Posts Tagged ‘fantasy baseball drafts’

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Don’t Buy the Hype

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Alex Gordon

Will Alex Gordon duplicate his breakout 2011 season? Don't bet on it.

A few days ago I wrote about some “sleepers” to target for the upcoming 2012 fantasy baseball season, guys going later in drafts who could outperform their preseason predictions.  On the contrary, there are players being taken in the early rounds of drafts in fantasy baseball games everywhere, who are destined to disappoint their owners.  To clarify, I do not consider these guys as bad players, nor do I think they can’t have decent years.  I’m saying that I don’t like what you have to pay to get them, the price is too high for the return you can realistically expect from them.

Over-hyped players can find themselves in such a group for several reasons.  The main thing I look for when assessing whether a player is getting too much love in drafts is body of work,  has this guy shown consistent skills for a number of years or is he just a flash in the pan?  (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Paul Konerko Eyeing Another Big Season

Friday, February 10th, 2012
2012 Fantasy Baseball: Paul Konerko Eyeing Another Big Season

Can Paul Konerko put up big fantasy numbers in 2012?

Since 1999, Paul Konerko has been one of the most consistent power hitters in Major League Baseball. Over the past 13 seasons, he has averaged 30 home runs and 95 RBIs per season for the Chicago White Sox.

The former Los Angeles Dodger has seemingly gotten better with age, posting back-to-back seasons of hitting .300+, 30 home runs and 100 RBIs. (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Predicting the Top 9 Fantasy Players

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Will Matt Kemp be the number one fantasy stud of 2012?

With Major League Baseball’s “Opening Day” set for April 5th, weekly fantasy baseball games are right around the corner. You know what that means; it’s time to predict the top fantasy baseball players of 2012.

So let’s get right to it.

1. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Cabrera had yet another stellar season for the Tigers in 2011. He finished in the top 10 in the American League in seven offensive categories. In other words, he is a fantasy stud.

 

 

 

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2012 Fantasy Baseball: Old Faces in New Places

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Fielder to the Nats?

Prince Fielder looks like he could be coming close to signing with either the Washington Nationals or the new Miami Marlins. If Fielder does leave Milwaukee, Matt Gamel would be expected to take over at first base. Gamel’s not much of an intriguing option though, as he’s only a career .222 hitter in only 85 games. If Fielder signs with the Nats, look for him to play first base with Michael Morse covering left field and Adam Laroche sliding over to the bench or being traded once spring training begins. (more…)