MLB Team Previews: Introducing the 2014 Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

Feb 22

MLB Team Previews: Introducing the 2014 Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

The best way to get a handle on everything that has happened in baseball over the past offseason is to check out MLB Team Previews, so we gathered 30 Fantasy Baseball writers from 30 different Fantasy sites to chip in one team apiece. As you might know, I consider the Fantasy Baseball industry to be one of the friendliest in the world. It...

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Expected RBI Totals: The Top 267 xRBI Totals for 2013

Feb 19

Expected RBI Totals: The Top 267 xRBI Totals for 2013

While there is almost zero skill when it comes to the amount of RBI a player produces, through the creation of an expected RBI metric I have found a way to look at whether or not a player has gotten lucky or unfortunate when it comes to their actual RBI total. I hope I don’t need to do this for most of our readers, because it’s 2014 and...

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2014 LA Angels Preview: Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

Feb 18

2014 LA Angels Preview: Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

Center fielder Mike Trout is the engine for this team and is the clear 1.01 in every draft format. However, as in real life, he can’t do it alone and the eternal question of “just how good can he be” echoes. However, look across the diamond. Albert Pujols was that good a decade ago and stayed at that level a long...

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2014 San Francisco Giants Preview: Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

Feb 16

2014 San Francisco Giants Preview: Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

As lucky and wondrous as the San Francisco baseball seasons were in 2010 and 2012, were the years 2011 and 2013 askew. Injuries, sub-par performances, and the cosmic giggle caught up with the Giants — a team built upon pitching the last few years — contributing to real and virtual chaos for the McGowan family and Rotisserie...

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2014 Colorado Rockies Preview: Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

Feb 12

2014 Colorado Rockies Preview: Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

It’s always good to have a couple of 2014 Colorado Rockies on your squad (batters of course). Three of the top 25 Fantasy performers once again came from the team that calls Coors Field home in 2013, despite Michael Cuddyer, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki missing a combined 110 games. Newcomers like Nolan Arenado and Charlie...

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2014 Top 50 Prospects For Fantasy Baseball

Feb 12

2014 Top 50 Prospects For Fantasy Baseball

Prospects, Prospects, Prospects! Get your 2014 Top 50 Prospects here! Unlike many years ago, there are now plenty of options when trying to find prospect profiles and rankings. It is also growing more and more common for prospects to be drafted in all types of drafts. Knowing this trend, and the growing popularity of prospects, you need to...

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2014 Seattle Mariners Preview: Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

Feb 12

2014 Seattle Mariners Preview: Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

From a Fantasy Baseball perspective, the Mariners exceeded expectations last year. A 41-year-old Raul Ibanez led the team with 29 home runs and their starting rotation boasted two Cy Young candidates in perennial superstar Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma finished the year with a 138 ERA+, besting King Felix’s 121. Seattle also...

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2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Preview: Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

Feb 11

2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Preview: Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30

After a slow start to the 2013 season the Dodgers took off.  Yasiel Puig burst onto the scene, and Clayton Kershaw proved to be the best pitcher in the league. The Dodgers finished the season on a high note, but also with a resolve to improve the team. These resolutions resulted in bringing over bounce-back candidate Dan Haren, former...

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Thinking About Expected Strikeout Rates: The Top “_____” xK% Leaders from 2013

Feb 09

Thinking About Expected Strikeout Rates: The Top “_____” xK% Leaders from 2013

(WARNING: THERE ARE GIFS AT THE END) Real estate, knick-knacks at a garage sale, and players, in the sense of professional sports, can be undervalued. For instance, in Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, Michael Lewis interviews Kyle Bass, a hedge fund manager who made a fortune shorting subprime mortgage assets, who recently bought a...

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