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Fantasy Baseball Category Targets: Week 12
By Kenyatta Storin on June, 23rd 2017

Oftentimes when we’re scouring the waiver wire, we’re looking for players to bolster a particular category, rather than the next trendy up-and-comer. Looking for stolen bases? Home runs? ERA and WHIP? I’ve got you covered. I present to you Week 12’s fantasy … read more »

By the Numbers: Clayton Kershaw, Aaron Judge, Andrew McCutchen
By Kenyatta Storin on June, 22nd 2017

Clayton Kershaw has allowed a whopping 17 home runs this year. That number ranks him among the top-10 worst in the league (ninth). That’s right, the best pitcher in all the land and his 2.61 ERA is somehow hanging near an illustrious group … read more »

Seven Burning Questions (Fantasy Baseball)
By Andrew Seifter on June, 20th 2017

We’re approaching the end of June, which means the second half of the season is just around the corner. Now is the time when hot starts can turn into career years, and cold streaks can become lost seasons. It’s when … read more »

Regression Report: Marco Estrada, Sean Manaea, Michael Fulmer
By Tom Whalen on June, 19th 2017

On this week’s Regression Report, let’s follow through on my approach for hitters last week, focusing on the most recent month-long sample for three key stats that allow us to zero in on possible candidates for positive and negative regression, … read more »

By The Numbers: Aaron Hicks, Rougned Odor, Jordan Montgomery
By Kenyatta Storin on June, 15th 2017

Last week, I kicked things off by taking a look at Zack Cozart, who was a surprise name near the top of the OPS leaderboards. Well, this week another name has caught my eye, and that’s Aaron Hicks, who is the … read more »

Regression Report: Charlie Blackmon, Edwin Encarnacion, Ian Happ
By Tom Whalen on June, 12th 2017

In the effort to keep the Regression Report as fresh and limber as possible while we barrel, at long last, toward the dog days of summer, let’s try something a little new. Rather than focusing on five hitters, let’s focus … read more »

By The Numbers: Giancarlo Stanton, Jacob deGrom, Scott Schebler
By Kenyatta Storin on June, 8th 2017

If you look at the top of the OPS leaderboard, you’ll see some familiar names that you would expect in 2017. Mike Trout, Ryan Zimmerman, Aaron Judge, Zack Cozart, Bryce Harper…wait, Zack Cozart? That’s right, Cozart has a higher OPS … read more »

Exit Velocity Risers & Fallers in May (Fantasy Baseball)
By Darius Austin on June, 7th 2017

Welcome back to our monthly exit velocity report! This edition will be using the Statcast data as always and looking at the biggest changes from April to May. Three hitters with some of the biggest changes on each side will … read more »

Regression Report: Robbie Ray, Masahiro Tanaka, Trevor Bauer (Fantasy Baseball)
By Tom Whalen on

Now that we’ve got two months of MLB play under our proverbial belts, let’s check in on a few pitchers who we discussed in earlier editions of the Regression Report when samples were a bit smaller and rest-of-season prospects were a … read more »

Notable Batted Ball Profiles: Jonathan Villar, Ian Desmond, Joey Gallo
By Kenyatta Storin on June, 6th 2017

This is the second edition of Batted Ball Profiles, a monthly article where I’ll — you guessed it — go through the batted ball profiles of various players, and see what their fantasy value looks like moving forward. You can … read more »