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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/

The 2013 @FantasyTrade411 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is available

I was happy to contribute a short section on the Baltimore Orioles for the 2013 FantasyTrade411 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide. It’s probably the best thing in the whole guide [:-)], but there are certainly other interesting tidbits. To quote the guide:

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2013 Fantasy Baseball Head-to-Head Starting Pitcher Ranks & 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 here. For spreadsheets of rankings visithere.

While pitchers of all shapes and varieties tend to be a volatile lot, it appears we are nearing a renaissance of young hurlers coming into their own. As such, there are reasonably 17 top flight starting pitching options for fantasy baseball in 2013.

Read the full article at FP911.com: http://fp911.com/2013-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-starting-pitchers-rankings-preview/.

2013 Fantasy Baseball Head-to-Head Rankings and Strategy

For all of my in-depth rankings breakdowns, please visit http://fp911.com/author/albertlang/. For spreadsheets of rankings visit here.

The first point: while the rankings can be modified/used for Roto/Points leagues, they are specifically (and you’ll see how/why) tailored to the 5×5 standard head-to-head fantasy baseball game. If you end up using them for Roto, be sure to watch your ratios (average, ERA, WHIP) closely.

Read the full article at FantasyPros911.com: http://fp911.com/2013-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-rankings-and-strategy/.

Fantasy Pros 911 Radio w/ @JoelHenard + me & guests: @Mikegianella & @Jhalpin37 AT 7:00 ET #roto

Fantasy Pros 911 Radio w/ @JoelHenard + me & guests: @mikegianella & @jhalpin37 — things got serious. 7 ET! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2013/02/12/fantasy-pros-911-radio-w-joel-henard-and-albert-lang

Deeper League Relief Finds for Fantasy Baseball, National League for @TheFantasyFix

For players in deeper leagues that find it useful to have a reliever with 70+ K upside or a real outside shot at saves, the below represent some of the best options out there. to read about A.J. Ramos, Fernando Salas, Josh Edgin, Nick Vincent, Brad Brach, Zach Stewart, Chris Leroux, Raul Valdes & Adam Ottavino visit The Fantasy Fixor http://www.thefantasyfix.com/2013/02/deeper-league-relief-finds-for-fantasy-baseball-national-league/.

2013 Fantasy Baseball @TheFantasyFix Draft Guide Out!

Here is what you get:

The 2013 version of the Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide features more than 100,000 words of fantasy baseball advice spanning 240 pages.

There are more than 15 advice articles on topics such as: the off season free agent and trade primer, preparing for your auction, adjusting your draft strategy mid-auction, late-round auction targets, starting pitching values, AL-Only strategy, AL-Only targets, NL-Only targets, dynasty targets, mixed league sleepers, mixed league busts, daily fantasy baseball philosophies, starting pitchers poised to rebound or improve, advanced statistics and more…

I also wrote a 40,000 word guide to relievers and fantasy baseball. If you want to be among the first people to get it, please buy the guide. An updated guide will be available for free later in the off-season, but the Draft Magazine is worth it alone.

Additionally you will find a 12-team mock draft with some of the most respected fantasy analysts in the industry (with commentary), complete rankings and auction values for close to 350 players, projected depth charts and lineups for each MLB team, player capsules for every player projected to start the season with their team including over 100 starting pitchers AND the ultimate Twitter guide for #fantasybaseball.

To get it, go to: http://www.thefantasyfix.com/2013-fantasy-baseball-draft-guide/