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.

 MLB Splits: Week 21
Posted by Ray Flowers on Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 10:11

We’ve been breaking down splits all season long. Figured I would try something different today. We have chosen to break down offensive performances by days of the week, Monday through Sunday. Green obviously denotes a good mark on the spreadsheet. As for hurlers, a bit more traditional is their review, though there is some stuff in there about relievers and first batters faced in innings.

 Ray's Prospect Watch - 8/17
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, August 17, 2018 - 13:07

Ray Flowers takes a look at some of the better prospects in the fantasy game each Friday. Which hitters are surging or struggling? Which hurlers are allowing too many walks, and which are setting down the opponent with aplomb? Ray takes a look around the minor league landscape by looking at 40 prospects you need to know for 2018.

 Ray's Ramblings - Pitcher Report 8/17/18
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:58

Let's talk arms. Chris Archer is still searching. Barria is getting outs, rather quietly. Fiers continues to dominate with the A's. Giolito cannot find "it." Gio Gonzalez is a mess. Ditto Jose Quintana. Those lefties are just not getting it done. Happ is getting it done for the Yanks. Meanwhile, in Colorado, German Marquez is streaking. For real. Pivetta appears to be locked in again. Porcello hopes he can avoid the Jays. Trevor Richards is coming to a halt. Rodon has been impressive, without dominating. Taillon turns in another solid effort. Wood looks sharp off the disabled list.

 Weekly Catcher Report - 8/16
Posted by Ray Flowers on Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:32

Just as we’re taking an in-depth look at bullpen with our BURR metric, we will break down the catcher’s position every week as well at Guru Elite. Normally we just worry about the offensive side of the game, but as we move to the next level of analysis we’re looking more and more at the importance defensive side of the game. The report that follows will lay out how each backstop is doing while wearing the tools of ignorance. How is the catcher at blocking balls? Is he able to slow down the running game? Do pitchers perform better or worse when he is behind the dish? Basically, we’re concerning ourselves with all aspects of the main job of catchers – and it’s not the offensive side of the game.

 Ray's Pitching Breakdown - 8/16
Posted by Ray Flowers on Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:00

Which hurlers appear to have favorable matchups? Which pitchers have poor matchups and have performed poorly of late, leading to the idea that passing on them for this slate makes sense? We will offer our thoughts on the day on the bump.