Prospects Grid

The Prospect Grid: Shortstops

Each week throughout the off-season, we’ll be focusing on a single position for the 2015 season and beyond. Dynasty rankings, 2015 rankings, player profiles, bounce back candidates, drafting recommendations, and this: the new Prospect Grid. This tool isn’t just for those in deep leagues with minor league systems, but hopefully can be of use to […]

TheWaiting Game

Waiting Game: Comparing Shortstop Tiers

Method This series goes position by position, comparing the average production you get out of the top 5 ranked, the next 5 players, and so on. We’re looking for where the value of players starts to drop, so that you can see how long you can wait on a position and what kind of hit […]

Elvis Andrus Bounce Back

2015 Shortstop Bounce Backs

Outside of Ian Desmond, nearly the entire collection of MLB shortstops need to bounce back in 2015. Okay, so maybe that’s a bit harsh. Jose Reyes was impressive in that he managed to stay healthy and productive all year, Alexei Ramirez played about 20% better than he was expected to, and Danny Santana came out […]

2015 Dynasty Rankings

2015 Shortstop Dynasty/Keeper Rankings

Each week, the Assembly will put together their positional rankings for keeper/dynasty leagues. Players are ranked with the next five years of 5 x 5 category production in mind, so when you see Xander Bogaerts ranked ahead of Jose Reyes, that does not necessarily mean that we believe Bogaerts will be the superior short-term option. […]

Mortal Kombat Arenado Donaldson

Mortal Kombat: Arenado vs Donaldson

Welcome to another edition of Mortal Kombat, where we take two potentially evenly matched players and pit them against each other to see who the better man is.  This weeks matchup pits power hitting Josh Donaldson from Oakland against rising Star Nolan Arenado from Colorado.  Looking at the early 2015 rankings, Donaldson ranks 5th with […]

Kyle Seager Silver Bullet Point

KYLE SEAGER and the Silver Bullet Points

So you don’t know what to do with Kyle Seager?  Who does? Well, your uncle Will, that’s who!  Okay, don’t call me uncle Will, that’s kind of weird, I think.  But, the point of the matter is, I am gonna give you the 4-1-1 on Kyle Seager.  Seager had his best major league season in […]

2015 Rankings

Early 2015 Rankings: Third Base

Early 2015 Rankings: Third Base

Third Base has bulked up some since last season with the emergence of players like Todd Frazier and Josh Harrison.  Anthony Rendon and Nolan Arenado have both taken positive steps and Manny Machado is hoping to stay healthy and join the ranks of the new blood.  We also add Carlos Santana to the mix now […]

Keeper/Dynasty Rankings

2015 Third Base Dynasty/Keeper Rankings

2015 Third Base Dynasty/Keeper Rankings

Each week, the Assembly will put together their positional rankings for keeper/dynasty leagues.  Players are ranked with the next five years of 5 x 5 category production in mind, so when you see Manny Machado ranked ahead of Adrian Beltre that does not necessarily mean that we believe Machado will be the superior short-term option. […]

Weekly Assembly

Weekly Assembly: Keeper Targets

Weekly Assembly: Keeper Targets

Each week we will feature one reader question here. Each member of the Assembly will attempt to offer the best answer for you. Together you’ll have more than 100 years of experience responding to your issue. Timothy has a question about targeting keepers.  Thanks for sending this in Timothy , we’re happy to help.  Check […]