All posts under "Fantasy Strategy" - Page 4

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    Week 23 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    The best teacher is history and that certainly applies to the world of fantasy baseball. Sure, the game may become power-heavy, pitching-heavy, or extra-good at a particular position, but many of the strategies that worked in the 90s, still apply...

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    Week 22 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    (Note: To make the list, I'll apply a loose definition that says you have to likely be unowned in a vast majority of 12-team mixed leagues. At the end of each player note, I'll also provide a suggested bid for...

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    Week 21 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    (Note: To make the list, I'll apply a loose definition that sya you have to likely be unowned in a vast majority of 12-team mixed leagues. At the end of each player note, I'll also provide a suggested bid for...

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    Week 20 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    (Note: To make the list, I'll apply a loose definition that says you have to likely be unowned in a vast majority of 12-team mixed leagues. At the end of each player note, I'll also provide a suggested bid for...

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    Week 19 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    The daily transactions rundown is about to get a workout. August and into September, is a time where the minor leagues are wrapping up, major league rosters are expanding, injuries of attrition are knocking pro's to the DL, and youngsters...

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    Week 17 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    We would all love to find 'greatness' on the waiver wire, but it's very rare. Mostly, you find junk. That percentage may be near 80% over the course of an entire baseball season. The other 20% is mostly populated by...

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    Week 16 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Baseball's annual mid-July tradition of ceaseless and breathless rumor-slinging is upon us. Big names are, of course, up for grabs (Cole Hamels, Carlos Gomez, Johnny Cueto, and an assortment of others). For the most part, those players won't see much...

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    Week 15 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Let's turn over the start of the column to a television info-mercial ... "Down in the standings? Wondering where the statistical help is going to come from? Can't find a trading partner who will give you a fair shake? Worst...

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    Week 14 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Selecting the starting lineup for the 2015 All-Star game in Cincinnati has drawn down. Organizational PR arms can now pull back on the battering ram of promo's telling us to 'vote 35 times per e-mail address,' or 'get our hometown...

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    Week 12 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    If you somehow missed it, hacking is in the news this week. And, unfortunately, it's not concerning a return to the ring for the legendary, Hacksaw Jim Duggan. The St. Louis Cardinals organization is currently in the middle of an...

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    Week 11 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Perhaps the biggest battle we wage is the constant conflict of a 'great performance' versus a 'great player.' Very ordinary, if not below-average, players can have incredible, single-game showings. But, the title of 'great' is only bestowed upon those who...

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    June 2nd - AL Player Recap

    Chris Archer threw a gem against the Angels, going 8 innings with 15 strikeouts in the win. He's taken the proverbial "leap" this year. His swinging strike rate jumped from 9.3% last year to 12.2% in 2015, giving him a...

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    Week 9 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    If you check in on this space each week, you're accustomed to the 'Suggested FAAB Bid' listed at the end of each player entry. As the years have passed, more and more fantasy leagues are embracing the idea of waiver...

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    Week 8 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    So, have we found any true difference-makers in 2015? Hitting-wise, the waiver wire has not provided many saviors. If you cycle around the infield, going position-by-position, you won't find a parade of great gets. At catcher, Caleb Joseph, is the...

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    Week 7 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Every team in baseball is nearing the quarter-pole in mid-May and when it comes to the waiver wire, the passage of time is evident. In fact, we've reached a spot in the season where following injuries/DL stints is more worthy...

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    Week 6 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Long time readers ('long-time,' being, well, about three months here at Fantistics!) might recall my tongue-in-cheek view that we should eliminate the catcher position from fantasy leagues. I have not altered my stance from a couple of months ago, but...

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    MyFantasyFix DFS - 4-26-15 - Jose Abreu & Hanley Ramirez Are Core Plays on Sunday

    Each Sunday we publish our free analysis of the daily plays position-by-position. If you haven't already tried out Daily Fantasy Baseball, now is the perfect time to take it for a test spin. The beauty of Daily Fantasy is the...

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    MyFantasyFix DFS - 4-19-15 - Find Value With Richards, Greene & Duda

    It's the 3rd week of the Fantasy Baseball season and DFS is in full swing. If you haven't already tried out Daily Fantasy Baseball, now is the perfect time to take it for a test spin. The beauty of Daily...

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    Week 3 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Why do you come to this column? Easy. You're searching out recommendations on who to add and opinions to dissuade you from making a bad choice off the waiver wire. But, you're also looking to come across a name or...

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    Week 2 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Sing it with me ... 'We're walkin' in a waiver wonderland!' This first weekend of the MLB season provides fantasy leagues everywhere with their most active bidding wars. Of course, all the hectic action arrives after just five or six...

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    Week 1 Waiver Targets by Kyle Elfrink

    Sunday (April 5) will mark the first waiver period for a vast majority of leagues. For some out there, this is the first time they've taken an in-depth look at their squad since they wrapped up the draft three or...

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    DFS - April 6, 2015 - Kluber Your Competition

    Catcher - Featured site is DraftKings Top Play: Buster Posey (SF) - No surprise here, Buster Posey is our top catcher of the day on Monday. The Diamondbacks are starting light-throwing Josh Collmenter on Opening Day and while Posey is...

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    Drafting The Trends: Pre-Season Ranking Variance

    As many of you know, Fantistics has a show on SirusXM Fantasy Sports Radio every weekend morning from 10AM-1PM. I'm lucky enough to be able to join our hosts Lou Blasi, Walter Kuberski and Sky Dombroske for a segment on...

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    NL Player Notes- September 27th, 2013

    Gerardo Parra (RF-ARI)- Parra was 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Diamondbacks' extra innings loss to the Padres on Thursday night. The right fielder is currently hitting .268/.325/.406 with ten home runs this season to go along with his ten...

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    NL Player Notes: September 26th, 2013

    Daniel Murphy, 2B/1B, New York Mets -- Murphy finished 1-for-4 with a stolen base (his 20th straight without being caught)in New York's 1-0 win over Cincy yesterday afternoon. Two nights ago, he had the deciding 3-run homer on a 12-pitch...

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    AL Player Notes: September 19th, 2013

    Brian Dozier, 2B, Minnesota Twins -- Dozier finished 1-for-3 with an RBI yesterday which proved to be the game winner. It was Dozier's 62nd RBI of the season in what was his first year as the everyday 2B for Minnesota....

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    NL Player Notes: September 15th, 2013

    Lucas Duda, OF, New York Mets -- Duda had a nice double header, reaching base five times (three hits, two walks) in eight plate appearances, including a solo homer. The big fly was his 14th of the season, and his...

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    NL Player Notes: September 13th, 2013

    Wilson Ramos, C, Washington Nationals -- Ramos is about as hot as a fantasy batter gets at the moment, blasting his third home run in his last five contests, and his 13th overall this season, helping the Nationals handle the...

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    NL Player Notes: September 8th, 2013

    Lucas Duda, OF, New York Mets Duda finished yesterday's contest 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. It was a rough time out for the big fella, as he fanned three times, but since getting called up, he looks...

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    NL Player Notes- September 4th, 2013

    Jason Grilli (RP-PIT)- Grilli, who had been dealing with a right forearm strain was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, and did not appear in last night's game. Grilli was having a spectacular season before this injury pitching to...

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    NL Player Notes: September 1st, 2013

    Kyle Blanks, OF, San Diego Padres In his first action since July 11th, Blanks finished 2-for-4, batting 5th for Bud Black in the Padres order. Prior to getting injured, the 26-year old was batting .256 with 26 runs scored, eight...

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    NL Player Notes: August 18th, 2013

    Jeff Locke, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates Similar to his teammate Francisco Liriano's start last week, Locke had a nightmarish outing against Arizona, yielding eight earned on 10 hits in just 2.2 innings of work. It's starts like this that can lose...

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    NL Player Notes: August 15th, 2013

    Steve Cishek, RP, Miami Marlins Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his 26th save of the year. He retired the first two batters, only to give up a double and a walk before closing the game out. After an...

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    AL Player Notes - August 8th, 2013

    Josh Donaldson, 3B, Oakland A's: Cold Batter Donaldson finally drove in a run with a solo homer off of Homer Bailey yesterday afternoon. This marked his first RBI of the second half. He finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs...

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    AL Player Notes- August 7th, 2013

    Tom Wilhemsen (RP-SEA)- Wilhelmsen, who was sent down to triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, actually made the start for Tacoma on Tuesday. The Mariners have not officially announced plans to make him a starter. Wilhelmsen struggled in double-A as a starter...

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    NL Player Notes: August 4th, 2013

    Kenley Jansen, RP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Great Player Jansen struck out two in a perfect ninth to earn his 16th save in 19 tries this year. Since May, Jansen hasn't lost a game and he hasn't blown a save since...