December 9, 2013
And here's the full roster.
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About Derek CartyDerek Carty, 23, has also been published by NBC's Rotoworld, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, and USA Today. This season, he'll be contributing to FanDuel and will be linking to all of his work at DerekCarty.com. In his three years competing in expert leagues, he has won 2 titles with 4 top three finishes, including a LABR NL title in 2009, making him the youngest person to ever win a major expert league title. Derek is a proud graduate of the MLB Scouting Bureau's Scout Development Program and is a firm believer in the importance of combining stats and scouting. He welcomes questions via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.
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Why the Bill James projections just seem optimistic.
A collection of random thoughts and theories.
A look at whether big players lose their speed at a younger age than smaller players.
A look at how the THT Fantasy staff fared in their experts competitions in 2009.
A look at how sometimes we place too little emphasis on current year statistics.
Introducing another new member of the THTF team.
A keeper league strategy involving closers and which setup men might be primed to close games in 2009.
A quick update about the goings ons at THT Fantasy.
This week, THTF hosts the Fantasy Baseball Roundtable and asks whether it's possible to change a potential trading partner's mind about a player.
A look at the fantasy community's growing — perceived or otherwise — reliance on single-year statistics.
A look at year-to-year correlations for 25 hitting stats.
Some more discussion on why FIP is a misleading and potentially useless stat for fantasy analysis.
A look at some boom or bust candidates for the second half and which way I think they'll go.
What to expect from THT Fantasy this week.
A look at whether hitters actually underperform after participating in the Home Run Derby.
A downloadable tool to calculate a simple version of Chris Dutton and Peter Bendix's xBABIP, plus an announcement for a new project.
A look at the control a hitter has over his own line drive rate.
A look at how fantasy championship dreams could be shattered come July 31 and how to take precautions.
A method for determining whether to bid on a guy like Mark DeRosa or wait for Matt Holliday.
A look at pitchers with normal HR/FB rates who are still misvalued by FIP.
Why FIP shouldn't be used for fantasy analysis and a look at the players affected most by its flaws.
Why it may be time to buy Jimmy Rollins.
THT Fantasy is hosting this week's Fantasy Baseball Roundtable, discussing the merits of buying high and selling low.
Digging a little bit deeper on Javier Vazquez, further examining his alleged "bunching" and the damage done by those bunches.
A look at the early season leaders in LIPS ERA. **Updated since first posted**
Is clustering hits and walks together the reason why Javier Vazquez doesn't pitch up to his peripherals?
Welcome to the new THT Fantasy... again.
Greinke? Santana? Lincecum? Or someone less obvious...
Another chance to play Roster Doctor.
A look at the changing closer situations from the past week and who might surface in Washington.
A quick update about the goings ons at THT Fantasy.
A look at why fantasy owners might be wise to trade for power now.
A look at Derek and Paul's FSIC NL team.
Why is Arredondo owned in so many leagues?
My thoughts on using waiver priorities and my FAAB budget.
A link to this week's roundtable discussion on who will be 2009's Ryan Ludwick and Cliff Lee.
My take on proper use of the waiver wire in leagues with 'first-come-first-served' free agent pools.
Some final thoughts on players, including some undervalued power threats.
Link to this week's Fantasy Baseball Roundtable.
A look at which players have wound up on my fantasy teams most frequently.
A look at McLouth's 2008 season and what 2009 might hold.
An introduction to THT Fantasy's newest feature, Roster Doctor.
NCAA Final Four bracket contest for THT Fantasy readers.
A look why we should reconsider Hanley Ramirez as the No. 1 pick in 2009 fantasy drafts.
This week's Fantasy Baseball Roundtable, focusing on the relative importance of player evaluation and strategy.
An early look at my LABR NL roster.
A look at players who could be affected by their 2009 schedules.
A look at pitchers who experienced two bouts of bad luck in 2008.
A couple of links to outside articles and discussions I've recently done.
Why Chase Utley could be the biggest early round bargain of 2009.
A look at Royals starter Gil Meche under the CAPS microscope.
A look at Aaron Harang and his prospects for a rebound in 2009.
Some news about purchasing THT Projections and a link to this week's Fantasy Baseball Roundtable.
A look at some of the caveats to the strategy suggested in Part 2, plus some players to use the strategy with.
Links to a couple of external discussions that I was recently involved in.
A look at the huge hidden value of players with injury risks.
Which makes the better draft day risk, an injury-prone player or a young player with upside?
Introducing an addition to our new CAPS stat, individualized Road Park Factors.
A head-to-head comparison of seven BABIP estimators. Which one should we be using?
A quick notice about the soon-to-be-released THT Season Preview book.
If saves are unpredictable, does it matter which closers we draft?
A look at whether Robinson Cano's 2008 season was indicative of a new talent level or simply bad luck.
A look inside the heads of 13 experts as to their approach for publicized mock drafts.
The fantasy ramifications of Milwaukee's signing an all-time closer.
How should a fantasy owner handle drafting at the end of the first round in a year where there are no obvious choices?
New adjustments for pitchers based on the quality of batters faced, using Johan Santana, Dan Haren, and Javier Vazquez as examples.