Posts Tagged ‘2011 fantasy baseball’

All-Star Balloting Special Edition: Power Rankings for AL Snubs

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Paul Konerko

Paul Konerko was left off of the AL All-Star roster.

With the announcement of the National League and American League All-Star rosters, there is always going to be speculation of who should have gotten in, and who should have stayed out. Voters did a better job this year on who should be playing in the game, with a few exceptions. The National League roster looks more “deserving” than the American League, but both lineups look solid. Here are the top 10 snubs for the American League, including hitters and pitchers.

1) Paul Konerko – CHW

The guy who has received all the publicity for being left out of the big game has received that press for good reason. Paul Konerko is a potential MVP-candidate, but the AL is too stacked with slugging first basemen. (more…)

All-Star Balloting Special Edition: Power Rankings for NL Snubs

Monday, July 4th, 2011
Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen is not on the NL All-Star roster yet.

Every year, the fans vote in their starting lineup for the All-Star game, and it seems every year it is just a popularity contest, with no eye for the players who actually deserve an All-Star nod. Has this year been different? The answer may depend on what league you are looking at. Inevitably, however, there will always be snubs more deserving to play in the game than those who were voted in or tapped by their peers as All-Stars. These are the top 10 snubs for the National League, including hitters and pitchers.

1) Andrew McCutchen – PIT

McCutchen has been featured in our NL Power Rankings a few times, and for good reason. The 5’ 10”, 190 pound centerfielder has hit .294 with 12 HRs, and 45 runs knocked in. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: What’s With All the Fantasy Stud Drop Off?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

What's with all the stud drop off?

What’s wrong with Carl Crawford?  What’s wrong with Adam Dunn?  Or how about Hanley Ramirez, Chone Figgins and even David Wright, hitting only .226 in 146 at bats before he went on the DL?  What’s wrong with these guys?  Why do we see that every year in fantasy baseball, where guys that have always been good and have always produced at a high level, fantasy studs, if you will, suddenly come out the next year to struggle and hit for a horribly low average? (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Sportal Announces Our All-Star Picks for AL and NL

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
2011 All Star Game

Fantasy Baseball Sportal announces our All-Star teams!

The All-Star Game is rapidly approaching, and with that comes all of the speculation involved. Who deserves to play first base for the stacked American League? Who will fill the outfield in the National League? While the All-Star game has long been criticized as a popularity contest, it remains a showcase of the best talent that Major League Baseball has to offer; a stage for the best Fantasy Baseball players in the world to compete in America’s pastime.

As a recent member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, we at Fantasy Baseball Sportal are casting our ballot for the 2011 All-Star game. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Adrian Gonzalez is the Talk of the AL for a Reason

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez continues to roll over the opposition.

While the Red Sox have not fared too well in their past 6 games, it has not slowed down the bat of Adrian Gonzalez, who continues to put up a show for all of baseball to see. He leads a slew of powerful first basemen, a group that the American League All-Star club may not be able to carry with all of the depth. Who will be the snub? Only time will tell. These are the American League Power Rankings as on June 27th.

1) Adrian Gonzalez – BOS (Last Week: 1)

Adrian Gonzalez is now leading the American League in hitting, with a batting average of .361, and RBIs, with an astounding total of 71. At this pace, the Red Sox star is on pace to win the batting title and knock in around 150 runs. (more…)