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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) For those who play in the deepest of formats, hitting the waiver wire is never easy.  Who is available in less than 5% of CBS Sports leagues who could help your fantasy squad?  Let’s take a look: Allen Cordoba – San Diego Padres – Shortstop/Outfielder CBS Sports – 1% A Rule 5 selection, Cordoba had never played above Rookie Ball and has been thrust into Major League action.  While the Padres have (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Are you someone constantly on the lookout for the next potential closer? That’s what we are trying to pinpoint here, with our Top 5 Closer In Waiting Power Rankings. These rankings look at the pitchers who appear capable of taking over their team’s respective closing duties (though in some cases, will need some help to get there). Keep in mind, if a pitcher is currently part of a committee they (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): SD: When we think change (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Dodgers’ second round pick in 2016, RHP Mitchell White may not be a household name.  That said it may not be long before he thrusts himself into the spotlight, as he’s gotten off to a fast start at High-A this season.  Sure a 3.72 ERA may not blow you away, but it’s a bit deceiving.  When you start to dive into the numbers you can see that he’s checking (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Aaron Judge launched his first career grand slam, finishing the day going 2-4 with 1 HR, 4 RBI and 1 R.  Adam Duvall had his own big day, going 3-4 with 2 HR, 5 RBI and 2 R (putting him at .274 with 13 HR and 43 RBI on the season).  Lance McCullers continued his impressive start, allowing 3 R (2 earned) on 5 H and 2 BB, striking out (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It’s Memorial Day weekend, and by now you have gained a feel for where your team sits in the hierarchy of your league.  Do you need to start taking a few more risks when setting your lineup?  Do you need to maximize your chances in terms of strikeouts and wins?  Finding a high upside two-start pitcher can certainly help, so let’s take a look at the options this week and (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It was a bit of a surprise that the Red Sox summoned Sam Travis to the Majors, though it shows that they aren’t going to sit back and watch the season disappear.  It’s not like first base was a glaring area of need, with Mitch Moreland producing relatively well (.261/.357/.459), though there is room for improvement (and this move will only add to speculation of a Rafael Devers promotion, since (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 and (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Catchers are often slow to develop offensively, and even when they arrive the wear and tear on the position makes it harder to produce.  That doesn’t make it impossible, though, and there are a pair of catchers currently improving their stock in fast order while playing at Double-A.  Who are they and just how high of a ceiling do they have?  Let’s take a look: Tomas Nido – New York Mets Prior (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Obviously there are always prospects whose stock is rising and falling, given their performances.  While it’s impossible to pinpoint all of them, here are a few players whose early season numbers are sending then to either soar or sink (all stats are through Saturday): Max Schrock – Second Baseman – Oakland A’s Playing at Double-A he’s hitting .276 with 5 HR, 15 RBI, 17 R and 3 SB over 152 AB.  (read more...)