Category Archives: Top 10 Misunderstood

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: No. 1. The Salary Cap

Top 10 words over white background$260 per team. $3120 per league. These are the bedrock facts of Rotisserie baseball pricing.

The NL screwed things up for a while, when 16 teams (more…)

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Misconceptions: Leading Indicators

Screenshot 2014-03-04 23.01.28When I think of a Leading Indicator I think of something that changes ahead of a change in results. Like when a player reports to spring training in the best shape (more…)

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: #3. Saves and Steals

We obsess about Saves and Steals. The Closers chart is a staple of fantasy baseball sites, and while no one lusts after one-dimensional speed guys, like Rajai Davis, our special roto-sense keeps us on the lookout for these hidden gems who can help us make a move in steals.

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Top 10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: #4. FAAB

A close look at how much of a year’s stats were acquired by FAAB in Tout Wars NL (hitting and pitching) and how they affected the fortunes of (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: 10. Position Scarcity

Top 10 words over white backgroundIn shallow draft leagues position scarcity is definitely a factor, but in deep leagues much less so. And there nearly everyone calculates it incorrectly.

How (more…)