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Postby smurfman111 » Wed May 20, 2009 4:32 am

hey all,

i'll make this short and sweet. i am in a deep keeper league with a young struggling team. I have a couple questions:

1) any and all strategy help for a 12 team, 30 man roster, H2H, 8x8 mixed keeper league would be great. anything and everything would help me. I am struggling in just my 2nd fantasy season (league has been going for 10 years.

2) where do you all get the best fantasy news and up-to-the-minute info on everything fantasy? I seem to always be just 1/2 a day or so too slow on big callups and/or up-and-coming prospects that are torching minors and planning on being pulled up.

any websites, newsletters, chat rooms, and/or forums would be wonderful. just all the sources I can get my hands on is what i am looking for.

basically anything you would find useful for me in my league is much appreciated. we also do get 2 minor leaguer spots on our rosters in addition to the 30 + 3 dl

thanks in advance!!
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Re: General fantasy baseball help plz! need an edge

Postby Inukchuk » Wed May 20, 2009 6:57 am

smurfman111 wrote:2) where do you all get the best fantasy news and up-to-the-minute info on everything fantasy? I seem to always be just 1/2 a day or so too slow on big callups and/or up-and-coming prospects that are torching minors and planning on being pulled up.

any websites, newsletters, chat rooms, and/or forums would be wonderful. just all the sources I can get my hands on is what i am looking for.


You're currently on it. The cafe's search function along with the player update/minor league/leftover boards are all you really need, to be honest.
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Re: General fantasy baseball help plz! need an edge

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed May 20, 2009 8:06 am

the cafe is nice, but there are other sites just as good. IMO i like to have as many sites as possible to get all the information/opinions i can.

some sites i check..
http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/player ... ?sport=MLB
http://www.rototimes.com/player_notes/mlb
http://razzball.com
http://www.rotoauthority.com
http://www.fantasyhurler.com
http://www.fantasyballjunkie.com
http://rotoprofessor.com/baseball
http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasybaseball

looking for stats on matchups for pitchers i also use http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/agg ... ng&group=9 where you can have it show the stats for teams based on certain things like last 7 days, vs LH, home, away, and more.

i also use google.com/alerts to get information and put in certain key words/phrases like "wavier wire" / "fantasy baseball" aswell as all the players on my team or players im watching to get information on them.
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Re: General fantasy baseball help plz! need an edge

Postby smurfman111 » Thu May 21, 2009 2:18 am

thanks alot! That is some good stuff.

Anyone have advice on general fantasy baseball strategy with how you play/bench players and the best type of team to build (like what categories to go for and which are overrated and stuff)?

thanks alot
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Re: General fantasy baseball help plz! need an edge

Postby Seatownfavorite » Thu May 21, 2009 2:54 am

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/

I'll add this one as a place to get a handle on who to watch for call ups. The weekly Hot Sheet has helped me land a couple of good prospects in my dynasty. ;-D
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Re: General fantasy baseball help plz! need an edge

Postby AussieDodger » Thu May 21, 2009 4:54 am

Some things I'm trying this year in H2H.........

-- Have a hitting heavy bench. My league has a 6 man bench, so I have 4 hitters and 2 pitchers. Means if multiple hitters have an unfavourable match up, they're subbed out and you accumulate something.

-- Grab multi-position players for said bench. Zobrist/Coglan/Duncan etc.

-- Have one pitching roster spot that is a rotating door of spot starters (nearly) every day. If you are good enough at this it will help you far, far more then it will hurt you.

-- Don't be afraid to cut people if they aren't performing up to expectations, especially if you don't think they'll make the "being kept cut" at the end of the season.

-- Make a watch list of the elite players still in the high minors and know/keep an eye on who they're being blocked by.



The cafe usually has lots of little hidden gems of information if you look. For rookies there is a weekly article called Future Rookies, here is a link to the last one http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/2009/tips_futurerookies051909.php


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Re: General fantasy baseball help plz! need an edge

Postby smurfman111 » Fri May 22, 2009 4:44 am

Thanks so much. all this is exactly what i needed. i appreciate it.
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