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Profile: Derek VanRiper

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Recent Blog Posts

11/19/2013 3:23:00 PMMarket Watch: Justin Verlander
11/18/2013 8:56:00 AMMarket Watch: Jose Dariel Abreu
8/1/2013 11:28:00 AMShort Hops Podcast: Episode 1
3/14/2013 2:22:00 PMRotoWire OFBC Squad
12/5/2012 3:38:00 PMWinter Meetings Notes, Day 3
12/5/2012 10:36:00 AMWinter Meetings Notes, Day 2
12/3/2012 8:07:00 PMWinter Meetings Notes, Day 1
11/1/2012 12:03:00 AMMLB Notes: Offseason Day 3
10/30/2012 4:14:00 PMMLB Notes: Offseason Day 2
10/29/2012 5:44:00 PMMLB Notes: Offseason Day 1
8/6/2012 2:08:00 PMWaiver Targets
7/23/2012 6:32:00 PMCloser Watch: Deadline Approaching
7/2/2012 2:24:00 PMMeasuring Returns: Tout Wars
5/29/2012 9:08:00 PMTime to Buy Lawrie?
5/29/2012 12:43:00 PMPodcast Back
4/23/2012 5:40:00 PMOn Deck
4/3/2012 3:18:00 PMDVR-Shoe NFBC Squad
3/26/2012 11:58:00 AMTout Wars - Mixed League Team Review
3/19/2012 1:37:00 PMHammer Time
2/27/2012 1:16:00 PMShaking Bias
2/13/2012 3:32:00 PMRegression Risks
1/19/2012 11:40:00 AMHow Much Should You Pay For Yu Darvish?
12/6/2011 5:25:00 PMTuesday Winter Meetings Recap
12/5/2011 5:03:00 PMMonday Winter Meetings Recap
12/1/2011 9:22:00 AMTransaction Reaction
11/9/2011 9:28:00 AMFirst Pitch AZ - NFBC Roster
9/11/2011 7:21:00 AMSunday Morning: Week 1
8/28/2011 3:22:00 PMA Look Back: Year 2 in Martz's Offense
6/27/2011 4:40:00 PMMock Market Report: Early Movers
6/26/2011 1:15:00 PMVick at No. 1 and QB Injury Risk
6/20/2011 7:53:00 PMReceiver Tandems
3/30/2011 1:37:00 PMPower and Park Effects
3/29/2011 3:27:00 PMOur WCOFB Team (Better than Liss')
2/28/2011 3:42:00 PMEarly Spring 12-Team Mock Results
2/23/2011 5:10:00 PMMock Market Report
2/23/2011 11:26:00 AM14-Team Mixed League Mock Results
2/4/2011 8:20:00 AMMock Draft Today - 3p EST/Noon PST
1/19/2011 12:16:00 PMBlast From The Past - Cheap Power
12/13/2010 4:56:00 PMWe Need Your Help! - RotoWire Survey
11/15/2010 2:47:00 PMVideo: DVR Recaps Week 10
9/26/2010 8:16:00 AMSet Your Lineup Contest - Week 3
9/16/2010 11:40:00 AMSet Your Lineup Contest - Week 2
9/10/2010 1:08:00 PMSet Your Lineup Contest
7/23/2010 1:21:00 PM14-Team PPR Mock Draft Results
7/19/2010 9:32:00 AMMock w/Jeff Erickson & DVR
5/14/2010 2:33:00 PMStrength of Schedule, Not Just for Football
5/13/2010 9:37:00 AMRotoWire Editor Zach Sundelius attempts 1,500 Push Ups in 18 Hours
4/29/2010 9:48:00 AMFun with Numbers: Brian Fuentes
4/26/2010 10:41:00 AMSomething About a Chicken
3/26/2010 10:04:00 AMADP: Seasons of Change
3/15/2010 4:46:00 PMBloomberg Experts League
3/9/2010 4:35:00 PMTuesday's 15-Team Mock Results
3/9/2010 7:01:00 AMWant to Mock? 15-Team Mock Draft Tuesday
3/5/2010 10:28:00 AMWant a Crack at the Experts in the Bloomberg League?
2/23/2010 11:43:00 AMLive Blog - WCOFB 14-Team Mock
2/8/2010 1:00:00 PMRotoWire Subscribers - Mock Draft with Jeff Erickson
1/11/2010 2:41:00 PMThe 2010 RotoWire Top 200
11/6/2009 4:21:00 PMAmateur Scout -- AFL Notes
10/30/2009 9:37:00 AMDVR's Gold Sheet
10/14/2009 2:27:00 PMSavvy Owner Notes Vol. 1 - Ian Stewart
7/10/2009 12:02:00 PMThe Curious Case of Wes Welker
6/2/2009 2:31:00 PMD-Backs Farm Review - It's Just Pitching
5/22/2009 10:18:00 AMMLB Options Quiz (Answers Included)
4/24/2009 1:58:00 PMFantasy Football Debate: Matt Ryan v. Jay Cutler
4/8/2009 2:45:00 PMWednesday MLB Gameday Notes
3/25/2009 12:51:00 PMQuick Glance: Halos Rotation
3/9/2009 2:25:00 PMTaking the Plunge in Score Sheet
2/20/2009 3:38:00 PMSpring Notes - 2/20
2/17/2009 5:00:00 PMI Bought a Hundred of These...
2/4/2009 4:55:00 PM12-team Krause Experts Mixed League
1/30/2009 5:37:00 PMRisk v. Reward - Atkins, Reynolds, & Tracy

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Do Analytics Take the Fun Out of Sports?
Apparently that was the topic of one of the presentations at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston last week. The presenter, Yale's Edward Tufte, opined:

Don't let people tell you analytics are reductionist and take the joy out of sports. They mostly just take the stupidity out of sports.

Is he right?

RotoWire's AL LABR Squad
The 2014 AL LABR auction went down at the Arizona Republic offices in downtown Phoenix Saturday night. It's a 12-team, 5 x 5, AL-only league with 2 C, 1 1B, 1 2B. 1 3B, 1 SS, 1 CI, 1 MI, 5 OF, 1 U and 9 pitchers. Everyone has $260 to spend.
The Problem With Drafting Billy Hamilton
Billy Hamilton went for $28 in the NL LABR auction this past weekend. I discussed this with a fellow writer who participates in Tout Wars with me later this month and we discussed the problem with investing heavily into Hamilton.
Payne's Daily Fantasy Basketball Experiment
Let's see if I can make any money doing daily fantasy hoops.
My 12-Team NFBC RotoWire Online Championship Team
I drafted out of the 11-hole for the "Beat Chris Liss" league. I had done a fair amount of research on optimal roster construction from that slot, and I decided I'd go hitter in the first round, three pitchers in 2-4 and then hitting for the next 10 rounds or so before filling in with upside pitchers late. Of course, few battle plans survive the actual war. Here are the results:

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