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2011 Fantasy Baseball: What’s With All the Fantasy Stud Drop Off?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

What's with all the stud drop off?

What’s wrong with Carl Crawford?  What’s wrong with Adam Dunn?  Or how about Hanley Ramirez, Chone Figgins and even David Wright, hitting only .226 in 146 at bats before he went on the DL?  What’s wrong with these guys?  Why do we see that every year in fantasy baseball, where guys that have always been good and have always produced at a high level, fantasy studs, if you will, suddenly come out the next year to struggle and hit for a horribly low average? (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Paul Konerko and Gaby Sanchez

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Talk about draft day values

At 35 years of age, Can Paul Konerko actually win the AL MVP trophy?  He’s certainly been playing like he should win it.  Today, Konerko is batting .327 with 21 homers, 59 RBI and 39 runs.  We aren’t even at the All-Star break yet, so he definitely looks to be on pace for a 30-35+ home run year, again!  Talk about draft day value.  I snagged this guy in round 5 of my fantasy baseball draft.  Now I know round 5 might not seem like a big bargain round, but when your round 5 pick is putting up numbers like a round 1 pick player should be, he’s a bargain. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Can Ichiro Save His Batting Average?

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Can Ichiro save his 2011 regular season batting average?

Ichiro Suzuki has been well-known throughout his entire MLB career as an excellent base-hitter.  Mr. Ichiro Suzuki sports a career .329 average and in 10 major league seasons, has never finished a single-season batting below .303, while playing pretty much every day.  In 2009, Ichiro played in 146 single-season games, which is his career-low in terms of total games played in a single-season.  146 games is still a lot of games to play in.  He has played in at least 157 games out of a 162-game season in all other 9 years of his career aside from 2009.  He has played in all 162 games in a season three times in his career and 161 games, also three times in his 10-year career.  (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: I Miss Good Pitching!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

There's nothing like having the best pithcer in the game to anchor your fantasy staff.

For the three years that I’ve been playing competitive fantasy baseball, I’ve had nothing but success.  My first year playing in 2008, I rode first place pretty much all year long in a competitive 14-team league and then lost in the finals against the 6th seed team, which was the last seed.  He had Mike Jacobs and Jorge Cantu who both hit grand slams that week which really killed me.  Anyway, for a first timer in 08, making the championship game was an accomplishment in itself.  The next year in 2009, I made the playoffs as the 3 seed in a competitive, 14-teamer and won the championship.  I went on to repeat in 2010 and won the gold cup again. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Triple Crown Threat(s)

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Is he calling it? The triple crown?

This year in the 2011 fantasy baseball season, it has been really tough to pick out more than just one plausible triple crown candidate.  In the Fantasy baseball world, a triple crown player is of the utmost value to a manager trying to make a push for the fantasy baseball title.  A player that leads the league in average, RBI and home runs, is a player that can lead your team to the playoffs and finals by himself, or at least play a huge role in doing so!  In this list of triple crown threat(s), honorable mentions after Jose Bautista and Jay Bruce will be of no shortage. (more…)