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Closer Report (June 30th.)

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

If you need a closer...

There were eight closers this week that didn’t allow a run and saved at least two games. Within the A group, you will find four players who recorded a combined 11 saves and 18 K’s. One team is ecstatic their guy is back while another team is glad they found someone. Here is this week’s Closer Report. (more…)

MLB Fantasy Power Rankings (Jun. 29th)

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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 receive in a given category. For instance, if the Rays lead the league in HR’s they will get 30 points for that category.

 
 
 

Jon Garland is leading the Padres pitching to the top spot.

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

Fantasy Power Rankings PDF Chart (more…)

Closer Report (Jun. 23rd)

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Since the start of the year we have had very strict guidelines when it comes to a closer receiving an A on our list. With that said, this past week has been by far the best  in regards to the closer position. It was such a productive week that there is only one person who is receiving an F, and he recorded six K’s in just three IP.  How productive were your guys?

 
 
 

Brian Wilson is second in the MLB in saves.

Grade A

Neftali Feliz (Rangers): Not much to explain here, the kid continues to impress. Feliz went a perfect 4-for-4 while striking seven out and allowing just one hit in four IP. The young-gun leads the AL with 20 saves and has a 2.78 ERA.

Bobby Jenks (White Sox): Jenks is in the zone as they say and added three more saves this past week (3-for-3). His ERA is dropping dramatically as it is now just 4.33. The White Sox are playing very well right now and Jenks should get plenty more opportunities while the Sox are on their hot streak (seven straight). (more…)

MLB Fantasy Power Rankings (Jun. 21st)

Monday, June 21st, 2010

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 receive 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

Power Rankings PDF Chart

 

Where are the questions now?

1.(↔) New York Yankees (43-26): The Yankees again sit atop the Fantasy Power Rankings with 250 of a possible 300 points. You know your team is hot when Javier Vazquez is in the zone. Vazquez has six quality starts (QS) in his last eight starts. The Yankees major pitching off-season acquisition has come around and lowered his WHIP to just 1.29. If he continues to lower his ERA (5.01) and work his K total (62 in 70 IP) this may just turn into a beautiful relationship. (more…)

Closer Report (Jun. 16th)

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Who???

This week was a very slow one for closers with just 12 players who received two or more save opportunities (SVO). While one closer in particular tries to make me proud, another tries to prove me wrong. Look for a new face and an old one in a familiar place. Here is this week’s Closer Report from Fantasy Baseball Sportal.

Grade A

Mariano Rivera (Yankees): Same ole, same ole, for MO. Nine batters up, and nine batters down for the week. Rivera added five strikeouts and was able to lower his ERA to 1.21 and his WHIP to just 0.63 for the season while adding two more saves. I would say at this pace Mariano can use his cutter to get people out for another five years. (more…)