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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Keeper Implications: Short term vs. long term

Looking at the most added and dropped players over the last couple of days, the list is dominated by guys that were originally drafted in most leagues only to be dropped once they struggled. Finally performing to expectations, these players are on rosters once again but this illustrates exactly what this series is intended to advise on – which players should you have patience with and which should you just ignore?

 

Here’s a look at five guys teams are rushing to waiver wires for and whether they should be in your long term plans.

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Keeper Implications: Fielder done for season

Does anyone else feel like injuries have taken over fantasy baseball this year? Maybe it’s just me but I don’t recall a single season where more season-ending injuries have occurred before Memorial Day than they have this season.

All this pain and suffering so far reiterates two important principles when it comes to fantasy baseball. First, depth is more important than ever and second, injuries will happen to anyone at anytime – even those who have been the most durable throughout their careers. Both of these points are reflected in the adds and drops dominating league waiver wires over the last two days.

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Keeper Implications: Understanding the impact of trending transactions

While looking at the free agent pool in my keeper league this week to plug some holes in my roster, I couldn’t help but notice the effort mainstream fantasy baseball sites go to regarding transaction trending. In a world dominated by sharing thoughts via numerous social media platforms, here’s yet another way keeper league owners can get sucked in to making short-sighted decisions with long lasting implications.

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Keeper Implications: Napoli, Haren, Revere

While Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton seem to be holding the offseason hostage, a few notable signings have taken place that affect keeper values.

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Keeper Implications: Closers, CFs and more

The Hot Stove is burning pretty nicely right now as a number of moves with keeper implications have taken place the past several days. Here is how the potential keepers involved are impacted:

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Keeper Implications: Hunter, Cabrera

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and is getting back in the mood for fantasy baseball. There have been some interesting signings the last couple of weeks, and here is the impact (if any) they should have on your plans going forward.

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