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MLB: Five First-Round Fantasy Baseball Picks That Will Alter Your Draft Strategy
Some MLB players are flexible enough to work with any drafting strategy, but how do you need to adjust for certain first-round picks that require special strategies? While certain MLB hitters fill up all five categories for fantasy owners or provide enough value that they are sure first-round picks and you leave the round free […] MLB: Five First-R...

Minnesota Twins Prospect Alex Kirilloff to Miss 2017
We learned on Wednesday that Minnesota Twins 2016 first round pick Alex Kirilloff will miss the 2017 season with Tommy John surgery. Minnesota Twins Twitter blew up on Monday as it was revealed that 2016 first round selection Alex Kirilloff will miss the 2017 season after requiring Tommy John surgery on his elbow. The Player […] Minnesota Twins Prospect Alex Kirill...

Atlanta Braves: R.A. Dickey May Have New Personal Catcher in Kurt Suzuki
With his move to the Atlanta Braves this offseason, R.A. Dickey is looking for a new personal catcher. Will it be Kurt Suzuki? With their signing of R.A. Dickey this past November, the Atlanta Braves are hoping he can dominate the NL East again as he did during his Cinderella run in 2014 that culminated in […] Atlanta Braves: R.A. Dickey May Have...

Chicago White Sox: Michael Kopech Has Rough Spring Debut
When the White Sox made the acquisition of Michael Kopech among the haul they received from the Boston Red Sox for Chris Sale, they knew it would be a process. On Tuesday, Kopech showed both ends of the pitching spectrum in his start against the Mariners. Yesterday 20-year-old fireballer Michael Kopech made his starting debut […] Chicago White Sox: Michael Kopec...

MLB: NL West Preseason Division Predictions
The NL West is shaping up to be another two-team race. The question remains: which team will top the standings? Will there be any surprise contenders? The AL West is an incredibly tight division. An argument can be made for three of the five contending teams in that division winning it. However, the NL West is […] MLB: NL West Preseason Division Predictions -

MLB The Show 17 to Feature MLB Network Broadcast Presentation
MLB The Show 17 will feature an overhaul of its in-game presentation this year. The long-running game franchise is adding an MLB Network style presentation package, featuring Harold Reynolds and Dan Plesac in the commentary booth alongside Matt Vasgersian. Sony’s MLB The Show franchise is receiving an overhaul this year not only to its graphics, […] MLB The...

NCAA Suspends Five College Baseball Players for Playing Fantasy Football
Five University of Richmond baseball players were suspended by the NCAA for playing fantasy football. The University of Richmond baseball team has started the season with two wins in their first four games. Unfortunately, they’ve had to play those games without five players, including two of their top players, pitcher Keenan Bartlett and infielder/DH Kurtis […]

Los Angeles Angels 2017 Team Preview
Here at Call to the Pen during the month of March, we’ll dive into a team preview of all 30 MLB clubs. We’ll tackle each team’s key acquisitions, the players they lost, an overall structure of the team and a prediction on how the team will do this season. The first team up is the […] Los Angeles Angels 2017 Team Preview -

Minnesota Twins Have a Potential Ace in the Hole
The Minnesota Twins have not fared well on the mound in recent years, even with top prospect Jose Berrios making it to the big leagues last season. Now there is another top arm in the Twins system that has the folks in Florida talking this spring. 38 weeks ago I wrote a piece about Minnesota […] Minnesota Twins Have a Potential Ace in the Hole -

New York Mets: David Wright Injured
New York Mets third baseman and face of the franchise David Wright is already catching the injury bug. On July 3rd, 2016, an article was published on this site that posed two possible reasons why the New York Mets signed third baseman David Wright in the fall of 2013; was it for him to be […] New York Mets: David Wright Injured -

Phillies 2017: Five Key Developing Players
As the Philadelphia Phillies continue to build back towards competitiveness, the development of a handful of their best youngsters is key to 2017 success. The Philadelphia Phillies have spent the last two to three years rebuilding the farm system, and introducing youngsters into both the lineup and pitching staff. This upcoming season should prove to be […] Phillies 2017: Fi...

New York Yankees: Options for the Back-End of the Rotation
The New York Yankees underwent a tremendous rebuild last season that saw them bring in a multitude of young talent. However, with that youth alongside some free agent signings, the Yankees still have some questions regarding their rotation. The New York Yankees have turned themselves around from one of the oldest teams into one of […] New York Yankees: Options...

MLB: Will Yu Darvish or Jake Arrieta Solidify Top FA Starter Spot?
While MLB spring training just got underway, it’s never too early to start thinking about  the questions of next offseason. One of the biggest will be the debate between impending free agent starters Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish.   This offseason’s free agent starter class left much to be desired, with no pitcher getting more than […] MLB: Wi...

New York Yankees History: Mickey Mantle Retires
Mickey Mantle was a legend, a once in a generation type of talent for the New York Yankees. On this day, after years of knee injuries and a rough 1968 campaign, Mantle announced his retirement. Of all the players in baseball history, few were able to capture the imagination quite like Mickey Mantle. The star […] New York Yankees History: Mickey Mantle Retires -


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