I missed this story when it first ran over the summer, but this is a fantastic read as Wade Davis walks Lee Judge of the Kansas City Star through an outing, pitch by pitch. It offers great insight into the battle between pitcher and hitter.
I wrote the Top 50 Fantasy Prospects for the 2014 season for ESPN this year. The regular writers ranked them, and I wrote them up. As someone who has had this list in his draft prep for as long as it has been around, it was fun to author the piece this time around.
The most recent episode of The Towers of Power Baseball Hour has been transcribed for us. If you did not get a chance to listen to the show and prefer to read it, view the transcript below. The transcription services was provided by www.rev.com. They have been kind enough to offer to do this for us a few times during the baseball season and both Paul and I encourage you to check out their services.
The latest episode of The Sleeper and The Bust podcast from Fangraphs reviews the LABR auctions. I interviewed Eno Sarris about his AL experience and Derek Carty of mlb.com about his NL experience.
My recap of the AL LABR auction is now live at RotoWire. I look at how the new blood in the player pool was valued, who has helium, and who has fallen since last year’s auction. I also posted a discussion I had with a fellow writer about the potential pitfalls of investing heavily into Billy Hamilton in an auction.
NL LABR was completed last night – and there were some very interesting prices.
If you are like me and love to see what the rest of the field is looking at to value players, then these auction results are fun to review. These are the AL-Only results from last night; the NL takes place tonight. If you are a SiriusXM subscriber, they have the draft live starting at 7p ET.
I have spent the offseason putting together simple player cards for each player on the projected 25-man roster for the Rays over at TheProcessReport. Each report has heat maps (sample shown above), spray charts, splits, as well as talking points for strengths and weaknesses for pitchers and batters.
Episode 97 is up – Eno Sarris & I review the Royals, the Rockies, Nelson Cruz, player projections, and how to handle valuation and inflation in your auctions.
Episode 6 of the Towers of Power Baseball Hour is live. Paul Sporer and I discuss all of the extensions and transactions of the past two weeks as well as Ron Washington’s love for the bunt. At the 48 minute mark, we put our fantasy baseball hats on to discuss our LABR draft results
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