Mike Sheehan

The Eye test: Eyeing up the Angels

The Eye test: Eyeing up the Angels

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

The Eye Test: Early Bats and Arms

The Eye Test: Early Bats and Arms

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

Early Season Waiver Wire Strategy

Early Season Waiver Wire Strategy

I love profiling players, but what really gets the juices flowing is talking about the strategy that goes into fantasy baseball.  I love the gamesmanship; trying to outsmart your fellow league mates, and there is no better feeling than being one step ahead of them. One way to make up for a bad draft or […]

The Eye Test: Week 1

The Eye Test: Week 1

No, I’m not an optometrist, but I am a baseball junkie and a stathead.  I love sabermetrics, statcast, and batted ball profiles as much as the next guy.  They’re really useful, but they don’t always tell the whole story. Just think of guys like Michael Pineda whose FIP suggests he should be more Yu Darvish […]

Final Preseason Thoughts

Final Preseason Thoughts

The start of the regular season just days away. Most fantasy owners have already drafted their team or will be doing so this weekend. As spring training comes to a close, here are some random items of interest on those players you drafted (or passed over). Pitchers Mets beat writers report that Zack Wheeler is […]

Undervalued Players to Complement “Stars and Scrubs”

Undervalued Players to Complement “Stars and Scrubs”

“Studs and Duds” or “Stars and Scrubs” is becoming a more popular methodology for attacking auction drafts. The concept behind this is pretty simple – overspend to get the best players because there will be quality $1 options at the end of the draft. There will also be usable players on waivers at any given […]

Relief Pitchers/Closers to Target/Avoid

Relief Pitchers/Closers to Target/Avoid

There’s always value to be had at every position.  Below is my take on the relievers I want vs. the relievers I don’t.  As always, I’m not saying I would pass on the no players if they slip, and I’m not saying to overpay for the yes guys either.  These are just the relievers/closers that […]

Impact Hitters for Points Leagues

Impact Hitters for Points Leagues

If you are using roto rankings to draft your points team, you are likely leaving a tremendous value on the table.  Several big names are less valuable in points.  On the other hand, some guys you might view as borderline scrubs are actually really useful.  A few weeks ago I covered pitchers to target in […]

SP eligible RP to Target for Points Leagues in 2017

SP eligible RP to Target for Points Leagues in 2017

So, you’re a roto and categories pro that is stepping into the arena of a weekly points league, huh? Or maybe you’re a fantasy football player trying fantasy baseball for the first time. Point based leagues is a format that is becoming more and more popular. Like any format, it has some positives and negatives. […]

Impact starting pitchers for Points Leagues

Impact starting pitchers for Points Leagues

Evaluating pitchers in points is different than evaluating them in standard roto leagues.  First of all, stud pitchers generally outscore the stud hitters in points leagues. In general, pitchers that are studs in roto formats are also awesome in points. There are a handful of things (listed below) to look out for that can help […]

Strategies and Tactics for Auction Drafts

Strategies and Tactics for Auction Drafts

One of the most common questions that fantasy analysts get is about strategies for auction drafts.  If you read articles or listen to podcasts, you’ll notice they usually deflect the question.  They may throw out half of an idea and then immediately say: “ all drafts are different and there’s no silver bullet” That may […]

Beginners Guide to Starting a New Dynasty League

Beginners Guide to Starting a New Dynasty League

How should I go about starting a keeper or dynasty league?  This is one of the most frequently asked questions to fantasy analysts in the offseason.  There’s no one right answer, and I’ll be honest – I’ve never been enough of a martyr to run one myself.  Lucky for me, I’m part of some really […]

Draft Day Advice

Draft Day Advice

It’s officially draft season here at Fantasy Assembly, and I can’t wait until I’m on the clock.  In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the methods that I use to prepare for fantasy baseball drafts.  These are some ways to differentiate yourself from the owners that just print out a set of rankings […]

Don’t be a “Rankings Wimp”: Shortstop Buys and Sells

Don’t be a “Rankings Wimp”: Shortstop Buys and Sells

We’ve been swamped here at the Fantasy Assembly with our dynasty rankings.  Here’s the deal – rankings are awesome!  We wouldn’t put so much effort into them if they weren’t.  Still, if you want to win your leagues – you need to be more than a “rankings wimp” (censored from what it’s better known as). […]

Buy Low Targets for Dynasty Leagues

Buy Low Targets for Dynasty Leagues

The fantasy may have ended, but I still can’t get enough. I’m excited to devour all the 2016 stats and help make recommendations for next draft season. For right now though, I’m calling out to you folks lucky enough to play in keeper and dynasty leagues with offseason roster moves. I’ve got a couple of […]

Upside Starting Pitchers to Replace Injured Studs

Upside Starting Pitchers to Replace Injured Studs

There’s a good chance your team has had to suffer through massive injuries as well as shaky performances from your starting pitchers. Currently on the DL: Clayton Kershaw, Stephen Strasburg, Lance McCullers, Steven Matz, Sonny Gray (Who largely disappointed this year anyway), John Lackey, and Steven Wright. And that’s without even mentioning guys who have […]

6 Tips to Win Category Playoff Rounds

6 Tips to Win Category Playoff Rounds

It’s that time of year for weekly category leagues.  Playoff time!  If you are one of the top 4-6 teams in your league… Great Job!  Now let’s see if we can help win you a round, or hopefully even a title this year! Don’t be this guy: “I had the best team this year, but […]