The posting around here will be slow for a few days, maybe a week, while I'm working behind the scenes. I have officially declared war on xFIP with my newly created mdsFIP ERA forecasting system. I'm also working on a BABIP Gone Wild piece that will be included in the Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide that Charlie from FB365, Mark from FBHotStove and I am working on. I mentioned this during the And His Name Was Jose Lopez podcast (which you can listen to via the widget to the right or download here) so I thought I'd give you a little sneak peak of what I made reference to earlier. A small taste should only excite your ravenous hunger and keep me from appearing to be lazy. I'll probably start leaking SP projections within a week (7 business days). Make the jump for a sneak peak of what's to come.
Hey. Who wants to have some fun? Now you just saying you want to have fun or do you really want to have some fun? Right now there are over 275 projections, that I calculated, sitting in the right-hand sidebar. Why don't we make the jump to the other side of this blog post and make some ridiculous proclamations!
We now have a new comments system. This is a beta version so there are some bugs that need to be worked out. Eventually you will need a Bloguin account to comment, but for now you can use your Twitter, Facebook or Livefyre account. Old comments will be (or have been) imported, they're not lost. No worries there. Pictures are supported (Flickr, Twitpic, tinypic, and imgur), all you need to do is paste the url in the comment box. Same story for videos (Youtube, Vimeo).
Eventually (fingers crossed) we will have a forum where you can create topics and discuss what interests you. Hopefully (toes crossed) we will be able to share a forum with the FB365 crew. Bloguin is growing, it shall be a fun ride.
I'm going to upgrade the 1B Rankings after this is posted. Texieira gets a slight bump in AVG (won't affect his rank), Berkman gets a little more love (already shown in the OF ranks) and David Ortiz will be removed (not enough games played at the position). Minor changes. Hoping to have a "fun with projections" post up late tonight or tomorrow. Enjoy.
The 2011 Designated Hitter Rankings and Projections are here! All two of them. It's the Battle of the Bulging Bellies. "Huge Hafner" vs "Big Sloppy". It's the guy named after the aging playboy millionaire and the guy whose age is undetermined. Make the jump for your 2011 DH Rankings and Projections to make fun of David Ortiz in the comments section.
At long last, the 2011 OF Rankings and Projections are here. There are 100 Outfielders included, but Desmond Jennings didn't make the cut. Tampa will not promote him. Ever. Give up all hope. There's also bad news for lovers of Jayson Werth; your boy is overrated. There is good news; however, a comment section awaits your disapproval. Make the jump for your 2011 Outfield rankings and projections.
A Toronto speedster must take action when he finds himself trapped on First Base
As of this moment, Rajai Davis is the 56th Outfielder off the board in drafts at MockDraftCentral.com. We're talking about an Average Draft Position of 294 (Round 25). He just happens to be my 21st ranked Outfielder (rankings and projections should be out late Tuesday). The love child of Jacoby Ellsbury and Juan Pierre is poised to produce huge profits for anyone who is lucky enough to grab him at his ADP. Make the jump for more on the man who will stop AL East terrorists dead in their tracks.
Jayson Werth was just paid big money by Washington and he's been all over the news because of that contract. Maybe the absurd amount of money he received has taken attention away from the fact that he is leaving a hitter's park and a choice lineup for browner pastures in Washington. Make the jump to see why I am hating on the bearded, limp wristed, overrated Outfielder that is Jayson Werth.
Welcome to Bizarre Dudes with your host Ryan Zimmerman. Today, we travel to the Third Base position and subject our fantasy palates to strange and wonderful stats like David Wright's K%, Evan Longoria's HR/FB%, Adrian Beltre's BABIP, Aramis Ramirez' Fly Ball% and Jose Bautista's everything. It's a fickle position with few players who can be relied upon with confidence. Make the jump for your 2011 Third Base Rankings and Projections.
The 2011 2B Rankings and Projections have been updated. Maicer Izturis is out. Alberto Callaspo, Ryan Raburn, Jed Lowrie, Jayson Nix, Reid Brignac and Clint Barmes are in. Obviously these guys are penciled in at a different position and I neglected to check their eligibility (Yahoo! style) before posting the 2B projections. I wanted to rank Ryan Raburn ahead of Kelly Johnson, but I chickened out.no comments