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2017 Top 35 Starting Pitcher Prospects

2017 Top 35 Starting Pitcher Prospects

We finish up our positional prospect rankings this week with a look at starting pitchers. If you hadn’t noticed, we’ve changed things up this year by giving you more of the players that matter (30 shortstops, outfielders, and now 35 starting pitchers) and less of those that don’t (20 catchers). Watch next week for our Top […]

SP eligible RP to Target for Points Leagues in 2017

SP eligible RP to Target for Points Leagues in 2017

So, you’re a roto and categories pro that is stepping into the arena of a weekly points league, huh? Or maybe you’re a fantasy football player trying fantasy baseball for the first time. Point based leagues is a format that is becoming more and more popular. Like any format, it has some positives and negatives. […]

The Baseball Show Episode 30: Prospects part 9

The Baseball Show Episode 30: Prospects part 9

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 30 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Robert Gsellman, Jharel Cotton, and Yohander Mendez. Episode 15 featuring Reynaldo Lopes, Brent Honeywell and […]

Starting Pitcher Tiers

Starting Pitcher Tiers

Starting pitching is arguably the most important position in fantasy. You cannot win your league without a number of good options to anchor your staff. This position is also full of arm injuries, variability from year to year, and sleepers who will come out of nowhere to finish in the top-20. There are so many […]

The Baseball Show Episode 29: Hitters part 9

The Baseball Show Episode 29: Hitters part 9

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 29 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Rougned Odor, Jose Ramirez and Eric Thames. Episode 11 featuring Trevor Story, Mike Moustakas and […]

Prospect Values: Outfielders Part 2

Prospect Values: Outfielders Part 2

As I noted last week, outfield is a deep position. So this week we dig a little further for those that play in deeper leagues. This weeks version of the values will be off the radar players that wont show up on more than one list (if they’re lucky). For the most part these guys […]

The Baseball Show Episode 28: Pitchers part 9

The Baseball Show Episode 28: Pitchers part 9

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 28 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Anthony DeSclafani, Vince Velasquez and Marcus Stroman as pitchers to target in 2017. Episode 13 […]

Underrated Starting Pitchers: Manaea and Pomeranz

Underrated Starting Pitchers: Manaea and Pomeranz

Starting pitching is very deep with middle of the rotation arms this season, and unlike like last year, there are a lack of aces. This can make it difficult to navigate which pitchers to target in the middle of your draft. Here are two pitchers owners should feel optimistic about and target for the 2017 […]

A GAWKers Look at the Top 75 SP

A GAWKers Look at the Top 75 SP

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. This time last season I wrote about my process  for evaluating SP in a piece titled “Let the GAWKing do the Talking“. While GAWK may not be the strongest acronym in a game filled with them, the process is one I proudly […]

A Backup Plan When Targeting Draft Sleepers and Breakouts

A Backup Plan When Targeting Draft Sleepers and Breakouts

“Sleepers” and “breakouts” are some of the most popular topics of discussion during the pre-draft fantasy baseball season.  These are the players with big upside ready to provide top value to your team relative to their ADP by significantly outperforming their statistics from last year and their current 2017 projections.  It’s only February, and already […]

The Baseball Show Episode 27: Prospects part 8

The Baseball Show Episode 27: Prospects part 8

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 27 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss A.J. Reed, Dansby Swanson and Rafael Devers. Episode 12 featuring Tyler O’Neil, Hunter Renfroe and […]

Kevin Gausman, Robbie Ray, and the next step

Kevin Gausman, Robbie Ray, and the next step

Both Kevin Gausman and Robbie Ray are pretty big names compared to the value they’ve provided to their respective teams so far, and for very different reasons. Gausman has made headlines since his draft year, with a high 90s heater that runs more than Forest Gump. Ray was notable when the Tigers traded away Doug […]

Impact starting pitchers for Points Leagues

Impact starting pitchers for Points Leagues

Evaluating pitchers in points is different than evaluating them in standard roto leagues.  First of all, stud pitchers generally outscore the stud hitters in points leagues. In general, pitchers that are studs in roto formats are also awesome in points. There are a handful of things (listed below) to look out for that can help […]

The Baseball Show Episode 26: Hitters part 8

The Baseball Show Episode 26: Hitters part 8

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 26 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Yoenis Cespedes, Nomar Mazara and Miguel Sano. Episode 11 featuring Trevor Story, Mike Moustakas and […]

Prospect Values: Outfielders

Prospect Values: Outfielders

Similar to shortstop, outfield is where you will see tons of high upside toolsy players. A lot of prospects will be drafted or signed by major league teams that have raw power and speed; then you will hear that if they could just learn to make more consistent contact they could be 25/25 type players. […]

The Baseball Show Episode 25: Pitchers part 8

The Baseball Show Episode 25: Pitchers part 8

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 25 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Aaron Sanchez, Rich Hill and Chris Tillman as pitchers to target in 2017. Episode 4 […]

2017 Outfield Rankings: Top 75

2017 Outfield Rankings: Top 75

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, […]

Underrated Outfielders: Justin Upton and Khris Davis

Underrated Outfielders: Justin Upton and Khris Davis

Khris Davis and Justin Upton have plenty of things in common. Each player switched leagues to join an American League team, and each started their season slowly, only to go on a tear to end it. Most important for this article – both are being undervalued in 2017 drafts. Justin Upton Upton started his six-year […]

Late Round Outfield Impact Options?

Late Round Outfield Impact Options?

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. In today’s world, quenching your thirst for fantasy content is rather effortless. Countless podcasts are available at your fingertips, satellite radio providers have 24-hour networks, and of course, the various websites providing content seem to be endless.   While it may be hard […]

2017 Top 30 Outfield Prospects

2017 Top 30 Outfield Prospects

We continue our prospect rankings this week with a look at the outfield position. If you hadn’t noticed, we’ve changed things up this year by giving you more of the players that matter (30 shortstops, outfielders, and starting pitchers) and less of those that don’t (20 catchers). Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our […]