Tag "MLB Fantasy"

Fantasy Baseball: Walking the Waiver Wire 8/24-8/30

Welcome back, Champions! The clock is ticking on your fantasy baseball season. September is knocking and most teams are awfully close to 30 games played, meaning we (collectively) are about halfway through this crazy MLB year.

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Stream Machine 6/24-6/30

Below are the three best streamers that I see for next week. I do love Zac Gallen but with the uncertainty of him staying in the lineup I sadly could not pick him. I also released an article this week displaying all the MLB team’s offenses, their underlying number and who is truly the worst. This is a great tool as you always want to stream against weak lineups. That can be seen here: How To Effectively Stream Pitchers

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How To Effectively Stream Pitchers

Streaming and pitching matchups are without a doubt extremely important in fantasy baseball. It really helps in every league whether it is rotisserie, points or head to head categories. So besides looking at how a pitcher is performing to help boost our stats we also look at matchups before adding a pitcher. I decided to take some important underlying numbers and create a rotisserie like scoring system for every MLB team. I split them into home splits, away splits and just an overall ranking. This can help because you will be able to make a more educated decision on which pitcher to take off the wire.

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Closer Carousel: How will the trade deadline impact closers?

Chasing saves is one of the most aggressive pursuits in fantasy baseball. With more teams opting to use their closers in high-leverage situations as opposed to traditional, ninth-inning usage, a common strategy has been to avoid paying for saves. This has made it important to attack the waiver wire or overbid opponents for newly-appointed closers. But what about closers thriving for rebuilding teams, at risk to be moved at the trade deadline for a package of prospects? Fantasy owners must decide whether their closers might become setup relievers when traded to a new team with a deeper bullpen, or if they will receive more save opportunities closing for a contender. Let’s examine the closers that are likely to be moved and assess the benefits for their fantasy value, categorizing each of them as “upgrade” or “downgrade.”

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MLB DFS DraftKings Around the Horn June 6th, 2019

Tonight we get a more simplified schedule as there will be eight-afternoon games compared to just five-night games. This might make matters easier for some as the pool of players will be trimmed down considerably. Of the six games, we will find that each game has pieces we can use to build optimal lineups. Hopefully, the Daily Fantasy season is going well for you, it can be a grind sometimes but doing some homework can turn out to be very rewarding at the end of the day. Time to circle the bases and go Around the Horn!

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Deep Dive: Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper is one of the most over-scrutinized players in baseball. Let’s stop the outrageous notion that Harper “sucks. Harper has not been off to a great start in 2019 but he’s been quite unlucky this season too.

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A Closer Look at Three Starters Experiencing An Improved K-BB%

A closer look at three starters experiencing an improved K-BB%. Featuring Matt Boyd, Lucas Giolito, and Kyle Gibson.

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The Most Lucky and Unlucky Pitchers of 2019

Luck is a big part of baseball. Whether it be the ball bounding a certain way or even a fielder losing a fly ball in the sun. Here are the most lucky and unlucky pitchers of 2019.

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Stream Machine 6/3-6/9

Stream Machine in the past has given you streamers for each day Monday through Wednesday. But we are going to change that as I have decided to give you the best three streamers of the week. Every week going forward I will sort through all pitchers under 30% owned (Yahoo) and pick the best of the best. I will pick guys with the best matchups and best underlying stats that most people wouldn’t see. So, cheers to good streams moving forward and helping you win your matchups every week!

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Week 9 Buy Low/Sell High

We are back this week with a Memorial Day version of Buy Low/Sell High. I hope you heeded the advice from last week as Max Scherzer tossed a gem and Domingo German struggled against the Orioles and Royals. This week, we continue to identify the deals you should be making as a fantasy baseball manager.

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