BEN PERNICK

Ben Pernick

Fantasy baseball nerd, music therapist, and comedy singer/songwriter and stand-up/sketch comedian. I am also an insufferable enthusiast of puns and dad jokes. I grew up as a Red Sox fan in New York, but now I declare allegiance only to my fantasy teams.

    Buy & Sell 4/18: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 4/18: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Ben Pernick dishes out this week's Buy & Sell - identifying which streaks you can trust and which ones will bust


    Buy & Sell 4/11: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 4/11: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Ben Pernick returns for his weekly Buy & Sell - outlining the recent trends of 12 hitters across the league.


    Buy & Sell 4/4: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 4/4: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Ben Pernick returns for his weekly Buy & Sell - outlining the recent trends of 12 hitters across the league.


    Ben Pernick’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2018

    Ben Pernick’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2018

    Ben Pernick lays down his 10 Bold Predictions for the 2018 season.


    Pitcher List’s 2018 Mock Draft Recap: Ben Pernick’s Picks

    Pitcher List’s 2018 Mock Draft Recap: Ben Pernick’s Picks

    It's Ben Pernick's turn to detail his round-by-round thoughts as we continue our coverage of the Pitcher List 2018 Mock Draft.


    Ben Pernick’s 10 Bold Predictions in Review

    Ben Pernick’s 10 Bold Predictions in Review

    Hey folks, Ben Pernick here and it’s time for a retrospective of my 10 Bold Predictions from prior to the 2017 season. I’ll tell you now, in hindsight, they look pretty bad! But the positive takeaway is I still somehow ended up with the PitcherList Writer’s League championship (woohoo!), so one can be wrong a lot […]


    Buy & Sell 9/20: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 9/20: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    The waiver wire is like sugar… I always plan to avoid it but I just can’t stay away, it’s a part of who I am. People get so excited for draft day and having the perfect draft, but teams ALWAYS underestimate just how badly the best-laid plans of mice and managers can go. On my […]


    Buy & Sell 9/13: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 9/13: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Welcome back to one of the final editions of Buy & Sell for this year! Thanks to Very Great & Mashley Olson, I narrowly survived the PitcherList writer’s league playoffs for another week, and hopefully some of you were similarly rewarded. Now he’s owned in 35.5% of leagues, and all I’ll say is that’s still […]


    Buy & Sell 9/6: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 9/6: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Ah, the post-labor day time is upon us, where lose valuable time getting past the ESPN presets that assume we’d rather know what’s going on in football than the last month of this silly baseball game of ours. Wrong! It’s playoff time in H2H formats, and homestretch time for Roto, so either way it’s more […]


    Buy & Sell 8/30: Identifying Who To Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 8/30: Identifying Who To Add and Who to Drop

    I don’t mean to brag (who am I kidding, yes I do!), but I’m glad I insisted three Buy/Sell editions in a row to add Hoskins, and hopefully he’s winning some of you fantasy titles. But for those of you who missed out on him, there still may be some other waves you can ride […]


    Buy & Sell 8/23: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 8/23: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Welcome to the week leading up to the final homestretch here at Buy & Sell. This could be called the “strangely about the Minnesota Twins edition”, and I still had to stop myself from writing about more Twins such as Kepler and Mauer who have also been hot. Just like the Twins, you may have […]


    Buy & Sell 8/17: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 8/17: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    For many leagues, the trade deadline has now passed. That means that if you want to help your team, you have to pull yourself up by the bootstraps, which I should remind you is physically impossible. That said, there are some guys on the wire who might bring the fire, and bring you the victory […]


    Buy & Sell 8/9: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 8/9: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    The major league trade deadline has come and gone, but now many fantasy teams are approaching their own trade deadlines, which can be a harrowing and/or maddening time. Before you let yourself get swayed by a sketchy 2-for-1 offer, you should take a look at your wire and see if any of these guys can […]


    Buy & Sell 8/2: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 8/2: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Welcome back to Buy & Sell, and this week’s edition is especially fun, as it’s the post-trade deadline edition! And there is a lot of great value to be found in new playing time situations, as well as some high-octane prospect call-ups. So without further ado, let’s check out the players to add and drop […]


    Buy & Sell 7/27: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 7/27: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Welcome back to the pre-trade deadline edition of Buy & Sell, AKA the OMG Rafael Devers is up! Edition. With the trades and major moves that have already happened, there is a surge of young talent, and new playing time opportunities on several teams creating opportunities for sleeper value. Of course, most of these younger guys […]


    Buy & Sell 7/20: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 7/20: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    I must say, I’m feeling pretty good about beating the drum for Castellanos after the game he’s having tonight (which will be yesterday when this posts).  But I’ve struck out on other guys… Matt Joyce, while certainly better than his April self, isn’t the 2016-level beast I hoped for.  But hey, now it’s trading time, […]


    Buy & Sell 7/12:  Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 7/12: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Congrats!  We’ve made it to the All-Star break, and now teams who are still in the running need to fight tooth and nail to get ahead of their competitors. Though the guy with Aaron Judge is probably going to be tough to beat. It’s hard to believe that this year that the homer happy game […]


    Buy & Sell 7/5: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Buy & Sell 7/5: Identifying Who to Add and Who to Drop

    Welcome back to “Buy and Sell”, where I’d like to add a disclaimer for readers that this article is NOT about who to buy and sell in trades! It’s about which hot players that may be on your waiver wire deserve adding to your roster, and which cold players are worth tossing back. Sure, “Buy […]


    Patience or Panic:  Miggy, Tulo, Polanco

    Patience or Panic: Miggy, Tulo, Polanco

    Welcome back to Patience or Panic, and this week we’re going to dig a little deeper as we’ve touched on some of the league’s more big-name flops of the first half. Of course, the longer the season goes on, the statistically more unlikely that patience will be rewarded… panicking in April is generally a bad […]


    Buy & Sell 6/28: Identifying Who To Add And Who To Drop

    Buy & Sell 6/28: Identifying Who To Add And Who To Drop

    Welcome back to Buy & Sell, and this week’s edition theme is CCR: Cincinnati, Cardinals, and Rangers. I know that’s kind of cheating with flipping the team location and names, but I was listening to them while writing this, okay? And perhaps for good reason, as lots of these guys are older players cranking out […]