Posts Tagged ‘fantasy baseball 2011’

2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Matt Capps Steps into Closer’s Role

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Capps is a very nice add in all fantasy formats.

Closer situations are the story in fantasy baseball this week. Some pens are struggling, others are fighting injuries and some are getting healthy. Saves is one of the most unpredictable categories in fantasy baseball because of all the variables that occur. Here are some players that are looking at more save opportunities coming up in the future and should be an asset in your fantasy baseball lineup.

Matt Capps – RP – Minnesota Twins

Joe Nathan has pitched his way right out of the closers jobs in Minnesota. They have decided to use him in less pressure situations until he is back to his old self. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball Player Rankings: Matt Kemp is on Fire

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Matt Kemp looks like a different player in 2011.

It isn’t summer just yet, but there are some players out there who are HOT …and some who are NOT.  Check out the list below to see who did (and who didn’t) put up big numbers over the past week. Check out these fantasy baseball rankings and decide which player(s) might be considered a fantasy baseball sleeper this week.

Who’s Hot

Matt Kemp, LAD OF – Fans of Dodgertown have to love the way Matt Kemp starts off a season.  In his career, “The Bison” is a .330 hitter in March/April, and his start to the 2011 campaign has been no different.  (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Breakout Candidates

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Davis could be a fantasy monster in 2011.

Breakout players are what every fantasy owner hopes to find in each sport. They usually lead to championships because you are getting more value out of the players you select. Think about football season. People who drafted Adrian Peterson got exactly what they wanted and expected from him, but that didn’t guarantee them a championship. Now think about the owners that got Arian Foster and Darren McFadden in the middle rounds, those are the players that led teams to the top of their leagues. These are the MLB players that should be able available as fantasy baseball sleepers in 2011 fantasy baseball.

Rajai Davis – OF – Toronto Blue Jays

Davis might be the best option for fantasy baseball owners looking for cheap steals late in drafts. While Davis has been around for a while, this may be his real breakout season. (more…)

MLB Top Prospects Rankings: Jeremy Hellickson, Freddie Freeman Lead Way in Week One

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Hellickson looks like a nice sleeper this season.

Finally, fantasy baseball is back in our lives. The time has come to hype up and critically analyze highly touted prospects as well as throw dirt on some heroes of the past. Each and every week of the baseball season we will check in on the hottest phenoms and see which are ready to make an impact in the majors as a top fantasy baseball prospect. Last season, rookies such as Buster Posey, Jason Heyward and Neftali Feliz burst onto the scene and made sizeable impacts on their respective teams. This space will be dedicated to finding those types of players before they become the obsession of band wagon fans all across the country.

1) Jeremy Hellickson – TB (LW:1)

Hellickson has missed a couple days of work early in the grapefruit league schedule, but that hasn’t scared me off from keeping him in the top slot. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball News and Notes

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Damon and Ramirez reunite as teammates in Tampa

Spring Training is quickly approaching and GMs are starting to make more moves in preparation of the upcoming season. It is important to pay attention to where certain players land. This could affect their fantasy value and what type of production to expect. For example, it is expected Jorge Cantu will sign with the Padres. This will have a serious impact on his home run totals, playing half his games at Petco Park. Mike Napoli was traded twice in the past week. First to the Blue Jays in the Vernon Wells trade and then he was shipped off to Texas for relieve pitcher for Frank Francisco. Now it may be tough for Napoli to find regular at-bats given the Rangers lineup. However, given an opportunity, he could have big year playing in the much more hitter friendly Ballpark in Arlington. (more…)