Pitchers and Relievers

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. […]

Starting Pitcher Tiers

Starting Pitcher Tiers

Starting pitching is arguably the most important position in fantasy. You cannot win your league without a number of good options to anchor your staff. This position is also full of arm injuries, variability from year to year, and sleepers who will come out of nowhere to finish in the top-20. There are so many […]

The Baseball Show Episode 28: Pitchers part 9

The Baseball Show Episode 28: Pitchers 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 28 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Anthony DeSclafani, Vince Velasquez and Marcus Stroman as pitchers to target in 2017. Episode 13 […]

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 GAWKers Look at the Top 75 SP

A GAWKers Look at the Top 75 SP

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. This time last season I wrote about my process  for evaluating SP in a piece titled “Let the GAWKing do the Talking“. While GAWK may not be the strongest acronym in a game filled with them, the process is one I proudly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Impact starting pitchers for Points Leagues

Impact starting pitchers for Points Leagues

Evaluating pitchers in points is different than evaluating them in standard roto leagues.  First of all, stud pitchers generally outscore the stud hitters in points leagues. In general, pitchers that are studs in roto formats are also awesome in points. There are a handful of things (listed below) to look out for that can help […]

The Baseball Show Episode 25: Pitchers part 8

The Baseball Show Episode 25: Pitchers 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 25 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Aaron Sanchez, Rich Hill and Chris Tillman as pitchers to target in 2017. Episode 4 […]

The Baseball Show Episode 22: Pitchers part 7

The Baseball Show Episode 22: Pitchers 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 22 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Kyle Hendricks, Zack Greinke and Jacob deGrom as pitchers to target in 2017. Episode 4 […]

The Baseball Show Episode 19: Pitchers part 6

The Baseball Show Episode 19: Pitchers part 6

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 19 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Jameson Taillon, Aaron Nola and Pick Porcello as pitchers to target in 2017. Episode 4 […]

The Baseball Show Episode 16: Pitchers part 5

The Baseball Show Episode 16: Pitchers part 5

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 16 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Kevin Gausman, Brandon Finnegan and Jon Gray as pitchers to target in 2017. Episode 4 […]

The Baseball Show Episode 13: Pitchers part 4

The Baseball Show Episode 13: Pitchers part 4

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 13 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Edwin Diaz, Seung-hwan Oh and Sam Dyson as Closers to target in 2017. Episode 4 […]

The Baseball Show Episode 10: Pitchers part 3

The Baseball Show Episode 10: Pitchers part 3

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 10 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Robbie Ray, James Paxton and Jose Berrios as starting pitchers to target in 2017. Episode […]

The Baseball Show Episode 7: Pitchers part 2

The Baseball Show Episode 7: Pitchers part 2

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 7 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Jose Quintana, Tanner Roark and Sonny Gray as starting pitchers to target in 2017. In […]

The Baseball Show Episode 4: Pitchers part 1

The Baseball Show Episode 4: Pitchers part 1

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 4 Thanks for stopping by. With the calendar about to mark a new year, we’re ramping up to help you prepare for a new Fantasy Baseball season! […]

Blue Jays’ pitching trio

Blue Jays’ pitching trio

Yeah, I guess I’ve been writing about the Jays a lot lately. But can you blame me? This team is just too dang interesting. Without a doubt, the Blue Jays’ offense is what gets the presses going. Even losing Edwin Encarnacion, and maybe even Jose Bautista (and his continued aging), this team still flat-out rakes. […]

Roberto Osuna as an emerging star closer

Roberto Osuna as an emerging star closer

It’s pretty easy to overlook Roberto Osuna when thinking of the Blue Jays. The big bats draw most of the attention, and then you have the emergence of Aaron Sanchez as an ace for the team and Marcus Stroman’s potential. There’s not a whole lot of chatter about Osuna which is unfair to him as […]

Late Draft RP Diving – 2017

Late Draft RP Diving – 2017

Last year I shared with you one of my favorite draft strategies – drafting quality relief pitching late. The idea is to grab high-end set up pitchers who will help your ratios while waiting for the inevitable closer carousal to land in their place. I’m much more concerned with grabbing the best arms than looking at their closer competition. It’s […]

Don’t Get a Headache Projecting Saves, Closers

Don’t Get a Headache Projecting Saves, Closers

Here at Fantasy Assembly, we’ve been in dynasty mode for two months, looking at rankings and analysis that focuses on the next five years. Keeper leagues will eat this up, and there’s a lot of important information to dissect for hitters and starting pitchers. However, when it comes to relievers, the best advice I can […]