Shane Cole

Shane has been a sports statistics geek since the early 90's when he began studying stats on the back of baseball and hockey trading cards. When he's not meticulously tinkering with fantasy lineups, he enjoys cheering on his Cardinals and Blues, playing hockey, cooking, playing guitar, and spending time with his two daughters, Ellie and Ava.

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    NL Week 13 Strategy - June 25, 2017

    OF A.J. Pollock was shut down for much of last week's rehab games due to quad tightness but is scheduled to resume playing today. Pollock will likely only need a couple more games before he's activated but owners should look...

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    AL Week 12 Strategy - June 18, 2017

    1B Chris Davis landed on the DL last week with an oblique strain. Keep Davis stashed away but don't expect a quick return as oblique injuries tend to linger. The Orioles have slotted Trey Mancini in at first with Davis...

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    NL Week 11 Strategy - June 11, 2017

    2B Jonathan Villar was placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday with a lower back strain. Villar should be stashed away as he'll miss this week's slate of games but could be back for most of next week's slate. 3B...

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    NL Week 9 Strategy - May 28, 2017

    OF Yoenis Cespedes was expected to return early this week but owners may have to wait a bit longer as he was scratched from Saturday's rehab appearance with quad soreness. Cespedes is a must-start fantasy OF once he's activated, but...

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    AL Week 8 Strategy - May 21, 2017

    2B Ian Kinsler is day-to-day after leaving Saturday's game with hamstring tightness. Keep an eye on his status before plugging him into lineups this week. 1B Yonder Alonso remains day-to-day as he continues to recover from a banged up knee....

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    NL Week 7 Strategy - May 14, 2017

    OF Billy Hamilton is day-to-day with a minor calf injury but is expected to return to the Reds' lineup soon. Keep watch of Hamilton's status going into this week but plan on having the speedster available. OF Ryan Braun is...

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    NL Week 5 Strategy - April 30, 2017

    In The Field 2B/OF Brandon Drury was back in the D-backs' lineup on Friday after injuring his knee in Wednesday's game.  He's worth a look in deeper leagues this week.  C Devin Mesoraco was activated from the DL on...

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    AL Week 4 Strategy - April 23, 2017

    American League In The Field American League OF Seth Smith remains day-to-day with a lingering hamstring injury and could be headed to the DL. Smith owners in deeper formats will likely need to look elsewhere this week. Red Sox'...

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    NL Week 3 Strategy - April 16, 2017

    Good morning everyone!! Welcome to Insiderbaseball.com's Coaches Meeting for Week #3... National League In The Field OF Matt Kemp was placed on the 10-day DL last week as he was unable to bounce back quickly from a strained hamstring. With...