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2010 Fantasy Baseball Risers and Fallers: Three Up, Three Down

Monday, August 16th, 2010
2010 Fantasy Baseball

Arencibia has been on an absolute tear.

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia made his debut August 7th against Tampa Bay, and not even Arencibia could have predicted the outcome: 4/5, 3 R, 2 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI

Wow.

If fantasy owners didn’t hit their waiver wire when they heard he was getting called up, there was most likely a mad rush following that performance.

Nobody would expect that from the encore.

What we have been greeted in his three games since can only be considered a disappointment.

Arencibia is hitless in 11 at bats since his dazzling debut. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Risers and Fallers (Jun. 11th)

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Miguel who?

We’re now two months into the fantasy season and odds are that your team is currently battling an injury or two. Perhaps you’re just looking to inject some new life into your lineup and ride a hot hand. Here at FBS, our risers and fallers detail the guys that are heating up and those that are cooling down, so you can outsmart all of the owners in your league.

Risers

1.Buster Posey, C/1B, San Francisco: The Giants simply couldn’t keep his bat in the minors any longer. Posey was called up last week and has certainly shown he belongs. He’s currently sporting a line of .450/1/6 in 40 Abs including seven multi-hit games in his last twelve. He also just hit his first homer Wednesday night, so he could be finding his groove. He’s had no problem adjusting to big-league pitching and doesn’t belong on any waiver wire at this point. Make sure he’s not available in your league, but if he is, scoop him up immediately, pat yourself on the back, and enjoy the ride. This kid’s for real. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Risers and Fallers (May. 24th)

Monday, May 24th, 2010
Davd Ortiz

Ortiz is turning things around in Boston.

Risers:

David Ortiz, BOS, DH

The season started and David Ortiz started out exactly as he did in 2009. Last year he hit .185 with 1 HR in April and May combined. In the four months after that Ortiz hit .264 with 26 HR’s. This year he hit .143 with 1 HR in April. In 53 at bats in May, Ortiz is hitting .358 with 7 HR’s. Ortiz looks to be going at a similar pace this year, except one thing, he is starting earlier. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Risers and Fallers (May. 17th)

Monday, May 17th, 2010
Casey McGehee

McGehee is on the rise.

RISERS

Jaime Garcia, STL, SP/RP, (Owned in 69% of leagues)

If one word can best describe Garcia’s 2010 campaign thus far, it is the word consistent. In six starts, he is 3-2 and has pitched either six or seven innings in every outing.

Garcia has yet to allow more than two earned runs in a game and has not let up even one homerun. With a 1.18 ERA, 30 strikeouts, and a .195 batting average against, consider Garcia a great value add he’s available in your league. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Risers and Fallers (May. 7th)

Friday, May 7th, 2010
Andy Pettite

Pettite's injury has him falling fast.

Another week in fantasy baseball is coming to an end, so now is the time to assess which lesser-known or previously struggling players are on the rise, and which big names are in the midst of a free-fall.

Not sure what to do with a young bat who’s getting more playing time or a well-known player who’s stuck in a rut? Check out this week’s Risers/Fallers piece to get a better idea going into next week’s fantasy action: (more…)