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2013 Fantasy Baseball Head-to-Head First Basemen Rankings & Preview for @FP911

For a brief tutorial on how to use my head-to-head ranks, please visit here. For all of my in-depth rankings breakdowns, please visit http://fp911.com/author/albertlang/. For spreadsheets of rankings visit here.

As noted elsewhere in this series, my rankings value consistent players who have put up numbers for the past three seasons. As such, it should be no surprise that I am, once again, one of the highest on Paul Konerko (#27 Hitter, #5 1B). Since 2010, Konerko is tied for the eighth most HRs, has the 14th most RBIs and owns the 14th best batting average among all qualified hitters. Of course, he is living off a pretty impressive 2010 (39 HRs) and has seen his HR total decline from that high to 31 to 26 last season. Not surprisingly his HR/FB rate has been on a downward trend as well, while his ground balls have been increasing.

Read the full analysis at FP911:  http://fp911.com/2013-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-first-basemen-rankings-preview/

Beware the Hype Machine: Paul Goldschmidt for @TheFantasyFix

Beware the Hype Machine: Paul Goldschmidt for the Fantasy Fix. At the tender age of 24, Paul Goldschmidt batted .286/.359/.490 with 20 HRs and 18 SBs (against just three caught stealings). He scored and knocked in 82 runs in just 145 games. This followed up a somewhat impressive debut in 2011, during which he socked eight dingers in just 48 games. Read more at: http://www.thefantasyfix.com/2013/02/beware-the-hype-machine-paul-goldschmidt/

2013 Fantasy Baseball Head-to-Head Outfield Rankings & Preview for @FP911

2013 Fantasy Baseball Head-to-Head Outfield Rankings & Preview for Fantasy Pros 911. My approach to outfielders in the head-to-head format, with thoughts on Carlos Gonzalez, B.J. Upton, Shin-soo Choo, Hunter Pence, Drew Stubbs, Chris Young, Nick Markakis, Matt Joyce, Denard Span, Norichika Aoki, Carlos Gomez, Michael Saunders, Lorenzo Cain, Adam Eaton, Darin Mastroianni, Collin Cowgill, Jarrod Dyson and more.

Read it all at: http://fp911.com/2013-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-outfield-rankings-preview/.

Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show will air at 9:00 pm ET #roto

Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show will air at 9:00 ET. We’ll talk fist basemen (sleepers & busts), Michael Bourn & Cleveland pitchers and much more: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fantasy-baseball-roundtable/2013/02/21/fantasy-baseball-roundtable-show-2013

B.J. Upton, Power And Speed: A Fantasy Baseball (H2H league) Opus for @FP911

B.J. Upton, Power And Speed: A Fantasy Baseball (H2H league) Opus for Fantasy Pros 911: http://fp911.com/b-j-upton-power-speed-a-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-league-opus/.

My head-to-head rankings are a blend of personal projections/thoughts and a statistical formula that weights certain categories. Every season I have to push B.J. Upton and similar players down a bit in the ranks. Still, I typically have these kind of power and speed players with low batting averages higher than standard ranks. What follows is why.

Since 2010,B.J. Uptonhas the most combined HRs and SBs in the majors – two categories incredibly important to h2h leagues. My philosophy in h2h is to go after the things the batter has control over: HRs, SBs and average (I’m willing to sacrifice average for someone who is dominant in HRs/SBs).

Read the full article here: http://fp911.com/b-j-upton-power-speed-a-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-league-opus/. 

Fantasy Pros 911 Radio w/ @JoelHenard & AlbertLeRoi (me) at 7:00 ET

Fantasy Pros 911 Radio w/ Joel Henard and Albert Lang at 7:00 ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2013/02/19/fantasy-pros-911-radio-w-joel-henard-and-albert-lang.

We’ll talk  everything fantasy baseball and baseball related. Listen up!

2013 Fantasy Baseball Head-to-Head Relief Pitchers Rankings & Preview

For a brief tutorial on how to use my head-to-head ranks, please visit here. For all of my in-depth rankings breakdowns, please visit http://fp911.com/author/albertlang/. For spreadsheets of rankings visit here.

In the explanation of the rankings, I outline my strategy toward closers. I typically believe in quantity over quality and really value relievers who can bring the strike-outs. In a heated week an extra 1-2 K’s from each closer really adds up. Not surprisingly, this leads me to rank several closers a bit higher than I would in roto (given their wonky ratios)—most notably, John Axford (#5 RP) and Carlos Marmol (#6 RP).

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Read the full article at http://fp911.com/2013-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-relief-pitchers-rankings-preview/