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Trading Keepers for Picks — Is It Worth It?

Trading Keepers for Picks — Is It Worth It?

I am in a 15-team 5×5 league, with 4 keepers. Every year before the deadline, some teams try to trade their #5 keepers to other teams for picks. Then, after keepers are processed, a few will still try to make trades by giving up a keeper for multiple picks. I found myself entrenched in this […]

Prospect Values: Pitchers

Prospect Values: Pitchers

It has been almost 14 years since Baseball Prospectus declared there is no such thing as a pitching prospect. Over time people have caught on. The top pitching prospect in all of baseball was lost in the past couple weeks to Tommy John Surgery and is now looking at nearly a year and a half before […]

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 […]

2017 Top 35 Starting Pitcher Prospects

2017 Top 35 Starting Pitcher Prospects

We finish up our positional prospect rankings this week with a look at starting pitchers. If you hadn’t noticed, we’ve changed things up this year by giving you more of the players that matter (30 shortstops, outfielders, and now 35 starting pitchers) and less of those that don’t (20 catchers). Watch next week for our Top […]

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. […]

The Baseball Show Episode 30: Prospects part 9

The Baseball Show Episode 30: Prospects part 9

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 30 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Robert Gsellman, Jharel Cotton, and Yohander Mendez. Episode 15 featuring Reynaldo Lopes, Brent Honeywell and […]

Prospect Values: Outfielders Part 2

Prospect Values: Outfielders Part 2

As I noted last week, outfield is a deep position. So this week we dig a little further for those that play in deeper leagues. This weeks version of the values will be off the radar players that wont show up on more than one list (if they’re lucky). For the most part these guys […]

Underrated Starting Pitchers: Manaea and Pomeranz

Underrated Starting Pitchers: Manaea and Pomeranz

Starting pitching is very deep with middle of the rotation arms this season, and unlike like last year, there are a lack of aces. This can make it difficult to navigate which pitchers to target in the middle of your draft. Here are two pitchers owners should feel optimistic about and target for the 2017 […]

A Backup Plan When Targeting Draft Sleepers and Breakouts

A Backup Plan When Targeting Draft Sleepers and Breakouts

“Sleepers” and “breakouts” are some of the most popular topics of discussion during the pre-draft fantasy baseball season.  These are the players with big upside ready to provide top value to your team relative to their ADP by significantly outperforming their statistics from last year and their current 2017 projections.  It’s only February, and already […]

The Baseball Show Episode 27: Prospects part 8

The Baseball Show Episode 27: Prospects part 8

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 27 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss A.J. Reed, Dansby Swanson and Rafael Devers. Episode 12 featuring Tyler O’Neil, Hunter Renfroe and […]

Kevin Gausman, Robbie Ray, and the next step

Kevin Gausman, Robbie Ray, and the next step

Both Kevin Gausman and Robbie Ray are pretty big names compared to the value they’ve provided to their respective teams so far, and for very different reasons. Gausman has made headlines since his draft year, with a high 90s heater that runs more than Forest Gump. Ray was notable when the Tigers traded away Doug […]

Prospect Values: Outfielders

Prospect Values: Outfielders

Similar to shortstop, outfield is where you will see tons of high upside toolsy players. A lot of prospects will be drafted or signed by major league teams that have raw power and speed; then you will hear that if they could just learn to make more consistent contact they could be 25/25 type players. […]

Underrated Outfielders: Justin Upton and Khris Davis

Underrated Outfielders: Justin Upton and Khris Davis

Khris Davis and Justin Upton have plenty of things in common. Each player switched leagues to join an American League team, and each started their season slowly, only to go on a tear to end it. Most important for this article – both are being undervalued in 2017 drafts. Justin Upton Upton started his six-year […]

Late Round Outfield Impact Options?

Late Round Outfield Impact Options?

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. In today’s world, quenching your thirst for fantasy content is rather effortless. Countless podcasts are available at your fingertips, satellite radio providers have 24-hour networks, and of course, the various websites providing content seem to be endless.   While it may be hard […]

Baseball Betting Lines Explained

Baseball Betting Lines Explained

Gambling is not only restricted to casinos and races. Sports betting is also gaining importance with time. Sports betting mean betting in any of the sports like cricket, football, baseball, basket ball, etc.  Whatever kinds of online betting you want to do, whether it’s in sports or games or races or poker, whatever it is, […]

2017 Top 30 Outfield Prospects

2017 Top 30 Outfield Prospects

We continue our prospect rankings this week with a look at the outfield position. If you hadn’t noticed, we’ve changed things up this year by giving you more of the players that matter (30 shortstops, outfielders, and starting pitchers) and less of those that don’t (20 catchers). Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our […]

The Baseball Show Episode 24: Prospects part 7

The Baseball Show Episode 24: Prospects part 7

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 24 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Brendan Rodgers, Josh Bell and Dylan Cozens. Episode 6 featuring Lewis Brinson, Cody Bellinger and […]

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 […]

What’s the deal with Jose Bautista

What’s the deal with Jose Bautista

It’s perhaps as exciting a story as it is bizarre. Just one year removed from a 40 homer (!!!) season, where he was worth 4.4 fWAR, Jose Bautista struggled hard to find much interest in the market. It ended with a potential three year deal to stay with the Blue Jays, which in the end is […]

Prospect Values: Shortstop

Prospect Values: Shortstop

It seems as though every high-upside toolsy player starts out as either a shortstop or an outfielder. Many shortstop prospects will not be shortstops in the majors. Once they break into the minors, the glove and arm that carried them for so long is no longer the best on the team. For a while shortstops just […]