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Fantasy Forward: Marte suspension, Price may not be right and Severino’s surging

Fantasy Forward: Marte suspension, Price may not be right and Severino’s surging

In a shocking development, Starling Marte will be sidelined until July 18th due to testing positive for a banned performance enhancing substance. Pittsburgh, already reeling from the Jung-Ho Kang DUI transgression will now forge ahead without its top player on offense. Andrew McCutchen moves back to center with Adam Frazier shifting to the outfield in […]

Minor League Report: MiLB vs. MLB

Minor League Report: MiLB vs. MLB

As I watch my teams in different leagues and my major league players getting off to hot and cold starts, I though to myself – “nothing bad can happen with a prospect in April, barring a serious injury of course”. So one of your mid-level prospects got off to a 2-for-30 start? There is no […]

Fantasy Forward: Will Thames be this year’s “Story”?

Fantasy Forward: Will Thames be this year’s “Story”?

Remembering it’s only the third week of the regular season, the Yankees own the longest win streak in baseball (8 games) with the White Sox in town to wrap up their home stand. In the senior circuit, the Braves modest five game streak leads the way. With the premise of when is too early to […]

Fantasy Forward: Harper’s back, Miggy’s sore and more

Fantasy Forward: Harper’s back, Miggy’s sore and more

Staying on top of the latest baseball news can be daunting, which brought about the Fantasy Forward. Trying to identify trends such as Miguel Cabrera hitting two-thirds of his balls in play to the opposite field hinted at him not being healthy. Then he left Sunday’s game with a tight back. Zach Britton is one […]

Pitch Count: Week 3 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 3 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Heading into Week 3, it is still too early to make definitive, performance-based decisions on pitchers.  In the case of those who have underperformed thus far, if you believed in a player during your pre-draft research and drafted him with confidence, have some faith in your process and give that pitcher another two or three […]

Fantasy Forward: Carlos Martinez takes a walk on the wild side

Fantasy Forward: Carlos Martinez takes a walk on the wild side

First and foremost, Happy Easter to you and your family. Base hits seemed like hidden eggs for the Yankees facing Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals, but he handed out walks like candy on Saturday. In an outing which brought back memories of a young Nolan Ryan, Martinez struck out 11, allowed eight walks and took […]

The Relief has Arrived

The Relief has Arrived

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. I can’t imagine having gone through life without a sibling. I have been fortunate enough to have both an older brother and sister. Some of the most enjoyable times in my life feature them in the center of it. In my earlier […]

Fantasy Forward: Aces delight and is Miggy right?

Fantasy Forward: Aces delight and is Miggy right?

From the amazing statistic department, Milwaukee’s win on Friday night moved them above .500 for the first time since 2014. As a franchise, they played 334 consecutive games at .500 or below. Trust the process. Speaking of which, those who drafted Jonathan Villar for his speed were not enthused by his high strikeout rate to […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 3

Waiver Wire Report: Week 3

Welcome to week three of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers. Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as well. For the […]

Fantasy Forward: Yo Yo again, little d strikes and an Ozuna salami

Fantasy Forward: Yo Yo again, little d strikes and an Ozuna salami

With the Mets playing another marathon extra-inning game, fantasy owners need to note Adam Conley worked in relief, so he will not start on Friday night. Instead, Edinson Volquez will match-up with Noah Syndergaard. Thursday provided a mix of day and night baseball which will be recapped below for fantasy purposes. But first, on the […]

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 […]

Fantasy Forward: As the Rangers bullpen turns along with Statcast heroes home runs

Fantasy Forward: As the Rangers bullpen turns along with Statcast heroes home runs

Trying to stay cognizant on the East coast while trying to track the Texas Rangers bullpen situation proves tiresome. But, things may be even more unsettled regarding who to add for saves this weekend on the waiver wire. Suffice it to say, do not speculate on Jeremy Jeffress who pitched in the seventh inning despite […]

Will Stolen Bases Be More Plentiful This Year?

Will Stolen Bases Be More Plentiful This Year?

We are only one week into the season, and already there are some surprising stolen base totals. Marcus Semien, who stole 10 bases in 2016, already had three. Chris Owings has increased his SB total each year, but his yearly best has been 21 – this week he’s notched four steals. Brett Gardner stole 40+ […]

Fantasy Forward: Yo, Yo, Yo three times as nice

Fantasy Forward: Yo, Yo, Yo three times as nice

When fantasy owners start to worry about a player’s slow start, this week should be a reminder to be patient. Personally, my head-to-head teams stunk last week, but so far this week, things have returned to expectations due to targets performing. One such player, Yoenis Cespedes, homered three times last night in Philadelphia and should […]

Minor League Report: Hot Starts

Minor League Report: Hot Starts

One week in the books and it already feels to me that I didn’t have to wait since October for the last game. The minor league season doesn’t get off to as quick of a start as the MLB season so putting together a minor league report for hitters in a 4-5 game sample is […]

Fantasy Forward: Wil Myers cycle and other news to note

Fantasy Forward: Wil Myers cycle and other news to note

It’s remarkable to note the Padres as a franchise now have two players to hit for the cycle, and both occurred in Colorado. Wil Myers joins Matt Kemp as the only San Diego players to accomplish the feat. Monday night featured starting pitchers finding redemption on the mound along with some rough outings in regards […]

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 […]

Fantasy Forward: Freddie Freeman and opposite field power

Fantasy Forward: Freddie Freeman and opposite field power

Sunday proved to be a volatile one for bullpens along with some players breaking out from slow starts. Seattle became the second team to to lose a lead of six runs or more entering the ninth since 2011. Teams record with this type of cushion were 2,529 – 1 prior to yesterday, now add a […]

Pitch Count: Waiver Wire Streaming Options for Week 2

Pitch Count: Waiver Wire Streaming Options for Week 2

There are two important axioms in fantasy baseball to consider as we move into Week 2 of the season: Do not overreact to any performances so far, good or bad Pitching is a volatile commodity, and it’s never too early to add depth to your staff These two statements seemingly contradict each other, but the […]

Fantasy Forward: The Year of the Catcher? 4_9_17

Fantasy Forward: The Year of the Catcher? 4_9_17

Welcome to the first edition of the Fantasy Forward to be posted on Fantasy Assembly. This will be a daily column which attempts to highlight strong performances from the day prior in fantasy baseball along with an eye on the future. How a manager uses a player, tendencies and what to watch for as the […]