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About JB Branson - RotoBaller

From the woods of GA. Bachelors in Finance from prestigious Kennesaw State University. Field Artillery Officer, US Army. Keeper Player Valuation Formula is my baby. MLB, NFL, a dab of NBA. @RowdyRotoJB

JB Branson - RotoBaller has written 160 articles so far, you can find them below.


2016 Third Basemen Keeper Values: The Other Guys

The Keeper Valuation Formula uses the players’ age, draft round, number of teams in the league, current stats, projected stats, games played percentage, positional value, and some secret squirrel statistical math. The product is a TRUE Keeper Value for each player. These players did not make it into my Top Five Third Basemen Keeper Values, but may... Read More

4 years ago

Turning Two: Which Pitchers Will Win 20 Games?

Turning Two: Will Any Pitcher Win 20 Games? Welcome back, Rotoballers! We are now on the second edition of Turning Two. If you missed our debut, we discussed who will hit 50 HR in the 2016 season. Our next topic flips to the second part of the diamond: the pitchers. Will any pitcher reach the 20... Read More

4 years ago

2016 Top Five Third Basemen Keeper Values

These rankings are derived from my 15 step formula. The Keeper Valuation Formula uses the players’ age, draft round, number of teams in the league, current stats, projected stats, games played percentage, positional value, and some secret squirrel statistical math. The product is a true Keeper Value for each player. Consider the derived Values the same... Read More

4 years ago

Turning Two: Will Anyone Join The 50 HR Club in 2016?

Turning Two: Who Will Hit 50 HR? Welcome, Rotoballers! Having trouble surviving without fantasy sports? (No offense, basketball). We've got just the remedy to prepare you for the upcoming baseball season with our new segment, Turning Two. So what is Turning Two? Turning Two is a weekly segment where fellow Rotoballers JB Branson and Max Petrie... Read More

4 years ago

2016 Second Basemen Keeper Values: The Other Guys

The Keeper Valuation Formula uses the players’ age, draft round, number of teams in the league, current stats, projected stats, games played percentage, positional value, and some secret squirrel statistical math. The product is a TRUE Keeper Value for each player. These players did not make it into my Top Five Second Basemen Keeper Values, but... Read More

4 years ago


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2016 Top Five Second Basemen Keeper Values

These rankings are derived from my 15 step formula. The Keeper Valuation Formula uses the players’ age, draft round, number of teams in the league, current stats, projected stats, games played percentage, positional value, and some secret squirrel statistical math. The product is a TRUE Keeper Value for each player. Consider the derived Values the... Read More

4 years ago

2016 First Basemen Keeper Values: The Other Guys

To view the top five first baseman keeper values or to read more on the Keeper Valuation Formula, click HERE!   2016 First Baseman Keeper Values: Outside the Top Five Rankings Prince Fielder TEX, 31 (Sixth Round) Keeper Formula Value: 32.10 2015 Stats: 78 R, 23 HR, 98 RBI, .305 BA.  After a miserable 2014 culminating... Read More

4 years ago

2016 Top Five First Basemen Keeper Values

Now that we're past catcher, it is time to have some fun. In this article I rank the Top Five Keeper Values among First Basemen. These rankings are derived from my 15 step formula. The Keeper Valuation Formula uses the players’ age, draft round, number of teams in the league, current stats, projected stats, games... Read More

4 years ago

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2016 Catcher Keeper Values: The Other Guys

We talked about the top keeper catchers earlier in the week. Now here are some of the most recognizable non-keepers. To see an explanation for my Keeper Valuation Formula, and the 2016 Top Five Catcher Keeper Values, click HERE!   2016 Catcher Keeper Values and Analysis Outside the Top Five Buster Posey SF, 28 - (Second... Read More

4 years ago

2016 Top Five Catcher Keeper Values

What Have We Here? It's good to have a methodology. Today, we'll discuss the top five catcher keepers using a keeper value tool I developed. Many keeper leagues have a cost to keeping players. I wanted to incorporate that opportunity cost into my formula. These rankings are derived from my 15 step formula. The Keeper Valuation... Read More

4 years ago


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