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7 COMMON IN-SEASON FANTASY BASEBALL MISTAKES THAT RUIN YOUR SEASON AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

1. OVERREACTING TO SHORT SAMPLE SIZES Is a typically good hitter going through a slump? Is an average hitter suddenly turning into Babe Ruth? One of the most common mistakes is overreacting to short sample sizes. An owner sees a player doing better than expected and gives up too much in a trade to get him, later when that player

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FREE AGENT PITCHERS WHO MAY BE BARGAINS & FLOPS & PLAYERS WHOSE DEFENSE SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED THEIR WAR IN 2018

Which free agent pitchers are bargains and which are likely to be busts? I decided to analyze the list. BARGAINS 1. LANCE LYNN Lynn’s fastball velocity improved from 92.6 in 2017 to 94.0 in 2018. His Swing% improves from 44.4% in 2017 to 46.3% in 2018. His K/9 rate improved from 7.4 in 2017 to 9.2 in 2018. He also

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TIME TO UPDATE ROTISSERIE FANTASY BASEBALL

Rotisserie needs an overhaul. Major websites such as Yahoo! and ESPN use a standard 10 categorie version. There are 5 pitching categories and 5 hitting categories. The pitching categories are wins, strikeouts, ERA, saves and WHIP. The hitting categories are home runs, RBI, stolen bases, AVG and runs. I’m not going to describe the rules as I’m sure that if

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WHY DID THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS UNDERACHIEVE DURING THEIR RECENT RUN OF DIVISION TITLES?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on the greatest run in team history, at least as far as winning the division and making the playoffs annually goes. YEAR RECORD RESULT 2013 92-70 won division, lost in NLCS 2014 94-68 won division, lost in NLDS 2015 92-70 won division, lost in NLDS 2016 91-71 won division, lost in NLCS 2017 104-58

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WHICH TEAM NEEDS TO SIGN BRYCE HARPER THE MOST & THOUGHTS ON THIS YEAR’S QUALIFYING OFFER RECIPIENTS

Photo courtesy of WikiMedia. Bryce Harper is “custom-made” for Yankee Stadium. He is a lefty bat and the Yankees just happen to need lefty bats. Just look at the amount of righties in their lineup: C Gary Sanchez, 1B Luke Voit, 2B Gleyber Torres, 3B Miguel Andujar, RF Aaron Judge, DH Giancarlo Stanton. He’s also great at getting on base

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WHAT TEAM STATS DO CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS HAVE IN COMMON?

I decided to analyze what stats teams that won pennants and championships have in common, in order to better understand what specific attributes make championship teams… well championship teams. I’m listing all World Series and pennant winners (when there was no World Series). R/G = Runs per game. I’m not putting the team’s actual number but rather their rank when

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RE-EXAMINING THE MARKET FOR BRYCE HARPER & MANNY MACHADO

Bryce Harper and Manny Machado entered this season with the general expectations being that they would be the recipients of record-setting contracts after the season, that hasn’t changed. What has changed however, is that Harper has been having a “down season of sorts” and Machado has the advantage of no longer being tied to draft pick compensation due to being

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WHY DO WE STILL CALCULATE PITCHER “WINS”?

Baseball statistics are great…. when they analyze the player’s actual ability. What if there was a statistic that penalized a player’s good performance for having bad teammates and rewarded a player’s bad performance for having good teammates? Would that be a good statistic to measure a player’s value? Should a player’s value be judged by the performance of his teammates?

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TRADE DEADLINE REVIEW

This is my analysis of the trading deadline and the week leading up to it. I only covered the most important trades and in the end reveal my picks for the “winners” and “losers”. The New York Yankees acquired J.A. Happ. This is a good move for the Bronx Bombers, as they needed another solid arm in the rotation. There

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WHAT ABOUT BRYCE HARPER?

Photo courtesy of WikiMedia. With all the talk of Baltimore trading Manny Machado ahead of his potentially historic foray into free agency, Bryce Harper has been in the background. Obviously it makes sense why he is, his team is in playoff contention and he’s basically the face of the team. That said it doesn’t change the fact that Washington are

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