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Using Sabermetrics For Fantasy Baseball Part 15 - Minor League Stats

  Buy Low / Sell High Candidates for Fantasy Baseball The season may still be young, but it's never too early to start scoping out your opponents' teams for a nice buy low candidate or shipping off one of your own over-performing players for a good return. I've found the early season to be the... Read More

This will be a season-long, weekly piece on under-the-radar, two-start pitchers whom you should consider picking up for the following week of play.  In weekly leagues, we know your attention turns to the next week as soon as lineups lock on Monday – this post will always be published well enough in advance to give you... Read More

Fantasy Baseball Q&A Session on Reddit

Yesterday RotoBaller participated in an awesome Q&A session on Reddit.  Over 250 questions were posted by readers, and each one was answered by the RotoBaller team. We talked about recent MLB news, waiver wire pickups, sleepers and even a Stanley Cup prediction or two. You can click here to read a full transcript on Reddit... Read More

Following up my article on how not to play the waiver wire, which you can see here, today I have more tips, this time on how to properly play the fantasy baseball waiver wire. We are now in Week 3, and there have been tons of injuries, with Adrian Beltre, Ryan Zimmerman, Matt Latos, and Jose Reyes... Read More

If drafting a team is where you build your army for the fantasy season, then consider the waiver wire that army's greatest weapon. No team ever goes through a season without needing to replace players due to injury, lost playing time or just plain sucking. In smaller leagues, it’s a bit easier to find quality... Read More

  Early Season Fast Starts: Who's For Real? It’s always a fun exercise to extrapolate 5 or 6 games of stats across 162: I loved Trumbo coming into the season, but 80 homers seems a little aggressive, and fresh off a season in Japan, I’ll take the under on 270 RBI from Casey McGehee. The... Read More

Editor's Note: For those of you hardcore fantasy baseball gamers, Fanduel has an exclusive offer for RotoBaller members. Register through this link and you will be given a free 100% bonus on your first deposit up to $5,000! Put in up to $5K, and you'll get another $5K for free to play on Fanduel. You'll also be invited to FREE contests with... Read More

Bargain Bin: AL-Only Sleepers & Value Picks Everybody is looking to find that guy during the draft who might provide you with the unexpected production that will help you win your fantasy baseball league. This is what makes the final six or seven rounds of the draft, and then waiver wire prowling, so much fun.... Read More

  Deepest Positions for 2014 Positional scarcity, or the lack thereof, is one of the most hotly discussed topics during draft season. It makes sense why because after all if a position is deep, then you can afford to wait on it a bit longer during your draft. Conversely a position where talent is very... Read More

I am gracious to have had the unique opportunity recently to interview the legendary Larry Schechter, one of the most successful fantasy baseball champions ever.  He is a two-time champion of the CDM Sports national challenge, a six-time champion of the renowned Tout Wars experts league, and a one-time champion of the League of Alternative... Read More

  Overhyped Sleepers in Fantasy Baseball As we get into the heart of MLB fantasy draft season, I thought it would be appropriate to address an increasingly important topic that can have a deep and often very adverse effect on a manger’s draft: the overhyped sleeper. I remember when I drafted Dee Gordon (2B, LAD)... Read More

Drafting a Third Baseman in 2014 Each position that you need to fill is very important to the overall outcome of your fantasy team, but when drafting your team, you must consider prioritizing which positions are deepest and most shallow talent wise. I’m not saying to draft Jason Kipnis in the second round over Carlos... Read More

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy for First Base As most Fantasy Baseball Owners are well aware, there is plenty of depth at the first base position. With Miguel Cabrera, arguably the best fantasy baseball player alive, moving over to first base after playing the hot corner for the past few seasons, the position has gotten even... Read More

  Shallowest Positions for 2014 & Draft Strategy I'll be covering the topic of position scarcity today, but more importantly I'll discussing at some length how to handle position scarcity with your draft day strategy. The concept of depth is easy to deal with: if there are five good players, then you don't need to... Read More

  Age 27 Hitters Primed for a Breakout Season Any seasoned fantasy baseball owner is familiar with the legend behind the 27-year-old baseball player. It seems that many major leaguers enter their prime once they turn 27 years old, and magically reach the potential that made baseball scouts swoon over them during their minor league... Read More

The following article was written by RotoBaller.com’s team of expert analysts, in response to a question asked by one of our RotoBaller readers.  You can click here for more info if you’re interested in having RotoBaller’s experts answer a custom fantasy baseball question.   Question Submitted to RotoBaller Fantasy Baseball Question: I need to pick four keepers. I'm... Read More

On Sunday, we discussed Rounds 1-5, and on Tuesday we looked at Roounds 6-10. So for the final part of my three-part mock draft series, we will take a look at how Rounds 11-15 of my first mock draft of the fantasy baseball season went. If you haven't done so already, I recommend going back and... Read More

  Mock Draft Analysis Rounds 6-10 On Sunday, I wrote about how rounds 1-5 of my mock draft went. Today, we’ll take a look at rounds 6-10 as my three-part mock draft series rolls on. If you haven't done so already, I recommend going back and reading the first part of the series to truly get a... Read More

  Mock Draft Analysis Rounds 1-5 I recently completed my first mock draft of the season. I definitely recommend that everyone who plays fantasy baseball participate in at least one mock draft prior to their real draft, and if you can do a mock draft where you’re able to draft in the same slot as... Read More

  RotoBaller 6x6 League Draft Analysis After 11 days and 300 drafted players, the first season for one of the RotoBaller fantasy baseball leagues is ready to begin!  In our first season we decided on a “slow” email based draft with each player getting a maximum of two hours to pick.  The league is a... Read More

As drafting season is upon us, we all reach that point in the draft where we take a chance on value players. Those are the players who you can have in the later rounds but put up numbers comparable to guys taken in rounds 1-5. Think about it, last year Carlos Gomez was going in... Read More

  Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy for Non-5x5 Leagues The time of the year has come for fantasy baseball owners to get ready for the 2014 season. That means preparing for the many different kinds of drafts that are out there and that includes head-to-head or roto leagues that include more than just the standard 5x5... Read More

The time to prepare for the 2014 fantasy baseball season is here, and that means getting ready for the draft. There are many different forms of drafts, from the traditional roto to points leagues and the increasingly popular head-to-head format. This article addresses getting ready for head-to-head leagues, which requires daily rosters transactions to ensure... Read More

  Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy for Roto Leagues It’s officially Fantasy baseball season! While everyone shakes the snow off and begins to rejoin their leagues from last year, the countdown until draft day begins. For most teams their entire season rides on having a good draft, as picking the wrong players can ruin the year... Read More

For more fantasy baseball strategy, check out RotoBaller's Draft Day Strategy and How to Use ADP articles.   Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy for Roto Leagues The 2014 fantasy baseball season is just around the corner and that means owners all over are preparing for their drafts. There are many different kinds of formats for fantasy baseball... Read More

Many fantasy baseball players are hesitant to use the auction format during draft season because it is an admittedly more complicated and strategically focused format than your standard snake draft. By removing the natural randomness inherent in a snake draft, having a proper fantasy draft strategy is more important than ever. This level of control... Read More

Today, I'll be tackling the most difficult decision a fantasy owner will have to make in the preseason: whom to keep in a competitive keeper league. Having a sound keeper strategy is just as important to contending in your league as a first-round pick will ever be, and making a mistake at this part of... Read More

How to Find Sleepers: Fantasy Draft Strategy Whether you play in a standard 12-team league or a super-deep-40-man-roster dynasty league, one thing remains constant. This one ever-so-important facet of fantasy sports is contrast. There are distinct personalities within your league, personal draft preparation techniques and disparities between every fantasy owner-- each owner has his or... Read More

  Five Draft Strategies for Fantasy Points Leagues We are still several weeks away from spring training being in full swing, but don't let that make you put off your fantasy baseball draft strategy. It's never to early to start thinking about your fantasy baseball drafts. While your approach shouldn't be drastically different if you’re... Read More

Last week we looked at who to draft in the #1 spot of your 2014 fantasy baseball draft. This week we look at the #2 spot. Warmer weather will be here soon, and that means getting ready for the 2014 fantasy baseball season. Every owner needs to have a plan going into the season to... Read More

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