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Deep League Report: Week Seven by Keith Cromer

Examining players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.


Free Agent Watch: Week Eight by Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

If these players are available, they might be worth a look, depending on the format of your league.


TTO Scoresheet Podcast: 10 Players to Pick in May Supplemental Drafts by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and

The outcomes offer recommendations on 10 players in each league, then mock draft the 38th round on the podcast.


Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Eight by Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.


The Meaning of a Team’s Record in Mid-May

Yes, it's still early. But those wins and losses in spring usually are a harbinger of what's to come.


10 Important Stories From 05/21/15 Box Scores: David Freese’s Power, Danny Salazar’s Strikeouts and More

by Will Overton Yesterday had a nice mix of strong offensive outputs and strong pitching performances. We also had some solid games from guys who are on a lot of waiver wires at this time which is always nice to track. Here are the 10


The Best Is Met DeGrom

Yesterday, Jacob deGrom threw 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks and 11 Ks, screaming at the top of his lungs that Metco will now be known as deGromercy Park, and if you missed deGame, then feast your eyes on deROM, because your underwear is now firmwa...


5 Tips For Fantasy Writers Helping DFS Players

In May 2012, I stumbled upon some poor Fantasy Baseball advice and decided to venture into the writing game myself. After all, I was a 22-year Fantasy veteran at that point, how hard could it be? While it has been both rewarding and humbling on n...


Cubs Notes: Baez, Bryant, Russell, Maddon, Castro

Earlier today, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago appeared with host Jeff Todd on this week’s edition of the MLBTR Podcast, and the two discussed a variety of Cubs topics, from the Welington Castillo trade to Starlin Castro and the team’s &...


2015 Fantasy Football: The most overvalued players

Mark Morales-Smith already listed some fantasy options that are being slept on in drafts. Now, he breaks down six other players that are being drafted way too early.


Weekly Hot Seat Update: May 22, 2015

Closer Monkey - Instant email alerts whenever there's a closer change. Closer depth charts to help you stay ahead. With Addison Reed and Neftali Feliz now stuck in committees behind more effective pitchers, who’s left to discuss o...


Smyly Will Not Have Surgery, Is Confident He Can Pitch In 2015

Rays left-hander Drew Smyly tells reporters, including Matt Stein of Sports Talk Florida, that he will not undergo surgery on his left shoulder, as had previously been reported to be likely. Instead, Smyly will undergo an eight-week rehab progra...


Astros Release Darin Downs

The Astros have released left-handed reliever Darin Downs, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (Twitter link). The 30-year-old was claimed off waivers out of the Tigers organization in 2013 but was outrighted to Triple-A following the 2014 season...


Daily Fantasy: Scouting the MLB (Thursday, May 21)

We bring you a few options from the Early slate of DFS contests, and break down tonight''s 6-game slate in Scouting The MLB.


Brewers Outright Jim Henderson

The Brewers announced today that they have outrighted reliever Jim Henderson to Triple-A Colorado Springs. The right-hander, who formerly served as the club’s closer in the 2013 season, has struggled with shoulder injuries since that time, h...


Week 7 Closer Stock Watch

In a busy week for closers, the Marlins situation takes center stage yet again, Chris Towers says.


Minor Moves: Joe Paterson, Dan Hennigan

Here are today’s minor moves from around the league… The Royals have released left-hander Joe Paterson from his minor league contract, tweets Matt DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City. Paterson, who turned 29 two days ago, was a non-rost...


RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and the Bust 5/21/2015 – From Star to Superstar

Episode 232 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live! In this episode, Paul Sporer and Eno Sarris discuss the Jacoby Ellsbury, Drew Pomeranz, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Drew Smyly injury news before diving into the performances of Tim L...


SP Streamers for Friday 5.22.15

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!  Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE As always, Streamers are listed in 


Erisbel Arruebarrena Suspended Indefinitely By Dodgers

The Dodgers have indefinitely suspended Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for undisclosed disciplinary reasons, reports Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman confirmed to Plunkett that the...


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  Sign Up and make an initial deposit of $20 or more using any of the links ... This article is paid content! To access, you can pay Daily Fantasy 


2015 Fantasy Baseball: Week 7 closer report

Shawn Childs, the world’s No. 8 ranked Fantasy Baseball player, breaks down the back end of each team''s bullpen in Major League Baseball.


Phillies Notes: Revere, Utley, Howard, Nola

Ben Revere‘s name has begun to surface in trade rumors, but the speedy outfielder tells Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that he isn’t fazed by seeing his name floated as a trade candidate. Revere says that the talk isn’t distracti...


Daily Tournament plays and lineups: 5/21

Not enjoying a banner week, Heath Cummings tries to regroup on a short-slate Thursday night by banking on a lineup built around Danny Salazar and Josh Reddick.


Sell Candidate: Is Lorenzo Cain A Player We Should Be Moving On From?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It’s been a strong start for the Royals’ Lorenzo Cain, hitting .306 with 3 HR, 19 RBI, 29 R and 7 SB. The question is, just how good is he really? He’s a solid player, but he certainly is


Victiv Rundown 5/21 (Late Slate)

Sign up at Victiv HERE and play with $30 house money (no deposit required).   I am taking a look at the late slate tonight, which features six games. We  Full Article »...


Disgrace and Delight, Week 7: Taijuan Walker’s Plummet to Peasantry

Greetings! How's your week going? Swimmingly, I pray. How's mine? First off, thanks for asking, for it's much appreciated. I have a 88-year-old Grandmother with a severe alzheimer's and a broken hip, so things could certainly be better. That's wit...


Salvador Perez is not taking walks

Salvador Perez is an integral part of what's making the Royals successful. Yet he's operating at quite a freakishly slow pace when it comes to walks. Author's note: Salvador Perez walked literally as I was writing this article. So all of t...


2015 Fantasy Baseball: Redrafting Rounds 1-2

View image | gettyimages.com Article written by Max Hadelman, but he’s off the grid so I’m posting this on his behalf. This is based on a 10 team league, so I am, essentially, making a new rankings list and redrafting the first two rounds o...


Top 5 Hitters for 5.21.15 (LATE)

Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Hanley Ramirez is scheduled to face Wandy Rodriguez tonight at Fenway and that matchup is juicier than Biggie Smalls, so help your bankroll 


Hyun-jin Ryu Undergoes Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Dodgers left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu underwent shoulder surgery today that revealed damage in his labrum, manager Don Mattingly told reporters, including J.P. Hoornstra of the L.A. News Group (Twitter link). The labral repair surgery will end Ryu̵...


Bear or Bull: For Whom the Beltre Tolls

Congratulations are in order for Adrian Beltre. Last week, he became the newest member of the 400 home run club and only the 52nd player in MLB history to accomplish that impressive feat. Only three other active players - Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pu...


NL East Notes: Revere, MASN, Espinosa

The Phillies have indeed been talking about a deal involving outfielder Ben Revere with the Angels, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports. With Philadelphia moving Cody Asche to a corner role and presumably prepared to give Domonic Brown another ...


2015 Fantasy Baseball, Week 7 Tools of the Trade: Todd Frazier Rising

View image | gettyimages.com TheFantasyFix.com’s “Tools of the Trade” is a unique guide for owners to use while attempting to make an even trade with their league-mates in a standard 12-team mixed, 5×5 head-to-head or rotisserie redraft ...


Matt Kemp’s Historically Bad Month (for Him)

There’s something beautiful about an empty canvas because of its potential. The painter can turn it into literally anything — anything from a masterpiece to utter crap. The painter can make mistakes. She can paint a miserably bad portr...


Closer Report, Week 7: Goodbye Mr. Happy, and a Snake Committee?

Big changes since last week kibitzed away and lot's of rankings went up and down.  The regions in the south seem to be upping the border patrol in regards to the save situation, as both Texas and Arizona are forming committees.  For this week, I...


Do hard-hit balls produce more errors?

What can the batted ball speed data from StatCast tell us about the frequency of errors? And how much do official scorers influence what's called an error? The MVP of StatCast's first two months in the public eye is batted ball speed. Than...


Waiver Wire: Tolleson gets his shot in Texas; why is Nelson under-owned?

Need pitching help? Shawn Tolleson, Jimmy Nelson, Tsuyoshi Wada and Kendall Graveman may provide it, Scott White says.


Waiver Wire: Tolleson gets his shot in Texas; why is Nelson under-owned?

Need pitching help? Shawn Tolleson, Jimmy Nelson, Tsuyoshi Wada and Kendall Graveman may provide it, Scott White says.


DraftKings: Anyone Want To Pitch?

I was in Baltimore yesterday, watching AL Cy Young winner Roenis Elias toe the mound for the Mariners. King Felix who? During the game, I was keeping tabs on my DraftKings lineup, which ultimately failed me in the end. I was texting back and fo...


Amateur Notes: Draft, Fulmer, Kolek, Martinez

The game of baseball is struggling to maintain youth participation, writes Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, who says that the trend poses real concerns for an otherwise thriving sport. Newly-minted commissioner Rob Manfred has honed in on t...


Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, May 21

On Tuesday I recommended a Rangers stack at Wade Miley and the Red Sox with the wind blowing out to left field. I also recommended Anibal Sanchez against the Brewers. Well, the Rangers were so-so and Sanchez blew up for about -7 points. Below is a...


Throwback Thursday - All-Time Greats - Catchers

View image | gettyimages.com Stephen Vogt and Russell Martin are off to a fast start and fantasy baseball owners are loving it!  Martin was the 11th catcher selected (17th round) in Yahoo leagues, while Vogt went 15th (21st round), even with...


Buy ‘Em or Deny ‘Em: Can Enrique Burgos Run With The Diamondbacks Closing Gig?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It appears like the Diamondbacks have handed the closers role to Enrique Burgos, at least while Addison Reed attempts to work his way back. Could Burgos keep him from reclaiming his role? Does he have “clo...


Week 6 Rookie Roundup: Maikel Franco has Arrived and Carlos Correa is Close

Another Rookie Roundup has arrived and with it Maikel Franco! The young Phillies slugger got the call this past week and he has come up swinging and proving his worth from the get go. Franco is a must-add in all formats primarily because of his p...


Prospects Report: Rusney Castillo, Jon Singleton back on fast track

Did you let Rusney Castillo slip off your radar screen? How about slugging Jon Singleton? Scott White says you better do some recalibrating.


Prospects Report: Rusney Castillo, Jon Singleton back on fast track

Did you let Rusney Castillo slip off your radar screen? How about slugging Jon Singleton? Scott White says you better do some recalibrating.


Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 21: Steve Pearce & More

by Ray Kuhn From just about all perspectives today is a good day. We have a mixed slate of games and that means there is baseball just about all day long. It also means you have to be careful when deciding which DFS game to


Buying Low Using LOB%: Buchholz, Carrasco and Strasburg

Strikeouts are highly desirable from starting pitchers — not exactly an Earth shattering revelation. Unfortunately, everyone wants them, meaning they aren’t often readily available on the waiver wire. With that in mind, I glanced over ...


RotoGraphs Audio: Field of Streams 5/21/2015

Episode 34 – Stackin’ A’s The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live! In this episode, Paul Sporer discusses both Thursday slates covering every position. His favorite stacks include the Mariners in the afterno...


Fantasy Roundup: Rodon & Hutchison Struggle

I’ve only watched two of Carlos Rodon’s starts (his last two) and he’s obviously a very talented pitcher. The fastball sits 92-94 mph and can touch 97 and the slider will flash as a near-elite pitch. It’s that repertoire that has some scou...


Ace In The Hole: Top DraftKings Pitcher Plays (May 21 – EARLY)

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE   Welcome to Ace In The 


Tracking the big free agent pitcher signings

A much too early evaluation and progress report on the signing of last offseason’s top free agent pitchers. The afterglow of the World Series became a distant memory in the minds of many fans as a blustery, record-setting snowy winter ...


The DFS Daily Dozen 5.21.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Welcome to Thursday’s edition of the Daily Dozen. Can you believe we’re already through a quarter of the season? Time flies. Anywho, 


Podcast: Bruce Chen Talks Retirement; Patrick Mooney On Cubs

Longtime MLB veteran Bruce Chen joins the show to talk about his decision to bring an end to a distinguished career after throwing more than 1,500 big league innings over 17 seasons. Though he ended his career with the Indians, Chen saw … ...


Stack City (May 21)

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE     There are many different 


DraftKings Cheat Sheet, Thursday, May 21st

  Hello Fake Baseballers! Are you ready for another five months of the daily baseball grind? I know I am. And so are Justin and Jason Bales who will take 


FanDuel Cheat Sheet, Thursday, May 21st

  Hello Fake Baseballers! Are you ready for another six months of the daily baseball grind? I know I am. And so are Justin and Jason Bales who will take 


2015 Fantasy Baseball: Deep League Digging, Week 7

View image | gettyimages.com For the past two weeks, I’ve covered the top lesser-owned players I deemed fit for fantasy rosters in deeper leagues. In most cases, the players I suggested were hitters. But today, I wanted to change things up a ...


The Daily Grind: Dynasty, Chavez, Young

Agenda I’m Back! Dynasty Observations Pt 1 Daily DFS – Chavez Tomorrow’s Targets – Young, Alvarez, Davis, Guyer Factor Grid 1. I’m Back! I’m back in action after two days lost to illness and another where I fud...


AL East Notes: Craig, Smyly, Ellsbury, Saunders

It is by now well-documented that Allen Craig of the Red Sox has experienced a significant decline at the plate, leading to his outright off of the 40-man roster. But as Alex Speier of the Boston Globe explains, the fall-off has been … Con...


Scott’s Miscellany – Enrique Burgos Speculation

The title of the article is an allusion to Schott’s Miscellany, which you should definitely check out if you never have and feel compelled to know that a group of larks is called an exaltation or that a member of the 32nd degree of Freemasonry i...


Waiver Worthy: Starting Pitchers Worth Targeting Off The Waiver Wire

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Wasn’t it supposed to be easy to find pitching this season? Doesn’t it feel like just the opposite? For whatever reason there have been numerous pitchers who have failed to pitch to our preseason expecta...


Daily Fantasy Baseball: FanDuel Picks for Thursday, May 21

Once again Thursday brings us a split schedule with six afternoon games and six evening games. The afternoon is loaded with aces and the evening, not so much. If you play afternoon cash games I would suggest grabbing one of the top guys since som...


10 Important Stories From 05/20/15 Box Scores: Rodon’s Walk Issues, C. Martinez Thrives & More

by Ray Kuhn On Wednesday we had a lone afternoon game and then a night full of baseball. While the pitchers didn’t exactly dominate the day, offense was kept to a relative minimum in most cases; except for the Cardinals who essentially had b...


Carlos Carrasco & Carlos Carrasco

It’s no secret that I loved Carlos Carrasco heading into the 2014 season. His spectacular performance over his final 10 starts last year vaulted him into the not actually a sleeper sleeper territory during this year’s draft season. By ...


Fantasy Freestyle: Rebuilding = Opportunity by J.J. Jansons

These young Braves might seize their playing-time chances and offer value to fantasy owners.


The Stash List: Sixth Edition, 2015 by Bret Sayre

Featuring an entirely new top three, following the graduation of Maikel Franco and Henderson Alvarez.


Fantasy Freestyle: Revisiting the AL-Only Reliever Landscape by Nick Shlain

Examining a few arms Nick missed going into the season, but who've since caught his eye.


Zach McAllister making impact in Cleveland bullpen

Closer Monkey - Instant email alerts whenever there's a closer change. Closer depth charts to help you stay ahead. May 21, 2015 Cleveland Indians – Zach McAllister pitched the eighth inning ahead of Cody Allen last night. Despite taki...


The Cheap Seats 5/21

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE   The Cheap Seats is a 


Roto Riteup: May 21, 2015

Happy birthday to my sister and brother-in-law! Kind of convenient they share the same birthday, really. On today’s agenda: 1. Joe Mauer goes Yahtzee 2. Josh Hamilton‘s potential return 3. Shoulder surgery for Hyun-Jin Ryu 4. Welcome b...


The Longball (Daily GPP Plays): May 21, 2015

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Pre-game Warmup I’m sitting down to write this before the final pitch has been thrown on Wednesday, but I clearly 


Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 21, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Thursday’s six-game afternoon slate and six-game evening slate on DraftKings. We’ve also got proj...


Bargain Bin: The 10 Cheapest Teams of the Last 10 Years

There were winners among even the cheapest teams in the last decade.


Bullpen Notes: May 20, 2015: Tolleson Earns Save, Clarity In Arizona & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are th...


The Fantasy Lookout: Look Deep, Very Deep

As May winds down, now is the time to take a hard look at your league’s standings. You need understand the categories where you can gain and lose valuable points. Your place within each category is important, but equally important is the gap be...


So Wada Wada Want

I get props at my mention 'cause I vex y'all. So Wada Wada want! He's so funny with the 88 MPH gas that he flaunt! Where'd you get your information from, huh? You think that Tsuyoshi can front a fantasy rotation when revelation comes? You can...


Fantasy Baseball Final: May 21, 2015

Photo Credit: Bob Levey/ Getty Images Welcome to the TheFantasyFix.com’s nightly fantasy baseball recap, where you’ll find updates on bullpen usage, lineup construction, injuries, and transactions. No matter the format, we’ve got you covere...


Bullpen Report: May 20, 2015

Drew Storen recorded his 12th save of the year on 15 pitches tonight for the Nationals. Storen is now 12-of-13 in save chances this season and lowered his ERA to 1.04, while his FIP sits at 1.41 in just over 17 frames on the bump. Storen’s K-BB%...


Week 8 Waiver Wire Targets: Replacements

Instead of trying to talk about all the injuries affecting your Fantasy Baseball team, I’m going to tell you to read Graham Briggs’s most recent injury article. Graham does a fantastic job of summarizing all the injuries in baseball right now...


Daily Fantasy: MLB DFS Rundown by Tommy G (Wednesday, May 20)

Free preview of our MLB Daily Fantasy selections. Premium members earn FULL access.


AL West Notes: Castillo, Jackson, Parker, Gonzalez, Pujols

Though his role with the Cubs had diminished, Welington Castillo was still “shocked” to learn he’d been traded to the Mariners, he tells Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times: “I wasn’t expecting it. Now I’m here. It was a ...


International Notes: Martinez, Fox, KBO

A few notes on the international prospect front… The Giants were among the clubs to scout 20-year-old Cuban center fielder Eddy Julio Martinez in the Dominican Republic recently, reports MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez (All Twitter links). At ...


NL West Notes: Tulo, Ishikawa, Dodgers, Ryu

The Troy Tulowitzki trade speculation has been plentiful over the past week, but Jon Morosi of FOX Sports asked Rockies owner Dick Monfort about the rumors at this week’s owners meetings (Twitter link) and was told, “We’re not t...


SP Streamers for Thursday 5.21.15

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! As always, Streamers are listed in the order in which I would use them   Jesse Chavez has been solid all 


Rockies Option Drew Stubbs, Recall Brandon Barnes

The Rockies have optioned struggling outfielder Drew Stubbs to Triple-A, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports (Twitter links). Taking his place on the active roster is Brandon Barnes. Stubbs, 30, avoided arbitration with a $5.825MM contract this ...


Mariners Sign Kevin Gregg

The Marines have signed righty Kevin Gregg to a minor league deal, the team announced (via Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times, on Twitter). He will head to Triple-A, taking the place of the recently-traded Yoervis Medina in the Tacoma … Contin...


Minor Moves: Baker, Pimentel, Francis

Here are the day’s minor moves: It appears that the Mariners have released veteran backstop John Baker, according to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune (via Twitter). Obviously, Seattle just added an additional catcher to its organizatio...


Daily Tournament plays and lineups: 5/20

Finding reasonably priced pitching and Royals bats makes it possible for Heath Cummings to get high-priced Bryce Harper into his daily lineup.


Daily Fantasy: Scouting the MLB (Wednesday, May 20)

There are almost no elite SP on tonight''s slate. Find the best pitching and hitting options for your DFS cash games in our Daily Breakdown.


Sports Tradex 5/20 Breakdown

Sports Tradex offers a different take on daily fantasy sports. I recommend checking it out, and also taking a look at our strategy guide on the site. After two nights 


The Cheap Seats 5/20

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE The Cheap Seats is a daily article&#...


2016 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

We’re a quarter of the way through the 2015 MLB season, and there’s been significant movement in free agent stocks.  It’s time for a new installment of the 2016 Free Agent Power Rankings. As a reminder, these rankings represent ...


Rangers Designate Carlos Peguero

The Rangers have designated outfielder Carlos Peguero for assignment, club executive VP of communications John Blake announced on Twitter. The club needed a roster spot for righty Phil Klein, who will start tonight. But in the bigger picture, Pegu...


Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, May 21

Thursday’s shortened slate is only slightly smaller than usual with 24 probable starters. A solid 16 of those starters rate average or better, so it’s going to be a good day for pitching. Steamer projects a 3.18 ERA the rest of the way from ...


Fantasy Fallout: With Castillo Traded To Seattle Has Zunino’s Value Disappeared?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Yesterday the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs matched up on a trade, with C Welington Castillo heading to Seattle in exchange for RHP Yoervis Medina. For the Cubs it was a fairly straight forward move, hav...


Mike Fiers is a Top Buy-Low Candidate

I decided to go on to www.fangraphs.com and sort the pitching league leaders by K-BB% to get a solid gauge of some of baseball’s top performers.  Max Scherzer and Corey Kluber ranked first and second, respectively, and this stat serves as a gr...


The DFS Daily Dozen 5.20.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Welcome to Wednesday’s Daily Dozen. If this is your first trip here, welcome! I’ll detail 12 of my favorite plays for tonight’s 


Searching For Power In the American League Outfield

After looking at base stealing options last week, today we’ll shift focus to the home run department. Both players on today’s list are mostly available, though they come with flaws attached to their home run potential. Without furthe...


Ace In The Hole: Top DraftKings Pitcher Plays (May 20)

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE   Welcome to Ace In The 


Prospect Pulse: Yoan Moncada’s Debut

Well, folks, the long awaited debut of Yoan Moncada has finally come to pass, but it brought with it surprisingly few fireworks. Moncada’s first start with the Low-A Greenville Drive came on Monday where he went 0-for-3 with a walk and two runs ...


Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 20th: Will Venable & More

by Ray Kuhn At this point in the week your weekly lineup is set, for better or worse, and all that is left to do is to prepare for next week. If you are looking for some immediate action, fear not as there is a


Prospect Profile: Wilmer Difo

In a surprising move, the Nationals promoted infield prospect Wilmer Difo to the majors yesterday when Jayson Werth hit the disabled list. In some ways it makes a lot of sense, as Difo was already on the 40-man roster and hitting well in the minor...


Red Sox Acquire John Cornely From Braves

The Red Sox announced today that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher John Cornely from the Braves. Atlanta will receive cash considerations in the deal. The 26-year-old saw just one inning with the Braves, his first as a big leaguer, …...


RotoGraphs Audio: Field of Streams 5/20/2015

Episode 33 – Stacks Aplenty The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live! In this episode, Paul Sporer discusses the Wednesday slate filling in for Dylan on vacation. Paul has picks at every position plus a quick rundown of t...


Blue Jays Sign Alex Hassan To Minors Deal

The Blue Jays have signed outfielder Alex Hassan to a minor league deal, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports on Twitter. Hassan will head to extended Spring Training to start his tenure with Toronto. Hassan, 27, has had the good and …...


Top 5 Hitters for 5.20.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Brian Dozier had a big day yesterday and he’s been great over the past week and very good over the past month. 


Starting Pitcher Opponent Stats L/R: 5/20


Stack City (May 20)

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE     There are many different 


West Notes: Washington, Murphy, Castillo

The Athletics have hired former Rangers manager Ron Washington as a special instructor, as Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle and MLB.com’s Jane Lee (via Twitter) report. Washington, the club’s former infield coach, wil...


What Has Daily Fantasy Baseball Done to Us?

The short answer is: It's made some of us very rich. As someone (in some small capacity) involved in the online fantasy baseball industry, it is impossible to ignore the massive changes over the past couple years due to the rise of daily fantasy ...


Using usage rates to find great pitches

Looking at what happens when a pitcher throws a pitch tells us a lot about that pitch, but it ignores the strategic plans of the pitcher and the batter. What pitches might be better than they look based on how often they're used? One of th...


DraftKings Cheat Sheet, Wednesday, May 20th

  Hello Fake Baseballers! Are you ready for another five months of the daily baseball grind? I know I am. And so are Justin and Jason Bales who will take 


FanDuel Cheat Sheet, Wednesday, May 20th

  Hello Fake Baseballers! Are you ready for another six months of the daily baseball grind? I know I am. And so are Justin and Jason Bales who will take 


DraftKings: Ignore Recency Bias and Live Free

I was the last one. It didn't matter what it was, my family was not well flush with the monies so I watched as my friends got the latest and greatest toys and game while I had to wait, and wait, and wait to get the same toy/game if I ever got it a...


3 Pitchers to Dump in Week 7

Fantasy baseball is about pulling the trigger at the right time. When to trade a player before he becomes damaged goods or when to flat-out drop one when he’s not helping your team. Here are three pitchers that have burned fantasy owners in...


An Investigation (and Validation) of Rubby’s Improvements

Rubby de la Rosa twirled a gem Monday night.* It was a night of several unlucky fantasy pitching performances: Corey Kluber, Chris Sale, Matt Harvey and John Lackey together struck out 34 batters and allowed only three runs in a combined 32 inning...


Waiver Wire: Keystone conundrums

Second base has been surprisingly deep in Fantasy, and Al Melchior highlights a few of the more widely available options to consider.


Waiver Worthy: Returning Starters: Is Jaime Garcia or Tsuyoshi Wada Worth Grabbing?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Pitching was supposed to be deep this season, though every time we look there appears to be another starter disappointing fantasy owners.  The list is long and it makes us wonder who we should trust and who...


AL East Notes: Heathcott, Ellsbury, Tanaka, Blue Jays

Let’s take a quick look in at the AL East: The Yankees have called up outfielder Slade Heathcott after placing Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day DL, as Jack Curry of the YES Network tweeted last night. For Heathcott, the opportunity represents ...


The Reds' upcoming rebuild

The Reds still have a lot of major league talent on their roster, but their playoff odds for 2015 are less than three percent. Is it time for them to rebuild, and if so, whom should they consider trading? From 2010 to 2013, the


Fantasy Baseball - Quality Starts vs Wins

View image | gettyimages.com If your fantasy baseball league still has Wins as a category, it is time to have a league meeting.  The W is sometimes not earned and can EASILY be taken away from a starter who had a phenomenal outing, or even hande...


Starting Pitcher Rankings: Searching for Stephen Strasburg

Baseball has reached the quarter pole mark of the season and with Memorial day on the horizon the time has come to reevaluate your team. This week I would like to do a quick pitch examination of two very interesting starting pitchers. Stephen Str...


Bouring From Within

It can’t be easy to be the manager of a major league baseball team. True, the pay and the perks aren’t bad, and a lot of guys don’t mind the travel. But for one thing, there’s the uniform. It really serves no practical purpose, and even if...


MLB Prospect Power Rankings: Top 10 On The Cusp Of Reaching The Majors (May 20, 2015)

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 w...


Mets Notes: Offense, Niese, Collins

Despite struggles throughout their lineup, the Mets aren’t looking at adding any bats via trade, GM Sandy Alderson tells ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. The Mets prefer to wait until David Wright and Travis d’Arnaud have returned fro...


Would the Indians still make the same Sabathia and Lee trades?

With the benefit of hindsight, do these trades look better than they did? With their backs against the wall, monetarily speaking, and the club’s playoff chances quickly dwindling, Cleveland famously – or infamously, depending upon your...


Three Teams Beat Touts in the May 19 #toutchallenge

Three teams beat all 23 touts in last night’s #toutchallenge at FanDuel. demps2001 had big nights from James Shields, Nick Hundley, David Ortiz, Maikel Franco, Troy Tulowitzki, and Kole Calhoun, to finish first overall. strombone1 featured ...


Taking Advantage of Every At Bat

View image | gettyimages.com Fantasy Sports are so much fun because of the strategy that is involved. Do you go for the power hitter to dominate the HR & RBI categories, do you take the singles hitter who can steal 50 bases? Scoring systems ar...


Bullpen Notes: May 19, 2015: Clarity In Tampa Bay & Texas, Gregerson Losing Grip & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are th...


Drew Stubbs & Tommy Field: Deep League Wire

Often times I get my player ideas for this column from the bids in AL Tout Wars. Unfortunately, that means my recommendations typically learn toward American Leaguers, rendering National League owners $hit out of luck. My apologies. But you’...


Fantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Back-End Breakouts by Wilson Karaman

Can these three arms keep surpassing preseason expectations?


Fantasy Freestyle: Staying Afloat in a Sea of Fluctuations by Jeff Quinton

How to improve fantasy decision-making amid variations in player performance.


Fantasy Freestyle: The Evolution of Lucas Duda by Greg Wellemeyer

What does the Mets first baseman's new approach mean for his fantasy value?


Luke Gregerson unavailable Wednesday; Holland held out with stiff neck

Closer Monkey - Instant email alerts whenever there's a closer change. Closer depth charts to help you stay ahead. May 20, 2015 Houston Astros –Luke Gregerson entered the ninth with a four-run lead, but he allowed two earned runs on t...


RotoGraphs Consensus Rankings – May Update: Catchers

We’re not quite a quarter of the way into the season – which isn’t the quarter pole, by the way, that comes around 122 games though that won’t stop anyone – but it is a perfect time to update the consensus rankings here at Rotographs...


Roto Riteup: May 20, 2015

I plan on seeing Pitch Perfect 2 at some point, perhaps today, so here is my favorite performance from the first film. Spoiler alert: I think this should have won, but that’s just me. On today’s agenda: 1. Rusney Castillo not far of...


The Longball (Daily GPP Plays): May 20, 2015

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Pre-game Warmup Big night tonight with the DK $300K Swing for the Fences. I won a handful of entries into 


Revolving Doors: Impact of Coaching Changes in the AFC North

Graham Briggs looks at this year's NFL Coaching Changes and how they could affect the players you draft on your Fantasy Football teams. The post Revolving Doors: Impact of Coaching Changes in the AFC North appeared first on So-Called Fantasy Exp...


Card Corner Plus: The Death of Danny Frisella

An unfortunate accident took reliever Danny Frisella from the world too soon.


10 Important Stories From 05/19/15 Box Scores: What To Do With Anibal Sanchez & Taijuan Walker & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There were a lot of poor pitching performance last night, from Francisco Liriano (2.0 IP, 7 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K) to Gio Gonzalez (5.0 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 K) to Jonathan Niese


Daily Fantasy Baseball: FanDuel Picks for Wednesday, May 20

Hump Day! Who doesn’t love some Hump Day Fantasy Baseball? Each week, I share with you my favorite FanDuel picks for Wednesday, although, most of these picks also work for other sites as well, depending on their prices. Normally, there are a fe...


C-Dick And Vic Hit By The DL Stick

Victor Martinez hit the DL. I told you he was overrated in the preseason, but rather than just say I told you so, let's tell you exactly what I told you, "Wah-wah. Sad trombone. 'Those aren’t pillows!' Or whatever signal you want for a rever...


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