Posts Tagged ‘Ben Zobrist’

Fantasy Baseball 2012: Players to trade for

Sunday, April 29th, 2012
Tim Lincecum

Off to a slow start, but this guy is a proven fantasy stud

There are owners in every fantasy baseball league that panic after the first couple weeks and look to move great players who are off to slow starts. You can usually get a great bargain on these players. A lot of these players have proven track records and are in their prime but just had a rough couple of weeks. Fantasy Baseball is a game of longevity since the season is 162 games. There is no reason to dump a proven fantasy producer when we are not even 20 games into the season.

 When you play fantasy baseball you have to be patient, every player goes through a slump throughout such a long season. Why would you trade Albert Pujols because he has struggled a little through the first 2 weeks when he averages 30 homers and 100 runs batted in every year. Players that are proven to produce every year should be given the benefit of doubt to produce unless you get wowed by an offer. You have your occasional Adam Dunn who just had a dreadful year last year, but for the most part when a player has produced year after year, then as long as he is healthy, he will produce.

 There are certain circumstances where it might be time to trade a player such as: he is getting up there in age and his production has slowly gone down over the last few years, this player had a breakout season last year but he is injury prone or you are in a keeper league and you can get a younger player with great potential for an older player that is at the end of his career. I am going to give you ideas of guys that might be available for trade in your league because of slow starts. You should really think about trading for these guys because one good move can put you over the top and win you a fantasy baseball championship. (more…)

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 | Jose Bautista Reins as the Best in the AL Power Rankings

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Jose Bautista is living up to his big new contract, now at #1 in the AL Power Rankings

April has come and gone, and the MLB season swings into May. Some were happy to see the calendar change, while others are hoping they can eclipse what the beginning of the season has meant for their stats. Last season’s home run champ continues to dominate American League pitching, while other are making adjustments to show what they can do. These are the fantasy baseball power rankings for hitters in the AL as of May 10th.

1) Jose Bautista- TOR (Last Week: 1)
Bautista missed 5 games due to a neck injury, so his numbers have not changed much since last week. However, in his return to the lineup Sunday, Bautista blasted a home run to show that the injury was only a minor setback. (more…)

Zobrist & Berkman Headline 2011 Fantasy Baseball Most Surprising Players

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Ben Zobrist Fantasy Baseball

Ben Zobrist's hot start has him as one of 2011 Fantasy Baseball's Most Surprising Players

Fellow fantasy heads, we’ve all experienced it before, you know, the pain of picking a player up off waivers during spring training after your draft is completed. Your gut tells you he’s going to have a big year, but then you cut him just prior to the season starting because you just don’t see it happening and then some other manager in your league picks that player up and he goes on to have the year of his career.  Yeah, I’ve been there before and I’m back there again now.  Here is a list of my most surprising players so far for the 2011 big league fantasy baseball season. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Stock Watch: Ben Zobrist Has A Monster Week

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Zobrist had a record setting week.

Baseball is great isn’t it?  One week somebody can be “Hot,” and the next week they can be “Not.”  Over the past week, a number of different players have been making headlines throughout the league.  Some of these guys have seen their stock rise to unprecedented heights, while others have continued to slip in every category.  Check out the list below to see which big leaguers are tearing it up (or struggling mightily) in fantasy baseball.

 

 

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