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About Ryan Cook

Ryan is a passionate writer with years of experience covering baseball and fantasy alike. You can reach him on Twitter: @RyanCook13

Ryan Cook has written 17 articles so far, you can find them below.


Vince Velasquez Gives Up Three Earned Runs

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez gave up three earned runs in 3 2/3 innings pitched during Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Tigers. Velasquez started the game hot, retiring the first five batters, three of which came on strikeouts. Things quickly unraveled in the third, though, as the 26-year-old righty gave up a two-run homer... Read More

2 months ago

Jerad Eickhoff Throws Seven Scoreless Innings

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff completed his second scoreless start of the season on Friday in a 4-0 win over the Marlins. In just his third start of the season, the 28-year-old made short work of Miami’s weak lineup, striking out six and allowing two hits and a walk across all seven innings. Eickhoff’s... Read More

2 months ago

Rhys Hoskins Homers For The Second Time This Week

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run home run, his second of the week, during Wednesday’s 6-0 win over the Mets. The shot came on a 1-1 fastball over the heart of the plate against Mets reliever Jacob Rhame, a pitch Hoskins drove deep to left field in the top of the ninth.... Read More

2 months ago

Vince Velasquez Earns First Win Of The Season

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez earned his first win of the season on Wednesday, pitching five scoreless innings while adding six strikeouts against the Mets. The 26-year-old righty allowed three hits and three walks across all five frames, with the only downside coming in the form of his high pitch count. Velasquez managed only... Read More

2 months ago

Bryce Harper Diagnosed With Right Foot Contusion

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper has been diagnosed with a right foot contusion after being struck by a fastball during Friday’s 3-2 win over the Blue Jays. Harper, who began the day 0-for-2, was struck by a fastball in the right ankle against Toronto pitcher Trent Thornton during his third appearance at the plate. After... Read More

3 months ago


Cesar Hernandez Returns to Lineup, Hits Leadoff

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez (hip) returned to the lineup on Thursday to hit leadoff in a blowout loss to the Pirates. Hernandez, who has missed the better part of two weeks dealing with a strained hip flexor, finished 1-for-3 in just his second spring start. Following the offseason additions of Jean Segura, J.T. Realmuto,... Read More

3 months ago

Maikel Franco And Scott Kingery Continue To Battle At Third

Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is taking a “wait-and-see approach” at third base. Maikel Franco and Scott Kingery remain the leading candidates for the starting job, but Kapler reportedly wants to see more from the pair as opening day approaches. Franco remains the favorite despite slashing .200/.259/.360 with just one double, six RBI and one... Read More

3 months ago

Odubel Herrera to Debut on Saturday

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera (hamstring) is set to make his spring debut on Saturday against the Astros. Herrera, who has been battling a Grade 1 hamstring strain since February, received five at-bats in a minor league game on Wednesday. The 27-year-old will line up as the designated hitter against Houston after hitting .224 with three... Read More

3 months ago

Drew Anderson Throws Three Scoreless Innings

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Drew Anderson struck out six across three scoreless innings against the Yankees on Thursday. The 24-year-old was near perfect, allowing a lone hit to Miguel Andujar in the top of the fourth while keeping his spring ERA at a tidy 1.59. Anderson likely won’t figure in the rotation anytime soon, but his... Read More

3 months ago

Bryce Harper to Make Spring Debut on Saturday

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper remains on track to make his spring debut on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Harper participated in a simulated game on Wednesday, going 1-for-3 with a strikeout, walk and home run against teammate Jerad Eickhoff. The 26-year-old will participate in another simulated start on Thursday against minor league pitching before... Read More

3 months ago


Jake Arrieta Reverting Back To Old Arm Angle

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta posted a disappointing 3.96 ERA during his debut season with the Phillies last year, a number he credits to an unfamiliar arm angle. The 33-year-old told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday that he somehow fell out of his usual three-quarter slot that he used during his Cy Young-winning season... Read More

3 months ago

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Jorge Soler (OF, KC) - Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers

BALLER MOVE: Draft target ~pick 325 CURRENT ADP: ~345 overall ANALYSIS: You’ve probably heard this one before, but for the umpteenth time, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Soler is officially on sleeper watch. The 26-year-old has been flirting with a breakthrough ever since he made the move to the American League in 2016. Amid their... Read More

4 months ago

Jorge Soler - 2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

You’ve probably heard this one before, but for the umpteenth time, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Soler is officially on sleeper watch. The 26-year-old has been flirting with a breakthrough ever since he made the move to the American League in 2016. Amid their World Series run, the Cubs were happy to part ways with... Read More

5 months ago

Teoscar Hernandez - Promising or Pretender?

Every new beginning signifies an end elsewhere. This was the case for Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez last season. The hard-hitting righty broke through in more ways than one in his first full year in the big leagues, finishing with a .239/.302/.468 line, and most importantly 22 home runs. The path to the plate... Read More

5 months ago

Everything You Need to Know About Brandon Nimmo

You must be a fan of cliffhangers if you’ve been following New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo. After an offseason of trade talk, fantasy owners breathed a sigh of relief when it was Wilson Ramos announced as the team's newest cash signing, rather than the potential Nimmo - J.T. Realmuto deal proposed between the Mets and... Read More

6 months ago