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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, 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…)

$ 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.


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…)

LOOKING BACK: Other 2013 Measures of Pitchers

PLEASE NOTE: The original posting didn’t include Jose Fernandez in the Biggest Earners and Biggest Profits charts because of a join issue. He is included now. 

How about if we compare the return from the Top Starters to the return from the Top Relievers. That is, the starters (more…)

Looking Back: 2013 Profit Margins in Pitchers

So, we learned that the draft day hitters fell short of their draft day prices by 12 percent last year. How about the pitchers?

The pitchers that cost $20 or more, the blue chip starters and a few relievers, had an average price of $25 and ended up earning an (more…)