Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bullpen Banter: What Are The Chances Chris Perez Loses His Job In Cleveland?

Likely Opening Day Closer – Chris Perez Perez should be considered one of the riskiest closing options for fantasy owners in my mind.  I know the overall numbers in 2011 were fine (3.32 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 36 SV), but the … Continue reading

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2012 Rankings: Top 15 Third Basemen

We all know that third base is among the shallowest positions in fantasy sports.  Even with a few youngsters joining the mix (most notably Brett Lawrie), there is still a tremendous amount of risk involved in many of the options … Continue reading

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Would Corey Hart Hold More Appeal If He Gained 1B Eligibility?

With Prince Fielder now residing in Detroit the Brewers are currently left to open the year with Mat Gamel as their starting first baseman (barring another move).  Despite the fact that they may be without Ryan Braun for the first … Continue reading

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Making The Leap: Will Pablo Sandoval Go To The Next Level?

by Will Overton It has been an up and down three years for Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval burst onto the scene in 2009 hitting .330 with 25 homeruns. With expectations way up for the 2010 season Sandoval was a big disappointment, … Continue reading

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Devil’s Advocate: The Pitfalls Of Alex Avila

by Simon Jones In the latest of my off-season series, exploring the less publicised downside of some of 2012s most hyped players, I’ll be looking into the dangers of drafting Alex Avila too early. No matter how you look at … Continue reading

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Manipulating A Season: How To Approach Counting Statistics & Cumulative Statistics In The Draft

by Thomas Callahan In standard roto scoring there are two kinds of statistics, counting statistics and cumulative statistics. It’s important to have an understanding of how they both work independently, and how they work together.  By gaining an understanding of … Continue reading

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