Monthly Archives: January 2014

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: #5. Player Projections

I’ve been banging this drum for the past few years, but I still hear people say, “I like my player projections bold. Go out on a limb, fer (more…)

Basics: How To Convert The Guide’s $ Values to Smaller Leagues, step-by-step

So, you have a set of dollar values in hand, like the dollar values from the Fantasy Baseball Guide 2014 (use the promocode rotoman2014 to get a dollar off). But you don’t play in a 12-team AL or NL only league. How do you translate those prices to your (more…)

Basics: The Theory of Converting $ Values to Smaller Leagues

In The Fantasy Baseball Guide 2014 (at newsstands now! and online at thefantasysportsguide.com, use the coupon rotoman2014 to save) we publish Bid Values for what is roughly a set of players I anticipate will have only league draft day value.

Because we go to press before many free agents (more…)

Roto: Putting Together A Perfect Pitching Staff

We know that most roto leagues spend about 31 percent of their total budget on pitching. The reasons for this are debated, and discussed in this recent story. And in (more…)

10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: #6. The Replacement Player

Top 10 words over white backgroundMaybe the widespread discussion of VORP and WAR have straightened this one out, but once upon a time there was a lot of chatter about the (more…)

10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: #7. Preseason $ Values.

Top 10 words over white backgroundI used to derive my preseason prices from my projections. I modeled the stats for the whole season and priced players as if that’s what really (more…)

$ Return By Position in 2013

I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what we paid for each position last year, and what the guys we bought earned. This is back of the envelope stuff, in part because of the relatively small samples at each position, plus the vagaries of position elgibility.

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Top 10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: #8. Post Season Dollar Values.

Top 10 words over white backgroundA lot of the analysis in that two-part Most Misunderstood piece on the Hitting/Pitching budget split (No. 9 (more…)

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: #9 The 65/35 Split. Part 2.

josefernandezIf you would like to catch up with the first part of this discussion read this.

So, hitters and pitchers each earn half the fantasy value in (more…)

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: #9 The 65/35 Split. Part 1.

Lucas_Harrell_Minute_Maid_Park_Sept_2013I was writing this story today, No. 9 of the Most Misunderstood Concepts, when I got a call to be on Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss’s SiriusXM radio show to talk (more…)