1. 5 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers to Grab Before They're Household Names

    Back in spring training, before the real fake games began, as it were, we provided two sets of sleepers. It's time for a few more. The first was a batch of 25 names to know , primarily for shallow leagues...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 28,279 reads 6 comments

  2. Kris Bryant's 3-Strikeout Debut Shows Even Freaks of Nature Need Time to Adjust

    Top prospect Kris Bryant, who made his major league debut Friday afternoon for the Chicago Cubs , is going to be a stud. He just didn't look the part in his first shot at The Show...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 15,077 reads 50 comments

  3. Fantasy Baseball 2015: Week 2's Buy-Low, Sell-High Trade Advice

    What good is a fantasy owner who lacks a sense of timing? Fantasy baseball — just like the real thing — is a game of skill, luck and timing. That last trait in particular comes in handy in regard to getting value in the trading game...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 15,314 reads 20 comments

  4. Are the Cubs or Padres the Bigger Threat to 2015 NL Hierarchy?

    It's not a stretch to say that each of the three divisions in the National League had a fairly clear presumptive favorite on paper entering the 2015 season. In the East, it's the rotation-rich Washington Nationals, even despite their slow start...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 8,293 reads 151 comments

  5. Nelson Cruz's HR Streak a Rare Feat That Mariners Are Failing to Capitalize on

    Don't blame Nelson Cruz for the Seattle Mariners ' early-season struggles. Cruz, the Seattle Mariners' big-name, big-bat free agent signing this offseason, is leading Major League ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 3,846 reads 14 comments

  6. Are the Surging Braves for Real After Decimating Roster in Offseason?

    The second week of the 2015 Major League Baseball season is underway, and arguably the biggest surprise in the entire sport is the Atlanta Braves . They enter play Wednesday at 6-2...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 7,666 reads 18 comments

  7. Scary Line Drive off Carlos Carrasco's Face Shows Pitchers Will Never Be Safe

    There's an epidemic-like problem facing pitchers in Major League Baseball, and this one has nothing to do with arms, elbows or shoulders...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 106,234 reads 39 comments

  8. Red-Hot 2015 MLB Starts That Are Nothing but a Mirage

    Having determined last week which players making impressive first impressions are for real—and which aren't, like Clay Buchholz, C.J...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 20,504 reads 82 comments

  9. Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for MLB Week 2

    A new week, another batch of waiver-wire additions just the way you like 'em: hot and fresh out of the oven...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 25,535 reads 11 comments

  10. Playing 'Reality or Mirage' with 10 of MLB's Biggest Week 1 Performances

    Baseball is back. With the first week in the books already, there have been quite a few noteworthy player performances that have some wondering whether they are for real—or just a mirage...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 24,502 reads 18 comments

  11. What Yoan Moncada Must Prove in the Minors to Become MLB-Ready

    The hype and excitement that surrounded Yoan Moncada and his decision to sign with the Boston Red Sox in February have turned mostly to anticipation and expectation as the Cuban phenom embarks upon his first season in America...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 36,267 reads 47 comments

  12. Indians' Carlos Carrasco Shows Why He Is Primed to Be Sleeper AL Cy Young Pick

    Fresh off signing a four-year contract extension Tuesday, Carlos Carrasco went out for his first start of 2015 on Wednesday and picked up right where he left off last year...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 10,210 reads 21 comments

  13. Josh Harrison, One of MLB's Most Overlooked Stars, Gets Deserved Payday

    A lot has changed for Josh Harrison in the past year. At this time last April, the 27-year-old was a relative unknown and on the fence of making the big leagues out of camp...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 7,878 reads 10 comments

  14. Matt Harvey's Debut Must Set the Tone for Mets' 2015 Contender Dreams

    Matt Harvey brings more than just his upper-90s heat and wicked repertoire to the New York Mets ' season—he brings hype and, more importantly, hope. Cheesy? Sure, but entirely true, too...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 10,140 reads 9 comments

  15. Mat Latos' Awful Debut a Major Cause for Concern for Playoff-Hopeful Marlins

    If this is how Mat Latos is going to pitch for the Miami Marlins , then Jose Fernandez can't come back soon enough...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 13,106 reads 20 comments

  16. Fact or Fiction on 2015 MLB Opening Day Instant Overreactions

    No other sport's first full slate of games can match Major League Baseball in the instant-overreaction department...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 37,034 reads 65 comments

  17. Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for MLB Opening Week

    The new baseball season brings with it the inaugural batch of waiver-wire adds for 2015, served up just the way you like 'em: hot and fresh out of the oven...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 14,687 reads 3 comments

  18. Carlos Rodon Could Be Deciding Factor in AL Central's 2015 Race

    It's no secret that the Chicago White Sox had an impressive, efficient offseason . A lot of attention went to their additions of right-hander Jeff Samardzija, closer David Robertson, ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 7,730 reads 25 comments

  19. Complete 2015 Major MLB Awards Predictions Entering Opening Day

    The 2015 Major League Baseball season is just about underway, so why not set the stage for Opening Day by putting together (you guessed it) a way-too-early-but-still-fun-as-heck prediction ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 43,588 reads 122 comments

  20. Grading, Analyzing Alex Rodriguez's Spring Training on Brink of Opening Day

    A number of hot topics have since taken over Major League Baseball's headlines more recently, including Kris Bryant's demotion, Josh Hamilton's relapse, season-ending injuries to ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 11,229 reads 18 comments

  21. Selecting MLB's 2015 All-Future Team

    In less than a week, Major League Baseball's 2015 regular season will begin. But just for fun, let's pretend the 2020 campaign were about to get underway...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 27,669 reads 121 comments

  22. How 2015 MLB Spring Training Has Changed the Regular-Season Landscape

    After what has been several weeks (but by now feels like several months) of spring training, the 2015 Major League Baseball season is only days—nay, hours—away. But before the stalwart St...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 7,386 reads 3 comments

  23. 10 Unknown MLB Prospects Who Will Take a Huge Leap Forward in 2015

    With all the access and information—and accessible information—out there now compared to even a few short years ago, it's harder that ever to come across a prospect who can truly be classified as "unknown...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 22,635 reads 9 comments

  24. Kris Bryant Roster Cut Is an MLB Problem, Not a Cubs Problem

    Kris Bryant, arguably the best prospect in baseball and inarguably the crusher of more home runs than any other player this spring training, will start the 2015 season in the minor league...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 107,273 reads 225 comments

  25. 2015 Spring Training Stat Lines That Actually Mean Something

    Spring training statistics don't count, but in some cases, they do matter. What follows are some numbers compiled by players and teams this exhibition season that indicate developments ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 36,024 reads 53 comments