Tag Archive | trade target

The Eye test: Eyeing up the Angels

The Eye test: Eyeing up the Angels

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 […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: April Risers and Fallers

Fantasy Stock Watch: April Risers and Fallers

With a few weeks under the belt, it’s time to start looking at the hot and cold streaks of players in April. I’ll always remember Chris Shelton for getting off to a blazing start, only to fade hard as I kept holding on to him, hoping he would get back to being a positive value. […]

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 […]

The Eye Test: Early Bats and Arms

The Eye Test: Early Bats and Arms

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 […]

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 […]

Early 2017 ADP Risk and Reward Players

Early 2017 ADP Risk and Reward Players

It’s almost January, and that means we’re inching closer to the start of spring training. There aren’t real drafts out there just yet, but mock draft sites are gearing up, and I thought I’d look at early ADP data for 2017. Every year, there are breakout candidates due to a strong finish. Some of these […]

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 […]

Five late draft options who could break out in 2017

Five late draft options who could break out in 2017

One of my favorite lists at the end of each season is which players were on the greatest number of winning fantasy teams. Normally these players went undrafted, or were selected very late but put up near 1st or 2nd round production. From Yahoo! Fantasy, last year’s fantasy MVPs were: Trea Turner, Washington Nationals Gary […]

The Tribe’s offensive trio

The Tribe’s offensive trio

Despite injuries to key pitchers heading into October, the Cleveland Indians were able to come within a game of winning the world series. This remarkable feat was credited by the media to manager Terry Francona’s non-conventional and absolutely masterful use of his dominant bullpen. Not much coverage was given to the Indians’ offense, and rightfully […]

Roberto Osuna as an emerging star closer

Roberto Osuna as an emerging star closer

It’s pretty easy to overlook Roberto Osuna when thinking of the Blue Jays. The big bats draw most of the attention, and then you have the emergence of Aaron Sanchez as an ace for the team and Marcus Stroman’s potential. There’s not a whole lot of chatter about Osuna which is unfair to him as […]

Late Draft RP Diving – 2017

Late Draft RP Diving – 2017

Last year I shared with you one of my favorite draft strategies – drafting quality relief pitching late. The idea is to grab high-end set up pitchers who will help your ratios while waiting for the inevitable closer carousal to land in their place. I’m much more concerned with grabbing the best arms than looking at their closer competition. It’s […]

Seung-hwan Oh: Underrated Dynasty Closer

Seung-hwan Oh: Underrated Dynasty Closer

The first names that come to mind when say the words dynasty league and closer are Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Zach Britton. After that opinion vary as you’ll see by our closer rankings which come out Sunday. The one person that is suspiciously absent from the top-10 is a name we wouldn’t normally associate […]

The Yankees rotation is set for the future

The Yankees rotation is set for the future

Not many things went right for the Yankees in 2016. It was to be expected though. There were no big offseason signings, the prospects they had were not ready for prime time, and their core was built on over-age veterans nearing the end of their contracts. They did move a number of older players during […]

Kyle Hendricks going forward

Kyle Hendricks going forward

2016 was a good year for breakout pitchers, and Kyle Hendricks leads that charge in the National League. His 2.13 ERA was best in the majors by 0.31 runs, he was a horse throwing 190 innings, and had the 13th best FIP based WAR in the league. And despite playing for one of the most […]

Future outlooks on aggressive sluggers

Future outlooks on aggressive sluggers

This year we saw not only one of the most exciting seasons in recent memory thanks to the return of the long ball, but still more strikeouts from the kings of the long ball. With such extremes, there is no doubt a surplus of highlights for the morning recap shows, but it also has mysterious […]

Buy Low Sell High: Playoff Targets

Buy Low Sell High: Playoff Targets

A lot leagues are entering their final week of trading. Others have already passed the trade deadline. ESPN standard leagues will have a trade deadline this Wednesday. If you aren’t aware of your trade deadline, make sure you check it out before you start putting together trade offers, only to find out your deadline has […]

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 […]