Tag "Jalen Beeks"

Into the 80s with Tom Greene- A Possible Wild Card Matchup

The end of the baseball season is getting closer. As temperatures begin to drop, the heat begins to rise on the teams that haven’t yet joined the 80-win club. After a few days away to take care of employment situations, I return to bring you two more teams that have joined our club. The Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians have been battling all season to reach a postseason berth. Now that they’ve reached 80 wins, they both feel they’re almost there. And, they’re telling the rest of the 80s club, (indirectly) “Shut your halfwit pie-holes! We’re trying to make the playoffs!”

OK, that SpongeBob reference may not have been the 80s, but we’re breaking down a team that didn’t even exist in the 80s but have some pretty awesome  “Throwback” uniforms. The Rays help the sunrise on this edition of, “Backtrax MLB!”

Read More

The Best Pitchers on Your Waiver Wire

When one of our pitchers go down due to injury or one of our pitchers just aren’t working out we all have to work the waiver wire. Below are the best pitchers that are owned under 30% via Yahoo. I split them into categories as certain pitchers can help more than others based on what type of league you are in (ex. points, categories, and rotisserie). Please note all stats are as of June 7th.

Read More

Stream Machine: May 24-26

Friday, May 24th
Joey Lucchesi, SD @ TOR (49% Owned)
Lucchesi has seemingly struggled this season compared to last, as his strikeout rate and his ERA have regressed. However, his walk rate and HR/9 have both decreased as well, leading to a lower FIP. His xFIP and SIERA both point to him being better than his ERA currently shows, making him an interesting pitcher going forward. He gets an interesting matchup here, going against a Toronto offense that has a 65 wRC+ at home and a 72 wRC+ against lefties.

Read More

Stream Machine: May 17-19

In my last offering, I suggested using the Rays’ bulk reliever as a streaming option on Wednesday. Jalen Beeks got the call to follow Ryne Stanek as an opener. The outing wasn’t quite was I was expecting or hoping to see from Beeks.

Read More

Stream Machine: May 14-16

Pitchers are a fickle thing. The injuries they sustain can be sudden and yet season- or career-altering. It’s hard to depend on them in a long fantasy season, especially when even the most seemingly durable workhorses can go down in a snap. But, injury begets opportunity. As more stalwarts go down, lesser-owned pitchers get opportunities to shine. And thus, streaming becomes more and more viable a practice, although also the playing field becomes more muddied. So here are the options for the Tuesday-Thursday games.

Read More

Beeks Continues to Thrive in Pawtucket

Earlier this year, I asked if Jalen Beeks was ready to pitch in the MLB. The 24-year-old then struggled in spring training one month later which cost him his potential roster spot. Since then, Beeks has pitched well with the Pawtucket

Read More

Is Prospect Jalen Beeks Ready for Majors?

Jalen Beeks is one of the more notable prospects in the Red Sox organization. Drafted in the 12th round of the MLB Amature Draft in 2014, MLB Pipeline has Beeks rated as the 16th best Red Sox prospect and SoxProspect.com

Read More

Potential Red Sox Offseason Target: Joey Votto

Most baseball fans know the offseason is the time most teams make trades or sign free agents. With the Boston Red Sox just having been eliminated from the playoffs, it seems like it’s time to look for some new players.

Read More