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Outliers: Nick Pivetta is a Flyball’s Worst Enemy

With a string of solid early-season starts, Nick Pivetta has already become a fixture in deeper leagues. After his latest effort, Pivetta is on the verge of entering the fantasy prime time. The Phillies' righty had a one-hit shutout against the Pirates through four innings on Sunday, and even with the subsequent blemish of a two-run homer by Elias Diaz, Pivetta had a fine afternoon. He finished with seven strikeouts and just two runs over 6.1 innings. Diaz's homer didn't just ruin Pivetta's shutout, though. Up until the…

Double Up! Two-Start Pitchers for April 16-22

What an eventful week it was for fantasy baseball. Weather, injuries, and brawls all played a role in many of the games. All of those occurrences will effect this week's starting pitchers, as make-up games, rotation shakeups, and suspensions are on the horizon if not already in motion. That being said, there are still plenty of solid two-start options out there. Keep the usual factors in mind when planning your week in fantasy. *As always, keep in mind that these are the probable two-start pitchers as of Friday, April 13…

Drafted Players Portfolio

The success of my 2018 fantasy baseball season weighs heavily on the production of these 14 players. I own each of these players in at least 40% of my leagues. Ten leagues with at least four shares of each. Each league I’m in is unique in its own settings, format, and circumstance. Half or more of my leagues are dynasty leagues with on-base percentage and saves plus holds. Based on this, a lot of my heavy investments are sliding toward those formats, and players like Joey Votto or even Trever Hildenberger become more…

Fantasy Baseball: Roto Salary Cap Roster

Well, folks, Opening Day is finally here! Fans all over the globe are optimistic about the upcoming season, and fantasy owners are arguably even more so. Spring Training is over, and the games (and more importantly the stats) finally count! This season, I will be offering some of my thoughts on the Fantrax Salary Cap Challenge Games. Specifically, I will be looking at some player percentages and highlighting some players who could be worth a New Player Claim. Please remember that the 18 claims each team is allowed are to…

Keith Farnsworth’s Draft Day Targets

March is here, and that can only mean two things: Draft season starts now, and Tim Tebow is making headlines … again. I promised myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t include Tim Tebow in any of my baseball writing. As draft day approaches, I regret to inform everyone that I’ve broken that promise. “It’s a game,” Tebow says. “At the end of the day, that’s all it is, is a game. It doesn’t make you any better or any worse than anybody else. So by winning a game, you’re no better. By losing a game, you’re no worse.” I’d…