Nicky Tapas

Nicky Tapas

MLB Correspondent

Bio

I am a long-time fantasy baseball and fantasy football veteran and a floating MLB correspondent for FantasyPros. I am also a contributing writer for the NY Mets fan-run website Mets Merized Online.


Articles From Nicky
2017 Fantasy Baseball Preview: New York Mets photo
Coming into the 2016 season as defending National League Champions, the Mets were poised to make another deep playoff run until the injury bug ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyFri, Feb 17
Interesting Tidbits to Consider for 2017 photo
Incredibly, another NFL season is in the books. 2016 saw a number of impressive individual breakout performances and a number of very surprising fantasy ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyThu, Jan 12
5 Interesting Tidbits for Week 16 photo
Week 15 is in the books. For those of you still lucky enough to be alive and playing for a fantasy championship this weekend, ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyWed, Dec 21
5 Interesting Tidbits for Week 15 photo
The first week of most seasonal fantasy playoffs, Week 14, proved to be a very brutal one given the rash of injuries suffered, most ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyWed, Dec 14
5 Interesting Tidbits for Week 14 photo
As we head into Week 14, the seasonal league fantasy playoffs are upon us in most formats. If you've qualified for the playoffs, congratulations. ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyWed, Dec 7
5 Interesting Tidbits for Week 11 photo
With only three more weeks until seasonal fantasy football league playoffs, owners are trying to lock down first-round byes or are clamoring for the ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyWed, Nov 16
Latest News From Nicky
Mallex Smith optioned to AAA Tacoma photo
Mallex Smith was optioned to AAA Tacoma on Tuesday after beginning the season with a brutal .165/.255./.247 slash line over 27 games. In a corresponding move, the Mariners recalled OF Braden Bishop.
Jeff McNeil out of Mets' lineup on Saturday photo
Jeff McNeil is taking a seat on Saturday with lefty Patrick Corbin on the mound for the Nationals. The prolific J.D. Davis, batting a robust .150 on the young season, will jump start the Mets' offense that was just shut out on Thursday, by batting cleanup and playing 3B.
Sat, Apr 6
Jeff McNeil out of Mets' lineup on Wednesday photo
Jeff McNeil is absent from the Mets' lineup on Wednesday because his knee is “banged up." The Mets' infielder is, however, available to pinch hit today.
Brad Peacock potential front runner for fifth spot in Houston rotation photo
Brad Peacock allowed no earned runs in three IP on Wednesday while striking out two in Houston's 11-5 win over the Marlins. It was another solid outing for Peacock this spring. Houston's beat writer Brian McTaggart now considers Peacock the front runner for the Astros' fifth rotation spot currently ahead of Framber Valdez and Cionel Perez.
Wed, Mar 6
Amed Rosario leaves game after HBP on left hand photo
Mets SS Amed Rosario left today's Mets-Red Sox game after being hit by a pitch from Mike Shawaryn on the left hand. The Mets will have an update later today.
Jeurys Familia picks up save number 13 photo
Jeurys Familia worked around a one-out double in the ninth inning picking up his 13th save of the season in the Mets’ 2-0 win over the Marlins on Monday. Familia struck out one in his lone inning of work.
Tue, May 22
Jacob deGrom pulled after one inning on Sunday photo
The Mets pulled Jacob deGrom after just one inning of work in their 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Sunday. deGrom, returning from a 10-day DL stint due to a hyperextended elbow, walked three and struck out two in his one inning, throwing 45 pitches.
Mon, May 14
Jacob deGrom placed on 10-day DL photo
Jacob deGrom was placed on the 10-day DL today due to a hyperextended elbow, retroactive to May 3rd. Originally expected to make his next scheduled start on Monday following his injury, the Mets opted to play it cautious here. He should only miss one start.
Matt Harvey DFA'd by Mets photo
A sad but inevitable end to Matt Harvey's career with the Mets. Following Thursday's relief outing in which Harvey allowed five earned runs in just two innings of work, his ERA ballooned to 7.00 on the season with a WHIP of 1.56. The Mets DFA'd him and he refused assignment to the minors (unsurprisingly). The Mets now have seven days to trade him or he becomes a free agent. After an illustrious start to his Mets' career in 2012 and 2013, he was derailed by Tommy John surgery, but bounced back to help lead the Mets to the NL Pennant in 2015. His 2016 season was sadly cut short due to thoracic outlet surgery and, when he returned in 2017, he was never able to replicate his mound dominance again.
Jacob deGrom may now make his next start on Monday photo
Following reports this morning that Jacob deGrom's MRI came back clean and that he would likely miss around four starts, Mets' beat writers are now reporting that he is going to try to make his next scheduled start on Monday.