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2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers Part 1 (1-25)

Over the last several weeks, we've ranked hundreds of hitters whose job it is to provide as much offense as possible. Actually, 276 to be exact. Now we dive into the men who get paid tens of millions of dollars a year to limit that offense. When it comes to pitching in fantasy baseball, everyone seems to have a different opinion. Some like grabbing their top few guys early, others grab their ace and wait, and some like to wait for several rounds before grabbing any at all. I find myself usually in one of those last two…

James Paxton, SP Mariners [Video]

Join or start a fantasy baseball league at Fantrax today! Keeper, dynasty, re-draft. Fully customizable. A+ customer service. Play for free! The Baseball Show presents our pre-season video Draft Guide. Individual player breakdowns to help you know who to draft, and who to avoid in 2018. Here is a look at Seattle Mariners' ace James Paxton. Subscribe to the channel, and watch The Baseball Show on Fantrax every week, for up-to-the-minute player coverage. Hosts: Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) & Ralph Lifshitz…

Weekly Top-10: AL Breakout Players and How to Value Them

Last week we took a quick break from baseball and detailed how some of the big NBA offseason moves affect the upcoming fantasy basketball season. Don’t worry, though. We’re back to baseball this week. There have been so many breakout players this season that I had to break this up into two separate articles. Today we’ll go over the breakout players in the AL and how to value them moving forward. We'll tackle the Senior Circuit next Saturday. A lot of times it can be difficult to figure out if a player's breakout is for…

ESPN Player Rater Retrospective

It can often be difficult to place into context how well (or how poorly) certain players have performed recently. A glance at ESPN’s Player Rater, which attempts to quantify a player’s overall fantasy value by analyzing their performance in each facet of the game, can focus targets for fantasy owners looking for help on the waiver wire. Of course, when dealing with small sample sizes, a player’s results can be fluky, but placement at or near the top of these lists could be indicative of a substantive change to a player’s…

ESPN Player Rater Retrospective

It can often be difficult to place into context how well (or how poorly) certain players have performed recently. A glance at ESPN’s Player Rater, which attempts to quantify a player’s overall fantasy value by analyzing their performance in each facet of the game, can focus targets for fantasy owners looking for help on the waiver wire. Of course, when dealing with small sample sizes, a player’s results can be fluky, but placement at or near the top of these lists could be indicative of a substantive change to a player’s…