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26 comments on “Media

  1. Hey Rich,
    I’d like to start off by saying the information on your site is some of the best I’ve found. I’ve already reordered my cheat sheets based on your advice, and I look forward to upcoming fantasy drafts. The information here is really valuable. I really appreciate the free knowledge, truly a gift. I don’t know how you find the time for all the personal responses. There are plenty of SABR sites that compile the stats, but this kind of insight is hard to find. My question to you is, why not market this service? No fee. No adds. Crazy. Also just curious, why you don’t just have the Podcast on your site? Thanks again. Your work is very much appreciated.

    • Hey Ray,

      Thanks for the very kind thoughts.

      It actually doesn’t take long to write a response and if people take the time to send me a note, they deserve a response.

      At some point, will I charge for the information? Possibly, but I haven’t decided how I will ultimately monetize what I’m doing; if I ever do. For now, it’s fun for me to do and it doesn’t feel like work. In the end, I go to a ton of games and the capsules I write are many times, just adding narratives to my notes with comments embedded from industry people that I have met.

      I’ve also been approached by numerous advertisers but the amount they are willing to pay isn’t worth the clutter that it will cause to the site. While my site isn’t at the level of facebook, I get enough traffic to matter.

      Finally, the podcast. We are one of the Top 10 most popular sites on Blogtalkradio.com and have had a long-term relationship with them. While our sound quality would improve if we did it ourselves, the chat room is great and people love it and therefore, we will stay.

      Thanks for your thoughts. Much appreciated.

    • Rich,
      I started listening to your podcast this year and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve heard you mention “interactive chat room” a few times. What is it and how can I participate? thanks,
      Joe

      • It’s a place where people can talk about our show and interact. I tweet it out before each show. It’s been a little slow lately but when it’s on, it’s really good. Join the facebook group as well. It’s terrific. One of our listener manages it and does a great job.

  2. Thanks Rich,
    I stumbled upon BlogTalk last night while looking for the podcast. I finally past out around 6am this morning with ear buds in. Great stuff. The only problem is I want to do you the favor of introducing the site to my baseball buddies, but the content is too good to relay at the moment. Right after the drafts they’ll hear all about it. I was just curious on the ad stuff. I have to say listening to the Podcasts, it is refreshing just hearing you and Tim just chat. No commercial breaks no pressing issues. Some of the other Podcasts there are producers pushing the hosts along when they get into some really good conversation, only trying to pack the hour with content. Guys just sitting around talking ball is lost.

    When can we expect another mock? I archived the old four man draft when Tim was knighted to Sir Tim–hilarious, but now some of the free agents have settled. Maybe after the position primers?

    • Hey Ray,

      Don’t get me wrong. I’m a capitalist and wouldn’t mind making money, but that’s not the point of why I do the things I do. Once you listen to more of the shows, you’ll get a better sense. I’ve done a few free commercials for sites they have done favors for us, but it’s rare.

      Yes, we will do a mock after the positional players are done: 3B and C on Sunday, then OF, then SP and then the mock. We usually get the hosts and a bunch of listeners and it’s a crazy time.

  3. Hey Rich,

    Just got back into the swing of things with fantasy baseball. Are there are slots open in the Head to Head point league you set up back on the Jan. 5 podcast?

  4. I’m looking for a definition for the ceiling for prospect batters, and I haven’t spotted it on your website. Role 7-8, 6-7, or 5-6, what do these mean? What are the top and bottom ends of the scale? Is Role 7-8 very good? Is Role 5-6 average? What would be considered poor?

    • I should have done a better job explaining this…

      The grades are based on the 20-80 scouting scale. 50 is average, 40/60 is one Std Dev(67% of population falls into this range); 30/70 are two Std dev (93 percent of population) and 20/80 are three Std dev (99.7% fall within the range).

      So, a Role 4 is a fringe average player (think utility guy or middle reliever)
      Role 5 is a solid average player (Nelson Cruz, Brett Gardner, Pedro Alvarez, etc…)
      Role 6 is a first division player…some all-star appearances (Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder, Ian Desmond)
      Role 7 is a star; multiple all-star, Silver Slugger, MVP, etc.. (Joey Votto, Cutch, Cano)
      Role 8 HOF potential – Miggy and Trout

      Hope that helps…

  5. This was a great explanation. Thanks.

    • Now you know how the SAT’s work…same concept. If you score 700 on verbal, you are better than 93% of the people taking the test. An 800, an you are 99.3% better. It’s not linear, it’s based on STD_DEV. #funwithmath

  6. Rich,

    Going crazy with this one. I’m in 6X6 ESPN 12 Team Roto (OPS, QS, K/9, four RP) Keeper League. I won last year. I can keep five of these players:

    Braun

    Cargo

    Trout

    F.Freeman

    J.Segura

    A.Wainwright

    M.Scherzer

    J.Fernandez

    S.Strasburg

    I’m leaning towards Braun, Cargo, Trout, M.Scherzer and either Fernandez or Strasburg.

    I brought this up on Facebook Dynasty site with mixed opinions. Tim Mc thought I should stick with the five offensive players and pick pitchers in the snake draft starting with Rd. six. What do you think? I won five of six categories last year with my pitching. Is this something you could bring up on Sunday Night’s show. Help!

    Thanks, Dr. Paul

  7. Hi Rich,

    Hope all is well with you. Was wondering if you can post your show notes on the Deeper Prospects Episode #216. While I’m not going to be “that guy” who drafts all of these prospects – there were a few I was interested. I’m listening to it again and will take copius notes – but if I missed a couple, I’d like to be able to reference them in the future. Again — appreciate your stuff and let me know. Thanks.

    Ed

  8. Great show, great site,
    Tim would be proud, just got Cowboy Kole in the 3rd round of my ML Keeper Draft.

    It is currently baffling me and had no where else to share.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Tim and I are not eye-to-eye on Calhoun. I see an ok major league player who eventually becomes a fourth outfielder. Maybe can hit 12-15 home runs with a handful of steals.

  9. I am in a 10 team keeper league (7 keepers). Head to head, 11 categories (6 hitting, 5 pitching). We can only protect players for 3 years after acquiring. I am keeping Kershaw, ellsbury, freeman, marte and mauer. I need to keep 2 of the following: worth, minor, Teheran, Nathan or weaver. Any suggestions?

    Love the podcast.

    Mike in chicgo

  10. Hey Rich, I’m new to the site… where can i find what you mean ‘Role 6′ and others ceilings labels mean for hitters?

    • I should have done a better job explaining this…

      The grades are based on the 20-80 scouting scale. 50 is average, 40/60 is one Std Dev(67% of population falls into this range); 30/70 are two Std dev (93 percent of population) and 20/80 are three Std dev (99.7% fall within the range).

      So, a Role 4 is a fringe average player (think utility guy or middle reliever)
      Role 5 is a solid average player (Nelson Cruz, Brett Gardner, Pedro Alvarez, etc…)
      Role 6 is a first division player…some all-star appearances (Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder, Ian Desmond)
      Role 7 is a star; multiple all-star, Silver Slugger, MVP, etc.. (Joey Votto, Cutch, Cano)
      Role 8 HOF potential – Miggy and Trout

      Hope that helps…

  11. HI Rich, I just came across your podcast and website within the last couple of weeks. I signed up for a dynasty league with 15 minor league players and we’re in the middle of our inaugural draft. So far for my minors (we’re 470 players deep overall) I’ve got the following minors:

    Odorizzi, Jake
    Choice, Michael
    Stephenson, Robert
    Rosario, Eddie
    Pinto, Josmil
    Gallo, Joey

    I’m a Rangers fan, so that’s why I have Gallo… I noticed you weren’t too fond of him!

    What my real question is is can you explain the differences on your ceilings for position players, i.e. role 5, role 6? I’m new to the prospect game and I can’t quite figure it out.

    Thanks!

    • Well, I just saw your post on someone else’s comment in regards to that. Feel free to comment with any advice for the last 10 rounds. I need 6 more minor league players. Any advice on positions to target or how many of each position to have in your minor team. Love the site and the show, keep it up!

      • Focus on hitters. If you want some late and really young hitters….Francy Cordero from SD, Rafael Devers from Bos, and Harold Ramirez of Pit. Only get one of these guys with Cordero being the first. 3-4 years away but crazy upside and way under the radar.

    • I should have done a better job explaining this…

      The grades are based on the 20-80 scouting scale. 50 is average, 40/60 is one Std Dev(67% of population falls into this range); 30/70 are two Std dev (93 percent of population) and 20/80 are three Std dev (99.7% fall within the range).

      So, a Role 4 is a fringe average player (think utility guy or middle reliever)
      Role 5 is a solid average player (Nelson Cruz, Brett Gardner, Pedro Alvarez, etc…)
      Role 6 is a first division player…some all-star appearances (Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder, Ian Desmond)
      Role 7 is a star; multiple all-star, Silver Slugger, MVP, etc.. (Joey Votto, Cutch, Cano)
      Role 8 HOF potential – Miggy and Trout

      Hope that helps…

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