All posts under "Preseason Prep"

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    Preseason Prep - April 4, 2022

    Sale was placed on the 60-day injured list on Monday with a right rib stress fracture, meaning he will miss at least the first two months of the season.

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    Preseason Prep - April 4th, 2022

    Edwin Rios, Los Angeles Dodgers - Edwin Rios is likely to begin the year with the Dodgers after Jake Lamb was reassigned to the minor league camp on Sunday. Rios' 2021 got off to a rough start after injuring his...

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    Preseason April 3, 2022

    Around the League Keston Hiura-Brewers-1B Keston Hiura is having a very strong spring. He is hitting for average (.409) and driving the baseball (4 HR and 1.545 OPS). He spent the offseason retooling his swing trying to get back to...

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    Preseason Prep - April 1, 2022

    Red Sox Notes Rafael Devers, BOS Devers hit his 5th HR of the spring against the Twins on Thursday, and now has a .421 BA and 1.666 OPS this March. We didn't need to see a strong spring to have...

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    Preseason Prep- March 31, 2022

    Albert Pujols- 1B- STL- The universal DH likely provided Pujols with a chance to return to St. Louis to finish his career. Over the past few seasons Pujols has seen his platoon shifts from reverse to more markedly a standard...

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    2022 Undervalued Fantasy Outfielders

    One of our staples within the Fantistics Draft Advisory product is our annual Comeback, Breakout, and Sleepers analysis. This is where we take a look at some of the players have fallen out of fantasy favor or have been looked...

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    Preseason Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep - March 30, 2022

    Giancarlo Stanton, OF, NYY After missing most of 2019 and 2020 with injuries, Stanton bounced back in a major way in 2021 with 35 homers, 97 RBIs, and a .273/.354./.516 batting line. Stanton finally managed to stay healthy for the...

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    Preseason Prep - March 29, 2022

    Tommy Pham (OF - CIN) - I feel compelled to add on to Menachem's comment about the Pham signing for Cincinnati.....I'm just way too excited about it. There are so many "up arrows" here I can't even contain myself. Pham...

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    Preseason Prep - March 28, 2022

    Sean Murphy (C-OAK) did not exactly impress in his first full season of big-league action, amassing a .216 average, 17 homers, and 59 RBI across 448 plate appearances in 2021. He is just now 27 and a strong defender, so...

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    Preseason Prep - March 27, 2022

    Mike Yastrzemski, SF Yaz continued to hit for power in 2021, hitting 25 HR's in 139 games, but his BA plummeted to .224 after he hit .281 over the course of his first two MLB seasons. His K% remained roughly...

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    Preseason Prep- March 26, 2022

    The really big, splashy free agent signings have been made for the most part. Now teams are trying to fill in the holes. These are the kind of players you should evaluate in deep leagues and also possibly for DFS...

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    Preseason Prep - March 25, 2022

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B, Toronto Blue Jays If you were picking a young hitter to build a team around, you'd be hard-pressed to do better than Guerrero. In a normal season, Guerrero would have easily walked away with AL MVP...

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    Preseason Prep, March 24th, 2022

    What to make of the Cincinnati Reds' new-look offense With Nick Castellanos, Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker, and Tucker Barnhart all finding new teams this offseason, the Reds have 2,032 plate appearances to replace in their lineup. So, who's to benefit?...

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    Preseason Prep - March 23, 2022

    Trevor Story, SS, BOS Story will begin a new chapter of his career in Boston this season after signing a six-year, $140 million contract with the Red Sox. With Xander Bogaerts entrenched at shortstop for at least one more season,...

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    Advanced Scoring Weights for Fantasy Baseball 2022

    Hi Folks Hi Folks, If you play in a Rotisserie league, our Draft Advisory software is designed to give you the opportunity to favor the more predictable categories in your league.  Instead of each category having an even "1"...

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    Preseason Prep - March 22, 2022

    Jose Berrios (SP - TOR) - We have many of the top 30 SPs as slight overdrafts relative to projected value right now, but Berrios is one of the few pitchers that we feel is being slightly ignored. Our philosophy...

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    Preseason Prep - March 21, 2022

    Willson Contreras (C-CHC) finished with yet another underwhelming stat line in 2021, as he batted .237 with 21 homers, 57 RBI, and 61 runs scored across 483 plate appearances. Now one of the few holdovers on a rebuilding Cubs team,...

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    Correa, Soler sign 3-Year Deals - March, 20, 2022

    Carlos Correa Signs with the Twins Correa signed a 3-year deal with the Twins on Saturday worth about $105 million, ending the former #1 overall pick's tenure in Houston. Correa remained relatively healthy last season, playing in 148 games -...

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    Preseason Prep, March 19th, 2022

    Justin Verlander, SP, HOU 39-year-old Justin Verlander hurled two hitless innings in his first Big League game since July of 2020. The two-time Cy Young winner has been recovering from Tommy John surgery but is on track to start the...

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    Preseason Prep - March 18, 2022

    Chris Sale, SP, BOS Chris Sale will miss the start of the 2022 regular season with a stress fracture in his ribcage. Sale initially suffered the injury several weeks ago while throwing warmup pitches during a preseason workout. The typical...

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    Preseason Prep, March 16th, 2022

    Kyle Schwarber, OF, PHI On Wednesday, Schwarber agreed to a four-year, 79 million dollar deal with the Phillies. After a putrid 2020 campaign (.188/.308/.393), the powerful outfielder bounced back in a big way last season. Across 471 plate appearances with...

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    Preseason Prep - March 16, 2022

    Astros manager Dusty Baker confirmed McCullers will not be ready to start the season on time.

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    Preseason Prep - March 15th, 2022

    To start the flurry of moves that happened on Monday, Matt Olson was traded to the Braves for outfielder Christian Pache, catcher Shea Langeliers, and a pair of minor league pitchers. Along with being a chance of scenery for Olson,...

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    Preseason Prep - March 14, 2022

    Lance Lynn (SP - CWS) - I'd be willing to bet that Lance Lynn is the payer we have the largest discrepancy on vs. the general public that's going in the first 100 picks. There are many reasons for this,...

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    Preseason Prep March 13, 2022

    Around the League DJ LeMahieu-Yankees-1B/2B/3B DJ Lemahieu was a major disappointment last year. He followed up his breakout 2019 in NYY with another strong year in 2020 but came crashing back to earth last year with a .268 AVG, 10...

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    Preseason Prep- March 12, 2022

    Baseball is back and the first full day of the post-lockout era has started off busily. Players under contract have already started reporting. Some free agents were signed. Trade talks are happening. Expect a lot of action very quickly as...

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    Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep - March 11, 2022

    Baseball is back!

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    Preseason Prep - March 7, 2022

    Keibert Ruiz (C-WSH) is quite frankly as good of an option as fantasy owners have outside of the top few players at the catcher position. Beyond Salvador Perez, Will Smith, J.T. Realmuto, and Yasmani Grandal, it's a real crapshoot of...

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    Preseason Prep-March 5, 2022

    Around the League Noah Syndergaard-Angels-SP Noah Syndergaard signed a one-year, $21 million deal with the Angels prior to the lockout. Syndergaard was able to make two appearances late last year as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. He enters a...

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    Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Baseball Season!

    Hi Folks, Welcome to the start of our 2022 Fantasy Baseball Season! The start of what is expected to be a full MLB season, lockout be damned. As I have written in the past, the art of MLB player...

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    Robbie Ray, Reinvented - August 31, 2021

    Robbie Ray (SP-TOR) defeated Baltimore on Monday evening as he allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk while racking up 10 punchouts. The 29 year-old southpaw fired 62 of his 97 pitches for strikes and surrendered a homer...

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    deGrom Exits Early - May 10, 2021

    Jacob deGrom (SP-NYM) left Sunday's start against the Diamondbacks after 5 innings as a precaution because of tightness in his right side. His last start was scratched because of a similar issue that was eventually diagnosed as lat inflammation. Before...

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    Week 1 Waiver Wire

    It's time to take a look at some of the speculative players that may he available in your league. In future weeks this report will be available in our Weekly Strategy article that is published on Sunday mornings. Top Waiver...

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    Preseason Prep - March 31, 2021

    Philadelphia Phillies Which Hector Neris Will Show Up? Neris has been frustratingly inconsistent over the past several seasons, sandwiching a 2.93 ERA in 2019 between a 5.10 ERA in 2018 and a 4.57 ERA last year. Perhaps that's why he's...

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    Preseason Prep - March 30th 2021

    Arizona Diamondbacks Starters to consider beyond Bumgarner With Zac Gallen going down with a hairline stress fracture in his throwing arm, the D-backs rotation behind Madison Bumgarner is relatively unproven. Merrill Kelly has been named the second starter, with southpaw...

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    Preseason Prep - March 29th, 2021

    NEW YORK YANKEES: The Bruce is Loose - Jay Bruce is going to be the Yankees starting 1B for essentially the month of April, and while I'm not thrilled with his skill set at this point in his career, there...