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Re: Pay projection services

Postby joraly23 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:15 pm

Ok I got subscriptions for Baseball HQ and Baseball Prospectus recently. Baseball HQ is great, my question is which articles would you recommend from Baseball Prospectus? Right now all I have been reading is the BP Fantasy Beat articles. Is there anything else I should be reading during the season that might help or give me info for my fantasy teams this year? Thanks!
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Re: Pay projection services

Postby nate128 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:40 am

I've purchased rotoworld and rotowire subscriptions in the past, mainly just to have easy to find my player information at the click of a button. Rotoworld articles are all free, their draft kit is meh but they do have a good track record of projections. Rotowire's articles are not free, more in depth than rotoworld, and have a decent track record as well. Really, the only reason I want these is for player information and to have all my fantasy baseball player news all in one spot. There really is no need to purchase anything though, you can get it all free at the cafe ;-D
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Re: Pay projection services

Postby dladue » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:47 am

Curtis Pride wrote:Projections are all worthless. Even the guys at Pecota agree that they only have like a 60% accuracy. They also agree that the difference between Pecota and the free offerings like Marcel, Chone, and Zips are negligible.


I disagree. I have 4 years of spreadsheets that prove otherwise. There is a correlation in forecasting player projections and some do it better than others in the fantasy realm. Also 60% accuracy is a huge advantage over 50%, just ask any casino.

http://www.geocities.com/rotodaddybaseball/index2.html

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Re: Pay projection services

Postby Curtis Pride » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:33 pm

I see that ESPN has some relationship with Baseball Prospectus now (which is weird because they used to have a relationship with Baseball America - maybe even still do).

Anyone know if the Pecota cards are available on ESPN? I'm not an insider member, but with their free trial, I figure I can join for a month and cancel if they are.
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Re: Pay projection services

Postby JTWood » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:04 am

I go with Fantistics, mostly for their daily e-mail service. Their draft software isn't bad. Shame I don't draft...

I wish they were a little more robust on the prospects side, but they've been improving lately.
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Re: Pay projection services

Postby Yoda » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:07 am

BP is probably the best one but I find that no projection service is perfect. I like Zips a lot also and it's free.
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Re: Pay projection services

Postby noblejohn » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:35 pm

dladue wrote:
Curtis Pride wrote:Projections are all worthless. Even the guys at Pecota agree that they only have like a 60% accuracy. They also agree that the difference between Pecota and the free offerings like Marcel, Chone, and Zips are negligible.


I disagree. I have 4 years of spreadsheets that prove otherwise. There is a correlation in forecasting player projections and some do it better than others in the fantasy realm. Also 60% accuracy is a huge advantage over 50%, just ask any casino.

http://www.geocities.com/rotodaddybaseball/index2.html

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Hi, you have a very interesting article. Do you have any affiliation with any of the stat services? Have you considered adding rotowire and sandlot shrink? I think these are 2 respected sites.
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Re: Pay projection services

Postby dladue » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:57 am

noblejohn wrote:
dladue wrote:
Curtis Pride wrote:Projections are all worthless. Even the guys at Pecota agree that they only have like a 60% accuracy. They also agree that the difference between Pecota and the free offerings like Marcel, Chone, and Zips are negligible.


I disagree. I have 4 years of spreadsheets that prove otherwise. There is a correlation in forecasting player projections and some do it better than others in the fantasy realm. Also 60% accuracy is a huge advantage over 50%, just ask any casino.

http://www.geocities.com/rotodaddybaseball/index2.html

-David


Hi, you have a very interesting article. Do you have any affiliation with any of the stat services? Have you considered adding rotowire and sandlot shrink? I think these are 2 respected sites.


Nope just a subscriber to a few of them. I rely on submissions from others for the remaining sets. If you have access to these services, I would certainly add these sites (rotowire and sandlot shrink) to my analysis for next year. For equal comparision purposes, I like to have the projections dated the day before the season starts. Email me their complete projections dated April 4th, 2009.

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