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Double Vision: Goldschmidt, Vlad Jr, and Kenley Jansen

More than 20 percent of the 2018 MLB season is already in the books. What may have been gut reactions and speculation has started to become legitimate fantasy baseball breakouts and genuine slumps. Some things are obvious… Mookie Betts is a beast, the Astros pitching staff is amazing, and that Aaron Judge kid is the real deal. Other player trends are a lot more difficult to spot unless you can find a bearing, something similar to compare it to and give the skill or production a little bit of context. The Double Vision…

The Closer Catch-Up: Keeping Up with Kenley

We're two weeks into the season, and Kenley Jansen has just one save to his name. The bizarro baseball doesn't stop there. Would you believe the Yankees are also sporting one of the worst bullpens right now? Their 4.93 ERA ranks alongside that of the Marlins, the same team that was blanked 20-1 by the Phillies on Saturday! Opening Week is always good for some melodrama, but is there really any point in losing sleep over Jansen, as well as the Yankees' arms? The Dodgers are in the grips of a serious World Series hangover,…

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…

The Closer Catch-Up: Opening Week

Out of breath yet? Welcome to Opening Week, where the games finally matter and the chase for saves is already on! The closer drama continued right up until Opening Day, leaving owners with some last minute decisions to make before lineups locked on Thursday. If you were one of the people who drafted Greg Holland, grew impatient, and then dropped him, sucks to be you, because he landed a job after all. The Cardinals signed the 32-year old to a one-year deal prior to their opener against the Mets, throwing fantasy bullpens…

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…