2012 Fantasy Baseball Cheat Sheets
No time to study?
No worries; we have you covered with eight different cheat sheets. Each one includes loads of information, including multiple-position-eligibility listings, positional and overall rank, and 10-team auction values. Just click the one you need and off you go. But remember, these sheets are a guide, a starting point to get you where you want to go: Victory Land. Use them to inform your decisions, to guess what others might do and to keep track of all the names in play. The picks you make, though, are entirely up to you.
Don't see your format below? Try our Custom Dollar Value Generator . Input your rotisserie scoring system to calculate hitter and pitcher values tailored to your league.
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Deep Mixed Cheat SheetThis cheat sheet has enough players listed at every position to easily get you through a 16-team mixed-league draft, with dollar values for a 12-team mixed league and organized by position. Careful; we packed in so much info that the type is quite small and you'll need a fine-point pen to check players off.
Deep Mixed Cheat Sheet
Shallow Mixed Cheat SheetThis is for those of you in 10-team leagues who don't want to risk sacrificing their eyesight for a list of outfielders they'd never consider drafting. Same amount of info per player but fewer by position and larger type. Includes 10-team mixed league dollar values.
Shallow Mixed Cheat Sheet
Top 300 Cheat SheetDon't care to hunt for players in multiple positions? Planning on just taking the best player each time or just need a checklist? This sheet's for you, with 300 players listed by overall rank. Still includes position eligibility and 10-team dollar values but in our easiest-to-read form.
Top 300 Cheat Sheet
Points League Cheat SheetRankings are based on ESPN standard points leagues: 1 point per TB, R, RBI, SB, BB, -1 per K for hitters; 5 points per win or save, 3 per inning pitched, 1 per strikeout, minus-5 for a loss, minus-2 for an earned run, and minus-1 for hits or walks for pitchers.
Points League Cheat Sheet
Rotisserie Points Per StatHow many home runs does it take to earn 10 points in an ESPN standard rotisserie league? Where did winning teams earn most of their points? We mined three years of data to help you target the right combination of statistics for a run at the championship.
Rotisserie Points Per Stat Cheat Sheet
Bullpen Org Chart Cheat SheetEvery team's anticipated closer and the three most likely candidates to take saves should he be injured or falter. Reflects the latest known information.
Bullpen Cheat Sheet
AL-Only Cheat SheetsFor the hard-core American League-only players. Everything our Deep Mixed Sheet features, but with the National League players weeded out. Includes 10- or 12-team AL-only dollar values and overall ranking in the AL universe.
10-team AL-Only Cheat Sheet | 12-team AL-Only Cheat Sheet
NL-Only Cheat SheetsEverything we feature in the AL sheet but for the Senior Circuit. And only one designated hitter to clog up your Utility spot! Includes 10- or 12-team NL-only dollar values and overall rankings in the NL universe.
10-team NL-Only Cheat Sheet | 12-team NL-Only Cheat Sheet
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2012 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit
2012 Projections and Profiles
• Top 300 | AL-only | NL-only
• Points Leagues | Cheat sheets
• Custom roto dollar value generator
• Fantasy Draft Engine
• Catcher: Rankings | Preview
• First Base: Rankings | Preview
• Second Base: Rankings | Preview
• Third Base: Rankings | Preview
• Shortstop: Rankings | Preview
• Outfield: Rankings | Preview
• Designated Hitter: Rankings
• Starting Pitcher: Rankings | Preview
• Relief Pitcher: Rankings | Preview
• Tristan H. Cockcroft's Top 250 keepers
Talented Mr. Roto
• Bold predictions for the season
• Berry's Guys I Love, Guys I Hate
• Matthew Berry's Top 250 Rankings
• Matthew Berry's Draft-Day Manifesto
• Berry's "100 Facts to know" for 2012
• Mock Draft with 11 Average Joes
• Position battle winners, losers
• ADP reveals drafting trends
• Staff sleeper and bust picks
• Tristan's Twenty: Cockcroft's 2012 targets
• Bleagh! The guys Tristan doesn't like for 2012
• Cockcroft's 'perfect' draft
• The components of ERA
• Understanding the BABIP statistic
• Cockcroft's "Kings of Command"
• Which teams got worse defensively?
• Spring watch list
• 2013 free agents to be, by position
• 'Mulligan' ERAs: The impact of awful starts
• Dissecting wins for pitchers
• Why negative BA can be overrated
• Notable offseason moves | All moves
• 30 Questions archive
• Goldstein: Top 50 prospects | 51-100
• Eric Karabell: Top 100 | Five prospects
• Karabell: My 2012 "Do Not Draft" list
• Karabell: Bold stat predictions
• Karabell: Steals sleepers
• Karabell: Bounce-back sleepers for 2012
• Keith Law: Top 100 prospects for 2012
• Dan Szymborski: MLB's best sophomores
• Szymborski: Nine make-or-break players
• Szymborski: Breakout hitters | Pitchers
• Dave Cameron: Spring stats that matter
• Todd Zola: Players with new home parks
• Todd Zola: 10 surprising park factors
• Todd Zola: Advanced auction strategy • Todd Zola: Head-to-head points strategy
• Matt Wieters could be the No. 1 catcher
• Dee Gordon's steals upside
• Is Alex Rodriguez "washed up?"
• When should you draft your first closer?
• Is Derek Jeter still a top-10 shortstop?
• Can you trust Brian Wilson?
• What to expect from Dan Uggla in 2012
• Just how good is Desmond Jennings?
• Will Jason Motte be a reliable closer?
• What is Starlin Castro's upside?