Brandon Kamerman

I'm colorblind, I love turtles and I had tickets to the Cubs' 2003 World Series. I used to play "old-school fantasy sports" where my brother and I would put baseball cards up against each other. The victor was whoever won more categories on the back of the card. That was the gateway drug to my 20 years of fantasy obsession.

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    The New Joey Votto - July 24, 2021

    Joey Votto, 1B (CIN) Votto's contact rate is a career-low 73%. His swinging-strike rate is 11.4%, first season with a double-digit swinging-strike rate since 2010. For the last decade Votto has been one of the game's best contact-based, zone-conscious power...

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    MVP a Disappointment? - July 20, 2021

    Jose Abreu, 1B (CHW) Abreu contributed in each leg of Monday's doubleheader, tallying an RBI double in Game 1 and hitting his 17th home run in Game 2. Yet he's only hitting .252 this season. The reigning AL MVP has...

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    Subtle Improvements - July 17, 2021

    Yoan Moncada, 3B (CHW) Moncada drove in the White Sox' only run on Friday, hitting a double off Lance McCullers Jr. to score Tim Anderson in the first inning. He also walked and struck out once. Moncada is still only...

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    Heyward's Wayward - July 7, 2021

    Jason Heyward, OF (CHC) Heyward put together a rare two-hit game in what can only be described as "garbage time" late in the Cubs' 11th straight loss. The 8th-inning single drove his batting average UP to .198. Then he tallied...

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    McCullers on the Cusp - July 3, 2021

    Lance McCullers Jr., SP (HOU) McCullers left the game with the Indians scoreless with one out in the 6th inning, but Brooks "Let-Inherited-Runners-Score" Raley allowed McCullers' two baserunners to score. McCullers finished with the following line: 5.1 IP, 6 H,...

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    Steady J.D. - June 15, 2021

    JD Martinez, DH (BOS) Martinez extended his hitting streak to five games with a single in four at bats. Despite hitting safely in nine of his last 10 games, Martinez has cooled off over the last month. After a blistering...

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    Olson's Emergence - June 13, 2021

    Matt Olson, 1B (OAK) Olson hit his 16th home run on Saturday but more impressive were the three other hits. The four-hit effort raised his batting average to .285, which is 46 points higher than his career average. Olson has...

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    Cole's Hiccup - May 18, 2021

    Gerrit Cole, SP (NYY) Cole fans have to be frustrated. Monday was the easy leg of his two-start week, but he was touched up by the soft-hitting Rangers. He allowed season highs in runs (5) and hits (7) en route...

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    Harper at His Best - May 14, 2021

    Bryce Harper, OF (PHI) Harper picked up his fourth stolen base of the season on Thursday and may just possibly be in the midst of the best season of his career. Does that sound crazy? Well, how crazy is an...

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    Always Be Closing - May 4, 2021

    Francisco Lindor, SS (NYM)Lindor is lost. He is hitless in his last 25 plate appearances with six strikeouts. After signing a massive contract with the Mets just before the season started, Lindor is floundering, hitting the ball on the ground...

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    Burnes is Human - April 27, 2021

    Corbin Burnes, SP (MIL) Alright, Corbin Burnes is human. I mean, sort of. He still has an astounding 49/0 strikeout-to-walk rate, but on Monday he allowed his second run of the season. And then he allowed his third, fourth, fifth...

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    Budding Pitchers - April 16, 2021

    Michael Pineda, SP (MIN) Pineda was fantastic on Thursday, shutting down a red-hot Red Sox lineup for seven innings, allowing only two hits and striking out six. He probably could have gone deeper in the game as he was pulled...

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    Hiura Struggles to Adjust - April 13, 2021

    Wil Myers, OF (SD) Wil Myers continued his strong start to the season, finishing 3-for-5 with his third home run in San Diego's 6-2 win at Pittsburgh. Myers had a 127 ADP throughout NFBC drafts this offseason, and that is...

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    Same deGrom, Same Results - April 6, 2021

    Jacob deGrom, SP (NYM) Finally Jacob deGrom made his season debut. After the Mets' series against Washington was postponed last week, the two-time Cy Young award winner had to wait until Monday to return to the field, which ultimately turned...

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    Preseason Prep - March 26, 2021

    According to Cardinals manager Mike Shildt, center fielder Harrison Bader will miss at least four weeks due to forearm discomfort. That means Dylan Carlson is expected to get the bulk of starts in center before potentially moving back to the corner when Bader returns. Tyler O'Neill's role appears to be solidified with the Bader injury. O'Neill has been really good this spring and should secure most of the starts in left field.

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    Preseason Prep - March 22, 2021

    In many ways Conforto's 2020 season was the most productive of his young career.

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    Preseason Prep - March 5, 2021

    Death. Taxes. And unreliable closers. It's 2021 and I still haven't figured out how to manage closers on my fantasy team. One thing is for certain. I continue to target Edwin Diaz throughout my drafts.

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    Preseason Prep - February 21, 2021

    A sophomore slump seemed almost inevitable for the 2019 NL Rookie of the Year, and for all intents and purposes, that's exactly what happened for much of the shortened 2020 season.

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    NL Player Analysis - September 23, 2020

    Aaron Nola, SP (PHI) Nola was not at his best, and he was not helped by his defense, but he still managed to throw a complete game, albeit only six innings in the first game of a doubleheader. He allowed...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 18, 2020

    Nathan Eovaldi, SP (BOS) Eovaldi delivered his first scoreless outing of the season on Thursday, limiting the Marlins to two hits in five innings while striking out seven. Other than one disastrous start at Yankee Stadium in mid-August, Eovaldi has...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 15, 2020

    Marco Gonzales, SP (SEA) Gonzales was fortunate to pick up a win on Monday after allowing five runs in six innings, but a Mariners comeback lifted his record to 6-2. He was not at his best, but even a mediocre...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 9, 2020

    Zach Eflin, SP (PHI) On the surface, Eflin's line is so-so from Tuesday's no-decision against Boston. He gave up three runs in five innings, but all three runs came off solo home runs. The three long balls lifted Eflin's HR/FB...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 1, 2020

    Miguel Sano, 1B (MIN) Sano had a productive game Monday, finishing 2 for 3 with a home run and three runs scored in Minnesota's 8-5 loss to Chicago. Sano's 2020 numbers are eerily similar to 2019 when he hit .247...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 26, 2020

    Rick Porcello, SP (NYM) For the first time this month, Porcello was unable to reach the 6th inning. In fact, the veteran right-hander was pulled from Tuesday's start prior to the 4th inning. He allowed four runs on five hits...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 7, 2020

    Dylan Bundy, SP (LAA) Bundy delivered his first complete game in more than two years, stifling the Mariners for only four hits and one run while striking out 10. The outing continues Bundy's strong start to his Angels career as...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug. 4, 2020

    Gerrit Cole, SP (NYY) Cole has been good but not good enough through three starts. Don't get me wrong. He served his purpose again on Monday, finishing with six one-run innings on five hits and one walk. However, he only...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 29, 2020

    Javier Baez, SS (CHC) Baez broke out in a big way on Tuesday hitting three extra base hits, including his first two home runs of the year at Cincinnati. Baez finished the game 3 for 5 with three runs and...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 24, 2020

    Giancarlo Stanton, DH (NYY) You didn't forget Giancarlo Stanton can mash, did you? Well if you did, he reminded everyone of his prodigious power in the first inning of Thursday's opener at Washington, taking a Max Scherzer heater 460 feet...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 24, 2020

    Giancarlo Stanton, DH (NYY) You didn't forget Giancarlo Stanton can mash, did you? Well if you did, he reminded everyone of his prodigious power in the first inning of Thursday's opener at Washington, taking a Max Scherzer heater 460 feet...

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    Preseason Prep - July 18, 2020

    While the Cardinals have yet to officially announce Carlson is off the Opening Day roster, it's a near certainty the team's top prospect will start the season at satellite camp.

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    Preseason Prep - March 11, 2020

    Hudson had a monster season last year, finishing 16-7 with a 3.35 ERA. In one and a half seasons, Hudson is 20-8 with a 3.25 ERA. Needless to say, that tends to attract a lot of attention in fantasy baseball. However, there are some definite concerns with Hudson's profile.

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    Preseason Prep - February 20, 2020

    Syndergaard is only 27 years old and his arsenal is still elite, with many ways to get batters out. A return to a sub-4.00 ERA is likely with continued 200+ strikeouts and a moderate increase in wins.

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    Preseason Prep - February 11, 2020

    The Fantistics Draft Advisor has Jack Flaherty as the no. 11 pitcher, just outside the top tier of starters. Some analysts have him as the 20th best, some 10th best, some in the top-5. Right now he's being drafted as the seventh pitcher off the board in NFBC, an overall ADP of 24. That begs the question: should Flaherty be considered in the top-5? Is one half of utter dominance worth a 2nd-round pick? Well, when that half-season includes a 0.91 ERA, 5.36 K/BB and near-30% SOFT-contact rate, it's certainly worth exploring.

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    AL Player Analysis - September 19, 2019

    Giancarlo Stanton, OF (NYY) Stanton made his first appearance since suffering a PCL strain in June. He doubled in three at bats before heading to the bench as the Yankees will take it easy with their slugger. It's also important...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 16, 2019

    Rhys Hoskins, 1B (PHI) Hoskins smacked his 28th home run of the season, one of two hits for the big first baseman in Philadelphia's 6-3 loss to Boston. Unless he can forge together a power surge over these final two...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 11, 2019

    Christian Yelich, OF (MIL) A brutal blow to those of us who love the sport of baseball, Christian Yelich fractured his kneecap and will miss the rest of the season. The Brewers said more testing is needed to determine an...