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MLB – Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes for June 29 – ESPN.com – ESPN

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment As always, Thursday brings us a shortened slate. Fortunately, this is one of the better ones, with 13 games on the docket. Not only are there plenty of studs at the top of the rankings with Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber and Chris Archer all toeing the rubber, but there are plenty of worthwhile streaming options from which to choose as well. Best…

Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Thursday – ESPN

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment As always, Thursday brings us a shortened slate. Fortunately, this is one of the better ones, with 13 games on the docket. Not only are there plenty of studs at the top of the rankings with Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber and Chris Archer all toeing the rubber, but there are plenty of worthwhile streaming options from which to choose as well. Best…

Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday – ESPN

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment At this point in the fantasy baseball season, it’s a delicate balance when considering season-long stats and recency bias. Deciding which is real and which is fool’s gold goes a long way toward making the right lineup calls. So with that in mind, let’s sort out the best picks to optimize your lineups for Wednesday’s fantasy slate. Pitching Pitchers to stream Blake…

Gators knock off LSU, win first baseball national title – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A controversial call, a throw home, a sliding catch, an unexpected star and a championship. It was quite a Tuesday night for the Florida Gators, who earned their first baseball national title with a 6-1 win against Louisiana State. The Gators (52-19) swept the College World Series final and become the fifth Division I school to hoist the ultimate trophy in baseball, football and men’s basketball. “I’m just so happy…

Aaron Judge: How New York Yankees Rookie Sensation Is Changing Baseball – RollingStone.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It’s been a long time since any rookie player in Major League Baseball has made such a huge impact for his ball club, and left such large footprint upon the game in such a short period of time. It’s a rare occurrence, but when it happens, it’s special, and usually marks a new era for the sport.  Sixteen years ago Ichiro Suzuki came to play in America just a few…

Florida baseball: Gators call on Tyler Dyson, the ‘next big one,’ for Game 2 in College World Series – SECcountry.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — In recent years, no one has developed pitchers like the Florida baseball team. And Tuesday night, the mythos of the school’s next legend might just begin. Florida baseball coach Kevin O’Sullivan sends Tyler Dyson to the mound for Game 2 against LSU. A freshman from Bradenton, Fla., Dyson is 3-0 with a 3.55 ERA in 33 innings and 23 appearances in 2017. Only one of those outings was a…

Former MLB Player Keith Lockhart’s Teen Son on Life Support After Being Hit by a Baseball – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  Former Atlanta Braves player Keith Lockhart’s teenage son is battling for his life after being hit in the face with a baseball during a tournament game last week, multiple outlets report. Lockhart’s son, 15-year-old Jason Lockhart, was playing in a South Carolina baseball tournament on June 17 when he was hit by a ball as he crossed home plate, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The catcher was throwing the…

Choosing a Baseball Team for My Baby Daughter – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Photo Credit Illustration by Cristiana Couceiro In January, my wife gave birth to a fat baby girl, and once the initial panic subsided and I stopped gasping at the sight of any suffocation hazard, I started the earnest yet ultimately doomed process of picking a sports team for the two of us to root for. New fatherhood had triggered a variety of symptoms in me, but none quite as unexpected…

StaTuesday: More proof Twins’ Buxton is among baseball’s fastest – FOXSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The eye test is enough. Byron Buxton is fast. Whether he’s running full-tilt through center field or coaxing a throwing error out of a scrambling infield, Twins fans have long pegged Buxton as one of the speediest players in the big leagues. Thanks to MLB’s Statcast, they now have proof. Statcast introduced Sprint Speed back in April, a metric described by MLB.com in the following terms: “How many feet per second…

Baseball’s everyday players are a dwindling breed – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Williams, whose NL record Steve Garvey later broke, understands why so few of today’s players are interested in being in the lineup 162 games. “With today’s travel and the excitement and the pressure, with so many things that are going on, managers give players rest now,” Williams said. “Once a manager sees someone struggle, not swinging the bat well, he takes him out of the lineup. It’s better for the…

Baseball’s everyday players are a dwindling breed – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Williams, whose NL record Steve Garvey later broke, understands why so few of today’s players are interested in being in the lineup 162 games. “With today’s travel and the excitement and the pressure, with so many things that are going on, managers give players rest now,” Williams said. “Once a manager sees someone struggle, not swinging the bat well, he takes him out of the lineup. It’s better for the…

Baseball’s everyday players are a dwindling breed – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Williams, whose NL record Steve Garvey later broke, understands why so few of today’s players are interested in being in the lineup 162 games. “With today’s travel and the excitement and the pressure, with so many things that are going on, managers give players rest now,” Williams said. “Once a manager sees someone struggle, not swinging the bat well, he takes him out of the lineup. It’s better for the…

OSU baseball: Mulholland honored again – Corvallis Gazette Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Clayton Kershaw Might (Might!) Not Be The Best Pitcher In Baseball Anymore – FiveThirtyEight

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been the presumptive Best Pitcher In Baseball for so long that it might as well be printed on the front of his baseball card. Since his debut during the 2008 season, Kershaw has over 10 more wins above replacement than any other pitcher in the game — his former Dodgers teammate Zack Greinke is a distant No. 2 — and he has consistently…

Minor league baseball players lose appeal over wages – Reuters

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

A federal appeals court on Monday said professional minor league baseball is exempt from U.S. antitrust laws, and rejected an appeal by players who complained that their wages were kept artificially low. By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said minor league baseball falls “squarely” within the “business-of-baseball” antitrust exemption that the U.S. Supreme Court granted the sport in 1922. “The employment contracts…

Ex-major leaguer’s son fights for life after freak baseball accident – New York Post

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

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10 things to know as LSU, Florida play for national baseball title – The Advocate

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some things to know as Florida (50-19) and LSU (52-18) play for the national championship in the best-of-three College World Series finals starting Monday night: WHO IS THIS GUY? LSU is short on starting pitching because of a forearm injury to Eric Walker, so coach Paul Mainieri is throwing right-hander Russell Reynolds in Game 1. Reynolds has made 14 appearances this season,…

Seattle Mariners Owning Social Media And Not Just Sticking To Baseball – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Instead of shrinking back and acting out fear that fans might be turned away by the team’s celebration of LGBT pride, the Seattle Mariners stood their ground on social media. On the team’s Facebook account, the Mariners announced they were “proud to celebrate equality,” changing the team’s profile picture to an image of the Mariners logo in the foreground of a rainbow pride flag. Seattle Mariners Facebook Some fans weren’t…

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice for June 26 – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Starting pitcher: Sale and Samardzija are mentioned above … Carlos Carrasco ($11,400) matches up with the Rangers, who have displayed mediocre production and a high K rate (23.5 percent vs. RHB) … Jose Berrios ($10,700) faces a Red Sox lineup that doesn’t whiff a lot, but ranks 28th in wOBA over the last 30 days … Hill is a big favorite who tallied 25.1 DK points last time out, but…

Baseball notes: Mets move Tebow up a notch – STLtoday.com

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Tebow promoted Tim Tebow is moving up. The ex-NFL quarterback is being promoted to Class A St. Lucie and will join the team Tuesday, according to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. The 29-year-old entered Sunday hitting .222 with a .311 on-base percentage and a .651 OPS. He had struck out 69 times in 212 at-bats. “His recent past two, three weeks actually trending pretty well and…