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Mike Schmidt is an associate editor for a Wisconsin-based publishing company, a lifelong sports enthusiast and a recreational fantasy baseball writer. Talk fantasy sports and/or baseball with him on Twitter @MikeTSchmidt.

Anthony Rizzo’s Fantasy Value

Anthony Rizzo’s Fantasy Value
Most astute fantasy baseball enthusiasts are aware the value of the players they own is constantly changing. What is most interesting — or perhaps important — about this fact is how much the value of a player can change over a short amount of time. One day a young hitter is labeled a suspected Quad-A
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Fantasy Findings

Fantasy Findings
We’ve all been there; it happens in every draft. The point in time in a fantasy baseball draft where the sure-fire talent and everyday major-leaguers have been snatched up, and every remaining name left on the draft board conjures up questions about playing time, upside, or role. Will he open the season in Triple A? Will he
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Progress Is A Process For Future Fantasy Stars

Progress Is A Process For Future Fantasy Stars
Talent and opportunity don’t necessarily yield production. Just ask fantasy enthusiasts who employ Jesus Montero, Eric Hosmer or Brett Lawrie on their respective rosters. They were all highly regarded prospects who arrived on the major league scene during the 2011 season.  All three were productive and thus useful for fantasy, leading to some optimistic predictions
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There If You Need Them… For Now

There If You Need Them… For Now
Finding an acceptable fantasy option on the waiver-wire can be a time-consuming and unenviable task. Often it seems like the list of available hitters contains the same unappealing names, day after day and week after week. There are veterans who no longer have full-time gigs, career bench players, unproven prospects trying to get acclimated to
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Don’t Give Up On Josh Hamilton

Don’t Give Up On Josh Hamilton
There’s no player quite like Josh Hamilton. He is a perennial MVP candidate and one of the most dangerous and productive hitters in the game today; and yet he can be one of the most frustrating players to own in fantasy. Any given day can bring a pair of home runs, a freak injury, an
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Unheralded (But Quality) Late-Season Pickups

Unheralded (But Quality) Late-Season Pickups
Pulling off a blockbuster trade to secure a star player or two is one of the most exciting aspects of fantasy baseball. And why wouldn’t it be? Securing the services of a Joey Votto or Carlos Gonzalez can have an overwhelmingly beneficial impact on your roto roster. But the cost of acquiring such talent almost
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Han-Ram and Justin Upton: Buy-Low Superstars?

Han-Ram and Justin Upton: Buy-Low Superstars?
Predictions and prognostications are at the heart of every fantasy baseball-related assessment. The words “outlook,” “foresee” and predict” are among the phrases owners read and hear about major-league and minor-league players alike. While scouting reports, sabermetric tools and good, old common sense have allow for educated guesses, there are always examples of players whose on-field
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