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These are our overall fantasy rankings for 2013 with full player profiles for each player. If you're looking for a straightforward list of the best players to draft, this is it.
If your league holds an auction draft, it can be hard to know how much to bid for each player. Our auction values solve that problem by providing dollar values to guide you.
Cheat sheets are a great way to see the whole picture quickly during your draft. These compact rankings are a great way to feel in control in the middle of a fast-paced draft.
We've done the hard work of projecting the stats (across many categories) of over a thousand MLB players so that you can know what to expect from a wide range of players in 2013.
Rookies and minor-leaguers are some of the best opportunities to grab some surplus value during your draft. Our prospect coverage will give you an advantage over the competition.
Our expert question and answer service essentially gives you personal access to your own team of fantasy baseball experts when you need them most. If you need help, just ask us.
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RotoWire's Fantasy Baseball Draft Software allows you to input the results of your draft as it happens and make adjustments to your strategy on the fly. All of the RotoWire projections are included and automatically updated throughout the pre-season in a downloadable PC-based application you can take to your draft.
If you're playing in a points league, our custom rankings tool will help you find the best players to draft given your specific scoring settings.
Staying constantly updated on the latest news is an important part of being a good fantasy player and our fantasy baseball player news and analysis is the class of the industry.
Drafting the right closers at the beginning of the year can save you a lot of waiver wire scrambling later on. With our closer news, you'll always be a step ahead when chasing saves.
Finding hidden gems (and avoiding major draft day mistakes) can be the difference between landing in the middle of the pack and winning your league.
Keeper/dynasty leagues are a unique challenge and require you to think in a different way. Our keeper rankings will give you a solid handle on each player's value.
A great player will do your team no good if he's buried on the depth chart. That's why staying informed about where each player is slotted on their team's depth chart is vital.
Figuring out which players you want to draft is just the first part of the puzzle. When to draft them is the other hard part. Our ADP reports will give you some much-needed guidance.
Practice makes perfect. That's the idea behind mock drafts. Our fantasy baseball mock drafts will give you a chance to test out your strategy before your draft with other real people.
For some people, extensive fantasy baseball rankings can be hard to digest in the middle of a draft. Breaking the player rankings into tiers has proven to be one way to simplify things.
2013 Rankings by Position
Find out where Carlos Santana, Buster Posey, Matt Wieters, Wilin Rosario and other catchers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.
Find out where Joey Votto, Albert Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez, Mark Teixeira and other first basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.
Find out where Robinson Cano, Jason Kipnis, Chase Utley, Howie Kendrick and other second basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.
Find out where Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Asdrubal Cabrera, Stephen Drew and other shortstops are ranked going into your fantasy draft.
Find out where Evan Longoria, David Wright, Pablo Sandoval, Brett Lawrie and other third basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.
Find out where Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton, Jose Bautista and other outfielders are ranked going into your fantasy draft.
Find out where Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Matt Moore, R.A. Dickey and other starting pitchers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.
Find out where Mariano Rivera, Fernando Rodney, Craig Kimbrel, John Axford and other relievers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.
Draft Strategy & Advice
Whether your league uses a draft, auction, or any other method to allocate players, there are certain principles you ought to take into account.
When it comes to valuing players in preparation for your draft, there are three components to consider.
Once you have a basic understanding of the player pool, it's time to focus on executing an effective strategy on the day of your draft.
In any given year, pitchers can pitch above or below their true skill set for many reasons – the defense behind them, luck on batted balls, and the quality of the team's bullpen to name a few.
Scouting baseball players is not an exact science. It is a combination of evaluating fundamentals, physical/mental makeup and approach. Building a fantasy roster includes many of the same factors.
Not every prospect is going to pan out. Before you take that flier on the next big lottery ticket, it helps to know how to slice through the hype.
Done right, keeper leagues can be a lot of fun for everyone involved, but it's important to plan ahead.
With the arrival of the Internet, real-time information and large databases, fantasy baseball has many different formats, rules and styles. If you're new to the game, learning the basics is key.
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2013 American League Team Previews
2013 National League Team Previews
The past week has brought a smorgasbord of moves including blockbuster trades and big free agent signings, but there are plenty of chips still to fall. Put on your Thanksgiving sweatpants!
After an impressive campaign at Double-A, Domingo Santana is inching closer to the big leagues after being added to the Astros' 40-man roster. Tory Hernandez takes a closer look at the players that teams wanted to protect from the Rule 5 draft.
A number of young players stand to benefit from the trades that have been made thus far, including the Rangers' Jurickson Profar. Nick Shlain examines some of the early winners.
A heavier supply of breaking pitches led to more walks for Giancarlo Stanton in 2013. Jason Collette examines Stanton's season, and considers a rebound for 2014.
DVR & Bernie discuss The Hot Stove, whether Paul Goldschmidt should have won the NL MVP award, Bernie reconsiders Yasiel Puig at No. 1 overall in 2014, and shares his best from the Arizona Fall League.
Did A's top prospect Addison Russell make Tory Hernandez's AFL All-Star team? Now that the season is complete, Tory shares his best at each position.
A thin market of relievers should leave Brian Wilson with an opportunity to close somewhere in 2014. Is it a good idea? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
The Seattle Mariners win the award for best medical staff presented annually by RotoWire along with Bleacher Report's Will Carroll.
Former Arkansas standout Nolan Sanburn is on the move in the Oakland system, but what is his eventual big league role? Tory Hernandez looks at a group of young pitching prospects in this week's edition of Behind the Backstop.
Now coming through the left and right speaker simultaneously, DVR and Bernie discuss the Rookie of the Year results, whether the Tigers should move a starting pitcher this winter, free agent catchers and more!
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We put out a wide variety of content throughout preseason, the regular season, playoffs, and the offseason.
These are the fantasy baseball columns you can expect to read on regular basis throughout the season:
Scouting and prospect analysis.
Examining hot-button pitchers.
Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss talk MLB.
Ray Flowers looks at intriguing MLB stats.
Jason Collette's fantasy baseball analysis.
Expert baseball injury analysis.
Weekly look at AL free agent pickups.
Weekly look at NL free agent pickups.
Analysis of depth chart changes.
Hot/cold players in the minors.
Hot/cold baseball players weekly.
Dave Regan's weekly look at pitchers.
Weekly pitcher rankings.
Jeff Erickson's look around the league.
Help for players in salary cap leagues.
Stat-focused fantasy baseball articles.
Help for daily fantasy game players.
Daily overview to help set your lineup.
Analysis of the latest MLB transactions.
Derek VanRiper's thoughts on the latest news.
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