In fantasy circles, “starting pitching is a mess” has become a way too familiar and redundant outcry. I would not dispute that injuries have taken their toll on the depth of the position. Injuries have taken their toll at each level of the starting pitching pool, but specifically, at the top, where 14 of the… Continue reading Takeaways/The Looming SP Problem
Gregory Polanco…. Unintentionally, this has turned into “Apology Week” here at the Fantasy World Order. Since his 2012 minor league breakout season, I have reserved a very special place in my fantasy heart for Gregory Polanco. Last year, we finally saw some of what he was capable of as dual threat with power and speed.… Continue reading Takeaways/Oh No, Gregory Polanco
As I hinted at last week, fantasy owners and experts at-large hate to be wrong. Even when they are wrong, they dig in to try to find the reason that they were wrong. One of the things our podcast has been wrong on so far is Jose Bautista. We were staunch supporters of Bautista as… Continue reading Takeaways/What to do with Jose Bautista?
http://media.blubrry.com/fantasy_world_order___fantasy/fworderblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/disabledlistworldorder.mp3 Nick and Pat review the latest news and notes including all the news regarding players on the disabled list. They also dive into some struggling players and whether you should hold on or drop them for a waiver wire alternative. Follow on Twitter: Pat – @PatrickFWO Nick – @NickFWO
Most fantasy owners, at least to some extent, suffer from confirmation bias. They attempt to twist and use data in a way that will prove that they were (or are) correct. Their slow starting player is a historically slow starting player – all is well. Maybe. Or maybe, a player’s skills have changed and that… Continue reading Takeaways/They Want to Believe (Byron Buxton)
As the calendar shifts to May, slow starts become all the more real. In one league, despite homers being hit at a great pace seemingly everywhere, my team is off to a very slow power start (last in total HRs). For the first few weeks, I chalked it up to “It’s April” and as I… Continue reading Takeaways/A Rendon Reminder
We have touched on Nick Castellanos in bits and pieces on the podcast and in those short snippets, been effusive in our praise and desire to own him. Putting it bluntly, we like that Castellanos is murdering the baseball when he is making contact. In the early StatCast data, Castellanos shows up as one the… Continue reading Takeaways/Your Last Chance to Buy Nick Castellanos