The baseball season is here and some of the experts from VegasTopDogs put together this TOP 10 list of Fantasy Baseball Players for this 2017 season.  Mark Trumbo and Chris Carter were some of the surprising, “out of nowhere” players who tore up parks in the 2016 season with 47 and 41 Home Runs, respectively.   The guys for this year may be looking a little different. David Ortiz is retired, so his heavy bat wont be driving home 127 RBIs this season – who steps up? Nelson Cruz and Nolan Arenado have been solid performers every season but will age and youth slow them down this season?

Going to take a look at the batters, the guys who knock the ball around and get runs scored for their teams – one way or the other. Guys who get points for their fantasy teams by crushing the ball or by bringing in their teammates. Here are your top 10 hitters for the upcoming MLB fantasy baseball season and this seasons projections.

1. Mike Trout .308 batting average / 35 HRs / 116 Runs / Hits 110 RBI
2. Jose Altuve .330 batting average / 21 HRs / 105 Runs / 98 RBI
3. Kris Bryant .279 batting average / 40 HRs / 106 Runs / 97 RBI
4. Mookie Betts .301 batting average / 22 HRs / 100 Runs / 115 RBI
5. Paul Goldschmidt .290 batting average / 23 HRs / 94 Runs / 96 RBI
6. Nolan Arenado .285 batting average / 39 HRs / 113 Runs / 128 RBI
7. Bryce Harper .245 batting average / 38 HRs / 91 Runs / 97 RBI
8. Anthony Rizzo .296 batting average / 28 HRs / 92 Runs / 106 RBI
9. Manny Machado .289 batting average / 37 HRs / 99 Runs / 101 RBI
10. Trea Turner .307 batting average / 18 HRs / 98 Runs / 87 RBI

Good luck on your upcoming fantasy baseball season – use the knowledge you have and make your picks wisely – and show the rest of your league why you are the one to beat this fantasy season!!

Written by TonyK of

Sean Higg’s MLB Win Total Thoughts


Another season of baseball is upon us. Here are my thoughts on the win/loss projections.

AL East

Baltimore Orioles – OVER 82.5 – These guys surprised some last year. I know they lost a big bat in Cruz, but they have enough to win here. I think they could win the East. The pitching not sexy, but very solid. Try not to fall in love with names. Look at results. Steve Pearce could be a dark-horse MVP contender.

AL Central

Cleveland Indians – OVER 83.5 – I like this bunch. I think they are winning the central. People can love on Detroit all they want. They can be an Under (84.5) team in my eyes. The rotation is the best in the central.

AL West

Oakland A’s – OVER 80.5 – 88, 96, 94 – Those are the win totals the last 3 years for Oakland. I know they lost some guys, but I am not betting against Billy Beane. And neither should you.

Seattle Mariners – OVER 86.5 – Another team I will ride with this rotation. They added Cano last year, and bring in some protection with HR basher Nelson Cruz. But it is all about King Felix and the princes behind him.

NL East

Philadelphia Phillies – UNDER 68.5 – What is there to say? I think this is the worse team in all of baseball. Hamels will be gone by the All-Star break.

NL Central

Pittsburgh Pirates – OVER 83.5 – Like this bunch. I think the Cards as always will be tough. But we are getting good value here. 88-94-79. Last 3 years of Pitt baseball. I am looking at Gerritt Cole to make a huge jump. The OF can be very good.

NL West

Colorado Rockies – UNDER 71.5 – So I do like some of their bats. That being said, these guys are going to lose games 8-7 because the pitching staff is atrocious. Won’t be shocked to see some guys dealt by the end of June.

Others to look at

Under NY Yankees 81.5

Over Toronto Blue Jays 82.5

Under Detroit Tigers 84.5

Under Texas Rangers 75.5

Over Miami Marlins 81.5

Under Cincinnati Reds 77.5

Over Arizona Diamondbacks 71.5

Last season I went 235-240-11 for a profit of +1311. If you like daily underdog action, then I am the MLB capper you have been looking for.

2014 MLB Fantasy player predictions for your season


In fantasy baseball, surprises happen every year, just like in every fantasy sport. but of course, we know not every surprise is always a good one to have. Some are bad surprises, and we will take a look at the guys who will not disappoint you in your league this year.

Of course, it’s one thing to use numbers from last season to work out a collection of top end performers for your draft this season, but there are other things to look at also. What fantasy owners need are players who produce, each and every year. And this year we will give you your best choices at each position. As we take a five step lead off of 2nd base closer to Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, the exhilaration is certainly building. Remember every single team in the league is knotted for first place right now. Let’s get you the heads up on who you will want to pick up. It’s the consummate time to make predictions.


1st base

1-Prince Fielder Texas Rangers

2-Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds

3-Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks

4-Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles

5-Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves

6-Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals

7-Edwin Encarnacion Toronto Blue Jays

8-Adrian Gonzalez Los Angeles Dodgers

9-Buster Posey San Francisco Giants

10-Carlos Santana Cleveland Indians


2nd base

1-Robinson Cano Seattle Mariners

2-Ian Kinsler Detroit Tigers

3-Jason Kipnis Cleveland Indians

4-Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox

5-Ben Zobrist Tampa Bay Rays

6-Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds

7-Kolten Wong St. Louis Cardinals

8-Jedd Gyorko San Diego Padres

9-Matt Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals

10-Daniel Murphy New York Mets



3rd base

1-Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers

2-Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays

3-Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers

4-David Wright New York Mets

5-Josh Donaldson Oakland As

6-Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals

7-Kyle Seager Seattle Mariners

8-Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles

9-Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies

10-Aramis Ramirez Milwaukee Brewers




1-Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies

2-Elvis Andrus Texas Rangers

3-Hanley Ramirez LA Dodgers

4-Ian Desmond Washington Nationals

5-Jose Reyes Toronto Bluejays

6-Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox

7-Jean Segura Milwaukee Brewers

8-Everth Cabrera San Diego Padres

9-Starlin Castro Chicago Cubs

10-Jed Lowrie Oakland As



1-Yadier Molina St Louis Cardinals

2-Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins

3-Jonathan Lucroy Milwaukee Brewers

4-Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals

5-Wilin Rosario Colorado Rockies

6-Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles

7-Yan Gomes Cleveland Indians

8-Jason Castro Houston Astros

9-Wilson Ramos Washington Nationals

10-Brian McCann New York Yankees



1-Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels

2-Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles

3-Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates

4-Carlos Gonzalez Colorado Rockies

5-Jacoby Ellsbury New York Yankees

6-Bryce Harper Washington Nationals

7-Carlos Gomez Milwaukee Brewers

8-Justin Upton Atlanta Braves

9-Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins

10-Alex Rios Texas Rangers

11-Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers

12-Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds

13-Shin-Soo Choo Texas Rangers

14-Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers

15-Starling Marte Pittsburgh Pirates

16-Jason Heyward Atlanta Braves

17-Hunter Pence San Francisco Giants

18-Yoenis Cespedes Oakland As

19-Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers

20-Jayson Werth Washington Nationals


Starting pitchers

1-Yu Darvish Texas Rangers

2-Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers

3-Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners

4-Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals

5-Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals

6-David Price Tampa Rays

7-Max Scherzer Detroit Tigers

8-Chris Sale Chicago White Sox

9-Yordano Ventura Kansas City Royals

10-Zack Greinke Los Angeles Dodgers


Relief pitchers

1-Greg Holland Kansas City Royals

2-Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves

3-Glen Perkins Minnesota Twins

4-Kenley Jansen Los Angeles Dodgers

5-Joe Nathan Detroit Tigers

6-Addison Reed Arizona Diamondbacks

7-Koji Uehara Boston Red Sox

8-Sergio Romo San Francisco Giants

9-David Robertson New York Yankees

10-Nate Jones Chicago White Sox

This information was written by TonyK of