I was going to work through this post by using ‘Player A’ vs. ‘Player B’ the entire time and then baffling you at the very end with my recommendation, but I thought the title was worth not going this route.
Last week, Joseph Pytleski wrote this on Manny Machado for our hitter risk series. ‘Carl’ commented that the entire time, he thought Joseph was referring to Nolan Arenado. I thought it was a solid comp and figured I’d post on the subject.
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We as Fantasy Baseball Managers are not interested in a players’ WAR value because it doesn’t matter how good his glove is and how valuable he is to his real team. While we try our best to make sense of projection systems, take into account age, positional scarcity, dynasty/keeper league value, etc. it remains to [...]
(Photo Courtesy of Keith Allison) It takes a big manager to be able to truly sell high on a guy. Last year I was in the middle of the pack in my 18-team league but I had a pretty good shot at making the playoffs. My offense was truly stacked but my starting pitching was [...]
(Photo Courtesy Dirk Hansen) As a fantasy manager you know as well as I do that we tend to fall in love with certain players who, no matter how well or poorly they play, we are all in. It defies logic but we will not listen to reason on these guys because we’re overly optimistic, [...]
I was going to run z-scores for each of these categories and then rank them all by the z-sum but then I remembered why would I do that when there was already one encompassing stat that incorporated all three of these stats and only these three stats…
“What matters is what something is, not what it is called.” (phrasefinder.org.uk) When assessing risk it’s always necessary to look past the name to see more objectively. According to our exclusive rotobanter.com projection system we have this 3B on track to slash .281/.318/.429 with 16 HR, 6 SB, 78R, and 67RBI. Of the 27 third [...]
Listen, I’ll be the first to admit that Jedd Gyorko had a very intriguing year. Any rookie to put up 23 HR with above-average counting stats, and an ISO of .195 at the keystone is all right in my book. The nicest part about his year was that you probably didn’t pay much to acquire [...]