I’ve updated the 2013 Relief Pitcher Guide and made it free to everyone via the Fantasy Fix. I have improved on the Trevor Rosenthal, Derek Lowe and Jenrry Mejia sections. You’ll get about 42,000 words on mostly relievers and how they might fit into saves, holds, K/9 and other types
Pitching is rather famously hard to predict. Young pitchers, without the benefit of a MLB track-record, are even more so. Let’s look anyway. I like to live dangerously. Casey Kelly (SD) A pitcher with an average fastball and only eight starts above Double-A may seem an odd choice to start this
I hate closers. Okay, maybe that is a bit extreme. It’s not like I send hate mail to Craig Kimbrel and Mariano Rivera. I hate the idea of closers. Of course, my hatred for closers probably shouldn’t have much to do with your draft strategy as it pertains to closers.
Custom Cheat Sheets If you would like to send me your league settings and details, I will make a couple of custom cheat sheets specific to your league’s settings. I’ll provide an overall rankings sheet with the number of players that will be drafted in your league, and I will
This is the fifth 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
Jose Reyes is annually considered one of the elite fantasy shortstops in baseball. There is no doubt about his talent and abilities. He can score plenty of runs and steal a lot of bases for your fantasy club, but I am here to explain why I annually stay away from drafting him. By
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