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Fantasy Baseball 2012: Players to trade for

Sunday, April 29th, 2012
Tim Lincecum

Off to a slow start, but this guy is a proven fantasy stud

There are owners in every fantasy baseball league that panic after the first couple weeks and look to move great players who are off to slow starts. You can usually get a great bargain on these players. A lot of these players have proven track records and are in their prime but just had a rough couple of weeks. Fantasy Baseball is a game of longevity since the season is 162 games. There is no reason to dump a proven fantasy producer when we are not even 20 games into the season.

 When you play fantasy baseball you have to be patient, every player goes through a slump throughout such a long season. Why would you trade Albert Pujols because he has struggled a little through the first 2 weeks when he averages 30 homers and 100 runs batted in every year. Players that are proven to produce every year should be given the benefit of doubt to produce unless you get wowed by an offer. You have your occasional Adam Dunn who just had a dreadful year last year, but for the most part when a player has produced year after year, then as long as he is healthy, he will produce.

 There are certain circumstances where it might be time to trade a player such as: he is getting up there in age and his production has slowly gone down over the last few years, this player had a breakout season last year but he is injury prone or you are in a keeper league and you can get a younger player with great potential for an older player that is at the end of his career. I am going to give you ideas of guys that might be available for trade in your league because of slow starts. You should really think about trading for these guys because one good move can put you over the top and win you a fantasy baseball championship. (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…)

Prospects to watch for in 2012 Fantasy Baseball

Friday, April 6th, 2012
Prospects to watch for in 2012 Fantasy Baseball

Yoenis Cespedes has all the tools to be a steal in the 2012 Fantasy Draft.

                                                                         

In most fantasy baseball leagues, championships are won by the sleepers you draft in later rounds. It’s not rocket science that Albert Pujols is going to hit 30 home runs and drive in 100 runs or that Matt Kemp is going to hit 25-30 home runs and steal 30 bases or more.

One approach I usually take when drafting my sleepers late in drafts is going after rookies or young players who have destroyed the minor leagues and been successful when called up in September last year. (more…)