New York Yankees Starting Roster: STAT Cast Breakdown

C: Gary Sanchez: 2020 notes

For the 2nd year in a row hit as 2nd in all MLB for the Max highest Exit Velocity. Other then being hurt, has produced fine power numbers over his 4 seasons with increased ISO over 2017.

For 2021: I went back some time ago to get those numbers previously mentioned. Since 2019 there has been a decline, as an undrafted player, there is not much to live up to as he’s solely in the lineups for power.

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1B: Luke Voit: 2013 round 22 pick of STL; 2020 notes

It seems he may be able to sustain a high 350+ BABIP. Loved his XSLG in 221 AB’s.

For 2021: For a guy that spent so many years in the minors he is what he is as a HR producer for about 1 out of every 9 at bat. He’s an expert at in barrel in the zone as a big strong guy with lack of speed but can hit all over field.

2B: Tyler Wade: no 2020 notes

For 2021: I didn’t expect this guy to get in the rotation last yr but injuries helped his case. Not much of a hitter as he should platoon with Thairo Estrada. Estrada: Certainly was the hottest reserve in ST of 20′, as he’s hit 3 HR’s that I’m aware of. Fills in nicely in the infield especially at SS when needed.

UPDATE LeMahieu signed as he’ll play 2nd base. 

2B: DJ LeMahieu 2009 2nd pick 30 of Cubs 2020 notes

He has improved his exit velocity, ISO, and is just hitting the ball hard with improvement over the last 5 years. His average exit velocity ranked 19t in MLB last year, so this was better then all of his previous yrs in Col. He has an established track record, and upped his hard contact last year, which was hopefully not only an outlier and still in the top compared to the other hard contact hitters in the league.

For 2021: He’s been solid in grapefruit league play with a .308 BA, also he is expected to get some time in at 1st and 3rd base because he can play.

3B: Gio Urshela: Not drafted been with Indians, and BJ’s. 2020 notes

Without a lot of history as a rookie, the kid shows a lot of slugging potential. He’s hitting the ball fairly hard with a launch angle comparable to some guys higher up in this order.

For 2021: His metrics sustained in short sample season, as he’s a sure handed fielder, solidified at the position with bat to ball skills.

SS: Gleyber Torres: Not drafted. Came up from Cubs A ball in 2014 2020 notes

Torres has put together 2 solid seasons and showed a lot of improvement over 2018 as he lowered his SO rate, while specializing in Homers.

For 2021: Graded out about last in some advanced metric categories last year, but should bounce back from the 157 pt. OPS drop.

LF: Clint Frazier no 2020 notes

For 2021: The crafty veteran gets pitchers to play into his crushing the ball along with a %16 walk rate and low chase rate. Having a more then solid ST, he could easily hit 30 homers or be a risk if drafting him to high. There is depth here to challenge if pitchers figure him out, if slumping.

RF: Aaron Judge: 2013 1st round pick 32 of Yankees

Judge is top of the line in Hard Hit %, Exit Velo, and XSLG, which are all great numbers to be in line with. The ISO I would hope would go back up a bit with a healthy hot start.

DH: Giancarlo Stanton: 2007 Round 2 pick 12 of Marlins. 

Stanton has had streaks of high BAPIP before in his career with MIA, so this high small sample dosen’t matter for 2019. His HR/FB rate is right in line other then a couple spikes in 15′, and 16′. He’s healthy like all of this roster is putting balls in play for summer.

For 2021: When playing the power is still very well there. Keeping him at DH to get more AB’s should be the plan for Manager Boone.

OF/UTIL: Miquel Andujar. Not drfated, only been with Yanks.

Getting HR’s off Garret Cole helps his case during this summer camp in intra squad play.

For 2021: Able to play 3rd base and OF, remember he slammed 27 HR”s in 2018 as he’ll fill in when the injuries start. I would love to see him start at OF

Reserves when needed:

Brett Gardner: 2005 round 3 pick 29 of Yankees

The sprint speed specialist had himself a really good XSLG season, interestingly his BABIP was very low for his standards, and is HR/FB rate increased showing nice improvement in his extra base hitting.

Aaron Hicks: On a loaded team, he will move up and down this batting order, starting for most teams. Has enough power and speed to get hot early as playing time also permits. He’s a terrible fielder. He’ll get some starts because of the way he draws walks, switch hitting.

Mike Ford: Another guy that gets line drives and on base with a bit of power.

P1: Gerrit Cole 29 R  6.5 IP

ERA right in line with Xfip SOs really increased every year.

Cole has been throwing in the backyard of teammate Adam Ottavino, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports. Despite the suspension of spring training and shutdown of team facilities to most players, Cole appears intent on keeping in shape in anticipation of an eventual return to action. The Yankees’ key offseason signing is expected to be the club’s Opening Day starter when the regular season commences. Gave up a few homers but still had an impressive camp as they allowed him to go 5 innings.

For 2021: Got bombed a few times in 2020 but it was difficult for most aces.

P2: Luis Severino 26 R 6 Ip INJURED Reserved. Should return this season.

GB pitcher giving about 10 K/9. Severino (elbow) is among a group of Yankees eligible to use the Yankees’ facility in Tampa in the midst of Florida’s stay-at-home declaration, George A. King III of the New York Post writes. With Florida’s stay-at-home order set to kick in at 12:01 a. m. ET on Friday, most players will no longer be allowed to gather at George M. Steinbrenner Field. However, the policy makes an exception for players undergoing rehab programs, meaning Severino will be able to continue to use the facility along with a short list of other players including Giancarlo Stanton (calf) and Aaron Judge (rib). Severino underwent Tommy John surgery in late February and is expected to miss the entire 2020 campaign

P3: Masahiro Tanaka 31 R 5.8 IP RETURNED TO JAPAN. not playing in 2021

High GB with 1.3 HR/9  should get back up to 9 K/9 instead of 7 last yr

Tanaka returned to Japan with his family late in March, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. Many foreign-born players are returning to their countries of origin, so this is not surprising or cause for alarm. The Yankees are not keeping close tabs on Tanaka, as he usually dictates his own preparations during the offseason.

SP4: Jordan Montgomery:  2020 notes

Looks to continue his Summer league play dominance as he performed vs. the Mets not allowing any runs, with a 5/6 IP/SO game. Is an average pitcher who can easily get above average numbers with runn support on this team.

For 2021: This strike thrower had an impressive 1.9 Walk/9 rate. Good control pitcher as his 5+ ERA will come down.

SP5: Domingo German no 2020 notes due to domestic case. 

For 2021: Should be rusty out of gate for a while. Has a good curve/changeup combo. In ST he seems to be securing a spot in the rotation however earlier then expecting actually dominating with a 13:1 K:BB so far.

SP5: Deivi Garcia: Not 2020 notes

For 2021: The smallest guy on the Yankees has postseason confidence with his low 92 mph fastball and other good offering with control. He’s their top prospect.

WSH Nationals MLB Positional Breakdown for 2021

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C: Yan Gomes: 2020 notes

2009 draft round 10 pick 19 The Catcher had some batting average numbers a lot better vs. Lefties then righties. That’s where he has his power as well at .217 ISO.

For 2021: Average hitting catcher with average power. He’s a bit older as well over 30.

1B: Josh Bell: 2011 June Draft – Round: 2, Pick: 1:  2020 notes

We’ll hope he gets hot and stays that way, as he’s way out of his usual numbers. Drop down possible. SLG, Woba Exit Velo and hard contact elite last year. What worries me is if he’s a Jesus Agular. Bell fell badly in the 2nd half of season.

For 2021: While he was very average as well documented with other mlb writers, his bounce back is imminent as long as he can get more lift for fly balls this season. You just can’t rely on him all season likely because of slumps.

2B: Luis Garcia

For 2021: Garcia is not worth mentioning much offensively. He should stick in the lineup for his defense for lack of depth options, you hope for a good batting average, offensively comparable to a Amed Rosario. He appears to have the big body control to be able to handle the SS position.  Josh Harrison is a veteran 10 yr guy worth mentioning here with 819 hits in his career if Garcia slides over to SS at times as Trea Turner will likely get hurt.

LF: Kyle Schwarber 2020 notes

Schwarber has established himself as a MLB slugger but his slugging percentage could rise a lot more.

For 2021: Schwarber may not have lived up to his expectation since he came on in 2017 however he still may develop further I believe with a fresh start.

SS: Trea Turner: 2014 draft round 1 pick 13 of SD 2020 notes

Had his best hitting season since 16′, as his caliber of player stealing bases as a righty in this lineup is always playable in DFS at the right price. Spring speed maybe best in the league with power for a small lengthy guy at 6’2″. Has green light to steal 3rd creating 10 FP easily. The mindset of possibly in 3 hole instead, shaking this LU up.

For 2021: While I don’t want to draft him too high, I would love to use him as much as possible in points league formats, just have someone waiting behind him to clean up his missed game, or as in football a handcuff.

RF: Juan Soto: 2020 notes

Elite at getting on base, SLG, ISO, and nice speed. Can walk with the best of them already, as he should get even better. He is in range with the best hitters in game with 51 barrels. 20% SO rage is fine.

For 2021: Contrary to the speed he has, he is not a good base stealer. However as he led the league in SLG, Walks, and OPS. Incredible for his age.

CF: Victor Robles: 2020 notes

Got a full season in as a bit more of a ground ball hitter, displaying good speed and base stealing skills. He might be able to improve his power this year. If not he’ll hope to get on base and walk better. Great upside. 23 years old. Great Power/speed potential.

For 2021: Robles did not do a whole lot in the pwr dpt. as he started hot with a couple HR’s in 2020 but then cooled way off and missed time due to injury. He has to lower his strikeout rate as his strengths are really fielding and speed.

Also having Starline Castro as an option. Decent hitter.

5. Howie Kendrick: 2002 draft round 10 pick 12 of Angels

The savvy veteran jumped up his ISO with the same Bapip. I couldn’t believe his STAT Cast numbers jumping off the screen in X SLG, Xwoba, Hard contact, and SO% along with Velocity. There is no way to go but down.

3B Carter Kieboom : 2016 draft round 1 pick 28 of Nats 2020 notes

Looks like they think he can be a Trau Turner some day, as he would have to develop a lot more power to go along with his potential base steals. Was not a high draft pick but a first rounder several years ago. Not much opportunity. Was a top 10 prospect.

For 2021: With only 165 plate appearances so far, its tough to evaluate his sample, but has not shown anything yet. 18′ and 19′ were good slash line yrs at plate in single and triple A with almost .500 slugging those yrs. There is some sign of him having good OBP at the ML level.

P1: Max Scherzer: 2006 draft round 1 pick 11 of Ariz. 2020 notes

Lowest numbers of recent career. Missed a few starts, needs to stay healthy. perrenial Cy young Ace. Hitting upside. still on top of his game. Gave up a couple HR’s vs. the Phillies incl. B. Harper, but lots of swinging strikes, nasty stuff!

For 2021: There seems to be a decline here setting in, I would look to get him for value as people are basing this off of a small sample of 20′ season. There are valid concerns regarding his velocity, healthy, and age.

P2: Stephen Strausberg: 2009 draft round 1 pick 1 overall of Nats 2020 notes

Healthy world series MVP season. Top 12 Ace in league. injuries have plagued him.

For 2021: The big righty is fine vs. both Lefties and Righties as long as he stays healthy he’s only 32. Nice SO/BB ratio.

P3:Patrick Corbin: 2009 draft round 2 pick 31 of Angels 2020 notes

The Lefty I recall got really good and consistent with SO upside in the latter half of year. Good K/BB rate at 3.4 despite his SO% down and walks up from 2018 when he had a 5.13 K/BB rate. Expected to be fully stretched out for July 26th start against Yanks at home.

For 2021: 2020 did not go according to plan as his lack of pitch arsenal resulting in way too many Homers given up. He may just not have been able to adjust to the conditions of the short season. He should be able to resemble his 2019 numbers again, in which had a %29 BB/SO ratio.

P4: Jon Lester

Too old, cannot pitch long into games.

P5: Erick Fedde and/or Autsin Voth

Neither of these guys are really worth a 5th pitcher spot.

SF Giants 2021 MLB Fantasy Positional Breakdown

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Catcher: Buster Posey 2020 notes

Buster Posey Will Not Play this Season.

His SO% went up last year as he provides no value in DFS.

For 2021

Posey is an old player that has proven to lose strength, batting skill, and defensive backstop ability. Don’t think he’ll be worth trying to squeeze anything out of as there are higher upside options unless you really don’t have any other option. Curt Casali will be in the mix with limited upside as well as the prospect Joey Bart is one of the most talented young prospects in the majors for the future.

1B: Brandon Belt 2020 notes

Starting season on injured list. I was surprised he had a full season of healthy plate appearances and put up this dissapointing season as the prior years he did better in X stats. Has maintained his good walk numbers getting on base.

For 2021

As another older guy also with competition behind him, he’s hardly being targeted in fantasy. Even though you won’t get the kind of production worth a pick in leagues, he does have +95 percentile rakings in many categories such as xwOBA and BB%. If he plays smart and consistent he COULD be a pleasant surprise. IF not Wilmer Flores and Darin Ruf have MLB experience to give some power hitting in addition to fielding skills.

2B: Donavan Solano 

I didn’t happen to get any notes prior to 2021 on Solano as he was relatively unknown. He has a low barrel rate, and is ok for hits and singles. We could also see someone like Flores slide in here and be a value piece in lineups.

3B: Evan Longoria 2020 notes

Lost his power in recent years, then had a bit of a resurgence in 2019 as he’s improved his xWOBA numbers significantly to .352. SLG% is also well along which is why he’s getting back up to higher ISO.

For 2021:

He proved true to his xSLG prowess of the 89 percentile. He saw a lot of breaking balls in the short season of which he hit only .254 wOBA.

SS: Brandon Crawford 2020 notes

Does not exceed anywhere. The savvy veteran is a decent ground ball hitter and fielder. Not much for DFS. I did a write up last year on the next guy who I will also feature here under the SS position as he has a nice looking future.

Mauricio Dubon 2020 notes also plays CF

Seemed like he would be a good raw power and speed combo, but not been around too long. We’ll see what he does with an opportunity.

LF Alex Dickerson 2020 notes

When a guy who has not played much has high hard contact and strikes out below 20% you may have something if he can keep healthy.

For 2021 

Kind of the same theme as last year, its been hard to believe he’s had so few at bats over the years he’s been around. (his nickname is grandpa), but has a career .265/.359/.490/ slash with a .849 OPS is nice.

CF/RF: Mike Yastrzemski

An interesting late blooming prospect that has impressive rookie xWOBA, SLG, and pure power. Could be best hitter on the team.

For 2021: 

He proved to be just that as he’s kept on track as a patient persistent major league hitter. Improved greatly last season vs. off speed pitching with a .513 xwOBA.

OF: Austin Slater provides value punch in the outfeild for the Giants with impressive xwOBA and hard contact even though the launch angle is low.

SP1: Kevin Gausman 2020 notes

It looks like Gausman may never develop into and effective pitcher for fantasy other then stacking against on any consistent basis. Has 10K/9 upside for however many innings he can manage before blowup.

For 2021

As the best option he has been able to now use other pitches other then the fastball. He’s not a #1 pitcher on most other rosters.

SP2: Johnny Cueto:

Opening day starter should be stretched out to 80 pitches for opening night. We have to remember this was a high GB SP for the Giants in 16′ few HR’s allowed and almost a SO per Inning. Could not keep his HR’s allowed number down in small sample seasons since then.

For 2021

Not much to expect from an older guy that has lost velocity and can’t perform like he used to.

SP3: Anthony DeSclafani: no 2020 notes

Seemed like prospect last year but he’s been around more then a few years, he put up a 4.4 SIERA and 4.6 ERA so nothing outstanding.

SP4: Tyler Beede Will miss some of the season, as they will welcome him back at almost a strikeout per inning mostly relying on the 4 seam fastball, which he will have to diversify.

SP potentially:

Alex Wood: Round: 2, Pick: 25 in 2012: The big 6’4″ lefty is back in LA after posting a 25-10 record there for 2 years prior to last. Not a fastball pitcher, as he needs the innings and QS’s to be effective.

SP5: Derek Rodriquez

Potential RP spot as nothing has yet been solidified.

 

How to determine Win/Loss record in DFS?

If profiting in cash on a site such as Draftkings or Fanduel, its considered a win. Based on one main lineup. Cash lineups are considered contests where %25-50 of the field are to be paid out a profit from the entry of the contest.

For GPP, because the return is so volatile, if hitting any in being profitable, then that’s win. However the winning percentage is much lower, minimizing the importance of win/loss ratio. What is important is simply profitability, therefore no record is needing to be kept in GPP’s, rather the profitability for the season.

My personal win/loss record as well as any other coaches who put their percentages in resulting from their contests will be recorded here after releasing those same lineups prior to tip off, first pitch, kickoff, drop puck or whatever is required in any other sport in our WFF Discord. Using this app daily will not only give your WFF’s winning record and percentage but will help you daily with lineups for Cash, GPP, Lastest relevant news, Resources, and the important back and forth talk to tweak your process, lineups, and anything else to bring up daily in sports.

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STL Cardinals 2021 Fantasy H2H Points Breakdown

Starting Lineup Projected:

C: Yadier Molina

AT 40 years old, we don’t get a lot of hitting value out of him anymore.

1B: Paul Goldschmidt

Goldy still gives us a floor though his upside is now limited due to his average exit velocity decline. He still gets on base for his average career numbers.

2B: Tommy Edman

If he can get his hard contact back up to 2019 levels he would see a high upside with his extra base hits rate and line drives. Rounds out as an above average all around player with base running speed, and instincts.

3B: Nolan Aernado

Great homerun distance in 2019 as He always performs better in Woba then in xWOBA. I don’t expect any changes with this flyball productive hitter. Matt Carpenter slides platoon or DH spot if available.

SS: Paul DeJong 

Had a down year, but hopefully will get back on track for a .211 ISO resulting in 30 HRs its just that he feels old, but only 27. There is a lot of depth at the position this year for the H2H points format to go else ware.

LF: Dylan Carlson

Carlson has some tools to make a long career as a switch hitter. I would wait for him to get hot to use him with the .611 SLG % in the final 12 games.

CF: Harrison Bader

The only part of his game you can look to for upside is the steals. The rest of it is volatile with the high SO rate, not making hard contact.

RF: Dexter Fowler

At 34 he dosen’t get the base steals anymore he’s never had a high FB/HR rate in his career, and his exit velocity is down.

Starting Pitching and Relievers:

SP1: Jack Flaherty

With almost a 5 ERA, he had a few blowup games, as it makes it difficult to go back to him for his average ADP. He seemed to be bad on the road. When he’s on his game, he can give you a high %30 SO rate.

SP2: Kwang-Hyun Kim

His slider/fastball combo keeps them off balance. %30 K rate vs. Lefties but only %12 vs. Righty won’t make the cut as a #2 SP.

SP3: Carlos Martinez

Not sure why they have him in the starting rotation, unless its just out of lack depth or farm system.

SP4: Adam Wainwright

More likely the SP 3 worthy guy, his veteran savvy makes him a value on some nights. Had 2 complete games.

SP5: Miles Mikolas

Leading the NL in losses does not bode well for much upside in fantasy leagues.

Dakota Hudson is out for the season likely for the 2021 campaign.

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 2021 Season Breakdown

Starting Lineup Overview:

C: Stallings not drafted. 

Not a good player, no power spent too much time in minors now 30 yr old. The also have Tony Wolters who is a ground ball hitter only who is bottom of the league in all stats. Only used for defense and should get pinched by guys like Garret Hampson, Raimel Tapia, and Brendon Rogers whenver ready to step up.

1B: Colin Moran: 2013 June Draft – Round: 1, Pick: 6

Another league average hitter which is fine. Improved his batting numbers except declined in OBP. Maintains .277 AVG. line drive rate of about 25% from 2019. For 2021, look for him to keep his power up getting HR production.

2B: Adam Frazier: 2013 June Draft – Round: 6, Pick: 13:

The Lefty has average numbers all around. Played a lot with 608 PA, average hitter in all respects in 19′. He could be in a platoon with Kevin Newman due to weak power. Newman can get on base and steal so use vs. righties. Should be up more in order.

3B: Ke’Bryan Hayes 2015 June Draft – Round: 1, Pick: 32

With 1.8 WAR in 24 games, he looks to increase his fantasy value being a selective hitter who is an aggressive runner on base. Emerging power to left and left center who has high upside for the season.

SS: Erik Gonzalez

He may seem like a low upside utility guy but can go deep if given the opportunity, especially if he can lower the SO rate.

LF: Bryan Reynolds: 2016 Draft – Round: 2, Pick: 18; His BA and SLG dropped down to normal rate as expected for 2020 due to a .387 BAPIP or batting avg. for balls in play. not much of a base stealer but showed decent power with .189 ISO and 16 HR in his rookie yr. Expected BA of .296 in 2019. For 2020 he did not do so well in any category however I can’t see all that potential go to waste, so I will say he gets on base at at least a .320 clip closer to 2019

CF: Anthony Alford

With a sub .200 BA for his career, it goes to show how bad the situation is in Pittsburgh. Safe to say there is no fantasy value. Look for the next guy up unless they stick with Alford needing his ability in centerfield.

RF: Gregory Polanco: It may be fairly easy for Polanco to bounce back to his 2018 seasonal type numbers. Needs the AB’s to back into the swing of being a 20 homer 10 steal a yr guy. His SO rate also keeps falling, de-valuing him for 2021. He has produced nicely, seemingly coming in spring in shape.

  1. Jerrod Dyson: 2006 Draft – Round: 50; Too high SO rate last yr, needs to bring down or Guillermo Heredia: Not drafted; You can only play him against Lefties.

Starting Pitchers:

  1. Joe Musgrove RHP: 2011 June Draft – Round: CAs, Pick: 13, Overall: Decent pitcher but susceptible to Lefties giving up .334 wOBA against in 2019. Really developed his Strikeout potential. Has a slider and curveball to go along with a high SO fastball.
  2. Jameson Taillon Do we have ourselves a potential future ace in the making? There have quite a few coming through. We will have to wait and see how he does after the 2nd Tommy John Surgery. Risk/reward upside in drafts.
  3. Mitch Keller RHP: 2014 June Draft – Round: 2, Pick: 23; Went well over 1 IP/SO rate getting 12 K/9. Hot prospect now and upside for DFS. 95 mph high end prospect fastball thrower better vs righties by about an earned run so there’s a spot to attack with lefties. He needs to improve his SO rate.
  4. Steven Brault LHP: 2013 June Draft – Round: 11, Pick: 23 Not really a DFS or Points league option however, he’s got a pitch mix that keeps him in games long enough with fine results vs. both lefties and righties.
  5. J.T. Brubaker RHP: Brubaker was an interesting take in deeps leagues or in DFS last year. The sinker/slider combo worked well for 9.1K/9 which led the starters.

Keone Kela: Closer with 24 saves 2 yrs ago.

 

Korean Baseball – Game Time for KBO

Here is a quick guide for the KBO the Top Korean baseball league in south america. If you are a casual observer or a fantasy baseball player, this will help you get up to speed with whats going on and how to get started following in general.

Where to go to watch South Korean Baseball?

As unusual as these times are we have a protected mask oriented league ready to play real regular season baseball. We may even have live and replayed broadcasts on ESPN, for more details on that go to ESPN here. It already appears this is set up.   Korean Baseball KBO

Why would I want to watch KBO?

Well if you are a baseball fan, you will love the fun and excitement that it brings to the table on a daily basis you might love the KBO. There are no games on monday however, monday’s are too busy anyway if working a regular job at home.

The league is really stacked with top talent at all positions and has MLB players who are re-working their game and Korean prospects who will enter the MLB game in the near future. There are even a few pitchers and hitters that you may recognize in the game from previous MLB experience.

Also its an all fun league with total allowances on celebrations with bat flips, dugout celebrations, and other unwritten laws of MLB.

Here are some resources to get you going, too much excitement stirring up.

What is Korean Baseball (KBO) Similar to?

Its most comparable to the MLB minor leagues like AA and even AAA, providing some of the highest levels of farm systems prospects there locally and allowing a max of 4 foreign players, meaning most of the time it seems american players reworking their game, as there have been playing hitting 30+ hom runs in the majors after having used these setting, as Eric Thames may come to mind as  popular player.

Opening day Starters:

Here you can find information on the broadcasts, opening day starters, schedule, and stories to follow: Baseball: Naver Sports. You will need to have your computer translate as much of the pages as possible.

Fantasy Baseball anyone?

If you are also a fantasy baseball guy or gal, you will want to jump into the action as you will undoubtedly know several of the players already, I think of it kind of like the XFL but better based on the players and longevity of the league and very similar rules to MLB.

Here is the main place or hub you will find MLB coaching from myself temporarily as we will still focus on baseball at least until the MLB season starts. Check here for updates and resources on how to go about it daily. These games per EST time zone start very early. 1 AM., So whether your considering this night or day for you, I will have my basic take on any given slate given daily as a recap from the games that recently finished or are still going on early in the morning, as well as a projection based lineup you could play in daily fantasy and an idea on how to stack a team to win a tournament. You could easily win some cash using these methods.

IF just starting out playing daily fantasy baseball even for the first time, this daily information will help you start winning in a pandemic shortened MLB season. If you learn from the strategies I am teaching be sure to check here on any day or night you are playing.

I will also continue to recommend all of the best resources in the industry for the sports and slates. I am personally playing for you for Korean baseball in the KBO.

 

 

 

 

Phila Phillies 2021 Positional Breakdown

C: JT Realmuto R 29 yrs C

Has the real power at over .240 ISO in certain splits. Obviously he’s one of best at the position offense and defensive. His 2019 production carried over in terms of OPS and SLG. Had an even better OPS and wOBA in 20′.

1B: Rhys Hoskins 27 yrs R 1B/OF

A bit too high expectation were created for Rhys in 2017, 18 when he struck with high power numbers. Very nice BB% but very low BAPIP and BA in 2019. He created enough barrels to still be considered a nice overall power play that yr. For 2021 you’d expect that he might carry over similarly however, this production mostly came vs. lefties with no shift in the outfield.

2B: Jean Segura/Scott Kingery

Segura is Very worth playing at a good salary for his .563 SLG .274 ISO for an infielder obviously very good platoon split to take advantage of. Vs. Righties you just hope for a stolen base and/or a ground ball hit.

We’ll have to let Scott Kingery slide as far as his 2020 production as he tries to as he tries to get you a nice balance of power and speed that he once had with 15 SBs in 19′.

3B: Alex Bohm

Bohm has had a nice spring training already early on, as he’s come in ready. The very successful break out of .358 BA to Righties, but the power came vs. lefties. We could also see someone like a Brad Miller in the mix year on some days with COVID still in the mix. This roster has lots of depth.

SS: Didi Gregorius 31 yr old lefty

ONLY worth playing away from home in 2019, especially against lefties. If I was managing this team he would take a seat these days at home as even though he had a .355 OBP vs. Righties, he cannot steal a base. This Away split advantage was backed by a 31% HR/FB rate, even though he hit a lot of ground ballers in this split. We know exactly when to attack however moving forward based on 2018 as he had this outstanding split at home instead of on the road vs. Righties at the same Yankees park. Since the Away split from 2019 was too small, we move forward with the split vs. Righties as I expect his BA to bounce back up no matter where he plays

LF: Andrew McCuthen L 34yr old OF

McCutchen has generally the same in splits for OPS. However he has much better power vs. Righties with .226 ISO compared to .118

RF: Bryce Harper L 28 yrs OF

With a 1.074 OPS at home vs. Lefties this is a guy who has a .354 ISO in that split. Has the upside also for a stolen base vs. Righty if settling for that split you get a .225 ISO. Has stable numbers in putting up 35 HR’s on a regular season. This will be a shortened season..

CF: Adam Haseley Lefty

He probably won’t start every day but he showed decent improvement vs. Righties last yr in getting walks and on base. Where’s the power??? Roman Quinn can also come into play when needed as a cheap value play in daily settings.

P1: Aaron Nola

3 elite type pitches make Nola as it makes it hard to hit him with hard contact. He’s of course considered with the upside elite potential.

P2: Zack Wheeler

Wheeler, impressively has 2 fastballs that are effective, producing weak contact. He will get you plenty of innings pitched next to Nola.

P3: Zack Eflin

Eflin rounds out this slick 3 man rotation as he has a unique style of pitch without much velocity or spin rate. Ground balls are coming.

P4: Vince Velasquez

Throws a mid 90’s fastball as he’s a high risk as he has his command and control issues.

P5: Spencer Howard

Likely to stick in the rotation as he’s got quite a few pitches and may very well move up in the rotation soon. He throws the flames with SO’s!

Miami Marlins Roster: Opening Day Breakdown

C: Jorge Alfaro R: 18 HR in 19′ but not very good slugging. However a .265 batting avg. thru the previous full seasons sparks my interest when he can stay in the lineup because of his poor defensive skill.

1B: Jesus Aguilar R:  His fresh start bounce back was made possible by his career low SO rate with power off the fast balls.

2B: John Berti R: A experienced utility guy that could conceivably steal 40 bases in a full season.

3B: Brian Anderson R:  20-30 HR, and gets doubles due to hitting the ball hard as he has massive amount of SO’s.

SS: Miguel Rojas R:  only 5 hr in 500 AB’s but even at his age of 32 he’s shown a lot of hitting iq at the plate to get on base.

LF: Corey Dickerson L: Seems like he could bounce back to a 20+ homer guy, but he should be in a platoon. Look for value when in lineup.

CF: Starling Marte R: It appears perhaps the Marlins feel they can sustain power out of Marte, or just use him as a lead-off hitter. This is not something you can rely on, but steals plenty of bases even at this stage of his career. He’s heading into free agency.

RF: Garrett Cooper R: batted .281 in 19′ and .300 in 20′ but most of that was vs. Lefties in 2020. Seems like a plotoon value as well. %34 LD rate was nice.

OF: Lewis Brinson Gpp play one of best springs hitters although sub .200 batting averages won’t help his case. In minors he hit 106 HR.

OF: Harold Ramirez decent numbers overall nothing outstanding in 19′ but only got 10 PA’s in 20′.

P1: S. Alcantar RHP: all-star: 2 shutouts lots of innings pitched in 19′ but led in losses. Has an array of sinkers with vertical movements, hard to hit. ERA of 3.69 or below in first 3 seasons.

P2: Sixto Sanchez RHP: To get a full season out of this fastball and change up will be dangerous for hitters. Compared to Kyle Hendricks. A control pitcher. Potential to turn into more of a SO pitcher. There is upside. Could be a near elite groundball pitcher if he mixes in any more pitches.

P3: Pablo Lopez RHP: avg SO numbers. Did not give up too many homers but can attach sinkers and changeups making him a 3 pitch starter. The changeup is really good throwing it %30 of time which is great to have. Limits to his ceiling, not much wiff rate. A safe pick on most nights.

P4: Elieser Hernandez RHP: A below avg. fastball but terrific slider.

Andy Gallagher’s 2020 NFL Draft Board Defensive Linemen Rankings

Sod what I wanted to do at least for a typical draft is for go one major position of choice that matters the least in fantasy production whether season long or dfs and that would be the interior lineman. Even though defensive tackles count for points in IDP’s its not a very productive position to play out during the year in a season long fantasy format. However, I could not leave certain guys out of my rankings for our season long IDP or Individual defensive players for 2010 because we may see a scenario in which there is only 1 edge rusher drafted atop all others and then a defensive tackle or 2 may likely come to be drafted in the top ten before another edge rusher who would seem more likely to get sacks then a defensive tackle would. So I just included edge rushers and defensive tackles together here who are likely to get sacks in overall fantasy production for the new rookies as well. Here’s how they rank for the 2020 nfl draft.

  1. Chase Young. Very obvious as he has refined skills in all phases of the rush and pass game.