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Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 4 – 12/14

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 4 – 12/14

We have reacxhed a boiling point! This past week the hot stove train has gone off the rails! The Winter Meetings have proven to be just what the doctor ordered, as usual, to get everything rolling. There won’t be any speculation on rumors discussed today, we’ll save more of that for next week. Unfortunately, there […]

Inside the MI Keeper Ranking Process

Inside the MI Keeper Ranking Process

As I prepare my yearly Fantasy Assembly rankings for keeper leagues, I wanted to share some of my observations and my ranking process. Keeper leagues are trickier than a redraft league. There are numerous factors to consider, with projected long-term value a big part of it. You have to look harder at age and health, […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 3 – 12/07

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 3 – 12/07

Over the last week the stove has began to heat up slightly. More rumored trades have leaked out, a couple free agents have found homes for the short-term future, and of course the Shohei Ohtani news has continued to flood the headlines. For those of you wondering when I’m going to talk more in-depth about […]

Inside the CI Keeper Ranking Process

Inside the CI Keeper Ranking Process

As I prepare my yearly Fantasy Assembly rankings for keeper leagues, I wanted to share some of my observations and my ranking process. Keeper leagues are trickier than a redraft league. There are numerous factors to consider, with projected long-term value a big part of it. You have to look harder at age and health, […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 2 – 11/30

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 2 – 11/30

This morning Mike Ferrin, while talking about the hot stove, said “I have a chest freezer full of meat that is hotter than the hot stove right now.” He couldn’t be more correct. There have been plenty of rumors floating around, but nothing with real substantial “going to happen” intrigue. Today we’ll discuss the one […]

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 1 – 11/24

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove: Volume 1 – 11/24

It’s getting to be that time of year again, Thanksgiving has come and pass, families are already starting to put up Christmas decorations, and the MLB Winter Meetings are right around the corner. It’s Hot Stove season!!! The official hot stove season began with the GM meetings in Orlando on November 13th. So far, the […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 5

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 5

The offseason is around the corner, so if you have questions about a player’s keeper value, ask for a stock tip! Jonathan Schoop – He had nice sleeper value entering 2016 and produced well, raising his profile (and price) for 2017. Now he’s fully broken out and will cost a lot for 2018, whether redraft […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 4

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 4

The offseason is around the corner, so if you have questions about a player’s keeper value, ask for a stock tip! Justin Upton – How many years have we been waiting for Upton to reach his full potential? It seems that the days of dreaming about a .290, 40 HR season are over, but 2017 […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 3

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 3

The offseason is around the corner, so if you have questions about a player’s keeper value, ask for a stock tip! Whit Merrifield – He flashed some speed last year, but no one would have penciled him for a full season entering 2017, especially after Mondesi was named the starter. However, those who grabbed Merrifield […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 2

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 2

The offseason is around the corner, so if you have questions about a player’s keeper value, ask for a stock tip! Dee Gordon – Did you gamble yet again on Billy Hamilton with the hope that he’d reach crazy stolen base totals? Entering 2017, I was targeting Gordon for speed, and it was the much […]

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 […]

A trio of breakout pitchers to target in 2018

A trio of breakout pitchers to target in 2018

Every year we get breakouts and breakdowns, so it should come as no surprise that we got plenty of both in 2017. Some of the breakouts were unique thanks to the (allegedly) juiced baseballs, seeing plenty of guys hit for more power than they seemed capable of. And while we saw an unprecedented power surge […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 1

Fantasy Stock Watch: Keeper Edition 1

The offseason is around the corner, so if you have questions about a player’s keeper value, ask for a stock tip! Jose Ramirez – Did you see this coming? I’ll answer for you: no, you didn’t. I certainly liked Ramirez as a great value entering 2017, but I never would have pegged him for 25+ […]

Future Stars: Judge and Bellinger

Future Stars: Judge and Bellinger

While there was some concern about offense the past few years, thanks to increases in strikeouts and hence decreases in runs, this season has very well put those concerns to rest. While some have speculated it’s because of a juiced ball, one where the seams are tighter and lowered, hurting the break on the ball […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 25

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 25

The offseason is around the corner, so if you have questions about a player’s keeper value, ask for a stock tip! Francisco Lindor – Raise your hand if you thought Lindor would smack 30 HR this year. Yeah, you’re lying. He was supposed to be a speed-first guy with a high floor in batting average. […]

Waiver Saviors

Waiver Saviors

After another minor hiatus, I’m back with the latest and most likely final waiver saviors article to try and help you bring home the hardware.  Not to toot my own horn (too late), but hopefully you’ve been listening to the past several columns as many of these recommendations have really shaped up.  Jim Finch also […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 24

Waiver Wire Report: Week 24

Monday begins week 24, leaving one to two weeks remaining depending on your league setting. This also mean there are only two to four teams paying attention in H2H leagues and maybe two or three in roto – minus those few rogue managers who actually play out the entire season, and a big Kudos to […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 24

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 24

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Matt Olson – Hitting 8 HR in the last 14 days will get you on the Stock Up list. Olson’s ugly average in June and no home runs in a small July sample didn’t […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 23

Waiver Wire Report: Week 23

Monday begins week 23 which means all H2H league should be in playoff mode, and those in roto leagues have three more week to catch the leader. The other day I highlighted 10 players you should consider dropping, or at least benching, for the fantasy playoffs. If you are wondering who to drop from your […]

Fantasy Baseball Playoffs: Cutting the Dead Weight

Fantasy Baseball Playoffs: Cutting the Dead Weight

This is it. Everything you have done this season all boils down to the final four weeks of the season. At this point the only thing that matter is production. Unfortunately, even five months into the season, fantasy owners are still hanging onto, and in some case even playing, players that they spent a high […]