1. Fantasy Baseball Is 80 Percent Mental and 40 Percent Physical

    After a brilliant college career at the University of Washington, Steve Emtman played six years in the NFL as a defensive lineman...

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  2. Fantasy Baseball: Starting Pitching Top 50 Rankings, Week 1

    On March 2, we released our 2010 starting pitching tier rankings. In the five weeks in between, we’ve seen some surprisingly dominant performances and some lingering injury concerns, ...

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  3. Fantasy Baseball Burning Questions, Opening Day Style

    Baseball Professor is attempting to undertake a project of grand importance, one that will unify the fantasy baseball community while simultaneously providing thought-provoking discussion...

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  4. Fantasy Baseball: 10 Players to Target

    When Baseball Professor crowns its 2010 fantasy league champion, I guarantee it won’t be because of Hanley Ramirez, Albert Pujols, or Alex Rodriguez. Don’t get me wrong...

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  5. 2010 MLB Predictions: Which Rookie Starting Pitchers will Win for Fantasy Teams

    I didn't plan on writing an in-depth article today, but my unhealthy obsession with stats and patterns got the better of me...

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  6. Can Mariano Rivera Remain His Dominant Self in 2010?

    All good things must come to an end— unless you're Mariano Rivera, it seems . Rivera once again enters 2010 as one of baseball’s elite closers, even after turning 40 last November...

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  7. Examining xFIP in Fantasy Baseball

    Up until this point, we at Baseball Professor have done a lot of talking about BABIP and its value in determining whether or not a player should maintain a certain level of performance...

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  8. Identifying The Best Top-Tier Starting Pitcher Values

    Yesterday, one of my fellow Professors released a comprehensive draft strategy that has guided him to many league championships...

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  9. Mock Draft: Mixed 10-Team, Standard 5x5, First Overall Pick

    Who doesn’t love a good mock draft? Over the next two weeks we’ll be participating in quite a few ESPN mock drafts, and we’ll analyze each team we draft and each pick we make...

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  10. Joe Nathan's Injury Could Give Other Stars a Chance To Shine

    Last season, Joe Nathan saved 47 of Minnesota’s 87 victories. The All-Star closer will be lucky to get one this year...

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  11. Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy: Looking at Category Scarcity

    You’ve probably heard a lot about position scarcity—make sure you get elite middle infielders and feel free to wait on your first baseman—and that a great draft is ...

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  12. Only a Fool Would Draft Joe Mauer in the Second Round

    Most 2010 projections have Joe Mauer at around .330 with 22 HR and 100 RBI. For a guy who's won three batting titles, three Silver Slugger Awards, and a 2009 MVP Award, that seems like a good estimate to me...

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  13. Joey Votto: Don't Hate the Player, Hate the ADP

    It’s tough for me to condemn a batter with .300/30/100 potential, but I’m going to do just that by suggesting you pass on the talented Reds’ first baseman, Joey Votto. And it’s not even Votto’s fault...

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  14. MLB Closer Tier Rankings

    Don’t pay for saves. Now that I got that out of the way, we can turn our attention to the relievers. Amazingly, there are a lot of relatively stable bullpen situations across the league...

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  15. MLB Shortstop Tier Rankings

    I don't know about you, but I feel more confident guessing Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez's age than I do projecting shortstop this season...

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  16. MLB Second Base Tier Rankings

    The emergence of Aaron Hill , Ben Zobrist , and Jose Lopez transformed second base from a shallow position with few reliable options to one with deceptive depth...

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  17. 2010 Tier Rankings: Catcher

    Last season, Miguel Montero was the sixth ranked catcher at season’s end. Who saw that coming? From down seasons (Russell Martin) to injury woes (Ryan Doumit) to a combination of both (Geovany ...

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  18. Jon Lester vs. Cliff Lee: The Courtroom

    All rise! Court is now in session. In our fourth case, we have the Plaintiff, Mr. Jon Lester vs. the Defendant, Mr. Cliff Lee. Mr. Lester claims that he is now deserving of being drafted ahead of the former Cy Young winner, which Mr...

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  19. 2010 MLB Power Rankings

    Not even Punxsutawney Phil's shadow can stop me from looking forward to spring. On February 17 (just over two weeks away!) pitchers and catchers report for 12 Major League teams...

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  20. MLB's Top 10 Most Surprising Stats of 2009

    Because lists seem to be so popular (hey, they’re easy to read), and because I have an unhealthy obsession with stats, I thought I’d put the two together. I present to you the Top 10 Most Surprising Stats of 2009...

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  21. Ian Stewart: Between the (Stat) Lines

    Navigating the Draft Day waters is difficult. Few managers have the skill and foresight to assure they get a quality starter at every position, maximizing their team's output while minimizing its weaknesses...

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  22. Miguel Cabrera V. Prince Fielder: The Courtroom

    All rise! Court is now in session. In our first case, we have the Plaintiff, Mr. Miguel Cabrera, vs. the Defendant, Mr. Prince Fielder. Mr. Cabrera claims that with an average draft position later than Mr...

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  23. Alexei Ramirez's "Down" 2009 Actually a Step Forward for White Sox Shortstop

    On Sept. 20, 2007, Cuban baseball star Alexei Ramirez announced to the world that he had defected from his home country to fulfill his dream of playing in the Major Leagues, and by Opening Day 2008 he was in the White Sox’ starting lineup...

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  24. Clayton Kershaw: Between the (Stat) Lines

    Welcome to the first of many installments in the series “Reading Between The (Stat) Lines.” The purpose of these articles is pretty obvious given the somewhat clever (alright, obvious) title I whipped up at 6:00 in the morning...

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  25. The Way of the K: Strikeout Trends Over the Last Five Years

    For a team sport, baseball sure does place a premium on individual accomplishments. That's the nature of the game. It’s the only major sport that plays itself out one person at a time...

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