Tag Archive | busts

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 […]

A 12 pack of Over/Under: Top 75 Edition

A 12 pack of Over/Under: Top 75 Edition

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. In the not so distant past I spent my Fall/Winter Saturday’s with a line sheet in one hand and a phone in the other. My time from Noon until the WAC kickoff was dedicated to finding that one game Vegas had simply […]

Relief Pitchers/Closers to Target/Avoid

Relief Pitchers/Closers to Target/Avoid

There’s always value to be had at every position.  Below is my take on the relievers I want vs. the relievers I don’t.  As always, I’m not saying I would pass on the no players if they slip, and I’m not saying to overpay for the yes guys either.  These are just the relievers/closers that […]

2017 Relief Pitcher Rankings: Top 40

2017 Relief Pitcher Rankings: Top 40

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, Josh […]

Closing Concerns

Closing Concerns

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. Around 15 years ago one of my best friends left the area to pursue a career in the telecommunications field. For a man who had a bit of a wild streak; life on the road with a nice paycheck to boot had […]

2017 Starting Pitcher Rankings: Top 100

2017 Starting Pitcher Rankings: Top 100

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, […]

A GAWKers Look at the Top 75 SP

A GAWKers Look at the Top 75 SP

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. This time last season I wrote about my process  for evaluating SP in a piece titled “Let the GAWKing do the Talking“. While GAWK may not be the strongest acronym in a game filled with them, the process is one I proudly […]

2017 Outfield Rankings: Top 75

2017 Outfield Rankings: Top 75

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, […]

2017 Shortstop Rankings: Top 30

2017 Shortstop 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, […]

Know the Role: Baez, Peraza and Gyorko

Know the Role: Baez, Peraza and Gyorko

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Like most growing up during the late 80’s into the 90’s, console gaming provided countless hours of entertainment. I cut my teeth on Nintendo during my infancy. When the 16-bit conversion took place my allegiance switched to the Sega company; as Sega […]

2017 Third Base Rankings: Top 30

2017 Third 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, […]

2017 Second Base Rankings: Top 30

2017 Second 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, […]

Is Trea Turner worth a first round draft pick?

Is Trea Turner worth a first round draft pick?

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Being married with four children can put a dent into one’s social life. Thanks to my compassionate and considerate wife I’m given one free pass per week. So every Friday many of  societies finest meet up to have a few drinks, tell […]

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, […]

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, […]

Yasmani Grandal: Overrated catching option in 2017

Yasmani Grandal: Overrated catching option in 2017

After years of teasing us with his power potential, Grandal finally delivered in 2016. He hit 27 home runs, finishing second in power just behind Evan Gattis. Most of that damage came over the final three months where Grandal hit 20 home runs over 213 at bats. He still batted just .228, but you take […]

Buyers Guide for the Hot Corner

Buyers Guide for the Hot Corner

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening —whichever is applicable to you.  In 2011, Adrian Beltre’s .296 AVG with 32 HR, 85 Runs and 105 RBI was the class of the 3B position. Joining him among the elite in the game were Aramis Ramirez (.306/26/80/93), Michael Young (.338/11/88/106), and Evan Longoria (.244/31/78/99). Other notable performances […]

Concerns From the Keystone

Concerns From the Keystone

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. It wasn’t too long ago that draft day selections at second base were accompanied by nausea and lightheadedness. Robinson Cano was the gold standard, but he was often over-drafted by many who felt the need to “fill the position”. Dozier, Altuve, Kinsler, […]

Bright Stars or Brief Flashes Of Light

Bright Stars or Brief Flashes Of Light

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. The year was 1994; Nirvana was unplugged, OJ was on trial, Forrest went running, and the PlayStation began robbing children of the outdoor pleasures of yesteryear. For the Kansas City Royals, 1994 was known as the year of “The Hammer”. Bob Hamelin […]

Second half pitching performances that should have you worried

Second half pitching performances that should have you worried

Pitching is extremely volatile. What can make a pitcher great in one season can so easily turn into a weakness in the next, and vice versa. Pitching is a complete thinking man’s job, a chess match between the man standing almost a foot off the ground bending his body in all sorts of destructive ways, […]