We have reached the moment where we have finally gotten to the best starting pitchers on the market. It shouldn’t be any surprise that most of these guys are clumped on teams that are destined to be there in October. The old adage goes that great pitching beats great hitting.
Evaluating and ranking starting pitchers is difficult at best. Unlike their position player counterparts, pitchers are extremely reliant on the fielders behind him, the hitters for run support, and the bullpen to preserve their leads. Wins haven’t had the stranglehold on the game that they had in the past, but
As we reach the end of the season it becomes the perfect time to evaluate the awards. Every playoff season produces heroes and goats and those performances often color our perception of who should be the regular season MVP and Cy Young award winner. Pitchers in particular play a huge
The importance of fielding can often be seen in the best and worst teams. Perhaps, it is even more obvious when we look at the disappointing teams. No team disappointed in 2016 as much as the Arizona Diamondbacks. It ended up getting the general manager fired. Two consecutive general managers
Most fantasy players play in mixed leagues. The occasional hardcore fan will play in an AL or NL only league, but those are becoming fewer and further between. Yet, the question is always raised about why we would separate NL and AL pitchers in our profile. The answer is really
Ranking pitchers is easily the most difficult position to rank on the diamond. A large part of the problem is that so much of a pitcher’s performance is dependent on his teammates. Wins alone are the most misleading statistic in all of baseball. So, this is one of those areas
Sunday’s deck of games was stacked with aces as some of the best arms in baseball toed the rubber to close out the weekend. Noah Syndergaard, Max Scherzer, Marcus Stroman, Chris Archer, Cole Hamels, and Zack Greinke all took the mound for their respective clubs, and a good handful of
In this piece, I’ll be looking at one of my favorite strategies to identify starting pitchers to target via trade for fantasy baseball players in 2016. Each and every baseball site you visit can probably provide you with a strategy to identify players to target via trade. One of my
Welcome back to another wonderful season of fantasy baseball. This year we are going to do things a little differently here at the Fantasy Fix than we have done in the past. Last season, we brought a fantasy final every day of the week. This year, we will be scaling
Brett Talley of TheFantasyFix.com joins Alan Harrison on episode 11 to discuss the site’s starting pitcher rankings and draft/auction strategy. The guys share some thoughts on the chalk arms like Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke then venture off to discuss the likes of Jeff Samardzija, Masahiro Tanaka and Shelby Miller.