Kyle Elfrink

Fantistics is proud to have Kyle Elfrink join it's team of baseball analysts. Kyle of SirusXM Fantasy Sports Radio has covered all manner of sporting events, yet still considers a dugout interview with his hero, Ellis Burks, as his career...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    For the past two months, I've been following the trends and movements, telling you why a certain player is going up or down, and providing my take on whether or not it's warranted. As always, our numbers are courtesy of...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    Average Draft Position (ADP) should never be the end-all, be-all when it comes to mapping out your draft. Still, it serves as a top signifier of 'the way the wind is blowing,' as we get closer to Opening Day. Let's...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    Average Draft Position (ADP) should never be the end-all, be-all when it comes to mapping out your draft. Still, it serves as a top signifier of 'the way the wind is blowing,' as we get closer to Opening Day. Let's...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    Average Draft Position (ADP) should never be the end-all, be-all when it comes to mapping out your draft. Still, it serves as a top signifier of 'the way the wind is blowing,' as we get closer to Opening Day. Let's...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    Average Draft Position (ADP) should never be the end-all, be-all when it comes to mapping out your draft. Still, it serves as a top signifier of 'the way the wind is blowing,' as we get closer to Opening Day. Let's...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    Average Draft Position (ADP) should never be the end-all, be-all when it comes to mapping out your draft. Still, it serves as a top signifier of 'the way the wind is blowing,' as we get closer to Opening Day. Let's...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    Average Draft Position (ADP) should never be the end-all, be-all when it comes to mapping out your draft. Still, it serves as a top signifier of 'the way the wind is blowing,' as we get closer to Opening Day. Let's...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    Average Draft Position (ADP) should never be the end-all, be-all when it comes to mapping out your draft. Still, it serves as a top signifier of 'the way the wind is blowing,' as we get closer to Opening Day. Let's...

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    Week 18 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Between now and Monday afternoon many things could change for your fantasy team. Just ask the unfortunate owner who saw Melvin Upton, Jr. head off to darker pastures in Toronto last week. Baseball's trade deadline hits on Monday and there...

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    Week 17 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Often when we think back to our best waiver grabs, we glom onto the hitters or pitchers that we grabbed in late-April or early-May and rode to 130 games of success. But, with August creeping up on us, we're not...

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    First Half Waiver Wire Review by Kyle Elfrink

    With no 'real' baseball taking place over the past half-week, it's a good time to see where how successful my first-half recommendations have been. I've only chosen to look at the first nine weeks of my 'Waiver add' columns because...

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    Week 15 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    The waiver wire pick-up that becomes an All-Star. That's everyone's fantasy dream, right. Well, one of them, I guess. Both the American League and National League have put together their rosters for next week's game in San Diego. These things...

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    Week 14 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    We all (should) realize that 'The Sopranos' is near the top of any list that ranks the best American television of all-time. We also know that if they announced a seventh season of the show, we would hope for the...

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    Week 13 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Friday evening's news that Houston was calling up A.J. Reed was met with cheers and jeers. And, it all might depend on how many roster spots each team in your league has. Reed has been on the prospect radar for...

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    Week 12 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Are you average? No, not you, the person. I'm talking about you, the fantasy owner. And, I'm specifically talking about where you stand at each starting position on your roster. All of us who are serious about this are constantly...

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    Week 11 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Admit it. It's white flag time for a few of you out there. The season seems kaput before the All-Star break. A variety of factors - injury, mismanagement, thin pitching, thin hitting, that week you spent in Ecuador instead of...

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    Week 10 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Justin Upton is slashing .215/.263/.319 with three home runs and 12 RBIs. Prince Fielder is slashing .190/.257/.292 with three home runs and 14 runs scored. This is not on April 2. This is not on May 2. This is on...

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    Week 9 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Talent is not the only thing. As you'll see in this week's write-up, opportunity and role is even more important. The case of Julio Urias is a prime example. Everyone who is anyone says he's destined for stardom. Unfortunately, the...

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    Week 8 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    There are literally a hundred (or more) considerations to take into account when you journey to the waiver wire. How badly do you need the player? Does the player feature a skill set/numbers that will help your team? Does he...

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    Week 5 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Options, options, options. That's what I see every single week when considering available pitching on the waiver wire. In 2016 free agent pitching depth is immense. Streaming very average arms against mostly weak hitting? Check. Hunting down free agents who...

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    Week 4 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Each and every single year I'm reminded that when it comes to attacking the waiver wire, I fall into the conservative camp. I don't find myself getting excited about a recently called-up rookie (Socrates Brito). I'm not overly swayed by...

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    Week 3 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Heading through the middle of April, not only are the injuries piling up, but so are the list of available replacements. This week a load of starting pitchers have jumped to the fore. Let's take a look ... (Note: To...

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    Week 2 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    The best laid plans of mice and men, eh? I'm sure that line is already bouncing around the head of some of you out there. You thought Ben Revere was a lock for 40 thefts? Think again. You believed that...

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    16 for '16 by Kyle Elfrink

    What is the use of a fantasy baseball columnist if he's not going to make predictions? It's like a cupcake without icing. A pair of pants without a zipper. A Chris Davis at-bat without a strike swinging. Frankly, it's un-American....

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    ADP: Finding Some Good in a Sea of Bad by Kyle Elfrink

    To contend and win in fantasy baseball you need to be on top of what's going on with all 30 major league teams. The position battles. The call-up's. The lineup switches. The hot and cold streaks. And if you challenge...

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    Who Are These Guys? By Kyle Elfrink

    There's a red moon rising ... On the Cuyahoga River ... Rolling into Cleveland on the lake For baseball fans of a certain mood and generation, those three lines likely lead to an instant recall of the opening scenes from...

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    Fighting the Tide of Perception by Kyle Elfrink

    Let's get things rolling with a simple comparison ... Player A - 331 games, 1,222 ABs, .294 AVG, 46 HR, 149 RBI, 188 R, 25 SB, .371 OBP, .487 SLG Player B - 357 games, 1,309 ABs, .272 AVG, 55...

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    ADP: A Few of My Favorite Buys by Kyle Elfrink

    I do not know exactly when or where the term, 'sleeper,' was coined, but it's a word that gets tossed around thousands of times a day every March (for baseball) and August (for football) and then it's mostly forgotten. Or,...

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    What's the Lineup Going to Look Like? by Kyle Elfrink

    The Arizona Diamondbacks made splash after splash during the offseason. There was the out-of-nowhere signing of ace hurler, Zack Greinke. There was the expensive trade that added Shelby Miller to the roll call. Later, they tacked on yet another arm...

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    ADP: Chapman Out ... and Down by Kyle Elfrink

    Over the past few seasons, looming suspensions have damaged many pre-draft ranking boards in the NFL. Now, fantasy baseball players are joining their football brethren. There's been a slight resolution on the Jose Reyes front, but that situation is still...

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    Spring Numbers That DO Matter by Kyle Elfrink

    You've all heard it and you've all read it ... training camp numbers don't matter. It's a refrain that thunders from the mountain tops throughout the exhibition seasons in Arizona and Florida. It's an old stand-by and one that I've...

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    Adios, Jose Reyes by Kyle Elfrink

    So much of fantasy baseball success involves limiting risk. All of us will take chances on players from time to time, but you want to make sure that your roster enters a season with a manageable amount of risk. Drafting...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    Average Draft Position (ADP) should never be the end-all, be-all when it comes to mapping out your draft. Still, it serves as a top signifier of 'the way the wind is blowing,' as we get closer to Opening Day. Let's...

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    Welcome to Spring ... and, What's Left of Position Battles by Kyle Elfrink

    There used to be a time when spring battles were an on-going and ever-noteworthy part of the February and March conversation. But, on the surface, so many of those prospective disputes seem to have dissipated in recent seasons. Blame it...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    Average Draft Position (ADP) should never be the end-all, be-all when it comes to mapping out your draft. Still, it serves as a top signifier of 'the way the wind is blowing,' as we get closer to Opening Day. Let's...

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    The Dying Days of the 5-Man Rotation? by Kyle Elfrink

    In a world of change, baseball's five-man pitching rotation has been a given. In fact, for those under 40, it has been that way, well, forever. For decades, we've had a few assumptions when it comes to a pitching staff....