1. Fantasy Baseball: 2011 American League Predictions

    We are now two short days from Opening Day. How about some predictions to get your season started right? Here is my "Starting 9" with thoughts on the American League...

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  2. Fantasy Baseball: Draft This, Not That, Part 9

    So for the most part, this series has made its way around the diamond. Now it is time to go back to a key position or two. One of those spots is at Shortstop. This is largely a top-heavy position dominated by maybe five key names...

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  3. Fantasy Baseball: Draft This, Not That—Part 8

    One of the necessary evils of fantasy baseball is the need to draft a catcher. The position has been as top-heavy as you can get over the last few seasons, and this year is no exception...

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  4. Fantasy Baseball 2011: Drafting Pitchers

    Each year, this post takes a look at pitchers and how they fluctuate in terms of regular value from year to year. The point of the matter is simple: Pitching is a crapshoot...

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  5. MLB Fantasy Baseball: Draft This, Not That—Part 7

    After looking at outfielders that generate speed in our last installment of this series, this time we will take a look at a more balanced outfielder—the jack of all trades...

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  6. Fantasy Baseball: Draft This, Not That, Part 6

    In a similar fashion to the way you will see me break down the outfield, we will do "Draft This, Not That" in the same way. When an owner looks to draft outfielders, too often there is no real plan...

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  7. Fantasy Baseball: 2011 Third Base Rankings

    Having been apart of a few drafts already, I find myself somewhat more amazed at the lack of overall depth at Third Base than at any other position...

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  8. 2011 Fantasy Baseball: Shortstop Ranks

    As I look at the landscape, there are few positions that seem to have the volume of turnover that we see at Shortstop...

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  9. Fantasy Baseball: Draft This, Not That - Part 5

    In the process of doing these articles, we have covered a bunch of positions. This time around, pitching is where we will spend our time. Many of you that have been reading this space know that I do not believe in wasting early picks on pitchers...

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  10. Fantasy Baseball: 2011 Second Base Ranks

    Rare to see a position that can cause as much debate while being as completely top-heavy as second base, yet here we are. As shortstop produced some of the more elite offensive talent in the middle part of the 1990's, so is second base today...

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  11. Fantasy Baseball: Draft This, Not That - Part 4

    When you look at the ADP at third base in early returns, it is hard to argue with many of the choices in the top-10...

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  12. Fantasy Baseball: Draft This, Not That Part 3

    First base is not exactly one of the easier positions to look for diamonds in the rough. We all know the key players and we all know that this is where everyone looks to drive power in their lineup...

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  13. 2011 Fantasy Baseball: First Base Rankings

    If there is a position that is deeper than first base, you will be hard pressed to find it. The number of home runs, RBI, and runs scored from the corner is astounding. Take these numbers...

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  14. Fantasy Baseball Part 2: Draft This, Not That

    As you take a look at some positions this year, there is more depth than you might expect in the middle infield this season...

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  15. Baseball Hall of Fame Voting 2011: Who Belongs?

    I tend not to put up a ton of pieces like this, but this is my favorite day of the baseball year outside of Opening Day. Every year, two friends and I make the trek to the Hall of Fame for induction weekend...

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  16. 2011 Fantasy Baseball: Catcher Rankings

    I have not actually done full-on rankings in a couple years on the blog. This year, I decided to take the challenge...

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  17. Fantasy Baseball Part One: Draft This, Not That

    As this article started, the expectation was to review a first baseman and how you can draft the same stats later on. Looking into it more, it made more sense to compare outfielders and the like, considering the numbers and potential for impact...

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  18. Fantasy Baseball: Priming for 2011 With the Late-Round Drafting

    Anyone can grab a winner in the early rounds; it takes a smart owner to get it done in the final portions of the draft. Oftentimes these are players that are coming off bad years or are young players that are looking to make a name for themselves...

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  19. Fantasy Baseball: Looking Back at Pitchers

    Those of you that are regular readers of this space know my opinion on drafting pitchers early: With so many players that impact your team on a daily basis, it is hard for me to draft ones that only take the ball once every five days...

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  20. Fantasy Baseball: Five Players That Overachieved in 2010

    While some players fail to live up to their draft day hype, others completely outperform where they were selected. In some cases, the best options are never selected at all...

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  21. Fantasy Baseball: Four to Forget from 2010

    We all make mistakes. The key is owning up to them and vowing not to do the same again. That can often be easier said than done. In the fantasy world, once we are burned there tends to be a propensity to avoid that player in the next draft (or forever)...

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  22. Fantasy Baseball: Random Thoughts

    Just some thoughts on the comings and goings of current games and future stars... Last week, I wrote about the inconsistency of closers, and Sunday night was an excellent display of that...

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  23. Fantasy Baseball: Looking Back at Closers

    As fantasy owners, we continually look to draft the best at each category. Several years ago many learned the pain of taking chances on starters early in drafts as Brandon Webb, Jake ...

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  24. Fantasy Baseball: Friday News and Notes

    Last Night Rewind The limited slate of games last night did yield some solid performances from the Giants, who took over first place last night. Jonathan Sanchez struck out 12 in seven innings of work yesterday while allowing only one run on four hits...

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  25. Fantasy Baseball: Dan Uggla, Jon Lester Are Monday's Top Performers

    Last Night Rewind Dan Uggla hit his 30th home run of the season, marking the fourth straight year in which he has hit at least 30 home runs. He is hitting .281 this season and has driven in 92 runs, tying a career high...

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