We hope that you view Rotoprofessor as one of your must read stops on a daily basis! As another way to interact with our loyal readers we are going to begin building up our Facebook page (as we have with Twitter), and use it as a way to discuss various topics and give our quick thoughts on some of the bigger stories of the day.
For example, here is what we posted early this morning:
Jay Bruce lands in Cleveland, and we all know the biggest fallout will be the likely arrival of Dominic Smith. As for Bruce himself, while many want to say he’s proven he can produce in New York, look at the split:
Home – .238 with 11 HR
Road – .275 with 18 HR
Of course, Progressive Field has yielded fewer home runs than CitiField this season so don’t call this an ideal landing spot. He is what he is, and that’s going to be a streaky power hitter
Additionally there will be some interesting prospect quick hits, and much, much more. Please take the time to follow us on Facebook! I also wanted to thank you all for your continued support. None of this would be possible without you, and myself and the Rotoprofessor staff truly appreciate what you’ve helped us build here. We look forward to continue growing with you in 2017 and beyond!
It’s that time of year again! Spring Training games are upon us and as a loyal Rotoprofessor reader/supporter, we wanted to give you the first opportunity to order your copy our 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide!
The price will be increasing this year to a whole $7.00 (I know, inflation). 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 550 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 30 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 order your copy of the 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide today!
This season Rotoprofessor will be sending out a free newsletter (which will start in the preseason)! While we are still finalizing the details, included will be:
- Links to recent articles
- Closer in Waiting Power Rankings
- And More!
Make sure to sign up today to stay up-to-date with all of the latest Rotoprofessor has to offer!
by Simon Jones
My name is Simon Jones and I’m delighted to be returning to Rotoprofessor this year with the weekly Trade Counsel column. As background, I’ve been competing in fantasy baseball for a decade across many styles of league. My first love is trading and I wrote for Rotoprofessor for a couple of years on this very topic. I also won the ESPN Grand Theft Roto league in 2009. On top of this, I’m a Brit.
The column will address a different aspect of trading every week. When I started writing I felt that this was a severely neglected part of the fantasy baseball landscape. If anything the situation has got even worse, and the resources have pretty much dried up.
The fantasy baseball world has changed dramatically in the last few years. Daily Fantasy has been a huge deal. NFBC has money leagues where trading isn’t allowed – I understand the risk of collusion, but to me it’s like calling a game after 4 innings. On top of that, the statistics that we use to make out decisions are changing seemingly every day. When I started playing ERA and OPS were advanced stats – now we have a host of sabermetrics, xStats and who knows where the Statcast era will take us. While 5×5 used to be the norm in 95% of leagues, now I play in more 6×6 than 5×5 leagues and categories like Wins and AVG are often replaced with ‘fairer’ assessments of a player’s skillset. Read more
It’s that time of year again! I mean, it’s never too early to start planning for 2017 fantasy baseball season, is it? As a loyal Rotoprofessor reader/supporter, we wanted to give you the first opportunity to reserve your copy our 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide!
In addition to getting one of the best and only resources you will need to prepare for your draft, one lucky subscriber (selected using random.org) will win an MLB Authenticated Noah Syndergaard autographed baseball, complete with “Thor” inscription! If you’ve already purchased the guide you are automatically entered to win! If you have already purchased, or purchase by January 31, you will get two entries into the giveaway.
What could be better than preparing for your fantasy draft and also having a chance to win an autographed baseball from one of the premier young pitchers in the game?
Make sure to click here to pre-order the 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 email@example.com with your preference. All that we ask is that you can make the draft and be an active owner all season.