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J-Fer Puts Atlanta In The Miami Vice
The H is O! Oh, no, Jose Fernandez has me so jazzed, I need to bust some rhymes. I came in the door, I said it before. I never let a top starter magnetize me no more, but watching Fernandez yesterday is biting me, fighting me, inviting me to want a number one starter just this one time. I can't hold it back, I'm looking at his pitching line -- 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 14Ks. Taking off my coat, and that's me quoting Rakim's quote, his pitches were ...

More trouble in Oakland; Robertson back in the Bronx
April 23, 2014 Oakland A’s – Luke Gregerson was one strike away from his fourth save of the year; instead, he blew his second in less than a week, and took the loss. Meanwhile, Fernando Abad continued his scoreless streak by picking up two outs in the eighth, and Jim Johnson was warming up as the winning […]

Bullpen Report: April 22, 2014
• The Yankees activated David Robertson from the DL today but he didn’t enter tonight’s game against the Red Sox. Shawn Kelley did an admirable job filling in but the ninth inning definitely belongs to David Robertson in the Bronx. If Robertson’s healthy, his above average control and elite strikeout ability could easily make him a top ten […]

This Won't Take Long...
On one of the popular fantasy baseball sites I keep reading a suggestion that has finally irked me back to the keyboard. The suggestion is that if a player has limited skills you should avoid him... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Around the Diamond - Fantasy Baseball Week 4
We asked our fantasy pro Mark Deming to jot down a few thoughts for our readers

Streaming Pitchers 4.23
No categories today folks; just a bunch of good streaming options with ownership percentages ranging from 9%-76%.   Michael Pineda – At Boston is hardly a good matchup, but Pineda 

White Sox Lose Left-Hander Chris Sale To Disabled List
The Chicago White Sox placed star left-handed starting pitcher Chris Sale on the disabled list Tuesday afternoon due to a flexor muscle strain. This news is actually a relief though as Sale had thrown 127 pitches against the Boston Red Sox a few days prior and the organization along with the young lefty admitted that they were both worried that the injury could have been much worse. While they haven’t come out to admit what they believed the injury could have been, my guess would be that ...

Waiver Wire: Time to start acting quickly
The waiver wire is providing owners with some interesting options as we roll through Fantasy Week 4. Our Michael Hurcomb shares his take on players you're scouting.

Working the Waiver Wire 4.22
(Editor’s Note: Try our FanDuel Cheat Sheet with picks, sample lineups, and tons of sortable matchup stats)     Jenrry Mejia, SP Mejia always had a high ceiling, but constant 

Forget Me Not: Could Gary Brown Quickly Return To Fantasy Radars?
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It was just a few years ago that Gary Brown was considered one of the better prospects in the game. When the Giants rented Carlos Beltran from the Mets a few years back there had been talk that they

RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and The Bust 04/22/2014
Episode 110 The latest episode of The Sleeper and the Bust is now live! Jason Collette and Eno Sarris discuss Dallas Keuchel, Brad Miller, Yu Darvish, more closer craziness, Dan Haren, Zack Greinke, and the Chris Sale situation. As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode. You can […]

Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, April 23
Take 30 seconds and vote in our Week 4 survey (plus see survey results from Week 3)! Wednesday doesn’t give us a ton of aces, but it does give us the return of Cole Hamels! Here are some other notes about Wednesday’s probables: Justin Masterson rates 7% above average in his start against the Royals, but the Ks probably won’t be there in full Masterson glory as Kansas City is by far the league’s best at not striking out. Matt Cain has been very good so far this season, but his start ...

Fantasy Roundup: Buchholz’s Bad Luck
Take 30 seconds and vote in our Week 4 survey (plus see survey results from Week 3)! Bad hair isn’t the only thing that’s plaguing Buchholz (AP Photo, courtesy www.weei.com) Clay Buchholz struggled with his command for most of his brief outing, but he did suffer from some bad luck as the majority of the hits were either ground balls or bloop hits. For the year he has a 7.71 ERA and a 1.93 WHIP, but I’m not too concerned because he has 16 strikeouts and only three walks. I don’t need...

Dallas Keuchel’s New Slider Still Looks Good
I asked twitter if I should write about Dallas Keuchel, Marcus Semien and Jonathan Schoop, or Brad Miller, and they spoke definitively: what’s going on with Brad Miller? So I wrote up Brad Miller and then I discovered that Blake Murphy had done the same. So he might include some of my charts and analysis, […]

The Razzball Podcast — The One Where Nick Hosts From His Closet
On today's podcast, Grey went MIA and so Nick and I try to carry on with our lives by discussing all the big topics going on in baseball right now. And when I say 'the big topics going on in baseball', I kinda mean we sorta go over the big topics going on in baseball. And by that, I mean we sorta touch on baseball when we could fit it in. Why? Ask Nick. It took about five seconds for him to mention my dating life, and it all snowballed from there. (Just like your mom.) Sure, there w...

A resurgent Albert Pujols, kind of
As Albert Pujols chases career home run 500, he's shown signs of improvement over his disastrous 2013 Everybody loves Albert Pujols. Well maybe not Cubs

It’s a Marathon not a Sprint
(Editor’s Note: Try our FanDuel Cheat Sheet with picks, sample lineups, and tons of sortable matchup stats)   There are many different types of leagues. Full Season Roto, Head to 

Stream-o-Nator and Hittertron Updates/Improvements – April 2014
There have been a number of improvements/adjustments in Stream-o-Nator and Hittertron since the start of the season.  For those of you keeping score at home, here is a list of what has changed:

Catchers Whose Ownership Rates Should Rise
Unless you play in a one-catcher league (bo-ring, to me, but I totally get why some people do it) or subscribe to a strategy that purports the selection of two top-rated catchers, you’re faced with the prospect of ownership of some serious crap at the position in at least one of your two C spots. […]

Tightening Brad Miller’s Leash
Brad Miller is no longer taking walks or getting hits. That’s obviously a problem, because it means he’s killing your team in average, failing to drive in runs and not getting on base to score runs or steal bases. Entering the seasons as the Fangraphs consensus number nine at shortstop and not ranked by a […]

X Marks The Spot
Hopefully you all enjoyed the first post-vacation (actually first in general) edition of “X Marks The Spot” yesterday. I’m trying something new here and trying...

RCL Update, Week 4: Revenge of The UCL’s
Holy shiitake mushroom Batman... is it safe to come out yet? Bobby Parnell, Jarrod Parker, Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, Patrick Corbin, Bruce Rondon, Jameson Taillon, Matt Moore, and no...

The Superb Six (FanDuel 4/22)
(Editor’s Note: Try our FanDuel Cheat Sheet with picks, sample lineups, and tons of sortable matchup stats)   Couple of weather issues to look at for tonight’s slate of games. 

RotoAuthority League Update: Early Trades
The RotoAuthority League is a highly competitive 12-team fantasy baseball league run by Tim Dierkes. The settings consist of standard 5 X 5 Rotisserie scoring and 23-man lineups along with 4 bench spots. In an effort to keep owners interested as well as to infuse new blood into the league, the teams that finish below 8th place are kicked out of the league each year. The author of this column just hopes he isn't one of them. 04/11 - Smell the Glove agrees to trade Homer Bailey to the Brewsterv...

DraftKings – Pay Stubbs
Stop me if you've heard this before but Colorado is playing at home and that's a good thing for your DraftKings team. Yes, duh to the derp degree. We knows it now! With that said, you're always looking for a way to get in on that action on the cheap. Tulo? He's too high at $5,400. CarGo? Car Go bye bye at $5,700. And even Blackmon is nearing blackout territory at $4,600. What's a playa to do? ...

Is It Time To Trade Jean Segura Before It’s Too Late?
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There were high expecting for Jean Segura heading into 2014, but thus far he has clearly been a disaster. It has gotten so bad that he was actually dropped out of the second spot in the order yesterday, instead

The Stash List: Second Edition by Bret Sayre
Javier Baez retains the top spot, but there's a new hot prospect ranked second.

Streamer Report: Wednesday's Streaming Pitcher Options
Ray highlights some starting pitcher options that you should consider streaming on Wednesday, including Nathan Eovaldi, Tyler Chatwood, and Jose Quintana. The Streamer Report provides you with daily startng pitcher streaming selections for owners who prefer to stream starting pitchers on a daily basis. This report identifies starting pitchers who are owned in less than 50% of ESPN l...

The Daily Grind: 4-22-14 – Presented by FanDuel
Agenda A reminder about tomorrow DFS Stacks Wednesday Picks Oh Table, My Table FanDuel has unleashed the World Fantasy Baseball Championship; a week-long, $5,000,000 celebration of Fantasy Baseball in Las Vegas! The WFBC has something for everyone, from the $250,000 single-entry championship, to the live $3,000,000 DFBC Final in Las Vegas. Remember to use promocode […]

David Robertson returns from disabled list
April 22, 2014 New York Yankees – David Robertson has returned from the disabled list and is expected to be available for Tuesday night’s game with the Red Sox. Hierarchy change: David Robertson to Closer, Shawn Kelley to Set-up, Adam Warren to 2nd in line. . Closer . Set-Up . 2nd in line . 2015 Closer . Updated NYY […]

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Fix DL Report – Week Four
Welcome to the fourth week of the Fix DL Report. Each week I (@Rich_Migs) will cover significant fantasy baseball injuries. As the season continues, the report will address some of the most recent injuries and their fantasy implications. OUT FOR THE SEASON: Patrick Corbin, Brandon Beachy, Kris Medlen, Jarrod Parker, Cory Luebke, Bruce Rondon, Bobby […]

Young Guns: Free Trevor Bauer... 2.0
Is it time for the Indians to call up Trevor Bauer? It was unfair at the time, but leading up to the 2011 MLB Draft, Trevor Bauer...

Draftkings For A Day 4.22
(Editor’s Note: Try our FanDuel Cheat Sheet with picks, sample lineups, and tons of sortable matchup stats)     New Draftkings users, get a free entry into a fantasy baseball 

Tuesday, April 22nd FanDuel Cheat Sheet
  For those that haven’t tried out our FanDuel Cheat Sheet we have Sortable-Downloadable Stats, Sample Lineups, the actual CHEAT SHEET!, over unders, park factors, and so on and so 

Daily Fantasy Strategy — April 22 — For Draftstreet
Dave Cameron tweeted something interesting yesterday. As of yesterday, the top three offenses in the major leagues were: Colorado, Oakland, and Miami. Strange, right? Although, aside from the Marlins I’m not too shocked. After all, the Rockies’ roster still has Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. Except, I am surprised that Charlie Blackmon has been their […]

2014 World Cup Fantasy Kick Off!
Previewing what all we will have here on Fake Teams as 32 countries battle for the ultimate prize. We are only 50 days away from kickoff of the 2014 World Cup! Will Brazil be ready? No one knows. I am sure the "lady entertainment" will be more than ready. I'm excited and I know you are as well so I figured I would start off our World Cup coverage with a little news...

Update On Cincinnati Closer Aroldis Chapman
According to John Fayman the Cincinnati Reds closer, Aroldis Chapman, threw a 45 pitch bullpen session on Sunday. As far as we know, it went well and he will most likely attempt live batting practice on Wednesday. Assuming the live practice throwing session goes off without a hitch, he should start a rehab assignment in the minors soon after.  For everyone that still took a chance on Chapman during their drafts, the dividends are hopefully coming. His timetable has had him rejoining the Red...

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week Four Free Agent Fixes
A couple of my preseason favorites have gotten off to a strong start, and both are highlighted among this week’s top options available in some leagues. They are joined by a pair of first basemen that mutually benefit from a trade made last week. The AL-only and NL-only options touted today include a starting pitcher that is thriving in a relief role and an outfielder that appears to have moved up the depth chart. Martin Perez, SP, Texas Rangers Ownership: ESPN: 51.9%, Yahoo!: 48%, CBS: 82% ...

Baseball Profcast: What’s Wrong With Buchholz?
In Episode 38, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Got a few seconds? Rate and review the show on iTunes! Consider it a nice way of saying, “Thanks!” Today’s topics include: Some smack talk heading into Jake and Adam’s head to head match up in the baseball professor league Kyle Gibson‘s hot start Whether Clay Buchhol...

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Farm Report, April 22nd
www.chicagonow.com It didn’t take long for George Springer to graduate on to the rookie report. Houston’s consensus top three prospect was called up essentially as soon as the Astros had guaranteed themselves another year of control over him. In a nutshell, it’s good for all sides. Springer gets to play in the show. The Astros give their fans some excitement. And fantasy players get a potential power speed combination that could help win leagues. Javier Baez hasn’t had any plate appe...

2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep
In the Week 4 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re sighing about Khris Davis, smiling about Wily Peralta and Nick Castellanos, and joining Billy Beane in giving Sean Doolittle’s new contract a Cheshire Cat grin. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few lesser-known, lesser-considered, or lesser-owned players, with perspective on who deserves a yo...

2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: April 22, 2014
Welcome to a bonus edition of the daily fix. At least, it is a bonus one from me. You will hear from me again tomorrow. Last week we learned an important lesson as it pertains to daily baseball. Everyone makes mistakes and I made one last week. At least, a mistake happened at press time. The Astros sent down Robbie Grossman and brought George Springer up. That changed happened after I had locked in my article. So, I came away looking bad. We can write it off as a laugh and move or take it as ...

MLB Prospect Power Rankings: Top 10 Prospects On The Cusp Of Reaching The Majors (April 22, 2014)
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Which prospects are on the verge of making an impact in the Major Leagues? This weekly column will rank the ten who are closest (as well as other names that are being closely considered). Keep in mind that while

Top 5 Hitters for 4/22/2014
(Editor’s Note: Try our FanDuel Cheat Sheet with picks, sample lineups, and tons of sortable matchup stats) What has been the biggest surprise to start the season? Comment below and let me know. 

Danny Espinosa & Vidal Nuno: Deep League Waiver Wire
Another week, another crop of injuries open up spots for two waiver wire candidates. Me thinks there’s a pattern here. As we snorkel amid the waiver wire waters, our first contestant is no stranger to deep league fantasy owners, though his awful 2013 made him persona non grata in the vast majority of formats entering […]

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week Four Free Agent Fixes
A couple of my preseason favorites have gotten off to a strong start, and both are highlighted among this week’s top options available in some leagues. They are joined by a pair of first basemen that mutually benefit from a trade made last week. The AL-only and NL-only options touted today include a starting pitcher […]

Roto Roundup: Chris Colabello, Oscar Taveras, Chris Sale and others
Ray highlights some of the top fantasy performers from Monday's roto action, including Chris Colabello, Oscar Taveras, Chris Sale and others. Chris Colabello: Time to buy?

Minor League Report – April 22nd 2014
This week in Minor League Report: Top Prospects, FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports takes a look at some of the movers and shakers, top prospects and perhaps even guys most likely to be called up in the short term. As the season progresses we will be able to more clearly identify those players that are rising and falling in the minor leagues and whether they are blocked or have a nice free path to the majors. If you have a minor league baseball player who you would like to see profiled, please send ...

DFS: DraftKings Lineups for Tuesday, April 22nd
The daily fantasy grind never stops. Who's ready to make some money? I hope you are.  Today is going to be a little different since it's my first DFS post.  Generally I will just post my best available roster, but today I wanted to show you how to differentiate between a "top play" and a "value play".   You only have $50,000 of cap spac...

Potential Starting Pitcher Strikeout Rate Decliners
Yesterday, I unveiled the xK% regression equation 2.0 and used it to discuss pitchers who may enjoy a strikeout rate surge in the near future. Today I am looking into the opposite group — those whose xK% suggest a decline in strikeout rate may be imminent. Similar to the surgers, I am only going to […]

Welcome to the New Rotoprofessor!
As you can see, Rotoprofessor has undergone a bit of a transformation over the past few days!  I hope you enjoy the new look (though it is still a little bit of a work in progress, so you may see a few changes here and

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Farm Report, April 22nd
It didn’t take long for George Springer to graduate on to the rookie report. Houston’s consensus top three prospect was called up essentially as soon as the Astros had guaranteed themselves another year of control over him. In a nutshell, it’s good for all sides. Springer gets to play in the show. The Astros give […]

Belisario back in the mix in Chicago, Kimbrel blows save
April 22, 2014 Chicago White Sox – Ronald Belisario got an inning-ending double play in the seventh before returning for the eighth to earn his third hold of the season. Maikel Cleto hasn’t pitched in five days, and Belisario has not allowed a run in each of his last two outings. Hierarchy change: Ronald Belisario to […]

Roto Riteup — Presented By DraftKings: April 22, 2014
Happy National Jelly Bean Day! Go ahead and order a 50-flavor box for someone. If that someone were to be me, I would not argue. On today’s agenda: 1. Cameron Maybin‘s recovery 2. Kevin Kouzmanoff keeps hitting 3. Oscar Taveras watch 4. The Daily Five Want to win $10,000 playing Opening Day fantasy baseball?  All […]

2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep
In the Week 4 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re sighing about Khris Davis, smiling about Wily Peralta and Nick Castellanos, and joining Billy Beane in giving Sean Doolittle’s new contract a Cheshire Cat grin. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in […]

Six Effective Strategies for April
As I write this Prince Fielder is hitting .190, Yasiel Puig is hitting .235, Cliff Lee has a 1.56 WHIP, and Homer Bailey has an 8.16 ERA. Brandon Belt already has six home runs, Charlie Blackmon is hitting .426, and Alfredo Simon has a 0.86 ERA and 0.81 WHIP in 21 innings. We’re nearing May […] Six Effective Strategies for April

Closer to Me: Week Four by Mauricio Rubio
Updates on all of the notable ninth-inning situations around the league.

Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
Chris Sale, Byron Buxton, and Eric Hosmer lead the way, but Ben and Craig diverge after the top three.

Week 4 MLB Transaction Trends
The closer roller-coaster takes it's turn rolling through Oakland and New York, with stops with the Mets and Yankees. Justin Morneau's on a power surge, Ivan Nova joins the Tommy John club, and more in week 4's MLB transaction trends. The post Week 4 MLB Transaction Trends appeared first on Fantasy ...

When the Sparrow Sings – Third Inning
Zack's memories of his father mix with the drama of his most recent season as he and his team struggle to keep pace with the opposition.

2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: April 22, 2014
Welcome to a bonus edition of the daily fix. At least, it is a bonus one from me. You will hear from me again tomorrow. Last week we learned an important lesson as it pertains to daily baseball. Everyone makes mistakes and I made one last week. At least, a mistake happened at press time. […]

10 Stories From 04/21/14 Box Scores: Young Starting Pitchers Impress (Mejia, Roark, Peralta) & More
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It was an extremely exciting day of baseball around the league, getting off to an early start thanks to it being Patriots Day in Boston.  Who excelled?  Whose poor performance is concerns?  Who could prove to be a viable

Fantasy Baseball Stats: Daily All-Stars from April 21
Monday’s top fantasy baseball stats gave us an even split of hitters and pitchers. It also gave us an even split of generally available players, and waiver wire candidates. We start with one of the game’s best arms.   Daily Fantasy Baseball MVP Cliff Lee — Philadelphia Phillies I hope that you didn’t rush to […]

Reader Survey, Week 4: Freeman’s HR Ceiling
Last week’s Reader Survey asked our audience seven questions about the third week of the MLB season. Responses were cast and tallied, and I’m here to bring you the results! (And another survey.) Fill out the Week 4 survey! (Week 3 responses below.) A special thanks to FantasySixPack.net for providing this week’s first question! Loading… Week 3 Responses 1. How many HR/RBI will Justin Upton tally this season? I set the over/unders at 30 HR and 100 RBI even though I felt those were ...

BaseballHQ Radio, April 22, 2014
2014-04-22 Tuesday Tout: Baseball Wise Guy Gene McCaffrey ... Runs 57:25

Cuddyer Hammy Injured In Local Omelette Incident
Michael Cuddyer to the DL with his hamstring injury. I love these Monday DL calls right after weekly fantasy lineups lock. Turr...iffic! You don't care about our fantasy teams at all, Walt Weiss, do you? Last year it was Josh Rutledge, this year it's Corey Dickerson. I wonder if he holds a secret grudge against fantasy baseball because it never rewarded his defensive prowess while he was playing. "Have you eve...

Fantasy Baseball Podcast – April 21, 2014
Chris and the Doctor are joined this week by Dan Strafford from the “Fantasy Black Book“ radio program on Sirus/XM Radio. During the “Who’d You Rather?” segment, they look at the following players: George Springer vs. Shelby Miller Eric Hosmer … Continue reading →

Mastersball FAABxtravaganza for April 21
See this week’s FAAB results, with commentary from Mastersball.com writers, here.  

White Sox Place Chris Sale On 15-Day DL
The Chicago White Sox will be without their ace, Chris Sale, due to a flexor muscle strain. Chicago has placed him on the 15-day DL. The lefty has no ligament damage to his elbow, which is a sigh of relief, but there is a good chance Sale is on the DL longer than the 15 days.The @whitesox will place LHP Chris Sale on DL with left flexor muscle strain; MRI showed ligament to be sound structurally.— MLB (@MLB) April 22, 2014Another lefty will take Sale's spot in the rotation while he's out ...

Bullpen Report: April 21, 2014
• Kyle Farnsworth received his first save opportunity as the Mets closer tonight and converted it, allowing just one base hit to Yadier Molina in a scoreless inning. Colin went into some great detail last night about this situation so I certainly recommend you check out what he said if you have not already. Farnsworth is getting saves […]

Covering the Baselines- Week 3
Welcome to “Covering the Diamond.” The MLB world was in uproar as every fantasy owner scrambled to pick up super prospect George Springer upon his call-up to Houston this past 

Streaming Pitchers 4.22
(Editor’s Note: Try our FanDuel Cheat Sheet with picks, sample lineups, and tons of sortable matchup stats)   Dream Stream Unless you’re in the 13% of Yahoo leagues where Alex Wood is not 

Martin Perez: Bad Fastball, Awesome Sinker
You can look at parts of Martin Perez’ profile and find yourself salivating over the upside. At the same time, there are parts of his profile that can make you question whether he’s a major sell-high candidate. Ranked around the 100-mark entering the season, Perez seems closer to proving doubters wrong but hasn’t yet validated […]

Head-to-Head Risers and Fallers: Devin Mesoraco, Khris Davis and More
Identifying risers and fallers in head-to-head points' leagues for Week 4, including Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco and Brewers outfielder Khris Davis. Risers Devin Mesoraco, C,

MASH Report (4/27/14)
• Updated and complete HURT and PAIN rankings. • Mike Reinold looked at five reasons Tommy John surgeries are on the rise: Injuries Are Higher in the First Month of Season Preparation for the Season Velocities are Increasing What Goes Around Comes Around (Youth Injuries) Pushing Past Our Physiological Limits And he summarizes his findings: To […]

The Season is Heating Up!
  At least the Brewers and Pirates were heating up early on Sunday afternoon. After a long drive by Carlos Gomez off the center field wall – one where he 

Introduction To Daily Fantasy Sports
An introduction to daily fantasy sports. The new wave of the industry. The fantasy sports industry is changing.  We are entering a new era where players can play in daily leagues online for large amounts of cash.  Since I will be covering daily fantasy for FakeTeams, I thought I would write an introduction for it.   Consider this your daily fanta...

Pitcher Profile: The Jesse Chavez Experience
More terrible relievers turning into dominant starters, mo problems! So it’s been an up-and-down start to this young season – pretty much all of my sleepers except maybe Corey Kluber (who I still like a lot) are doing great, Nathan Eovaldi still looks pretty good and I remain bullish on him, but 

Similar Adjustments, Similar Results
CC Sabathia and Andrew Cashner have made some adjustments, producing some interesting results. Can the results continue? In the wee games of the young 2014 season, pitchers' numbers are put under a microscope, examined, and overreacted to. For example, Jesse Chavez

Ambulance Chasers: Buying Low and Selling High on Injured Players
People get hurt.  It’s one of the downsides of life – like a Katherine Heigl movie or the script for Season 4 of The Walking Dead.  Like all of God’s creatures, baseball players will also get hurt (they’re people, too, right?).  So unless you can put in a Cal Ripken “max health” cheat code into your fant...

Closer Power Rankings (April 21, 2014): Ranking All 30 Closers In MLB
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The closers role is extremely erratic (though that may be the biggest understatement).  Knowing how closers are faring and who could be on the hot seat is important, so let’s check in with our first closer power rankings of

Streamer Report: Tuesday's Streaming Pitcher Options
Ray highlights some starting pitcher options that you should consider streaming on Tuesday, including Edinson Volquez, Dillon Gee and Kyle Gibson. The Streamer Report provides you with daily startng pitcher streaming selections for owners who prefer to stream starting pitchers on a daily basis. This report identifies starting pitchers who are owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues, ...

X Marks The Spot
I’m baaaaack! (yes, I just welcomed myself back with a Ma$e song) You may not have noticed, but I’ve been MIA for a couple weeks...

The Daily Fantasy Forecast 4.21
(Editor’s Note: Try our FanDuel Cheat Sheet with picks, sample lineups, and tons of sortable matchup stats)   What’s up Fake Baseballers? I hope your enjoyed your Easter Sunday (if that’s something that 

MLB Injury Report: Fantasy Baseball Updates on Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Gonzalez, and more
Let’s take a quick look all around Major League Baseball at some important injury updates and how they effect each player’s fantasy value. It’s lightning round time! Mike Minor: Minor appears to be on track to make his Braves 2014 debut this Saturday as he battles his way back from shoulder tendonitis. Watch for Minor to be on a bit of a pitch count when he returns, as his endurance may not be all the way back after taking so much time off. So long as his mechanics stay consistent and ...

Early-Season Stud: Brian Dozier
Every season, unexpected players enjoy a huge April and either become hot waiver wire pickups or become surprise mainstays in your fantasy lineup. Guys like Chris Colabello, Emilio Bonifacio, Dee Gordon, Aaron Harang, and Alexei Ramirez weren’t high (or even present) on many draft boards during the offseason, but all five have been top-50 fantasy […]

The Superb Six (FanDuel 4/21)
(Editor’s Note: Try our FanDuel Cheat Sheet with picks, sample lineups, and tons of sortable matchup stats)     Couple of high priced arms throwing tonight, with Darvish and Hernandez 

Dyson Sucks Up Steals
Jarrod Dyson gets a nice short-term spike in value with the injury to Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain. Dyson had been placed on the bereavement list heading into the weekend, but he is expected to rejoin the team today. So while he missed the Twins series to sit in awkward silence with his mee-maw and step-peppers, he’ll be deployed in the Royals outfield from today forward until Cain returns. This means a gre...

DraftKings – Monday April 21, 2014 Candy Hangover
Did a little bunny hop around your yard this weekend and leave you brown little nuggets of joy? Well, since we are in the business of informing around here at Razzball, THOSE are NOT candies! Do you know who does have something sweet and tasty for you? Our friends at DraftKings were nice enough to have this

Closer Rankings: A lot of guesswork
Last week, we wondered who would be the Oakland closer. This week ... we still don't know. Sigh. I had a big weekend, y'all. My favorite band, Nickel Creek, is back together now, and I sojourned down to Nashville for the concert. We had an Easter thing at the house Sunday. And I vacuumed my bedroom. No, really, I vacuumed. Okay, basically, I took a trip to Nashville th...

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, April 22
Happy Tuesday, everyone. Let’s not waste any time. As if Hyun-Jin Ryu wasn’t a good enough matchup already at home against Philadelphia — atmospheric data provided by BaseballVMI.com indicates the Phillies could see some offensive struggles adjusting from Colorado to Los Angeles. The thin mountain air in Colorado causes pitches to move less, so as the Phillies adjust to sea level conditions once again, they may have a hard time getting used to pitches that move a normal amount. This is...

The Top 50 Fantasy Prospects for 2014: Updated
Welcome to the regularly updated Top 50 Impact Rookies for 2014. This ranking tool grades freshman players based on their projected MLB impacts for 2014 so it will vary significantly from typical Top 50 or 100 prospects lists. You can always find it in the tool box on the right. Updated: April 21, 2014   […]

2014 Fantasy Baseball, Daily Double Switch for April 21st
Monday’s MLB gives us 12 games to work with and one 11AM game to just relax and enjoy watching. Today’s DFS is going to be fun due to the amount of stud pitchers throwing today and value pitchers with good matchups. Start time for games tonight is 7pm. Let’s take a look at the weather […]

Roto Roundup: Gerrit Cole, Marcus Semien, Ryan Howard and others
Ray highlights some of the top fantasy performers from Sunday's roto action, including Gerrit Cole, Marcus Semien, Ryan Howard and others. Marcus Semien drives in four

Waiver Worthy: Five Fast Start Pitchers Whose Success Might Last
by Will Overton The first few weeks of the season I have been focusing most of my attention in these articles on hitters on the waiver wire. It’s really hard to judge a pitchers worthiness of an add based on one good or bad outing.

2 Roster Moves I Actually Made, Week 3
High fives all around for Colabello, who’s an early-season candidate for fantasy MVP (Photo: www.knuckleballsblog.com) Week three was a pretty slow week for the general manager of my fantasy teams (i.e., me). I did make a couple of moves, and although they may not seem super exciting by the headlines alone, they actually do lend themselves to some interesting strategic discussions. As always, these are transactions I actually made and I truly believe they put my team in a better position ...

The DeLassus 250, Week 4
We’re about 10% into the season at this point, and it’s time to start formulating some opinions on the unknowns. Last week I touched on some sell high/buy low candidates 

Daily Fantasy Strategy — April 21 — For Draftstreet
Let me start by saying I’m making an assumption that most of us form our basic opinions of a player’s fantasy value with categories in mind. By that I mean most of us play in yearly roto or H2H formats that use categories. Some people play in points leagues, but from what I can tell, […]

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Dumpster Diving — Ryan Hanigan
Depending on the league you are in, dumpster diving is a pastime that could lead you to the playoffs in your league. Some leagues limit your moves, but even then it pays to pay attention to your waiver wire. You can think of the waiver wire the same way that stock brokers look at stocks. […]

Monday, April 21st FanDuel Cheat Sheet
  For those that haven’t tried out our FanDuel Cheat Sheet we have Sortable-Downloadable Stats, Sample Lineups, the actual CHEAT SHEET!, over unders, park factors, and so on and so 

Pitching Sleeper Of The Week: Brandon McCarthy
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) As Ray Kuhn pointed out yesterday (click here for the article), there are a significant number of two-start options for the coming week.  While there are a lot of good options, there also are a lot of bad ones… 

The Shrinking Jean Segura Trade Market
In an industry league I joined this off-season, I inherited a team with Jean Segura as my starting SS and biggest trade chip. Having never been a Segura fan, I started shopping the Brewer speedster, and found myself relatively flush with offers. In a 20 team league, I think at least eight owners inquired, and […]

Daily DraftStreet Matchups: Monday, April 21
Great weekend here or the Prof Squad on the DraftStreet front. Here’s a summary of what we accomplished this weekend with our daily fantasy leagues: Entered two $5 satellites into the $100,000 Big Score this coming Friday, winning both and netting two $22 entry tickets Placed 20th and 27th of 407 in a $10,000 guaranteed contest Placed 25th of 300 in a $6,000 guaranteed contest Placed 9th and 28th of 399 in a $4,000 guaranteed contest Placed 9th of 493 in a $2,500 guaranteed contest Overall...

MLB Prospect Review: Rougned Odor, 2B, Texas Rangers
The Rangers have a wealth of middle infield prospects, and Rougned Odor may be the best of the bunch. What could he do for fantasy owners, and when could he be in the Majors? Throughout the minor league season, the prospect staff here at Fake Teams will look at a number of prospects for your fantasy and dynasty teams. Some will be prospects that you'll se...

Mark Buehrle: Edge Master
Mark Buehrle has been a good pitcher for quite some time, but what is the key to his success? Growing up as a White Sox fan over the years, I had the pleasure to watch

Kyle Farnsworth Replaces Jose Valverde as Mets Closer
We all knew that the time was coming and inevitable, we just didn’t know when. Well that question has been answered as veteran right-hander Kyle Farnsworth has been named the replacement to Jose Valverde as the New York Mets closer. While Farnsworth has had a bloated ERA of the mid-4.0 range, he did do a fairly decent job in 2011 as the Tampa Bay Rays closer, racking up 25 saves with a 2.18 ERA while averaging nearly a strikeout per inning. The Mets have had some bad luck in 2014 and seem t...

Fantasy Roundup: Time to Sell Fielder
Based on his ADP, I was not a believer in Prince Fielder because of his declining performance against fastballs. Specifically, he was making less hard contact. The image below shows his WHAV (Well Hit Average) against fastballs since 2008. A declining trend indicates a loss of bat speed. Bat speed is extremely important for every hitter, but it’s even more important for power hitters. Bat speed is essentially is the strength and fluidity of a player’s swing. It decays as a player ages, ...

Potential Starting Pitcher Strikeout Rate Surgers
A year ago, I developed a regression equation to estimate what a pitcher’s strikeout rate (K%) should be. That formula used a trio of strike type rates found at Baseball Reference, including a pitcher’s looking, swinging and foul strike percentages. While the original formula was a strong estimator, I have since tweaked it slightly. In […]

Six Hitters Who Aren’t Striking Out
There are a few hitters who simply refuse to strikeout. Usually, these are Juan Pierre quality slap hitters, but things are looking different in 2014. Today we’ll discuss six fantasy relevant hitters 

Interleague Report: Week Four by Jeff Quinton
A look at this week's AL-at-NL and NL-at-AL matchups, and how they might affect teams' lineups.

Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Preview: Highlighting key matchups and their fantasy impact
This week we pick up on our series of series previews, looking at a few key MLB matchups taking place this week. Whether they feature fantasy baseball significance, real world standings implications, or simply a footnote of interest each Monday we’ll highlight the most intriguing matchups of the week, and give you all the relevant fantasy baseball …

Jason Grilli blows another save; Kyle Farnsworth replaces Jose Valverde
April 21, 2014 Los Angeles Angels – Kevin Jepsen has always been a favorite of Mike Scioscia, but Jepsen just isn’t getting it done so far this year, as he currently sports an ERA north of 7.  Michael Kohn, meanwhile, has gotten an occasional 8th inning opportunity this year, and after logging another scoreless inning […]

Clay Buchholz gets shelled by the Orioles and exits early; what to make of his struggles to date
Bad outings are a part of life for every pitcher in the Major Leagues and as a result, overreacting to one of them is a big mistake. Of course, when it is a stand alone contest (i.e. Sunday Night Baseball, or Monday’s Patriots’ Day contest) then more of the baseball watching world tends to take note, …

Redemption Song: Lucas Duda is Relevant
Sometimes, you’re just way out in front. So when I called Lucas Duda “an okay flier in the deepest of leagues” in late 2011, and then made the bold prediction that Duda would outpace Logan Morrison in 2013, I was just a little early. As an aside — It’s surprising that your bed can be […]

The Daily Grind: 4-21-14 – Presented by FanDuel
Agenda A note about the author’s availability DFS Picks Tuesday Selections Table Tennis FanDuel has unleashed the World Fantasy Baseball Championship; a week-long, $5,000,000 celebration of Fantasy Baseball in Las Vegas! The WFBC has something for everyone, from the $250,000 single-entry championship, to the live $3,000,000 DFBC Final in Las Vegas. Remember to use promocode […]

Top 5 Hitters for 4/21/2014
(Editor’s Note: Try our FanDuel Cheat Sheet with picks, sample lineups, and tons of sortable matchup stats)   * – “Top 5 Hitters” highlights exceptional matchups that may include both stars, lesser-known players 

Fantasy Freestyle: Why 70/30? by Mike Gianella
Mike examines the reasoning behind the popular auction spending split.

Mets Go From JV To Junior Farnsity
Terry Collins announced a change at the top of Mets bullpen system on the down, Jose Valverde would concede the job to Kyle Farnsworth. Valverde handed him the ball, and like a true sportsman said, "You can't be worse than me, but I know you'll try." Terry Collins, or Mr. C as the players call him, told Valverde to sit on it, Farnsy's cool. Some have speculated on Vic Black,...

 
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