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Top 25 Minor League Hitters

Embed from Getty Images The San Diego Padres have a plethora of hitting prospects and that could grow at the trade deadline.  It wasn't to long ago that the Padres were spending big bucks and selling the farm to acquire talent in James Shields, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel and Wil Myers.Shields was just dealt to the White Sox for pennies on the dollar, Upton signed...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 25 Minor League Pitchers

Embed from Getty Images We have seen guys like Jameson Taillon, Cody Reed, Daniel Mengden, Tyler Anderson and Zach Eflin make their MLB debuts in recent weeks, with varying results.  Taillon has been inconsistent over three starts, but showed flashes of greatness and the ability to throw strikes.  Reed struck out 9 in his debut, but allowed two home runs while Mengden has done...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Mock Draft

Rising Stock Malachi Richardson Furkan Korkmaz Zhou Qi Falling Stock Denzel Valentine Damian Jones Tyler Ulis Stephen Zimmerman #TeamPlayer176ersBen Simmons2LakersBrandon Ingram3Celtics (via Nets)Marquese Chriss4SunsKris Dunn5TwolvesBuddy Hield6PelicansJaylen Brown7Nuggets (via Knicks)Dragan Bender8KingsJamal Murray9Raptors (via Nuggets)Skal Labissiere10BucksJakob Poeltl11MagicHenry...
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June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Jameson Taillon's Start vs Mets

Embed from Getty Images Jameson Taillon is here to save those of us who missed out on Michael Fulmer and got burned by Jose Berrios. Finally a top pitching prospect that will be worth the roster spot this Summer, right? I hope so. He sure looked damn good against a weak Mets lineup on Tuesday, where he flirted with a No-No in just his second career MLB start. Let's do the...
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June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Injuries in the Outfield

Embed from Getty Images The month of June has not been kind to outfielders, and claimed J.D. Martinez last night. Martinez slammed into the wall and left the game with a non-displaced fracture of the radial neck of his right elbow.  A CT scan will determine if there is any more damage done to the slugger's elbow and could keep him out of the Detroit Tigers lineup for a long...
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June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

5 Pitchers Under 50% Owned Making Two Starts

Analyzing Julio Urias' MLB DebutLooking for a two start pitcher that is still available?  The options are few and far between for the upcoming week in fantasy baseball.Some of you in deeper leagues will have to give guys like Wade Miley, Aaron Blair or Matt Boyd a go.Here are five starters, making two starts in week 11 of fantasy baseball, that are less than 50% owned in Yahoo leagues...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Hey White Sox, Your South Side is Showing!

r/FantasyBaseballOne month ago today, the Chicago White Sox were 23-10, having just swept a 3 game series with the Minnesota Twins. They then took the first game against the Texas Rangers, in 12 innings, on the road.  Things were looking great for the Sox and they had a comfortable lead atop the American League Central division.However, since that day, they are 6-20, and have won...
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June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Buy Noah Syndergaard and Sell Felix Hernandez

Keith Allison FlickrFantasy baseball owners are looking for deals to move their teams up through the standings before the All-Star break. While most starting pitchers have only logged 65-80 innings in 2016, owners start to peruse their lineups for weak spots to fill in order to make a move in the standings. Over the next six weeks, owners will look for ways to upgrade their pitching...
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June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Jameson Taillon to Start for Pirates vs Mets on Wednesday

Embed from Getty Images The Pittsburgh Pirates will bring up Jameson Taillon to make his MLB debut, on Wednesday night, against the New York Mets.  The two clubs have a doubleheader today after Monday night was rained out, so Taillon could have success against a tired Mets lineup.  However, he will be matched up against Noah Syndergaard.When we last checked in at AAA, Taillon...
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June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Baseball's Most Unlucky HItters

Keith Allison Flickr The following is a list of players in the MLB who are hitting line drives in more than 20% of their ABs, but have a BABIP below league average. These are players that you might want to consider holding onto if you own them, or trying to acquire on the cheap as their luck could change, soon....hopefully! Prince Fielder, Nick Ahmed, Matt Duffy, Adeiny Hechavarria...
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June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Baseball's Luckiest Hitters

Keith Allison FlickrThere have been just 78 players since 2010 that finished the season with a FB% of at least 40% and a .300 BABIP or better. Last year, we saw 15 players accomplish this feat, which is the most since 2010 when 28 players did it. That means 55% occurred in just two of the last six seasons.Justin Upton and Evan Longoria are the only players to have done this three...
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June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Has Now Been Traded Three Times In Our Dynasty League

Embed from Getty Images Rocky Mtn Oysters sends: CF/RF Bryce Harper ($109) Senior Squids sends:  SP Zack Greinke ($78)Andrew’s thoughts: It’s tough writing trade reviews sometimes because, as an owner, I occasionally have information and context to a trade or a player’s asking price behind closed doors that doesn’t really seem fair to publicize. That is true in this...
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June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Finals Simulation - Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors

NBA Finals Game 11st2nd3rd4thFinalCleveland Cavaliers29322225108Golden State Warriors2314372296 PtsRebAstStlBlkTOFG3ptFTLeBron James3716731214-275-124-4Channing Frye17420306-113-42-2J.R. Smith11220105-111-10-2Matthew Dellavedova10131024-82-40-0Kyrie Irving10213144-111-61-2Kevin Love91042224-141-50-0Richard Jefferson7200002-21-12-3Iman Shumpert4430000-20-14-5Tristan Thompson3900001...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Best of May - Categories

Embed from Getty Images Batting AverageDaniel Murphy.416Marcell Ozuna .411Ben Zobrist.406Xander Bogaerts.395Jackie Bradley Jr. .381Ryan Braun.364Kyle Seager.361Danny Valencia.359Aaron Hill.357Jonathan Villar.355 It's amazing what Murphy has been able to do this year with the Nationals as he hit .416 in May after hitting .370 in April. With three Red Sox in the top 10 in batting...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Baseball's Best Leadoff Hitters

Embed from Getty Images It took a three home run game from Mookie Betts, on the final night of May, to surpass Jose Altuve as the best leadoff hitter in baseball.  Only Mike Trout and Ben Zobrist had a better month of May.  Betts improved his OBP to .348 for the month, but on the year he still owns just a .325 OBP despite a .283 BA>  Betts is now the top player in the fantasy...
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June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 Offseason Keys to Fantasy Football Success

Embed from Getty Images Fantasy Football serves differing purposes for each of us. For some people it's just a hobby, for others its a career path, for me its a passion with potential for more as opportunity's arise. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, if you want to succeed in fantasy football consistently, you need to put time into preparation.The offseason is not a time...
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June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Baseball's Best Cleanup Hitters

Keith Allison FlickrWhen you are 40 years old and in the final year of your career, people expect you to slow down and contribute little, if anything throughout the season. However, David Ortiz has been the best cleanup hitter around the league this year. He hit .324 in April with five home runs and 19 RBI which I'm sure many people felt was fluky. But in May he has only gotten better...
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June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Julio Urias to Start for Dodgers vs Mets on Friday

Embed from Getty Images The Los Angeles Dodgers have purchased the contract of their top pitching prospect - Julio Urias.  Urias will make his MLB debut on the mound at Citi Field against the New York Mets, opposing Jacob deGrom.  He is just 19 years old and wont turn 20 until August.Urias ranked 7th in our AAA Starting Pitching rankings posted earlier this week.  He has not...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Trades Jose Quintana to Keith for J.D. Martinez & Jason Kipnis

Embed from Getty Images Keith Gets Jose Quintana (209) DJ LeMahieu (155) Khris Davis (164) Embed from Getty Images Mike Gets Jake Odorizzi (135) Jason Kipnis (187) J.D. Martinez (190) It is very important to understand how this league functions.  Starting at the draft, every team drafts one - C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS and three - OF, SP.  Then we reverse the draft order and...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Kyle Hendricks A More Valuable Dynasty Player Than Byron Buxton?

Embed from Getty Images We Talk Fantasy Sports sends: SP Kyle Hendricks ($18)2017 5th Round Pick Rocky Mtn Oysters sends CF Byron Buxton ($32)2017 2nd Round Pick Andrew’s thoughts: What a great, great deal for Dusty’s Oysters. First of all: I love Kyle Hendricks. You can ask Jordan, I privately gushed about him leading up to the season. I still ended up with no shares of...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 50 AA Starting Pitchers

Minnesota Twins starter Jason Wheeler and Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden have combined to score over 300 points between AA and AAA this year.  Wheeler has nearly a strikeout per inning pitched and a 5:1 K:BB ratio across 56.2 IP.Mengden has 51 K in 50 IP, with an ERA & WHIP under 1.00 and a sweet mustache!RosterResource.com AA Starting Pitching Power RankingsTop 50...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 50 AAA Starting Pitchers

Embed from Getty Images Pittsburgh Pirates fans are just salivating at the idea of Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow joining the big league rotation. Pittsburgh is just four games over .500, but in second place and 6 games behind the first place Chicago Cubs. They own the sixth worst ERA in the National League, and Gerrit Cole (2.79) is the only starter with an ERA under 4...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 50 AA Hitters

Embed from Getty Images David Dahl is the Colorado Rockies #2 prospect, behind SS Brendan Rodgers, and is straight crushing AA pitching.  Dahl has 11 home runs and 10 doubles while stealing 13 bases which has led to 34 runs scored in 40 games.  He is going to strikeout more than you would like, but as with most power hitters, it is expected.  Plus, in fantasy baseball these...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 50 AAA Hitters

Embed from Getty Images The San Diego Padres have some of baseball's top prospects in the minor league system and two of them are in the outfield.  Hunter Renfroe recently homered in three straight games last week, after homering in four straight games in April, while Manuel Margo was just featured in a FakeTeams.com article:As of this writing, the 21-year-old center-fielder...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Pickups Of The Week

Embed from Getty Images Catchers Chris Herrmann  Herrmann has done nothing but hit since being given ample playing time for the Diamondbacks. He's been taking playing time away from starting catcher Wellington Castillo and has recently made a few starts in the outfield, which means he'll be getting plenty of at-bats moving forward. Blake Swihart With Brock Holt on the 7-day...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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