December 12, 2013
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About Troy PattersonTroy Patterson is a converted Red Sox fan after moving to Boston 10 years ago for college. I am a Biology geek currently working in the Pharmaceutical field on cancer treatments. Troy spends all his spare time studying or discussing baseball. He also posts his work at Roto Savants when talking about fantasy baseball. He has also written for FantasyPros911 and Fire Brand of the AL. His work has also appeared at ESPN andBaseball Digest. You can contact him with comments or questions email me
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With the best rotation in baseball, the Nats have surprised many with a continued hold on the top spot in the NL East.
Struggling with the long ball in Cincy, can Mat Latos be the ace the Reds traded for?
While R.A. Dickey has been the best pitcher of 2012 so far it's been the rise in strikeouts for a knuckleball pitcher that has left most wondering if he can keep it up.
Has Adam Jones finally broken through or is his power just a surge?
While everyone was watching Daniel Bard, it was Sale making the seamless transition.
After seven starts, it looks like he's not getting the benefit of the doubt.
The Cubs are already six games out of first in the NL Central, but LaHair has been a nice surprise.
Through the month of April, the Red Sox manager has shown that he will ignore pitch counts.
Does the newest version of this baseball sim game pass the test?
How do you handle a 52 mph hour curveball when expecting a 93 mph fastball?
Last year Aubrey Huff of all players pushed Brandon Belt after a slow start. Could the Giants make the same mistake again?
Can Mike Minor deal with right handed hitters in 2012?
The team's season will hinge on the health of its best players,
Is a full season of Ryan Braun enough to contend in the NL Central?
In 2011 Mark Reynolds hit 30 home runs, but somehow was barely replacement-level.
From battles with injuries and holding a spot to becoming the ace of the Diamondbacks.
After his dismal 2011, the Yankees take an incentive-laden chance on a DH.
Mat Latos is making the unenviable switch from ultimate pitcher's park to ultimate hitter's park. Will his No. 1 status survive?
A highly flammable substance is being added to the Rockies rotation in the form of flyballs. Will the team survive the 2012 season?
More talent is emerging and players are staying behind the plate to increase their value
The search leads to a surprise, and a mostly forgotten name.
Both pitchers had surprisingly poor seasons and also extremely similar numbers.
Will Daniel Bard replace Jonathon Papelbon some day and is he really the guy for the closer role?
MLB 2K10 is giving away a Evan Longoria Fathead Jr. and also an early look at the game out this week.
If you're looking for speed in the outfield you have plenty of choices including Dexter Fowler and Carl Crawford.
Did the Yankees just clone Damon with a younger version when they let him go?
With a comparison like this it's no wonder the Red Sox have shied away from dealing the young pitcher.
The super-hyped Matt Wieters looks to put it all together in 2010 and has the makings of a Mark Teixeira behind the plate.
What two players had the best BB/K rate among shortstops in 2009?
When looking for a pitcher in 2010 there might not be a bigger sleeper than Ricky Nolasco.
Another pitcher learns that keeping the ball on the ground makes all the difference in the world.
In 2009 these power hitters showed what can be done with three true outcomes.
John Lackey is the prime pitching free agent this year, but how much better than a later pick like Jason Hammel is he for your fantasy team?
Whenever one of these two lefties pitch there is almost always someone on base.
These pair of third basemen are both coming off all-star seasons, and at 24 and 25 there is definitely more to come.
East Coast lefties with a chance to finish in Top Five in AL Cy Young voting.
Denard Span does not have the positional flexibility of the pre-2009 Chone Figgins, but there are some striking similarities and possible advantages to Span.
The fact of a short series is that anything can happen.
The Red Sox have dominated this playoff matchup, and 2009 doesn't look like the year that will end.
The NL has revived Javier Vazquez, while Matt Cain battled staff ace Tim Lincecum for Giants' ace status.
Is Chase Utley really all alone as the No. 1 second baseman? There have been many improved second basemen, but perhaps Ben Zobrist has been the biggest surprise.
Here are your prospective Cy Young winners for 2009. How do they stack up against each other though?
Plenty of outfielders and first basemen have around 30 homers this year, but what about these new comers to the group.
This was a comparison no one ever saw, but with an extreme jump in homers Aaron Hill has matched Justin Morneau in four of the five fantasy categories.
The relocation of Raul Ibanez to Philadelphia seemed to launch him into a completely new level of play while Andre Ethier also took off in Los Angeles this year.
Gavin Floyd was very lucky in 2008 with an xFIP almost a run above his ERA. His teammate John Danks looked ready to breakout this year. Why have they looked like clones so far?
They couldn't look less alike, but 2009 has been a mirror season for these power first basemen.
These two third basemen are topping .900 OPS so far this year, but once Michael Young loses short stop next year will they be equal value?
Much like Zach Duke in 2005, J.A. Happ has had a great first 80 plus innings. Will they be similar in his next 80?
Troy Patterson picks his players to target as bargains for the second half.
Ian Stewart has some early signs he might become the next Mark Reynolds and with second base eligibility perhaps a cheap Chase Utley for 2010.
Unable to increase his walk rate Jacoby Ellsbury is dangerously close to being the next Juan Pierre.
If you trust Zach Duke or Nick Blackburn on your staff don't say we didn't warn you.