FANTASY BASEBALL TRADE ALERT 50 SHADES OF GRAY (Sonny Gray)

FANTASY BASEBALL TRADE ALERT

50 SHADES OF GRAY (Sonny Gray)

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

Sonny Gray is a stud pitcher. There are a few players that would move from Tier 2 to Tier 1 in the Rankings of Fantasy Starting Pitchers if they had a better offense behind him, Sonny Gray is one of those pitchers.

Throughout his career Gray has been a dominant ace and lone bright spot in what has been a very interchangeable Athletics Pitching Rotation. Sonny Gray this season is pitching as if he does not even belong in the MLB with an ERA at 5.84, and a WHIP of 1.54.

When you analyze his Game Log in 2016 you can see one thing is clear.

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What a tough schedule!

Road games against Boston/Detroit/Toronto. Let the man breathe for a second. Gray could of had a very dominant start against Tampa Bay last Sunday if it was not for a costly error in the 2nd Inning which led to a 3 run HR and 4-1 deficit that should of never been there.

Gray has been dominant in home starts minus a hiccup against Seattle. Despite giving up the 7 ER he still pitched 7 INN while striking out 7. Sonny is not walking hitters, he is not really giving up that many hits. The reason Gray is doing as lousy as he is right now is 100% due to the tough schedule. Wait until Sonny gets some Home Games against more AL Teams that are not power houses.

The Athletics offense is slowly getting better. Khris Davis is proving to be the real deal, and Josh Reddick/Stephen Vogt/Coco Crisp lead the way to a solid group of role players. While nobody on the Athletics Offense is a Superstar, they all combine their strengths together to give themselves a decent chance to give Sonny Gray the ability to get those Wins.

Gray is going to get it together, and he is an extremely attractive Buy Low Option in all leagues. Through a combination of two pitchers to get him. A combination of Drew Smyly and Matt Moore is worth it to get the consistent ACE BEAST.

 

FANTASY BASEBALL WAIVER WIRE: IF YOU SEEK CINGRANI (PART II)

FANTASY BASEBALL WAIVER WIRE:

IF YOU SEEK CINGRANI (PART II)

 

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

I know you all missed me this past week. On my current life mission to qualify for a Major Championship, last week to do so on FanDuel. Also making an extra point to not be slow on adding Cameron Maybin, update below.

Fantasy Football articles will be coming out next week as well as the release of the Early BEAST VIP Package.

CAMERON MAYBIN – OF – DET

If you caught my Cameron Maybin article last week, he is being called up this coming week. Cameron Maybin is MUST-OWN in all Leagues the second he is activated. Anthony Gose is doing nothing and now being benched, the spot is wide open for Maybin to take over and be a BEAST. He will bat 9th which is an extended #1 in AL. He will score Runs and Steal Bases like Odubel Herrera.

If you have a start OF option, but you need help with pitching. Watch Maybin start to get hot, once he does you can move your star OF option for a stud Pitcher.

IF YOU SEEK CINGRANI (Part II)

No that baseball card is not mine. When I tried to find an image for him I came across lots and lots of Rookie Cards. Tony Cingrani was supposed to be an ace, now that Rookie Card is worth less than a quarter you find on the street.

TONY CINGRANI – RP – CIN

21% Owned Leagues. 2 Saves. 2 Blown Saves. 3.31 ERA

Part II you ask? Correct, Cingrani was supposed to be a BEAST for the 2015 Fantasy Baseball Season. I ranked him as if he was going to be a starting pitcher that has HUGE K potential, etc. etc.

Right before the 2015 season started, Cingrani admitted his elbow was not the same after injury, and he cannot be a starting pitcher anymore. Tony moved to the bullpen for the Reds where he was really nothing special, more of an amazing Lefty Specialist out of the pen. With Aroldis Champman gone, Cingrani is the next man up for the Reds Closer position, with Ross Ohlendorf splitting the job. Ross is nothing special and Cingrani should still be the closer eventually, despite giving up a game tying HR to the Pirates on Friday Night. If you are desperate for RP help scrambling for closers. Cingrani is a guy who can easily rack up 25+ Saves before the season is over.

 

TYLER GLASNOW – SP – PIT

Owned 63% Leagues. Minors.

Every year in Fantasy Baseball there is a pitcher who starts in the minors and ends up with SP1 value. This year that pitcher is Tyler Glasnow. In most leagues he is gone, but there is still 37% of leagues where he needs to be owned in.

After throwing 7 more shutout INN with 11K’s. The stud is ready to be a BEAST. Jeff Locke and Jon Niese are both occupying a spot that can easily go to Glasnow. Do not be late to the party, add Glas – Now. 8 INN/1 ER/8 K games are in his future.

 

CHASE HEADLEY – NYY – 3B

Owned 10% Leagues. .196 Average. 2 HR. 7 RBI. 3 SB.

I have been holding onto Chase Headley in every league. Finally on Thursday Headley was able to hit his first Extra Base Hit of the season, a HR. On Friday Headley did it one more time, against Chris Sale. Let us not forget that Headley hit 30+ HR for the Padres back in the day, he used to steal 15+ Bases.

Yankee Stadium is a HR dream land, even Jimmy Rollins looked like he was 24 Years Old with his Sky Rocket HR to Right Field. Chase switch hits, he is an extended leadoff hitter in the #9 spot, and he runs. Chase Headley should be owned in all leagues. 20+ HR/10+ SB. You cannot get that type of production for the rest of the season at 3B.

 

SCOOTER GENNETT – 2B – MIL

Owned 22% Leagues .273 Average. 4 HR. 23 RBI. 0 SB

Scooter is nothing special so far in his young MLB career. Never hit more than 9 HR, never stole more than 6 Bases. So far at 26 years old, Gennett is on the midst of a Breakout year as he had 4 HR in less than weeks. Than an Oblique injury. Scooter is now healthy and he just returned on Friday night. Obliques injuries usually do not kill a players season, so Scooter should return to form sooner than later. While his hot start is notable, keep in mind he will be hitting around the #2 Spot every game moving forward. Easily a better player to own than Aaron Hill, Scooter is on his way to his first 15 HR season.

 

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FANTASY BASEBALL So Call Me Maybin (Waiver Wire)

FANTASY BASEBALL

So Call Me Maybin (Waiver Wire)

 

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

We are now one month into the Fantasy Baseball season. At this point you can look at your team and point out your exact weakness. For some teams it is power, for others it is speed. While Speed is something that is cherished, it is also something that is hard to find.

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FANTASY BASEBALL WAIVER WIRE

Keep in mind the players mentioned in last weeks article. They are all still very relevant.

CAMERON MAYBIN – OF – DET

Owned 19% Leagues.

Maybin has yet to play a game this season as he is currently rehabbing. Once Maybin and his shoulder feel ok, Cameron will be a fantasy BEAST out of the gates. The shoulder injury is a bit of a concern, but the fact he already has a HR during his rehab assignment shows he can still hit the ball just fine.

While Maybin is not really known for his power, you are getting him for the fact he can bat 9th everyday for the Tigers and have multiple games that look like this.

2-4/1 RBI/1 SB/2 Runs

Those type of games win Championships. Go get him if he is on your waiver wire now. Maybin should be back before Memorial Day Weekend, hopefully he is ready to go by next weekend.

AARON HILL – 2B/3B – MIL

Owned 4% Leagues. .244 average. 4 HR. 15 RBI. 2 SB

Fresh off a 3 HR/7 RBI game, which included a grand slam. Aaron Hill is likely going to be scooped up in just about every league. Aaron Hill has tremendous power for a 2B option and could easily end up with 12+ on the season. Scooter Gennett will be back sooner than later, but even so there is a vacant hole at 3B which has Aaron Hill written all over it to close out the season.

The Brewers are winning games this season, until they are no longer in contention, Aaron Hill will play just about everyday. I would still rather have Brandon Drury or Derek Dietrich.

 

BARTOLO COLON – SP – NYM

Ownedย  53% Leagues. 3W. 2.82 ERA. 33 K. 1.12 WHIP.

If you did not take my advice earlier in the season when I said to pick up Bartolo. Take it now, this is your last chance to get him before he reaches 85%. Colon has won 2 straight starts and Colon faces the weak NL East far too often. The Mets are going to pick up a lot of wins, which means Bartolo should see an easy 15 Wins as long as the 42 year old stays healthy.

NATHAN KARNS – SP – SEA

Owned 48% Leagues. 3W. 3.38 ERA. 38 K. 1.33 WHIP.

I was never a believer of Karns last season when he was with the Rays. Everytime I put my money against him, I always ended up giving my money to the Sports Books. Karns moving to Seattle out of the HR Country aka AL East, has been a blessing in disguise. Not only are the Mariners competitive in nearly every game, but Karns is facing offenses that are not doing much damage at all.

Nate Karns is locked and loaded in the Mariners rotation even with James Paxton in the minors, which means Nate Karns is a guy you can likely trust for a majority of the season. The AL West is not scary to pitch against, and Karns is definitely above average on the Muntradamus scale.

 

 

FANTASY BASEBALL TRADE ALERT Don’t Be A Keuchel Head (Dallas Keuchel)

FANTASY BASEBALL TRADE MARKET

Don’t Be A Keuchel Head

 

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

In April there were a lot of Fantasy Owners who were ready to turn their ACE Spot in their starting rotation to Dallas Keuchel. In the end, those owners are likely fighting on the back end of ERA battles. We now find ourselves in May, and a lot of Fantasy Owners are ready to hit the panic button on one of the best pitchers in the American League.

 

BUY LOW

DALLAS KEUCHEL – SP – HOU

 

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When you look at how bad Kuechel is pitching this season, there is still a statistic that glares out which reminds you how dominant he really is. Only 1 HR allowed in 138 batters faced, that number is more dominant than 99% of the pitchers in the game today. The reason Dallas has been so wildly inefficient this season is the fact he is walking hitters. While allowing double digit hits in a game like he did against the Rangers is never good, Dallas has not been able to consistently find the strike zone. This allows hitters to sit on 3-1 counts just waiting for that fastball to drive somewhere in the field.

You have to remember that Keuchel is one of the most dominant pitchers in the game. Last season he seemed nearly unhittable and was a huge factor in the Astros making it to the playoffs in 2015. Currently the Astros sit in last place of the AL West, something that will not last all season. Dallas is a Strikeout Machine who should go 8 INN/1 ER/10 K more often than not. Is he better than Jon Lester? The answer to that right now is obviously no. However when it is all said and done, it would not surprise me to see Dallas Kuechel with numbers that still are in the Jon Lester range when the season is over.

I would trade just about any starting pitcher that is not an ELITE BEAST to get Keuchel. Would I trade Jordan Zimmermann straight up? Ya I would do it. Would I trade Johnny Cueto? No doubt. Do whatever it takes to get Dallas Keuchel on your fantasy team. His price will not be lower than this, and he is good enough to win CY Young when his stuff is on. The most attractive part about Dallas is the fact he has never had any arm injuries in his young (28 Years Old) MLB Career.

FANTASY BASEBALL STARTING YOUR DIETRICH RIGHT (WAIVER WIRE)

FANTASY BASEBALL

STARTING YOUR DIETRICH RIGHT (WAIVER WIRE)

 

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

The Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire is a place where you can find talent all the time. While many people are going for the big names like Diaz and Hazelbaker who will eventually cool down. There are many studs who are owned in less than 20% of leagues who can still help you BEAST.

 

DEREK DIETRICH – 2B/3B/OF – MIA

Owned 17 %/2 HR/10 RBI/.325

Dee Gordon has had Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds as his previous hitting coaches. He nowย ย  finds himself suspended for 80 Games. This means Dietrich the power hitting utility player will get everyday PT. Something that really has not happened in his young career.

Dietrich will not only qualify at 2B/3B/OF, he will be batting everywhere in the batting order from 1-3 as well as 5-7. Dietrich is a special player who has a lot of power and enough speed where you can get a SB maybe once a week. The thing that is most enticing about Dietrich is the fact he is just sitting on every waiver wire and he will play everyday. When he plays, you will want him on your team. Giancarlo Stanton will always find ways to drive him in as long as Dietrich bats in front of him.

BRANDON DRURY – 3B – ARI

Owned 42%/5 HR/11 RBI/.315

The guy has hit HR’s off of Kershaw/Bumgarner and the list keeps going and going. At first I was not a believer, but at his current ownership %, it is not really jumping on the bandwagon too late. Drury has a lot of power and like Dietrich, qualifies at the same 2B/3B/OF, well maybe 2B/OF in some leagues.

Drury is a big power guy more than a line drive hitter, but the type of power which could result in 20+ HR by the time the season is over no problems at all. If you miss Dietrich, grab Dury.

DANNY SANTANA – SS/OF – MIN

Owned 9%/0 HR/1 RBI/7 SB/.297

Danny is a lightning bolt, and a guy who qualifies at SS who could steal 30+ Bases is someone you will want to own. His ability with the bat is more of an improved Billy Hamilton, but he still has enough pop to approach double digit HRs if everything goes right in his life.

The reason you want Danny Santana is his speed, and if you get a SB guy at SS who could steal 30+ Bases, what is the point of holding onto a player like Trevor Story.

JEFF LOCKE – SP – PIT

Owned 10%/1 WIN/21 K/4.72 ERA

Pop, Locke, and Drop It.

Jeff Locke is a rare lefty pitcher that can really pitch against anyone. He is vastly underrated and a guy you can count on nearly everytime he takes the mound. Locke will not strikeout a lot of batters, but you can expect lines such as 7 INN/2 ER/4 K. More often than not that should result in a win as long as McCutch and Marte can get their bats going with some consistency.

Locke is on just about every Waiver Wire now, but I guarantee that is not the case once the All-Star Break Hits. His ERA is blown out of proportion because of one bad start against the Padres, otherwise he has been nearly flawless.