When the Mets acquired Zack Wheeler for free agent-to-be Carlos Beltran in July of 2011, GM Sandy Alderson was praised by the masses in New York. At the time, Wheeler was considered San Francisco’s top pitching prospect. Now the Mets’ top pitching prospect, he has spent the past two seasons
Due to the nature of the American League, speed stats are hard to come by. Instead of utility infielders taking up roster spots, AL rosters are much more likely to have first base/designated hitter/outfielder type players holding bench spots. The top picks in an AL-Only league that aren’t Mike Trout
This is the third installment of our projection series. We will be 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
Dylan Bundy is the highest rated pitching prospect in all of baseball and is creating a lot of buzz and excitement around Baltimore regarding his future. You can’t blame an Orioles fan for envisioning him as their Stephen Strasburg. But before we hop into Doc Brown’s Delorean and head to
Leave it to our readers to give us the best article ideas. Someone read my article on the platoon advantage and reached out to me via Twitter. He asked if I had a listing of which players had the biggest splits. Of course, I didn’t because I hadn’t bothered with
I was doing a mock draft with a buddy last night, and he had the fourth overall pick. This is probably the most interesting pick in the entire draft assuming Trout, Braun, and Miggy go one-two-three in some order. The fourth pick can go any number of ways. There are
If you ask a fantasy expert what the most important element of a successful fantasy draft is, they’ll often respond with “preparation.” It’s hard to argue that reading a bunch of articles, listening to different podcasts, and mock drafting are all very helpful to a fantasy player. Do those things.
“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today. Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today. Look at me I can be center field.” — John Fogerty Center field might be the premium defensive position on the diamond (along with shortstop), so the offensive numbers in center field
Billy Hamilton enters the 2013 season as one of the most talked about offensive specimens in recent history. And by offensive, I don’t mean rude, crude or that he carries a heavy bat. I simply mean, he’s fast. Like, the fastest man in baseball, fast. Scouts refer to Hamilton’s speed
At the tender age of 24, Paul Goldschmidt batted .286/.359/.490 with 20 HRs and 18 SBs (against just three caught stealings). He scored and knocked in 82 runs in just 145 games. This followed up a somewhat impressive debut in 2011, during which he socked eight dingers in just 48
If you want to see what makes baseball scouts drool, look no further than Gerrit Cole, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization. Cole, 22, was the No. 1 pick in the 2011 Amateur Draft out of UCLA. He’s listed at 6’4″ and 220 pounds. Cole only pitched
In one of my previous articles, I mentioned Diamond Dollars by Vince Gennaro. One of the concepts he is famous for advancing is the idea of the “platoon advantage.” Like Moneyball before it, Diamond Dollars is a study (in part) on how a team can best use its financial resources.