2010 STAT PROJECTIONS

I’m not a big fan of projections. To me, it’s all just one big guess that’s never right. I put a lot more faith in rankings. But recently, TheFantasyGeek.com was invited to participate in The Fantasy Sports Trade Association’s Second Annual Fantasy Baseball Projection Accuracy Challenge, in conjunction with TheMostCredible.com, FantasyDispute.com and Fantasy Football Librarian. Click below for more details on the competition.

Do we want a chance to prove our worth against the big boys, like ESPN, Rotowire, Rotoworld, Baseball HQ and dozens others? Um, YES! We’re ready to put our money where are mouths are. So Si and The Geek crunched the numbers and completed our projections for the 250 players they gave us this week. It’s an extra tool to use if you still have a draft coming up this weekend. See what we discovered when we looked into our crystal ball…

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POSITION BREAKDOWN: RELIEF PITCHER

By Si Korot, Senior Contributing Writer

Position Scarcity: 6

It's a good year to get a closer named Jonathan.

Closers are like paper towels. You need to have them around to clean up, but do you really care which ones you get? Oh, sure, the premium names claim to clean up messes faster, yet is it worth paying the high price? Ultimately, whatever you have on hand gets the job done. And if not, you can just grab more. Depending on the size and type of league you’re in, make sure you have a gameplan for closers. In most cases, you’ll do just fine waiting until after the elite choices are gone…and you won’t wipe out one of your early picks.

There’s already been quite a bit of shuffling in the closer ranks, with injuries to Joe Nathan, Huston Street and Kerry Wood. We’ve updated our RP rankings and have just put the finishing touches on our final position breakdown: Relief Pitchers…

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RELIEF PITCHER BREAKDOWN!

THE GEEKLY UPDATE (3/24)

FINAL DRAFT PREP

Wow. Just hit “Don’t Save” by accident in Word and I lost the entire column I just wrote. So here I go, rewriting the damn thing again. Hope it’s as good as the first one. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

With the help of The Fantasy Geek's Draft Kit, you can't lose!

As fantasy basketball season winds down, fantasy baseball drafts kick into high gear. Because I have nothing poignant to open with this week, I’m going to plug our free Baseball Draft Kit. After all, it’s time to get serious about position scarcity and average draft positions. I’ve completed two drafts and have two more coming up. I’m still not completely ready. If you’re looking for every bit of analysis you can get your eyes on, then have a look at The Fantasy Geek’s Baseball Draft Kit, which includes: CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE GEEKLY UPDATE!

POSITION BREAKDOWN: STARTING PITCHER

By Si Korot and The Geek

Position Scarcity: 7

The best pitcher in baseball is probably skinnier than you.

Figuring out the starting pitching choices in 2010 is a guessing game. Kinda like Let’s Make a Deal—the show where you have to choose what’s behind door #1 or door #2. You could end up with a sparkling diamond ring or you could end up with a rusty, old car they dragged in from the junk yard. You never knew on that show. And the same is true for starting pitchers. It’s widely held that hitters are more predictable than pitchers, and that’s especially true this year. There are tons of guys coming off down years, surgeries and exorbitant pitch counts. Even the top pitchers aren’t immune to speculation. But where there’s risk, there’s value. So let us help you decide which hurlers will be gems and which ones will be junk.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE STARTING PITCHER BREAKDOWN!

POSITION BREAKDOWN: DESIGNATED HITTER

Will Ortiz be "Big Papi" this season...or "Big Pop-Up"?

Designated hitters are like brontosauruses. They are big, slow specimens that lumber around trying to stay alive. This year’s herd of DHs seems even bigger and slower than usual. Gone are the days of the Big Hurt and Big Papi. I know, Big Papi is still in the mix, but he’s not the player he was just a few seasons ago. Without any elite options at this position, it’s easy to forget about these guys during your draft. So pay attention, because while there’s no one worthy of a top draft pick, a few of the guys below can prove to be nice values if they fall in your draft. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DH BREADOWN!

HARDBALL HELP LIVE CHAT WRAP

Our first baseball chat featured several great questions, as owners prep for their upcoming drafts. See which positions are most scarce, which AL pitchers to take after the elite guys are gone and what we think of Aubrey Huff. Click on the link below to read the Hardball Help Live Chat Draft Special…

CLICK HERE TO READ THE LIVE CHAT TRANSCRIPT!

GEEKSPEAK FANTASY BASEBALL PREVIEW SHOW

Hey, we did our first podcast! It’s definitely a work in progress, but Si and The Geek provide some help advice on players as you head into your fantasy baseball draft. Give it a listen! We know, it’s not very funny, but we’ll crack more jokes as we get going. Plus, in future shows, you’ll be able to call in live and ask questions, plus you’ll be able to participate in a chat that accompanies the show. We want to be interactive with it. (And jiggy wit’ it.)

CLICK ON THE BLOG TALK RADIO PLAYER IN OUR VIDEO SECTION IN THE RIGHT SIDEBAR!
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