5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For September 3rdJurickson Profar got a spot start for Ian Kinsler and opened his career with a bang, homering and doubling in his first two at-bats, respectively.
5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For August 27thTyler Skaggs, the 13th-best prospect in the game per Baseball America, will be one to watch Monday night as he makes his second major league start. The 20-year-old lefty is a must-add in available keeper leagues and should be a solid addition even in redraft formats.
5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For August 20thBen Zobrist gained shortstop eligibility over the week, adding flexibility and the toughest non-catcher position to his name for the last month of the season. With the trading deadline past, that gives Zobrist about as big a spike in fantasy value as a player can get at this point in the season.
5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For August 13thManny Machado has skyrocketed from 1% owned to 38% in the Yahoo! game since the Orioles called him up, and understandably so: the youngster has socked three home runs already in just sixteen at-bats, with six hits total.
5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For August 6thPlayers at premium positions (C, 2B, SS, 3B) in Colorado should always be watched; mediocre talent can become fantastic fantasy numbers, and great talent leads to such forces as Troy Tulowitzki.
5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For July 30thTypically, a move from the NL to the AL is a bad omen for pitchers. However, escaping homer-friendly Miller Park and the shoddy defense behind him in Milwaukee should be a boon for Zach Greinke.
5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For July 23rdWith Ian Desmond dealing with an oblique injury, Danny Espinosa picked up his fifth game at shortstop, and with it, eligibility at the position in many leagues. He has a career high .244 batting average – nearly the league average this season – and adds decent power (eight homers) and great speed (14 steals).
5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For July 16thJhonny Peralta is on fire over his last five games, batting 9-for-20 (.450) with two home runs, seven RBI and three runs scored. Particularly since June, Peralta has been rediscovering what made him so good last season.
5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For July 9thFrancisco Liriano ( SP, MIN) has been fantastic since returning to the starting rotation. After tossing 6.2 innings and allowing just one run this week against the Rangers, Liriano has now allowed just 15 runs in his last 49.1 innings, striking out 52 against 24 walks.
5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For June 25thEach week we’ll be providing you with insight into the best (and worst) baseball players to play in your fantasy baseball league.
5 Up, 5 Down: Fantasy Baseball Advice For June 18thPlayers are dropping like flies this week. One of my teams lost Alex Avila, Drew Stubbs, Brandon Beachy and Brandon Morrow to injury. I'm going to stash all four of those players, but some won't have the luxury to do so – here are some players worth an add if you need to fill in for an injury.