Tag Archive | fantasy baseball

Fantasy Forward: Max Scherzer to the disabled list

Fantasy Forward: Max Scherzer to the disabled list

While the daily fantasy players tried to decide between Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer on Friday, the decision became an easy one when Scherzer landed on the disabled list with left neck inflammation. Due to the Nationals pending break in the schedule, it makes sense to give Scherzer time to get healthy and rested before […]

Death of the Starting Pitcher

Death of the Starting Pitcher

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. The timeline of someones life is constantly being updated. Two months ago my family and I attended a destination wedding for my nephew. Each day was filled with countless laughs and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime, small increments along the […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: New York Mets edition with Adam Rubin

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: New York Mets edition with Adam Rubin

Welcome to a special edition of the fantasy baseball police. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) as he discusses the state of the New York Mets with ESPN, New York Post, and Daily News analyst Adam Rubin(@AdamRubinMedia). Programming note: there were audio issues during the first minute but that was quickly corrected so stick […]

What’s going on with Dansby Swanson

What’s going on with Dansby Swanson

It’s pretty rare to see a first overall pick get traded before his first offseason is up, in any sport, but that’s exactly what the Diamondbacks did in one of the more peculiar trades not just in 2015, but over the past few seasons. They key piece back, Shelby Miller, has been pretty terrible in […]

Fantasy Forward: All good things must end

Fantasy Forward: All good things must end

A rough hump day for major league players on streaks. Giancarlo Stanton’s six-game home run streak ended, though, he did register a 2-for-4 day with a run scored and his second stolen base. He’s focused on trying to reach 62 homers this year, pacing towards 60, it seems within his reach. Joey Votto’s reaching base […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 20

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 20

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Eddie Rosario – I’ve liked him for several seasons, but a lack of playing time and the inability to put everything together has forced him to develop slowly. However, he has made important steps […]

Fantasy Forward: Giancarlo Stanton will not stop

Fantasy Forward: Giancarlo Stanton will not stop

With apologies, one cannot ignore what Giancarlo Stanton’s doing. He homered for the sixth straight game on Tuesday night and moved his career high to 44 home runs along with the new Marlins team record. Stanton is now tied for the third most home runs, 23, in a 35-game span, one behind Barry Bonds (24 […]

Minor League Report: The final stretch

Minor League Report: The final stretch

We are already halfway through August. And while that is awesome for those of us in playoff races, us prospect people have less than a month of regular season minor league baseball left. We do have the Arizona Fall League to look forward to, but in many leagues add drops are closed by then and […]

Fantasy Forward: Chad Bettis for the win regardless of any outcome

Fantasy Forward: Chad Bettis for the win regardless of any outcome

When covering fantasy sports, it’s rare a game garners attention no matter how well a player fares. This happened last night when Chad Bettis returned to the mound at Coors Field after battling cancer. Enduring nine weeks of chemotherapy trumps his outstanding performance on the mound. Bettis threw seven shutout innings giving up six hits […]

Replacements for Injured Staring Pitchers

Replacements for Injured Staring Pitchers

The trade deadline has passed for most leagues.  Playoffs are on the horizon and may even be starting soon in leagues that try finish up a bit early.  Many teams are struggling with injuries, particularly injuries to their pitching staff.  James Paxton just went onto the DL, the Yankees plated both Sabathia and Tanaka on […]

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 […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 2

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 2

Welcome to Episode two of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” as he discusses injures to Harper, Contreras and James Paxton, waiver wire replacements, the Rhys Hoskins vs Dominic Smith debate, and answers some fan submitted questions. Follow Mike on twitter (@Miketh3cop) and submit any questions you may want answered […]

Fantasy Forward: Corey Kluber extends strikeout streak

Fantasy Forward: Corey Kluber extends strikeout streak

Corey Kluber’s been dominant since his return from the disabled list, striking out at least eight in all 14 starts since his return. He’s within one of tying Randy Johnson (15 in both 1999 and 2000) for the record and sits third all-time if he does not reach eight strikeouts against the Royals on the […]

Fantasy Forward: Bryce Harper’s potential injury and its ramifications

Fantasy Forward: Bryce Harper’s potential injury and its ramifications

Trying not to overreact to the video of Bryce Harper‘s injury will be tough to do. Without debating if the game should be played or if the field conditions warranted it, Harper suffered his injury hustling to first base. He is a lightning rod for baseball with many fans, and some who do not like […]

Fantasy Forward: Another near no-hitter for Carlos Carrasco in the Trop

Fantasy Forward: Another near no-hitter for Carlos Carrasco in the Trop

Carlos Carrasco resides near Tropicana Field and loves pitching near his home. A mere 772 days removed from carrying a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth, Carrasco lost his no-hit bid on Friday night in the seventh. But, Carrasco did fire eight shutout innings giving up only two hits and two walks with 10 […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 19

Waiver Wire Report: Week 19

Welcome to week 19 of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers (under 50% ownership). 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 […]

Fantasy Forward: Giancarlo Stanton launches his 39th homer

Fantasy Forward: Giancarlo Stanton launches his 39th homer

Many wished to see what Giancarlo Stanton could do over a full season the previous two seasons. Bouncing back from his fluky injuries, Stanton is in the midst of a power binge, hitting his 18th home run over his last 30 games on Thursday. Stanton has already surpassed his career best in home runs in […]

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 Forward: Odubel truthers unite

Fantasy Forward: Odubel truthers unite

Proving to be a bit streaky and sometimes mercurial, Odubel Herrera is on a hot streak since the start of June. He did end up on many waiver wires when his average cratered to .218 entering game play on June 1st, but he has been rebuilding it along with cementing his status as an outfielder […]

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 […]