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Early sleepers to remember

Monday, February 25th, 2013
Lance Berkman is set to fill the void left over by Josh Hamilton

Lance Berkman is set to fill the void left over by Josh Hamilton

Last week I gave some players to look out for this spring training. This week, I am going list some more sleepers to remember heading into this fantasy baseball season.

 

Lance Berkman (Tex) – Here is a familiar name we all know. Two years removed from a surprise renaissance year with St. Louis, Berkman proves that can still be productive. But, let’s face it; the first thing that comes to mind about Lance is “injury prone”.  He had a disaster final year with the Cards as he played in only 32 games. Now he is with the Texas Rangers and playing as one of the key parts to fill the void left over by Josh Hamilton. I am banking on him having a bounce back season as being the DH for the Rangers will lessen his chances of getting hurt. It is not a stretch to think he can have a 30 HR/90+ RBI campaign.

 

Kendrys Morales (LAA) – The deepest infield position this year has to be 1B. One player to keep an eye on is Morales. This player will forever be known for his game winning celebration in 2010 where he broke his ankle after he hit a walk off grand slam. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball 2012: Trade Deadline Analysis Part 2

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Following up to the previous article I had written to cover the trade deadline; this will cover the rest of the fantasy notable trades that happened at or near the deadline. It was a rather light fantasy altering trade deadline, but there were a few changes as I noted in the previous article and these are the rest of the deals that may make a difference on your fantasy team.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS GET: 3B Chris Johnson

HOUSTON ASTROS GET: IF Bobby Borchering, OF Marc Krauss

Chris Johnson, 3B Arizona Diamondbacks

Chris Johnson is looking to make a bigger fantasy impact as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

While this trade may not have set the real baseball world a fire or altered the odds of winning a World Series, there could be some hidden value in seasonal and weekly fantasy baseball. That value is in Diamondbacks new 3B Chris Johnson. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball 2012: Who’s Hot?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

During each fantasy baseball season, you are faced with tough decisions on what to do with your roster. Who is playing better then you expected and who is playing worse then you expected. Are the underperforming players worth sticking with, or do you cut ties and pick up a free agent, or try and make a trade to help where you are lacking? It is about that time of year where you will have to make these tough decisions to shape your team for the rest of year. If your team is struggling and you have decided to give up on those that you drafted, who are the players that can help out? (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Man Down! – Replacing injured stars

Friday, June 1st, 2012
Replacing injured stars

Replacing injured stars like Pedey isn't easy

 

 

 

Matt Kemp. Roy Halladay. Dustin Pedroia. And the list goes on – the disabled list that is. Maybe it’s just because I own them, but it seems like more star fantasy baseball players have spent time on the DL than in recent years.

But winning owners don’t sit on their hands or let a guy like Ryan Howard (who may not even play this year) occupy a valuable roster spot. Winning owners find suitable replacements, and, if necessary, drop players like Howard for guys like:

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Fantasy Baseball Surprises to Help You Win your Roto League

Monday, July 18th, 2011

James Shields Has Provided Punch for Fantasy Teams

The All-Star break has come and gone, and we have a better idea of which fantasy baseball draft picks were worth their rank in the preseason.  Here is a list of players who were not remarkably high on preseason draft lists, but have shown us a thing or two during the first three months plus of the season.  If you were lucky enough to take a gamble on one of them, chances are your position in the standings reflects that.  Of course, it may also reflect the guys you took a gamble on that are no longer on major league rosters…

(1) James Shields – SP, TB

Shields has been a tough-luck loser of late, until last night (giving up 6 earned runs).  Obviously he’s not been contributing to wins the past several weeks, which means his other stats are pretty darn good. (more…)