Baseball Profcast: Cain Latest To Fall

In Episode 97, 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 Matt Cain is droppable Whether Zack Wheeler has turned a corner Whether Dallas Keuchel is hurt or regressing A game of real or fake on...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young and Dropping the Fastball

We’re constantly on the lookout for the adjustments pitchers make. We love being able to spot where the game of baseball is changing, and you never know when a pitcher’s next tweak might vault him into another performance level. Felix Hernandez became Felix Hernandez when he picked up a reliable change. Dallas Keuchel became someone worth […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cubs and Astros Will Rule Someday

If you were to choose the worst team in baseball today, you would probably pick either the Cubs or the Astros. But, what if I told you that they could both be perennial powers in the near future? You probably think I’m crazy right now. Well, think again. As outrageous as this sounds, the Cubs and Astros will rule Major League Baseball someday and here is why: An influx of young...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bottom of the Order Propels White Sox Past Astros

The White Sox squeaked out another one-run victory over the Houston Astros Saturday night as three unlikely heroes led the way for the south siders. Early on it was a hit parade for the good guys, as they picked up seven knocks over the first three innings and 12 in total off of Houston starter Dallas Keuchel. As Steve Stone pointed out a few times on the broadcast, Keuchel was throwing...
Via Grab Some Bench
4 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Kick Off Second Half Against Astros

The White Sox kick off the unofficial second half with a six game homestand, starting with a three game weekend series against the Houston Astros.  The Sox come in at 45-51 on the year but are 24-21 at home.  The Sox limped into the All-Star break losing four of their last five. The Astros come in at 40-56 on the year in fourth place in the AL West.  They are 19-28 on the road...
Via Grab Some Bench
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Weekend Starting Pitcher Streamers

Below I’ve listed several pitchers owned in fewer than 50 percent of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues who are scheduled to start sometime this weekend. These guys are widely available to stream and offer some upside for these starts. Friday, July 18 Nathan Eovaldi vs. San Francisco – Eovaldi has seen his strikeout rate decrease every month this season, but his FIPs, by month, are...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre Calls Timeout, Doesn’t Get It, Is Called Out On Strikes (Video)

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre doesn’t like when you touch his head. He really doesn’t like it, though, when he calls timeout, doesn’t get it and then is called out on strikes. That latter, very specific instance occurred Wednesday night in Texas. Beltre was rung up by home plate umpire Bill Miller on strike three from Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel after...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Rangers Adrian Beltre Thinks He Calls Timeout--But Gets Struck Out Instead!

For a brief moment fans had to wonder if they were about to see an epic Adrien Beltre blow up. The man had backed out of the batter's box and called time, but Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel threw his pitch anyway. The ump called it a strike and Beltre was out.via Cut4You couldn't blame him if he had got angry--and he did---but apparently it was nothing compared to how he is...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote: American League

Major League Baseball announced the American League and National League All-Star rosters this week, leaving many deserving players off of those rosters.  There are currently five players from each league up for the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote, with only one from each getting a spot on the All-Star rosters.  The fans will choose the players. For the American League, there are five...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels come together for #VoteGRich movement

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The campaign has officially become a movement. The Angels are leaving no leaf unturned when it comes to getting starter Garrett Richards to next week's MLB All-Star Game on FOX at Target Field in Minnesota. Following batting practice of Monday's series opener with the Blue Jays, there were black t-shirts waiting for the players in the clubhouse with "...
Via Fox Sports West
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What The A’s-Cubs Trade Means for The Yankees

Brian Cashman Yankees – Photo Credit – Keith Allison The trade season has officially begun! Two big trade targets in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel have been dealt to the Oakland Athletics for four prospects; including top A’s prospect Addison Russell. Samardija and Hammel were projected to haul a good return for the Chicago Cubs, and that they have, but now other teams looking...
Via Hot Stove MLB
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels again hit bull's-eye against lefties in 7-6 win over Astros

Three left-handed pitchers in a row might have been an issue for the Angels last season. They were 18-26 against left-handers, and their .258 batting average against them was ninth in the American League in 2013. So far, 2014 is a different story. After going 1-1 against two left-handers on Wednesday and Thursday, the Angels faced Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels vs. Astros Fourth of July Game

Game 84 of 162Angel Stadium: Anaheim, CA, 7:05 PM PSTTV: FS-WestPitching Matchup:LAA- LHP C.J. Wilson (8-6 3.90 ERA)vs. HOU- LHP Dallas Keuchel (8-5 2.78 ERA) Recent Roster Moves:NONEInteresting/Notable Stats and FactsOver his last two starts, C.J. Wilson has allowed 10 ER over 8.2 IP but has a record of (1-0) over those two starts. Josh Hamilton has 2 home runs over his last...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Friday, Jul 4

Do you play fantasy football? Check out Football Professor! On this Fourth of July, the only place we won’t be seeing fireworks is San Diego…even with Matt Cain on the mound. Dallas Keuchel is buried in the rankings because Steamer projects just a 3.95 ERA the rest of the way. A start at the Angels is tough, but Keuchel went 8.2 IP with 2 ER, 1 BB, and 8 K on May 19 at LA. All...
Via Baseball Professor
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve should be an All-Star

Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is currently fourth amongst American League second basemen in All-Star voting.  He trails Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers and votes leader Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners.  This is one of the downsides of fan voting.  The 5-foot-6 Venezuelan is the current Major League Baseball hits leader, having...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Keuchel hopeful his wrist improves enough to make next start

Dallas Keuchel is hopeful the left wrist inflammation that forced him to skip Saturday’s start against the Tigers won’t land him on the disabled list. There’s a hope, too, that the lefty could even start when his turn in the rotation comes back around, Thursday in Anaheim. Keuchel threw his bullpen this past Wednesday as he normally would, but the next day felt soreness in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Dallas Keuchel scratched with wrist problem

Houston Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the red-hot Detroit Tigers because of wrist inflammation. Another lefty, Brett Oberholtzer will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start in his place, reported by Brian Mcaggart. The team will report a roster move prior to the game.Dallas Keuchel scratched from his start Saturday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Wily Peralta is Useful

This season has #blessed us with a ton of good stories from a pitching perspective. Clayton Kershaw has, somehow, gotten better. Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel, and Phil Hughes have taken huge leaps forward. And veterans, like John Lackey, have put their demise on hold for one more year. Wily Peralta got lost in the mix somewhere. We don’t talk about him much, despite his place on...
Via The Fantasy Fix
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves I Actually Made, Week 12 (And How to Swing for the Fences)

We are approaching the halfway point of the major league season, which means in H2H leagues with September playoff brackets, you might actually already be in your second half of the season. There’s less time remaining than you think to make a dramatic move in the standings, and to make matters worse we’re at point where, outside of a few remaining prospects and streaky players...
Via Baseball Professor
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar has two RBI as Rays continue dominance of Astros

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Yunel Escobar drove in two runs during a three-run sixth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astors 5-2 on Sunday. Escobar hit a two-run single and Sean Rodriguez had an RBI grounder off Dallas Keuchel (8-5) to give the Rays a 4-2 lead in the sixth. The Rays are 8-18 over their past 26 games, including five wins in seven games against Houston...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 1 p.m. The Tampa Bay Rays got another strong outing from a starting pitcher, and this time they put together enough offense to make it stand up. The Houston Astros hope Dallas Keuchel can pick up their scuffling lineup after he was roughed up his last time out. Tampa Bay seeks its second series victory over Houston in the span of a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Jake Arrieta the New Jesse Chavez?

Corey Kluber gave us Kluberization: the ditching of a bad four-seam for a better two-seamer. Dallas Keuchel gave us The Keuchel Excercise: the turfing of a bad curve for a better slider. Is Jake Arrieta following the Jesse Chavez Legacy? It certainly looks like he’s in the process of a major change in his pitching […]
Via Fangraphs
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats hold off Astros, win 6-5

The Washington Nationals kicked off their six game home stand with a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros.   Leading 6-1 late in the game, Washington had to hold off a Houston rally to preserve the win. Tanner Roark provided Washington another solid start, tossing 5 innings and scattering 7 hits while fanning 4 batters.  Roark did not have his best stuff last night, but was decent enough...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Jun 17

Tuesday is a day of aces! Let’s see how they all stack up. Jon Niese hasn’t allowed more than 3 ER in a single start this season. Our rankings algorithm projects another great start in terms of run prevention but deducts points for a lack of strikeout prowess. The Cardinals have struck out just 15.5% of the time over the last two weeks. Marcus Stroman draws the Yankees at Yankee...
Via Baseball Professor
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Keuchel’s Rise

In Episode 75, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Review the show on iTunes and enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate to StubHub! Click here for details. Today’s topics include: Another round of how patient to be with Justin Verlander...
Via Baseball Professor
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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