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2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Daily Fix– August 21st, 2014

It’s déjà vu all over again. I was just here yesterday giving you a lineup. Here I am again giving you another one. Thursdays are always a tough day to play, but you should always remember that you are playing with the same rules as everyone else. Today, I am playing a MLB 50/50 challenge. If you haven’t already, make sure you register at Draftkings right now. There are eight...
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Baseball Profcast: Richards Goes Down

In Episode 119, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: How to handle Garrett Richards’ and his injury Whether you should be excited about Wil Myers return Hisashi Iwakuma’s dominance Whether...
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Who Misses Garrett? The Facts Of Life Mock You!

"Richards is talking to trainers but remains on back. Injury appears to be serious." That's how the news was tweeted out yesterday by the Angels beat writer. If Agatha Christie were around today, she'd adapt that tweet and name the novel, 140 Characters On A Train Wreck. Then it would be re-released after a train disaster with its new title, The Pitcher'...
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Lineup Maximizer: How Gross is Robbie Grossman?

#75 Robbie Grossman (L) – Hou – OF – @NYY (McCarthy-R) – 1:05 PM – 1% owned The answer is… it doesn’t matter. You’re adding him to your fantasy lineup, not wining and dining the poor fella. As far as I’m concerned, the grosser the better.  I'd add two of him if I could on Thursday, when he squares off against Brandon McCarthy in Yankee Stahdium. Lefties...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Aug 20

Yesterday was a very high-scoring day! Stephen Strasburg was good (25.60 points) but Hisashi Iwakuma was great (41.60 points) and the Brewers stack started out strong with strong with six runs and five doubles (wow!) in the first five innings. Overall half of my pitching showed up and most of my offense came to play. This lineup beat 74% of all other lineups in the Daily Moonshot...
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DraftKings – Use the LaRoche Clip or Get Burned

Grizzly Adams did have a beard, and so does Adam LaRoche ($4,800), who’s hitting at an insane clip this month (.636 SLG and .348 ISO). He’s also a notorious slow-starter, but his lifetime OPS in August is .903, which is well higher than any of those other stupid months. Hold up, we’re not done here. I got stats on stats on stats. LaRoche also owns a .417 wOBA and .225 ISO at...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 21 Free Agent Fixes

Source: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images North America There are a couple of players that should be universally rostered that are highlighted in today’s Free Agent Fixes. They are joined by a pair of toolsy outfielders, a rookie shortstop who can help AL-only owners, and an NL-only starting pitcher who has returned to fantasy relevance after being left for dead earlier in the year...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Stop Dropping Stroman!

In Episode 118, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Whether Trevor Rosenthal owners need to watch their back Why fantasy owners need to stop dropping Marcus Stroman How Jesse Hahn will be valued...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Aug 21

Despite having 14 fewer pitching options, Thursday has just one fewer starter ranked 100 or better than Wednesday. Madison Bumgarner, Zack Greinke, and Corey Kluber headline the day’s probables in some very juicy matchups. David Price is there, too, but he doesn’t rate quite as high as those three in his return to Tampa. Dallas Keuchel is getting penalized a little for the ballpark...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: August 20th

There are approximately two weeks left until football season begins. As much as those of us that love baseball want to say baseball is king, we know better. However, those of you that haven’t gotten your Draftkings account up and running go ahead and get it going now. Play a few baseball contests before the football season gets going. If anything, it will get you familiar with...
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Top Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds for Week 21

Raise your hand if you had Baltimore, Kansas City, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as the respective leaders of their divisions at this point in the season. With so much uncertainty in the American League, it might be hard to fathom a postseason without both the Yankees and Red Sox, but it can happen (and probably will). Just because those teams might not make the playoffs...
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Fantasy Roundup: Bauer, Anderson, Fiers

You couldn’t have scripted a worse beginning of the game for Trevor Bauer. The first five batters reached base – four on hard hit balls (two doubles, one single, and a home run) and the other via the walk. For the first five hitters he wasn’t commanding the fastball and Twins hitters were not fooled by the splitter down and out of the zone, which led to a lot of hitter’s...
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Is Jordy Mercer Here to Stay?

In the preseason we at BaseballProf ranked Jordy Mercer 29th among all second basemen and 27th among all shortstops, writing the following in our 2014 Draft Guide: At 6’3, 205 lbs, Mercer has a pretty large frame that could fill out over the next few years, so a 15-20 HR season isn’t entirely out of the question. If he can drop his strikeout rate to 14-15%, he’ll look much...
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One Man’s Trash: Aoki Dokey

After a disappointing first half Norichika Aoki has really turned it on, resulting in a +46% spike in ownership which made him this week's most added player. Most fantasy owners invested in the Royals' outfielder expecting a high average, lots of runs scored, and a steals total somewhere in the twenties. But prior to the All-Star break, Aoki was hitting a ho-hum .260...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Aug 19

Yesterday one of my readers tweeted at me that he felt Chris Sale would have a bad day. I’m not sure why he felt that way (perhaps it was just LHP vs. Baltimore?), but he was sort of right. Sale’s 17.50 points were underwhelming given his price tag, but with so few pitching options on the day and a lack of high-priced batters it was still a decent total, all things considered...
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Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Aug 20

Wow, Wednesday has a lot of bad pitching options. Recalling that 100 is league average, only 11 of the day’s 30 pitchers rate average or better, and only seven of 30 rate at least 5% better! I love Danny Duffy this season, but he’s a fly ball pitcher going at the Rockies. Pass. Nick Martinez has over a 70% chance at the loss! I still think he makes for a decent “There’s...
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Fantasy Roundup: Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks

Chicago’s Hendricks has demonstrated great command thus far (Photo: Veeoz.com) I’m a believer in Kyle Hendricks. He doesn’t have overpowering stuff (the fastball sits 85-92 mph), but he’s able to throw the fastball anywhere in the strike zone (and out of the strike zone). Not only does he have exceptional command of the fastball he has the same level command of his secondary...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Gold or Pyrite?

Hello fantasy baseball fans and amateur geologists! Today, we dig in for another round of "Fantasy Baseball Gold or Pyrite? For all the newbies who missed out on the fun we had last time around, this game is pretty simple. I look at players that are at the top of the ESPN 15-day player rater (that aren't already household names like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: McCutchen On The Mend

In Episode 117, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: A discussion on Andrew McCutchen’s health We put to rest Adam’s the Javier Baez for Alex Cobb dynasty league trade Mookie Betts’ promotion...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marte Party

When you get a little cumin, coriander, curry, power and speed in the same dish, you got a Marte party! Whatever happened to that Next Food Network Star? She disappear with every other one, except Guy Fieri? As Anthony Bourdain aptly said, Fieri is the Poochie of the Food Network. Due to Fieri's success, they keep trying to sandwich (pardon the word) new personalities onto...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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