If you’re an avid fantasy baseball player, do yourself a solid and subscribe to Heater Magazine. You’ll get access to a plethora of stats as well as aesthetically-pleasing and easy-to-read charts similar to the ones on display in my latest article at Baseball Prospectus.
Every year, the upcoming fantasy baseball season is put to print in the Graphical Player with the same high quality analysis found at Heater. Not only can you have the most comprehensive fantasy baseball information on your hard drive, but you can also take it with you while you wait for your car to be repaired or while you’re waiting for a flight. It doesn’t matter what kind of league you play in because the Graphical Player 2011 covers it all.
As someone who has become more deeply entrenched in fantasy baseball with every passing year (much to the detriment of other life priorities), my involvement with Heater and Baseball Prospectus boosted my performance significantly. In the three fantasy leagues I was involved with, I ranked first (of ten, head-to-head), second (of eight, head-to-head), and eighth (of 14, rotisserie) in ERA. Since I covered starting pitchers every week for B-Pro, I was immersed in the wealth of statistics at my disposal and it dramatically bolstered my ability to analyze talent.
A rundown of what you can expect in the GP2011:
Graphical Player includes dashboards for over 1,050 ballplayers from both the majors and the minors, chosen expressly for their interest to fantasy leaguers. Featuring analysis from 24 of the web’s savviest baseball writers, Graphical Player is now bigger and better than ever. Key features include:
- NEW FOR 2011 Ownership figures for online leagues
- NEW FOR 2011 New metrics such as RS% and RBI% for hitters and Lead and Disaster Starts for pitchers
- NEW FOR 2011 A mega “Draft Pack” section for easy drafting
- NEW FOR 2011 A table comparing each player to his competition at his position
- NEW FOR 2011 Four years of factors for Scoresheet Baseball
- Projected and historical dollar values for single and mixed Roto leagues, as well as tallies for point-based leagues
- Support for a variety of fantasy categories, including Caught Stealing, Complete Games, Blown Saves, Holds, Quality Starts, and more
- A unique mini-browser showing five players with similar projections at the same position
- Profiles of more than 100 top prospects, with independent rankings from three experts
- Full player stats by team for 2010
- Four years of career stats for each player, including splits
- Minor-league stats down to Single-A for each player for 2010