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Razzball   Aug 26th, 2:00pm ET
In my preseason Randal Grichuk sleeper post (hey, they're not all Delino DeShields sleepers, which is to say God awful vs. just merely bad), I said, "How much Grichuk can Grichuk chuck if Grichuk strikes out 30% of the time?  Now, I’m no gypsy;...
FanGraphs   Aug 26th, 1:16am ET
The Arizona Diamondbacks plan to give both Daniel Hudson and Randall Delgado a chance in late-inning/closing situations. Neither have been great to date — they share an identical 4.20 FIP and just about the same K-BB% (10.7% K-BB% for Hudson, 10% for...
FanGraphs   Aug 25th, 12:15pm ET
Last week I wrote about two stats, Value Hit Percent (VH%) and Poorly Hit Percent (PH%), which both serve to measure the quality of contact on the high and low ends of the spectrum, respectively. Value Hits represent the highest quality of contact, making...
Razzball   Aug 23rd, 2:19pm ET
Happy Tuesday, Razzballero! If you're still checking in on the baseball side of things, it probably means that you're still in contention in at least one of your fantasy leagues, so kudos to you for that. If you were able to win the race to the waiver wire...
The Fantasy Fix   Aug 22nd, 3:05pm ET
In this piece, I’ll be updating one of my favorite strategies to identify starting pitchers to target via trade for fantasy baseball players in 2016. Each and every baseball site you visit can probably provide you with a strategy to identify players...
RotoBaller   Aug 18th, 7:25am ET
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues, NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 14% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Bud Norris is expected to return from the disabled list on Friday to pitch against the Reds. Since he returned to being a starter on June 4 for Atlanta, Norris has...
RotoBaller   Aug 18th, 2:05am ET
BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Alex Bregman, a hyped prospect who spent all of 146 games in the minors, started his Major League career with two hits and an unbelievable .071 BABIP in his first...
Roto Rob   Aug 15th, 1:17pm ET
This year, the southpaw's WHIP is actually at a career high, but he's also benefited from his highest strand rate ever to enjoy a superb ERA and another great won-loss mark. Is it smoke and mirrors? Well, we know Hamels can pitch, but the fact that his FIP...
FanGraphs   Aug 13th, 10:15am ET
Today’s Roto Riteup loves arms. On the agenda: 1. Fun with arbitrary endpoints 2. Various News and Notes 3. Streaming Pitcher Options Fun with arbitrary endpoints Pitchers: First vs Second Half IP K BB HR ERA WHIP BABIP Justin Verlander 1st Half 117.1...
FanGraphs   Aug 12th, 10:45am ET
Valuing Danny Duffy Putting a future value on Danny Duffy is fairly difficult because he has never performed like he is right now. Here are some of his stats after his one run complete game last night. 9 wins 2.82 ERA, 3.14 FIP 10.0 K/9 1.8 BB/9 1.0 HR/9 Let’s...
Fake Teams   Aug 12th, 7:00am ET
This stolen base machine has had a surge in production since the All Star break. As of Thursday night, Billy Hamilton has been a top 20 player by Yahoo 5x5 since the All Star break. He's hitting .302 with a ridiculous 26 stolen bases, fueled by an on base...
Fake Teams   Aug 12th, 6:00am ET
I list an unusually low priced punt play and two pitching options for today's game. Reminder: Always double check the lineup card before rosters lock to make sure that a player you've chosen to roster is playing that day, and check the weather to make sure...
Fake Teams   Aug 11th, 10:45am ET
FanDuel DFS picks for Thursday, August 11 Reminder: Always double check the lineup card before rosters lock to make sure that a player you've chosen to roster is playing that day, and check the weather to make sure your players won't get rained out of their...
Fake Teams   Aug 11th, 9:00am ET
After looking at pitchers showing positive signs of second half surges, we now turn to pitchers with red flags and potentially poor second halves. Last time, I discussed starting pitchers that have increased their velocity and/or swinging strike rates the...
FanGraphs   Aug 11th, 12:05am ET
– It was Matt Bush, not Sam Dyson or Jeremy Jeffress that earned the save in Texas tonight. Somewhat interesting play — Dyson and Jeffress had only pitched Tuesday (not Monday) but tossed 24 and 19 pitches, respectively. Bush continues his renaissaince...
Fake Teams   Aug 10th, 6:00am ET
I list a pitcher and a hitting stack for the late game. Reminder: Always double check the lineup card before rosters lock to make sure that a player you've chosen to roster is playing that day, and check the weather to make sure your players won't get rained...
FanGraphs   Aug 9th, 10:45am ET
• Carlos Estevez blew his second save in a row last night after allowing three earned runs while only recording one out. Over his last two outings, Estevez has retired two batters while giving up seven runs in the process. His ERA now stands at 5.18,...
Fake Teams   Aug 9th, 10:37am ET
Reminder: Always double check the lineup card before rosters lock to make sure that a player you've chosen to roster is playing that day, and check the weather to make sure your players won't get rained out of their game. FanDuel has made some tweaks to their...
FanGraphs   Aug 9th, 8:15am ET
Yesterday, I discussed the hitters who have most underachieved their xBABIP marks. Today, I follow up on last month’s xBABIP overperformers with an update on the fantasy relevant hitters whose BABIP marks have most exceeded their xBABIP marks. August...
FanGraphs   Aug 9th, 7:15am ET
I’m passing up the obligatory “sliding into the DMs like” from the Buster Posey highlight to hit you with a “me, reading your tweets,” courtesy of Collin McHugh: But also, sliding into the DMs like: Your browser does not support...