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Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 8

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 8

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Miguel Sano – The power has always been there, but the rest of his game lagged behind. So far in 2017, I’d say it’s caught up. He’s doing everything right, including a great batting […]

The Eye Test: Gray, Arrieta, and Teheran

The Eye Test: Gray, Arrieta, and Teheran

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

Pitch Count: Week 8 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 8 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

At this point in the season, most of the pitchers available to be added in the fantasy world have flaws and risk – hence their lower ownership levels. Every once in a while a potential star emerges.  Jose Berrios was highlighted in this space for the past two weeks as a speculative add.  Last week, […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 8

Waiver Wire Report: Week 8

Welcome to week eight of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers (under 50% ownership). 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 […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 7

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 7

Yep, I’m covering two Cubs out of eight players. It’s that kind of season. I love my Cubbies, but they are also struggling enough that it warrants some analysis. If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Jean Segura – You’ve gotta […]

Fantasy Forward: Rebounds nearing for Travis and Miller?

Fantasy Forward: Rebounds nearing for Travis and Miller?

Not to beat a topic to death, but the disabled list attrition this year seems inordinate. Two Indians left their game early with Abraham Almonte already landing on the disabled list, and Carlos Carrasco will be tested today to see how his pectoral muscle responds. A.J. Pollock (groin), Steve Pearce (calf) and Geovany Soto (surgery) […]

The Eye Test: Starting Pitcher three-pack

The Eye Test: Starting Pitcher three-pack

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

Pitch Count: Week 7 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 7 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Another week off the calendar, and another week of numerous health concerns for MLB pitchers.  As players are shuffling on and off the DL at record pace (partly due to the new 10-day time frame), it becomes very easy for fantasy owners to see players as a pile of statistics, adding and dropping, jumping from […]

IFFB and What It all Means

IFFB and What It all Means

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you.  At one point in my life I believed  “Just because.”did not serve as an acceptable answer to any question. In short, I felt it was a dismissive response to something that obviously has some type of importance to the person who asked. […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 7

Waiver Wire Report: Week 7

Welcome to week seven of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers (under 50% ownership). 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 […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 6

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 6

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment and I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Marwin Gonzalez – Marwin isn’t getting full playing time, but over the last two weeks he’s still an elite value. That part-time stint may mean he’s still available in your league. Well, he […]

The Eye Test: All Rise, Avi, and the Hot Corner

The Eye Test: All Rise, Avi, and the Hot Corner

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

The Closer: Week 5

The Closer: Week 5

We’re back for another edition of The Closer. Per usual, there are plenty of bullpen shakeups to discuss as well as a few non-closer relief pitchers that could be useful in your league. While some of the messy closer situations have seemed to work themselves out, such as the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics, there […]

Pitch Count: Week 6 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 6 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Down goes Syndergaard.  Down goes Kluber.  Down goes Paxton.  The pitching landscape took another big hit this week as we are reminded again of the volatility and uncertainty of today’s major league pitcher.  It’s difficult to imagine any fantasy team that hasn’t been affected, and we may need to begin re-thinking the construction of our […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 6

Waiver Wire Report: Week 6

Welcome to week six of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers (under 50% ownership). 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 […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 5

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 5

My Cubbies aren’t off to the same blazing hot start as last year, but they’re still at the top, so I can’t ask for much more. However, a Cub had to make my list due to his struggles: Kyle Hendricks. At the same time, the Brewers are shocking pretty much everyone by their second-place status, […]

The Eye Test: Gomez, Dickerson, Severino, Keuchel

The Eye Test: Gomez, Dickerson, Severino, Keuchel

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

Pitch Count: Week 5 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 5 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

The calendar is turning to May, yet the baseball season is still in its early stages and many questions remain unanswered. But the picture is becoming a bit more clear.  All of the early season pitching breakouts have been claimed from the free agent pool in most leagues, leaving very few potential difference makers currently […]

The Eye test: Eyeing up the Angels

The Eye test: Eyeing up the Angels

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: April Risers and Fallers

Fantasy Stock Watch: April Risers and Fallers

With a few weeks under the belt, it’s time to start looking at the hot and cold streaks of players in April. I’ll always remember Chris Shelton for getting off to a blazing start, only to fade hard as I kept holding on to him, hoping he would get back to being a positive value. […]