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Andrelton Simmons as an offensive weapon?

Andrelton Simmons as an offensive weapon?

Throughout his career, both as a prospect and a major leaguer, Andrelton Simmons has been touted for his elite defensive ability. While the bat was always thought to be good enough to keep him in the lineup, he was getting his starts for his glove. Scouts raved about his 80/80 defense (baseball scouting scores are […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 19

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 19

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Eduardo Nunez – Changing teams hasn’t slowed him down — if anything, he’s picked it up a bit since joining Boston. The super utility glove is also providing much-needed batting average and steals, and […]

Buy and Sell: Trade Deadline

Buy and Sell: Trade Deadline

I am writing this on my birthday, but I hope to give you some gifts here. For many of you, this will be the last week you can pull off a trade before the deadline. Hopefully some of these targets will help. Buy Sonny Gray: Yankees I profiled Sonny Gray back in May, still like […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 18

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 18

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Adam Jones – He had a great career peak from 2011-14. Then the batting average, runs, and RBI came down. To be fair, you can’t fully blame him for runs and RBI. Still, it […]

Buy Low Sell Low Week 17

Buy Low Sell Low Week 17

Since this is one of the last Buy/Sells before the fantasy trade deadline, I gave you guys some extra names. Hope you enjoy and are able to pull off some deals that put you over before the deadline! Buy Michael Brantley I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I did recommend […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 17

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 17

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Chris Taylor – He’s one of the biggest surprises for fantasy owners this year, and most of us had no problem picking him up as a free agent. Maybe you’ve been waiting for him […]

Buy Low Sell Low Week 16

Buy Low Sell Low Week 16

The major league trade deadline is one week from today at 4:00 p.m. That date serves as a red flag to all league owners that the fantasy trade deadline is quickly approaching. If you have not taken stock of your team and assessed your needs I suggest you do so now. Those of you in […]

Better things ahead for Jose Quintana

Better things ahead for Jose Quintana

Few informed baseball fans will question the absolute value that Jose Quintana brings to the table, a precise throwing lefty with a good track record of success in Chicago. Quintana has made a name for himself despite not being overly lauded by bigger news outlets, striking out around 20% of opposing hitters, keeping walk rates […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 16

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 16

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Andrew McCutchen – Knee injuries have dropped his stolen base total. A thumb injury was the likely culprit for his bad batting average in 2016. As McCutchen enters his thirties, owners wonder whether he […]

Buy Low Sell High: Week15

Buy Low Sell High: Week15

The standard trade deadline for Yahoo leagues is August 13. It is right around the same time on other sites as well, give or take a week. That gives owners approximately one month to make a move. Some owners like to wait until the last-minute figuring the desperation among contenders will drive up prices. Others […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 15

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 15

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Rougned Odor – Well, Odor is providing the same power and speed as last year, and he’s on pace to match both 2016 marks. However, what’s hurt his value for those who drafted him […]

Buy Low Sell High: Week 14

Buy Low Sell High: Week 14

July 1st may signify the halfway mark, but the all-star break is the benchmark that most people use. If you have not so do yet, take the next few days to evaluate your team, identify the problem areas, dig through the waiver wire, and make a trade or two to shore up your team for […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 14

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 14

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Elvis Andrus – The reliable speedster often disappointed owners because he seemed to have the ability to reach 30+ steals, but usually totaled no more than 25 swipes. This year he has busted out, […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 13

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 13

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Cody Bellinger – If you’ve hit 9 HR in two weeks, you deserve getting mentioned in the “who’s hot” section. He has more home runs than his age, and in just a third of […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 12

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 12

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Lorenzo Cain – It’s safe to say his low stolen base total from 2016 was due to that hammy injury. He’s already matched his stolen base total from last year, and in fewer at […]

Buy Low Sell High: Trout Fishing

Buy Low Sell High: Trout Fishing

We are now in the middle of June which means fantasy owners should have a pretty good idea where their team stands. Some teams are sitting pretty atop of the league with little to no concerns. Many are sitting right below just looking for that something extra to give them that push they need. Even […]

Changing Track Records: Cabrera, Castro and Smoak

Changing Track Records: Cabrera, Castro and Smoak

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Three months ago, how excited were you in selecting Aaron Judge? While some of you may have been a Judge supporter, you’re kidding yourself if you thought he’d even touch the top 50 players, let alone the top spot he currently claims […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 11

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 11

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Kole Calhoun – His blah April was followed by an awful May. Now he’s on the rise again. I’ll admit, in a league where roster space was short, I dumped him a few weeks […]

Is Zack Cozart actually good?

Is Zack Cozart actually good?

An almost 32-year-old with two Z’s in his full name has accumulated the second most fWAR in the majors this season, already eclipsing his previous career high by 0.6 wins in 72 fewer games. Cozart was well know early in his career for being awful offensively, albeit with enough defensive prowess to make him almost […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 10

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 10

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Ryon Healy – Last year it was hard to believe the hype given some of Healy’s underlying metrics. This year the average is down, but he has already matched his home run output from […]