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What Happened to Wilin Rosario?

After a breakout 2013 season in which Wilin Rosario hit .292 with 21 home runs, fantasy owners had high hopes entering the 2014 season. Unfortunately, he struggled for the first two months of the season before ultimately finding his way the last four months of the season. During the first two months of the year he had a .225/.261/.395 slash line with a .240 BABIP. In the last four...
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#ProfStats, Week 27: Killer Kershaw

Click the logo above to see Zach’s #ProfStats on Twitter! What an incredible season of Major League Baseball we all just witnessed! From the break outs to the busts and everywhere in between, there were some amazing stat lines put up this year, including some that have never been done before. For the final time this season, read on to find out what some of those new records are...
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Our 10 Worst Hitter Projections of 2014

One of my favorite parts of the year is the day after the season ends when the final numbers roll in and we can officially grade our projections. While most of them are close-but-not-perfect, there are always a handful we nail and a whole bunch we completely miss on. This week it’s these bests and worsts that I’ll be sharing with you, and we’ll begin this retrospective with...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Saturday, Sep 27

Note from Bryan Curley: Because we only have two days of baseball left and because I can’t post on weekend, I figured what the hell — let’s allow a reader to weigh in! Below is Saturday’s Official Early Lineup courtesy of frequent reader/commenter Aaron Higa. Saturday’s Official Lineup (Early Games) Note: Lineup subject to change due to weather and released MLB lineups...
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Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Sep 27-28

Well, folks, we’ve done it. We’ve reached the end of the 2014 edition of our Daily SP Rankings. I think these rankings were pretty great this season and many of you have emailed me saying your pitching staffs have been “amazing” this season, and I couldn’t be happier that we had a part to play in that. Like any good institution, we’ll be making changes this offseason...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Sep 26

At long last, we have reached the end. This is the 112th Daily DraftKings/DraftStreet Picks article we’ve run this season. It’s been a hell of a ride for me with consistent bankroll growth early in the year and at the end with a late-summer swoon mixed in. I won the DraftStreet $10,000 Guaranteed contest back in June or July, which pretty much cemented a season in the black,...
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Baseball Profcast: Wrapping Up 2014

In Episode 143, the final show of the 2014 season, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux(@DevJake) wrap up some season-long debates and dig up some preseason predictions. You can check out all Baseball Profcasts on iTunes and TuneIn and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
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Daily SP Rankings: Friday, September 26

Today marks the penultimate post in the 2014 edition of our Daily SP Rankings with tomorrow’s weekend edition bringing a thus-far-successful season to a close. But before we say our goodbyes, let’s go to the rankings: Even projected for just 5.2 IP, Michael Wacha rates very highly against an anemic Arizona offense. I don’t like the idea of Chris Capuano starting against the...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, Sep 25

Would you believe the hardest part (for me) about playing on DraftKings is simply entering my lineup? For the third time this month, I failed to press the “Confirm Changes” button (or whatever it says) after editing my lineup. I guess you need to not only submit it but then confirm that you want to submit it. Not sure if this happens to anyone else, but it keeps tripping me up...
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Baseball Profcast: Keeper Strategy

In Episode 142, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux(@DevJake) discuss keeper strategies and answer some final listener questions. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! You can check out all Baseball Profcasts on iTunes and TuneIn and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
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Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Sep 25

Ah, the last shortened slate of the 2014 season! Max Scherzer is the clear ace of the day and should get the win against Trevor May and the Twins (48.3 W% is pretty high). As for the rest, let’s turn to the rankings: On a weak day of pitching, Yusmeiro Petit grabs high marks in his start against the Giants. I like Petit in this matchup, but his high ranking is fueled by a Steamer...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Sep 24

I missed the cash all around yesterday. In the Official Lineup my offense was so-so but not what I paid for. I acknowledged risks with low-priced pitching and expected more out of my Tigers. Robbie Erlin, a staple of both lineups, only scored 4.2 points and didn’t crack 90 pitches. In fact in the comments section before yesterday’s games I wrote, “I waivered for a little only...
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Top Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds for Week 26

Does anyone else want to hurt Devin Mesoraco? I was in line to solidify my spot in my league’s championship game, and then HE had to go and hit a 3-run homer in Sunday night’s matchup with the division rival Cardinals. I usually root against the Cards but from now on I will shake my fist from afar at Mesoraco every time I hear his name. Some of the players mentioned below might...
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Baseball Profcast: Fantasy Staying Power (Pt. 2)

In Episode 141, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux(@DevJake) finish off their discussion of who is most and least likely to remain a top 5 player at their respective positions in 2015. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! You can check out all Baseball Profcasts on iTunes and TuneIn and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
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Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Sep 24

It’s our last Clayton Kershaw start of the 2014 regular season. While we’ll see him in the postseason, let’s take a moment to appreciate what we’ve seen this year: 20-3 record, a 1.80 ERA, an amazing (and career-best) 31.8 K%, and the 5th-best K%-BB% season of the last 40 years. Who was ahead of him? Oh no one, just 1999 and 2000 Pedro Martinez, 2001 Randy Johnson, and 2002...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Sep 23

Yesterday my Pirates stack against Aaron Harang didn’t go as planned. A lone Andrew McCutchen homer was Pittsburgh’s offense, and that wasn’t enough to do anything meaningful for my squad. It was slim pickings on a short Monday so Danny Duffy performed to expectations, but I hoped for more out of Derek Holland. Overall my team scored 76.65 points, missing the century mark for...
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Baseball Profcast: Fantasy Staying Power

In Episode 140, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux(@DevJake) discuss who is most and least likely to remain a top 5 player at their respective positions in 2015. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! You can check out all Baseball Profcasts on iTunes and TuneIn and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
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Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Sep 23

It’s our final Tuesday of the regular season, so let’s not wait a moment more before getting you your Championship Week rankings! Well look who ranks 4th! Jorge De La Rosa gets a favorable last week matchup against Robbie Erlin and the Padres. The Reds lineup looks pathetic right now so I’m not worried about Michael Fiers giving up too many homers against Cincy. That’s a...
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Fantasy Roundup: Eddie Butler’s Progress

Butler looks like an improved pitcher with a new focus on ground balls (Photo: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) There was a lot of hype surrounding Eddie Butler before he made his Major League debut in June. After he got lit up for six earned runs in 5.1 innings the hype dissipated because he got knocked around and then went on the DL with an inflamed right shoulder (which may...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Sep 22

After a long baseball season we’re finally down to the last week. I haven’t had a fantasy team play a meaningful matchup in over a month so the DFS slate has been what’s fueled my fantasy addiction. We’ve also had a pretty successful run over the past couple weeks, though last Friday could have gone better. Kevin Gausman was below average and only two of my batters hit double...
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Baseball Profcast: Talking 2015 Values

In Episode 139, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) hand out awards to the players who are most likely to return value based on their likely 2015 draft position. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! You can check out all Baseball Profcasts on iTunes and TuneIn and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Sep 19

Yesterday I had some issues updating my entry after lineups were submitted, so my Official Lineup below contains two players who didn’t start — Justin Turner and Gregory Polanco. Oh well! For the players that did play, my pitchers were very good as Gio Gonzalez and Danny Salazar combined for 50 points, and both Wilin Rosario and Michael Cuddyer had big games as well. Overall...
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Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Sep 20-22

The 2014 MLB season wraps up next Sunday, so this is the last full edition of our Weekend Daily SP Rankings! On Saturday Dallas Keuchel takes on the Mariners at home in what should be a dynamite outing. As we mentioned the other day when C.J. Wilson took on Seattle, the Mariners can’t hit LHP. Wilson promptly pitched seven innings of one-hit ball. Keuchel has faced Seattle three...
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Fantasy Roundup: Cursory Thoughts on 6 Breakout Seasons

For anyone who’s stumbled upon our site prior to this April, you probably have seen our Top 200 Countdown. During the offseason we release around three intense player profiles per day counting down the top 200 players in our rankings for the upcoming season. We get pretty detailed with our analysis in these profiles, and we do it for us just as much as we do it for you. While the...
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Baseball Profcast: The Coors Effect

In Episode 138, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley 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: A complete breakdown of the Rockies hitters A game of Real or Fake on Danny Santana Should Adam Wainwright be considered a top 5 starter? Whether Mike Fiers...
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