About Jim Higgins

Jim grew up in San Diego the son of a Washington, D.C. native so naturally he roots for the Washington Redskins and San Diego Padres. After seeing his favorite teams win a couple of titles early in his life, he has spent the last 20 years wondering if his teams will ever amount to anything again. At least he has multiple fantasy baseball and football titles to soften the blow.

Is Lonnie Chisenhall a keeper?

A first round pick in the 2008 draft, expectations were high for Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall. The 3B of the future for the Tribe, Chisenhall made his major league debut in 2011 after a successful minor league run, responding by hitting 7 HR in 223 PA. He was never able to hold the job down though, spending 2012 and 2013 bouncing between the majors and minors.

The inconsistency was enough that the Indians moved Carlos Santana to 3B over the winter to share time with Chisenhall. That seemed to be all the motivation Chisenhall needed as he has finally secured the starting job in Cleveland and helped force the Indians to ditch the Santana-to-3B experiment.

 

Now that Chisenhall is finally living up to expectations, the question for keeper league owners is whether Chisenhall is a keeper.

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RIP Mr. Padre

It’s not often that I discuss things outside the realm of fantasy baseball keeper leagues, but today is different. As the writer and owner of this site, I’m warning you now that I’m going a little off topic today.

Before you click away though, I am staying in the realm of baseball and it’s even possible that a similar reflection by you might make a nice change of pace that could actually be beneficial.

 

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Keeper Implications: Is Dickerson the new Blackmon?

While they may have been in direct competition for a starting job to start the season, the Colorado Rockies have benefited from timely hot streaks. Charlie Blackmon‘s hot streak to start the season had owners scrambling to claim pick him up and now that Corey Dickerson is making the most of his recent playing time surge, he finds himself the top target in the leagues he still available in.

 

With hot streaks like Blackmon and Dickerson, looking at a players underlying skills becomes even more critical as it will help us ID which players can actually produce keeper level stats in the future.

With that in mind, let’s look at the latest transaction trends and see if any of these players are worth taking a chance on, starting with Dickerson.

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