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The Playbook, Inning 8: Advanced stats to use for fantasy baseball

Tristan H. Cockcroft's 9-part "Playbook" lays out how to go from fantasy baseball novice to expert in one season. Part 8 explains some of the advanced statistics available to the fantasy baseball manager and how to apply them correctly.

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Rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets

All the rankings, projections, cheat sheets, strategy and analysis you need for the 2023 fantasy baseball season

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ESPN fantasy baseball has a new and exciting default format

ESPN's standard fantasy game is getting a new look for 2023. Find out all about the exciting changes coming your way.

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Can Daulton Varsho reach his ceiling on Toronto Blue Jays?

Tristan H. Cockcroft examines the fantasy impact of Daulton Varsho's trade to the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Will Dansby Swanson still be a fantasy star on the Cubs?

Eric Karabell explains why he doesn't see new Cubs SS Dansby Swanson regressing in Chicago next season.

SAME FACE, NEW PLACE

Brandon Drury retains value for power and versatility.

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Why Chris Bassitt belongs among the top 40 starting pitchers in fantasy

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Why Aaron Judge's return to the Yankees stabilizes his fantasy value

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Willson Contreras should remain a positional-elite fantasy catcher in St. Louis

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Xander Bogaerts make the San Diego Padres even better

Xander Bogaerts joins an already stacked San Diego Padres lineup which may now be one of fantasy baseball's best sources for stats in 2023.

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Is Trea Turner now locked in as fantasy's top shortstop?

Trea Turner should maintain his fantasy baseball excellence in Philadelphia, hitting high in an underrated lineup.

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Celebrating 40 years of fantasy baseball

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    Fantasy sports is a multi-billion dollar industry. Take a look at the game's inception and its "founding fathers," who never foresaw how their creation would take off and ultimately leave them behind. Stream on ESPN+.