Archive for January,2016


The Best Seed to Draft From

I thought I had it figured out.

When given a choice as to what seed to draft from, there was never a decision to make. It was always crystal clear.

Here is the standard advice I have been giving those who’ve asked the question (from the Baseball Forecaster):

“Most drafters...

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October 17, 2015: Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar (2) dives for a catch during the MLB ALCS game 2 between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire)

RSOB Chapter 1: How the Stats are Out to Get You

From Ron Shandler’s Other Book 2016: The Manual of Baseball Roster Construction

"This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains." -- Nuke Laloosh, Bull Durham

The structure of the game of baseball lends...

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RSOB Introduction: My Conversation with YOU

From Ron Shandler’s Other Book 2016: The Manual of Baseball Roster Construction

ME: Hey, welcome.

YOU: C’mon Ron, do we really need another fantasy baseball annual?

What? Already with the questions? How about a little “Hi Ron, how ya been? We’ve missed you at Baseball HQ but it’s nice to see...

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Abreu, Pierre named to Rotisserie Hall of Fame

While the the baseball universe waits impatiently for Wednesday’s always-controversial Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) Hall of Fame announcement, the fantasy industry has named its 2016 picks for the Rotisserie Hall of Fame: Bobby Abreu and Juan Pierre.

Eligibility for the Roto Hall is based on lifetime and peak...

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