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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 795 – Tout Wars AL Review

03/23/20

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TOUT REVIEW

  • AL Tout Wars Review

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Justin Mason’s NL Only Tout Wars Team

Every year, a group of some of the finest fantasy baseball analysts get together for a weekend of auctions in New York City. However, due to recent events, the weekend itself was cancelled, but Tout Wars happened in virtual form.  This was my second year in the NL Only league and I was none too thrilled to be doing the draft online.

I love being in Tout Wars, but I am not a fan of doing online auctions. I feel like there are things lost when you are not face-to-face. There is no ability to read the room. I also typically use draft software and paper simultaneously which become harder to do while also managing online draft software. Of course, I made it even more difficult on myself by live streaming all five and a half hours of the auction. That being said, I feel good about the team I drafted.  Read the rest of this entry »


Letters from the Battlefield – February 25, 2020

Camp Jupiter, Florida

February 25, 2020

Dearest Mother, 

I apologize for not writing sooner. I was inspired to write to you after reading the letters a former Captain, named Andrew Luck, wrote to his mother. I hope these letters find you well.  Read the rest of this entry »


The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 789 – Auction Strategy w/Ariel Cohen

03/08/20

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Mixed LABR Auction (Ariel’s Strategy and Team) (3:30)

General Auction Strategy

  • Do you have a nomination strategy? (~12:47)
  • Accounting for in-draft inflation (~18:45)
  • Stars and Scrubs vs Balanced (~21:55)
  • How does moving from mixed to a mono-league format change your strategy? (~26:45)

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Justin Mason’s Top 125 Starting Pitchers (2/25 Update)

It is time for an update to my starting pitcher ranks for 2020. I will be discussing some of these with Paul Sporer and Nick Pollack on tomorrow’s Sleeper and the Bust Podcast, so definitely listen to that.

All ranks are based on 15-team standard leagues. ADP is from ADP and reflects Online Championship’s data since 1/1/2020. For more ranks of mine for 2020, you can click the links below: Read the rest of this entry »


The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 783 – Matt Thompson of ProspectsLive.com

02/23/20

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FWFB Draft Guide

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Justin Mason’s Top 125 Outfielders for 2020

Hello Draft Season!

Here are my top 125 outfielders for 2020. All ranks are based on 15-team standard leagues. ADP is from ADP and reflects Online Championship’s data since 1/1/2020. For more ranks of mine for 2020, you can click the links below: Read the rest of this entry »


TGFBI Leagues and Draft Orders

TGFBI starts on Monday, but yesterday KDS ran for all 26 leagues. This year there are 390 participants in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational from all around the industry. Here is each league and the order the participants will be drafting in:
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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 780 – J&J feat. Vlad Sedler

02/16/20

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NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/RUMORS

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2020 BARF League Draft

Every year a group of fantasy analysts from the Bay Area gather together in San francisco’s best sports bar The Wreck Room for a day of drafting. When I say it is a day of drafting, I mean it also. The combination of booze and Eno Sarris’ indecision on EVERY pick made the draft go seven hours. That being said, it is a fantastic time. Read the rest of this entry »