Ray Flowers

MLB/NFL Analyst      

Ray Flowers has been a full-time fantasy analysist for the last 16 years – who has done that? – spending all his waking hours breaking down baseball, football and even hockey back in the day. For the past seven years, since the first day of the channel, he’s been on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio six days a week spewing opinionated analysis with his co-host Kyle Elfrink on the SiriusXM Fantasy Drive (Sirius 210, XM 87). Known for his analytical approach, Ray eschews pitching and quarterbacks early in drafts and isn’t afraid to predict outcomes that go completely against the grain if the data leads him there. When he’s not slaying Twitter with wondrous responses filled with charm and snark, or winning FSWA Writing Awards, he can be found watching a superhero flick, taking a swim or pounding vodka Red Bull’s into the wee hours of the morning.


 2018 Player Profile: Alex Bregman
Posted by Ray Flowers on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:47

Ray Flowers' award-winning Player Profiles are here for the 2018 MLB Season! One purchase gets you all of them, so don't miss a word of the action--subscribe to the 2018 MLB Draft Guide here! And it's not just the Player Profiles you'll get...subscribing to the Draft Guide gives you full access to Ray's Rankings (Mixed, AL, NL), Draft Strategies and Tools, Stat Analysis, Reflections, Research and more! Take a look at all the content we have available already! Subscribe to the 2018 MLB Draft Guide here and you can even download a full PDF copy!

Alex Bregman was a target for many last season. After a very successful first season with the Astros, and the added shortstop eligibility to his already existing third base eligibility, the drums are beating very loudly with Bregman who seems to see his ADP rising on a weekly basis. Is he really set for an elite season in 2018?  


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 Ray's Ramblings - 4 Man OFs & Rotations
Posted by Ray Flowers on Monday, February 19, 2018 - 16:07

The Rays made a deal to add Cron, and they also plan on using a 4-man rotation into mid-May. That rotation will not include Honeywell. The Reds have four outfielders, and instead of choosing three to start, they sound intent to rotate all four. V-Mart says his body is fine. Musgrove says his shoulder is fine. Oh says his elbow is fine. Estrada says he's fixed his changeup. Soler is ready to return to prominence. Finally, what does the addition of Hosmer do for the Padres and Myers and Renfroe?


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 12-team MLB Mixed Mock
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:30

The folks over at Roballer graciously invited me to be a part of a recent, 12-team mock draft. I was honored and accepted. What follows is the review of my team – what went right, what went wrong – and how the team turned out after running through the 28-round draft.

RULES

12-teams, mixed league

5 x 5 Rotisserie style scoring.

Hitting Categories – BA, HR, RBI, Runs, SB
Pitching Categories – W, ERA, WHIP, K, SV

ROSTER: 2-C, 1-1B, 1-3B, 1-CI, 1-2B, 1-SS, 1-MI, 5-OF, 1-UT, 9-P, 6 reserves

MY ROSTER


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 Ray's Ramblings - Players Report 2018
Posted by Ray Flowers on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 15:32

It's time to talk baseball. Here are some of the early stories as players report. The Rockies might hit Blackmon third. The D'backs are radically changing how their home park will play with the introduction of the humidor. Eaton and Judge appear likely to be ready for Opening Day. The Mets appear to be leaning to Familia to handle the ninth inning. Healy's hand is messed up. Kemp has stopped eating Ding Dongs and lost a ton of weight. Lincecum is trying to make a return. Ditto Aaron Sanchez who lost last season to finger issues.


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 2018 Player Profile: Robbie Ray
Posted by Ray Flowers on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:02

Ray Flowers' award-winning Player Profiles are here for the 2018 MLB Season! One purchase gets you all of them, so don't miss a word of the action--subscribe to the 2018 MLB Draft Guide here! And it's not just the Player Profiles you'll get...subscribing to the Draft Guide gives you full access to Ray's Rankings (Mixed, AL, NL), Draft Strategies and Tools, Stat Analysis, Reflections, Research and more! Take a look at all the content we have available already! Subscribe to the 2018 MLB Draft Guide here and you can even download a full PDF copy!

Robbie Ray was on my breakout list last season (he was on others as well). That said, I look at the current ADP of Ray and I’m wondering if too many people are buying, fully that is, what happened last season. Why am I pessimistic about the power lefty who looked like he took the next step last season? It’s because – maybe he didn’t.


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