Passing & Touchdown Distribution

Passing & Touchdown Distribution

Distribution – Passing Planning out the next star of 2016 may be as easy as looking at the way in which offenses distribute the football to the skill players. Of course it goes without saying that not every NFL team makes the same amount of pass attempts. Nor do those individual passing games generate the […]

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2016 Shortstop Rankings – Top 25

There is some new blood at the shortstop position along with some much-needed depth compared to years past. Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Francisco Lindor, Jung-Ho Kang, Addison Russell, Ketel Marte and Eugenio Suarez all made their debut this season, each with varied success.  In addition to the rookie class of 2016, shortstop is not short […]

Jung-Ho Kang yes we Kang

YES WE KANG!

If you haven’t guessed what this piece will be about, well, you need to work on your powers of deduction. We’re digging on the Korean Klubber, himself, Jung Ho Kang. Going into last season I had Kang as a deep sleeper. I mean what’s not to love, a little Korean with some potential pop at […]

Scarcity and Youth Breeds Draft Day Regret

Scarcity and Youth Breeds Draft Day Regret

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, whichever is applicable to you. Unless you’ve started your draft prep this week, I’m sure you’ve heard ad nauseam that the SS position is a fantasy abyss of sorts. After re-emphasizing the hollowness of the position, tales of what tomorrow brings shines light on the cold frontier. This […]

Troy Tulowitzki so what about his terrible second half

So what about Tulo’s terrible second half?

If I were to describe Troy Tulowitzki in only two words, I would probably choose disabled list talented and fragile. When Tulowitzki is healthy, he is easily the most dynamic hitting shortstop and one of the most exciting hitters to watch. He goes on tears like no other, and for his entire career (pre-2015) was trying […]

Marcus Semien: Dark Horse for Top 5

Marcus Semien: Dark Horse for Top-5 SS

It’s been true for a few years, and 2016 is no different: shortstop is the most shallow position. Second base has had a rather strong core for years, with new names rising and falling with that core. Shortstop has often had Troy Tulowitzki at the top, but he can’t stay on the field. Neither can […]

Ian Desmond Player spotlight

Player spotlight: Ian Desmond

Prior to the 2016 season, Ian Desmond had three consecutive seasons of 20 home runs and 20 stolen. On average he was taken as the 28th overall pick and third shortstop off the board in 2015. He ended the season as one of the bigger disappointments, finishing as the 16th shortstop and 213th overall on […]

Draft This Not That

Draft This, Not That: Shortstops

The shortstop position began a major youth movement in 2015 with the arrival of instant superstar, Carlos Correa, followed by Francisco Lindor who looks like he could be Derek Jeter-lite, and then finally Corey Seager came on the scene late in the season. If you want Correa, Lindor, or Corey Seager to be a part […]

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2016 Third Base Rankings – Top 25

2016 Third Base Rankings – Top 25

What a difference two years can make.  Looking back at 2014 rankings we see a top five of Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Beltre, David Wright, Evan Longoria and Ryan Zimmerman.  Cabrera is the only top player left on the list, although he has shifted to first base.  Zimmerman also moved to first, but you can’t pay […]

Keeper/Dynasty Rankings

2016 Dynasty/Keeper Rankings: Top 200

2016 Dynasty/Keeper Rankings: Top 200

We wrap up our dynasty/keeper league rankings today with our top 200.  Just like with all the previous rankings, players are ranked with the next five years of production in mind, so the higher ranked player is not always the best short-term solution. Taking part in our dynasty rankings will be Paul Hartman, Kevin Jebens, […]

MIddle Infield

2016 Second Base Rankings – Top 25

2016 Second Base Rankings – Top 25

Second base is very deep in talent.  Not elite talent mind you, but steady reliable bats that can be taken at all points in the draft. How deep is the position you ask?  Dustin Pedroia is currently the 12th second baseman being taken in NFBC Drafts.  Neil Walker, Daniel Murphy, Ben Zobrist and Howie Kendrick […]