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  • • Top 20 Starters for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    The royal we already went over all the hitters for 2021 fantasy baseball rankings. That’s not the “royal we” as that term usually implies. It was me writing it alone while wearing a Burger King crown. I refuse to draft a top starter where they are usually drafted. Unlike hitters, you need six starters, depending on your league depth. Simple math tells us there’s plenty of starters to go around. Si...2021
  • • Top 5 Utility Hitters for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    Have you seen my handy chart for position eligibility for 2021 fantasy baseball? Yeah? Cool. This is the opposite of those guys. These hitters have no eligibility. They are Utility-Only hitters. These are not all hitters who work for your UTIL slot. Please, blog, may I have some more?...2021
  • • One Man’s Trash: May Day
    Language is a beautiful yet complicated thing. It allows us to convey thoughts and emotions to one another. Some for the better, I love you. Some for the worse, You're a stupid m----rf----r, dumb wannabe fantasy baseball hack! Things get tricky when intonation is changed or context is altered. For example, the expression "take off" could mean that an airplane is going up, an article of clothing is...2021
  • • Yankees' Jameson Taillon explains frustrations with MLB's attempts to delay 2021 season
    Taillon joined CBS Sports' Fantasy Baseball Today podcast to discuss the upcoming season...2021
  • • Top 100 Outfielders for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    We’ve done it! We’ve reached the end of the fantasy baseball hitter rankings for 2021 fantasy baseball rankings. Give yourself a big round of applause. I’d clap for you, but I have carpal tunnel from actually ranking all the hitters and writing all their blurbs and calculating all of their projections and– What exactly did you do? Oh, yeah, you read them. No wonder why your hands can still clap. W...2021
  • • First-Year-Player Draft Top 50 for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    Last week, we began this series with the First-Year-Player Draft Top 25 for 2021 Fantasy Baseball.  As we move into the next group, my favorite league is beginning it’s draft. I suspect we’ll be right around my pick, 26 of 30, by the time these pages hit the newsstands. Not that I expect anyone in the league much cares. Lots of good FYPD rankings out there. But still, it’s an odd game: drafting w...2021
  • • Top 80 Outfielders for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    The top 80 outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball will fall in the overall range of near 225 overall and later. This is your late 4th outfielder and 5th outfielder range, or 6th outfielder for utility spot, or 7th outfielder if you're trying to draft so many outfielders that everyone in your league is like, "Who invited the giant dope with seven outfielders and zero corner men?" Here’s Steamer’s 20...2021
  • Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Top 20 First Basemen For 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    • Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Top 20 First Basemen For 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    First Base is back baby! It's good again!!!! Shout it from the mountains!!! Read this in one of those culturally appropriated Robin Williams voices. After a few lean years the first base position has some sizzle. Or perhaps this is the hangover of the catcher episode. "Catchers: The Ugly Friend/Slump-Buster of Fantasy Baseball". Anyway, Grey, yours trues, and crews (there is no crew) chew through ...2021
  • • Rolling In The Deep: An Early Look At Cheap Outfielders
    Happy New Year, Readers!  Yes, I know it’s February, but this is my first post of the year, and as far as I’m concerned, the year doesn’t really start until I can officially start thinking about fantasy baseball.  To the surprise of no one who's ever met me, it turns out I've been thinking about fantasy baseball a lot lately; I'm preparing for my third draft now, after having completed my annual T...2021
  • • Nolan Archenado
    Not usually my style, but we're taking a break from the 2021 fantasy baseball rankings for a day because of the big trade between the Rockies and Cardinals (and a shizzton of other moves). All the 2021 fantasy baseball rankings, including pitchers, are already up on our Patreon. So, the Rockies are trying to lose, and they’re a stupid franchise. That is a bad combination. Like burning down your h...2021

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Fantasy Baseball injury and suspension

  • • Top 10 Texas Rangers Prospects for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    Can you name the last Rangers prospect who exceeded expectations? Sorry to cut to the quick, but it feels like something of an unreported secret that Texas is trouble for top prospects.  Can go with Gallo, if you want to give your brain a break. I think he’s more or less lined up with expectations, for what it’s Weurtz.  Elvis Andrus came from Atlanta in the Teixeira trade, and I guess he count...2021
  • • Padres GM A.J. Preller says Dinelson Lamet is in 'really good place' as he rehabs from elbow injury
    Preller joined the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast this week...2021
  • • Fantasy Baseball: Little recourse for Corey Kluber injury in pitching-starved environment
    Corey Kluber has a fractured forearm, and the loss is felt throughout the Fantasy Baseball world. Scott White offers some suggestions for replacing him....2019
  • • Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Five to add, plus winners and losers from Thursay
    We got some good news and some bad news on the injury front Thursday, along with some low-owned players who can make an impact on waivers, Friday...2019
  • • Fantasy Baseball: Ranking the top 35 IL stashes in light of Aaron Judge's oblique injury, Austin Meadows' sprained thumb
    While a whole host of players landed on the IL this weekend, others are nearing a return. Scott White helps Fantasy players prioritize their precious few spots....2019
  • • Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Navigating all of this weekend's injuries
    If you made it through a weekend filled with injuries unscathed, consider yourself lucky. If not, we've got help...2019
  • • Fantasy Baseball: Red Sox call up Michael Chavis; Is he worth the add?
    The struggling Red Sox call up Michael Chavis to help fill an injury gap at second base, but Chris Towers says Chavis can make an impact at some position if his big bat delivers....2019
  • • Fantasy Baseball Digest: Struggling stars and surviving early injuries
    2019
  • • Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Austin Meadows, Mike Trout, and winners and losers from Tuesday
    Austin Meadows had a monster night while Mike Trout left with a groin injury. Heath Cummings tells you what you need to know...2019
  • • Fantasy Baseball: Injuries lead to changes in Top 200 Trade Value Rankings for H2H points leagues
    Think the Mike Clevinger and Luis Severino injuries present a good opportunity to buy low? Scott White shares his latest trade values for Head-to-Head points leagues....2019

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Fantasy Baseball trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Top 20 Starters for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    The royal we already went over all the hitters for 2021 fantasy baseball rankings. That’s not the “royal we” as that term usually implies. It was me writing it alone while wearing a Burger King crown. I refuse to draft a top starter where they are usually drafted. Unlike hitters, you need six starters, depending on your league depth. Simple math tells us there’s plenty of starters to go around. Si...2021
  • • First-Year-Player Draft Top 50 for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    Last week, we began this series with the First-Year-Player Draft Top 25 for 2021 Fantasy Baseball.  As we move into the next group, my favorite league is beginning it’s draft. I suspect we’ll be right around my pick, 26 of 30, by the time these pages hit the newsstands. Not that I expect anyone in the league much cares. Lots of good FYPD rankings out there. But still, it’s an odd game: drafting w...2021
  • • Top 80 Outfielders for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    The top 80 outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball will fall in the overall range of near 225 overall and later. This is your late 4th outfielder and 5th outfielder range, or 6th outfielder for utility spot, or 7th outfielder if you're trying to draft so many outfielders that everyone in your league is like, "Who invited the giant dope with seven outfielders and zero corner men?" Here’s Steamer’s 20...2021
  • • Rolling In The Deep: An Early Look At Cheap Outfielders
    Happy New Year, Readers!  Yes, I know it’s February, but this is my first post of the year, and as far as I’m concerned, the year doesn’t really start until I can officially start thinking about fantasy baseball.  To the surprise of no one who's ever met me, it turns out I've been thinking about fantasy baseball a lot lately; I'm preparing for my third draft now, after having completed my annual T...2021
  • • Nolan Archenado
    Not usually my style, but we're taking a break from the 2021 fantasy baseball rankings for a day because of the big trade between the Rockies and Cardinals (and a shizzton of other moves). All the 2021 fantasy baseball rankings, including pitchers, are already up on our Patreon. So, the Rockies are trying to lose, and they’re a stupid franchise. That is a bad combination. Like burning down your h...2021
  • • Top 120 from CBS Prospect Draft for Dynasty Roto Fantasy Baseball
    For a couple nights this week, I drafted prospects with prospectors. Or against prospectors? Both, I suppose. Appreciated the invite from Scott White at CBS, who allowed me to come back and defend my crown from last year’s prospect mocks. That’s a joke. Not a funny one, sorry to say. Nobody wins a mock draft, let alone a prospect mock....2021
  • • Hitter Profiles: What Happens in the Outfield, Stays in the Outfield
    The outfield is a special place on the ballfield.  Open grasses, the last line of defense to the long ball and nobody to hear the inevitable self-scolding when something does not go as planned.  Not only is it a special place, but over the years it has allowed us the opportunity to witness immensely talented defensive wizards such as Nelson Cruz, Kyle Schwarber, Matt Adams and even Jose Canseco (w...2021
  • • Hitter Profiles: The Christian and Trevor ‘Story’
    This week we start getting into hitter profiles for the 2021 fantasy baseball season and what better way to start out than two guys battling it out for draft position at the end of the first round.  Not only that, but Trevor “walking pun” Story and Christian Yelich’s boyish looks are just too tempting to pass up for any writer.  The downfall being that there are way too many jokes to write and so ...2021
  • • Top 10 Texas Rangers Prospects for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    Can you name the last Rangers prospect who exceeded expectations? Sorry to cut to the quick, but it feels like something of an unreported secret that Texas is trouble for top prospects.  Can go with Gallo, if you want to give your brain a break. I think he’s more or less lined up with expectations, for what it’s Weurtz.  Elvis Andrus came from Atlanta in the Teixeira trade, and I guess he count...2021
  • • Top 20 Shortstops for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    Could I see owning two of the top 20 shortstops for 2021 fantasy baseball? More like: Can I draft four of them? This post is going to envelope you with so much love you're going to remember when it was that you were first stung by the Fantasy Baseball Bug. By the way, the Fantasy Baseball Bug is mostly found in North America, struggles to reproduce and inhabits dark basements. Here’s Steamer’s 202...2021

Fantasy Baseball stats and results

  • • Top 20 Starters for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    The royal we already went over all the hitters for 2021 fantasy baseball rankings. That’s not the “royal we” as that term usually implies. It was me writing it alone while wearing a Burger King crown. I refuse to draft a top starter where they are usually drafted. Unlike hitters, you need six starters, depending on your league depth. Simple math tells us there’s plenty of starters to go around. Si...2021
  • • Nolan Archenado
    Not usually my style, but we're taking a break from the 2021 fantasy baseball rankings for a day because of the big trade between the Rockies and Cardinals (and a shizzton of other moves). All the 2021 fantasy baseball rankings, including pitchers, are already up on our Patreon. So, the Rockies are trying to lose, and they’re a stupid franchise. That is a bad combination. Like burning down your h...2021
  • • Why I Don’t Use WHIP
    In an article in early January, I explained the pitching stats we use regularly here at MLBTR.  At the end, I briefly noted that I don’t use WHIP outside of fantasy baseball.  Several commenters inquired about that choice, so I decided a separate article might be helpful. If you’re reading this, you probably already know…...2021
  • • Fantasy baseball sleepers emerge from weekend action, news
    Eric Karabell provides insight into the latest news and box scores as Opening Day approaches....2020
  • • Fantasy baseball H2H points mock draft reaction: Alonso among sluggers to fall
    AJ Mass details his takeaways from our H2H points mock draft....2020
  • • Fantasy Baseball: Early thoughts on how COVID-19 testing and cases will impact the 2020 season
    How should early testing results and procedures change your approach to 2020? Scott White breaks it down....2020
  • • Why the 2020 MLB season is a perfect time to try roto fantasy baseball
    A shortened season poses challenges to the head-to-head points format that are easily overcome with the original rotisserie-style scoring system. Why not take the 10-week plunge to see how you like it?...2020
  • • The 9 greatest games in fantasy baseball history
    Using standard points league scoring, Tristan H. Cockcroft identifies the nine biggest games in fantasy baseball history (1980-2019), including 20 strikeout games, 4-home run games and other feats that almost broke the fantasy scoring scale....2020
  • • Fantasy baseball: Lessons learned from points-league mocks
    Todd Zola took part in five H2H points mock drafts, modifying his approach for each, and reports on which one worked best in acquiring the players he wanted most....2020
  • • Fantasy baseball's lasting legacy
    The rise of fantasy baseball and the rise of Sabermetrics go hand-in-hand, resulting in a world where it's not inconceivable for a fantasy GM to one day see those skills translate into getting an MLB job....2020

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  • • Nolan Archenado
    2021
  • • 2019 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: A.J. Pollock signing gives Dodgers' outfield a path forward
    A.J. Pollock signed with the Dodgers Thursday, a rare moment of activity in a slow offseason. What does it mean for his and the Dodgers' Fantasy prospects?...2019
  • • Fantasy Baseball: Ronald Acuna shooting up in latest Rotisserie rankings update
    With Ronald Acuna on a tear, Scott White takes a moment to re-assess his Fantasy value for the rest of the season....2018
  • • Fantasy Baseball Prospects Report: Eloy Jimenez, Vladimir Guerrero regaining momentum
    Eloy Jimenez and Vladimir Guerrero are back to health and back to raking, so are they closing in on a major-league assignment? Scott White looks at them as well as a Mets slugger who's turning heads....2018

Top Fantasy Baseball news

  • • 2020 MLB shortened fantasy baseball season FAQ
    Answering your questions about how ESPN Fantasy baseball will work with the 60-game MLB season....2020
  • • One player from each team to add in fantasy baseball
    One player from each team to add in fantasy baseball...2017
  • • Fantasy baseball's lasting legacy
    2020
  • • What could two-way Japanese great Shohei Otani mean for Fantasy Baseball?
    Shohei Otani is expected to sign with a major-league club this offseason, but whether he'll pitch or hit or both remains to be seen. Scott White considers the possibilities....2017
  • • Why the 2020 MLB season is a perfect time to try roto fantasy baseball
    2020
  • • MLB to judge: Cheating attempts part of sports
    MLB is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by participants in DraftKings fantasy baseball contests over the sign stealing by the Houston Astros....2020
  • • 2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: It's official, there's only one Shohei Ohtani
    Shohei Ohtani is a one-of-a-kind player, and we'll treat him like that in your Fantasy leagues....2018
  • • Closer Role Notes: Red Sox, Pirates, Marlins
    The notion of a closer’s role has evolved over the years, but there’s never been any doubt of the importance of a reliable late-inning relief strategy. While some organizations prefer more flexible arrangements, quite a few still utilize dedicated ninth-inning men. Settling on a closer isn’t just important to a team and to fantasy baseball…...2020
  • • The 9 greatest games in fantasy baseball history
    2020
  • • Fantasy Baseball: Manny Machado sneaks into first round of Rotisserie mock draft to close out winter meetings
    The winter meetings have ended, and much of the Fantasy Baseball landscape is the same. But even just rumors can impact the way we draft. Scott White looks at our early Rotisserie mock....2017
  • • Fantasy baseball mock draft: 10-team roto
    Our analysts and staff convened for the first mock draft of the season, this one using a 10-team roto format. Find out where each player went, from Trout to Ramos....2018
  • • 2018 fantasy baseball rankings, sleepers and more
    Get everything you need to prepare for your fantasy baseball drafts here, including rankings and analysis from ESPN's team of experts....2018
  • • Fantasy baseball forecaster for Week 8 -- Sept. 14-20
    Set your lineups for the week ahead in fantasy baseball with our forecaster preview, which features pitcher rankings, two-start pitchers, hitter ratings, schedule observations and more....2020
  • • Fantasy Baseball: Gerrit Cole will be no less than the best with the Yankees
    Gerrit Cole just agreed to the largest free agent deal for any pitcher in history. Scott White looks at what makes him the best pitcher in Fantasy Baseball and why even better production may be in store....2019

Fantasy Baseball fantasy rankings and news

  • • Top 20 Starters for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    2021
  • • Top 5 Utility Hitters for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    2021
  • • One Man’s Trash: May Day
    2021
  • • Top 100 Outfielders for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    2021
  • • Top 80 Outfielders for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    2021
  • • Rolling In The Deep: An Early Look At Cheap Outfielders
    2021
  • • Nolan Archenado
    2021
  • • Hitter Profiles: What Happens in the Outfield, Stays in the Outfield
    2021
  • Arenado's fantasy baseball value away from Coors Field
    • Arenado's fantasy baseball value away from Coors Field
    Home field advantage was a part of his fantasy appeal, but how well will his bat play at Busch Stadium?...2021
  • • Top 20 2nd Basemen for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    The top of the 2nd base pool is funky as all get-out, and I wish a lot of these guys would get out I'm trying to watch Get Out. Are the top 20 2nd basemen for 2021 fantasy baseball shallower than the top 20 catchers for 2021 fantasy baseball? No, but it's pretty close, and that's the last time you're gonna hear the word pretty and 2nd basemen in the same sentence. Here’s Steamer’s 2021 Fantasy Bas...2021

Fantasy Baseball schedule, game

  • • Top 20 Starters for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    2021
  • • Top 100 Outfielders for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    2021
  • • Top 80 Outfielders for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    2021
  • • Rolling In The Deep: An Early Look At Cheap Outfielders
    2021
  • • Top 20 2nd Basemen for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    2021
  • • Top 10 Texas Rangers Prospects for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    2021
  • • Top 20 Shortstops for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    2021
  • • Top 20 3rd Basemen for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    The top 20 3rd basemen for 2021 fantasy baseball burn hot and flame out super fast, then find themselves a little flicker to help them read while wearing their stocking cap, then that extinguishes with a cold wind blowing through that smells of garbage. This will hopefully make some sense after you read the next 4,000 words. I should put Easter eggs in these rankings posts to see who is actually r...2021
  • • Top 20 Outfielders for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    In an incredible turn of events, I’ve done all the infield 2021 fantasy baseball rankings. Less incredible, you’ve read them. It’s like that time your favorite team won because they played better than that other team but you convinced yourself they won because you cheered louder. When I win the Fantasy Baseball Blogger of the Millennial in 2099, and my frozen head is accepting the award, I’m going...2021
  • • Top 40 Outfielders for 2021 Fantasy Baseball
    The top 40 outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball is roughly around 75th overall to around the 150th spot overall to give you an idea of the big picture. There will be outfielders to draft and outfielders to ignore with convoluted reasons, as you've come to expect and eventually respect. Here’s Steamer’s 2021 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Hitters and 2021 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Pitcher...2021

Fantasy Baseball rumors, scandals

  • • Fantasy Baseball: Stuff that matters from opening day
    From disastrous aces to surprise saves to shocking lineup decisions to Dodgers home runs, Scott White examines the wild opening day that was....2019
  • • Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Carlos Rodon is ready for a rehab start plus Meadows call up and Gohara speculation
    Heath Cummings looks at Austin Meadows chances in the major leagues and whether it's finally time to buy Matt Boyd....2018
  • • 2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: 12 underrated players according ADP data
    Sleepers are exciting, but sometimes the buzz ups price to a point they're no longer a value. And then there's the other side of the coin. Our Scott White offers up 12 players for whom the lack of buzz is driving down the cost....2018
  • • Fantasy Baseball Prospects Report: Luke Weaver, Brent Honeywell creating some buzz; Amed Rosario a week away?
    The Cardinals have a rotation opening for Luke Weaver, but do the Rays for Brent Honeywell? And are we finally on the verge of an Amed Rosario call-up? Scott White talks prospects....2017

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