Author: Rudy Ropp

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StockWatch: Alex Cobb

StockWatch: Alex Cobb The Orioles caved under the weight of having a terrible starting rotation and overpaid for Alex Cobb, giving the 30-year-old righty $57 million over four years. They better hope his stuff...

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StockWatch: Justin Turner

StockWatch: Justin Turner The Dodgers lost star third baseman Justin Turner to a fractured wrist on a hit by pitch, setting into motion a domino effect in Los Angeles. Logan Forsythe is expected to...

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Fantasy fallout: Nick Pivetta

Fantasy fallout: Nick Pivetta The signing of Jake Arrieta in Philadelphia pushes Nick Pivetta into a precarious spot at the bottom of the Phillies rotation. Pivetta should be able to beat out Mark Leiter...

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StockWatch: Lucas Giolito

StockWatch: Lucas Giolito A potential breakout pitcher who is flying mostly under the radar, Lucas Giolito is on his way to winning a spot in the White Sox rotation with a strong spring training....

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StockWatch: Nate Karns

StockWatch: Nate Karns If you’re looking for a starting pitcher with a huge ceiling that you can get very late in drafts, we present Royals right-hander Nate Karns. He was putting up tremendous peripherals...

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StockWatch: Nate Jones

StockWatch: Nate Jones The spring battle for the White Sox closer job is going down to the wire with some reports having Nate Jones in the lead over Joakim Soria and Juan Minaya. Jones...

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StockWatch: Matt Bush

StockWatch: Matt Bush The Rangers are sending Matt Bush back to the bullpen after the flame-throwing righty got a shot at the starting rotation this spring. Bush joins a crowded race for jobs in...

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StockWatch: Francisco Liriano

StockWatch: Francisco Liriano The Tigers announced that Francisco Liriano will break camp in the starting rotation, adding value to the 34-year-old lefty. We bumped up his projections to a 4.57 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 8...

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StockWatch: Neil Walker

StockWatch: Neil Walker The Yankees have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $5M deal with Neil Walker, giving New York another versatile infielder to add to their crowded lot. This move buys time for prospects...

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StockWatch: Jorge Bonifacio

StockWatch: Jorge Bonifacio The Royals lost 24-year-old outfielder Jorge Bonifacio for half the season on an 80-game PED suspension. Bonifacio plummets from No. 101 in our outfielder rankings to 142 as his projections are...

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StockWatch: Luiz Gohara

StockWatch: Luiz Gohara The Braves’ fire-balling 21-year-old lefty is being shut down for at least two weeks with a sprained ankle, coming on the heels of returning from a groin strain from the beginning...

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StockWatch: Travis d’Arnaud

StockWatch: Travis d’Arnaud With Mets manager Mickey Callaway hinting that playing time for Kevin Plawecki and Travis d’Arnaud may get divided along platoon splits, d’Arnaud could wind up on the short side of a...

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StockWatch: Kevin Plawecki

StockWatch: Kevin Plawecki The Mets are hinting that playing time for Kevin Plawecki and Travis d’Arnaud may get divided along platoon splits, which would favor Plawecki for playing time as the left-handed hitter. Plawecki...

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StockWatch: Jonathan Lucroy

StockWatch: Jonathan Lucroy The A’s signed Jonathan Lucroy to a one-year deal as the market never developed on the former All-Star catcher. Lucroy becomes the starter in Oakland, relegating Bruce Maxwell to a backup...

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Fantasy fallout: David Dahl

Fantasy fallout: David Dahl The Carlos Gonzalez signing in Colorado has a lot of fallout in the Rockies outfield, including 24-year-old David Dahl. We cut his projections down to 426 PA, but that could...

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StockWatch: Carlos Gonzalez

StockWatch: Carlos Gonzalez The Rockies are bringing back Carlos Gonzalez on a reported $8M one-year deal. It’s the best possible landing place for CarGo, who has obviously had many great seasons in Coors Field...

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StockWatch: Cam Bedrosian

StockWatch: Cam Bedrosian The Angels are reportedly leaning toward Cam Bedrosian over Blake Parker for their closer job, according to Jon Heyman. We had already started heading in that direction with Parker struggling to...