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Matthew
Beagle
April 08, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
With another "Year of the Pitcher" behind us, the 2012 draft season saw more starting pitchers drafted higher than ever before. But in expert leagues, starting pitchers went for much less. Here's why—and how to exploit this trend.
Matthew
Beagle
April 01, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
Want to get money off the table? Here are the most overrated players in the league compared to our projections.
Matthew
Beagle
March 25, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
Our 2012 BaseballHQ.com All-Value Team displays the best values at each position to allow maximum spending on a few supplemental anchors to your team. In March 2011, this exercise yielded double-digit profits on players like Neil Walker (2B, PIT), JJ Hardy (SS, BAL), Hiroki Kuroda (RHP, LA), and Johnny Cueto (RHP, CIN). Here are this year's best values.
Matthew
Beagle
March 18, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
With another "Year of the Pitcher" behind us, opposing owners now draft starting pitchers earlier than ever. While this hinders our ability to find bargains, remember that we do not have to follow suit. The thirtieth best starter proportionally still represents the thirtieth best starter, just one with improved statistics.
Matthew
Beagle
March 11, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
Because so many overvalue saves, few values exist among relief pitchers. Getting a fair price early on will suffice as a bargain, while a couple late discounts await. Let’s look at where the values lie when comparing our BaseballHQ.com values to the Average Draft Positions from MockDraftCentral.com.
Matthew
Beagle
March 04, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
For years we have preached not to overplay the scarcity card. Despite depth at second base, however, few late values exist. Managers overrate scarcity throughout the draft. So here, it may pay to take a superstar who mans the keystone early, because their production will equal their actual value.
Matthew
Beagle
February 26, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
Like any weak-hitting position, refuse to overemphasize scarcity to ensure full production. Fortunately, two of the top three options seem fairly valued. If you miss out on these targets, refrain from jumping for the second tier. Instead, wait for later values to emerge. Here are some...
Matthew
Beagle
February 19, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
With outfielders, we find more value disparities than any other position. One clear rule emerges: others overvalue youth and undervalue reliability. Having so many more roster spots causes outfielders to fall if your leaguemates overvalue positional scarcity.
Matthew
Beagle
February 13, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
While many lament scarcity at third base, you will find just as many options as first basemen. Whether good or bad, you see a similar dropoff after after the top eleven or so go off the board. If you miss them, plenty of risky players with upside remain later in the draft.
Matthew
Beagle
February 05, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
For years we have warned you about scarcity at first base. With many looking at this position for Corner Infield and DH spots, the field gets thin quickly. In 2012, scarcity of the proven talent you need to anchor squad rears its head at first base after the first three rounds.
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