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June 13, 2014

Fantasy Freestyle

Straight Chasing

by Mauricio Rubio


In fantasy baseball and in life, even the best-laid plans can go down the tubes in quick and spectacular fashion.

Sometimes you gamble on Jose Veras and Prince Fielder to help carry you into first in saves and home runs, respectively. Maybe you thought Jose Fernandez was invincible and he alone would anchor your pitching staff as a true ace, both in fantasy and in the real world. Or maybe you had this surprise planned out for someone that you really liked, but then they found, out and now the whole thing is ruined, and now you don’t know what to do because oh my god why couldn’t Jesse just keep his mouth shut?

I digress.

In any event, let’s look at some fliers in the different categories and see if we can help out your categories that are lacking some oomph.

Home Runs
Lacking punch hurts as it will manifest itself in a few different categories. The home run will account for a run scored, an RBI, points of average, and of course, a home run. Your offense is probably in trouble if you messed up this category unless you went for a speedy construction that’s only got middling power.

If you’re in the middle of the pack home run-wise, my first recommendation is to see where you have surplus and try to deal out of that to get some power. If you’re dead last and you need to just pick up some extra points, I strongly suggest looking at Then Stash List first, and then looking at Junior Lake.

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