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Hindsight’s 20/20, but There’s No Perfect Vision for 2018

Hindsight’s 20/20, but There’s No Perfect Vision for 2018

Every year, we fantasy owners make trades to better ourselves, either to win now or rebuild for the future. And every year, some players come out of nowhere and produce much better or worse than we projected. And almost every year, it seems I make a trade (or five) where I come out on the […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 8 – Marlins

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 8 – Marlins

Welcome to Episode 8 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with special guest Al Melchior (@almelchiorBB) from FanRag Sports and Fangraphs as they discuss the Miami Marlins – specifically the future of Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon, trade rumors, the state of their farm system, can Marcell […]

Mike Moustakas’ trigger happy approach

Mike Moustakas’ trigger happy approach

There are a few players in every league who get touted from draft day for their prospect pedigree, who maintain headlines even when they haven’t yet reached their potential. The Royals, in the mid and late 2000s, were a pretty miserable franchise, but they had a stacked prospect pipeline that gave many fans hope for […]

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 Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 7 – Blue Jays

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 7 – Blue Jays

Welcome to Episode 7 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with special guest Ian Hunter (@BlueJayHunter) from BlueJayHunter.com as they discuss the Toronto Blue Jays – specifically the Jose Bautista era, Jay Bruce speculation, potential Giancarlo Stanton trade, Teoscar Hernandez upside, prospects Anthony Alford, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. […]

Zach Davies, Michael Fulmer, and sophomore struggles

Zach Davies, Michael Fulmer, and sophomore struggles

Perhaps there is no more prevalent alliteration in sports than the proverbial sophomore slump. We hear about it on the radio and from fans and read about it on the internet and perhaps even the newspaper. A hot young rookie tears through the league in his first campaign, only to regress down to a shell […]

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 […]

Expecting the Unexpected: Ramirez, Heyward & Gallo

Expecting the Unexpected: Ramirez, Heyward & Gallo

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Four years ago my son started his High School Soccer career. His first season featured a Senior Class of 13 players. I recall being warned, by each senior parent, of just how quickly the time goes by. The warnings of yesteryear became […]

The Fall and Rise of the Toronto Blue Jays

The Fall and Rise of the Toronto Blue Jays

After challenging the Red Sox for the division title in 2016, the Toronto Blue Jays suffered a complete offensive collapse in 2017. It’s not like we could see this coming. The team allowed first baseman Edwin Encarnacion to walk, signing with the Cleveland Indians. They retained clubhouse leader Jose Bautista dispute obvious signs of a […]

Charlie Blackmon’s late breakout

Charlie Blackmon’s late breakout

To say there were no expectations around Charlie Blackmon’s short stints in 2011-2013 would probably still be overstating the excitement level. Never really much of a prospect, and when he was making noise it was largely attributed to being in hitter friendly parks and being above age for the level. A big bodied 6’3, 210 […]

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 […]

Selling High on Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham

Selling High on Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham

Fantasy leagues are won and lost on making the right decisions while maximizing margins. It’s not like you’re just going to pick up Bryce Harper in the 7th round; you have to be precise with your timing as well as resources. With that in mind; here we look at a couple of outfielders who had […]

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 […]

Potential Keeper League targets for 2018

Potential Keeper League targets for 2018

The 2017 season is coming to a close. My season has been a bit of a disappointment as it’s looking like this will be the first one in a long time where I will not be bringing home any hardware. Even so, I fielded playoff and/or highly competitive teams in eight of the nine leagues; […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 6

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 6

Welcome to Episode 6 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with fellow fantasy expert Dan McDermott (@Dermfor3) as they hand out the first annual Dermy Awards for the AL and NL MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the year, and Manager of the year. Submit any questions you […]

A sneak peek at the 2018 draft

A sneak peek at the 2018 draft

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. While this may come as a shock to many of you; the younger version of myself was quite the dork. Long before the local socialite I’d become lived an elementary school kid who loved nothing more than a pair of scissors and […]