Category Archives: Deep Dives

Deep Dive: Bryce Harper

Marcos Mendoza | June 6th, 2019

Bryce Harper is one of the most over-scrutinized players in baseball. Let’s stop the outrageous notion that Harper “sucks. Harper has not been off to a great start in 2019 but he’s been quite unlucky this season too. Continue reading

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Deep Dive: Derek Dietrich

Givanni Damico| May 30th, 2019

Going into the 2019 season, the Reds’ signing of Derek Dietrich seemed pretty irrelevant. With how good their offense looked on paper, many thought that he would never see the field. An injury to Scooter Gennett and an underperforming Scott Schebler allowed Dietrich to get some playing time. Let’s just say he’s taking advantage of it.

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BUY LOW: Kyle Gibson

Michael Simione | May 29th, 2019

Kyle Gibson might be one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball right now. In the last 30 days, he is the 13th ranked pitcher (Yahoo) in fantasy baseball. So why is he only 40% owned? Maybe the 4.08 ERA is holding people back, but I am here to tell you why you should be buying. Continue reading

Temporary Bauer Outage?

Frank Ammirante  | May 29th, 2019

Trevor Bauer finally broke out in 2018, posting career highs across the board before his season was cut short due to a stress fracture in his right ankle. Bauer would have likely won the Cy Young Award were it not for this injury. Due to this massive breakout, he entered the 2019 MLB season with high expectations, with many analysts forecasting another dominant season. I had Bauer as my 2019 American League Cy Young pick. The season is now two months old, and Bauer is off to a very disappointing start, leading both Indians fans and fantasy owners wondering: What is wrong with Trevor Bauer? Continue reading

Deep Dive: Marwin Gonzalez

Marcos Mendoza  | May 28th, 2019

After a down season in 2018 with the Houston Astros, the Utility man hit the Free Agent market and signed a 2 yr $21 Million deal with the Minnesota Twins. Gonzalez is off to a slow start in 2019 we will take a look at why a breakout is coming for the utility man. Continue reading

Deep Dive: Justin Smoak

Kody Clawson | May 27th, 2019

Justin Smoak broke out a bit in 2017, hitting .270 with 38 home runs and 90 RBI. His wRC+ was a solid 133, and he looked like a guy that could be a dependable, if not exciting, option at first base for fantasy in 2018. However, he slowed a bit in 2018 instead, hitting only .242 with 25 home runs and 77 RBI. His wRC+ fell to 121, still okay but not what you wanted from a back end first baseman or corner infielder. So what happened to Smoak? Is he doomed to be just another mediocre first base option, or is there more in that bat? Continue reading