November 2, 2017
Jason Collette analyzes left-handed hitters like Corey Dickerson who killed lefty pitching in 2017 and whether we can trust that production to continue 2018.
October 13, 2017
Jason Collette looks back at his predictions for the National League this year. Some proved prescient, others did not.
October 4, 2017
Jason Collette looks back at his predictions for the American League this year. Some proved prescient, others did not.
September 28, 2017
Jason Collette checks the outcomes of pitchers who said in spring they were adding a new pitch this year. Who actually followed through and what difference did it make?
September 13, 2017
Jason Collette Jason Collette looks at pitchers who have surged or regressed since the first half, including the Cubs' Jake Arrieta.
September 6, 2017
Jason Collette looks at hitters who have surged or regressed since the first half, including the Yankees' Aaron Judge.
August 23, 2017
Jason Collette looks at what Byron Buxton has done to turn his season around, and perhaps his career, and what it means for his future.
August 16, 2017
Jason Collette looks at what's got into Aaron Nola lately and what it means for his 2018 outlook. Hint: get on board the Nola Train now.
August 10, 2017
Jason Collette looks at several players who have caught his attention recently, including Giancarlo Stanton, who looks like a first-round pick in 2018.
August 1, 2017
Jason Collette analyzes the awful Julys of some of the top fantasy players to find out what went wrong in the month. Can Ryan Zimmerman rebound?
July 22, 2017
Jason Collette looks at which players stand to gain playing time now that bigger names have moved on in recent trades. What does Sean Doolittle's departure mean in Oakland?
July 15, 2017
Jason Collette looks at six mystery players who are either heating up or cooling down and challenges fantasy owners to name the player. Time for ... Who Am I?
July 11, 2017
Jason Collette reviews each team's bullpen and looks at who might move as we enter the second half with the trade deadline approaching.
July 5, 2017
Jason Collette looks at barrel rates to help decode which pitchers to add or drop to his teams. Is it time for owners in 12-team leagues to cut bait on Gerrit Cole?
June 21, 2017
Jason Collette analyzes Mike Zunino's turnaround and whether fantasy owners should expect his recent string of success to continue.
June 8, 2017
Jason Collette looks at xwOBA to determine which hitters may break out in the coming weeks and months.
June 1, 2017
Jason Collette breaks down five bold predictions for the rest of the season, including a big one about the Rays' Evan Longoria.
May 24, 2017
Jason Collette looks at batters who have seen their strikeouts rate improve, and those who have sacrificed whiffs for power this season, Mike Moustakas.
May 18, 2017
Jason Collette explores how pitchers are fighting back against baseball's home run surge and whether the key is pitching down the in zone as most assume.
May 4, 2017
Jason Collette looks at which players and teams are making the most of their stolen base opportunities this season. Will the Diamondbacks keep running?
April 26, 2017
Jason Collette investigates strikeout rates to determine whether the impressive early starts from pitchers like Danny Duffy are to be trusted.
April 20, 2017
Jason Collette looks at pitchers who have made changes to their arsenals this season and whether their early success is for real. Is Ervin Santana doomed to falter?
April 14, 2017
Jason Collette analyzes the strikeout tendencies of Byron Buxton and Steven Souza, who are going in opposite directions.
April 1, 2017
Jason Collettte reviews his strategy and results from his recent AL Tout Wars auction. Will Jose Altuve lead him to the Tout Wars title?
March 27, 2017
Jason Collette looks at the cesspool that is catcher this season for bargains that could pay off for owners who wait to draft a backstop.
March 16, 2017
Jason Collette recaps the recent NL LABR auction and investigates where all the money was spent. Where were the values found?
March 7, 2017
Jason Collette investigates three fascinating aspects of the recent AL LABR auction -- speed, closers and shiny new toys. How much of a premium did Andrew Benintendi cost?
February 27, 2017
Jason Collette analyzes pitchers who added a new pitch to their arsenals last season and what difference, if any, it made. Why didn't Michael Wacha's new cutter help him more?
February 18, 2017
Jason Collette shows fantasy owners how to play the waiting game and find cheap steals by targeting the likes of Jose Peraza, whose newfound playing time makes him a stolen-base asset.
February 14, 2017
Jason Collette explains each pick that he and Paul Sporer made in Monday's Mixed LABR draft. Who did they pass up Bryce Harper for in the first round?
February 8, 2017
Jason Collette looks into his crystal ball for each team in the National League. Can the Reds' Brandon Finnegan make his changeup pay off even better for him this year?
January 30, 2017
Jason Collette makes a bold prediction for every American League team. Tyler Naquin owners are not going to be happy.
January 23, 2017
Jason Collette looks at the most intriguing players ranked below 150 in RotoWire's latest 350, including Rajai Davis, whose stolen-base skills make him a late-round bargain.
January 18, 2017
Jason Collette looks at three aspects of Jason Heyward's struggles and what he can do to correct things this season.
January 7, 2017
Jason Collette breaks down the pros and cons of Matt Moore and Marcus Stroman, but which pitcher would he rather have for 2017?
December 21, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest trades and signings, including the Yankees' re-acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman.
December 2, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the Hot Stove League's latest trades and signings. Is the recently traded Taijuan Walker bound for the bullpen in Arizona.
November 3, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes Andrew McCutchen's 2016 season and whether he might rebound in 2017. Was his thumb injury the source of his problems?
October 15, 2016
Jason Collette looks back at his 15 predictions for the Americanl League this year. Some, like the prediction for Michael Brantley, proved prescient, others did not.
October 8, 2016
Jason Collette looks back at his 15 predictions for the National League this year. Some, like the prediction for Jake Arrieta, went well, others did not.
October 2, 2016
Jason Collette recaps his second-half strategy that, hopefully, will lead him into the money in his fantasy leagues this year.
September 18, 2016
Jason Collette digs into what's changed for Hanley Ramirez that has him all smiles these days in a bounceback season with the Red Sox.
September 17, 2016
Jason Collette looks into the numbers to consider whether Arizona's Robbie Ray can go from low-dollar earner in 2016 to the next big thing in 2017.
September 3, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes the prospects for Trea Turner, who has forced himself into an everyday role this year and likely next year.
August 22, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes the dramatic increase in power among middle infielders this season, including Washington's Daniel Murphy, who might be the biggest surprise in the National League.
August 13, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes whether the J.A. Happ's impressive run is a fluke or if something bigger is at play that might portend good things for the future.
August 6, 2016
Jason Collette looks at some of the deals that went down at the trade deadline and what it means for the likes of Carlos Beltran. Will he miss Yankee Stadium's short porch?
July 30, 2016
Jason Collette looks at three deadline moves, including the Marlins' acquisition of pitcher Andrew Cashner from the Padres, and what it means for fantasy owners.
July 20, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes what's the changed for pitcher Drew Pomeranz this season and whether he can keep it going with the Red Sox after his trade from San Diego.
July 12, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes what's changed for Arizona's Jake Lamb, who has made the baseball world take notice, even if he did get snubbed for the All-Star Game.
July 2, 2016
Jason Collette explores a group of young pitchers and how innings limits could impact their status heading into the second half of the season.
June 28, 2016
Jason Collette shares what's grabbed his attention recently, including Adam Jones' impressive production atop the Baltimore lineup despite a woeful OBP.
June 20, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes the breakout season the Blue Jays' Michael Saunders is having and whether it's a fluke or based on something that will last.
June 13, 2016
Matt Moore's April was followed by an awful stretch in May, but he showed signs of getting back on track with a 10-strikeout performance Sunday. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
May 28, 2016
Jason Collette looks at the impact that this summer's expected heat wave could have on home runs in places like the West Coast and what steps fantasy teams can take to protect their pitching staffs.
May 21, 2016
Jason Collette digs into the numbers to find out what's caused Carlos Gomez's disaster of a season. And it's not the injury that recently put him on the DL.
May 7, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes Trogdor, who has improved his handling of fastballs this season, leading to a nice start to 2016.
May 4, 2016
Jason Collette reminds us not to put too much stock into spring training stats and to remain patient with proven fantasy commodities struggling early in the season.
April 23, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes four pitchers who have seen their strikeout percentages shoot up this season, including San Diego's Drew Pomeranz, who also comes with a warning.
April 16, 2016
Jason Collette looks at the comeback story that Shane Green appears to be writing this year after he was garbage on the mound last season.
April 11, 2016
Jason Collette looks for the story behind the story of Chris Archer, whose command was nowhere to be found in his first two starts this season.
March 27, 2016
Jason Collette looks into his crystal ball for each team in the American League. How much will Michael Brantley earn in 2016?
March 22, 2016
Plans A and B went out the window early. Was Jason Collette able to adjust and build a winner in last weekend's AL Tout Wars auction?
March 20, 2016
Jason Collette looks into his crystal ball for each team in the National League. Will Yasiel Puig rebound with a new manager in Los Angeles or is he doomed to disappoint?
March 1, 2016
Jason Collette looks at potpourri of ideas this week, including Rule 5 prospects, Cleveland's uninspiring outfield and what Dexter Fowler's signing means for the Cubs.
February 20, 2016
Jason Collette uses pitches per plate appearance to forecast players who could see their batting averages increase this season and those, like Seattle's Nelson Cruz, who could see their averages go the other way.
February 12, 2016
We all know about Jeurys Familia, but Jason Collette tells fantasy owners who they should also be focused on in the Mets' bullpen, and on every NL team.
February 2, 2016
Jason Collette looks at the stats to break down each American League bullpen to find the likely next man up for each team this season.
January 27, 2016
Jason Collette discusses why fantasy owners should not be slow to judge the players they drafted after the season starts and why suspending reality is the best course.
January 15, 2016
Jason Collette analyzes AL closer situations, which have had an infusion of talent from the NL this offseason, but Kansas City's Wade Davis still stands alone at the top.
December 29, 2015
A few recent trades have left the National League with significantly fewer upper-tier closers, and Jason Collette wades through the best of the rest.
December 22, 2015
Jason Collette examines a number of key stats to discuss which players could be headed for a breakout in 2016, including the Royals' Lorenzo Cain, who is making more hard contact and hitting more fly balls.
December 14, 2015
Jason Collette breaks down some of the notable transactions this offseason, including Zack Greinke's huge move from Los Angeles to Arizona.
December 3, 2015
Jason Collette looks at the issues that plagued Brett Gardner last season, leading to a big change in his batting line before and after the All-Star Game.
November 25, 2015
After many people inquired about what happened with Matt Moore last season, Jason Collette dives into the numbers and finds progress where others may not be looking.
November 5, 2015
Jason Collette digs through the evidence to figure out what caused Robinson Cano's first-half collapse last year before turning it around in the second half.
November 4, 2015
In his latest in a series of self-reflections, Jason Collette looks back at players he deemed overdrafted or underdrafted prior to Opening Day.
October 14, 2015
Jason Collette looks at how Shin-Soo Choo got 'tteugeoun' and turned his season around with the Rangers this year.
October 9, 2015
Jason Collette holds himself accountable for his 2015 advice, reviewing each of his 30 National League predictions. Did he make the right call on Brandon Belt, among others?
October 6, 2015
Jason Collette holds himself accountable for his 2015 advice, reviewing each of his 30 American League predictions. Did he make the right call on Taijuan Walker, among others?
September 29, 2015
Jason Collette looks at just how much we can glean from a player's second-half performance and what it means for 2016. Is Brett Gardner's demise a sign of things to come?
September 12, 2015
Jason Collette looks at closers-in-waiting who could turn into steals next season for keeper-league owners who are on the ball as the season winds down.
August 31, 2015
Wrong on Nelson Cruz, right on Mike Zunino, one out of two isn't bad for Jason Collette, who muses this week on the happenings of August.
August 24, 2015
Jason Collette looks into how it is a pitcher with a track record like Mike Fiers can revive himself to throw a no-hitter.
August 15, 2015
Jason Collette goes deep in the numbers to analyze Chris Davis' turnaround at the plate and whether it is sustainable.
August 10, 2015
Jason Collette digs into the numbers behind Lucas Duda's recent hot streak to figure out what's going on with the Mets' slugger.
August 1, 2015
Jason Collette looks at the Chicago White Sox, who've turned their season around at the plate in the second half, and it starts with Adam Eaton and Melky Cabrera.
July 27, 2015
Many pitchers talk in spring training about adding a pitch, but Jason Collette checks the numbers to see which pitchers have actually followed through on such promises, and which have benefited.
July 11, 2015
Jason Collette digs into the surprising turnaround of Erasmo Ramirez to figure out if the pitcher's revival with the Rays is for real.
July 4, 2015
Jason Collette looks at recent history to find some realistic projections for fantasy categories in the second half. For example, how many home runs should you expect from a player in the second half?
June 30, 2015
Jason Collette breaks down the numbers to find out which is the real Taijuan Walker -- the one who struggled early or the one who dominated his last six starts.
June 17, 2015
Jason Collette breaks down Collin McHugh to figure out what is at the source of his struggles this season and what fantasy owners should do about it.
June 6, 2015
Jason Collette finds some disturbing answers after crunching the numbers on Ian Desmond and his disappointing season.
May 30, 2015
Jason Collette goes deep inside the numbers to break down the struggling Steven Souza Jr. and discover the reason his hitting hasn't translated from the minors to the majors.
May 23, 2015
Jason Collette digs inside the numbers on Matt Shoemaker this week to figure out why he is struggling and if he can turn it around.
May 19, 2015
Jason Collette examines how Shelby Miller, who tossed his second ''Maddux'' on Sunday, has turned his potential into a level of dominance few saw coming.
May 9, 2015
Jason Collette analyzes two struggling pitchers with similar awful stats and shows why one is the better bet to rebound.
May 2, 2015
Jason Collette looks at players like Mike Zunino who struggled in April and analyzes their chances of turning April showers into May flowers.
April 28, 2015
Jason Collette looks at pitchers who have seen a great increase in strikeouts this season and those, like Stephen Strasburg, who have seen their K rates drop. What's made the difference?
April 20, 2015
Jason Collette dives into the details of why Chris Archer is proving to be a front-of-the-rotation talent for the Rays, and for fantasy owners.
April 4, 2015
Jason Collette is back with bold predictions for the National League. Find out what stat he thinks Tim Linceum will lead the NL in for 2015.
April 1, 2015
Jason Collette lays out bold picks for every AL team for 2015, including a big call for Toronto's Drew Hutchison.
March 25, 2015
Jason Collette strategically maneuvered through the AL Tout auction, even receiving a hard-earned stamp of approval for grabbing Brett Cecil.
March 15, 2015
Robinson Cano could face a disproportionate number of lefties this year in AL West play.
March 10, 2015
Jason Collette analyzes the recent LABR auction and finds few bargains among power hitters as the league-wide drop in home runs is fueling fantasy inflation.
February 28, 2015
Jason Collette looks at pitchers who are adding new pitches to their arsenals this year and what difference, if any, it might make. Will Justin Verlander turn things around wtih a new cutter or two-seamer this year?
February 21, 2015
Jason Collette looks at players carrying premium prices this spring, including Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong.
February 9, 2015
Jason Collette looks at the current ADP data to find players being consistently drafted too high, or too low. Is it time to buy on Baltimore's Chris Davis again?
January 30, 2015
Should you target players entering their Age 27 season? Jason Collette breaks it down...
January 19, 2015
Fresh off of last week's Hall of Fame announcement, Jason Collette puts the top of the draft board under a microscope. Did Miguel Cabrera make the cut?
December 23, 2014
The acquisition of Wil Myers from the Rays is yet another new piece obtained by Padres general manager A.J. Preller.
December 19, 2014
Jason Collette reviews a flurry of offseason moves, including the trade that sent Dee Gordon from the Dodgers to the Marlins.
December 8, 2014
After a trade sent Jason Hammel from the Cubs to the A's last summer, he returned to Chicago as a free-agent this week. Jason Collette breaks down the latest moves around the league as the Winter Meetings begin.
November 22, 2014
The Cards parted with Shelby Miller this week to get Jason Heyward from the Braves. Jason Collette looks at the impact of the trades and free-agent signings from the past week.
November 7, 2014
Jason Collette looks at the sources of profit and loss among pitches, including the slew of relievers that failed to return the value of their draft day price.
October 27, 2014
Anthony Rendon stayed healthy and was among the biggest sources of profit among hitters in 2014. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
October 15, 2014
Jason Collette looks back at his in-season articles from 2014, including his pre-demotion take on Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar.
September 30, 2014
In his look back through the columns leading into the 2014 season, Jason Collette was right to pass on Michael Wacha as a top-100 overall player.
September 20, 2014
The Orioles DFA'd Steve Pearce earlier this season, but he's been a nice surprise for the AL East Champions in his age-31 campaign.
September 11, 2014
Giancarlo Stanton has become an NL MVP candidate while having a full breakout in his age-24 season. What has changed? Jason Collette takes a closer look at the Marlins' star outfielder.
September 4, 2014
Jason Collette discusses the changing batting stances of Brad Miller and explains why he'll be back in on him again next year despite his bust of a season in 2014.
August 26, 2014
Drew Smyly remains a work in progress for Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey, but that evolution may go slowly, particularly as the team tries to fix Smyly's changeup, writes Jason Collette.
August 12, 2014
Jason Collette breaks down Jake Odorizzi's 2014 resurgence.
August 2, 2014
After a demotion to Triple-A, Danny Salazar appears to be back on track for the Tribe. Jason Collette looks at the changes.
July 26, 2014
While many expected a disappointing 2014 season to continue with a move to New York, Brandon McCarthy has turned things around since joining the Yankees.
July 16, 2014
Raw numbers alone don't explain Michael Brantley's breakout, but as Jason Collette writes, there was at least one scout who saw signs of improvement in 2013.
July 8, 2014
Jason Collette takes a look at the struggles of Chris Davis on the heels of a 53-homer season in 2013.
June 27, 2014
What's wrong with Matt Cain? Jason Collette breaks it down to see if there's any hope of a rebound from the fallen workhorse.
June 12, 2014
Carlos Santana is trending back toward his career norms after a dismal start and a concussion. Is it time to buy? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
June 2, 2014
Phil Hughes has turned things around after a rough patch to begin his first season with the Twins. What has changed in his approach since leaving the Yankees? Jason Collette breaks it down.
May 23, 2014
Jason Collette takes a look at the top 10 movers both positive and negative in batter strikeout rates, including Carlos Gonzalez.
May 13, 2014
Yu Darvish's new approach in 2014 has led to a drop in his strikeout rate, but is he better off in the long haul with the change? Jason Collette looks at the strikeout rate fallers around the league.
May 6, 2014
No starting pitcher has seen a greater increase in strikeout rate this season than Zack Greinke. How is he doing it? Jason Collette breaks down Greinke and the other early-season risers.
April 29, 2014
While some players like Anaheim's Mike Trout carry a higher BABIP baseline, there are many players with correction on the horizon in the coming months. Jason Collette takes a closer look at the early surprises.
April 23, 2014
Danny Salazar's early-season struggles have many owners wondering what has changed since his dominant stretch upon arrival in 2013. Jason Collette breaks it down.
April 15, 2014
There are plenty of surprising zeroes on the leaderboard through two weeks, including the lack of a home run from Edwin Encarnacion.
April 8, 2014
The Rays placed Matt Moore on the disabled list Tuesday, but there have been underlying concerns simmering with his velocity. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
April 1, 2014
The Tigers didn't run much under former manager Jim Leyland, but could Austin Jackson and company see significant gains in stolen bases with Brad Ausmus at the helm?
March 25, 2014
Jason Collette reviews his AL Tout Wars club built around quality starting pitching including Yu Darvish ($31), James Shields ($20) and Masahiro Tanaka ($19).
March 19, 2014
Do you fear investing in closers? Jason Collette is here to help.
March 11, 2014
Should owners consider using a larger share of their budget on pitching? Jason Collette examines the conversation about how to allocate draft day resources.
March 3, 2014
Wil Myers was among the Helium Hitters in this year's AL LABR auction over the weekend. Jason Collette breaks down all sorts of data from the auction.
February 24, 2014
Landing in Baltimore provides an easy transition for Nelson Cruz in 2014 following a successful five-year run in Texas. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
February 17, 2014
In this week's edition of Collette Calls, Jason looks at some of the surprises from the LABR mixed league draft, including the slide of Astros outfielder George Springer.
February 10, 2014
While some believe that a high doubles count will ultimately lead to an increase in home runs, Jason Collette takes a closer look at the relationship between the two categories and finds a more interesting connection.
February 3, 2014
Where have all of the power-hitting first basemen gone? Paul Goldschmidt is one of a rapidly shrinking group of elite bats at the position. Jason Collette looks at the trends and considers the implications for those in keeper leagues.
January 25, 2014
Stats can be used to paint any picture we want, but examining the correlation between metrics helps us more effectively discern the truth.
January 19, 2014
Chris Johnson went undrafted in last week's FSTA Experts draft. FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year Jason Collette discusses the collective wisdom of the experts and merits of Johnson.
January 11, 2014
With early drafts creating the 2014 market, Jason Collette looks for bargains and players to avoid based on their current prices.
January 4, 2014
Ian Kinsler plans to steal more bases during his first season in Detroit, but will he be able to pull it off? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
December 21, 2013
Jason Collette looks around the league at each team's closing situation, including the added depth behind Koji Uehara in Boston.
December 14, 2013
Without pinstripes, Robinson Cano will lose the benefit of playing half of his games at Yankee Stadium. How much should that change his value in 2014? Jason Collette takes a look.
December 6, 2013
Robinson Cano took the money and ran away from the Bronx, landing a 10-year deal to go to Seattle. Jason Collette recaps a flurry of recent moves around the league from a very active week leading into the Winter Meetings.
November 23, 2013
A heavier supply of breaking pitches led to more walks for Giancarlo Stanton in 2013. Jason Collette examines Stanton's season, and considers a rebound for 2014.
November 15, 2013
A thin market of relievers should leave Brian Wilson with an opportunity to close somewhere in 2014. Is it a good idea? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
November 8, 2013
A brutal two-month stretch to begin the season led many owners to discard Wily Peralta, but the growth from that point on might be a good reason to take a chance on him in 2014. Jason Collette takes a look.
October 30, 2013
In a recent five-round mock, how early did Jason Collette take Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez? You might be surprised.
October 21, 2013
Now that it's all said and done, Chris Davis returned a greater profit than any player drafted in 2013. Jason Collette looks back at the biggest profits and losses from the past season.
October 11, 2013
Jayson Werth was an excellent value for many owners in 2013, but can he maintain that level? Jason (no Y) Collette takes a closer look.
September 27, 2013
Prince Fielder set the bar high earlier in this career, making his age-29 season look like a big disappointment. Jason Collette takes a look at what went wrong.
September 18, 2013
Desmond Jennings was expected to develop into an elite fantasy option, but it hasn't happened yet. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
September 11, 2013
What might happen if Chris Carter improves his plate discipline? Jason Collette takes a closer look at the former Oakland farmhand.
September 4, 2013
Francisco Liriano has been outstanding for the Pirates this season, evoking memories of his early days in Minnesota. Jason Collette breaks down the Pirates' ace.
August 28, 2013
Since being drafted second overall by the Mariners in 2009, Dustin Ackley has been largely a disappointment to fantasy owners. Is a changing approach helping him turn things around? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
August 21, 2013
Has throwing the cutter less frequently helped Jon Lester's recent turnaround? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
August 7, 2013
While Craig Kimbrel would be a candidate to lead the league in saves for the final two months, the Braves' lead in the National League East could prompt the team to limit his workload. Jason Collette looks at ways to make up ground down the stretch.
July 30, 2013
While Rays pitchers like Jeremy Hellickson were among the first to benefit from the increased use of defensive shifts, league-wide adoption of them has changed the landscape of pitching baselines. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
July 23, 2013
Is it time to adjust our baselines for pitching metrics -- specifically, K/BB? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
July 16, 2013
Chris Davis has always possessed excellent raw power, but an improved approach has ultimately enabled him to fully harness it in the first half this season. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
July 9, 2013
What happens when closers are used in non-save situations? Are they more prone to blowing up a la Jose Valverde?
July 1, 2013
Even before he was given a chance to close for the Red Sox, Koji Uehara offered value in many formats. Should you ditch a contact-heavy starter for a bat-missing reliever? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
June 22, 2013
After being promoted aggressively through the Astros' system, Jordan Lyles is putting the pieces together in Houston this season. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
June 15, 2013
Jeremy Hellickson has derailed this season, prompting Jason Collette to take a closer look at the cause of his struggles.
June 7, 2013
Steals are at a premium this season, making San Diego's Everth Cabrera a valuable fantasy commodity.
May 31, 2013
For those hesitant to buy into Mike Minor's first two months in 2013, the bigger picture suggests that you should. Jason Collette takes a look at the 5x5 leaderboard from the past 12 months.
May 25, 2013
What happened to Jesus Montero? Can he be fixed with time at Triple-A? Jason Collette takes a closer look at the struggling former top prospect.
May 17, 2013
Buried by fantasy owners during his final two seasons in Anaheim, Vernon Wells is alive again in New York. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
May 10, 2013
Is Scott Kazmir trending back toward the form he once showed as a frontline starter for the Rays? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
May 3, 2013
While some may write off Ervin Santana's fast start given his long track record of inconsistency, Jason Collette takes a closer look at the 2013 version.
April 26, 2013
With his fast start, could Justin Upton hit 40 homers in 2013? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
April 19, 2013
Jason Collette considers the changing processes of a small sample size to better determine what awaits Hisashi Iwakuma in the coming months.
April 12, 2013
Zack Greinke was the latest early-season injury casualty Thursday night. Jason Collette takes a look at some of the injury-prone fast starters this season.
April 5, 2013
Chris Davis has picked up right where he left off last season with a torrid start at the plate. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
March 29, 2013
Jason Collette examines the Tigers closer options after the decision to send Bruce Rondon to Triple-A on Thursday.
March 15, 2013
Domonic Brown has been moving up the ADP charts in the NFBC as he may finally get an everyday look with the Phillies this season.
March 8, 2013
Runs continue to disappear around baseball, making contributors in that category more valuable. No player has more runs scored since 2010 than Miguel Cabrera's 331.
March 1, 2013
Concerned that Giancarlo Stanton won't see pitches to hit because of the lineup around him? Jason Collette takes a closer look at the myth of lineup protection.
February 22, 2013
Is the baseline for batting average falling? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
February 16, 2013
Jason Collette takes a look at how the recent LABR mixed draft varies from the NFBC ADP report.
February 2, 2013
Fernando Rodney was ignored in expert leagues last season, but NL-only league players who punted saves weren't quite so lucky. Jason Collette takes a closer look at the most profitable pickups of 2012.
January 25, 2013
Rickie Weeks is one player carrying a higher price tag in industry drafts this winter. Jason Collette takes a closer look at early mock trends.
January 14, 2013
You can't predict baseball, but Jason Collette takes a closer look at some of the surprises in 2012 including Robinson Cano's struggles against left-handed pitching.
January 4, 2013
Fernando Rodney's historic 2012 season came out of nowhere, but peripheral stats can reveal overlooked candidates capable of becoming successful closers.
November 30, 2012
What does Justin Ruggiano's 2012 season have in common with B.J. Upton? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
November 19, 2012
Lost in the shuffle of the Jays-Marlins blockbuster was the addition of Melky Cabrera. Can hitting coach Dwayne Murphy work his magic a third time?
November 5, 2012
Seattle's Erasmo Ramirez could be on the verge of a breakout with his combination of control and an excellent changeup. Jason Collette takes a closer look...
October 26, 2012
Jason Collette explores pre-season dollar values compared to actual production and provides draft strategies to implement.
October 3, 2012
Bryce Harper has been tearing the cover off the ball in September. Is it a sign of things to come next season?
September 21, 2012
Cliff Lee leads the National League with a 6.6 K/BB this season, but who ranks second? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
September 15, 2012
If the Rays' recent closer history is any indication, Fernando Rodney may be closing games elsewhere in 2013.
September 2, 2012
Bronson Arroyo reversed a four-year trend of a declining strikeout rate this season. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
August 24, 2012
August 10, 2012
July 27, 2012
James Shields has been up-and-down the last three seasons. What does he need to do to get back on track this year?
July 20, 2012
July 13, 2012
July 6, 2012
As a $1 buy in the Tout Wars mixed league, Mike Trout has been a huge source of profit through the first half of the season.
June 29, 2012
Team needs ultimately brought Bryce Harper to the majors sooner than expected, but the waiting game for prospects can be a frustrating one for fantasy owners.
June 22, 2012
After a break from working out of the Twins' rotation, is it time to buy into Francisco Liriano again? Jason Collette takes a closer look.
June 8, 2012
In this week's Farm Futures, Jason Collette revisits a well-timed trade in Tout Wars for Ricky Nolasco in 2008 and hopes for similar results following his recent deal with Chris Liss.
June 1, 2012
May 25, 2012
B.J. Upton has built off of a strong September to get off to a strong start to 2012.
May 18, 2012
Do the underlying metrics support Adam Jones' fast start as a breakout, or is the sample size simply too small to draw that conclusion?
May 11, 2012
May 4, 2012
Nelson Cruz spent parts of eight seasons at Triple-A and was designated for assignment by the Rangers, before breaking out in the big leagues in late 2008. Could a similar situation be developing on the north side of Chicago?
April 27, 2012
April 20, 2012
Mike Trout's fast start at Triple-A is one of many intriguing lines through the early weeks of the minor league season.
April 13, 2012
April 3, 2012
Even uber-prospect Bryce Harper saw a dip in production as he advanced to Double-A last season. Jason Collette takes a closer look at the underlying numbers for the top hitting prospects from last season.
March 16, 2012
March 7, 2012
Suddenly first base is looking a bit thin -- especially in the National League. Jason Collette looks at prospects capable of making an impact at the position beyond 2012 with the hope of saving money on second-tier options in future auctions and drafts.
March 2, 2012
February 23, 2012
February 16, 2012
February 9, 2012
While Bryce Harper is on a long-term path to stardom, can you justify him as a middle-round target in re-draft leagues?
February 2, 2012
Nationals manager Davey Johnson continues to suggest that Bryce Harper may be on the team's Opening Day roster. Will he join a select group of players and skip Triple-A?
January 23, 2012
It should come as little surprise that there is no shortage of owners willing to roll the dice on Bryce Harper making an impact in one-year leagues. Is it the right call?
January 13, 2012
Before you pull the trigger on a rookie-heavy roster in your draft, consider that 20-plus homers from a rookie (Dan Uggla, 27 in 2006) are the exception rather than the rule. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
January 6, 2012
While every draft presents unique challenges, Jason Collette offers 10 important rules to live by when making your preparations for the most important day of the season.
December 16, 2011
Craig Kimbrel's rise to the closer role in Atlanta is the exception, rather than the rule. Should you make long-term investments in
December 9, 2011
As helpful as the numbers can be when analyzing minor league pitchers, they don't always paint a complete picture of a pitcher's skill set. Remember Paul Maholm's 8.3 K/9IP at Double-A?
December 2, 2011
November 23, 2011
November 10, 2011
A year later, Bryce Harper is showing a more controlled swing during the Arizona Fall League.
November 3, 2011
Mike Carp was among the league leaders in outfield flyball rate before getting the call back to Seattle in 2011.
October 26, 2011
October 18, 2011
Jesus Montero was one of 11 catchers to grace the Top 100 list in 2011.
October 5, 2011
Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel led a large class of rookie closers in 2011.
September 14, 2011
September 7, 2011
Cincinnati farmhand Billy Hamilton cracked the 100-steal mark with Dayton this season. Can he hit enough to make a big league impact down the road?
August 31, 2011
Bryce Harper's return to the Arizona Fall League headlines another talented group destined for the prospect showcase this fall.
August 24, 2011
Joey Votto is one of few September callups to give fantasy owners a boost in recent seasons. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
August 17, 2011
Although he was dangerously close to the dreaded Quad-A label, Mike Carp is now paying off for fantasy owners in the second half.
August 9, 2011
Many prospects received the call in the last few weeks, but Jesus Montero continues to bide his time at Triple-A.
August 2, 2011
While it was a surprise that the Padres dealt Mike Adams while keeping Heath Bell, San Diego did very well in their deal with the Rangers.
July 26, 2011
With a hoard of home-grown pitching led by Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, the Giants have another trade chip in prospect Eric Surkamp.
July 22, 2011
Rays fans and fantasy owners are frustrated that Desmond Jennings is still at Triple-A, but he's not the first Rays farmhand to spend a long time at Durham.
July 13, 2011
Bryce Harper remains at the top, but there has been plenty of movement in the Top 100 since June.
July 5, 2011
Are the Nats making a mistake by pushing Bryce Harper to Double-A without a stop at High-A?
June 28, 2011
Most of the focus in the upcoming Futures Game will be on Bryce Harper, but this year's rosters pack plenty of intriguing talent.
June 22, 2011
Batting averages, on-base percentages and slugging percentages are down again at the MLB level. Are the minor leagues following suit?
June 14, 2011
In the latest top 100, Bryce Harper remains the No. 1 prospect in baseball but there are plenty of movers since May.
June 8, 2011
May 31, 2011
Injuries to Buster Posey and Joe Mauer have left the talent pool behind the plate thin this season. Still, there's plenty of risk making long-term investments in catchers. Jason Collette breaks it down.
May 24, 2011
While top prospects such as Mike Minor will get plenty of attention when they're called up, mid-level options will arrive with chances to produce as well.
May 18, 2011
May 10, 2011
Jesus Montero hasn't hit for much power this season at Triple-A, but are there any underlying reasons to be concerned?
May 3, 2011
Jason Collette sends in his updated top prospect rankings. Jesus Montero checks in at No. 3.
April 26, 2011
Brandon Wood's departure from the Angels represents a high-profile failure of the organization to develop a top prospect.
April 19, 2011
Nelson Cruz got his real break at age 28. Jason Collette talks about a 29-year old who could be in a similar position.
April 12, 2011
As James Shields approaches the end of his time in Tampa Bay, the Rays will again look to their farm system. Left-hander Matt Moore could develop into the next Rays ace.
April 5, 2011
If Jesus Montero gets the call, he's someone you'll want to insert into your lineup right away, despite his defensive woes.
March 28, 2011
Chris Sale might not be the closer for the White Sox yet, but he's one of the higher profile rookies to make an Opening Day roster.
March 22, 2011
With industry experts battling for bragging rights, how much were they willing to spnd on the top young players in a one-year league?
March 14, 2011
Jason Collette examines minor leaguers on the brink of making an impact with their speed -- just as Brett Gardner did with the Yankees before becoming an everyday player last season.
March 7, 2011
Yankees prospect Manny Banuelos is drawing comparisons to the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw.
February 28, 2011
Dellin Betances dominated in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League
February 21, 2011
With Joey Votto entrenched at first base in Cincinnati, the Reds don't have a spot for prospect Yonder Alonso
February 14, 2011
In this week's column, Jason Collette examines AL prospects who may be blocked from making an immediate impact in 2011.
February 7, 2011
In the appropriate context, Ian Stewart's monster 2004 season may not have generated quite so much hype.
February 1, 2011
RotoWire welcomes Jason Collette, who compares Carl Crawford (pictured) with Desmond Jennings, and the Rays' decision surrounding Jennings.
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