Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, July 15, 2020 -- "Escaping Into Fantasy"

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"There has been a lot of fantasy analysis predicated on the idea that wins would be distributed strangely in this new season. I wonder if we’ve all underestimated how ready the top 50 or so starters might be for this campaign. I’ve moved up regular starters and moved down the middle relievers with vulture chances relative to two weeks ago. In general, though, I’m valuing hitters over pitchers because I’m projecting a lower run environment. I think there will be a lot of pitching value out there relative to hitting."