Draft Prep

A Recap of Our Readers Roto League

A Recap of Our Readers Roto League

This year we put together several reader leagues to allow our fans to play against us. I participated in the CBS 5×5 league, with 10 teams. Frankly, it’s the shallowest league I’ve played in for at least a few years. Even though a 12-team league doesn’t seem that much larger, it is still enough to […]

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 […]

The Baseball Show Episode 37: Pitchers part 12

The Baseball Show Episode 37: Pitchers part 12

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 37 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Carlos Martinez, Julio Urias and Wei-Yin Chen as pitchers to target in 2017. Episode 25 […]

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, […]

Catcher Tiers

Catcher Tiers

Catcher is the least flashy and productive of the offensive positions. ADP reports suggest a few eager owners will likely reach and spend a fourth to sixth round to secure one of the top two players. The fantasy pundits will tell you to wait and find value later in your draft or auction. Whatever your […]

The Baseball Show Episode 35: Hitters part 11

The Baseball Show Episode 35: Hitters 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 35 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Jose Peraza, Devon Travis and Tim Anderson. Episode 23 featuring Charlie Blackmon, Andrew McCutchen and […]

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 Baseball Show Episode 34: Pitchers part 11

The Baseball Show Episode 34: Pitchers 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 34 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Michael Pineda, Matt Harvey and J.A. Happ as pitchers to target in 2017. Episode 22 […]

Relief Pitchers/Closers to Target/Avoid

Relief Pitchers/Closers to Target/Avoid

There’s always value to be had at every position.  Below is my take on the relievers I want vs. the relievers I don’t.  As always, I’m not saying I would pass on the no players if they slip, and I’m not saying to overpay for the yes guys either.  These are just the relievers/closers that […]

2017 Relief Pitcher Rankings: Top 40

2017 Relief Pitcher Rankings: Top 40

We wrap up each week of positional coverage with our 2017 rankings. In addition to the rankings, we will pose a number of questions to our panel covering topics such as reaches and targets, players to avoid and late-round impact players. Taking part in our rankings will be Kevin Jebens, Jim Finch, Ron Vackar, Josh […]