Michael Waldo - Page 4

Co-Host on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio. I play with numbers for a living and @Fantistics. Firm believer that the harder you work, the luckier you get.

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    A Closer Look - April 7, 2018

    Despite the seemingly endless news of rocky performances or new injuries from closers, we're escaping the first full week of the regular season relatively unscathed (sorry Knebel owners) compared to the last several seasons. That's a good thing - smile...

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    NL Player Notes 4-4-18

    Kenley Jansen (LAD) - Protecting a three-run lead in the top of the ninth inning, Kenley Jansen came in to try to record the save. After a pair of groundouts, Jansen allowed both Paul Goldschmidt and AJ Pollock to...

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    A Closer Look - March 31, 2018

    It's the first edition of A Closer Look of the 2018 regular season! If this is your first time reading the column, welcome aboard! Each week, we review all of the news impacting closers and their handcuffs from across the...

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    Opening Day Edition - AL Player Notes March 29, 2018

    Happy Opening Day! In honor of this special day, I'm treating everyone to a different format for the normal American League player notes. Don't fret, you'll still have your written updates, but to honor Opening Day, I'll be throwing in...

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    Preseason Notes - March 22, 2018

    Chicago Cubs: A Case for Anthony Rizzo: Anthony Rizzo is consistently being drafted in rounds two and three, but the Cubs' first baseman offers enough upside and consistency to return first round value this season. One of the best barometers...

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    A Closer Look - Preseason Edition

    Welcome to the first edition of A Closer Look for the 2018 campaign! This is a special pre-draft article that takes a deep dive into every team's current projected closer for the upcoming year. Each of these player blurbs can...

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    Preseason Reporting - March 1st, 2017

    Happy March 1st everyone! We're officially in the same month as opening day! Camps alll over Arizona and Florida are full of news and energy and we're here to help you parse through all of that newsflow to figure out...

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    Preseason Report - February 24, 2018

    Ahhh...we finally got to enjoy live baseball yesterday! Just think, nearly every day from now until the end of October, we will be able to turn on the television and watch a baseball game. Spring is near! ROYALS: Does Whit...

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    Preseason Reporting - February 19, 2018

    CHICAGO CUBS Who Will Be Saving Games for the Northsiders? For the second consecutive year, the Chicago Cubs attempted to use the off-season to give their bullpen a complete makeover. After losing Aroldis Chapman to free agency following their...

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    Arm Age: The Impact of Age & Innings on Starting Pitching

    All baseball players are created equal, right? Of course not! So why are we still attempting to analyze the maturation curve of starting pitchers the same way we analyze the maturation of offensive players? For years, we have approached aging...

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    Sabermetrics & Why They Matter In Fantasy Baseball

    Barrels? BABIP? xFIP? Those aren't real baseball stats! You play in a standard 5x5 fantasy baseball league, so why should you care about sabermetrics? It's a question we get frequently on our show on SiriusXM. Lou Blasi, Walter Kuberski, Sky...

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    Using Regression Analysis for HR/FB Rate

    The fantasy football season may be coming to a close, but the fantasy baseball season is just starting! Those of you who follow our show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio know that our sabermetric analysis is among the best in...

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    AL Player Notes - September 23, 2017

    Lance McCullers (HOU) - Lance McCullers will start for the Astros on Sunday after missing the last two weeks with arm fatigue. After starting the season in dominate fashion, McCullers has clearly worn down in the second half as he's...

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    NL Player Notes - September 19, 2017

    Starling Marte (PIT) - Starling Marte has been out since last Wednesday with hand and shoulder injuries resulting from a head first slide and his manager hinted on Monday that he could be shut down for the remainder of the...

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    A Closer Look - September 16, 2017

    Welcome to the final rendition of A Closer Look for the 2017 baseball season! Looking back, it's been another really successful season formulating draft strategies, identifying handcuffs and managing the buying/selling of players. We certainly had some misses (Brad...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 12, 2017

    Eric Thames (MIL) - Eric Thames took a seat on on Monday. After a red hot start to the season in April, Thames has just a .209/.317/.429 slash line since May 1. On the season, he has 28 home runs,...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 12, 2017

    Eric Thames (MIL) - Eric Thames took a seat on on Monday. After a red hot start to the season in April, Thames has just a .209/.317/.429 slash line since May 1. On the season, he has 28 home runs,...

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    A Closer Look - September 9, 2017

    We're circling third base and heading for home! By now, your fantasy base playoffs have likely already begun in head-to-head leagues. Despite winding down, real life baseball teams are also still tweaking their bullpens and making changes to their close...

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    NL Player Notes - Sep 5, 2017

    J.D. Martinez (AZ) - JD Martinez went 4-for-5 with four homeruns and six RBI for the Diamondbacks on Monday. He and Scooter Gennett are the first duo of players to each hit four homeruns in a game since 2002. Martinez...

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    A Closer Look - September 2, 2017

    It's the officially the final month of the regular season and the NFL season kicks off in less than a week! If you're reading this column, it means you're still in the thick of either playoff contention or winning your...

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    NL Player Notes - August 29, 2017

    Ian Desmond (COL) - Ian Desmond was activated from the disabled list on Monday after missing the last month with a calf injury. Desmond can play multiple positions, which is a good thing because Gerrardo Parra's strong hitting will make...

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    NL Player Notes - August 29, 2017

    Ian Desmond (COL) - Ian Desmond was activated from the disabled list on Monday after missing the last month with a calf injury. Desmond can play multiple positions, which is a good thing because Gerrardo Parra's strong hitting will make...

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    Fatigue is settling in. Both with our closers and ourselves. The official fantasy football draft weekend is upon us, rotisserie league standings are firming up and head-to-head playoff spots are being clinched. This is the time in your league when...

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    A Closer Look - August 19, 2017

    After this weekend, we only have six more weeks of the baseball regular season! For those of you in head-to-head leagues, that also probably means you only have two to three more weeks before you start your playoffs. Around The...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 14, 2017

    Aaron Judge (NYY) - Aaron Judge broke his August home run drought, but he also struck out two more times to bring his season total to 155 strikeouts. That's equivalent to a 32% strikeout rate and it's also a big...

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    A Closer Look - August 12, 2017

    Well, after a fairly uneventful week in the bullpen, hopefully your index fingers were able to heal up after an active waiver wire period following the trade deadline last weekend. Our bullpens for the stretch run are starting to take...

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    NL Player Notes - August 8, 2017

    Dexter Fowler (STL) - Dexter Fowler had a pregame workout on Sunday and did not report any setbacks in his recovery from a strained wrist, so the Cardinals activated him on Monday. It's been an extremely disappointing season for...

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    A Closer Look - August 5, 2017

    Well if excitement is what you were after, this year's trade deadline was as thrilling as they come. If you include the month leading up to July 31st, we saw eleven teams make a change at the closer position, which...

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    NL Player Analysis 8-1-17

    Yu Darvish (LAD) - The Dodgers went fishing and they landed a much-needed starting pitcher to help anchor the front end of their starting rotation with Clayton Kershaw on the shelf. Darvish, who will be a free agent at the...

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    NL Player Analysis 8-1-17

    Yu Darvish (LAD) - The Dodgers went fishing and they landed a much-needed starting pitcher to help anchor the front end of their starting rotation with Clayton Kershaw on the shelf. Darvish, who will be a free agent at the...

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    A Closer Look - July 29, 2017

    After a several weeks chock full of fantasy relevant trades involving closers, that trend continued in the week leading up to the trade deadline. Let's take a look at everything that happened and look ahead to what activity we might...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 24, 2017

    Clayton Kershaw (LAD) - Clayton Kershaw left Sunday's game after just two innings with soreness in his lower back. He struck out the final batter of the second inning via strikeout, but walked on the mound with noticeable discomfort. Kershaw...

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    A Closer Look - July 22, 2017

    The trade deadline is still ten days away, but we've already seen a flurry of activity that has shaken up the bullpen situations for several teams. We'll break down each of the trades and look towards other possible moves that...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 18, 2017

    Gregory Polanco (PIT) - Gregory Polanco had himself a great day at the plate on Monday by going 4-for-4 with two doubles and two singles. He's been hot since coming out of the all-star break, but his peripherals suggest a...

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    A Closer Look - July 15, 2017

    Welcome back to baseball! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful All-Star break and found the time off enjoyable and rejuvenating. We're just a few weeks away from baseball's non-waiver trade deadline and we're certainly in the midst of the most important...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 10, 2017

    Carlos Correa (HOU) - Carlos Correa had another huge day at the plate on Sunday after smashing 2 home runs and notching 2 other hits to finish the day 4-for-5 with 4 runs scored and RBI. Correa finishes the 1st...