Baseball Draft Prep

Player Profile: Marcell Ozuna

Player Profile: Marcell Ozuna

With the Marlins’ traditional fire sale well underway, the most recent casualty is Marcell Ozuna. Just turning 27 last month, the well hyped prospect finally put it all together in 2017 for one of the best seasons in the majors offensively, with a 142 wRC+, powered by 37 homers with a more than consistent .312 […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 4 – 12/14

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 4 – 12/14

We have reacxhed a boiling point! This past week the hot stove train has gone off the rails! The Winter Meetings have proven to be just what the doctor ordered, as usual, to get everything rolling. There won’t be any speculation on rumors discussed today, we’ll save more of that for next week. Unfortunately, there […]

Inside the MI Keeper Ranking Process

Inside the MI Keeper Ranking Process

As I prepare my yearly Fantasy Assembly rankings for keeper leagues, I wanted to share some of my observations and my ranking process. Keeper leagues are trickier than a redraft league. There are numerous factors to consider, with projected long-term value a big part of it. You have to look harder at age and health, […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 3 – 12/07

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 3 – 12/07

Over the last week the stove has began to heat up slightly. More rumored trades have leaked out, a couple free agents have found homes for the short-term future, and of course the Shohei Ohtani news has continued to flood the headlines. For those of you wondering when I’m going to talk more in-depth about […]

Inside the CI Keeper Ranking Process

Inside the CI Keeper Ranking Process

As I prepare my yearly Fantasy Assembly rankings for keeper leagues, I wanted to share some of my observations and my ranking process. Keeper leagues are trickier than a redraft league. There are numerous factors to consider, with projected long-term value a big part of it. You have to look harder at age and health, […]

Is Eric Thames Legit?

Is Eric Thames Legit?

In maybe the most asked question of the first half, and another highly talked about story-line in the offseason, people have been wondering what on earth happened to Eric Thames. The last of him in the States before his comeback was on his third team by age 26, hadn’t made it back to the majors […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 2 – 11/30

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 2 – 11/30

This morning Mike Ferrin, while talking about the hot stove, said “I have a chest freezer full of meat that is hotter than the hot stove right now.” He couldn’t be more correct. There have been plenty of rumors floating around, but nothing with real substantial “going to happen” intrigue. Today we’ll discuss the one […]

Hindsight: Breakouts and Disappointments

Hindsight: Breakouts and Disappointments

In my last article, I discussed some trades I made this year where things didn’t go exactly as planned. But I caution you to not abandon your analysis and valuation simply because a player (or players) seems to be performing better or worse than what you expected. At some point you have to accept that […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 1 – 11/24

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 1 – 11/24

It’s getting to be that time of year again, Thanksgiving has come and pass, families are already starting to put up Christmas decorations, and the MLB Winter Meetings are right around the corner. It’s Hot Stove season!!! The official hot stove season began with the GM meetings in Orlando on November 13th. So far, the […]

Hindsight’s 20/20, but There’s No Perfect Vision for 2018

Hindsight’s 20/20, but There’s No Perfect Vision for 2018

Every year, we fantasy owners make trades to better ourselves, either to win now or rebuild for the future. And every year, some players come out of nowhere and produce much better or worse than we projected. And almost every year, it seems I make a trade (or five) where I come out on the […]

Mike Moustakas’ trigger happy approach

Mike Moustakas’ trigger happy approach

There are a few players in every league who get touted from draft day for their prospect pedigree, who maintain headlines even when they haven’t yet reached their potential. The Royals, in the mid and late 2000s, were a pretty miserable franchise, but they had a stacked prospect pipeline that gave many fans hope for […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 5

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 5

The offseason is around the corner, so if you have questions about a player’s keeper value, ask for a stock tip! Jonathan Schoop – He had nice sleeper value entering 2016 and produced well, raising his profile (and price) for 2017. Now he’s fully broken out and will cost a lot for 2018, whether redraft […]

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Pitchers

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Pitchers

Hello all, hopefully you’re having a terrific hump day. As I sat down to compose this article, the news of Roy Halladay’s plane crash was beginning to emerge through the different media sources. While I’ll be touching on pitchers to sell high on today, I want to take a moment to touch on Doc. Halladay […]

Zach Davies, Michael Fulmer, and sophomore struggles

Zach Davies, Michael Fulmer, and sophomore struggles

Perhaps there is no more prevalent alliteration in sports than the proverbial sophomore slump. We hear about it on the radio and from fans and read about it on the internet and perhaps even the newspaper. A hot young rookie tears through the league in his first campaign, only to regress down to a shell […]

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Outfield

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Outfield

We’re coming to you a day later than the past couple weeks, but the read will still be the same! Today’s article touches on the outfield position. In case you missed it, catch up on the past weeks articles which focused on Middle Infield and Corner Infield. With the vast number of outfielders in baseball […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 4

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 4

The offseason is around the corner, so if you have questions about a player’s keeper value, ask for a stock tip! Justin Upton – How many years have we been waiting for Upton to reach his full potential? It seems that the days of dreaming about a .290, 40 HR season are over, but 2017 […]

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Corner Infield

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Corner Infield

Hello all, hopefully you’re having a terrific hump day! Last week we touched on the middle infielders you’d have the best chance at selling high on. Today the focus shifts to the corner infield positions, and let me tell you; there are a lot of aging stars at the corners. One strong name that initially […]

Expecting the Unexpected: Ramirez, Heyward & Gallo

Expecting the Unexpected: Ramirez, Heyward & Gallo

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Four years ago my son started his High School Soccer career. His first season featured a Senior Class of 13 players. I recall being warned, by each senior parent, of just how quickly the time goes by. The warnings of yesteryear became […]

The Fall and Rise of the Toronto Blue Jays

The Fall and Rise of the Toronto Blue Jays

After challenging the Red Sox for the division title in 2016, the Toronto Blue Jays suffered a complete offensive collapse in 2017. It’s not like we could see this coming. The team allowed first baseman Edwin Encarnacion to walk, signing with the Cleveland Indians. They retained clubhouse leader Jose Bautista dispute obvious signs of a […]

Charlie Blackmon’s late breakout

Charlie Blackmon’s late breakout

To say there were no expectations around Charlie Blackmon’s short stints in 2011-2013 would probably still be overstating the excitement level. Never really much of a prospect, and when he was making noise it was largely attributed to being in hitter friendly parks and being above age for the level. A big bodied 6’3, 210 […]