Outfield

Outfielders with great D, and a chance to shine offensively

Outfielders with great D, and a chance to shine offensively

There is a phrase thrown around a lot when scouting young players and prospects, that a guy is less than the sum of his parts. This (loosely) describes the value of certain players when considering their real life value versus fantasy. Some guy might be a great fielder, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot to […]

Player spotlight: Carlos Gomez

Player spotlight: Carlos Gomez

If you ask fantasy baseball players who the biggest disappointment in the 2015 season was, a number of players would come up. one of those players would be Ian Desmond who I discussed a few weeks ago; another name that you would be likely to hear is Carlos Gomez. Unlike Desmond, however, Gomez more than […]

Draft This, Not That: Outfielders

Draft This, Not That: Outfielders

Every draft round presents a host of outfielders to tempt you with. If you get a little carried away you could easily take four outfielders among the first five or six offensive players you take in a given draft. From my early drafts so far, the outfield group really seems to thin out after around pick […]

Market Adjustments Providing Potential Value

Market Adjustments Providing Potential Value

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening– whichever is applicable to you. One year ago at this time Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez were fixtures as second or third round picks, with ADP’s in the low to mid-20’s. Puig posted good numbers in 2014, but it was the underlying skill sets that had many well-respected […]

Standouts in the Outfield: Marte, Martinez, and Upton

Standouts in the Outfield: Marte, Martinez, and Upton

I’ve enjoyed writing and reading all of the positional previews so far, but let’s face it: certain limitations present themselves when writing about the infield positions. Many of us have beaten the “wait on a catcher” drum in recent years while some pay for Posey.  Regardless, catching strategy is basically an either/or story. You might […]

Cardinals OF Good for Fantasy

Cardinals OF Good for Fantasy

There’s no doubt that the Saint Louis Cardinals have built an amazing MLB team year after year. Their franchise’s ability to scout talent, teach the players, and field a competitive team has worked well for them. What’s more, their solid team results in plenty of fantasy baseball options for you to draft. There’s talent all […]

Corey Dickerson’s hangover remedy

Corey Dickerson’s hangover remedy

With the Rockies looking to add bullpen depth to a team that is more than a couple of pieces away from contending, the Rays jumped in to grab one of their most productive hitters over the past few years in exchange for their former closer and current setup man, Jake McGee. With Dickerson going down […]

Player spotlight: David Peralta

Player spotlight: David Peralta

David Peralta started his career in 2006 with the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher. After moving to the Indy league for several years, the Diamondbacks took a chance on him as a converted outfielder. He spent 2013 and 2014 in A+ and AA ball before getting called up to the big league team for […]

Is Sano the New Stanton?

Is Sano the New Stanton?

For six years we’ve been impressed with Giancarlo Stanton’s power potential. Heck, it’s not even potential at this point — it’s here. The guy can slug, and he hits the ball hard and a long, long way. The issue has been keeping Stanton on the field for a full season, given he’s only reached 500 […]

Player spotlight: Curtis Granderson

Player spotlight: Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson had a very good 2015 season, finishing as a top 30 outfielder. He hit .259/.364/.457, with 26 HR, 70 RBI, 98 Runs and 11 SB. After an injury plagued him in 2013, and a down year in 2014, what can Granderson’s 2015 stats tell us to expect in 2016? In 2015 Granderson had […]

Older hitters with Extra risk

Older hitters with Extra risk

It’s often that we see a player just drop off suddenly, but it’s no less surprising as a spectator, and no less heartbreaking as a fan. Andruw Jones is perhaps the poster child for this, going from consistent 6.0+ fWAR seasons to barely replacement level, right after he turned 30. But drop offs are expected, […]

Why Goldschmidt is #1 over Trout, Harper

Why Goldschmidt is #1 over Trout, Harper

I love Mike Trout. I like Bryce Harper quite a bit too. They’re both young outfielders with power, a good batting average, and the ability to contribute in SB as well. Classic five category guys. Yep, nothing wrong with these two fantasy studs. So why am I ranking Paul Goldschmidt as the #1 dynasty option […]

Outfield Help in Philadelphia

Outfield Help in Philadelphia

Scott Pianowski of Yahoo Sports used to talk about “the small market screen.” He encouraged readers to look past the small market screen to find players who were sneakily valuable on poorly performing major league clubs. This was back when the term small market was synonymous with poor performance, though that is not necessarily the […]

Veteran or Youth? Position by Position

Veteran or Youth? Position by Position

We here at Fantasy Assembly are in the process of compiling our top-200 for dynasty leagues (due out next week). That’s a daunting task, for sure. I’ve never been a fan of big lists like this, simply because after a few draft rounds, anything goes, and what player you may prefer is entirely dependent on […]

Take a Closer Look at Adam Eaton

Take a Closer Look at Adam Eaton

Whether you’ve held A.J. Pollack throughout his development or picked him up in a deal at some point, you have something really valuable on your dynasty team right now. It would take a heck of an offer for you to even think of parting with him, and that’s exactly why I’m not picking up the […]

Speedy OF: More Valuable Than Ever

Speedy OF: More Valuable Than Ever

It wasn’t too long ago that fantasy managers had several speedsters to choose from, particularly in the outfield.  That time is over for now. There are many potential causes — SB leaders from other positions, trying to avoid leg injuries, teams running less as an overall strategy — the fact is that the stolen base […]

Can Jay Bruce return to star status?

Can Jay Bruce return to star status?

Through his amateur and professional career, the looming question around Jay Bruce was whether he was going to be able to make enough contact to tap into his mammoth power consistently. His power potential has always been elite, and when he’s connecting enough he truly is one of the most dangerous hitters in the sport. […]

Outfield Prospects: Looking Forward (and back)

Outfield Prospects: Looking Forward (and back)

Each week I will look back at my prospect rankings from last year and examine the top performers, as well as those who did not live up to my lofty expectations. In every case, it’s not my rankings that were wrong, but the player who did better or worse than they should have. I’m kidding […]

Powerless, but Still Productive

Powerless, but Still Productive

When it comes to the outfield, everyone knows the importance of the top guys.  Trout, Harper, McCutchen; those names are staples at the top of everyone’s draft sheet.  The same holds true with the next tier of players; guys like Cespedes, Dickerson and Puig are drafted as a second outfielder to bolster the power of […]

Byron Buxton: Fantasy Doppelgänger

Byron Buxton: Fantasy Doppelgänger

During his ascent through the Twins’ system, the dreamers compared Byron Buxton to Mike Trout. Like a double rainbow, each with a pot of gold at the end, these dreamers were telling us that we were about to see two once in a lifetime talents take the diamond by storm simultaneously. Byron Buxton is built […]