Tag Archive | outfield

Charlie Blackmon’s late breakout

Charlie Blackmon’s late breakout

To say there were no expectations around Charlie Blackmon’s short stints in 2011-2013 would probably still be overstating the excitement level. Never really much of a prospect, and when he was making noise it was largely attributed to being in hitter friendly parks and being above age for the level. A big bodied 6’3, 210 […]

Selling High on Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham

Selling High on Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham

Fantasy leagues are won and lost on making the right decisions while maximizing margins. It’s not like you’re just going to pick up Bryce Harper in the 7th round; you have to be precise with your timing as well as resources. With that in mind; here we look at a couple of outfielders who had […]

MLB 2018 Free Agent Primer

MLB 2018 Free Agent Primer

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Last Sunday was the culmination of six months of hard labor. Eternal glory was bestowed upon league winners, and a push of the reset button for those who fell short in 2017. For whatever joy you were given Sunday evening, the misery […]

Manuel Margot’s future promise

Manuel Margot’s future promise

When the Red Sox acquired elite closer Craig Kimbrel, they were forced to send off four promising prospects to make it happen. Leading the way was outfielder Manuel Margot, who at the time was Baseball America’s 24th best prospect during its midseason report. Margot boasted plus contact and power tools with borderline elite base-running and […]

Aaron Judge’s superstar development

Aaron Judge’s superstar development

It’s nearly impossible to go under the radar when you have a 6’7″, 275 pound frame. Aaron Judge has been turning heads since his draft day, being live on the set of MLB Network when taken by the Yankees with the 32nd overall pick back in 2013. He was straight out of college, and while […]

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 […]

The Baseball Show Episode 32: Hitters part 10

The Baseball Show Episode 32: Hitters part 10

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 32 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss David Dahl, Byron Buxton and Gregory Polanco. Episode 17 featuring Matt Carpenter, Gary Sanchez 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

What’s the deal with Jose Bautista

What’s the deal with Jose Bautista

It’s perhaps as exciting a story as it is bizarre. Just one year removed from a 40 homer (!!!) season, where he was worth 4.4 fWAR, Jose Bautista struggled hard to find much interest in the market. It ended with a potential three year deal to stay with the Blue Jays, which in the end is […]

Outfield Tiers

Outfield Tiers

The Elite Tier Mike Trout LAA 25 Mookie Betts BOS 24 Bryce Harper WAS 24 Charlie Blackmon COL 30 Mike Trout puts up incredible stats each season, but it’s the consistency that makes him the consensus top pick. Unlike other top players who have failed to stay in the top spot, Trout kills it in […]

Can Buxton, Soler Overcome Bumpy 2016?

Can Buxton, Soler Overcome Bumpy 2016?

There are a lot of young, talented outfielders for fantasy purposes, and two of the bigger names among prospects were also big disappointments in 2016: Byron Buxton and Jorge Soler. Buxton reached the top of prospects lists for the last few seasons, and he finally got his shot to play full-time when he won the […]

2017 Outfield Dynasty/Keeper Rankings (Top 60)

2017 Outfield Dynasty/Keeper Rankings (Top 60)

After each week of positional coverage, we will wrap things up here on Sunday with our 2016 dynasty/keeper rankings. Players are ranked with the next five years of production in mind, so when you see Jackie Bradley Jr ranked ahead of a player like Nelson Cruz – that does not mean that we believe Bradley […]

Outfield Prospects: Rankings Movers

Outfield Prospects: Rankings Movers

Every Friday I will take a snapshot of this year’s current crop of prospects at each position relative to how they were ranked a year ago. I’ll examine the top performers – those who did not live up to our lofty expectations, and the key graduates. Our rankings last year were compiled by Andy Germani and myself, and […]

Stolen Bases Harder to Find in the OF

Stolen Bases Harder to Find in the OF

Everyone remembers the glory days of super-speedy, light-hitting outfielders who could net you 30+ stolen bases. However, as sabermetrics permeates not only the front office but the manager’s playbook, a lot of teams are running less often. Also, some of the speedsters from the glory days 5-10 years ago are aging and so aren’t running […]

How to feel about Michael Saunders

How to feel about Michael Saunders

It’s always hard to tell whether a breakout is real or luck, and the Blue Jays have hosted bunch of players who fit both categories. Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion turned from journeymen to superstars. then there were guys like Adam Lind and Aaron Hill who had a few strong years but never achieved that […]