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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) David Phelps has been sent packing to Seattle and A.J. Ramos may not be far behind.  Suddenly the Miami closer’s role is wide open and while we may think there’s an obvious replacement is it really so cut and dry?  First let’s take a look at our Reliever Reliability Quotient (RRQ) scores for the remaining relievers to try and determine who is best equipped to fill the role (for 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): STL: Both Cecil (1 R/1 (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Marlins got plenty of quantity in exchange for David Phelps, netting a four player package from Seattle.  However is there any quality in the group?  Let’s take a look: Brayan Hernandez – Outfielder Current Grade – C You can call him the headliner, as he was our preseason #8 prospect for the Mariners.  Of course he was graded as just a C+ prospect so it would’ve been impossible to call him (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Baltimore Orioles got to Cole Hamels, tagging him for 3 HR, as he allowed 7 ER on 9 H and 2 BB, striking out 3, over 5.1 IP.  Felix Hernandez pitched well, despite taking the L, allowing 1 ER on 3 H and 2 BB, striking out 9, over 7.0 innings against the Yankees.  Madison Bumgarner’s second start off the DL, once again against the Padres, was again unimpressive (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We are always looking to dig deep and find a gem that no one else is looking towards.  Sometimes an opportunity comes from a player gaining a new role and sometimes it’s a struggling player who has always shown potential.  Let’s take a look at two players likely sitting on the waiver wire who could appear to have value and determine if they are actually worth owning (all stats are (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): SEA: Diaz does it again (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Selected 15th overall in the 2016 draft, there were high expectations for Corey Coleman in his rookie season.  However a lot of things came together to help sabotage his campaign: A broken hand cost him six games early in the season Poor quarterback play The emergence of Terrelle Pryor as the Brown’s top wide receiver Those three things led to an underwhelming 33 receptions for 413 yards and 3 TD.  That said there’s plenty (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 Sunday and (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) For a team not expected to compete for another year or two, it was a mild surprise that the Yankees were willing to trade away four players (three prospects) in an effort to take advantage and go for it in ’17.  That said, both David Robertson (2018) and Tommy Kahnle (2018-2020) are more than rentals and Todd Frazier represents an obvious upgrade, even with his lackluster numbers, over the mess (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We all have fond memories of Marshawn Lynch and the numbers he posted while in Seattle.  From 2011-2014 he averaged nearly 1,340 yards and 12 TD per season, so you’d think that he’d be a lock to step right into a prominent role for fantasy owners.  That’s the stance most have taken early on, with an early ADP of 20.0.  In his prime he was a lock to be a (read more...)