One of the greater joys of fantasy baseball is the satisfaction of properly valuing a player – e.g., selecting the right 1st round pick, getting a ‘steal’ in a later round, avoiding a guy who you know is going to have a bad year, trading a guy right before he tanks, etc. But while there […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Part 3 of How Valid is the ESPN Player Rater? In two previous articles (part 1 and part 2), we’ve laid out alternative views for judging the most valuable player in 2007 5×5 MLB fantasy baseball (we say Peavy) and for pitchers – using and abusing the ESPN Player Rater in the process. In this […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
(Part 2 of How Valid Is the ESPN Player Rater?) If you’ve ever seen the ESPN Player Rater (or, for that matter, other quantitative player rankings for fantasy baseball), you’ve likely asked yourself: How could there be so many starting pitchers at the top? (13 in top 20, 19 in top 30) Is that valid […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Anyone who played ESPN 2007 Fantasy Baseball last year probably had two lingering questions throughout the season: 1) Did the ESPN employees responsible for the database crash that screwed up the first two weeks’ worth of 2007 stats befall a fate worse than Harold “Harass is one word?” Reynolds (rarely insightful on Baseball Tonight but […]Please, blog, may I have some more?