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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the Saturday, August 3rd edition of Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox.

Discussing baseball is as fun as the game itself. It has a way of bringing people together to share different opinions about the sport we all love. A similar action can be done with fantasy baseball where we not only discuss topics but also look to improve our teams as well as the teams of our fellow fantasy baseball enthusiasts. Everyone has their own perspectives which are not to be cast off as frivolous. They should be used as a method of expanding our own knowledge.

In this article, I review the previous day's boxscores and provide my opinion on a variety of topics. Some will be random, some will be fun, and some will be stat-driven. It's a soapbox so I may rant from time to time as well. So without any further delay, below are my thoughts on August 3rd. Enjoy them. You can even respond with your own thoughts on Twitter @EllisCan2.

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Daily Musings

  • Cody Bellinger ~ "This line is for studs w/power." Christian Yelich ~ “or MVP champs. Haha.” “Ahem,” Mike Trout dishes 36th slice of humble pie.
  • So ridiculous it gets funny? Joey Gallo, Max Scherzer, Ramon Laureano, Nate Lowe, Yadier Molina & now Hyun-Jin Ryu taken away. @TGFBI FAAB is gonna be interesting this week. Target: warm bodies.
  • Roman Quinn, super-size combo meal is ready. Third HR/fifth & sixth SB. Took the L as well.
  • Javier Baez, your combo meal is ready. 26HR/9SB.
  • Jose Abreu gives some oomph despite .226AVG last 15 days. 23rd HR.
  • Bryce Harper has been just a guy. 18HR, 6SB, .248AVG. Worth a fortune?
  • Two-straight poor months for Josh Bell (.208AVG - June; .218AVG - July). 21 games w/o a tater? Snap out of it!
  • Starling Marte has broad shoulders. 4HR, 13RBI, 1B, .333AVG in 15 days.
  • Nicholas Castellanos feeling frisky already. Got caught but at least you tried to steal third.
  • Eduardo Rodriguez denied access to 14-Win club. 6.2IP, 4ER, 8K. 6BB?!
  • Uh-Oh. J.D. Martinez waking up. Four long-balls in last week. (24).
  • Gleyber Torres smashes 21st HR. 2.6WAR ranks 11th amongst SS. Deep position.
  • Freddy Galvis has more HR(10) on the road than in beautiful Toronto(seven). Odd.
  • Bo Bichette w/hit in each of first five games. Please, no more HRs. Have to keep the FAAB low. Preferably under $22.
  • 1% ownership. Someone is dancing a jig. Chris Davis mashed two taters in last three games(nine).
  • New & Improved. CLE lineup not playing around. Seven quick runs.
  • Roberto Perez w/19th Yahtzee of the season. A 416ft exclamation mark.
  • Mike Clevinger’s wonderment makes you forget he was ever gone. 6.1IP, 1ER, 8K.
  • Alex Wood returns to a W. Holds Braves to two runs.
  • THUNDER! Ronald Acuna’s 26th was a 463ft Get-Out-Of-Your-Seat-er.
  • Austin Riley sighting. He steals Adam Duvall’s magic to smash 17th wall-hopper. 32% owned in case you’re curious.
  • Some of you really fell for the Kevin Gausman’s mirage? Stop that. You’re gonna have a mental breakdown. 4.2IP, 5ER.
  • Lance Lynn, how could you? I hope you’re proud of your 7IP, 1ER, 10K-outing versus the helpless Tigers. Oooh, Big Man.
  • Jose Leclerc. The agony of believing in you. A save. Thanks, but you left your stank on it. 1IP, 2ER, 2BB.
  • A heavyweight versus a featherweight isn’t a good match to watch. Astros put up six homers on the Mariners. Stop The Fight!
  • Hunter Dozier. You deserve more love than 66%-owned love. 12%BB. 22%K. 49%Hard hit(ranks sixth in majors). Only 28%Chase & 10%SwingStrike rates. 18HR, .283AVG. Must be the park & team concept.
  • With a 94.2mph avg exit velo, some balls are bound to be scorched out of the park(27). Yep, that’s old-man strength right there. 39-year-old Nelson Cruz.
  • Martin Perez owners(34% owned). Reconsider your life choices.
  • Sam Dyson not adapting to Minnesota well. 3ER in first two appearances.
  • “Be careful of Trevor Story, he has elbow/shoulder/thumb issues.” 23HR, 14SB, .280AVG. Issues? My love is for you.
  • Scott Oberg back in the endgame. 4th SV. Pick him up. Coors always risky though.
  • YES! Mike Yastrzemski w/double-digit dingers(10). Well done, young man.
  • Thank goodness for a clean inning for Greg Holland & all us numbnuts that left him in the lineup this week. Curse be gone.
  • Trea Turner w/22SB (tied for seventh) only 297AB
  • Have a great Saturday. Inside or outside, this should be a rest day. Catch up.
  • No Fear, Just Fantasy.

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