Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy Baseball Advice’

Fantasy Baseball: Pitchers’ Report

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Fantasy Baseball owners should expect improvement from Garza.

Now that the baseball season is almost a month old, we have enough innings to examine the BABIPs of some of the starting pitchers out there and see if those numbers can tell us anything. Admittedly, we’re still laboring under very small sample sizes with most of them, but the data should help us sort out who’s been very lucky or unlucky and who’s going to improve or backslide as the season progresses.

It’s never too early to think about trading for a pitcher who’s under-performing and has been giving his owner headaches or — conversely — getting as much in return as you possibly can from a pitcher who’s pitching well over his head. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Brandon Beachy Aims To Impress

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Brandon Beachy has been showing great poise in his rookie campaign

With almost a full month of the 2011 MLB marathon in the books, many young phenoms are well on their way to establishing solid returns and others are knocking on the big league door. Many of the same names appear in the rankings this week, but I’ve reserved the bottom half of the list for some players that are making noise down in the minors and doing their best to force a promotion. I had to say goodbye to a few guys who had disappointing weeks, but when one door closes another opens (or so they say). The newest additions to the rankings are familiar names for sure, but don’t sleep on them for even one minute because they are about to blow up in a big way. Be sure to scoop these guys up as they are sure to provide immediate dividends in your fantasy baseball league.

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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 Rankings: Miguel Cabrera Keeps Raking

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Cabrera is a top draft choice in any format.

Getting off to a fast start is always crucial when it comes to success in fantasy baseball. You want to see that your investments are heading in the right direction and that your team is actually going to do what you’ve envisioned them doing all spring training long. Those winning streaks are always nice in the early going, especially after all that pre-season trash talk. Here’s a look at 10 players that have fantasy baseball owners very happy thus far. With some big names and some fantasy baseball sleepers, there are some serious surprises in the early going.

 

1B, Miguel Cabrera/Detroit Tigers: Other than a few hitless games during the first week of regular season play in 2008, has the guy ever had a rough start? (more…)