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.

New Orleans Saints 2019 Season Outlook

John Lepore | August 16th, 2019

To say the 2018 season did not end the way the New Orleans Saints wanted is an understatement. Much like 2017, one play seemed to derail the Super Bowl dreams of the Saints. Although they did get a little closer last year, making the NFC Championship, the result was nevertheless disappointing. As a Saints fan, I won’t go into what happened the past two years as it is still a little painful as I’m sure it is for my fellow WhoDats. What I will say is this: They are poised to get that ring and put Drew Brees along with Peyton Manning and John Elway as great quarterbacks going out on top.

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Locks, Stacks, and Barrels: MLB DFS for August 7, 2019

John Lepore | August 7th, 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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Locks, Stacks, and Barrels: MLB DFS for July 3, 2019

John Lepore | July 3rd, 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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RIP Tyler Skaggs: Rising Star Taken Too Soon

John Lepore | July 1st, 2019

Tyler Skaggs was born on July 13, 1991, in California. He would go on to dominate High School hitters in and around Santa Monica and ultimately get drafted by the Los Angeles Angels with the 40th pick in the 2009 MLB Draft.

His debut as a 21-year-old lefty went fairly well on August 22, 2012, beating the Miami Marlins and going 6.2 IP while only allowing two ER. Skaggs would struggle with his control for the first few seasons and on August 13, 2014, Tyler had Tommy John Surgery to fix his UCL.

He would come back in 2016 and showed improvement in his control and command. Pitching only 49.2 innings he struck out 50 while walking 23. He would improve even further the following year going 85 innings with a 76/28 K/BB rate. Last year he started to shine and in only his 26-year-old season he threw 125.1 innings and had a very good 129/40 K/BB rate. Tyler was poised to shine this season as a healthy 27-year-old and bring stability to an often-depleted Angels staff as their ace.

The young left-hander passed away today in Texas. The cause of death has not been released as of this article. We can only say that a talent has been taken way too soon. We, at The Scorecrow, offer our condolences to Tyler’s friends, family, and teammates in this difficult time.

RIP Tyler

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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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