Tag Archive | corner infield

Inside the CI Keeper Ranking Process

Inside the CI Keeper Ranking Process

As I prepare my yearly Fantasy Assembly rankings for keeper leagues, I wanted to share some of my observations and my ranking process. Keeper leagues are trickier than a redraft league. There are numerous factors to consider, with projected long-term value a big part of it. You have to look harder at age and health, […]

Mike Moustakas’ trigger happy approach

Mike Moustakas’ trigger happy approach

There are a few players in every league who get touted from draft day for their prospect pedigree, who maintain headlines even when they haven’t yet reached their potential. The Royals, in the mid and late 2000s, were a pretty miserable franchise, but they had a stacked prospect pipeline that gave many fans hope for […]

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Pitchers

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Pitchers

Hello all, hopefully you’re having a terrific hump day. As I sat down to compose this article, the news of Roy Halladay’s plane crash was beginning to emerge through the different media sources. While I’ll be touching on pitchers to sell high on today, I want to take a moment to touch on Doc. Halladay […]

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Outfield

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Outfield

We’re coming to you a day later than the past couple weeks, but the read will still be the same! Today’s article touches on the outfield position. In case you missed it, catch up on the past weeks articles which focused on Middle Infield and Corner Infield. With the vast number of outfielders in baseball […]

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Corner Infield

Sell ‘Em: Keeper League Corner Infield

Hello all, hopefully you’re having a terrific hump day! Last week we touched on the middle infielders you’d have the best chance at selling high on. Today the focus shifts to the corner infield positions, and let me tell you; there are a lot of aging stars at the corners. One strong name that initially […]

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 […]

The Great Debate: Rhys Hoskins vs Dominic Smith

The Great Debate: Rhys Hoskins vs Dominic Smith

This past week two of the premier prospects in baseball got called up. Rhys Hoskins and Dominic Smith. If you had either one you were ecstatic. If either was available in your league you most likely ran to your computer to add one of them. This sparked the great debate in fantasy this week and […]

Underrated First Baseman: Vargas and Moreland

Underrated First Baseman: Vargas and Moreland

First base is a top-heavy position with studs like Joey Votto, Anthony Rizzo, Paul Goldschmidt, and Miguel Cabrera atop all sets of rankings. However, it does thin pretty quickly after the elites are gone, so owners who miss out will be hunting for value. Here are two players to consider taking ahead of their current […]

Prospect Values: Third Base

Prospect Values: Third Base

Third base has become a deep fantasy position in recent years, seeing high-end prospects like Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado turn into stars that fantasy players want as a first round pick. Similar to second base, third base will see a lot of former shortstop prospects that got moved off the position because they were […]

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, […]

Moose Taco’s for All

Moose Taco’s for All

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. If you attend enough live drafts over time you’ll one day find yourself drafting double. One of my most memorable instances of this happened about five-years ago. A fellow league mate was unable to attend the draft due to prior commitments. After […]

Underrated Third Baseman: Kang and Castellanos

Underrated Third Baseman: Kang and Castellanos

Third base is loaded with elite talent, headlined by four first round picks. That means there will be plenty of talent left forgotten in the later rounds. Here are two such players that are currently being underrated and should be targeted in drafts this year at their discount price point. Jung-Ho Kang On the field, […]

2017 Top 25 Third Base Prospects

2017 Top 25 Third Base Prospects

Last week we took a look at the second base position, and this week we continue along the infield looking at third base. Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our very own Andy Germani. Our rankings will be consolidated to give you our final site rankings, but you can see where Andy and […]

Kris Bryant or Nolan Arenado

Kris Bryant or Nolan Arenado

Fair warning: my thoughts on Bryant last year turned out to be pretty terrible. I pegged him as a regression candidate; instead he won the MVP, but I’ve finally joined the hype train on the guy, although perhaps it’s now more of a bandwagon. There’s no doubt Bryant is absolutely one of the best hitters […]

Third Baseman Tiers

Third Baseman Tiers

This is the position I was looking forward to writing about, and you should be looking to build your fantasy team around. In a keeper league, Bryant, Arenado and Machado are three of the most valuable commodities you can add to your roster. In a seasonal league, add Donaldson to that list and you have […]

Prospect Values: First Base

Prospect Values: First Base

So we are past the catcher position. I can exhale and move on to a more exciting position. I referenced it last week with catchers, but it tells a much different story with first baseman. My prospect success rate article from last season was very good for the first base prospects. First base prospects came in […]

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, […]

One Man’s Map to 1B Happiness

One Man’s Map to 1B Happiness

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. My father was an antique car collector. While growing up, it was common place to have 10-15 cars either parked in the driveway or stored in the garage. My father was not one to tinker; he simply wanted cars he could drive […]

2017 Top 20 First Base Prospects

2017 Top 20 First Base Prospects

We kicked off our prospect rankings last week with a look at the catcher position, and we continue along the infield looking at first base today. Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our very own Andy Germani. Our rankings will be consolidated to give you our final site rankings, but you can see […]

After 2016 HR Surge, BA is Important for 1B

After 2016 HR Surge, BA is Important for 1B

Everyone talks about the boon in home runs from 2016. There was an unprecedented level of homers, and fantasy owners are happy to have more 25-HR hitters to choose from as they draft their rosters. When it comes to first base, we always expect power from the position. In the few years before 2016, it […]