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2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 150 Overall

by Neema Hodjat

Mar 25, 2015 2:55 PM

Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen, Giancarlo Stanton, Paul Goldschmidt and Clayton Kershaw are the top-5 of our 150 fantasy baseball rankings for 2015. Read more »

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Relief Pitchers

by Neema Hodjat

Mar 24, 2015 3:10 PM

Without fail, closers are the most overdrafted position in fantasy baseball – every season. The recommended strategy is to grab one established closer at a fair draft slot and then wait it out. Read more »

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers

by Neema Hodjat

Mar 23, 2015 7:56 PM

Starting pitching runs deep, so you can assemble a solid staff comprising mostly of pitchers in the later tiers without reaching for the likes of Clayton Kershaw. Read more »

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Outfielders

by Neema Hodjat

Try to go with upside after you snag your top guys, as there will be a handful of guys in the lower tiers that will pop and bring you a great ROI. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Shortstops

by Neema Hodjat

The entire infield runs deep except for shortstop where Troy Tulowitzki is alone on tier 1 and there is a massive drop from tier 2 to tier 3. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Third Basemen

by Neema Hodjat

Looking at the third base landscape on a macro level, the best strategy is to be patient and grab two players from the tier 3 or 4 group, with at least one being an upside player. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Second Basemen

by Neema Hodjat

The delta between tier 1 and the next level is significant, so for strategy purposes, either grab a tier 1 guy or wait to fill your second base position later on (Wong or a tier 3 player). Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: First Basemen

by Neema Hodjat

First base runs deep this season, with a bevy of new stars emerging at the position. Up to five first basemen could conceivably go in the first round of your league. Read more »
2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Catchers

by Neema Hodjat

Buster Posey once again stands alone at the top ahead of Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Santana, Devin Mesoraco, Yan Gomes, Salvador Perez, Evan Gattis and Yadier Molina. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Padres Continue To Remodel, Sign James Shields

by Andrew Perna

The Padres have retooled under A.J. Preller and signing James Shields may not be their final move. They have a surplus of starters and time to swing another blockbuster trade. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Nationals Add Scherzer On Seven-Year Deal

by Andrew Perna

Max Scherzer bet on himself when he turned down a lucrative offer from the Tigers in March and 10 months later he looks brilliant. The Nationals will pay Scherzer $210 million through 2028 in a unique contract agreement. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Cardinals, Lance Lynn Agree To $22M Contract

by Andrew Perna

The Cardinals didn't buy out any of Lance Lynn's first few years of free agency, which makes the pitcher the easy winner of this arbitration-avoiding deal. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Asdrubal Cabrera Signs With Rays

by Andrew Perna

Asdrubal Cabrera struggled in 2014, which allowed the Rays to sign him to an affordable one-year deal. If last season was the beginning of the end, both Tampa Bay and Cabrera are in trouble. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Yankees Agree To Sign Stephen Drew

by Andrew Perna

Stephen Drew will earn a base salary of $5 million to play second base and provide a safety net for the Yankees at shortstop. He's also less than two years removed from a respectable offensive season with the Red Sox. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Blue Jays Sign Martin To Five-Year, $82M Deal

by Andrew Perna

Russell Martin fits very well with the Blue Jays, but at what cost? They'll owe him $20 million during his age-36 season. Read more »
Grading The Deal: White Sox Give Melky Cabrera $42M

by Scott McCourtney

Melky Cabrera has a checkered past, but the White Sox are taking a $42 million gamble that he'll remain clean and a productive hitter in his 30s. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Twins Bring Back Torii Hunter

by Scott McCourtney

Torii Hunter was the 20th overall pick in the 1993 draft and spent the first 11 years of his Major League career in Minnesota. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Seager Gets $100M From Mariners

by Scott McCourtney

The Mariners continue to spend money in hopes of contending, but committing $100 million to Kyle Seager over seven years is a risky move. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Red Sox Snag Panda From Giants

by Andrew Perna

Pablo Sandoval left the Giants to sign a very similar contract with the Red Sox. It's difficult to pinpoint why, but he fits really well in Boston. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Butler Signs Three-Year Deal With A's

by Scott McCourtney

Billy Beane continues to gamble more and more. After swinging-and-missing at midseason with two blockbuster trades, he's going to pay the declining Billy Butler $30 million over three years. Read more »

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