Josh Coleman

Death of the Starting Pitcher

Death of the Starting Pitcher

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. The timeline of someones life is constantly being updated. Two months ago my family and I attended a destination wedding for my nephew. Each day was filled with countless laughs and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime, small increments along the […]

An Early Look at the 2018 Draft

An Early Look at the 2018 Draft

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Hope springs eternal is the clichéd fallacy many MLB fan-bases will often site in early April. Due to varying finances, roster composition, and organizational direction; before the first game is played 10-15 MLB teams have no chance at competing for a playoff […]

Saves and steals: an Adjustment in Perception

Saves and steals: an Adjustment in Perception

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. It is estimated that 6,775 people pass-away daily within the US. Some lives have been better lived than others, but at the end of the day, they all have a story to be told. Most stories become footnotes in your local newspapers, […]

One Ballot In a Large Sea

One Ballot In a Large Sea

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Without question, the highlight of attending baseball games in my youth was the All-Star ballots. I would spend the entirety of the game finalizing my decision. At its conclusion I would gently apply pressure to those wonderful chads before I stuffed it […]

Welcome to Splitsville

Welcome to Splitsville

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Nefi Perez was a light hitting middle infield bat whose career spanned 12 years over five teams. As a rather average person myself, I’ve found that I tend to appreciate players like Perez. Those players who do just enough good things to […]

Changing Track Records: Cabrera, Castro and Smoak

Changing Track Records: Cabrera, Castro and Smoak

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Three months ago, how excited were you in selecting Aaron Judge? While some of you may have been a Judge supporter, you’re kidding yourself if you thought he’d even touch the top 50 players, let alone the top spot he currently claims […]

Cashing In (and selling high) on Early Winnings

Cashing In (and selling high) on Early Winnings

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. In 1964 the tiny state of New Hampshire introduced the first state-run lottery in the United States. The potential for a greater sum of winnings at a marginal investment appealed to consumers. From scratch-off tickets to multi-state lotteries the offerings available have […]

Early Impressions make Lasting Perceptions

Early Impressions make Lasting Perceptions

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Eighteen years ago my weekend social calendar was booked with the best High School parties in town.  Twenty years ago I walked across stage for my own graduation. If you do the math that puts me a little beyond the shelf-life for […]

Struggling Stars and How to View Them

Struggling Stars and How to View Them

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. No matter how many times I fly, the view at the land below never ceases to amaze me. I find it remarkable that life’s most mesmerizing views can be seen from a window around 15 inches tall and 10 inches wide. From […]

IFFB and What It all Means

IFFB and What It all Means

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you.  At one point in my life I believed  “Just because.”did not serve as an acceptable answer to any question. In short, I felt it was a dismissive response to something that obviously has some type of importance to the person who asked. […]

Joey Gallo: On the Cust of a Deer or Donkey?

Joey Gallo: On the Cust of a Deer or Donkey?

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Two years ago I debated between Corey Seager and Joey Gallo for my first selection in a supplemental draft. Looking back, that decision seems rather obvious. Corey Seager has gone on to hit .312 with 34 home runs and a .895 OPS […]

Early Hot Streaks: Finding Stuff where Not Expected

Early Hot Streaks: Finding Stuff where Not Expected

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you.   It is truly amazing how much disorder one 9-year-old girl can accomplish in a 10 x 12 room. Perhaps even more stunning is how quickly the clutter can amass. You see, my daughters attention span would make a fruit fly seem […]

The Relief has Arrived

The Relief has Arrived

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. I can’t imagine having gone through life without a sibling. I have been fortunate enough to have both an older brother and sister. Some of the most enjoyable times in my life feature them in the center of it. In my earlier […]

Lineup Construction and Production

Lineup Construction and Production

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. In March of 2011, my NFBC partner and I were making our annual trip to St. Louis for another NFBC Draft weekend. Coming off a nice 2010 in which we finished among the top-75 overall, our confidence in taking that next step […]

Mild Predictions: NL Version

Mild Predictions: NL Version

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. As March is nearing its close, and baseball is inching closer to its beginning, we’ve officially entered the season of Bold Predictions. Not one to shy away from an easy topic to cover, I took a look at NL rosters and featured […]

Late Round Infield Impact Options

Late Round Infield Impact Options

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. You are hitting the road for a weekend getaway; naturally your first stop is at the local convenient store to grab a couple of beverages and some munchies for the road. What should be a three-minute excursion turns into a 10 minute […]

A 12 pack of Over/Under: Top 75 Edition

A 12 pack of Over/Under: Top 75 Edition

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. In the not so distant past I spent my Fall/Winter Saturday’s with a line sheet in one hand and a phone in the other. My time from Noon until the WAC kickoff was dedicated to finding that one game Vegas had simply […]

Closing Concerns

Closing Concerns

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. Around 15 years ago one of my best friends left the area to pursue a career in the telecommunications field. For a man who had a bit of a wild streak; life on the road with a nice paycheck to boot had […]

A GAWKers Look Beyond the top-100 SP

A GAWKers Look Beyond the top-100 SP

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Twenty-five years ago yours truly was in the midst of his teen years. The transition from baseball card trading junkie to lovelorn teen proved difficult. It turns out the market for a “Husky” size teen with a Crispin Glover schnoz was limited. […]

A GAWKers Look at the Top 75 SP

A GAWKers Look at the Top 75 SP

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. This time last season I wrote about my process  for evaluating SP in a piece titled “Let the GAWKing do the Talking“. While GAWK may not be the strongest acronym in a game filled with them, the process is one I proudly […]