winning fantasy baseball team is finding two serviceable—not good, but serviceable—catchers. Every year we all curse the Founding Fathers of Rotisserie Baseball for creating a game that requires you to not only carry, but start two catchers for the entire season. Damn you Daniel Okrent! Damn you Glenn Waggoner! Why, oh why, did you have to add that wrinkle to this challenging pastime of ours?
Feb 12 2012 12:01am
[FREE] If you choose—or are forced—to draw power from the likes of Adam Dunn or Mark Reynolds, pay attention to some of these ADP-challenged and undervalued names for BA help. But are they really keepers, and over what timeline?
Feb 10 2012 12:01am

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