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Undervalued Players to Complement “Stars and Scrubs”

Undervalued Players to Complement “Stars and Scrubs”

“Studs and Duds” or “Stars and Scrubs” is becoming a more popular methodology for attacking auction drafts. The concept behind this is pretty simple – overspend to get the best players because there will be quality $1 options at the end of the draft. There will also be usable players on waivers at any given […]

Undervalued Players – AL East Edition

Undervalued Players – AL East Edition

In the endless pursuit of being the fantasy baseball equivalent of Albert Einstein, or maybe more appropriately, the fantasy equivalent of Theo Epstein, I have embarked on an exercise to identify the one guy on each MLB roster who is the MOST VALUABLE UNDERVALUED PLAYER for his team. Looking for value team-by-team is like adding […]

Undervalued Players – AL West Edition

Undervalued Players – AL West Edition

In the endless pursuit of being the fantasy baseball equivalent of Albert Einstein, or maybe more appropriately, the fantasy equivalent of Theo Epstein, I have embarked on an exercise to identify the one guy on each MLB roster who is the MOST VALUABLE UNDERVALUED PLAYER for his team. Looking for value team-by-team is like adding […]

Undervalued Players – AL Central Edition

Undervalued Players – AL Central Edition

In the endless pursuit of being the fantasy baseball equivalent of Albert Einstein, or maybe more appropriately, the fantasy equivalent of Theo Epstein, I have embarked on an exercise to identify the one guy on each MLB roster who is the MOST VALUABLE UNDERVALUED PLAYER for his team. Looking for value team-by-team is like adding […]

Late Round Infield Impact Options

Late Round Infield Impact Options

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. You are hitting the road for a weekend getaway; naturally your first stop is at the local convenient store to grab a couple of beverages and some munchies for the road. What should be a three-minute excursion turns into a 10 minute […]

Undervalued Players – NL West Edition

Undervalued Players – NL West Edition

In the endless pursuit of being the fantasy baseball equivalent of Albert Einstein, or maybe more appropriately, the fantasy equivalent of Theo Epstein, I have embarked on an exercise to identify the one guy on each MLB roster who is the MOST VALUABLE UNDERVALUED PLAYER for his team. Looking for value team-by-team is like adding […]

Don’t Knock the Old Timers

Don’t Knock the Old Timers

A lot of fantasy managers focus on keeper leagues, and all those talented players under 30 are hot commodities. Who doesn’t like to have their top keepers locked up for five or more years, assuming no majors injuries? I’d certainly drool over a portfolio that includes Correa, Harper, Rizzo, and Syndergaard. That’s a “set it […]

Undervalued Players – NL Central Edition

Undervalued Players – NL Central Edition

In the endless pursuit of being the fantasy baseball equivalent of Albert Einstein, or maybe more appropriately, the fantasy equivalent of Theo Epstein, I have embarked on an exercise to identify the one guy on each MLB roster who is the MOST VALUABLE UNDERVALUED PLAYER for his team. Looking for value team-by-team is like adding […]

Redraft Prospect Impact Rankings for 2017

Redraft Prospect Impact Rankings for 2017

Rookies have impact in redraft leagues as well as keeper and dynasty formats. Those that ended up with the likes of Michael Fulmer or Gary Sanchez last season at an extreme discount were pretty happy with the results. When looking at this list you will see what you might call inconsistencies. Me liking a players […]

Undervalued Players – NL East Edition

Undervalued Players – NL East Edition

The fantasy baseball draft season is the most exciting time of the year.  It is when we get to prove we are the smartest person in the room with the best research and best strategy to identify and select “upside targets” and “my guys.” In other words, be the best at drafting the players that […]

Underrated Gems: Justin Turner, Yasmany Tomas

Underrated Gems: Justin Turner, Yasmany Tomas

As sites like NFBC have more and more drafts, the average draft position starts to build a nice picture of where you may be able to find good value. One thing to look for is not just the ADP, but also the highest and lowest picks. Where there is a general consensus on a player, […]

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 […]

Relief Pitchers/Closers to Target/Avoid

Relief Pitchers/Closers to Target/Avoid

There’s always value to be had at every position.  Below is my take on the relievers I want vs. the relievers I don’t.  As always, I’m not saying I would pass on the no players if they slip, and I’m not saying to overpay for the yes guys either.  These are just the relievers/closers that […]

2017 Relief Pitcher Rankings: Top 40

2017 Relief Pitcher Rankings: Top 40

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, Josh […]

Underrated First Baseman: Vargas and Moreland

Underrated First Baseman: Vargas and Moreland

First base is a top-heavy position with studs like Joey Votto, Anthony Rizzo, Paul Goldschmidt, and Miguel Cabrera atop all sets of rankings. However, it does thin pretty quickly after the elites are gone, so owners who miss out will be hunting for value. Here are two players to consider taking ahead of their current […]

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 […]

2017 Starting Pitcher Rankings: Top 100

2017 Starting Pitcher Rankings: Top 100

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, […]

A GAWKers Look Beyond the top-100 SP

A GAWKers Look Beyond the top-100 SP

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Twenty-five years ago yours truly was in the midst of his teen years. The transition from baseball card trading junkie to lovelorn teen proved difficult. It turns out the market for a “Husky” size teen with a Crispin Glover schnoz was limited. […]

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 […]

Underrated Starting Pitchers: Manaea and Pomeranz

Underrated Starting Pitchers: Manaea and Pomeranz

Starting pitching is very deep with middle of the rotation arms this season, and unlike like last year, there are a lack of aces. This can make it difficult to navigate which pitchers to target in the middle of your draft. Here are two pitchers owners should feel optimistic about and target for the 2017 […]