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2012 Fantasy Baseball | Buy or Sell These Injured Stars

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Carl Crawford

When will Carl Crawford return from off-season surgery on his injured left wrist?

It seems the first question asked when a star player hits the disabled list is not, “how bad was the injury?” but rather “how long will he be out of my lineup?”.  Yes you can blame fantasy baseball owners for this, after all we have daily and weekly fantasy baseball games to play, we need to know! Thanks to the endless amount of information you can find on the internet, especially social media giants like Twitter, it’s easier than ever to get breaking news reports about your players.  While MLB teams usually have a good idea how long a player may be on the shelf, they may not necessarily disclose that information to the public.  This leaves owners scrambling for scraps of info to help with their lineup decisions,  but ultimately the plan on how you should act going forward comes down to a gut call.  (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Week 2 Pickups

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Pickups 4/11/2012 Fantasy Baseball

Could Furcal be headed back to fantasy stardom?

It’s the start of the fantasy baseball season and there are already a few significant injuries. Closers, Drew Storen, Andrew Bailey and Ryan Madson are all sidelined already and high round picks such as Carl Crawford and Ryan Howard are also out. Your going to have to find replacements till they come back so you don’t get in too much of a hole in your fantasy baseball standings. There are also some fantasy baseball prospects you can target that should help you get through the injuries.

 These guys aren’t going to win your fantasy baseball league for you, but they will help ease the pain of losing one of your highly drafted players for a long period of time. Most of these guys are a stop gap and not someone your going to be able to count on for the entire season. These players are available in over 50% of 2012 fantasy baseball leagues so grab them while you can. (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Drafting Pitchers, Risky Business!

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Drafting Pitchers: A Risky Business!

While you’re spending time over the next few weeks drooling over previous year’s statistics, meticulously planning out your draft strategy and asking yourself ‘what went wrong last season?’ I want you to mull over the following draft advice.

Another stud pitcher calls it a season.

There are 30 teams in the MLB and each team carries about 12-13 pitchers. In a standard 5×5 Roto league or an h2h league, about 6 or 7 of those pitchers have a realistic possibility of earning a spot on a  fantasy roster. That’s 180 pitchers, right? If even a quarter of these pitchers have fantasy value then there are 60 plus pitchers who are available to you in the draft. Conversely, there are only a few SS who have a chance to produce in 4 or more of your offensive categories. The same issue exists at 3B. Only a handful of players can guarantee you the stats you need to compete year in and year out in your coveted Fantasy Baseball Pool. So, ask yourself: ‘Why am I drafting a pitcher in the first 5 rounds?’ (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Playoffs – Successful Streaming

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Fantasy Baseball Playoff Streaming

Playoffs? Yep, it's about that time and we are here to help

As the regular season enters the final stretch, the fantasy baseball playoff push is heating up. Today, we list the top pitching match ups in an effort to help you stream successfully if need be.

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The San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians rotations have very favorable match ups, and any available members of these staffs should be ratio gold this week. The Giants play all 6 of their games at the comforts of AT&T Park, a place where pitchers tend to thrive. Playing at home is a luxury, and things get even better when the Giant pitchers look into the opposing dugout. (more…)