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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) When the New England Patriots drafted Sony Michel 31st overall we thought we may finally get clarity in the Patriots running back corps.  Generally impossible to predict, you don’t use a first round pick on a running back unless you anticipate them carrying the load. Unfortunately the recent news throws a little bit of a wrench in those plans.  According to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss (click here for the article): New England (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): TEX: Leclerc lights out (perfect (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn It’s all about the upside.. While he is entering his fifth season in the NFL, and first in Kansas City, there is a lot of positive speculation surrounding Sammy Watkins entering the 2018 season. As you’d expect that is impacting his draft position. Considering we are dealing with an established player it seems odd to say at least a portion of Watkins’ ADP of 65 in the NFFC is based on speculation, but how (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Yesterday the news broke that Taylor Ward was being recalled by the Los Angeles Angels, likely taking over the full-time third base job.  There had been speculation of a callup over the past few days, but now that he’s officially set to join the team we need to determine what type of impact he could make over the rest of the season. Considering the numbers he posted at Double and Triple-A, (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There were several players who made their MLB debut yesterday, and impressed (at least two of the three did) in the process: Touki Toussaint – He allowed 1 ER on 2 H and 2 BB, striking out 4, over 6.0 IP against the Marlins (though as we mentioned on the prospect page a strong debut isn’t a surprise, given the matchup, but there are concerns about his control and home run (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Martavis Bryant has been viewed as a wide receiver with upside since being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft.  With back-to-back 50 reception seasons it’s easy to see the potential, though he’s yet to appear in a full 16 games in a season (he’s missed 12 games over his first three seasons) and there has been a regression in his production each year (YPC // TD): 2015 – (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) At this time of year it’s easy to become infatuated with a player who has helped you to success.  Of course one hot streak doesn’t mean that a player can produce the rest of the way, and if you want to challenge for a title you have to be willing to cut bait and move on.  Let’s take a look at three outfielders who have been heading in different directions (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Reports have the Braves’ Touki Toussaint being the team’s next young pitcher getting an opportunity to make his MLB debut.  Set to pitch Game 1 of Atlanta’s double header against the Marlins, he has made a strong case for the promotion considering his numbers pitching at both Double and Triple-A this season: Double-A (86.0 IP) – 2.93 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 11.20 K/9, 3.77 BB/9 Triple-A (31.1 IP) – 2.01 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn It was another busy Sunday around league, and as you prepare to set your lineup for the upcoming week, we have you covered. Let’s take a look at some of the performances that stood out from yesterday: 1) It Was Like He Never Left If there were any doubts about Chris Sale’s health following a short sting on the disabled list, he put them to rest on Sunday. The southpaw didn’t appear to miss (read more...)