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About Mike SilverReturning from a brief hiatus, Mike is excited to be back at THT. Mike's former writing homes include FireBrandAL.com and StatSpeak.net, while his content has appeared on Fangraphs.com, ESPN.com, and others. A lifelong Red Sox fan native to New York, Mike loves to blend baseball and statistical analysis. Feel free to email him at mjasilver AT gmail DOT com.
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Examining the hot starting pitcher pickups of the last two weeks
Mike profiles a handful of buy-low hitters
Taking a look at some of the best sell-high candidates in fantasy
Looking at starting pitcher value through the lens of an expected wins formula
Mike takes a turn at solving the R.A. Dickey riddle.
How real are the breakout stars of 2012?
How do Dayan Viciedo, Chris Davis and Homer Bailey stack up as their ownership rises?
There's been a lot of turnover among the league's finishers; ranking the replacements.
Profiling the hot starts among fantasy's most unheralded starting pitchers
Is Mike Aviles a fantasy stud? Is Philip Humber worth owning? What's going on with David Wright?
10 early-season trends, zero utterances of "sample size"
Some guys just fall through the cracks.
You can get these valuable players cheaply
Mike says: Quit bad-mouthing the free-swingers—or you'll regret it!
And the value of playing in a Red Sox uniform.
This week, we look at Starlin Castro batting in the three-hole, and two of the biggest steals of the draft
A new employee of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox discusses scouting, his job specs, and how a little-known prospect from the '80s can help us understand today's ballplayers.
The first installment in a series chronicling Silver's experiences working in the Public Relations Department of the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
After a terrible 2009 season, Chris Davis' stock is at an all-time low. But we must ask ourselves, is this a fair valuation?
After a surprisingly productive 2009, what can we realistically expect from Nolan Reimold in 2010?
Tulo put up quite the season in 2009. But, with 2008 a recent memory, can fantasy owners trust his latest performance?
Adam Jones made big strides in 2009, but what is he capable of in 2010?
With an impressive rookie season under his belt, Tommy Hanson is prepped to post a great 2010 season.
One of the biggest mysteries in 2009, every indicator points to a big turnaround for Nolasco in 2010. But will he be as big a sleeper as the rebound candidates of yesteryear?
One of the best pitching prospects in the 2007 June draft, Porcello did nothing but impress in 2009. However, despite all the success, is he ready to contribute to your fantasy team?
After a blistering 2009, what can fantasy owners expect out of Ben Zobrist in 2010?
After a down year, what is next for everyone's favorite hitting prospect, Jay Bruce?
With two solid years under his belt, it's time to take a look at Clayton Kershaw and what he can do for fantasy owners.
Now at the end of his third season in the majors, Billy Butler has shown great strides at the plate over the last few years. What does the future hold for the Royals' first baseman?
After passing through three organizations in twelve months, Carlos Gonzalez seems to have found a home in the confines of Coors Field. Still, with one failed big league trial in 2008 and questions about his work ethic, is Gonzalez is a good bet for the future or not?
The results are in for the first weekly THT Player Profile Fan Poll, with Colby Rasmus tallying 62 of 162 votes (38.27 percent). While his voting fans win themselves a player profile, Rasmus gets to take home 15 minutes of public scrutiny.
With over 300 plate appearances logged on the 2009 season, there is still a great deal of debate as to what kind of player Garrett Jones is. Should we view him as the next great Quad-A reclamation, or the next Shane Spencer?
Since his no-hitter in 2007, Clay Buchholz has been a mixed bag of inconsistent and occasionally brilliant. Going forward, is he to be trusted, or have his last few weeks been an aberration?
While expecting value from injury-prone players is always a dicey proposition, starting pitcher Freddy Garcia seems to be defying the odds as he continues to put together a solid season. While his arm may not hold up over the long run, he seems safe to play over the closing weeks of the fantasy season.
Jonathan Sanchez continues to mystify and frustrate owners with his huge strikeout rates and equally large walk rates. However, the Giants starter may have turned a new leaf this year as he has become one of the most unhittable pitchers in baseball.
The Oakland Athletics' rookie pitchers have certainly been a surprise and none have seen as much success as 21-year-old lefty Brett Anderson. Get the skinny on Anderson in this installment of THT Fantasy Focus.
Miguel Montero has surprised this season, posting a .290 batting average with good power. Despite the success, there are conflicting opinions on who Miguel Montero really is. With all the questions out there, The Hardball Times Fantasy Focus provides the answer.
With an advanced approach at the plate and excellent speed, Elvis Andrus is a great option at shortstop for an affordable price.
B.J. Upton has very little value for single-season leagues as he sits at a crossroads for his career. Does he become the next Carl Crawford or Mike Cameron?