MLB Articles

Gregory Polanco
A  magical three-season run of postseason appearances ended with a thud last year. The Pirates went 78–83, finishing 25 games behind the eventual World Series champion Chicago Cubs in the National League Central. In 2015, the Pirates won...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
In fantasy baseball, relief pitching is one of the most difficult positions to rank each and every season. There are always your elite options, those closers who rack up the saves (and usually the strikeouts) that have no worries about losing the...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
Ryan Braun
Young, controllable talent. It’s a phrase Milwaukee Brewers fans have heard plenty of times from general manager David Stearns, who kicked the team’s massive rebuild into overdrive in 2016, and one they’re going to hear plenty...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Yu Darvish
Looking over the 2017 starting pitcher rankings in fantasy baseball and it is hard not to feel terribly sad about the loss of two of the best young pitchers in the game over the past year in Jose Fernandez and Yordano Ventura. Pitching talent...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
Joey Votto
The Reds are hoping the heavy lifting of the rebuilding is over and that the team can start winning again after three straight losing seasons. By winning, we’re talking about flirting with .500, not contending in the National League Central...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Bryce Harper
Baseball is back. All 30 MLB teams are fully entrenched in spring training in Florida and Arizona, and members of every organization are representing their home countries in the World Baseball Classic all over the globe. With only a few weeks left...
Nicholas Ian Allen
8 months ago
Kris Bryant
There will be no more talk about curses or droughts. The Cubs are just another champion looking to defend their title now, but with their young core, they’re in a better position to do so than any team since the 2009 Phillies. The years of...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Carlos Correa
Spring training is in full swing, the World Baseball Classic is underway, and Opening Day for the 2017 MLB season is right around the corner. As teams look ahead to baseball games that count in the standings, we give a rundown of some of the...
Nicholas Ian Allen
8 months ago
Bryce Harper
Were the 95-win Washington Nationals of 2016 victims of the cruel, crapshoot mentality of October, or were they just flawed enough to lose in the NLDS to Los Angeles? That question hung over their offseason, and it hangs over them again as 2017...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Bryce Harper
Outfield always seems deep each season in fantasy baseball, but don’t let a fantastic top 15, and upper tier of 10 more players fool you. Remember, in most leagues you need at least three outfielders, if not more.   Related: 2017...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
Odubel Herrera
Hope is building in Philadelphia.   The Phillies, who finished last season with an average age of 26.9, the second youngest in baseball, have brought a handful of young talent to the majors — and more is on the way. Evidence of a much-...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Noah Syndergaard
The Mets, who have enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in almost a decade, are now knee-deep into their World Series-chasing phase. This offseason, instead of waiting and hoping that Yoenis Cespedes would come back, general...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Spring training always signals the start of a new MLB season and the opportunity to start over and get a fresh start is not just limited to teams. Just like those clubs who entered the 2016 season with high hopes only to see opposite results, the...
Mark Ross
8 months ago
Mike Trout
Is Mike Trout the greatest baseball player ever?   Entering the 2017 season, Angels center fielder Mike Trout is only 25 years old, but he’s already a five-time All-Star, two-time AL MVP and three-time MVP runner-up. According to...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Josh Donaldson
Third base is another position that offers great power opportunity when putting together your fantasy baseball team this season. Much like shortstop, the hot corner also has witnessed an impressive youth movement.   Related: 2017 Fantasy...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
Giancarlo Stanton
The Marlins believe — like they did last year — that they can compete for the postseason in 2017.   This time, however, they’ll have to do so without the late Jose Fernandez, one of the game’s top pitchers who died in...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Dansby Swanson
And so, the awkward adolescent phase begins. Following the 2015 season, the Braves began trading away veterans in earnest for what they would bring back in prospects, leaving the major-league roster to be staffed by Freddie Freeman and whoever else...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Manny Machado
Shortstop has become a haven of young talent over the last four years, and this season is the definition of this as a look at the top of the fantasy rankings at the position will show. Consider that a player like Troy Tulowitzki, a guy that was...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
Funny, Clever Names for Your Softball Team
It’s time to break out the old bat and glove, and perhaps most essentially, your favorite muscle ointment. That’s right, recreational slow-pitch (and fast-pitch) softball season is upon us! That being the case, you are...
Rob McVey
8 months ago
Jose Altuve
Second base in fantasy baseball this season offers a little bit of everything. You want power? Brian Dozier, Rougned Odor can likely get you close to 30 home runs. You want speed? Jose Altuve, Dee Gordon and Trea Turner should be able to pad...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
Adrian Beltre
The good news for the Texas Rangers the past two seasons, of course, is that they won the American League West. Some might say they did so unexpectedly, even in 2016 as the defending division champs. Their playoff experience, though, has been a...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Mike Trout
Spring training is in full bloom in Florida and Arizona, the World Baseball Classic is just around the corner and if you look hard enough you can see the start of another fantasy baseball season on the horizon. In fact, some leagues have probably...
Mark Ross
8 months ago
Robinson Cano
The goal in Seattle is simple — make the playoffs. While most teams have similar aspirations, the Mariners have gone longer than any other team in MLB without a postseason appearance — 15 seasons. That growing number looms over the...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Khris Davis
The A’s are making no promises about contending in 2017. It would be a stretch to suggest this team could keep up with the Rangers or Astros. The A’s finished last in consecutive seasons and seem to have 2019 in their sights more than...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Paul Goldschmidt
When it comes to your team having success in fantasy baseball this season it may come down to one simple question – who is on first? Looking ahead, this is a position that seems to thin out rather quickly after the top five or six players...
Chris Meyers
9 months ago

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