I have to keep this short, because after the jump is going to be the longest post you’ve ever seen in your life.Â How do I know all the posts you’ve seen to compare this one to?Â Because I’m sitting behind you.Â *waves*Â Hey!Â I’ve given you the top 10 for 2018 fantasy baseball, top 20 for 2018 fantasy baseball and top 20 catchers for 2018 fantasy baseball.Â All projections included are mine, and where I see tiers starting and stopping are included.Â Let’s do this!Â Anyway, here’s the top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
After drudging through an Andy Dufresne-type tunnel for theÂ top 20 catchers for 2017 fantasy baseball, I find myself with a group that actually really hurt or helped your team depending on how you drafted.Â If you went wrong with your 1st baseman, it could kill your season.Â Hey,Â Miguel Cabrera, no hard feelings from me, because I didn’t own you.Â You prolly got some splainin’ to do to your owners though. Â If you went right, you mightâ€™ve won your league. Â Two years ago, I said offense was making a comeback. Â This year, I say, you prophetic son of a B, darn tootinâ€™ offense is making a comeback. Â Howâ€™d you get so handsome and wise, though not wise enough to answer a question posed by yourself? Â Lots of guys on this list not only did well, but did better than their preseason projections. Â Offense is in full swoon, like Our Commissioner Manfred is swooning with the guy who wrapped the baseballs a little bit tighter. Â To recap, this final ranking is from ourÂ Fantasy Baseball Player RaterÂ with my comments.Â Anyway, hereâ€™s the top 20 1st basemen for 2017 fantasy baseball and how they compared to where I originally ranked them:Please, blog, may I have some more?
All my fantasy baseball championship titles seemed so far away.
Now it looks as though one is here to stay *sung in a very fast voice* oh, crap, nope, becauseÂ I didn’t draft Daniel Murphy because he didn’t believe in the lifestyle of a gay,
Oh, why didn’t I believe in Murphy like he didn’t believe in aâ€¦gayâ€¦gayâ€¦gay.
Suddenly! Â David Priceâ€™s arm is not half of what it used to be.
Thereâ€™s a shadow hanging over me,
Oh, itâ€™s Giancarloâ€™s groin that I made of plaster ofÂ Paris to admire and it just exploded in paste on me…Suddenly!
Why the season had to go, I donâ€™t know, it wouldnâ€™t sayâ€¦ because it canâ€™t talk, itâ€™s aÂ baseball season that ended yesterday…yesterday…yesterday!
Fantasy Baseball was such an easy game to play,
Now I need a motherâ€™s basementÂ to hide away.
Oh, I believe in yesterdayâ€¦dayâ€¦day.
*sniffles* Â Here, take a tissue. Â You have to excuse me, I donâ€™t have any clean ones. Â What will we do for the next few months without an update on a Metsâ€™ pitcherÂ elbow?Â Will Rougned Odor reveal he was accidentally batting while crossing his eyes and that’s why he barely hit .200? Â What will we do without a James Paxton injury update? Â WHAT? Â WILL? Â WE? Â DO? Â Prepare for next season, of course. Â But, first, letâ€™s bask in the last day of the season. Â Today is the day when you realize youâ€™ve spentÂ 27,000 man hoursÂ this summer beating eleven other strangers to win a virtual trophy, and it feels great!Â Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Tim Anderson is a guy that I would glance at earlier in the season and then move on with my life and with our beloved Top 100. He is a nice young player and all, but he wasnâ€™t spongeworthy. Now, though, weâ€™re in the last couple weeks of the season, and homeboy is lighting it up. And more than just hitting, TA is running wild. He has six stolen bases in his last seven games after not running much at all this year, so he is providing SAGNOF value, as well.
Anderson has been so hot that he is your PR15 king this week, with a 17.18 rating. That stretch of games only includes two home runs, which should give you an idea of just how hot he has been at the plate in order to be able to record a 17+ PR15 with only two long dongs. Our boy is hitting everything in sight and swiping bags now.
If you are battling down the stretch in roto leagues, Anderson can help you while providing some SAGNOF. If you are battling it out in weekly H2H league playoffs, though, he doesnâ€™t have the same kind of appeal. IF (read: big IF) he stays hot, he will help across the board except for power and possibly RBI, while helping with AVG, R, and potentially SB. Compared to the standard stiff on the waiver wires, he looks like a stud. But in terms of cross-category production and overall value, he does have a pretty low ceiling. Grab him for the hot streak, but donâ€™t drop anyone of value for him if you can help it.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The anxiety is starting to settle in as we approach the 3rd to last Sunday of the regular season. We are all frantically streaming pitchers in our season long league playoffs. We are also managing our fantasy football lineups. This time of year is always the most exciting yet terrifying because we have so many things going on at the same time. If youâ€™re like me, youâ€™re trying to squeeze every last penny out of daily baseball before it goes dormant for 6 months. Â I know baseball is a long season however two weeks after the season ends I still check my lineup because I start to miss it. Alright, enough doom and gloom lets move onto todayâ€™s slate. There are 3 pitchers over $20k pitching today and Sonny Gray is not one of them. He comes in at a cool $18,400. Sonny gives you a bit of salary relief and the upside at this price. Surprisingly, or maybe not surprisingly, Sonny has only faced Baltimore once this season. He shut them out in 5 2/3â€™s. The Yankees have been letting him pitch right around 100 pitches, so he has a real shot to walk away with a win and quality start. I said it yesterday the Yankees own the Orioles this year and have been limiting their production this week.
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DFS could be systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic… why it could be Rhys Lightnin’ today! I’d probably draft Rhys Hoskins above a whole bunch of guys next season. Throw Jose Abreu, Miguel Cabrera, Eric Hosmer, Logan Morrison, Ryan Zimmerman and Wil Myers on that list. Greasy Rhysy gives me the warm fuzzies with all of this home run business, oh and speaking of business, comparing him to a shart is kinda doable. We thought we knew what we had when Hoskins was called up in August, but when we pushed a little further, the explosion occurred. It’s a party in everyone’s pants, and since Hoskins ($4,100) is the lede on this fine Wednesday, he’s most certainly one of my top OF picks today.
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Greetings and welcome back to everyone except salty commenter Fogimon. Just kidding. Love you, Fogimon. If you didnâ€™t read Saturdayâ€™s post, I moved up north from South Florida just in time to avoid Hurricane Irma, avoiding the chaos of evacuating or staying and hunkering down for the storm. Canâ€™t have much better luck than that, I guess.
Hopefully, you survived without me for a week as we head into the home stretch and fantasy playoffs. If you didnâ€™t, then you are probably not reading this, I guess. So, welcome, survivors. Letâ€™s all bring these leagues home.
We only have so much time left, so we have to continue to focus on the players who are contributing now. If that means dropping Miguel Cabrera (in non-keeper and non-dynasty formats) in order to pick up Matt Olson or a Nick Williams, so be it. Now is not the time for name value consideration. I usually preach patience in this space, but we only have a few weeks left here to close this out. Go, go, gadget Jose Reyes!
Expanded rosters make these last few weeks even more difficult, especially if you have players on teams like the Dodgers or Nationals who can afford to rest players like Daniel Murphy and Corey Seager. You want to make sure you have some additional positional flexibility where possible, which makes waiver wire additions such as Eduardo Escobar and Matt Olson that much more valuable. Not only are they producing right now, but they play a couple positions and give you some added flexibility.
I touch on Olson a bit in a blurb below, but Escobar is a guy who taking a look at because of his eligibility at both shortstop and third base. He wonâ€™t have too much value once Miguel Sano returns, but it sounds like Sano is progressing pretty slowly. With only a few weeks left in the season, we probably still have at least another week of Escobar playing time, if not more. There is no guarantee that he continues to play every day once Sano comes back, but it is equally possible that, if he keeps hitting, the Twins find a place for him in a lineup that could certainly use the help. For a guy with a 9.92 PR15 who is owned in less than 20% of ESPN leagues, I would definitely be willing to take a chance.Please, blog, may I have some more?
There’s a common term sociologists use called, The Tide of Uze. Â Everything that encompasses everyday life is on The Tide of Uze. Â Brushing your teeth, walking your dog, Jose Abreu, they’re all on The Tide of Uze. Â There’s small pleasures to be found with them, but they’re so consistent they are often lost amongst other more exciting things. Â However, this past weekend The Tide of Uze was raised by Irma GAWD!, theÂ fantasy football kickoff and me going to a Dodgers game with Dr. Kenneth Noisewater, a frequent commenter who was in town. Â I didn’t rank those per their importance, I’ll leave that to you. Â Big weekend for the world, right? Â (Yes.) With the Tide of Uze raising, it lifts everything that was floating on its surface, which meant Jose Abreu had a career weekend. Â On Saturday, he hit for the cycle, and, not to be outdone, he homered twice on Sunday (2-for-3, 3 RBIs, home run, 30 and 31). Â His season numbers are now 85/31/90/.302/1. Â All preseason I talked about how I wasn’t getting a 1st baseman in the first two rounds, so I was drafting Abreu everywhere, and I was nervous about it. Â Let’s just say I’ve learned to appreciate The Tide of Uze. Â Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Cleveland Indians may never lose again! Friday night the Tribe won their 16th straight game, the longest streak in baseball this season, and the longest winning streak since the Oakland A’s won 20 in a row back in 2002 (and that team had Jermaine Dye and Chris Pratt!) Kind of gives you that good old fashioned hometown community pow-wow feeling. Relax Isaiah Thomas, you’re a Clevelander now. Regardless!Â Mike ClevingerÂ has been a big part of the winning streak and he continues to pitch well winning his third straight start Friday night going six innings, giving up just three hits and three walks while striking out seven for his ninth win of the year. In his past three starts, Mike has gone 18 innings, allowing just 10 hits and no runs, with a 22/7 K/BB ratio lowering his ERA from 3.97 to 3.30 in that stretch. Clevinger Assemble! Mike is available in little over half of fantasy leagues, and he’s getting hot at just the right time for playoff stetch. He gets a nice home start versus the Detroit Tigers next week and after limiting them to three hits last week I will definitely be starting him there, especially if they’re going for some kind of silly 21 game win streak record by that point! Or did I just jinx by writing all this? Whatever! Pick up all the Indians! And put all your fantasy faith on Believeland right now, folks, you need to ride this magical streak while you can because the Indians keep winning! Let’s give them the chop!
Here’s what else I saw in fantasy baseball Friday night:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Doh! Â A deer, a female deer and also what the Dodgers say. Â Ray, a drop of golden filth. Â Me, a name I call myself who owns J.D. Martinez andÂ Robbie Ray. Â Fa, a long long way to run if a Bostonian is saying far. Â SO another name for strikeouts. Â LA is where the game took place. Â Ti I dribble down my face, when J.D. Martinez and Robbie Ray play. Â Yesterday, Ray went 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 14 Ks, ERA down to 2.80. Â Robbie Ray is an ace. Â No matter how you slice that pecan pie, he’s an ace. Â No matter how you put that pancake batter on the skittle. Â No matter how you put whipped cream in my mouth. Â My God, I’m so hungry. Â Cougs has got me doing this Whole30 diet and I’m legit about to eat my hand. Â At Endorphin Ralph’s top 100 starters for this week, Ray’s ranked 6th. Â Can’t argue that, and last night he dunked all over the LA K’ers. Â Then, J.D. Martinez got my goosepimples all a-titter. Â He went 4-for-5, 6 RBIs with his 31st, 32nd, 33rd and 34th homer. Â Someone has to Just Dong, so who better than Just Dong? Â Who?! Â Sorry, I’m writing this wearing an owl costume. Â Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?