There's plenty of reasons why I trust Mike Hazen. Mike Hazen has just one season under his belt as Diamondbacks General Manager. Just like Kevin Towers, Hazen made the playoffs in his first season. We’ve seen radical Diamondback first year improvements under new leadership before, but we haven’t seen sustained success since the Jerry Colangelo... Continue Reading →
Photo Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports. Last year there were a lot of breakouts. I am not referring to the Judges or the Bellinger’s of the world, but rather guys who had been in the Major Leagues for a while who suddenly burst into the spotlight. Examples include Justin Smoak, Chris Taylor, and... Continue Reading →
Week of March 19th 2018 | Breaking down our 'The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational' (TGFBI) teams now that drafts have finished, Pitching, Infield, Outfield, Draft Strategies, Projections, & Favorite/Least Favorite Picks!
As spring training comes to an end soon and the games that really count begin, we look back on some standout situations and player improvements that will impact your upcoming drafts. The Fantasy Front Office staff has handpicked several noteworthy items to add to your own spring training watch list. Hanley Ramirez Arriving... Continue Reading →
Week of March 12th 2018 | Breaking Down the Bullpens, Over & Under Drafted Players, Sleepers & More of the AL WEST Division, plus we dig into News of Arrieta, Lucroy, Lynn, CarGo, then some debate on Mazara & Odor!
Continuing with the mission to give you relatable projections to help build your fantasy team (first outlined for hitters here in Benchmarking the Projections), presented below are benchmarked projections for pitchers, both starters and relievers. The projections were compared to the average league category leader occurring since the introduction of PED testing. Seasons like those listed above form the measuring stick by which the projections are compared to. The list is color coded so you can easily separate the good from the bad numbers.
Let's enter the conspiracy zone. From 2009-2016, the Arizona Diamondbacks never had a team ERA within the top 13 of the MLB. Entering the 2017 season, the Diamondbacks hired Mike Hazen as their new GM. During the 2017 season rumors began to swirl that the D-Backs may introduce a humidor for the second half of... Continue Reading →
Before I start this article off, I will let it be known I am a hypocrite. I have and will draft Andrew Benintendi. In fact, I took him in the Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational on Fantrax. I still believe though, that Brett Gardner is in fact, a clone if you will of Andrew Benintendi... Continue Reading →
Jake Faria was never on any top-100 prospect lists while he climbed his way up to the big leagues. He doesn’t reach the triple-digits and he certainly isn’t flashy, but he can flat out pitch. Faria was a 10th-round pick to the Rays out of high school back in 2011 and one thing scouts... Continue Reading →
Week of Mar 5th, 2018 | Breaking Down the Bullpens, Over & Under Drafted Players, Sleepers & More of the AL East Division, plus we dig into some Listener Questions!
There are two types of prospect hunters in fantasy baseball, the ones who use top 100 lists, and the ones who dig outside and hunt for more. Admittingly, it’s not easy to get out of your “comfort” zone if you are the first type of prospect hunter I described.
Fantasy baseball is a game where you want to gain more value than you give up. Whether it be at the draft table, in a trade, or as a waiver pickup. Essentially everything (league type, size, categories, team construction, etc) is relative, but one thing that is not relative is the impact that some prospects can provide. Every year, a player (or several) gets called up and over performs at the highest level possible. These guys can be hard to find, but sometimes can be staring at you for months on waivers before getting called up. This regular article will hopefully keep you at the top of the standings by giving you a leg up on your league mates. Here are my top 5 prospects coming into 2018 (leaving off Ohtani because I dont view him as a "true prospect").