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.
Last week’s FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets highlighted pitchers benefiting from trade deadline deals. This week’s column will profile three more pitchers whose situation has improved due to deadline deals to new teams. We’ll also profile two fast-moving recent draftees poised to make an impact next season. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget.
Aces Jon Lester and David Price were both moved in one of the most active trade deadline days in recent memory. But a number of other starters saw their fortunes change. This week’s FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets will focus on a handful of them. Since Boston was the epicenter of the 2014 deadline, three starters are profiled. One of the most intriguing aspects of the Boston Red Sox rotation purge is Henry Owens (profiled here in early June) is well positioned to make his Fenway Park debut early next year. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget.
The second half of the season is in full swing and fantasy owners are analyzing whether to go for the flag or restock for next year. This week’s FAAB fantasy baseball targets will satisfy both groups as we feature two top prospects, two veterans who could provide end of roster impact down the stretch, and a starter who should be high on every owner’s list regardless of current standing. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget.
Welcome back to FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets. In the last episode Travis d’Arnaud was recommended as a pick up. Since he returned from the minors the backstop has mashed an .872 OPS. Today we take another dive into the player pool, looking for players expected to receive increased playing time. 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.
FAAB Fantasy Baseball: Pitcher Auction ValuesThree pitchers profiled in last week’s FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets continued to dominate this week. Jake Arrieta, Jake Odorizzi, and Danny Duffy combined to surrender three earned runs in 20 innings. This week’s FAAB targets include a top prospect closing in on a return to game action, a potential future closer, and three pitchers thrust into prominent roles due to injury. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget.
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.
The biggest FAAB fantasy baseball target last week was Andrew Heaney [FULL SCOUTING REPORT] profiled in this space twice during May. Earlier this month, proactive owners still had a chance to beat the hype and secure his services for a single-digit bid. After a stellar major league debut, Heaney is on his way to being universally owned. Owners who missed out still need to spend those resources somewhere else to reinforce their rotation. This week’s FAAB targets include a pitching prospect whose debut is on the horizon and four, post-hype sleepers having under the radar success. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. Players listed are available in the majority of leagues across the three major fantasy platforms.
This week on FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets we’re going deep, looking at players who could be in line for playing time in the second half of the season. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. Players listed are available in the majority of leagues across all major fantasy platforms. In recent weeks, our top hitting targets have included Pirates Josh Harrison who is eligible just about everywhere on the baseball diamond and Tommy La Stella who’s batting .343 for the Braves.
Last week, FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets focused on prospects waiting to receive the call. Eddie Butler did receive the call, but hit the disabled list after his first MLB start. It’s an example of why striking cheap and early is important. When a worst case scenario occurs, money saved from being the early bird can be re-allocated elsewhere. This week’s column will examine under-owned and under appreciated arms already on major league rosters. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. Players listed are available in the majority of leagues across the three major fantasy platforms.
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