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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Rays LHP/1B prospect Brendan McKay fired four no-hit innings with seven strikeouts on Tuesday for short-season GCL Rays. McKay not only didn't allow a hit while punching out seven, he didn't allow a ball to leave with infield, as the other five outs
Alex reviews his preseason bold predictions.You don’t care about this part! You care about the predictions. I originally wrote my bold predictions for 2018 here; they arrived late and incomplete, but they arrived in some capacity, and that&
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Preseason hype is one thing, but how long do we wait before we start to ignore it and lose hope? Obviously there are numerous players who have disappointed, but the decision becomes a little bit more complicate
Here's the trade that makes too much sense to actually happen.I know what you’re thinking even before you complete the first paragraph of this post: Sheryl’s trade proposal probably sucks. I don’t blame you. Most trade p
Milwaukee Brewers No. 3 prospect Lucas Erceg recorded his second four-hit game of 2018 while knocking his fourth homer in six contests as Double-A Biloxi beat Jacksonville, 8-3. Read more Lucas Erceg news
A controversial try to debutant Sean O'Sullivan stole the show as the undermanned Sydney Roosters scored a crucial 20-12 win on the Gold Coast. Read more Sean O'Sullivan news
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After spending about seven weeks on the disabled list possibly sipping rum through a paper straw, Wil Myersappears to be making up for lost time. Please note that Wil uses paper, not plastic, straws because he cares about the environment. You should
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We’ve reached the midway point of the baseball season, and the time has come to truly evaluate your team and make the necessary adjustments. Parting with your obvious regression risks makes sense, ass
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Find out which nine hitters have regressed the most in their Auto Out% most from 2017.Yesterday, I discussed the nine hitters whose Auto Out% (AO%) had improved most versus 2017. As a reminder, AO% is simply the sum of strikeouts and infield fly ball
by Ray Kuhn Just because it is the All-Star break, it doesn’t mean you should ignore your fantasy baseball teams over the next four days. Use the time in which you are not setting your lineups and following the action on the field to setby
For the first time since June 26, 2009, Joel Hanrahan entered the home bullpen at Nationals Park. Hanrahan spent two-and-a-half seasons with Washington, initially as a starting pitcher, then as a reliever before he was traded to Pittsburgh. Now as pi
Triston McKenzie is one of several players for the Akron RubberDucks who look to continue their strong showings to date. Read more Triston McKenzie news
B_Don and Donkey Teeth dive deep on one of this year's exciting young rookies, Miguel Andujar. Your hosts also delve into a thrilling battle between Jonathan Lasagna (Loaisiga) and Vincent Velasquez. Mmmmm Lasagna.
It could be improved, though, either by a light tweak or major surgery.Of all those 1970s disaster movies, the worst one for me has always been The Swarm. Featuring an impressive cast, with names such as Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Richard Chamberlai
The Dodgers system isn't as deep as it once (thanks to a couple of so-so drafts) but there are some interesting names.The Dodgers are said to be big players for Baltimores Manny Machado but this system isnt as deep as it used to be due to promotions,
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) If someone in your league was expecting Oaklands Matt Olson to maintain last years home run pace, they likely are looking at a .234 average with 19 HR more than halfway through the season and are disappointed.
Reds' prospect Taylor Trammell was named MVP of the Future's Game on Sunday, leading the U.S. squad to a 10-6 victory over the World team Trammell smashed a solo homer off of Indians' right-hander Kieran Lovegrove in the sixth inning that put the U.
Rangers No. 4 prospect Hans Crouse struck out a career-high 11 while giving up one hit over seven scoreless innings Friday as Class A Short Season Spokane edged Eugene, 2-1. Read more Hans Crouse news
Billy Ray Butler isn't nicknamed "Country Breakfast" because he likes to eat his early morning meal outdoors. Currently a free agent, the 2012 All-Star is perhaps coming to the realization that his professional career might be over. "Moving onward" s
Baseball may be on a break, but Meg Rowley's baseball chat? Never.
Several closer situations hang in the balance as we head into the All-Star break.The final day of games before this year’s All-Star break was a busy one for bullpens…and for fantasy owners looking to make a surge in the saves cate
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Xander Bogaerts (2-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R) delivered a walk-off grand slam to defeat the Blue Jays. Zack Greinke dominated the Braves, tossing 7.2 shutout innings while allowing 4 H and 0 BB, striking out 7. Javyb
Like Joey Lucchesi and Eric Lauer, Cal Quantrill was supposed to push for a midseason call-up. Instead, the 23-year-old right-hander is searching for consistency in the Texas League. The Padres 2016 first-rounder allowed a season-high 10 hits and tie
After hitting .315 through 75 games with Class A Cedar Rapids, top Twins prospect Royce Lewis has earned a promotion to Class A Advanced Fort Myers. Read more Royce Lewis news
Why is the rum always gone? Also, who doesn't enjoy a terrible face crop! The search for the fabled fantasy baseball treasure lead us on a hunt to the NL Central where B_Don and Donkey Teeth look at the Captain Jack Flaherty vs Junior Guerra matchup.
Want to make the All-Star Game (and World Series) more interesting? Limit or even end interleague play.During FanGraphs’ editorial weekend in Denver last month, this correspondent excused himself to spend some time in the Rockies clubhouse
Find out which nine hitters have improved their Auto Out% most from 2017.Last week, I introduced Auto Out% (AO%), which is just strikeouts and infield fly balls (IFFB) as a percentage of plate appearances. I began by discussing the starting pitchers
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We all know the players who have been relatively disappointing in 2018, but does that mean we write them off and ignore them in the second half?Often times that should be viewed as a hasty, short-sighted decisi
Braves No. 9 prospect Joey Wentz scattered five hits over 6 2/3 innings in his fifth straight scoreless start as Class A Advanced Florida pulled away for an 11-3 victory over Clearwater on Saturday. Read more Joey Wentz news
White Sox prospect Michael Kopech appears to have found love with another TV star. The 22-year-old pitcher posted a photo Wednesday with his arms around Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan in Vancouver. Morgan, who hails from Canada, posted pictures on her
No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out of pique. If it is to your advantage, make a forward move; if not, stay where you are. At no point do you HAVE to make a trade. Tr
A look at which All-Star team roster is more talented.The National League has won more games than the American League this season in interleague play, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at our individual leaderboards. The top seven positio
Paul and Nick identify their favorite 1H surprise and highlight a pair of guys who could emerge in the 2H.7/15/18 The latest episode of The Sleeper and the Bust is brought to you by Out of the Park Baseball 19,the best baseball strategy game ever mad
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It was a horrific start for Rick Porcello, who allowed 8 ER on 7 H and 4 BB, striking out 2, over 2.0 IP against the Blue Jays. Noah Syndergaard returned from the DL and pitched fairly well, allowingby Eric Sta
Of their indulgences into the Cuban market, Jorge Ona brought a rare tool to the Padres farm system at the time: A power bat (although his throwing arm is quite strong too). On Thursday, that power was on display. It just hasnt happened all that ofte
Tampa Bay Rays No. 16 prospect Michael Mercado struck out a career-high six over five frames as Class A Short Season Hudson Valley blanked West Virginia, 8-0. Read more Michael Mercado news
There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed. Understand that not every team in your league
In front of a hometown crowd, Bryce Harper rose to the occasion.Walk-off. Walk-off! WALK-OFF! Bryce Harper won the 2018 Home Run Derby at Nationals Park in dramatic and impressive fashion, needing less than the full complement of time to beat his opp
Heading into Saturdays two-inning save opportunity, Blake Parker had spun eight scoreless appearances with a 4/0 K:BB ratio over 7.1 IP. Unfortunately, the good times came to an end for him, but the Angels still scratched out the win over the Dodgers
by Stephen McFadden Do you play in a league that utilizes OBP, as opposed to Batting Average? While in many cases a players value doesnt change dramatically there are some who have a great disparity. A high-end player is likely going to be a high-end
With a renewed emphasis on his fastball and changeup, Padres prospect Logan Allen has found a way to be effective for Double-A San Antonio with his four-pitch mix. Read more Logan Allen news
Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis doubled three times in a breakout performance for Class A Advanced Modesto while Twins prospect Royce Lewis showed some pop for Class A Cedar Rapids. Read more Kyle Lewis news
The Rockies are hiring.Position: Entry Level Data Engineer, Baseball Research and Development Description: The Rockies are looking for a full-time Entry Level Data Engineer to join their Research and Development team. The successful candidate will as
The All-Star Break is almost here! Get your news and notes before it happens!The Marlins are ready for the All-Star Break: Miggy, do you loooove me? #JuntosMiami pic.twitter.com/4Vcb7hTy4v Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 14, 2018   On the Agen
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Kevin Gausman is making it difficult to believe in a rebound, as he struggled against the Phillies allowing 5 ER on 12 H and 1 BB, striking out 2, over 5.0 IP. Jesus Aguilar continued his unbelievable first hal
Mickey Callaway is high on Triple-A Las Vegas infielder Jeff McNeil, who he hinted could get his shot with the Mets soon. Read more Jeff McNeil news
Birmingham Barons catcher Zack Collins knows he needs to improve his defensive skills after fellow catcher and former teammate Seby Zavala was promoted to Triple-A Charlotte ahead of him. Read more Zack Collins news
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Mike Trout and marketing, the surprising Rays and the unsung Jake Bauers, the AL wild card race, Willians Astudillo’s pitching appearance, the results of a 21-question player survey, the Royals&a