All posts under "Preseason Prep"

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    Preseason Prep - March 29, 2018

    Happy Opening Day everyone. One of my favorite days of the year to be sure. Dodgers Left Field situation - Toles to AAA In somewhat of a surprise, Joc Pederson made the Opening Day roster over Andrew Toles, this despite...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    One last time around the block ... Many of us finished off our preseason of prepping, devouring, debating, adjusting, and (finally) drafting over the past weekend. Although many consider it the highlight of their fantasy baseball season, it is, of...

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    Preseason Prep- March 27, 2018

    Notes two days before the games count... Delino DeShields had locked up the CF spot officially a couple of weeks ago. He had a strong spring, hitting .333 with an OBP of .415 and scored 11 runs in 19 games....

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    Preseason Prep - Mar. 26, 2018

    Indians Notes: Kluber set for Opening Day Corey Kluber, SP, CLE In case you weren't sure, the reigning AL Cy-Young Award winner Kluber will start for the Indians on Opening Day this Thursday against the Mariners. Kluber has been an...

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    2018 3rd Baseman Sabermetric Projection Notes

    In our continuing series on the Sabermetric Indicators that shape our player projections in our 2018 Draft Advisory Program. Today we'll take a look at some of the indicators that are defining our 2018 3rd Baseman projections: Bryant, Kris Bryant...

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    Advanced Scoring Weights for Fantasy Baseball 2018

    Hi Folks, below is our annual review (2018) on the correlation/predictability for the statistical categories that many of us use in our rotisserie leagues.    Over the next few weeks, many  of us are about to draft the fantasy teams...

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    Preseason Prep - March 24th, 2018

    LOS ANGELES ANGELS Underrated in a New Spot? - Ian Kinsler remains an excellent contact hitter, and with the lowest pull% and highest hard contact rate of his career in 2017, you certainly wouldn't have expected a 70 point drop...

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    Preseason Prep - Mar. 23, 2018

    Indians Notes Bradley Zimmer, OF, CLE Zimmer has been sitting out with a groin injury, but he rejoined the Indians lineup for Thursday's game. He is expected to be the Tribe's starting CF this season, following a campaign in which...

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    Preseason Prep - March 23, 2018

    Josh Donaldson, who is in the final year of his contract, recently said that he and the Jays are "not in the same type of area" on contract talk. This is a fantastic sign for Donaldson owners, as he knows...

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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 Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink 3/21/2018

    Good luck going through an entire draft without hearing the following statement ... "Wait, he's hurt? Is it bad?" Those two sentences usually follow two occurrences ... 1. The selection of a player who is limping coming out of spring...

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    Preseason Prep - March 20th, 2018

    Minnesota Twins Shortstop Situation - With the news of Jorge Polanco's 80 game PED suspension, Eduardo Escobar figures to be next in line for the gig in Minnesota. Coming of 2017 numbers of .256/.301/.525, 21 homers and 73 RBI...

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    Preseason Prep - March 19, 2018

    Could Matt Kemp be the primary left fielder in Los Angeles? It's looking more and more like it. Manager Dave Roberts this week stated that Kemp could see at-bats versus both LH and RH pitchers, rather than being on the...

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    Pitcher Sabermetric Projection Notes 2018 - Part 2

    In our continuing series on the Sabermetric Indicators that shape our player projections in our 2018 Draft Advisory Program. Today we'll take a look at some of the indicators that are defining our 2018 Pitcher projections: Davies, Zach Zach is...

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    Preseason Prep - March 17th, 2018

    Addison Russell (CHC) SS - Russell just turned 24, yet it seems like he's already being dismissed as a low-AVG, decent power lower-tier SS. Most guys aren't fully formed as hitters until at least 25, and Russell has some other...

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    Preseason Prep-March 16, 2018

    Blue Jays What can we expect out of Aaron Sanchez this year? It's easy to forget that Aaron Sanchez was one of the top pitchers in the American League in 2016. He posted a 3.00 ERA over 192 IP with...

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    Preseason Prep - March 15, 2018

    Giants CF Job Battle: Does Steven Duggar Have a Chance? Will the Giants really give a job to a younger player for a change? The 24-year-old Duggar is competing with Austin Jackson for CF at-bats this spring and he's off...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink - March 14th

    The second week of March appears to have been the self-imposed deadline for many of the big-name fish in the 2018 Free Agent Pool. In just the past week the top pitcher (Jake Arrieta), the top catcher (Jonathan Lucroy), and...

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    Preseason Prep- March 13, 2018

    Notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues... Sorting out the Rangers' bullpen probably will be a task going on until after the season starts. There are a lot of arms and not many set spots. Tim Lincecum has started throwing...

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    Preseason Prep - Mar. 12, 2018

    Indians Notes Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE After a 2017 to forget in which Kipnis was limited to just 90 games and hit .232, followed by an offseason of trade rumors, Kipnis has had a torrid spring, hitting 6 HR's through...

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    2018 Fantasy Baseball Sabermetric Notes: 1st Basemen

    In our continuing series on the Sabermetric analysis that shapes our Player projections in our 2018 Player Projections Software. Today we'll take a look at some of the indicators that are defining our 2018 1st Basemen projections: Abreu, Jose Abreu...

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    Preseason Prep - March 10, 2018

    Pirates Value Power in the Burgh Corey Dickerson posted a solid .341 wOBA with 27 homers last season while quietly improving against left-handed pitching. Acquired from the Rays on Feb. 22, the slugger looks set to assume the bulk of...

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    Preseason Prep - March 9, 2018

    Indians Notes The Indians entered 2018 with six leading candidates for their rotation - Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, Danny Salazar, Josh Tomlin, and Mike Clevinger - and it looked like either Tomlin or Clevinger would be the odd...

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    Preseason Prep - March 8th, 2018

    Braves News Ryan Schimpf - Here's a pair of stat lines for comparison's sake: .217/.336/.533 130 wRC+, 20 HR, .315 ISO, 31.8% strikeout rate. Number 2, .209/.333/.537 123 wRC+ 41 homers and a 36.8% strikeout rate. As you may have...

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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink - March 7th

    Over the weekend the news came blaring out of Arizona ... there's just no stopping Fernando Tatis, Jr. (ADP #660, 383/750)! On Sunday, the 19-year old infielder strung together a perfect 4-for-4 day with five RBIs. After that spring explosion,...

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    Preseason Prep - March 6th, 2018

    Minnesota Twins Miguel Sano (3B) - The Twinkies third baseman is generating a fair amount of chatter around the league for various reasons. Coming off a season in which he was limited to 114 games due to a major shin...

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    Preseason Prep - March 5, 2018

    Colorado Rockies What's the situation with COL's David Dahl? As of now, Dahl doesn't have a spot in the every day lineup. Ian Desmond, Charlie Blackmon, and Gerardo Parra are expected to man the outfield, with rookie top prospect Ryan...

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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 Report - March 3rd, 2018

    New York Yankees A Yankee Sleeper? - It's exceedingly rare for a Yankee prospect to fly under the radar. So rare, in fact, that I'm not sure who the last one might have been. Brett Gardner? Andy Pettitte? Ron Guidry?...

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    Preseason Prep - March 2, 2018

    Arizona Diamondbacks Today we take a deeper dive into a few of the Diamondback players. One quite note: I'm not a scientist and don't play one on TV, so any thoughts on the humidor effect are pure speculation from what...

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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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    A Look at ADP by Kyle Elfrink

    As someone who hosts a 3-hour fantasy sports coast-to-coast radio sit-down every night, I realize that I am certain to make mistakes every single night. No scripts. Open phone lines. No crack research staff to hunt down the numbers immediately....

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    Preseason Prep- February 27, 2018

    Notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues... Noah Syndergaard P- NYN- Syndergaard threw 22 pitches in his Grapefruit League debut. A full half of them (that's 11 if it's too early to do math) were 100 mph or faster. Not...

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    Preseason Prep - February 26th, 2018

    Preston Tucker, Atlanta Braves - Preston Tucker is fighting for at-bats in the Atlanta outfield until Ronald Acuna is freed from AAA and he had an excellent game Sunday going 2-for-3 with a double. Tucker had 24 homers last year...

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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 Prep - February 23rd, 2018

    Sean Newcomb, Atlanta Braves - ATL P Sean Newcomb enters 2018 in a competition for the final two rotation spots for the braves, and there were some positives and negatives about his 100 innings for the braves last year. We'll...