Going 9 Fantasy Baseball contributor George Kurtz covers the latest news and notes from the American League
Depending on the format of your league, there are twelve to 20 players who might be valuable enough to use a first round pick on. As you move through the draft, the probability of a draft pick living up to your needs can have a very large deviation.
There are plenty of question marks throughout the major leagues this year that will influence how and when you draft certain players. Here is the first in a position by position look of some of the questions Dan Strafford has been asking so far this spring.
In 2006, Sports Illustrated listed its choices for the baseball record least likely to be broken. Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive
Rankings are always a fluid list, constantly changing, usually because of injury or performance. In an NL only league that I play in, one where the draft was held in late February, I have Chase Utley, Chris Carpenter, and Ryan Madson on my team. Yeah, I'm pretty much a donation in that league.
Aside from all of the conversation that they spark, the best thing that advanced statistics have brought to the table are the tools to evaluate a player.
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Supply and demand is the most basic of all economic concepts. If there is a shortage of a product, the demand for it will be higher. People will have a greater desire for it. If it’s a product that anyone can acquire with ease, the demand will not be as high. I equate this concept to fantasy baseball, especially the Going 9 NL Only league.
One of the most difficult aspects in analyzing baseball, whether it is for fantasy or real world purposes, is knowing when a slow start is really more than just a temporary issue. Some players are notoriously slow starters.
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Going 9 Baseball contributor George Kurtz takes a look at the latest news and notes around the American League
Nolan Arenado is the flavor of the week of National League call-ups. As for every call-up, we must ask ourselves one important question: “is this guy for real?”