December 6, 2013
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About Derek AmbrosinoDerek Ambrosino spent a substantial part of his youth staring at the backs of baseball cards and began developing a statistically-oriented infatuation with baseball history at a young age. He’s previously worked for MLB Advanced Media. By day, he is a Communications professional within the field of global health.
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Principles to consider when choosing your league's categories
Perspective on healthy roster diversification across multiple leagues
The implications of a lack of elite AL starting pitchers on AL-only leagues, appropriate strategies, and the dynamics of "runs"
Games being televised can tempt us to make precarious line-up decisions
Some fantasy baseball decisions are not made rationally, but maybe that's OK
An early look at some American Leaguers who project to be useful, but who won't break the bank.
An early look at some National Leaguers who project to be useful, but who won't break the bank.
Another look at 2011's top 12, from a more conservative point of view
Yesterday's bargains are often tomorrow's suckers' bets
Fear and loathing in league design, inaugural edition.
Looking back at some of my "usual suspects" and an update regarding last week's column.
Irrational risks in the pursuit of glory; yay or nay?
A self-indulgent tale of an epic fantasy day, with a side of lesson
Trying to eke some stolen bases; who's the easiest to take 'em from?
The runs scored category and its battle with me to shed its second-class citizenship.
There aren't many tomorrows left; it's time to forfeit a bit of quality for quantity's sake
Should non-contenders be barred from trading with contenders down the stretch?
Checking in on an attempt to nurse an April infirmary into a September juggernaut.
Reading the market and taking advantage of last-minute keeper deals
What must we establish to rightly claim credit for our predictions?
Giving Carl Pavano's performance the respect it deserves.
More than halfway though the season, are underperforming players still buy-low candidates, or are they sunken costs?
It can be quite difficult to evaluate the benefits of trades involving many players.
To double down or buy insurance?
What are we costing ourselves by holding on to our fringe assets?
What must I disclose when shopping a lemon?
In which I extrapolate the "trolley problem."
How do we know that our league providers are correctly valuing stat lines?
A potential way of handling season-ending injuries to keepers
Does the endowment effect actually hinder our abilities to improve our teams?
Players' stats may not yet be predictive, but hard decisions must be made
Owners in your league will behave however you tell them to behave.
League settings and their underlying philosophical values, limiting transactions edition.
Before we can to take fantasy baseball analysis to the next level, we need some very basic infrastructure.
The clash of the quants and geniuses is under way, but do we know what victory looks like?
Head-to-head leagues offer increased freedom to experiment with bold tactics.
Taking it back to fantasy 101 to fight fantasy hypochondria.
Did I outsmart the market, or myself?
A look at seven similarly valued players, who were once more sought after.
Elite closers: the pizza of fantasy baseball.
Premium speed at discount prices.
Why mock drafts may not be as useful and predictive as they sound in theory.
Three players likely to disappoint, and the joys of friend-based leagues.
Further exploring the dangers of deferring drafting studs for seemingly similarly skilled sleepers.
Can radically altering a league structure proactively eliminate deadbeats?
Misconceptions of players' actual values and their fantasy stock
The final installment of my Fantasy Baseball Hall of Fame series
in which I continue to use such an honorable platform for self-indulgent fodder
Self-indulgent, non-helpful fodder you know you want to read!
Novel thoughts about 2010 in wrapped in a stale gimmick of a column theme.