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Hot Starts: For Real or For Naught?

We’re barely 10 games into a long MLB season, but there’s an influx of new data and it’s easy to overreact. I’m going to take a look at some of the hottest and coldest starts around the league and give my verdict on whether the player’s start will continue. In this post, I’ll look at [...]

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Flirting with the Waiver Wire?

“Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.” Tim Allen It is that time of year when a player’s slow start on a fantasy roster is driving an owner crazy. There are options on the waiver wire and in a moment of [...]

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Roto Analysis Awards, Picks and Pans

“Most successful pundits are selected for being opinionated, because it’s interesting, and the penalties for incorrect predictions are negligible. You can make predictions, and a year later people won’t remember them.” Daniel Kahneman Having worked with Roto Analysis’ founders and staff over the past year has been something I have no regrets about. According to [...]

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Official MLB Preseason Rankings – Top 30 Catchers

Last year on the player rater the top 3 catchers was the surprising trio of Yadier Molina, Wilin Rosario, and Jonathan Lucroy. While all three are in our top seven, the consensus 1-2 of all three rankers was Buster Posey and then Carlos Santana. ADPs across the board are pretty low, and catcher is one [...]

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A Breakdown of the 2014 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

This year was my third time attending the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and it’s amazing to see how it has changed in such a short time period. Baseball has become increasingly advanced, and basketball has arrived at the forefront of the sports analytics movement. Here are some of my notes from the conference on the [...]

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Michael Pineda & The 2014 Yankees

The Yankees have had a very busy offseason. After losing all-world 2nd baseman Robinson Cano to free agency and the Seattle Mariners, Yankees GM Brian Cashman, armed with Steinbrenner credit cards, went on a spending binge. New York committed about 465 million dollars to some new players in hopes of competing for a championship in [...]

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2014′s Top 125 Prospects

It’s now my third year posting my top 125 prospect list here and I have learned a lot by doing so. A list like this can never be perfect (or close to it), but you have to just play the odds. Some top prospects will bust, and some lower-tier guys will blow up. Here are [...]

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Category by Category: Fixing Your Fantasy Team

As the season reaches it’s halfway point, the strengths and weaknesses of your fantasy team are clear. Whether it’s a weekly or season-long rotisserie league, there’s still time to make up ground in any individual category. With a look towards advanced stats, here are my picks for under-owned players who will help your team out [...]

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