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Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 12

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 12

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Lorenzo Cain – It’s safe to say his low stolen base total from 2016 was due to that hammy injury. He’s already matched his stolen base total from last year, and in fewer at […]

A trio of wild pitchers having good seasons

A trio of wild pitchers having good seasons

Location, location, location. Probably the three most important parts of being a solid pitcher in any era. Being able to work hitters eye levels is just as, if not more important, than hosting an assortment of off-speed and breaking pitches, and painting the corners is a much prettier picture in the eyes of Cy Young […]

Minor League Report: Who to take first in a rookie draft?

Minor League Report: Who to take first in a rookie draft?

With the MiLB draft in the books, now would be a good time to go through a few of my favorite prospects from round one of the draft. Austin Beck: OF – Athletics (6th overall) Jordan Adell: OF – Angels (10th overall) Royce Lewis: SS – Twins (number one) Adam Haseley: OF – Phillies (8th […]

Buy Low Sell High: Trout Fishing

Buy Low Sell High: Trout Fishing

We are now in the middle of June which means fantasy owners should have a pretty good idea where their team stands. Some teams are sitting pretty atop of the league with little to no concerns. Many are sitting right below just looking for that something extra to give them that push they need. Even […]

Changing Track Records: Cabrera, Castro and Smoak

Changing Track Records: Cabrera, Castro and Smoak

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Three months ago, how excited were you in selecting Aaron Judge? While some of you may have been a Judge supporter, you’re kidding yourself if you thought he’d even touch the top 50 players, let alone the top spot he currently claims […]

How Dustin Pedroia’s insane contact keeps him relevant

How Dustin Pedroia’s insane contact keeps him relevant

Even though it has been 8 years, it’s tough to see an MVP winner start to decline into a shell of himself. While we are witnessing a few all time greats struggle with father time (Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera), Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is having some unique troubles. Perhaps no person in recent […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 11

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 11

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Kole Calhoun – His blah April was followed by an awful May. Now he’s on the rise again. I’ll admit, in a league where roster space was short, I dumped him a few weeks […]

Minor League Report: It’s Draft Season

Minor League Report: It’s Draft Season

With the MLB draft in full swing this is a fun time for the prospect hounds. Hundreds of new players entering the potential fantasy picture. Many will be years away, as many of you probably already know. Hunter Greene has probably four years before he makes an impact, and even the potential quick-moving college players […]

Cashing In (and selling high) on Early Winnings

Cashing In (and selling high) on Early Winnings

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. In 1964 the tiny state of New Hampshire introduced the first state-run lottery in the United States. The potential for a greater sum of winnings at a marginal investment appealed to consumers. From scratch-off tickets to multi-state lotteries the offerings available have […]

Is Zack Cozart actually good?

Is Zack Cozart actually good?

An almost 32-year-old with two Z’s in his full name has accumulated the second most fWAR in the majors this season, already eclipsing his previous career high by 0.6 wins in 72 fewer games. Cozart was well know early in his career for being awful offensively, albeit with enough defensive prowess to make him almost […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 10

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 10

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Ryon Healy – Last year it was hard to believe the hype given some of Healy’s underlying metrics. This year the average is down, but he has already matched his home run output from […]

Minor League Report: It’s June Already?

Minor League Report: It’s June Already?

It is June already, time flies. We are starting to get into the “dog days of summer” for fantasy purposes where the allure of a new season has worn off a bit. And while you can feel you have a contending team, maybe you aren’t hitting the waiver wire three times a day anymore to […]

Early Impressions make Lasting Perceptions

Early Impressions make Lasting Perceptions

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Eighteen years ago my weekend social calendar was booked with the best High School parties in town.  Twenty years ago I walked across stage for my own graduation. If you do the math that puts me a little beyond the shelf-life for […]

A new approach brings familiar success for Dallas Keuchel

A new approach brings familiar success for Dallas Keuchel

Dallas Keuchel’s coming out party in 2014 surprised just about every fan of the game. A 26-year-old with basically no prospect pedigree in his career grabbed headlines any way he could, keeping his ERA under 3.00 on an underwhelming Astros squad. While many had thought it was just a nice season from someone who hadn’t […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 9

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 9

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Devon Travis – A horrifically slow start has been righted, and Travis has hit .380 in May. He’s already stolen a career high four bases, and he seems likely to set a career high […]

Minor League Report: Time to Assess Your Chances

Minor League Report: Time to Assess Your Chances

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend, and maybe you can take a couple extra minutes to relax and read this article. Memorial Day weekend seems to be the arbitrary date people use to determine if they have a chance for playoffs, a championship, or to finish in the money. With almost a third […]

The Eye Test: Beltran, Berrios, and Tanaka

The Eye Test: Beltran, Berrios, and Tanaka

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 […]

Struggling Stars and How to View Them

Struggling Stars and How to View Them

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. No matter how many times I fly, the view at the land below never ceases to amaze me. I find it remarkable that life’s most mesmerizing views can be seen from a window around 15 inches tall and 10 inches wide. From […]

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 […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 8

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 8

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Miguel Sano – The power has always been there, but the rest of his game lagged behind. So far in 2017, I’d say it’s caught up. He’s doing everything right, including a great batting […]