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Missing on Max Muncy: Exit Velocity and High Drive Rate

I had an opportunity to pick up Max Muncy in both Tout Wars and The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational this weekend and decided to pass. I determined I didn't need to take a flier on his six home runs and five doubles in 99 plate appearances (.277 Iso) or his 14.1 percent walk rate, the latter of which could be useful in Tout Wars, which is an OBP league. His multi-positional eligibility (1B/3B/OF) was of no interest to me, even though Muncy may soon pick up some starts at second base. Yet had I taken a look at Muncy's…

Nick Kingham’s Slide Into Instant Fantasy Relevance

Nick Kingham was one of the early success stories in the minors this season, but when news broke last Friday that he would make a spot start for the Pirates on Sunday, he caused only a minor ripple in fantasy circles. The Pirates rewarded the 26-year-old with the assignment after he went 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 27 strikeouts over 22.2 innings at Triple-A Indianapolis. It was that last figure in the stat line that intrigued many of the fantasy owners who picked him up prior to his major league debut against the…

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…

2018 Dudes and Don’ts: Third Base

As has been the case in recent years, third base is very top heavy. You've got five pure studs at the top, and (mostly) solid options throughout the top 20. There isn't a lot of pure speed at the position, which makes the likes of Alex Bregman that much more enticing. You'll have to pay up for his services early on, though, and we're not about that action here. Let's go bargain shopping and find you a Dude. Dudes and Don'ts: Catcher Dudes and Don'ts: First Base Dudes and Don'ts: Second Base The Dude - Eugenio…

Joe Musgrove, SP Pirates [Video]

Join or start a fantasy baseball league at Fantrax today! Keeper, dynasty, re-draft. Fully customizable. A+ customer service. Play for free! The Baseball Show presents our pre-season video Draft Guide. Individual player breakdowns to help you know who to draft, and who to avoid in 2018. Here is a look at new Pittsburgh Pirates' pitcher Joe Musgrove. Subscribe to the channel, and watch The Baseball Show on Fantrax every week, for up to the minute player. coverage Hosts: Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) & Ralph…