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Matt Chapman (thumb, shoulder) takes batting practice on Friday photo
Chapman is trying to return from thumb and shoulder surgeries but says the batting practice "went great". The 25-year-old is on track for Opening Day but his status should be closely monitored this spring.
by Brendan Tuma in Injury16 hrs ago
Clayton Kershaw likely to pitch Opening Day for Dodgers photo
"It's not official, but I think we know" were Roberts' exact words. It's odd he didn't just come out and say it, but Kershaw looks set for a ninth opening day start this year. The three-time Cy Young winner re-signed with Los Angeles for three years and $93 million earlier ...
by Brendan Tuma in News16 hrs ago
Cesar Hernandez will get
Hernandez led off for most of 2018 but could be pushed by Andrew McCutchen this spring. Kapler called Hernandez an ideal leadoff hitter but the top of the order got more crowded this off-season with the additions of McCutchen, J.T. Realmuto, and Jean Segura. Leading off would obviously be a ...
by Brendan Tuma in News16 hrs ago
Ryan Braun won't play first base much in 2019 photo
Milwaukee solved their outfield logjam over the winter by trading away Domingo Santana and Keon Broxton. Jesus Aguilar and Eric Thames will see the bulk of playing time at first this year with Braun sticking in the outfield. Braun hit 20 homers with a .782 OPS in 125 games for ...
by Brendan Tuma in News16 hrs ago
Yoenis Cespedes (heel) believes he will play in 2019 photo
The 33-year-old is even set to begin baseball activities next week. It's a nice development but there's still a decent chance Cespedes misses all of 2019. We won't know what his timetable will be like until he begins ramping up his activities, which makes him an easy fade in fantasy ...
by Brendan Tuma in Injury16 hrs ago
Jameson Taillon named Opening Day starter photo
Taillon will be followed by Trevor Williams, Joe Musgrove, and Chris Archer. Taillon posted a 3.20 ERA with 14 wins across 32 starts last year to receiver the honor. Pittsburgh opens the season in Cincinnati.
by Brendan Tuma in News16 hrs ago
CC Sabathia to retire after 2019 photo
Sabathia held a press conference to make the announcement. The 38-year-old will be entering his 19th season and is among the active leaders in nearly every pitching category. Sabathia's career highlights include winning the 2007 American League Cy Young award and winning a ring with the World Champion Yankees in ...
by Brendan Tuma in News16 hrs ago
Peter Alonso has made defensive strides photo
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com echoes that statement, saying Alonso has made considerable strides defensively. The improvements will only help Alonso get to the big leagues sooner. The Mets will likely manipulate his service time through the first few weeks of April, but he's still a good late-round fantasy pick with ...
by Brendan Tuma in News16 hrs ago
Alex Bregman (elbow) throws past 90 feet photo
Bregman said he was throwing between 90 and 95 percent effort and even "put a little crow hop shuffle into it". It's a positive development for the 24-year-old infielder coming off off-season elbow surgery. The Astros will reportedly take things slow with him, but Bregman remains on track for Opening ...
by Brendan Tuma in Injury16 hrs ago
Ronald Acuna could bat leadoff photo
Acuna flourished as the Braves' leadoff hitter last season, hitting .328 with 19 homers and a 1.042 OPS across 301 plate appearances batting first. Atlanta has been leaning towards moving him towards more of a run-producing spot in the lineup, but they haven't made up their mind yet. It's important ...
by Brendan Tuma in News16 hrs ago
2019 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft (12 Teams, Late Pick) photo
Wow, values have changed since my last mock draft. I picked at the same spot (#11) as last time, and my team looks vastly ...
Players to Target for Runs (2019 Fantasy Baseball) photo
As I continue draft preparation by looking at players who contribute in certain categories, I want to point out how runs and RBI seem ...
by Max Freeze in Draft Prep1 day ago
How To Handle Shiny New Toys (2019 Fantasy Baseball) photo
Adults always smirk at the sight of children who dismiss an entire toy chest to only play with the newest possession, Those who play ...
by Andrew Gould in Draft Prep2 days ago
MLB Park Factors (2019 Fantasy Baseball) photo
A new baseball season is almost upon us, and that means a fresh look at the park factors around the Majors. You can check ...
by Josh Shepardson in Draft Prep2 days ago
Is Trevor Story Properly Valued? (2019 Fantasy Baseball) photo
What do you get when you take a rookie of the year, add a terribly disappointing sophomore campaign, and then throw in a near ...
by Alex Altmix in Draft Prep2 days ago
Top 5 Pitchers Who Overachieved in ERA (2019 Fantasy Baseball) photo
ERA may be one of the five standard pitching categories in rotisserie baseball, but we've long learned that it does a pretty poor job ...
by Kenyatta Storin in Draft Prep3 days ago
Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy: Punting Categories photo
It's draft day and you're sitting at your computer with your rankings and perhaps a notepad, or maybe you're actually among the company of ...
by Josh Dalley in Draft Prep3 days ago