2016 recap, rankings and rookies for 2017

Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft put a bow on the 2016 season by discussing fantasy MVPs, rankings and the top rookies for 2017, your #06010MLB questions and more.


Final DFS weekend, Goodbye Big Papi!

Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft preview the final weekend slate of the MLB season, discuss Joc Pederson's lefty splits, say goodbye to David Ortiz and Ryan Howard as well as your #06010MLB questions.

31dRon Shandler

Way-too-early sleepers for 2017

Jonathan Villar was ranked outside the top 300 heading into 2016 but will finish as a top-10 player. Who are some under-the-radar potential breakouts for 2017? Ron Shandler checks in.

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2016 MLB postseason: Complete coverage

Is this the Cubs' year? Will the Indians' run continue in the Fall Classic? We've got you covered for every pitch of the 2016 postseason.

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25dEno Sarris

Spin rates: How they're useful and the numbers that matter

The term spin rate, which measures the revolutions per minute on a particular pitch, is becoming part of the baseball vernacular, but it's important to know what numbers matter and which don't.

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30dTony Blengino

Who's the next Gary Sanchez, Michael Fulmer and more?

After we saw a healthy number of rookies excel this season, it's time to determine the next wave of prospects who could make a splash upon their big league arrival next year and beyond.

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38dRon Shandler

Do these 2016 MLB busts have rebound potential?

Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton are among the first-round selections who have failed to deliver in 2016. Are they candidates to bounce back and perform like top players next season?

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21dKeith Law

Law: Hendricks among guys I was wrong about

Sometimes you have to admit that a player has completely exceeded your expectations for him. Which players have silenced the naysayers?

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22dScott Spratt

The year of the shift in Major League Baseball

The league is on pace to have more than 28,000 shifts in 2016, leading us to wonder: Have they become counter-productive at this point? See the full breakdown, plus players most affected by it.

22dJeff Sullivan

World Series contenders and pretenders

The regular season shows how well each team plays against the league's good and bad teams; in the playoffs, they're all good teams. Which clubs match up well against the big boys and which don't?

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45dRon Shandler

How to value 2016 breakout stars

Can you trust this year's breakout stars earning first-round value as top picks in 2017? Ron Shandler provides his take on Starling Marte, Mookie Betts and more.

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31dKeith Law

Who was our 2016 MLB Prospect of the Year?

And the 2016 MLB Prospect of the Year is ... See who wins the honor, plus runners-up and the top performers from the 2016 draft.


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