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Top 5 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers of the Week (April. 20th)

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

Daric Barton slides in as a solid sleeper.

Another week is gone and over in the 2010 fantasy baseball season, which means we’re back into digging through your league’s free agency pool for some fantasy gems. We try our best each week to grind it out and pluck five (or more) genuine sleepers out of the murky free agent waters, but this week we can only settle on four.

Here at Fantasy Baseball Sportal, we try to give the best fantasy advice, and while that means getting you the names that will help your team, it also can mean not forcing the issue on players who aren’t so deserving, just to meet the week’s quota.

Take a look at this week’s top fantasy baseball sleepers: (more…)

MLB Fantasy Power Rankings (April. 19th)

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Crawford's batting helped the Rays jump up 13 spots from last week

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.

1.(↔) Minnesota Twins (9-4): The Twins continue to look impressive holding the top spot for the first two weeks of the season. If this were the MLB power rankings I would have them right behind the Yanks and Phils. These gentleman can do it all posting 123 and 125 points offensively and pitching wise respectively.

2.(↑5) New York Yankees (9-3): The pin-stripes don’t lead the league in any single category but even in their worst category, K’s, they have 15 points. The Yankees should be a top five fantasy team most of the year with the kind of talent they have. As of now they are only one point off the lead with 247 currently.

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Fantasy Baseball Top 5 Position Rankings (April. 18th)

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Hot hitting Casey McGehee has cracked the top 5 rankings and is a must start.

Each week, Fantasy Baseball Sportal will provide you with fantasy baseball player rankings for each position. These fantasy baseball rankings will be based on past performances and upcoming matchups. This week there are many new names who have cracked the Top 5 fantasy rankings including youngsters like Casey McGehee, Franklin Gutierrez and even old vets like Pudge Rodriguez has made the list.

Catcher

1. Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves

McCann, who has only struck out twice this season, is looking to add to his current average of .346.  He’ll do that this coming week when the Braves face the Philadelphia Phillies at home.  McCann has a career BA of .300 at home, and a .304 career BA against the Phillies.

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Closer Report (April. 15th)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Week one of the regular season showed why it is so important to have a solid closer. The Twins finished with a record of 5-2. In their five wins Jon Rauch finished the other team off four times. On the other hand, a team like the Houston Astros (0-6) shows us why it is important to take into account the team and not just the closer when looking for your saves guy.

Grade: A

Jon Rauch was perfect in save opportunities in the opening week of the season

Jon Rauch (Twins)-The Twins new closer leads the league with four saves after going perfect in week one.

Francisco Cordero (Reds)-Two saves one win and five strikeouts, can’t get a whole lot better than that.

Matt Capps (Nationals)-Seriously! Capps was perfect in save opportunities recording three, two against the Mets and one against the Phillies.

Mariano Rivera (Yankees)-Mo went two-for-two in both his save chances against the Red Sox while giving up no runs. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Injury Watch (April. 14th)

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Scott Kazmir will make his first start of the season April 15th against the Yankees.

FBS keeps you up to date on all the latest injury news that will impact fantasy teams. A lot of big names in the first week of the season have been bruised and battered. Three of the top middle infielders in the game will be put on the shelf for a couple weeks.

Disabled List

Jimmy Rollins, SS, Philadelphia Phillies

– A right calfstrain scratched JRo from the lineup on Monday. Although not official yet, the must-start fantasy shortstop seems ticketed to the 15-day DL. Veteran utility man Juan Castro will play SS for the Phillies until Rollins returns

Brian Roberts, 2B, Baltimore Orioles

-The must-start fantasy second baseman was placed on the DL, retroactive till April 10 with an abdominal injury he suffered while attempting a steal.  The leadoff man might be out longer than 15 days and will most likely have a minor league rehab stint before rejoining the Orioles. Julio Lugo, Ty Wiggington and Justin Turner will help fill the shoes of Roberts. Fantasy-wise, neither players are good options to replace Roberts in a fantasy lineup. (more…)