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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It’s always a difficult decision for fantasy owners when it comes to injured players, especially if you have limited roster spots to work with.  Are they worth stashing?  Are you better off freeing up the roster spot for someone else?  Let’s take a look at three players who were recently placed on the DL and try to determine how we should proceed: Jorge Soler – Kansas City Royals – Outfielder For a (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Brewers’ Freddy Peralta made a splash in his first start in the Majors and while he took a step back in his second the memory still lingers: May 13 (at Colorado) – 5.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 13 K May 19 (at Minnesota) – 4.0 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 6 BB, 5 K No one is going to argue against the strikeout potential, and he also has shown more (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The fantasy season just keeps on going, as we’re nearly at the halfway point already.  The time for patience has seemingly come and gone (though not in all cases) and hitting the wire is a priority.  Let’s take a look at a few options currently available in most leagues and try to determine if they are worth grabbing or not: Ketel Marte – Arizona Diamondbacks – Second Baseman/Shortstop Over the past (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn We celebrated Father’s Day with a full slate of exciting action around the league, so let’s jump right into some of the performances that stood out: 1) Trumbo Goes Deep When you roster Mark Trumbo, it’s a trade-off; batting average for home runs. Instead, so far this season, it has gone in the opposite direction. Now the .261 batting average that Trumbo has after picking up three hits on Sunday wouldn’t be considered a (read more...)

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing): COL: Davis implodes in epic (read more...)

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by Ray Kuhn We are back again with another slate of pitchers taking the mound twice. As we have become accustomed to, the options present themselves to us with varying degrees of risk It’s hard to find three better options at the top of our list, but can we really count on Jacob deGrom to win a game? It’s frustrating, but let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week: Tier One: Chris Sale (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Angels have been hit hard by injuries, both to their rotation and their infield.  With Andrelton Simmons and Jefry Marte already on the DL, Zack Cozart is once again banged up (and could soon join them).  That has led to the promotion of David Fletcher, who has let his offensive production at Triple-A do all the talking (and he further backed it up by going 3-4 in his MLB debut): .350 (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Which prospects are on the verge of making an impact in the Major Leagues? This weekly column will rank the ten who are closest (as well as other names that are being closely considered). Keep in mind that while talent is factored in opportunity plays a major role, so there may be some “lesser” prospects who rank fairly highly on the list (please note all stats are through Monday): 1) (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We are always obsessed with the rising prospects, trying to invest before the rest of our league mates realize a breakout is upon us.  What about those who are disappointing?  Is there an opportunity to buy low?  Will they turn it around or has the time come to write them off and move on?  Let’s look at three outfield prospects, who have received significant hype in the past but are disappointing (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) With Masahiro Tanaka hitting the DL (and likely out for a few weeks), the Yankees have a significant void in their rotation.  There were already questions, being forced to deploy Domingo German (though he’s shown potential), so where will the Yankees turn from here?  They do have options in the minors, whether it’s those already on the 40-man roster and those who aren’t. If Luis Cessa is ready to return from (read more...)