Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy Baseball News’

2012 Fantasy Baseball | Buy or Sell These Injured Stars

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Carl Crawford

When will Carl Crawford return from off-season surgery on his injured left wrist?

It seems the first question asked when a star player hits the disabled list is not, “how bad was the injury?” but rather “how long will he be out of my lineup?”.  Yes you can blame fantasy baseball owners for this, after all we have daily and weekly fantasy baseball games to play, we need to know! Thanks to the endless amount of information you can find on the internet, especially social media giants like Twitter, it’s easier than ever to get breaking news reports about your players.  While MLB teams usually have a good idea how long a player may be on the shelf, they may not necessarily disclose that information to the public.  This leaves owners scrambling for scraps of info to help with their lineup decisions,  but ultimately the plan on how you should act going forward comes down to a gut call.  (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Week 14 (July 4-10) Injury Report

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Another one bites the dust!

OF, Torii Hunter/L.A. Angels: On Friday, July 1st, during the first inning of the game, Torii Hunter was hit by a pitch on his left hand from Hiroki Kuroda and was removed from the game after playing two innings after the incident.  X-rays came back negative, but he was still held out of the lineup for both Saturday and Sunday and is listed as day-to-day.  The injury is being called a bruised left hand.  Manager Mike Scioscia did however say that Hunter would be available for defense and pinch-running, so it doesn’t sound like the injury is too serious.  For managers in weekly lineup leagues, if you have another solid option on the bench, I would use it until he proves he can still hit with that wrist.  Daily leagues, keep him sidelined until further notice. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Dustin Ackley Finally Gets The Call

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Ackley got his long awaited call to the bigs last week

For the first time since its inception, the power rankings found it within itself to drop four prospects from the list this week, an all-time high. Between the overwhelming amount of prospects called up to the show early this season and the up and down performance of those already in the bigs, these changes seemed necessary. Another of the “super-hyped” prospects that fans have been waiting on for over a year made his major league debut this week, while a couple of prospects who haven’t received the same level of praise are making their mark as well. Not all of these guys will be fantasy baseball relevant right out of the gate, but they certainly warrant mentioning and absolutely need to be monitored in your respective leagues for sure.

 

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Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Jeremy Hellickson Hurls Himself Back Into The Picture

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Hellickson has gotten himself back on track as of late

Time can be such a cruel mistress and more often than not it gets away from us before we can fully grasp it. Some people use their time wisely, while others would much prefer to squander their precious time and pay the consequences. One caveat is that time can also be used to ones benefit if treated properly and tactfully. Jeremy Hellickson exploded onto the scene at the onset of the season and had his fantasy baseball owners expecting this youngster to anchor their respective staffs. After hitting a rough patch after the first month, many had written Hellickson off for the near future (including me), but he has stormed back and proven just about every doubter wrong. Eric Hosmer continues to show why he will undoubtedly win a batting title someday while his teammate Mike Moustakas finally joins him on the big league level. Check the words, peep game.

 

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Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Eric Hosmer Gets His Chance To Shine

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Hosmer enters the league with some major hype behind him

There is a buzz beginning to hover around major league baseball. Once again we’ve reached that time of the year where highly touted prospects begin to make their ascent to the big leagues. Hot prospects that got a taste of the show in spring training have either proven their value or shown they need more seasoning. The excitement around teams with prized prospects is certainly palpable. Fresh faces bring with them the promise of new hope and renewed optimism as well as the invigorating presence of youth. The rankings got a bit shaken up this week with news that one of the most highly regarded prospects in the game was arriving on the scene. Eric Hosmer was called up to Kansas City on Thursday, much earlier than anyone had anticipated. The Royals have put an exciting product on the field this year, centered around their seemingly unlimited supply of prospects. Hosmer has an opportunity to do something special and show fantasy baseball owners why he is well worth the investment. Its time to get with it or get lost.

 

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