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Statcast Corner: April 3rd, 2018

Here we go, we have real data to work with! If you missed the series' introduction article last week, I recommend you go back and give it a look here. Our goal is use statcast data to dive deeper into interesting trends we can act on in our fantasy leagues. Identify players trending up or down, and get in when the price is low and cash out when the price has peaked. Velocity Movers Observations Kenley Jansen's early velocity readings are very slightly concerning. I hesitate before drawing conclusions from a…

Double Up! Two-Start Pitchers For April 2-8

Finally, the wait is over. Major League Baseball is here, and I for one, could not be happier. A new season brings new beginnings. It brings a fresh start and 162 chances for a team to write their story. For us fantasy crazies, records are set to 0-0, hopes are high, and everyone has their eyes set on that championship trophy. For the next 23 weeks or so, depending on your league, I will be giving a break down of two-start pitchers for each week. Two-start pitchers are incredibly important to fantasy owners, especially those…

2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part 3 (51-75)

This gets said most seasons, but starting pitching is incredibly deep. Between safe veteran options and up-and-coming young flamethrowers, there's a little bit of everything in this part of the rankings. I've always preached the depth of pitching while filling out your roster. It's certainly important to grab some top-tier arms, but filling out your pitching staff with strong late-round options can pay big dividends. And this year, the late-round options you'll find below are quite intriguing. Included are several…

TRAX Best Score Draft Recap: Part 1

It is very easy to discuss what should be done during a draft. It’s often a little more difficult to implement said strategies in real time. The only real way to analyze the drafting process is to participate in it. With that in mind, I am taking part in a TRAX Best Score league to see where my pre-draft ideas of how one should draft a TRAX Best Score team and my actual drafting of such a team come together and where they do not. I will discuss some of the thoughts behind the picks I made and see how much I can stick to my…