It’s that time of year again! Sure football season is in full swing and the World Series is kicking off, but it’s never too early to start planning for 2017. As a loyal Rotoprofessor reader/supporter, we wanted to give you the first opportunity to reserve your copy our 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide!
The price will be increasing this year to a whole $7.00 (I know, inflation). As a special, if you pre-order the guide today it will be yours for just $5.50! This may be the best value you get to help prepare for your fantasy baseball season, so make sure to take advantage of it.
For those who have never experienced the guide, it is delivered through e-mail as an Excel spreadsheet and also includes:
- Over 500 player projections (including some of the top prospects in the game)
- Top 400 Overall
- 2-page cheat sheet, perfect to take to your draft
- The Rotoprofessor Staff’s quick take on every player projected
- Expanded Rankings (i.e. Top 30 Catchers, Top 125 Starting Pitchers)
- Top 50 rankings for Corner Infielders & Middle Infielders
- Projected lineups and rotations
- Top 50 Prospects for 2017 (Prospects who can make impact in ’17)
- Top 5 Prospects for 2017 by team (Prospects who can make impact in ’17)
- Top 40 “New” Dynasty Prospects
- Auction Values (including NL/AL-Only)
- Multiple Position Eligibility Chart
- Closer Chart
- Top 25 Sleepers for 2017
- 15 Players Likely to be Overdrafted in 2017
Unlike paper guides our version will be updated every two-to-three weeks, helping you stay as prepared as possible. The first draft was released on January 16, 2017 and the updates will begin after that. I want to thank you all for supporting Rotoprofessor and make sure to reserve your copy of the 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide today!
by Ray Kuhn
Do you have what it takes? Are you an avid football fan and reader of the site? If so, do you want to square off against the RotoProfessor staff this season?
For the 2016 season, we will be running two reader leagues where you get to compete against myself, the RotoProfessor and Will Overton. Below you will find the details of each league. Competitors will be granted access on a first come, first serve basis. Both leagues will be hosted on ESPN and will be live drafts.
- 16 teams
- Half point PPR
- Snake Draft
- QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/TE/Flex/Flex/Def/K/6 bench
- Wednesday September 7th, 8pm EST
- 12 teams
- Half point PPR
- Auction Draft with $200 cap
- QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/WR/TE/Flex/Def/K/6 bench
- Tuesday August 30th, 8pm EST
If you wish to participate in one of these leagues, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your preference. All that we ask is that you can make the draft and be an active owner all season.
Recently we quietly launched The Saves Forecaster, an in-depth e-mail service looking at the prior days bullpen news and notes. Included in the e-mail is:
- Top 10 “Closer in Waiting” Rankings (updated daily)
- An in-depth look at a few key performances
- Listing of those who earned/blew saves
- Additional news and notes
We will shortly make this available for purchase ($2 for the remainder of the season), but sign up today and get a trial absolutely free (you will receive the e-mails on Saturday, Sunday & Monday mornings)
by Jeremy Gibbs
Do you get bored watching the Home Run Derby? I’ve got a two-player game that will keep you and your buddies glued to the set from the first to the last home run hit:
Determine who will get the first pick in the draft. You can do this either by flipping a coin, using technology such as random.org or simply coming to an agreement between the two of you. My friends and I have been playing this game for three years now. I’ll use my matchup with my friend Brian in 2015 to illustrate how the scoring plays out. He deferred to me, believing that there might be more value in picks #2 and #3 than in pick #1. I picked Albert Pujols at pick #1. The draft will continue as a snake draft from there. With pick #2, Brian chose Joc Peterson and followed it up with Prince Fielder. At pick #4, I selected Josh Donaldson, then selected Todd Frazier at pick #5, the eventual winner. At pick #6, Brian chose Anthony Rizzo and then followed that up with another Cub at pick #7, Kris Bryant. That left me with Manny Machado at pick #8. Read more
If you’ve purchased the Rotoprofessor Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide before, you know the value that it brings as you prepare for the season. For the first time ever we are going to bring you that same value to help with your push towards a championship, as we will be providing a mid-season draft guide! This guide will be released over the MLB All-Star Break (in Excel format via e-mail) and will include:
- Expanded Rest of Season Rankings
- Player Profiles (not for every player, but those who have a significant change in value)
- Rest of Season Projections
- Buy Low Candidates
- Sell High Candidates
- Bullpen Depth Chart
- And More!
There is little doubt that this will help push you towards a championship. Make sure to check it out and take home your 2016 Fantasy Baseball Title!
Obviously we want you to get everything you want out of Rotoprofessor, so I wanted to reach out to our readers to see what your thoughts are and what else you would like to see. I ask that you all take the time to share your opinion in the comments section as, without you, none of this would be possible.
Is it that you’d like to see more player profiles? How about more prospect coverage? More rankings? Anything else you’d like to see? Let’s hear it!
As always I appreciate your support and greatly value your opinion. Thanks again for letting myself and the Rotoprofessor staff help guide you to fantasy success!