Tag Archive | Seattle Mariners

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 […]

Second half pitching performances that should have you worried

Second half pitching performances that should have you worried

Pitching is extremely volatile. What can make a pitcher great in one season can so easily turn into a weakness in the next, and vice versa. Pitching is a complete thinking man’s job, a chess match between the man standing almost a foot off the ground bending his body in all sorts of destructive ways, […]

Nelson and the Cruzers

Nelson and the Cruzers

When Nelson Cruz got busted with a 50 game suspension for PED use, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that he had passed his peak. He was a great story as a late bloomer with the Rangers, after failing to stick with the Brewers earlier on, but injuries and now drug use seemed like his […]

On The Corner Of Irrelevant and Irreplaceable

On The Corner Of Irrelevant and Irreplaceable

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. The overwhelming majority of major league players have the potential to generate fantasy value. Major league players are the best of the best. Sometimes the difference of being a must-own commodity and a fantasy afterthought is as simple as opportunity.  Each and […]

Ace Analysis: Felix and Strasburg

Ace Analysis: Felix and Strasburg

After a lengthy football related hiatus, the ace analysis feature is back by popular demand! Each week, this post will take an in depth look at 2 or 3 pitchers of interest. The goal of these features will be to analyze pitchers whose most recent performance has not met expectations and try to determine whether […]

Player spotlight: Taijuan Walker

Player spotlight: Taijuan Walker

Taijuan Walker came into the league in 2015 with some excitement around a potential breakout. He throws an above average speed fastball, an extremely hard splitter, a below average speed curveball, and had gaudy strikeout numbers in the minor leagues. As is the case with so many young prospects he struggled with command, and in […]

Player spotlight: Robinson Cano

Player spotlight: Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano has long performed and been taken as a top second base option in fantasy. After a disappointing overall performance in 2015 (by Cano standards) how should fantasy owners proceed with his selection? Until 2014 this aligned nicely with his performance amongst second baseman across the league:   ADP Ranking Overall 2B Overall 2B 2012 […]