Brandon League Out as Mariners Closer

League has been dreadful this season.  He has nearly as many walks, 12, as he does strikeouts, 13.  His groundball rate is down significantly this year, and all-in-all, the negative peripheral stats have resulted in a 4.43 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.  Unfortunately for his fantasy owners, the ugly season line isn’t the result of some […]

Deep League Stash Options: A Couple of Old Guys

This is usually a popular time of year for fantasy pundits to discuss which hot prospects are worth stashing in the hopes of an early summer promotion.  I am often one of those fantasy baseball writers driving the hype train on prospects.  However, in an unusual turn of events, a couple of older veterans may […]

Mound Musings: The Former Fantasy Aces Edition

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already approaching the quarter pole for the regular season. With that in mind, it’s time to try and determine which hot starts are sustainable, and which aren’t. Two former fantasy aces have gotten off to hot starts, and one pitcher’s sizzling start to the season looks more believable than […]

Down on the Farm: April’s Hottest Minor League Pitchers

The calendar has turned to May, and I took a look at the minor’s hottest hitters in April a few days ago. There were also a number of pitchers that had outstanding Aprils. In fact, there were entirely too many to give everyone their proper due. With that in mind, I tended to slant toward […]

Down on the Farm: April’s Hottest Minor League Hitters

April is now in the books, and many a hitter in the minors had a hot start. In an attempt to highlight some of the top performers, I’ve picked out one player at each infield position, and three outfielders to shine the spotlight on. C- Derek Norris- Triple-A- Oakland A’s Stats: 93 PA, 15 R, […]

Darvish’s Dazzling Day

On Tuesday, Yu Darvish showed why the Rangers were willing to cough up some serious dough for him this offseason. He was dominant against the Yankees, pitching 8.1 scoreless innings, walking just two, and striking out a season high 10 batters. It was a brilliant start to watch, and I decided it would be fun […]

Trend or Mirage: Ross Detwiler

A popular preseason dark horse to win one of the National League Wild Card slots was the Washington Nationals. So far, they’ve looked the part, and a big reason for that has been their pitching. Their starters have the best ERA in all of Major League baseball at 1.82, the next closest team is the […]

Premium Lineup Spots Yield Hidden Gems

The most important components of a player’s fantasy value are talent, and opportunity. Opportunity can come in many forms. The first that comes to mind is the opportunity to play. Another opportunity, that sometimes gets lost on gamers, is that of hitting in premium lineup slots. The premium lineup slots, as I’ll define them, are […]

Paging Doctor Death: The Brian Wilson Edition

New this evening on Twitter is that Brian Wilson’s MRI on his elbow showed structural damage.  He is in the process of getting a second opinion, but the outlook is bleak.  If he undergoes Tommy John sugery, the likely outcome, he’ll miss the remainder of the 2012 season.  Who will take over closing duties in […]

Minor League Notes: April 10-11

The pitchers have largely stolen the show the last couple of days.  Stellar pitching performances could be found at all levels of the minors on Tuesday and Wednesday. South Atlantic League (Low-A) Adam Conley- Conley, a second round selection of the Marlins in last June’s draft, was outstanding on Wednesday. The former Washington State Cougar […]

Minor League Notes: April 9

There were some fireworks from notable prospects playing in the Pacific Coast League.  On the bump, a Mariners farm hand turned heads in his Double-A Southern League debut.  Meanwhile, in the low-minors, a Twins youngster found the seats twice in a High-A Midwest League contest.  South Atlantic League (Low-A) Gary Sanchez- Sanchez continued his sizzling […]

Minor League Notes: April 5-8

While most of the baseball world’s attention is on the majors, the minor league season is under way as well. Some of the best prospects are already off to a hot start and showing why they are held in such high regard.  Not all news is good news in the minors, though, as one of […]

Braves and Reds Strike a Minor Deal

The Braves and Reds made a minor deal on Sunday. The Braves sent right-handed minor league pitcher J.J. Hoover for Reds third baseman Juan Francisco. Francisco was out of options, and that likely played a role in this dealing taking place. Hoover has yet to pitch in the majors, and reached Triple-A in the middle […]

Yankees 5×5 2012 Prospect Rankings

The Yankees system took a hit when they dealt Jesus Montero, but remains chock full of high ceiling talent. A healthy blend of bats and arms. The hitters are a few years from the majors, but the Yankees have a few prospect pitchers who could see the bigs this season. Top 5 fantasy baseball prospects […]

White Sox 2012 5×5 Prospect Rankings

The Chicago White Sox farm system is easily the worst in baseball. A big part of the reason for their putrid system is that they’ve shied away from spending money in the draft. The old saying goes, you get what you pay for. In this case, the saying is correct. Top 5 fantasy baseball prospects […]