Category Archives: Fantasy/Gambling

Fantasy Baseball Analyst at Rotographs

Title: Fantasy Baseball Analyst at Rotographs
Date: January 21, 2016
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: I’ve started back up at Rotographs on what’s close to a full-time basis. I’ll be contributing at least four pieces a week and, once the season starts, be manning the larger side of their Roto Riteup platoon, providing a for-your-coffee breakdown of the prior day’s baseball happenings.

There will probably be too much volume for me to re-post everything here, so make sure to check out my Rotographs archive, in addition to this site, where anything I write for the Fangraphs side will definitely still appear.

Big Contracts: Year One

Title: Big Contracts: Year One
Date: March 10, 2016
Original Source: Paul Sporer’s Starting Pitcher Guide
Synopsis: I contributed an essay to Paul Sporer’s excellent annual Starting Pitcher Guide for the 2016 fantasy baseball season, looking at how free agent pitchers perform in the first year of new contracts.
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Blue Jays’ Playing Time Battles: Hitters

Title: Blue Jays’ Playing Time Battles: Hitters
Date: January 21, 2016
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: This article looked at playing time battles for the Toronto Blue Jays entering the 2016 season.
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Shortstops With Potential Second-Half Playing Time Gains

Title: Shortstops With Potential Second-Half Playing Time Gains
Date: July 15, 2014
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: This article looked at shortstops with a low ownership tag who could, one way or another, see a playing time spike later in the season.
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Jed Lowrie’s Power Outage Provides Buy-Low Opportunity

Title: Jed Lowrie’s Power Outage Provides Buy-Low Opportunity
Date: July 8, 2014
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: This article suggested that an early-season power outage from Jed Lowrie provided an opportunity to buy low, which didn’t really end up being the case.
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Mid-Season Shortstop Tier Rankings

Title: Mid-Season Shortstop Tier Rankings
Date: July 1, 2014
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: This article was a tiered ranking of fantasy baseball shortstops as of the beginning of July, with a refresher on how last season’s rankings changed after the midway point of the year.
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Tempering Expectations On A Trio Of Shortstops

Title: Tempering Expectations On A Trio Of Shortstops
Date: June 24, 2014
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: This article tried to pour some cold water on three shortstops I deemed overrated based on expert rankings in Everth Cabrera, Jean Segura, and Xander Bogaerts.
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Important Life Questions And Brad Miller

Title: Important Life Questions And Brad Miller
Date: June 17, 2014
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: This article, which felt like my 100th on the topic, tried to make heads or tails of Brad Miller as a fantasy player.
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The Disappearance Of J.J. Hardy’s Power

Title: The Disappearance Of J.J. Hardy’s Power
Date: June 10, 2014
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: This article looked at the surprising paucity of power in J.J. Hardy’s early-season profile, wondering if Hardy would eventually rebound or if he had legitimately lost some pop.
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2014 Shortstop Tier Rankings: June

Title: 2014 Shortstop Tier Rankings: June
Date: June 3, 2014
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: This article was a tiered ranking of fantasy baseball shortstops as of the beginning of June, with Troy Tulowitzki once again head-and-shoulders above his peers.
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