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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 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 […]

Undervalued Players – AL East Edition

Undervalued Players – AL East 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 […]

Commissioner’s Corner: The Veto

Commissioner’s Corner: The Veto

After so many years playing this game, one is bound to see all sorts of things that honestly should never happen. People drop elite players; people leave injured players in their active roster, commissioners make back-dated roster moves to help themselves; the list goes on and on. What is a commissioner to do? Well, the […]

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 […]

Bold Predictions: American League Prospects

Bold Predictions: American League Prospects

As we near the start of the regular season it is time for some prospect bold predictions, starting with the American League. Remember, the goal here is to be bold while being reasonable. Predicting Tyler O’Neill will hit 30 homers isn’t bold. He hit 24 last year and 32 in 2015. Predicting him to hit […]

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 […]

2017 All Bust Team

2017 All Bust Team

NOTE: We still have 2 spots available in our ESPN (points) readers league. Click HERE to learn more Sleepers are often the focus of preseason preparation. But avoiding a bust is equally, if not more important, to fantasy success. Here are my players to avoid this season. C – J.T. Realmuto J.T. Realmuto is being […]

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 […]

Undervalued Players – NL West Edition

Undervalued Players – NL 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 […]

Don’t Knock the Old Timers

Don’t Knock the Old Timers

A lot of fantasy managers focus on keeper leagues, and all those talented players under 30 are hot commodities. Who doesn’t like to have their top keepers locked up for five or more years, assuming no majors injuries? I’d certainly drool over a portfolio that includes Correa, Harper, Rizzo, and Syndergaard. That’s a “set it […]

Undervalued Players – NL Central Edition

Undervalued Players – NL 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 […]

Redraft Prospect Impact Rankings for 2017

Redraft Prospect Impact Rankings for 2017

Rookies have impact in redraft leagues as well as keeper and dynasty formats. Those that ended up with the likes of Michael Fulmer or Gary Sanchez last season at an extreme discount were pretty happy with the results. When looking at this list you will see what you might call inconsistencies. Me liking a players […]

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 […]

Undervalued Players – NL East Edition

Undervalued Players – NL East Edition

The fantasy baseball draft season is the most exciting time of the year.  It is when we get to prove we are the smartest person in the room with the best research and best strategy to identify and select “upside targets” and “my guys.” In other words, be the best at drafting the players that […]

Underrated Gems: Justin Turner, Yasmany Tomas

Underrated Gems: Justin Turner, Yasmany Tomas

As sites like NFBC have more and more drafts, the average draft position starts to build a nice picture of where you may be able to find good value. One thing to look for is not just the ADP, but also the highest and lowest picks. Where there is a general consensus on a player, […]

The Baseball Show Episode 36: Prospects part 11

The Baseball Show Episode 36: Prospects part 11

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 36 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Matt Strahm, German Marque and Triston McKenzie. Episode 24 featuring Brendan Rodgers, Josh Bell and Dylan […]

Prospect Values: The top-100

Prospect Values: The top-100

In this last installment of the prospect values I am going to change things up slightly. This time, instead of going good value/bad value, I am staying positive and only talking about the good from my top-100. And when I say good, I primarily mean the guys I have ranked higher than most that I […]

The underrated Ken Giles

The underrated Ken Giles

When talking about relief pitching, closers are first (and rightly) going to dominate discussion – guys that come in and lock down the ninth inning. But lately, there has been a shift in the thought process, thanks in part to the Indians’ success in the playoffs with manager Terry Francona’s bullpen usage, towards the bullpen […]

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 […]