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Mike Trades Jose Quintana to Keith for J.D. Martinez & Jason Kipnis

Embed from Getty Images Keith Gets Jose Quintana (209) DJ LeMahieu (155) Khris Davis (164) Embed from Getty Images Mike Gets Jake Odorizzi (135) Jason Kipnis (187) J.D. Martinez (190) It is very important to understand how this league functions.  Starting at the draft, every team drafts one - C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS and three - OF, SP.  Then we reverse the draft order and...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Devon Travis > Goins/Barney Travesty

Devon Travis was activated from the DL yesterday (1-for-4, 1 run).  Be interesting to see what he can do in his return from shoulder surgery.  Shoulder surgery never really stopped anyone from doing well before.  "Yes, Michael Brantley?  Ask your question.  Okay, if you're not going to ask your question, at least put your arm down.  You can't put down your arm?  Oh."  The...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 25, 2016 – FanDuel Value Plays

Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for the Monday 8-game slate on FanDuel. These are some names to consider for salary relief without completely punting the position. Our friends at RotoQL have once again been used to help guide your research for today’s games. To learn more about RotoQL or to take a look at the packages they have to offer, please follow...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dark Knightmare

Yesterday, Matt Harvey (5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 6.08) briefly held the honor of having the worst ERA of any National League starter at 6.08, which means Harvey is the only one happy with Shelby Miller this year.  It's time we addressed the giant imaginary rabbit in the room, Harvey.  The Mets thought that Harvey's problems were mental and considered burning all of his locker's contents...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Valencia Is Ripe for the Pickin’

This week's most added player in ESPN leagues, Oakland A's third baseman Danny Valencia (63.8% owned; +36.4% over the past week), has undergone quite the transformation over the last calendar year. Prior to the 2015 season, he was just a part-time player who mashed left-handed pitching in the Ryan Raburn/Scott Van Slyke mold. From his MLB debut in 2010 through the end of the 2014...
Via Razzball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: In Trout We Trust

While Bryce Harper is ice cold, Major League Baseball's other superstar, Mike Trout, is heating up. Over the last seven days, Trout is batting .370 with two home runs and gets a cake matchup on Tuesday night. It may be tough to fit Trout into your lineup given his price tag, but it's going to be worth it. Trout is like a tall glass of water. He's a beacon of light on the hill. A...
Via Razzball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Kyle Hendricks A More Valuable Dynasty Player Than Byron Buxton?

Embed from Getty Images We Talk Fantasy Sports sends: SP Kyle Hendricks ($18)2017 5th Round Pick Rocky Mtn Oysters sends CF Byron Buxton ($32)2017 2nd Round Pick Andrew’s thoughts: What a great, great deal for Dusty’s Oysters. First of all: I love Kyle Hendricks. You can ask Jordan, I privately gushed about him leading up to the season. I still ended up with no shares of...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: “I Really Like Your Poochie!”

Razzball! Razzball! Razzball! Even I get swept into the catchy sound this morning! On today's show we talk Jackie Bradley Jr.'s hitting streak, Cameron Maybin coming on strong, and play some Buy/Sell for our new Pulitzer Award-winning segment. No one has ever done that before! We also catch up on some Silicon Valley, make some strikeout predictions for Justin Verlander and...
Via Razzball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 24, 2016 – DraftKings Analysis

Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best hitters to use for Tuesday’s 14-game evening slate on DraftKings. Pitcher Rankings After the jump we’ll take a look at each of my top 10 projected pitchers for the evening. 1. Chris Sale – $13,800 Yeah. Sale is 9-0 with a 1.58 ERA, but he hasn’t been nearly as good as it seems. He...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallo Hopefully Not Riding Pine Before His Time

Yesterday, Shin-Soo Choo hit the DL again.  Yeah, surprise, surprise.  Never would've seen that coming, unless you've followed Choo's career for the last three seconds.  In other news, Joey Gallo was called up.  Here's my transactions yesterday:  Team Albright dropped Tyler Goeddel for Mikie Mahtook.  Twenty-nine minutes later: Team Albright dropped Mikie Mahtook for Delino...
Via Razzball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maeda Mania! (Wait, Didn’t I Already Use This Title…?) …And The Top 100 Starting Pitchers, Week 8

Yeah, I did already use this title, didn't I?! Manaea? Maeda? Tomato? Tomatto?! Let's call the whole thing off! What's funny is Sean Manaea and Kenta Maeda couldn't be more different either, with the former is a lefty hard-thrower, and the other a righty craftsman... I got a good amount of flack the first few weeks of the Pitcher Profile ranks for not moving Maeda way up...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thompson Splashes During Conference Finals …And The Top 100 Hitters, Week 8

'Splash! Thompson hits another! All of California is cheering for this kid!' I just want to hear Vin Scully say that once. Has he? Oh, wait, you thought I was talking about Klay? C'mon now, this is baseball, and we're traveling south down the Cali coast to LA where we find the future mashing prince of Dodgertown. The brother of the Splash Brother in Golden State, Trayce Thompson...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 50 AA Starting Pitchers

Minnesota Twins starter Jason Wheeler and Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden have combined to score over 300 points between AA and AAA this year.  Wheeler has nearly a strikeout per inning pitched and a 5:1 K:BB ratio across 56.2 IP.Mengden has 51 K in 50 IP, with an ERA & WHIP under 1.00 and a sweet mustache!RosterResource.com AA Starting Pitching Power RankingsTop 50...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 50 AAA Starting Pitchers

Embed from Getty Images Pittsburgh Pirates fans are just salivating at the idea of Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow joining the big league rotation. Pittsburgh is just four games over .500, but in second place and 6 games behind the first place Chicago Cubs. They own the sixth worst ERA in the National League, and Gerrit Cole (2.79) is the only starter with an ERA under 4...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: We’ve Got Busch!

Nerds Again? Yes, this is my second consecutive week with a Nerds reference, thank you for noticing. Since my Tri-Lamb recommendation went for 28 points last Monday, I figured let's keep it going tonight with John Lackey for a reasonable $9,400. Yes, Clayton Kershaw is at home tonight going for his 7th consecutive 10 K performance, but he's $14,000 and he'll be owned on most rosters...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 50 AA Hitters

Embed from Getty Images David Dahl is the Colorado Rockies #2 prospect, behind SS Brendan Rodgers, and is straight crushing AA pitching.  Dahl has 11 home runs and 10 doubles while stealing 13 bases which has led to 34 runs scored in 40 games.  He is going to strikeout more than you would like, but as with most power hitters, it is expected.  Plus, in fantasy baseball these...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 50 AAA Hitters

Embed from Getty Images The San Diego Padres have some of baseball's top prospects in the minor league system and two of them are in the outfield.  Hunter Renfroe recently homered in three straight games last week, after homering in four straight games in April, while Manuel Margo was just featured in a FakeTeams.com article:As of this writing, the 21-year-old center-fielder...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Pickups Of The Week

Embed from Getty Images Catchers Chris Herrmann  Herrmann has done nothing but hit since being given ample playing time for the Diamondbacks. He's been taking playing time away from starting catcher Wellington Castillo and has recently made a few starts in the outfield, which means he'll be getting plenty of at-bats moving forward. Blake Swihart With Brock Holt on the 7-day...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Week Eight Two-Start Pitchers

A fantasy owner’s best friend is the waiver wire—where finding value can make the difference between a great week and a very disappointing one. Most pitchers see the mound once every seven days, but if you want to maximize the number of starts per week, it’s important to look for pitchers pitching twice and exploit favorable matchups if they exist. With that being said, let’s...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Professor Profcast: “What Does a Good Goat Taste Like?”

In episode 288, Matt Commins (@MattCommins) and Paul Beck (@alcohpaulism) discuss the values of the following players: Sonny Gray Sean Manea Jesse Hahn Yu Darvish Clay Buchholz Chris Tillman Drew Pomeranz Jose Berrios Byron Buxton Matt Andriese Mike Foltynewicz Trevor Bauer Nate Eovaldi Taijuan Walker You can check out all Baseball Profcasts on iTunes and TuneIn and don...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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