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Razzball   Mar 8th, 3:00am ET
Never in the history of fantasy baseball posts has anyone successfully pulled off what I'm about to do. I'm going to write out my pre-draft plan here for everyone to see, and leave it unchanged even if the plan doesn't come together. I'm the world where Mike...
Sporting News   Mar 6th, 2:41pm ET
Everyone knows closers are the worst, so it's fair to wonder why most fantasy baseball leagues still have saves as a category. Even if your league has made the switch to saves and holds as one category -- which really opens up the player pool to include all...
Sporting News   Mar 6th, 2:33pm ET
If you thought last year's fantasy baseball drafts were weird, welcome to 2021 where we know even less than usual (and did we really ever know that much?). That doesn't mean we didn't put a lot of careful thought into our top 300 rankings -- it just means...
Sporting News   Mar 5th, 3:42pm ET
Putting together SP rankings for 2021 feels like even more of a fool's errand than usual. Not only are last year's stats moderately helpful at best and completely useless at worst, but the increased likelihood of injuries and strict innings limits after every...
Sporting News   Mar 5th, 2:30pm ET
Outfield is once again one of fantasy baseball's deepest positions. There's no shortage of top-tier stars and intriguing sleepers, and you don't really need any sort of draft strategy when approaching this position. There are outfielders worth drafting early,...
Sporting News   Mar 5th, 1:34pm ET
Can you believe some fantasy baseball leagues have two catcher spots? After looking at our 2021 catcher rankings, you'll wonder if you should even have one backstop, never mind two. The one bit of good news is that the relative lack of top-tier talent means...
Sporting News   Mar 5th, 1:23pm ET
If there's one position to target early -- and late -- in fantasy baseball drafts, it's shortstop. Not only are there some elite players who will go in the first one or two rounds, but there are also true difference-makers in fantasy's scarcest category (steals)....
Razzball   Mar 5th, 1:15pm ET
For the first time in the history of Torres, yours truly will be participating in the NFBC Main Event.  I didn't do anything to earn that entry, I just decided that it was more worthwhile to invest a lot of money in a fantasy baseball tournament than...
Sporting News   Mar 5th, 1:08pm ET
Third base has basically become the new first base, with the added bonus of several players who can steal a non-insignificant amount of bases or hit for a high average. There aren't (m)any 3Bs who would be considered major fantasy needle-movers in SBs (with...
Sporting News   Mar 5th, 1:03pm ET
At first glance, our fantasy 2B rankings for 2021 look fairly deep, but when you factor in multi-position eligibility, you can imagine many of these players going off the board earlier than expected, at least in deep leagues. In shallow leagues, you shouldn't...
Sporting News   Mar 5th, 12:40pm ET
First base is a position many don't really think about on draft day. Because most first basemen generally provide fantasy baseball owners with power and RBIs -- and not much else -- it's easy to assume you'll get a decent one even without a specific draft...
Razzball   Mar 2nd, 2:15pm ET
Last week we covered why you should join an RCL, so this week let’s start covering what to do once you’re in there.  To be honest, this has all been covered somewhere on the site over the years, most often by Rudy. If you haven’t been...
Razzball   Feb 28th, 3:00am ET
Unlike some lists, I don’t have some big introductory explanation here. I trust you grasp the premise and intend to skip this paragraph, but if I still have your eyes for the moment, I’ll say I imagine a start-up build for a 15-team, 2-catcher...
Razzball   Feb 26th, 3:00am ET
The best 2021 fantasy baseball team is a misnomer. Thankfully, none of us know what misnomer means. Sounds to me like someone tentatively wants to date the Travelocity Gnome’s daughter, “Miss Gnome, er, you wanna grab some boba and chill?”...
Razzball   Feb 25th, 1:05pm ET
Donkey Teeth and B_Don are joined by a perennial podcast guest favorite, Tim McLeod of Prospect 365. Every pre-season Tim is kind enough to jump on the podcast to discuss the newest crop of Japanese and Korean league signings across the majors. We ask him...
Razzball   Feb 21st, 3:00am ET
Things get a little weirder here, by which I mean the difference between the 75th prospect and the 150th prospect largely comes down to timelines and tastes. I don’t have some big introductory explanation here. I trust you grasp the premise and intend...
Razzball   Feb 18th, 3:00am ET
I'm having this weird feeling. It's not gas; I know what that feels like. It's not anger that my neighbor planted a tree that smells like semen on my property line. It's...I think...happiness? I love this team. I never love my AL-Only teams. Sometimes, I'm...
Razzball   Feb 15th, 11:56pm ET
B_Don and Donkey Teeth are back after an extended break and we're ready to talk about some baseball. The biggest Razzball event of the year, the RazzSlam is just around the corner and we've brought in Darik Buchar, special guest from Sports Hub Technologies...
Razzball   Feb 15th, 1:15pm ET
You click the button. Bingo You've made your pick. You feel energized, confident. You look over. Your queue is proud and strong. I've got this. Nothing can tear you down. You've done your research, crossed your Ts, and dotted your I's. Until......
Razzball   Feb 14th, 3:00am ET
I don’t have some big introductory explanation here. I trust you grasp the premise and intend to skip this paragraph, but if I still have your eyes for the moment, I’ll say I imagine a start-up build for a 15-team, 2-catcher dynasty league when...