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 →
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 →
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").
In fantasy baseball, the closer’s role experiences the most turnover over the course of a season. Every year, guys who appear to be locks for high-end production fall off and get replaced. It is truly a never-ending battle for any fantasy owner. Sure, Kenley Jansen, Aroldis Chapman, and Craig Kimbrel exist, but a premium price must be paid on Draft Day if an owner wants a virtual lock for a closer.
In my early stages of prepping for the 2018 fantasy baseball draft season and I am already noticing a few great values. I am looking at fantrax.com ADP data, as of 2/9/18. Some of these guys are small values and some are core guys that can win a championship. Most of them will be rostered by the winner of your league I'm sure. I am here to make sure that winner is you.
As we approach Thanksgiving, now is a great time to say thanks for all the things I am grateful for in the baseball world. First, a huge thank you to Mike Hazen and 2017 NL Manager of the year Torey Lovullo for turning around the Diamondbacks. Thank you, Archie Bradley for lighting this fan base on fire.
I'm not a fantasy sports expert. Great start to my first Fantasy Front Office article, right? But seriously, I'm not a fantasy expert. Don't get me wrong, I've won a healthy share of leagues. I naturally have the desire to spend hours a day researching obscure player stats, for fun. I probably too frequently check... Continue Reading →
Re-posted 7/14/17 - Written 3/17/17 (Pre-Season Bold Predictions Article) Bold Predictions are not all created equally. In some cases you have bold predictions like “Joey Votto is going to win the NL MVP”….In others you have Bold Predictions like David Ortiz resigns with the Red Sox after losing 78 lbs, and steals 40 bases on... Continue Reading →
Francisco Lindor is the Indians 23-year-old slick fielding short stop. Lindor's glove earned him top 10 prospects status in both 2014 and 2015, but his power didn't emerge until his first season in the major leagues. Lindor played 5 seasons in the minors and managed to only hit 21 home runs. In his brief... Continue Reading →