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Oak's Corner: The Matt Kemp Resurgence

Scott Jenstad talks about the value of Dodger outfielder Matt Kemp, who’s hitting .335, good for third in the National League, and has 10 homers and 41 RBI.

Oak's Corner: Bryce's BA Woes

Scott Jenstad laments that in Bryce Harper’s last four years, his batting average has gone back and forth from elite to bad, and this year’s average is starting off in the bad category.

Oak's Corner: The Dog Days Begin

Scott Jenstad considers this the best time of year to make a run at getting to the top of fantasy standings and he expects a Carlos Correa bounce back.

Oak's Corner: Big Series in Boston

Scott Jenstad recaps the week and highlights the upcoming Interleague series between the Red Sox with the surging Andrew Benintendi and the youthful Braves.

Oak's Corner: Overcoming the Injury Blues

Scott Jenstad goes over the week in baseball, including Giants first baseman Brandon Belt’s breakout, and advises not to get to down over the effect of early injuries on your team.

Oak's Corner: Baez and Mazara Breakouts

Chicago’s Javier Baez is at the top of Scott Jenstad’s early-going draft profits as he’s been a fantasy beast across the board so far.

Oak’s Corner: Time to Drop Addison

According to Scott Jenstad, former elite Cubs prospect Addison Russell has done next to nothing this season, with only four runs driven in and zero homers in 102 plate appearances.

Oak's Corner: Patience With Carlos

Scott Jenstad notes that Carlos Santana hasn’t had much success with his new team in Philadelphia, but he remains optimistic for the season ahead.

Oak's Corner: It’s a Didi Thing

In looking back on the past week, Scott Jenstad has his eye on the massive start of Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, whose impressive early-season stats are making owners happy.

Oak's Corner: The Arrival of Chapman

Scott Jenstad breaks down this week in baseball and writes about the hot bat of A’s third baseman Matt Chapman, who has four homers,11 runs and 11 RBI in 13 games.

Oak's Corner: First Week Madness

Scott Jenstad recaps the first week in baseball and analyzes a few of the more notable draft picks, like Blue Jay Justin Smoak, who after a breakout 2017, followed up with a terrific start to 2018.

Oak's Corner: The Closer Carousel Begins

Scott Jenstad examines the latest closer changes, like the Giants with injured Mark Melancon, as well as some potential offensive situations to watch.

Oak's Corner: Adapting in Drafts

Scott Jenstad offers closers to consider, like Edwin Diaz, when the market for saves goes sideways.

Oak's Corner: Spring News

Scott Jenstad dives into some player situations, like the Rockies’ outfield/first base chaos, to figure out the effect on upcoming drafts. At this point, he suspects Carlos Gonzalez is undervalued.

Oak's Corner: A Focus on Draft Day and ADP Fades

Scott Jenstad is back, and this week he’s focusing on a few players whom he won’t be drafting at their current price tags, like Giants catcher Buster Posey, whose power numbers are cause for concern.

Oak's Corner: Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 Values

In Scott Jenstad’s final column of the regular season, he focuses on his targets for next year’s draft, like Blue Jay Josh Donaldson, whose huge second half will move up his ADP.

Oak's Corner: A Look at Some 2018 Fades

Scott Jenstad focuses on players whom he thinks underperformed this year, like Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, who, after eight consecutive seasons of hitting over .300, has hit just .249 this year.

Oak's Corner: 2018 First Rounders

Scott Jenstad chooses his top picks for 2018, featuring Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon who currently ranks top in the 10 in MLB in batting average, runs scored and homers, and is in the top 25 in RBI.

Oak's Corner: Three More Weeks to Grind

Scott Jenstad reminds readers to stay focused, because a lot can happen in the final couple of weeks of the regular season, including Twin Brian Dozier having another great stretch.

Oak's Corner: Ranking 2018 Closers

With the 2017 season winding down, Scott Jenstad ranks the top 10 closers for 2018. At the top of his list is Kenley Jansen, who has posted an ERA under 3.00 in all seven of his seasons to go along with massive strikeout numbers.

Oak's Corner: Frustrating Season for Bautista Owners

Scott Jenstad laments drafting Blue Jay’s right fielder Jose Bautista, whose 20 homers, 54 RBI and .211 batting average has not lived up to his ADP of 110.

Oak's Corner: Gausman on a Roll?

Scott Jenstad notes that while Baltimore’s Kevin Gausman has an ERA of 1.80 in his last six starts, he gives up too many homers for anyone to get too excited about him.

Oak's Corner: 'Bringer of Rain' in a Drought

Scott Jenstad examines why Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, who had two monster seasons prior to this year, has been a disappointment in Toronto.

Oak's Corner: Is Jay Bruce a Keeper?

Scott Jenstad examines the highs and lows of the week and season including Jay Bruce, who’s hitting .263 with 29 homers through 99 games and seems likely to top 100 RBI for only the second time in his career.

Oak's Corner: Nola's on an Impressive Run

Scott Jenstad likes Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola, who, in his last seven starts, has a 1.49 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 48 innings and has thrown at least six innings in every outing.

Oak's Corner: Thames Is Striking Out

In his weekly recap, Scott Jenstad examines the long slump that’s keeping Milwaukee’s Eric Thames fantasy numbers abysmally low.

Oak's Corner: The First Half That Was

Scott Jenstad focuses on the second half of the season by taking inventory of his teams and strategizing for the final months, beginning with discussing disappointments including the Astro’s Alex Bregman.

Oak's Corner: Scary Story

Just before the All Star break, Scott Jenstad highlights players on his radar like Colorado’s Trevor Story who has had a surprisingly unexceptional first half.

Oak's Corner: Falling Batting Average for Santana

Almost halfway through the season, Scott Jenstad takes an indepth look at some players to determine their fantasy worth, including Cleveland’s Carlos Santana.

Oak's Corner: Hidden Gems

Scott Jenstad notes that David Peralta’s great start to the season has gone under the radar due to a couple of other stellar starts by fellow Diamondbacks’ teammates.

Oak's Corner: This Week’s Players of Note

Scott Jenstad notes that Miami’s Marcell Ozuna is having a monster season so far, hitting .333 with 17 homers and 47 RBI, and could be at his peak value.

Oak's Corner: Home Run Surge

Scott Jenstad marvels at the home run fever that seems to be catching around the league and discusses some struggling players, like the Cub’s Jon Lester, who’s a prime trade target for Jenstad.

Oak's Corner: Looking Back at May

Scott Jenstad reviews last month and details some players who had a May to remember, like Marlin first baseman Justin Bour and his 11 homers, or a May they’d rather forget.

Oak's Corner: Fantasy Team Deep Dive

Scott Jenstad believes late May is a great time to assess your team for deficiencies because there’s still plenty of season left to make positive changes. For him that means trying to nab Cardinal Matt Carpenter.

Oak's Corner: A Good Weekend for Encarnacion?

Scott Jenstad picks the Indians at Astros for his series of the weekend. Could this be the matchup that gets Edwin Encarnacion and the rest of the offense going in the right direction?

Oak's Corner: Cargo Struggles in Colorado

Scott Jenstad takes an in-depth look at the week in baseball and examines the hitting struggles of Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez.

Oak's Corner: Keep on Grinding

Scott Jenstad discusses the frustration that recent injuries to big names like Noah Syndergaard have caused to fantasy players, and he dives into some of the bigger news of the week.

Oak's Corner: Bummed About Bumgarner

In this week’s addition, Scott Jenstad laments having chosen injured Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the first round of one of his most high-profile fantasy teams.

Oak's Corner: Who’s Hot, Who’s Cold?

In this week’s column, Scott Jenstad discusses his concern for Toronto’s Jose Bautista’s awful start to the 2017 campaign where’s he currently hitting .109 with zero homers and one RBI.

Oak's Corner: Week 2 Worries?

With the season in full swing, Scott Jenstad writes about the struggles of a few offensive players drafted early in most leagues, including Rockie Trevor Story’s subpar hitting.

Oak's Corner: First Week Review

With the season underway, Oak’s Corner will now focus on interesting players and events from each week. This week Dodger Yasiel Puig's red-hot start piques Scott Jenstad's interest.

Oak's Corner: Sometimes Spring Does Matter

Scott Jenstad looks at a handful of players who forced their way onto Opening Day rosters with impressive springs, including Delino DeShields, who has been the biggest fantasy story of March.