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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 833 – Paul & Justin Main Events

07/21/20

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2020 Bold Hitter League Leaders

Every season, in addition to posting my standard bold predictions (which I’ll publish on Thursday), I up the ante with my bold league leaders. If you thought nailing a bold prediction was tough, the bold league leaders are even more difficult! Just getting one right is worthy of celebration. Because these are bold, I automatically disqualify players I don’t personally believe would be considered bold or is already projected to finish top five in the category. So I challenge myself and it typically causes me to bat .000. This is more for fun and dreaming of what could be than any serious attempt at being right. That said, if there’s any season to get a bold league leader choice correct, this is it. We might see some very surprising names atop the categorical leaderboards.

We’ll start with the hitting league leaders in each of the five categories, split up by league.

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Roto Riteup: July 21, 2020

Found my dream job:

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 832 – SP Ranking Review

07/20/20

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2020 STARTING PITCHER RANKING REVIEW

  • Reviewing my latest SP Rankings (here)

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Who is Being Dropped and Why (Preseason)

With the first major FAAB period running last night, it’s time to find some why owners soured on some players. Cole Hamels and Buster Posey are obvious choices but some of the others are just head-scratchers. It’s time to dive into who is headed to the waiver wire and why.

Normally, I use the NFBC Main Event, but it still needs to draft most of its leagues. With the Main Event drafts still happening, the maximum number of players dropped was four. For this week, I’m going to focus on the NFBC Online Championship. These drafts started around July 1st and should not be filled with many obvious drops as there would be for the March TGFBI drafts. Next week I’ll be back using the Main Event.
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The Ugliest 12-Team Mixed Pitching Staff?

As I type this, it’s now July 19, and my 2020 fantasy season auctions and drafts have all officially been completed. That is such a strange sentence to type. I am guessing the majority of you are in the same boat, with some of you auctioning/drafting this week as well. Not only is it hard to be excited about the season, but I still feel like it’s going to be a complete crapshoot between small sample performance randomness and COVID-related injuries and issues galore. Given the smaller sample size, I thought the correct pitching strategy was to discount ratios and buy strikeout rates. That strategy gave me five names to target if executing it.

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Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: Hello everyone. The focus of this chat is to discuss FAAB and Waiver Wire adds. I answer those first and then go back to answer any others.

7:32
Guest: Can you rank these bench bat OFs for an OC:  Santander (on roster), K Calhoun, Piscotty, or Kyle Lewis.

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: This one is pretty tough. I like Santander with the Red Sox the first week and the Marlins in week2

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: then I’d go Lewis (upside), Calhoun, Piscotty

7:34
Ryan: Houser or Sandy A

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Neither right now.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 831 – First FAAB

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What’s On Second?

Sometimes you are all set for the week. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start thinking about the future. This article takes a look ahead for the following week to see if maybe there are things to consider or players to stash that may not have as much value right now. Don’t forget to check out the companion article to this one, Who’s On First? Read the rest of this entry »


Who’s On First?

The season is almost here! Read the rest of this entry »