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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Yesterday came the news that a pair of significant prospects would be recalled to the Majors.  Let’s take a quick look at each of them to get an idea of their outlook: Alex Bregman – Houston Astros It’ll be interesting to see where he will fit into the lineup, as he’s seen time at shortstop, third base and left field while in the minors this season.  Shortstop certainly doesn’t appear to (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The biggest news probably came off the field (potential Aroldis Chapman trade and the callus of Alex Bregman & David Dahl), but there were plenty of stories on it as well.  Ryan Schimpf continued his torrid July, going 3-5 with 1 HR, 2 RBI and 2 R.  Jose Altuve led the Astros’ attack, going 3-5 with 2 HR, 6 RBI and 2 R.  Jon Lester stumbled against the Brewers, allowing (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The trade deadline is upon us, and that is going to help to complicate a few decisions for the coming week (thanks to a slew of rumors hanging out there).  We also are at the point in the season where the time has come to potentially take a few gambles, because if you don’t act now, it may become too late.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Nelson Cruz was one of many players who enjoyed some monstrous days at the plate, going 2-5 with 2 HR, 7 RBI and 2 R.  Kirk Nieuwenhuis may have been the most surprising contributor, going 3-3 with 2 HR, 4 RBI and 2 R.  Jacob deGrom simply didn’t have it against the Marlins, allowing 5 ER on 10 H and 1 BB, striking out 5, over 3.2 IP. What else happened (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Long considered an elite prospect, the Twins’ Byron Buxton continues to struggle in the Majors. Over 182 PA this season he’s hitting just .199 with 1 HR and 7 SB. There are numerous issues that are currently plaguing him, making us wonder if there’s any hope for a turn around in 2016. Fly Balls: 44.7% fly ball rate 19.0% IFFB For a player with little power who wants to utilize his speed, those are (read more...)

by Will Overton The trade deadline is looming and that seems to be consuming all the talk right now in fantasy circles. However, there is still baseball  being played and there was a lot of fantasy noteworthy happenings last night. If you were to caught up refreshing the rumor mills, let me catch you up on what went down last night: 1)      The Orioles Get A Promising Start From Dylan Bundy It sounds like the Baltimore Orioles are (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 Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It’s easy to overlook some prospect performances, especially when they are coming at Single-A and buried under what is a loaded system.  When not much was expected of you, it’s even easier to glance over the numbers.  Take the Dodgers’ Edwin Rios, for example, though he’s quickly proving that he deserves our attention. Thus far the 6’3″, 220 lbs. first baseman has split time between two levels of Single-A, prudicing at each stop: Single-A (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) With Marshawn Lynch officially retiring, the Seahawks running back corps is certainly in flux.  That’s not to say that there isn’t upside and potential, because they are actually flush with running backs who could make an impact.  The question is who is going to step up and carry the load?  Let’s take a look: Thomas Rawls Entering his second season, Rawls actually led the Seahawks in rushing last year as he (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Yesterday the Cubs and Mariners completed a trade, mostly involving prospects: The Cubs Acquired – LHP Mike Montgomery & RHP Jordan Pries The Mariners Acquired – 1B Dan Vogelbach & RHP Paul Blackburn Montgomery is the only part of the trade who is currently in the Majors, so let’s take a look at the other players who changed hands and see what their outlook is: 1B Dan Vogelbach He’s the biggest name involved in (read more...)