Found June 19, 2013 on
The Fantasy Fix:
Alejandro De Aza
Tampa Bay Rays
New York Mets
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Angels
St. Louis Cardinals
Yesterday was Wil Myers/Zack Wheeler day. At least the hurler held up his end of the bargain as he got off his big league career to a nice start. Prospects are always exciting at all levels of fantasy baseball, but particularly on the daily side of the coin. They always start off at rock bottom prices, but as we have seen with Yusiel Puig, that doesn’t last long.
Today, I’m playing in a Double Up! contest. They range anywhere from a dollar to ten dollars, but each works the same way. If you finish in the top half you get almost twice as much as you put in. Naturally, DraftKings gets their cut because they have to pay their employees, the light bill, and make a little for their trouble. That being said, they are very generous to those that start playing as they will give you a deposit bonus you can access here.
Just like on Monday, I will give you two lineups. The first lineup will be the one I am playing in my contest. The second will be a reasonable alternative at each position. Pl...
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“Injecting one more bat against right-handed pitching that we felt had a chance to do some damage was something that we wanted to do.”
That’s Tampa Bay Rays Executive Vice President Andrew Friedman talking about calling up top prospect Wil Myers to join the big league club. Throughout his press appearance Sunday, Friedman emphasized the rookie’s success against right-handers...
I noticed a few things during Zack Wheeler’s start I’d like to point out. A few things impressed me and there are some things that are noteworthy after doing some research:
Of Wheeler’s seven strikeouts, six were swinging and it was only the opposing pitcher that took a called third strike.
All seven third strikes were fastballs. Six were four-seamers, none of those were less...
It was a start. There is little else that can be said about Wil Myers Tampa Bay Rays debut. This will be an evolving story, one that promises twists and turns, ups and downs, and it had to begin somewhere.
That beginning happened on a major stage, certainly. There was a time early Tuesday, with Myers going through his pregame stretches at Fenway Park, when he allowed himself to...
Zack Wheeler is excited about his big league debut with the New York Mets, especially since he'll be pitching not far from where he grew up.
Wheeler is a native of suburban Atlanta and will have plenty of family and friends in the stands at Turner Field on Tuesday night, when he pitches the second game of a doubleheader against the Braves.
The 23-year-old right-hander is one...
You may or may not have heard: Zack Wheeler was pretty good in his debut. That was on top of Matt Harvey being otherworldly earlier that same day. On what was clearly the best day of this benighted 2013 season, Mets fan and Mets player alike got a personal jolt from these two electrifying performances. Evidence of the clubhouse digging it was the sight of half the team surrounding...
Now that he's about to make his highly anticipated debut with the New York Mets, Zack Wheeler will rely on some advice he got from a minor league coach.
Don't look up.
''I know it's going to be a big moment in my life,'' Wheeler said Monday, the day before he takes the mound against the first-place Atlanta Braves. ''There's probably going...
It’s the moment San Francisco Giants fans have dreaded since that fateful day in 2011: Right-handed pitching prospect Zack Wheeler has been promoted to the big leagues and will make his first start of his MLB career on Tuesday evening.
On July 28, 2011, the hurler became the property of the New York Mets when the Giants traded the sixth overall pick of the 2009 amateur draft during...
Odds have been released for the National League Rookie of the Year Award already. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller was the even-money favorite, followed by Los Angeles Dodgers outfield sensation Yasiel Puig at 3-2. There were no odds released yet on the AL Rookie of the Year winner because no first-year player had totally stood out yet in the Junior Circuit.
Yesterday could not have been better for Mets fans. Not only did they sweep a double-header in Atlanta, something most would term impossible, but they did it with a bookend of two of the brightest pitching phenoms in the game with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler. The Atlanta Braves saw some serious heat yesterday.
According to Brooksbaseball.net, here is the fastball breakdown...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: New York NL at Atlanta, 19:10 ET
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: New York NL at Atlanta, 19:10 ET
The Purpose of This Post, Predominantly
The purpose of this post predominantly is to prolong the author’s employment with FanGraphs...
The long-awaited debut of Zack Wheeler happens today! This will serve as the Chatter for both games of the day/night doubleheader. First game slated for 1:10 and nightcap at 7:10 PM.
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Ben and Sam discuss their expectations for Zack Wheeler and other young pitchers, then talk about the true story behind the Dodgers signing Yasiel Puig.
The debut of a top young prospect is becoming a weekly occurrence in MLB. On Tuesday, pitcher Zack Wheeler made his first major league start for the New York Mets. The 23-year-old threw six shutout innings, holding the Atlanta Braves to four hits in a 6-1 victory. Wheeler struck out seven batters while walking five. Last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates' Gerrit Cole introduced...
It was nice after the "Super Tuesday" doubleheader to forget a lot of our problems and just allow ourselves to dream. And to bathe in the virtual beer that Zack Wheeler felt for real because let's face it ... when one gets doused with cheap beer, we all get doused in cheap beer.
But we feel the bad times too. Oh boy, do we feel the bad times. For example, when...