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A Look at Bauer’s Debut

This past Thursday, Diamondbacks top prospect Trevor Bauer made his big league debut. Fantasy GMs across the land had been waiting intently for that moment, but in the end were disappointed with what transpired. Bauer lasted only four innings, surrendering two earned runs while walking three, beaning one and striking out three. While one game […]

The Upside of Anthony Rizzo

Last season, Anthony Rizzo, then in the Padres organization, absolutely bombarded Pacific Coast League pitching to the tune of .331/.404/.632 with 26 long balls in 413 plate appearances. However, once he reached the big leagues, the mammoth production halted. In 153 plate appearances for the Friars, Rizzo hit .141/.281/.242 with only one home run and […]

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Buy or Sell: Wade Miley

Wade Miley was not a name focused on this preseason, but the Diamondbacks fifth starter has pitched his way onto the roster of many a fantasy team. While many believed it would be hot prospect Trevor Bauer putting up awesome numbers at the back end of Arizona’s rotation, Miley has given the D-Backs a reason […]

Buy or Sell: Mets

My latest article for The Outside Corner focused on the surprising start of the New York Mets. Here are the bits that might be of interest for fantasy owners… “David Wright has already been worth four wins above replacement (WAR) this season and is hitting at a sensational level (.357/.461/.580) with eight home runs and […]

Dealing Dodgers: Harang and Capuano

Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano are having big-time bounce-back seasons for the Dodgers, rewarding management for investing in each pitcher for more than just one season. They have also rewarded fantasy owners quick enough to snag them off of the wire or draft them as late round sleepers. Can their surprise seasons continue? Here’s what […]

Buy or Sell: Saunders, Rios

Michael Saunders – Saunders has always had a lot of raw skills, but he had yet to put it all together at the upper levels. At age 25, he might be starting to turn the corner. All of the numbers show improvements in the important categories of plate discipline and balls in play (i.e. line […]

Buy or Sell: Rosario and Goldschmidt

Wilin Rosario – Rosario is who we thought he was. Plenty of power, but a long swing and well below average plate discipline. Over the last week or so, however, Rosario has been on fire, hitting well over .300 with two home runs in his last six games. Just like any hot streak for any […]

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Phil Hughes Has the Stuff, Not the Location

Phil Hughes has become the center of a lot of skepticism and the target of many a sportswriter’s axe. However bleak it may seem for the once promising young fireballer, there are signs of hope in an otherwise messy situation. First and foremost, Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi continues to support Hughes, even with his 5.64 ERA. Perhaps Joe […]

It’s Time to Cash in on Mark Trumbo

Mark Trumbo is swinging an amazing bat right now. Not only are his numbers impressive, but he looks going doing it too, hitting moon shots into the deep corners of the outfield seats (and outfield rocks), which is why now is the time to sell as high as you can. I was not extremely high […]

Buy Low: Stars Still Struggling

We’re not “early in the season” anymore, but, then again, we aren’t exactly deep into the season either. There are a number of high round draftees still struggling to find their way and put forth the numbers that their fantasy GMs were expecting. Because of their track record, on top of current peripheral stats, these […]

Trade Will Middlebrooks now!

Were you one of the fantasy GMs savvy enough to snag Will Middlebrooks? Good for you! Now trade him as soon as you can! There is no questioning that Middlebrooks is a skilled ballplayer. He put up a .302/.345/.520 line with 18 home runs in 397 plate appearances at Double-A last season and started the […]

Sell High on Paul Konerko?

36-year-old Paul Konerko is off to a tremendous start this season, hitting .347/.426/.614 with six bombs, 14 runs, and 17 RBI. His value might never be higher. Paulie has hit over .300 for the past two seasons and he’s off to a great start in 2012. However, it’s highly unlikely that he will sustain a […]

Unsustainable Infield Hit Rates

Last season, Cameron Maybin led MLB with a 14.2 percent infield hit rate. The year before it was Ichiro, with a 15.8 percent infield hit rate. So far this season, eight players have an infield hit rate of over 18-percent. Since it is highly unlikely that these players will continue to see their infield balls […]

Pitchers to Buy Low Early On

The end of April is closing in fast and while some pitchers have come out of the gates hot, others have not been as impressive. For fantasy GMs, this represents and opportunity to buy low on some guys who may have had a run of tough luck early on. Zack Greinke, 5.09 ERA – Greinke […]