Tom Whalen

Tom Whalen

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I earned my MA from SUNY New Paltz, where I continue to teach college grammar and writing. I also manage Rhino Records in New Paltz and am an avid horror and b-movie collector. Born and raised on Staten Island, I grew up a Yankees and Knicks fan, but I have since become, for better or worse, fairly "sports agnostic" thanks to my interest in sports analytics and fantasy. You can find more of my writing at numberFire.


Articles From Tom

With a myriad of injury woes rendering the current crop of reliable fantasy starters much thinner than than it was this time last year, the prospect of taking calculated risks at the positional...

An argument can be made that the present talent glut at all four infield positions makes high-risk players at those positions much less attractive. The counter to that argument is the "rising...

Tolerance for risk is one of the defining factors of each fantasy owner's approach to the game. Some owners thrive on risk; others avoid it religiously; some sprinkle in a few high-variance plays...

Pitchers are waves, not straight lines. A step or two forward, a step or two back, or so the cliché goes. This is part of what makes assessing pitchers so challenging. And pitching hinges...

The consensus top two players in fantasy, Mike Trout and Mookie Betts, are both outfielders, and with their power/speed dynamism, these two players in many ways typify the appeal of outfield...

Often the players who cost the most on Draft Day are those least likely to lose significant value on investment. We call these "high floor" players -- even at the plausible low end of their range...

Recency bias has a strong pull on fantasy owners. It is our instinct to treat a player's most recent performance as the most relevant indicator of his future outlook as a fantasy asset. But...

Every fantasy team deploys multiple outfielders, yet there are only so many big-ticket studs at the position to go around. Fortunately, this year's outfield crop is full of talented bats whose...

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Joey Votto

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New York Yankees

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As a kid, going to the video store every Friday night with my Dad.

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Obviously the two that employee me, this one and numberFire.

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Caddyshack