Category Fantasy

Derek Fisher, a multi-category fantasy stud in the making

When you googled ‘Derek Fisher’ about a month ago a majority of the search results were related to the legal troubles of the¬†former NBA player and basketball coach. Unfortunately there wasn’t much love for the 6’3″, bald-headed Houston Astros outfielder. Baseball Derek Fisher, outside of a five game call-up to Houston in June, has spent […]

Ketel Marte is on the rise

You could be forgiven for thinking that Ketel “One” Marte is older than 23. After all, he’s been around for a while. Marte, hailing from the Dominican Republic, signed with the Seattle Mariners as an international free agent at the age of 16 and made his professional debut in 2012 as an 18-year old. He […]

Better understanding park factors

Baseball is a pretty idiosyncratic game. Whereas most other sports involve the fluid interaction of its participants, baseball is a turn-based contest that features a series of discrete individual match-ups between batter and pitcher. Another peculiarity of America’s past time is that every stadium’s field of play is unique. Outside of minute variations, football, basketball […]

Fungraphs Funcast, Episode 1 (6/26/2017)

Inaugural episode of the Fungraphs Funcast. Enjoy yourselves! Topics include: i.) New features of the Fitbit Alta ii.) Eskimo owners…what? iii.) HOT DISH iv.) Best and worst teams of AL East v.) Players to own in fantasy vi.) Time for a breakup: drop these players! (you’re better than this) vii.) Much more! AL East Rundown: […]

How to diagnose and manage your compulsive fantasy baseball and DFS addiction

Fantasy baseball is not for the faint of heart. A long, six-month slog replete with daily lineup tinkering, constant waiver-wire scouring and a sea of trade proposals, the fantasy season can wear down even the most ardent baseball nerds. I am in two fantasy leagues and find myself spending an inordinate amount of time agonizing […]

Saturday Fantasy Notes: 6/9 Edition

This Week in Fantasy Relevant News Marlins entering tear-down mode.¬†Marlins owner Jeffery Loria, a generally bad human being and poor hair-plug wearer, is nearing a sale of the club to an investor group led by former Yankees great Derek Jeter. Given the mediocre state of the franchise and its impending sale, expect Loria to direct […]

Saturday Fantasy Notes: 6/3 Edition

FunGraphs is changing up the format for the Fantasy Notes section a bit this week. Rather than write about four players worth buying and selling, I will write about two, while adding a section of commentary on the fantasy-relevant news of the last week. This Week in Fantasy-Relevant News Super Two Deadline (probably) Passes. Although […]