Tag Archive | cold players

The Eye test: Eyeing up the Angels

The Eye test: Eyeing up the Angels

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: April Risers and Fallers

Fantasy Stock Watch: April Risers and Fallers

With a few weeks under the belt, it’s time to start looking at the hot and cold streaks of players in April. I’ll always remember Chris Shelton for getting off to a blazing start, only to fade hard as I kept holding on to him, hoping he would get back to being a positive value. […]

Minor League Report: Early season selling

Minor League Report: Early season selling

It is still early, but for fantasy purposes the odds  of some of us seeing a chance at a title seems like more of a dream than a reality. I am in two leagues that has already seen some teams go into heavy sell mode, trying to get anything they can for what seemed to […]

The Eye Test: Early Bats and Arms

The Eye Test: Early Bats and Arms

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 4

Waiver Wire Report: Week 4

Welcome to week four of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers. Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as well. For the […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 3

Waiver Wire Report: Week 3

Welcome to week three of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers. Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as well. For the […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 2

Waiver Wire Report: Week 2

Welcome to week two of the waiver wire. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers. Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as well. For the most […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week One

Waiver Wire Report: Week One

It is never too early to start looking at the waiver wire. The smart fantasy owners have already taken stock of what is available and are well aware of which late draft picks represent the weakest links on their squad. “But my team is perfect – All my late draft picks are full of upside, […]

Buy Low Sell High: Playoff Targets

Buy Low Sell High: Playoff Targets

A lot leagues are entering their final week of trading. Others have already passed the trade deadline. ESPN standard leagues will have a trade deadline this Wednesday. If you aren’t aware of your trade deadline, make sure you check it out before you start putting together trade offers, only to find out your deadline has […]

Buy Low Sell High Week 10

Buy Low Sell High Week 10

This week won’t be the typical buy low sell high article. With the trade deadline either this week or next, much of this article will be showing players to target for a playoff run and players to get rid of. Get ready for your playoff run by targeting some of these guys, or help your […]

Buy Low Sell High Week 9

Buy Low Sell High Week 9

We made it. The back-to-back six-team bye weeks are behind us and we now only have three bye weeks left. I think now is the time to start dealing away depth you don’t need if you are a playoff bound team. When you wait until week 11 or 12 everyone is looking to deal depth […]

SS Keeper Stock Watch: Tulo, Reyes, Diaz, Peraza

SS Keeper Stock Watch: Tulo, Reyes, Diaz, Peraza

With the regular season over, it’s time to look at 2017 and beyond. For keeper formats, I’m looking at risers and fallers in our 2017 rankings, as well as highlighting where I differ from the rest of the Assembly team. There seem to be many positions with a strong youth core, and shortstop isn’t any […]

Buy Low/Sell High Week 8

Buy Low/Sell High Week 8

Even the good teams are put in tough spots. There might be teams that are sitting pretty record wise, but the team is in shambles with injuries and changing situations. Other teams might have had early season struggles but hit big getting guys like Booker and Ajayi recently. The teams with a good record but […]

3B Keeper Stock Watch: Seager, Rendon, Healy, Frazier

3B Keeper Stock Watch: Seager, Rendon, Healy, Frazier

With the regular season over, it’s time to look at 2017 and beyond. For keeper formats, I’m looking at risers and fallers in our 2017 rankings, as well as highlighting where I differ from the rest of the Assembly team. We’re entering a golden age for third base, with many youngsters and Donaldson firmly entrenching […]

Buy Low Sell High Week 7

Buy Low Sell High Week 7

This week will be a big week for trading. A lot of teams trying to cover for the six-team bye week, and a lot of teams trying to take advantage of others that need the help. Just remember, don’t kill your season long hopes even if you are hurting from the byes. If you are […]

2B Keeper Stock Watch: Cano, Wong, Kipnis, Murphy

2B Keeper Stock Watch: Cano, Wong, Kipnis, Murphy

With the regular season over, it’s time to look at 2017 and beyond. For keeper formats, I’m looking at risers and fallers in our 2017 rankings, as well as highlighting where I differ from the rest of the Assembly team. I’m going to say this here, instead of in every player’s analysis, because it’s true […]

Buy Low/Sell High Week 6

Buy Low/Sell High Week 6

We are just about halfway through the regular season. If you haven’t already it is time to believe the 2016 season over the 2016 preseason. Matt Ryan is an elite fantasy quarterback; Aaron Rodgers is not. DeMarco Murray is an elite back again, Todd Gurley is a great talent in a bad situation.  Don’t be […]

1B Keeper Stock Watch: Freeman, AGon, Belt

1B Keeper Stock Watch: Freeman, AGon, Belt

With the regular season over, it’s time to look at 2017 and beyond. For keeper formats, I’m looking at risers and fallers in our 2017 rankings, as well as highlighting where I differ from the rest of the Assembly team. Freddie Freeman – I admit it: I’ve not liked Freeman, at least based on his […]

Buy Low/Sell High Week 5

Buy Low/Sell High Week 5

With five weeks pretty much in the books most teams know where they stand. The virtual locks for the playoffs (5-0 or 4-1), the in the hunt (3-2), the I have a shot but running out of bad weeks I can have (2-3), and the I need a prayer (1-4, 0-5). The time to prey […]

Buy Low/Sell High Week 4

Buy Low/Sell High Week 4

The quarter point of the season is usually when we like to say we “know” what is going on in the NFL, but we never really do.  This is the time to rethink everything you thought in the preseason, although you really should do this every week. Who is getting work? Who isn’t? What players […]