Between packing what seems like an endless number of boxes in anticipation of the big move to New York, Joel Henard and I were able to record a two part ROTOscouting baseball podcast. In episode 9, we talk postseason awards, whether or not they matter and if the right players won. From a highly contested American League Cy Young race between Felix Hernandez and Corey Kluber to Clayton Kershaw winning both the National League Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards, we cover them all.
Episode seven of the ROTOscouting Baseball Podcast is live and features Joel Henard and I talking World Series including next steps for both the Giants and Royals. Can San Francisco afford to let Pablo Sandoval walk? Do the Royals have the talent to make a repeat run without tweaking the formula? Later in the episode, former Los Angeles Angels executive Tory Hernandez joins us to discuss the Reality Fantasy Baseball World Series and next steps for the fantasy baseball start up before turning our attention to Major League Baseball. In this segment, Tory touches on the Oscar Taveras tragedy through his personal relationship with former prospect Nick Adenhart who was killed in a car accident after celebrating his first MLB win. It’s an informative baseball podcast in which ROTOscouting listeners are given a glimpse behind the thought process of a MLB franchise.
Ep. 5 of the ROTOscouting Baseball Podcast is live hosted by an under the weather Joel Henard and I. This week, we talk playoffs and Braves, but Tory Hernandez (former baseball operations employee with the Rangers, Dodgers, Angels and Boras Corp.) stole the show with an extended interview with insight into drafting Mike Trout, the inner working of the Boras Corporation and an introduction to Reality Fantasy Baseball, his fantasy baseball product.
This week’s edition of FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets profiles a trio of starters in their mid-twenties finally receiving an extended rotation look, a future closer, and one of the minor’s top pitching prospects. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. If former FAAB top prospects turned post hype sleepers Neil Ramirez, Jake McGee and Jake Arrieta are any indication, one former top-100 prospect on this week’s list is primed for a big breakout.
Garrett Richards is breaking out in a big way. Richards’ career numbers before 2014 are largely uninspiring, but with 3.6 WAR already (good for 10th best in the game), the Oklahoma product is performing like one of the best pitchers in baseball. Richards is rewarding shrewd owners for their likely minimal investment, but is there more going on under the hood to suggest selling high on the Angels’ ace?
Last week on FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets we focused on players to stash for later this year or 2015. One of those players, Adam Duvall was promoted to the majors yesterday and will see time at the corners. Hopefully, readers stashed him last week while available for $1. This week we’ll look at a few other recent call ups. As always, bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. Players listed are available in the majority of leagues across all major fantasy platforms.
Finding daily fantasy baseball diamonds on a day with so few MLB games is a daunting task. When many owners are on the same guys, it’s difficult to select players outside of the “Captain Obvious” plays. Today, we’ll look at a discounted starting pitcher and multiple infielders worth starting today due to strong situational match ups. Monday through Friday, ROTOscouting brings readers bargain basement recommendations so owners can round out rosters with stars.
This week’s FAAB Top Targets includes a pair of young Angels hitters, a new option for stolen bases, and a power-hitting catcher. Speaking of power, we’ll also take a look at a masher from the NL Central who can hit homers in bunches. As always, there is a target for every position on the diamond and each player is widely available in all three major formats.
Looking through the waiver wire haphazardly is a waste of time. As a fantasy manager you need to scour MLB depth charts to find the next hidden gem. This series will assist fantasy managers by identifying players completely off the radar that will produce fantasy gold at black-market prices. Specifically managers need to consider current incumbent production (or lack thereof), talent level, and organizational status (i.e, tendencies to promote, arbitration clocks, and/or financial considerations). This week’s picks include a pitcher known for hitting triple digits, third baseman with helium and a former first round pick hoping to reinvent himself.
In Reality Fantasy Baseball, my Mike Trout fantasy came true. Having never owned the Los Angeles Angels superstar, inheriting him from a previous owner had me thinking championship from day one. Recently, Bret Sayre of thedynastyguru.com and baseballprospectus.com invited me to participate in a new dynasty league he’s heading up. This morning, I received an email outlining draft pick order.
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