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West Notes: Rockies, Rosario, Heaney, Tropeano

An overhaul of the Rockies pitching process could pay dividends, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The club brought in Steve Foster and Darren Holmes to serve as the pitching and bullpen coaches, and the new organizational hierarchy is expect...


East Notes: Herrera, Lough, Rays

Here’s the latest from the East coast: Phillies Rule 5 pick Odubel Herrera is expected to be the Opening Day center fielder, reports Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Herrera is a second baseman by trade, but the Phillies began using him in &...


Central Notes: Garcia, Marcum, Brewers, Ramirez

After visiting with a team physician, Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia has been diagnosed with arm fatigue, writes Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. Garcia is still trying to work his way back from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. He was on track t...


Boxberger and Mujica expected to see save chances to start season

Closer Monkey - Instant email alerts whenever there's a closer change. Closer depth charts to help you stay ahead. March 30, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays — The Rays have several options to close while Jake McGee is out.  Grant Balfour sho...


Rangers Release Ryan Ludwick

The Rangers have released Ryan Ludwick from his minor league contract, tweets Rangers EVP of Communications John Blake. He was informed earlier this week that he would not make the Opening Day roster. The 36-year-old outfielder scuffled over the l...


MLBTR Originals

A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR the last seven days: MLB Trade Rumors Podcast featured host Jeff Todd discussing the Dodgers front office overhaul and their slew of offseason manuevers with Dylan Hernandez of th...


Brewers Release Chris Perez

The Brewers have released reliever Chris Perez, tweets Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Perez was in camp on a minor league deal. He was granted his release rather than re-assigned so he can look for another big league … Co...


Nationals Notes: Uggla, Janssen, Injuries, Strasburg, Zimmermann

Second baseman Dan Uggla has done enough to make the Opening Day roster, but it’s unclear how he’ll be used, writes Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider. After a couple dismal seasons, Uggla is in camp as a NRI. He’s hit … Contin...


Minor Moves: Burton, Garner, Toles

Here are Sunday’s minor moves from around MLB: Three days after releasing him, the Yankees have signed right-hander Jared Burton to a minor league deal, reports Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Burton was an Article XX(B) free agent, so the release/re...


Twins Outright Stephen Pryor

The Twins have outrighted right-hander Stephen Pryor to Triple-A Rochester, tweets Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Twins’ 40-man roster now stands at 38, which, Miller notes, will allow the team to add a pair of non-roster i...


AL Notes: Wright, Vazquez, Russell, Pelfrey

Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News writes Spring Training is broken. Grant suggests reversing the current reporting schedule of players with minor leaguers and non-roster invitees reporting at the beginning of camp and the 40-man roster showi...


Top 10 Closers Likely To Lose Their Job: #2 Joe Nathan

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) 2014 Statistics 35 saves (7 blown saves), 4.81 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 8.38 K/9, 4.50 BB/9 Potential Replacements Joakim Soria Joba Chamberlain Bruce Rondon Why He’s On The List Do we really need to go into de...


Bed Goes Up On Tout X

Lawr Michael’s thoughts about the inaugural Tout X Drauction.


Why I Chose My Agency: Cody Asche

Over the years, third baseman Cody Asche has drawn comparisons to Chase Utley from wishful Phillies fans.  However, even though they’re both infielders that bat left-handed, Asche is a different type of player and is still working toward...


Blue Jays Claim Andy Wilkins

The Blue Jays have announced they have claimed first baseman Andy Wilkins off waivers from the White Sox. Toronto immediately optioned the 26-year-old to Triple-A Buffalo where he will serve as organizational depth at first base. Wilkins made hi...


Have You Been NFBC Experienced? Well, I Have

Leave it to the man living in Oregon, born and raised in Washington to take you to Electric Ladyland in the title. PNW represent *tries showing PNW with flashy gang sign...fails...breaks all fingers*. Fine, I'll just throw up the West Coast symb...


Cafardo On Porcello, Chacin, Kimbrel

In today’s column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe checked in with Max Scherzer, who is missing former teammate Rick Porcello.  Scherzer, of course, left the Tigers in free agency to sign with the Nationals in January.  Porcello, meanwhi...


Deep League Thoughts: Nick Franklin

Ah, the middle infield. Can you think of any other fantasy position where people praise mediocrity more than here? I owned Daniel Murphy in 2014 and it was great! Kudos to you, my friend...kudos. Pardon me if my pants don't get tight about som...


2015 Fantasy Baseball: Closers Positional Primer

Rankings, sleepers, values, busts, breakouts and impact minor leaguers for every position!


Joe Blanton Nearing Opt Out Date

As Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com first reported back in February, Joe Blanton has an April 1st opt out clause in his contract with the Royals.  The pitcher, who is a non-roster invitee with KC, is still in big league camp and … Continue read...


AL/NL-only Auction Strategy - Pitching

Specific Fantasy Baseball strategies should be undertaken in AL-only NL-only leagues given the smaller player pools.


Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Tillman, Rays, Lindor

On this date in 2001, Todd Helton signed a nine-year, $141.5MM contract extension with the Rockies, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  That year, Helton would go on to earn yet another All-Star selection, his second in what would be &...


Buy ‘Em or Deny ‘Em: Should Adam LaRoche’s Second Half Struggles Cause Us To Avoid Him?

by Ray Kuhn On the surface, Adam LaRoche’s 2014 season didn’t look that much different from either of the past two. Of course the most recent numbers are the ones that are freshest in our mind and for LaRoche that was a .218 batting av...


Yankees To Release Scott Baker

The Yankees have released Scott Baker, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch (via Twitter).  The Yankees signed Baker to a minor league pact back in January. Baker was a mainstay in the Twins’ rotation during their run at the top of … C...


Braves Release James Russell

8:15am: The Braves have confirmed the move via press release. 8:05am: The Braves have released left-hander James Russell, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com (via Twitter).  The Braves will owe him roughly $600K. On Saturday, Bowman indicated tha...


Ben Revere: Super slugger

Ben Revere went yard for the first time last year, and then he did it again. The Steamer projection system pegs him for three more in 2015. With the help of a crystal ball, some minor time travel and an understanding of the average Ben Reve...


2015 Fantasy Baseball Rookie Outfielders to Watch

Welcome to the outfield, sometimes known as the Alice’s Restaurant of the Fantasy Baseball world. If you don’t get the reference, ask a nearby worldly elder. Be prepared, though, because if you ask them what it means, they just might ...


Will Strong Spring Performances For Steve Pearce & Michael Cuddyer Carry Into The Regular Season?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We all know to take Spring Training statistics with a grain of salt.  Year after year we see players erupt for big springs only to watch them stumble when the real games begin.  That doesn’t mean that al...


2015 Minor League Preview: Boston Red Sox

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (2) | 2013 (6) | 2012 (10) | 2011 (17) | 2010 (5) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [71-91] AL East AAA: [79-65] International League - Pawtucket AA: [88-54] Eastern League - ...


Steal a Deal on 4 Mispriced Pairs: Starting Pitchers Edition

Earlier, we talked about mispriced pairs of infielders and outfielders. Now, we move on to the starting pitchers. This is where there seems to be more volatility, both in terms of the projections themselves and the actual rankings. I like my star...


Quick Hits: Semien, DeShields, Astros

Infielder Marcus Semien isn’t surprised the White Sox traded him last winter, and the Bay Area native is happy to be with the Athletics, Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com writes. “We knew we had a lot of capable guys who could play … ...


Mariners Prospect Victor Sanchez Dies

Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez has passed away, Jose Grasso of Finanzasdigital.com tweets. Sanchez was 20. Last month, Sanchez was swimming off the coast of his native Venezuela when he was hit by a boat. He suffered a fractured skull and …...


NL Notes: Ichiro, Melvin, Rollins

New Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki says being an older free agent is like being an older dog in a pet store, Brad Lefton of the Wall Street Journal writes. “Amongst all the cute little puppies jumping and tumbling for prospective … C...


Fantasy Outfield 46-60

The number before each outfielder’s name represents their overall rank in the 2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings. Due to the fact that I ranked 75 outfielders versus 25 players at each infield position, I will be lumping the OF’s into groups of 1...


AL Notes: Rangers, Diamond, Rays, Orioles

Despite their acquisition of lefty Sam Freeman today, the Rangers are still on the hunt for bullpen help, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweets. They are not currently in any discussions for position players or starting pitchers. Neft...


Daily Fantasy Baseball: Extreme Platoon Splits at First Base

With Daily Fantasy Sports exploding the way it has, Fantasy players have had to make some changes in the way they prepare for their leagues. For Daily Fantasy Baseball, this has meant an increasing reliance on platoon splits, or how certain hitte...


NL Notes: Bryant, Garcia, Villanueva, Nats, Mets

The Cubs‘ impending decision about whether to have Kris Bryant start the season in the minors has players around baseball talking about service-time rules, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes in a story that collects responses to Bry...


Rangers Release Juan Carlos Oviedo

Juan Carlos Oviedo has requested and been granted his release by the Rangers, the team has announced. The Rangers informed Oviedo earlier today that he would not make the team. Oviedo, 33, pitched 31 2/3 innings for the Rays in … Continue re...


Download “The Zero RB Theory” E-book from Amazon

After being called a moron for drafting five wide receivers in a recent Fantasy Football mock draft, I knew I had to help spread the Zero RB Theory to the masses. So I decided to write an e-book that details this newfangled gameplan. Instead of t...


Mets, Lucas Duda Discussing Extension

The Mets are discussing an extension with Lucas Duda, Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes. Duda himself characterizes the talks as “preliminary stuff,” and agent Dan Horwits confirms that there have been talks but says those talks...


2015 Outfield Tiers

  Positional tiers allow drafters to not only get a better bearing on the position, but also can be utilized as a way to judge if you can either wait or have to pounce on a player you want. *Hunter Pence is down with a broken forearm. It see...


Nate Schierholtz Opts Out Of Deal With Rangers

Outfielder Nate Schierholtz has taken his release from the Rangers, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweets. The Rangers informed Schierholtz earlier today that he would not make the team. They signed him to a minor-league deal las...


Rosenthal’s Latest: Rays, Utley, D-Backs, Matusz

Here are the highlights from an enormous notes post by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports: There’s the potential for lots of trade activity between now and Opening Day, with an unusual number of teams with logjams at particular positions. But ̷...


Prospect Report: Could the A’s Billy Burns Provide Value In 2015?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) In effort to keep Crisp healthy and on field, Melvin says they’re gonna try him in LF. #Athletics — Joe Stiglich (@JoeStiglichCSN) March 4, 2015 That’s a tidbit that’s easy for fantasy owners to ...


Late Round Flyers: Middle Infield Edition

The infidels are coming. They are storming the stronghold and sieging the castle. Cover your children's eyes and lock up your grandmas. As a general rule, I'm not drafting a middle "infidel" early unless it comes at great value or I'm tinkering wi...


FSWA Auction Recap

The other night I participated in a FSWA (Fantasy Sports Writers Association) auction with Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski and others from around the industry. This is a 14-team, mixed, head-to-head categories (standard 5×5) league with deep r...


Cubs Release Felix Doubront

The Cubs have released pitcher Felix Doubront, MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat notes (Twitter links). Doubront was set to make $1.925MM in his first season of arbitration after settling with the Cubs in January. By releasing him, though, the Cubs wi...


Rangers Acquire Sam Freeman From Cardinals

The Rangers have announced that they’ve acquired lefty Sam Freeman from the Cardinals for a player to be named later or cash. Freeman, 27, posted a 2.61 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in 38 innings with the Cardinals … Continue reading ...


Deep League Thoughts: Brett Lawrie

Hey y'all, let me know if you've heard this one before. Brett Lawrie is a fantasy sleeper for the YYYY Fantasy Baseball Season! In fact, this isn't even a new post. I just went back from all the posts between 2012 and 2014 and did a mash-up of ...


Central Notes: Hicks, Pirates, Madson

The Twins have optioned Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune writes. Heading into Spring Training, Hicks had seemed to be the likely choice for the Twins’ starting center field job. He has struggled this March, ...


Rotographs Rankings Update

Hey y’all, I mentioned in my chat that I’d get a ranking update out there ASAP. I wanted to finish last night, but I couldn’t. This is a little dirtier than our original ranks for two reasons: 1) only three rankers involve and 2)...


Starting Pitcher Sleepers

Fantasy Baseball owners can never have enough pitching.


AL/NL-only Auction Strategy - Hitting

Specific Fantasy Baseball strategies should be undertaken in AL-only NL-only leagues given the smaller player pools.


Points Leagues: Ring Around The Posey, A Pocketful Of ADP

I've got to be "bust"ing your chops by suggesting Buster Posey as a first round pick in points leagues, right? F...


Mike Pelfrey Would Welcome Trade

After losing out on the Twins’ fifth starter spot, veteran Mike Pelfrey says he is open to a trade, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press writes. Pelfrey is not demanding a trade, Berardino reports, but he says would not mind … Continue ...


Angels Release Matt Lindstrom

The Angels have announced that they’ve released righty reliever Matt Lindstrom. Lindstrom had an out clause, as Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweets, so the release frees him to pursue a job elsewhere. Mike DiGiovanna tweets, h...


2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Atlanta Braves Team Preview

View image | gettyimages.com Entering last year, the Braves roster was full of impact fantasy players. With two corner outfielders that had 20-20 potential, one of the best power hitting catchers in the game, a solid and reliable first baseman,...


Twins’ Lewis Thorpe To Have Tommy John Surgery

Highly regarded Twins prospect Lewis Thorpe has a torn UCL and will have Tommy John surgery at an undetermined date, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune tweets. Baseball Prospectus ranked Thorpe the No. 91 prospect in baseball last...


East Notes: Vazquez, Braves, Navarro

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez says his recent elbow MRI “found something,” but there’s no diagnosis yet, the Boston Globe’s Alex Speier tweets. Vazquez will seek a second opinion. If the Red Sox were to need to replace ...


Sleeper Spotlight: Is Ryan Rua A Player Worth Targeting For 2015?

by Ray Kuhn Ryan Rua is making sure the Texas Rangers cannot ignore him while Jake Smolinski is spending his Spring Training doing the exact same thing. The problem, though, is that both players hit from the right side and play the same positions. So


Steal a Deal on 4 Mispriced Pairs: 2015 Outfielders Edition

Earlier, we talked about mispriced pairs of infielders for the 2015 Fantasy Baseball draft season. Now we move on to the outfielders! This is where we usually find the players that provide significant power, speed, or ideally both. Depending on y...


Deep Sleeper: SP Josh Collmenter

With Opening Day a little over a week away, teams are now beginning to name their first starters. Drafting pitchers that make the first start give you a nice boost to start the season. It all ends up evening out anyway, but going up 4-1 in the pi...


Week In Review: 3/21/15 – 3/27/15

Here’s a look back at this week at MLBTR. Key Moves The Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Hector Olivera on a six-year deal. The Dodgers also agreed to terms with pitcher Pablo Fernandez on a minor-league deal with an … Continue readi...


Taking a look at my NL-only keeper draft

Ray takes a look at the results of the UBA NL-only keeper league auction from last weekend. Last weekend was a big draft weekend for me, as I had three in-person auction drafts in New York, two in New York City and one in Port Chester, New...


Who is the real Justin Turner?

Justin Turner had a magical 2014 season, but can he repeat it? Each baseball season produces story lines that are nearly impossible to predict. Whether it’s a former bottom-dwelling team reaching the playoffs, a superstar losing his form,...


Minor Moves: Tigers Release Luke Putkonen

Here are today’s minor moves from around the game. The Tigers have released righty Luke Putkonen, MLB.com’s Jason Beck tweets. Putkonen, 28, pitched 29 2/3 innings out of the Tigers’ bullpen in 2013 and handled himself well, post...


Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Targets, Sleepers, and more

If you are drafting this weekend, we can help you win your drafts and leagues this season. Here are links to all of our consensus position rankings, prospect rankings, sleepers and players to target and avoid and more. If you have drafts t...


2015 Fantasy Baseball Overall Rankings – Top 250 Players

It’s the biggest Draft Day weekend of the spring, and you need some great 2015 Fantasy Baseball rankings! Look no further, as our staff has taken it upon themselves to deliver to you their Top 250 Player Rankings for the upcoming season! These ...


Buy ‘Em or Deny ‘Em: Is Matt Adams The Next Freddie Freeman Or Will The Power Flourish?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Matt Adams is known for his power stroke…  At least he was prior to 2014 when he showed the ability to hit for strong average but little else: 527 At Bats .288 Batting Average (152 Hits) 15 Home Runs


Cactus League Updates: Soler Power in Chicago

Is today the day you draft your Fantasy Baseball team? Are you prepared!?! Hopefully, you’re ready to rock! Our Cactus League updates should get you completely prepared with last-minute news. Don’t forget, for $5 you can download the ...


This Week In Razz… The 2015 Season is Upon Us

Oh, hello there. I'm not quite sure why I'm greeting you like you're at my front door, but if you are, well played! Here's a restraining order OR a certificate of approval. (To be fair, I never know the difference, at least legally speaking.) As t...


2015 Spring Training Duds: 5 Pitchers Moving Down the 2015 Big Board

Yesterday, we discussed the pitchers we think deserved a bump up our 2015 Big Board Fantasy Baseball draft rankings, but today, we’re going to talk about some of the Spring Training duds that need to move down. Pitchers whose values have dr...


7 Steps to a Successful Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy

Draft month is nearly over and that means you have likely drafted some teams, or you may still have time to prepare a Fantasy Baseball Draft strategy, or as I like to put it. “Prepping for the Prep.” Whether you are an established owner in on...


East Notes: Papelbon, Warren, Victorino

Here’s the latest from the game’s eastern divisions to wrap up the day’s news: Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos was notably on hand to watch Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon work early in his outing today against the Yankees, Jim...


West Notes: DeShields, Aiken, Lopez

Here are some notes out of the game’s western divisions: Rule 5 pick Delino DeShields Jr. appears to have a place on the Rangers roster, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Taken from the Astros this winter, DeShields could be &...


AL Central Notes: Graham, Pelfrey, Salazar, Finnegan

Word in the scouting community is that the Twins made a great Rule 5 pick-up in righty J.R. Graham, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com tweets. Graham was once a top-100 prospect with the Braves, who would receive him if he cannot stick with … Contin...


Padres Fielding Trade Inquiries On Relievers

The Padres are among the teams around the league who are receiving trade interest in their relief pitching, MLB.com’s Corey Brock reports on Twitter. As Brock notes, that is not necessarily surprising given San Diego’s pen depth. Joaq...


Aiken Situation Could Lead To Changes In Draft Medicals

The Brady Aiken saga culminated yesterday with the news that he had undergone Tommy John surgery. Now, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the league and players association are preparing to explore ways in which medical information procedures ...


2015 BaseballProf Auction Draft Results

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2015 Baseball Professor Auction Draft is in the books! (And it was a real draft and not a mock, despite my best efforts to confuse everyone on Thursday’s Profcast.) In this write-up you’ll find a few things: Result b...


Brandon League Likely Out Several Months

Dodgers righty Brandon League is expected to miss at least a couple of months with a right shoulder injury, manager Don Mattingly told reporters including MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick (via Twitter). An MRI revealed that there was sufficient injury...


BaseballHQ Radio, March 27, 2015

2015-03-27 Friday News & Notes featuring Todd Zola... Runs 1:15:00


2015 Draft Prep: Busts 2.0

Some players are getting drafted earlier than Al Melchior anticipated, so he has rebooted his list of potential busts for the coming Fantasy season.


Jordan Zimmermann Says Extension Unlikely

Nationals righty Jordan Zimmermann, one of the team’s proudest homegrown talents, indicated today that a new deal appears rather unlikely, as Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports. Zimmermann made clear again today that he will refuse t...


Twins Have Inquired On Rafael Soriano

The Twins have inquired about watching free agent right-hander Rafael Soriano throw, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports (via Twitter). Minnesota is known to be looking for bullpen help, and Soriano is the most established relief arm left on the &...


White Sox Claim Kyle Drabek

Right-hander Kyle Drabek has been claimed on waivers by the White Sox, the Blue Jays announced. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tweeted minutes before the announcement that an unknown club had claimed Drabek, and Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi had origi...


Quick Looks: Bundy, Harvey, Graveman, Appel, Warren

A couple of changes for Spring Training. I am going to be doing more players, but with less information. Some pitchers I watch will only throw an inning or two. Also, some broadcasts don’t have radar readings. Finally, the camera angles are ...


Mariners Rule 5 Pick David Rollins Suspended 80 Games For Failed PED Test

Mariners Rule 5 Draft pick David Rollins has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol, the league announced. Rollins, a 25-year-old lefty selected out of the Astros organization, had pitched exceptionally well in Spring Traini...


Blue Jays Outright Scott Barnes

The Blue Jays announced that they’ve outrighted left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes, clearing a spot on the 40-man roster. This marks the first time that Barnes has been snuck through waivers this offseason. He was originally acquired by the O...


Stat of the Day: Putting Luis Valbuena’s Strong Spring Into Perspective

by Ray Kuhn Did You Know: Luis Valbuena appears poised to be a contributor this season based on his spring performance. Through action on Wednesday, the third baseman is hitting .429 in 35 at bats with 2 HR, 8 RBI and five doubles. Thoughts: I


Twins Outright Lester Oliveros

The Twins have outrighted right-hander Lester Oliveros off the 40-man roster, tweets Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (Twitter link). The move drops the Twins’ 40-man roster to 39, Berardino adds. The 26-year-old Oliveros was ac...


NL Central Notes: Bryant, Kang, Reds, Cardinals

Cubs president Theo Epstein said yesterday that he’s never taken a Minor Leaguer and put him on an Opening Day roster with zero prior big league experience, but super-prospect Kris Bryant feels like he could be the exception to that … ...


Last-Minute Draft Guide — 2015 Position Battles: Corner Infielders

No one likes to be left out in the cold — or in Fantasy Baseball terms — the guy that drafts Yu Darvish (Tommy John surgery) or Marcus Stroman (torn ACL), not realizing they will miss all of 2015. Some of the 2015 position battles are...


Heath's Bold Predictions for 2015

This is going to be insane. Or asinine. You be the judge. This is going to be insane. Or asinine. You be the judge. I will mention very few pitchers in this effort. You have been warned. 1.


New Kids in the Bullpen, It’s Gonna Rock Ya

So if you are like me and you play in way too many leagues with dynasty or minor league rosters that run deep, then you are always searching for the next bullpen arm to turn into a usable fantasy commodity.  Possibly even the team's closer.  Bas...


Finding A Landing Spot For Jhoulys Chacin

The Rockies’ release of Jhoulys Chacin caught many by surprise last week, myself included. The 27-year-old has spent the better parts of the past five seasons in Colorado’s rotation and had already agreed to a one-year, $5.5MM contract...


Get Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks Content on Newly Updated FanSided iOS App

A one-stop shop app that merges sports, entertainment and leisure together, the newest FanSided app is now available for iOS users. FanSided and Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks are excited to announce the release of the updated FanSided App for iOS...


OBP Leagues: Pre-Draft Percentages and Strategy

It is about that time...you’re checking Grey’s daily updates, dreaming about your draft position, and in need of those last minute tips. As high-profile fantasy leagues like Tout Wars and broadcasts begin to infuse OBP an advanced way to look ...


Prospect Report: Scouting Carlos Rodon & Determining If He’s A Must Draft For ’15

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There are certainly questions at the back of the White Sox rotation, even when everybody is healthy, with John Danks and Hector Noesi penciled into the final two spots.  Does anyone truly believe that eithe...


65 Great Free Fantasy Baseball Draft Tools You Must Bookmark

Every year, I write an article about the best Free Fantasy Baseball draft tools on the web, and every year, I have to add a bunch of stuff to the list. This year, I’m posting it on SoCalledFantasyExperts.com – and we plan to post more things ...


Shortstop Tiers: March

Shortstop is a perennially shallow position, but for quite some time Troy Tulowitzki, Hanley Ramirez and, to some extent, Jose Reyes have made it a top heavy position. Unfortunately, each one of those guys has an age that now starts with a three i...


Saunders and the Gang: Late Value in the Outfield

It’s been quite the offseason for Michael Saunders. He was traded, then had knee surgery. Then there were reports he might be ready for Opening Day. Now there’s news he will definitely not be ready for Opening Day. Even with that latest bit, h...


106 Bold, Fearless and Insane MLB Predictions

I'm back with 106 bold, fearless and insane predictions for the 2015 MLB season. It was popular last year, so, just like the Fast and the Furious movie series, we are going to run MY bold, fearless and insane predictions into the ground!&n...


Minor Moves: Lorick, Lopez, Rockies

Here are the day’s minor transactions from around the league… The Cubs have released left-hander Jeff Lorick, per the team’ transactions page. The 27-year-old Lorick was a 20th-round selection back in the 2009 draft and spent the...


2015 Spring Training Studs: 5 Pitchers Moving Up the 2015 Big Board

We recently went live here at “So-Called Fantasy Experts” with the 2015 Big Board, a draft assistant program that calculates player values and rankings for 2015. So far, we’ve shown off what it can do by finding undervalued infielders, ...


Gloves out: The Mark Trumbo advantage?

I think I am less effective at opening heavy doors when I have to reach across my body to pull on the handle. Could the same type of phenomenon be true for catching baseballs in the outfield? With a -9.7 UZR/150 in 1,351.1 career innings i...


Marlins Unlikely To Trade Brad Hand

The Marlins have reportedly discussed out-of-options lefty Brad Hand with multiple clubs, including the Rangers, but MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro now reports that the Fish are likely to hang onto the 25-year-old. Hand will start today against the A...


Fantasy Baseball - Washington Nationals Outfield

Heading into the 2015 MLB season, the Washington Nationals expected to have Denard Span leading off playing center field, Bryce Harper playing right field and Jayson Werth manning left.  Injuries to Span and Werth have left the Nationals looki...


How I View Starting Pitchers

One of the things I’ve repeatedly mentioned this draft season is the flat nature of starting pitcher values. For most league types, I keep arriving at the same general strategy. Since most pitchers project to provide comparable value, I ne...


AL Central Notes: Rodon, Nathan, Indians, Robinson

While Kris Bryant‘s situation is grabbing all of the headlines in Chicago (and nationally, for that matter), Jon Morosi of FOX Sports believes that another Chicago phenom — White Sox lefty Carlos Rodon — is making a strong case f...


Bullpen Banter: What Happens In Chicago If David Robertson Misses Time?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) David Robertson threw in bullpen today. Went well. He has experienced some regular ST soreness. But Robin Ventura doesn’t sound concerned. — Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) March 26, 2015 David Robertson: R...


Fastball-changeup interplay featuring Jacob deGrom

deGrom has qualities that make his otherwise unremarkable changeup punch above its weight class. Jacob deGrom hit the majors last year forcefully. In only 140.1 innings, he gathered himself 3.5 fWAR, a rate of just about 5 fWAR/200 innings...


Fantasy Freestyle: BP Rankings vs. ADP by Wilson Karaman

Comparing when the fantasy staff would advise you to take players to when they're actually being selected.


The Darkhorses: Steals and Saves by BP Fantasy Staff

Unlikely candidates to lead the league in these two fantasy categories.


Roto Riteup: March 27, 2015

The official start of the 2015 major league season is fast upon us! But before that, the 15th anniversary of New Found Glory’s From the Screen to Your Stereo will happen tomorrow. The album — with all of its covers of 1980’s and 1990...


The (mostly positive) bold prediction list for the 2015 fantasy baseball season

It’s bold predictions week at Fake Teams, and I’ve listed some players that I have stronger opinions about than others. Marcus Stroman finishing as one of the best pitchers in the...


Velocity Risers & Fallers: Pitchers Who Lost What They Once Had

What we know is that velocity matters for pitchers, and depending on who how much you know, velocity may matter more for pitchers than you are aware of. Specifically we know from the research that Mike Fast did in his Lose a tick, gain a tick art...


Indian Summer at Braves Field

What were the odds that that a couple of 30-something rookies would win 20 for a mediocre team?


Updated 2015 Fantasy Rankings: Top 15 Third Basemen (Tiered)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There was a time that third base was considered the weakest in fantasy baseball.  At this point that’s clearly a distant memory.  There are a multitude of potential options, some that carry signific...


15-Team NFBC Sloooooow (6 O’s) Draft Recap

This draft was so slow that I lost half my starting rotation before the draft ended. This draft was so slow that when it started Minnie Minoso was still alive. This draft was so slow when it started Tupac was still dead. I didn't enjoy my time ...


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