Tag Archive | hot players

The Eye test: Eyeing up the Angels

The Eye test: Eyeing up the Angels

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: April Risers and Fallers

Fantasy Stock Watch: April Risers and Fallers

With a few weeks under the belt, it’s time to start looking at the hot and cold streaks of players in April. I’ll always remember Chris Shelton for getting off to a blazing start, only to fade hard as I kept holding on to him, hoping he would get back to being a positive value. […]

Minor League Report: Early season selling

Minor League Report: Early season selling

It is still early, but for fantasy purposes the odds  of some of us seeing a chance at a title seems like more of a dream than a reality. I am in two leagues that has already seen some teams go into heavy sell mode, trying to get anything they can for what seemed to […]

The Eye Test: Early Bats and Arms

The Eye Test: Early Bats and Arms

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

Early Hot Streaks: Finding Stuff where Not Expected

Early Hot Streaks: Finding Stuff where Not Expected

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you.   It is truly amazing how much disorder one 9-year-old girl can accomplish in a 10 x 12 room. Perhaps even more stunning is how quickly the clutter can amass. You see, my daughters attention span would make a fruit fly seem […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 4

Waiver Wire Report: Week 4

Welcome to week four of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers. 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 well. For the […]

Minor League Report: MiLB vs. MLB

Minor League Report: MiLB vs. MLB

As I watch my teams in different leagues and my major league players getting off to hot and cold starts, I though to myself – “nothing bad can happen with a prospect in April, barring a serious injury of course”. So one of your mid-level prospects got off to a 2-for-30 start? There is no […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 3

Waiver Wire Report: Week 3

Welcome to week three of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers. 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 well. For the […]

Minor League Report: Hot Starts

Minor League Report: Hot Starts

One week in the books and it already feels to me that I didn’t have to wait since October for the last game. The minor league season doesn’t get off to as quick of a start as the MLB season so putting together a minor league report for hitters in a 4-5 game sample is […]

The Eye Test: Week 1

The Eye Test: Week 1

No, I’m not an optometrist, but I am a baseball junkie and a stathead.  I love sabermetrics, statcast, and batted ball profiles as much as the next guy.  They’re really useful, but they don’t always tell the whole story. Just think of guys like Michael Pineda whose FIP suggests he should be more Yu Darvish […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 2

Waiver Wire Report: Week 2

Welcome to week two of the waiver wire. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers. 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 well. For the most […]

Minor League Report: Spring Standouts

Minor League Report: Spring Standouts

The season is finally here. It feels like forever since we have had real baseball to watch, although the Word Baseball Classic was a blast. If you remember from last year this series is devoted to prospects; it might have been hard to guess based on this post’s title. Throughout the season this series will […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week One

Waiver Wire Report: Week One

It is never too early to start looking at the waiver wire. The smart fantasy owners have already taken stock of what is available and are well aware of which late draft picks represent the weakest links on their squad. “But my team is perfect – All my late draft picks are full of upside, […]

Waiver Wire Week 17

Waiver Wire Week 17

The last waiver article for the 2016 season. Many are probably already long gone either because of early elimination or a week 16 final. But, for those of you still in the running for a week 17 title, here is my final waiver wire article for the season. And don’t forget my tip from last […]

Week 16 Waiver Wire

Week 16 Waiver Wire

Whether this is your final run at waivers or you have one more go at it before a week 17 matchup, the basic idea doesn’t change. Use whatever FAAB you have left to get one of the top options. You will notice I didn’t put in FAAB amounts or if you should burn a waiver […]

Week 15 Waiver Wire

Week 15 Waiver Wire

With only one (two if you play into week 17) waiver weeks left, if there is a player on the wire that you need or can help you win this week or next, you have to do what you can to get him. No saving it for someone better now.  If the top names aren’t […]

Week 14 Waiver Wire

Week 14 Waiver Wire

It’s playoff time which means every pickup could be the difference from being a champion or just another playoff team This time of the year most of the guys you are looking to add to give you a title are running backs filling in for injured starters. Receivers that are still available, are in many […]

Waiver Wire Week 13

Waiver Wire Week 13

There might be some interesting guys out there in your league, but for the most part this week’s waiver wire is boring. A lot of guys from last week graduated to being too highly owned. I would empty the wallet if someone like Sammy Watkins was still available. This seems like a stock up on […]

Planning for 2017: Dynasty league waiver options

Planning for 2017: Dynasty league waiver options

Not everyone can make the playoffs. For those playing in redraft leagues, being eliminated from title contention leaves you with little to do other than maybe play spoiler in week 13 or hope to win the consolation bracket. It is a different story in dynasty and keeper leagues. This is the time to scour the […]

Waiver Wire Week 12

Waiver Wire Week 12

For the first times since week three we have an NFL week without any teams on bye. If you are holding a Cole Beasley type as a fourth receiver or Matt Asiata as a fourth running back, it is time to dump them for either the high upside player or you running back hand cuffs. […]