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Fake Teams Hits the Fantasy Links

Good day, fantasy baseballers.  Hope you had a good weekend.  Today is May 9, the fifth anniversary of the Delmon Young bat throw and Ghostface Killah's 41st birthday.  I hope you've made plans to celebrate these important milestones.  Here are your fantasy baseball links for today:

Fantasy Phenoms updates their closer rankings.  Give me Heath Bell in the Top 5.

RotoGraphs ranks non-closing relievers, and they also update their shortstop ranks.

Fantasy Phenoms looks for risers and fallers among hitters based on BABIP, while RotoGraphs does the same with pitchers using ERA-xFIP.

Starting pitching advice for those in weekly leagues: RotoGraphs, Razzball, The Fantasy FixFantasy Baseball 365Fantasy Baseball Cafe, Lester's Legends, and Rotoprofessor.

Waiver wire picks: Baseball Prospectus, RotoGraphs, Razzball, RotoRob, Fantasy Baseball 365, and The Fantasy Fix.

Follow the jump for more of the latest fantasy baseball news and analysis from around the web.

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez says that he's not going to drop Hanley Ramirez in the batting order.  By the way, never believe headlines.

Rotoprofessor asks if Starlin Castro can become an elite player.

Baseball Analytics breaks down Derek Lowe's slider.

RotoGraphs discovers that the secret to Jonny Venters' success is his groundball rate.

Splashing Pumpkins is impressed with Sergio Romo.

As long as we're all so focused on relievers that don't earn saves, here's my mini-power ranking:

  1. Mike Adams
  2. Jonny Venters
  3. Sergio Romo
  4. Rafael Soriano
  5. Aroldis Chapman
  6. Nobody else matters

Baseball Prospectus and Rotoprofessor have injury reports.

RotoGraphs catches up with a couple of injured catchers.

John Sickels' Prospect of the Day is Braves P Julio Teheran.

Razzball has a minor league roundup.

Finally, check out this graph featuring Greg Maddux from Beyond the Boxscore.