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Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups - Second Base (2B)

To help you dominate all of your 2016 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2016 fantasy baseball second base (2B) sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy baseball teams.

For more sleepers, also see our fantasy baseball rankings hub. The handy Rankings Assistant Tool combines all staff ranks in one area - tiers, points leagues, prospects, dynasty ranks and more. Find those undervalued players.

Our team of MLB enthusiasts and fantasy baseball analysts follow baseball all day, during the offseason and especially during the MLB season. We recommend MLB second basemen for you to consider as 2016 draft sleepers, ADP values, or hot pickups off the waiver wire once the season starts - every single day of the fantasy baseball preseason and season. Drafting the right undervalued second basemen or adding 2B sleepers off the waiver wire can be a huge difference maker in fantasy leagues.

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds by MLB Position

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Jurickson Profar (2B, TEX) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~350

CURRENT ADP: 376

ANALYSIS: The dust has settled on Jurickson Profar's hype and he is now being valued well outside the top 20 at second base. You may recall Profar got off to a sizzling start, hitting .343 at the onset of July. It was all downhill from there, however, and he finished with a disappointing .239 average with five homers and two steals to his name over 272 at-bats. Profar played all over the field in 2016, making him a

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Jose Peraza (2B, CIN) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~120

CURRENT ADP: 138

ANALYSIS: Jose Peraza had the kind of post-deadline production that makes you salivate about his potential over a full season. He spent the early part of the season bouncing back and forth between Triple-A and the big-league club, hitting .250 with the occasional stolen base. After his last call-up on Aug. 20, Peraza hit .366 with 11 steals in 156 at-bats to close the season. The former Braves prospect now has a .301 career mark across all levels. He

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Joe Panik (2B, SF) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~275

CURRENT ADP: 323

ANALYSIS: Joe Panik is a former first-round pick who hasn't quite panned out yet, but the potential is there. After hitting .305 and .312 in his first two major league seasons, which included an All-Star appearance in 2015, he dropped to .239 last year. Panik’s injuries, although seemingly minor, may have played a big part in his decline. Consider too that his BABIP plummeted nearly 100 points from two years ago, down to .245. His plate discipline

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Devon Travis (2B, TOR) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~180

CURRENT ADP: 207

ANALYSIS: Devon Travis was a valuable streamer for many fantasy owners at times last season, but inconsistency has held him back from being a full-fledged fantasy starter. He hit .321 in the second half of the year to finish with an even .300 batting average. Travis took the majority of his at-bats in the leadoff spot, giving him a great chance to score runs atop a powerful lineup. He only posted a .323 OBP when hitting first,

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Jedd Gyorko (2B/3B/SS, STL) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~215

CURRENT ADP: 240

ANALYSIS: Jedd Gyorko’s first season in St. Louis couldn’t have gone much better. He took advantage of Kolten Wong’s early struggles and Jhonny Peralta’s injury, turning himself into a versatile and indispensable member of the Cardinals’ infield. Gyorko launched 30 home runs in just 438 plate appearances, and has a chance to emerge as the primary third baseman this year. For fantasy purposes, however, he retains eligibility at both

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Champ or Chump: Danny Espinosa

Last season saw a significant uptick in league-wide home runs, reducing the value of power-only profiles in the fantasy game. No one has conclusively determined why homers were up, but some people are assuming that it will remain the case for 2017. It might, but I look forward to drafting power at a discount in 2017 thanks to the assumptions of others. I'm especially interested in options at positions that traditionally do not provide fantasy owners with power. In that vein, let's look at the newest Los Angeles Angel, Danny Espinosa. Editor's...continue reading

2016 in Review: Values at Second Base

Second base is no longer the light hitting position of the past. Eighteen fantasy eligible second basemen hit 20 or more homers this season and four hit 30 or more. The deep field resulted in several late round or undrafted values, and here are three of the best bang-for-your buck second basemen from 2016. Value Second Basemen in 2016 Jonathan Schoop, Baltimore Orioles Jonathan Schoop got a little overshadowed by the big sluggers in the Baltimore Orioles’ potent offense this season, but fantasy owners looking for good value at second base were...continue reading

2016 In Review: Second Base (2B) Breakouts

Our review of the 2016 fantasy baseball season begins with a look at some of the breakout performances at second base. Rest assured that I did not forget about Trea Turner. He’ll be covered in the outfield breakouts piece for two reasons: 1) That was his primary position in 2016 and 2) There were too many other guys at the keystone who deserved a write-up. Breakout Second Basemen in 2016 Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals Through 2015, his age-30 season, Murphy had established himself as a solid regular for the Mets....continue reading

Reviewing Harris Yudin's Bold Predictions for 2016

What’s even more fun than making bold predictions? Looking back at the end of the season to see how good (or so, so hilariously bad) they were. Just like with the preseason pieces in March, I’m continuing the review of our RotoBaller staff’s 2016 bold predictions. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more. You can see screenshots of our NFL Premium and ...continue reading

Reviewing Bill Dubiel's Bold Predictions for 2016

What’s even more fun than making bold predictions? Looking back at the end of the season to see how good (or so, so hilariously bad) they were. Just like with the preseason pieces in March, I’m continuing the review of our RotoBaller staff’s 2016 bold predictions. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more. You can see screenshots of our NFL Premium and ...continue reading

Reviewing Kyle Bishop's Bold Predictions for 2016

What’s even more fun than making bold predictions? Looking back at the end of the season to see how good (or so, so hilariously bad) they were. Just like with the preseason pieces in March, I’m kicking off the review of our RotoBaller staff’s 2016 bold predictions. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more. You can see screenshots of our NFL Premium and ...continue reading

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 26: Start or Sit?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size will never be incredibly predictive on a granular level. But if any stat can be looked at over seven days, it's contact rate which stabilizes very quickly. What this tool provides is a quick indicator...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 25 (National League)

This is the end... my only friend, the end... For some fantasy baseball owners, the season was a brutal mix of frustration and disappointment. If you're reading this, however, you're still grinding and looking for a chance to pull out a late-season victory. Good luck the rest of the way! This list represents players who haven't yet garnered a great deal of attention in mixed-leagues, streaming options suitable only for deeper leagues, or category specialists who may fill a specific need on your NL-only roster. Fantasy owners needing help should be on the lookout...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 25 (American League)

The Athletics may have one of the worst records in the Majors this year at 66-84 going into Tuesday, and they may be 22.5 games behind the first place Rangers. But with the team striking gold multiple times this year with inexperienced and rookie players during the second half--including third baseman Ryon Healy, starting pitcher Sean Manaea and relief pitcher...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 24 (National League)

Football season is officially underway, but us die-hard baseball fans are still dedicated to the grind all the way to the bitter end. Whether you're in a crucial playoff battle or just hoping to stay out of the cellar, there are still waiver wire options that can improve your squad. This list represents players who haven't yet garnered a great deal of attention in mixed-leagues, streaming options suitable only for deeper leagues, or category specialists who may fill a specific need on your NL-only roster. Fantasy owners needing help should be on the lookout...continue reading

Ryan Schimpf (2B/3B, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: He's still at it. Chances are you've heard about Ryan Schimpf's power, but here are some advanced stats that will drive that point home. Schimpf's .600 SLG would place him second in the majors behind just Big Papi, if he had enough at-bats to qualify. Technically, Gary Sanchez would be higher at .707, but his sample size is even smaller....continue reading

The Cut List (Week 23): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

It's playoff time folks! If you've made it this far congratulations. Whether you're in the winners' bracket or just playing for pride, it's time to make some tough decisions to end your seasons on a high note. And with that, if you have someone who is really becoming a waste of roster space, it's time to get rid of him. The longer you hang on, the lower your chances are of making the playoffs and winning your leagues. In that spirit, I'm doing away with the Reverse Jinx section just to...continue reading

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 23: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size will never be incredibly predictive on a granular level. But if any stat can be looked at over seven days, it's contact rate which stabilizes very quickly. What this tool provides is a quick indicator...continue reading

Dynasty Review: Deep Fantasy League Advice for Week 23

Yoan Moncada was the big prospect promotion since we last met. Raimel Tapia is up at Coors Field too. These big name guys have undoubtedly been owned in your dynasty league for years. But September gives us other opportunities including looks at lesser known talents. Let's stick to Coors Field for the first one... Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including Draft Kit + DFS Premium), and also get MLB...continue reading

Top MLB Prospects to Claim Off the Waiver Wire in Week 23

Well guys. We’ve made it to September. The MLB Ready Top 30 Prospects list is over because rosters have officially expanded. Now, it is time to tell you who is in the big leagues that needs to be added. In another article, I will cover 10 other names who have yet to be promoted who could potentially have value. In today’s issue, we're covering the top prospects currently in the big leagues. To be clear, these are guys who have been promoted recently (August 28 is the cut-off), and it must have...continue reading

Top Hitter Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 23: September Call-Up Edition

Whether it’s because of an injury or poor performance, there are always opportunities to stream players off the waiver wire. The best players to stream are those who are under-owned and face appealing match-ups for the upcoming week. Here are five players who are readily available in Fleaflicker leagues and have attractive match-ups during the first full week of September. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including Draft Kit + DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through October. Premium DFS lineup picks, expert lineups,...continue reading

The Cut List (Week 22): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

What's up RotoBallers. There are only six weeks left in the regular season, meaning the playoffs are either starting or only a couple of weeks away. Needless to say, it's no time to hold onto guys out of sentimental value. And with that, if you have someone who is really becoming a waste of roster space, it's time to get rid of him. The longer you hang on, the lower your chances are of making the playoffs and winning your leagues. In that spirit, I'm doing away with the Reverse Jinx...continue reading

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 22)

Welcome back RotoBallers. This will be last Top 30 fantasy prospect rankings columns before rosters expand, and will likely be one of the last article series formatted like this until the offseason. As I mentioned in the last article, there are some players who definitely have September value and most of these guys will be valuable to owners in some kind of format. Right now, I would really only say that the top six guys are going to have value in all leagues, but everyone on this list would have some value, even...continue reading

Overrated/Underrated Week 21: Second Basemen

You made it. Or, you're close to making it. The playoffs are here, or they're almost here. Every roster decision matters. Whether it's daily or weekly, there's no longer a point to holding on to guys with microscopic chances of helping your fantasy team. Think Giancarlo Stanton, who may not return until the end of September, or Gerrit Cole, who is now plagued by bone spurs in his throwing elbow...continue reading

Jose Peraza (2B/SS/OF, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ team leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: What started off as a very troubling MLB debut turned into an incredibly promising one for Jose Peraza. First off, no matter what, he is a big threat for stolen bases. In just 134 MLB AB since 2015 he already has 15 steals in 17 attempts for an efficient success rate of 88%. Also, in two seasons and just 769 AB across the Triple-A level, he has stolen...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 21 (National League)

Before we start, I'd like to apologize for putting Justin Bour on here a couple weeks ago - instead of coming off the DL, he gets transferred to the 60-day. Who knew? Just remember who told you to pick up Robbie Ray a week ago before he was trendy... This list represents players who haven't yet garnered a great deal of attention in mixed-leagues, streaming options suitable only for deeper leagues,...continue reading

Devon Travis (2B, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in all leagues OWNED IN: 41% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Though Devon Travis is just 25 years old, he has already shown great offensive skills in a reasonable sample size at the MLB level. First off, since 2015 Travis has taken 497 AB for Toronto and has a slash line of .302/.345/.485, 18 HR, and six steals in eight attempts for a 75% success rate. Also, with 35 doubles and a triple, Travis has an XBH rate of 10.1%....continue reading

Dynasty Review: Deep Fantasy League Advice for Week 21

We're into the final quarter-season of fantasy baseball. Teams are starting to dig deep as they try to get a read on the future of their franchise. Fantasy owners will need to remain nimble. Whether you're a contender or a rebuilder, snagging quality players off the waiver wire is an important part of August and September. Francisco Mejia watch continues! Since losing his hitting streak last week, Mejia has played four games. He went hitless in two of them, but he still drew walks. He's reached base in 55 straight games. Editor's...continue reading

Yangervis Solarte (1B/2B/3B, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues, NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 31% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Yangervis Solarte has cooled a bit recently, but he still deserves to be more widely owned than he is right now. Prorate his current numbers to a full season and here’s what you get: .285, 26 HR, 88 R, 104 RBI. That’s borderline elite production at either corner, and he’s eligible at second base, to boot. Yet you can still acquire him for absolutely nothing in over two-thirds...continue reading

Howie Kendrick (1B/2B/3B/OF, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues, NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 41% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Howie Kendrick got off to a brutal start this year, but he’s since recovered from that initial stumble. The veteran has been sneakily excellent since the break, slashing .314/.382/.508 with four homers and 33 R+RBI. That impressive resurgence has helped the Dodgers overtake the Giants in the NL West race, and has helped some fantasy owners,...continue reading

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 21)

What a week for prospects! Dansby Swanson was promoted by Atlanta, Yulieski Gurriel was promoted by Houston and Alex Bregman is starting to look like a stud again. Obviously there are going to be some owners scared of Gurriel just because every Houston Astros’ prospect promoted this season has struggled early, but the recent hot streak of Bregman should ease some concerns. One thing to add...continue reading

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/SS/3B, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: If you, like myself, thought Jedd Gyorko offered valuable versatility as a power hitting 2B/SS combo, then the fact that he is now eligible at four infield positions must really get you excited. First off, Gyorko has improved his plate discipline at a nice margin. Last season he had a 23.4% strikeout rate and meager 5.9% walk rate. This season he is striking out 3% less frequently and...continue reading

Devon Travis (2B, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add in all leagues Owned in: 45% of Fleaflicker leagues Analysis: At 25 years old, it seems like we have remembered and forgotten about Devon Travis enough times that he would already be a 15-year MLB veteran. Initial disclaimer on Travis: his RHP/LHP and Home/Away splits are a little one sided. He has poor OPS against LHP and at Home in Toronto at .610 and .666 while he is phenomenal against RHP and in Away games with OPS of .885...continue reading

Brandon Phillips (2B, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team leagues OWNED IN: 36% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: After a rough last few months, 35-year old Brandon Phillips has finally picked up the pace at the plate and on the base paths. He has had a statistical roller coaster of a year. In April he stole three bases and had a .288 BA, in May he batted just .233 and didn't steal a single base, but he hit a surprising five HR. Then in 195 AB...continue reading

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 20: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size will never be incredibly predictive on a granular level. But if any stat can be looked at over seven days, it's contact rate which stabilizes very quickly. What this tool provides is a quick indicator...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 20 (American League)

With the September 1st roster expansion only a couple short weeks away, this column is about to get a huge influx of talent and names. While most of the call-ups won't push the fantasy needle either way, there will be some lottery tickets that hit pay dirt, rewarding their owners with that sweet, sweet loot. As we all enter the final stretch of the fantasy season, here's some players to help calm down any recent burns or plug any new roster holes. All players owned in 25% or less of Flea...continue reading

The Cut List (Week 20): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

Things are getting interesting in the realm fantasy baseball. Some rookies are getting called up, injuries are popping up, roles are changing. Unfortunately, that means some MLB players and their fantasy baseball owners are going to be on the wrong end of these shifts. And with that, if you have someone who is really becoming a waste of roster space, it's time to get rid of them. The longer you hang on, the lower your chances of making the playoffs and winnings your leagues. So let's take a look at who...continue reading

Cesar Hernandez (2B/3B/SS, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues, NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 23% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Cesar Hernandez didn’t run much in the first half, and wasn’t particularly efficient when he did; he was just 6-for-11 on stolen base attempts. Since the break, though, he’s swiped seven bags in 10 tries. He’s continued to hit for average, but another notable improvement in the second half has been his plate discipline. He’s already walked more times in the last month (20) than he did in...continue reading

Logan Forsythe (1B/2B, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues, AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 52% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: After scuffling in July, Logan Forsythe has hit .345/.415/.655 in August, with five home runs and 15 runs scored in 14 games. He’s recorded multiple hits in six of those contests. On the year, the Rays’ leadoff man is batting .280/.341/.476 with 15 homers and six stolen bases. His numbers would look more impressive if he hadn’t missed most of May with...continue reading

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 20)

Geez, Mookie Betts. That guy is too good. In general, just how about that Boston Red Sox outfield? They’ve got Betts in right field who can do everything imaginable. They’ve got Jackie Bradley Jr. in the midst of a breakout season, who can also do everything. And they also have Andrew Benintendi who has yet...continue reading

Devon Travis (2B, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: There is no hitter as hot as Devon Travis right now. In the past week, the young second baseman is hitting .444 with three home runs and seven runs batted in over six games. Travis has actually been hitting well the entire month since the second half began and has raised his season average to .305. He now has the second-highest batting average among all American League second base regulars, behind some...continue reading

Brad Miller (2B/SS/OF, TBR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 55 percent of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Brad Miller is one of the most added players over the last week, but he’s still available in over 40 percent of leagues. Over the last month, he’s hitting .322/.392/.644 with six homers, 33 R+RBI, and a pair of stolen bases. A former top prospect, Miller is having easily the best season of his career to date. Overall, he's hitting .260/.313/.501 with 20 homers, six steals, and 100...continue reading

Javier Baez (2B/3B/SS, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: High expectations have been part of Javier Baez's story since coming up to the big leagues. A top prospect who tore through the minor league system, Baez put up 37 HR in 2013 between A and AA ball, then hit 23 the next year at AAA before debuting with the Cubs. Since then, it's been a bit of a struggle for Baez, who has struggled...continue reading

Martin Prado (2B/3B, MIA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 48% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: It's no secret by now that Martin Prado can flat-out hit. Prado owns a .324 AVG and .370 OBP this season for Miami and has driven in a respectable 50 RBI so far this year. Prado doesn't offer much in the way of power (only 6 HR on the year) or speed (1 SB), but what he lacks in those departments he makes up for in consistency. Prado is a career...continue reading

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 19)

Talk about some serious promotions lately. Andrew Benintendi! Orlando Arcia! And that is just naming two of them. Unfortunately, it is unlikely we shall see another week like that again. At least, not until September. There aren't any real clear promotions on the horizon except for a few names. With that said, it is still important to find the guys most likely to have a big impact when September comes around. Fantasy...continue reading

The Cut List (Week 19): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

There has been a lot of upheaval going on lately in terms of players losing playing time and entering slumps. Every point and win matters, and there's no point in hanging on to dead weight anymore. If you have someone who is really becoming a waste of roster space, it's time to get rid of them. The longer you hang on, the lower your chances of making the playoffs and winnings your leagues. So let's take a look at who can be cut. Editor's Note: RotoBaller offers the best Premium MLB...continue reading

Week 18 Rookie Roundup: Recently Promoted Prospects

The trade deadline necessitated a flurry of roster moves around the league. Those included below are just the most important prospect call-ups. Since we have so many names to slog through, I'll be going rapid fire on those who require the least analysis. Without further ado, let's take a look at the recent rookie call-ups, and their outlooks moving forward. Editor's Note: RotoBaller has the best Premium MLB Subscription for only $1.99 per week. We have all the tools to help win your seasonal and daily leagues: Hitter & Pitcher Streamers, Matchup Ratings for every...continue reading

Poetry in Motion: The Discipline of Martin Prado

Martin Prado has the patience of Buddha. The only difference is that he carries around a big wooden stick and strikes things violently with it. A lot. Prado nearly has the highest Contact% in the majors at 91.4%. Can you guess who's first? Hint: you'll never guess. That's why I asked. Read every single last word of this article to find out. Prado has long been known as the consummate professional in the dugout and locker room. His solid defense, exceptional batting eye...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 18 (American League)

While the August 1st trade deadline has come and gone, the dust isn't about settle as the ramifications of all the moves as just starting to materialize. What the big ticket waiver wire additions players such as new Rangers additions catcher Jonathan Lucroy and reliever Jeremy Jeffress and starting pitcher Francisco Liriano will impact is...continue reading

Ryan Schimpf (2B/3B, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: It may be lost on people, but a baseball player's career isn't automatically over if they are just now performing in the majors at 28-years old, as is the current case with Padre infielder Ryan Schimpf. In 111 total AB for San Diego this season, Schimpf has a .953 OPS, has hit nine HR, has an XBH percentage of 14%, and a fantastic walk rate of 14.7%. He...continue reading