Posts Tagged ‘2011 MLB All Star Game’

AL Power Rankings: As August Heats Up, So Does the AL East

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez and the Red Sox have a lot to celebrate about.

Adrian Gonzalez is trailed by a slew of Yankees and Red Sox, fittingly, as those two teams compete for the top spot in the AL East. The best players come through when their team needs them the most, and the best bats in the American League are proving themselves in tight pennant races. There are some big numbers showing up recently as the season winds down. Here are the American League Power Rankings as of August 3rd.

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

Adrian Gonzalez’s RBI total now sits at 90, which means he will almost definitely be the first player in baseball to cross over the 100 RBI mark, with much of the season left to play. (more…)

NL Power Rankings: Matt Kemp Back on Top as Trade Deadline Passes

Monday, August 1st, 2011
Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp is right back on top of the NL

The buyers have brought in new talent, and sellers have unloaded some of their best bats for young talent. The July 31st trade deadline has come and gone, and while most of the best producers have stayed put, some big bats have shuffled around the league. As the division races heat up, fans will find out who has the best value as the season winds down. These are the National League Power Rankings as of July 31st.

1) Matt Kemp – LAD (Last Week: 4)

Matt Kemp’s last week has been a good one, and hopefully one that has him back on track. Over his past 8 games, he has compiled 14 hits, with 3 doubles and 2 homers. (more…)

AL Power Rankings: Adrian Gonzalez’s Hot Week has him Atop the American League

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez has stepped up and become this week's AL Power Ranking's #1.

With how hot the Red Sox offense has been, it is not too surprising that they have a slew of players in this week’s American League Power Rankings. The best has been, who else, Adrian Gonzalez, who has n RBI total that rocks anyone else in the big leagues. Time will tell how high that total can climb, and how much Fantasy owners will feast on his production. These are the American League Power Rankings as of July 27th.

1) Adrian Gonzalez – BOS (Last Week: 2)

While he still has not been able to hit the long ball as of late, Adrian Gonzalez has been on an RBI tear. With 7 RBIs in his last 4 games, Gonzalez has pushed his season RBI total to a phenomenal 85. (more…)

NL Power Rankings: Ryan Braun Playing Back Up to his Potential

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun has taken over the National League.

A slew of National League Central stars are proving that they are both worth the money and a valuable asset to their team. As that race heats up, potential free agents and franchise players are starting to make a dent in the fantasy baseball market. From locked up players like Ryan Braun to potential free agents like Jose Reyes, the NL Power Rankings are chalk full of talent. These are the National League Power Rankings as of July 24th.

1) Ryan Braun – MIL (Last Week: 4)

Ryan Braun, who has been in and out of the Brewer lineup, has been a force when he gets to play. Braun has only played 11 games this month, but in those games, he is hitting .303 with 4 homers. (more…)

AL Power Rankings: Jose Bautista Climbs Back Into #1 Spot After Long Drought

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista is back on track.

Jose Bautista is back, and blasting home runs once again. He has a big lead over the second-best home run hitter in the league, who is also mentioned in this list, and is a name that might surprise you. While Adrian Gonzalez has been knocked off of the #1 spot, that does not mean that the Red Sox are not well-represented in this week’s American League Power Rankings. These are the AL Power Rankings as of July 18th.

1) Jose Bautista – TOR (Previously: 4)

Jose Bautista was happy to see June go, and his bat has heated up with the weather in July. After hitting only 4 homers in June, Bautista has already hit 7 in July, to contribute to his Majors-leading 31 HRs total. (more…)