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By The Numbers: Rhys Hoskins, Jorge Soler, Dallas Keuchel
By Andrew Gould on August, 22nd 2019

Rhys Hoskins has eight hits and a .222 slugging percentage in August. Stuck in a spectacularly bad slump, the Phillies’ slugger hasn’t tallied a home run since August 3. His .257/.393/.520 slash line to end July has depreciated to .239/.391/.477. … read more »

Positive and Negative Regression Candidates (Fantasy Baseball)
By Carmen Maiorano on August, 21st 2019

For those of you still reading, you’re likely 1) a fantasy baseball nut and/or 2) in the playoff hunt. I commend you. As we wind down the season, a ton of guys have seemingly come out of nowhere to post … read more »

By The Numbers: Starling Marte, Jack Flaherty, Scooter Gennett
By Andrew Gould on August, 15th 2019

Starling Marte joined the elusive 20/20 club before drawing his 20th walk of the season. The Pirates outfielder stole his 20th base Wednesday night to go with as many home runs. He now stands alongside Christian Yelich and Ronald Acuna … read more »

Statcast Risers & Fallers: Week 20 (Fantasy Baseball)
By Nicholas Gerli on August, 14th 2019

Let’s dig into this week’s Statcast leaders and trailers! Import your team to My Playbook for instant Waiver Wire advice >> Weekly readers of this column will be familiar with Gio Urshela, whom I┬árecommended as a pick-up two weeks ago … read more »

Pitch Selection Changes: August Update (2019 Fantasy Baseball)
By Carmen Maiorano on August, 13th 2019

Much like my exit velocity update, we need to identify lesser owned players (or superb guys who fell short of expectations in July) who we can trade for or pick up. At this time of year, a good strategy is … read more »

By The Numbers: Jeff McNeil, Mike Soroka, Josh Bell
By Andrew Gould on August, 8th 2019

Jeff McNeil has the National League’s third-highest wRC+ (153) behind Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger. Long viewed as an empty source of batting average, McNeil has elevated into an all-around elite hitter by belting five home runs in his last … read more »

Statcast Risers & Fallers: Week 19 (Fantasy Baseball)
By Nicholas Gerli on August, 6th 2019

Without further ado, let’s dive into the Week 19 Statcast Risers and Fallers! Import your team to My Playbook for instant Waiver Wire advice >> Well, well, well. After a rough start to his MLB career, one that caused many … read more »

Average Exit Velocity: August Update (2019 Fantasy Baseball)
By Carmen Maiorano on August, 6th 2019

Let’s make the last segment of average exit velocity updates actionable. We know who the “epic exit velocitors” are, and you probably can’t trade for them. Instead, lets review July’s trends and dig into guys who are likely still on … read more »

By The Numbers: Nelson Cruz, Marcus Stroman, Franmil Reyes
By Andrew Gould on August, 1st 2019

Nelson Cruz ranks second in both barrels per plate appearance (12.3%) and average exit velocity (94.2 mph), respectively trailing Yankees sluggers Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge in each category. This isn’t a case of someone turning a dull season around … read more »

Pitcher’s Exit Velocity – July Update (2019 Fantasy Baseball)
By Michael Waterloo on July, 31st 2019

Every month, I take a look at the Statcast leaders for pitchers’ exit velocity. I highlight the top 10 in average exit velocity and report the findings for what you should expect going forward. In May, I examined the 10 … read more »