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Fantasy Forward: Oakland’s youth movement

Fantasy Forward: Oakland’s youth movement

With the A’s accepting their rebuild, they’ve made it clear their young players will take the majority of at-bats and innings going forward. On Saturday, the team matched some history. For the first time since 1914, three teammates hit their first major league home run in the same game. Hopefully you read this yesterday and […]

Fantasy Forward: Pitcher’s duel in the Bronx

Fantasy Forward: Pitcher’s duel in the Bronx

Trying to predict baseball can prove frustrating. Yankee Stadium is well-known as a hitters haven, and may prove to be one on Saturday. But on Friday night, Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka hunkered down for an old-fashioned pitchers duel. Darvish struck out 10 over seven innings giving up only two hits before leaving due to […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 13

Waiver Wire Report: Week 13

Welcome to week 13 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: Pocket steals by the Judge and Bellinger

Fantasy Forward: Pocket steals by the Judge and Bellinger

As the Dodgers wrapped up a sweep of the Mets, they set a franchise record hitting 15 home runs. Cody Bellinger chipped in with three during the series to take over the National League lead in home runs with 22 on the season. Aaron Judge leads the majors and the American League, hitting his 25th […]

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 […]

A trio of wild pitchers having good seasons

A trio of wild pitchers having good seasons

Location, location, location. Probably the three most important parts of being a solid pitcher in any era. Being able to work hitters eye levels is just as, if not more important, than hosting an assortment of off-speed and breaking pitches, and painting the corners is a much prettier picture in the eyes of Cy Young […]

Fantasy Forward: When a pitching duel goes bad

Fantasy Forward: When a pitching duel goes bad

Justin Verlander facing James Paxton seemed like a nice spot for each pitcher to do well on Wednesday night. Paxton started strong striking out the side in the second inning, and Verlander carried a perfect game into the sixth inning before Jarrod Dyson’s drag bunt single. While the Mets and Dodgers disagree about Yasiel Puig’s […]

Fantasy Forward: Corey Seager’s three blasts lead the way

Fantasy Forward: Corey Seager’s three blasts lead the way

Finding a lead each day can be difficult, but the Dodgers seem to be making it easy. Corey Seager launched three home runs (for the second time in his career), going 4-for-5 with three runs, a double and drove in six during another rout of the Mets. Their depth will serve them well, and this […]

Minor League Report: Who to take first in a rookie draft?

Minor League Report: Who to take first in a rookie draft?

With the MiLB draft in the books, now would be a good time to go through a few of my favorite prospects from round one of the draft. Austin Beck: OF – Athletics (6th overall) Jordan Adell: OF – Angels (10th overall) Royce Lewis: SS – Twins (number one) Adam Haseley: OF – Phillies (8th […]

Fantasy Forward: Cody Bellinger will not stop

Fantasy Forward: Cody Bellinger will not stop

At a time when the Dodgers need a spark, Cody Bellinger is the latest in a long line of heralded rookies to produce once promoted. Bellinger hit two home runs in a game for the fifth time this year to tie a Dodgers team record set by Mike Piazza. In the process, Bellinger tied Gary […]

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 […]

Fantasy Forward: Nolan Arenado walks off for the cycle

Fantasy Forward: Nolan Arenado walks off for the cycle

Despite the rarity of hitting for the cycle, factoring in hitting a walk-off home run to complete one seems poetic. However, when Nolan Arenado replicated this feat on Sunday, it’s the 31st time a player’s done so according to MLB history. Arenado’s home run raised his season total to 15 and pushed his RBI count […]

Pitch Count: Week 12 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 12 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

With the continued rash of injuries, teams using the new 10-day DL to their advantage, and the passing of the Super 2 deadline, the free agent pitching pool continues to change rapidly in 2017. It’s easy to get fooled by small sample sizes as young pitchers get called up for their first shot at the […]

Fantasy Forward: Father’s Day edition

Fantasy Forward: Father’s Day edition

Taking a moment to say thanks to my Dad, who supported me and inspired me to write. He still works hard as a purchaser for his company, despite staff cutbacks making him work longer days. My father did commercial spots and tried new things, setting a strong example to take chances. So thanks for everything. […]

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 Forward: Cain’s power surge

Fantasy Forward: Cain’s power surge

After a slow start in the power department, Lorenzo Cain’s surged of late with two more home runs last night, raising his total to six over his last six games. He has hit nine of his 10 home runs since May 23rd over his last 87 at-bats. Cain is 13 for his last 30 (.433) […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 12

Waiver Wire Report: Week 12

Welcome to week 12 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: Bellinger’s power surge continues, Hill struggles again

Fantasy Forward: Bellinger’s power surge continues, Hill struggles again

When Gary Sanchez made his assault on pitching launching 19 home runs during his first 50 games, it seemed much more mainstream. Cody Bellinger hit his 18th home, in his 47th career game and can tie Sanchez with one home run over his next three games, or break the record with two. Which could happen […]

How Dustin Pedroia’s insane contact keeps him relevant

How Dustin Pedroia’s insane contact keeps him relevant

Even though it has been 8 years, it’s tough to see an MVP winner start to decline into a shell of himself. While we are witnessing a few all time greats struggle with father time (Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera), Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is having some unique troubles. Perhaps no person in recent […]

Fantasy Forward: Astros depth paying off

Fantasy Forward: Astros depth paying off

Injuries continue to wreak havoc for fantasy owners this year, but depth can defray the damage. As a franchise, the Astros moved up players to bridge the injury gap which can be used as a blueprint for fantasy owners. Houston placed Lance McCullers Jr. on the disabled list to manage his innings. They used one […]