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Everyone’s Signing Relievers, But Who Will Close?

In most fantasy leagues, about the only reason to care about a reliever is if they are closing or have a chance to close down the line. For those in leagues that count holds, it’s generally the same pitcher pool. The two major factors that determine if a pitcher will close is talent and opportunity. Here is a quick rundown on where some recently signed relievers fit into those two categories. Fernando Rodney signs with the Twins After struggling to find a closer last season after trading away Brandon Kintzler, the…

2018 Player Profile: Rhys Hoskins

Rhys Hoskins – Is 200 enough? 9, 17, 38, 47. What does that sound like? 9, 17, 38, 47? A locker combination at the gym? Maybe jersey numbers from retired Yankee greats? Lotto numbers? Nope, those are the yearly home run totals for Rhys Hoskins in his minor and now major league career. Hoskins slugged his way onto the scene late in 2017 by becoming the fastest player in major league history to reach 18 career home runs. While sharing time at first base and outfield, Hoskins slashed an impressive .259/.396/.618 in his…

MiLB Players Watch-List: NL East

In part 5 of my MiLB watch-list, I’ll take a look at the NL East. MiLB Players Watch-List: NL Central MiLB Players Watch-List: NL West MiLB Players Watch-List: AL Central  MiLB Players Watch-List: AL West MiLB Players Watch-List: AL East NL EAST Atlanta Braves Before I start I just have to say that the Braves farm system is loaded with young pitching. Their future on that front is very very bright. 1. Ozhaino ‘Ozzie’ Albies SS/2B And after saying that, of course, I’ll start with a hitter. It’s…

MLB Fantasy Prospect Breakdown: The Speedsters

Over the past several years steals have begun to trend downwards. In 2012 there was a total of 3,229 steals in the majors. Last season that number was down to 2,537. That’s a 21.4% drop in just a few short years. With speed on the decline, a lot of the top stolen base threats usually get overvalued by many fantasy owners. If you play in a dynasty league and your team has a need for speed, check out the players below. Their speed will be a formidable asset to your team. More Than Just Speed Yoan Moncada, 2nd Base, Chicago…