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Jesse MacPherson

Dynasty BaseballGeneralUncategorized

At this point in the fantasy season, there are likely no more suggested pickups that can help you win your league. In all likelihood, the money places have already been determined. Rather than suggesting players who won’t help you until next year or minor leaguers who haven’t played in nearly

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With just a week left in the season, dynasty owners in the championship race are doing whatever they can to get that extra little help to put them over the top. Most of these moves are designed to help in the short term, but savvy owners still may be able

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty BaseballGeneralProspect TalkUncategorized

As the various minor leagues wrap up their seasons, there is one more event for prospect seekers, the Arizona Fall League. This is a five-week baseball extravaganza that includes top prospects, injured prospects, and a mix-match of everything in between. While not all of the rosters are completely filled, a

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Today I want to talk about position scarcity again. I previously analyzed the stability of positional scarcity from year to year and found that there was more variation than I, and perhaps you, had expected. At the time, I used a “best guess” as to how many of each position

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Dynasty BaseballGeneralUncategorizedUp the Middle

No one was more skeptical of Daniel Murphy than I. Of course, I usually am slow to accept unexpected breakouts. The owner of Murphy in my dynasty league is well on his way to a last place finish and had been shopping Murphy all year. I have Jason Kipnis and

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Digging for DiamondsGeneralProspect TalkStrategy SessionsUncategorized

A few weeks ago, my deep dynasty league had their monthly minor league auction which is the only time that true minor leaguers may be added to our rosters. Considering that there are 20 teams with up to 50 roster spots dedicated to minor leaguers, this is an important time.

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Dynasty BaseballGeneralUncategorized

Last week I took a look at an alternative scoring setting that is becoming more common in fantasy baseball, the quality start. This week, I will examine what I consider to be the offensive sibling as far as changes from traditional formats, on-base percentage as a replacement for batting average.

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Dynasty BaseballGeneralUncategorized

A few weeks ago I joined a twenty-team auction dynasty league. The settings for this league were a bit different than any other league I had been in, even beyond the dollar value attached to each player. This league uses quality starts instead of wins, and on-base percentage and slugging

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In the near future there will be many prospect list updates. At that time you can expect your league-mates to quickly add players with helium. The players discussed below range from must owns in deep leagues to prospects that could be considered for top-100 lists in the near future.

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In my real job as a teacher, and I imagine in most jobs, reflection is a useful if not necessary tool for self-improvement. In my first half-season writing about fantasy baseball I have made numerous predictions regarding the value or worth of various players ranging from resurgent former stars, slumping

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