Tag Archive | keeper leagues

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 […]

Player Spotlight: Mitch Haniger

Player Spotlight: Mitch Haniger

Mitch Haniger, the Seattle Mariners starting right fielder, hasn’t had the most direct path to major league stardom. Originally drafted 38th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in the supplemental first round of the 2012 MLB Draft, Haniger was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks along with Anthony Banda for Gerardo Parra in 2014. Despite spending 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prospect Values: The top-100

Prospect Values: The top-100

In this last installment of the prospect values I am going to change things up slightly. This time, instead of going good value/bad value, I am staying positive and only talking about the good from my top-100. And when I say good, I primarily mean the guys I have ranked higher than most that I […]

Trading Keepers for Picks — Is It Worth It?

Trading Keepers for Picks — Is It Worth It?

I am in a 15-team 5×5 league, with 4 keepers. Every year before the deadline, some teams try to trade their #5 keepers to other teams for picks. Then, after keepers are processed, a few will still try to make trades by giving up a keeper for multiple picks. I found myself entrenched in this […]

Prospect Values: Pitchers

Prospect Values: Pitchers

It has been almost 14 years since Baseball Prospectus declared there is no such thing as a pitching prospect. Over time people have caught on. The top pitching prospect in all of baseball was lost in the past couple weeks to Tommy John Surgery and is now looking at nearly a year and a half before […]

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 […]

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. […]

Prospect Values: Shortstop

Prospect Values: Shortstop

It seems as though every high-upside toolsy player starts out as either a shortstop or an outfielder. Many shortstop prospects will not be shortstops in the majors. Once they break into the minors, the glove and arm that carried them for so long is no longer the best on the team. For a while shortstops just […]

Beginners Guide to Starting a New Dynasty League

Beginners Guide to Starting a New Dynasty League

How should I go about starting a keeper or dynasty league?  This is one of the most frequently asked questions to fantasy analysts in the offseason.  There’s no one right answer, and I’ll be honest – I’ve never been enough of a martyr to run one myself.  Lucky for me, I’m part of some really […]

Prospect Values: Third Base

Prospect Values: Third Base

Third base has become a deep fantasy position in recent years, seeing high-end prospects like Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado turn into stars that fantasy players want as a first round pick. Similar to second base, third base will see a lot of former shortstop prospects that got moved off the position because they were […]

Prospect Values: Second Base

Prospect Values: Second Base

For many people, second base has the top prospect in baseball – if not number one then definitely in the top-three, and I wouldn’t be surprised if most people had as many as seven second baseman in the top-100. According to the study I keep referencing, believe it or not the second base position busts […]

Prospect Values: First Base

Prospect Values: First Base

So we are past the catcher position. I can exhale and move on to a more exciting position. I referenced it last week with catchers, but it tells a much different story with first baseman. My prospect success rate article from last season was very good for the first base prospects. First base prospects came in […]

Prospect Positional Values: Catcher

Prospect Positional Values: Catcher

So many times top prospects fail, about 70 percent of the time according to the research I did last year. So we’re already playing with our backs against the wall here. There are so many things going against these players. Multiple levels of minor leagues before even getting the chance to produce in the majors. […]

What Have You Done for Me Lately

What Have You Done for Me Lately

In 1986, Janet Jackson asked the timeless question “What have you done for me lately?” That type of thinking is what stock market investors would call “recency bias” and can cause you to make some serious errors in judgement when valuing and acquiring players this Spring. The application to fantasy baseball is assuming that however […]

Prospect Values and Strategies

Prospect Values and Strategies

There are plenty of pieces written on the subject of values every offseason. You can draft player A in round two or you can get this guy in round 10 and all it costs you is a few homers and a few batting average points!”. Or just the opposite; avoid taking a player early when there […]

2017 Dynasty/Keeper Rankings: Top 200

2017 Dynasty/Keeper Rankings: Top 200

Merry Christmas everyone. As we celebrate the holiday and close out the year it seems fitting that we present our top-200 list as a gift to you. There is no need to unwrap it, it requires no batteries, and it is the perfect gift to share with family and friends that will bring you hours […]

Does Corey Seager have any room to improve?

Does Corey Seager have any room to improve?

There’s a pretty defined career progression in the sport of baseball. You make your late teens through the lower minors or college ranks, spend a couple of years of your early twenties in double and triple A, and by age 23 or 24 you’re in the Show. You spend a couple of years getting acclimated […]