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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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The Playbook, Inning 7: Fantasy baseball managers must adjust to real-life trends

Tristan H. Cockcroft's 9-part "Playbook" lays out how to go from fantasy baseball novice to expert in one season. Part 7 dives into topics relating to the impact of last year's new rules changes.

FANTASY BASEBALL NEWS

IT'S MOCK DRAFT TIME!

Fantasy: Pitchers, catchers and mock drafters report

Check out the results of our first fantasy baseball head-to-head points mock draft of the season, featuring round-by-round picks and a snapshot of the rosters of all 10 teams.

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PITCHERS AND CATCHERS ARE HERE!

One player to watch in spring training for all 30 MLB teams

Here's who we're paying attention to as players report to camp, from rookies trying to make Opening Day rosters to stars returning from injury.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

2024 Draft Kit: Rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets

All the rankings, projections, cheat sheets, strategy and analysis you need for the 2024 fantasy baseball season

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ESPN fantasy baseball: Explaining player eligibility rules

Which players qualify at which positions for 2024 and beyond? Tristan H. Cockcroft explains the rules.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Top 100 MLB prospects for 2024: Which sons of major leaguers start -- and end -- our rankings?

Where do your team's stars of tomorrow land as Kiley McDaniel ranks baseball's best young players?

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What prospects are generating buzz?

Eric Karabell checks in from Arizona, where he took a look at some of the prospects who may end up mattering in fantasy baseball at some point in 2024.

OFFSEASON BUZZ

Hot stove analysis of offseason trades and free agent signings

Track MLB free agency and trades with analysis from Tristan H. Cockcroft and Eric Karabell. Prepare fantasy baseball moves for the 2024 MLB season.

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DODGERS STACKING THE DECK 🤔

How Shohei Ohtani's move to Dodgers impacts his fantasy value

Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down Shohei Ohtani massive deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers and what it means for his fantasy value in the years ahead.

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A new superteam in L.A.?! Yamamoto joins Dodgers in record deal

The Dodgers dropped the biggest starting pitching contract ever on a player who's never thrown an MLB pitch. What's the verdict on the deal?

SOTO'S NEW FANTASY VALUE

Does trade to Yankees put Juan Soto in mix for No. 1 pick?

Juan Soto is the latest superstar to wear pinstripes, following Wednesday's deal between the Yankees and Padres. Tristan H. Cockcroft explains what that does to Soto's fantasy value.

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Why there will be deserved fantasy buzz around Soto in the Bronx

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PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

Way-too-early top 25 players for 2024

The 2023 regular season just ended, but Eric Karabell already has some initial thoughts as to who he thinks will be the top 25 players in fantasy baseball for 2024.

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Dynasty rankings: Top 300 players for 2024 and beyond

Tristan H. Cockcroft provides his rankings for those playing in dynasty league formats.

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Celebrating 40 years of fantasy baseball

  • Silly Little Game
  • 30 for 30: Silly Little Game

    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+.