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Three “Openers” That Are Worth A Look In Fantasy Leagues

Givanni Damico | June 18th, 2019

 

The “opener” has slowly begun to take over baseball. Its purpose is to start a high-leverage reliever and let him throw for an inning or two so that your starter doesn’t have to face the opposing lineup more than twice. Let’s get into it.

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Starting Pitchers That Need An Opener (Part One)

Givanni Damico | June 17th, 2019

Some pitchers are absolutely dominant to begin a game. Many even carry it into the middle and later innings. Unfortunately, there are those guys who just can’t get through the opposing batting order more than two times. Today, we will focus on these players who specifically can’t get through the order for the third time. You won’t see names like Edwin Jackson on here who is bad no matter how many times he has gone through the order.

For those who don’t know, the opener is a pitcher, usually a reliever, who starts the game and pitches an inning or two to allow for the starter to only have to face the lineup two times. Let’s get into it.

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The Most Deserving AL All-Star Starters

Givanni Damico | June 14th, 2019

The statistics used in this article are accurate as of the morning of June 13th.

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Josh Jung 2019 MLB Draft Profile

Givanni Damico | May 28th, 2019

Josh Jung, 3B (Texas Tech)

Height: 6’2”
Weight: 215 LBs
Age: 21
Bats: R
Throws: R
2018 Stats: .392/.491/.639, 12 HR, 80 RBI, 17 Doubles, 32 SO, 39 BB
2019 Stats (as of May 27th): .332/.471/.609, 11 HR, 53 RBI, 21 Doubles, 37 SO, 49 BB
MLB Pipeline Grades – Hit: 55 Power: 55 Run: 40 Arm: 60 Field: 50 Overall: 55

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MLB Draft Preview: Adley Rutschman

Joey Ricotta | May 26th, 2019

Adley Rutschman, C (Oregon State)

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 216 LBS

Age: 21

Bats: Switch

Throws: Right

2017 Stats: .234/.322/.306, 2 HR, 33 RBI, 27 BB, 39 SO, .988 FLD%

2018 Stats: .408/.505/.628, 9 HR, 83 RBI, 53 BB, 40 SO, .987 FLD%

2019 Stats (Through May 24, 2019): .426/.585/.778, 17 HR, 57 RBI, 72 BB, 36 SO, .990 FLD%

MLB Pipeline Grades: Hit: 60 Power: 60 Run: 40 Field: 60 Overall: 60

As you can see from the stats, Adley Rutschman has made significant improvements from his Freshman campaign in 2017 to where he is now. He was previously drafted in the 40th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. But what makes Adley Rutschman so good? What are his weaknesses? And finally, where can we expect him to land come draft day on June 3rd?

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