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by Ray Kuhn There are cases where a prospect’s value peaks before he even makes his Major League debut, which may be the situation we are dealing with in regards to Orlando Arcia.  Before I get accused of being overly dramatic, let’s take a step back. Arcia’s struggles since his promotion are by no means indicative of his long term outlook, and the shortstop is still just 22-years old.  If you are playing strictly in a seasonal league, (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) When you think of Oakland Raiders skill position players, who are the first names that come to mind?  Most likely it would be: Amari Cooper (WR) Latavius Murray (RB) Michael Crabtree (WR) DeAndre Washington (RB) For some the names of Clive Walford (TE) and Andre Holmes (WR) could also be in the mix.  That’s six players before maybe you reach wide receiver Seth Roberts (and that’s a big maybe).  Would it surprise you to learn (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn Do you have what it takes? Are you an avid football fan and reader of the site? If so, do you want to square off against the RotoProfessor staff this season? For the 2016 season, we will be running two reader leagues where you get to compete against myself, the RotoProfessor and Will Overton. Below you will find the details of each league. Competitors will be granted access on a first come, first serve (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We’ve seen the graduation of the top tier of Mets pitching prospects (like Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard), while others were traded as they made their World Series run a year ago (like Michael Fulmer, who was traded to obtain Yoenis Cespedes). It’s left the upper levels of the minors relatively barren, though that doesn’t mean that there isn’t another wave coming. For instance, let’s take a look at what Thomas (read more...)

Updated Preseason 2016 Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We have a few weeks of preseason action under our belts and fantasy football drafts are soon approaching (if they haven’t already).  Obviously a lot of things have changed, as situations become a little bit clearer in terms of who is going to start (though not all situations are settled quite yet).  With that in mind let’s start updating our rankings for 2016: Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers Cam Newton – (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): CIN: Cingrani gets SV but (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It was a rough outing for Reynaldo Lopez, though in a very difficult matchup, as he allowed 6 R (4 earned) on 7 H and 3 BB, striking out 2, over 2.2 IP in Baltimore.  The same can be said for Joe Musgrove, who allowed 5 ER on 8 H over 4.0 IP, including a home run to Gregory Polanco (3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R).  Jon Gray, on (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn Fantasy football ultimately is all about the numbers, though the NFL itself is about significantly more than that. That said we have come a long way in the past few years when it comes to equating numbers and statistics to what we see on the field and helping to predict and explain both past and future performance. As we inch closer to the kickoff of another NFL season, we’ll take a trip through (read more...)

by Will Overton Fantasy Baseball players are always quick to jump on someone replacing a recently DLed player, and they should be. On the other side of that, though, fantasy baseball players should always be keeping a close eye on the players on the DL who are available in your league and may be returning soon.  If you can add a guy to your roster who is a week or so away, you have just jumped the gun (read more...)

by Shawn Kohlmeier We’re heading back to rookie ball levels this week as we search for a couple of more potential gems to add as a flier (if your league still allows it). This past week I had decided to start a tracking excel spreadsheet for the players we wrote about so it’ll be easier when it comes to grading who we’ve touched on this year.  While we missed on some, there are plenty of prospects who (read more...)