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  1. Beware of Raul Ibanez's wasted power, while Allen Craig's value i...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass crunches some of the numbers to find the "real" value of stats such as home runs and batting average on your fantasy team.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  2. Grant Balfour, Jim Johnson not necessarily as safe in closer role...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass applies a new statistic to the current crop of big league closers to help him determine their "safety factor," and comes up with some interesting findings on such players as Grant Balfour, Jim Johnson and even Huston Street.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  3. Chris Davis, Adam Jones may be worth lower than midseason ranks; ...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass discusses players he was higher and lower on in the midseason rankings compared to the rest of the ESPN fantasy staff.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  4. Poor batting average shouldn't be deterrent when drafting a fanta...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass discusses how chasing batting average isn't necessarily a wise strategy, and that getting players productive in other categories besides batting average can work.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  5. Why Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout should be the No. 1 overall fa...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass breaks down Mike Trout from a statistical perspective and concludes that the Angels youngster should be the top-ranked player in fantasy.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  6. Francisco Liriano, Johan Santana, Tim Lincecum have underlying st...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass says to look at stats like K/9 rate and quality starts to find hidden gems among pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  7. Edinson Volquez, Matt Harrison, C.J. Wilson could be due for fall...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass updates his Top 100 points league rankings and discusses how K/BB rate can affect a pitcher's values going forward.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  8. Ted Lilly and Erik Bedard, both pitchers who tire quickly, aren't...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass updates his Top 100 points league rankings, including notes on players trending up or down, and warns against looking at only surface stats for starting pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2012
  9. How Jose Bautista and Michael Bourn both have value in points lea...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass has tips and strategies regarding hitters in points-based fantasy baseball leagues.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2012
  10. Low batting average players like Dan Uggla, Mark Reynolds, Carlos...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass looks at why fantasy owners shouldn't overrate batting average in drafts and how productive players with low averages still have plenty of fantasy value.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  11. How do Vernon Wells, Shane Victorino balance out after cold, hot ...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass looks at players who have started really hot or really cold in recent years and how their stats stack up the rest of the season.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  12. Even when asked to pick the best possible team using 2010 numbers...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass demonstrates how difficult it is to put together the best possible team, even if you know the stats players will put up.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2011
  13. Closer situations in Washington and Baltimore bear watching in th...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass brings back his FBA statistic in hopes of finding alternative sources for saves for the remainder of the 2010 season.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2010
  14. Clay Buchholz, Andy Pettitte to finish strong, setbacks could bef...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass brings his "Momentum Rankings" to the pitcher's mound to identify the starters whose stats trend indicate a strong or a poor finish to the season.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2010
  15. Nelson Cruz, Chone Figgins among underachievers; Joe Mauer, Adria...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass uses his Momentum stat to find out which players are due to improve or regress as the season progresses.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2010
  16. Fantasy baseball lineup notes for games of Thursday, June 17

    AJ Mass

    Daily notes for fantasy leagues setting lineups for Thursday, June 17.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2010