I recently learned of the Magazine Cover Indicator. Per Wikipedia, the Magazine Cover Indicator works because it assumes that, “by the time an idea has had time to make its way to the business press, particularly a trading idea, then the idea has likely run its course.” This is an
Dodgers starting pitcher Dennis Santana is banging on the door of the major leagues. The 22-year old converted shortstop has worked his way up to Triple-A Oklahoma City by blowing hitters away with a live arm and an arsenal of three plus-pitches. During his first start for OKC, Santana continued
Back in March, I used the Dynasty Profiler to look at stats from the 2017 minor league season and search for players whose hitting and pitching profiles suggested that they might deserve more credit from dynasty owners. After all, not every successful major leaguer was featured on a Top-100 list.
Mexican second baseman Esteban Quiroz didn’t generate a ton of hype after signing with the Boston Red Sox this past November. Maybe it was due to his ripe old age of 26, or maybe it was his diminutive 5’5” frame. The fact that he never cracked MLB Pipeline’s list of
I’m not writing about Rhys Hoskins today because he is an unknown gem, because he will be cheap to acquire, or because he is under-owned. The Phillies’ outfielder is very well-known after he exploded onto the scene last year by blasting 18 home runs during an amazing 50 game stretch.
Valuable pitchers seem to emerge out of thin air every season. Not all produce sustained value, but guys who give owners a season’s worth of above-average returns for the cost of a free agent add are extremely valuable pieces in a team’s championship puzzle. I want to spotlight a few
The beauty of fantasy baseball auction drafts is flexibility and opportunity. Since owners are untethered from a draft position, gems like Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw are in play for everyone; all an owner has to do is pay. Many theories have emerged regarding auction drafting, and most would agree
The Toronto Blue Jays are going to have a rough time replacing Edwin Encarnacion after losing him to the Cleveland Indians in free agency. In 2017, they may be able to cover first with some combination of Justin Smoak, Steve Pearce, and maybe Kendrys Morales. Perhaps that potpourri of bats can
Buster Posey, Willson Contreras, and the already seemingly-immortal Gary Sanchez – all of them are alright to own at catcher in a dynasty league, to say the least. Of course, if you do not happen to own stock in one of these commodities, where else can you look? Sure there
Last time I looked at the Statcast barrels statistic. That’s fun and all, but this time I want to look at some stats that encompass a little more of player performance. Once again I’m going to look at first and second half splits, but this time I only looked at