Tag Archive | Baseball Draft Prep

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 […]

Undervalued Players – AL West Edition

Undervalued Players – AL West 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 […]

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 […]

Undervalued Players – AL Central Edition

Undervalued Players – AL Central 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 […]

2017 All Bust Team

2017 All Bust Team

NOTE: We still have 2 spots available in our ESPN (points) readers league. Click HERE to learn more Sleepers are often the focus of preseason preparation. But avoiding a bust is equally, if not more important, to fantasy success. Here are my players to avoid this season. C – J.T. Realmuto J.T. Realmuto is being […]

Late Round Infield Impact Options

Late Round Infield Impact Options

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. You are hitting the road for a weekend getaway; naturally your first stop is at the local convenient store to grab a couple of beverages and some munchies for the road. What should be a three-minute excursion turns into a 10 minute […]

Undervalued Players – NL West Edition

Undervalued Players – NL West 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 […]

Don’t Knock the Old Timers

Don’t Knock the Old Timers

A lot of fantasy managers focus on keeper leagues, and all those talented players under 30 are hot commodities. Who doesn’t like to have their top keepers locked up for five or more years, assuming no majors injuries? I’d certainly drool over a portfolio that includes Correa, Harper, Rizzo, and Syndergaard. That’s a “set it […]

Undervalued Players – NL Central Edition

Undervalued Players – NL Central 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 […]

Redraft Prospect Impact Rankings for 2017

Redraft Prospect Impact Rankings for 2017

Rookies have impact in redraft leagues as well as keeper and dynasty formats. Those that ended up with the likes of Michael Fulmer or Gary Sanchez last season at an extreme discount were pretty happy with the results. When looking at this list you will see what you might call inconsistencies. Me liking a players […]

The Baseball Show Episode 37: Pitchers part 12

The Baseball Show Episode 37: Pitchers part 12

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 37 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Carlos Martinez, Julio Urias and Wei-Yin Chen as pitchers to target in 2017. Episode 25 […]