• Is It Time To Trust Travis Shaw?
    by Randy Holt - 6/28 -  2
    There are a number of factors that have contributed to the surprising success of the Milwaukee Brewers thus far in 2017, with many of them found on the offensive side of things.
  • Roto Riteup: June 28, 2017
    by Justin Mason - 6/28 -  8
    Covering the most relevant news for fantasy owners including what the Indians plan on doing with Danny Santana, a prospect's call up, and streaming pitcher recommendations.
  • The Prospect Stock Watch: Olivares, Gatewood, Maples
    by Marc Hulet - 6/26 -  2
    This week’s prospect stock watch takes a look at an under-the-radar prospect in the Blue Jays system, a shortstop-turned-first baseman showing outstanding pop (and lots of swings and misses), and a long forgotten ($2.5 million) arm now making good in the bullpen.
  • Roto Riteup: June 25, 2017
    by Justin Mason - 6/25 -  10
    A’s rookies @mattolson21, @bruggy4 and @barreto0227 are FIRST trio of teammates to each hit first career HR in same game in @MLB history. pic.twitter.
  • 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
    Eno Sarris, Paul Sporer, 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.
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Bullpen Report: June 28, 2017

The Cardinals have been teetering on a the cusp of a closer change for awhile, and Mike Matheny may be finally taking the plunge with Trevor Rosenthal. It was Rosenthal, and not Seung Hwan Oh, who came in for the save at Arizona on Wednesday night, even though Oh was clearly available, having warmed up earlier in the game. Rosenthal came close to frittering away a 4-2 lead, as a wild pitch allowed Brandon Drury to score and Chris Herrmann to advance to third base with two outs. He eventually got out of the jam, getting David Peralta to ground into the final out.

Whether Rosenthal is officially the closer, sharing the job with Oh or the recipient of a one-off save chance is not yet known. If he is not the Cardinals’ full-time closer, he is certainly much closer to having that status than he was prior to Wednesday’s win. It’s time to find room to stash him.
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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 474 – The Starting Pitcher Bonanza


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Strategy Section: Discussing My SP Update (link to list)

  • Must Start (3:00)
  • Usually Start (1:17:00)
  • Spot Start (2:07:30)

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Is It Time To Trust Travis Shaw?

There are a number of factors that have contributed to the surprising success of the Milwaukee Brewers thus far in 2017, with many of them found on the offensive side of things. Of those elements that have been essential to their rise in the National League Central, Travis Shaw has been a consistent source of offense, as well as quietly representing one of the more impactful offseason acquisitions of this past winter. After a season in which Shaw experienced a major regression after a hot start with the Boston Red Sox, he’s flourishing in a full-time role in Milwaukee. Does that mean it’s finally time to trust Travis Shaw?

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Statcast in Ottoneu

Monday, Tom Tango took to twitter, releasing two graphs.

Like many of us who benefit greatly from Tom’s work, these got me thinking (specifically the second graph). What we have here is wOBA on each event type plotted against each event’s exit velocity. Like we would expect, the harder you hit the ball, generally, the better outcomes you have. So my thought is, how do we apply this to Ottoneu? While hardly revolutionary, the idea of converting all metrics into Fangraphs Points is an adjustment all players must make.

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The Daily Grind: Godmode

In video games, “godmode” typically refers to a console command for invincibility – possibly with an ability to create items at will. In the context of The Daily Grind, it just means a certain Diamondback is making a start today.


  1. Poll Results
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. TDG Invitational Returns!

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Tyler Wade & Tyler Austin: Deep League Wire

If you have been searching for a Tyler to add to your Tylerless fantasy roster, you’ve come to the right place! Today, I share two Tylers with you, each of whom could very well fit all your Tyler needs.

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Roto Riteup: June 28, 2017

Today’s Roto Riteup marks my 100th article at Fangraphs!


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Tipping Pitches: What’s Wrong with Gausman?

Kevin Gausman is a total mess right now. His strikeout, walk, swinging strike, hit, groundball, and home run rates are all at career-worst levels. Just four of his 16 starts have been quality starts and he’s only gone 6+ innings in six starts. It’s been a nightmare. His splitter is still solid (though a bit worse than last year), but his fastball and breaking ball (it kinda morphs between a slider and curve, but generally sucks regardless) are both just getting smacked around.

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Brad Johnson Baseball Chat – 6/27/2017

The results of today’s chat. Very Domingo Santana focused!

Brad Johnson: I’ll begin with some life advice

Brad Johnson: If you ever see Sarah Huckabee Sanders trending on twitter, don’t become curious and investigate.

Brad Johnson: Because you’ll only become angry – that holds true no matter where you fall on the political spectrum.

Brad Johnson: So, shall we talk baseball?

BobFromAccounting: Walk rate down, strikeouts up, hard hit % down. What to do about Carlos Santana in a 6×6 OBP & SLG league. Droppable for Granderson?

Brad Johnson: I’ll have to take a closer look

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The Daily Grind: Twitchy?

I have a question for you to answer today. Will you answer my question?


  1. Twitch
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. Hitters to Use
  5. SaberSim Says…
  6. TDG Invitational Returns!

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