Tim Beckham’s career has been a large disappointment for the Rays and his fantasy owners. There were high expectations for him after being taken with the number one overall pick in the 2008 draft, but prior to this season–nearly ten years after the draft–he’d accrued all of 1.2 fWAR as one
Fantasy owners have started to see some of their long stashed and scouted prospects hit the major leagues for the first substantial amount of time this season. This article will examine some of the better prospects who have had enough playing time to make evaluations on how they will perform
Hard contact rate has been overshadowed this season by the rise of launch angle and barrel rate data. Sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics, however, and check in on a player’s plate approach and discipline. This article highlights a few players among the leaders in hard contact
We’re a month and a half into the season, so it’s due time to evaluate pitchers who have grown in their peripherals. In this article, I took a deep dive into pitchers who have had a spike in their swinging strike rate and how likely that is to contribute to their
Pitching injuries have taken over the fantasy season. The first domino to fall was Madison Bumgarner, a situation that has been highlighted many times in the past few weeks. The trend of elite pitchers succumbing to injury continued this week as Noah Syndergaard and Cole Hamels each suffered long-term injuries.
Now that we’re a few weeks into the season, it’s prime time to check in on how some under-the-radar call ups and injuries to lineup regulars have changed the opportunity and trajectory of fringe fantasy relevant players. This article will seek to do just that, by examining three players whose
Starling Marte’s suspension was the major talking point of the baseball world last week and caused hysteria for both Marte and Austin Meadows owners’, though for opposite reasons. The Pirates have since faced both a right-handed and left-handed pitcher, so we can at least have an idea of how the Pirates
Two of the hardest questions early in the season for fantasy owners evolve around unexpected performances from certain players. This may seem obvious, but these decisions are crucial for improving the chances of fielding a winning roster. Trying to figure out (1) when to give up on aging players who are slumping
Fantasy owners are always searching for the next player who can make the jump from mediocrity or obscurity to big-time fantasy studs. While we’re only a few games into this season, there are two distinct players I have in mind that can each could see their fantasy stock rise considerably.