Quick Takes: 6 Pitchers to Add in 12 Team Leagues

So by now, you should have already picked up Marco Gonzalez of the Seattle Mariners, who has given up just 2 runs in his last 2 outings. However, if you haven’t, go do so now! He is 58% owned and worthy of a 12 team spot. Outside of Marco Gonzalez, who should you be looking at? Here are 5 other players under 60% owned that could be owned in 12 team leagues.

Split Decisions

If you are heavy into Daily Fantasy Sports, there is no doubt you are aware of and exploit handedness splits. That is, you seek out batters that have success against right or left-handed pitchers and avoid those that struggle.  It makes perfect sense in the DFS game.  However, there is also a place for season long roto managers to be aware of these matchups, particularly those teams with deep benches and daily roster changes.

Unlucky or Benchable?

We are getting close to the halfway point of the season, and a lot of decisions have to be made on whether it’s time to give up on a player or keep trucking away with him. Let’s look at 5 guys who have struggled so far in 2018 and whether there is hope down the stretch.

Pitchers to Add that are 65% Owned or Lower

These numbers are based on Yahoo ownership percentage, so Fantrax players will likely find these players to be significantly more owned. 1.Marco Gonzalez. 61% owned.     Remember when the Cardinals traded Marco Gonzalez for Tyler O’Neill and everyone thought the Mariners got fleeced? Well turns out, that isn’t true. Marco Gonzalez has been a... Continue Reading →

Jordan Hicks NEEDS to be Owned.

For many fantasy baseball leagues, saves are all that matter. You roster closers and fill out the rest of your lineup with starters. However, baseball is changing. No longer are closers automatically the best guys in their respective bullpens. This is the case with Jordan Hicks. You’ve probably heard of him, (he is the guy that can throw 105 mph). He is the classic case of being the best guy in the bullpen without having the heralded “closer” position. Saves are important of course, but if you don’t roster the best relievers, you are missing out on great ratios.

Cody Bellinger and the Sophomore Slump

You hear the term Sophomore slump a lot when it comes to second-year players. Players that perform well in their rookie year get knighted as the next wave of elite hitters. Cody Bellinger was no exception to that rule coming into the 2018 season, after all, he broke the NL record for most home runs... Continue Reading →

Osuna’s Out, But Who’s In?

For those of you who don’t know, Roberto Osuna of the Toronto Blue Jays got arrested for domestic violence. As the investigation is ongoing, the Blue Jays have put him on administrative leave. So who is the next man up?

Early Launch Angle Gainers

Find your edge. Every fantasy baseball manager needs to find their edge in order to be competitive.  Perhaps that edge is watching as much live baseball as possible to scout potential players. Maybe it is reading as many articles as possible to evaluate different expert opinions.  Potentially, it is diving into the data itself to... Continue Reading →

Upside, Baseball’s Tempting Mistress

  Mar 12, 2016; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Ozzie Albies (87) loses his helmet while running to third base during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports If you manage a fantasy baseball team, you know... Continue Reading →

Creative Solutions to the Catching Wasteland

Catching is such an interesting position year in & year out with few pillars of consistency and a whole lot of volatility. Newcomers arrive on the scene then fade away, those once stable pillars eventually crumble and fall, and there's always some prodigy on the horizon. How can you break free from drafting a terrible catcher who will play less than 110 games & generally hurt more categories than help? A two-headed approach.

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