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March 01, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Platoon splits are a key part of the in-game management—but do they have any fanalytic value?
February 23, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
Sergio Romo knows how to get Ks and weak contact. It's a powerful combination.
February 16, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
Many fantasy owners target elite performers in scarce statistics like SBs. If you can draft one or two top base stealers, you can focus on the other categories as you draft your remaining hitters. In 2011, eight of the top ten base stealers in the AL had appeared in the top ten at least one time before, and six of the top ten in the NL had a previous top ten performance. Can we increase our chances of drafting one of these elite stolen base performers ?
February 09, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
With the introduction of the unbalanced schedule just over a decade ago, Major League Baseball introduced a system where teams face divisional rivals for a greater number of games than teams outside the division. From a fantasy perspective, one has to wonder what impact this macro-level divisional factor might have on player performance over the course of a season and how it could be leveraged to positively effect draft strategy.
February 08, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
If you use Standings Gain Points to value players, you'll know that the denominators are the key to the whole thing. Here are estimates of the denominators, culled from league standings for the past three years.
February 01, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
As spring nears and baseball (rightfully) regains the attention of the fantasy landscape, many a new strategy article will bloom across the Internet with some version of the popular adage "You can't win your draft in the first round, but you can lose it." It seems a reasonable proposition, but is it accurate?
January 20, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
What affect does an extreme H%, and its subsequent regression, have on scoring stats? Our first hypothesis is that a H% greater than 34% might result in a higher Dom rate. Pitchers with an inflated H% face more batters than they "normally" would, since batters are reaching base that otherwise might be retired. Therefore, pitchers have more opportunities to strike out hitters, leading to an inflated Dom -- which would return to a lower level upon H% regression.
January 16, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
When it comes to new ballparks or changing dimensions, what do fantasy owners really want to know? Of course, the first question usually relates to the number of homers that can be expected. Quickly followed by "Will it be a pitcher's park or a hitter's park?" After careful analysis of the Marlins spectacular new stadium and the changing dimensions at Citi Field, the answers should become obvious.
January 06, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
The Santana Plan is a fantasy baseball roster construction strategy. The Santana Plan is similar to the LIMA Plan except that it advocates that one purchases an elite starter or "Santana Plan anchor." In this article, we will review the Santana Plan strategy. We now have a three-year track record at identifying Santana Plan anchors, so we will revisit how well it has worked in practice, and conclude by identifying the Santana Plan anchors for 2012.
December 23, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
The concept of numeric literacy, and how to exploit it in your leagues.

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