When Top Prospects Get The Call, What Should Fantasy Baseball Owners Do?The big MLB prospect news last week was the Los Angeles Dodgers' decision to call up minor-league sensation Julio Urias. The 19-year-old starting pitcher has been the star of the organization's system for awhile, but does that mean he's worth a look in your fantasy baseball league?
Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
At Fantasy Baseball Season's Quarter Pole, It's Time To Accept Patterns And TrendsMost teams in MLB have played close to 40 games at this point of the season, meaning the fantasy baseball season is one quarter over. If you've been waiting for that veteran to come around and start hitting, it's time to give up on the dream. If that pitcher still has an ERA way north of five runs per game, you may need to look elsewhere for wins and strikeouts. This is the time of the year when trends become permanent, really. Sticking too long with players headed for bad seasons only can hurt your team.
Constant Vigilance Is How You Win Your Fantasy Baseball LeagueWe've all heard the story from a friend how he or she simply drafted their fantasy baseball team and forgot all about it until finding out they won the league in October. Generally, that doesn't happen very often thanks to injuries, slumps and inevitable bad luck. You have to stay on top of your team's roster all summer long to win.
Are Players Worth Keeping In Fantasy Baseball During A PED Suspension?The big news of the week in baseball, of course, was the suspension of Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Never mind that disgraced slugger Barry Bonds is the Miami hitting coach: There are plenty of jokes to be made there. How does this impact fantasy baseball? If you own Gordon, should you keep him on your roster? How are you going to replace his 50 stolen bases this season in the stat column? Don't fret: We have all the answers you need right here.
TIAM Saturday April 30thDrug takeback, Vintage Base Ball, "The Sound of Music" and birthdays.
Chris Hrabe's High School Spotlight: Jordan McFarlandThe University of Arkansa commit says regardless of what happens in the MLB Draft in June, he just wants to play this game for a long time.
New Vintage Base Ball Team To Begin Play in Alton"It's kind of like a civil war reenactment done through sports."
Chris Hrabe's High School Spotlight: Scott BrownHe holds win records as a head baseball coach with both CBC and St. John Vianney, now he's a hall of famer.
SLU Investigates Report of Baseball Players' Racially Offensive Texts"Our baseball players are aware of the seriousness of this incident and what it means for our community and what it means for them as students within our community," Smith says.
Chris Hrabe's High School Spotlight: Mark VierlingMatt Vierling is a state champion, Mizzou Baseball bound, and he thanks his older brother at every step.
7 Bold Predictions For The 2016 MLB SeasonAnother year of baseball is upon us and with it comes another chance to make some bold predictions for the upcoming year.