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Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Sep 17

Cole Hamels, Chris Sale, Madison Bumgarner, David Price — there’s no shortage of must-start aces. As for the rest? A ton of guys rate league average or better! Let’s go to the rankings. C.J. Wilson rates well at home against a lefty-heavy Mariners lineup. Over the last two weeks the Mariners are 21st in wOBA (.289) and they’re 29th against LHP this season (also .289). In...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Sep 16

Yesterday my Official Lineup performed quite well, scoring 148.00 points and finishing 627th-of-5,750 in what was a day of high points totals. Pitching paved the way as Jacob deGrom fanned 13 Marlins in the early game and then Andrew Cashner outdid him with a complete game shutout. The Dodgers scored 11 runs as expected, though admittedly I hoped for more points out of the guys I...
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Fantasy Roundup: Buying DeGrom in 2015

deGrom struck out the first 8 Marlins he saw on Monday (Photo: Metsmerized.com) Since Jacob deGrom made his Major League debut on May 15 he has the 13th-lowest ERA, 29th-lowest WHIP, and 18th-highest strikeout rate (this will increase a few spots after his start on Monday) among qualified starting pitchers. For the first six innings on Monday he was brilliant, striking out 13 and...
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Baseball Profcast: deGrom Shines Again

In Episode 135, 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: Head-to-head playoff strategy The future of the Yankees’ bullpen Whether Masahiro Tanaka has any 2014 value left Jacob deGrom continues to shine...
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Wanted: Your Fantasy Baseball Bad Beat Stories!

Vargas’ improbable 8 K in 5.1 IP against Boston ended Zach Pincince’s 2014 title run. Has your fantasy team ever been burned by a ridiculously improbable great performance from your opponent? Or have you sat by and watched your stars turn to scrubs just when a playoff victory is on the line? If you’ve ever played in a H2H league, the answer to those questions is undeniably...
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Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Sep 16

We’re down to the final two weeks of the 2014 season and while I personally can’t wait for the offseason to begin (to enhance our offerings for 2015!) we still have daily baseball to cover! Here are Tuesday’s rankings: Nate Eovaldi will travel to Citi Field to take on the Mets. While “average” is about the nicest thing you can say about Eovaldi’s last two months of work...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Sep 15

Last Friday I gambled with a Blue Jays stack against inferior Tampa Bay rookie Nate Karns. Karns pitched a shutout (7 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 8 K) and the rest of my lineup flamed out as well. Even Vidal Nuno, who had been on a prolonged stretch of solid starts, pumpkined in netting me negative points. Friday’s Official Lineup (click to enlarge) Today we have a semi-shortened slate of...
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Chris Davis’ Fantasy Value in 2015

This past November I wrote about Chris Davis’ fantasy value heading into 2014 (this was my first ever Baseball Professor article). I recommend you check it out, but the essence of the article was his year a little fluky and regression was going to occur. I had no idea he would regress this much because I projected him to provide top 20 value. On Friday he was suspended for 25...
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Baseball Profcast: What’s Wrong With Puig?

In Episode 134, 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 Danny Santana will be undervalued in 2015 What has gone wrong with Yasiel Puig Whether Josh Harrison will get respect in 2015 Whether Marcel...
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Assessing Drew Storen’s Rise Back to Closer

It seems like forever ago, but it was really just 2011. That was the year Drew Storen saved 43 games for Washington. It was just his second MLB season, and the highly-touted prospect had seemingly asserted himself as one of baseball’s best shutdown relievers. Then Storen injured his elbow in 2012 and he’s barely seen the ninth inning since. From the beginning of 2012 until today...
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Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Sep 13-15

We’re heading into the third-to-last weekend of the year with plenty of question marks as far out as Monday (four TBD starters). I’ll try to update this over the weekend as new information comes in. For now, here are the weekend’s rankings! On Saturday, Kyle Kendrick gets some props in the rankings as he takes on the Marlins. Kendrick is about as average as they come, probably...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Sep 12

Yesterday was a decent day for my Official Lineup as I scored 101.90 points and finished 1693rd-of-5,750. Francisco Liriano was amazing, marking our second straight day with a 40+ point pitcher, but Michael Pineda disappointed and our Red Sox stack, while decent, wasn’t as good as a Nationals stack. That was the difference. Thursday’s Official Lineup (click to enlarge) Today...
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Fantasy Roundup: Lynn’s Career Year

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn has very quietly enjoyed a fantastic season. After yesterday’s tough-luck loss to Johnny Cueto and the Reds in which Lynn allowed just 1 ER over 8 IP, the 27 year-old is sitting pretty with a 15-9 record, 2.73 ERA, and 1.27 WHIP over 184.2 IP. Interestingly, his K% is down significantly this year compared to recent seasons (20.6% from 23.4% last year...
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Baseball Profcast: All Reader Email Show

In Episode 133, 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: Strategy for keeper leagues, including whether or not you should ever keep a closer Pitchers with favorable match-ups next week Finding some cheap...
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Daily SP Rankings: Friday, Sep 12

Friday gives us an Orioles-Yankees doubleheader with New York’s game two starter still TBD as of this writing. As for the rest, let’s look to the rankings. Friday’s top four all fit into the “ace” category, but Madison Bumgarner towers above all in his start against the Dodgers, who’ve struggled against LHP this season. Bumgarner has a career 2.76 FIP against LA with...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, Sep 11

Yesterday was a great day for my Official Lineup. It scored 147.05 points and finished 108th-of-8,802. Rafael Montero was great for a low price, Drew Hutchison resembled Marcus Stroman from earlier in the week while shutting down the Cubs, and the Pirates stack  came through, including homers by Andrew McCutchen (inside the park) and Russell Martin (conventional over the fence)...
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Fantasy Roundup: Scouting Matt Barnes

Barnes, a top Sox prospect, had an impressive Major League debut (Photo: Ken Babbitt) On Wednesday’s Profcast Jake Devereaux informed me highly touted prospect Matt Barnes made his Major League debut, so needless to say I watched his start after we recorded. Barnes only threw three innings so it’s hard to judge his effectiveness as a starter (because he didn’t have to go through...
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Baseball Profcast: Ozuna’s 2015 Value

In Episode 132, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Matt Commins (@MattCommins) 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 breakdown of Marcell Ozuna and how to value him in 2015 Matt makes a bold call about Colin McHugh We discuss injuries to both David Wright and...
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Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Sep 11

Once again it’s our typical shortened MLB Thursday. Let’s take a look at how the day’s 20 probables shake down: Mike Fiers draws the Marlins, and the rankings love his strikeout potential plus a solid chance at the win at home against Nate Eovaldi. Jake Peavy will face the Diamondbacks, who have hit exactly 3 HR in the last two weeks as of Wednesday afternoon. Homers are Peavy’s...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Sep 10

Yesterday my Official Lineup scored 99.00 points and finished 6,272nd-of-10,796, so it was squarely in the bottom half. Most of the blame there comes from my decision to start Hiroki Kuroda, who broke his stretch of great pitching and totaled just 4.10 points. My OF performed well, scoring 45.00 points in total and Jordan Zimmermann was just about worth the money (I wish I’d gone...
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Fantasy Roundup: It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Coors Effect

Yesterday Jacob deGrom shut down the Rockies at Citi Field, allowing just three hits and zero earned runs with nine strikeouts across eight innings. It was one of the day’s more predictable outcomes because the Colorado Rockies just can’t hit away from Coors Field. The Coors Effect is famous and well-documented. Whether it’s daily fantasy games or season-long leagues, you want...
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Top Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds for Week 24

Welcome to the playoffs. Well, hopefully you made your league’s playoffs and if you didn’t, good luck next time. Whether it was bad luck, negligence, or bad team management, there’s always a way to bounce back. Some of that strategy can be attributed to accepting that players you had previously thought were terrible but can actually be usable. Here are some players that have...
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Baseball Profcast: Oakland’s Struggles

In Episode 131, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Matt Commins (@MattCommins) 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: What the heck has gone wrong in Oakland A breakdown of Adam’s 2B rankings A discussion about Matt’s unusual H2H strategy in the Prof Leauge...
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Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Sep 10

Streaming pitchers this time of the year is extremely difficult. First, we know who most guys are and how well they’ll do, so there’s very little opportunity to pull a fast one over your leaguemates. You sort of need to get lucky. Second, with so many teams out of contention we begin to see a lot of “who they heck is that?” starters. Take two of Wednesday’s probables: Houston’s...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Sep 9

Yesterday I entered two lineups: my Official Lineup that I constructed at about 7:00 am EST and a pitching-centric lineup that I created after actual MLB lineups were released. Both are below. (The main advantage to waiting until game time is knowing who the cheap players are — see: Travis Snider and Darin Ruf.) Marcus Stroman was a feature on both lineups, which pretty much assured...
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