Author Archives: John Lepore

About John Lepore

Founding Partner, Chief Editor, and Baseball Analyst for The Scorecrow. Follow us on Twitter @thescorecrow and @jball0202. Also, check us out on Facebook and Instagram.

Locks, Stacks, and Barrels for MLB DFS June 26, 2019

John Lepore | June 26th, 2019

The baseball season is a grind. It’s every single day. We will approach DFS the same way and be winners at the end of the season even if we have our hot streaks and slumps. Every day there are safe bets that flop and values that hit big, but we need to stick with our strategy in evaluating and playing. Let’s take a look at what we have today.

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Fresh 7&7 For the Week of 6/10-6/16

John Lepore | June 18th, 2019

Filling in for your regular bartender, as John “Supi” Supowitz is off this week, I’ll try to do these hitters justice.

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Team History: Baltimore Orioles

John Lepore | June 16th, 2019

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there. During the season we will cover the history of all 30 current Major League franchises. You will get some background, iconic players and moments, and postseason results. For this week, let’s take a look at the Baltimore Orioles who have a long history with many iconic moments and players.

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2019 MLB Mock Draft

John Lepore | June 3rd, 2019

The Baltimore Orioles will make their first pick tonight to start off the First-Year Player Draft. The number of picks varies from the Arizona Diamondbacks having four in the first 34 to the Boston Red Sox not picking until #43. There are many things for teams to consider when deciding who to take. Signability based on commitment and/or bonus pool money is a key. Teams shouldn’t and generally don’t draft to need as in other sports because a need today may not be one a few years down the line when these kids will be ready to hit the Show. Here is a great article from Jim Callis which runs down each team’s pool money and the full draft order including compensatory picks.

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Locks, Stacks, and Barrels – MLB DFS for May 29th

John Lepore | May 29th, 2019

The baseball season is a grind. It’s every single day. We will approach DFS the same way and be winners at the end of the season even if we have our hot streaks and slumps. Every day there are safe bets that flop and values that hit big, but we need to stick with our strategy in evaluating and playing. Let’s take a look at what we have today.

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Bill Buckner: Beloved in the Game

John Lepore | May 28th, 2019

Bill Buckner passed away yesterday at the age of 69 from Lewy Body Dementia. It is a sad day when baseball loses one of its prominent players and Buckner is no exception. 22 years in the Show and you tend to make some friends. Billy Buck had a ton.

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Locks, Stacks, and Barrels – MLB DFS for May 22nd

John Lepore | May 22nd, 2019

The baseball season is a grind. It’s every single day. We will approach DFS the same way and be winners at the end of the season even if we have our hot streaks and slumps. Every day there are safe bets that flop and values that hit big, but we need to stick with our strategy in evaluating and playing. Let’s take a look at what we have today.

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