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Player Profile: Marcell Ozuna

Player Profile: Marcell Ozuna

With the Marlins’ traditional fire sale well underway, the most recent casualty is Marcell Ozuna. Just turning 27 last month, the well hyped prospect finally put it all together in 2017 for one of the best seasons in the majors offensively, with a 142 wRC+, powered by 37 homers with a more than consistent .312 […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Zack Granite Interview

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Zack Granite Interview

Welcome to Episode 14 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” Levin (@Miketh3cop) as he interviews today’s special guest, Minnesota Twins outfield prospect, Zack Granite (@zgranite). Topics include Zack’s 2016 breakout season, getting his first taste of the majors in 2017, game prep for stolen bases, thoughts on sabermetrics, influences […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 4 – 12/14

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 4 – 12/14

We have reacxhed a boiling point! This past week the hot stove train has gone off the rails! The Winter Meetings have proven to be just what the doctor ordered, as usual, to get everything rolling. There won’t be any speculation on rumors discussed today, we’ll save more of that for next week. Unfortunately, there […]

Inside the MI Keeper Ranking Process

Inside the MI 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, […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Jeremy Barfield Interview

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Jeremy Barfield Interview

 Welcome to Episode 13 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) as he interviews today’s special guest, Boston Red Sox outfield prospect, Jeremy Barfield (@BarfontheField). Jeremy discusses how things have changed in the minors over the years, growing up the son of Jesse Barfield, .inspirations early on, temporarily […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 12 – Dodgers

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 12 – Dodgers

 Welcome to Episode 12 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with special guest Dustin Nosler (@dustinnosler), writer/editor for Dodgers Digets and co-host of the Dugout Blues Podcast, as they discuss the Los Angeles Dodgers – specifically the latest on Shohei Ohtani, Giancarlo Stanton trade chances, potential […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 3 – 12/07

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 3 – 12/07

Over the last week the stove has began to heat up slightly. More rumored trades have leaked out, a couple free agents have found homes for the short-term future, and of course the Shohei Ohtani news has continued to flood the headlines. For those of you wondering when I’m going to talk more in-depth about […]

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, […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 11 – Twins

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 11 – Twins

 Welcome to Episode 11 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with special guest Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne), writer for TheAthletic.com and senior editor for Zone Coverage, as they discuss the Minnesota Twins – specifically Shohei Ohtani potential fit with the Twins, free agent pitcher speculations, reconstructing the […]

Is Eric Thames Legit?

Is Eric Thames Legit?

In maybe the most asked question of the first half, and another highly talked about story-line in the offseason, people have been wondering what on earth happened to Eric Thames. The last of him in the States before his comeback was on his third team by age 26, hadn’t made it back to the majors […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 2 – 11/30

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 2 – 11/30

This morning Mike Ferrin, while talking about the hot stove, said “I have a chest freezer full of meat that is hotter than the hot stove right now.” He couldn’t be more correct. There have been plenty of rumors floating around, but nothing with real substantial “going to happen” intrigue. Today we’ll discuss the one […]

Hindsight: Breakouts and Disappointments

Hindsight: Breakouts and Disappointments

In my last article, I discussed some trades I made this year where things didn’t go exactly as planned. But I caution you to not abandon your analysis and valuation simply because a player (or players) seems to be performing better or worse than what you expected. At some point you have to accept that […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 10 – Red Sox

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 10 – Red Sox

 Welcome to Episode 9 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with special guest Terry Cushman (avidbos_podcast), the founder of AvidBoston.com and the host of Avid Boston Podcast, as they discuss the Boston Red Sox – specifically potential free agent signings and trades, Xander Bogaerts draft value, […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 1 – 11/24

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 1 – 11/24

It’s getting to be that time of year again, Thanksgiving has come and pass, families are already starting to put up Christmas decorations, and the MLB Winter Meetings are right around the corner. It’s Hot Stove season!!! The official hot stove season began with the GM meetings in Orlando on November 13th. So far, the […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 9 – Astros

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 9 – Astros

 Welcome to Episode 9 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with special guest Eric Huysman (@eric_CTH) from Fansided Climbing Tal’s Hill and the host of Talking Stros on 790 as they discuss the Houston Astros – specifically the World Series win, potential free agent signings for […]

Hindsight’s 20/20, but There’s No Perfect Vision for 2018

Hindsight’s 20/20, but There’s No Perfect Vision for 2018

Every year, we fantasy owners make trades to better ourselves, either to win now or rebuild for the future. And every year, some players come out of nowhere and produce much better or worse than we projected. And almost every year, it seems I make a trade (or five) where I come out on the […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 8 – Marlins

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 8 – Marlins

Welcome to Episode 8 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with special guest Al Melchior (@almelchiorBB) from FanRag Sports and Fangraphs as they discuss the Miami Marlins – specifically the future of Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon, trade rumors, the state of their farm system, can Marcell […]

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 […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 5

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 5

The offseason is around the corner, so if you have questions about a player’s keeper value, ask for a stock tip! Jonathan Schoop – He had nice sleeper value entering 2016 and produced well, raising his profile (and price) for 2017. Now he’s fully broken out and will cost a lot for 2018, whether redraft […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 7 – Blue Jays

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 7 – Blue Jays

Welcome to Episode 7 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with special guest Ian Hunter (@BlueJayHunter) from BlueJayHunter.com as they discuss the Toronto Blue Jays – specifically the Jose Bautista era, Jay Bruce speculation, potential Giancarlo Stanton trade, Teoscar Hernandez upside, prospects Anthony Alford, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. […]