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Waiver Wire Report: Week 7

Waiver Wire Report: Week 7

Welcome to week seven of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers (under 50% ownership). Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as […]

Player Spotlight: Joc Pederson

Player Spotlight: Joc Pederson

After an impressive year at Double-A in 2013 and a 30/30 campaign at Triple-A in 2014, the bar was set high for Joc Pederson’s first full season with the Dodgers in 2015. Obviously, there were a lot of disappointed owners, but there were enough positive signs to give fantasy owners hope. Things did not go […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 6

Waiver Wire Report: Week 6

Welcome to week six of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers (under 50% ownership). Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 4

Waiver Wire Report: Week 4

Welcome to week four of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers. Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as well. For the […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 3

Waiver Wire Report: Week 3

Welcome to week three of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers. Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as well. For the […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 2

Waiver Wire Report: Week 2

Welcome to week two of the waiver wire. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers. Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as well. For the most […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week One

Waiver Wire Report: Week One

It is never too early to start looking at the waiver wire. The smart fantasy owners have already taken stock of what is available and are well aware of which late draft picks represent the weakest links on their squad. “But my team is perfect – All my late draft picks are full of upside, […]

Spring Training highs and lows: NL Hitters

Spring Training highs and lows: NL Hitters

Yesterday I covered the spring training highs and lows for hitters in the American League, so there is no need for a lengthy introduction. Today I’ll tackle the National League, highlighting those standout performances (or lack thereof) as we head into the 2017 fantasy season. *All spring stats are through Sunday. NL East Atlanta Highs: […]

Spring Training highs and lows: AL Hitters

Spring Training highs and lows: AL Hitters

Spring training numbers. Some view them as a window of things to come. Others see them as meaningless stats. A case can be made for both sides of this argument.  The batting average leader through Friday this spring is Jesus Aguilar. He is 23 for 46 at the plate with five home runs. This could […]

Undervalued Players – AL West Edition

Undervalued Players – AL West Edition

In the endless pursuit of being the fantasy baseball equivalent of Albert Einstein, or maybe more appropriately, the fantasy equivalent of Theo Epstein, I have embarked on an exercise to identify the one guy on each MLB roster who is the MOST VALUABLE UNDERVALUED PLAYER for his team. Looking for value team-by-team is like adding […]

Undervalued Players – AL Central Edition

Undervalued Players – AL Central Edition

In the endless pursuit of being the fantasy baseball equivalent of Albert Einstein, or maybe more appropriately, the fantasy equivalent of Theo Epstein, I have embarked on an exercise to identify the one guy on each MLB roster who is the MOST VALUABLE UNDERVALUED PLAYER for his team. Looking for value team-by-team is like adding […]

Yasmani Grandal: Overrated catching option in 2017

Yasmani Grandal: Overrated catching option in 2017

After years of teasing us with his power potential, Grandal finally delivered in 2016. He hit 27 home runs, finishing second in power just behind Evan Gattis. Most of that damage came over the final three months where Grandal hit 20 home runs over 213 at bats. He still batted just .228, but you take […]

Is Matt Carpenter still a top-10 at first base

Is Matt Carpenter still a top-10 at first base

Keeper and Dynasty league owners were dealt a blow last month with the Cardinals announced that they will move Matt Carpenter across the diamond to play first base in 2017. Carpenter was tied with Alex Bregman for sixth in our recent dynasty third base rankings, although half the panel view him as a bottom-10 option. […]

Seung-hwan Oh: Underrated Dynasty Closer

Seung-hwan Oh: Underrated Dynasty Closer

The first names that come to mind when say the words dynasty league and closer are Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Zach Britton. After that opinion vary as you’ll see by our closer rankings which come out Sunday. The one person that is suspiciously absent from the top-10 is a name we wouldn’t normally associate […]

The Yankees rotation is set for the future

The Yankees rotation is set for the future

Not many things went right for the Yankees in 2016. It was to be expected though. There were no big offseason signings, the prospects they had were not ready for prime time, and their core was built on over-age veterans nearing the end of their contracts. They did move a number of older players during […]

Brian McCann: Hidden Dynasty League Treasure

Brian McCann: Hidden Dynasty League Treasure

In the real world, the arrival of Gary Sanchez signifies a changing of the guard for the Yankees and an end to the Brian McCann era. In our fantasy world it means owners, especially those in dynasty leagues, will soon cast aside McCann in the belief that he will have little to no value to […]

Daily Fantasy Quick Hits – September 26

Daily Fantasy Quick Hits – September 26

No, Neil is not back yet. You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille. Don’t fret; he’ll be back tomorrow, and he did take care of all your football needs before he departed on his weekend of jocularity and depravity. Fortunately for all of you, Paul and I were warming up in the bullpen, […]

Field of Streams; Week 23 Weekend Streamers

Field of Streams; Week 23 Weekend Streamers

It’s another call to the bullpen as Will Anderson has been placed on leave to attend to family matters, or go on a drinking binge; he sure gathers his fair share of drinking badges on twitter from @Untappd. Normally when there is an unscheduled absence I expect to see a horrific line from the previous […]

Waiver Wire Report: Who’s Hot – Who’s Not

Waiver Wire Report: Who’s Hot – Who’s Not

If your league playoffs have not started yet, they will be either this week or next. As I have said before, it’s time to stop looking at the names and looking solely at production, because there is no tomorrow. Every category counts, so don’t look at a player and dismiss them because you don’t see […]

Waiver Wire Report: The Hot List

Waiver Wire Report: The Hot List

We are in the stretch run for fantasy baseball. Some teams are entering their playoff rounds while others are preparing to do so. Because of this, traditional waiver wire advise means nothing. At this point it does not matter what kind of potential a player has. At this point it doesn’t matter if the BABIP […]