Greg Jewett

Fantasy Forward: Tanaka fires a “Maddux” in Beantown and more

Fantasy Forward: Tanaka fires a “Maddux” in Beantown and more

Trying to figure out the thought processes of the Mets front office can prove to be futile. Reports surfaced Noah Syndergaard could not lift his arm above his shoulder, but he’s pushed back to a tentative start for Sunday. As news of his injury continue to surface, those who own “Thor” should pay very close […]

Fantasy Forward: Big Maple and two breakouts in the A.L. East?

Fantasy Forward: Big Maple and two breakouts in the A.L. East?

In case one wonders about who “Big Maple” is, it’s James Paxton’s nickname with the Mariners. His maple leaf tattoo on his arm provided the name along with his Canadian heritage. All kidding aside, Paxton bounced back after a rough outing in Oakland to fire seven shutout innings on four hits with nine strikeouts against […]

Fantasy Forward: Turner rides the cycle in Coors

Fantasy Forward: Turner rides the cycle in Coors

For once, a promotion sort of overshadows the litany of April injuries which usually take the lead in the Fantasy Forward, so keeper league and deep league owners of Cody Bellinger, rejoice. With the Dodgers in need of a spark, they promoted Bellinger and will play him while their outfield remains replete of bodies. He […]

Fantasy Forward: Reds fueling Thames fire

Fantasy Forward: Reds fueling Thames fire

While Eric Thames continues to lead the way for Milwaukee, Ryan Braun left last night’s game after fouling three pitches off the same foot. After x-rays confirmed there’s no break, the team may proceed with caution in regards to Braun. Steven Souza Jr. could not hit in the ninth inning after hitting cement trying to […]

Fantasy Forward: Nova’s revenge, Gausman’s a gas can again and Andrus hitting cleanup?

Fantasy Forward: Nova’s revenge, Gausman’s a gas can again and Andrus hitting cleanup?

When Kevin Gausman pops up on the waiver wire this week, should one buy low or take a shot on a popular breakout candidate? He cannot stay this bad, right? This could be more perplexing than meets the eye. Entering Sunday’s start against Boston, his chase rate on pitches outside the strike zone plummeted by […]

Fantasy Forward: Another over the Hedges

Fantasy Forward: Another over the Hedges

Another busy day on the transaction trail. Troy Tulowitzki, Miguel Cabrera and Cam Bedrosian landed on the 10-day disabled list. Angels starter Garrett Richards transferred to the 60-day list – his progress will need to monitored by his owners, but signs do not provide hope. George Springer left his game with a hamstring problem, so […]

Fantasy Forward: Joey Gallo’s power should keep him in Texas

Fantasy Forward: Joey Gallo’s power should keep him in Texas

Many injury issues to track after a full slate of games on Friday night. Miguel Cabrera left in after the sixth inning, and it’s being reported as a right groin strain, not anything to do with his back. Of course the headline, Madison Bumgarner will miss between 6-for-8 weeks after spraining his shoulder along with […]

Fantasy Forward: Sale’s electric and time for Neris?

Fantasy Forward: Sale’s electric and time for Neris?

All the signs this spring pointed to a happy and healthy Yoenis Cespedes in Mets camp. With the team’s offense struggling, Cespedes limp off the field during the sixth inning Thursday night. He will undergo an MRI, but described the injury as a shock to his hamstring which he has experienced before. Fantasy owners should […]

Fantasy Forward: Amir-aculous start to the season

Fantasy Forward: Amir-aculous start to the season

Chasing wins ensures frustration since the category can be so volatile. Fantasy owners may be disappointed to see Amir Garrett lost his match-up at home against Ubaldo Jimenez. Yes, it’s a cruel world, despite tying a Reds rookie record by a southpaw with 12 strikeouts over seven innings of work. Garrett is supposed to be […]

Fantasy Forward: Marte suspension, Price may not be right and Severino’s surging

Fantasy Forward: Marte suspension, Price may not be right and Severino’s surging

In a shocking development, Starling Marte will be sidelined until July 18th due to testing positive for a banned performance enhancing substance. Pittsburgh, already reeling from the Jung-Ho Kang DUI transgression will now forge ahead without its top player on offense. Andrew McCutchen moves back to center with Adam Frazier shifting to the outfield in […]

Fantasy Forward: Will Thames be this year’s “Story”?

Fantasy Forward: Will Thames be this year’s “Story”?

Remembering it’s only the third week of the regular season, the Yankees own the longest win streak in baseball (8 games) with the White Sox in town to wrap up their home stand. In the senior circuit, the Braves modest five game streak leads the way. With the premise of when is too early to […]

Fantasy Forward: Harper’s back, Miggy’s sore and more

Fantasy Forward: Harper’s back, Miggy’s sore and more

Staying on top of the latest baseball news can be daunting, which brought about the Fantasy Forward. Trying to identify trends such as Miguel Cabrera hitting two-thirds of his balls in play to the opposite field hinted at him not being healthy. Then he left Sunday’s game with a tight back. Zach Britton is one […]

Fantasy Forward: Carlos Martinez takes a walk on the wild side

Fantasy Forward: Carlos Martinez takes a walk on the wild side

First and foremost, Happy Easter to you and your family. Base hits seemed like hidden eggs for the Yankees facing Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals, but he handed out walks like candy on Saturday. In an outing which brought back memories of a young Nolan Ryan, Martinez struck out 11, allowed eight walks and took […]

Fantasy Forward: Aces delight and is Miggy right?

Fantasy Forward: Aces delight and is Miggy right?

From the amazing statistic department, Milwaukee’s win on Friday night moved them above .500 for the first time since 2014. As a franchise, they played 334 consecutive games at .500 or below. Trust the process. Speaking of which, those who drafted Jonathan Villar for his speed were not enthused by his high strikeout rate to […]

Fantasy Forward: Yo Yo again, little d strikes and an Ozuna salami

Fantasy Forward: Yo Yo again, little d strikes and an Ozuna salami

With the Mets playing another marathon extra-inning game, fantasy owners need to note Adam Conley worked in relief, so he will not start on Friday night. Instead, Edinson Volquez will match-up with Noah Syndergaard. Thursday provided a mix of day and night baseball which will be recapped below for fantasy purposes. But first, on the […]

Fantasy Forward: As the Rangers bullpen turns along with Statcast heroes home runs

Fantasy Forward: As the Rangers bullpen turns along with Statcast heroes home runs

Trying to stay cognizant on the East coast while trying to track the Texas Rangers bullpen situation proves tiresome. But, things may be even more unsettled regarding who to add for saves this weekend on the waiver wire. Suffice it to say, do not speculate on Jeremy Jeffress who pitched in the seventh inning despite […]

Fantasy Forward: Yo, Yo, Yo three times as nice

Fantasy Forward: Yo, Yo, Yo three times as nice

When fantasy owners start to worry about a player’s slow start, this week should be a reminder to be patient. Personally, my head-to-head teams stunk last week, but so far this week, things have returned to expectations due to targets performing. One such player, Yoenis Cespedes, homered three times last night in Philadelphia and should […]

Fantasy Forward: Wil Myers cycle and other news to note

Fantasy Forward: Wil Myers cycle and other news to note

It’s remarkable to note the Padres as a franchise now have two players to hit for the cycle, and both occurred in Colorado. Wil Myers joins Matt Kemp as the only San Diego players to accomplish the feat. Monday night featured starting pitchers finding redemption on the mound along with some rough outings in regards […]

Fantasy Forward: Freddie Freeman and opposite field power

Fantasy Forward: Freddie Freeman and opposite field power

Sunday proved to be a volatile one for bullpens along with some players breaking out from slow starts. Seattle became the second team to to lose a lead of six runs or more entering the ninth since 2011. Teams record with this type of cushion were 2,529 – 1 prior to yesterday, now add a […]

Fantasy Forward: The Year of the Catcher? 4_9_17

Fantasy Forward: The Year of the Catcher? 4_9_17

Welcome to the first edition of the Fantasy Forward to be posted on Fantasy Assembly. This will be a daily column which attempts to highlight strong performances from the day prior in fantasy baseball along with an eye on the future. How a manager uses a player, tendencies and what to watch for as the […]