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MLB Fantasy Power Rankings (Apr. 26th)

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The Rays are the team to beat in the AL East and jump 7 spots to sit atop our Power Rankings

By: Zac Fluewelling

These rankings are based on a 300 point system, 150 for offensive production and 150 for pitching production. 30 points (1 point for each team) is the most points any team can get in a given category. For instance if the Rays lead the league in HR’s they will get 30 points for that category. The 5 offensive categories used: HR’s, RBI’s, Runs, Average, and SB’s. The 5 pitching categories used: Wins, Saves, WHIP, ERA, and K’s.

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1. (↑7) Tampa Bay Rays (14-5): Tampa Bay finishes the week with the best record in the majors and sits atop the FPR (250/300 total points) for the first time. The Rays are first in RBI (112), runs (113), and wins (14). The hottest team is baseball have won 8 of their last 10 and have a 1.5 game lead in the AL east.

2. (↔) New York Yankees (12-6): This just shows how good the AL East truly is. The Yankees have only one category where they did not score at least 20, and that was K’s (15). The Yanks have been able to do this with Javier Vazquez having the worst ERA in April for any Yankee since 1913. They will be probably be here all year, as well as they should in Power Rankings everywhere.

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Top 5 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers (Apr. 24th)

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Chris Snyder is a solid pickup in all fantasy leagues

1. Carlos Gomez, OF, Brewers

Gomez is batting second for the Milwaukee Brewers, who currently are second in the league in runs scored behind only the Dodgers. With a three game series coming up against the Pirates who give up more runs than any team in the National League, Gomez could have a big week.  He’s been getting the majority of the playing time lately, beating out Jim Edmonds.  (Owned- 8%)

2. Chris Snyder, C, Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks catcher has 2 home runs, 7 walks, and 9 RBI early on in the season.  He has hit safely in his last 9 games with the exception of a 2 game stretch against the Padres who currently lead the National League in pitching.  With Miguel Montenero still a couple weeks from returning, Snyder will continue to get the starts.  (Owned- 9%)

3. Ryan Hanigan, C, Reds

With starting catcher Ramon Hernandez struggling at the plate, Hanigan has filled in strong and should get most of the starts this week.  He is batting over .400 including consecutive games with 3 hits and 2 hits on Thursday and Friday. (Owned- 1%)

4. Blake DeWitt, 2B, Dodgers

The Dodgers are leading the National League in runs scored and games against the Mets and Pirates this week should allow them to keep scoring at a steady pace.  Dewitt has played a terrific second base and recorded a hit in 7 out of the last 8 games.  While he won’t be hitting a lot of home runs, he knows how to get on base and score runs.  (Owned- 1%)

5. Jeff Keppinger, IF, Astros

Keppinger is off to a great start for the Astros batting .333 with 6 RBI.  With 5 doubles and 6 walks early on, he is finding a way to get on base at the top of the order for Astros.  The Astros have won 5 out of their last 6 and with matchups against the Reds and Braves this week, Keppinger has potential for a good week.  (Owned- 5%)

Fantasy Baseball Top 5 Matchups (Apr. 24th)

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Slugger Mark Reynolds cracks the Top 5 matchups this week

Top Batters

1. Alex Rodriguez (Yankees): A-Rod has six games, three each against the White Sox and Orioles. Over the last seven games the Yankees slugger is hitting .438/7/2/4/1 (Avg/Hits/HR/RBI/SB). Not numbers that blow you away this is the week he will blow his owners away. Both the Sox and the O’s have ERAs over 4.50 and are not playing good baseball.

2.Ryan Braun (Brewers): He made me look like a genius last week and if you were playing weekly fantasy games he very well may have carried your team to victory. The games best young slugger had a stat-line of .500/6/2/9/4. That’s right four stolen bases. He is all set for another series against the Pirates who he had a 5 RBI game against last week. He should continue to be hot.

3.Matt Kemp (Dodgers): Like Braun, Kemp had a big week, continuing his great season. Kemp is tied for the League lead in both HR’s and RBI, until this changes he needs to be on this list in my eyes.

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Fantasy Baseball Closer Report (April. 22nd)

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
David Aardsma

Aardsma is excited to be on your fantasy team as a top MLB closer.

Grade A

David Aardsma, Mariners

Aardsma should be considered in the same class as the elite closers. With this being said, we need to see how he reacts after he gives up some runs and blows a save. Aardsma had two saves during the week and still has yet to give up a run. He deserves the top spot. (more…)

Top 5 Fantasy Baseball Matchups of the Week (Apr. 20th)

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Carlos Silva looks like he is returning to his old form.

Here at Fantasy Baseball Sportal, we continue to give you excellent match-up previews for hitters and pitchers each week.

Read on for this week’s top match-ups to take advantage of in your fantasy baseball league:

Top Pitchers

1. Brad Penny, St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching coach Dave Duncan has worked his magic yet again it seems. Penny has been Cy Young esque so far this season having a miniscule .64 ERA and .79 WHIP. I don’t know about you but I’ll take two starts against the Giants and D’Backs.

2. Carlos Silva, Chicago Cubs

The big righty has been a huge surprise this year, he’s pitching like he’s a Twin again. A .69 ERA through two starts. Look for that to continue against the struggling Mets offense. (more…)