Patton $ on Disk

Software for Player Evaluation and Drafting

Alex Patton has been selling his evaluation, projection and auction software for many years now. It is a very useful tool for pricing and listing players in a variety of league formats, and enables you to tweak projections (endlessly if you want), running what if strategies and honing your draft-day lists.

New this year, you get my projections, updated each Friday through this month, and bid prices. Patton and Rotoman, a pairing perhaps more Cass Elliott and Dave Mason than Eminem and 50 Cent, together again for the first time.

Two Yankees

Major League Baseball : Ask Rotoman

The new one is up. Sheffield or Jeter? Jeter or Sheffield? Is this a tossup? What makes a freeze? Is Clint Barmes a dear? Plus some chatter, all over at

Where did I see this before?

Yahoo! Sports – Fantasy – Draft Day Dilemma: Abreu vs. Bay

I just happened upon this Brandon Funston story at Yahoo. It’s part of Funston’s Draft Day Dilemma series, which kicked off with that chestnut, Pujols or A-Rod? What is striking here are the cascade of similarities to an Ask Rotoman story I wrote for last week.

I’d be shocked if Funston was cribbing from me, the venues are simply too public, but point this out so that Ask Rotoman readers don’t waste their time reading what is in essence the same story twice.

Major League Baseball : Ask Rotoman

The Latest Column

It’s out, and features talk about starting a keeper league, choosing between Jeff Mathis and Ryan Doumit, and defense: does it matter? As well as a little chatter.

The Wrong Address

I often wish I lived in a world where details didn’t matter much. But they do.

In January moved from a very nice but underpowered host to a nice and powerful host (Dreamhost), and some email addresses and their forwards went missing.

Right now you can reach (to ask questions) and (to ask questions and to comment on the Guide).

If you sent a message in calendar year 2006 and didn’t receive a reply, chances are this screw up is why. Please send again.


Rating preview guides from best to pests

The Baltimore Sun’s Childs Walker ranks The Fantasy Baseball Guide 2006 “The Best” of the preview magazines, though I can’t believe he thinks the other magazines are better looking. Still, i’ll take it.

Tips for newbies

Major League Baseball : News : Mark Newman’s Mark Newman asked me to kick in some tips for new fantasy baseball players. 10 to be exact. I gave him 11 and he appropriated the last one, which is to have fun. Reading them over now I wonder if I missed some.

This Week’s Ask Rotoman @

Major League Baseball : Fantasy : Ask Rotoman

Is it Bay or Abreu for you? BJ Upton, Delmon Young or Travis Lee: Why Ray are you going to catch? Will Josh Willingham? Hattie or Jamey Carroll? And Who’ll be burned by AJ Burnett? This week’s column is posted.

Ask Rotoman is Back!

Major League Baseball : Fantasy : Fantasy

The first column of the new year is up at Do the Mets have a Reyes of hope batting Jose first? Does Oliver Perez have some more control? Weekly or daily transactions? And introducing Chatter, about Esteban German, Jeremy Hermida, Jon Papelbon, and Bengie Molina. Expect a new column every Wednesday from here on out. And send your questions to Ask Rotoman.

Major League Baseball : Ask Rotoman Begins

Major League Baseball Fantasy Home

This link doesn’t lead to anything now except the fantasy page at Well, is still commenting on offseason moves, helpfully, and you’ll find those at this address. But starting on Wednesday you’ll find Ask Rotoman again for the Sixth Year In A Row! As much as I like spouting off on baseball issues and giving my opinion about fantasy moves, the best stuff in the column comes from you readers. Funny questions, provocative questions, challenging questions, these don’t always make my job easier but they make the column better. So if you have a good or funny or outrageous or clever or provocative question, please send it along by writing either to or visit the discussion board at and post there. Thanks.