Predictions

Mild Predictions: NL Version

Mild Predictions: NL Version

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. As March is nearing its close, and baseball is inching closer to its beginning, we’ve officially entered the season of Bold Predictions. Not one to shy away from an easy topic to cover, I took a look at NL rosters and featured […]

Bold Predictions

Bold Predictions

At this point of the year there is little to do in fantasy but stare at your team, pinpoint potential weaknesses, dig through the waiver wire, and blueprint your opponents team for players to steal via trade. For fantasy writers it is especially tough; we’ve said basically all there is to say at this point. […]

Bold Predictions: National League Prospects

Bold Predictions: National League Prospects

With the American League Bold Predictions being posted last week, it is time to go to the National League. As with the American League post the same disclaimer holds true. I am trying to be bold while being reasonable. The main goal here is to show players, and skills, I like and don’t like. If […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Keeper Conundrum Vol. 2

The Keeper Conundrum Vol. 2

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening– whichever is applicable to you. With the close of the 2016 Fantasy Season quickly approaching, the year-end roster inventory has already begun. In keeper leagues I’m beginning to determine who my Keeper targets are. In redraft leagues I’m looking at the things that went right, as well as, […]

ISO Leaderboard and 2017 Outlook

ISO Leaderboard and 2017 Outlook

It’s a little early for a season review, but I was doing some early rankings for 2017 and figured I would share my findings. The first area I concentrated on was ISO, and while power is just one part to look at when setting player values, it is a big one. Isolated Power is defined by Fangraphs […]

The Keeper Conundrum 2017 Vol. 1

The Keeper Conundrum 2017 Vol. 1

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. For those avid followers of fantasy baseball, September can be a rather feast or famine time of year. If you are in contention, then each and every night’s outcomes become magnified as every new home run and stolen base could be the […]

Minor League Report: A look back on preseason bold predictions

Minor League Report: A look back on preseason bold predictions

Out of curiosity I wanted to check on my preseason bold predictions and see how I did. So why not share that with all of you. Many of these called were bold, but the direction of the calls and showing you who I would or would not invest in should have been obvious. American League […]

Kevin’s Picks for 2016 Fantasy MVP – Cy Young

Kevin’s Picks for 2016 Fantasy MVP – Cy Young

The start of the season is a common time to make bold predictions. I’m not feeling overly bold today — would need some Pepto-Bismol to get through all those risky predictions — but I will put some money on players who I feel have a good chance at being a fantasy MVP or Cy Young […]

Bold Predictions: Prospect Edition

Bold Predictions: Prospect Edition

It is still the preseason in prospect land. That means, like many others have for major leaguers, I am going to give some bold predictions. Only difference is, with my predictions they, are only going to involve prospects. These aren’t necessarily what is most likely to happen. These are a combination of what I think […]

Going Bold or Going Home

Going Bold or Going Home

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. The national nightmare is almost over: meaningful baseball will soon be played. We fantasy owners have evaluated, re-evaluated, ranked, re-ranked, and then put all that work into motion in our respective draft rooms. Now we begin the process of seeing just how […]

Patience at the Plate

Patience at the Plate

Since the end of the steroid era we’ve seen a lot of changes in the fantasy landscape.  Home run power is down across the board, and pitching is now the dominant force that rules the landscape.  There has been a few other changes though; something as fantasy owners we rarely talk or think about – […]

Contact Rate and Player Production

Contact Rate and Player Production

There are a ton of sabermetric stats out there to process in today’s game. Everyone has his own fancy metric that he follows for a batter’s value, whether it’s wOBA, BPV, or WAR. However, I rarely look at just one number, because as is the case with the three examples, they’re composites. When making rankings […]

11 Bold Predictions for 2014

The band Spinal Tap had amplifiers that went up to 11.  Normal amps only go up to 10, but these went to 11. When you get to 10 where do you go….nowhere, you can’t go any higher.  These amplifiers went to 11 just to give you that extra push-off the cliff.  Now if we were […]

2014 Home Run Leaders

Chicks Dig The Long Ball! People have been enamored with home runs way before Nike made this commercial, but Mark McGwire brought them into the mainstream. His record-setting home run season was followed by everyone; not just baseball fans. Nobody could have imagined a 70 home run season, and things got even hotter when Barry […]

2014 MVP Candidates

The Baseball Writers Association of America’s Most Valuable Player was established in 1931, adopting the format the National League used to distribute its league award.  One writer in each city with a team filled out a ten-place ballot, with ten points for the recipient of a first-place vote, nine for a second-place vote, and so […]

2014 Division Winners

No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference. Tommy Lasorda Four days ago we gave you our wild card predictions and told you the division winners were wrapped […]

2014 Cy Young Candidates

The Cy Young Award was introduced in 1956 and named after Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young who died in 1955.  It was originally given to the best pitcher in the majors, but that changed in 1967 and the award was given to one pitcher from each league. Here are some fun Cy Young award facts.  Don […]

2014 Wild Card Matchups

Not all of us can be as fortunate as Biff Tannen.  We all don’t have access to a time machine (or a Delorean) so we can go back in time and pick up a copy of Grays sports Almanac.  We have no way to predict the future here, but using our keen intellect and extensive baseball […]