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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #26

We get pretty deep in this episodes, in more ways than one, talking about guys like Tsuyoshi Wada, Joe Kelly, Brett Anderson, Danny Salazar, David Peralta and Nick Castellanos. We also include the announcement of our launch of the Fantasy Owner Rater. If you play on Yahoo! you can go to MLFBaseball.com and click on Fantasy Owner Rater to find out exactly how good you are at Fantasy Baseball. If you like the podcast don t forget to check us out on twitter @MLFBaseball and on facebook facebook.com/majorleaguefantasybaseball.
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #24

We don t mean to toot our own horn here but this was one of our more informative episodes, which for us isn t saying much. We talk about guys that are Hoe-Zone worthy such as CJ Cron, Steve Pearce and Colby Rasmus. We also touch on a couple rookies: Marco Gonzales and Odrisamer Despaigne. If you like the podcast please give us a rating on iTunes and don t forget to check out our twitter feed @MLFBaseball and check us out at facebook.com/majorleaguefantasybaseball.
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Diamonds in the Rough: Fantasy Trade Targets

Taijuan Walker I m sure all fantasy players have heard of Walker, but let me refresh your memory.  Dude is going to be an ace.  Whether its this year or next year is still up in the air, but the only thing that has held him back this year is injury.  After being shut down on April 15th with shoulder inflammation, it has been a long road back but he should be ready around the third week of June, if not earlier.  In his second rehab appearance on June 3rd he had a bit of a rough outing throwing only two innings, walking four and hitting a batter.  He had been on a trajectory to join the rotation this weekend, but after that stinker the Mariners decided he may need a few more innings.  I don t think it is going to take much, and if his next outing on Monday June 9 goes well we could see him next week.  There may be some leagues where he is still on the wire, and if so grab him now and if he s owned you could probably get him for next to nothing. Zack Wheeler Wheeler owners thus fa
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #21

Things started off nicely in this episode and then somehow we get off on the most random tangent. If anything we promise to make you laugh in this episode after we give out a few sneaky tips. If you like the podcast please head on over to iTunes and give us a rating and don t forget to follow us on twitter @MLFBaseball.
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #19

Things get a little personal as we play a little Get to know your hosts , we then decide whether its time to give up/start believing in some players. We then wrap it up with a little player rater trivia. Don t forget to leave us a rating on iTunes and follow us on twitter @MLFBaseball.
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Getting Crazy with Pace Numbers

As I was looking through league stats yesterday I came across a few pace numbers that blew me away.  True, we are only a month into the season, but it is fun to get a little crazy with these numbers.  I would like to share a few of thes...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball Prospects on the Rise

// // ]]> The season has started and if you are like me you look at your team and are underwhelmed.  You look at your team and wonder why??  Why did I draft these bums?  Well lucky for us there is plenty to look forward to, the next fantasy studs are waiting in the minors for their call ups and if you are diligent enough you may be able to benefit from their talents.  Some of these guys will be getting the call soon and others may not make it up at all, but I believe its at least a good idea to know who they are so when they get the call you are ready to pounce. Archie Bradley Bradley is probably the most likely to get a call up and for good reason.  Arizona is in danger of hurting their playoff chances in the competitive NL West which is mostly caused by their starting rotation that currently has a 6.69 ERA.  The 6 4 225 pounder was a first round pick in 2011 and there is good reason why.  He has a beast for a fastball that will easily sit in the high 90 s, he mixes that in w
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #16

// // ]]> Lots of juicy advice in this episode as we give you the edge in your league. Lots of guys out there that can help down the road that you should know about. Things may have come off the rails in the end . Glenn may end up moving to an island with Brandon Morrow .. Don t forget to vote on iTunes and follow us on twitter @MLFBaseball. Thanks for listening!!
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Closer Chaos: Who’s in and Who’s Out?

// // ]]> The 2014 season is underway and just like every other year there are a multitude of closing jobs up for grabs.  This will be the first of many articles where we pick apart each situation and attempt to point out the guys that will end up with the jobs. New York Mets Kyle Farnsworth Has closed in the past to some success, 25 saves in 2011, but nothing special here.  He is getting old at 38 so I wouldn t expect much value from him. Jeurys Familia An intriguing guy because he does have the big fastball that sits around 95.  Like a lot of guys that throw hard he struggles with the walk and did give up a lot of hits in the minors.  Really only has two pitches right now, but at 24 there is still some time to figure it out.  Don t think this is his year but a guy to keep an eye on. Guy to Grab >Jose Valverde Somehow Papa Grande has found his way into another closer roll.  He looked terrible the last couple years but has actually pitched well thus far.  His fastball isn t whe
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Week 1 Wrap

What a wonderful week it has been! Baseball is back into full swing and fantasy owners are busy adding, dropping and trading. Week one was packed full of big home runs including a shot to the moon by Stanton. Here are my thoughts on what has transpired thus far… Trumbo I hate to be an “I told you so” kind of guy but, hey, look at Trumbo! He has 5 home runs in 9 games! I am not going to get crazy with any pace numbers or anything like that; I just wanted to give credit where credit is due….To me! On a serious note, keep Trumbino in your lineups. When he is hot he is RED HOT. I am sure we will see streaks where he strikes out times out of 20 but for now he is a must have in your lineup. Belt Who would have thought Brandon Belt would have 4 jacks this early in the season? I, for one, am not buying into his sudden surge of power. Hell, he didn’t even hit a homerun in 62 AB during Spring Training. His average will probably be there but I do not see him hitting more than 20-25 hom
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #13

We apologize for getting this up a few days late, but there is still plenty of relevant content in this episode.  We read a few emails, wrap up spring training, and give a few pickups to replace your fallen soldiers.  Don t forget to vote for us on iTunes and follow us on twitter @MLFBaseball.
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Fantasy Baseball 2014: Guys I Love and Those I Loathe

We are just days from Opening Day 2014, yet I feel like it is an eternity away. All I can do is look at my fantasy teams and think, “Which guys are going to tear it up and which ones are going to be total busts?” Looking at my teams, I have noticed that I have gone all-in on several players while I totally avoided others. This is what inspired me to write about the guys I love in 2014 and those I absolutely hate. Without further ado, my studs for 2014…. Freddie Freeman 1B ATL I am proud to say that I own Freddie in 90% of my leagues. In case you are unaware, let me throw some numbers at you from Freeman’s 2013 campaign: 23 HR, 109 RBI, 89 R, .319 BA, .396 OBP, .443 RISP. That added up to 5th place in the MVP voting. Not bad for a 23 year old, eh? I am going to throw out a little of a bold prediction and say that Freeman is going to win the NL MVP award in ’14. I project a line of .315/28/120. Carlos Santana C, 1B, (3B) CLE What is not to love about a guy that will have catch
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #25

I can t promise that we stayed sober through this one but we did manage to sneak in a few tips before going completely off the rails. We mention a few pitching prospects to keep and eye on and then touch on guys like Lorenzo Cain, Travis D Arnaud, Jimmy Nelson, Dylan Bundy, and Nick Castellanos. If you like the podcast give us a follow on twitter @MLFBaseball and don t forget to give us a rating on iTunes.
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #22

This episode contains the most important fantasy tips you will come across in your entire lifetime.  While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, it does have some pretty tasty tidbits.  We go over guys like Danny Santana,  Marcus Stroman, Lonnie Chisenhall, and Alex Meyer.  We also preview some of the pitching prospects that are in line for a call up soon.  If you like the podcast don t forget to follow us on twitter @MLFBaseball and like us on facebook facebook.com/majorleaguefantasybaseball.
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Pitching Prospects Watch

  It is now June and teams will be calling up their top prospects to get a taste of the Show.  Here are a few pitching prospects that have really stood out in the PCL. Jimmy Nelson In just under 66 IP, Jimmy has struck out 69 batters while maintaining an ERA of 1.64 and a WHIP under 1.00. This is a phenomenal follow-up to his already impressive 2013 campaign.  In case you are wondering, Nelson features a fastball that is currently sitting at 93 MPH, slider, curveball, and change.   He was called up for a spot start and was then sent back down.  He should be up to stay in the near future. Honorable Mention: Mike Fiers and Brad Mills, who are also tearing it up for Nashville. Tsuyoshi Wada With a K/9 of just of 9 and an ERA of 2.70, the Cubs will have to make room on the roster for Wada.  He may not be a youngster like Nelson, but at 33 Wada could still make a splash at the Major League level.  Look for the south paw to get his shot sometime this summer. Nick Tropeano One of the
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #20

We get back on the horse as we go over everyone you need to grab on the wire. We touch on guys like Drew Pomeranz, Danny Duffy, Collin McHugh, Juan Francisco, and Trevor Bauer. If you like the podcast please head on over to iTunes and give us a rating and don t forget to follow us on twitter @MLFBaseball.
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Starting Pitchers on the Wire

Although it has not yet been confirmed, it appears Jose Fernandez will be headed for Dr. James Andrews’ operating table.   After a couple hours of crying like a little girl, I hit the waiver wire to see what is available.  Of course, no one can fill the void in your fantasy lineup that Fernandez left behind, but the following guys will try like Hell!
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #18

Things come off the rails in this episode. We get off to a good start by giving you guys some sneaky pick ups, we have a little fun with pace numbers, but then things go a little south, if your on twitter tell us how you #smackthebigone . Follow us on twitter @MLFBaseball, and don t forget to rate us on iTunes!
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #17

// // ]]> Plenty of good analysis in this episode as we go over the best pick ups of the week, talk some Buy low/Sell high, and even work in some prospects. Don t forget to vote for us on iTunes and follow us on twitter @MLFBaseball.
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Buy Low/Sell High

// // ]]> Buy Low Carlos Santana Looking at Santana’s number you may think he is off to a terrible start.  He is batting a mere .164 with only 1 HR and 3 RBI.  That isn’t the production owners expected from the star catcher/3rd/1st option.  Let’s look a little closer at Santana’s numbers, however.  In 16 games Carlos has walked 16 times!  That is a 22.5% walk rate!  Not something you would expect from a hard-hitting catcher.  Watching his at bats, it seems Santana has a new approach at the plate.  He is seeing a lot of pitches at the plate and only swing at 15% of pitches out of the zone.  This approach is soon to pay off in spades.  Buy him as low as possible but don’t worry if you have to pay draft day value for him.  You will for sure get the value out of Santana moving forward. Joe Kelly In his last start Kelly was hurt trying to leg out an infield hit.  This landed him on the 15 day DL.  This was a big hit to fantasy owners with how well Kelly had pitched i
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #15

Things get a little crazy as we wrap up the week with some sneaky pickups. There may have been a little extra drinking in this one . Thanks for listening, don t forget to follow us on twitter @MLFBaseball
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MLFBaseball Podcast Episode #14

We over react to the first week as we talk about guys who we will probably never speak of again.  We also give you some injury fill-ins and go over the closer situations around the league.  We surprisingly get our first call in and go over our lonely email.  Don t forget to follow us on twitter @MLFBaseball and send your emails to podcast@mlfbaseball.com.
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2014 Best Starting Pitchers still on the Market

Wow! The injury report on pitchers before the 2014 season takes off is insane! Clayton Kershaw fell early along with Beachy, Medlen, Corbin and many more. It is scary when pitchers go down because their replacement value is hard to match. But...
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