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No matter what you hear from some people, you can't love everybody. This article will lay out which players I'm out on. Of course, there is a vital caveat that you must take to heart before proceeding...
We spend a ton of energy an effort breaking down the skills of players. We start with the surface stats before moving deeper to analyze the skills that a player owns. Once we've established who a play...
It was always ERA. Then it was FIP. Then xFIP. Then SIERA. There is always some new measure to digest when it comes to trying to understand how pitchers performed. One of the newer iterations is Deser...
Growing up, we learned about homers, runs batted in and batting average. Hell, we revere the Triple-Crown in baseball (leading the league in all three categories). But we've come to realize that batti...
In The Home Run, I described the landscape of the home run in the world of Major League Baseball in 2018. There's a whole lotta data there to digest. Moving from the macro to the micro, we will break ...
Chicks dig the long ball. It's been that way forever. With the new launch angle craze, players are lifting the ball more than ever before. They are also blasting homers at a pace where it seems like e...
This Guide is filled with player evaluation tools. There are rankings, numbers, breakdowns, so much so that you likely are starting to go cross-eyed if you have read it at all (not to mention listenin...
The flip side to the Relievers: What to Target piece is exactly as you would expect. Simply put, avoid closers or set-up men who have control issues, low strikeout rates, play for bad teams and serve ...
One of fantasy's forefathers, Ron Shandler, once wrote about relivers: draft for skills, not role. Cream undoubtedly rises to the top, and that couldn't be ever more the case than it is with relief pi...
One of the biggest takeaways I've established over my last decade of successful fantasy play is that positional scarcity is not as big of a deal as some make it out to be. There are shifts and nuances...
Batting Average on Ball in Play, or BABIP, is a term that didn't even really exist two decades ago. Flash forward to 2019 and that nine year old kid swinging a Wiffle Ball bat at the park might even k...
The catcher position is a barren wasteland of strife and turmoil. There are thousands of fantasy baseball folk in our midst who don't have to go through our levels of stress because they play in leagu...
 There are many ways to judge a player's speed, and with each passing year we're getting more and more Statcast data talking about mph etc. That's great info indeed, and something that we haven't ever...
There are plenty of ways to break down a player. Traditionally we went with AVG-HR-RBI for a hitter, but as the years have gone by we have learned the inherent weakness with those various categories. ...
In this Guide, we try to push you toward the proper way to analyze players. We try to teach you that looking at the end results may not be truly indicative of how a player performed, or what should be...
There are tons of articles in this Guide. There are tons of words, tons being a curtailed version of a massive amount, that speak to players, skills, expectations and the like. Page after page, paragr...
In Weighted On Base Average, we broke down what the measure records and who did, or didn't, perform admirably last season. In the current piece, we will take things even further by moving along to Exp...
If you spend any time reading about baseball, you're going to come across a bunch of terms that your dad didn't teach you. There might be some names in there that you recognize, some that you don't, b...
 Last year I tried to make myself obsolete. I guess I'm willing to do it again this season. I went through, in general terms, how I evaluate players in last year's Draft Guide. I explained the thought...
The actor is important, but without a good director the performance could be subpar. That used car might look flashy as hell on the outside, oh that racing stripe, but unless your mechanic gives it a ...
Last year I tried to make myself obsolete. I guess I'm willing to do it again this season. I went through, in general terms, how I evaluate players in last year's Draft Guide. I explained the thought ...
 Implementing splits analysis in relation to pitchers is paramount to our success in season-long fantasy baseball. In a standard league with nine pitcher spots, we typically start our studs (top four ...
Utilizing hitter and pitcher splits in fantasy baseball has evolved over the last decade, and for the most part, it's pretty straightforward. No matter what splits you spend time analyzing and digging...
In this Guide you will find Average Bases Allowed (ABA), a replacement for WHIP, as well as SWIP (pitching dominance) written about. Yes, they both deal with pitchers. Yes, they deal with different as...

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