A sharp eye will reveal a possible sleeper heading into the 2013 MLB Season: Baltimore’s Jake Arrieta. Looking at his peripherals, (8.0 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, 1.1 HR/9, 15% HR/FB, .330 BABIP, and 58% strand rate) it’s easy to cast off Arrieta as another Ricky Nolasco. If someone wanted to make
As we continue through our platoon advantage series, it pays to keep in mind a few simple rules of thumb when using this information to build roster. First and foremost, it is information. I am often surprised myself when I look up the information on all of these players. Bill
Host Brett Talley (@TheRealTAL) is joined by one of the newest members of The Fix team, Scott Barzilla (@sbarzilla). Brett and Scott discuss the plausibility of platooning players in fantasy baseball, ADP risers and fallers, answer some Twitter questions, and preview the 2013 Houston Astros.
The Mariners selected Taijuan Walker with a first-round supplemental pick (43rd overall) in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft. The Yucaipa, California product is an athletic right-handed starter that stands at 6’4”, 210 pounds entering his age twenty season. Walker’s three premium offerings — fastball, curveball and changeup — are still
This is the fourth installment of our projection series. We are posting a series of articles in which we project the roto stats for all hitters who could be useful in mixed leagues. The projections and “Roto Ratings” for each player are available to those who subscribe to our premium
There is a governing rule in the radio business that your listening audience turns over every ten to fifteen minutes. Some people get in the car and some people get out of the car. So, you have to reset your conversation every now and then just to keep the new
I’ve updated the 2013 Relief Pitcher Guide and made it free to everyone via the Fantasy Fix. You’ll get about 42,000 words on mostly relievers and how they might fit into saves, holds, K/9 and other types of leagues. For cliff notes, check out here and here, which focused on some sleeper candidates including
Mike Zunino has the look of an All-Star and he’s only been in professional baseball for one season and he’s only played 44 games. Is the hype justified? Profile Mike Zunino was drafted in the 1st round (#3 overall) in 2012 out of the University of Florida. The 21 year-old
At this point in the offseason, most fantasy sites and experts have reached the consensus that a successful way to conquer a league is to draft or purchase hitting first, second and third. Pitching has become relegated to the middle and late rounds. This strategy has immense value and has
Second base provides its own unique opportunities for a platoon advantage. If you have been following the series you know we have a few rules of thumb that guide us throughout the draft process. If we can provide balanced good production then we avoid the platoon if we possibly can.
For this purpose of this exercise, the average draft position trends reflect movement over the past two weeks, and are taken from our friends at MockDraftCentral.com. Our ADP data is courtesy of FantasyPros.com. Curtis Granderson | OF | NYY | ADP: 33 | -70% If you aren’t living in a
Those that have been following my index series will notice how I treat starting pitchers differently. We should note this before we move onto the “grand table” as I am want to call it. Pitching is the most difficult position to get a handle on in fantasy baseball and in