All posts under "Preseason Prep"

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    Preseason Prep - March 8, 2021

    DON'T FORGET YIMI Yimi Garcia (RP-MIA) is firmly in the mix to close games in Miami despite the team signing Anthony Bass during the offseason. We, in fact, like him the most out of all the arms in the Miami...

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    Preseason Prep, March 7

    Indians Notes Which Former Met will be the Tribe Starting SS? Of the two shortstops that the Indians acquired from the Mets in exchange for Francisco Lindor this winter, Amed Rosario would seem to be the favorite to open the...

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    Preseason Notes - March 6, 2021

    Chicago Cubs News: Kris Bryant - Buy Low or Bust? At the end of the 2016 season, Kris Bryant was in the most enviable position in baseball - World Series champion and NL MVP. Unfortunately for the 29 year old...

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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 - March 4, 2021

    Philadelphia Phillies Can Rhys Hoskins Sustain 2020 Improvements? After bursting onto the scene with a 1.014 OPS, 18 homers and 48 RBIs in 50 games as a rookie in 2017, Hoskins wasn't able to maintain that success over full seasons...

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    Preseason Prep - March 3, 2021

    Minnesota Twins What to Make of Miguel Sano? As he approaches his 28th Birthday Fantasy Owners who have rostered Miguel Sano over the years should know exactly what they are getting - good walk numbers (11.7% career mark) good power...

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    Preseason Prep - March 2nd, 2021

    Austin Meadows, Tampa Bay Rays - Meadows got his 2021 campaign underway with a homer in the Rays' first spring training game. Meadows is looking to bounce back from an awful 2020 as he battled COVID-19 early in the season...

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    Preseason Prep - March 1st, 2021

    WASHINGTON NATIONALS NL MVP? - I've said this on the air twice so far this year so I might as well say it here as well: in points leagues, Juan Soto is my #1 pick for 2021. He is elite...

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    Preseason Prep - February 28, 2021

    "Best shape of his life" a common Spring Training phase but what does it mean for 21-year-old Vlad Guerrero Jr.?

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    Preseason Notes - February 27, 2021

    Jake Arrieta Returns to the Cubs: Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish have been linked together in many Cubs fans' minds since Arrieta departed and Darvish arrived before the 2018 season. For Darvish, he had nearly impossible shoes to fill, as...

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    Preseason Prep - February 26, 2021

    Dodgers Rotation We know Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, and Trevor Bauer will command the first three rotation slots in some order. David Price should be the fourth starter assuming he isn't traded, and the Dodgers appear to be ready to...

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    Preseason Prep - February 25, 2021

    Seattle Mariners 2020's Silent Starting Pitcher Breakout I wrote about Kikcuhi's potential 2020 breakout, subsequent performance, and 2021 takeaways at various points last season, and my overall thoughts haven't changed much since then. Kikuchi finished the 2020 season with an...

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    Preseason Prep - February 24, 2021

    Minnesota Twins Can Luis Arraez challenge for the batting Title? On a team full of sluggers, Twins do it all Utility Player Luis Arraez may be one of the most valuable fantasy assets. While he exclusively played second base last...

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    Preseason Prep - February 22, 2021

    DON'T SLEEP ON SANCHEZ Sixto Sanchez (SP-MIA) made a solid MLB debut in 2020, as he compiled a 3.46 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 7.6 K/9, and 2.5 BB/9 across 7 starts (39 IP). The 22 year-old's xFIP finished at 4.08, which...

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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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    Preseason Prep - February 20th

    Boston Red Sox What kind of Fantasy value is there in the starting rotation? Chris Sale (Tommy John) should make his way back to the mound this season but the timetable for his return is still unknown at this juncture....

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    Preseason Prep - February 19, 2021

    Dodgers Second Base job There isn't much in the way of competitions in Los Angeles this year, but second base is worth keeping an eye on. For now, Gavin Lux looks to be the favorite, but despite plenty of prospect...

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    Preseason Prep - February 18, 2021

    Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto worth the price Fresh off signing the largest free-agent contract ever for a catcher, Realmuto has solidified his status as the top receiver in the game. He's been incredibly consistent over the past five years, slashing...

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    Preseason Prep - February 17, 2020

    Minnesota Twins Byron Buxton..Finally? Byron Buxton evokes lots of feelings for fantasy Owners. The former second overall pick struggled during his first several years, before finally showing bursts in 2017 with 16 HR and 29 steals, only to miss almost...

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    Preseason Prep - February 16, 2021

    Myles Straw, Starting Center Fielder? Myles Straw (OF - HOU): Stolen bases have become extremely scarce in fantasy baseball relative to other categories, and that's especially true in later rounds. Myles Straw is an outlier in that regard, owning a...

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    Preseason Prep - February 15, 2021

    HITS LIKE MAYS, RUNS LIKE HAYES? Ke'Bryan Hayes (3B-PIT) showed that he could play defense in the minors, but there were concerns about his bat entering last season. Well, he eased those to some degree with a MLB debut in...

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    Preseason Prep, Feb 14

    Indians Notes Who will replace Santana at IB? While Indians fans have mostly been mourning the trade of Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the Mets in January, less attention has been paid to the departure of 1B Carlos Santana,...

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    Preseason Prep- February 13, 2021

    Ch-ch-ch-Changes Every offseason sparks the words of the old David Bowie song in my mind. This year is no different. Brewers- Infield changes- Milwaukee may have a completely new infield lineup than what they ended with in 2020. Daniel Robertson-...

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    Preseason Prep - February 12, 2021

    Blue Jays George Springer The Blue Jays took the top hitter off the free-agent market by signing OF George Springer to a 6-year, $150 million deal. Springer is coming off a .256/.359/.540 slash line with 14 HR in 51 GP...

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    Introduction to Sabermetrics: BABIP Against

    Batting average on balls in play, or BABIP, is usually associated with offensive players. After all, it's primarily an offensive statistic. Nonetheless, BABIP against is the adaption of that statistic for pitchers and it's just as useful for them as...

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    Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Season!

    Hi Folks, Welcome to the start of our 2021 Fantasy Baseball Season! The start of what is expected to be a full MLB season, post the 2020 abbreviated COVID-19 shortened season. As I have written in the past, the...

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    Preseason Prep - July 23, 2020

    Howie Kendrick (1B/2B/OF/DH - WAS) - Between the opt-out of Ryan Zimmerman and the addition of a DH in the NL, Howie Kendrick's value has gotten a huge boost since we spoke to you last. Kendrick has been phenomenal since...

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    Preseason Prep - July 22, 2020

    Zach Plesac (SP-CLE) - Plesac has beaten out Adam Plutko for the final spot in the Cleveland rotation. From a fantasy perspective, it's tough to get too excited about the 25-year-old, who debuted last season with a decent 3.81 ERA,...

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    Preseason Prep 2.0 - July 21, 2020

    Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola (SP) is expected to start the Phillies' season opener Friday vs. the Marlins at home. The 27-year-old right-hander will look to start his sixth big league campaign on the right foot after a mildly disappointing 2019...

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    Preseason Prep 2.0 - July 20, 2020

    PITTSBURGH PIRATES Gregory Polanco (OF-PIT) has tested positive for COVID-19, which explains why he has been absent from recent Pirates workouts. The 28 year-old's status for the immediate future is now in doubt, so thoughts (that I had, at least)...

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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 - July 17, 2020

    Seattle Mariners Yusei Kikuchi Kikuchi left a lot to be desired in his rookie season with a 5.46 ERA and a 5.71 FIP over 32 starts, but several factors are in place for the 29-year-old to break out in 2020....

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    Preseason Prep - July 16, 2020

    Minnesota Twins 2020 AL Batting Champ - Luis Arraez? If you are looking for a slightly under the radar player to approach the .400 mark in a shortened 60 game Season, Luis Arraez may be your guy. He burst onto...

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    Preseason Prep, July 15

    Indians Notes Hernandez to Leadoff Cesar Hernandez, CLE The newly-acquired 2B is expected to bat leadoff for the Tribe this season, likely batting in front of Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor in the Cleveland lineup. Hernandez is never a high-end...

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    Preseason Prep- July 14, 2020

    New Home, Sweet Home for the Rangers Every team is heading into unfamiliar territory in this unusual season but the Texas Rangers have another uncertainty facing them. They are moving across the parking lot from Globe Life Park to Globe...

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    Preseason Prep 2.0 - July 12th, 2020

    Tyler Glasnow, Tampa Bay Rays - Tyler Glasnow still has yet to report to Rays camp and the reason so far is undisclosed. Not exactly the best news for the Rays with the season just under two weeks away from...