Daily Recap

Fantasy Forward: Yankees Gary Sanchez raking in August

Fantasy Forward: Yankees Gary Sanchez raking in August

While the lead could have been Aaron Judge thankfully ending his dubious strikeout streak, which reached 37 games, it was overshadowed by the power surge from his teammate, Gary Sanchez. Last night, Sanchez launched two home runs and drove in four. He has now hit 25 home runs this year and nine in 69-bats in […]

Fantasy Forward: Schoop’s breakout continues

Fantasy Forward: Schoop’s breakout continues

Lost in a season focused on prolific home run binges and unexpected breakouts, Jonathan Schoop still flies below the radar. One second baseman last year reached at least 35 home runs with 100 RBI, Robinson Cano. Schoop launched his 27 on Monday night and drove in three, raising his RBI total to 91 this year. […]

Fantasy Forward: Injury news back to the forefront

Fantasy Forward: Injury news back to the forefront

For a short time, the injury bug seemed to take a backseat to the Giancarlo Stanton home run binge, Joey Votto’s on-base streak, and Aaron Judge’s strikeout record. Miguel Sano will head to the disabled list with the Twins still vying for a playoff spot playing eight games in the week ahead. Another power hitter […]

Fantasy Forward: Nelson Cruz going nuclear of late

Fantasy Forward: Nelson Cruz going nuclear of late

It’s easy to overlook the production by Nelson Cruz the last four seasons since he reached a new level in Baltimore in 2014, but he’s maintained it the last three years in Seattle. In fact, Cruz seems to be one of the more underrated power hitters in this time frame despite hitting 118 home runs […]

Fantasy Forward: Max Scherzer to the disabled list

Fantasy Forward: Max Scherzer to the disabled list

While the daily fantasy players tried to decide between Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer on Friday, the decision became an easy one when Scherzer landed on the disabled list with left neck inflammation. Due to the Nationals pending break in the schedule, it makes sense to give Scherzer time to get healthy and rested before […]

Fantasy Forward: All good things must end

Fantasy Forward: All good things must end

A rough hump day for major league players on streaks. Giancarlo Stanton’s six-game home run streak ended, though, he did register a 2-for-4 day with a run scored and his second stolen base. He’s focused on trying to reach 62 homers this year, pacing towards 60, it seems within his reach. Joey Votto’s reaching base […]

Fantasy Forward: Giancarlo Stanton will not stop

Fantasy Forward: Giancarlo Stanton will not stop

With apologies, one cannot ignore what Giancarlo Stanton’s doing. He homered for the sixth straight game on Tuesday night and moved his career high to 44 home runs along with the new Marlins team record. Stanton is now tied for the third most home runs, 23, in a 35-game span, one behind Barry Bonds (24 […]

Fantasy Forward: Chad Bettis for the win regardless of any outcome

Fantasy Forward: Chad Bettis for the win regardless of any outcome

When covering fantasy sports, it’s rare a game garners attention no matter how well a player fares. This happened last night when Chad Bettis returned to the mound at Coors Field after battling cancer. Enduring nine weeks of chemotherapy trumps his outstanding performance on the mound. Bettis threw seven shutout innings giving up six hits […]

Fantasy Forward: Corey Kluber extends strikeout streak

Fantasy Forward: Corey Kluber extends strikeout streak

Corey Kluber’s been dominant since his return from the disabled list, striking out at least eight in all 14 starts since his return. He’s within one of tying Randy Johnson (15 in both 1999 and 2000) for the record and sits third all-time if he does not reach eight strikeouts against the Royals on the […]

Fantasy Forward: Bryce Harper’s potential injury and its ramifications

Fantasy Forward: Bryce Harper’s potential injury and its ramifications

Trying not to overreact to the video of Bryce Harper‘s injury will be tough to do. Without debating if the game should be played or if the field conditions warranted it, Harper suffered his injury hustling to first base. He is a lightning rod for baseball with many fans, and some who do not like […]

Fantasy Forward: Another near no-hitter for Carlos Carrasco in the Trop

Fantasy Forward: Another near no-hitter for Carlos Carrasco in the Trop

Carlos Carrasco resides near Tropicana Field and loves pitching near his home. A mere 772 days removed from carrying a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth, Carrasco lost his no-hit bid on Friday night in the seventh. But, Carrasco did fire eight shutout innings giving up only two hits and two walks with 10 […]

Fantasy Forward: Giancarlo Stanton launches his 39th homer

Fantasy Forward: Giancarlo Stanton launches his 39th homer

Many wished to see what Giancarlo Stanton could do over a full season the previous two seasons. Bouncing back from his fluky injuries, Stanton is in the midst of a power binge, hitting his 18th home run over his last 30 games on Thursday. Stanton has already surpassed his career best in home runs in […]

Fantasy Forward: Odubel truthers unite

Fantasy Forward: Odubel truthers unite

Proving to be a bit streaky and sometimes mercurial, Odubel Herrera is on a hot streak since the start of June. He did end up on many waiver wires when his average cratered to .218 entering game play on June 1st, but he has been rebuilding it along with cementing his status as an outfielder […]

Fantasy Forward: Happy 26th Birthday Mike!

Fantasy Forward: Happy 26th Birthday Mike!

Not too long ago, this column mused about why Major League Baseball does not promote its stars enough. Kudos on celebrating Mike Trout’s 26th last night with a couple of tweets. Trout not only reached 1,000 hits in this game with a double, but homered for the fourth time in six games on his birthday. […]

Fantasy Forward: Manny Machado is back

Fantasy Forward: Manny Machado is back

After cratering in the first half of the season, Manny Machado seemed primed to bounce back in the second half. Baseball is a marathon, and while many focus on parts of the season, targeting Machado in trade talks with a frustrated owner made sense. Time has expired with Machado thriving from positive migration to the […]

Fantasy Forward: Stanton’s on a power binge, does anyone realize this?

Fantasy Forward: Stanton’s on a power binge, does anyone realize this?

Criticizing major league baseball’s marketing team seems contrite, but when Aaron Judge seemed to be hitting home runs every day for a stretch earlier in the season, the hype train rolled in his favor. After hitting home run number 36 last night and just missing on another, Giancarlo Stanton took over the major league in […]

Fantasy Forward: Yu knew a win was coming

Fantasy Forward: Yu knew a win was coming

Tracking the trade deadline with the beat writers, it seemed ominous Evan Grant, the Rangers beat writer, tweeted the team did not issue a statement saying trades were finished. Then the last trade bomb dropped with the Dodgers acquiring Yu Darvish for three prospects not named Alex Verdugo. Darvish turned in one of his worst […]

Fantasy Forward: Kluber remains dominant

Fantasy Forward: Kluber remains dominant

Reading a box score, one can infer a strong performance and Corey Kluber turned in another dominating one last night. In Kluber’s complete game against the Yankees he allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck out 11 with 18 swinging strikes generated. Going deeper into the numbers reveals a run of greatness […]

Fantasy Forward: More Trout milestones ahead

Fantasy Forward: More Trout milestones ahead

While the Angels continue to waste away Mike Trout’s prime, he is still producing at an alarming rate. Trout hit his 20th home run on Wednesday night in spite of missing 39 games this season. It marks the sixth time he has hit at least 20 home runs prior to his Age-26 season becoming only […]

Fantasy Forward: Streamlining to seven notes of interest

Fantasy Forward: Streamlining to seven notes of interest

Trying to recap all the game information can be time-consuming. In an effort to keep the column going along with making the lives easier of the writer and editor, the daily recaps will center on seven notes of interest in order to keep things fresh and stay on top of players of interest as things […]