Currently Billy Hamilton is on pace to steal something close to 160 bases on the year. This begs the question of what we can do against such madness. The first instinct is to hold on to our Eric Young Jr.s tight and pray that they don’t kill the rest of
Jake Marisnick has always been a bit of a tease to fantasy owners. He has hovered in the middle of prospect rankings because he is a player of extremes. He first really hit radars in 2011 where he hit .320/.392/.500 over 118 games in the Blue Jays system with 14
At this point Brett Lawrie has a near permanent spot on both the post-hype prospect lists and on the “if-only-he-could-stay-healthy” lists. After playing only 70 games last year, in a third straight year of declining batting average and on base percentage, it is easy to write off Lawrie. But he
My general rule towards the end of a dynasty roster is that talent rules all, but as I talked about last week having a job can be just as important. So once again we return to the bottom of the barrel and the Phillies. This offseason the Phillies took a
Having a job is half the battle in fantasy. In the real world a manager ideally gets the opportunity to play the most talented player every day, but a fantasy manager exists only at the whims of the real life manager decisions. This can make opportunity an opportunity to acquire
One of the least fun things to do in a dynasty draft is to take a player who isn’t a first year player. Despite being a better talent, they can be less exciting and leave you with a feeling of sadness because you somehow missed on them the first time
In 2014 Clayton Kershaw had one of the greatest pitching seasons in recent memory. But in 2014, 16 relief pitchers pitched at least 40 innings and had an ERA lower than Kershaw’s 1.77. Of those 16 pitchers, 7 of them also had a higher strikeout per 9 innings than Kershaw.
In most years the place to shop for Latin American pitchers is the AL East. With 4 of the 5 teams heavily invested in Latin America there are always low money signings under the radar or big money signings hiding behind their more illustrious peers. Unfortunately 2014 is a bit
Baseball is really hard, and major league baseball is even harder. This is what you should repeat to yourself over and over again when evaluating a young player in the major leagues. In this case the player I am talking about is Orioles RHP Kevin Gausman. On the surface Gausman
Part of the inspiration for this series was the San Francisco Giants coming into 2014. Their minor league system had 4-5 Latin pitchers (some of which are about to make a repeat appearance right now) that had varying levels of upside and risk, but all had anonymity on their side.