This is the second of several installments in RotoWire's guide to winning your fantasy baseball league. The first, Draft Preparation, can be found here
There are but three components to player valuation: (1) Assessing a player's skills and situation; (2) Creating a stat-line for him for the upcoming season; and (3) Figuring out what those stats are worth in your league's particular context.
1. Assessing Skills and Situation
A number of factors go into deciding whether a player will grow or regress and by how much:
(1) Stats - last year's numbers, three-year averages, BABIP/strand rate to determine how reliable those stats were, home/road splits, left.right splits, steals/caught stealings, K:BB ratio, ground ball/fly ball rates, etc.
(2) Scouting - raw power, speed, defense (affects oppor You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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