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OBI%: The Stat that SHOULD be Used in Fantasy Baseball

Posted by on Oct 23, 2010 in 2011 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Games | 0 comments

Don’t blame Carlos Gonzalez  for the Colorado Rockies demise this year.  When it comes to driving in runs with runners on base, Gonzalez did his job. “Others Batted In Percentage,” or OBI%, is a stat that measures the rate at which batters drive in runners on base, given the opportunities presented.  It’s a far more realistic stat than RBI given that not every hitter enjoys the same opportunities to create an RBI.  Come up to bat with the bases empty and there’s only a chance for an RBI if you belt one out of the yard. Twenty years ago, nobody really knew about WHIP either.  Today, you’ll find a WHIP rating for all pitchers in the listings.  And, it’s not just fantasy players that care about WHIP; managers and general managers care about WHIP too.  It’s become a great tool for...

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Top Fantasy Baseball Team Names

Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Games | 8 comments

Editor’s Note: In 2010, we published this really popular post on our site with the Top 200 fantasy baseball team names as reported for the 2010 season by CBS Sports. If you’ve reached this page, it’s probably because you typed a query in your favorite search engine relating to fantasy baseball team names. While we appreciate you stopping by, we wanted to inform you that since this post went up nearly two years ago, we have created a page on our site devoted to some fantasy baseball team names. We’ve also given you some ways to send us your favorite fantasy baseball team name. You can visit this newer, up to date page by clicking the link below. Fantasy Baseball Team Names The original post from 2010 is available in its entirety below. These are the top 200 fantasy...

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Fantasy Baseball Stats: Analyzing Net Stolen Bases

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Games, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 2 comments

by BallparkBob Picking up stolen bases used to be easy.  Just look at the highest SB stat and you had your man. Active Lifetime Stolen Base Leaders 1.  Juan Pierre - 468 2.  Omar Vizquel - 389 3.  Johnny Damon - 375 4.  Carl Crawford -369 5.  Luis Castillo - 365 6.  Bobby Abreu - 351 7.  Ichiro Suzuki - 347 8.  Jimmy Rollins - 328 9.  Luis Polonia - 321 10.Derek Jeter - 308 The New Stolen Base But, times have changed for the ancient art of the stolen base with the introduction of Net Stolen Bases.  And, it’s easy to see why.  Those that steal bases more efficiently should be rewarded over those who run wild and get caught much more often.  Hence, many fantasy baseball leagues are now using the category of net stolen bases: total stolen...

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Types of Fantasy Baseball Leagues

Posted by on Mar 28, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Games, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 2 comments

Which type of fantasy baseball league is right for you? What used to be simply a vanilla pastime is now a Heinz 57 of different flavors of formats, thanks mainly to the many great automated internet systems that will tabulate your stats for you. Player Selection Pool The first decision that needs to be made is what players are available to your fantasy baseball managers. There are three such options: *  Mixed Leagues — Players from the National and American Leagues are available.  This is the most common format, but usually results in teams made up of essentially all-star teams since leagues rarely have more than 10 teams in them. *  National League Only — By limiting picks to only National League players, it makes for a more challenging league in that managers will need to have knowledge of...

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The Sporting News Bails On Fantasy Baseball Games

Posted by on Mar 12, 2010 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Games | 3 comments

In an e-mail sent to their e-mail database around 4:30 EST today, the Sporting News announced that they will no longer be offering fantasy games, including 2010 fantasy baseball. According to the e-mail, this decision comes “due to a shift in our core business strategy,” said Publisher Jeff Price in the e-mail. The removal of fantasy games does NOT include their online version of Strat-O-Matic. Instead of focusing on continuing to develop fantasy games, the Sporting News is going to focus 100% of its resources on providing fantasy tools and content (potentially, this is good for you if you are someone who consults their fantasy advice). In addition to discontinuing their fantasy games,’s Fantasy Source is also set to get an overhaul, with the intention of building the “number one destination for fantasy information,” according to Price. The...

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Strat-O-Matic Honors Negro Leagues

Posted by on Nov 6, 2009 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Games | 1 comment

In a past post, we talked about the History of Fantasy Baseball and how Strat-O-Matic Baseball played a great role in the development of the game we know today. Nearly all middle-aged men baseball fans of today played Strat-O-Matic in their formative years.  It was how they learned about baseball statistics, probabilities, and in many cases, Strat-O-Matic brought them closer to the game of baseball that they loved.  Strat-O-Matic was the paper and dice version of today’s video games.  Certainly, not as exciting as the graphics of today’s video games, but one that taught baseball fans about statistics.  It was this love for baseball statistics that led to the phenomenom known originally as Rotisserie Baseball and later as fantasy baseball. Scott Simkus is a Chicago baseball historian who has made it his passion to compile statistics from newspaper reports of the old...

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