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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Looking for more

Thanks to those that have participated in filling out my survey so far. I have read every single response so far and will continue to do so. I appreciate you taking the time to help me create a better site. If anyone is still interested in sharing feedback (positive or negative), the survey can be found at the link below.

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Thanks,

Jim

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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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Let me have it (your feedback at least)!

I hope everyone’s teams are still in good shape as we head into June. As this season has gone along, I’ve been thinking about the mission of the site and I’ve been wondering how I’ve been doing in meeting what I originally set out to do, which is help and inform people. Since I lack the power to read minds, I’ve written a short survey to get feedback from everyone on how you like what I do and what you want to see that I’m not doing.

It’s only 10 questions, so if you have a few minutes please share your feedback. I’m looking for both positive and negative feedback so don’t be shy. I can only improve if I know both the good and the bad and I truly want to do better at helping you and answering your questions.

Thanks in advance for your willingness to share your thoughts!

Jim

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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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