Top pitching targets for Week 22
It's a feast-or-famine kind of week for two-start pitchers on waivers. Al Melchior helps you navigate through the selections with his top picks.
By the Numbers: Getting extreme with BABIP
Not all extreme BABIP rates are created equal. Al Melchior separates the regression candidates from the real deals for a sample of hitters.
Waiver Wire: Time to welcome Matt Moore back in Fantasy?
Rays' lefty Matt Moore is just one of several players trying to rediscover their prior glory. Al Melchior highlights a few who are worth considering as pickups in Fantasy.
Top pitching targets for Week 21
It's a rarity to rely on a Rockies starting pitcher, but Al Melchior explains why he is targeting Jorge De La Rosa as a waiver pickup for the coming week.
By the Numbers: K-rate regression candidates
Strikeout rates for most pitchers are trustworthy, but a few look primed for surges and drops. Al Melchior spots the outliers and analyzes their Fantasy impact.
Waiver Wire: A new spin on Raisel Iglesias, Francisco Lindor
Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias appears to have turned a corner, and Al Melchior says it's time to give him a try, along with a couple of young hitters and a prospective closer.
Top pitching targets for Week 20
The upcoming two-start options are rife with flaws, but Al Melchior offers some suggestions for choosing the ones who will help you navigate a critical week.
By the Numbers: What breakouts have had staying power?
It takes time to know if a player has truly broken out. Al Melchior investigates the trends of six hitters who had appeared to reach a new level earlier this season.
Waiver Wire: Too soon to count out Carlos
Carlos Beltran has been a Fantasy afterthought, but Al Melchior argues that it's time to give the veteran outfielder his due.
Top Pitching Targets for Week 19
Finding the right two-start pitcher will be critical this week, and Al Melchior makes the case for you to rely on rookies Joe Ross and Jonathan Gray.
By the Numbers: Will these pitchers finish strong?
It's tough to count on pitchers who have been inconsistent, but Al Melchior finds some clues to how half a dozen erratic starters might perform down the stretch.
Waiver Wire: Osuna, Solarte, Headley overlooked and underowned?
Roberto Osuna is still closing in Toronto, so why aren't Fantasy owners more excited? Al Melchior looks into his value, along with that of a couple of third basemen.
Top pitching target for Week 18
Fantasy owners have several good waiver choices for Week 18, but our Al Melchior argues that Chris Tillman stands above the competition.
Waiver Wire: Can Moss' power grow in St. Louis?
Trades continue to affect the Fantasy value of players on waivers, but Al Melchior also looks at some widely available options who appear to be staying put.
Waiver Wire: Who will save games in Oakland?
With many big trades still likely to come, our Al Melchior pauses to assess the Athletics' bullpen situation and a handful of promising hitting options.
Top pitching target for Week 17
Owners won't lack for two-start alternatives in Week 17, but most will probably do more harm than good. Al Melchior makes a few recommendations to steer you through a daunting selection of options.
Waiver Wire: Deadline deals creating opportunities
Some players will see their Fantasy value soar in the wake of deadline trades. Al Melchior identifies a few highly available players who could be far more valuable in the near future.
Week 16 Pitching Thoughts
The pitching landscape for the first full week after the break is still taking shape, but Al Melchior highlights a few pitchers whose value is clear for the scoring period.
Week 15 Pitching Thoughts
Pitching options are scarce in a shortenend week, but Al Melchior shares a few tips in preparation for this weekend's action.
Ranking the Top 12 contested closer situations
With the trade deadline coming up, several closer situations are about to get shaken up. Al Melchior counts down the 12 most unstable situations and assesses the Fantasy implications.
Under-the-radar pitching prospects
It's not easy to spot the next Jacob deGrom, but Al Melchior thinks these five minor league pitchers have a chance to achieve beyond our expectations for them.
More impact prospects on the way? These seven bear watching
The second half won't likely match the first in terms of the volume of prospect callups, but Al Melchior sees a few more prospects worth stashing in Fantasy.
Waiver Wire: Fresh pitching options abound
Brandon Beachy has yet to draw much interest, but he is one of four starters Al Melchior considers as possible pickups in the latest edition of Waiver Wire.
Waiver Wire: Ervin Santana still there for the taking
Ervin Santana is the latest high-profile player to make his season debut. Al Melchior considers him and a pair of outfielders as potential Fantasy pickups.
Rotation Roundup for Week 14
Finding two-start pitchers just before the All-Star break can be tricky, but Al Melchior highlights a few hurlers worth picking up for the week ahead.
Waiver Wire: Sano time like the present for the Twins
Miguel Sano is causing a stir, but Al Melchior also has his sights set on three pitchers who may need to be added.