Daily Picks

That’s baseball. And that’s what reality shows do: take aspects of life and turn them into a sporting event. Somebody probably said that ten years ago but I don’t watch them and it just occurred to me. Did you see the bit on MLBTV about the screens that the Rays have lined up around the […]

Eloy Jimenez  As you probably know, whether and when he gets called up depends on the White Sox, a team we can presume is in no hurry, although this is a crazy game. They have essentially nothing in leftfield or centerfield – Nick Delmonico, Leury Garcia and Adam Engel. The whole lot of them won’t […]

Michael Kopech  My initial thought was that Kopech had almost no chance to make a difference in 2018, but many people I respect think he’s very close. Why the White Sox would blow a year of contract control I don’t know, unless they are contending which seems unlikely. There is also the question of whether […]

A.J. Puk He’s 6’7″ and sits in the high 90’s and throws a mean hard slurvey breaking ball. And his control is not that bad. Not a cheap joke: the taller the pitcher the higher the ceiling. Puk is said by some to have an inefficient delivery that 1) hurts his control and 2) increases […]

Brendan Rodgers People seem to expect him to arrive this year but it’s not likely. Possible, with a major injury or a very major slump from Trevor Story, but not likely. And if Story has a good year, Rodgers is the kind of bait that lands a top pitcher in return. Above all, the Rox […]

Walker Buehler Top shelf fastball and breaking ball, so good that he’ll get over without good control, at least to the level of erratic. He will throw some gems, no doubt, and that’s the best place to start. But Buehler’s control needs work before he’ll be great. The question is how will he crack the […]

Brent Honeywell Highly hyped, for good reason but it’s still hype, and it’s mushrooming. Just like there was good reason to hype Sean Manaea last year (ADP 165), not to mention Jharel Cotton (217), only it didn’t work out. It often doesn’t with young pitchers. Very often. Most of them struggle at first, and if […]

Andrew Benintendi  A good hitter already, but unless your league counts Doubles as a category I wouldn’t go overboard. Should hit .290 with 15 HRs, but at the bottom of the lineup and with just a few SBs. Solid filler in mixed leagues but he’s going higher than that. $14 Nick Castellanos Made some noise […]