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.


 Ray's Hitter Breakdown - 8/29
Posted by Ray Flowers on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 14:00

A quick primer for the Hitting Coach piece that will appear seven days a week at Guru Elite. There will be a smattering of data, pertinent to setting up your daily squad. There will be ballpark data. Which parks favor what type of hitters? There will be some BvP data, and yes, it does matter. We will try to list some umpire data if there is anything significant to be gleaned from it. In the end, I’ll throw all the data into the hopper and try to come up with some solid daily advice on the men that swing the lumber.


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 Ray's Hitter Breakdown - 8/28
Posted by Ray Flowers on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 15:00

A quick primer for the Hitting Coach piece that will appear seven days a week at Guru Elite. There will be a smattering of data, pertinent to setting your daily squad up. There will be ballpark data. Which parks favor what type of hitters? There will be some BvP data, and yes, it does matter. We will try to list some umpire data if there is anything significant to be gleaned from it. In the end, I’ll throw all the data into the hopper and try to come up with some solid daily advice on the men that swing the lumber.


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 Head to Head: Miller vs. Lewis
Posted by Ray Flowers on Monday, August 27, 2018 - 18:57

Coke or 7-up?

Vodka or Whiskey?

Kate Upton or Miranda Kerr?

Is there a right answer or a wrong one? Is it easy to decide or is it difficult? Regardless of how we get there, we all have our preferences in those either/or calls. Our staff has some opinions as well, and they want to share them with you. In what follows, two of our fantasy experts will battle in a one-on-one grudge match to the death. OK, that’s a bit of hyperbole. There will be no blood, no slinging of swords and mallets, but merely a back and forth as each expert takes a side and attempts to prove why their guy is the better one in the matchup of players at the same position.


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 Head to Head: Luck vs. Cousins
Posted by Ray Flowers on Monday, August 27, 2018 - 18:48

Coke or 7-up? Vodka or Whiskey? Kate Upton or Miranda Kerr? Is there a right answer or a wrong one? Is it easy to decide or is it difficult? Regardless of how we get there, we all have our preferences in those either/or calls. Our staff has some opinions as well, and they want to share them with you. In what follows, two of our fantasy experts will battle in a one-on-one grudge match to the death. OK, that’s a bit of hyperbole. There will be no blood, no slinging of swords and mallets, but merely a back and forth as each expert takes a side and attempts to prove why their guy is the better one in the matchup of players at the same position.


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 MLB Hot/Cold: Week 23
Posted by Ray Flowers on Monday, August 27, 2018 - 17:11

Sample sizes matter an awful lot when it comes to the outlook of a player. Sometimes we allow players too much time to snap out of a slump. At other times, we buy into success too quickly. Each week we will take a look at the recent work on the diamond - one and two-week intervals - to at least detail some of the recent successes and struggles of both hitters and pitchers.


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