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Postby diti51 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:42 pm

Playing in first fantasy baseball season since magazines were used (2002). Have played fantasy football and religiously used fantasyguru website along with sirusxm fantasy radio for info along with usual suspects (yahoo, espn, etc) Anything or site comparable as far as assistance for draft prep and in season info?

For prep for fantasy baseball so much out there and don't know where to go for reliable info.

Doing CBS H2H points league - 12 team, snake draft (their projections stink). Need to develop a strategy, rankings, etc and willing to put in time to get ready for draft. Have heard some websites great, others say sites stink. Suggestions? Thanks!

Average historic top scoring team for a week is 400-500 points a week.

Scoring is below (start C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 3 OF, 1 utility, at least 2 SP and 2 RP with 7 total pitchers per week) - set lineups weekly.

Hitting
one point for each hit, run, RBI, SB, BB, and HBP
2B = 2 pts
3B = 3 pts
HR = 4 pts
CS = -1 pt

Pitching
1 pt for SO and pickoffs
2 pts per inning.
5 pts for CG
3 pts for quality start
15 pts for W
-3 pts for loss
15 pts for perfect game
-1 for earned run
-0.5 for hit allowed or BB
10 pts for save
12 tm H2H pts lg
C: Montero
1B: AGon
2B: Kipnis
SS: Desmond
3B: JBaez, Sandoval
OF: BHarper,AustinJax, AdamJones, Inciarte, Alex Rios
SP: Cobb/Kluber/Sale/WPeralta/deGrom/JNiese/ZWheeler/TRoss/ HectorSantiago/YusmieroPetit
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Re: Is there a "Fantasy Guru" of fantasy baseball?

Postby maxrum » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:43 am

You can start from the book "Winning Fantasy Baseball" by Larry Schechter. It's a new book and if you are willing to spend some time it explains how to do your own projections or how to convert projections that you have to dollar values, draft strategies etc.

If you just need better projection than CBS provides you can look at this thread:
viewtopic.php?t=464872
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Re: Is there a "Fantasy Guru" of fantasy baseball?

Postby wrveres » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:02 am

Finding guys that project out doubles,triples, walks and all that jazz will be next to impossible. Your going to have to do your own if your really getting serious.
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Re: Is there a "Fantasy Guru" of fantasy baseball?

Postby J35J » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:53 am

wrveres wrote:Finding guys that project out doubles,triples, walks and all that jazz will be next to impossible. Your going to have to do your own if your really getting serious.



Mine does. :-)
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Re: Is there a "Fantasy Guru" of fantasy baseball?

Postby skjelstrom » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:00 pm

I'd consider J35J a fantasy guru. His spreadsheet is awesome and could be a standalone piece. It projects just about anything you could need and also includes (my favorite part) little notes on most relevant fantasy players. Thread found here: viewtopic.php?t=464872


I also like Razzball.com. His posts are a little crazy and often not related to anything and he makes some wild picks on occasion, but overall good material and projections.
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Re: Is there a "Fantasy Guru" of fantasy baseball?

Postby TheTrith » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:43 pm

Not really an answer to your question, but the thing that immediately jumps out at me is that steals are completely worthless with that point setup.
A steal is only as valuable as a strikeout, or a hit? AND you lose a point for caught stealing? Kind of bizarre.

Avoid all the guys whos primary asset is speed, especially if you will be paying a premium for them - Ellsbury, Gomez, Reyes, Bourn, Marte, Everth, Billy Hamilton - DO NOT DRAFT!
Even Trout I would avoid in the top 3. Basically you can completely ignore steals during your draft and focus on high power/high OBP hitters.
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Re: Is there a "Fantasy Guru" of fantasy baseball?

Postby Skin Blues » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:44 pm

I'll second Larry Schechter. I don't know his secrets or methods or whatever else, but he has absolutely dominated the big-money NFBC leagues. I should actually read his book...
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Re: Is there a "Fantasy Guru" of fantasy baseball?

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:24 am

Someone was asking for me?
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Re: Is there a "Fantasy Guru" of fantasy baseball?

Postby Element » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:30 pm

Give J a donation and have him send you his spread sheet (especially since it already contains doubles, triples and such). You can then calculate out his stats into point totals based on your system. This should give you a fair ranking for each position individually. If you'd like to take it a step farther you can add a 'value' to each by taking the total points minus the replacement value (if your league drafts/starts 12 catchers you subtract the 13th catchers score from everyone at that position). Now if you have all players on one neat list you have a value to sort based on positional scarcity. It's not perfect, but it helps. Especially, since most advice out there is tailored toward your more standing leagues (non-points). Creating your own sheet is the way to go.
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Re: Is there a "Fantasy Guru" of fantasy baseball?

Postby fast dogs » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:06 pm

be sure to spend a great deal of time at FanGraphs as well. Don't put too much into any 1 site or person but take something from each
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