Category: Fantasy Baseball StockWatch

These posts and pages are dedicated to providing fantasy owners a look at which players’ fantasy values are rising and falling throughout the season.

StockWatch: Hunter Strickland 0

StockWatch: Hunter Strickland

StockWatch: Hunter Strickland Giants manager Bruce Bochy named Hunter Strickland his fill-in closer with Mark Melancon hitting the DL with a sore elbow. He got the save in the opener. This could easily become...

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StockWatch: Ryan McMahon

StockWatch: Ryan McMahon The roller-coaster ride that has been Rockies rookie Ryan McMahon’s fantasy value over the course of spring training is heading into the season on a high, having made the Opening Day...

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StockWatch: Brad Boxberger

StockWatch: Brad Boxberger The Diamondbacks named Brad Boxberger the closer and Archie Bradley will his reprise his 2017 role as the floating high-leverage reliever. We bumped up Boxberger’s projection to 22 saves, a 3.79...

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StockWatch: Mark Melancon

StockWatch: Mark Melancon Giants closer Mark Melancon was reportedly scratched from an appearance because he is still “feeling something” in his surgically-repaired right arm. Melancon had a procedure done last September to release pressure...

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StockWatch: Greg Bird

StockWatch: Greg Bird The foot/ankle problems that ruined Greg Bird’s 2017 season have resurfaced for the Yankees’ starting first baseman, this time surgery to remove a small broken spur on the outside of his...

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StockWatch: A.J. Cole

StockWatch: A.J. Cole The fifth spot in the Nationals’ rotation has been won by A.J. Cole, a former top prospect who still has a good amount of upside. Cole will have to hold off...

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StockWatch: Welington Castillo

StockWatch: Welington Castillo An adjustment to our catcher projections has Welington Castillo on the rise in our updated catcher rankings. After averaging 18 homers over the past three seasons, we’ve bumped up our projection...

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StockWatch: Yonder Alonso

StockWatch: Yonder Alonso An adjustment to our first base projections has Yonder Alonso on the rise in our updated first base rankings. After his breakout last season at age 29, Alonso is looking like...

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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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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...