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 Player Profiles 

  As we get going with the full-on start of the regular season, it's time to ramp up our increasing attention on individual players and what the expectations should be for their performance in the com...
Caleb Smith was rolling last season racking up a punchout an inning. Than an injury happened, one that required him to miss half the season and undergo surgery. Given that he's not an elite level pros...
I don't know about you, but over the past few years I've often found myself targeting Adam Frazier as a pick up in season when injury strikes. He never does much to get excited about, but he's always ...
One of my favorite, late round dart throws on the board this season is Justus Sheffield (see my LABR and Tout Wars teams where he ended up on my squads). Sheffield was recently demoted to the minors b...
Prior to last season, Pablo Lopez has never thrown a pitch above Single-A, yet in June he was in The Show. He made 10 starts before his shoulder was barking enough to get him sent to the sidelines. Th...
Matt Strahm is 27 years old and has all 118 innings as a big-league pitcher. Still, he throws four pitches, misses an awful lot of bats, and limits the walks to the point that they should never preclu...
The Braves sure seem to have a never-ending supply of power arms to turn to in the rotation. It also seems like all of those arms are 25 years of age or much younger. Sean Newcomb will turn 26 in June...
In this series I'll be taking an in-depth look at pitchers I'm targeting in 2019 drafts. Some will be studs who I think are still undervalued, others will be pitchers who have finished mid-pack but ar...
Jonathan Villar is a somewhat limited hitter and a somewhat undisciplined runner on the base paths. That said, he figures to play daily for the Orioles, he is likely to continue to run no matter what ...
With and arm handed down from Mount Olympus, Tyler Glasnow has been slated for stardom since childhood. While growing into a strapping young man at 6'8", the road has been filled with excellent perfor...
A former top-25 MLB prospect, Jorge Soler has never lived up to his early billing. Every time he starts to look like he's ready to take that step, some injury rears it's ugly head threatening to derai...
Twelve months ago, Elvis Andrus was coming off a 20/25 season and was the toast of the fantasy community. Flash forward to March 2019 and he's a virtual afterthought for most. Sure, his season was der...
Nathan Eovaldi can dominate an opponent at any moment. He can struggle to go deep into games at any moment. He can find himself on the sidelines dealing with some physical malady at any moment. Regard...
As I noted in my Breakout Pitcher of the Year column, Anthony DeSclafani was someone that I really liked (yes, the S is capitalized). Taking a look at his current ADP, it's clear that the overall fant...
At times in his career, Chris Archer has dominated the opponent and produced copious levels of fantasy success. Always a strikeout arm, Archer and his slider seems to dominate opponents frequently. Ho...
(NFBC Rank: 60; DC Rank: 32) Pirates' starter Joe Musgrove turned in a solid 2018 season after being traded from the Astros in the Gerrit Cole deal. Battling some injuries, Musgrove managed just 19 st...
Eric Thames can flat out mash. Many folks seem to have forgotten that two years ago Thames was the hottest name in baseball as he was returning from the KBO with some of the best numbers we've ever se...
Brian Dozier injured his knee in April (a bone bruise), and though he appeared in his customary 150 games, he just wasn't the performer he was expected to be. As a now 31 year old second sacker, comin...
Rafael Devers is young, a part of an impressive team, and coming of a season that many deem to be a disappointment. Last season I warned you about Devers going go high on draft day. After a moderate f...
Back in 2014 I started to do a thing. I decided I would target a pitcher, a guy no one was talking about much, and proclaim him to be my Breakout Pitcher of The Year. It worked, and now that call, my ...
2018 Season in Review Shane Bieber forced his way into the Indians rotation early last season as a 22-year old rookie with just a year and a half of experience in the minor leagues. He posted such gau...
  Amed Rosario has always had a nice hit tool, supported by speed and his position on the diamond. He's struggled to find consistency at the dish, and for years it's been thought that he has gotten by...
A former second baseman and shortstop eligible player, Jose Peraza enters 2019 as only eligible at shortstop. That said, he still brings a solid skill set to the table bringing speed and batting avera...
The Yankees' Aaron Hicks just signed a 7-year, $70 million deal to remain a fixture in the outfield. Many folks seem outraged at that contract, something I don't really understand, but regardless, the...

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