5 Underrated April Mashers

5 Underrated April Mashers
There’s no feasible way to predict the next Chris Shelton, who, you may recall, hit an obscene 10 home runs in April of 2006. But it is possible to target guys who enjoy the month of April a little more than others. And this is critical when you’re playing in a contest like the FanDuel ...

Context Adjustments: Park Factors

Context Adjustments: Park Factors
The concept of “park factors” is thrown around frequently by fantasy writers and players, but rarely is it discussed intelligently or utilized properly. More often than not, talk will take the form of generalities, such as “Coors is a good park for hitters” or “PETCO is where home runs go to die.” Sometimes you’ll see ...

Identifying the Post-Hype Sleepers of 2011

Identifying the Post-Hype Sleepers of 2011
Something amazing happened in 2010. Rookies normally struggle in their first year in the majors, but last year’s crop of babyfaces did a great job of destroying the stereotype. We enjoyed Buster Posey‘s .305 average, Mike Stanton’s 22 home runs in 359 at-bats and Jason Heyward’s all-around awesomeness. We saw an electric debut from Stephen ...

2011 preview: Catchers in new cities

2011 preview: Catchers in new cities
2011 preview: Catchers in new cities By Antonio D’Arcangelis There are plenty of convoluted theories on how to deploy those who don the “tools of ignorance” in fantasy games, but it all comes down to value and opportunity. Let’s take a gander at some catchers on new teams in 2011 – and examine how the ...