We all realize that a player’s lineup position will have an impact on his statistics. I’ve recently been pondering the fantasy impact of scenarios such as:

What is the impact of Russ Martin and Matt Kemp’s fantasy value if they hit 2nd vs.

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As the first month of the season winds down, it’s time to finally look in on our Fantasy Razzball leagues to see how well our participants are doing at sucking.

For those unfamiliar with ‘Fantasy Razzball’, it’s a fantasy baseball variation where you aim to manage the worst team possible

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I’ve got a double Roundtable post this afternoon as I got too busy with life and whatnot to post the one from last week.

The first one was hosted by Patrick Cain of the Albany Times-Union Fantasy Baseball section.  His advantageous location in the heart of New York State politics makes his blog the must read for the Governor and his staff (as in his staff must read it to him – the NY Guvn’r is blind, people! 

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The battle for best fantasy baseballer in Razzball Nation has begun! Actually, it began with opening day but I’ve finally got around to creating the master standings (also available by clicking the ‘RCL Master Standings’ link on the homepage).

There are 108 competitors across 9 leagues.

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Brett Greenfield of the phonetically alliterative Fantasy Phenoms hosts the Fantasy Roundtable this week.  He asked…

Name one pitcher and one hitter that is on the waiver wire in most leagues, that is worth picking up and could become the next Cliff Lee or Ryan Ludwick. 

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What are two things that Edinson Volquez, Chien-Mien Wang, Fausto Carmona, and Mike Pelfrey have in common?

One is they all throw 90+ MPH sinkers.

The second is that none got an out in the 6th inning nor gave up less than 4 runs or 9 baserunners.

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Tom Verducci of SI has posted his annual ‘Year After Effect’ post which poses that young pitchers who threw more than 30 innings last year than they had the year before as injury risks.  I had reference this theory as part of my risky pitchers tests

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Adam Ronis of Strong Island’s Newsday.com hosts the Fantasy Roundtable this week.  He asked…

Do you have players that you will absolutely not draft even if they fall far in snake drafts or go cheaply in an auction and if so why?

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Andy Behrens of Yahoo! Roto Arcade invited Razzball into their 16-team mixed league that they are christening a ‘Pro-Am’ since 9 of the players are fantasy bloggers and 7 are avid players from Fantasy Baseball Cafe boards and Y! Roto Arcade commenters.

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Juan Pierre is like a piece of paper.  You fold his ABs in half but it just makes him twice as strong.  People scoffed last year when I boldly kept my HR projection for Juan Pierre roughly the same (0.5 from 0.6) despite seeing his projected ABs go from 615 to 350.

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