Maybe you drafted an underperforming middle infielder. Cano, Dozier, or Peraza to name a few. Or yours got injured. Looking at you Gennett, Murphy, and Turner owners. One of the thinest and hardest positions to fill in fantasy (MI) hasn’t been getting easier as some of these guys have been producing next to nothing for teams. I certainly have been in that position this year, so I have actively been seeking middle infield reinforcements. Thankfully there have been some guys contributing that have been able to fill in. Below are 4 guys under 40% owned on ESPN that can serve as viable options going forward.

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Daniel Vogelbach has long waited to get consistent at-bats at the major league level, and he finally seems to be carving out a significant role in the Mariners offense. In his past four games played, he is 8-for-13 (.615) while hitting 5 home runs, driving in 9 runs, and scoring 6. Over those four games he has walked four times while striking out twice. Vogelbach has proven to have a keen eye at the dish across every level he has played at. In his 68 games of limited MLB action over the past couple years, he has walked at a 13.5% clip. Last year at AAA his walk rate was an impressive 20.4% over 84 games, and was 14% in 125 games at AAA in 2017.

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Although we are just one week into the season, we finally have some real numbers to look at. And as soon as real numbers are coming in, the waiver wire is churning with players being added and dropped left and right. No one wants to miss out on the potential “add of the year” so this part of the season we see lots of players flying off the wire in hopes they are season long contributors. The window to add someone this part of the year can be extremely narrow, so get ready to capitalize. Most pitchers have made one start, but it is never too early to scoop up a guy that flashes potential. There are a couple of Brewers pitchers that have impressed in their first start of the season. Both were primarily relievers last season, but open the year with an opportunity to be a productive member of the pitching rotation. Lets go shopping for a nice new pair of Brews!

The Brewers are a great team to pitch for, as they have one of the league’s best offenses backing them. This means plenty of run support and thus, plenty of opportunities to record wins every time they toe the rubber. The Brewers are also a great team to pitch for because they also have one of the league’s best bullpens. This should allow them to stay in line for wins when they hand the ball over with the lead and feel comfortable that the bullpen won’t blow it for them. A potent offense and strong bullpen is a starting pitcher’s, and fantasy owner’s, ideal situation to be in.

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With the season upon us now, I was looking at who I thought would lead the main H2H hitting categories (AVG, SB, R, RBI, HR) this year. Now, it is easy to pick the top players in the game and say that they will lead a certain category because the likelihood is high. So I wanted to expand it, and make it guys going outside the top 100 according to NFBC ADP. Part of building a H2H championship caliber team is being able to find guys later on in the draft that you can bank on to help you out in certain categories. Again, finding a guy at the beginning of drafts that will help you out in certain categories is easy because they are being drafted that high for a reason. So here are the guys that went outside the top 100 NFBC pick that have the best shot at leading the league in each category. I am aware that none of these guys will actually lead the league in their given category, but simply have the best shot (in my opinion) among guys outside the top 100.

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In case you haven’t noticed, we are now less than two weeks away from Opening Day folks. Most of you are avid baseball fanatics so I know you don’t need a reminder, but it just feels awesome to be able to say it. After another long winter the best day of the year is almost upon us. Back again to look at some discounts you might find in your upcoming drafts, here are some starting pitchers I feel like will significantly outproduce their current draft prices.

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You smell that? No, this is the rare occasion where it is not “what The Rock is cooking.” I’m talking about the smell of fantasy baseball in the air. Mock drafts, tiered rankings, real drafts, sleepers, busts, you name it. With just a few weeks left until Opening Day, this is grind time for fantasy baseball owners. We have Spring Training games to overreact to, and small samples to over analyze. Players values are moving up and down, starting to settle into where they will be going in upcoming drafts.

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Let’s break a bottle on this Brooklyn built ship and set sail! Before anything else, I’d like to send a huge thanks to Grey, Jay, the entire Razzball staff and all the readers for the opportunity to put my fantasy inspired madness onto digital paper. [Jay’s Note: You’re welcome!] It’s truly an honor and a pleasure, I’ve been a reader for long time. Hopefully I can provide some new information, a new perspective and some laughs to one of my favorite portions of the fantasy community. My friends, buckle up as we are about to embark together bravely on a series about an incredibly vital aspect, yet often ignored part of the fantasy game; the elusive Quality Start.

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