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Chris Sale Out With Fractured Foot

People are very high on the Chicago White Sox this year as they had a nice off-season bringing in Melky Cabrera, Adam LaRoche and Jeff Samardzija. Cabrera and LaRoche give protection to slugger Jose Abreu in the middle of the lineup, while Samardzija gives the White Sox a nice 1-2 punch at the top of their rotation, with ace Chris Sale. View image | gettyimages.com However...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

OBP Leagues: In Need of Some Headley

Playing in an OBP league not only takes into account more of the players overall performance, it can also help you get a couple of steals on draft day. I took a look at third base and singled out a few players to target and one to pass over that others in your league may be sleeping on... Looking at the top-5 in OBP last year, we end up with Adrian Beltre (.388), Matt Carpenter...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Finding Production at the Bottom of the Order

In fantasy baseball, the 3,4,5 hitters of a teams lineup are the focus of fantasy drafts.  That is where the majority of home runs and runs batted in are generated.  Then focus shifts to the top of the order, and the speed guys who get on base, can steal second and rack up runs.  The bottom of the order is typically overlooked, but there are some decent players who fill out a...
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Player Profile #31: Max Scherzer | SP | WAS

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! I didn’t think we’d ever see Max Scherzer develop into the $200MM pitcher he is today, and neither did the “experts” as Baseball America ranked him 66th before the 2008 season while Baseball Prospectus had him 90th. But here we are. Scherzer’s become one of the most reliable pitchers in baseball...
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2015 Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

View image | gettyimages.com The following is a team preview for the Pittsburgh Pirates from a fantasy baseball perspective, contributed by Brian Dunshee. Offseason Overview The Pittsburgh Pirates enter the 2015 campaign as one of the few standout NL powers, having two MVP caliber players on their team in Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte. Though they lost the productive...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #32: Yasiel Puig | OF | LAD

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Last season Yasiel Puig quietly had one of the more confusing seasons in baseball. Take a look at his batted ball profile and tell me what BABIP you’d expect from this player: 14.8 LD%, 51.7 GB%, 33.4 FB%, 7.6 IFFB%, 11.2 IFH%. Just eye-balling it I’d expect something around .290. This player didn’t...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Shortstops Over/Under

View image | gettyimages.com Since we are half way through the process of looking at three-year player averages position-by-position, there are some things that bear repeating. The per 150 game production numbers below have one primary advantage and two primary disadvantages. The advantage is that it shows the numbers that a player has produced in the past as expressed if he were...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: 30 Prospects in 30 Days — Alex Meyer

View image | gettyimages.com Profile Alex Meyer certainly looks the part. He towers over the mound at a lanky 6’9” and sports an electric heater that has touched 100 and routinely sits in the mid-90’s. There’s certainly effort in his delivery and his mechanics aren’t exactly tight, but it’s a natural motion with an arm slot that uses his height to get excellent downward...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #33: Jose Altuve | 2B | HOU

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Well, that was an unexpected surprise. Entering 2014 we thought we had Jose Altuve pegged. A short, high-contact hitter with a little pop and good speed, Altuve figued to be a near-.300 player with 30-40 SB speed and 90-run potential hitting at the top of an all-or-nothing Astros offense. Instead he stole...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #34: Bryce Harper | OF | WAS

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! The fantasy community has had it with the Bryce Harper hype year-in and year-out. Since teasing owners with a 4.4 WAR rookie season he has yet to duplicate or surpass it. Harper routinely has been drafted highly and almost always gets hurt. Last year was no exception, but I’m here to tell you to draft...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The “It’s Only Dandruff In My Nose” Excuse Finally Fails

I'm not a total ass. Partial? Sure! I have no problem with that. With that said (here comes the ass part!), I have no sympathy for Josh Hamilton. Everywhere you look you hear about how heartbreaking, sad, *searches Thesaurus.com for sympathetic word* it is that happened to Hamilton. Light a candle for the literal manifestation of the prayers that you send out to him. Put on...
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Player Profile #35: Starling Marte | OF | PIT

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! It says a lot about the Pirates that Starling Marte isn’t the best player on his team. Hell, he isn’t even the best guy in his team’s outfield. When you play next to Andrew McCutchen, you’re always going to be the second dog, but seeing as how McCutchen is a top five player in all of baseball, being...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Team Preview: Boston Red Sox

Welcome to the 2015 Razzball Team Previews! You’ll find everything you need to know about each team to get yourself ready for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. And I mean everything folks. We’ve got line-ups, charts, Slurpee’s, lube, a guide for beginner electricians, and even a cactus! Oh, wait, yeah, like half of those things are actually what I have in front of me…...
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Brewers Bring Back K-Rod

The Milwaukee Brewers have re-signed closer Francisco Rodriguez to a 2-year deal, worth $13 million, with a club option for the 2017 season.K-Rod will serve as the Brewers closer for this season and Jonathan Broxton will be the set up man in Milwaukee. View image | gettyimages.com In 68 innings last season with the Brewers, Rodriguez saved 44 games in 49 opportunities, while...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #36: Justin Upton | OF | SD

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! The good Upton brother had yet another strong season in 2014, completing his seventh full season in the big leagues. It’s hard to believe but the former first overall pick in the 2005 Amateur Draft has been around that long, and at just 27 years old he still has ample time left in his prime. Upton was...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #37: Josh Donaldson | 3B | TOR

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! After our Draft Guide was released, we received a Facebook message from one of our most loyal readers, Jordan P.: Why is Josh Donaldson’s projection not as high as I expected batting in a prime spot in the potent Jays lineup (and Rogers Centre)? Great question. You can find Donaldson’s 2015 projection...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #38: Albert Pujols | 1B | LAA

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Entering last season Albert Pujols had a ton of question marks. He was entering his age-34 season and coming off a season mostly lost to plantar fasciitis, and no one really knew how automatic The Machine was going to be. We liked Pujols more than most, projecting 82 R, 30 HR, 100 RBI, and a .280 BA, and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #39: Jacoby Ellsbury | OF | NYY

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Oddly enough, one of the worst things Jacoby Ellsbury ever did for his fantasy value was hit 32 HR in 2011. We know he’s not a 30-homer hitter, but then again I believe it was Ron Shandler who said, “once you display a skill, you own it,” so by that logic Ellsbury is a 30-homer hitter. Not that 30...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Kansas City Royals

  The following is a team preview for the Kansas City Royals from a fantasy baseball perspective, contributed by Brian Dunshee. Offseason Review It would be an understatement to say that the Royals made their franchise relevant again last year. For the first time since 1985, the Royals made the playoffs and they took advantage of it; ultimately coming within one game of taking...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitchers That Give Me Pause (aka Teheranalatos Ross)

Everyone has their own method of determining their draft board and I imagine mine is rather unique. My early focus is on playing time/injuries so I can run Steamer rates against them and run the results through my Player Rater $ calculation. I then compare this against NFBC ADP and any expert drafts to get a sense for the outliers. As the preseason crawls on, I find myself digging...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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