December 10, 2013
And here's the full roster.
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About Paul SingmanPaul has been managing fantasy baseball teams for many seasons and writing for THT Fantasy over the past three years. He looks forward to competing in the Yahoo Friends & Family League each year (past finishes: 4th, 4th, 12th) and his first year in the Tout Wars Mixed league. He is currently a sophomore at UPenn and if you work in the finance or film industry and are looking for a summer intern, he wants you to know he's really great at getting coffee. Reach him through e-mail here.
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The best and worst of this year's editions.
You won't have to wait long for this Pirates outfielder's promotion.
Click if you can't resist the guilty pleasure.
Lots of names off the mound.
And who could replace them.
Both the majors and minors are represented this week.
Sorry girl(s), I'm not talking appearances.
This week's edition looks at players all over the diamond.
A peek at this freshly promoted prospect and a few others.
Taking a glance at team run totals to see the lineups we should avoid and seek out.
Celebrating the night without a blown save.
Why tough starts should be embraced as opportunities, not avoided.
Why you should take note of this Tigers outfielder.
And a look at this weeks most recent FAAB claims.
It sure seems like it.
Thoughts on my first year Tout roster.
Among this week's suggestions: some touted youngsters and some useful bullpen arms.
A preliminary list of who will close next season, NL version.
A preliminary list of who will close next year for those who prefer to stay ahead of the game.
Arizona's first base situation just got a lot more interesting than Juan Miranda.
Some prospects, a wily vet, and another potential closer.
A couple of Giants outfielders, a flamethrower, and some prospects who could get the call.
A closer-in-waiting, a rising prospect, a near retiree, and a couple of Quad-A types
Taking a lesson from the usually ignore-able Woody Paige.
And other notable events in fantasy baseball yesterday.
And other notable events in fantasy baseball yesterday.
And other interesting events in fantasy baseball yesterday.
What you need to know about fantasy baseball yesterday.
How to appropriately react when the new season begins.
A look at how Derek's and my roster shape up.
The Oakland A's, their Coliseum, and a strong spring start have me hopeful about his potential.
And we haven't caught up.
Thoughts on the closing market for 2011 as a whole and on some closers of note.
Updating and expanding my Top
A look at the fantasy potential of a couple of new Tampa Bay rookies.
Want to be caught with this man while going through airport security?
Reviewing his gaudy 2010 and looking forward to 2011.
News on players for shallow, medium and deep leagues.
A collection of small strategies for fantasy baseball.
A look at players of interest as the end of the season nears.
Starting with his recent engagement and ending with his All-Star caliber season.
Those who do not appear primed to finish the season on a high note.
That and a Bugatti Veyron.
Woulda, coulda, shoulda.
Whether to blink or not in a trade standoff.
Looking where you could have gone, or maybe did go, wrong.
The irony is unbearable.
Tweaking a near championship level squad.
Why the debut of Brad Lincoln excited some people more than others.
Try not to bang your head while reading.
Checking in on some outfielders of interest.
How much is it costing you?
Wash your hands and put on gloves, time to examine another roster.
Highlighting the hitters at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Shake well and the two often mix.
Keeping updated with the dynamic playing time situations of players across the majors.
Can fantasy baseball and poker combine like lamb and tunafish?
Catching up with the host of players with the common last name.
Two Bay Area outfielders who could make for interesting pickups.
As more fantasy leagues are switching to auction drafts, it is important to become familiar with how they work.
Realizing that the term "sleeper" doesn't apply in the eighth round.
Albeit with their arms tied behind their backs.
See what happens when experts collide.
My attempt to unclutter the cluster of outfielders taken from picks 50 to 70.
Not brought in through a blockbuster trade or big free agent signing, a look at what the home-grown Yankee left-fielder can offer.
Or, what do political elections and fantasy baseball drafts have in common?
Looking into a few pitchers people seem to be confused by.
Using ADP data and graphs to show which stats capture our liking.
Looking into a few players people seem to be confused by.
Every pick affects every other pick, which affects every other pick, which affects...
But I have to pick someone now!
How the Rangers' addition of Vladimir Guerrero shakes up their fantasy picture.
A look at a few pitchers who could have positive fantasy impacts in 2009 despite unimpressive strikeout totals.
A review of the game we've all grown to love.
The fantasy fallout on how the pending signing of Coco Crisp to the A's will shake things up.
Will that be one win or two?
I've forgone the overused "Bourn's Identity" title for this article but still have not escaped the realm of pop culture references, though mine does make a lot more sense.
How many guys do you need to keep your fantasy bench appropriately warm?
Amidst a changing Rockies team, Todd Helton has remained a constant throughout the years.
He was good in '07, injured in '08, great in 2009 ... is there a pattern forming here?
When sometimes the best of advice should not be followed.
Should feelings be taken into account?
Are Blackberrys and iPhones a necessity in competitive leagues?
A look at players who do not stand out in any one category, but overall are solid fantasy players.
Reviewing his stellar 2009 and looking forward to 2010.
Should we bother taking down the "bust" label on this former first-round pick?
A look at this Washington National who is off to a quick start.
Using some third-grade math to give you some perspective on how the rest of the season will look.
Some players get squeezed out of at-bats this time of month too.
A close-up look of some more players likely to be September call ups.
Let's see who's likely to be called up when rosters expand Sept. 1, and, what type of impact they will have.
What to do with those ninth-inning headaches.
A list of players who appear primed for good finishes to the season.
Are the hitters you're starting compatible with the pitchers they are facing?
Today we have a special "Celebrity Edition" of Roster Doctor.
A look at the fantasy ramifications of last night's trade.
Time for the second part of your bi-weekly checkup.
Always remain on the hunt for relievers who might get the chance to play closer for a night.
It's my turn to share my picks for the best second half bargains.
Knowing the guys coming out of the Yankee bullpen other than Mariano can be helpful.
Let's see who the Doctor examined today...
A look at all of the impacts of the trade, beyond even the two players directly involved.
Another roster, just what The Doctor ordered.
Impossible? I think not.
Time to roll out the numbers and look for some practical uses.
Now Roster Doctor fun every Thursday.
Things to consider when looking for that perfect spot-start pitcher.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Roster Doctor.
Adding this year's data to what we started last year.
Looking good in my brand spankin-new white lab coat for an all-new edition.
A look into the situations of Ted Lilly and Brett Myers.
Check out the roster examined in today's Roster Doctor.
An extra edition of Roster Doctor this week. What could be better?
More Roster Doctor fun today.
Should we be using strikeouts per nine innings or strikeout percentage when evaluating pitchers? Or perhaps something else entirely.
Time for another examination by the Roster Doctor. Don't worry, it will only hurt a little.
Following up my previous article "Fingers not pointed," today we'll look at players who can point to BABIP luck for their fortune or misfortune.
A new month, a new Roster Doctor.
A look at players who cannot blame poor BABIP luck for their early season woes and those who are performing well without it.
You don't need an M.D. to become a Roster Doctor, although maybe you should. A Ph.D. at the very least.
This Marlins outfielder is one powerful fish.
An all-new edition of The Roster Doctor.
Should you buy or sell the hot start?
Brace yourself for the truth, pain might be involved.
Who wouldn't be excited for another edition of Roster Doctor?
The last update of our rankings before the season begins.
Feeling confident donning my white lab coat, I'll take a look at another roster.
News concerning a plethora of players.
Another roster is examined in our new and popular column.
A few of the writers chime in with their personal thoughts on the rankings.
A look at my draft and thoughts on what went down.
A poor 2008 saved him from The Meter.
Print them out. Memorize them. Use them on draft day.
Settings to increase the integrity and "fun-ness" of leagues.
El Caballo is hooked up for an all-new edition of The Meter.
Why settle for last year's numbers when we have projection systems?
He's a former first-round pick who's 26 and has hit more than 20 home runs in a season. Why is no one drafting this guy?
Let's see how much this Cubs
Having already gone over how experts should handle mock drafts, this time we speak to the masses.
Let's see if it differs for different types of hitters.
What does the meter see for Mauer heading into 2009?
Putting his contract aside, let's see what we can expect from the Mariners third basemen.
This time, putting up the numbers of last year is not ideal.
You might not care that Gerald Laird was traded to the Tigers, but perhaps you should.
In fantasy leagues, there is no such thing as getting too personal.
With star left fielder Matt Holliday gone, how will the Rockies outfielder on the opposite side of the field fare in 2009?
Replacement level theory became big when applied to MLB baseball. Let's explore its applications to fantasy baseball strategy.
Checking up on the reliable, yet not old, Baltimore outfielder
Continuing the series, a review of the starting pitchers of 2008.
Ramirez has been great the past five years. I'm looking to see if he will make that total six.
The outfielders of 2008, the last offensive group left to review and a deep one.
Continuing the series, a more complete look at the first basemen of 2008.
Although it is early in the off season, in this article we will get drafting advice from the Joker, appropriately on the day after Halloween.
Continuing the series: Utley has competition.
Continuing the series is a review of the shortstops of 2008.
I've compiled configured the Average Draft Position from Yahoo and ESPN drafts. Download the files to your computer for easy access.
Following our review of catchers, we will head backwards around the diamond and review how third basemen fared this season, both as a group and individually.
A review of the catchers of 2008 and the position as a group based on preseason predictions and past years.
Should you draft middle relievers, even the best ones?
Alex Gordon, Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Braun were picked second, fourth and fifth respectively in the 2005 amateur draft. How do they compare now?
A discussion about quitting in fantasy baseball and how seriously the game should be taken.
A look at the past, present, and future of Cubs starter Rich Hill.
With one week left in the season, let's see which pitchers are viable streaming options to help make up ground in Win or K races.
Upset about this season? Join Paul in keeping this simple goal for next season. (Warning: May be more difficult than it appears.)
An early and possibly premature look into how first basemen as a whole fared in fantasy (so far) this year.
A look into the Dodgers' now established, yet still young outfielders Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp. Plus, how they figure to be valued in next year's drafts.