All Systems Tsutsugo

By Zach Simon|August 19, 2020

45 HR, .322/.432/.684, 111 RBI, 90 R. That’s the line then 24-year-old Yokohama Bay Stars slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo posted in 135 games. Since, Tsutsugo persisted with excellent plate discipline and strong power numbers in Japan including a .388 OBP and 29 HR in his 2019 age 27 season (Baseball Reference). Tsutsugo was posted last fall and signed with MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays for two years, 12 million in December.  Tsutsugo,

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Mark Canha’s 2019 is No Laughing Matter

By Zach Simon|June 8, 2019

It’s hard to believe that former Marlins prospect, now Athletics 1B/OF Mark Canha, only played his 356th MLB game headed into tonight’s action. At 30, he’s technically 1/5th through his 3rd full season. He’s logged MLB AB’s since 2015, a season where he played his most games (124), but hasn’t taken a big leap forward, until now. Don’t scoff at the .247 batting average until looking under the hood. The

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2019 Draft Notes

By Zach Simon|June 4, 2019

I’ve created a list of college players who I believe you should keep your eyes on going forward. Pitchers to Watch: George Kirby, Elon Jr. SP: 17.843 K/BB, 36th in the country in K, Mid 90’s fastball, averaged more than 6 innings per start including 3 complete games and averaged 89.1 IP his last two seasons, is capable of taking things to the next level innings wise. Only gave up

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Why you Should Immediately Add Brewers Keston Hiura to Your Fantasy Team

By Zach Simon|May 14, 2019

Hiura, owned in 13% of Yahoo and 2% of ESPN leagues received his MLB call-up today. Thus far in 2019 the 22-year-old has 11 homers in 129 AAA AB’s in a not homer friendly Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium (6 HR home and 5 away). While this, a .333 AVG, .408 OBP, .698 SLG, 3.2% IFFB% (!!) are all great things, what jumps off the page to me most is

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Need a C? Add Mitch Garver

By Zach Simon|April 24, 2019

We’ve all been there, you waited until the 18th or 20th round and it’s time to draft a catcher, turns out there’s maybe 3 total good ones and the best one is injury prone. It’s usually wise to wait, and not spend a high draft pick on a C. Your backstop fix might be here. 28-year-old Mitch Garver, owned in 34% of Yahoo and 15.8% of ESPN leagues, has 5

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