Tag Archive | Baseball Draft Prep

Charlie Blackmon’s late breakout

Charlie Blackmon’s late breakout

To say there were no expectations around Charlie Blackmon’s short stints in 2011-2013 would probably still be overstating the excitement level. Never really much of a prospect, and when he was making noise it was largely attributed to being in hitter friendly parks and being above age for the level. A big bodied 6’3, 210 […]

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Middle Infield

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Middle Infield

Hello all, hopefully you’re having a terrific hump day! I’m going to be introducing a bit of a new segment over the next couple weeks revolving around players near the end of their “prime years” I view as sell-high candidates in keeper leagues as we move toward the 2018 season. What years are a player’s […]

Selling High on Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham

Selling High on Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham

Fantasy leagues are won and lost on making the right decisions while maximizing margins. It’s not like you’re just going to pick up Bryce Harper in the 7th round; you have to be precise with your timing as well as resources. With that in mind; here we look at a couple of outfielders who had […]

MLB 2018 Free Agent Primer

MLB 2018 Free Agent Primer

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Last Sunday was the culmination of six months of hard labor. Eternal glory was bestowed upon league winners, and a push of the reset button for those who fell short in 2017. For whatever joy you were given Sunday evening, the misery […]

A trio of breakout pitchers to target in 2018

A trio of breakout pitchers to target in 2018

Every year we get breakouts and breakdowns, so it should come as no surprise that we got plenty of both in 2017. Some of the breakouts were unique thanks to the (allegedly) juiced baseballs, seeing plenty of guys hit for more power than they seemed capable of. And while we saw an unprecedented power surge […]

Future Stars: Judge and Bellinger

Future Stars: Judge and Bellinger

While there was some concern about offense the past few years, thanks to increases in strikeouts and hence decreases in runs, this season has very well put those concerns to rest. While some have speculated it’s because of a juiced ball, one where the seams are tighter and lowered, hurting the break on the ball […]

Potential Keeper League targets for 2018

Potential Keeper League targets for 2018

The 2017 season is coming to a close. My season has been a bit of a disappointment as it’s looking like this will be the first one in a long time where I will not be bringing home any hardware. Even so, I fielded playoff and/or highly competitive teams in eight of the nine leagues; […]

A sneak peek at the 2018 draft

A sneak peek at the 2018 draft

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. While this may come as a shock to many of you; the younger version of myself was quite the dork. Long before the local socialite I’d become lived an elementary school kid who loved nothing more than a pair of scissors and […]

Death of the Starting Pitcher

Death of the Starting Pitcher

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. The timeline of someones life is constantly being updated. Two months ago my family and I attended a destination wedding for my nephew. Each day was filled with countless laughs and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime, small increments along the […]

An Early Look at the 2018 Draft

An Early Look at the 2018 Draft

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Hope springs eternal is the clichéd fallacy many MLB fan-bases will often site in early April. Due to varying finances, roster composition, and organizational direction; before the first game is played 10-15 MLB teams have no chance at competing for a playoff […]

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 […]

End of Spring Training: Top 10 Position Battles

End of Spring Training: Top 10 Position Battles

With the close of spring training and the final drafts taking place this weekend, opening day is finally here. Spring training numbers don’t often translate into regular season success, but it is a time where managers can take an extra look at players and toy with different lineup configurations. More importantly, teams get to settle […]

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. […]

Final Preseason Thoughts

Final Preseason Thoughts

The start of the regular season just days away. Most fantasy owners have already drafted their team or will be doing so this weekend. As spring training comes to a close, here are some random items of interest on those players you drafted (or passed over). Pitchers Mets beat writers report that Zack Wheeler is […]

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 […]

Spring Training highs and lows: NL Hitters

Spring Training highs and lows: NL Hitters

Yesterday I covered the spring training highs and lows for hitters in the American League, so there is no need for a lengthy introduction. Today I’ll tackle the National League, highlighting those standout performances (or lack thereof) as we head into the 2017 fantasy season. *All spring stats are through Sunday. NL East Atlanta Highs: […]

Spring Training highs and lows: AL Hitters

Spring Training highs and lows: AL Hitters

Spring training numbers. Some view them as a window of things to come. Others see them as meaningless stats. A case can be made for both sides of this argument.  The batting average leader through Friday this spring is Jesus Aguilar. He is 23 for 46 at the plate with five home runs. This could […]

Undervalued Players to Complement “Stars and Scrubs”

Undervalued Players to Complement “Stars and Scrubs”

“Studs and Duds” or “Stars and Scrubs” is becoming a more popular methodology for attacking auction drafts. The concept behind this is pretty simple – overspend to get the best players because there will be quality $1 options at the end of the draft. There will also be usable players on waivers at any given […]

Undervalued Players – AL East Edition

Undervalued Players – AL East Edition

In the endless pursuit of being the fantasy baseball equivalent of Albert Einstein, or maybe more appropriately, the fantasy equivalent of Theo Epstein, I have embarked on an exercise to identify the one guy on each MLB roster who is the MOST VALUABLE UNDERVALUED PLAYER for his team. Looking for value team-by-team is like adding […]

A Recap of Our Readers Roto League

A Recap of Our Readers Roto League

This year we put together several reader leagues to allow our fans to play against us. I participated in the CBS 5×5 league, with 10 teams. Frankly, it’s the shallowest league I’ve played in for at least a few years. Even though a 12-team league doesn’t seem that much larger, it is still enough to […]