Tag Archive | Baseball Draft Prep

The Baseball Show Episode 15: Prospects part 4

The Baseball Show Episode 15: Prospects 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 15 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Reynaldo Lopez, Brent Honeywell and Sean Reid-Foley as potential breakout prospects to target in 2017. […]

The Enigma That Is Javier Baez

The Enigma That Is Javier Baez

Yes, I’m a Cubs fan. Let’s just that out of the way now. However, until 2016, the Cubs weren’t very good at winning things, so bear in mind that my view often comes with a high degree of pessimism when it comes to my team’s players. I didn’t hold out hope for Starlin Castro long […]

The Baseball Show Episode 14: Hitters part 4

The Baseball Show Episode 14: Hitters 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 14 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Marcus Semien, Wil Myers and Willson contreras. Episode 5 featuring Keon Broxton, Pablo Sandoval and […]

Rougned Odor’s fantasy conundrum

Rougned Odor’s fantasy conundrum

While it’s possible that Odor’s biggest hit of the season came on the basepaths against Jose Bautista, there’s no doubt his impact was felt by the league as a whole when the 22-year-old second baseman exploded for 33 bombs in his third full season, despite only hitting double digits twice in his entire professional career (this […]

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 […]

Prospect Values: First Base

Prospect Values: First Base

So we are past the catcher position. I can exhale and move on to a more exciting position. I referenced it last week with catchers, but it tells a much different story with first baseman. My prospect success rate article from last season was very good for the first base prospects. First base prospects came in […]

Second Baseman Tiers

Second Baseman Tiers

What’s the advantage of tiers? Placing players of the same position into tiers based on similar projected production can give you a huge advantage when planning out your roster and acquiring players for the season. These second base tiers will differ significantly from some of the ranking lists you will see this Spring, so use […]

2017 First Base Rankings: Top 30

2017 First Base Rankings: Top 30

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, […]

One Man’s Map to 1B Happiness

One Man’s Map to 1B Happiness

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. My father was an antique car collector. While growing up, it was common place to have 10-15 cars either parked in the driveway or stored in the garage. My father was not one to tinker; he simply wanted cars he could drive […]

The Baseball Show Episode 12: Prospects part 3

The Baseball Show Episode 12: Prospects 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 12 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Tyler O’Neil, Hunter Renfroe and Austin Meadows as potential breakout prospects to target in 2017. […]

After 2016 HR Surge, BA is Important for 1B

After 2016 HR Surge, BA is Important for 1B

Everyone talks about the boon in home runs from 2016. There was an unprecedented level of homers, and fantasy owners are happy to have more 25-HR hitters to choose from as they draft their rosters. When it comes to first base, we always expect power from the position. In the few years before 2016, it […]

The Baseball Show Episode 11: Hitters part 3

The Baseball Show Episode 11: Hitters 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 11 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Trevor Story, Mike Moustakas and Maikel Franco as hitters to target in 2017. Episode 5 […]

Three first basemen with big upside

Three first basemen with big upside

First base is one of the most frustrating positions in fantasy baseball – in an awkward sense. While it does sound counterintuitive that the most productive position brings so much struggle, it happens because you need your first basemen to be productive. It’s the position where you are expecting 30+ homers with big RBI chances, and […]

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 […]

Prospect Positional Values: Catcher

Prospect Positional Values: Catcher

So many times top prospects fail, about 70 percent of the time according to the research I did last year. So we’re already playing with our backs against the wall here. There are so many things going against these players. Multiple levels of minor leagues before even getting the chance to produce in the majors. […]

First Baseman Tiers

First Baseman Tiers

What’s the advantage of tiers? Placing players of the same position into tiers based on similar projected production can give you a huge advantage when planning out your roster. What’s the gap between Joey Votto, Miguel Cabrera and Edwin Encarnacion? It’s projected to be minimal, so take who you like. Otherwise, wait for someone else to […]

2017 Catcher Rankings: Top 25

2017 Catcher Rankings: Top 25

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, […]

The Baseball Show Episode 9: Prospects part 2

The Baseball Show Episode 9: Prospects 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 9 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Anderson Espinoza, Francis Martes and Jose De Leon as potential breakout prospects to target in […]

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. The Las Vegas Strip: grand hotels, neon lights, the bells and whistles of life changing winnings, the pain filled faces of a 24 HR dry spell, and of course the fanning of Adult Entertainment Vouchers every 25 feet. At the frequency of […]

Does Deeper Catcher Class Affect Posey’s Value?

Does Deeper Catcher Class Affect Posey’s Value?

For numerous years, there’s only been one name on the top of catcher rankings — and even just one name in the top-tier. Buster Posey has been a godsend to teams who draft him, and his elite production can’t be matched on a year in, year out basis. His worst batting average in the last […]