MLB Postseason Fantasy Leagues

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

We've opened up fantasy league registration for the MLB playoffs!  Use early bird offer code EB_MLB_2018 by 9/21 for a 15% discount off your league costs.


October Baseball - Charity Contest

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

Fantasy Postseason is pleased to announce “October Baseball”, a charity fantasy league contest for the MLB Playoffs featuring fantasy baseball experts from Razzball, RotoWire, RotoExperts, NY Post, Big Three Sports, various SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Fantasy Sports Network hosts, and Tout Wars members.

Each league manager is allowed to start only one player each day, and can only start that player once during the entire postseason. The winner will receive a $1,500 donation from Fantasy Postseason in their name to the Salvation Army to help support hurricane relief. 

We would like to personally thank each participant for joining us in this cause. 

If you would like to give to the Salvation Army - please give directly through their website.


2017 Top Fantasy Postseason Batters

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

Here are the top fifteen ranked batters (infielders, designated hitters, outfielders) for postseason long fantasy leagues. [UPDATED on 9/27]

1. Cody Bellinger LAD - This 22 year old is second in the NL in HR with 39.  He's having a fantastic season and on a team that could represent the NL in the World Series.

2. Edwin Encarnacion CLE - Cleanup batter on the team favored to win it all. His power numbers (38 HRs, 103 RBI) make up for his middle of the road .258 BA.

3. Francisco Lindor CLE - This second year shortstop is peaking at the right moment. Hitting .309 with 8 HRs in the month of September.

4. Bryce Harper WAS - Recently returned from a long stint on the DL due to a bone bruise.  If he's healthy, he is one of the league's most dangerous hitters.  29 HRs in just 107 games this season. 

5. Aaron Judge NYY - The 6'7" 280 pound power forward has hit a ridiculous 13 HRs in the month of September. Ride that hot bat going into...


2017 Top Fantasy Postseason Baseball Relievers

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

There are some stud relief pitchers in this 2017 baseball postseason.  Here are our top ten rankings for postseason long leagues.

1. Kenley Jansen LAD - Dominant closer on a team that has a good chance to represent the NL in the World Series.  40 saves on the year with a 1.36 ERA.

2. Cody Allen CLE - Closer for the best team in baseball.  Should get several saves on Cleveland's ride to the World Series.

3. Ken Giles HOU - Strong second half of the season. 33 saves on the season to go along with a 2.34 ERA.

4. Wade Davis CHI - The Cubs closer with postseason pitching experience has 32 saves, a 2.38 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP on the season.

5. Craig Kimbrel BOS - Really good year for Boston with 1.34 ERA with 122Ks in just 67 innings.  But at some point will run into the Indians.

6. Andrew Miller CLE - This 6' 7'' southpaw has 25 holds on the season for the best team in baseball.  If your league rewards Holds - grab him.

7. Sean Doolittle WAS -...


2017 Top Fantasy Postseason Baseball Starting Pitchers

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

Here's a look at the top fantasy starting pitchers heading into the MLB postseason. [UPDATED on 9/24]

1. Corey Kluber CLE - Top pitcher on the best team in baseball. Kluber has posted a dominant 17-4 season with a 2.27 ERA.  In the month of September, has a 0.87 ERA and a 0.65 WHIP.  Should be top overall pick for post-season long fantasy leagues.

2. Clayton Kershaw LAD - 17-4 overall but has been human in September with a 3.74 ERA. Dodgers favored to win NL - so this puts him ahead of other elite AL pitchers on teams not named Cleveland. 

3. Justin Verlander HOU - 4-0 since traded to Houston and has been impressive and nearly unhittable with a 0.64 ERA in September.

4. Chris Sale BOS - Strikeout artist with 300 K's on the year.  Excellent pitcher but how far will BOS be able to go in the postseason?

5. Carlos Carrasco CLE - Good pitcher on a great Cleveland team favored to win it all. Pitching very well down the stretch with a 1.83 ERA in last 5...


Registration now open for MLB Playoffs 2017

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

We've opened up fantasy league registration for the MLB playoffs!  Use early bird offer code EB_MLB_2017 by 9/28 for a 15% discount off your league costs.


MLB Postseason 2016: Relievers

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

Relievers are often the Rodney Dangerfields of fantasy baseball, they get no respect. However if you look at the top scorers in last year's MLB fantasy postseason, you'll find a number of relievers in the top 25 overall scorers. Wade Davis (KC) was the leading reliever, checking in at #12 overall with 59.27 pts.  Notably, he outscored the likes of Josh Donaldson (#13), Jake Arrieta (#14), Alex Gordon (#15), and Kendrys Morales (#16). Further down the list you'll find the Royals setup man Kelvin Herrera at #19 with 51.12 pts. Jeurys Familia, the Mets closer, ended up at #22 with 46.22 pts.

So as we turn our attention the the 2016 MLB postseason, we should take a look at which postseason bound closers and setup men are finishing the regular season on a high note.

 

September Save Leaders (thru Sept 25)

PLAYER TEAM IP ER BB SO W L HLD SV BLSV WHIP ERA
Francisco Rodriguez DET 9.1 6 4 7 1 1 0...

MLB Postseason 2016: Dominant Pitchers

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

Yesterday we took a look at hitters who have had hot bats in the month of September.  Let's now turn our attention to starting pitchers to focus on for your upcoming posteason fantasy baseball drafts.

September 2016 Stats (thru 9/24)

PLAYER TEAM GS IP ER BB SO W L WHIP ERA
Jon Lester CHC 4 31 2 3 24 4 0 0.71 0.58
Alex Reyes STL 2 21 3 10 23 2 1 1.10 1.29
Tanner Roark WSH 4 25 4 13 23 1 2 1.16 1.44
Johnny Cueto SF 4 28.1 5 6 24 3 0 0.95 1.59
Bartolo Colon NYM 4 25.2 5 4 16 2 0 0.86 1.75
Kyle Hendricks CHC 3 20 4 4 22 2 1 0.80 1.80
Rich Hill LAD 4 23.1 5 4 32 2 2 0.64 1.93
Kenta Maeda LAD 4 22.1 5 7 23 3 1 1.07 2.01
Rick Porcello BOS 4 31 7 1 22 3 1 0.61 2.03
Max Scherzer WSH 4 27.1 7 7 29 3 0 1.06 2.30
Justin Verlander DET 4 25 7 9 36 1 1 1.16 2.52  
Seth Lugo NYM 4 24 7 7 15 2 0 1.13 2.63
Robert Gsellman NYM 4 22 7 8 20 1 1 1.41 2.86
Jeff Samardzija SF 5 30.2 10 9 31 1 1 1.14 2.93
Jake Arrieta CHC 4 24.1 8 9 25 2 2 1.07 2.96

MLB Postseason 2016: Hot September Bats

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

A key step in preparing for your fantasy baseball playoff draft is reviewing the list of players on playoff contenders that are entering the postseason with a hot bat.  These are the players that you need to keep an eye on..

September 2016 Stats (thru 9/23)

PLAYER TEAM R H HR RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG
Daniel Murphy WSH 7 22 0 6 2 4 0.400 0.444 0.564
Josh Reddick LAD 6 20 1 3 1 3 0.400 0.434 0.540
T.J. Rivera NYM 5 15 3 7 0 1 0.385 0.381 0.641
Hanley Ramirez BOS 14 27 10 25 1 7 0.360 0.415 0.787
Gorkys Hernandez SF 4 9 2 2 0 3 0.360 0.429 0.680
David Ortiz BOS 12 21 5 20 0 10 0.356 0.444 0.695
Jose Ramirez CLE 9 28 0 11 2 6 0.354 0.391 0.494
Devon Travis TOR 7 29 0 9 1 3 0.354 0.376 0.427
Adrian Beltre TEX 11 26 5 9 1 7 0.351 0.415 0.608
J.J. Hardy BAL 7 23 1 12 0 7 0.348 0.411 0.485
Yadier Molina STL 8 21 2 8 0 5 0.344 0.394 0.492
Miguel Montero CHC 5 11 2 5 0 2 0.344 0.400 0.625
Carlos Beltran TEX 9 24 3 16 0 6 0.343 0.395 0.557
Asdrubal...

MLB Postseason 2015: A Recap From Last Year's Top 10

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

The MLB playoffs are a few weeks away and soon you'll be planning for your postseason baseball draft. Let's review the results from last year's fantasy postseason (using standard Fantasy Postseason scoring) to see what lessons we can learn. Daniel Murphy was the top scorer, and this is no surprise given his incredible performance. He's a prime time performer and someone who can be expected to do well when the lights are the brightest. The rest of the top ten is mostly composed of players on teams that made the World Series, with the lone exception being Jose Bautista whose Jays lost in the ALCS. No doubt, the key to doing well in a player pool is picking players that are going to both do well and also advance to the World Series round. One other thing to note is that 8 out of the 10 players are position players, not pitchers. Pitchers can be risky, since their scoring is heavily dependent on them getting credited for wins and/or saves.

A few other interesting...