Just How Untouchable is Clayton Kershaw?

I should be at a loss for words. What’s happened so far this baseball season shouldn’t be possible. There are no adjectives, words (ok there’s roughly 1,676 of them in this article) superlatives, superhero comic strips, full-length documentaries or TV mini-series that can possibly do justice to just how dominantly Clayton Kershaw has pitched every fifth day for the Dodgers (and fantasy owners!).
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Cutch Owners Lost at Sea

Nobody is should be throwing around the word “bust” yet, nor is anyone seriously considering walking the plank on Andrew McCutchen, but owners might be starting to feel a little unloved and jilted at the altar. Aside from the injured A.J. Pollock and the apprehended DGoS, McCutchen has so far been one of the most ho-hum selections of 2016’s fantasy aristocracy alongside Jose Abreu and Paul Goldschmidt.

Yea, we’ve basically gotten what we paid for, that is the cornerstone player we wanted, but only at about an 80% rate. Let’s trawl through some numbers to see if we can find something to inspire more confidence in our yellow friend;

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Players Who Deserve Your Attention

It seems like Opening Day was just yesterday! And it’s very hard to believe that May has almost come and gone. With the MLB standings taking shape, so are fantasy rosters and standings. May had some guys seemingly come out of nowhere and contribute at high levels. This week, I take a look at a trio of players who are not owned nearly enough in fantasy leagues, and should be on everyone’s radars or rosters. Continue reading Players Who Deserve Your Attention

Julio Urias Could be the Next Clayton Kershaw, But Not This Year

Like most others in the industry, we here at The Fantasy Report have been big Julio Urias fans. Baseball fans have been waiting for the inevitable call-up of one of the top prospects in baseball for a while. Despite being just 19-years-old, the time has already come for Julio Urias to strut his stuff at the big league level, as he will make his debut tonight against Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets.

I guess I can say Urias will be coming into his debut on fire, but it seems like his entire professional career has been on fire. The Dodgers signed Urias in 2012, just five days after his 16th birthday. The left-hander made his professional debut in 2013, and dominated A-ball as a 16/17-year old. He pitched 54.1 innings and posted a 2.48 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with an 11.10 K/9. Urias did much of the same in advanced-A ball in 2014, pitching 87.2 innings with a 2.36 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with an 11.19 K/9. Urias battled an eye injury in 2015, and bounced between all levels of the minors from Rookie-ball to AAA. Overall, his numbers were not very impressive, as he had a 3.81 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. His two starts in AAA left a small reason to be concerned; he pitched 4.2 innings and gave up seven hits and four runs. This season has put to rest any minor doubt there might have been. In 41 AAA innings, Urias has allowed 24 hits and eight walks, and has 44 strikeouts with a 1.10 ERA and 0.78 WHIP. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last five appearances (26 innings). Needless to say, he’s ready! Continue reading Julio Urias Could be the Next Clayton Kershaw, But Not This Year

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