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Eye on the Minors: Update On Top 2014 NL Prospects

Ready For the Show: Three AL Prospects Ready to Make An Impact

  Fantasy Baseball Prospects Update - AL Edition Drafting prospects is always a tricky proposition. There's a chance they'll never see the light of day in a major league park, or if they do the promise they showed as youngsters will have faded, and the expectations you had for them will remain unfulfilled. Still, some... Read More

6 years ago

Top 20 Fantasy Prospects: 2014 MLB Rookies

As the baseball season is upon us, we (fantasy baseball enthusiasts) are elbow deep in reading every article we can get our hands on (mostly RotoBaller articles!!) and analyzing every player with even a glimpse of seeing the show this year.  By knowing every player in MLB, you are better prepared to dominate your opponents... Read More

6 years ago

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Draft Strategy for Keeper Leagues - Custom Fantasy Baseball Advice

The following article was written by RotoBaller.com’s team of expert analysts, in response to a question asked by one of our RotoBaller readers.  You can click here for more info if you’re interested in having RotoBaller’s experts answer a custom fantasy baseball question.   Question Submitted to RotoBaller Fantasy Baseball Question: I need to pick four keepers. I'm... Read More

6 years ago

RotoBaller Draft Analysis: Best and Worst Picks of a 6x6 Keeper League Draft

  RotoBaller 6x6 League Draft Analysis After 11 days and 300 drafted players, the first season for one of the RotoBaller fantasy baseball leagues is ready to begin!  In our first season we decided on a “slow” email based draft with each player getting a maximum of two hours to pick.  The league is a... Read More

6 years ago

2014 Texas Rangers Top Prospects: Fantasy Baseball Analysis

In recent years, the Texas Rangers have had one of the strongest farm systems in Major League Baseball. It is no coincidence that the team has won two AL pennants during that same stretch. The Rangers began building up their present farm system in August of 2007, when they traded Mark Teixeira to the Atlanta Braves.... Read More

6 years ago


Kris Bryant: Fantasy Baseball Dynasty League Keeper

20, I repeat 20 players have manned the hot corner for the Chicago Cubs since 2000.  This is a sore subject for all Cubs fans (Like me!)  who have seen the highly touted prospects such as Gary Scott, Kevin Orie and Josh Vitters fizzle in a Cubs uniform.   Aramis Ramirez provided production for most of... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Under the Radar Outfielders - Sleeper Keepers for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

Here we are: Session Six, the end of the line. After today, your anxiety and depression will instantly disappear, much like it did in Pittsburgh last season. We’re taking on a giant task by trying to decide on five not-so-obvious OF who are going to make leaps in 2014 and help your team for years... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Under the Radar Shortstops - Sleeper Keepers for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

Session 5! Look at what you’ve learned so far: Ike Davis doesn’t have eight hairy legs (1B Sleeper Keepers) and bite people while they sleep, Brandon Phillips is overrated (2B Sleeper Keepers) - did we talk about that? If not, we should have, Brett Lawrie is going to bust loose in 2014 (3B Sleeper Keepers), and the catcher... Read More

6 years ago

Top 5 Relief Pitcher (RP) Keepers: 2014 Dynasty Leagues

There's no position in baseball subject to more volatility from year to year than the closer role. It's rare for players not named Mariano Rivera to remain dominant in that position for more than a year or two. In fact, it's not uncommon at all for a top closer to lose his job just a... Read More

6 years ago

10 Best Starting Pitcher (SP) Keepers: 2014 Dynasty Leagues

If you are part of a dynasty keeper league, you are probably hard at work on your fantasy baseball roster and asking yourself: "Who should I keep now?" Depending on the rules governing your league, you may need to carefully consider which players should remain on your roster. Remember, you will be looking for players... Read More

6 years ago


2014 Fantasy Baseball Impact Prospects: First Base (1B)

RotoBaller Dan Sausville prepares you for the 2014 fantasy baseball season, covering some of the premier MLB first base (1B) prospects for 2014, including their projected stats and potential fantasy impacts.   2014 Impact Prospects: First Basemen (1B) Jose Abreu - White Sox Abreu is a 27 year old, who stands in at 6'2 and... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Under the Radar Relief Pitchers: Sleeper Keepers for 2014

  Five Under the Radar Keeper Relief Pitchers in 2014 Other than the gold standard of closers (Kimbrel, Chapman, Mariano Rivera-retired), relief pitchers can break your heart.  They turn it loose for an inning or two, blowing gas or off speed pitches that are nearly unhittable.  Running it up there at 98 mph is all well... Read More

6 years ago

2014 Dynasty Leagues: Shortstop Keepers

  Top Five Shortstop Keepers for 2014 Dynasty Leagues   Jean Segura Segura was the obvious breakout star at the SS position. Owners that drafted him last year (249 ADP), ended up with huge numbers in the first half with 11 HR and 27 SB at the All Star break. He struggled through some injuries during... Read More

6 years ago

Five Under the Radar Catchers - Sleeper Keepers for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

You showed up again! Outstanding! This is four sessions in a row. Most people skip out on me by now. But hey, you can obviously see my online PhD from St. Leo’s is worth its weight in gold, right? So far, we’ve covered first base -Ike Davis! - second base, and third base. You didn’t even... Read More

6 years ago

Five Under the Radar Starting Pitchers: Sleeper Keepers for 2014

  Five Under the Radar Keeper Starting Pitchers in 2014 Starting pitching is such a valuable commodity in the baseball world.  GMs are always trying to put together a formula that will translate into high velocity, movement and horse-like durability.   Investing in these arms, whether it is at the fantasy level or professional level is... Read More

6 years ago


Five Under the Radar Third Basemen - Sleeper Keepers for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

Five Under the Radar Sleeper 3rd Basemen in 2014 Welcome to Session 3! Please come in and have a seat. Can I get you a bagel or something to drink? Okay, I just wanted to ask. Say, if you don’t mind my saying so, your demeanor appears a bit sullen today. The past few sessions... Read More

6 years ago

2014 Dynasty Leagues: Outfield Keepers

If you are part of a dynasty keeper league you are probably hard at work on your roster and asking yourself: "Who should I keep now”?  Depending on the rules governing your league, you may need to carefully consider which players should remain on your roster. Remember, you will be looking for players with exceptional... Read More

6 years ago

Five Under the Radar 2nd Basemen - Sleeper Keepers for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

Five Under the Radar Sleeper 2nd Basemen in 2014 In session 1 we talked about 5 under the radar 1st baseman. Welcome to Session 2. Grab a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable. Yesterday, we applied some exposure therapy, mostly due to Ike Davis. I trust you’ve overcome your fear of Mr. Davis. If not,... Read More

6 years ago

Five Under the Radar 1st Basemen - Sleeper Keepers for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

Five Under the Radar Sleeper 1st Basemen in 2014 Shall we start with Ike Davis?  Take a deep breath. That’s it, now exhale. Let’s keep breathing until your heartbeat is back to normal. I understand your fear. Keep breathing…in through the mouth, out through the nose. I said Ike Davis’s name early to get it... Read More

6 years ago

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2014 Dynasty Leagues: Third Base Keepers

Today I'll be covering what are, in my opinion, the top-5 3rd base keepers for the 2014 season. To be honest, I agonized over this article, because there are really 7 players for whom you could make an argument. The way I whittled down my list is actually a good way for me to explain... Read More

6 years ago


Top Seven Catcher Keepers for 2014 Dynasty Leagues

Top Seven Catcher Keepers for 2014 Dynasty Leagues I know it may still be cold outside where you live,  but if you close your, eyes you can hear the faint crack of a baseball hitting the sweet part of the bat. It's baseball season, people, and if you’re in a dynasty or keeper league, you... Read More

6 years ago

2014 Fantasy Baseball Impact Prospects: Shortstop

  Top Five 2014 Fantasy Baseball Impact Prospects: Shortstop The shortstop position has a lot of great prospects to look at. There are a few however, that should have more of an impact in 2014 fantasy baseball than others.  The five shortstops listed here are either going to be there on Opening Day or by... Read More

6 years ago

2014 Dynasty Leagues: Second Base Keepers

Today I'll be taking a look at the top 2nd base keepers for the 2014 season. Like with my last article about first base keepers, I'll be assuming a 10-team league for simplicity's sake, in which keeping a player requires the owner to forfeit a pick in the upcoming draft in the round in which... Read More

6 years ago

2014 Dynasty Leagues: First Base Keepers

Today I'll be ranking the top 1st baseman fantasy keepers for 2014. I'll assume a fairly standard keeper league here for simplicities sake: 10 teams, and a simple keeper penalty in which the owner forfeits the round in which the keeper was originally drafted for the upcoming year's draft. For example: if a player originally... Read More

6 years ago

So You're Playing for Next Year: Keeper League Values Around the Diamond

We've come to the point in the fantasy baseball season when, especially in roto leagues, it's all but clear which teams are contending for the money spots.  In keeper and dynasty formats, it's important for those teams that are out of contention to make some transactions with an eye toward next year.  This means evaluating... Read More

6 years ago


Q&A: I have 16th Draft Position after Keepers - Who Should I Target?

Question Submitted to RotoBaller >> Name: Charly Fantasy Baseball Question:  I have the 16th draft position in a 16 team keeper league.  My keepers are Miguel Cabrera (1st round), RA Dickey (5th round) and Mike Trout (16th round).  I would like advice on who to target with my first four picks at the following draft positions:... Read More

7 years ago

Q&A: Who Should my 3rd Keeper Be: Dickey, Motte, Altuve or Rosario?

Question Submitted to RotoBaller >> Name: Charly Fantasy Baseball Question:  I am in a keeper league with 16 teams and 20 rounds of drafting. 2 of my keepers will be Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout; I am debating on the third keeper... My best options (I think) are R.A. Dickey, who would be a 5th round pick,... Read More

7 years ago

Q&A: Who are the two best keepers of: McCutchen, Weaver, Bumgarner and Bruce

Question Submitted to RotoBaller >> Name: Steven Fantasy Baseball Question: Which two guys should I keep out of these 4: Weaver, Bumgarner, McCutchen, Bruce? Player Pool: Mixed # of Teams: 11-13 League Info and Categories: Weekly Points League. Pitching weighted toward IP, W/L and K. Hitting weighted toward OPS. Overall elite pitchers more valuable than elite hitters. Roster... Read More

7 years ago

Q&A: I can only keep 5 out of these 6 - Granderson, McCutchen, AGonz, Bumgarner, and Beltre - who should I let go?

Question Submitted to RotoBaller >> Name: Jake Fantasy Baseball Question: I can only keep 5 out of these 6: Granderson, McCutchen, Reyes, A-gonz, Bumgarner, Beltre What you think?? League Type, Categories and Player Pool: Roto 5x5, Mixed league, 11 Team Roster Positions: C,1,2,3,ss,mi,ci,5OF,8P,5B,2DL   RotoBaller Detailed Analysis >> Hi Jake, Thanks for submitting your question to Rotoballer! You’ve... Read More

7 years ago

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