Joe Pytleski

  • joined May 31, 2011
  • last login Apr 29, 2014
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What WILL Happen in the 2014 Fantasy Season


I make my bold predictions for 2014, making the rest of the Fake Teams' staff rush to change their rankings and crown me the king of fantasy.

Give 'Em the Heater, Tony


Tony Cingrani, the king of the fastball, comes into 2014 riding a wave of a successful debut in 2013. Will his limited repertoire be a blessing or a curse for owners this year?

While You Were Sleeping: Kole and Khrush Edition


Why Kole Calhoun and Khris Davis have effectively been kicked out of the sleeper category already this year and how they could (still) provide some value for your team in 2014.

Will Middlebrooks Be Good in 2014?


People have been quick to heap up criticism on the young third baseman after a disappointing 2013, but could a savvy owner reap fantasy gold this year with Middlebrooks as their starter?

Shortstop Profile: Andrelton Simmons


The sweet glovework of Andrelton Simmons has made him a stalwart defensive player for the Braves already in his short career. However, does he merit such respect on the fantasy diamond this year?

Bust Candidate: Jason Kipnis


The debate is on for this year, who is the #1 second baseman for 2014? Considering that both Robinson Cano and Jason Kipnis are being selected within the top 20 this year, let's take a look and see...

Second Baseman Profile: Brian Dozier


In 2013 Brian Dozier's surprising output placed him firmly on the fantasy map at the keystone. Can the good times continue to roll for him in 2014?

Laying off(speed) pitches: Is Chris Davis a bust?


Let's examine Chris Davis to see if his current 1st round ADP will be justified for 2014 or if managers will regret paying top dollar for his 2013 campaign.

First Baseman Profile: Anthony Rizzo


What can we expect from the young Cubs' first baseman this year? Will 2014 finally be the year of the breakout or should expect more of the same?

Catcher Profile: Yan Gomes


Getting the nod for a starting gig behind the dish for the Indians in 2014, Yan Gomes could be a nice pick-up late in drafts this year...or could he?

Searching for BB/9 Decline


Joe looks at plate discipline statistics in order to more accurately predict possible BB/9 decline in starting pitchers for 2014.

Fantasy Draft Strategy: Searching for the K


Joe uses plate discipline statistics and correlation to try and find starting pitchers who could experience a bump (or a decline) in K/9 rate in 2014.

Deep League Drafting: Starting Pitcher


Joe wraps up his series on identifying durable and above average players at each position around the diamond, looking at players to target and avoid in deep leagues for 2014.

Deep League Drafting: Outfield


Joe looks in the outfield for some productive and durable players who could help you seal the deal this year in your fantasy drafts.

Deep League Drafting: Third Base


My coverage shifts to the hot corner where we look at positional durability and offensive production for deep leaguers in 2014. How is the position trending in terms of available players who will...

Deep League Drafting: Shortstop


I continue analyzing each position around the diamond to find out who has been the most durable and the most productive fantasy producers in the league the past three years.

Deep League Drafting: Second Base


The keystone has traditionally been one of the shallower positions on the diamond. What do the last three years tell us, if anything, about where and who we should be drafting?

Deep League Drafting: First Base


Continuing my analysis of durability and offensive production, we'll see if 1b is still as deep as it always has been. Or is the well finally drying up?

Deep League Drafting: Catcher


Using durability and sabermetrics to evaluate past performance, can we help determine "positional scarcity" in order to help fantasy managers draft well in 2014?

Deep League Debate: Elvis Andrus vs. Zack Cozart


You need to do our homework before drafting in 2014 or you could end up spending a lot more for a premium player whose stats just don't measure up to your investment.


The Real Top 25 Fantasy Hitters for 2014

Fantasy baseball is all about offense as it pertains to hitters. Managers are not interested in a players' WAR value because it doesn't matter how good his glove is and how valuable he is to his...

Napoli Re-Signs with the Sox


Friday night saw free agent catcher Mike Napoli come off the beard--err, board--reuniting with Boston for another two years.

B(old) and the Beautiful, Part 2


After comparing older and younger hitters in fantasy production, we now turn our attention to starting pitchers to see how older and younger pitchers stack up to one another.

Fantasy Impact: Changes afoot in Oak-town


Here are the fantasy implications for some of Billy Beane's Hot Stove trades the last couple of days. Should fantasy managers (especially deep-leaguers) be intrigued?

B(old) and the Beautiful


Giving some fantasy love to players over 30.

Deep League Dumpster Diving


Taking a team from worst to first, via the trade.

2014 Deep League Trade Targets

A Fake Teams reader takes a sabremetric look at some undervalued deep league trade targets this offseason.

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