Reader Posts Favorite Fantasy Baseball Sites
My favorite baseball websites are as follows (no particular order):
Baseball America Not taking the major leagues into account, baseball is played all over the United States. You can find minor league teams in towns and cities all across the country. Baseball America is a great source for finding out about your favorite major league team’s farm system. They provide comprehensive lists of players, sortable stats and commentary for all minor league teams. They also do a fine job covering college baseball, which is growing rapidly in popularity. (FBD Note — you’ll need a password from a paid subscription to access much of the Baseball America site.)
RotoWorld Primarily a fantasy sports site, RotoWorld is not just for fantasy geeks. RotoWorld reports sports news in a very timely manner. Because of their superior coverage, they usually get their news items up faster than bigger sites like Yahoo or MSN. Plus, they report or comment on a much greater amount of players on a daily basis. You can look up a great number of professional sports players in their vast database, which gives you vitals as well as career statistics. You can also find quality articles in abundance there.
RotoJournal A fantasy sports blog that currently covers baseball almost exclusively, Roto Journal provides quality articles and commentary on topics such as Division Inequality in Baseball and The Wisdom of Bill James.
The Baseball Cube The Baseball Cube is a historical almanac providing major league, minor league and college statistics. The major league records go back over 100 years. I have often visited this site when I am trying to find information on minor league players, as they tend to have more info on the minors than any other site I’ve visited. You can also ‘sponsor’ your favorite player’s webpage on their site.
SABR The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) was established in 1971. Their desire is to promote the study of baseball, both current and historical. Of primary interest on the site are their studies on everything from The Deadball Era (1901-1919) to Women in Baseball. It’s a fine source for anyone wanting to examine the history of baseball, and how the game has changed through the years.
Baseball1 This site is a nice archive of various topics, ranging from Sabermetrics to the Negro leagues. It also has a fine database of downloadable stats from baseball’s early era.
Baseball Reference In my opinion, this is the premier website for baseball stat junkies. Here, you will find current standings and boxscores, and past stats going back to 1871. You’ll also discover a comprehensive list of past players, managers, post-season results and awards.
Baseball Think Factory A general discussion site, with articles on all kinds of topics, including the minor league draft and current baseball events. At any given time, you might find up to 1000 people viewing the site.
Fantasy Baseball Dugout A new site with great insight. Will surely help you in your quest for the 2008 Fantasy Baseball Championship.