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Ray Flowers

Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: M-F at 5-8 PM EDT), Ray Flowers has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. You can follow Ray on Twitter (@BaseballGuys), he never sleeps, and you can also find more of his musings at

Kris Medlen, Nolan Arenado and Rickie Weeks are struggling. Will any of the three be turning things around in the short-term?


I would argue that there isn't much wrong with Kris Medlen. From my personal preseason Draft Guide.

"He doesn't have a single 160 inning season, and has just one over 125 innings, not to mention that he added about 150 innings last season to his previous years mark... Medlen has never been more than an average ground ball inducer, yet somehow last season his ground ball rate swelled 10 percent to 53.4... Can he keep his BB/9 rate down at 1.50? Is he going to be able to maintain an impossibly high 85.0 left on base percentage?"

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