About This Site
Welcome to Fantasy Baseball Solutions! As fantasy sports continue to expand and gain popularity at a rapid rate, there's no shortage of data, research, and analysis available via the internet, television, or your grocery store magazine rack. Finding strategy, projections, and advice is not a problem; however, finding reliable, consistent, practical information that can be implemented into the management of your team (or teams) can be an issue. That is exactly what I hope to offer.
To my knowledge, no sports broadcasting company or publication has dubbed me an "expert" in the world of fantasy baseball; and I certainly don't claim to be. I'm an average guy, a middle school history teacher, in fact, who is passionate about baseball, and enjoys the "friendly" competition of fantasy baseball. For 10+ years I've been able to take a little knowledge, develop some basic strategies, stumble on a little luck, and take advantage of others mistakes to terrorize my friends and win numerous roto leagues. My goal is to share some of this with you and, hopefully, help you do the same.
You won't find 80+ pages of statistical breakdowns of each and every player dating back to his Little League days. You won't find too many complicated "sabermetric" stats, such as BABIP and Adjusted ERA. While I feel those statistics can be used as a supplemental tool to perhaps project a slight change in a player, or help decide between two similar players, I think fantasy experts are putting too much emphasis on them. In my opinion, they fail to take into consideration the natural maturation (Matt Kemp) or decline (Johnny Damon) of a player, injuries that could effect a players swing/mechanics (Andre Ethier), new ballparks (Adrian Gonzalez), and a player simply finding the right hitting/pitching coach, or tweaking his approach in just the right way (Jose Bautista, James Shields).
In creating Fantasy Baseball Solutions I hope to provide you with simple strategies, preparations, and a philosophy to help prepare you for your upcoming drafts. You'll find tips, rankings, and my personal projections for the top players in MLB 2012. Throughout the year I'll post my thoughts on streaking players (hot and cold), roster trends, and minor league call-ups who could be of service.
By season's end, my goal is to have helped you find that competitive edge over your competition, regardless of your skill level. Novice or experienced, a move or two here and there can help you beat anyone at this great game. Thanks for checking out the site! Best of luck!