• Roto Riteup
    The most roto-relevant news of the previous day, recapped in a concise format for your morning coffee.
  • Bullpen Report
    Detailed daily updates and charts on every bullpen in the Major Leagues to help you manage your saves and holds.
  • Prospect Coverage
    Our prospect team mines the minors for top prospects and useful pieces alike.
  • MASH Report
    Award-winning in-depth injury report with analysis from Jeff Zimmerman.
  • The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast
    Paul Sporer, Justin Mason, and Jason Collette lead the RotoGraphs staff in a regular fantasy podcast.
  • Daily Fantasy Strategy
    The RotoGraphs team discusses daily fantasy strategy and then makes picks for the day.
  • Ottoneu Strategy
    Strategy for the year-round FanGraphs Fantasy game.
  • Top 50 Fantasy Prospects
    Marc Hulet adjusts (and updates) his prospect list for fantasy purposes.
  • Field of Streams
    A contest to see who can make the better picks: streaming pitcher and hitter choices for every day of the season in a podcast hosted by Dylan Higgins and Matthew Dewoskin.
C  -  1B  -  2B  -  SS  -  3B  -  OF  -  SP  -  RP

Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Welcome to tonight’s chat.

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Here are the mixed-league winning FAAB bids

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Auction

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: JBiagini: 57
GGallegos: 45
KWong: 44
JBauers: 44
CMartinez: 32
MLeake: 29
DCease: 23
BHolt: 22
DDuffy: 13
JYamamoto: 7
APlutko: 6
SBrault: 6
DPoncedeleon: 6
CGreen: 1
SDyson: 1
BBradley: 1
ABummer: 1
ABarnes: 1
CCuthbert: 1

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: Draft

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: SKingery: 314
ZEflin: 167
JYamamoto: 127
JLyles: 35
CPuello: 27
IKennedy: 27
YKikuchi: 24
KNewman: 23
KWong: 22
THernandez: 17
AMinter: 17
BMcCann: 15
CDickerson: 12
MStraw: 11
ACashner: 11
DHess: 11
CCuthbert: 5
DHudson: 5
JDDavis: 4
APlutko: 2
JVargas: 2
CCasali: 0

Read the rest of this entry »


Bullpen Report: June 16, 2019

First and foremost, Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads. Like many of our fathers, high leverage never seem to take a break, hence the existence of this column. Starting in New York, once again, Edwin Diaz struggled with traffic, but held on for his 15th save against St. Louis. It started with a one out single Paul DeJong. Diaz bounced back to strikeout Marcell Ozuna and DeJong moved to second uncontested with two outs. Savvy veteran Yadier Molina singled to score DeJong moving the Cardinals within one and departed for pinch runner Jack Flaherty. Kolten Wong then laced a double with the game ending with Flaherty getting thrown out at home. Diaz yielded three hits but only one earned run and he’s allowed runs in back-to-back appearances. His struggled run deeper though giving up eight earned runs over his last 6.2 innings and a 5.06 ERA since May first. Read the rest of this entry »


Week 13 FAAB Projections

For most people, today is Father’s Day. For those who have an NFBC league, it’s Yordan Alvarez Day. The bids for him this week will be off the charts. It’s not just him who’s available and with many owners spending time with their families, there should be deals everywhere.

The projection guidelines:

  • The ownership rates are from CBS since they have some quickdraw waiver wire leagues where players can be picked up at any time.
  • The FAAB estimates are based on the 2018 15-team mixed NFBC leagues which used a $1000 FAAB budget. Owners are going to need to convert these values to their own league.
  • The ownership values were taken from Saturday and lots can happen in between when they publish and FAAB bids run.
  • Only players owned in 50% or fewer of CBS leagues are examined.

Read the rest of this entry »


Bullpen Report: June 15, 2019

Another packed Friday night of high leverage events makes for a busy Saturday trying to sift through them. Starting with a wild game in Coors Field, the Rockies blew a seven run lead after the seventh inning, the largest blown lead, win or lose, since June 15th of 2017 according to Elias Sports. Mike Dunn started the ninth inning with the Rockies ahead by six. However, he served up four hits, including a three-run home run to Hunter Renfroe, before departing with four runs against while recording one out. Wade Davis entered allowing back-to-back singles to Wil Myers and Ian Kinsler before getting Austin Hedges to lineout. But, a wild pitch during Manuel Margot’s at-bat ending up in a walk loaded the bases for a Fernando Tatis Jr. two-RBI single before ending the inning with a strikeout of Josh Naylor. Read the rest of this entry »


AL Lineup Analysis (6/15/19)

Angels

Astros

  • The Astros lineup remains in flux with the three stars out and the recent promotion of Yordan Alvarez. They’ve also demoted Derek Fisher. For the last two games, they’ve used the same lineup with Josh Reddick leading off, Alvarez batting fifth, and somehow Tyler White is still batting eighth.
  • When the big three return, I expect White, Tony Kemp, and Jake Marisnick to be benched.

Athletics

Read the rest of this entry »


NL Lineup Analysis (6/14/19)

The Pirates’ outfield situation is not evolving as many envisioned, but could the Padres’ outfield logjam finally be near a resolution? All this and more awaits in this week’s set of lineup analyses.

Arizona

The Diamondbacks did not send Kevin Cron back to the minors after last weekend’s series in Toronto was over, and he has started two of the last five games at first base (including on Friday night at the Nationals). He won’t likely play enough to have fantasy value, but he just might take enough playing time away from Christian Walker to curtail his value. Walker’s role could be further limited when Jake Lamb (quad) returns, which could occur in the next week or two. That would also likely mean the end of regular playing time for Ildemaro Vargas, with Lamb making some starts at third base and Eduardo Escobar moving over to second base.
Read the rest of this entry »


The Stash List – 2018 draftee edition

Hey y’all.  Since the draft was last week, I thought it would be interesting to shine some light on some players who were drafted last year and are performing quite well.  I’m bringing you two hitters drafted in the second round with some power and speed upside.  Also making their debut are two pitchers drafted in the fifth and seventh round performing well in the lower levels.  Let’s go!

Alek Thomas – (ARI A) OF – ETA 2022

Alek Thomas was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the second round of last years draft.  After being drafted the Diamondbacks sent Thomas to the Arizona League. Thomas showed a bit of power, with 2 home runs but he also hit eleven doubles.  The above average hit tool has shown, as he had a .341 AVG. His average eye also showed with a 0.396 OBP during that time and flashed his 60-grade speed with 4 stolen bases.  He finished his season in rookie ball with a 0.325 AVG and 0.394 OBP with another 8 swiped bags.

Read the rest of this entry »


Paul Sporer Baseball Chat – June 14th, 2019

Transcript is live now!!

12:20

Paul Sporer: Gooood afternoon everyone, let’s talk some baseball!!!

12:21

Chuck: Paul, is Chance Sisco good now? Is he worth taking a chance on in a categories H2H over Alfaro?

12:22

Paul Sporer: Sisco might actually be panning out a bit??? I think I might stick with Alfaro, though, tbh

12:22

Joe: I need to cut one: Carpenter or Donaldson?

12:23

Paul Sporer: Ugh, that’s tough. I guess Donaldson

12:23

NOT MACKEL: Is it time to drop Joey Votto? I’ve playing for a couple weeks without a catcher, 12 team h2h.

Read the rest of this entry »


Bullpen Report: June 14, 2019

Alex Colome has been perfect in his 14 save opportunities with the White Sox this season, and if not for having thrown 39 pitches against the Nationals on Tuesday, he almost certainly would have had a crack at his 15th save on Thursday against the Yankees. However, with Colome apparently unavailable, Rick Renteria gave us a possible preview of what the bullpen pecking order could look like if (or more likely when) Colome is traded.

The game was tied, 4-4, heading into the top of the seventh inning, and Renteria gave the inning to Evan Marshall. After keeping the Yankees off the board (Marshall is now up to 16.1 innings with a 0.00 ERA), the White Sox grabbed the lead in the bottom of the seventh with a Leury Garcia leadoff home run off Adam Ottavino. Kelvin Herrera took over in the eighth inning and received his sixth hold. Aaron Bummer, who has recently moved into an eighth-inning setup role, came in for the save and allowed nothing more than a Clint Frazier single. The save was the first of Bummer’s career.
Read the rest of this entry »


The Daily Grind: My Grapes, They Are Sour

The Dodgers decision not to start Kyle Garlick led to a chain reaction of roster tinkering that cost me over 60 points. I would have finished second in TDGI – even with a toasted Garlick. My grapes, they are sour.

AGENDA

    1. TDG Invitational
    2. Weather Reports
    3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
    4. SaberSim Says…
    5. First Pitch

Read the rest of this entry »