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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

21 steps toward fantasy baseball auction success – The Athletic

Some good tips about auctions. One additional step I like to take is to figure out the value of all players as if the league was starting from scratch. I consider this figure a player’s true value, rather than his auction value. Then, using a tiering system similar to the one mentioned in the article, I watch out for players going closer to their true value. I never exceed my listed auction value.

PREPPING FOR YOUR AUCTION

  Use a Spreadsheet To Set Up Your Team

Set up a cheat-sheet spreadsheet in order of your dollar value rankings at each position. On the far left, have spaces set up for the players you’ve picked, with a formula set up to show how much money you have available to spend out of your $260 budget, and what your max bid is for one player. That’s calculated by subtracting $1 from your total available salary dollars for every open roster spot, and then adding $1. In other words, if you had $13 left and five open roster spots, then your max bid would be $9 = ($13-$5) + $1.

That’s math, bro!

  Create Different Tiers At Each Position

Make tiers for each position: Superstars, good fantasy starters, average starters, good backups, and bad backups. Then try to get a player from the highest tiers for the least money. Getting the cheapest player in each tier means you likely got the best value.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 20, 2019 at 06:18 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: fantasy

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Introducing The Athletic Fantasy Baseball – The Athletic

I usually avoid linking to content from pay sites but, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I regularly link to The Athletic content. The reason is simple, they have too many quality writers to ignore. Yesterday they added even more interesting writers. Who knows how long they will be able to sustain their business model but while they can they will be on my must read list.

One thing we stress at The Athletic Fantasy is making sure we are earning your subscription. We’re pretty normal people who know you can get free stuff anywhere. So, over the course of the last several months, Brandon Funston, Nando Di Fino, Jake Ciely, Eno Sarris and Dan Kaufman (our editorial director) made lists, had meetings, sat on calls, exchanged a lot of emails and ultimately came up with a list of people we thought would offer the absolute best fantasy baseball advice. Anywhere. Bar none. And forget about the fact you get the entire site when you join The Athletic. We wanted this group alone to be worth your subscription. And it is. And maybe even beyond that. This group we assembled will make you look at fantasy baseball and love the game more than ever.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 12, 2019 at 06:03 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: fantasy, pay site

Monday, January 14, 2019

The CheckSwings 2019 Mock Expansion Draft

The most recent Expansion Draft was before I started following baseball. I enjoyed this thought experiment quite a bit, as they take it seriously, follow the official MLB rules (for protected players and such), and therefore create a pretty realistic idea as to what type of teams we might expect the next two Expansion Teams to field.

As we went through the exercise of creating protected lists for each existing club, we realized that we needed to bring in as much outside help as possible in order to create as realistic and unbiased an atmosphere as possible. We searched the internet to find blog posts and Reddit threads on the topic, and asked family members and friends that are baseball fans for their opinions. We also emailed as many team blogs as we could to ask for their input on the topic, and once we had collected a suitable number of responses we created a points system and asked baseball fan family members and friends to collate the responses based on the scoring system.

Davo cant be eatin thirty hot dogs every day Posted: January 14, 2019 at 08:35 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: expansion, fantasy, mock draft

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

New Excel Tool – Automated SGP Rankings and Dollar Values

Player valuations always interest me. Although I most enjoy simulation leagues because of their truer representation of real MLB, I’ve been dabbling more and more into Fantasy Baseball. This tool looks like it might be interesting thing to check out.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 02, 2019 at 09:08 AM | 0 comment(s)
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