It does not take much in our game to go from fantasy darling to swift after-thought. Take for example the season line of 86-23-92-.310-2. This is the last full season in 2018 for Scooter Gennett of the Cincinnati Reds. After an injury stunted 2019 season and a trade to San Francisco that did not jump start his season, he was simply out of the game. So what is the point of all of this besides the fact that I simply miss Scooter as one of the fun personalities in the game? Today, we are taking a look at two first basement who were generally after thoughts in spring drafts and still do not get their due nearly halfway through the season. Hopefully they both have better fates than Scooter.Please, blog, may I have some more?
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Often we talk about FanDuel MLB DFS and the night slate, but given that FanDuel does not have a classic night slate, the article below will be about the three-game night slate at DraftKings at 7:05 pm Eastern. Framber Valdez and Jameson Taillon will duel in New York trying to keep Yordan Alvarez and Aaron Judge at bay. Dean […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Why our players never last for very long
What are we doin’ wrong?
Make the magic last for more than just one night
We could just get to it
I know I just got back India but what did the Fantasy Baseball Overlord do to it
*sobbing uncontrollably* Make the magic last for just one night. Just once–Jesus effin’ Christmas tree lights up in October what are we doing? This is not right!? Ozzie Albies? Seriously? A fractured foot? Ozzie Albies’s feet should only be discussed on some weird subreddit. Ess oh BEEEEE! So, Orlando Arcia should see more playing time while Albies is out, my guess is for at least six weeks. I hate this. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Rockies aren’t good at home anymore and it’s so funny. Like, that’s the joke. The Rockies. Excuse me, the Jokies. Is that a thing? It is now! Bud Black is a joke, the entire organization is a joke. From top to bottom, just jokey joke jokes. The Jokies’ owner, Dick Monfort says, “Can’t believe we’ve got Kris Bryant locked up until he’s 37. We are so smart,” as Monfort pushes on a door that says pull. Also, and I know I joke a lot about the Jokies, so I have to tell you this is absolutely true, Dick Monfort appointed one of the majors’ youngest scouting directors. Who is this overachiever? His son! He appointed his son the scouting director. What’s his qualifications? I just told you! He’s his son! Any hoo! Edward Cabrera (6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 9 Ks) threw a gem in Coors, in his first start up with the team. The command is pretty worrisome here. In Triple-A, he had a 4.6 BB/9 with a 4.56 ERA. I’m actually surprised he was promoted. The stuff is electric, but he could have some absolute roofies. Outside of NL-Only, I’d be concerned. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Welcome Back Folks! Hope everybody had a great 3 day weekend and was able to hang out with family and friends and watch a little baseball. Some interesting games lately right? The Pirates taking the first two games of the series against the Dodgers and going for the sweep today is pretty surprising but hey […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
“Only thing better than three homers in a game is three World Championships in three years for three different teams.” — Joc Pederson probably. Joc Pederson is 80-grade fun. Maybe it’s the goofy paunchy body, maybe it’s the frosted hair that seems done by himself on a whim. I don’t know; he’s just so much fun. Yesterday, him and his fantasy owners had a whole lotta fun — 4-for-6, 8 RBIs and his 8th, 9th and 10th homers and his first career three-homer game. I know it’s inaccurate, but it feels like Joc Pederson hits 30 homers every year, and they’re all hit in the matter of 10 games. Think the only thing you need to know about Joc Pederson is this picture:
Joc Pederson has ice in his veins and NFTs in his crypto wallet. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Welcome Back! I hope all is well with you and yours this week. The ball seems to be picking up distance when struck which will mean lots of runs so make your wagers accordingly when you see good spots if you’re inclined to do so. I’m still seeing balls tattoed like the Aaron Judge ball […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Being a Mariners fan since 1977 is hard to explain to fans of other teams. People understand our futility and stopped making fun of/joking about our plight many years ago. Sure, we had a season in which we won 116 games. So what? Do you recall what happened in the postseason that year? HINT: Do […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
May the Fourth was with Rowdy-D2, as he had the night, that every hitter used to have in 2019, 4-for-6, 8 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer. Anyone who asks, I say grab Rowdy Tellez. You down to Jarred Kelenic or Rowdy Tellez and I’m Tellez who I want who I really really want. Wanna see who’s hot? Look at the 7-day Player Rater. Don’t have to scroll far down for Tellez. Wanna see a gorgeous Statcast page? Look at Tellez’s. I wrote a sleeper post last year for him, but my one caveat was: Does he have playing time? He struggled to find it; Jays shipped him off and now he won’t be denied, especially not on the planet of Tater-ooine:
Sorry, these are just so cringe that I can’t resist. Also, having a great night, and now deserves a Colt 45, was Andrew Cutchrissian (4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs):
Okay, okay, one more, and this is the worst one, which makes it the best, Luis Chewurias:
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Good Day All, Thanks for returning once again to check out the updated rankings for First Base. I can’t remember ever seeing so many hard hit balls fall short at the warning track before as I’m sure you have all noticed as well. In some cases it’s worked out as I’ve either had the pitcher […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Greetings and Welcome Back. We had a fine week of baseball this past week didn’t we. I just love baseball in April where we can start the day off right with a hot cup of coffee and end it with an old fashioned while watching the west coast clubs play. All right well today I’ve […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Closer and Closer we can see the light beaming ever so strongly as we make our way to the start of our baseball journey. April Day baseball will be upon us soon, DFS lineups to pour over, lineup decisions hmmm do I start Jace Peterson or Josh Harrison this week can’t wait right? Man I’ve never been so interested in the Chicago weather when I wake up than I do from April-Sept. Well we all love it and that’s why you are here. Here’s the deal, Today I’m ranking the 1b top 25, not a whole lot has changed from last week but a few players have some recent news so let’s get after it.
- Vlad Guerrero Blue Jays
2. Freddie Freeman Dodgers
3. Matt Olson Braves
4. Pete Alonso NY Mets
5. Paul Goldschmidt St. Louis Cardinals
Not much change here as you know what these guys are all about. Some drafters like Goldy over Alonso but I’m sticking with my man Petey here in a revamped Mets lineup that I think gives him some more opportunity to drive in runs. Olson could eventually surpass Freddie but it might not happen until next season.
6. Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox
7. Jared Walsh Los Angeles Angels
Walsh contributes in all categories except for steals and came within one HR and 2 RBI of 30/100 along with a .277 BA. Sounds like Jose Abreu only you can get him a couple of rounds later and I think there still is another level Walsh can reach.
8. C. J. Cron Rockies
9. Joey Votto Reds
10. Josh Bell Nationals
All solid options here, The players here have a safe floor, nobody is threatening their playing time and all have good lineups around them.
STUCK IN MIDDLE
11. Ty France Mariners
Excellent contact skills and will provide a boost to a category that has razor thin margins which could separate you from winning your league or not. Doesn’t have as much power as some of the others above but is hitting 4th in an interesting lineup in Seattle and is a very useful fantasy player.
12. Rhys Hoskins Phillies
13. Max Muncy Dodgers
Muncy made his spring debut yesterday and walked and scored a run in two plate appearances. All concerns look to be alleviated for the moment as he will be the Dodgers primary DH this season. Still looks like a very solid 1B/2B player with a possibility at 3B sometime during the season as well. Looks like the drafters that took a chance on him at the beginning of the draft season are looking at him as a bargain.
14. Luke Voit Padres
Perfect fit for the Padres and will hit in the middle of that lineup. Wasn’t it just one year ago we were drafting him at pick 150 after leading the league in 2020. I don’t think the skills have diminshed as he was hurt for most of the season last year which obviously factored in his sub optimal 2021 season. He’s going to be one of the fastest risers in drafts at this position.
15. Johnathan Schoop Tigers
I know it’s been 4 years since Schoop went 30/100 with a .293 AVG playing in Baltimore but the Tigers are a sneaky team this season and have a decent lineup. There will be plenty of runs scored in Tigers games this season and Schoop has still got the pop and is going to contribute in 4 categories.
16. Anthony Rizzo Yankees
17. Yuli Gurriel Astros
Solid Vets here with room for more than what you paid for them on draft day. Some injury concerns here but worth the risk imo.
18. Ryan Mountcastle Orioles
Seems like he’s locked in at 1B for the O’s so maybe the stability will ease his mind and he can be more relaxed at the plate. To be determined how the ballpark changes anything so he’s down on the list a bit for now and the Orioles are going to be pretty bad once again so the expectations have to be muted somewhat.
19. Alex Kirilloff Twins
20. Bobby Dalbec Red Sox
We all know about the huge strikeout issue with Dalbec (career 35.8%). Dalbec lowered it to 28.8 % after August 1 last season and the barrel rate was elite so you have to pick your poison. Is it a fatal flaw you can’t get over or are you willing to take that chance at his ADP?
21. Tyler Stephenson Reds
22. Spencer Torkelson Tigers
Avila said they won’t manipulate service time but who knows what spin the Tigers will put on it if Tork and Greene don’t start the season in the majors. Torkelson is ready and he’s going to make it painfully obvious to everyone he belongs in the majors. I really like the kid and this Tiger team. I think he vaults up into the teens sooner than later.
23. Trey Mancini Orioles
24. Miguel Sano Twins
25. Brandon Belt Giants
A mix of vets and young guns here as all have a clear path for playing time and have shown in past they are worthy of a starting Major League job. Good corner IF guys here for your team with the youngsters having more of a ceiling and the vets a strong floor.
Back with the 3B rankings next week thanks for reading and have a great drafting week!
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