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PT TODAY: Ramirez gets bump in CLE with Byrd's ban

... should see lots of playing time for the Indians. Plus bad news for Brad Boxberger owners, Felix Hernandez hits the DL, Will Smith could ... when I looked up Joe Kelly on playerlink, there was a new category I don't remember seeing before -- "xW". Couldn't find it in the ...

Article - bhq_admin - 2016-06-02 02:54 - 4 comments

CHASING THE 2013 NFBC: The prep

... as good still on the board. PS....There's been recent news where McCutchen stated that he's studying more efficient basestealers to ...

Article - glenn@HQ - 2013-03-07 22:59 - 25 comments

Fundamentals

... that can distort the results of an analysis. In news, this is opinion or rumor that can invalidate valuable information. In ... Kendrys Morales, Danny Valencia. Unexpected role: This category is reserved for 2015’s surprise closers. There are always some ...

Page - Utley26 - 2016-07-25 13:38 - 0 comments

Troubleshooting LIMA

Return to Strategy Library Ron Shandler There is no crying in fantasy baseball. Yes, maybe you have found success with the LIMA Plan. Maybe it has even won you a few titles. But there are never any guarantees. Stuff goes ...

Page - Ray@HQ - 2012-03-12 15:09 - 0 comments

FANALYTICS: The psychology of prizes

... money in a pool that is divided equally among the eight category winners. So generally, the league champ takes home the most money but ... If you aren't in the top five, you can concentrate on one category to take home some cash. But we also have a special draft for the ...

Article - RON@HQ - 2014-02-20 23:07 - 20 comments

MINORS: 2012 Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects

... case in point. Real limitations as a ballplayer but he's a category king (SBs) in fantasy. Byron Buxton at # 23 ? An 18 Byron ... Andrus in a fantasy perspective bc his gold glove is not a category, but if he hits .320, then I'll start to look at him over the aces and ... if they're going to be involved in a trade. (Scouting News) ...

Article - Rob@HQ - 2012-06-30 11:29 - 24 comments

Forecaster's Toolbox: Batters

... are small and random, as they are in any other statistical category. A large, sudden change in G/F, on the other hand, can signal a ... that value. A higher OB mitigates that downside; the good news is that plate patience can be taught. Players in 2015 who had at least ...

Page - Utley26 - 2016-08-17 15:00 - 0 comments

(*) FANALYTICS: Embracing the PED problem

... allegation is handled by the media as if it is breaking news. Journalistic integrity dictates that everything is "alleged" ... in two years, in the Forecaster, will we be seeing an XPED category? And how soon before the debut of MIAMI picks to accompany LIMA picks? ...

Article - RON@HQ - 2013-02-17 14:31 - 21 comments

Forecaster's Toolbox: Pitchers

... By contrast, fantasy GMs are typically more concerned with category-specific player value (K, ERA, WHIP, etc.). We can better forecast ... of their performance in their first start back. The good news is that the workload was limited for 85% of these returnees. The bad news ...

Page - Utley26 - 2016-08-17 15:00 - 0 comments

Is it too late to win?

... readily standings point movements occur: Category Average Week-to-week Volatility, post-May 17 ... down, instead of merely accumulating. This is wonderful news too because they readily lend themselves to Base Performance Indicators ...

Page - Nick@HQ - 2013-06-02 15:00 - 0 comments