December 4, 2013
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About Patrick DiCaprioI am a member of SABR's Statistical Analysis and Science of Baseball Committees and am a lifelong fantasy player. I am a practicing attorney, despite a degree from MIT. I write about fantasy baseball at The Fantasy Baseball Generals blog. Favorite Player: Lou Gehrig Favorite Baseball Book: The Bronx Zoo Favorite Baseball Movie: Field of Dreams Favorite Current Player: Ichiro!
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There is one skill that permeates every decision made in an auction, and owners should try to cultivate it at every turn.
The importance of post season review and self-analysis.
Answering a question posed about these three rookies
Looking at a strategy to scrounge for NL pitchers, its effect and aftermath.
Analyzing who to keep among a few marginal NL keepers.
Why the league-wide trade solicitation is poor strategy.
Looking at the sometimes thorny issue of fantasy ethics.
Who was the most disappointing player once luck is removed from the equation?
Who should be kept for one more year among three studs?
Would you rather have a $1 keeper with 30 steals or 30 homers
Comparing these two sluggers for 2008
Sometimes it is better to trade from weakness and augment your strengths.
A look at some of the more unorthodox fantasy strategies.
Comparing two successful draft strategies in head to head mixed leagues
Some clear evidence of collusion and an extensive trade pipeline.
A look at a clearly collusive trade.
The role of tacit communication among scouts and the evaluation of prospects.
Looking at some strategic principles in trading, including the use of propaganda.
What does it take to be fully prepared to win?
Analyzing some bad advice from a self-anointed expert.
An analysis of why the typical large trade in fantasy leagues is usually the wrong strategy. The piecemeal approach is far better.
Looking at "follow-the-leader" strategies in the context of game theory and, of course, fantasy baseball.
How can a supposed expert be so wrong?
Analysis of why trading will often involve lemons.
Focusing on Process and not "results."
A look at the young Arizona Players on my fantasy team.
A look at what drives Fantasy players' misguided obsession with minor leaguers.
An examination of what makes one a success in fantasy baseball.