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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Simmons Says No More Popups

Photo Credit: _j0nesy_ (braves0414-63) Early in the baseball season, you will often hear the phrase, “small sample size.” In truth, it is for good reason. There are times we get too ahead of ourselves and it leads to declarations that are simply irresponsible. But if you want to win a fantasy baseball league, you have to keep digging and working and searching, and if something...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Closer Report

So, everyone can give a complete exhale that two save-category standard bearers were not shut down with shoulder problems. Craig Kimbrel and Koji Uehara both threw bullpens yesterday, and are all systems go for the rest of the week.  Not like any of you have them, because we don't and shouldn't overpay for saves on draft day.  So if either of these guys fell to ya, good...
Via Razzball
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Why Stephen Strasburg’s Career Will Personify, “Waterworld”

"I've had a vision so great, as it came to me I wept."  Greetings! Tis I, Tehol Beddict, and last night I witnessed Stephen Strasburg grasping his ankles, shutting his eyelids, gritting his teeth, and receiving the kind of punishment I haven't seen or thought possible since Tupac verbally accosted the Notorious B.I.G. and his entire crew back in 95. Witnessing...
Via Razzball
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

DraftStreet Matchups: April 17 (Late Games)

Yesterday was a very good day for Team BaseballProf as we entered the $10,000 contest and placed inside the top 30 — twice! The net result was $100 profit between our two entries. Yesterday shows why I like playing DraftStreet so much: You’re allowed to make multiple entries so in tournament style play, where it’s always best to choose highly volatile (boom or bust) players...
Via Baseball Professor
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball, Week 3 Tools of the Trade: Buying Homer Bailey?

TheFantasyFix.com’s “Tools of the Trade” is a unique guide for owners to use while attempting to make an even trade with their league-mates in a standard 12-team mixed, 5×5 head-to-head or rotisserie redraft league. The values present in this guide are simply the basis for a trade. A full-blown analysis of each team’s strengths and weaknesses are essential prior to proposing...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week Three Roundup

Photo credit: Hiro Sensei When it comes to fantasy baseball there are a lot of unknowns fantasy owners must deal with. Whether it comes down to players going down unexpectedly with injuries, trying to figure out if a little known player can keep up his production, or accounting for circumstances like a player changing teams and environments, fantasy owners must prepare to adjust...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Friday, April 18

Got 30 seconds? Fill out our Week 3 Reader Survey and check out Week 2′s survey results! A tip when reading these rankings: Ratings are calculated by equally weighting a pitcher’s potential contribution in ERA, WHIP, K, and W, just as someone would do in Roto or H2H categories leagues. The PTS column is used to give people in points leagues and those who do daily fantasy a little...
Via Baseball Professor
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

On the Farm, Week 3: Springer Time in Houston

Editor’s Note: I really wanted to title this post “Springer Has Sprung” but if you Google that phrase you’ll see how many times it’s been taken. You can’t say we’re not original! Springer has arrived and could be coming to a ballpark near you! (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America) Today marks the first edition of my weekly column On the Farm that will cover...
Via Baseball Professor
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Homer Bailey is Fine

Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America Fresh off a $105 million contract extension, Homer Bailey has had a dreadful start to his 2014 campaign. In three starts, Bailey has managed to get through 14.1 innings, while posting an 8.16 ERA. Obviously, this isn’t what Cincinnati or Bailey himself had in mind to begin the season, but is the sky really falling? Short answer...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy - Evan Longoria vs CC Sabathia

The Tampa Bay Rays are in the Bronx to play a 4 game set with the New York Yankees, and they will not have to face one of Masahiro Tanaka or Michael Pineda.  But tonight it's David Price vs CC Sabathia and that means the Rays bats could come alive!  Sabathia has faced the Rays 14 times in the past 3 seasons, more than any other team.  Over those starts, he is just 3 and 8...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Walker’s Frustrating Injury

In Episode 35, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Got a few seconds? Rate and review the show on iTunes! Consider it a nice way of saying, “Thanks!” Today’s topics include: The frustrating injury to Taijuan...
Via Baseball Professor
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Closer Report

This week’s Closer Report is going to take a different approach then weeks past. We’ve heard a lot of talk about different closer strategies and we’ve seen many pundits stand on their soapbox and yell about how great their strategy is/was and how you should have listened to them. They can all try to point to stats, figures and situations to justify their answer and the fact...
Via FF Locker Room
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy - Start Yovani Gallardo

The Milwaukee Brewers own the best record in baseball at 11-4, and their pitching staff has played a large part in that. Opposing teams have scored just 40 runs (33 earned) on Milwaukee, which gives them the best ERA in the MLB at 2.17. Tonight, Yovani Gallardo will matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates Edinson Volquez again (same matchup as their last start). Gallardo left the previous...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Fielding Factor AL

The most exciting advancement in analytics over the past ten years in baseball has been the relationship between fielding and pitching. Ten years ago, even a majority of analysts were discounting the effects of fielding as Voros McCracken’s theories on defense independent pitching statistics were taking hold. It isn’t so much that McCracken was wrong, but that even he did not...
Via The Fantasy Fix
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: What to Make of McCarthy

Have you given us your opinion in this week’s Reader Survey? It takes 30 seconds so do it now! McCarthy has a very friendly upcoming schedule, making him a decent stream candidate (Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Despite Brandon McCarthy’s recent struggles, some fantasy owners (including this one) thought he was a good spot start against the Mets for two reasons: The Mets are...
Via Baseball Professor
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: April 17

Source: J. Meric/Getty Images North America Welcome back to the Daily Fix here at the Fantasy Fix. And welcome to DraftStreet. For those who aren’t yet Daily Fantasy baseball players at DraftStreet head over there via this link and join. You can pick up a 100% deposit bonus up to $200 on your first deposit. I’ve got some early players in my list so check lineups as there may...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cueto The Red Thwarts Pirate Offense

As they say in a Jewelery District of any major city, Johnny Cueto pitched a gem. Well, any major city except Detroit. There they call a gem, "Slowly remove it from your finger, and no funny business!" Against the Pirates yesterday -- 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks. Pretty much across the board for Cueto's career, I haven't been a fan. His xFIP has always...
Via Razzball
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds for Week 3

Grumpy Adam Dunn wishes you’d add him and his 35+ HR (Photo: mattdavidky.blogspot.com/) It’s Week 3 and capable waiver wire players are coming out of the woodwork. Some are guys who were previously studs that are useful again. Others are unheralded players making an impact. I like to keep up with the lesser-known players making an impact because those are the guys who can put...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, April 17

Got 30 seconds? Fill out our Week 3 Reader Survey and check out Week 2′s survey results! No, there’s no error with our rankings. Ian Kennedy at home is really the day’s best matchup! Scott Feldman vs. KC looks pretty good to me. I’m adding him in most leagues for this start, but don’t expect many (any) Ks. Danny Salazar at Detroit rates low for two reasons: 1) Detroit...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Stop the Madness! Ending Over-Reaction Transactions

in 2011 Sam Fuld had 17 runs, 10 stolen bases, and hit .289 in April- photo by: Keith Allison - Every year without fail, it seems as though there is a great deal of hysteria early in the fantasy baseball season that leads to mass amounts of knee jerk transactions being made.  There are those owners out there that will make over-reaction transactions that make for amazing message...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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