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Fantasy Roundup: Scouting Report Straily

Straily is another Cubs reclamation project (Photo: nthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports) On Saturday Dan Straily made his Cubs debut at the New York Mets. Simply put, I was not impressed and he has a long way to go before he should be owned in a mixed league in 2015. The fastball sat 88-90 mph for the entire outing, but it looked flatter than earlier in the year (while with the Aâ...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Breakout Players — Second Basemen

Every position goes through ebs and flows just like pitchers and hitters do in general. Second base is going through a down period at the moment. Most of the big time stars from the previous decade are either out of the game or are no longer elite players. Robinson Cano is the last big name we will see among the top six guys. Guys like Brian Roberts, Dustin Pedroia, and Ben Zobrist...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What To Make Of The Yankees’ Replacement Starters

A remarkable thing happened in the first week of August. The New York Yankees took three of four games from a Detroit Tigers team that now boasts about as good a starting rotation as we’ve ever seen, at least on paper. Following their deadline acquisition of former Rays ace David Price, the Tigers can now roll out a rotation featuring Max Scherzer (2013 Cy Young winner), Price...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 21 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 21 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re buying in on Trevor Bauer, calming down on Dustin Ackley, and being realistic about Troy Tulowitzki. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few of the most interesting players for fantasy...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 21 Two-Start Pitchers and Streamers

This is an abbreviated version of the Two-start pitcher guide as life has been a little busy lately and there are only a handful of useful two-start pitchers this week. As always, if you have any questions about these pitchers or other fantasy baseball questions hit me up on Twitter. Must-starts Max Scherzer – Tue at TB, Sun at MIN Chris Sale – Mon vs. BAL, Sun at NYY Stephen...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Santana Gets Respect

Editor’s Note: There are some recording issues from 28:45-29:15, which were unable to be edited out. We apologize for the inconvenience! In Episode 116, 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:...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

For Trevor Stung

Hello, I’m Keith Morrison of Dateline. Today’s story is about a young closer who had the life that we all dream about -- money, girls, Tony La Russa's private phone number to find out if a product used animal testing. What Trevor Rosenthal didn't have, his shut 'em down stuff. We pick up the story right after Rosenthal took the mound on April 7th. He was in for...
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Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitchers Week 20: Brett Oberholtzer and More

We are getting closer and closer to the fantasy baseball playoffs and you really need to start scraping to get that weekly advantage. Generally half the teams in most baseball leagues are phoning it in. Don’t be that team. If you have a shot, stay tough and pick up a two-start pitcher to give you an edge. I will give you the players name and who his opponents are. Make sure to...
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Creeper of the Week – I’ll have the Moustakas with a Side of TaBOOli

Even though I'm recommending Mike Moustakas this week, I still can't help but booooo! him. Honestly, all Royals hitters this year, except Alcides Escobar, gets the booooo! treatment from me. I'm starting to feel like I'm a Philadelphia resident with my booing of these players regardless of what they do. [Jay's Note: Needs more Duracell.] Even Alex Gordon has turned...
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Pax the Destroyer Can Guardian Your Fantasy Galaxy

James Paxton continued to pitch well last night versus the ferocious Tigers tossing six innings, allowing five hits, one run, walking one and striking out a pair to move to 3-0 on the year. We shall call you, Pax the Detroyer! Pax is also one of Guardians of the Galaxy, believe it or not. No, not the tree or the raccoon. No, he's not Scott Hatteberg from Moneyball or...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Startapalooza: Week 21

What a week to be a Nationals pitcher, you're six games up in the division and you have the D-backs and the Giants rolling into town. So much of my focus this year has been on Daily Fantasy that I tend to see things through DraftKings colored glasses. If you're unfamiliar with the format and scoring, pitchers have much higher floors than hitters and the scoring is laser...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Go Soler And Save Your Energy

Yeah, last week I told you to buy Kris Bryant. This week it's Jorge Soler. Next week, it'll probably be Jody Davis Jr. After that, we're all going to move to the north side of Chicago, get one of those beef sandwiches they say are Italian that don't look like anything any Italian I know would eat, then we'll chow down on some pizza that could double as mattress...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Isn’t Pedro Alvarez Producing?

In a mini-throwback post from numberFire (published this past Tuesday), they took a look at what’s wrong with Pedro Alvarez. As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Alvarez is out and Josh Harrison is in. For those of you (like me) who drafted Alvarez in the mid-to-late rounds expecting at least a .230 average and 28-35 HR at third base, the fall has been particularly painful. Finding...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Aug 15

Yesterday’s late-game lineup was constructed from an extremely small set of six games. It scored 124.50 points and finished in the 82nd percentile of all Moonshot entries. Originally I thought it was going to be a big day as Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, and Jhonny Peralta all homered in their first at-bats, but after combining for 48 points in those three at-bats the trio contributed...
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Baseball Profcast: September Call-ups

In Episode 115, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Zach Pincince (@ZachPincince) 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: Yu Darvish dodges an injury Why Max Scherzer is considered outside the top 10 Whether Mike Fiers’ new pitch selection makes him a buy or...
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Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Aug 16-18

Clayton Kershaw is something to behold. Even purely numbers-based rankings systems like these still recognize and honor his brilliance to a degree. Check out that 66.6% win chance! We don’t see many 60%+ win chances here, but Kershaw again continue to marvel. If Kershaw were to make 33 starts with Saturday’s 66.6% chance at a win and 16.9% chance of a loss, he’d finish with...
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Fantasy Roundup: Allen Webster

After the Jon Lester trade two weeks ago I said Allen Webster was the most intriguing of all the Red Sox pitchers because he has the raw stuff of a fringe number two real life starting pitcher. However, I’m going to back off on that recommendation. I’ve seen the last three starts from Allen Webster and in 2015 he’s going to be pitching the seventh or eighth innings as a reliever...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

This Guy Is On Fiers….This Guy Is On Fiers…

Low voice, "Wow." Digs ditch, steps down, "Wow." Need more emphasis. Buys a mini-excavator, consults with architects about installing a down escalator, begins construction, gets behind on schedule, fires a guy that smokes more than he digs, hires a foreman that seems like he knows what he's doing, foreman runs off with money, tracks foreman down in Aruba...
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Bullpen Report: Week 20

If there was a NBA Jam version for relievers, it would go to the Royals bullpen.  They are the hottest team since sliced pimento loaf, and as of this typing, are finding themselves tops in the AL Central.  I have said it before and I will say it again-- play the hot hand until it slaps you where it shouldn't.  They are led recently and not recently, as in all year, by Wade...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Don’t Judge Me By My Dickerson

I feel like I haven't wrote a DraftKings piece in an eternity, but in reality it's only been ten days. I was tied up last week in San Diego with Nick and Grey on the 32in32in32 tour. What a great time we had drinking beers, heckling drafters, and taping a segment for the TV on the Radio thing we do here. You can watch it here. It's football season and I'm all about...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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