Tag Archives: Fantasy Baseball

See You On The Diamond 2014 – AL East Edition

Repost from 2014: Taking a look at 1 under the radar prospect from each AL East team that will have a major league impact in 2014. They may not be sexy. They may not win you any fantasy championships. Or maybe they will. You just never know where the next big name is going to come from. Here’s a look at one prospect from each AL East squad that will …

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Fantasy Auction Strategy: 6 Simple Rules for Winning Your Fantasy Baseball Auction

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There’s a lot of advice written about what you should and shouldn’t do in a fantasy baseball auction, and truthfully, a lot of them are fairly basic and straightforward.   I wanted to put together a piece that outlines some strategies or tips that are outside the box – or at least different from the majority of the stuff that is available on the street. 1) Make a Splash Early I’m a …

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Fantasy Baseball Strategy: Taking Advantage of Slow Starts

Today’s focus: Looking for Value in Places Others Aren’t & Taking Advantage of Slow Starts. This is an article posted by Brad back in early 2014. While some of the numbers are outdated, the principles hold true for fantasy managers to this day. Do you remember times where you have given up on a player, only to see them tear it up for another league member? Whether you banished the …

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Working the Fantasy Baseball Trade Deadline

So You’ve Spent the Better Part of 4.5 Months Reading Every Box Score…… And now you sit 3.5 roto points out of first place.  So – what should you do?  It’s simple… So many times I have tried to approach trades in July and August, only to be told ‘No.  I can’t give up _______’ (insert your favourite breakout player here).  And, sure, there are times where I can’t blame the …

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So You Lost George Springer…

The injuries continue to pile up.  The latest to hit the shelf is Houston OF George Springer with a strained quad. Losing Springer is a blow to almost any fantasy baseball team.  But it doesn’t have to be crippling.  Today, we are going to take a look at some potential pick-ups to help mitigate the loss and buy you some time (and hopefully stats) until Springer returns. The Safe Choice: Chris …

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Got Injuries? 10 SP’s to Target

With news that Masahiro Tanaka and C.J. Wilson are the latest pitchers to hit the DL, and Homer Bailey also getting banged up, the year of pitching injuries continues… The past couple of weeks have not been kind to fantasy owners.  This morning, I profiled 10 potential replacement hitters, and in the second half of the topic, this article includes 10 SP's you can target.  All players included in the …

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Got Injuries? 10 Hitters to Target

Yadier Molina, Brandon Phillips, Adam Lind, Edwin Encarnacion, Joey Votto….the list goes on and on. The past couple of weeks have not been kind to fantasy owners.  Injuries galore!  We will be producing two articles today, one outlining 10 potential replacement hitters, and one outlining 10 potential replacement SP's.  I'll be taking a look at players that are available in over 70% of Yahoo leagues that are suitable as replacements for …

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Filling the Void: Replacing Edwin Encarnacion

If you are an Edwin Encarnacion owner, you are going to miss both him and his parrot over the next few weeks. With news that Edwin Encarnacion will miss the next 2-6 weeks with a grade two quad strain, Encarnacion owners across the fantasy baseball industry are scrambling to find a suitable replacement.  Let's take a look at some of the options available…. The Safest Option: Lucas Duda, New York Mets Duda …

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Prospect Callup! What to Expect from Mookie Betts

When a player named Mookie gets the call to the show, you take notice.  When said Mookie is hitting .345/.437/.520 at the time of his call-up, he really has your attention. Xander Bogaerts, Brock Holt, Brandon Workman, Mookie Betts.  The Red Sox have not been short of potential impact players that have made their debuts in the past 12 months.  Today, I take a closer look at the latest, Mookie Betts. …

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Dynasty Focus: A Pair of Blue Jays

We have seen a pair of Dunedin Blue Jays recently get the call to head to AA New Hampshire.  Why should you take a further look at a pair of Jays Prospects? Today, we focus on a pair of Blue Jays prospects who just recently got promoted to AA, Daniel Norris and Dalton Pompey.  Neither one was on many of the major pre-season publications, but we take a look at …

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Fixing a Poor Start: Brad Miller

When you see a recommendation for a player hitting .208 that is only 35% owned what do you do?  You keep reading…. If you owned Brad Miller to start the season, you may have defaced a picture of him – like the one above.  If you are one of those that drafted him, I please ask you refrain from exiting your browser or dismiss Moxyball as one of your baseball sources.  For the …

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Updated Closer Grid – June 21, 2014

Below is our closer grid, with the current closer and the next in line options for their respective teams. It will be updated on the site throughout the season, so hopefully you find this resource useful in navigating the saves category in 2014!   Team Current Closer Set Up 1 Set Up 2 Injured Notes Blue Jays Casey Janssen Brett Cecil Aaron Loup   Janssen has moved back into the …

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Buying in: Brandon Moss

In today’s day and age, true power hitters are becoming more scarce.  In fact, in 2013, only 13 hitters managed to hit north of 29 bombs.  It's a far cry from the mid 2000's, where it was not umcommon to see this total over 30.  Saying that, finding elite, consistent sources of power is extremely vital. Let's start today by taking a look at the number of 30+ HR hitters …

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So You Just Lost Ben Zobrist….

Injuries are inevitable part of fantasy baseball….as are headfirst slides.  Add the two together and often you end up with an injury that can derail your fantasy season.  Owners of Ben Zobrist will be looking for a suitable replacement, and today, I'll profile potential SS replacements, assuming that the vast majority of Zobrist owners are running him at SS in a 12 team, 15 team and al-only format(assuming an active MI …

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A Look to the Waiver Wire: Dallas Keuchel

Heading into 2014, the Houston Astros were thought to have a rotation largely considered a graveyard by fantasy baseball owners.  For the most part, this remains true – but with the resurgence of Scott Feldman, Collin McHugh coming out of nowhere to make a splash, and Dallas Keuchel, fresh off a complete game shutout against a powerful Rangers lineup – there is reason for optimism in Houston. Today, we are …

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Need for Speed – SB Candidates

Everyone is always looking for some cheap speed to help make up ground in the category, or to pull away so that you can blitz power later in the year.   Billy Hamilton is sitting his fourth straight game here on Tuesday, with a possible DL stint in the future.  Hamilton owners worldwide will be scrambling to try and fill the void left by Billy's departure from their everyday lineups if …

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Three Up, Three Down – Hitter Edition

We've crossed the twenty game mark, so while it is still early – we are entering the point of the season where it is fair to start doing some deep analysis on some of the hot starts.  And that is exactly what I'll be doing today: profiling three players that I think will continue their hot starts and three players that were highly hyped during the pre-season that I would …

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Thoughts on Four Injured Pitchers

April is the worst time to see any pitcher you own go down with an injury.  You haven't had the luxury of banking any amount of significant stats from the player that you just drafted less than a month earlier.  In the year often described as the year of 'TJ' – at least, when looking at the featured pitchers today, you can take solice that for now you do not …

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What to do with Ryan Zimmerman?

Nationals 3B, Ryan Zimmerman is experiencing major problems with his throwing shoulder…so much so, that he is trying to throw the ball side-arm across the diamond to combat the strugges he has due to his arthritic shoulder.   I just can't see the sidearm experiment fairing well in the end. So the Nats have three options: Let Zimmerman rest, hoping that the shoulder recovers enough Keep playing Zimmerman at 3B …

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Seven MLB Prospects Who Will Impact 2014 Seasons

Everyone dreams of a scenario where they draft a prospect that becomes the next Mike Trout and sets the world on fire, catapulting their fantasy team up the rankings.  2012 was the year where Trout burst onto the scenes and he was a player that was drafted late, if at all in shallow re-draft leagues. Today, I want to highlight seven names to watch, that could have significant impact on 2014 …

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