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Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Where There’s Smoak, There’s Fire

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The "Smoak-Monster" has been scaring opposing pitchers lately

 

Many young players are stepping up their games going into the second month of the season. While some of these players are being noticed, some of them are being bypassed on the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Keep an eye out for young up and coming players to add to your team because not only can they carry huge potential, they also don’t suffer the nagging injuries that some of the grizzled vets in the league do. You would be best served to plug one of these guys into your fantasy baseball lineup before someone else does.

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Baseball Sleepers | Travis Hafner Once Again a Must Own & Must Start Fantasy Player

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Travis Hafner

Travis Hafner is back to his old self and needs to be on your fantasy team.

As scrutinized as the first couple of weeks of the fantasy baseball season are. There are still some solid players that are playing above expectations that go unnoticed. Some of them are old hats that have made a strong comeback, while others are just rising to the occasion for the first time. Each fantasy baseball team has different needs and some of these players can fill those needs for their potential owners.

Travis Hafner – UT/DH – Cleveland Indians
Hafner has been zeroed in all season and looks like the old Pronk that we all used to know and love. While he may not keep this up the entire season you cannot ignore his .348/.395/.580 slash line so far. (more…)

Josh Johnson & Roy Halladay: Which NL East Ace Will Have the Better Fantasy Season?

Monday, April 25th, 2011
Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay is an undisputed fantasy ace but will he have a better fantasy season than Josh Johnson?

When talking about the best pitchers in the National League, two of the first names that come up are Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson. Halladay has been the premier pitcher in the major leagues over the past few years and brought the Cy Young Award home for the Phillies last year, but after last season and the start of this season it looks like he finally has a legitimate challenger in Florida’s Josh Johnson. Johnson is off to a fantastic start and is looking more and more like the pitcher to own in fantasy baseball this season.

Halladay is not going to go down without a fight however. He won the NL Cy Young last year with a 21-10 record, 2.44 ERA, and 1.04 WHIP to go along with 9 complete games. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Matt Capps Steps into Closer’s Role

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Capps is a very nice add in all fantasy formats.

Closer situations are the story in fantasy baseball this week. Some pens are struggling, others are fighting injuries and some are getting healthy. Saves is one of the most unpredictable categories in fantasy baseball because of all the variables that occur. Here are some players that are looking at more save opportunities coming up in the future and should be an asset in your fantasy baseball lineup.

Matt Capps – RP – Minnesota Twins

Joe Nathan has pitched his way right out of the closers jobs in Minnesota. They have decided to use him in less pressure situations until he is back to his old self. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Zach Britton & Week One Sleepers

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Britton has looked VERY impressive.

While many fantasy baseball owners try to find sleepers in the draft, the more effective way to find them is in the early parts of the season. We have seen a lot of young pitchers make statements in the first couple weeks of our young season. While veterans may provide owners with more consistency, there is no doubting the young pitching talent that has sprouted up across the major leagues already, providing owners with a nice crop of fantasy baseball sleepers.
Zach Britton – SP – Baltimore Orioles
Britton started the season off on a solid note by holding the Rays to only three hits and one run over six innings in his major league debut. The young lefty had a 6:3 strikeout to walk ratio while keeping his pitch count down. (more…)