[Photo: Christian Stewart] STS9 just wrapped up their Enceladus tour, rounding out an extensive tour in celebration of their 20th year as a band. Earlier in the week, the band shared a behind-the-scenes video of one of their soundchecks to promote their “Supernova” soundchecks, part of the band’s VIP packages in which they welcome a small group of fans before each show. During these special open soundchecks, the band both improvises and takes requests from fans. You can check out a video from one of these special fan soundchecks below, courtesy of the band.Members Of Umphrey’s, Tribe, & The Motet To Perform Special Jazz Set At Dominican HolidazeSTS9 Surprises Fans By Playing Unannounced ‘Artifact’ Set On Their 20th Anniversary [Video/Photo]STS9 will be offering access to “Supernova” soundchecks as part of their VIP experience for their upcoming four-night California New Year’s Eve run. In addition to access to soundchecks, fans who purchase the VIP experience are also offered meet-and-greets with the band, signed gear, and more. Check out more details about the CID packages here, and go to STS9’s website for tickets to their upcoming New Year’s Eve run.
GET IT NOW: Fantasy Alarm Draft GuideFantasy Baseball Stock Watch: ADP risersFrancisco Mejia, C, Padres. Mejia has been one of the top prospects for what seems like forever now, but he has yet to do much in the majors (albeit in a small sample). Through 69 at-bats spread across the past two seasons, he has hit just .174 with 22 strikeouts. However, he is off to torrid start in spring training (three home runs, three doubles, nine RBIs, and a .385 BA through 26 at-bats), and it has his ADP soaring. Over the last week his ADP is at 238, up 19 spots from his 257 mark in the week prior. It makes sense, though, given the wasteland that is the catcher position in fantasy and the fact that he can still be had after pick 200. He will be on the strong side of the platoon if he hits well, and he has enough upside to be worth a shot.Peter Alonso, 1B, Mets. Alonso hasn’t stopped crushing baseballs since the start of spring training and it has the fantasy world on notice. His ADP this week is at 226, up 12 spots from his 238 mark in the week prior, which was also up 11 spots from his 249 mark in the week prior to that. Thus far in spring training he has three home runs and is second in the league in batting average (.406), slugging percentage (.813), and OPS (1.270) among qualified hitters. He even drew praise from Red Sox Manager Alex Cora, who stated that “[Alonso is] probably the best hitter in Florida right now.” His strong power display shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, though, considering he hit 36 home runs and had 119 RBIs across 478 at-bats between AA and AAA in 2018. Even if Alonso fails to break camp as the Mets starting first baseman, it shouldn’t take too long before we see him manning the position on a regular basis.Domingo Santana, OF, Mariners. If you caught my tweet on Friday, you know I’ve grown a bit tiresome of the abundance of Santana talk as a “sleeper.” That being said, his stock is way up, and it is important to be aware of that when targeting one of the hottest names in fantasy baseball. His ADP this week has climbed into the top-200 at 198, up 17 spots from his 215 mark in the week prior. He will be an everyday starter for the Mariners, and he is crushing the ball in spring training. Through 22 at-bats, he has four home runs and a .455 batting average. He is only 26, and it wasn’t too long ago (2017) that we saw him bash 30 home runs, drive in 85 runs, score 88 runs, steal 15 bags, and hit at a .278 clip for the Brewers. Even with his stock rising, he is still a very nice target at his current price.2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300Fantasy Baseball Stock Watch: ADP fallersJed Lowrie, 2B/3B, Mets. Lowrie’s slow progress in recovering from a knee injury is starting to take a toll on his ADP. His ADP plummeted to 382 to this week, down 45 spots from his 337 mark in the week prior. There haven’t been any recent updates on the injury and his return date is very murky, which will always worry drafters. The injury is not considered serious, though and he may still be able to make it back in time for opening day (or at least shortly thereafter). He is coming off a career year and his first All-Star Game appearance, making him a decent upside selection at a pick close to 400, even going into his age-35 season. There is little-to-no risk involved when picking someone this late.Harrison Bader, OF, Cardinals. Bader has gotten off to a frigid cold start in spring training, and people appear to be worried as his ADP has fallen to 201 this week after sitting at 187 in the week prior. Though a small sample, Bader is hitting just .160 with zero extra-base hits through 25 at-bats and has only one stolen base on two attempts. However, he is coming off a very strong rookie season in which he finished with 12 home runs, 15 steals and a .260 batting average across 377 at-bats. He is projected to be a regular in the Cardinals lineup, and his blend of power and speed make him an intriguing player, but he is projected to hit near the bottom of the lineup, which has put a little bit of a damper on the buzz around him. He should provide fantasy owners with a 15/15 season, but it may be coupled with low run and RBI totals. If at some point he gets bumped to the top of the lineup, though, he would be a steal at his current price tag.Craig Kimbrel, RP, Free agent. Kimbrel still hasn’t found a new home, and it’s starting to affect his ADP. He was going at an average pick of 93 this week, seven picks down from his 86 mark in the week prior. It is far from surprising, though. The closer the season gets, the more his ADP will continue to fall for as long as he remains unsigned. In all likelihood he will sign and it will be a non-issue, but there is always that slight chance that it drags into the season and becomes a headache for fantasy owners. Personally, his stock would be even lower for me than where it is, and in NL-/AL-only leagues, he would be someone I completely avoid. Know there is risk involved when considering him right now in drafts.GET IT NOW: Fantasy Alarm Draft Guide Opening day — both the Japan version and in the US — will be here soon, and fantasy baseball drafts are in full swing. But values and ADPs are still constantly changing as spring training winds down. Keeping up with the trends and the reasons behind why some afterthoughts are becoming must-have sleepers and why some early-spring sleepers are moving down in the rankings is very important as you head into drafts.You never want to miss out on drafting a guy you really want just because you thought he would last longer, nor do you want to overdraft someone who would’ve been there a few rounds later. So, who stocks are moving up and whose are moving down? Fantasy Baseball Stock Watch: Players to watchChris Archer, SP, Pirates. Archer’s ADP rose slightly this week up to 131, six spots higher than his 137 mark last week, and it may continue to do so. Archer was abysmal last season with a 4.31 ERA, six wins, and 162 strikeouts, but this is a guy that was going in the top 50 of drafts prior to this year and is still only 30. In the three seasons prior to last, Archer ranged between 233-and-252 strikeouts, and his worst ERA mark was 4.07. He will now get a full season in the National League and should be more comfortable than he was when first joining the Pirates last season. He is also off to a fantastic start in spring training with eight strikeouts, no runs, and only three base runners against through five innings (two starts). An ERA in the high 3.00s and a strikeout total over 200 are more than reachable marks for Archer this year, and at his price tag it’s hard to argue against drafting him.Austin Meadows, OF, Rays. Meadows’ ADP has held steady at 188 this week, and he is someone to monitor as the season draws near. The youngster had a strong rookie campaign in his first taste at the MLB level last season, hitting .287 with six home runs and five steals across 178 at-bats. Dual-threat guys (power/speed) like Meadows are always in hot demand in fantasy, and he makes for a strong target at his current price. He is also off to a nice start in spring training – two home runs, one steal, and a .308 average across 26 at-bats – making it a bit surprising that his ADP has remained stagnant. He will be an everyday starter for the Rays, and a 15/15 season is well within the realm of possibilities for the lefty.*ADPs are based on NFBC drafts.