Profile: Carson Cistulli

Carson Cistulli hopes one day to become the Goethe of fantasy sports coverage. In the meantime, he'll settle for being the Carson Cistulli of fantasy sports coverage. Read other of his work at FanGraphs and Advanced NFL Stats.

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  • Join Date: 8/5/2009 11:01:00 AM
  • Last on: 4/11/2011 2:38:00 PM

Recent Blog Posts

3/28/2011 9:09:00 PMPlaying to the Rules
3/22/2011 9:06:00 PMA Very Important Self-Exam
10/26/2010 3:55:00 PMNotes from Mock Draft Central
10/23/2010 9:09:00 PMPreseason Notes or Something
10/21/2010 8:38:00 PMPreseason Notes
10/19/2010 9:58:00 PMPreseason Notes
10/18/2010 9:24:00 AMNotes from Mock Draft Central
10/17/2010 8:35:00 AMPreseason Notes (Guilt-Ridden Edition)
10/12/2010 9:33:00 PMPreseason Notes
10/9/2010 10:41:00 PMTraining Camp/Preseason Notes
10/9/2010 2:12:00 PMNotes from a Mock Draft
10/5/2010 10:51:00 PMTraining Camp Notes (Now with More Games!)
9/28/2010 9:07:00 PMTraining Camp Notes
9/24/2010 10:29:00 PMThe Nightcap! (TGI Cistulli Edition)
9/17/2010 8:46:00 PMThe Nightcap! (Most Important Ever Edition)
9/10/2010 10:37:00 PMThe Nightcap! (Hella Rookies Edition)
9/4/2010 9:22:00 AMThe Nightcap! (Spanish Discoteca Edition)
8/27/2010 10:33:00 PMThe Nightcap! (Talented and/or Handsome Edition)
8/20/2010 9:56:00 PMThe Nightcap (And Sometimes Y Edition)
8/13/2010 11:23:00 PMThe Nightcap! (Slippery Slope Edition)
8/9/2010 12:46:00 AMThe Nightcap (Sunday Night Live Edition)
8/3/2010 11:49:00 PMThe Nightcap! (Straight to Your Head Edition)
7/24/2010 12:40:00 AMThe Nightcap! (German Vocab Edition)
7/16/2010 10:37:00 PMThe Nightcap! (Apocalypse Tonight Edition)
7/10/2010 12:04:00 AMThe Nightcap! (Nothing to See Here Edition)
7/2/2010 10:52:00 PMThe Nightcap! (Stupid, Dictionary-Lengthed Edition)
6/25/2010 11:31:00 PMThe Nightcap (Wife-Related Excuse Edition)
6/17/2010 8:24:00 PMThe Nightcap (What a Dickey! Edition)
6/11/2010 10:26:00 PMThe Nightcap! (Metro/Region Edition)
6/4/2010 10:37:00 PMThe Nightcap (Down on Bended Knee Edition)
5/28/2010 10:03:00 PMThe Nightcap: Friday's Games (Nerded-Out Edition)
5/21/2010 11:20:00 PMThe Nightcap: Friday's Games (Shock and/or Awe Edition)
5/14/2010 9:42:00 PMThe Nightcap: Friday's Games (Sans-Saint Edition)
5/7/2010 10:51:00 PMThe Nightcap: Friday's Games
4/28/2010 11:54:00 PMThe Nightcap: Wednesday's Games
4/24/2010 12:41:00 AMThe Nightcap: Friday's Games
4/16/2010 11:14:00 PMThe Nightcap: Friday's Games
10/15/2009 2:53:00 PMOn Socrates and Your Fantasy Draft
10/1/2009 10:59:00 PMConfessions of an NBA Mock Draft Survivor
9/17/2009 3:40:00 PMSeeing Reds
9/3/2009 9:54:00 AMEarly Returns on Roster Expansion Madness
8/21/2009 10:15:00 AMOn the Fantasy Mancrush
8/12/2009 8:29:00 AMFinder's Keepers: Some Young Players to Consider
8/7/2009 11:23:00 AMSomething Borrowed, Something New(ish): On Gaudin and Hernandez
8/6/2009 8:31:00 AMFantasy Hand Wringing: On the Fate of Jeff Clement

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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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