1. What Happened to New York Mets Pitcher Mike Pelfrey?

    Mike Pelfrey has never been known for his pinpoint control. Throughout the minors and majors he has only stayed under three walks per nine innings once (2.87 BB/9 in 2008)...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about almost 4 years ago 247 reads 0 comments

  2. Cliff Lee: The Most Efficient Pitcher in The World

    I was watching last night's Red Sox-Rangers game and as Cliff Lee was retiring hitter after hitter after hitter, I kept thinking to myself, "is this guy really this good?" It wasn't just the outs, but it was how he was getting them...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about almost 4 years ago 1,677 reads 3 comments

  3. Baseball Professor's Second Half Targets

    The second half is underway and with that comes trade deadlines and playoff races. Probably the three most exciting months of the year, but if you don't prepare the right way you ...

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  4. Austin Jackson on a Fast Track to Rookie of the Year...or Is He?

    Let me preface this by saying that I am not Nostradamus. I cannot predict the future and will never claim to be able to. Now that we have that out of the way I can tell you that Austin Jackson will not win Rookie of the Year...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about 4 years ago 573 reads 13 comments

  5. On Deck Circle: Top 75 Batters, Week 6

    "Say whaaaaaat ?!" It's a common phrase we use when something is said that really surprises us. It's something so surprising you do not believe it at first and as the messenger to repeat the message so you can make sure you heard correctly...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about 4 years ago 325 reads 0 comments

  6. Pitching, The Dave Duncan Way

    It’s the Dave Duncan philosophy – pitch strikes and pound the bottom of the strike zone – and if you haven’t noticed…it works. We saw it at its best last year when Joel Pineiro put up a 3...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about 4 years ago 1,011 reads 6 comments

  7. On Deck Circle: Week Two

    Just because Mark Teixeira is 3-for-27 to start that season doesn't mean it's time to panic. Teixeira has a career .305 batting average after the All-Star break. It's only one week...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about 4 years ago 41 reads 0 comments

  8. Don't Sleep on Jake Fox: Why the Oakland A's DH Has Fantasy Value

    He doesn’t have a starting job. He plays in an extreme pitcher's park on a terrible lineup. So why should fantasy owners keep an eye on Jake Fox? Well, he did just hit his first home run of the season...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about 4 years ago 508 reads 3 comments

  9. Fantasy Baseball Quick Hits: ADP Reports

    With the season quickly approaching and fantasy baseball drafts in full force, it's time we take a look at some average draft positions that I think are too high or too low for my liking...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 363 reads 0 comments

  10. Hitters and Pitchers in New Ballparks

    It's the age-old question; how will a new ballpark affect a player's performance? Does it favor pitchers or hitters? Dome or no dome? Boxers or briefs? OK, so that last one doesn't ...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 571 reads 0 comments

  11. Like the Player, Love the ADP: Jorge de la Rosa

    To continue our ADP series, I am going to take a look at another player who is being drafted far too late in drafts this spring...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 115 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers

    Drafting starting pitching is more complex than anything in fantasy baseball. Before you go any further, take a look at our fantasy draft guide  for drafting starting pitchers...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 826 reads 0 comments

  13. Fantasy Baseball: Strategy Guide for Drafting Starting Pitchers

    Drafting pitchers in fantasy baseball is an art. There are a lot of factors that go into a pitcher's performance every season such as health, fatigue, and experience...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 4,173 reads 0 comments

  14. Tier Rankings: Third Base

    Check out the rest of our draft preview here . Imagine your co-worker, the company's best employee, moving on to a better position at a better company. That's what it feels like at the third base position...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 512 reads 2 comments

  15. The Courtroom: Ben Zobrist v. Brian Roberts

    Cases already heard: Cabrera v. Fielder Upton v. McCutchen Sandoval v. Youkilis Lester v. Lee All rise! Court is now in session. In our fifth case, we have the Plaintiff, Mr. Ben Zobrist, vs...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 246 reads 2 comments

  16. Fantasy Baseball 2009: Best/Worst Offseason Moves

    Now that we are almost a week away from catchers and pitchers reporting to spring training, it is time to look back at the 2009/2010 offseason to see which players benefited the most...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 541 reads 1 comments

  17. B.J. Upton V. Andrew McCutchen: The Courtroom

    All rise! Court is now in session. In our second case we have the Plaintiff, Mr. Melvin Emmanuel “B.J.” Upton, vs. the Defendant, Mr. Andrew McCutchen. Mr. Upton claims that after a down season in 2009, he is being wrongfully overlooked in drafts...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 465 reads 0 comments

  18. Geovany Soto: Between the (Stat) Lines

    If I told you that Geovany Soto was a better hitter in 2009 than in 2008, would you believe me? Of course not. You would look at his Rookie of the Year award and say “How can a ...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 183 reads 3 comments

  19. The Best Pitcher in Fantasy Baseball: Dan Sabathia

    I can picture you reading this headline and thinking “who the hell is that?” as you type a quick search into Google to make sure you haven’t missed the next big prospect in baseball...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 165 reads 0 comments

  20. Adrian Beltre Comes to Boston: Will Third Baseman Rebound with Red Sox?

    When I first heard that the Red Sox signed Adrian Beltre to a one-year, $9 million contract with a 2011 player option for $5 million, my first thought was that it was a perfect deal for both parties involved...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 394 reads 4 comments

  21. Max Scherzer Won't Be As Fierce in Detroit

    In 2009, Max Scherzer made major strides to becoming a formidable starting pitcher for both fantasy owners and the Arizona Diamondbacks for years to come. He showed that he has electric stuff that opposing batters have a tough time getting their sticks on

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 492 reads 0 comments

  22. Why the Boston Red Sox Should Pursue Adrian Beltre

    It's the old adage in sports; defense wins championships. It's been proven true in football and basketball, but in baseball? For the Boston Red Sox, check yes...

    George Fitopoulos Written by George Fitopoulos about over 4 years ago 375 reads 1 comments