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MLB News and Notes: Week of April 30

Now that the pesky diversion called the NFL Draft is over, fantasy owners and fans can now get back to the matter at hand: baseball. Shohei Ohtani, everyone's favorite two-way player, appeared to sustain an ankle injury after running out a ground ball and trying to avoid a collision with Neil Walker at first base. He already has his scheduled pitching start for Tuesday pushed back and did not start in Sunday's game against the Yankees.  Nick Tropeano is currently listed as the Angels’ starter for Tuesday. AT&T Park…

2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Outfield Part 3 (51-75)

The last few rounds of standard fantasy drafts are where things get interesting. Anyone can draft Mike Trout first overall. However, that's not how fantasy championships are won. The real difference makers are the sleepers and upside picks you make in the tail end of your draft that pan out and provide major value for your squad.  Some call these picks, "lottery tickets." I call them, "championship tickets." Over the last couple of weeks, we've ranked the top-50 fantasy outfielders for the 2018 season. Now, we finish up…

The Baseball Show, S2.E7 guest Paul Sporer [Video]

One of our favorite guests, Mr. Paul Sporer (@sporer) of Fangraphs, returned to wish a Happy Birthday to Andy and talk some baseball. We got into a bunch, but the main players of emphasis are sorted here: 1:24 Gerrit Cole trade 9:33 David Price 12:27 NFBC Draft Strategy 13:19 Luis Castillo 18:10 Luis Severino 20:30 Christian Yelich 24:05 Garrett Richards 29:42 Michael Wacha 32:33 Eric Thames 34:51 Rhys Hoskins 38:59 David Dahl 42:37 Raimel Tapia Also please note, we have switched the format in which we…

Weekly Top-10: Breakout Players in 2017

There have been a lot of breakout players and scorching hot starts so far this season. Narrowing down a list to just 10 guys was difficult. Certain players, like Ryan Zimmerman and Corey Dickerson, are having great seasons, but I don’t consider them true “breakout” players. These 10 players have always had potential, but this is the year they've started to put it on full display. The below list combines both 2017 performance and predicted future success. #10 Robbie Ray, Starting Pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks I should…